Beginner’s Scrapbooking Class

January 14, 2011 at 11:34 am (Uncategorized)

So, I’m teaching a class on Feb 8. It’s a beginner’s class. Want to see the sneak peek?

I’ll post the whole thing after the class. 😛 Well gee! Aren’t I the great blogger. I try to publish and end up saving it as a draft. *rolls eyes* lol  Let’s try this again.

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It’s Been A While

January 11, 2011 at 8:40 am (Uncategorized)

Let’s see if I remember how to do this. lol Actually I really need to upload a whack of projects from the end of last year. But you will have to settle for these that you may have already seen. 😛

I love how this one turned out. So simple.

Stunning, isn’t she? Okay, I might be a tad biased. lol But she loves the camera. Is it wrong that she is a better photographer than I?

Oh, no sass from this girl! lol

Okay, gotta go get ready for work. You know how it is; gotta work to pay for the supplies. lol

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Thankful

November 19, 2010 at 1:04 am (Uncategorized)

I could not live without my computer! It lets me talk to my sister, when I have time and with out little ones yelling in the background. I stay connected to my friends and family who are so far away. Without my computer there are so many wonderful people that I never would have met. And I am so thankful for them because sometimes they are the only people I can talk to about things because they will patiently listen and not judge me or try to tell me that I’m wrong. Unless, I really am wrong. My computer has opened up the world of scrapbooking. I can imaging I would still be doing the same type of pages that I used to do if I didn’t have my computer because I wouldn’t be exposed to so many different styles and techniques. My computer lets me play games, besides Monopoly, with my DD and since our tv is still in storage it also lets us watch movies together. Some times, I just still and watch her play a game. Offering advice when asked. She feels it’s a way to spend time together. If we didn’t do that we would probably both be in separate rooms reading a book, every day.  And how nice is it to be able to just look something up when it comes to mind to do so? I have used my computer to research so many things over the years.

Yup, couldn’t live with out it!

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Hi!

September 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm (Uncategorized)

Hee hee! I don’t really have anything to say today.  I scrapped this weekend and had a good time with my online friends. Hum… Haven’t posted any work for a long time maybe I should do that. 😛 Maybe tomorrow.

Thanks V, for the blue and gold vote!

I am currently sporting toes with emoticons, thanks to a certain 15 year old that I know. They are on a yellow/gold back ground and because of that I thought they were all going to be smiley faces but no. They are all different. Cute in a weird sort of way. Certainly a conversation piece. lol

Okay, that’s all I have today. Night!

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Game Day Top 10

September 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm (Uncategorized)

Here in Gapperland, otherwise known as Saskatchewan, they take their football seriously! I tell you, the whole province is crazy! lol So, now that I’ve lived here for almost a year I have made a few observations about “Game Day”. Here they are:

10. The whole province dresses in “Game Day” colours, green and white.

9. To the point where most businesses even allow their staff to trade in their regular uniform for green shirts or jerseys.

8. If the game is on Sunday, the whole weekend is “Game Day”.

7. You can’t go anywhere or do anything without seeing Rider colours.

6. Every year on Labour Day weekend they have a game, “The Labour Day Classic”. This seems to be one of the biggest games of the year.

5. It’s a sickness, I tell you! I had a customer who had her toes painted with the Roughrider logo and colours.

4. Everybody knows when the Roughriders are playing, except me. lol

3. I have met 1 other person here who doesn’t where green on “Game Day”.

2. Stores set up displays of Rider Gear. Big displays! They sell everything you can think of with Rider logos and colours.

And my number 1 observation?

1. I won’t be wearing green and white tomorrow. I’ll be proudly displaying my Blue and Gold. Manitoba’s colours. lol Go Bombers! Go! I hope they win this year’s Labour Day Classic.

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First Car Accident

August 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm (Uncategorized)

Hee hee, not much to tell. But kind of funny.

