Sunday, November 11, 2012

I changed it again

My hair that is! Last February I died my hair fushia, I loved it but had to get rid of it for my sister 's wedding last June. It was really hard to remove from my hair. In fact it still shows in some places. Last week I was finally able to get what I wanted - light blonde with colored ends. She bleached my roots left some of what was left (blond highlights and left over pink) then I chose a gorgeous deep Purple for the ends. Sorry for the akward picture I'm using the Blogger app on my phone and it won't let me flip my picture


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Painting with the kids

Today I decided to take out some canvases (cause I have a lot) and get the kids to paint with me. Charlie is my more creative child but Brady willingly participated. Charlie painted a minecraft pumpkin that was shot and Brady also painted a scene out of minecraft with a creeper.

I also started a canvas, I think I have a good base going not too sure what I'm gonna do to finish it all up. If you're wondering what the red all over is well I had a candle burning and I thought there was too much wax, so I took a spoon and pour all over -it smells wonderful! It was an apple candle from Bath & Body Works.

This is my first post using the blogger app for iPhone so if things look wonky I apologize.
Until next time
Bella

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

mojo motivator!

talk about a good way to get back into things; i'm one of this week's spotlight designers on 365 cards AND i won the prize from Crimson Cloud,  this is the card i had submitted for their sketch challenge.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lucky 7 Factory crop

Hello,

i have layouts to share!!!!  yay!
yesterday i spent the day cropping with my buddies Claude, Erin, JJ and Eliane at the all-day crop organized by Lucky 7 Factory.  For those who don't know who they are well they are a Quebec scrapbook papers and embellishments company.  We all received lots of goodies, they do a lot of embellies by hand which is nice.  The crop was extreamly well organized and the food was good too!

unfortunately i arrived late due to a family emergency but i still managed to make 4 layouts and 1 card.  I think it helped that there was a 30 min challenge and a "musical page" challenge.  That last one was interesting enough, we each started a page and after 5 min we'd pass it to the person to our left, we were 5 at our table so all 5 did something on all 5 layouts - not 1 came out looking similar.  Mine ended up very eccletic, i had just arrived and hadn't unpacked yet so i just grabbed a stencil and some ink, i did some ink drop on the too but used a paper towel to absorb it and it smeared, looks a bit like a nose bleed but other that that i like it.

 this is the "musical page" layout. see what i mean by nose bleed...

K-time
here's what i know was used...
washi tape, dylusionals, Balzer design stencil, Ranger distress ink, AC thickers


the 30 min challenge - i'm finding this one a little too plain so i think i'm gonna be adding something; maybe some clouds using a texture medium - i'll repost it when i'm done with it
One fine day
cs: Bazzill
pp: Authentique
letters: AC thickers
mushroom: L7F 
other: Dylusional inks (blue, teal and yellow), Fiskars border punch(upper crest)


ok now onto my better stuff:
back 2 school 
pp: Authentique, BoBunny
letters: AC Thickers
other: washi tape, MR robot, L7F embellishments, Jillibean Soup ribbon, Dylusional (red), number stencil, real library card and pocket from my mom (she works in a library), EK success border punch (notebook page)


Here's my card, i just love the Taylored Expression cuppie images

Bonjour card
cs: bazzill
pp: L7F
ink: memento, copics (E13,E31,E35,E50,C1,C3,C5,C7,YG0000,YG95,G0000,G20,G85,G99,BG0000,BG11,BG13,BG45,BG49,B0000,B00,R20,R32,R35,RV32,W00,W3,W5,W7)
image: Taylored Expression
other: twinery (licorice twine), washi tape, spellbinder die, pop dots


and my FAVORITE layout of the day
1er jour d'ecole
pp: L7F, Authentique
letters: doodlebug
ink: Ranger distress, memento
image: Octopode factory
other: washi tape, L7F embellishements, Studio Calico kraft star stickers (colored in black), Silhouette 

Thanks for stopping by,
Bella

Thursday, September 13, 2012

365 cards sketch challenge

here's my card for the weekly sketch challenge at 365 cards.  This card came together very quickly.  I used a plain craft card base, 3 of the 5 ribbons from a Crate Paper ribbon pack and a coordinating 3d sticker embellishment from the same collection.   I stamped in Memento (tuxedo black) ink the sentiment "wishing you ...tranquili-tea" with a Stamping Bella stamp.  
thanks for stopping by, 
Bella

