Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The new addition to our family!

Sydney has been wanting a pet for quite some time. One day she wants a dog, then the next a cat and then the next a fish. I would love to get a dog but just don't have the time right now to commit to such a cute cuddly animal. Cats are great too but I am allergic to them. So that left but one thing...the fish. So on Valentines Day Grandma and Grandpa took her out for her birthday celebration. They have a tradition where they take out their grandchild for brunch and then off to do some shopping. She had no idea what they were going to buy her and boy was she surprised! He now sits on top of her dresser in her room. Partly so her brother doesn't stick his hands in the bowl and partly because this is her pet and I want her to take care of him. (I of course will help her out)

So without further ado here is Fred the fish!

Monday, February 15, 2010

We have begun!

I have been a bad blogger but there is a reason. House renovations!

About 5 months ago my husband got a new job in Kitchener, ON. Ever since then we knew we would eventually have to move from London to Kitchener. So in order to sell this house we have started to do some renovations. Last weekend we worked hard as well as both my mom and my mother in law to start working on the master bedroom and my daughters room. I am happy to say that as of today we are almost done my daughters room. We just need to wait for her new bedroom door to arrive this Thursday so we can install it. We have an older home (30+ years) and it has all the original trim and doors. We decided to replace all trim and put in all new 6 panel doors. Sydney's room started out last weekend with purple walls and here is what it looks like now. I am really pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to finish our bedroom and then post pics!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

February DT reveal!

For the February reveal I received the Love Notes line from Making Memories. What a fabulous and versatile line of paper to work with! I had fun with it but it also challenged me as I have never purchased Valentines paper before and don't really take photos on Valentines Day.

For my first layout I decided to create it before the photos were taken. I knew what I wanted to do for the theme. I plan on baking cookies with the kids and will add in the photos once I get them developed.

This next layout I wanted to keep it simple. My daughter (who just turned 6) took this photo last summer when we were in Niagara Falls.
My heart truly does belong to my husband. I think from the first moment I met him I knew he was the one. For this layout I put one of the patterned papers from the line in behind the cardtock and then tore a bit of the cardstock and stapled it down. I used one of the bingo cards from Jenni Bowlin that came with my design team stuff.
When I first saw this sketch at 52 sketches I knew I had to use this paper for it. I think I have decided I am a scrapper that likes to make things simple. So until I learn more about this wonderful hobby I am going to stick with what I know. The journaling reads " You are our best valentines surprise ever! Born just before Valentines day on Feb 11th, 2004.
Be sure to check out the other Design team blogs. They all did a fabulous job and I am absolutely blown away by their talent!!! Cheryl, Valerie, Candace and Cori-lyn.