Friday, March 27, 2009

Beauty Is

Lara has a delightful new kit (on sale for a limited time), filled with spring colors in the Dusty Bear store this week. I decided to do a new page with it of my oldest daughter. These pictures of Raquel are actually from last spring, (a year goes by so quickly) and she is growing up so fast. The quote I used is from Emily Dickinson.
Beauty Is digital kit credits: Spring Sprung from Dusty Bear
Font used: Monsieur La Doulaise, Pappo's Blues Band Official font, Kayleigh & Batik Regular.

The sun is shinning today and beginning to melt some of our snow, so maybe it will look like spring around here soon. You can never really tell what the weather is going to be like this close to the mountains, I think there is even some rain in the forecast. We are off to take Raquel to see her dad, so it should be a little bit quieter around here this weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


It was the first day of spring last week, but you would never know it by looking out my windows. We have received at least a foot of fresh snow in the past few days, which kind of put me in a mood to scrap a few of my pictures from Christmas. I decided to take some classes at Digital Scrapbook Place to familiarize myself better with PSE 5 and finally completed the first lesson, (I should be on the last one). The lesson was mostly about learning how the various tools function and how to place things correctly. It was easy, I just haven't been able to concentrate on doing much scrapbooking the past few weeks and I think my computer was actually beginning to feel neglected.
Eyes Shinning with Expectation digital kit credits: A Vintage Season Album (page 1), A Vintage Season kit 1 and A Vintage Season kit 2 from Dusty Bear.
Fonts used: Palace Script MT & Papyrus.

It has been rather busy at our house. My mom & dad came down last weekend with 2 of my nieces and we had a lovely visit with them. My mom brought some supplies for doing manicures and all the girls had fun doing their nails. The older girls all enjoyed some time at the swimming pool as well. Ayden's swimming lessons are almost done, she has only 2 more left and then I will have to decided if I am going to register her for another session. Since she likes swimming so much, I probably will put her in again. Raquel's musher finished 13th place in the Iditarod, so she was fairly pleased. She has been sick and has missed some school but went back this morning. I managed to catch her cold, so I haven't been feeling all that well either. Hopefully we will both be feeling better soon. The temperatures are suppose to improve again soon, so all this snow should be melting which will be terrific. Hope your week is going well. Take care!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Lara, at Dusty Bear, has graciously accepted me on her creative team. I love antiques and old things and I've always enjoyed using Lara's kits, they are fill with such beautiful vintage elements. Now, I will have the opportunity to play with them more. I used her most recent kit, Adoration, on these pages. I scanned these pictures the last time I went to my mom & dad's place. I wanted to use all the pictures, so I did two pages. They are meant to be companion pages, but are not really a two page LO. This is me, with my older brother before we had other siblings. I do not really look like I enjoyed the whole photo shoot thing much, which is probably about right, as I still don't like having my picture taken.
Siblings 1970 digital kit credits: Adoration from Dusty Bear
Fonts used: Font Leroy Brown

Adorable digital kit credits: Adoration from Dusty Bear
Fonts used: Font Leroy Brown, 1942 Report & Times New Roman

Today the temperature finally started to warm up. Usually that means I will have a headache or two, to go with the pressure change. I'd rather have those than the -30 C though. I was really surprised there was a bus several times this week, as it was so cold in the morning. Raquel has been following the Iditarod at school, for her Language Arts class. The Iditarod is a 12 to 17 day dog sled race held in Alaska, it has been called the "Last Great Race on Earth". Each musher has a team of 12 to 16 dogs. The course of 1150 miles goes from Anchorage to Nome. Each student is following a musher, Raquel picked Dee Dee Jonrowe. She is so proud, that to date (day 6), Dee Dee has not lost any dogs and is now in 25th place. Ayden has been enjoying her swimming lessons and is getting more confident in the water all the time. Things will be a little busy around our house this weekend, as we have a couple of birthdays to celebrate. Hopefully we will find some time to get out and enjoy the wonderful weather. Have a good weekend!

Friday, March 6, 2009


I got another page done this week. Vanessa has a gorgeous new kit in the Blushbutter store, Glamour Starlet. I had fun scrapping with it, all the girlie elements and alpha are fantastic and I can see it is another of her kits that I will be using over and over. It is perfect for these pictures of Ayden, even though she really prefers green and blue to pink. Ayden does love to dress up and look pretty, although given the chance she rather be running around naked. Seeing as she is only 2 1/2, that's probably normal. She loves make-up, especially lipstick and eye shadow and if there is perfume around, well you can probably guess how that goes. A little spray here, another there, as she puts it, "It smells SO pretty, mommy." She is hard to resist with her charming little smile and would empty the whole bottle if she had the opportunity.

Fasionista digital kit credits: Glamour Starlet available at Blushbutter.
Fonts used: Jacki's Hand.

We had a nasty cold front move through the last few days. The school buses didn't run again yesterday due to the road conditions. Visibility was so poor, they closed the main highway from Airdrie to Ponoka for a while. Raquel enjoyed the extra day off and Ayden's swimming was also canceled, so the girls and I spent a fun day together. There is no school again today, it's a regular Friday off and Raquel has an eye appointment this afternoon. Since we have some where to go, it is a good thing the wind finally quite and the sun is shinning (although it is - 25 c this morning). It is supposed to warm up later today, so the weekend should be better.
Hope you have a good weekend also and don't forget to move your clocks ahead.

Monday, March 2, 2009

What Lies In Your Heart

What a beautiful day it was today, lots of sunshine and the high was 9 C. Quite the change from last Thursday, when it was so cold the school bus didn't run. We also had about a foot of fresh snow last week, (a lot of which melted today). The warm temperatures are supposed to last for most of the week, Chinooks are terrific! Rather the opposite of the adage "In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb". That phrase though, apparently has nothing much to do with the weather. It is a 19th century English proverb, based on traditional weather patterns. Actually it refers to the relative positions on the horizon, of the constellations Leo and Aries, at the beginning and end of the March. Either way, warmer temperatures are just around the corner and it is difficult, to believe, it is already time to spring the clocks ahead this coming weekend.

Deb, at The Dapper Doxie has out a charming new kit, with an interesting color palette; blue, green and orange. Orange is not typically one of my favorite colors, but I did manage to work a little bit of it into this page. Raquel likes how it turned out, but she figures that I could have put more on the page. I had to laugh at her a bit, as I was trying not to clutter it up. The quote is from a book by Dr. Rallie McAllister called Riding for Life, "Your horse holds you accountable only for what lies in your heart."

What Lies in Your Heart digital kit credits: Country Lane from The Dapper Doxie
Fonts used: OCR A Extended & Tagettes.

It will be another busy week at our house with swimming lessons and no school again this Friday. We are taking advantage of that and Raquel is going for her semi annual eye exam. She doesn't always use her glasses and I am hoping eventually she may not need them at all. Now that it has warmed up,
Ayden & I are planning to spend some time outside. I think Ayden has cabin fever, she sure has been temperamental lately. She is sure going to enjoy spring this year. Thanks for dropping by my blog, enjoy your week!