Friday, May 22, 2009
May is a month to celebrate mothers, and special women in your life. And my class is a great place to do the celebrating! Whether it is your own mother, aunt, sister, daughter or grandmother. Or maybe you want to come with a special friend to celebrate YOU as a mother! Whoever the special lady is, come and spend an afternoon together stamping at my Mother/Daughter class this Saturday, May 23rd from 2:00 - 4:30. This will be a great time of stamping, visiting and tea... and where all those things are present with a group of ladies, laughter isn't far behind!
Please email me with your questions about the class, or to sign up - please put "Mother/Daughter class" in the subject line. stampinsars(AT)hotmail.com
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I know you've seen them... those "picture a day" and "365 photos" blogs. The ones where people post a picture a day, but nothing else. I'm going to be a Copy Cat and do one, too. I love taking pictures, and sometimes I can't come up with a great explanation of a photo, but if I am going to post about it, I feel the pressure to have a creative paragraph about it, too. Well, on my "Worth 1000 Words" blog, you will find no paragraphs. No words beyond the title. The picture is worth the words (well, at least to me it is!)
I suppose I could just add my wordless images to this (Stampinsars) blog, but I choose not to.
So, if you feel like following my picture-a-day attempt... please head over to "Worth 1000 Words." Let me know what you think!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Here are a few pics... I took over 150 pictures, so I won't show them all... just the highlights!
Us in Space:
The face painters were amazing... my kids all asked for Pirate ships. Elise got two! Scott got one and a spider in a web, and Todd chose a pirate for his other cheek.
This was such a cute idea for the preschoolers... a little fence that they could "paint" with water. Hunter and Elise had so much fun doing this (as you can see, the kids also enjoyed giving the floor a coat of paint!)
Inside the Preschool Pavillion... loads of toys and fun for the little ones. Elise and Hunter spent quite awhile in there, while the older boys were outside doing sports.
Relay races that the boys loved.
Todd playing a game inside one of the tents.
Elise's highlight was when she got to share the stage with Children's performer Chris Hamilton. She loved it! He kind of chuckled when she was holding the guitar. He said, "Are you sure you want to hold it like that?" She said, "Yep, dis is how I pway da guitar!"
E kind of surprised me with how she wanted to meet all the mascots. She gave this big Port of Vancouver seagull a huge hug!
And this banana caught her eye from across the grounds and she had to go give him a high five too! He was handing out packets of spf 50 sunscreen, which came in very handy before the day was through.
The boys had fun playing with this hockey man. He was great with kids and let them run through his legs... I was a bit worried that they would knock him right off his feet, but Steve told me to relax!
Elise enjoyed her sky-high view on top of Daddy's shoulders... made it easier to talk to the "tall girl!"
Then the kids made kites, out of just paper... and they WORK!!! I will show kite flying pics in another post. We spent Sunday afternoon flying them at a park near our house.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
This picture is from the very first day we met Scott's teacher - last August, during the week before school started. The frame is about 4 inches square and is just one of those little wooden frames that you can get at a local craft or dollar store. I covered it in Urban Oasis designer paper and used Flower Fusion flowers and some brads to embellish it.
And here is the card Scott made for Ms C. He used rubons on the front as well as a Jumbo wheel to decorate the paper. He loves stamping, and is happy for any excuse to make a card with me!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I just added one that I want to remember to check more often... Stampin' Pretty. Check her out for inspiration, and when you need a little help getting your mojo going... she's got the push you need with her "Mojo Monday" posts!
I'd love to know what your favourite blogs to visit are... I might find a few new faves of my own from you!!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
I just thought I'd share a few pics with you....
My Mom and Dad
The "Original Five!"
Louise and her crew...
Anyway, here are 3 double 12X12 layouts that came together fairly quickly... and for the top 2 examples, it was because the pictures were of such photogenic people!!
First, this is a layout I made last week of my sister Louise, and her family... I love Fall, and so this was a fun page to make. Plus her family looks so great in the Fall colours.
And here's what Louise's boys look like more recently... (Please tell me when these were taken, Louise! I need to add that on there). Louise shot these pics in her backyard, and then changed the pics to sepia before printing them. What cooperative subjects, eh?!
And, finally, this is a layout that we were given in our package at the Memory Weavers Scrapathon in April. But since I usually deal with double layouts, rather than a single layout, I saved mine to do at home, and added some chocolate chip paper into the mix, and the result is under the original.
The original (they gave us a picture of what it should look like when completed)
And.... my take on it as a double layout:
Thursday, May 07, 2009
So, here are a few pics... the place was called Apeldoorn's and it was just quaint!
I loved that a bunch of the tables in there were made from old sewing machine tables!
Mine were good, but this one was amazing, and I think the secret may have been the swiss cheeze!
All the girls, and a token male... baby Andrew!
l-r... Madelyn, Jill, Cindy, Rhonda, Andrea, me!
Some fun with Picasa.... all the different tea cups were so pretty!
The birthday girl!
And since the day before Cindy's birthday is MY birthday.... Andrea surprised ME with a beautiful rose plant, too! Thanks so much Andrea!