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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Our First Elephant Ride - 2003 & I Found An Awesome Giveaway!

Before I get into my LO for today, you have to pop over to Gettin' Cricky to check out her "Giveaway Monday"! Omgoodness, you'll want to enter!!

This is going back a few years!!! Here is another LO from our trip to African Lion Safari in '03. I don't even know if Ashleigh remembers riding an elephant. Good thing for pics huh!! These are MASSIVE up close!! But what a ride. This is also back in my Creative Memories days, can ya tell?? Just getting into scrapbooking a little more here. I love looking back and seeing how far I've come with my scrapbooking. I would never go back and change everything....would you? I'd like to hear your thoughts on this one!! Have a great day! It's the last day of the week here bc tmw is Canada Day! Long wknd, here we come!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

My First CTMH "Studio J" Layouts!

For the month of June, Close To My Heart is offering ONE free Studio J layout! I hadn't had a chance to try it, so when I had a minute tonight, I had to scrapbook these photo's. We had SO many compliments on Ashleigh's hair as well as what she did, was amazing. Now we have to wait for Canada Post to get back to work so we can mail off her hair!!

Challenges Entered:

LMCB #44 - Recycle On Those Layouts!

Good morning!! I'm behind (again, ugh!) this week with my LM challenge!! I'll get it done and posted - better late than never, right? So, this weeks challenge is to recycle something onto your LO. Card fronts/inserts, ribbon, paper - you get the idea! Hop on over to Lasting Memories to see what the DT came up with!!

If you missed yesterdays post, I'd love you to check it out!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cut For Cancer

Hi there! I don't have a layout for you today, but I have some photo's to share of our daughter whom we are VERY proud of, especially today. Ashleigh is 10 and came to me a couple weeks ago and said she wanted to cut her hair (long curly BEAUTIFUL locks) for cancer. I was amazed that a child so young would even think of something like that. She said no one else was doing it, was just something she wanted to do. We had spoke about a scare that I had almost 6 yrs ago when my yearly chk up showed pre-cancer cells in my uterus. After a partial hysterectomy, I'm healthy and nothing else has shown. She said this was part of her decision, but more so the fact that children out there get sick too and they need wigs to help them through such scary/sad times. So, without further a-do, here's our daughter cutting 8 inches of her locks for cancer.

Isn't she beautiful?? She LOVES her new look and so do we!

African Lion Safari - 2003

Yahoo, it's the wknd!! With the days I've been having, the wknd's honestly can't come fast enough. I've been going back through LO's that I've done in the past but never showed you!! So this one is from one of our summer vacations, back in 2003 - Ash would have been 3 and Andrew 7 - we went to African Lion Safari. As you can see, the kid's were absolutely pooped for the ride home! Stay tuned for more LO's from the past to come!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Day Trip - 2008

When the kid's were all younger, Keith's parents would take them all (4 of them) for a day trip during the summer. This trip was in 2008 and they spent the day at Wasaga Beach. The 3 boys were trying to dig to China (lol) and Ashleigh enjoyed the beach with grandma and grandpa. Then they did some mini golf. Always a good time. All the materials used on these LO's are Creative Memories.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"A Gift For You" Father's Day Card

Well! So much for nice weather! We're in for a LOT of rain over the next few days! School year is winding down. Andrew has 3 exams this week - English yesterday, Art today and Science tmw and then he's done till end of August. Ashleigh has till Wed of next week, which is a half day, so I don't even know if she'll bother. She said "Mom .. there's just to much drama on the last day!"

We had family up for a visit last night as we didn't get a chance to see my dad on Father's Day and this is the card I put together for him. I actually made the card itself a few yrs ago, but I tweaked it a little to make it work. The image is from Sunshine Designs and sentiment from CTMH.  Dad's a real home body and takes great pride in his home, so I thought this was perfect!! Also, if you get a chance, chk Everyday Cricut today to see what she made, omg, SO cute!!

