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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Wow, REgionals

Sorry for the delay in updating. I'm still trying to recover from sleep deprivation. Regionals was GREAT! I had such a good time. I'm so happy that I got to spend the day wtih Sue. Her time is so precious, so I feel very honoured that she spent an entire day with me! I also had a couple of friends over Saturday morning for my Mother's Day workshop. It was fun, but I think I should have planned it better. Anyway, we all had fun and the ladies had fun too! I'm just sorting through my swaps that I received! Wow, there are some talented stampers out there. I will upload all of my pictures once I get everything organized and downloaded onto the computer. Hopefully tonight after the boys go to bed! Thanks for reading!


Monday, April 23, 2007


I can't believe I was actually tagged?! Thanks Alli. This is what I have to do:

I have to list 7 things about me and tag 7 others who are expected to do the same.

1. I absolutely Love my family! My DH Dave, my 6 year old son Ryan and my 18 month old son Shane.

2. I really wish there were more hours in a day to be creative! Sometimes I wish I didn't have to sleep!

3. I really miss my immediate family everyday. My mom, grandma, grandpa, uncle and dad have all gone to a better place - Heaven. I can't wait to see them again someday.

4. My maiden name was Tara O'Hara - Of course being a '70's child kids used to tease and say my middle name had to be Farrah (Charlie's Angel's Fever) - It's actually Irene (my grandma's Canadian name)

5. My DH and I secretly dream of moving closer to his brother near Osoyoos where the air is cleaner and more country lifestyle.

6. My most memorable moment was attending the Walk of Fame dinner in Toronto June 2005 for my BIL George Chuvalo and with my sister Joanne. There I got to meet Keifer Sutherland and his mom. I met others as well, Tom Greene, Michael Buble, Jean Cretien and other famous Canadians, but Keifer was the highlight. Boy is he handsome! and so polite!

7. I would really like to take a Cake decorating course someday. I've always wanted to know how to make a wedding cake for some reason.

Anyhow, here comes the tagging.

Natasha -
Colleen -
Amy -
Amanda -
Janet -
Kendra -
Lisa -

I'll be checking all these sites to see their responses! Have fun!


Friday, April 20, 2007

I am a very lucky girl!

Well, first up, I received this package from Simone -Daily Dose of Spazz for leaving a tutorial suggestion on her blog.
This blog candy I won From Alli-Card Metaphors. There are some clear stamps, an acrylic bloc, dotted ribbon, scalloped punched squares, a couple of primas, some 6x6 very beautiful paper and the piece de resistance.....the beautiful card she made. The picture doesn't do it justice. Thank you so much Alli, I still can't believe I won! Can't wait to try the clear stamps!
I just joined the RAK club on SCS and was shocked when I received these. They are so cute! I love them! Unfortunately, there is no post-it note inside, no return address on the envelope or even a stamped by stamp on the back. I would so like to thank whoever made these and took the time to send them to me. I Love them! If you made these, I would like to know who your are so I can thank you!

My very first RAK card from Jodene in Saskatchewan. I love those little lady bugs. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

First Scrapbook Club Meeting April 14th

Here are the first layouts for our first Scrap Club Meeting on Saturday April 14th. We have six ladies, so we'll go six months. Anyone else who would like to join us can either pay the drop in of $10 for the two pages or do a purchase order of $25 like the rest of the ladies. I think it went really well. After about an hour of chit chatting we put the nose to the grind stone and we got our pages done! I love them! Tell me what you think.

I can't believe I didn't upload a picture of this before.

This is the card that Sue had chosen for their female patients. Sue's husband is a Chiropractor in Abbotsford and they have always sent birthday cards to their good patients. I offered to make the birthday cards for them in exchange for a little advertising. Well, we chose this one for the ladies and in a much older post there is a black card with the classic pickup on it. That was chosen for the men. For the kids, we're leaning toward a shaker card probably with fishy friends. Anyway, we're doing the same cards for a year and then re-evaluating. I love this card. It is a little tedious cutting out the flowers but it is totally worth the outcome. Stay tuned for the kid card.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Mother's Day Workshop - April 28th

For this workshop, we'll be making a Mother's Day card for sure. Here is a simple tri-fold. I'm letting the participants choose the colors they want to work with.

Here is the photo wallet. I really had an a-ha moment when making this. At about midnight when I had it all put together, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I LOVE this. The envelopes flip out so you can journal underneath about the pictures you have on the slide out portion. Cool eh?

This is the altered 5x5 journal from the Spring Mini catalog with the petals and paisley's designer paper and self-adhesive die-cuts from the Just Delightful SAB scrap kit.
The inside pages I printed on cardstock from MS Word.
The divider pages I used the petals and paisleys designer series paper and glued it to carstock to give it rigidity. I then used the tab punch for the dividers. I used the yellow eyelets from the Fresh Favorites eyelet combo.
Here are the address pages I used in section one of my book which I made up in MS Word and then printed them out on cardstock. The middle section I labeled "Notes" which is the Very Vanilla cardstock that comes in the journal when you purchase it.
In the third section labelled birthdays, I made up monthly birthday sheets so you can list the birthdays you have in that particular month. And then of course it's handy to have the addresses right there...a-ha! I made this in MS Word as well and printed it on Cool Caribbean cardstock.

I used a large eyelet and my crop-o-dile to place a pen loop using this fantastic ribbon which I believe is from the Prep School assortment. I love this book. I don't want to give it away. I think I'll make another and then decide which one to give to my mother-in-law.

So for the workshop, a participant can choose to make a Mother's Day card and the photo wallet for $10. They can choose to make a Mother's Day card and the altered 5x5 journal for $15 or they can do all three for $25.

Your feedback would be appreciated. What do you think of the projects? Do you feel that it is good value for the money for participants to make these projects? Thanks for your time!