Wednesday, December 26, 2007

We are on our way

In a few minutes (hopfully. LOL) we are heading for NS. We just have a few last minute things to do. I don't know if I will have a chance to post while I am at Mom's so I am leaving you with a few pictures.

It was really hard to get a good picture at the concert. Ian is the one in the front on the right in the blue vest.

This is one of the ornaments Ian brought home that he made at school. It is a glass ball with his hand print turned into snow men.

I LOVE it!

This is Ian after we got back from the hospitalFriday night. The Doctor gave him the Mickey mouse and he has been taking it pretty much everywhere since.

See the little splint on his pinkie finger....

I think this is one of my favorite Christmas cards I made this year. The House Mouse image is stamped in basic brown ink on vanilla cardstock. I made a mask with a circle punch and traced the inside with a brown (waterproof) marker then colored only the inside. I then put the mask back on and pressed versamark into the circle and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Santa was here and there was a mess of wrapping paper and toys in my livingroom this morning. The kids are having a blast with their new things. We have played with new toys, watched a movie and played a couple of new games.

I'll try to come back later with some pictures. We are trying to start packing for the trip to NS tomorrow so we can leave nice and early. I also still have a couple of last minute gifts to wrap :)

I just have to give a shout out to a couple of people that gave me gift certificates. I feel like I should be giving these people gifts because they are so good to me............thank you Joy and Sandra!

Hope you are all having a great day!

Friday, December 21, 2007

'tis the season....

to be busy :)

The last week has been so busy and sooooo much fun. Saturday was Stamp camp day and then Sunday afternoon Mom came (it was a little touch and go right up until she got on the ferry because of the storm). Monday school was cancelled so we hung out with the kids in the morning and then Mom and I made a quick trip into town (mainly to go to Nicole's) and then Monday night we worked on a book Mom had gotten the kit for in Moncton.

Tuesday morning was Ian's Christmas concert (I was going to post a pic but Joe seems to have moved the cord to my camera-I'll share later). He did great! He sang the songs and did the actions. Joe video taped but it looks like next time I will be on video duty. LOL! At least we do have it :)

After lunch Joe and I went to town to try to finish up our Christmas shopping. It was such a change going to town without the kids- so quiet ;)

Wednesday morning I took Mom to the ferry and then did "a little" shopping in Saint John (mostly at Michael's). I got home in time to do a quick tidy of the house (Joe had actually done most of it-hehehe) and then we had friends arrive at supper time. They are on their way to NS from Ontario and stopped here for 2 nights. Their daughter is a year older than Ian and it was so nice to see how great they got along.

Yesterday we went to Kingswood and they played in the play climber for probably an hour. Poor Ian, he had a blast but took quite a beating. First he came off a slide and twisted his ankle. Then he came off the same slide and twisted his pinkie finger. A little while later he came over to us to get a drink and he had a bit of a bloody nose! Our friends daughter had kicked him by accident when they were climbing. Anyway, our friends left this morning and we are getting ready to take Ian to the hospital. The swelling still hasn't gone down in his finger and it is still bothering him so we are going to get it checked out.

Ok, it is now Saturday morning............I had to leave before I could finish posting. We were at the hospital from about 3:00 till just after 7 last night and he does have a small crack in the bone. He did not want to go into the hospital but once we were in there he was great. He sat perfectly still for the x-ray and he has a little splint on it. I took some pictures last night but I still can't find my cord (gotta ask Joe about that).

Sorry for the long post but I guess when I am only posting once a week I have to make up for it, don't I? LOL! Hopefully later I can get some more pics uploaded and I am planning on playing with some of my new stamps and rub-ons later so I will have something new to share :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Yankee Swap

This is going to be a really quick post. I have stamp camp tomorrow so I am going to bed soon to try to get a good night sleep so I will be well rested for a full day of stamping :)

I mentioned a while ago that I was in a Yankee swap (my first time) and the gift was to be around $10. Of course, I knew I wanted to make something (it was for the ladies craft night in my community). Anyway, I decided to make a bracelet/earrings set in red and clear. I made them pretty simple and quick since I was going this the night before.

