Sunday, November 28, 2010

My Own Space!!!!

 My hubby had this super fantastic idea a couple of weeks ago (: He suggested that the kids move their room downstairs and I use their room as my scrappping room (: You can just imagine how happy I was!!!

 We live in a very small house (780 sq ft plus a basement) so this is a very big thing. My oldest son has his own room downstairs but the 3 little ones were sharing one room (~9 x 9) upstairs. Downstairs my scrap stuff was at one end and their play room took up the rest.
 As soon as Lee made the suggestion I went out and bought paint and started redecorating the basement so that we could move their beds down. Once that was done I started painting the bright orange bedroom upstairs a nice bright green (yes I like my colour (: )
 I found out after they had mixed the paint, the bright green is a translucent colour. I ended up doing 2 coats of grey primer (to seal in the orange and use as the base I needed for the green) and then I ended up doing 5 coats of the green!! The WHOLE can!!!!! You can imagine how sick of painting I was ):

Here are a couple of pics of the room after a few of coats.

Once I was done painting we ripped the carpet out, only to discover very old floor boards underneath ): So yesterday, Lee and I picked up some plywood and put it down. 

Then today day my Dad gave up his Sunday afternoon to come and help us put in the tile for the floor. It was leftovers they had from when they did their house.

So this is where we're at right now. I have cupboards, that Lee's boss gave him when they redid their kitchen,  that are going to go in on the window side of the room. I also lucked out and found a really good used counter top on Kijiji (gotta love it!!) I'm just trying to figure out what to do with the hole from the sink (which would end up under the window)

I will post more pics as the work continues. I really hope to move in by next weekend!!!

I wish I would have got a pic before we moved the kids out just so you could see the true difference!!

SO this is my excuse for not having new artwork to share with you (: Hopefully I will have some in a week or so (:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

He Is...

my beautiful boy (:
  I can't believe Aidan will be 8 on Monday!!! Man time flies! My Grandpa passed away the morning of the day Aidan was born. It was a very sad and happy all at the same time. My Mom had a poem someone gave her at her baby shower about an old man and a baby meeting on their way to and from heaven. They read it at my Grandpa's funeral, thinking that that could have been him and Aidan. Aidan reminds me of my Grandpa quite often, especially that famous frown (:  (my cousin said Grandpa must not have only met him along the way, he must have given him a good kick in the butt, for him to end up with such a frown!!) when he is being mischievous  (Grandpa was quite the tease) and of course when he is being stubborn!!!

 I took this picture of Aidan when we out fishing one day in the summer. I really like this picture of him. I love it when I can get a picture of them without them knowing I'm taking it, you catch their natural expressions.

 I used Basic Grey's Lime Rickey (one of my absolute favs!!) The brads, cs, and liquid glass are CTMH. I used an EK Success punch for the scalloped border, it actually embosses too but I'm not sure if it shows up in this pic. I used the cricut to cut out the title.

 Well this is it for the layouts I completed when I went away for that weekend in October. I guess I better get my scrap room finished so I can get back to work!!! I've been painting for a few days now (between the kids room and my new scrap room) I'll maybe take some pics now and then when it is done, so you can see some of the progress.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Rock Star!!

All of the kids at camp decided to put on a concert for all of the adults (and any kids too chicken to get up on stage). They cleared off a deck to use as their stage, and they each picked out a song to dance and sing to. Kieran's favourite has always been Please Don't Stop the Music, so guess what he performed (: He lucked out that I had my hairspray and could put his hair into a mohawk of sorts and Daddy had some sunglasses kicking around in the truck. He was quite a little star!! He even had some of the women asking for his autograph (: When they explained to him what that was, he told them you spell it K I E R A N!!

 The first page was from a sketch at Creative Scrappers which I missed posting on time for their challenge ):
I just added the second page because I had so many great pics and it worked. I hid the journaling under the pic on the first page (green tab)

Everything used on this layout was CTMH (You Rock paper pack) except for the stars (they're grungeboard) and I cut the letters out with the cricut. Oh! and I used an SU punch for the tab.

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Friday, November 12, 2010


This was a pretty quick and fun layout to do (:
We had spent the day at my Mom and Dad's with my nieces and nephew. The kids were having a blast jumping off the dock, so I decided I should maybe take some pics. These were 3 of the really good ones. I took one of my other niece but all I ended up with was a big splash (:

I used some new BoBunny paper (sorry I can't remember the name):. The cs, chipboard, buttons, and ink are all CTMH. I used the graphically speaking cricut cartridge for the title (I had to cut the dolphin off). The little splashes were from my friend Linda (thanks chicky!!) They were perfect, just what the page needed to finish it!! She picked them up at Big Lots in the states (the joys of living near the border)

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Monday, November 8, 2010

A Hunting We Will Go

 These are pictures of my DH and kiddies (minus the big one) just before they left to go bird hunting. My poor little Kieran is so short that the vest he was wearing almost went down to his toes (:
 I posted 2 pics because the one that looks closest to the true colour has a glare on the photos. I find the other one is a bit washed out. Gotta love lighting (:

Most of the products used on this layout are CTMH: cs, B&T,ink, and felt. The title was cut with Life's a Beach cricut cartridge and the gun was with the camping cartridge. I believe the little licence plate is Karen Foster.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Big One

 Everyone at camp teases my poor hubby about never catching any fish so this picture is proof that he does (:
His problem is that he has 3 little munchkins to get set up and by the time he's done all of that and finally has his own line in the water, their ready to go back ):

 This is another layout from the weekend I was away. I used a sketch #124 from Creative Scrappers but I missed the deadline to enter ): I used a Karen Foster kit (paper and stickers) I picked up at Linda's Scrapbooking in Lively, and the buttons are from my stash. I drew in the dotted line with my black uniball, and the cs is CTMH.

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