November 16, 2009

Killing trees?!?!?!?

At work we received a achievement award about our use of paper. Then one of my co-workers said that we shouldn't have received the award with the amount of killing trees she did last week. I burst out laughing, and I wasn't because of what she said it was because of what my mother had me doing this weekend.

Yesterday, I was cleaning my scrap area, shuffing off all the old stuff and such. When my mom asked me to come with her to Walmart. I said sure as she had hurt herself last week and I didn't want her lifting anything heavy or pushing the cart.

So we did our shopping and loaded the trunk once we were done. As we were pulling out of the parking lot my told me that we were going for a drive. Well, I should have guess why she wanted me to come. You know when you have that little inkling that something isn't right.

Well doesn't my mom hand me the shears. She wanted me to cut some boughs for her baskets at home. So here I am at the side of the road trying to cut these thick branch while my mom is screaming "get in the car, get in the car!" She didn't want anyone to see us.

After I had got her her boughs we started home. I looked over to her and said, I felt like I was selling drugs and the cops were coming down on us.

It certainly was an interesting day.

Well I hope you enjoyed the craziness of my family.

November 11, 2009

Debbie Doncaster

This lady has now reached 200,000 visits in 17 months. Her work is truly amazing. Click HERE to visit her blog.

Hope you enjoy her work as it is truly awesome!!

She is also offering some Blog Candy to a luck winner.

Here is what she is giving away.

Noah Biorkman

Hi Guys,
Me again!

I came across a post in the Splitcoast Stamping forum about a little boy who is very sick with cancer. You can check out the article on him HERE. It is very sad. Everyone is sending him cards for the season. If you want to send him one too, you can send it to:

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon, MI, 48178

This is a very moving story. I am sending mine tonight.

Remembrance Day

In Flander's Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flander's fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, tho poppies grow
In Flander's fields.

Liet. -Col. John McCrae

got the image from:

November 9, 2009

Secret Sister's Crop Day

Hi Ladies,

It's me again. So yesterday the girls got together for a little crop. We also had vendors in for Close to my Heart and Pampered Chef. We also had two jewelry vendors in. I got to see Katie and her mom again, which was great.

I also worked on some cards. I love House Mouse stamps. They are the cutest little mice ever.

I used the Bella paper by Close to my Heart. I coloured the image with my copic markers.

I got this stamp at Scrapping Turtle in St.Jacobs.

Here is my card.


November 7, 2009

Scraps, Scraps and more scraps....

So I decided today that I would make a card entirely of scraps I had in my scrap box. This was a huge challenge for me as I haven't been into this box in about 3 years. It contains all kinds of bits of patterned paper and cardstock.

I decided that I would find a sketch from the Splitcoast Stampers website. I decided to do their newest posting from November 4, 2009. This is what they posted.

This was certainly different for me. So I pulled out some paper and decided to use one of my Close to my Heart stamp sets. I used "Reach for the Stars". It is a great little stamp set for those of us aiming for the stars and beyond.

The copic colours I used in this card are as follows:

BG05 - Holiday Blue
YG23 - New Leaf
RV69 - Peony

It turned out awesome. Here is my card. I changed the landscape of the sketch.

Here is the close-up of my card.

I also accented the spaceship with glitter.

November 6, 2009

Blog Candy from Jacque's Joie de Vivre


Hi Guys!!

It's me again!! WOW two posts in one day.

Just wanted to post a link to Jacque's Joie de Vivre blog. She is offering some great blog candy for her six month blogging anniversary!!


OVO - Part Two


Ok, so now it is the next day and i'm dragging my feet. We got home after the show at around 11:30 - and I didn't fall asleep until 2:30am.

At least I have Starbucks!! Thank God for my "Grande Cinnamon Dolce".....mmmmm........

So, the second half of the show was great as well. The had a whole segement with a spider and her web. I can honestly saw I never thought the human body could twist like that. She put the best contortionist to shame.

They also did a little love scene between the blue bug and the lady bug. SO CUTE!

They also used trampolines with the grasshoppers. WOW. It was pretty awesome.

The end was a huge banquet where all the bugs came out. Fantastic.

As a side note - the music was done by a live band. The singer was spectacular.

Ok. Well that's all for now!!

If you get a chance to go - GO - you will enjoy it!!

November 5, 2009

OVO - Part One


All I can say is WOW!!! The show so far has been spectacular! It's the intermission now and I have seen all kinds of bugs.

The best so far has been the cute lady bug. She is just so cute.

I have seen two dueling bugs - praying mantis - spiders - bugs flipping corn and kiwis. These dancers-acrobats are completely astounding!!

There was one dancer all by himself and he danced so beautifully. He could even hold himself up by one hand - and get this - spin around. Spectacular!!!

When the grasshoppers came out they went around visiting everyone.well wouldn't you know it. It stopped in between my parents. Scared my mom half to death - while I was peeing myself laughing - IT WAS GREAT!!!!

Well that's all till after the show!!

Muah to all those "OVO" fans out there!!!

As a challenge - do you know what OVO means?
I do.... But I'm not telling!
Well maybe...but not until later.

UPDATED - and blog hop


I have updated for the last week!!

Also as a side note check this out - It's a blog hop hosted by Stamping Bella

Here's the link:


lots of fun...and there is a prize available - 'LEAVE COMMENTS' on all the blogs.

SNOW in Toronto?!?!?!?!?!


Ok. So while I was at work at my desk, I get an email from my friend.

"it's snowing. woo hoo"

I turned around, and wouldn't you know it....the stupid white stuff is falling.

I am astounded, however, it only lasts a few minutes. It definately was a sure sign that that time is coming however much we don't want it too!!

I am very excited today, as my parents, my friend Julie, and I are going to go see OVO by Cirque du Soleil. I have been told that it is amazing. I will give you all the details tomorrow.

November 3, 2009

My life in....

My Life in...

Spent the evening with my Mom.

We ate pizza and watched My Life in Ruins...pretty good movie.

November 2, 2009

Halloween Weekend


Didn’t get much scrapbooking done this weekend.

Spent the weekend hanging out with Dori. We went to the mall, Walmart, and the movies on Sunday. We saw Amelia. It was a great story and even better movie. Hilary Swank played an amazing Amelia Earhart. She was very inspiring.

On Halloween we vegged out at my place and watched True Blood, Saving Grace and a bit of The Witches of Eastwick. It was so much fun. We even did a little fashion show. Here's our best impression of Charlie's Angels!!!

I loved playing around with the wigs and the mask. Even my dog got into the fun with his devil costume. Isn't he cute, not really a scary devil.

We bought face masks from Lush and did those while we watched the shows on television, although we did wait until all the trick or treaters had come and gone.

We exfoliated first using Ocean Salts. I can't believe the salt that was in it...although by the name you would think I wouldn't be surprised. However, when I was washing my fash I got a mouth full of the salt. YUCK!!! The mask I used was Brazened Honey. Dori got Love Lettuce. Here is what my mask said: " Refreshing Detoxifiying mask to brighten tired skin and scrub away dull old cells. Full of honey, lime and ground almonds - perfect for when you've been neglecting your poor face." It felt great on my skin.

I haven't done a mask in such a long time, that it was really nice to do it. It wasn't very expensive either.