My Favourite Songs of Yesterday & Today

Returning soon to a blog near you. New Year ... new music. Happy 2011.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Never Too Old To Play Dress Up

"As the group of us sat around one Saturday evening, chatting and laughing, St├ęphanie and I snuck off so she could try on my wedding dress. Veil, tiara and all, it made us very excited for the real deal. We just can't wait for the day."
Now, for a real scrapping treat, check out this amazing creation on Katie's blog.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Interrupting this regularly scheduled blog ...

to bring you photos of our new puppy.
As many of you know, we lost our beloved Koda suddenly and tragically in May. Absolutely heartbrokem, Kevin so wanted another puppy when the opportunity presented itself. A dear friend promised Kevin pick of the litter. From 11 puppies, (yes, poor Maggie had to have a c-section because she was carrying 11 puppies), Kevin chose this sweet and lovable chocolate lab puppy. Known to us as Neely, he will be registered as Neely Von Bruin. (after Kevin's favourite Hockey player, Cam Neely who played for the Boston Bruins. Think he was a fan? lol)
We now return to our regularly scheduled blog!
PS - unbeknownst to me, my blog was set so that only registered users could leave comments.
Thanks for the tip, Tanya. I went in and changed it so anyone can leave comments now.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Super Star

My nephew, Matthew.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

10 Things I Love About Us

I began this little mini-album back in May while at my bi-annual NavCan weekend with my Ya-Ya's and Ladybugs. Having only completed the cover plus 1-8, I finally finished the last few pages last night. I have to say that, although I enjoy scrapping 12x12, it is the smaller sizes and the mini projects that I truly find a sense of enjoyment from. Now, on to the next project ...

Saturday, September 8, 2007

She - the big reveal

As per my 'Sneak Peek" post, here is the big reveal of the layout I did for St├ęphanie. Now that she has it, I am free to share, share, share. "She" was Heidi Swapp inspired first being drawn in reverse on the back of the paper then the dots mapped out using pencil. In order to know where to place the bling, I used a paper piercer to punch through the paper giving me an outline of holes on the front. Dot liquid adhesive and stick the bling et voila. TFL.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

School Agenda

Each year schools order agendas for their students. As staff, we are able to take one of these - which is great because I love having it for organization both at work and at home. My one fear, however, is that I will accidentally send home my agenda with a student because they are identical and, at any given time, I have 2 or 3 other agendas on my desk. Not only is mine full of confidential school notes but the tidbits of my life too. (where I need to be and when, whom I am meeting, cycle information, infertility information, etc.) To avoid this, I began altering my agenda a couple of years ago. Now no one can mistake mine for someone elses ... students OR staff!
(Note - the chipboard in the middle of the flower actually isnt as vibrant as this photo makes it look. Maybe because it is glossy and the light from the scan did it? Dont know ... just know that it matches better IRL! lol)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

BG Stell Ruby Cards

I made these cards with the leftover paper from my previous layout. Since I have started making cards with my scraps, my collection is getting bigger. I have made the executive decision to only create the bases of the cards first. I will add sentiments and embellishments as the need arises. My thoughts is that this will stop me from having too many of one sentiment and not enough of the other. I guess we will see!

So Smitten

This photo of Kevin and Kayla was taken in May 2007 while we were at his cousin's stag. The pair were in the middle of a dance when I cut in for this quick shot.
This layout is based on a Becky Fleck sketch from this months newsletter.

PP - Basic Grey (Stella Ruby)
Heidi Swapp - bling circle, flower, arrow
MM - paint x3, ribbon buckle, rub-ons
Ribbon - May Arts, unknown brand
Title - dollar store chipboard (painted)
Prima - flowers
Misc. - button, bling, tag, transparency