Thursday, December 31, 2009

Retrospection....and Happy 2010

So I was sitting here, surfing through blogs and admiring people's remiscing of 2009. Layouts they loved, moments they've loved...heartaches and sadness they have suffered. I thought to myself - what are my best memories of 2009?? And each answer involved my amazing children. We are so blessed to have such great children and it's been such a blessing to be off with them these last two weeks. Being a working Mom sometimes brings with it feelings of guilt for not always being their for your children. I also think it makes you treasure and soak up every moment that you do get to spend with them.

So, I went through my photos of 2009 (phew! I take more photos that I thought - what a process!) and compiled my favourite photos of each child for every month in 2009.
Brendan -
Olivia -

Coming to a scrappy layout near you shortly!
Happy New Year my dear friends. To those of you who have experienced tremendous sadness in 2009.......I especially hope 2010 is filled with lots of peace and amazing, happy moments.
Cheers to 2010!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Finally got around to taking photos of my layouts that I've done this December. I'm currently on vacation from work and relatively ready for Christmas so here's hoping for more!

Kids are on break now too and it is so nice to be home with them! we've got gingerbread house decorating, a Christmas photo shoot and a trip to the movie theatre planned.
Olivia sang with her choir yesterday at school and Brendan played a wicked hockey game today!! Did I remember my camera for either? Nope........ :)
Happy rest of the weekend..........

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Final Farewell to So Sketchy...

I had the pleasure of working for Allison Cope's So Sketchy! DT for a whole year. Allison was super amazing to work for - her sketches are always inspiring and she's organized and grateful and just....wonderful. Allison has decided to close So Sketchy and move on to other projects which I have no doubt will be wonderful.

As a 'good bye', many past and present DT members had the opportunity to work with another So Sketchy! sketch. Here is the layout I created that was posted on the So Sketchy! site today:

Be sure to check out So Sketchy! all month for wonderful sketches and prizes. Allison sure knows how to go out with a bang! :) Thank you, Allison, for giving me a final chance to work with your wonderful sketches! Wishing you all the best girl! :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Blog Header....

and new colours! Fun! I needed a blog makeover. :)

I did my blog header with Shabby Princess' Happy Go Lucky Kit. Click on the name to download it - it's amazing!

Busy weekend ahead but hoping to squeeze in some scrapping tonight after I get home from dinner out with some friends. Joe and the kids are at home right now (p.d. day) and they just called to say they are putting up the tree. I guess that means Christmas will be here before I know it................. :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A whole month...

..since I posted last. Life gets in the way like that. Just stopping in quick to add the layouts that I've created this month to my blog. A whole measly, 3 layouts. Actually - I've done 4 but can't share one of them just yet. Soon. :) Three isn't much but instead of scrapping I've been doing things like working, keeping up with my kids and their homework/assigments (can you tell it's report card time??), activities for both of them..... and I'm enjoying it all (well, minus work) more than scrapping. I love watching Brendan's games and volunteering with Livi's Brownies group. Tres fun. And this is what I want them to remember - me there with them and not sitting at my scrappy desk. There will be more time to scrap one day. :) I can scrap when they are in bed but most nights I just want to veg. So I leave you with three layouts above. I'm hoping to sit down tonight and at least start another! Here's hoping! :)

(Hey CoCo! You're in a layout!! You look BEE-YOU-TEE-FULLL!!!!!!!!!)