21 September, 2009

Scrapping Stuff - It's been too long!

Well, the last week or so since I've posted have been really draining and exhausting so I haven't really been around. It's rare that I go this far between blog posts! I'm not really in a chatty mood at the moment, either, so for now - I'll just get to the scrapping. I'll try to be chattier later this week. Maybe I can even get some pictures edited and posted!

First off, I didn't get this posted last week because of the timing but Scraps of Ellay has a new kit in the store. It's called Diamond Lucy and is full of bright colours and fun elements. To be honest, I had a little inspiration block with this one but I got a couple LOs done and I really like them now!! First, my LOs:

This one was for an "artist inspired" challenge and the artist was Jackson Pollock. If you don't know who he is, he does splatter painting - google him - I think it's pretty neat! This kit worked perfect for it, too!

This next one started out as something totally different but I love how it turned out in the end!

Now, here is the kit and I have linked the picture to the store so you can go straight there and pick it up!
Now, Ellay has another kit out this week and this one's a freebie!! Due to all the same things that kept me from posting, I did not get a LO done with this (though I still REALLY, REALLY want to because it's gorgeous!!). Anyway, it's a little vintage and called Hands of Time. You can pick it up on her blog all this week! After that it heads to the store. Click on the image to head to Ellay's blog.

ANOTHER kit - this time from Eva Marina Scraps. A long time ago she released a kit called Like No Other - it's a gorgeous kit and I just loved it! Well, now she's packaged it with the add-on and created some new elements and papers to give you a gigantic and gorgeous kit. It's really pretty but the leather elements add a masculine touch, too! I'll be back with a LO later but here's the preview and you can click it to head on over to her store to pick it up!
OK, I'm caught up on the kits I need to tell you about and I'll update other stuff later!!

Until next time...

12 September, 2009

Day 242 to 248 and Life Goes On...

Well, I'm here. I figured I should update this again. It's really been a crazy week with highs and lows but, as the title says, life goes on. We had a great weekend with my family up north last weekend. We got to go to the lake for the day and we had gorgeous weather! We had the boat and the tube out and I even convinced Xander to go for a ride. He made me go with him (I've never been) but it was really a lot of fun. He also loved riding in the boat. Evan, on the other hand, had a blast in the water. At times, he was shivering but he didn't care. He had so much fun (even after he fell in the water a couple of times!). We also got to see Mom & Dad's hole in the ground (for their new house). Xander was pretty excited about that, too. Then, we had to head back to Regina. I wasn't looking forward to it because my co-worker was on vacation this week and I ended up working all week (there's only two of us so if she's gone, there's no one in the office). Since this is supposed to be my super short week, it seemed really long! Then came Thursday night's news. Jason's uncle (the one he worked for for many years and who had had a major accident in February) passed away that afternoon. It was a bit of a shock. He never fully recovered from his accident but the mortality fear had passed, I think. His family is doing OK, I think but they could really use your prayers, if you think of them. We did stop by to see Jason's aunt and cousins Friday night after our care group BBQ (could there be a few more things happen all at the same time?). The funeral is on Tuesday so we'll have to see how that goes.

Anyway, crazy as life has been, it continues. I picked up my pictures from the framers and they look awesome (especially the one we had so much trouble matching!). I think I did something else but I seem to be tired and can't remember what it was at this moment :). I guess if I forgot, it couldn't be too important! I was doing a little scrapping this afternoon and figured I should really get some more pictures up so, here they are...

Day 242 (Aug 30):
This is the last time I updated my blog. It was all up to date as of the moment that I took this pictures. Sometimes I think I'm stretching for pictures to take! Either that, or I get lazy and take a picture of anything close by!

Day 243 (Aug 31):
I have gotten incredibly bored of the meals that I've been making but new inspiration has not hit. I spent some time looking through cook books this day but still nothing. If any of you have yummy recipe ideas, please let me know!!

Day 244 (Sept 1):
I went upstairs to put Xander to bed and this is how I found Evan - using his blanket as a pillow and his pillow as a blanket. It was really cute so i just had to take a picture!