Sunday, September 09, 2012

i'm a color runner...maybe more of a walker



yup it looks like so much fun that i had to sign up even though i'm not a runner, nor a jogger.  It's only 5K and i'm hoping i'll be able to run at least 3 out of 5.  I could walk the whole thing if i wanted to it's really mostly for fun.   and its so COLORFUL, how could i not do it!

wish me luck, it's on october 13th!  I've been walking/jogging at 3-4 times a week (since last week)

Friday, August 31, 2012

First day of school

Yesterday was the first day of school for the boys. Mommy's happy and a little sad since Charlie is now in school and no longer at home with me. I will miss my time with him. <3 a="a" and="and" charlie="charlie" chocolate="chocolate" couch.="couch." cuddles="cuddles" day="day" e="e" for="for" had="had" half="half" he="he" him="him" hot="hot" last="last" latte="latte" lots="lots" mommy="mommy" nbsp="nbsp" of="of" on="on" one="one" outing.="outing." starbucks="starbucks" the="the" today="today" we="we" went="went" with="with">

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Saturated Canary blog candy

Hi there!  Do you love Saturated Canary?  well I DO!!! lots!  i just bought 3 more images yesterday...i like hoarding them :)  if you don't know Krista's work well check out her shop and all the gorgeous images she's got. 

 

Head on over to Fluttabyz Designs blog, she's got a 20$ gift certificate for SC up for grabs
 here's a few that i've colored with my copics  to make Christmas cards with.
(I did make the cards, i just didn't take the pictures before giving them away last year)




Friday, July 06, 2012

my sister's wedding

my baby sister got married on June 2nd 2012.  She got her photos done by Crystal at Joi Photography.  You can see some of her wedding photos on the blog here  unfortunetly i can't show you a picture but please got take a quick peek, it's worth it :)

on another note, i have started scrapbooking again and i'll be back soon with some pictures of my latest projects.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Parents of twins to appeal denial of double benefits | CTV News

Way to go Chris! A high school classmate of mine is taking a stand for parents of twins to get the same parental leave rights as a parent of a single child. i'm behind him 100%

Parents of twins to appeal denial of double benefits | CTV News

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Whole Brain Teaching: Grade 1 Classroom

found this video on Pinterest. Ok, i don't know who this teacher is but i wish ALL teachers were like her. She seems to have such a way with the kids. awesome!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How Many Calories Do I Need? Week #4 Challenge

I am loving Cassey Ho! if you don't know her check out her videos on YouTube. this is this week's challenge, which i thought i'd share with you how to calculate how many calories you need a day. Then after you watch this one, check out her POP pilates videos, they are awesome. I'm just starting a regular exercise routine trying to get in shape for this summer and well...forever. Again this year my new year's resolution is get healthy, get in shape and take better care of myself. I didn't do it last year (shame on me!) i find it hard to find the motivation and the will power to actually do it! In my head i can see myself with 30 lbs less, but let's face it; it won't happen by magic! i have to do the work. I started to eat better 3 weeks ago and i haven't found it incredibly tough so far so maybe my mind is ready to do it, let's hope so... :) i'll keep you guys in the loop of how i'm doing (maybe once a week of something, i'll see...)


have a great day! i'm off to do a POP pilates routine

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Practical Scrappers layout contest - vote today only

good morning! 

as you all know i haven't been scrapping much lately but in the hopes of getting back into it more regularly i entered my "Charlie @ 4" layout in the practical scrappers layout contest.  If i move onto round 2, it'll force me to make another one (so soon!)  So i'm in group 6 and you can only vote today.  i will find out this w-e if i'm moving on to round 2.
ok, so i hate to ask but could you please please go vote for my layout over at practical scrappers.  Thank you!!!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

first layout of 2012, hopefully not the last

ok so this is a good start to the year.  as you've all noticed (for those of you who still check out my blog) i haven't scrapped a layout in quite some time!  So two of my friends are on the "Let's capture these sketches" so i thought i'd check them out and play along. This is for Sketch challenge #114 or 115 i'm not sure since there are two numbers on the blog post... anyhow here it is, i'm only missing Charlie's answers to the questions so i'll do it tomorrow morning.