Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Playing Single Mom

Hi Everyone!

I'm so sorry I have not blogged in a while.  I've been playing single mom while my husband is halfway around the world, literally!  He left for China for work about 2 weeks ago and will be back in 5 sleeps.  The kids and I are missing him alot.   It also made me realise how much he does around the house.  Little things like baths, and lunch making, and doing the dishes and having him to talk to a suppertime....   So with him gone, I have not had lots of time to scrapbook, but I did manage to make October's workshop project.

Hopefully I'll have more done when he's back home. 
October workshop using your choice of hooligans (pictured) and Majestic

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I'm cold

It's hard to believe that a little over a week ago we were facing heat in the 30's when I've been freezing all day today.  It was kind of fitting though that I was asked to host a Christmas card workshop today.  Before I post the cards I made, let me get to two of my favorite layouts that I made over the years as promised in my last entry.
This layout using the That's CTMH amore paper kit

 This layout using the Silhouette paper pack, I distessed the sides of the black paper with white paint.  Love this paper.  The picture of Zoe sleeping is also priceless. 

And here are some of the cards I made for my Christmas card workshop today.
Well better get myself in some cozy warm pyjamas now.  See you soon!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Austria trip scrapbook

Well, a little over a year after coming back from Austria and I can say that my album is complete.  I still have a couple of journaling spots, and I might retouch a couple layouts adding a button or a brad here and there, but all in all my album is done!  I am so proud of the finished product, but I'm still kind of sad that it's complete.  I had so much fun making this album, reminiscing about every little aspect of the trip that I had dreamt of since I can remember.  Altough Austria would probably not have been my first choice in country for my Europe vacation, I left with a promise to return.  I simply loved the place. 

Last page of my Austria album using PassageWorshop on the go with picures of my favorite sites I visited during my vacation

Another layout I did with the Passage kit.

These 2 layouts were made at the CTMH convention in 2008. They were from a the Perfect Day Workshop on the Go, perfect for my Graz pictures

and here is my favorite picture off all from my trip.  I used the Twitterpatted Workshop on the Go kit for this one. 

I'll be taking pictures of my favorite layouts I did over the years while I'm organising my scrapbooks and posting them in the next couple days.  See you soon!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Heat Wave

I have been looking for ways of keeping myself cool this week with the weather being so hot.  We have spent alot of time in the basement, my daughters playing Wii, and me playing on the computer or scrapbooking, and sometimes joining my girls for some Mario.  I've also indulged in a Tim's ice cap that my thoughfull neighbor delivered to me yesterday.  All in all, it was a great last week before school starts again and I'm ready Earl and  the long weekend ahead

I've completed my first layout using the new Magic book featuring a picture waterfall of my trip to convention.  By pulling on the flowered circle, you flip over the picures to reveal more pictures and hidden journaling.  I found that I had to tweek it a little from the original plans in the book, but i'm happy with the end results.  This is the layout I'll be using to the September workshop. 

I have also completed the introduction page for my Austria album using the Passage kit.  I wanted to add something else to it, like a stamped image or flourishes or ribbon, but I think I like it the way it is, simple.  What do you think?