Thursday, December 18, 2008

Having Fun!!!

Well it's been a while!!! Between the new store opening and carpal tunnel surgery, I've been pretty think...LOL I am so happy that I am realizing a dream, my own scrapbook store. I don't really know how to explain it, but when people walk through that door, a great big smile on my face appears. I soooooooooo enjoy it!!! The pricing, opening boxes, seeing people's reaction when they see certain products, etc. I love it all. Thanks to everyone who made this dream of mine come true!!!! I love you girls, and especially my wonderful, understanding and patient HUSBAND!!!

So I had carpal tunnel surgery last Thursday and well, it's going pretty good. The last few days have been a lot better. I am starting to use my hand again...a little at a time. Tonight it's a little sore, i think I did too much today.

I am pretty ready for Christmas. My mom came down last weekend to help me because I couldn't do much for at least 3 days after my surgery. She wrapped almost all my Christmas gifts and put up our Christmas decorations. That was a great help.

Ethan is going for his first visit to the dentist tomorrow morning. I can't wait to see how he's going to react to that. I think he'll be pretty excited about it. I'll let you know.

So I haven't scrapbooked since October. With the new store and my surgery, it slowed me down from scrapbooking. Well next Tuesday, I have the day reserved for just that, scrapbook. Hopefully I will have a few layouts to show you!!!!

That's it for now. Till next time.
Happy Holidays!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Getting Ready for Toronto!!!

Well i know it's been a while!!!! So sorry!!! As you know i have been getting ready for my Grand Opening of my new store. WoW!!! i still can't believe i am opening a scrapbook store. It's a dream come true.

This Wednesday we are leaving for Toronto. My husband has a Family Medicine Conference, so I decided to bring my mother and Ethan. We are very excited that Ethan will be going on an Airplane for the 1st time. I don't know if he truly understands that he is going in a big plane when we tell him he will be flying in a plane in a few days. I will certainly have the camera ready because that will be a scrapbook moment for sure. We are going to go to the Toronto Zoo on Saturday. I hope it's not too cold. I'm sure we will have lots of fun!!!! I sure need a little getaway at the moment.

We had lots of fun a few Weekends ago when we brought Ethan bowling for the 1st time. As you can see, he enjoyed himself.

Here is a layout I did for a class, Precious Little Girl, last Friday night. Unfortunatly, because of the store, i have not been scrapbooking as much as i would like too.

That is it for now. Till next time.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I am soooooooo sorry I am late Posting!!!! I have been unpacking boxes, watching all the construction for the new store and pricing items... lots and lots of awesome goodies!!!!! I am so excited and can't wait till the GRAND OPENING!!!! Nothing is official yet, but I am thinking 1st week of DECEMBER. How does that sound for you????? Construction is going to be done tomorrow. They are painting my walls as we speak!!!! I will still have classes until I open the store. My first crop will be next Friday...i already have 6 girls signed up and I still have room for 6 more!!! I am in the process of sending a NEWSLETTER for my upcoming classes and tell you a little about the products that I will carry in my store.

My best friend, Paulette, from Shediac made my LOGO for my new store. What do you think??? Isn't it AWESOME!!!! She is some talented young lady!!! Thank you Paulette!!!! You are some SPECIAL!!!! XOX

Well that is it for today...more unpacking and pricing to do. I will keep you updated.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I am a guest designer for PAWS ON SCRAPBOOKING for the month of September. I am truly enjoying creating projects with the great kit I received. I just love my mini album of Family Times.

I also have been very busy with classes this past few weeks. I gave a class last Saturday on Summer Fun!!!! We started and finished an entire 8x8 album!!!! It was lots of fun!!! I hope you girls had as much fun as I did!!!!

I also started a BOOK OF ME class that is going to last a whole year until the album is finished. Once a month, we will have a class to work on our album. It will be a different theme everytime, but will be something about ME. I am very excited about this new class. We had our 1st one last Thursday. The title of our layout was "ME @ 35" and we also added journaling on the 2nd page. It was lots of fun!!!!

I have new problem which is actually a great one to have...waiting lists for my classes. All my classes from here to Christmas are full and some. I can't take more girls for my class because I simply don't have the room. Because of this new problem and since I am not working at the office anymore, I have decided to open my own store..."SCRAPBOOKING GONE WILD". YES... you heard right, I am opening a scrapbooking store downstairs. I am sooooooooooooo excited and a bit nervous at the same time. I already have my business number. WOW!!!! Is this really happening???? Who would of thought that I would have enough guts to go through this huge project. My wonderful husband is behind me all the way and has been more than supportive through all of this. We are planning to have construction done in January, so I think my GRAND OPENING would be aroung the beginning of MARCH. I can't really open officially until construction is done because I simply don't have the room now. Once it is all done, I should be able to hold at least 10 to 12 spots for classes. Isn't that AWESOME!!!! I will keep you posted on the progress of the store opening!!!! Hope to see you at the GRAND OPENING!!! LOL

On another note, I was soooo happy last week when my son finally was able to ride his tricycle. He has been outside everyday ever since then riding his bike...he just loves it!!!

Well that is all for now.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Keeping Busy!!!!

Well the past few weeks have been pretty busy and fun!!! We brought Ethan to the St Andrews Aquarium. His favorite thing was watching the seals being fed. He didn't want to touch the star fish too much in the touch tank.
Ethan just loves to play with big dump trucks. He always has lots of fun when we go visit his cousins. I finally found a big dump truck for his birthday. I hope he likes it!!!!

