Monday, September 22, 2008

Holy Smokes! Has it been that long?

I know, I know...MIA again. Will be back later for an update so for now here's a little quiz...LOL...had to take it ;)

Your Autumn Test Results
You are a dynamic, vibrant person. You aren't afraid to pursue your passions.

When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.

You prefer change to come slowly. You need a long transition period when your life changes.

You find love to be the most comforting thing in the world. You feel at peace when you're with your loved ones.

Your ideal day is active and full. You like to keep busy with your favorite things, and you appreciate a routine.

You tend to live in the moment. You enjoy whatever is going on, and you don't obsess over the past or future.







What Your Handbag Says About You



You tend to be relaxed throughout the day. You are naturally at peace.



You are a high maintenance person. You feel lost outside of your normal environment.



You are open and comfortable with who you are. You don't hide anything.



You are a very creative person. Your life tends to be a whirlwind, but you always seem to pull it together.



You are practical and down to earth. You tend to be a rather reserved and quiet person.








Your Taste in Music:



Country: Highest Influence

Classic Rock: High Influence

Pop: Medium Influence

Adult Alternative: Low Influence

Eighties: Low Influence








You Are 24% Bitchy



You're a pretty sweet person, and you're definitely not prone to bitchy outbursts.

Sometimes, though, you can't help thinking mean thoughts about people. But at least you don't act on them!

Friday, May 9, 2008

MIA

Sorry folks....I KNOW I've been missing *sigh* hubby has been home, gone again and is due home on Wednesday...YAYYYYY! But hey, IT"S SPRING ~and yes Colleen, I shouted it just for you *snicker* up there in the land of snow and ice. Most of our snow is gone....'cept for that dang pile still sitting by the pool....grrrr...I am going to amend my earlier claim though and we will be in the pool in June (instead of July) and still have a pile of snow...oh well....somewhere for hubby to stick his beer to keep it cold....ROFLMBO...

But really, I've been just busy doin' the spring house cleaning *yuck - I really need a cleaning lady...LOL* and painted the whole inside of the house...LOL...but for the bathroom...still trying to decide whether we are going to gut it or just patch it for now....LOL...hubby may decide by the time he leaves again, then it'll be ME running around, piling thing in the truck and then trying to find somebody to help me unload it...who says the man has no brains?? Sounds pretty smart to me...wish I could pull it off...ROFL...

Anyway, I do have some new layouts that I will get uploaded soon....Marcel & Alice's cutie Dawson has been my favorite person to scrap lately...LOL...he is almost 5 months and comes up with the cutest poses...LOL...

Talk at ya soon....

Saturday, March 22, 2008

New LO

Just a new LO....I love this kit by Kim B!! Perfect for those "fishy" photos...LOL...Samm took this of my mom's fish a little while ago...

Credits: Unda Da Sea by Kim B Designs; Staple & Cardboard from the Lovable Kit by Kim B; Stamped Alpha by Lisa Whitney; Orange Alpha by Fabella

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

We've made the record books...LOL...

And NOT in a good way. Anybody that's been reading my blog have listened to me whine & complain about the snow...Can you honestly blame me?? So I was listening to Mike & Steph on the radio this morning and heard that this year and have learned that we have had *drumroll please* 375 centimeters of snow this year!! *groan* Honestly, it is NOT an honor...LOL...Ok, off to watch the freezing rain come down...later!!! Have a great day!!

Edit: Sorry about the mess of the blog...I'm in the middle of re-decorating...LOL...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Good Lord....more snow...

And so, it snowed AGAIN!! I don't know why I'm so surprised *sigh*. All winter I've been sort of measuring the snow on Diane's light post at the end of her driveway (Diane is my neighbor across the street). And this is the result....































































And so it goes....There's another storm coming in on Saturday evening into Sunday....Hubby is due to fly in on Saturday, so I hope the snow holds off until he's safely on the ground!!!!...LOL...
Not much more to say....will post more layouts later this week...hopefully!!! Have a great one!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

It's Been Awhile....