Day 245 (Sept 2):
Evan was sitting on the couch and I just thought it was so cute the way his feet hung over the edge but he was still sitting there like big people, looking through his little DVD cover or whatever it is!

Day 246 (Sept 3):
A parcel came (photo books!!!) that I wanted to pick up before we left for Mom & Dad's house so I had to do it on Thursday. However, I hate the parking lot the Canada Post place is at and it's only about a 15 minute walk so I decided just to stick the boys in the stroller and go. Of course, they weren't available until after 13h00 so I had to wait until almost nap time (also, the boxes didn't really fit in the stroller - oops). Evan fell asleep on the way home and was so cute smooshed up in the corner! Unfortunately, that's all he slept that day.

Day 247 (Sept 4):
We drove to Saskatoon Friday after work and then stayed night there. The sunset was so pretty and I realized that I take so few pictures of the scenery around here and it really is very pretty so I snapped a bunch of pictures. This is one of my favourites (the other being similar but with the moon in the picture, as well!).

Day 248 (Sept 5):
Here it is! The picture of Xander tubing with me and my brother Jason. Just look at that face...he is having a blast. Shortly before this point, after I had felt like I might fall off, I realized that I hadn't taken my glasses off and had BETTER NOT fall off! Obviously, I did not take this picture...that credit would have to go to my sister, Colette. However, I did get a great one of Jason and his daughter!

That's good for now, I think. It's getting late-ish and I still have laundry in...yay!! Care group also starts back up this week and I think I'll try taking Xander to story time (and Evan if he gets off the waiting list) so things should get busier. But hey, if we weren't busy, we'd be bored, right? Yeah, right, I'd be cross-stitching! Anyway, this conversation is degrading so I'll go now.

Until next time...

08 September, 2009

New Kit for Autumn!

Hi all! We had an absolutely great long weekend up north! We went to my parents' place for the weekend and spent Saturday at the lake where I grew up. I really miss the scenery there. It really is nothing like the southern part of the province! It was kinda iffy looking in the morning but the clouds cleared and we had a wonderfully warm day. We went swimming, boating, playing in the sand and tubing! Xander even went tubing with me and my brother Jason. It was a two person tube so Xander just sat in the middle and he LOVED it!!

Anyway, now on to scrapping news. Scraps of Ellay is in the designer spotlight this week at STS and she is having a great big sale to celebrate! Everything in her store is 30% off until the 13th! What a great deal. You can click on the flyer to go to her store over at STS.

As well, Ellay has another freebie kit out this week. It has some really rich colours and beautiful elements. It's called Falling Into Autumn and is a collab with JennCK designs and Ivory Keys Designs (Susan - another CT member). I know it's a little early to think about fall but this way you'll have a gorgeous kit to scrap with when you do take those pictures! I've already noticed some falling leaves around here (sshhh don't tell). Check out these LOs that I did with the kit. The first is my new desktop and is using only Ellay's part:

The next one I did for a speed scrap over at STS tonight. I haven't been able to make many of those so it was great to be back. This uses pieces from all three kits!
You can pick up this freebie until the end of the week on Ellay's blog. She has links to both Ivory Keys' and JennCK's parts there, too. I don't seem to have a preview for Jenn's part but below you will see Ellay's and then Susan's parts.
Go grab them while you can!!

Until next time...

04 September, 2009

Grand Opening and a chance to win!!

Eva Marina Scraps has said good-bye to Stuff to Scrap and hello to Enchanted Studio Scraps! She has opened her new store as of September 1st and really wants to celebrate! She wants you to celebrate, too, so she has put her entire store 50% through Sunday. That is an amazing deal and she has some awesome kits in there so go check it out! You can click on the flyer to go straight to her store.

She's also given you a chance to buy a lottery ticket to win her entire store! What a deal for whoever wins this! A bunch of great kits for next to nothing! Hop on over to check it out (click the flyer).

That's all I've got for now. We're heading out of town for the weekend so hopefully it'll be a fun time of family and a little beach. I'll have to post pictures (P365) when I get back!

Until next time...