Friday, August 20, 2010

Stampin Up Girls Only Weekend Getaway

I know these pictures are coming a week late, but as a Mum getting a weekend away there is a lot of things that needed to be done when I got home. And anyway how does the saying go, better late than never. For anyone that does not know I have a wonderful Stampin Up demonstrator that every year takes her 10 top hostesses and customers up to her family cottage. There she treats them to wonderful door prizes, great food, and a chance to meet new people. Plus of course tons of Stampin up products to play with and try out. Now at this point I must comment and how incredibly talented the ladies that were up there are, they inspired me to think outside of the box and use my patterned paper for more than just scrapbooking, plus to put some colours together that I would not have normally put together. So without farther babbling let me post a few of the pictures from that weekend.

This is the view from where we all got to craft from, over looking the lake on a foggy wet morning. I was able to grab this photo before anyone else was up.

This is a picture of the wonderful space we were allowed to create in. Again it over looks the lake. This was taken just before we packed up to leave so all the creations were tidied up.

Here I am the lucky winner of the first door prize of the weekend. Thank you Jen. How did you know this was a set that I had on my wish list. Thank you so much I hadn't even prepared a speech.

And now I think I need my first cup of coffee of the day and figure out what else needs to be done. I will be posting later a few of the creations from the weekend too. Again I would like to thank you to Jen an awesome Stampin Up demonstrator and friend. As well as the other ladies that were there you are wonderfully creative and seeing your work inspires me to think outside the box and to use up my DSP. Thanks again and hopefully see you all again same time and place next year.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Where does the time go?

I am not sure where the summer is getting too. Or even the last week or so. I am hoping to be less busy and slow things down once my holidays start at the end of the month. One thing that I am still making time for which I guess shouldn't be top priority is to keep up with the blogs I follow and youtube videos. Thanks goodness during the summer everything is repeats, I am not sure how I will juggle the new shows and my youtube. May have to ask Santa for a PVR, lol. Anyways I am getting off topic. I have always like the idea and the look of a a mini album. In fact I have a whole box of chipboard mini albums that I got at the dollar spot in Michaels to use up once I figure out how and what topic to scrap. Well I think I also have the same problem as many other scrapbookers have, is that most of my scrapbooks consist of others and nothing about myself. And I have purchased those kits where you are suppose to take a picture of yourself once a month or candid photo and then put my favorite things and or my dreams. Well honestly I never get in front of the camera, cause I am too focused on others and the memories. So while I was blog surfing I found this lovely lady over at, who was making mini albums. And she mentioned doing one where you don't need pictures but only to answer one question about yourself a week. Write the question down and then answer it on a tag or envelope and keep them together in a mini album. What a wonderful idea, I have an excuse to make a mini album! Leaving a little piece of me behind without the stress of what photos to use or don't have. So I am going to try to follow along and write down one question a week and post to you the question plus my mini album page. Here is my first one. The question we had to think about was:

"If you could slow down any part of your day, which part would it be?"
I have used a snail as my decoration on the front to show the slowing down. I know when Janis did hers she used a very cute turtle. Both us of used our cricuts to cut out the images. The cartridge I believe in both cases is Create a Critter as well. My paper is a combination of Stampin Up and the Recollections paper from Michaels. There is also prima flowers on the snails shell, with dollar store rhinestones and googlie eyes. I did like Janis' idea of an envelope to place my answer inside so I have done that but have not as of yet answered the question. I am not sure what answer I want to give. Seeing my girls growing up so fast I would love to have everyday slower so I can truly enjoy my family but then again it is pretty awesome some days getting up early and walking the dog in the quiet and enjoying a hot cup of coffee before anyone is up too. So I may share what answer I choose on a later date but wanted to share the first page in my mini album about me. Also at a later date I will share the covers of this album once I have created them, lol.
Hope eve
ryone has a great day and we will talk soon.