Wednesday, December 17, 2008

One of the young men in this article (Fraser Trevors) is my cousin.

If you can spare a moment, would you please pray for his family? He had a wife and two small boys (around 3 and less than 1 year).

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Paws On November DT Reveal

With all the hustle & bustle of the holidays, I realized that I forgot to post (here) my projects for the November DT reveal at Paws On Scrapbooking!

This month we got to work with the yummy Bo Bunny collection "My Darling". I love how versatile it is! At first I thought it would be good for only girly pages, but it turns out that it's great for boy stuff, too. I loved all the grungy patterns.

So, here they are!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Journal Your Christmas

Journal your Christmas

Journal Your Christmas class starting soon over at Are you doing anything special to record your memories this Christmas? I thought I would try this out, as a way to preserve some of the memories of Rhys' first Christmas.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lest We Forget

The handsome devil in the middle is my Grandfather. He fought in WWII, even though he didn't have to. I'm so proud of him, and so thankful. I wish I had told him so when I had the chance.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Don't forget the challenges at The Paper Element!

Click Here to visit the blog at The Paper Element.

  • Challenges can be completed anytime before the last day of the month that they’ve been posted.
  • Post a comment to the challenge with a link to the image of your project. That’s all you have to do to enter!
  • We’ll do the drawing on the first of each month and post the winner’s name here on the blog. If you’ve left your e-mail address in the comment line, we’ll e-mail you as well.
  • You don’t need to use The Paper Element products on your challenges (although we’d love that!).
  • Most challenges will be posted on Saturday mornings, although we’ll occasionally have a mid-week challenge posted by a Guest Design Team member. (Watch in November for a Guest Design Team member challenge!! That gives you an extra entry!)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

This made me laugh...

This came across my blog feeder today. And it made me laugh:

Craftastrophe (November 8/08)

Reason 1: I have a twisted sense of humour
Reason 2: I've had a serious hate-on for Squirrels since they did so much damage to our house
Reason 3: For about 5 seconds I contemplated buying these for my Mother-in-Law.

Umm, don't click if you love squirrels.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November Page Maps

I was lucky enough to get to do one of the Pagemaps sketches for the November Pagemaps newsletter. The size sketch I was given was the HalfMaps (6x12), and of course it was a great opportunity to use The Paper Element papers. I used papers from the "Toria" collection.

Click Here to see the November Half Maps (6x12 PageMaps).

Friday, October 31, 2008

Photo-a-day, October 31

Liam, enjoying the inflatable installation at the local park on Hallowe'en.

My hubby, caught on camera before he had a chance to make a face at me. :P

Dream Come True

This was my Round 4 layout in the tournament over at Scrapbook Dreamer. I did it on an acrylic background, and it was a lot of fun to try!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Photo-a-day, October 28

My car windshield from the driver's point of view.

View out the driver side window.

This is just wrong on so many levels. It's only frakking October!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Photo-a-day, October 26

Yup, that's my baby on the floor. It took me a while to figure out this trick with Liam, 'cause I was pretty much a zombified, terrified new mom.

But when I'm in a big hurry to get to something with both hands, (or just to get to the bathroom, LOL!), I sometimes put Rhys on the floor. The way I figure it, she's safe there - you can't fall off of, or out of, the floor.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Photo-a-day, October 24

Leaves on our deck. (And leaves as far as the eye can see...)

"Dat's Gross"

I know that Liam hears everything I say, and takes in more than I realize. But sometimes it's made abundantly clear.

I often tell Liam to stop doing *insert gross boy trick of the day* because "It's Gross". (OK, child of the 80's. At least I don't say "Stop that, it's like, so gross. Like, gag me with a spoon.")

Today I was getting ready to nurse Rhys, and I just flung my nursing pad on the coffee table. I didn't realize that Liam had a bunch of his hot wheels there, until he exclaimed at me: "Oh Non, Mommy! Pas sur mon auto jaune - Dat's Gross!"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Photo-a-day, October 23

I love the catch lights in her eyes here. She was so interested in the little toutou's hanging above her bouncy chair. Of course, the expression that I was really trying to capture was in the following picture.

I just couldn't catch her like this without a lot of movement. I couldn't get a shot that wasn't blurred. But I so love the expression on her face!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tournament Results

Guess who won the tournament over at Scrapbook Dreamer?! ME!!!

I was surprised - the competition was stiff. I had a favorite picked to win, and it was not me, LOL! Woot - I'm excited!

I guess I can now start posting the layouts from the competition here on my own blog. This was my Round 1 layout:

Photo-a-day, October 20

Rotten little blighters.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Blog Challenges & Prizes at The Paper Element

We've started weekly challenges over at The Paper Element. You don’t need to use The Paper Element products on your challenges (although we’d love that!). Check out all the details on the blog - we would love to see your creations, and you just might win a prize!

Photo-a-day, October 18

OK, you've already seen reference to the diaper changer; here's reference to the milk factory... :P

You wouldn't think there is much difference across the brands for these things, but I have developed a real preference for this particular brand. Oh, and the wrappers are fully recyclable plastic, unlike the cellophane that some brands use.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Photo-a-day, October 17

This post really should have been titled "Barb, the Enabler". Thanks for the encouragement to buy this little guy (twist my rubber arm, why don't ya?!)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Photo-a-day, October 16

Yeah, I know this is really grainy. I took this picture in the evening without a flash, so it's not great quality. But she was so cute and peaceful, and I didn't want to wake her up.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008