Tuesday, January 29, 2013

When did you get so big?

I went to a no frills crop on the weekend with some great ladies.
I always tend to talk myself out of it (I'm too lazy to pack, try to organize my supplies, leave my house, my little family for the day, yada yada..) there are always a 1000 reasons NOT to go.
Luckily, I have good friends that make me go and then of course, I am always glad that I went.
Does anyone else do that?
Being the procrastinator that I am, I packed at the last minute and did the 'panic-pack' where I just started throwing stuff in a bag. EEK.
Thankfully, I had alot of my old 'Hip' kits together in a large ziploc and this LO came from that.
I think I used odds & ends from 2 or 3 old kits (December's, November's and  October's kits are used in this LO). The wooden npaper background is a favorite of mine and there are so many differnt spins on this pattern to choose from (I think thisone is Simple Stories). I also added some Mister Huey's Mister (in Calico White) for a bit more of a grungy look. The buttons, DMC embroidery floss, doily, cotton twine & tag are all from my stash.

That's all I have for today.
I just got a message that January's kit is being shipped out today!
Can't WAIT to get my hands on this!!
HUGS & Happy Surfing!
Thanks for popping by! :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

8th Birthday Celebration

Happy Thursday (and Holy Deep Freeze, Batman!!)!
It is C-O-L-D!!
I have a bit of a confession, I often make my LOs before I have my pictures printed.
I usually sketch them out when I do this, knowing which shots I will print off and what size I will print them at but this time, I completed my LO before I even TOOK the pictures. EEK!
I guess if the colors in my pics were off, I could tweek them while editing or just go for the tried and true printing in black and white method but since I usually scrap in the same bright colors I wear on my son, I just went for it and it worked.
I didn't know how many pics I would use or what size, so I just winged it and left a large (fairly open) space available for my pics and just set it up. My original concept isn't overly embellished or ornate, I knew I would add more details as I worked with my photos. 
As you can see, I added a fair amount of photos & kept most of them small (2x2, 2x3 and my focal photo is a 'grand' 4x3). by keeping the pics zoomed in and cropped, I was able to add 10 photos & journalling spots. I also cut some random sized '8's and placed them around my LO.

LO created with December Hip 2-B Square kit + add-ons.

Thanks for stopping by!
HUGS &Happy Surfing!
Stay warm!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Love Love Love

This LO is of my beautiful Parents-in-law, married for over 40 years now.

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Hugs & Happy Surfing!

Monday, January 21, 2013

500 Posts, a Birthday & Some Cards too!

Holy MOLY!!
500 posts??!!
For a girl who hates (I mean really despises) writing & is a poor typist to boot,
I never thought I would see the day that I would hit 500 posts.
I started this blog for a DT position that I wanted (it was mandatory to have a blog).
I never got the spot but liked being able to keep my projects contained in 1 set spot.
And here we are.
Before I share a few cards that I did for Hip 2-B Square, I wanted to take a small piece of your time and wish this little Prince a Happy 8th Birthday.
It's still so hard to believe somedays that I am a Momma to such a wonderful little guy.
We just love him to bits!!
Happy 'EPIC' Birthday, 'Dude'!
And last but not least, here a few cards that I did for Miss Kimberley using the December Hip 2=B Square kit + Add-ons.
Thanks for stopping by!
HUGS & Happy surfing!

Friday, January 18, 2013

I'll look back on this and Smile

Happy Friday!
It is a balmy -16 C (-27 C with wind chill) here in Canada today,
so I decided to stay indoors and blog a bit.
This LO is of a pic I was taking of Little Man at the 'Touch A Truck' event last Fall.
Our funny friend, Tony jumped in at the last second and photo bombed Little Man. The pic makes me laugh every time I see it and I thought the bright colours in the December Hip 2-B Square kit suited it perfectly.
**using December Kit from Hip 2-B Square + add-ons.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stay warm, HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

..I have an Arcade in My Basement

I did this LO at a crop a few months ago and
never got around to posting, so I am sharing it today :)
I took these pics for my hubby and then put them away to scrap.
I kept putting the LO off and then found these papers at Winners (DCWV) and
became inspired to scrap them.
The colors went well with some AC Amy Tangerine Sketchbook that I had floating around, so I used some of the smaller patterns.
**Double click image to see both sides.
Thanks for stopping by!
HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

..Bunch of Characters

With all the parades we went to this season, I got some great pics to scrap.
These pics were taken at our first Santa Claus parade. We had some great people from a local gaming group called The Fundy Phoenix walk the parade route with is, dressed as some fabulous characters (the Bowser costume was hand made/sewn!!) Of course the boys were ALL OVER that and were more than happy to pose with Bowser, Shrek & Spiderman.

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HUGS & Happy Surfing! :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Rocking Pink

As part of the Anti-Bullying campaign, LM's school does a 'wear pink' day to raise awareness.
My little guy has NOTHING in the way of pink clothing so I dug out my hat and Hubby's tie and sent him off  (after taking pictures of course!!).
I really like that Hip kits can be used for non-themed LOs too (Kimberly does a great job at balancing themed & non-themed products in her kits)
This LO was done with the November Hip Kit that had a C-mas theme to it.

This LO was our first snow (all 3 mm of it - can't say the same right now, we just got more than a foot dumped on us!!) But they did call it a snow day and cancelled school that day, so I got some pics of these two little monkies before the rain started and washed it all away that day.

Thanks for popping by!
Stay warm & safe today!
Happy New Year!!