Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hit Hard

I'm sorry I don't have anything new to share yet. I have been getting ready for stamp camp (this Saturday) and have been fighting a cold all week but last night is when I got hit hard. After I picked Emma up at the babysitter yesterday I was getting supper ready and she was sick. She fell asleep on the couch at 6:30 and I took her up to bed shortly after that. Around 1:30am she called me crying asking me to take her glasses off............the poor thing had her eyes "glued" shut. I think she picked up pink eye from playgroup last week :(. Not long after I got her cleaned up and back in bed she was sick again. Needless to say I didn't get much sleep last night as she was sick until around 5:30 this morning and we were up at 7 to get Ian ready for school.

Oh yea, and to top it all off Joe is away this week so he isn't here to "relieve me" in the evenings. I always miss that time when there's 2 of us here to spell each other off. Especially stamp camp week. At least there is no class tonight.

So far Emma has been ok this morning so hopefully she will be ok now so I can get everything cut out for Saturday. I will try to post a sneak peek tomorrow if I can get lots done today........wish me luck.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Another awesome weekend

Mom and Dad left this morning after their visit here for the long weekend (although somehow it never seems long enough). As usual we packed as much into the weekend as we possibly could. Saturday Mom, Emma and I went into town to pick up a few odds and ends and made a quick stop into CompuPro (of course, Mom and I can't go to town without going there. LOL). Saturday night we had company over to play a game of Skip Bo. I don't think I have played any games since New Year's so I was happy to have a game :)


Sunday morning we were trying to decide what to do and between Mom and I we convinced Dad and Joe to go to Saint John to the zoo. I know you are thinking we have a thing for the zoo (we did make it there after PAAT) but at least this time we had the kids for an excuse. LOL!





When we left here it was gorgeous and warm but when we got to the zoo it was cold and just starting to rain. Of course we couldn't tell the kids (esp. Ian) that we couldn't stay so we borrowed umbrellas from the zoo and went anyways. It was actually not that bad once we got going and by the end of it the sun was back out.

Last night we went up to the farm to go for a wagon ride and to see the animals........Ian wanted Grammy and Grampie to see Tewhana (remember Ian's favorite cow?) but the cows are outside now and didn't come close enough to the fence.


Everyone here is coming down with colds now but I am going to keep
trying to fight it. Ian started with it last week and Emma was feeling really bad tonight (so bad that she couldn't even eat her favorite supper........Macaroni and Cheese). She was asleep before 7 so hopefully she sleeps all night.

Ian has his second week of soccer tomorrow night so as long as he is feeling well enough to go you can pretty much guarantee there will be some soccer pics this week.





Hope you all had a good long weekend :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

One stamp, 2 looks

I finally had a chance to ink up my Thomas Kinkade stamp yesterday that I picked up at Carousel Rubber Stamps. Of course I had to get the one that had the horses on it :)

The first one is stamped with Basic Gray ink and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. The only place I used Gamsol (oderless mineral spirits) was on the sky. I found the sky the hardest place to color.........hopefully it comes with practice.




A close up of the first card.








This one was from an experiment that didn't go as planned but I am glad I took it back out of the garbage can. LOL!

I stamped the image in Basic Brown ink and sponged the edges with Creamy Carmel. I then went over it with a thick layer of Crystal Effects and set it aside to dry. I was hoping it would crack when it dried but it ended up kind of a leathery texture. It is really smooth!

The layout is from Jen's SFYTT (sketch for you to try). This was the first time I have had a chance to try one but it won't be the last :)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ahhhhh..............


That was a sigh of relief, not an ahhhhhh scream :)

As much as I LOVED PAAT and my photography course it is so nice to have a weekend that I am not doing homework or prepping for classes/Make n' Takes. With Joe away quite a bit the last 2 months it seems that I was always chasing my tail. I hope that this doesn't come across as complaining because like I said I have loved everything that has been going on the last while.

Okay, onto the reason for posting...........


Last night I (are you sitting down?) even did BOTH (yes both) of my cards for NEXT Thursday night. Can you believe it? It was so nice to sit down and not be rushed at figuring out what we are going to do next week. Yes, I work well under pressure but it was nice to not be doing it at the last minute.

I can't show you the cards yet but I think I will try to start posting the pics after classes. Hopefully even on Fridays but I'm not promising anything :)


I am so excited because on one card I used my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch that I got last weekend!

These are a few pictures from PAAT. The first one is my sister Amy and my Dad (Stud Muffin, right Donna?). The second one is Titty Titty Bang Bang (I'm sorry, I didn't make up the name-it is hard for me to even type. LOL) they were our entertainment to kind of pick us up around 10pm and the last one is Feng and Shui who served Eggrolls at midnight (the best eggrolls I might add!). Just in case you didn't notice, Dad is the one on the left :)



Friday, May 09, 2008

Got Cheese?

We interrupt your regular scheduled programing (aka PAAT pics) with these pictures of Emma.
Emma was playing nicely in the playroom a few minutes ago so I snuck upstairs to clean the bathroom and bring down a load of laundry. When I came down I peeked in the playroom to find this:
Of course I had to take a few pics before I took it and cut off a piece for her :)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

What a ride!

We have been back for a few days but I think we are all still on a high from the weekend. It feels like this week is just flying by and I can't believe it is Thursday already. I have a few pictures to show you today and I will try to post a few more tomorrow (I need to space them out so I don't have a book here).
The first 2 pictures are borrowed from the web (I think it was from the Flood Watch website). This is what downtown Fredericton looked like last week before we left. I'm not sure exactly when these were taken so it may have even been worse than this when we left.













The next picture is one I just love :)

It is Nancy and Linda looking at the cards on display at Carousel Rubber Stamps. I just love the expressions on their faces!



This is the "Stampin' Roadies" at Mom and Dad's before we left for PAAT.






The Dream Team at the end of the event.

Thank you so much ladies for everything! You did an awesome job!!!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow as I have lots more pictures to share. I will also post the Make-n-Takes I did once I have a chance to take a picture of them.

P.S. Angie Eisnor, we missed you. I hope you can come next year!