Monday, November 30, 2009
A top view of the Super Secret Project
I have been working on a Super Secret Project this weekend - for Kbear et al. I took it over to my siser's tonight - she was pretty impressed and surprised. Hopefully they will enjoy it and get good use out of it. Now I did learn a few things in making this one - for the next time (whenever that is! LOL)
Have you figured it out?
It is an Advent Calendar for the month of December.
Note - I am not this creative on my own! I based it on one that I saw it on this website Advent Calendar. I made mine with the larger matchboxes. She used smaller ones, but I needed more space to put little gifts for Kbear who is 22 months (fruit candies, fruit to go, etc).
Thanks for looking! ~~Melanie
Sunday, November 29, 2009
And here's some quotes to help you out with your own winter photos:
"Every mile is two in winter." ~George Herbert
"Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."" ~Robert Bryne
"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." ~Victor Hugo
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation."~Sinclair Lewis
"Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but just look at what they do when they stick together." ~Verna M. Kelly
"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."~Carl Reiner]
"Snowmen fall from heaven...unassembled."~Anon.
Have a great day! See ya again soon. :D
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Anywho!! One of my mom's sisters was here for a visit this summer. I happily shot off a couple dozen photos of the two of them. :) The blue background paper, I stamped all over with swirls. I took a piece of shaped patterned paper that I had, and traced it on the back of the patterned paper that I used in this layout so I had that cool brackety-y shape in the colours I wanted. I sewed it down (I've been doing a lot of sewing on paper lately.)
I made a flower by tracing 3 different shapes of hearts onto the paper, layering and stacking them into a flower shape, and using a brad in the center. I finished it up with lots of stickles. I hate the drying time, but love the effect.The butterfly (which I wish I'd gotten a better photo of) I stamped onto a transparency with Staz-on and cut out, and then repeated the technique with the clock stamp. I wrote my journaling along the shaped patterned paper. A little lace. A little bling. And ta-da!
I have to write a test today for school. Again. Luckily I do that on the internet. And I have laundry to do. As I mentioned earlier, I took photos of the snow that fell overnight, and I want to go through them and get those printed off. I have a date with my scrapping room that I don't want to miss out on either. Hmmm, almost sounds like I'm a little busy?
Have fun scrapping, we'll chat again soon!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
ONE month until Christmas!!!! Are you ready? Are your cards done? Is your house decorated? Is your shopping done? Is your baking complete?
ONE month and ONE week until New Years! Do you have plans? I used to host a New Years Eve crop online with challenges galore. Now, I just sit at home with a bunch of movies and scrapbook the night away. Sometimes friends join me. Sometimes they have a life and go party lololol
ONE month, ONE week and ONE day until the reveal of our new ideas coming your way! On the blog, in the store, with the DT, in classes and projects. We hope you will like it!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Are you heading up to Calgary for the parties and game? I know someone who is going ;) I expect a lot of photos!!!!! My dad and brother were at the game on Sunday in Regina - how fun would that have been?
We are going to the light parade out in Coaldale on Friday night with Kbear and my "other L friend" lol On Saturday, we are heading out to the craft show at the exhibition grounds. I might even squeeze in some scrapbooking this weekend too. You never know!
However you spend your weekend.....remember to take pictures and scrapbook all about it!
Friday, November 20, 2009
I hear the store is open late tonight too.... I'm hoping to convince my other half that tonight would be a good night to go shopping for Christmas. Early Christmas gifts are good too. And if Dave asks what I'd like for Christmas, I'd love a Slice. ;)
I have done a little scrapping, I'll post pictures of that later... it was too dark last night to take photos. That felt so good, I haven't scrapped in a month! I know, shocking, isn't it!! But I thought I'd take a minute and show you a few photos from my last trip to Calgary... I love that city, I'd almost move there. The view from my hotel room the night I got there.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This is a picture I took this weekend, of a great couple that i have been getting to know. I had so much fun taking their pictures, & it was truly a honor. Can you imagine how much fun this beautiful bride is going to have scrapbooking these pictures? Thanks for looking. Kari
Monday, November 16, 2009
I was out of town this weekend and went to a couple of craft stores and a LSS. Man, they have nothing on Embellished. The knowledge, the samples, the personality. Nope. Nothing.
I cant wait until life slows down a bit and I can get my grubby fingers back into play mode :)
This week I am off to Calgary for a couple of days. I have an eye specialist appointment. Wish me luck. He is going to be testing to see if I am a candidate for eye surgery - which still wont help the condition, but would slow it down for a bit (and not covered by health care...ack!).
You know we have less than 6 weeks until Christmas!!!
Is your shopping done?
Are your cards made?
Are you planned and on schedule?
Are you ready?
Friday, November 13, 2009
Have a good weekend! See ya soon!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I do, however, have some cool Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns to show you... I'm thinking of making a mini Halloween album about them, and I am hoping that will be enough to get me out of my scrappers block.
Above is my oldest daughter's pumpkin.
and here is my youngests: And the oldest daughter's boyfriend's pumpkin And here's mine... a little one getting attacked by a large one! Fun, eh?
So I hope things are going well, and I'll chat with you again soon!
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We want to know what peaks your interest!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I am working the craft show this weekend. My sister and I went to help set up on Friday evening and then she was working yesterday and I was to work today. They called me at work yesterday before lunch and asked if I could come in the afternoon. Yup. So I was there. My sister is coming in this afternoon to help. It is so busy!
I am so amazed by the creative spirit that is there by all artisans. There is some amazing work there. So professional! So well put together and run. I love this craft show each and every year! It amazes me what people can do with jewlery, pottery, window, vinyl signs, etc. So cool!
If you are out and about there, stop by to say hi if you see me around!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
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Monday, November 2, 2009
I was in the groove yesterday! I finished up 36 Christmas cards (most of them in my new favourite colour combo for the holidays...) I cant wait to show you. I have a few more to make up - a different design. I am giving some to my sister to send off this year too - well she is getting the rest that are left over from last year and then some of this year's as well. We cant be sending the same ones to the same people lol
I have this afternoon and tomorrow off. I hope they are just as productive in the card making......I will be posting a picture tomorrow :)
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I love having my K-bear in town. I get to share so many stepping stones in her life.
I had a wonderful little knock on my door yesterday afternoon and then a cute little "Raaaarrrrhhhh" After treats, we went out into my yard to take some quick photos. This is one of my favorites (although it is so hard to pick as they are all adorable - and I can not wait to scrapbook them all.)
I hope you had a great day!!! Can't wait to see your Halloween layouts.