Apr 26, 2012

Where did I go?

Believe it or not, I have been a prolific poster this week!  Just not here...

I am honoured to have been asked to be a guest designer at Scrapbooking Fanatics this week! I prepared projects, made pages and totally enjoyed my time playing over there.  Head on over to the SF blog to see what I have been up to!

Apr 9, 2012

Easter 2012

The bikes came out....

Feasts were made and enjoyed!

 People were seen...

Animals were loved...

Eggs were hunted!

Bedtime stories were read.

New baby cows were visited (and the mama's too!)

Hope your Easter was happy!

Apr 7, 2012

Welcome April!

April is here and ironically we've had more snow in April than I think we've gotten all winter! Great big snow storms followed by sunny days that take it all away... spring:0)

It is Easter weekend here, and I am grateful for a few extra days off for the weekend. It gave me a little time to play with my scrap supplies, and the first thing I tackled was the April "It's a Sketchy Challenge" from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.
Hope you like what I came up with! I had a lot of fun making this one.  Of course, what is not fun about a layout featuring a banana split bigger than my kid's head?

 Supplies used: Patterned Paper- Glimpses by Signify Pink; Diecuts, stickers and gems and ephemera- Glimpses by Signify Pink; Cardstock- Bazzill; Chipboard- Pink Paislee; Ink and Glitter- Clearsnap; Gems and Pearls- BoBunny; Charm- Stanislaw Imports. 

I had total fun making the hemp swirls, as per Canadian Scrapbooker Webisode #26, adding an extra swirl of glue on top that I glittered up using the Fairy Dust Glitter by Donna Salazar for Clearsnap. Sprinkle a few bits and pieces around, and viola! "Dig In" was done!

April is shaping up to be a busy month! Dance festival season has begun, and Avery's first festival was this past weekend. She danced with her hip-hop group with all their pink badness to "California Girls". This is her first year in hip-hop and she loves it! And I loved seeing her dance her heart out up on stage.  As a first year group, the audience always AWWWW's at the cuteness that arrives on stage, but as an eight year old, this is serious business!  Here are some first festival pictures. She has a few more this month- another chance to perform her hip-hop routine and two for her tap routine.  

All dressed and made up! Complete with fake eyelashes, lol!

No group in their category got gold, and Avery was completely thrilled with her silver medal. Her group was awarded the "Most Promising Group" designation and one of her classmates was singled out for having that little extra spark. Avery was so excited for her friend!

And to top off a busy month, I've been asked to do a guest design spot at Scrapbooking Fanatics.  I'll be working on a week's worth of blog posts and projects for April 23-27.  My dt kit has arrived and I am so excited to dig in and play!