Monday, December 19, 2011


just click on the link below:

Too funny when you have to visit a website these days to see what your life is like.  :)

{from the farm},

Sunday, December 18, 2011

need a last minute gift???

Check out the following link to experience
The Ultimate Christmas Gift
for your
favourite Scrapper or Photographer:

I'll see you on the boat!!!

enjoying the season {from the farm},

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

aloha......look who's cruisin' now

guess what?
i'm one of the luckiest people in the whole wide world.
no...seriously....i am.

next almost a year from now.......i will be instructing (again) at one of the most fabulous scrappin' events of the year.
I have been asked (again) to come back to Crop and Cruise as a Featured Instructor -- this time to HAWAII!!!!!!!

So.....if you have always wanted to see Hawaii.  And you have always wanted to experience a cruise.  And you have always wanted to meet new and exciting and talented scrappers (just like yourself).  And you love taking new & exciting classes.  And you need a few tips in photography (in Hawaii!!!!).  And you have never met ME and would like to (hahahaha)........then

.........come visit the website and register TODAY.  You will never regret it.

Here's the TEAM for this year:

 Allison, myself & Christy

 This is how much fun we are going to have.  Love this girl.
So.........stay tuned for more fabulous details, classes, itinerary & more.
The fun as just begun.

aloha {from the farm},

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

scrappy animals

Here's a few more layouts that feature some of the furry members of our family.  Always love scrappin' these ones. 

wiser:  this layout features our oldest "furry" member.  Although we don't exactly know Sonny's age (we got her from friends years ago and never bothered to ask her age at the time), we know that she is nearing her time with us.  She's lost a few of her 9 lives over the years....(hence the use of the number pattern paper)...accidents happen on the farm.  She is a wise, fiesty, old cat and we love her anyway.  We will miss her when she's gone.

on the back deck:  This next layout features our furry, little new friends who arrived this past summer.  The kids adore their new kitties and it is no bother to get them to feed them everyday.  Now, they are growing up and becoming more of a pain on the deck, as they try to get into the house on cold, winter days.  Nonetheless, we love them and let them in now and then (when Ron is away).  Shhhhhhh!!!
in no time:  This layout just had to be created and documented to show the patience that I have to have (at times) when it comes to our pets.  This "mess" that you can see from the photo happens daily.........several times some times.  Kayna (our 165 lb St. Dane & our 3 kitties and 1 cat) can totally destroy the look of our patio on most days.  I clean up the cushions, and in minutes, the kitties have batted them down or the kids have created "kittie-forts" with them again. on the farm......with pets.

More layouts are still coming...............

AND.......................some BIG news!!!!!!!

{from the farm},

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

new 5 for Christmas

Posting 5 new layouts to show you.  A few weeks ago, I went away for a long weekend with some girlfriends to scrap........and I mean completely and only scrap, eat & sleep.........oh, yeah, and laugh A LOT!!!!
These are just some of the 23 layouts I created that weekend.

This first one (above) is of a Christmas Eve photo we took last year.  I`ve used mSB stamps to create some of the title, combined with letter stickers........really old stickers from my stash actually.  Love using old stuff!!!
This layout is totally scrap-lifted from Wilna Furstenberg (have to give the talented woman credit here).  Totally LUV her style....the colours she uses, the details she creates & the overall look of everything on her layouts.  I know she`s mostly digital, but I love re-creating her looks with product.
 simple, clean & oh, so Asha.
These two layouts are created using the Gingerbread Lane products from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker.  LOVE all the goodies you get in her product lines...............sooooooo much fun to work with. 
Hope you enjoy.  There`s more to come soon.

from the farm,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

twenty-three & thirty-seven

 Sharing a few sneak peeks of those 23 "things" I have on my desk.   The actuals are coming soon.
And today, Monday, November 21st, I turn a big 3-7.  It's a good day.  I'm bringing cupcakes to my grade one math class to celebrate.  My hubby is out of the country for the week, so I'll celebrate with my kids tonight.  Here's to another GREAT year!
{from the farm},

Monday, November 14, 2011

guessing game

I have something new on my desk right now.
There are 23 of them actually.

Anyone have a guess as to what they might be?

