Friday, December 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza!

Our Christmas Day Adventures! Where to start..?

Mom`s Christmas Tree-

Well Hubby and I left on Dec 23rd to visit my family in Northern New Brunswick. The sun was shinning, the car packed, and we are ready for a 3 1/2hour drive up north. We arrived at about 6pm with mom greeting us with a home baked Salmon Pie, Fiddleheads and mashed pototoes... mm I love mom's cooking! After dinner Steve and I visited my sister and her hubby. Little Miss Megan was in bed fast asleep but Little Miss Marissa was still awake. So nice to see them ... they grow fast!

Christmas Eve Day ... My sister comes to wake us up at about 930am ... as Steve and I were enjoying a lazy morning.. We chatted for about 1 hour about life and Christmas past. Steve and I got ready to bring some gifts to her house. As we arrive Miss Megan greets us at the door with a warm smile... she's really precious! I had my two arms full of gifts and as she backed up to let us in she took a SERIOUS flip and hit the floor face first bumpin her head really hard on the hard wood floor! OH MY.... it hurt Me more than her I think. She hit the floor so hard it made a loud noise... so not taking any chances we brought her to the emergency room for xrays and evaluation. Poor thing.... I was sooo sad. Everything turned our well, so off we went to my mother's for turkey dinner. We were about 10 of us. Mom never disapoints with her amazing TURKEY, STUFFING and all the fixings! YUMMMMY!!! Yup.. I had my share and a few glasses of wine later too...

Steve and Miss Marissa being goofy!


Christmas Eve, all adults opened gifts, had some drinks and enjoyed the company of family.
I was fortunate to receive cash for a new CANON LENS ... that I will hopefully be able to get tomorrow and also some Frying Pans from Paderno. These are the BOMB! My Sister, Steve and I went to church for midnight mass and got to bed at about 130am.

Christmas Day the phone rings at about 8am ... Yup Little Miss Marissa calling to let us know Santa came with presents! So we all got up, some with a bit of a hangover, but everyone was up to enjoy the girls open gifts. Tons Tons Tons of clothes, Baby Alive and of course Crayalo Fun Kits. What a wonderful Christmas!

Marissa Opening the first of few gifts!

Megan sitting on dad`s lap. She was there for about 2hours just playing around enjoying some time with her grandfather... not sure if you can see the huge bruise on her forehead!

Steve and I got home on Christmas Night and enjoyed some time watching Christmas movies.
The only thing I am really disappointed with is my photos! I took tons of pictures, but because it was so dark in the house they pretty much all turned out " Bla" looking! So, I am sorry to say I have no fabulous pictures to showcase!!!!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snowfall Warning!

the weatherman says!

"HEAVY SNOWFALL UP TO 30 CENTIMETRES (( more than 1 foot of snow ))
WITH STRONG WINDS AND AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES
IN BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS IS A WARNING
THAT DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THESE REGIONS.

MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.
AN INTENSIFYING WINTER STORM ORIGINATING IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES WILL TRACK ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW BRUNSWICK OVERNIGHT SUNDAY.

SNOW AT TIMES HEAVY WILL BEGIN LATE IN THE DAY SUNDAY IN SOUTHERN
NEW BRUNSWICK AND SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD THROUGHOUT THE EVENING.
AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 30 CENTIMETRES ARE FORECAST ALTHOUGH
LOCALLY AMOUNTS OF UP TO 40 CENTIMETRES ARE POSSIBLE MAINLY IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN REGIONS.

ALONG WITH THE HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL BE HIGH WINDS REDUCING
VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.
WINDS WILL BE ESPECIALLY STRONG ALONG BOTH THE FUNDY
AND GULF OF ST LAWRENCE COASTS WITH GUSTS POSSIBLY
EXCEEDING 90 KM/H (( 50mile/hour )) ALONG THE ACADIAN PENINSULA."

brrrr.....

