Friday, March 27, 2009


from the awesome April kit!!! First, this LO about my daughter's silly hat :

She came home with it after a fun night at one of her church groups. She loved it & thought everyone else should too. Yeah. Not so much.

And then here is a little mini album that I made for my mother. My parents are planning a trip to Holland to visit my mother's family, so I thought she should take a little brag book about her grandchildren along with her! It's small enough (4x4) that she'll be able to keep it in her purse.

Swing by the April gallery to check it out - the Sweet Pea Girls have done it again!!

Today was a super busy on the go day, with 2 bus runs and a charter run in between, a trip to the school, the local minor soccer office, the post office, AND to my LSS for emergency help with the titles for a trio of layouts that I made as a silent auction table item for the Crop for Cancer this Sunday. They are in an old window as well, kind of like the one I did below for the schools auction; but smaller. I'll try to get some nice pics to post when I go finish it tomorrow afternoon.

Whew. I'm glad this day is done. It's time to relax now.
Have a great night!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So here it is.....

the project reveal!!!! But first, here's the gorgeous April 2009 kit :

And here's the project that I've been working on for the last couple of weeks! Every year my children's school holds a Goods and Services Auction to help raise money for the school. I will be donating this project to the auction this year. My Dad was going to take these old storm windows and make mirrors out of them, but I asked for them instead. Hubby helped me make them into big shadow boxes. The windows when placed together, measure about 4ft x 2.5 ft and each layout is 9 x 11 inches.

And some of the individual layouts in the panes :

I really enjoyed making this project & kinda wish that I could keep it for myself. I think I might do another one like it sometime, just for me. Hopefully, it will go for a good amount. I'd love to see it with pictures in it!

Wendy and I both enjoyed the movie, but we agreed that you should read the books first. Otherwise, you'd end up not understanding some of the stuff that happens - like the whole glittering Edward thing. I can't wait to see New Moon now!

Off to finish up some of the other projects I've got on the go! Have a great day!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Just a quick post.....

to give you a sneek peek of the project that I've been working on this month for Sweet Pea Scraps using the awesome April kit:

Tomorrow I'll be back to post more pics!!

Have a great night!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Edward and I.....

have a date tonight. ;)
Yep that's right, I picked up my copy today and I get to watch a girly movie with my friend Wendy! I'm not answering my phone after 8pm.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

March Break.....

is already half over!! It's gone by so fast.

I am now officially First Aid and CPR Level A certified by St. Johns Ambulance! It was a good refreshment of a course I took AGES ago, and I'm glad to have it.

The kids spent all of Monday and Tuesday at my parents (YAY!! It so quiet around here). While they were gone I did a massive 5 hour cleanup of the second floor of the house - a task not for the faint hearted, my friends. Basically, in our house, the entire upstairs is the kid get the picture, right? Whew, what a chore! The day was beautiful though, so the windows were open all day long - it always smells so fresh when you start spring cleaning like that. I'm glad it's done and now I can finally breathe up there again.

Today I tackled the "dining room" and part of the kitchen. I put it in quotes because for the most part, we don't dine in there - until now!! Just for kicks, I'm actually using it for the table!! I'll post some pics when it's finally all cleaned up. I'm really liking it, but we'll see how it really works for us in the next couple of weeks.

Yesterday we went to the Science Centre in Toronto. Remind me, please, that if I ever start talking about doing something like that on March Break week again, that it would be a VERY wrong plan? It was SO DARN BUSY that we really didn't enjoy ourselves fully. Really, I'm surprised that we didn't lose someone! However, we did end up getting a year long Family Membership, so we're going to go again in the summer sometime, and hopefully then we'll get more out of it. While we were there, we saw an IMAX film too. It's been a very long time since I went to one, and I forgot how cool they are! The kids have never been to one & they thought it rocked!!

Tomorrow I'm going to work for a little while, and hopefully I'll be finishing up my big project that I'm making with the April kit. I'm really liking how it's coming out!