We also went whale watching last weekend from St Andrews. Ethan decided he was going to take a nap on the boat. He slept for at least an hour and a half. He still got to see a whale on our way back. It wasn't one of our best whale watching trips. We didn't see lots, but it was still pretty cool seeing Ethan's reaction when he saw that whale. It was priceless!!!!

I am keeping busy lately trying to get all my scrapbook classes ready. I am giving a class this Saturday. We are going an 8x8 Summer Fun album!!!! I will post a picture as soon as I am done the project. I am just doing the finishing touches. I also am giving a class on September 26th which is a 2 page "At the Zoo" layout. There will be 2 classes in October. October 10th will be a 2 page "fall" layout and October 24th...of course we have to do 1 on Halloween. I hope these layouts will give you inspiration.

That's all for today!!!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lots of great NEWS!!!!

Don't forget to check out Paws on Scrapbooking next month!!!! I will be there "GUEST DESIGNER". I just received in the mail this morning my kit that I will use to post some layouts and projects for September. I have worked hard the past few months to try to be published and to be accepted on a design team. My hard work has finally paid off. Hope you will come and join me on the PAWS ON SCRAPBOOKING site in September. I will be on the boards. Come and join me!!!!!

I am also very busy planning all my classes coming up in the fall. I am looking foward to start my classes again. I am giving 2 in September, "Summer Fun" 8x8 album and a 2 page layout of pictures "At the Zoo". In October, I am doing a "Fall" 2 page layout and a "Halloween" 2 page layout. I sent my newsletter last week and 3 of my classes are already full. How exciting is that?????? I am sooooooooo looking foward to these classes. As soon as I take pictures of my projects, I will post pictures here on my blog. Don't forget to come check it out next week.

I don't know if you noticed... 2 of my layouts last week were "layout of the day" on 2 different web sites on the same day. How cool is that!!!!!

That's all for now!!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fun Times!!!!

We are finaly back from vacation. We had rented a cottage in Barachois for 2 weeks. We had such a great time. We spent our time at the beach, Crystal Palace, Centennial Park, Magic Mountain, the Zoo... and so much more. Ethan had lots of fun playing with lots of his friends. We didn't see the sun as much as we would of loved, but that didn't stop us.

WHAT GREAT NEWS!!!!! I applied to be on the GUEST DESIGN TEAM for the month of September on the PAWS ON SCRAPBOOKING site. YES!!!! I made it. I am sooooooooo excited. The layout I sent for my application is "Precious Moment" with the picture of Ethan and I. I just love that picture.
I can't wait to receive my kit and get started on my project to show you. Don't forget to go see my creations during the month of September.
I haven't been scrapbooking for the last 2 weeks because we were gone to the cottage, but stay tuned for new creations very soon. I have a few layouts on the go and I should be able to post them soon. I also will be starting my classes again in September. I will be sending a newsletter soon to announce the upcoming classes.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!

What a great surprise last night when I checked my messages one last time before going to bed:

Congratulations, your layout has been selected to appear in our on-line gallery at! We appreciate your time and talent and thank you for using BasicGrey papers and embellishments.Sincerely,The BasicGrey Team

I have been working so hard in the past few weeks to try to get published on their website and finally, my hard work paid off. I am so excited... and to make my day even better than it already has been, my layout gallery was selected today on the creative scrapbooking site. WOW!!! I am so happy right now.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Busy!!! Busy!!! Busy!!!

We had sooooo much fun last weekend. We went to the zoo, visit friends in St Andrews and Ethan played X-Box for the first time. He's been wanting to play ever since. It's pretty cute.

I didn't even realize is was this late in the week and I haven't posted yet. OMG I am so busy this week trying to get ready for Vacation. I am so exciting... we rented a cottage in Barachois and we are leaving on Friday. I will be there for 2 weeks. YEA!!! YEA!!!! We will be spending lots of time at the beach, the water park, the zoo... and yes I will be taking lots and lots of pictures. I will probably not have time to scrapbook. Yikes!!! What will I do???? Well I will keep my blog up to date for you guys!!!! I'm glad I got lots done in the last few weeks. You'll be able to see a lot of my layouts in my slide show.

Thanks for visiting!!!

Check out my Slide Show!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Scrapbooking Like Crazy!!!

I don't know what is going on, but since last week I have finished 6 layouts. I've been participating in a 28 day challenge with PAWS ON SCRAPBOOKING. Everyday we get a new challenge... i am a little behind but i will quickly catch up i hope LOL.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Canada Day Fun!!!

We had lots of fun yesterday celebrating Canada Day in Quispamsis, NB. We spend most of the afternoon at Meenan's Cove Park. They had horse rides, blow up rides, hot dogs, entertainment and more. Ethan had lots of fun. His favorite thing was his poney ride. It was quite priceless to watch.

Ethan's been playing soccer this summer every Tuesday and Thursday. He really likes it, but when he's too tired, it does not go so well. For most parts, he's having lots of fun!!!!

I have been scrapbooking like crazy the past few weeks. I took a brake from giving classes for July and August to scrapbook for me. My goal before the end of this year is to get published in either a magazine or an on line gallery. We'll see what happens. Talk to you soon.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I am so happy summer is finally hear. I might be able to scrapbook more often...LOL I did say MIGHT be able to. This is all new to me having a blog, so it might take me a while to get the hang of things...please be patient.

I am taking a break of scrapbooking classes for July and August. I hope to concentrate on my own albums and scrapbook for myself. I have lots of different projects on the go so I hope to get to finish a few of them. That is all for now!!!!