Pyjama Party!

yup, that's what I am having today ... a Pyjama Party. Who's invited... ME only! I am sick, my throat feels like someone is having a bonfire in it at my expense. I coughed all night - and got out of bed at 5am. Mr. Buckleys is not helping me right now!!! I finished a bottle already and still no sign of relief. Doctor says stay home from work for 3 days and get some rest. I wonder how I'm suppose to get some rest when all I do is cough and swallow.
I've been sleeping with a halls in my mouth, but I am terrified if I swallow this yummy cherry flavored remedy that I'll choke to death in my sleep!!!

So, today I am relaxing and playing around online with my hourly cup of lemon tea or echinechea tea or neocitron, and chicken soup. It's Christmas in only ... 4 days !!! I have nothing done!!! HELP! ... I guess it doesn't pay to leave things at the last minute! But i do have a list .. all i need is the size to be available! ... and of course I hope to feel better for a few festivities.

That's my party....

I created another blog banner this morning at 6am!!
Seems to be something I enjoy doing in the weee hours of the morning...

Chow for now

Friday, December 19, 2008

What have you done?

A fun Little Exercise! You should try it and post it!

You are to "bold" the things that you have done.
So let's see what I can "bold" ...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band ....at school
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland /world
8. Climbed a mountain ( not a big one! LOL!)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David

41. Sung karaoke .. yes.. YMCA, and Like a Virgin!! LOL!
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance .. a few times!
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie .. no but been on TV for 30 minutes!
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous .. VICKI BOUTIN & LAYLE KONCAR!!!
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one .. a few
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day


fun huh? I kind of thought so.
You should give it a try.
It made me feel like I've accomplished a few things, but so many more to do!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sweet Treats and Banners!

I sit here playing with my blog banners and such with a realization that i haven't posted in a few days! I don't have much to say except it's Saturday Night, I worked all week and Hubby is out with the boys..... I 'm enjoying my hot tea and sweets from Cheryl & Co. ...

yum yum! Steve got these treats from his head office .. and well he's not a sugar lover so i am enjoying them... Diet starts January 2nd 2009!
So I sit here in the quite house ... not even a mouse ... and enjoying some " ME " time!

I am playing with Stephanie's blog banner, this is what i created so far...

I just learned how to do shadows... so this might look over shadowed.. but it is fun...
but i think she needs something else. I am not crazy about these colors for her.. she's more vibrant and fun ... so i hope to create something fun for her soon!

.... and mine of course ... learning new tips and tricks. So If you see my blog looking kind of funny... that's Me just playing around!

I finished a cute Christmas Banner for Creative Scrappers...



Steve actually helped me with this one and he was enjoying it .. imagine my hubby digi scrappin! LMAO!!! But he was telling me .. oh do this... oh do that ... and santa in the sky with stars.. his idea! WOOT WOOT for hubby!


I have no new layouts to report... and Nope... haven't started shopping for Christmas yet! Do you think it's time??! LOL!!

Talk soon!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

{sketchfest 2}

YES! Sketchfest 2 is up and running at Creative-Scrappers.com
Come and Play with us!



We have over 20 sketch challenges, games, contests, make n' takes and Prizes of Course!
See you there

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I've gone Christmasy

I've been playing with some digi stuff again ... and I have gone Christmasy..
i used Kate Hadfield digi elements again and couldn't put santa in the picture yet... gotta save that for later!

I had great company here this weekend... sister and kids with my mom and dad( kind of! )
Dad was busy doing his own thing with friends... but i did enjoy some time with the girls. The weekend always flies by when they are here... i wish i could just stop the clock for a few hours and enjoy those quiet fun times. Cuddle times!

We did take a few pictures and will post them after uploaded them. Little Megan is growing soo fast... she is soo sweet! Learning quite a few words at the age of 20 months and is sooo sweet.
Marissa is growing into a little lady. We enjoyed going to the Christmas Parade on Sat night. It was a bit chilly but overall a good 45 minutes standing around.

Tonight.. is a relaxing night and probably going to bed early. I start a new shift tomorrow ! Can you say WOOP WOOP! ? .... been a long 3 months working nights and now up at 630am tomorrow morning to be at work for 8am.. thank goodness for strong tea! It will be nice to be home before dark and be able to SCRAPBOOK at night. Oh I can't wait!

