Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Little Beauregard

My Little Beauregard and the Big Snip

Here he is... on the way to the vet hospital this morning, to be neutered.

He comes to work with us every day... so when we deviate the drive.. he recognizes it. And he did notice today. The only time we head out this one particular highway, is to go to the vet... so he knew. Poor little baby. He didn't understand what was going on this morning, when I handed him over to the girl. He's very sensitive. A typical puggle. He is a mama's boy... and a daddy's boy. He isn't used to being separated from us... so he's scared. And of course... I got upset. :( Ugh. It feels like forever until we can pick him up at 9am tomorrow morning. It's the right thing... the responsible thing. But I wish I could just stay with him. These little dogs are very different from the larger ones. Our old dog that we lost last year... Kato... he was very sensitive and sweet... but in a different way.

It's a tough day... cuz I'm a big ole wimp, and I want my Beauregard back.

My Other *Baby*... Ok.. at 16... I am allowed mere seconds to take the picture and move on. That's how I grabbed this diddy last night. He was doing volunteer work at his high school, and came home later in the evening with the knowledge that I wanted to take a couple of pics. So... very little argument took place. Again... as long as speed was tantamount. Gone is the little one that loved to smile for the camera at every opportunity. Don't get me wrong. He's 16, and feels like the camera loves him... as most 16 year old boys. But like most teens, he has much better use of his time.

There you have it. Very cute young man... who is very busy... and very much *on the move*. And trying to be very tolerant of his mom.

I do have to mention the clothes though. Have you noticed how things seem to be heading back to the 60's and 70's? You know... the shirts that are tight... the pants all grungy... and the hair with that *swept look*???

Hope you held onto those old vintage clothes ladies. They're gonna come back eventually.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday.... so good to me....

Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be......

Love that song! And it's so appropriate today, I joined a new contest. It's called:

Dream Your A ScrapStar.

It's held at So if you want to come and check it out.. come on! It's been fun. For challenge #1, I had to use 5 of their choices, and a mystery item. I did. Here is the layout I did for that challenge.

This is the information about the page. I kind of like it. It certainly helped with my missing mojo...
Treasures c/sBG – Oh Baby Baby – Matthew
BG – Cupcake
AmericanCraft – thickers
Lacing Brad
Painterly Petals –
PrimaScribbles – 3D Paint
Ribbon (Ric Rac)
Kaiser – Rhinestones
Kaiser – Pearls
Dew Drop Memento – Summer Sky Ink
Ranger – Ocean Aqua – Sea Shells Ink
K & Company Urban Rhapsody rub-ons
7 Gypsies Rubbings Hudson Valley Journal rub-ons
SticklesTechniques: -- Took paper and placed over the picture… Then created an opening by pulling paper apart, tearing it in an outward fashion, rolling it outward, inking it, and tying it back with lacing brads.
Inked pure white thickers with blue ink, and decorated with rub-ons. Then coloured in some of those rubons with Scribbles 3-D paint and stickles. Created flowing with scribbles and stickles, from the flowers as well.
Sound asleep,
dreaming ofAll life has in store.
I’d loveTo know what that is!
So today we move on to Challenge #2... and I was voted to move on. Yay! I'm happy! I'm off to check out what challenge #2 is about now. Can't wait!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Have I Become That Woman?

Have I Become That Woman?
... and ...
~ A Giveaway ~

Ugh. I HAVE become that woman. When her hubby isn't there, she spends her time, counting down until he is there. My man went away for the weekend. One solitary weekend. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. And it was too long. It was much much too long. I managed to fill my time... of course I did. Am I a scrapbooker? Or what. But still... Much of my time, WHILE scrapbooking... was spent counting down until I'd see him again.

And then he was here. And I wasn't counting down anymore. I was comfortable again. My world was right again. I was able to think about OTHER things again. How silly. How typical me. What happened to that independant woman? What happened to that girl who managed just fine, thank you very much. She morphed into me, apparently. She spent 20 married years with a good man. She spent 27 years with the same man. A good man. A man of comfort and love. Yep.

Today's Top 10 Creative Prompts will be about Love, in keeping with the schmaltz above.

1. What I love Most about you is...

2. Then and Now

3. You are Still the Same Man I married

4. If I could do it all again...

5. Your favourite expressions are...

6. You are mine because...

7. What makes us a couple, is...

8. The Superhero you most remind me of...

9. Your Top 10 Qualities are:

10. The smell that reminds me of you, is...

Last chance to post a comment to win a year membership to the International Scrapbooking Association. Come on! Post in the comments here, or on the last post.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thank GOD It's Friday!!!

Thank God It's Friday.... and a Giveaway!

I'm desperately in need of the weekend. My husband is away, and is due back, thank God.. and my Puggle hasn't adjusted well to Daddy not being here the past few days. AND... he's a LOT of work when he's unsettled. Can I repeat..... I'm desperately in need of the weekend.

