Saturday, January 17, 2009

Latest Layouts

Okay, whew...I made it back!! Let's see...I was busy scrapping a bit...catching up on some awesome new kits that my favorite designers have been creating. Here are a few of my latest LOs.
First off, a LO, featuring my little Sweet Pea on New Year's Eve twirling around and around in her party dress which was sent to her by her Pau Pau. I love this picture of her, and this kit was so perfect for it!!

Made with Leiko Beck Designs Date Night kit, found at Two Little Pixels

I just love these pics that I took of Sweet Pea and her cousin from Arizona. I was SO glad that we got to spend a week with them over the holidays...I wish that they lived closer, because our kiddos get along so well...and I really miss having them around!!

I used this beautiful kit by TaylorMade Designs, available at Oscraps. I know that it's a "Christmas-y" kit...but the colours are absolutely beautiful!!

Man...would you look at this face?! So's perfection...and SO my look!!! I know my family is cracking up at this pic!!

I used TaylorMade's newest kit - Tender-Hearted...available at also need to check out her blog for goodies and some amazing tutorials!!

I am so happy that we were able to catch a pretty good shot of all of the cousins together in was hard to get mostly everyone smiling at the camera...but I love it just the same.

I created it with Simply Sweet Designs Carpe Diem kit available at ScrapMatters.

I think that this is just the sweetest pic of all the little girls sitting there looking out at the lights of Vegas. I love that it's a pic of their backs.

I used this beautiful kit by NinaScraps - SO stoked that I'm a guest CT this month!! And it's also available at Oscraps.

LOVE this pic of Sweet Pea and Pau Pau...there's just SO much love in this pic!

And I used this newest kit by NinaScraps available at Oscraps. Isn't it just beautiful?!

And I've been working on a few others...but I can't post them yet...I'll be back when I can. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a great Martin Luther King day...make sure you stop and reflect on what a great man he was!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Scrapping News

So I just needed to drop in to tell everyone that I have been asked to be a guest CT in January for the wonderful, amazingly talented Nina Scraps of Oscraps!!
If you haven't had the opportunity to see her work, check out her store here.
Also, feel free to drop by her blog and leave her some love!!
I'm so excited to be able to work with her, if only for a month!!

In other scrapping news in my life...

ScrapMatters is about to start it's new daily download, check out the add below!!

I feel like I'm going through scrapping laptop is in the shop, and I have to wait until I can sneak on to Mike's laptop in order to scrap. And for some reason, I'm always asleep when he's off it!! LOL!! So, I can't wait to get my laptop back...but there is no ETA yet:(

So keep your fingers crossed for me!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Catching Up

Okay, I know I said that I'd be back soon...but if you follow this blog, you probably already knew that I was lying, unintentionally, of course;) So here I's already in the 2nd week of January, and I've got SO much to catch up on!! So where did I leave off? Oh yes...Christmas morning...

Well that came and went...and the Mongolian Hot Pot dinner turned out EXCELLENT...I have to admit that I did pretty darn good for my first Hot Pot without Mom!! Here are some pics of the dinner and the kiddos enjoying the food.

We didn't have fondue for dessert that night...we were just WAY too stuffed...but we did have it the next night...mmmmm...SO yummy!!!

And we actually ended up finding a Wii...yes, we found a Wii during the holidays!! We actually were at Best Buy on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas for all you non-Canadians!) asking when they would be getting a new shipment in, and were very sadden by the fact that we would not be able to get one until after New Years...and then the gods smiled upon us!! Someone was oddly enough returning one!! Don't know why, but we weren't asking any questions!! So that was our big ticket item...and I have to's AWESOME!!! We have had SO much fun with it...whoever invented this is just amazing!! I did end up totally hurting my shoulder the first night I played with it, but it was all worth it!!

So I worked for a couple of days while Daddy and the kiddos rested and played the Wii...and then we were off to Vegas for New Years!! Now don't get all excited that I was in Vegas for New Years...truth be told...I hate Vegas...shhhhh!!! Don't tell anyone...they'll think that I'm completely nuts! But I honestly don't like it at all...not only is it WAY overpriced, but there's too many people, too much smoke, and I hate gambling. Pretty much everything that I would hate in a city is bundled in to Vegas. So why did I go, you ask? Well...this is why...

We haven't gotten to hang out together like this since Logan was just over a year I miss hanging out together!! The kiddos had a BLAST with their cousins!!

If this isn't just the cutest bunch of little kiddos...I don't know what is!!

Yes, we were picture taking goddesses!!

Hanging with the girls...looking so fine!!!

And we are fierce!!

Brought to you by this moment...

On New Year's Day, the cousins left all the kids at home with the grandparents (thank you!!) and went to this amazing Brazillian good!!! I think I ate the meat equivalent of an entire cow (sorry to all you cow lovers out there). It was AWESOME!!! I'm talking filet mignon, roast beef, top sirloin, turkey, chicken, lamb, sausages, shrimp, scallops, salmon...and a few other meats. All brought to you like this...

It was crazy, noisy, messy, loud and SO much fun!! And I would do it all over again...JUST for this picture!!! Gotta love Ray!!

And even more so for this one!!