A Few Creative Scrappers notes... if you are interested!
I just finished a Mini album class and will be starting another after the Sketchfest taking place next Sunday! We also have a 1 hour sketch challenge on Tuesday .... Nov 25th Be there!
We have a ton of other challenges going on, but you have to come on over and find out for yourself! hahah!! and yes.... I still have space for the CROP on Jan 10th .. so hurry ... sign up and come play with us!

Talk soon!
K

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Midnight Crop !

I have 2 more night shifts! WOOHOOOO!!! Can you tell I am happy... ??
oh dear i can't wait to have a life again... soon .. very soon!
So, I announced a crop today! yes, my first official crop and I can't wait!
Here are a few details and I hope you can make it !!!

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Creative Scrappers
{Midnight Crop}

Saturday January 10 2009
400pm-midnight


Come get creative with us !
Enjoy some “ me “ time after the holiday rush.
Let hubby watch the hockey game!

Come and Spend the night scrapbooking with friends
and creating great scrapbook pages!
Enjoy great company, prizes, dinner
and a Scrappers Market!

Cost: 30.00$
St.Marks Catholic Church
Pettinghill Road
Quispamsis New Brunswick

Payment due upon registration
Limited Space so don’t delay!

>>> Click here To Register! <<<

*Our vendors confirmed for our Scrappers Market are:
Stampin’ Up, My Little Bit of Whimsy,
Creative Scrappers, Scrapbooking Gone Wild
and Close To My Heart and waiting on a few more!
these vendors will be available from 4-6pm
for you to shop and get some great ideas!

Need more information contact Kristine@Creative-Scrappers.com

**********************************
I have also busy last night having fun creating this banner for Chantal's new Scrapbook Store.

Scrapbooking Gone Wild!
This is located in Southern New Brunswick - St. George Actually!
To view more info ... visit her blog at www.scrapbookinggonewild.blogspot.com



I am expecting some visitors this weekend! my sister, BIL, mom and dad and yes... the nieces! I can't wait.. hopefully a few pictures will be possible and going to the Santa Clause parade while the hubbies go to the Hockey game .. should be fun!

that's all for now!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Some Digi Elements!

I was browsing a few blogs tonight and of course I had to stop by Kate Hadfields to see what she had brewing in the digi world for me. As you know I have a love for her digi elements! She had this precious kit posted.... isn't this the cutest!??



I really can't wait to play with these little doodled images! I wish scrap paper would be made out of these elements.... kate... you need to start creating some paper for us traditional scrappers!
Check out the LilyPad if you want some of her digi elements!

So yes, I will be changing my blog banner and background shortly! Our Christmas Parade is this Saturday so you know I will be decorating my blog !!!

have a great night!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nov Kit is Done!

I have been waiting for so long to play with these yummy Crate Papers and to finish the November Creative Kit for Creative Scrappers! This kit is filled with tons of extra papers for your to create another album or a number of layouts.

This is the cover!!
The Kits are Sold Out for November. I actually ordered a few extras but they are sold. I am currently waiting on Pink Paislee Tinsletown papers for our December Kit. I do have extras right now if you are interested in a single purchase! CLICK HERE

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

{Sketchfest 2} Announced!


Come and Play with us! Creative Scrappers is hosting an online SKETCHFEST!
This is our Second Sketchfest and we are excited to offer you TONS of challenges!
Yes, over 20 sketches and 1 week to complete it!
We have amazing sponsors
who have generously donated a few prizes
Come On In our Forum and Play!

Basic Grey at Micheals!!

Well, today I went to get a few things at Micheals and as i walked down the aisle I see ......

Basic Grey .... tons of Basic Grey! ( Archaic, and Sugared!) Rubons, Brads, paper pads 6x6, paper pad 12x12, Card Kits, I couldn't belive it! A bit expensive for the paper pads at 29.99 but with a coupon might be worth it. They also had basic Grey Chipboard Albums! The older ones mind you but still! What the Heck??!! I don't know if i am mad or happy about this ... Kind of hard for the Scrapbook Stores when Basic Grey ships out to Micheals... It's older stock, but still ...

I also saw this collection from Basic Grey .. Collection Pack called Deck the Halls. It was a new collection ... i think. I have never heard or seen " Deck the Halls " as a collection . They also had Bazzill Cardstock Assorted Collections to match Basic Grey .... and My Mind's Eye!
Yikes!