Here's my day, so far... I get up at 5:45, after finally getting puppy puggle to play dead in his bed... aka pretend to sleep while staring at me all night to make sure that I didn't disappear like Daddy... around 2:30am. Sweeping my feet to the floor, and heading down the stairs in the dark, I almost trip on... yep, you guessed it... puppy puggle, trying to beat me down the stairs, after assuming in his sleep addled puggle brain that I was trying to sneak off to Daddy, and leave him home. Righting myself, and moving forward, I make it to the livingroom, and turn on my morning fix of Morning Joe on MSNBC, and tell puppy puggle to head on out to *make a potty outside*. He happily leaps outside onto the deck, and leaps immediately back into the kitchen, after discovering... much to his chagrin... that there is raindrops falling out there. He heads to the box to do his job inside... where it's dry. Of course.. the morning business is long and lusty, and it takes me quite a bit of time to clean up after him, empty his box... put clean paper and puppy pads down... and have it ready just in time for ....

uh huh... potty Number TWO. Which is equally as lusty as the number one was... only deadlier. Picture me... once again... cleaning the little guys toilet again... spraying... plopping onto the couch... and looking up at the tv. I get up.. realize there wasn't anything to make for picky son's lunch.. so yogurt, apple, drink and chips it is... dishes not done last night... are next. Email is handled... then son comes down...then get the cursery kiss while he realizes... OH NO. It's picture day, and I need money.. and the form filled out. Thanks for the heads up, son, I say. I then rush to get me and puppy puggle ready for work, so that I can take son to school, to have time to fill out form for pictures, and send money. I go to pick up puppy puggle while son jumps into the van, while leaving the front door open. Something you don't do in a house, commonly referred to as Noah's Ark. The cat (completly an indoor bub)... leaps to his freedom. Yep... son runs after said cat, while me... I am toddling after said son, holding puppy puggle, letting secondary cat out the door... while said son is yelling and chasing and yelling more that he is gonna be late for school. I say "Son.. stop chasing him. He'll stop running." Son doesn't believe me, and maintains the chase. Finally he stops, angry and put out, and tired, and dismayed, and frustrated, and almost late for school. I pop particularly plump puppy puggle into the van, and calmly walk up to cat, who is now half way down the street... I pick him up, and hand him to frustrated son, who is now even angrier, cuz he sees mom is right. Not a good thing for a teen ager to discover. And voila.. we hit the van, and head to school. Dropping off said son, puppy puggle and I head to Tim Hortons for coffees for office, and head on in. I pick up stuff in car for the office, connect puppy puggle to his chain, walk us all into the office, and begin our day. With no internet or email. Not good for an ad agency. So... my first order of the day is repairing said internet and email, handle puppy puggle... head on out for bull winkle, for puppy to amuse himself with... and busily handle the friday without hubby here.

Like I said. Thank God it's Friday. Whew. So... I have a giveaway today. I'm on the Team at the International Scrapbooking Association, and I have a membership to give away. I should tell you... it's an awesome site. It's fun, informative, inspirational, and helpful. That's a lot of positives. So.. leave me a post here, if you're interested in joining... and I'll pick someone to give a year membership to.

Post away! I'll pick someone on Monday!!!

By the way... I did a layout that I thought I would share.

Monday, September 8, 2008

New Feature

A New Feature on my Blog!

My Top 10 Creative Prompts

I thought it was about time I added some fun things to my blog. So... I'm going to start with Monday Prompts. Every Monday, I'll post My top 10 Creative Prompts.

I'll change them up each week. Sometimes they'll have a theme... sometimes they won't. Sometimes they will be for boys... sometimes for girls... families... All About Me stuff... whatever.

Here is My Top 10 for Monday, September 8th, 2008.

1. I wish I was...
2. When I think of you, I...
3. One word that describes me is...
4. One word that describes you is...
5. If I was an animal, I'd be a...
6. If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd live...
7. If I could be anything, I'd be...
8. The one way I've changed since childhood, is I'm now more...
9. Before you, I...
10. My top 3 wishes for you are...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out... September Kit
If you decide to check it out, and pick up on this awesome kit... let her know Sandie sent you! :) Here's the link:
The kit for September is about *Comfort*... and it's spectacular! You must check it out! (No, I'm not on their team... just love their kit!)

Isn't it great? Mine is on its way... and I'm IMPATIENTLY waiting for it. Chock full of yummy goodness, just listen to these contents!!!


9 Sheets Patterned Paper:
Chatterbox Botanico Tapestry
Chatterbox Botanico Pool
Chatterbox Botanico Trees
Chatterbox Botanico Blue Oak
Chatterbox Botanico Green Oak
KI - Love, Elsie Bonfire
Pink Paislee Tree House
Scenic Route Background Blue Gd Worn
Scenic Route Background Worn Lined

3 Sheets Specialty Paper:
Chatterbox Flocked Alabaster
KI – Love, Elsie Backwoods
Pink Paislee Green Lace

Chatterbox Fine Pressed Letters,
Chocolate, full package
Pink Paislee Green Lace Alpha Stickers, full package
Maya Road Metal Flower Trinkets, Brass, 4 pcs
Chatterbox Splendid Treasures - Alabaster, 11 pcs
Chatterbox Fabulous Brads - Chocolate, 6 pcs
Maya Road, Heart and Home Chipboard, 12 pcs
Maya Road, Tree Chipboard, 9 pcs
American Crafts Thickers Chipboard
Accents, Chestnut, 1/2 sheet
American Crafts Brown Stitched Ribbon, ½ yd
American Crafts Brown Felt Ricrac, 1/2 yd

Coredinations Cardstock - Coconut Cream
Coredinations Cardstock - Chocolate Mocha
Coredinations Cardstock - French Roast
Coredinations Cardstock -Bluebell
Coredinations Cardstock - Brownie

Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop - New Sprout
Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop - Summer Sky

Alterable Item:
Maya Road Tree Album, 8 pages

Acrylic Stamp:
Pink Paislee Acrylic Stamp - Scalloped Heart