Thursday, January 24, 2013

Engagement Album


I made an engagement album for my brother and his fiancĂ©e for Christmas. I was kinda sneaky about it. I knew that they had emailed my Mom a link to see the pictures on Skydrive, so I asked my Mom to forward that link to me. I really only needed it to do this layout for a layout tag. But then my mind got to thinking, as I was looking at all the great pictures on Skydrive...these would make a wonderful album for them for I got to work. I had the 8.5x11 album already, so I found a really pretty paper stack at Michael's. I believe that it is K&Co. I managed to finish 40 pages for this album. When it was done, I gave it to my parents, who were going out to BC to visit my brother & {soon-to-be} sister for the holidays. They were "Vary" happy with the album when they opened it Christmas morning. The only thing that would have made it better was if we were in BC to see them open it.

Stay tuned for part 2, after I finish editing 20 more pictures heehee


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Hijacked Scrap Space

WOAH!...Hold on to your hats scrappy peeps...2 posts in one day!!!!! Shocking!!!!

OK, so I went to go down to my scrappy area to possibly do some creating last night, when lo and behold it had been hijacked by my daughter...she needed to make some pages for her Grade 11 Parenting class culminating project. No biggie, this was homework & I really didn't know what I was going to do anyway.

Earlier in the semester, she had to bring home the Real Care Baby (RCB) for a weekend to experience what it would be like to have to care for an infant for a few days. The whole experience had her so stressed out. She was really the only one supposed to care for the baby. The RCB has a sensor on it's back and the "parent" wears a sensor on a wrist band (that you can't remove) & you have to scan it with in 2 minutes of it fussing &/or crying or it is recorded as a miss-care. It will fuss at all hours too. Needless to say, Em was very happy when the weekend was over. She feels that it was a great experience though, but not one that she wants to have again any time soon! My personal opinion is that this should be mandatory for all students when they are in grade 9 health...great way to deter early pregnancy...but that is JMHO!

Back to my space being hijacked. She started making her layouts at 8pm and was done 8 layouts by 10:30!!!!!! Holy free-holies batman....that's a lot of layouts. Not even sure if my bestie (who is a speed scrapper in her own right) can compete with that. I wish that I had a quarter of Em's creativeness!!!!

Here is a pic of Em wearing the weighted pregnancy belly...not something that I want to see any time soon.

Here are the layouts that are going into the baby scrapbook. I like that she didn't choose traditional baby paper & colours....since I don't have any and she raided my stash :)


Great job Em! Not too bad for someone who hasn't scrapped in over 2 years, eh?

Sweet Shot Sunday

Well, I'm a little behind in posting my Sweet Shot Sunday picture from last can sure get in the way. So this week you are going to get a double dose. Yup that's right 2 pics for the price of one!!!

First up is last week's theme...MADE WITH LOVE. My picture is of a painting that my lovely and "Vary" talented daughter (more on her in a day or two!) painted for my hubby and me for Christmas.

Next we have this week's theme. This was a little bit harder. Took a little thinking. The theme was....I DREAMED A DREAM  and you could interpret that anyway that you want. Here is my interpretation. I was inspired by the sky yesterday morning...even though it was bitter cold out.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sweet Shot Sunday

Week 1 ~ Celebrate over at Scraptures we are starting a weekly photography challenge called Sweet Shot Sunday (or SSS), I know that I am a little late posting it here, but oh well :) Here is my contribution to the challenge.