And I Ain't Lion!

It's tradition to go trick-or-treating with my Mom and sister so DS and I are off to Grandma's house tomorrow to stay the night.

This year, DS is going as a little lion. Isn't it the cutest costume ever? I bought it off my SIL last year and hoped it would fit this year and it does! *Thanks Heidi!*



Happy Haunting everyone!

Friends

I am very lucky to have not one but two very close friends in my life.

I have known Amanda since I was 5 and I have gone to school with her almost my whole life! She was one of the first of our group to get married and have children. She lives about an hour and a half away from here but we always make time to visit when I'm home to visit my parents. She's the one that always has some home related project on the go!! I admire her vive for life!!!

My very best friend is Dianne. She and I have been best friends since we were 15. I can even picture the very first day that she came to my house for the very first time... it's a very vivid memory for me. She unfortunately lives 3 hours from here but we tend to talk about every 2 weeks or so. She is one of the only people who I talk to on the phone on a regular basis (I'm not a phone person!). She knows me the best!!! I can't image not having her in my life!

I'm very blessed to have these women as part of my life. Sometimes life gets busy and we don't talk for weeks but when we do, we always seem to catch up quickly and seem like we talked yesterday. We always have a great time together! I specifically go home just to see them! I wish we lived closer together some days because it would be nice to get out of the house some days just to chat or have a coffee together.

It's funny... but I don't have a lot of pictures of the 3 of us together... we were supposed to have our pictures taken together at our wedding but I never had them taken. I know they both have pictures of the 3 of us, maybe I'll have to bribe them for copies!!!

Here's a funny picture of Amanda... a picture I stole off her facebook.... LOL!



Here's a picture of Dianne with 2 of her 3 sons.... she has a step-son that lives in New Brunswick.



Life just wouldn't be the same without them both!!!! (((hugs))) girls!!!! I miss you both!!!

My Fantabulous News......

Yes.... it's true... I have just become one of the newest Design Team members along with Jana Eubank, Angie Hounker and Chantel Grismer *another fellow Canadian* of...

Sweet Peas Scraps!!!!

Check out the offical announcement on the Sweet Pea Vine.

Woooohoooo! I'm SUPER excited!!! I can't wait to get to know all the lovely ladies at Sweet Pea Scraps!!!!

Congrats Jana, Angie and Chantel!!!!!!

I Have Fantabulous News!

... but I can't share it until later today!

Stay tuned!!!

***REVISED***


I'm still waiting for the final news to break in another place first... then I can spill my news! Hopefully that will happen this afternoon or at least later this evening! I'm SO excited!!!!

Gratitude!

I am so thankful for a lot of things in my life so when the blog prompt came up for Scrapperie today I thought this might be the perfect time to share with all of you! GRATITUDE.....

G = Grandparents.... I am SO thankful for the wonderful grandparents that take care of and spoil my son to death! I couldn't live with out them! *Photo by Heidi Brand*

R = Rain.... I am thankful that we live in the part of the country that gets some rain so that farmers can grow the gorgeous fruits and vegetables.

A = A loving husband and father to our son.


T = Technology...... I'm thankful for the means to be able to use all the cool kinds of technology like the computer, cell phones and the internet.


I = Incredible and creative friends!

T = Talent.... I am blessed, in my mind, to have a talent in the world of scrapbooking. Without this hobby in my life, I would be a much more stressful person!



U = Understanding family..... I'm so lucky that my husband understands my addiction to scrapping! I love that he supports my creativity! *Photo by Heidi Brand*

D = Dedicated family.... without my family I would be a different person! *Photo by Heidi Brand*

E = Etremely funny friends... to make me laugh and have lots of fun with!

I have been Scrappin' like MAD!!

I recieved my second Guest DT kit of the month from Scrapperie this month! And it ROCKS! It's filled with an amazing array of goodies: Daisy D's and My Mind's Eye patterned papers, Bazzill cardstock, Daisy D's & 7Gypsies stickers and all kinds of other beautiful scrappy goodies!



Here are some of the pages and cards I have created with this beautiful kit.....





*Photo by Heidi Brand.



Cool eh? And I have only made a small dent in the kit's contents!


Don't forget to check out Creative Crafts and Stickers the next 4 days. We're having a Creepy Autumn Crop from the 18th to the 21st! Hope to see you there!


Here's a page I made with the Addicted Scrapper's October kit for the CCAS crop...


It's that time again! CROP time!

Over at Creative Crafts and Stickers we will be having a crop from Thursday Oct. 18 until Sunday Oct. 21.

Please come out and join in our fun at the Creepy Autumn Crop!

There will be lots of challenges, some games, some projects, lots of laughter and some PRIZES!

Hope to see you there!

I'm an Addicted Scrapper and I need Counseling!

I received my Addicted Scrapper kit yesterday in the mail and I am in love! The October kit is filled with glorious autumn coloured Cherry Arte papers, edged Autumn Leaves papers, beautiful beads, blossoms and bobbles, and even some specially designed stamps just for the kit and some awesome Hambly Studio's and Imaginisce's rub-ons!
Check out what I've already made with this gorgeous kit....



World Card Making Day Today!

Happy World Card Making Day everyone!

Over at Creative Crafts and Sticker's we're having a mini celebration! We'll be posting a lot of challenges throughout the day for everyone to take inspiration from to help celebrate the day!

Come on over to CCAS and join in the fun! There are lots of prizes and RAKs being offered up!

Who knows... maybe you'll get that one awesome idea for your Christmas cards this year and get inspired to create your own!

Hope to see you over at CCAS

Have a great day!

Using Scrappy Sketches...

Sometimes I get creative blocks. I know almost everyone does at sometime so I tend to scout out some of my favourite sketch sites for inspiration!

Some of my favourite sketch sites include....
Got Sketch?
Caardvarks
Cheri's Sketches

Do you use sketches???

Don't forget about my blog RAK..... check it out here! You could win a copy of the new book, "Simply Cards Today" and a $10.00 gift certificate!!!!

'Tis the Season...

'Tis the season.... to decorate for the holidays!

I used to love to decorate for all the seasonal holdays at home. I always put a fall themed wreath on the door for Thanksgiving, lots of cool Hallowe'en decorations up and of course Christmas lights and garland outside.

But for some reason, when I moved here, I stopped. I'm not 100% sure why but it's probably because the house really didn't look like a house and I almost never had (or wanted) guests and I was busy being a new Mom.

Now I don't decorate because my little monster of a son would probably wreck it all within the first few days of it being put up. I think this year, I will do the same.... the decorations will stay in their boxes! Oh well! Maybe next year!!!

I did how ever make some Thanksgiving cards to send out to my immediate family....