Saturday, September 25, 2010

school, surgery, safari...


That's what I have to say about September so far. I just can't believe that the month is almost over!!

Of course like every other parent out there I've spent the last few weeks helping the boys get adjusted to school. Wyatt has begun grade 1 which has been a bit of a shock to his system. What? No playing all day? Now that he's gotten down to the real business of reading, writing and math not to mention french and science he's a little unsure about the whole school thing. I'm determined to help him enjoy reading which is his biggest complaint so far.

Holden on the other hand has just entered the wonderful world of JK and is LOVING it. He wants to go every day and is upset when he can't.

On September 20 Wyatt had to go to McMaster for minor surgery. He made me promise not to tell his teacher what he had done. Let's just say it was to fix an 'off to the left' issue. He handled it amazingly well and I was super impressed.

We have been working on getting rid of all the green carpet in our house and replacing it with wood flooring. In order to finish the upstairs my husband kicked us out of the house today with a free admission to the African Lion Safari. I was seriously doubtful about the weather but went anyway. We had a few showers but it always seemed to get sunny when we wanted to do something. The boys had a great time and I'm sure the highlight was riding the elephant with popcorn and ice cream coming a close second.

It's been a bit of a crazy month and I don't foresee it slowing down anytime soon. I'm working like a crazy woman to create all sorts of new page kits and samples for the store and the boys are starting sports too. Oh well, who needs sleep right??

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

'toot toot' goes my horn....

guess who was spotted on the Jillibean Soup blog today??????

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Such a good day...

I spent this past Saturday at the anniversary crop for Two Scrapbook Friends. Such a wonderful way to spend the day. I worked away on some more store samples because the collections just keep coming in and frankly I can't wait to get my hands on them! I started out the day working on Jillibean Soup which I absolutely love.

Hooray for the return of corrugated alphas! 5 colours!

(you're not seeing things, that IS journalling. The sprouts lend themselves perfectly to a few words and dates. I like layering them round over scallop with a pop dot in between)

This time there's corrugated buttons, stars, flowers and other shapes! WOOHOO!!

The baker's twine comes in lots of colours and adds a bit more interest.

Can you believe how perfect this pic is for this Monster Stew collection? My friend Darcy's daughter Oceane is so adorable even with a face full of Crayola. The title is what 'O' said to Darcy when she was discovered. Graph papers make it super easy to stitch and I hand cut the monsters.

After finishing those up it was on to Crate Paper. I am a huge fan of Crate especially their chipboard as you can probably tell from this layout:

I used Glossy Accents and many colours of Stickles (thanks to Sam, Veronica and Darcy since I left all of mine at home!) to bling up the snowmen etc.

Last one of the day is from the Restoration collection. It's a very ecclectic, vintage feeling line that could be used for just about anything. I chose to scrap a pic of Holden enjoying spaghetti and asparagus. I hand cut the circle (using a bowl from the kitchen!), doilies and flowers then layered them with chipboard. The letters are from My Mind's Eye lush collection.

I had so much fun chatting and scrapping all day that I didn't want it to end. Some days I wonder if there will ever come a day that I don't want to scrap anymore and then I give my head a shake!

Thanks to everyone for a great day and I'll see you soon at the store :)