Tuesday, 3 September 2013

PRE-SCHOOL STARTS.....

Well tomorrow pre-school starts for my two grandbabies (really not babies anymore I guess since they are three now).....they did attend a two hour orientation session last week and they seemed excited to attend and told me "it was a great day"...they will be overnighting here at grandma's a couple of nights a week as they are attending the pre-school a block from my home....just more convenient for me than having to drive to their house two mornings a week, take them to pre-school and then twiddle my thumbs at my daughter's until time to pick them up three hours later!....
 
Recent pix of my darlings (including my daughter)....
 
 

 

ALMOST 4 MONTHS!....REALLY!

Cannot believe it has been almost four months since I last blogged....where has the time gone....hopefully I spent the time being productive, but I have my doubts!....actually I have been busy making minis and really should put up pix, although three of them are in that "almost" finished stage....
 
Recently I joined a "progressive swap" group of ladies and am very excited about it....didn't take pix before sending off my creation but will when it returns....the way this swap works is that there are seven of us (myself from Canada; two ladies from the U.S.; and a lady in each of Scotland, Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands) and each of us creates a "base" mini album where only the front and back covers (outside and inside) are embellished in a paper collection of our choice...we then ship this base album along with our papers and any other embellies, to the next person on our list; who in turn designs/creates page 1 of the album, then sends it on to the next person who designs/creates page 2, etc. until the last person finishes the album and sends it back to the originator!.....so basically we are all preparing the covers of our own book and embellishing one page in each of the other six ladies' books.....because our group is culturally diverse, it should be very interesting to see each of our takes on each others' themes....today was the deadline to ship off our base book so I am anxiously awaiting my first pkg. in the mail....I have to say I am also nervous and hope I do justice to each person's mini.....

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

LADIES DIARY.....

OMG....I just love this paper from g45....think it is probably my favorite....well, that and A Place in Time....hope they never stop making either one....

So, completed another mini (designed by my crafty friend) using the Ladies Diary paper....love how it turned out and love the fact that I have completed yet another one...YAY....can scratch it off my unfinished minis list!....

   






 



Sunday, 26 May 2013

LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN.....

"Almost" finished up this little journey album....perhaps a bit more embelling and charms but that is all....then just have to add pictures!....yay!.....












Sunday, 5 May 2013

CINCO DE MAYO....

Today is my daughter's "blank blank" birthday (wouldn't want to give away my age here...lol)...the whole family will be heading out to Stage West, a live dinner theatre.....I made her a card using the pop n cuts die which turned out pretty cute....the photos might be a bit fuzzy as I took them with my phone cause I forgot to take a pic when I made it....can you guess where she is headed in a couple of days to celebrate her birthday?....I've blocked out the sentiments (too syrupy....lol)....hope she likes it....



 
 
 

Thursday, 25 April 2013

MY OTHER LITTLE ANGELS......

The twins turned 3 a month ago.....cannot believe how the time has just flown by....perhaps I should start scrapping their graduation minis!......do you think I have enough time......lol....they are a treasure and I am fortunate to be able to spend two to three days a week caring for them.....this September they will start pre-school at Little Acorns here in Chestermere so will be doing a bit of overnighting at grandmas....fun times ahead....


An absolute little doll!....loves being a "girl", playing house, baking grandma some special treats, singing and dancing....my fingers are crossed that she will enjoy scrapping with grandma as well....ooooohhhh I have so much to teach her!.....


My handsome dude!....typical boy....loves to take things apart mostly...longing for the day when he will start putting them back together!.....loves learning!....spends a lot of time on his "computer" playing with his numbers and alphabet....always singing songs and moving and grooving to music....perhaps we have a performer in the family!...

MY LITTLE BALL OF FLUFF!.....

Jazz had her first visit to the salon yesterday and she came out amazing!....although I really didn't recognize her...can actually see her beautiful eyes!....she did originally have a bow on either side but managed to get one off......The Groom Room (Calgary) did a fantastic job and she loved every minute of it....well maybe except for the ear hair pulling....Yikes....wouldn't like that myself!....