Monday, November 30, 2009

AM .... PM

Ding dong .... the doorbell ... now imagine a 4 1/2 pound yorkie/chihuahua/maltese mix barking at the top of its squeaky little voice and almost tripping me on the way downstairs to the door. Yeah, it's my buddy the mailman ... in my hand ... a yappy dog, in his hands, a bill, an electronic signature device and a package!!! and the package is flat but a good 12 x 12 in size!!! I sign the machine while he pats my dog ... and we chat, exhange pleasantries and smiles ... and he leaves ... I of course run upstairs with my package, dog and bill in hand. I release the dog, throw the bill on the stack of other things not yet opened and race up to my daughter (who is the official package opener in this house) she tears the package open, says cute ... and resumes her studying ... i grab the package and rush down to my scrap area to ooogle my goodies. Yes, It's the Collection Pack of JoyRide, the newest release by Collage Press!!! I have been coveting this line and to get it as a prezzie from Collage Press is just too exciting ... i am hoping to play most of tommorrow with it! And i want snow damit, fresh snow right now so i can take more pictures .... oooh and i got a package of chipboard embellishments as well .... better yet, you all know how i love "text" and text stamps and using book pages and well all things the text ... i pull out the piece of pattern paper in the collection pack that is all text on one side and begin to read and holy kismet batman ... it's the words to one of my all time favourite books .... Here's the first bit printed on the paper ... "Perhaps he must, if he sees enough of her. But, though Bingley and Jane meet tolerably often, it is never for many hours together; and, as they always see each other in large mixed parties ..."
Tell me which novel is partially reprinted on the JoyRide paper and i will do a random draw later this week and send the winner some vintagey inspired goodies ....

You gotta do some imagining here ... DD imitating a soldier on a walky talkie ... "crrrrk .... We have a wild hair in Sector 7 ... Repeat a wild hair in Sector 7 ... crrrk ..." followed by me yelling "is it long?" ... DD rushes for the tweezers and pulls a nasty 12footlong hair from my chin ... okay, it wasn't really 12 feet long, but my embarrasement made me feel like it was 12 feet long ... "Crrrrk .... Sector 7 cleared, repeat Sector 7 cleared ... crrrk" Oh the glories of getting older ... my hormones are once again running amok and hairs sprout from weird places and my eyes are too weak to see them ... not so loving this stage ... then again, its better than no stage at all ....

Thanks for stopping by, y'all come back now ...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I got this!!! I made this!!!

Well lookie here at what I got!!! Thanks Kathy, that is oh so sweet of you to send me an award!!!

Once the award is accepted, the nominee has to do the following:
• Thank the sender for nominating you.
• Make sure you link to the person who nominated you.
• Copy the logo onto your blog
• List seven interesting things about yourself.

1. hmmm ... somedays i think i am totally uninteresting
2. The first book i ever received as a gift was the bible ... i still have it, and the smell of it (leather bound) and the feel of the really fine pages always remind me of being a small child, sitting in a pew on a sunday morning, dressed in my best, and watching the shine on my patten leather shoes as i swing my feet back and forth.
3. I love licorice ... the saltier the better ...
4. I love carousels ... I wish i had the money to collect real vintage carousel horses
5. I'm still longing for a pony ... all my friends had them when i was growing up
6. I love looking for beauty amongst the dirt and industry and grime ...
7. I am a project runway junkie ... and yes, i do know i could find out who won if i googled it but i dont want to know ... we are a few (sarcasm) episodes behind the states on this show ... i cant beleive i can take a day to do a page and on PR in a day they can dream up and execute and entire look/garment!

• Nominate Seven Kreative Bloggers
As usual i seem to be the last one in my group to notice my award and everyone else has been sent this love award ...

• Post links to their Blogs

• Leave a comment for each letting them know of their nomination.

I made this cute little wreath ... tres easy! I got the idea from Carries blog and she got the idea from the Fancy Pants blog.
I changed it up a bit ... I didn't have a floral foam wreath so instead i used a white styro wreath ... i covered the wreath with wide green ribbon first.
I used last years Basic Grey Wassil line (loved that line of papers and i still have tons). This line of paper was printed on some heavy paper, it is quite thick and therefore a whole lot less pliable. My test flowers were done on a lighter weight paper and i made them exactly as shown on the FP blog, but with the weight of the BG papers, i just made the large flowers and because they wouldn't move as much i used 8 petals instead of the 6 shown on the FP and Carries blogs. But it still looks okay ... i hope ... It is hanging on the door at Pick of the Patch if you want to take a look irl.

Monday, November 23, 2009

busy ... busy ... busy ...

wow, a whole week + has gone by since my last post... i'm wondering where all of my time is going ... but this time of year things do get busy! The good news house is immaculate, the Christmas decorations are up, the tree is up and decorated and the outside lights are up ... well kind of ... I think a trip to the hardware store is going to be required to get that nasty little job complete! Now if only I could borrow someones hubby to finish the job for me ...

Zero scrapping done ... but i did manage to make cards for a December card class at Pick of the Patch!
And remember my last post about the too much ribbon??? ummmm, look what came in the mail ... yes, more ribbon!!!! that i kinda forgot that i ordered .... i seriously have issues with ribbon ... and as promised, although a little late .... drumroll please .... Lois!!! you are about to get a serious bit of a ribbon rak send me your happy mail address and i will get it out to you.

