Monday, February 14, 2011

A great cause....

I am fortunate to be involved in a very worthwhile cause this year.  My good friend, Jennifer Roswell started a crop 3 years ago to benefit the Alberta Children's Hospital.  Actually 3 years ago, I didn't even know Jen!  Because of this crop and her involvement designing with MondayNightClass we became fast friends.  Like the girl that I have known forever ...... I'm sure if wouldn't have taken long to meet her as it seems we know all the same peoples.

Jennifer is an incredible woman, she is really the Super MOM!  I am not sure where she hides her cap as some days she makes my eyes blur in her speed and the amount of things she has on her plate.  She is definitely an incredible woman, friend, wife and mother.

This year, Jennifer has a few of us come on to help her make the 3rd edition of Crop 4 Kids a success.  I've been helping line up the instructors and the classes for the event.

Check out the blog post at the Crop 4 Kids blog.  I am so happy with the instructors that we have coming.

Registration goes live on Wednesday morning at 9 am for the registered croppers and then a week later the classes are going to open up to the general public.

Best thing about this crop is 100% of the proceeds go to the AB Children's Hospital.  Last week was radiothon on many of the radio stations.  After hearing the stories, I am so glad we have this hospital and I love knowing it is there if we need it but I hope to never use the services other than for an ear infection.

I've made a pile of pages at a recent crop weekend however, my camera battery is dead!  I'll get on that soon, I have a 4 day weekend coming up so here is hoping I can get some stuff done.

Friday, January 14, 2011

I love this time of year ....

I do love this time of year and it isn't because of this wonderful weather in Calgary, Alberta.  (Note the scarasm in my voice as it was -22 deg C this morning but with the windchill it felt like -35 deg C)  And it is only to get colder this afternoon and some snow is moving our way!

Anyhow, why I love this year is because of all the CHA releases that are being shown.  So far, I've seen some great things from Theresa Collins, dies from Tim Holtz, Nikki Sivills, My Mind's Eye and many others.

There is a chance to win from Core'dinations - click here and go enter.  They have paper packs to give away and these once are teamed up with Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, My Mind's Eye and Jenni Bowlin!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Ride

Today, I returned to work after being off since Dec 23rd.  It was a double whammy as I had to get Hailey up as well and to the babysitters with an early drop off of 6:30 am.  Ian usually does the morning routine but is out of town for work for about 2 weeks.  So, 2 weeks of getting up about 5:30 am, getting myself going and then the babe up.  We had a great break, Christmas with the family was wonderful.  We returned and did some painting in the house.  Hailey's room got a huge makeover.  I'll post some pictures soon.

This is the last of my stashed pictures of layouts.  I guess I better get creating or taking pictures!  I made this layout of little Miss Hailey when I was at SK Scraps.  I definitely wasn't shy on the product ... All product is by Bo-Bunny. 

I love this picture of her with her car.  She got this little red car as a gift from my Mom and StepDad for her 1st birthday.  She adores it, hands on the wheel as we go for walks in the neighbourhood. 

Supplies: All Bo-Bunny, Black Bazzill cardstock

The best thing

I'd like to think that the phrase on this page is Ian saying it to me ..... haha .... regardless we are better together.  I kept this layout pretty simple and just let the transparency overlay from Fancy Pants do the work.  I used a craft knife to cut along the design of the transparency so that I could insert the photo in.  The best things is a rubon and the phrase 'we may not' is cut out of a journalling tag by FP as well.  I couldn't go without a little bling so I have a pile of jems and pearls scattered on the layout.  Really this is as unembellished as I can go ....... I try but I need to add lots of lumps and bumps to my layouts.

Paper - Happy Together by Fancy Pants
Rubon and tag - Happy Together by Fancy Pants
Bling - KaiserCraft jewels and pearls, various colors