Monday, July 30, 2007

I'm Completely DROWNING in...

DONATIONS!!! Thank-you SO MUCH to everyone who is sending me gently used scrapbooking supplies for my Fall class for underpriviledged kids. The class is for grades 7 through 12 and I am sorting, sorting, sorting all the great stuff you have sent!!! It's absolutely overwhelming how generous people are in the scrapbooking world. If the world leaders were scrapbookers we wouldn't have any war :0)

So I have another ultra FAB, totally amazing artist to give a HUGE shout out to for her kind heart and generosity:

CATHY PASCUAL ~ ~ ~ *Cheer!*

You rock the world girl! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for your donation.

Please check out Cathy's Blog and her awesome profile on Scrap In Style. Find some really wonderful inspiration and leave lots of comments for her about how fantastic she is!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Please Remember...

You are loved. You are blessed. You are a child of God.

Tomorrow marks the 6th anniversary of the untimely and certainly unjust death of Jody Ferlaak's beloved daughter Teagan. Jody is an amazing inspiration to me as a Mother, a woman and a scrapbooker. I stumbled across her blog quite by accident one day earlier this year and read her heartbreaking story. Now I read her blog daily and am reminded each and every day of how precious my life is. The lives of my child and husband and how important our walk with the Lord is. Please remember how special small moments are. Like 25 kisses. And when your child is begging for your attention to look at their latest drawing and you sternly say "Out of my kitchen! Mummy is making supper!" It only takes a moment. A precious moment of connecting one heart to another. The chicken won't burn. Just kneel down and appreciate the little life you created. That 12 seconds will leave an imprint on their heart. {And it's so much easier than chasing them out of the kitchen for the next 45 minutes.} Appreciate. Love. Learn. Open your heart to the amazing things God has given you and has in store for you in the future. Scrapbooking is an outlet for Jody and she inspires us all as a Fashionista on the Scrap In Style TV website. Check her out. Your life will change. I guarantee it. We love you Jody and our prayers are with you this weekend.

"If happiness were tangible, I think you could have grabbed a handful of it in our place yesterday." ~Jody Ferlaak after her daughter Bella's 5th birthday party. Keep reaching for that Joy.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Can you die from Camera Withdrawl?

My camera is broken. Again. This is the second time I've had to send it away for the same problem! SO frustrating. No taking pics of the family, my layouts, nothing. No new pics for the blog. Zip, zero, ziltch. It took 2 weeks for it to come back last time. Can I die from this??? What is up with all these elctronic problems in my life? I'll have to start scrapping in smaller sizes just so I can scan my layouts. My life has been one big long computer glitch lately.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cool Things You Should Totally Check Out

I haven't mentioned this in a while, but I SO want to go on this Cruise. Leica Forrest is one of the instructors and it just looks like it's going to be a BLAST! Can you imagine being on a cruise ship with a bunch of crazy canuck scrapbookers? Boggles the mind! I just wanted to give the Cruise and especially LEICA a huge shout out today because she is helping me out with my scrapbooking class that starts in the fall. I'll post many more details about that later in the summer but it's for kids grades 7 through 12 who otherwise would not be able to afford to scrapbook. I am going to help them with that along with some of my fellow scrapdivas! So please check out Leica's blog, tell her Kate sent you and tell her how fabulous she is. Also, check out the details for a crop that is being held in Saskatoon to help her with sponsorship of some of her class materials for the cruise. Wish I could be there Leica! You're a doll, thank-you SO MUCH!

Help me, I'm melting

It's really muggy and hot here today. I'm trying to do all the great challenges on the SIS website but all I can think about is one of these:

MMMMM...Starbucks Grande Mocha Frappuccino.

How fast can UPS deliver?!?

Friday, July 20, 2007

Doesn't EVERYone know Mr. Vuitton???

