Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I thought of this page when I saw the new Zelda release. I just thought it would look so cool with bright colors and sunny-ness...lol Unfortunately I didn't buy Zelda, because when it was on preorder at the store, I didn't think I would use it all that much...then I saw it in real life and I'm in love with it! But my aunt has it, and Tara let me use it at the store to make this page! This page took me 2 nights to make! I think it's the most detail I've ever put into a page. I couldn't find a patterned paper that I liked for the background (which is ridiculous if you've seen my paper stash, you'd agree!) so I made my own with the Quickstampz flourish stamp and a couple different colors. then I stamped the squiggles on the sun strips and distressed the edges of all the strips. It was the sun that took most of the time, but I think this is one of my favourite pages. I Love these pics of Ethan. We were at the park last year when I took these. I can't believe how much he's grown since then. It makes me a little sad, because my baby is growing up! Chris thinks I'm funny when I say stuff like that, but it's true, and I think all mom's out there know what I'm talking about! Even my littlest baby is growing so fast! He's already 5 months old! He's started having a little bit of oat cereal already, he's drooling away and I can see some little teeth coming in! I can't believe how fast time goes by!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Blog Makeover

I was getting bored of my old blog layout, so I thought I'd change it up! Now that that's finished, maybe I'll actually get to bed before midnight! Being a night owl has really started to catch up with me now that my kids all of a sudden are waking up at 6:30am! Ethan used to wake up anywhere from 7:30-8:30, now all of a sudden it's 6:30 every morning! Caleb too! Actually, the other morning Caleb woke up at 5:30! And of course it follows the night that I didn't go to bed until 1:30! I can function quite well on a minimum of 5 hours of sleep, but when I've only got 4 under my belt...I'm not that nice! lol either that or I'm too sleepy to be bitchy! I think it was a combination of the two throughout the day!
Anyway, I've got to go and try to sleep...I've got to drive to Kamloops in two days, so I need to get as much sleep as I can because I'm driving solo! My mother in law is coming with us, but she can't drive, and my husband is working...so I'm the only one driving...I will need an intravenus of caffeine and I should be alright!


Card Crazy

I've been really into making cards lately...usually I only make one as I need it and stick mainly to scrapbooking, but I am totally inspired by cards! I LOVE this Close to My Heart stamp and unfortunately it's one that I didn't buy...I borrowed it off my sister in law. It was the stamp of the month last month and I though..."eh, I probably won't use that one" I've already used it like 5 times and I got it from Nae yesterday! So, it's definately one that I'm hoping they bring into the next catalogue! I also used the Flirt gift set, and Gazebo for the capital "S". Maybe I like making cards because I can make them girly and not have to think about what "boyish" layout I'm going to do next! lol I guess that's what happens when you have two boys! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my boys and love making they're pages, but I need a little estrogen every once in a while! I'm quite outnumbered in my house...3 to 1!
anyway...hope ya like the card!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I did these two cards for a Hero Arts complementary colors challenge. I didn't even know I had another Hero Arts stamp...it turns out I have 3! The background is the Hero Arts celebrate wordprints stamp. On the card with the black background, I embossed the stamp with white embossing powder and added some bling to the cake. I added bling to the background on the one with the white background, and a couple little blingies on the cake and stand as well! gotta have the bling! I did the white background first, then it inspired me to use the opposites for the other card. I really liked the first card that I made, but now I can't decide which one I like better...

if you have a favourite, let me know!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Father's Day Card

I just stopped into Creative Accents today and picked up my Chicken Noodle alphabet so I had to use it. It goes perfectly with this cute little Close to My Heart owl stamp that I just got the other day! I'm just kinda starting to stamp more and learning how to color! lol I just used my son's crayola pencil crayons for this stamp because I don't have any fancy markers or anything, but I don't think it's too bad for crayola?
I think I'm becoming a bit obsessed with owls...hehe they're just too cute! Hope my husband likes the father's day card!

Hero Arts & Quickutz

I made this card for the Creative Accents (local scrapbook store) challenge to make a card using Hero Arts stamps and Quickutz dies. When I first read about the challenge on the blog I wasn't going to do it, because I haven't done a lot of stamping and I didn't think I owned any Hero Arts stamps. Then I realized that this one is a Hero Arts stamp. So here it is: I embossed the stamp with white pigment ink, and white embossing powder on a white piece of cardstock. Then I painted over the whole thing with acrylic paint, waited for it to dry, then sanded over the stamped image to bring out the image again. I used the Moxie Skinny Minnie alphabet set too.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Here's a few pics of us at the Ocean. We went to Crescent Beach, and it was great! It wasn't really busy, and the weather was perfect! I'm not really sure why I was kneeling the way I was in the pic of me kneeling behind my name in the sand...I kind of look like I'm grabbing my crotch! lol I can assure you I'm NOT!
On another note, I got a totally wicked sunburn that day! I was shocked because it was hardly sunny out!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Back from Holidays!

So, it's been a while. I'm back from our holiday, and we had a blast! We spent a couple days in Whistler. I've never been there before, so it was great to go somewhere different and see new things! It's so beautiful there! The drive was amazing! It was an extremely whindy road (i'm not sure if I'm spelling that right or not), but I didn't have to drive, so it was all good on my part! My husband was looking forward to the drive, but realized quickly that driving on that kind of road in a mini-van is quite different from the "curve hugging" drive of a Volkswagon Beetle!

We didn't do too much in Whistler, just walked around the villiage, but it was nice and relaxing. I would've loved to go zip-trecking, but I didn't want to put the kids in daycare there. Caleb is way too young for me to feel comfortable with that, and Ethan would've freaked! He's not good with daycare.
After Whistler, came the big day for Ethan! A Day Out With Thomas in Squamish! He had sooo much fun! He got his picture taken with Sir Topin Hat, and Thomas, and he got to take a ride on Thomas the Train! Caleb had fun too chillin out in his throne of a

stroller! There was a little mini train that we all went for a ride on. It was more fun that taking a ride on Thomas! They've got a pretty sweet set up going on at the Heritage Railway Museum!
After Thomas, it was off to Vancouver to visit the In Laws! Chris's aunts and uncles all live down at the coast, and we stayed with his Uncle Dale and Aunty Bev. Thanks for having us if you're reading this!! We had a good visit with his family, and we got to take Ethan to the beach for the first time! I'm not positive, but I think he might've had more fun at the beach

than he did at Thomas! We dug for clams, and flipped over rocks and found crabs and jumped in the ocean! It was a lot of fun! I'm still recovering from the whole trip, but it was definately worth it!

I can't wait until I can get my pics developed and start scrappin them!!