Saturday, October 25, 2008

When You Feel Blue

Vanessa has recently put out a gorgeous new digital scrapbooking kit. Fairy Kisses in Blue is available at Blushbutter's store and I believe it is on sale for a limited time. Vanessa has designed some enchanting backgrounds and fabulous elements in this mega kit. Ayden and Raquel both love the fairies, butterflies and sparkles. Most of the elements are blue, one of my favorite colors and I can see I will be making quite a few pages with this wonderful kit.

I took this picture of the girls a few weeks ago, after they were both ready for bed. For once, they were actually snuggled up on the couch together. Ayden really adores her big sister and of course tries to imitate her all the time. If Raquel gets something, Ayden has to have it too and vice versa. It's nice to see them have some quality time with each other, once and a while.
The quote reads:
Here's a little hug for you,
To make you smile when you feel blue.
To make you happy if you're sad.
To let you know... life ain't so bad!
Now that I've given a hug to you,
Somehow, I feel better too.
Hugs are better when you share,
So pass one on and show you care!

When You Feel Blue digital kit credits: Fairy Kisses in Blue mega kit from Blushbutter
Fonts used: Hanford Script & ALS Script

This past week just seemed to fly by. It's been fairly windy here the past couple of days, but mild. They are forecasting a nice week, so maybe there won't be any snow again this year for Halloween. That would be so nice. Both girls are looking forward to Friday, especially Raquel, (she gets to have a party at school on Thursday and there is no school on Halloween). We've had their costumes for a couple of weeks and they picked out their pumpkins the other day. I decided, I would even dress up this year, I haven't done that for a while. There is no actual trick-or-treating where we live, so we take the girls into town. My baby toe seems to be healing pretty good, I went and had it checked at the hospital again. It's buddied up to the one beside it, and although it's still fairly bruised, at least the swelling went down and I can wear my own boots. Raquel also had parent teacher interviews last week, so report cards should be coming home soon. She seems to be doing pretty good this year, but I guess we'll find out soon enough.

Hope you are having a good weekend! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Eat and Run

Our latest nocturnal visitors are a pair of striped skunks. They have been hanging around for a couple of weeks and it seems they have made a den under our tack shed. They are kind of a nuisance, but the girls are enjoying seeing them. I snapped these pictures one night when they came to eat below the bird feeder. Ayden's been a little disappointed, the last few nights, as we stopped filling the bird feeder and the skunks have stopped coming around the house. Raquel thinks they are adorable, and of course would like to have one for a pet. I did these pages for the girls, so they can see their little buddies all the time.
The journaling reads: Skunks belong to the weasel family, their Latin name, mephitis, means bad odour. Skunks are about the size of a house cat. Their stripped coat is a warning to stay away. Skunks can direct their spray for up to 6 meters. They mainly hunt at night, venturing as far as 2 km from their dens. They like insects, bird food, petfood, berries, small rodents, compost, sardines & peanut butter. They dislike bright lights, citrus, canine urine and ammonia. Young skunks make good pets if the musk gland is removed.
Eat and Run & The Striped Skunk digital kit credits: Flamenco Spanish Dance Kit from Blushbutter
Fonts used: Inked God and Kayleigh

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great week!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


This month's challenge at Blush-n-Dusty Yahoo group is to create a wedding LO, using the beautiful mini kit from Blushbutter. You can get it as a freebie for participating in the challenge. Although I do have wedding pictures of my own, I decided I would rather do another couple pages for my heritage album. I think my wedding photos can wait to be scrapped for a few more years. These are some pictures from my grandpa Mike's wedding to my grandma Kay. My grandma Kay liked colors such teal and aquamarine, so I decided to colorize the paper and elements that I used.

Forever I & II digital kit credits: Victorian Wedding Digital Scrapbooking kit and Mini Wedding kit from Blushbutter
Fonts used: Porcelain, Chopin Script, Qlassik Bold & Kayleigh.