Once I had the set done I wanted to package it up nice so I went searching though, messy closet (don't tell Mom). I found some Altoid tins and thought they would be perfect but how to put the set in and make it look nice on the inside?

What I did to make it stay in place was I cut a piece of cardstock just a little bigger than the inside of the tin (minus the rounded corners) and I scored around the outside of this piece (I think about 1/2"). I then cut a slit in each corner on the score line to make it stand up inside the tin. I cut 2 slits for the bracelet to go through and I hooked it together in the back and punched 2 holes for the earrings.

The only thing I wasn't 100% happy with was the fact that the cardstock couldn't go to the outside of the tin. I think if I had had the time I may have tried to change that but maybe next time :)

Sorry the pictures aren't the best. I was in a hurry when I took them-just before I put it in the gift bag and ran out the door :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Better late than never

I promised the girls from the last stamp camp that I would post a link to the template for this box we made. The original came from Lauren Meader's blog My Time and the template can be found in this post. I used whisper white cardstock for the base of the box and stamped it with images from Season of Joy and Priceless in River Rock, Wild Wasibi, Purely Pomegranite and Groovy Guava.

One day last week when I was uploading some pictures onto my computer Emma was in the dining room playing with markers. After a few minutes of her being a little too quiet I went to check on her and this is what she looked like!

She had colored on both of her arms, took her socks off and colored the bottom of her feet and pulled her pant legs up and colored her legs!

Thank goodness it wasn't on the walls. She has colored the walls a little but I don't think this much would have come off as easily as it did in the bath. I was just around the corner but it doesn't take long to make quite a mess :)

Little monkey. I definately can't trust her with markers, can I?

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Look at the snow!

This is what it looked like here Tuesday morning (and still does). The kids had so much fun playing in the snow and Ian was back out yesterday digging paths to the swing set.

Poor Joe has been driving his tractor for months (just for fun) and now that there is snow to play, I mean plow the tractor isn't working. He fiddled with it for hours Tuesday morning and then finally broke down and called the neighbor to plow. The reason I am telling this is because it worked out better for the kids because the neighbor can make bigger hills because of the bucket :)

As soon as Ian heard Joe saying he was calling Luc he was saying "Daddy, tell him to make a big hill!"

This is kind of a fuzzy picture of Sasha but I think it shows how much fun she had too :)

And last but not least I finally took pictures of some cards yesterday. This is one we did at the last stamp camp. I don't know how well you can tell by the picture but it is a shaker card. I hadn't done one in a long time and they are so fun to make.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sorry, I couldn't help it

Notice my Avatar on the right? That is what it is starting to look like here. The snow has just started coming down about an hour ago and we are supposed to be getting up to 30cm of snow over the next 24 hours! At least that is what the weather channel said earlier this morning but that could have changed by now :)

I am finally starting to feel better. My cough is almost all gone and I think I would have slept through the night if Emma hadn't gotten up. It figures, the whole time we were sick she pretty much slept through the night and now that we aren't up all night coughing she gets up. LOL! You never know with kids. Actually, I am glad that she was sleeping though the night so that any time we did get a break from coughing we could sleep.

Tonight I am supposed to be going to a pot luck/ Yankee swap with the craft guild so last night I did a really quick bracelet/earring set up. It is red and clear crystals (not real ones though). I thought it would be nice for Christmas and even if the person that gets it doesn't wear jewelry they can give it to someone else. I haven't done any beading so it was nice to sit down and make something last night. I still have to cover an altoid tin and make a salad. I have been kind of stalling thinking they may canel but I haven't gotten a call yet.

Yesterday we went to the kids party at Joe's work and they had a blast. They had 2 bouncy houses set up, a basket ball net (it is so cute watching Ian try to get the ball in the net) and some other ball games and things. Santa was there and had presents for the kids and they could have their picture taken with him. Ian hid behind Joe and carefully reached around Joe to get his present and Emma locked right onto Joe and he had to take her present for her. It doesn't look like I will be getting any pictures with Santa this year.

Ian just got home from school so it is snack time then I am going to go up and get the things finished up for tonight. I'll be back soon with some pictures for you.