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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

For Keepsakes Mega Crop

Blossoms Abound (one sheet wonder - makes 4 cards)
Happy Everything (Stamp-a-stack)
In Full Bloom (one sheet wonder - makes 4 cards)
Paisley & Polka Dots (stamp-a-stack) **SPRING MINI SNEAK PEAK **

For Keepsakes (my local scrapbook store) has held two mega crops in the past that were a huge success. Bridgette and Genevieve know how to treat their guests, that's for sure! With the 3rd crop coming up, I have been yet again invited to teach some Stampin' Up! card classes. A wonderful opportunity that these ladies have offered me. I had hoped to have all my samples done EONS ago but with the back pain that I have been having for the past few months, scrapping and card making were a distant thought. Over the past few days, however, I have been able to get something done ... my back is getting better. Yay!
The Mega Crop is a 12 hour day of fun with great food, great company and great door prizes. For more details about the crop go to under "What's New" or call them at (613) 443-7295. You can also check out the messageboard at Scrapping Buddies to see what's going on and who is going to be there!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Photography Phun

my beloved fruit salad. if anyone really knows me, they know how i think the world of my neices and nephews. we have 7 in total - 3 apples, 3 pears and 1 grape with a new member of the bunch due in july. they absolutely light up my life and make my heart shine.
when megan (the oldest) was younger, i always told her that she was the apple of my eye. when her sisters arrived, i told them that too. then matthew was born. a sweet bundle of cuteness ... shaped like a pear. it was then that my 'fruit salad' concept was created. each fruit represents a family until. dana & scott = apples. amanda & neil = pears. jeff & amy = grapes. without knowing it, i even made hannah a part of the fruit salad. our children will be the bananas. it hit me 6 months after having her, when i was trying to cram each and every possible experience i could have with her in a short amount of time. 'hannah-banana', i called her, because someone had to tease her so it was going to be her mommy. when my brother and sister are blessed with sweet babies, they too will become apart of my adored fruit salad.
the above photos were taken while the kidlets were visiting this weekend. it was matthew's first sleepover and he had a great time. naturally, the creative process was running through my mind for the various art projects i want to do for my home thus this home photo shoot. 4 down, 4 to go and my project materials will be complete.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Thankful Hearts

How lucky am I to have the greatest friends possible. My Ya-Ya's. Unique and individual in our own selves with common values and life experiences all brought together though the wonderful art of scrapbooking.
L to R - Katie, Rachel, Mellisa, St├ęphanie. Missing: Tanya

Layout created using a Simple Schemes sketch that Rachel posted on Scrapping Buddies. Please excuse the awful stitching. I have yet to master the artform of stitching two halves together using Photoshop Elements.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


A very quick layout (8.5x8.5) based on another Becky Fleck sketch. This photo of my brother, sister and myself was taken Easter 2005.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Summertime Fun

I started an album for my Dad this year (8.5 x 8.5) and gave it to him at Christmas. The photos are of my brother and sister while we were cottaging at Sauble Beach. (I am guessing around 1989-1990.)


Sunday, January 7, 2007

Hung With Love

Here lies my painting hung with love. Too bad that hubby wasnt loving it too. Even though he hasn't come out and said it, it definately skirted around it and the message was clear. Either way .... it's up and I am happy and I am inspired. I can't wait to try new stuff in my other rooms.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

In A Whole New Zone

always in awe of katie's home - full of her personal touches and canvas creations - i fell in love with this painting the first time i saw it at a fine mess. it was created by a local ottawa artist and sells for $3500.00. having neither the money nor the interest in paying such a price, i walked away. then the encouraging words of a wonderful friend allowed me to travel into a world i had neither been nor thought i could (or would) ever go.
it was beyond my wildest dreams for me to even think about re-creating a painted piece of artwork but, with katie's encouragement, i set out to do just that ... and did! now i just wait for the moment it gets hung on my living room wall. it is during this time that i must remeber that patience is a virtue! here is my intrepretation of this local artists creation. i too was going to do the epoxy/resin finish however decided against it once i was done.

Happy New Year

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