(answer coming soon).

winking {from the farm},

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

mSB blog & photo happy

Head on over to the myStampBOX Blog today to see the latest Halloween layout I've created.  {Proof that I have been busy creating......not just ignoring you all}.

This evening I have been "playing" with my new birthday present (my birthday isn't until mid November, but it came early this year).  yeah for me.  Isn't it pretty?!!!!

I uploaded a few old photos from my external hard-drive (like about 28,000 photos) and found some cute ones from yyyeeeeaaaaarrrrrsssss ago.  Love looking at old photos of when the kids were little.

Here's a few of my faves:

Brings back some GREAT memories.
I told them all this evening that "they were so cute.....what happened?"
(They just love my sarcasm).

One more exciting thing:
NikkiSivilsScrapbookers is teaming up with Scrapbook Steals and giving scrapbookers a "steal of a deal" this week.  If you are not familiar with this website, click here to check them out.  They are a "deal of the day" site that gets product into the hands of scrappers when they can't get it at their LSS or if they don't even have a LSS.  Nikki's brilliant in teaming up with them -- soon EVERYONE will be eyeing up NSS products and drooling over her newest lines.
So, go check them out and see if you can snag a "deal" for some fabulous NSS products.

BIG News to share.........soon.  Have to wait though.  Patience.
smiles (from the farm),

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

waiting for me

Okay....I know.......I've been having too much fun without you and not doing my job to blog every week. For that, I apologize. I know some of you have been faithful followers and will have been quite annoyed by my "lack of.........."!!!

So, I will be honest. It's midnight, I'm tired, I have to work tomorrow and I still wanted to share some pics of the FABULOUS weekend I had waaaaayyyyyy back in Calgary. So, I will share more VERY SOON (promise), but I wanted to leave you wondering about these funny moments.

Stay tuned for more.

{from the farm},


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

leaving on a jet plane

On Thursday I leave for Calgary.  It's picture day for my kids, it's the Book Fair at both their schools, it's harvest time on the farm.  But I'm flying to Calgary. (sigh).  I hate flying, but I love teaching, so I have to take the great with the bad.
It's actually not that I hate flying altogether...............I just hate flying anywhere without the ones I love.  Got it???

I can't wait to see everyone that I've met over the many years I've been in this business.  It's been a few years now since I've seen most of them and it's exciting.  It's like a huge school reunion.......but I'm the only one that's really out of the loop (most of them work together for the magazine).  Click here to see the event I'll be at.

This gig is definitely different than my other ones.  Usually I'm a "closer"; a "teacher"; a "social butterfly" hired to keep everyone happy and busy and scrapping and laughing -- yeah, that's me.  I'm usually specifically hired for that last job.  This time..............I'm represently a fabulous company who manufactures fabulous trimmers (etc.).  I'll be demoing their latest baby (The 12" Titanium Bonded TrimAir Trimmer).............wowzers.........and creating some pretty cool stuff with some pretty cool chicks!!!  Always love that part......the face-to-face connection with people / new faces.  So, I'm brushing up on my Westcott fact sheets and checking all the lists twice.  No kits this time.  No tools this time.  Just ME.  Smalltown ME in a big city.  Love it.

Check back next week for photos (hopefully someone takes some).  I'm trying to go with just a carry-on this time.......yikes!!!
I'll let you know how that goes.  (hahaha)

{from the farm},

Thursday, September 15, 2011

self-timer ME

Just linking to the fabulous Lizzy Kartchner's blog today.  She's having a little "self-timer" photo challenge thang over there and I thought it would be fun.  I have about a hundred of them already on my computer, and I took a few more the other day.  Take the challenge and link your best ones here as well.  Can't wait to see them.  Then head over to Lizzy's blog to see them all.

And here's some layouts (from years past) to get those creative juices flowing this weekend.  I think it's time you put those housework clothes away and spend a whole day crafting.  (Hey.....why don't you take that self-timer photo to prove it, too).  hahaha.

Have a great weekend.
later alligator {from the farm},

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

a little birdie told me

a super cool chick told me to play with my photos
on this super cool free website.
i've played.
i love.
still playing.
thanks, friend.

{from the farm},