Thursday, September 23, 2010

I have been a bad blogger :(

Well each time I say this and I honestly want to follow through with it. I promise to blog more. I guess since I am not scrapping much right now (sick with a cold) I can't really blog about my scrappy stuff.

I managed to do all 14 days of LOAD and had lots of fun doing it. Perhaps if I get around to taking some nice photos of the layouts I will post my favourite ones right here on my blog. The next thing I am getting ready for is a full LOAD in October run by Lain Ehmann. I am really looking forward to it but not sure if I can do 31 layouts. One thing I have decided is I need to be more organized. In everyday life and in my scrappy life. My scrap area is not that organized and I am sure I have lot of stuff that can be used on layouts that I have no idea I own them.

As for my everyday life I think I need to have set days where I get my cleaning done, laundry and grocery shopping. I have 2.5 hours to myself with no kids from Mon-Fri so I need to start using that to the fullest.

Anyways I am now just babbling on....I think that is the cold medication talking.

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

LOAD - Day 3

For Day 3 we were asked to have butterflies in our layout. I went the simple route and used only 1 and then I also used the SOTW from the APOS forum that Cori-lyn posted this week. So far this is my favourite layout of the 3 I have done for LOAD. I used some Echo Park summertime paper and also some scrap paper I had laying around. The butterfly is Riff Raff and then covered with some of the summertime paper. I cut 2 pieces and bent the top paper to give the butterfly a 3-D effect. I also pop dotted my title.

LOAD - Day 2

For day 2 we were asked to scrap a picture or pictures from our summer. I picked out pics from our mini golfing experience when we were up at a friends cottage. Sydney had a great time. Logan however decided at about hole 3 (of 18 holes) that he was done.

I used a sketch from the Scrapbooks Etc April 2009 edition. It is called Parade love. I loved it for the ability to get so many photos on a 12 x 12 layout. The white circle at the top of my layout is embossed with the Swiss dots cuttlebug folder to represent a golf ball and so is the pink one at the bottom. I also paper pieced a golf club for the "L" in my title.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mini LOAD - Day 1

I signed up for the mini LOAD over at APOS. It is running for 2 weeks and I am so glad I did. I am back in a scrappy mood. I haven't really sat down to scrap in about 2 months so it was about time I got my MOJO back and flowing!

Day 1 our task was to do a layout about something that makes us laugh. Well I had the perfect photo that every time I see it I chuckle to myself.

This photo was taken in May when we had a hot spell. I put the sprinkler on for the kids and started taking photos. I got the perfect shot of my son. He was screaming and I feel this conveys him perfectly....he is always loud and is always talking. I used a sketch from the Scrapbooks Etc June 2010 edition. I loved how the strips were cut in the same colour cardstock and then several different punches were used.

Tuesday Ten

O.k so I am a day behind but better late than never right?!?!?

This week our task was to put down 10 things we wanted to do before winter comes. Perhaps if I put the list out for all to see I will actually accomplish them.

1. Take the kids to O'sheas Farm
2. Clean up our backyard and prepare it for the winter
3. paint all the trim in our kitchen
4. Clean out and organize the 4th bedroom - make it into a toy room for the kids
5. Lose at least 15 pounds - easier said than done right now
6. Set up our office/scrappy space better than it is
7. Finish putting up the trim in the upstairs hallway
8. Clean out the laundry room/junk room - declutter and purge anything I just don't use
9. Get into a nice workout routine so by winter it is second nature to work up a sweat
10. Lastly - go on more date nights with my hubby!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More New Brunswick photos

Well it's Wednesday and I thought what better way to start the day then to share some more photos from our vacation to New Brunswick.

I love this shot of Travis and the kids.

The swinging kid shot.

Our first time in a kayak. Logan loved it so much he went twice with us.