Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Playing with Photoshop again

Have I told you lately I *love* photoshop? :)
I also love, love, love this picture of Sierra!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Leavin' on a jet plane.........

Well, not really a jet plane but I am leaving this morning to go to my parent's for the weekend. I am going all by myself! Of course, I am leaving in about 2 hours and have only just started packing this morning while I was getting Ian ready for the bus.

I'm so excited! We are taking a class at Paulette's and I am going to take a mini album I started at PAAT just in case we get to scrapbook. We are probably taking in some Apple Blossom festivities and hanging out with my family.

I know I've been neglecting this blog................sorry. I'm not really sure if anyone is even checking in anymore but I am going to try to post more regularly again once I get back. I'm not doing my classes anymore so there shouldn't be any excuses why I don't have time.

Ok, gotta go pack! I have a new book that is waiting for me to start it once I am on the ferry :)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Do you have Photoshop?

Do you know how to use it? I've been playing around with PS since I got it last fall but I didn't really know how to use it properly. Yesterday I signed up for Jessica Sprague's online course Photo Editing: Good-to-Great Workflow and I am soooo excited! I know I'm a terrible enabler but I can't help it. I knew how to play around PS enough to do a bit of editing (more special effects and cloning) but didn't know the basic steps. I've only done the first lesson, I'm hoping to do lesson 2 today but I have stamp camp tomorrow that I have to finish getting ready for so I might not be able to do it till after tomorrow. Anyway, here is the before and after pics from the first lesson.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Poor Ian

First, I took this picture Friday morning. I just love this picture and had to share! I went out with Ian when he was waiting for the bus and took a bunch of pictures of him playing in the snow.

Friday night I had a Tupperware party here and one of Ian's friends and his sister came with their Mom so Joe took them all upstairs to play during the party. We were just starting and hear a big crash and then screaming. I went upstairs to find Ian and Joe in the bathroom with blood all over Ian's face. He had fallen off the top of his bunk bed (his friend, Emma and Ian were all playing up there) and landed on his face.

He has a bump on his forehead and a bruise on his nose and upperlip. Friday night his nose was swollen and he had dark circles under his eyes. We thought we were going to have to take him to the Doctor Saturday morning but it wasn't as bad as we were expecting.

I took this picture Saturday morning. We kept asking him how his nose is and he just said it was sore.

He is pretty happy today though because school is cancelled and Joe is home until probably 11am or so. It is still snowing like crazy! I'll have to go out later to see if I can get some pictures.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


This is one of the layouts I did for a crop a couple of weeks ago on Skrapnchat. I think it is one of my favorite LO's I've done!

For the U in the bottom left corner I stamped the u in red ink on white cardstock and cut it out. I then put it on my background PP (pattern paper) and covered the U in Crystal Effects. I love the dimenion it adds to the letter.

The quote (Dr. Seuss) says:

Today you are you
that is truer than true
there is no one alive
who is youer than you.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Something I never thought I would see!

Joe using a laptop! LOL!

I've been teasing him because he's been bringing the laptop home from work lately. He has never been a computer kinda guy (the only thing he does on the computer here is banking and looking up tractor stuff) and now he is using one all the time!

Anyway, I am probably just a little jealous because I've been saying I want a laptop but it is really only so I can have a computer in my scrap/stamp room and it isn't really practical to buy one just for that.

I'm trying out some new smilies. I've been using them on Skrapnchat ( for a little while and they are so fun!

If you are looking for some inspiration check it out (I've got Amy addicted!) there are lots of challenges going on all the time and the gallery is full of awesome layouts and cards.

Friday, January 30, 2009

He comes by it honestly

First, this is my second post today!!! Shocking isn't it!?! So scroll down to see my first post and get the rest of the story :)

I was talking to Mom earlier and was telling her about Ian's camera addiction and she said well he does come by it honestly. Hehehe!

I also told her that the other night I made weiner roll-ups for supper and they were on top of the stove while I was getting everything else together. Ian said to me "Mommy go stand beside the hot dogs so I can take your picture". That is when he had the bug bad!

Anyway, these are some pictures I took this morning. I couldn't help but post them as kind of a follow up to the last post :)

I've created a monster!

I gave Ian my old camera a couple of days ago and he has been having so much fun taking pictures of everything! In less than 2 days he has taken over 40 pictures and I'm sure it would have been more if the memory card was bigger!

This is one he took of himself. Not bad for the first time, eh?

We have a whole bunch of pictures of the tv screen for the Wii. He's been getting Joe to play this airplane game for him when he gets stuck................

Another self portrait. His lips are really chapped from this cold weather we've been having. Look at those eyelashes though!!!

Emma is also a pretty good subject for him. I wish she would pose even has as much for me as she does for Ian. This was Ian's camera (can you tell I have a thing for cameras? Did I tell you I got a new one after Christmas? Hehehehe!) but someone (I'm not naming any names but I'm pretty sure it starts with a J) took the cover off to change the batteries and lost the cover. Argh!

This is Emma getting ready for Dance class. My hand is behind her head, I'm trying to do her hair but she is more interested in what her brother is doing.

Ok, time to get some breakfast. I just had to do a quick update :)


Friday, January 16, 2009

Just wanted to let you know that IT IS COLD here!!!!! This morning when I took Ian to the bus (well, I stood on the step and watched him walk to the end of the driveway as the bus was pulling up) it was -34!!! It has now "warmed up" to -30! Just so you Nova Scotianer's know, I don't want to hear any complaining about the cold :)

P.S. I think the font is "funny" the last half of that post but I can't figure out how to change it.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The best of intentions

I had planned on posting more often in the New Year, getting things "back to normal" and trying to record some of the daily "stuff". So far I'm off to a really bad start though!

The last week everyone in the house has been sick (except me!) and it's been pretty busy. Ian missed the first 2 days of school but is back in full swing now and I think he likes being back in a routine (although I'm sure he would really like to be home playing the Wii all the time).

Ian and Emma started skating lessons on Saturday. Emma was so excited and was sure she would be able to just go! Ian's lesson was at 10:15 and I took him over expecting to have to help him out for the first little bit but he did so good! Ian was done at 11 and I came home for a few minutes and then Emma and I went over while Ian and Joe stayed home to get some things done (although I don't think much was actually done!). Emma really liked "skating" but my back suffered big time! Next week Joe and I will probably both go so we can switch off. She did do ok after a while but she had a really hard time staying up and had to be held the whole time. I'm sure Ian was like that at the beginning of last year and it won't take her long though.

Oh! I have a funny story! Emma was sick with the flu Friday night (and on the way home from town in the van but I don't think you want to hear about that one...........blah!). She had only had apple juice and when it came back up it looked exactly the same. While she is gagging and sputtering she was saying "Wh.....wha..........what.........kin........what kind...............what kind of puke is it?" Joe told her it was apple juice and she turned to me and said "it's apple juice puke Mommy". I said ok, thanks.

Ok, I don't know how it is now 9:45 but I have to get off the computer and get some cleaning done. Emma was supposed to go to the sitter today but she is sick with a croupy cough so we are taking it easy here today. In a way I'm glad I don't have to go out anyway since it's
-22........................and Dad was saying we wouldn't want to go out when we were there over Christmas and it was -10! Ha! That's not cold! :) Just kidding, it is cold but this is COLD!

Gotta go!