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Little Black Dress Friday – week 8 June 28, 2009

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Embroidered Dress with Tassel Sleeve


Little late on this one…the week was good.  I didn’t lose but maintained and considering the amount of stress on my plate right now…that was pretty good.  This coming Saturday is the wedding where I will wear my “little black dress” so we’ll see how this week goes.  Anyone got any ideas for losing 15lbs in 1 week?  Ha!

Hope everyone else is doing well!



Look what’s on the Cover… June 26, 2009

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of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine?  That’s right – some Jillibean Soup.  The background green plaid paper is from the Whitebean collection!  Thankyou Kim Hughes!  There’s also lots of Jillibean goodness inside…check out these cards from Sarah Hodgkinson!


I got to see these awesome cards from Sarah a while back and I’m always in awe of her amazing talent!

Lots more to see in the magazine…you can view it online here.

Have a great day!



Exciting News….

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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up…we will be posting CHA 2009 summer sneak peeks over on Bean Talk beginning July 1st.  Each day a sneak peek is posted, you will have a chance to win the new product!!  Fun stuff going on over there!



Happy Birthday Leah! June 24, 2009

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My baby (well my oldest baby) turned 6 today!  For some reason 6 seems alot harder than 5 for Mum.  I think it’s the whole “1st grade” thing.  <boo, hoo, hoo>








Some day Leah will learn about how she came into this world…7 weeks early, breathing on her own but having a little difficulty with eating, 4lbs – 13oz…lots of  people praying for her safe arrival.  All too fresh in my mind…such a blessing.

Happy Birthday baby girl!  We love you bunches and bunches!


Too Funny… June 22, 2009

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I have had a large number of visitor recently and wondered why so I traced back some incoming links.  It turns out Scrapbook Update has posted a link to my “Fun Bits for the Week” post that includes a sneak peek of the Lentil line.  The funny thing is the first “Fun Bit” talks about Kami’s poo.  I can only imagine what people are thinking….



Happy Father’s Day! June 21, 2009

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Happy Father’s Day to my Dad, Don, Earl and of course hubby!  Hope you all had a great day! 

This is a layout I did quite some time ago of hubby.  He truly is our rock around here!  My peeps are so lucky to have him… Me too!


I tried entering this puppy as one of my layouts for the “Scrapbooker of the Year” CK contest in ’07.   I still love the title and journaling…that took some time to get just right.  I think most of the supplies are Scenic Route.

Hope the Dad’s in your life enjoyed this special day!



Flip Ultra

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Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes (Black)


Bought one of these cute little things with the recommendation from my friend Holly.  Our other video camera is a bit antiquated (from 2000) and 10 times the size of this little thing.  Anyhow, it’s very easy to use and the quality is great.  It’s so easy that my girls are obsessed with it.  They love it!  It’s quite funny to see the world through a 6 or 3 yr old!  This weekend Kami was filming and suddenly decided it would be great to get a video of Lily’s (dog) butt!  She thought it would be funny to film a close-up!  Not sharing that here! 🙂 

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!


Little Black Dress Friday – week 7 June 20, 2009

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Leifsdottir Dot Chain Jacquard Dress


Is it really week 7?  As in almost 2 months?  Oh well, not going to let that bother me.  Slow starting…

This week has been really good!   I hit the 10lb mark…woo hoo!  Took me a little too long, but I’ve finally changed some seriously bad habits.  Only 1 Tim Horton’s bagel this week…surprised they’re not calling me asking where I’ve been. 🙂  I started writing everything down and counting, counting, counting!  I did not officially sign up for Weight Watchers but I’m using their program and have in the past.  It seems to be best for my body. 

Yippee – good week this week.  Actually getting my office space organized…soooooo happy about this!  Scrappin’ space too! 🙂

Hope everyone is having a good week!  Kathy – you’ve got to be getting close to 25 or 30lbs? 



A card here, a card there… June 16, 2009

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A couple of cards to share…


“Hi” card using Core’dinations cardstock.  The circles were traced from my CM circle cutters and handcut for “imperfect” circles.   The edges were then rounded to give them some texture.  Love the flower and the layered cardstock (if I do say so myself :-))


“Happy Birthday” card using Bo Bunny papers and Core’dinations cardstock.  OK, so no Jillibean on this one. ;-(  I loved the bright colors of the Bo Bunny paper!  Simple, simple card using the papers and my Cuddlebug to emboss the Core’dinations (which I’m becoming more and more addicted to).  The tag was cut first, them embossed, then attached upside down with a brad. 

Thanks for looking!



Fun Bits for the Week… June 15, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of June 8th…

  • Oh no, I owe a huge belated birthday wish to my father-in-law!  Happy belated Birthday Don!  Thank you again for making the trip to see Leah at her dance recital!
  • Last week I forgot to mention how proud I was of Leah during her dance recital.  She’s definitely a leader and does not have an ounce of stage fright.  She really tried hard to remember all of her steps and performed like a pro!  The pics that I took at the show (actually after the show – we were not allowed to take pics during) were not so hot in the dark.  Thank goodness I got some good shots after the rehearsal!
  • Brooke has once again taken to markers.  This time it was her arms, face and Kami’s bed. 
  • We had a successful garage sale this past weekend – I was sad to get rid of some baby stuff. 😦 
  • Our new floor is in…now I need new countertops, new trim, a new table, new sink and new appliances!  😉
  • Speaking of our new floor.  While the one worker was fixing the carpet that butts up against the wood, Leah said frantically, “Mom, he’s cutting our carpet”.  🙂 
  • Leah enjoyed her first week off from school – she attended vacation Bible school with her friends Lauren and Grace this past week.  They had a really good time – thanks Sarah!




  • One of the days at VBS is “crazy hat/crazy hair” day.  We chose crazy hair!  She wasn’t so sure about this.  I heard her giggling when she looked in the mirror. 



  • These photos are of Leah and her friend Grace doing the hand motions to the “Camp Edge” songs.  Leah loves to perform!  She takes it really seriously and is very articulate when she sings the songs.  Leah’s friend Kendall is to the right of Grace and has a great facial expression.  Too cute!

Have a great week!