Tuesday, August 28, 2007

check this out!

Ok so on Saturday my hubby and I bought ourselves a little treat. Our coffee machine (just a regular percolator) wasn't working very well and we had to change it soon. What you must know is that we're both big fans of Starbucks coffee, and at 5$ a pop it's getting quite expensive. so we bought ourselves this loverly gadget! Let me tell you it was money well spent, we've used it at least 2-3/day.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

new weekly challenge

I got the MM newsletter last week and checked out this weekly challenge that was started by 2007 MMMaster Crystal Jeffrey and i decided to join in. Here was the challenge: Ok for the background of your page I want you to use part of a magazine. Any part! Paste it on in any manner you choose. You can just cut a square from it, you can tear and layer it - just play around.

Next I want you to find an interesting object and make it into a stamp. Now don't play it safe - find something you would never normally use. Could be the bottom of a tic tac container, a piece of crumpled paper, a stick - just look at the world around you and see what you can find. You want to start training yourself to look at your surroundings in new ways. You might be surprised what you find. Stamp on your page using ink, paint, dirt...anything you want!

Last thing I want you to add is a word that sums up what this journal is all about for you today. This may change over time but think about what it means to you today. Add it to you page. If you feel you want to add more words you can or leave it as it.

Add anything else you want to your page so that you feel it is complete. It is your page that you are making just for you. There will be no one to judge it or tell you that you did it wrong. If it doesn't turn out the way you expected then that is ok. As you play around more you will relax and you pages will start to turn out as you want. Funny, but relaxing your creative rules sometimes take practice!

So here is what i made.

so i wanted just writting in the backround so i tore up some pieces of a magazine article. Then i wanted to have coffee stains on it, so i used my Starbucks coffee cup that i drank that day and some leftover coffee, unfortunately it faded a lot when it dried so we can't see it very much but hey it was a first try and i decided to leave it as is. That's what these exercise are all about right, trying new techniques.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

i'll be back with an update shortly but you have got to go visit this lady's blog, she's absolutely hilarious and i hope she writes a book someday!

she had this video on her blog and you can't help but laugh, i had tears in my eyes and nearly peed myself. Enjoy!

Friday, August 03, 2007

pics, pics and more pics...

ok so here are the pics of the mini-album i made to remember my trip to NB with the boys.

and aren't my kids cute?!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

in need of an update

Me thinks, i've let myself go! it's been a while since my last post...sorry to the few that actually come and read me. Last wednesday (the 25th) the girls (Sabee, MissKarine, JosieSensi) came over for a crop. I finished my little album in souvenir of my trip to NB with the boys. On friday i got the good visit from my high school friend Christina, she was driving through on her way to Ottawa, and i got to meet her beau Chris. He's seems like a real sweetie. Saturday Emilie went back home after a month long visit, it went by a lot faster than i thought. So Dave took Charlie with him and drove her to Drummondville where they met up with her mom. During which time i took Brady to the movies to go see Ratatouille. I think he needed this special time with me alone because he spent all of July having to fight for attention because there was one more kid than usual. He's slowly gotten a little better this week, he's listening a bit more. But he still pushes my buttons so bad! i swear i think he does it on purpose!!! On the scrapbooking side i've finished up my NB souvenir album (i entered it in a contest, they were supposed to annouce the winner yesterday but it hasn't been posted yet so who knows!?) then i did a layout for a DT submission, which i'm hoping i'll get but they'll be abboucing that one on Aug 15th so i can't show you my LO until then, and lastly i did a layout for a sscraplift challenge on SC, i think it turned out great! Once the challenge is finished (i think mid-Aug) i'll post my LO. I don't know if i can post it before. i'll be back tonight to post the pics of my mini-book.