I know, I know. BUT....I did say that I wouldn't update everyday...LOL...BUT this is a little bit ridiculous. Just with everything going on in the last month, it hasn't been the best time. Things are finally getting back to normal. The punks haven't had a full school week since the accident -between that & the weather. Which - speaking of weather - is just totally ridiculous. Driving around town is like driving through tunnels, the snowbanks are so high. How often did I say this winter "THANK GOD for 4 wheel drive???" Hundreds...thousands maybe...ok, a little exaggeration - but only to get my point across;) Hubby cleaned off the roof when he was home and I have quite the pile of snow in my backyard...grrrr...we're gonna be in the pool in July and I'm STILL gonna have a pile of snow...I just know it ;) I'm smart that way, ya know *grin*


I was looking through all my CD's the other day and came across one with some old pictures...totally forgot about it. My dad's cousin Betty had sent it up to me a couple of years ago. Anyway, OF COURSE I had to scrap some of them!!! LOL...here we go...some of the latest layouts...even got one of Chuckie on his boat that he had sent. Still waiting for more water pics Chuck!! *hint* hint*


"MY BOY"

A Vendre kit by Miss Vivi; Denim Alpha by Miss Vivi

"BILLIE"

Krafty Girl by Christine Smith; Spreading Cheer Collab kit by Gina Huff, Traci Murphy, Rachel Young; Scraplift from Fanette

"CODY"


Signature Collection by Christina Renee; Cardboard by Katka; Imperfect Circles by Dani Mogstad


"CHUCKIE & HIS MISTRESS"...lol

Stacked Frame by Kim B Designs; Smooth Sailing Away by Kay Miller; Save the Date Stamps by Darcy Baldwin



"JAYNE"

sparkles 1 by ksharonk; Everything else by Petit Moineaux; Scriptina font



"RIDIN' THE RAILS - GRAMPIE"

Staple Fool by Tracy Murphy; Date Stamp by Blythe Evans; Stamped Alpha by Lisa W; Everything else by Susan Darter @ Raspberry Road Designs

"THE BLACK BOYS"


Recup'mania by Kawouette; Denim Alpha by Miss Vivi (re-colored); Sparkles by ksharonk

"NANNY'S FAMILY"

Recup'mania by Kawouette; Salvaged Alpha by Rachel Youn;g Sparkles by ksharonk; Staple Fool by Traci Mur



"BEST FRIENDS"


ChocoNoisiette by Kawouette; Glitter Flourish by ksharonk; A Place Called Home Alpha by Misty Cato; Font AL Professor

"GRAMMA & GRANDPA BLACK"


Rosalie Kit by Kawouette; Staple Fool by Traci Murphy


So I guess that's it for today...catch ya later....

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

So touching...

Some good friends of ours has a daughter that lost her boyfriend in the tragedy that occured here Saturday. The young man was also the son of a neighbor and one of the best kids you could ever hope to meet. Somebody that she doesn't even know made her this video. Warning: if you know these kids, it WILL definately make you cry....

You can see it here: http://www.slide.com/r/YKSyU-TQwj8mPzaTdXVIvd4V-9xOGRT8?previous_view=mscd_embedded_url&view=original


And this is one of most fitting tributes I've seen for the Boys in Red at the crash site....




Saturday, January 12, 2008

A Community in Mourning....

The absolute worst thing a parent can imagine occurred early this morning about 12am. The Bathurst High School Boys Varsity Basketball team were travelling home from games in Moncton and were hit by a tractor trailer. Seven boys & 1 teacher chaperone were killed. Three students and a BHS teacher (who was the coach) were injured. The 3 surviving students are all in the hospital. The teacher is just in total shock...his wife was the teacher chaperone that was killed and his daughter is in ICU.

I dropped my daughter off at the school at 9am this morning to be with her friends and the people coming together is unbelievable!! Most of the district teachers are at the school along with extreme grief counselors and parents. The kids are naturally devastated and it's affecting most of the community in one way or another. Besides my daughter attending the school, we know three of the families affected by this tragedy. I cannot even imagine what or even how they are dealing with this.
My thoughts and prayers are with them.

You can read more & keep updated about it here: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/01/12/nb-crash.html http://www.canadaeast.com/front/article/180977
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7744916633&ref=nf

PARI PASSU

"Hand in Hand"

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Shhhh....Listen....

What do I hear??? NOTHING!!!....LOL...well, 'cept for CNN. The punks are back in school!! YAYYYYY! No more bickering, no more "Mom, I'm bored". Heaven. Absolute heaven. They actually went back yesterday, but I was too busy doing Kristine's dork dancin' :) while cleaning up....didn't even touch the computer. Not even PSP....nope. Nada. Oh, and trying to get laundry done of course *sigh* But when I got up this morning and checked the weather, this is what I saw

I thought for sure they'd cancel school...they didn't :) But I am SO ready for spring...how many more days?? 80 something? *sigh* The pool's melting though...LOL...not a real good time of year for that!

