Saturday, August 16, 2008

September kit is here!!!

The Just Cre8 September kit has been revealed. You can see it in all it's yumminess here.

in the meantime here are 3 of my creations so far. i have another one planned for a LYL (leaving your legacy) challenge that i will be posting on Sept 5th. In the meantime, you can see here for the other challenges that have been posted so far from the other girls.

Yesterday i spent the evening at Claude's house to scrap a little. Thanks my dear i had a blast! Noemi came to spend the evening with us, she didn't scrap, she was busy finishing up the decoration on some hairpins for her wedding on Sunday, well tomorrow. I hope they have really good weather.
I had time to make 1 layout and 1 card. i think i want to put a few finishing touches on my layout, but once i'm happy with it, i'll post it.

thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

i wanted to wish my friend Melanie and her family a big Congratulations of the arrival of their little girl Brianna.

Congrats my friend! i can't wait to meet the little angel in person!
Here are some pics from the cottage.

this is the view from our deck

the right side of the beach, it looks as though there were lots of rocks but there was a decent amount of sand. there was a lot of seaweed but that didn't seem to bother the kids. the water was very cold so we didn't really go swimming but we did walk along the edge of the water.

this is the cottage we rented.

Brady going towards the left side of the beach

charlie walking on the beach

and this has got to be my favorite picture of the whole week. I took this one on one of our morning walks, as you can tell it was quite windy.

on a scrap note, i decided to apply to the Fancy Pants DT. i know my chances are slim to none, but i figure it's part of the whole process. If i want my name out there, i have to put it out there right?!

I also received my september Just Cre8 DT kit. i've already done 1 layout. i can't wait to show you, i think you will like the kit.

My friend Michelle came over yesterday and we cropped all day long. i did this little project with the august kit, i did 1 layout for the FP DT call and a layout for JC8.

here's the little project (the others you'll see in due time)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

latest layouts

Sorry i'm still having problems uploading my pics from the trip (maybe they're too big, i'll have to resize them)

in the meantime, i realized that i had forgotten to post the layouts for the August kit. so here you go! and i still have 1 project to do before the end of the month.

and this one is not part of the kit, but i made it with some stuff out of my stash (that is not used enough) it's with a picture i took of Brady on one of our morning walks on the beach (this is my favorite photo of the whole week)

Sunday, August 03, 2008

back from vacation

ok so i was away on vacation and that's why it's been a long time since i posted. i've been back for a week but it was just so hard to get back into the everyday beat of things AND it was super busy at the office.

We spent a week at a cottage in Cap Pele, NB. we were 200 feet from the ocean, it was great! Although we did really get great sunny weather the whole week, most days it would rain at least once during the day or if was really cloudy and cool (that didn't stop us from going down to the beach and play in the sand). We did however get 1 1/2 days of sunny, hot weather.

We left on friday night after work and slept in Riviere-du-Loup. Saturday, we had to meet up with the ex in St-Leonard, NB to pick up Emilie. Then we drove to Fredericton, spent a few hours at my mom's and Gerard's house. Gerard made really yummy roasted chicken on the BBQ and strawberry shortcakes for desert! yummmmm............ We got to meet Gerard's boys and their wife (son)/girlfriend. It was a good coincidence because Ghislain and Fiona live in Halifax and they just happened to come down for a last minute visit. Yves and Chantal live in the same neighbourhood. It's a small world i went to high school with the boys. Ghislain was 1 year below me and Yves was in my sister's grade. So after supper we drove to Cap Pele, about a 2 1/2 hour drive. The cottage was nice and cozy. it had 3 bedrooms so we each had our own (the boys shared theirs).

on a side note, can i just say thank goodness for portable DVD players. i don't know how are parents ever traveled when we were young.

Since the weather wasn't that nice we had daily outings; we went to Moncton and spent a day at Crystal Palace (indoor amusement park) and Chapters. We did a day at Moncton's Magnetic Hill Zoo, we went in to Shediac almost on a daily basis. We also went to Hopewell Rocks which is between Moncton and Saint-John. And of course on the day it was really nice we went to Parlee beach in Shediac. On Friday my mom and Gerard spent the day at the cottage with us and stayed overnight on the pull out couch, we left the next morning to come back to MTL. We dropped Emilie off in QC city and got home at 9h30 or 10, i don't remember.

Can i just say Cap Pele is a really nice little town, we'd love to own a cottage/small house with an ocean view there as a future retirement place.

I really got to enjoy some "good" alone time with Brady. Every morning he would wake up at about 6 - 6h30 and since the cottage he would've woken everybody up so me and him would go down for a walk on the beach. i brought my camera a few times and Brady and I took some pictures. My favorite picture of him is one that i took one of those mornings. Can i just tell you he took some really decent, even nice, pictures for a 3 1/2 year old!
Here are some pics from the trip:

ok, i keep getting an error so i'll post some pics tomorrow.