Monday, October 22


These past few weeks have taken its toll on me, and although the random tears will never completely go away at the thought of Boogie, Maggie or Fleur ....  it is getting better.  My heart just needs time to heal and it really hasn't be given any at all.

A big part of working through the loss for me is scrapbooking, it really helps me focus on the positive.  Remembering the lovely cuddles and snuggles and all of the moments they made me laugh out loud.  Those are important.

Here are a few pages I made using the new Amy Tangerine line "Ready Set Go!"  Just love all the colors and little details in the line.

Thanks for checking in

Monday, October 8

Crop and Create Layouts!

Here are the layout I made while at the Crop and Create in Ottawa last week!!  I only packed two Studio Calico kits (Central High and Summer of 69) and a few staple supplies....and even then I brought too much LOL 

I think for our trip to Saskatoon I will only bring one SC kit, trimmer and adhesive!  I'm determined to pack light this time (oh, did I mention that I had to buy a new suitcase for the return trip from Ottawa? LOL)


Sunday, October 7

Crop and Create: Ottawa!

Last weekend I was fortunate to be able to hop on a plane with my bestie Kristine and attend Crop and Create in Ottawa!  What a wonderful experience!

(Warning!  Photo heavy post!!)
Here we are on the plane, getting ready to take off!

As soon as we landed, it was reveal time at Studio Calico, so we grabbed our luggage and got on our phones to do our Add on and shop items ordering.... Here I am in the airport using my super iPhone ordering ninja skills LOL

Once we finished with our order, it was time to decide what to do first....and so it began with an Ikea trip after we checked into our hotel...honestly, we were so excited about this I'm surprised we didn't go right from the airport!  I snagged some photo frames, shower curtain, fabric, notepads and these cool table spinners for my scraproom.  It was so difficult not to buy everything we wanted.... I think I'd be broke if we had an Ikea close by!

The next day we met up with our online friend Rosa and she was kind enough to bring us to MultiCrafts!  (Scrapbook supply wholesaler)  Oh my goodness, this was a dream come true for me!!!

Once we were finished with our shopping, we jumped into Rosa's car and picked up another online friend at the airport!  Nicole Nowosad was going to stay with us the entire weekend and Kristine and I had no idea what to expect!   It turns out the Nicole, Kristine and I are more alike than we could have ever imagined... we laughed and had a blast the ENTIRE weekend! 

Here we are getting ready to go to the crop area in the hotel....  I just adore these two women!

If you ever have the chance to attend a Crop and Create in your area, you must!!!!  (or even if it isn't in your area, well worth travelling and making a weekend of it!)

These crops are the best I've ever experienced, Catherine and Jen put on an amazing weekend and the classrooms are always packed and taught by the best in the Scrapbooking business! 

Two of the classes I took was with the lovely Kelly Purkey!  I was so excited to meet her, and she was absolutely adorable!  The other class I took was with the talented and hilarious Vicki Boutin!  This class was so jam packed with techniques I didn't even have a moment to *think* about taking any photos!  Wowsers!   (I will be posting my cards and albums that I made during these classes at a later date!)

One of my most favorite thing about the Crop and Create weekends is the Photobooth photos....always a blast to goof around with the girls!

As I'm typing up this post and looking at all the photos, I have a smile on my face.... This weekend was exactly what I needed.  Thank you lovely ladies for another amazing Crop and Create!  I can't wait for Saskatoon in November!


PS  We did do some sight seeing in Ottawa, I will post those photos tomorrow!

Thursday, October 4

More Heartbreak......

Our beautiful Fleur passed away last week unexpectedly and he has left a big hole in our hearts.  When we lost Maggie so soon after Seymour earlier this year, I thought my heart couldn't take anymore....and not 6 months later to lose another on of my fur kids?  I think I'm still in shock.
RIP my beautiful boy, we will miss your awesome cuddles and nose kisses

Wednesday, October 3

Life happens....

One of my favorite quotes:
 "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans" - John Lennon

I have a few things to share, but they deserve their own posts, so for now I will leave  you with two of my latest layouts using Studio Calico kit "Story Teller" and my Cameo (love love love this machine)

Until later