Thursday, June 25, 2009

Last day of school!

Well today was my daughters last day of school. I think I was more emotional about it then she was. Seems so hard to believe she is finished JK and next year will be in SK. It seems like just yesterday that we were walking her to her first day to meet her teacher and she was so excited about it! That excitement never wore off for her. She loved each and every day that she was able to go to school and learn more. She has become such a wonderful reader. She has surpassed the kindergarten reading level and is reading at a Grade 2 level. She developed a wonderful bond with her teacher and we hope to be able to stay in contact with her. I wanted to do something a little special for her so I made a few things for her to use. We bought her a Tim Hortons gift (Sydney told us all about her liking Timmy's coffee) and we went to Laura Secord and picked up a box of chocolates that had a chocolate apple on top.

Here are a few pics of the gifts I made for her. The one set of larger cards was a kit that I had purchased from a wonderful scrapper I know. Go here to check out her work! She designed some great cards and I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to give them away as a present. I have only added one image for the cards but there were 6 different ones in there (with different sentiments)

I also made this for her. A little purse to hold 4 notecards. I thought it was just too adorable!

Design Team Reveal!

A few weeks ago A Pile of Scrap announced a DT Call. I was hesitant at first to apply as I have just really started to get heavily into my scrapbooking and I would only consider myself at the intermediate level. I still have lots to learn and I have to give credit to the forums at APOS for helping me along the way. To my surprise and excitement I have been selected to be a part of the design team for 6 months! I can't wait to get started and see what exciting things they have in store for us.

Now to show everyone my submissions for the design team. We were required to submit one layout based on the following sketch.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Fathers Day. We had a fantastic day. I cooked breakfast for my husband and the kids and then we prepared our picnic lunch. We spent a couple of hours at a local park that we love to go to. The kids had a blast and so did we. The weather was beautiful and I managed to get a few pictures that I will be scrapping very soon.

And here is the Fathers Day card I made for both my husband and my Dad. It took me a while to figure out how to fold the shirt but once I did it was so easy to do. I found the instructions on the Scor-pal website

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

List of 99 things

I was checking out a new blog from a fellow scrapper and she had this list posted. You are supposed to highlight all things that you have done. Here is her blog if you want to check it out.

I have 30 out of 99.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee