Saturday, February 28, 2009

Coming out of the closet .....

This has been a really difficult week for me. We have had our Little Man on a waiting list to see a Child Neurologist for about FIVE months. Monday we were lucky enough to get a cancellation and went to see this Dr. and our little boy was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We were told we would probably get this diagnosis from a few professionals that we deal with but I have to say that I think I was secretly hoping that the Dr. would tell us we were BONKERS and he was just a late bloomer and that we just needed to be patient. I have been slowly wrapping my brain around this (with much difficulty because when it comes RIGHT down to it-I really don't SEE the autism-I just see my beautiful, little, quirky boy.)

Anyway, the crying is over (I hope). My pity party has ended. Sorry I didn't send out invitations for this-I really couldn't deal with talking about it and NOTHING anyone could say was going to make me feel any better or less bitter. And I KNOW it's not the worse thing in the world that could happen to a family but this little guy is our EVERYTHING and I HATE to think he will ever have to struggle especially at such an early age.

Today is a new day though. We will be getting treatment and will do anything to help him flourish. I am sorry if I caused anyone to worry with my absence, I think I spotted my old self in the mirror this morning and am going to invite her back.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Hockey Day!

Am I a hockey fan?? Not really. But I am a proud Canadian and as a Nation, we love Hockey. SO I am happy to celebrate it (plus I have a feeling I am on my way to being a 'hockey Mom'. Yikes! I better learn more about it!)
The reason for my post is my new LO done for Just Cre8 with the March scrap pack.
You can check it out here:

'Happiness is a journey & not a destination"
Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mixer #7 is up and my FAVE LO EV-AH!!

Woot! Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

I can't believe we are on MIxer #7 already!!!??!! Where is the year GOING??

Please be sure to check it out here:

My Teamates have out done themselves-AGAIN!!
AND AND AND!! If you participate in this month's mixer's don't forget to link to your blog for a chance to win a FAB prize from SCRAPSHOTZ!!
(you can see it HERE: )

Check it out!!

Here is my LO for the Mixer#7 reveal.

'Happy Birthday to you'

I have got to say-I am TEARING through my svraps this month and it feels SO GREAT to be using the scrap supplies I am hoarding!!
pps-scraps-Autumn Leaves, Scenic Route, Sass Lass
CS-Bazzill, Prism kraft
ribbon/felt-Basic Grey, Creative Cafe
Foam alpha stickers-$1 store ;)


This is a NO pattern paper LO (which is INSANE for a PAPER addict like me!!)

I used ALOT of Daisy D's last line (I think this line might have been the beginning of the end for them.. :( ) I hope you like it too.
Everything you see here is a sticker, die cut, rubon (all DD's) or doodle and I LOVE THIS LO!!!
Felt is creative cafe, Heidi Swapp.

Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Busy weekend (New work :) )

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I am SO BUMMED. I have been trying to get my hair cut since the begining of the year (this is my THIRD attempt) I thought today was the day and-NOPE!!! My re-sheduled appt is NEXT Tuesday. YIKES! I am SO glad I didn't go all the way in town for it and called ahead to verify.
I have some YUMMY new LOs to share.
I have been playing with my stash (which USUALLY results in some pretty colorful work.) and these 5 are the result. I apologise for some of the poor images. I just can't seem to get good light these days :(

Old School
Dad gave me some old photos a few weeks ago. So I did a LO of 3 of my school pics in the 80's. Yikes! TFL!
pps, embellies-sass lass

Oh No-She's at it again!
LO of what I think poor DS is thinking when I dress him up and take pics. TFL!
pps-JenniB, MME
Alphas-Am crafts vinyl, PinkPaislee, Thickers
Black Le Pen for doodled stitches


Just Chill
This LO is of DH cutting loose and having fun New Year's Eve and it was LONG over due.
I was so happy to see him just let himself have fun :)
pps-Scraps and orphaned alphas
Kelly Panaci sticker stitches
Sassafras Lass edges
Glossy accents on alphas

Love at First Sight
This photo does NO justice to the LO IRL.
I have been feeling nostalgic for my Little Man as a baby and sug out a few baby pics.
Almost all products Making Memories
I am going to get this wedding album done -SOMEDAY!! LOL
LO of DH and I.
pps-CI, BoBunny
MM journal spot
Kaiser, glitz bling Maya chipboard
blooms-Imaginisce, Heidi Swapp
I hope you had nice mild weather where you were today!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Reveal at Just Cre8!

Woohoo! Guess who was asked to Guest Design at Just Cre8???? Me!
I am SUPER THRILLED about this oppertunity and had ALOT of fun with this challenge! Thanks again, Sue!! Check them out!
We had our reveal yesterday, so I have a few LO's to share. Thanks for stopping by!
I Love this pic of DH and I. We RARELY have a pic together where one of isn't closed-eye, crossed-eyed, eyes closed (etc...). And this REALLY is the essense of what we are. I LOVE that he makes me LAUGH.

Close up of flower details.