**NOTE: I found a comment on Glitterbabe's site saying to add photo's, try doing it through your Edit HTML and it worked! Thank you to the commenter!!**

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day Card

Good morning!! Oh the weather is certainly turning here, finally! The day's are gorgeous and night's are great for sleeping. Hope all the daddy's out there had a great day yesterday!! The kid's and I had fun spoiling Keith this wknd. For once I was able to do something really nice for him (financially) and we took him and had him pick out a new leather (bike) jacket for his cruiser. He was in shock I think!! He kept looking at me and I could tell he was really excited and happy. He's always doing for us and never himself and this is something he needs and has wanted to get, so this was perfect opportunity! Then yesterday we had a nice day and the kid's and I BBQ'd and made him sit and relax and then had yummy dessert. All in all, was an awesome wknd!!

This is a card I made for my father in law. He just had his tractor rebuilt and painted orange, so I was able to match it all up! Isn't this stamp super cute? It's from High Hopes!

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

LMCB #43 - Inspirational Photo!

Good morning and Happy Father's Day to all those daddies out there! Enjoy your day! Today's challenge at Lasting Memories is to find inspiration in the photo above and use it in your LO. I chose the colors for mine as I have been working on catching up on some photo's and it fit this one perfectly!! Hop on over to LM and see what the DT came up with!! Hope you can join us this week!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Make A Wish!

Good morning friends! Here's another card I made using my blog candy from Ashley!! I'm getting ahead on my birthday card stash .. now I just need to make some masculine ones. They always seem to be the toughest ones, don't they? Hope everyone's having a GREAT day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's A Party!

Another card I made using my blog candy winnings from Ashley! I'm working on building up my card stash. I have found lately that every time I go to get a card, I don't have one!! That's not a good thing!! Does anyone else work on building up a card stash? I'm hoping to add cards for all occasions so I'll be on top of things when needed.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I had a chance to sit and make some cards at our last Club night. A while back, I won Ashley's birthday blog candy and this is one of the cards I made using some of my goodies! Thank you, Ashley!! There was so much stuff in there!! More cards to come over the next couple days using even more goodies!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rod Stewart Concert

Good morning! I finally had a chance to get some photo's of some of my LO's I did at our retreat! This one is a LO I put together from the Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks concert we went to in April. Was SO good! I would go see him again. He puts on an amazing show. Thank you to my cousin Nancy for the pics!! I used one of my (unfortunately discontinued) CTMH paper packs and stickease. So bummed it's no longer available! The pattern is from my CTMH "Magic" book!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

LMCB#41 - Making Your Own Background!

This week at Lasting Memories, we're asking you to make your own background! This is actually a LO I had done before, I have been SO busy, I hadn't had a chance to get one done. I thought this deserved a second showing!! Hop on over to LM and see what everyone else came up with!! You'll be inspired to play along this week!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Memories are made of ...

"Memories are made of love and family vacations"" is the theme of my LO today. This is from our trip to Orlando, Florida in 2007. We stayed at this resort for a few days instead of in Disney. Was a very short drive to Disney, so worked out perfect! This is my mother in law and Ashleigh in the bottom pic checking out the playground equipment.

  • CTMH "Bliss" paper pack and stickease

Thursday, June 9, 2011

After The Storm!

Morning!! Wow, did we have a storm whip through last night!! It came out of nowhere and left just as fast, but left a lot of damage behind. The skies turned green, there was HUGE hail - it was scary. Here's some pics I took from along Lake Drive.

This is at the end of our street. I do daycare for these guys! Poor Landen was devastated and made his mommy call and make sure "My Karen is ok!"

Along Metro Rd (end of our street as well)

The Lake (you can see the darkness of it)

In the park

All down along Lake Drive

This tree was ripped right out by the root and actually took up some of the road!

More pics from along the lake

Ashleigh's friend's grandpa's house - tree came through the skylight in their bathroom!