Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Then Tuesday, this beautiful creation was made in our front yard, but it took all the snow in the back yard to accomplish, so that kind of tells you how much snow we got. Today just the bottom 2 sections remain... the rest of the yard is pretty much green again, although I heard they are calling for more of the white stuff soon.
On Wednesday, I somehow got this surge of energy and got busy decorating the house for Christmas... the motivation was that last night was the final night for one of my scrapbooking clubs, and we were doing a Christmas page layout... I will share that next week after my other club gets to do the page. Anyhoo... here's Scotty putting on the star (it took a bit to convince him this was a good idea!)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
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Monday, November 26, 2007
It only started snowing at around 6:00 this evening, just enough to cover the ground in a few centimetres. Yes, Steve is carrying a rake... he used a shovel to clear the sidewalk, but the rake is to knock the snow off the shrubs so it doesn't freeze and break branches. Just thought I would mention that so you didn't think he was still searching for leaves to rake up... Fall is gone, baby! Winter has arrived!
My first Christmas decorations - chipboard snowflakes, covered in Ballet Blue craft ink, then heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds on 2 of them, and microbeads on the other one. I like the look of the dazzling diamonds best, so I will do more like that. I have hung them on my hallway mirror.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
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Thursday, November 22, 2007
** I just took this pic of Elise reading a Stampin' Up! catalogue... she can't WAIT to be my stamping helper!!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The set is also a sneak peek at the new catalogue, because this will be one of the level 3 hostess sets in the Spring/Summer Collection 2008.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Yes, Jen, these are the pants from you when she was born, and yes, they are WAY too small... Steve dressed E because I was sick today, and he said he put her in capris!!! Guess it's time to go through her clothes again, too!!!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
For this page we used a layout that fits well with up to 8 pictures. To create the background paper we used the jumbo wheel "See You Around" and white craft ink. We used the Define your Life set, so there were 26 possibilities for a title! I gave 2 colour scheme choices, and I think that the club members evenly chose the 2 different combos.
Try some metal embellishments to make parts of the page "pop!" The photo corners punch is a great way to add a little detail around your page. With the film strip element of the page, (created with the spiral punch) you can insert photos that are in succession, or all on the same theme. I imagine the first steps of a baby learning to walk, or a couple walking in the distance, with each photo showing them a little bit further away.
Another product we used was the tearing strip. A metal ruler with 2 sizes of tearing patterns on them provides a way for precision tearing. I have seen this in the SU! catalogue for the last 3 1/2 years and never bought it because I felt like I could tear just fine... but it is GREAT! I love the precision you get with this ruler, yet it still is a natural tear. But you don't get wasted paper because the tear looks like it's supposed to the FIRST time you tear it!! Fun.
Try to be creative with your photos... for children, get down on their level, or take pics of them while you are lying down so you are looking up to them. For animals, try taking pictures of just the face, or the paws. Take 3-4 pictures of a similar shot, only slightly different (4 expressions on the same face, the same tree in all four seasons, from the same angle, etc). Or how about having the foreground item in focus while the background is out of focus. (check your camera for some cool features it may be able to do). Also, you can manipulate digital photos in computer programs such as Photoshop, or for a free download, try Picasa2 (my favourite!!). Above all, just have fun, and take LOTS of pictures! It was a life saver for me when we got a digital camera, because now I can take 100 pictures in one day with no guilt! But even with film camera you can do neat things with your pics, and enlarge, or crop them when they are developed to get just the right pictures for your page. For some creative photo ideas, or to have portraits taken, check out the Revival Arts Blog... I love going there for inspiration!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
So, here's a Christmas card for you today!
I need to make some time to stamp this week... haven't had many projects to share here lately. I have my scrapbooking club on Friday, so I will have some pages to show you after that. But tonight we have our Care Group here, so I think my time today will be spent cleaning the house.... don't think I can afford to spend any time stamping today... if you saw my house right now (after unloading the truck from our trip to Victoria) you would understand that I need all the time I can get to clean this house today!!!!
My Elise doesn't look very happy in this picture... she was super wet - friend Elise, being a nurse, said that she was used to pee, but my Elise still wasn't impressed when I tried to get her to go to Elise for the pic... so they just sat beside each other for the pic!!!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Here's the wedding card I made:
On their way out to the fountain for pictures (at the golf course)...
Silja and her mom (my Auntie Marit)...
Throwing the bouquet...
Wedding decorations, and the traditional Norwegian wedding cake...
Morfar and Me...
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I am honoured to sing at the wedding. Here's the song I'll be singing... but obviously it's not me in the video :)
Song: Lost in the Moment
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
My boys were busy redecorating their bedroom a few days ago... they were so proud of this accomplishment, so really, what could I do but grab the camera and take a picture? We did get it all put away and the room cleaned up before bedtime, so it's all good!
My dad has been over twice for huge loads of trees (Saturday and today).....
We had fun with cousins on Nov. 1st & 2nd, and I got to meet my new nephew Cole for the very first time....
Elise got her first "taste" of the sandbox!
I think Elise liked Cole as a cousin, but wasn't too interested when Auntie Louise suggested that her mommy should have another one of those!!!!!!
We celebrated Steve's mom's birthday on Nov. 3rd....