Monday, December 31, 2007

So with the holiday season almost over i thought i should come and post an update on how we're all doing. My mom was down from NB for X-mas she arrived on Sat the 22 and left on the 26th. It was really great having her here, i don't remember the last time she was here for x-mas. The kids were a little spoiled by Santa this year, they got lots of toys that make noise! lucky me...

As for tonight (New Years Eve) it's like any other day in this household, we'll probably just watch a movie and go to bed. On this note i leave you to some pictures.

Oh yeah! i almost forgot, Thank you Erin and Claude for coming over and cropping with me yesterday it was a lot of fun and we definately have to do it again soon! i created 2 layouts that i'm really happy with.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Baby, it's cold outside!

OUF! i just spent 45min outside shoveling the 2 sets of stairs and walks. Can i just tell you i'm really glad that we pay for snow removal on our 2 parkings! i think there was 12 inches of snow (some places more) and it's still snowing! so i can't imagine shoveling the whole thing by hand. My hats off to those that do it with a shovel!!!

UPDATE: ok, it's 5 hrs later and i just came back from shoveling one of the walks (the one we use, obviously) and i swear there must've been another 8 inches (someplaces where it was windy...12 in!) and of course, it's still snowing.

I don't mind it that much, actually it reminds me of the winters we used to have when i was a kid and the snow banks we 6 feet high and you lost your boots in the snow. We haven't had this must snow in i don't know how long. And to think, last year we didn't even have snow at Christmas! We'll be very fortunate this year!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Good news is coming my way….keep checking my blog…..on Dec 18th (hopefully I’ll remember to come update!)

Thursday, December 13, 2007


ok, so i know it's been a while since i last updated my blog. Here's what'S been going on.
Mat leave is over, back to work! i found a job at Fruits & Passion as customer service coordinator for independant markets. I also visited my sister in Saskatoon a few weeks ago. i'll post pics later (as soon as i figure out how to download them from my phone) the week i came back from SK, Brady was sick so i missed a day of work and fell down the stairs with Charlie in my arms; sprained my foot and bumped my head. I'm telling you it was a good week...sarcasm!

It's been a little tough getting back into the whole routine, there's just not enough time during the day to do all that i'd like to do. Unfortunetly no new layouts have been created. i did make a chipboard book, but it's not finished yet, i need to put the pics, but so far i think it looks great!

Sorry to everybody on the forums if i've been out of touch lately, i'll get back into the swing of things soon, most likely after the holidays.

Tonight i'm shopping!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

i finally got back on the horse and started creating again after getting eliminated from the idol contest. i hadn't quit or anything but i was bummed out quite a bit. i've made a few altered books but i made my first complete layout this week since the contest. so here's what i've been up to. oh yeah, a few projects don't have picks yet. i know what their gonna be, i just to take them.

the completed layout.

this is my x-mas card for this year.

our Santa's wish list holder.

this is the inside pockets (our initials are on each pocket)

this is the back of the list holder

a 6x12 layout, i will put in a family picture when i have a good one.

and finally, a chipboard album using the new Love Elsie papers. The front and back cover are covered with the adhesive material in her collection.

Friday, November 09, 2007

short update

i got a job!!! i will be working Customer Service at the head office of Fruits et Passion in Candiac, it's great...only 20 min from the daycare. I start on Nov 19th and i have plenty to do before starting, i did however get a few scrapbooking projects done i just haven't taken the pics yet. soon i promise.

as requested by my mom, here are a few pics of the boys. (i've been lacking in that department too!)

Monday, October 29, 2007

so i want to thank everyone whose supported me through out the gr8 cre8tive idol contest at Just Cre8. Unfortunately i was eliminated during the last round, thanks to all who sent me notes of encouragement and support. I make it sound like it was the end of the world (it isn't) but i was very, very disappointed.

Today i went to the hairdresser's to get a new do. i got my hair colored brown (permanent color) this time and a new cut. I needed a change and i'm hoping this will bring me luck in my job search.

Friday, October 26, 2007

time to vote!

Hello all,

i'm asking for you vote again. With your help i've made it to round 4, this weeks challenge was to create a layout focusing on the journaling and NO pictures. Mine's called "to my boys" I hope you like!

Voting starts tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 10pm

I'm forever grateful for your support.
click here to vote

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

OK, so this past week was Brady's 3rd birthday. He chose the theme...Cars. He also love's Diego and Curious George so i managed to celebrate with all 3 characters. I had made cupcakes to bring at daycare, on these i put little Diego figurines for the kids.

For at home that night i took the same cupcakes and put a Curious George on Brady's with candles.