All items from March scrap pack except:
Lace paper-Creative Imaginations
Alphas-Am Crafts Chipboard Thickers (colored with Black Sharpie)
Tiny Alphas- Making Memories
Button on Flower curcle punched (1" punch), layerered on a piece of Cardstock and finished with Glossy Accents.
This is DS & DN on New Years Eve playing with the blow horns I had set out for the 'festivities' we were planning later. They were too cute not to scrap.
All items from March Scrap pack except:
buttons (from stash)
white uniball gel pen
Alphas-Am Crafts Chipboard Thickers (colored with Black Sharpie)
Shaped paper was traced using Making memories shaped paper
We just re-did our family room over in rich browns and taupes and the paper from this kit suited it PERFECTLY.
All items from March Scrap Pack except:
Making Memories Tiny Alphas.
Happy Monday Everyone!! Thanks for peeking!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mixer 6 is up!!

Oooh! OOOh! OOOh! I almost forgot!
Mixer 6 is up! Check it out for a chance to win an AWESOME kit which has been generously donated by Scrapshotz!

My Teamates ROCKED this Mixer, besure to check out their LOs for some FAB inspiration!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well, it's not V-day YET... BUT I have been playing around with Little Man, some cool glasses & a red wall-check it out (ain't he adorable?? Yes, I am probably a BIT biased!)

And here are a couple of projects I did with my fun new Martha Stewart supplies (and a STEAL at Walmart! OK.. I GOTTA say--I didn't like ONE thing about MS when she first started doing Scrapbook products but I bought the lace border punch (now I am onto punch number 2 and my second set of papers!! WTHeck!!) Anyway, LOL-this LO is made mostly of Martha's stuff. I AM thoroughly enjoying it! TFL!
**Sorry for the poor lighting.. I can't get a good pic on gloomy days but I was tired of waiting.

'I make this look good'
pps, punches-Martha stewart (and Bo Bunny b&w paper)
alphas-Am Crafts, Rose Moka, doodlebug
STamp Autumn Leaves
Prima adhesive felt

He is going to be SO mad at me one of these days, LOL
This is a V-day card I made for the grandparents.
pps-Martha Stewart
STamps- Autumn Leaves, Imaginisce
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Thursday!
Stay warm and dry!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Who wants to win a YUMMY prize??

Scrapshotz has generously donated a Layout Kit For February's Prize at Mix It UP!! (You can see all the details HERE: ) .
Check it out!!

And on THAT note-MIXER number 5 is up!! Woohoo! I can't believe we are on number 5 already!! It seems like I was JUST counting down the days to the first challenge. If you haven't played yet, you should.
It REALLY forces you to think and create outside of your comfort zone. I have been SUPER happy with the LO's that I have come up with since I have been playing.
And speaking of LO's!! Here is my interpretation of Mixer #5. It was a bling challenge. TFL!!

Supplies used: pps-K& Co
Bling-Kaiser, unknown
Alphas-Making Memories (stickers) American Crafts
This pic is of me, my little sister & my dad in a photo booth. I think it's super-funny.
Journalling:I don't remember this photo being taken, I don't like the goofy look on my face, I don't like the fact that you can only see my Dad peeking out BUT I love the fact that he kept it all of these years.

OH!! and I almost forgot. I have a couple of more LOs to share.

CMK had a Superbowl scrappy party On Sunday (for those of us NOT engrossed in the game) they had 3 challenges all Superbowl inpired. It was ALOT of fun (AND I won a YUMMY prize from Pink Paislee-Yippee!)
Thanks for peeking :)
This is a LO of LM On the morning of his 4th b-day. He was SO excited, he put his b-day hat on first thing and wore it ALL day!! (even to a Dr's apt!) TFL!!
pps-K&Co, Pink Paislee
Alphas-American Crafts
Dymo font label maker


We had a bit of a rough Autumn, so we went a little overboard for our little guy (and each other) this Christmas. I have always wanted to do a 'fake' panoramic LO. I am really loving how this turned out.
pps-KI Memories
Buttons-from stash

Have a HAPPY Thursday! Stay warm!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Superbowl Sunday!

Happy Superbowl Sunday!

I don't really watch the superbowl (unless I watch with friends and it's definately a social thing for me) but I WILL watch the halftime show :)

Not much is going on with us this weekend. Little Man went to stay with Nanny yesterday, so DH and I took advantage and had some lunch and did some shopping together. I went to MIchaels and got some SUPER-cute stamps to go with my new Autumn Friends paper (by Colorbok). Maybe this is the day I will get to play with it. I REALLY want to dig into my new Making Memories pack I got last week too.

I have been working on a few projects but it's all stuff I can't post yet, so I will post a LO I made the other night. I have been hoarding this Teresa Collins paper too long. I had alot of fun cutting it up and making embellies with it. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

This is a LO about my new modular storage system that DH got for me so I could keep my scrappy supplies tidy. I totally love the way my room looks now, which is way more streamlined than before. TFL!

pps-Teresa Collins, LYB, SRoute
Alphas-Am Crafts, Prima