Have a great night!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Can't Believe.....

that my baby is turning 4 tomorrow!! Wasn't she just a baby?? Sigh. So, because I have that First Aid course tomorrow all day, we went birthday present shopping this morning. She is now stylin' in a pair of Hannah Montana sunglasses, and has 4 new friends in the form of one WebKinz dragon, and 3 new horses. And, she is the happiest little girl EVER! Which in turn, makes Mom happy too! =D

On Sunday my parents are taking the kids until Tuesday. I don't know what we're going to do with ourselves really, it's going to be so quiet! YAY! I'm for sure going to sleep in!!

My April kit has arrived and I'm working on a rather large project with it, which I'm also making it for TCS's auction that's coming up next month. I don't even get to keep it, which is kinda bumming me out, because I'm really happy with how it's turning out!! I think I'll be finishing it up over the March Break. Plus, my LSS is having a Crop for Cancer, so I'm working on a couple of other smaller projects for that as well!! Why do I insist on doing these things to myself?

One of my long time best friends is up visiting her parents this weekend and I'm trying to fit in a visit with her too, as she just had her little guy three weeks ago. I'm dying to meet him as he's just about the cutest little thing ever!!! Yum, I love to smell a new baby! =D

Have a great weekend, all!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

One Week.....

until March Break!! A whole week of sleeping in and doing whatever - I can't wait!! Hubby has taken the whole week off too, so I'm looking forward to some "quality family time". We have plans to go visit the Ontario Science Centre at least one day. Because it's just a little bit more money than a one time visit, I think we might even get a year long family pass so that we can come back in the summer again sometime.

In spite of the cold and snow that we got overnight again, spring is defiantly coming!! So far we've smelled the skunks twice (Ewww), the birds are starting to sing, and the flies are literally coming out of the woodwork - it's gross really, but true.

So, I pre-ordered my copy of the Twilight movie!! They say there isn't going to be enough copies of it around so I gotta make sure I finally get to see the movie - and I'm so excited! I'm following in Nicole's footsteps and turning my girlfriends into Edward maniacs. We've made plans for a girls movie night on the release date - no hubbies, no kids - just so we can enjoy Edward in all his lovely Edward-ness.....sigh. Sad isn't it?? =D

This coming Saturday I'm taking an all day first - aid course. It's time to get it updated, it's been a very long time (high school I think) since I did it, plus it's a requirement for my bus driving job.

Saturday is also Erica's 4th birthday - how'd that happen so darn fast?? Wasn't she just a baby? Sigh. She starts school in 6 months; so with that in mind, I created this on the weekend for Color Combo #112 :

That's us this past Friday, enjoying a quiet afternoon together. Even she's saying it lately : "it's so quiet now"! I'm going to miss that everyday. I thought that I was ready for her to go, and some days when you ask me I for sure am, but really, it'll be weird when she does start to go. Sigh.

If you get a chance, you should stop by the March gallery because, once again, the Sweet Pea Girls have rocked the kit!! There's always so much inspiration to be found there!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

This week.....

is going by so fast!! Driving a bus really changes how my day goes because I really have to keep an eye on the clock. I can't be late anymore....=) It's been going pretty well I think; I'm on time and the kids on the bus are pleasant. It will take some time to get to know all their names, though, I'm terrible for remembering them. Now if I could just get my own kids motivated in the morning.....

I realized the other day that I never posted a picture of the March kit!! So here's the kit :

And here's the rest of the LO's that I've created with it :

So, I've decided that I'm making the trip to Halifax for my little brother Jon's wedding this summer! So, Monica (my sister), Mike (my other brother), & Krissy (his wife) and my parents are all going to fly out together, but my sister and I are going to stay a day longer than everyone else. We are planning on driving over to PEI so that we can do the tourist thing and see the Anne of Green Gables site. It's only 4 hours to get there - can you believe it?? So excited to do this - I've never travelled to the East Coast, AND I've never travelled without my family. So this little trip will be a double adventure for me & I'm really looking forward to it!!

Have a great night!