The journaling reads:

Katherine (Kay) met handsome Metro (Mike) on a blind date, which had been arranged by their mutual

friends, Milton and Alice. Kay had never been married and Mike was a widower with three young children,Peter, Joyce and Barbara.

They were married on August 8th, 1957 in Winfield, B.C., where Kay’s parents lived. Kay was 38 and Mike was 37. The family settled on the outskirts of Vernon, B.C., where Mike built them a new home on 2 acres of land. About a year after their marriage, their daughter, Gaileen was born.

Mike and Kay were married about 12 years, when Mike suddenly passed away, in 1969. Though they were short, they were happy years, filled with family and friends. After Mike’s death,Kay never remarried. Strengthen by her faith in God, she led a peaceful life, until she passed away.

We are having a rather quiet long weekend here at home. Vern has been working all weekend, but will be taking tomorrow off and we will have Thanksgiving Dinner. He ended up having a few more days off, last week, waiting for his floor system to be delivered, which finally got here Friday. Raquel decided to go to her dad's to celebrate the holiday, so Ayden and I were just hanging out at home. That was until I broke my toe on one of her little stools. So instead of making pumpkin pies today, we got to go to the hospital and wait around there most of the afternoon. They took a bunch of x-rays and it was defiantly broken, (it was sticking out at about 90 degrees the wrong way). So the Dr. froze it and gently repositioned it. Trust me, I do not recommend breaking your baby toe, I bet my foot will be black & blue tomorrow. "Ouwie", as Ayden says. Ayden keeps trying to put soft things on it for me, she is so sweet.

I updated my Two Hearts page from Mike & Lena's wedding. I talked to one of my great aunts this week and she was able to give me a little more information about my grandma Lena. You can check out their wedding page here, if you are interested.

I just wanted to say thank you to Karrie at Kez Creates for giving me a little blog award last week. That was so nice of her. Karrie has some terrific Los on her blog and she always keeps an eye out for the latest freebies.

My Nominees:

Doxie Designs Doxie Archives

Idgies Heart Song

Penlins Designs

Thanks for your comments. Hope you are having a nice long weekend, Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is one of the causes I always support. You can check out the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation site if you'd like, for more information or to find a way to show your support. The girls and I went shopping today and found DVDs for the Cure. We picked up The Princess Bride, (actually it's the 20th anniversary edition). It's always kind of been one of my favorites, good old Wesley saves his lovely Buttercup, after overcoming all those formidable odds. I thought, I would share this tag I made, just to remind everyone to THINK PINK.
Deb, at The Dapper Doxie is having the grand opening of her new store, from the 1st through the 12th of October. All Digital Scrapbooking supplies will be marked down 20%. Deb has her newest kit, A New Beginning, available in her shop and on her blog, she has an add on freebie, for a limited time. So what are you waiting for? Get over there and shop!

This is one of my favorite pictures, from this summer, of Ayden with her daddy. She loves to go see Vern on the job site. If he is working close to home, we will occasionally take daddy some coffee, so she can have a quick visit and check out the progress.
Strong & Gentle digital kit credits: Baily digital scrapbook kit from The Dapper Doxie (some items colorized).
Fonts Used: Windsong, Porcelain, Mutlu & WhoopAss

We had a beautiful Indian summer last week and spent quite a bit of time outside getting to know the new baby horses, we got at a sale last weekend. Mickey & Jewel are gradually beginning to accept us. They are only about 6 months old and are adorable. Both Raquel & Ayden love them and we are planning for Jewel to be Raquel's horse in a couple of years. Now we are up to 8 horses. Things should be getting back to normal around here, as the house Vern has been waiting to frame, is ready. This will mean more job site visits for Ayden, as it is not too far away.

My dad found some more information regarding that wedding picture from 1939. I've rearranged the page a little and added some names, if you are interested you can look at it here. The gentleman seated next to the groom is my great grandfather and I think most of the other people identified are great uncles and aunts. Thanks dad, for finding that information for me.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a good week. Take Care!