I was on my lunch hour and going to pick up a few items at Co-op. It had snowed so much that there were these huge piles in the middle of the street. They were finally getting the none essential routes cleared. I could hardly see over the snow piles. I needed to make a right hand turn into the parking lot, so I slowed to a crawl to check traffic coming the other way. Had to come to a complete stop and wait for a vehicle to go by. Then bam! I went flying forward, but only a little. Thank goodness I wear a seat belt. Didn’t even get whiplash. So, I get out and it’s Warren. lol One of my brother’s friends. He said he was so shocked by the height of the snow piles that he wasn’t watching where he was going and didn’t see that I had stopped. So, we check the cars. Not even a scratch on mine but, he did a good job on his front bumper. Nice little sporty car, with fiberglass bumpers. Mine was a little older, my “rust bucket” I used to call it. So, I guess thank goodness for real bumpers as well as seat belts. He asked if I was going to report it. Knowing that I couldn’t afford my insurance to go up, and MB is a no fault car insurance province so I would be at fault to some extent no matter what. I said that since I had no damage I wouldn’t. Plus it’s a nice friendly thing to do if you can. Illegal, yes I know, but nice. Neither of us had to have an increase in insurance or had to deal with all the time consuming issues of reporting the accident. Also, neither of us was hurt, because let’s face it you don’t get too badly hurt when both cars are only going 5km/h in the first place. Warren said he would pay for his repairs and off we went. I was glad too because it was almost Christmas and I just could not afford to even pay my deductible and Christmas stuff. So, off I went and didn’t really think any thing about it until my mom calls and asks me about it. She worked with Warren and he had told her he ran into me in Dauphin, literally. lol Gives new meaning to that phrase. She was glad neither of us was hurt and that my car was okay.

So, a few weeks later I’m at my mom’s for Christmas Dinner and she mentions the accident again. We are talking about it and she tells me that it cost Warren about $700 to fix his car. I felt bad because if we had reported it it would not have cost that much, it would have in the long run with demerits on our licenses and increased insurance. But he lives out of town and has to drive to work and I’m sure he could not afford that expense just before Christmas any more than I could. However, living in a small town he could probably pay it in installments and still get to take his car home.

Kind of funny actually. We all laughed about it at the time, well until Warren got his bill. It’s the only car accident I’ve been in while driving. I was in one other, forgot about it until just now, but I was a passenger. That car was stopped too. Hee hee.

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We all deal with grief in different ways

May 11, 2010 at 12:01 am (Uncategorized)

Today I found out that my Grandma died. My DD has not been kind about this. She has basically told me to get over it. She didn’t know this Grandma well and doesn’t really feel it the way I do but she is forgetting that I did know her well enough to be this upset.

Okay, I just needed to grouch about that before I send her flying to the funeral without needing a plane. Grrr!!!

So, I thought I’d tell you a little about my Grandma and me. She came to live with us for a bit after my parents separated. She taught me to be a “lady”. Every time somebody calls me lady-like I laugh and think of her. And by no means am I lady-like. I can take care of myself thank you! I think I might have gotten my independent streak from her along with my looks and uhm… boobs. Back to the lady-like thing. When people meet me for the first time that is what they see, no matter what I am wearing at the time. I think this is hilarious because I remember beating up boys, some of them bigger than me. Not that that was a good thing. I didn’t get many dates as a teen.

One day I went into work and my boss, Patti, says to me “Your Grandma stopped in to see you yesterday.” I had stayed home because somebody was sick. I looked at Patti puzzled because she had never met my Grandma but she is an outgoing woman so she must have introduced herself to Patti. I asked Patti if that was so and she looked at me like I was nuts and said that the second she walked in the door Patti knew who she was because I was the splitting image of her. I have spent my life hearing how much I looked like my Dad or his sister but never his Mom. I thought Patti was nuts! lol The next time I saw my Grandma she had had her hair cut short, first time ever that I knew of, and WOW! I did look exactly like her, but much younger.

