Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas with Copics

These are the 3 cards I designed for my Christmas with Copics class that I taught earlier this month at the Scrapbook Pantry. It was a lot of fun, I keep the cards simple as I really wanted us to focus on the coloring of the images and not a lot of complex cards. We did a lot of fading out to white technique on these cards. I am pretty sure most had never used their blender pen so much.

The Calgals are coming over to my house tonight as I've had to miss the last couple with Ian gone. It's a little easier on me to put Hailey down in her crib as she is at the age now that bedtime has to be in her crib. I am looking forward to seeing the girls. It is my turn to the challenge for us. I am sure we all with have something to post really soon. Then on Saturday am, I am teaching a Copic Techniques class at 9 am at the Scrapbook Pantry. Hopefully, I will have enough of a voice to get through the 3 hour class as I don't think I mentioned I am suffering from a cold/sore throat and have that sexy cracking voice going on.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Love ....

I did this one pager when I went to Delbure and the Fawn Meadows Bed and Breakfast with some friends last April. The picture was taken in our neighbourhood of Kincora in August 2007, just before our wedding in September. The layout was actually for Christy's Scrapbook 201 class that she taught in April/May. The challenge was to create a layout starting with a blank sheet of cardstock. I choose to go with white glossy and sponged on some Tim Holtz distress inks (tattered straw, aged burgandy) The chipboard was embossed with distress embossing powder than sanded. Chipboard is by RiffRaff Designs out of Edmonton. The letters are from American Crafts Thickers, they are chipboard letters that I sanded over. The flower is an old one I have from Prima with a brown curdory button by Imaginasce.

I spent a week in Saskatchewan (Nov 11-18), I went to visit my family as it seemed Ian was going to be away still and I didn't want to spend my birthday alone. However, on Friday night about 10:30pm - Ian appeared at my Mom's. I thought it was just my Mom and StepDad coming home from friends but when I turned around there was my husband staring back at me. I was shocked and then in tears I was so happy to see him. Unfortuanly, he was only with us for 40 hours then was back on a plane to Yellowknife to catch a charter back to site in Wrigley on Monday morning. Regardless, it was awesome to see him. He thinks he should be back out on the charter on Monday so hopefully at home on Tuesday until at least January sometime. He is going to take a couple weeks off to spend with us and even send me off to scrapbook in Delburne again with the Scrapbook Pantry staff ....... I'll miss Hailey but after having my husband home only abut 8 days in total since Sept 25th I know I need the break. I'm glad I have a husband willing to give me the break.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Memories .....

Well its not the best picture but it is hard to get a picture of this layout with all this glitter. But, this is the full picture of the single page layout that I taught yestrday at the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Crop by it was an awesome time. 24 gals took this class from me and after 2.5 hours we all were covered in glitter. Thanks to everyone that was there for being so good about me having Hailey with me. Ian being gone has been hard but great friends make it easier on me. Especially the angel that is going to look after Hailey so Momma can go have a massage on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sneak Peek

This is a little sneak peek at the Mini Class that I will be teaching at the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Crop this week hosted by The crop is sold out! I always love the JBC as Cindy and Christy put on a great spread, there are lots of goodies and I haven't even mentioned the food yet. I hear Cindy has a new treats for us to taste. So, much for watching what I eat!

We will be using lots of glitter and sanding a lot of Coredinations paper. Looking forward to seeing some great scrapbooking friends.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Simply Beautiful

I thought I'd come by and post on my blog seeing as Hailey is nicely asleep. Time change has caught up to her and I realized she fell asleep on the floor just before 7 which to her little body is still 8.

It was a gorgeous day in Calgary however, the wind was up a little because of the chinook that blew in. Hailey and I walked down to the grocery store, didn't realize how bad the wind was until I had to walk into it all the way home which is uphill all the way. The big hill into Kincora sure put the burn into my legs as I pushed the stroller up. I guess I need to do some more daily walking now that my body has finally recovered from the c-section. I found that 6 weeks after the first 6 weeks to be a big harder than before they gave me the all clear.

I made this Scrapbook page from the Oh la la line from My Mind's Eye. It is a really gorgeous line. I made this layout back at the end of August on my first scrapbooking outing adventure to Christy's with Hailey. Hailey wouldn't really settle so I really only got this one page down all night. I hope to start posting on my blog more regularly. I seem to be getting my space back in order, Hailey's getting into more of a routine (definitely not a schedule but definitely a daily routine). It's been a long year from the time I found out pregnant to now. The newborn was definitely easier than the pregnancy.

Anyhow, 2nd annual Jingle Bell Crop is this coming weekend. I hope my babe behaves so I can get some work down, I will be teaching a small class too. Ian's been away for a week and half now hopefully he will be home within the next 2 weeks.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's official!

Wow! A month has gone by since I last posted - where did October go ..... Ian has been away most of the month (home for about 6 days in the middle of the month) so, I've been very busy with Hailey as of course, she is now almost 4 months old and needs Mommy to play with her. She is sleeping through the night and has been for the last couple of months but seems to only cat nap through the day.

The title of this post is because - my kits are released. The had to be delayed a month as not all the product arrived on time but this month I have two kits up. (see the HERE) - my kits are 'When I Grow Up' and 'Family Time'.

Also, I thought I'd share a couple pictures of my little ladybug from yesterday. I think I will have to dress her up again today or tomorrow for more photos as I didn't get enough and these once aren't the best quality. I really need to work on my photography skills.