I did manage to get some more layouts done this weekend though....

"Sleeping Beauties"
Credits:
Candy Apple kit by Krista Ringham
Folded Ribbons by ScrapGirl (re-colored)
Tape by Strawberry Wine Designs
Notepaper by Miss Vivi
Alpha by Bren Boone (Merry Memories)
Template by Scrappin' Happens

"Sam & Sammi"

Credits:
Baby Doll Kit by Krista Ringham
Template by Traci Sims

"Cody's Comfy Bed"
Credits:
Krafty Boy by Christine Smith
Cardboard by Gwendoline
Vintified Frames by Rachel Young
Jeweled Circles & Staple Fool by Traci Murphy
Messy Lil Stitches by Bren Boone
Tag by FernLili
GelAlpha by Gina Miller
Flowers by Kim BroedeletCredits:
Scraplift from ? at FPD Gallery
(if anyone knows whose this is please let me know)

"Buttons & Shirley"
Credits:
Color My World by Jeann @ Hotspot Scraps
2Fer Alpha by Blythe Evans
Template by Racketty Scrapetty

So that's pretty much what I've been doing....nothing much is going on. 'Cept for the weather of course....everyone is talking about it. Ha! Wait until everything that's melted now will freeze and get snow on top of that! Should be interesting. Have a great day!! later....

Monday, January 7, 2008

After The Holidays....

So I've finally got everything Christmas-y put away!! Yay me!!...LOL...but did you ever notice how little Christmas gifts seem to find their way around the house?? The punks leave EVERYTHING laying around....I shouldn't says punkS plural, more like the youngest punk leaves everything laying around....




I don't think he can walk down the stairs to put things away in his room. Something must be wrong with his legs :p So I'm trying to clean around everything. Not fun. PUNKS!!! And did you notice in the pictures....


This has GOT to be the nosiest cat alive! Never mind the attitude he has but whenever I pick up the camera, he's right behind me. I know he's cute but COME ON!! I'd like some pictures WITHOUT him in them *sigh* And I finally got my computer desk set up the way I want it...LOL...After moving it around a few times, it went right back to where it was to begin with! I made a few purchases in 2007...LOL...seems everytime G. comes home we have something new...well, not really but it just seems that way. A truck, a laptop, a camera, a new desk...hmmm...shouldn't say that....he bought the truck. WHY? Because I wanted to. But hey, I'm alone with the punks 6 months out of the year, was tired of fighting with them over the desktop so I got a laptop. Need something to do to keep my frickin' sanity :) Everytime I went to take a picture, I couldn't because the oldest punk had her camera with her at school or where ever so I got a camera (it was on sale, does that count?)...and I was tired of moving the laptop off the table everytime mealtime rolled around or somebody came in, so I got the desk (it was on sale too :) Oh yeah, and an EHD....but only because I don't want to clutter up the new laptop with all the pics from my new camera & the pages that I scrapbook with them :) So here's the end result....





My own little space...the punks are trying to take this over too but I am NOT having any of THAT!!! They have the rest of the house :( But *rollin' eyes* I still have to share my own little space....









They can barely fit in there now and they're only 6 mos old. It should be interesting the next few months. Everytime I sit down, they paw at the drawer until I lower the front of it. Lord help me.




So that's about it....gonna go and try to finish some more laundry *sigh* no sign of my brother yet so I'm thinking that I may have to call PITA. Dang. Nuff said. Have a great day!!!







Saturday, January 5, 2008

Layouts of 07

Here are some of my favorite Layouts of 2007.....