As much as it was sometimes a pain to take her out to run her errands I also enjoyed spending time with her. And it was so cute to see her talk to other people. She almost always found a way to work her age into the conversation. And everybody was so surprised because she has never looked her age. I hope I get that trait too. lol It’s only fair, right? If I have to have the boobs I should get the great skin too. lol

I always thought she would live to see 100! Just to prove she could. She had a rough couple years but once her doctor decided that yes something needed to be done about the problem she was having then everything was okay again. She was low on vitamin B.

Of my two grandmothers she was always the healthier of the two. I thought my Memere would go first. Yes, my Grandma was older but healthier and sharp as a tack right up to the end, I’m sure. Even though I was not there or in much contact with her lately.

My Grandma had “the sixth sense”. She would know things before they happened. I get that from her too. I don’t always know but often enough for it to be creepy. Also, it’s like she has been trying to say good bye to me through telepathy. I have been thinking about her and talking about her a lot lately. Way more than I normally would.

She was also a very lucky person who often won raffles and such. So much so that one time when DD and I went to a tea with her and DD won the door prize (she had gone to play at the park so I had to go get it), the whole room groaned and said “Not another one!” lmao I told them not to look at me as I almost never win any thing. They thought that was good. lol

She was one of the most beautiful people I have ever know, inside and out.

Well, if you’re still reading thank you for reading my little tribute to my Grandma. She is gone to meet her darling husband again. She will be so happy to see him as I know even all these years later she thought of him often. And she will meet the Lord who she always followed and who always took such good care of her. Even if she was a tad stubborn, in a good way of course. 🙂

Bye Grandma! I will love you always.

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Well

April 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm (Uncategorized)

Since I see I have a new follower I guess I better start updating more often. Should be easier now and I have a whack of projects to upload… if my program would let me. I will upload them as soon as I can. Some I’m darn proud of like “Wee Bit Irish”. 😉 Okay, it’s not nice to tease but it is oh so fun. 🙂 I don’t have much to say yet. Gotta get the laundry done! Ugh! Then I hope to scrapbook a little. I found the cutest sketch and I’m not even a sketch girl. I love it Kirsten! The sketch is on Skrap n’ Chat, sign up and check it out. It has a little birdie on it can’t remember what the challenge is called, sorry. 😦

And since that pesky laundry will not do itself I best get going. TTYL!

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July 2, 2009

July 2, 2009 at 5:39 pm (Uncategorized)

Hope everybody had a great Canada Day! Happy Fourth of July to my American friends. 🙂

I made this darling card for the challenge Adrienne posted on her blog on Friday, http://adriennekennedy.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/06/freebie-friday-3.html Check it out! You have until 11:59 tonight.

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I used Bazzil cardstock, Basic Grey papers, Coredinations cardstock, Prima flowers, Ranger Industries Stickles, Fancy Pants ribbon, Hambly rubon, Stazon ink, dollar store brad, Karen Foster scrapbooking floss, Heidi Swapp ribbon, and My Sentiments Exactly stamp. I love how it turned out.

Okay, gotta run!

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June 21, 2009

June 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm (Uncategorized)

Hi! Happy Father’s Day to any men who might read my blog. Hmm… I think they may be few and far between. lol

Went to see my Dad today, but he wasn’t home. 😦

I know that Donna wants some more paper LOs but they are just not on my computer at the moment. I have done one and a bunch of cards. I want to share a digi LO of my cousin and her little one. Miss her so much! It might not stay up for long, just long enough for her to see it. 🙂

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I used melissa’s playtime kit for this LO! Fabulous kit! Thank you Melissa. You can find her on my blog roll. 😉 

Been busy at work. Haven’t been very chatty lately. I know, hard to believe, isn’t it? lol

Oh, I snuck this digi LO in when Donna wasn’t looking. (I guess I better get that paper stuff uploaded. Yikes!) This was made with Scrap Shana’s Daytripper kit. I love the colours! And it was so fun to work with.  

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Okay, off to bed in  a bit. Night all!

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