Friday, March 31, 2006

Day 4

Didn't quite get this posted last night - but it was done and so was my goal. So here it is this morning.
Just a simple page with the reasons why.
I used the Scraptivity Feburary 2006 kit for this page. Love those sewing stamps!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Day 3

Making Memories pp, wal mart blossoms, Stampin up letter stamps, brads, white thread, colorbox ink and Scraptivity stamps.

Simple but a quote I happened upon today and it struck me.
Thanks for all the comments. Day three and going strong!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Day 2

It is just cool that so many ladies are supporting each other in forming their new habits or goals thru the fabulous Rhonna Farrer's {21} Day Challenge. So cool to see each person's different take on the quotes and the different styles of art. Part of the reason i *love* this hobby so much!

Here is my day 2. Personal Journaling so I made a little pocket for it and the tag folds out. Last time I did it all digital and had fun. This time I am really enjoying doing a small traditional SB page each day. Feeling the creativity and it is helping me keep up with my goal.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Day 1 and a little bit more

A few things.

1. I started today on Rhonna's second go around of the {21} Day Challenge. New topic. New start. Prayer. I want to start the habit of daily morning prayer. So thanks to Rhonna. So here is page one.

2. I just wanted to mention how *PROUD* I am of my two friends and fellow Scraptivity DT members for their big CK Hall of Fame wins. Congrats to Mary Macaskill and Vicki Boutin! You both deserve it soooo much!!

3. Been on a mad scrapping spree lately. Lots of quick pages to get "caught up" on things. (I know that is scrapbook profanity.) Feels good to do some 15 minute pages and get them in the *supposed-to-be-in-an-album* pile.
(This top page has a paper he brought home from Nursery one week where they talked about what we are thankful for. And of course Alden said cars. It doesn't show in the scan very well but he colored on it.)

4. Took Alden to the doctor today so she could flush his ears and try and improve his hearing. (He has so much wax in his ears that he can't hear properly.) While we were waiting in the patient room for our doctor Alden turns to me and says, "Mom, where is Dr. Suess?" I told him her name was Dr. Galagher. So he says "Well where is she?" :) Seriously he is so funny lately. Love it!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

{finally} it works....

Since you've all be on the edge of your seats for this... here is another HOF page. It was the assignment where it had to be inspired by something - this was totally inspired from an ad I saw. I love this photo of Alden in his sunday best!

Lucy fresh out of the bath.

And super Alden. (He was being superman.)

Pretty cute kids huh!

I'm having problems

I'm having problems and I just mean with blogger.... I've tried to post some photos and another HOF page.... but it won't load them. Not sure what is going on..... hopefully later today!

Sunday, March 19, 2006


I entered this big contest - some of you may have heard of it (the CK Hall of Fame). It's a big deal. Like 1000 people entered last year ( or so I've read). It was hard work. And it is hard to work all this time on pages that your pour your heart and soul into and then not win. Nothing. Nada. But really I didn't think I would. Really I am just trying to get my name out there and maybe get one published. That's something I want this year. We'll see how it goes. Just one page in CK. So even though I didn't think at all that I would win, I must admit I was a little sad when I didn't. Silly but still there. Then yesterday I was thinking, you know I really like the pages I did. And if they get published - cool. If not, I enjoyed it. And my kids have them to enjoy. And the rest of my family .And that is all that really matters. Since that is why I do this anyway. (and the fact that I love doing it.) So congrats to those winners (especially the ones I know!) But here is one of my pages. And I love it. Even if CK doesn't.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Hello again

So seems I took a break for a few days. Well a week. After being sick (both kids are still) and trying to do a cookbook for my ward Relief Society Birthday Event, plus run the event.... I was tired. And since we have been sick all my work on my 21 day challenge went out the window. Since Lucy can't really breathe thru her nose so well, eating and sucking her thumb are a little tough. She has been all over the place with sleep and with eating. And Alden has been too. Yesterday morning when I went in his room to see if he was awake, he wasn't in his bed, he was sleeping underneath it. And he had taken off his pjs. He was freezing cold and shivering, but zonko. Silly silly boy! Probably didn't help his cold any!
Today I took Alden to get his hearing tested. The tester lady (that is her official title!) told me that there was so much wax in both his ears that his hearing is affected. He has diminished hearing in both ears. So I need to take him to the Dr to get it removed from both ears. She couldn't get a picture of his ear drums with her fancy machine because of all the wax. Maybe that is why he ignores me all the time..... Looks like he has a reason. :)
So this weekend Regan is off to Alberta again. This time for a job interview. Some how, we are going to move home soon. He leaves tomorrow night and will be back Saturday. Alden is going to be sad about it! (Me too!)
And on another note - my friend Kelly is getting married, and she asked me to be the photographer for it. How cool. I am totally excited. She was nervous to ask me as I am doing the decorations for it already - but I am sooooo excited to do the photos. Her big day is April 28th. How cool to do the photos. Especially cool that she is getting married!
That's life around here today.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

sick sick sick

we have all been sick around here (of course except Regan - the lucky fuy NEVER gets sick!) Alden got the flu on Tuesday, then Lucy got a cough and runny nose on Wednesday and I got both on Thursday. Doesn't that sound like a picnic. Needless to say..... things got set aside for a few days. We are on the mend - I hope.