"JILLIAN-CHRISTMAS 06"
Credits:
Spreading Cheer Collab Rachel Young, Gina Marie Huff, Traci Murphy

"SANDRA & JORDYN"
Credits:
Unknown kit
(if you know whose it is, please let me know :)


"COUSINS"
Credits:
scraplift from Chill
Blue Jeans Girl Kit by NetMaus
Straw Flower (Denim Flair) & stars by Kim Broedelet
Skinny Minis & Alpha tabs (recolorized) by Christina Renee
Buttons by Cori Gammon (colorized) and Doreen Stolz
Paper Flourish by Scrapbook Graphics Studio Crew
Pink Stitches by Kate Hadfield Fun & Fancy Free Collab
Sugar Sprinkles Alpha (colorized) by Birgit
Wire Circle FLowers by Gina Huff

"WASHING THE FORD"
Credits:
"Little Rascal" kit by Danielle Corbitt
Scraplift from Mira


" TRUCK"
Credits:
"Cool Boy, Sweet Girl" kit by Mary Scrapgalerie
Stock photo & emblem copyright Ford Canada
Dealership Photo copyright Hatheway Ford
Journaling Boxes - C.Edwards (Digi OCD)
Journaling template Arrows - Kirsty Wiseman (colorized)
Torn Border - Template by Redju
Stiches - Tracy
Alpha - Misty Cato (colorized)
Template (modified) by HilmaRose

"COMIN' TO VISIT"
Credits:
Template by Andrea Gold Kit
"BubbaBoy" kit by ksharonk
Ribbon by ksharonk - recolorized


"GRAMMIE"
Credits:
Kit "FrenchCountryside" collab by Shabby Princess&ChristinaRenee


"NANNY & GRAMPIE 1982"
Credits:
Kit "FrenchCountryside" colab by Shabby Princess&ChristinaRenee
Glitter Flourish by Traci Sims
Button by Kris Myers
Frame by Helene (Geekette)
Staples by Maryse Vincent
Alpha by Free Digital Scrapbooking
Font: Anyway

"WWII ENGLAND 1"

Credits:

Kit "French Countryside" collab by Christina Renee & Shabby Princess

Graph Paper by Seebee (colorized)

Other elements by Christina Renee "Signature Collection1"




"WWII ENGLAND 2"
Credits:
Kit "French Countryside" collab by Christina Renee & Shabby Princess
Graph Paper by Seebee (colorized)
Other elements by Christina Renee "Signature Collection1"


"GILLES"
Credits:
Gina Miller: Paper, Swirl "Sprinklings", Pinned Ribbon, Paper Frame Paper&Bow
Border: Corina Nielson
Film Strip: KariQ
Pin&Beads: Anna, PaperMoons
Tag: Tracy Drane
Stitches: Kim B "SoWho"
WordArt: Tina Chambers

"JUSTIN"
Credits:
Template by Majula
Kit "Shabby Fall" by Shabby Princess
Envelope Tie by Misty Cato
Star by M. Bennett "Itty Bitty Stars"
Stitched Circle by Seebee
Button by Kris Myers

"JAYNE'S BIRTHDAY 2007"
Credits:
Tongue Twister Pink Kit by Marcie Reckinger at FPD
Sequin Spills Multi by Rachel Young
Paper Swirls 2 by Anne DeJong
Glitter RicRac by Gina Miller
Shakey Shakes by Corina Neilson

"JILLIAN"
Credits:
Spreading Cheer Collab at FPD (Gina Marie Huff, Rachel Young, Traci Murphy)
Scraplift from Camila

"COMPUTER BUDDIES"
Credits:
Ice Cream Sundae by Natalie Braxton (re-colored)
Imperfect Circles by Dani Mogstad
Paint by Gina Miller
Alpha by Corina Neilson Second Spring Collab
Frames by by Geekette

"SNOW DOG"
Credits:
Snowy Morning Collab by Corina Nielson, Anne deJong, Kate Hadfield
White Shabby Alpha by Caros @ DSSA
Alpha by Kate Hadfield (re-colored)
Snowflake overlay by Tabby Lewis

"PARTY"
Credits:
recupMania kit by Kawouette
PaperAlpha by Birgit
Scraplift from Fanette

"SHIRLEY'S PARADISE"
Credits:
One Moment in Time kit by Doreen stolz

"PERFECT COUPLE"

Credits:
Nandinha Menendez

"CHRISTMAS 2007"

Credits:
Jingle Bell Blues by Marcie Reckinger at FPD

"CHRISTMAS 2007 - THE PUNKS"
Credits:
Jingle Bell Blues by Marcie Reckinger at FPD
Shabby Mini Calendars by Marcie Reckinger at FPD


"A CARD FOR DAN & SHIRLEY"

Kit by Doreen Stolz

Santa Hat by Bren Boone