I'm going to spend the rest of the day knocking items off of my list ... hem a curtain, laundry, and unplug a bathroom sink .... oh joy oh joy! Thanks for stopping by yall!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Too Cute , Too Much & Too Choo!!!

Too Cute
I made this little album and it is just too cute! ... because Maya Road made the uber cute album and Basic Grey made the uber cute papers ... but seriously ... if you find this little chipboard album buy it!! it is inexpensive, it is big/small enough to hang as a large Christmas tree ornament so it would make a lovely gift. It comes with lots of bits ... they give you a second sheet of chipboard so you could make this tree again by using the original shapes as a template. They give you tons of shapes to use ... stuff i have left over ... 3 edge/borders in 3 styles, xmas round decorations, stars, stockings, mitts and a wreath, and of course the whole other sheet of chipboard. It makes up quick and easy ... I'm going to hang mine from the tree and add some of this years xmas pics to it at the end of the season.

Too Much
Seriously ... i have way too much ribbon ... like way too much ... if you want some, just leave a little comment telling me what you have too much of and i will draw names on this thursday and send the winner a ribbon rak!

Too Choo!
So dd and friend lined up last night for the Jimmy Choo for H&M collection. The collection included womens and mens shoes & accessories as well as womens and mens clothes ... yup, kind of historic launch's for both H&M and Jimmy Choo ... so, they lined up at 3:00 am and lucky them they were in time to get a "wristband & number"(there were only 140 given out) ... once the store opened they were let into the Choo shoes and accessories section according to their wristband time and number, they got a personal shopper and 10 minutes only to basically point and try on. The personal shoppers pulled all of the items and sent them to cash. The prices were excellent for Choo ... DD picked up a to die for bag and gorgeous bracelette ... her friend picked up to pairs of the sexiest shoes ever ... oh to be 20 again ...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembering ....

My dearest, most loved Grandfather, Henry Charles Chambers Phillips,of the 8th Battalion, 90th Winnapeg Rifles, and my Dear Great Uncle Albert Phillips. Both Vetrans of WW1.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Go ahead, make my day .... and other stuff

And Wowzers, that is exactly what College Press did ... Imagine what happened when I hopped on over to their blog this morning!!! you have to take a peek yourself to see what has got me doing the happy dance. Thanks College Press, that was so much fun! And while we are on the topic, local girls, if you see the new College Press Joyride line anywhere can you let me know ... I'm dying to get my hands on it!

Hayley's blog post the other day has me thinking ... and rethinking (I'm not seeking fame, but I am looking for something) ... then, my fave challenge blog closed .... then Erica called the store the other day and we got to chatting ... and now I am thinking that I really do miss being part of an online community ... but I have yet to find one that fits .... I miss being on a DT ... i work really well with deadlines and the creative community of a DT is really uplifting and challenging and well just fun ... so maybe i will start poking around to see what is out there ...

Carrie has me feeling really owlish these days .... so i used some older kaiser craft paper and rubons, some not so great older photos, and this teeny little acrylic album (i think it is scrapworks but not to sure) and this is what i came up with!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and find something to do the happy dance about!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thanks Friend!

Lookie what Carrie gave me!!! how very cool is that!

This award is bestowed onto blogs that are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes cut, even more friendships are propagated. (Thanks for noticing Jackie, it means a lot to me!!)
Please give more attention to these writers.

Deliver this award to six bloggers, who must choose six more and include this cleverly written text in the body of their award.
So I am sending it to Lois, Sue C & Sue F ... all of my other bloggy buddies have these lovey little acknowledgments.

Don't know how charming my blog is, but i'm not into the self-aggrandizement stuff, and wowzers, big word for so late at night! Right now simple single syllables are about all i want to type or speak....
Carrie, I hope you find your owl ring girl ... let me know if you do!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Die Cuts & Journalling cards ... a mini book

You get some interesting ideas when you hang out at a friends scrapbooking store. One thing i noticed earlier this year, was that sheets of die cuts, or journaling cards don't sell as fast as the paper line they are with and that some customers truly didnt know how they would use them ... So when i looked at the uber cute sweet shoppe line I thought to myself ... hey, those journaling cards and die cuts are just too cute!!! ... i need to show people how to use these ... and Voila! the idea of a a mini book popped into my head!

I know most of you have seen this IRL as it has been in the shop for a couple of months now, but I did think it was time to blog it ... well that and the fact that Collage Press has a little die cut challenge on right now ... hehehe ...

So here it is .... or at least here are parts of it, i didn't include all of the pages ... and I haven't done the journalling ... but this whole little book is about how DD and I went to a Caribbean Festival and kept finding sweets ... well that and that weird ad campaign at a bus stop!

Comment of the Day ... DD says "seriously, did we buy these cupcakes as props or do we actually get to eat them?" ... ah yes, the child of a scrapper ....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Congrats Izzy!!

Big shout out to my girl Izzy who had the official reOpening of her new business venture Pick of the Patch scrapbooking. The grand opening went great, lots of contests, and goodies and munchies and make n takes! You really put a lot of work into this venture Izzy, I am so proud of you and i wish you lots of success with your shop!