Today I took Alden to his first movie. Just me and him. We needed some Alden and mom time. We went to Curious George. He was so amazed by the whole thing. Glued to his seat, barely even looked down to grab his popcorn and bring it to his mouth - he wanted me to feed him so he didn't have to look away. LOL. I think we might have to do this again sometime. Oh and the music was AWESOME. Jack Johnson does steller work!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

days 9 & 10

Just wanted to add thanks for all the kind comments. They mean a lot. It's nice to be validated and supported at the same time.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

a few more to share

My days 6,7 and 8 for my art journal for Rhonna's {21} Day challenge. Trying to start sleeping better and to get up in the morning.

Day 6.

Day 7.

Day 8.

I just have to say that I am really enjoying all the great enteries of the other people participating in this challenge. Some times I must admit when I read what others are working on and trying to improve upon.... i think.... what a lame thing I picked. After the {21} days are up...I'm going to try it again I think. On something different. But we'll just see if I make it thru the first time.

days 4 & 5

Well I haven't been quite posting them... But here are days 4 & 5. I'll post 6 & 7 later.
This is hard to change. I must admit. Rough weekend for my goals.

On a funny note though, when the kids and I went to pick Regan up from the airport on Sunday night Alden kept saying that we needed to go to the airport. We were standing in the terminal waiting, so I told him we were at the airport and he said "But mom, I forgot my suitcase." Pretty cute huh. He was distraught to have his dad gone all weekend. He sure was one happy boy Sunday night.

Friday, March 03, 2006

something's different

so I've been playing with my blog.... as you may have noticed. Fun fun. (Thanks Heather!)

Just wanted to say that last night my {21} day challenge had a rough go. You see this morning I drove Regan to the airport. He is in Calgary now. Tomorrow afternoon he has a Medical School Interview for the U of C. And he was so nervous. I had to stay up and support and help pack, etc. It was good. I was tired this morning when we got up at 6:30am... so I guess I made my get up time.... just didn't go to bed at my bed time. But sometimes other things are important. Regan is the most important. So back to my bedtime tonight.
Tomorrow I'll post my days 3-5 from my journal.

Oh and I am an Auntie again today. My brother Brad andWhitney had a baby boy today. 7 pounds. 21 inches. Healthy boy. So happy for them. Pretty sure they named him Roman. I'll post a picture as soon as I see one. And the EXACT time and weight.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

day 3...etc....

I have been reading blogs, inspiring blogs, lately. And today it occured to me that there are many good people. People who are trying to do their best. And improving. I think that struck me today because of the *other* side I have been hearing too. Unhappy things. Things that make me sad. And I worry about those people who are going thru those unhappy things. (Regan would tell me that I wouldn't be me if I didn't worry about those people.)
It is good that there are positive things, people trying to do their best. All the cliques .... sunshine... smiles... and of course the roses. Really though, those things can lift us up. Improve out outlook. And I am glad they are there. I am glad to hear about good things. About people trying to do better. We need a little more positivity in this world!

on to postive things....
I went to bed at a good time today. :) But getting up is harder for me. And I sure struggled. Got to get my body used to the morning. (And don't laugh all you morning people) Setting a goal to get up at 7am IS early for me.... I would love to put like 6am... but I have to make this realistic and achieveable. So I'm aiming for 7 to be up and showered so that I can have some time with Regan and I before the kids get up. (As long as Lucy co-operates!)

Two things to show - my goals page for my {21} day journal and my day 3. I wrote out the goals because Regan showed me this quote....
"When we deal in generalities, we shall never succeed.
When we deal in specifics, we shall rarely have a failure.
When performance is measured, performance improves.
When performance is measured and reported, the rate of performance accelerates."
-Thomas S. Monson-

And about today...... here is my page

Day one and two

I tried to post these last night... But blogger wasn't working for me and then I had to go to bed. :) Here are my first two entries and the outside of my book.
The outside of my journal uses Chatterbox Patterned Paper, Offray Ribbon, Basic Grey Chipboard, K&Company words & gel-a-tins stamps with Colorbox Ink. The inside pages are all 'ala Rhonda plus Pharmacy font on the first and Prissy Frat Boys on the other. I am trying a new thing with this one and doing most of it (well all of it so far) in Photoshop. I love the quote on the bottom page. It really encourages me to get up. I have two more to put in the front today and then I will list my specific goals so that I can know what I am trying to attain. Since vagueness will eliminate achievement. Specifics. That's what I have to layout in PRINT so I can see it. Have a great day.

Oh and Check out Scraptivity today for the new March kit.