Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Survived South Dakota

We started our day with breakfast at Wall Drug. It was a day for another detour as we drove through some of Bad Lands National Park. Such cool land formations--no wonder the Indians, fur trappers and explorers called it the badlands though.
It was forever driving though South Dakota and a time for napping for me, since I didn't sleep real well last night. The cabins were cute but the AC/heater kept coming on far too frequently, the wind was just howling and the sun came up way too early(0430)-since we were on the far end of the time zone. Enjoyed the rolling hills and lots of farmland of Iowa. Have seen the Missouri river several times today--a much bigger river over here. They like Wind farms here in Iowa too. Good weather day until we got about 30 minutes out of Des Moines, where we are spending our night.

On the Road Again

Only this time driving in the opposite direction. On the long drive back to London, Ont to pick up some of my mum's treasures. Curtis, and I headed out yesterday morning and headed down to Billings and then across the northern section of wyoming. Gloomy, dreary and rainy day for the most part, which made everything look very green. Then we hit the South Dakota border and the skies started to clear. We made a short detour to Mt Rushmore-very windy and cool out there. And stopped at Wall, South Dakota for the night. Staying in these cute little cabins all done up with furnishing from Cabellas.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Seemed to have weathered another week. Just have to work my 2 weekend shifts and then Curtis and I are on the road again. Headed back to London, Ontario to pick up some things that belonged to my mum. Will be 3 1/2 days on the road and then staying with a good friend while we are there. Lauree and Paul are also going to be there, so it will be great to spend some time with them. Cait has been busy job hunting and actually had a couple of interviews.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Trip to Tacoma

Wed am Curtis and I were off to the coast to pick up Caitlin and bring her home for the summer. She had an exam on Wed and 2 papers due, so she hadn't started to pack anything when we got there. I was sick the whole trip with this pesky cold. We all went out to dinner to Red Robin and then headed to our hotel. Thursday, we had the day to ourselves to go shopping while Cait packed up and then we headed to our friends--The Olives, as they are storing some items for Cait over the summer. We stopped at Olive Garden for another delicious dinner and dropped Cait at school. Thursday am we packed up and got her checked out of her dormand went for a late breakfast at IHOP. A couple of stops at 2 scrapbook stores and then we headed down the road to Post Falls, ID where we spent the night. We continued our adventure today and arrived home around 4pm. Kirsten and the kids were over to see Auntie Nick Nack. And then to the grocery store, made some dinner and will soon be headed for shut eye, as I head back to work tomorrow. Just a few photos of the gorgeous flowers on Cait's campus.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

MME Blog Sketch Contest

This is my take on the sketch challenge. You need to turn the sketch to get my view of things.

Paper: Abbey Road - Round and Round "Beep,Beep" Light Green paper
Wild Asparagus - "My Husband" Paisley Green paper
- "Handsome" Stripe/blue paper
Bohemia - Barefoot"So Sweet" Bontanical Green paper

Embellishment: 29th St. Market- Classic "Everyday" Scroll
Wild Asparagus- All Smiles definition

Title _ American Craft Thickers

Some of this product isn't even made any more. Had to dig deep for some of it, but it all matches and was good for this layout. I would say the layout had 80% MME product on it.

Challenge #11: Anything Goes

The challenge: Design an "Anything Goeslayout or other project based on this fabulous sketch by Anam Stubbington.

You may be wondering what we mean by anything goes. We mean any title, theme, color scheme, MME products you’d like to use. What’s that project you just haven’t gotten to?


The rules: Use ANY My Mind’s Eye products (current or past) you’d like as long as your project has at least 80% My Mind’s Eye product

Monday, May 10, 2010

Great Cricut Giveaway

If anyone watching my blog wants a great Cricut giveaway, there is one here http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/.

It was a terrible weekend at work, which I don't tend to repeat. Seriously considering quitting work and moving on. This is a young persons job.

Off today, with a sore throat and ear ache. Had planned to have a scrapping class with friends today and that won't be happening as I don't want to share with them.

Great blossoms in the backyard right now

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Baby Face- paper from MME, Embellishments from MLYB
Title cut with Quickutz
Boo---bazzill cardstock, Pink Paislee PP
Title cut on Slice machine
An auntie's Love-Bo Bunny papers and embellishments, Arrow from Scenic Route,
Heidi Swapp Bling, Prima flower, Basic Grey button

Here it is almost the end of another week. Still snowing out there. Out to run some errands today. Enjoyed seeing Kirsten and the kids last evening. Nic ate from the moment he walked in the door until he left.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hang in there--Just a Few More

Play--Bazzill cardstock, MME pp, Title cut on slice

Baby Nicholas --we were left product at our place at the retreat and asked to complete a layout with it, which I did. Pink Paislee product.

Baby Nicholas and the Girls--Basic Grey pp, and embellishments
American craft Thickers

Enjoying days off now, until the weekend. Please tell it to stop snowing in Montana. We are ready for spring to stay with warmer temps.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Continuing with Layouts

Mommy Loves Me-- Basic Grey PP, SEI embellishments, Title cut on Revolution
Lots of inking
Starry Eyed----PP from MME, Basic Grey and Bazzill. Arrow from Scenic Route
Title cut with quickutz revolution and empire font, Bling,
Stars cut out with Slice, Luxe rubbon
T&K Websters pages PP, sparklers , letter stickers and journaling spots
Butterflies and hearts punched out

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A few more layouts.

Popsicle girl -Bazzill cardstock, paper from fancy pants design.acrylic letters, title cut with quickutz, popsicle die cut with Slice
Too Cute-Bazzill cardstock , pp from Fancy pants design, Title cut with quickutz and flourish on the slice
Lil pumpkin-Bazzill cardstock, pp from K&Co, flowers from prima, sticker accents from MLYB, Basic grey brads and button

Have spent yesterday and this morning in Helena. I gave Curtis a photography workshop for his birthday and it was this weekend. Robyn went along too. I hope he has picked up a few tips to pass along. I came back this morning to catch up on a few things before I head back to work tomorrow. I spent every day, except Thursday, there last week. These are a few more layouts I completed last weekend.