Here's a picture of Brady and Charlie the day of his birthday. Brady got a bycicle with training wheels from us (he just loves it!) and a Diego coloring book and "the Jungle book" movie from Granpapi (my dad)

Then on Sunday i had a party with some of his friends and family, he got lots of CARS hotwheels and other CARS stuff, we had a really good time and Brady really enjoyed himself. Of course the cake was Lightning McQueen, Brady had chosen the cake mold a few months back (this was the first time i was using a character mold) so i baked the cake on friday, iced it on saturday (took me almost 3 hrs)and we ate it on sunday afternoon. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, but i'm not sure i'd do the "star" icing technique again, it was really long!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

thank you, thank you, thank you...

i made it to the fourth round (again with the most votes?! 24!)
i can't wait to see what the next challenge will be, and thank you so much everybody for supporting me in this contest. I'll let you know when the next vote will take place.

Today is Brady's birthday party, he's 3! his actual b-day was last tuesday, but the party is today. In 1h30 hrs to be exact, so i gotta go and get some things finished!
I'll post some pictures later ( i spent about 3 hrs icing the cake yesterday)

here's the layout i presented for the third challenge.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

it's time again!

Today's the day to place your vote for the Just Cre8 Idol contest. I'm asking again fo r your vote. The voting starts today at 10am and is open until 10pm. My layout is called "07 favs" you can place your votes here.

thanks again everybody for your support, it means alot to me.

update: due to some technical problems this morning, voting got underway around noon, so they have extended the voting period until 11h59pm tonight. If you though it was too late, well you've got a second chance! Thanks again!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

cross your fingers

i just got a call for an interview, tomorrow, at Fruits et Passion for a customer service position. Cross your fingers for me, i need to find a job.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I made it to the 3rd round! finished with the most votes...17!!! that 11 more than last round. I'm dumbfounded! Thank you sooooo much to everybody that voted for me. the next challenge voting will take place next saturday between 10am and 10pm.

Friday, October 12, 2007

don't forget...

to go vote for my layout on the Just Cre8 website tomorrow Saturday Oct 13th, between 10am and 10pm. My layout is called "Latte" you can't miss it, it's the one with a big Starbucks coffee on it! Help me make it to round 3! Thanks a bunch, i appreciate everyones help!

vote here

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


ok so i'm done my layout for challenge #2 for the Just Cre8 Idol contest. The voting will take place on Saturday october 13th between 10am and 10pm. I'd really appreciate your vote. Thank you! You can see my layout here.

on another note, we went apple picking last week at la Pommeraie d'Or in Rougemont. it's the best place ever! there's a petting farm, a fenced in playground, tourtiere and really good doughnuts... oh yeah and apples too! Here are a few pics.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

I made it!

thank you! thank you! thank you! to all who voted for me.... i made it to round 2! I'll be needing your votes on saturday the 13th from 10am to 10 pm. Our challenge is using stamps this time. Here is the layout i made for round 1 (we had to use 8 of one thing, i had 8 letters and 8 buttons)TFL!

Friday, October 05, 2007

don't forget...

Today's the day i need your vote! Voting starts tonight at 8 pm. click here. mine is the one called "this face" and my name is Sabel on the forum. besides you'll probably recognize Charlie's sweet face. Thanks again, love you all!

Monday, October 01, 2007

new layouts

here's an update on the latest layouts i've made but haven't posted.

i made the first 3 for the Just Cre8 online crop that finishes tonight... don't forget to go vote for my layout next friday starting at 8pm (voting closes saturday at 11h59pm) please register in advance on the site here. Thanks

these two (Encore! and Remarquable) i did for a scraplift challenge on Scrapbook Centrale.

the next 2 (Lutin and Songeur) were made for specific calls for Scrapbook Extra french magazine, and neither was picked...i don't know why?......i think they're really nice.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Just Cre8!

Is having a mega "Revive & Rejuven8" online crop this week-end, check them out here. I'll also be taking part in their "Gr8 Cre8tive Idol" contest, so please register on their forum and vote for my layout, here. Voting starts on Oct 5th starting at 8 pm until Oct 6th 11h59 pm. This contest will take place over the next 6 weeks, the winner will be a part of their design team for 3 months. I really want's like a second chance since i wasn't picked the first time around when they were looking for Design Team members. This site has awesome kits and they make their own stamps too.

i'll be working on my layout for the first challenge and uploading it during the week.
Thanks for your support everybody!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

i'm so excited! My photography classes are starting tonight. I'm starting with Camera Basics. i'm finally gonna learn how to 'really' use my camera in manual mode!

on another note, my FIL has been transferred to a rehab hospital in Laval.
Still no news for my dad.

Friday, September 14, 2007

new layout

i made this layout this morning. I'm taking a month long, online class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. This is one of the pages we had to do. Gretchen (our teacher) wanted us to use our favorite color combo and get inspired by her sketch. Here's my layout. here are two other little projects i loved doing. A journaling tag and some gift tags.