Sunday, October 17, 2010

Catching Up

Saying that time flies is an understatement wouldn't you say? If you stop to take a single breath several things get left behind and all of a sudden you haven't blogged in 2 weeks, Mount Washmore starts to take over the laundry room and you wonder where all the spoons went. The CIBC Run For The Cure took up a lot of time and energy but it was SO WORTH IT!!! Our team, the Bandanna Bandits, took the top prize for the most donations from a team of family and friends. What an honour! We raked in over $17,700 to help defeat breast cancer. It was a truly amazing experience. Now that that has died down a bit and life has gotten back to normal, I got a handle on the house, threw an epic birthday party for my boy and even cleared a path to my scrapbooking desk. Shocking, I know. I am actually going to share pictures here of the before and after. No big redesign or anything, it's just mind blowing how much crap was in there. Stay tuned.

And lately I have been trying to make a few Artist Trading Cards. So fun and cute! It's so much nicer than scrawling my blog address on a scrap of card stock and giving it to someone, don't you think? There are many fabulous ways to display these little babies and 7Gypsies is one of my fave companies so it is highly tempting to start collecting these from other artists. This is one I did with some Kiki Art product. A big thank-you to Linda Shewchuk for sending me all the goodies! Kiki Art is not sold here in Saskatoon but hopefully that will change someday soon. What a great Canadian company. I am also working on a blog post from waaaay back in the summer from when I went to the Bloomin' Inn in Pincher Creek, Alberta. Some girls there wanted to see my first scrapbook page. And I like them enough to actually show it here. LOL I am trying SO hard to convince them to come to Sask Scraps next month. If you have attended the event before leave your best experience in the comments to try to convince Janis and Keri to come on down to our fair province! These girls consider themselves "beginner" scrapbookers and think they annoyed me by borrowing my stuff. Don't believe them, it's a lie! They were a riot and completely inspired me the whole weekend. But I'll leave the details for another post. Have a wonderful week! xox


Ken said...

Nice job on the fund raising Kate! Way to go.. =)

Jerri-Lea said...

First off Congratulations!! Your team did and job!!!
Artist trading cards! Nice!! I'm still going to continue to grab a scrap piece of paper until I'm brave enough to attempt that!
As for scrapbooking, I cannot wait to go to SK Scraps! Not sure what to expect, not sure how much I'll get done but know I'll have fun! I have to admit to being a bit intimidated by all the talent that is there. My pages are very simple but do tell a story and preserve memories... maybe I'll get some inspiration for some art-scrapbook-pages!!

sassy said...

wozers great job on the $! you do so much!

Keri said...

Can't wait to see that first page. We'll take some pictures of our first pages, as well and post them for you. Also, I promise we'll look into Sask Scraps for next year...this year I can't miss out on a couples weekend in Whistler.