Tuesday, November 30, 2010

beautiful TAGS

Go pop by the myStampBOX blog today to see my latest DT post. I was in search of the perfect tags to complete some Christmas wrapping. Check out my latest creations using fabric, mSB stamps and some creative thinking.

enjoying the SunShine -- from the farm,

Monday, November 29, 2010

Special Holiday Inspiration

Check out the myStampBOX blog starting on December 1st (yes, that's on Wednesday!!!) to play along with our mSB Design Team.

There will be loads of Holiday Inspiration!!!!!!

I even have a special project I will share during one of the 12 Days of Christmas. You'll have to keep watching to see what "Day" it will be.

'tis the Season {from the farm},

Thursday, November 18, 2010

weekend // blizzard

It's snowing outside and I'm having trouble loading photos onto blogger.

Here's a few sneak peeks from my Saskatoon weekend.........thanks to Christy Riopel's camera. Thanks, girl.

I'll share more when the weather turns nice................but, in the meantime..............

Here are the Make 'n Take layouts I created (& taught) for Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker.

And here is me in action at the Make 'n Take table. (love, love, love this part of the job -- teaching)
And why am I on the phone while I'm working?????? (it's not even my phone)

Come back to see more from the fabulous weekend. Treats, goodies, food, teachers, friends & more....................

cuddling up tonight {from the farm},

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Have I Shared These?

Flying out to Saskatoon, SK this coming weekend to work some Make 'n Take projects for Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker. It's gonna be a BLAST!!!!! I always have so much fun teaching at these conventions with all my long-lost scrapbooking friends. I love meeting new people in this industry and seeing all those people that I haven't seen in days...months.....o.k. -- years (lots of projects created in the meantime). Read all the convention details here.

Now.............sometimes I forget whether I've posted certain layouts or not -- sorry if you've seen these before.

It's nice (some days) to work on a layout where there is no pressure to use a particular product line or company. This LO is an example of just that -- using some of my favourite products from my "gotta use this soon cuz it's so cool & pretty" basket. LOOOOOOVVVVEEEEE the fuzzy iron-on title from donna downey!!!!!! And check out the October Afternoon pattern paper -- totally in love with them right now. Hey....and speaking of 'love' -- love this guy in the photo as well.

And here's a few LOs that I've created recently with some of my favourite mSB stamp sets. Go check out their website AND blog.........I work with one of the best deign teams & the ideas are endless!!!!!

I'll post some photos from the weekend and the Make 'n Take project when I return.

later alligator {from the farm},


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Colours // Prima-luv & a Layout

I just have to share some love for Prima Marketing today. Here's a layout I created a while ago using some of my favourite Prima products. (not a great photo, sorry).
Take a little peek at all these fabulous products from Prima Marketing Inc. Right now, on their blog, they are showcasing their November Product Picks. Doesn't this look yummy?!!!!?

And for a little twist, they are including a coordinating Colour Swatch to inspire all of us to create projects that coordinate with all their fabulous product picks.

And here are my all-time favourite flowers ever created!!!!! I just discovered them on their website: The Kalanchoe flowers (542511). Love the softness. Love the pearls. Loooooooovvvveeeeee the shape & size of them. Can anyone tell?.......I NEED THEM!!!!!!! They also come in a variety of other colour combinations.......yippeeeeeeee!!!!!! Gotta LOVE them.

Better go........I'm in the mood to scrap w/ Prima now.

happy drooling {from the farm},


Friday, November 5, 2010

good morning sleepy-head

I wouldn't wish it on anyone ....... getting woken up from your 150lb puppy. We must love her!!!

(Found this photo in my Archives this morning and just had to share it). And, no, I don't usually allow Kayna on our bed, but I didn't have much choice that morning. She bullied me into it.

chuckling {from the farm},

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

BIG announcement today

Go head over to this fabulous blog where there's a BIG announcement today ....... where I'm teaching next. It's coming up really quick -- better start gettin' on my game for the crowds of scrappers.

I'll be using this collection from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker for my project:

Hey................and if there's some product left over (they always send LOTS!!!!!), maybe we should get together when I get home and do a little scrappin' with some Nikki Sivils products!!!!!!! Leave me a comment if you're interested.

smiles {from the farm},


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

update // with photos

Thought I'd update you on what's happenin' around here with a few photos I took last month. Love this cute one of Carter -- with the banana sticker on his forehead. It says: "Place Sticker on Forehead. Smile."
One afternoon the kids & I made some "goo" out of cornstarch and water. They all had a blast playing with it & messing up my kitchen.

Here's "my Ricki" with her mom, my sister (Lisa). Isn't she just adoreable. She's so much fun, with a sparkle in her eye. She has such a contagious bubbly personality.

This photo of Asha (age 6) was taken oThanksgiving weekend when my family went to a B&B out in the country. The kids always have a blast playing outside -- and the weather was gorgeous.

My FAMILY. I have two sisters -- I am the middle child {yes....I know what you're thinking; that explains a few things lol}. My older sister (Lisa) has two children; my younger sister (Laura Lee a.k.a. Buffy) has three children. All of the kids (except for Erica a.k.a. Ricki) have someone their age in the family. We are sooooooo lucky to have each other. Our kids are incredibly blessed to have cousins to play with. We are a very tight family with LOTS in common.

One of my favourite photos of Kevin & Laura Lee. Just LOVE the connection they show right here.

So......each Halloween season, our school puts on a pumpkin decorating contest. My kids, of course, think up the craziest ideas for the contest. "Mom, can WE make my pumpkin look like a Carousel Ride?" The the word "we" here is used very loosely, of course, by my six year old. Well...............somehow WE managed to create a Carousel Ride out of a pumpkin ................... and Asha (& I) managed to claim 2nd prize for it.
Carter (& his dad) created an ATV race track out of a huge pumpkin from our patch. They
even had the winning ATV rider crashing into the finish line.

And here is one of my favourite photos of Asha's school costume this year. I say "school costume" because my kids usually change their mind about their costumes about 6 times and then finally decide on one ................ only to change their mind AGAIN when they go out trick or treating. Asha went as a "Monster Bride" for school (see below) and then as the "Mad Hatter: Johnny Depp" for t or t in the evening. I'll show photos of them soon -- they are still on my camera.

Been a busy month. Love it!!!!!

smiling {from the farm},