Friday, July 23, 2010

How YOU doin'??

Who doesn't think of Friends when they hear this? LOL!! It's something I say to my littlest guy all the time, he seems to love raising his eyebrows, tilting his head, and smiling... and I can just see him trying to be Joey when he grows up! LOL!
Hope everyone is having a great summer! So far ours has been pretty good... lots of beach time for the kids, some camping time for all of us, a bit of travelling for a few of us.

Last weekend, my brother and sister and I all went to the Bon Jovi concert in Winnipeg at the stadium. OMG it was just awesome, and we were right there on the floor in the 2nd row, people.... I can't write enough about how good it was, from the moment Kid Rock took the stage until the final encore performance by my most favorite group EVER..... it was well worth the 7 hour trip there and 7 hour trip back. LOL! We also took in Despicable Me (****SO FUNNY****) and Eclipse (****yummmmmy****) but not nearly enough shopping. Guess I'll have to stick to the online shopping for now!

As for scrapping time, it's been at a bare minimum... but I am making myself use whatever spare time I have, to sit at the table and try to get some things done. Last night I whipped up a layout using one of my newest fave pictures of Brayden!
I hear him screaming now, so I better run.... we're off to the campground again! Take care, everyone!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I'm feeling a little DeLovely today!

Change is GOOD! Change means new ideas, and a lot of time it means a lot of fun! Around LIITD, things are changing a wee little bit in regards to the kits! Starting in July, the Creative Team will have some surprises in store for you.

The biggest part of this, is that LIITD and the CT will no longer be working with monthly kits on a regular basis. Now this doesn’t mean that the kits are gone for good, it just means that we will probably just be doing them more rarely, perhaps for special holidays like Christmas, etc.
The CT, however, will be working with products that they choose, products that you the members/customers request, and every now and then - products that I request. This month, to kick things off, the CT members were each given free run in the LIITD store and were allowed to choose some products they wanted to work with - to show off their personality and style. They were given no specific instructions, just pick, scrap, have fun and create.

Last Sunday you were treated to Lisa's picks for July, and she did an amazing job putting those vintage pieces to work!!

This week, it's my turn! I chose the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely line because they screamed summer colors to me!! I once loved only working with earth tones, but have really grown to love working with bright funky colors too!

For a full list of the items I picked for my 'kit' for July, Lori has posted them on the LIITD blog, so if you didn't get here from there, and want to know... just head on over!

Here is a sneak peek of what I did with my kit, but click HERE for the full monty, if you will! LOL!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Whether you celebrate July 1st here in Canada, or the 4th of July down in the good ol' USofA.... I hope you had/have a wonderful time with family and friends, good food, and if you are fortunate enough... some amazing fireworks!

Unfortunately, we haven't had rain, which meant no fireworks for Snow Lake. That was so disappointing, because our firemen do such an amazing job and put on quite the show for such a small town. However, I am sure we will get our fireworks show as soon as we are able to, because that's just how the firemen are. And I can't wait! :)

Aside from that, our Canada Day was awesome!!! We went to the pancake breakfast, then watched the parade and caught candy down at my Amma's with my family... After that we headed to the beach, and the kids played in the lake while we sat in the beer gardens for awhile. LOL! It started off sooo cloudy and muggy I was sure it was going to pour on us eventually, but the clouds ALL cleared off by 1pm and it was an absolutely gorgeous day!! I got quite the burn! LOL!

By 4pm we'd had enough of the heat at the beer gardens and rounded up all of our kids, relatives, friends, and went over to Amma's... she lives right on the lake, so we set up camp down there with our towels and blankets, drinks and snacks... 2 boats and a waverunner, a couple of tubes and waterskis.... what a friggin fantastic day. I can honestly say it was my best July 1st ever. A few of our friends were back home for a visit from their new home in Nevada so it was extra special to have them join us!!

We got home at 8pm and the kids were so burnt out and tired, they went to bed easily and I didn't make it past 10:30pm, which is super early for me.

I didn't snap a whole lot of pictures, but here are a few!