Monday, November 17, 2008

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Crop!

The weekend was perfect for traveling and the company was fabulous. Off to Calgary I went for the fun and amazing Jingle Bell Crop. 

We had a wonderful host, the amazing Christy Riopel did an AWESOME job at organizing this event. The goodies were fabulous, the food was tasty, the company was warm. So, first thing is first, a great big round of applause for Christy!!!!! 

I was also so happy to see some old and new faces. The fabulous Allison Orthner, host of the one and only Crop and Cruise, the sweet Crystal Mann, from the Scrapbook Pantry
and new faces like the extremely talented Colleen MacDonald of Stamp It! Australia. 

I also got to crop with some friends that I met at the Scrapbook Your Heart Retreat. Laura and Mindy, thanks for the giggles and I look forward to seeing you again. And yes Laura, I told you you would end up on my blog!!!! 

My Prima class was full of messy good fun with a good smattering of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Prima Paintables and a good dose of Ranger Alcohol Inks!

A special thank you to all the ladies that participated and a congratulations to the winner of the Prima Aloha pack Cheryl Fawcett! And as an aside, I am a little jealous. When I saw the prize, I was quite sad that I had to give it away. sniff, sniff......

So, thanks for making this a memorable event and for those that couldn't make it, you definitely missed out on a good time! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Big and Little Reminder

Hey everybody! 

Today I want to start by taking a minute to pay respect to this important day. I want to pay a special attention and pay gratitude to the men and women this Remembrance Day. If it were not for those that fought and gave their life for our country, I fear that we would not be here enjoying freedom and equality. 
What a truly important role they play. What an important sacrifice. 

Thank you. 

While we are on remembering, don't forget coming up on Saturday is the Jingle Bell Crop!

I am really excited about seeing old friends like Allison Orthner, Christy Riopel
from Monday Night Class and Crystal Mann of the fabulous Scrapbook Pantry.  But I am also so excited to meet new friends. The more the merrier. 

I am also excited to teach my fun class for Prima. I got all the kitting done last night and it mad me feel so completely energized to do so. I can't wait. 

Take care and tonight I am going to scrap. I am going to relax and get some things done that I really need to do. Now just need to have sleepy time in toddler town.....LOL 
Good night!


Monday, November 3, 2008

A little ol' Update About Nothing (well lots actually).

I know that a number of you are wondering what happened to me!!! In fact, I think a few have been wondering if my blog was going to turn into some decrepit cobwebby old thing that will not yield one darn thing anymore.

Well, rest assured, that I have no intention of letting this blog go to waste although, even from where I was sitting, it was beginning to look that way.

Right now, I am trying to do a little refocusing and reorganization of not just scrapping, but family. Nothing horrible, not to worry, all is fine here, just trying to prioritize. I had to rest from the good ol' blog.

And dammit, I swear it has haunted my dreams.

So here I am. And I have a horrible writers block. Partly out of deep thought, partly because I am thinking about 5 million other tasks I have to achieve in the next week and a half and partly because there is too much to write about. What's a girl to do?

So, I guess y'all wonder what I have been up to lately?

Personally, I have been taking some time to be with my boys. With Trevor's volatile work schedule, I needed to place some priority on them while I had the chance. These boys are my life and I am theirs. It needed to be done.

Last week, we also took a trip back home for the passing of Trevor's grandfather. He was a wonderful man and Trevor was very close to him. He grew up with him living in the same farmyard which had made him an extremely large influence on his life which is completely evident and obvious. Grandpa will be deeply missed by many.

The day job is ever stressful right now. But when is it not? No need to bore you with that!

So moving on, all things scrappy have been a busy thing. I have a lot going down and trying to organize that has been a bit of a trial. But I will manage and I am taking it one task at a time. I will be back on the attack in the next few weeks but I have to finish up some commitments and I will be back on my game!