So we got our floors replaced this week. That's a good thing...the carpets were starting to emit an odor in this heat. Yup, gross. Now we have new lino in the kitchen and laminate throughout the rest of the upstairs. Not what I would have chosen but it's not our house and we didn't pay for it. But in the process, my house was a disaster. With a capital D. So to cut down on the amount of damage to my nice stuff, I piled it all up in the linen closet because in my world nobody needs to mess with a closet to replace flooring. Apparently I am not up on how to replace flooring because I came back to get my keys and the closet door was removed. And there was a bunch of gross tools piled in there. Right on top of my Louis Vuitton purse. Yes, you read that correctly. I mean, come on...even ex-con, nose been broken 12 times, smokes like a chimney, guy named Biff knows a brand name like Louis Vuitton, RIGHT??? Um, No. Now this is the part where the angel on my shoulder insists I reveal that the handbag in question is a knock off from Thailand but let's face it folks, if it looks like Vuitton, smells like Vuitton and walks like can totally pass it off as Vuitton. And it's as close as I'm ever going to get to the $1200 original. So in my world, that is my Luis Vuitton purse. And they put tools on it. That is my rant for the day. I have new floors and Louis seems to be none the worse for wear. I'll never leave him alone again.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Off Line and Out of Control

In true RCMP form, we were told very last minute that our new floors are getting installed on Thursday. My hubby just called the flooring place, turns out they will be here in 2 hours. I have to unhook all the electronics and move them downstairs so the blog will be dead for a couple of days. But I get new floors! It's an okay trade off. Blessings and peace to all until Thursday.

And by tommorow I of course meant Monday

I said I'd post pictures on Saturday...well I just found out that we are getting our entire upstairs flooring replaced this week. Like in 4 days...oh the joys of Force Housing. So I have a lot of stuff to move and clean. Blogging has been pushed aside a little (doesn't it always?) but I just had to get these pictures on today. My RAK turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself! Cosmo Cricket rocks! I picked out a little CC folded mini album that can be folded 2 different ways to get 2 different colour combos and comes complete with punch out tabs! I thought it was totally cute. So I threw in some ribbon, buttons, bling and a package of matching CC tags from the Jitterbug Collection. Here's the RAK in it's "raw" form:

And here's the little album I threw together with the kit. It's supposed to have pictures of my niece in it but I live in the middle of nowhere and have to get my pictures mailed to me. So in all the blank spots just imagine pictures of a totally cute and goofy 6 year old.

It was just a quick little project so I could show it finished, but I love stuff like that. Quick and simple. Ladies, thank-you for dropping by my blog and enjoy your RAK!

Stay tuned this week for some great featured artists who have contributed to my scrapbooking class project. Many blessings today everyone!

Friday, July 13, 2007

All kinds of COOL stuff!

Ok, ok, so I'm a bad blogger. It's been sweltering hot here and I have to spend my days chasing my half naked son through the yard with the hose. It's the little things we should appreciate! So check this out if you want to tell the world you are blessed and if you want to bless someone in return by lending your support! I've ordered mine...where is yours?!?

P.S. I am working on sending out my RAKs as well. They weren't cool enough last week so I decided to wait until this week to send them out. I'll post a pic tomorrow of the RAK goodness!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pray And Hold Your Loved Ones Close

My Best Friend Keli told me over the weekend that a friend of hers from highschool lost her husband in an accident over the weekend. They have 2 small children. Please take a moment to pray for this family. I won't be posting scrap stuff today. Let's hold our families close and thank God for our blessings. Please also pray for Keli who is traveling to Lethbridge to be with Andrea in her time of need. Pray for safety, comfort and strength.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Still Singin' With Willie

On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again...

We're still in S'toon and won't be leaving until next week. Gotta get a little hot tubin' in with Keli before we go home! I'm still workin' on that Kel! Just wanted to pop in and say I'm still alive even in this heat which I secretly do love. It's great for the skin. I found a little bit of gorgeousness to wear to my SIL's wedding and I can't believe it's actually a dress. That makes me feel pretty. The last dress that actually did that was my wedding dress. 4.5 years ago. So a woo hoo for me! I'll post totally FAB pictures of my darn cute self when I get home. Just had to brag a little about Monday's shopping trip to JSI where I picked up some FANTASTIC stuff. Mostly paper but a few other fun things as well. Totally got my hands on some Sah-WEET Scenic Route paper. Can't wait to get home to scrap! Also like to warn everyone of the talents of Laura the enabler. She and Keli helped me spend...oh, a LOT in just over 30 minutes. My husband may decide one day to read this blog so I better plead the 5th on the exact amount. It was a fun, fun day. Look for lots of new LOs to be posted next week!