Sunday, May 23, 2010

A challenge card

Working on some of the new cards for my shop I have decided to also work on some challenges as I like to see how my interpretation of a sketch eventually comes out.

This card was done for the challenge over at Technostamper, here is the sketch

and here is my interpretation:

Have a great Sunday, we are off to the Rodeo today, should hopefully have pics to share tonight it I don't forget my camera AGAIN!!!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

In the scrapbooking groove

For quite some time I had lost my desire to do any scrapbooking, it was a bit of a chore. I am not sure if it was the wedding invitations I made for my neice with little or no notice (which meant I was making invitations some nights till 3 a.m.) or just a little creative rut. Whatever it was it doesn't seem to matter any longer as I have been really enjoying my scrapbooking time these days.

I put the following together last night. One card for my Etsy shop, some diecuts for the shop, and a layout for Brendans book.

Not sure how much more I will get done this week. It is going to be a crazy one, getting ready for the wedding next weekend, the following day is Rorys 40th birthday dinner, and then the next day we leave for Alaska, (Rory isn't making this trip so I am scouting it out to see if we will want to go again, if any of you have done this trip, a cruise, let me know if you have any pointers). So there will be a lot of last minute things to do but I am hoping to get most of it done this long weekend.

Cheers ;)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Sock Monkey notecards listed tonight

I have been able to find some scrapbook time and put together the following notecards. I think they are so cute.

You can find them in my Etsy shop.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Oh you know you are getting old when......

after mowing the lawn you can't move.

Yep that was me today. Not sure why this happened as I do this every week with no problems but today ouch!!

Cheers :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New additions to the Etsy shop

I have been able to get some work done this week for my Etsy shop. The items below are the newest additions.

These can all be found in my shop,

I also found some time (because the Eagles concert I had tickets to was cancelled) to put together a personal layout. Here is my next Olympic layout, this one is for Brendans book.

Happy Sunday to all :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Golf Time, lol

I have been a hockey fan for as long as I can remember. I thought this year was going to be the year that my team, The Canucks, would make it to the end and take home the cup.

Well not to be :( Instead it is golf time for the team.
This is why I decided to put together an Etsy feature about golf. Pretty good timing too I think with Fathers Day just around the corner.

I hope you enjoy these golf related items as much as I did. The links for the items are just below the pictures

Happy Golfing!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Slime, Goo worms and scrapbooking

The last few days have been fun. Yesterday Brendan had a blast ball game, seriously funny to watch, the kids go every which way but where they are supposed to. They have a blast so it's all good.

Then of course it's playoff season for the Canucks, so after the game I raced home only to be disappointed. They lost, one of the most frustrating games I have watched in quite some time. Go Canucks Go.

Trevor had a game today, he is getting so much better, I am really proud of him. I see improvements every game and practice but more importantly I see his confidence growing as well.

In between all that we had an evening making slime and goo worms. Trevor received a goo kit for his birthday, it's teaches little science experiments regarding how and why the goo worms and slime came to be. I was expecting it to be really messy but it really wasn't and they had a blast.

I was also able to find a few minutes to get some scrapbooking done. Here is my first of many Olympic layouts.


Monday, May 3, 2010

A wonderful weekend

This past weekend was a blast!
On Friday evening after realizing that we dropped Trevor onto a ballteam and didn't teach him the fundamentals I decided to spend the evening with him one on one going over all that is baseball.
He had a team practice on Thursday and I kept looking at him on this team full of kids roaring to play and just kept thinking he looked like a deer in headlights, then my own headlight or lightbulb went off. Although he had played tee-ball for 2 years they never taught him the game and neither did we, and here we (Rory and I) just expected he would know the terminology and plays, poor kid.
After about 45 minutes it started to pour, he didn't care, he just was happy to learn the game.

Saturday we kept up with the baseball theme and headed to the batting cage. Trevor has been hit by a few pitches and now has a fear of the ball, the batting cage was my way of trying to get him past that fear. I am happy to say after watching his practice tonight that I think it was a success.

On Sunday we decided to take a mini road trip to Seattle, more specifically Snoqualmie WA. The Snoqualmie falls are there and before this weekend I didn't even know they existed, absolutely beautiful sight! After viewing the falls we headed to a 50's theme diner, the food was amazing.

All enjoyed milkshakes and burgers, mmmmmmm. Finally we walked across the street to the Railroad Museum and took a ride on this old train, these cars are being refurbished by volunteers and although they still need a bit of work it was quite amazing to walk through these old cars.

Ended the day with some shopping at Target (oh I want one in B.C.) and then waited for about an hour to get through the border. It was a long day for sure but a total blast!!