Well... that's my bloggin for today!
I should have project to post tomorrow ... My " me " page for our Book of Me Challenge at Creative Scrappers!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Weekend is Over!

oh Time flies when you are having fun! I was home for 2 days ... Sat/ Sun and completely enjoyed my time off. I finished 4 layouts and I finally feel like I got my MOJO back! Thank Goodness!!!

I actually stayed up really late last night, Hubby and i watched a movie " Hancock " with Will Smith. It wasn't his best movie that's for sure, but it was ok. Not one i would highly recommend but it was worth sitting down for 2 hours in front of the tv. After the movie at about 130am I still had a bit of energy so i sat and scrapbooked till um.. 340am !!! yikes! I can truly admit that I get creative past midnight!

Hubby and I woke up at about 1230pm and then were super lazy all day. I didn't even do laundry or make the bed!!! Stayed in our jammies all day and relaxed. We actually had a dinner date but decided to stay home instead and go out next Sunday Night. We have a gift certificate that expires and must use it by nov 16th. Can you tell we don't go out to eat much??! Hubby is such a good cook that it's hard to validate spending 60$ on a meal .... but we will next weekend.

I have another long week of working 530pm -2 am this week... and a crop to attend on Saturday! YOUPEEEEEEEEEE!!! I really am excited about going ... it's been ages since i've attended a crop and this will be fun. Stephie and I will be doing some cards, and probably a mini album as well. I can't make cards for 10 hours .. i would go crazy! Can't wait!

I will be posting sneak peeks of my layouts tomorrow since they won't be posted on the Scrapbook Sussies site till a bit later.. Once they are revealed on the site i will be able to upload them here... stay tuned!

alright. ...
it's time for bed!

Chow for now
K

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A New Schedule!

A sign of relief today... We have to bid on schedules at work, based on seniority, for our shifts. We have a rotational schedule and also a 5x2 schedule. The last bid i chose to take a 5x2 and I ended up with a 530pm shift which I do like, but don't love! So many people chose a rotation so that doesn't leave me with much to choose on a 5x2. Complicating I know.. but today was the day we bid for our winter shift ... and i decided to go with a rotational schedule. This will give me day shifts and evening shifts and alternate days off. So.... no more 530pm shifts ! YOUPEEEEEEEE... I get my scrapbooking time again! I can't wait to be home at night to watch tv, to drive home with hubby after work, and yes.... evenings to scrapbook with friends maybe!!!

I am sitting at work tonight, and really wish I was home doing something else! The layout kits for Creative Scrappers are almost complete. Deb has emailed me her layouts and I am just finalizing the sketches and instructions... so they are coming soon! As for the Creative Kits... these should be complete by next weekend! .. A newsletter will be going out shortly to our Creative Kit newsletter subscribers!

If you haven't checked the Creative Scrappers online store in a while... i have added a few Pink Paislee papers from the Office Lingo Collection at reduced prices, and 1 collection of Crate Paper Prudence and Basic Grey Albums... limited quantities available!
I also have a class for a mini holiday planner... come join us! We have a great group of ladies in the class right now and we always have room for more! Don't be shy... we don't bite! LOL! and you can use your own supplies .... great gift idea too! Come play!

Talk Soon!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Digi Fun and Facts!

Ok... so you must all know by now that i am soooo addicted to digi elements, blog banners and such ! If you aren't aware... you should be now!!

So this is my new page... digi elements by my fav Kate Hadfield from DigiScrappingQueen.com
and the background is also created by ME with her digi elements! Yes, I finally found out how to create backgrounds, so now I can play with banners and backgrounds... oh my.. it doesn't take much to get me excited!

So, after all this ... i think it's time to announce that I, Kristine Davidson will be opening up a little .... business ! yes, coming soon will be my own site and in it you will find things you need to make your sites more appealing, website assistance, website maintenance and also .... installation of new sites for ecommerce! YUP!!! why not... galleries, zencart and more... this is something I have always wanted to do and maybe it can grow... who knows.. but if I don't try it.. i won't know!

My Creative Scrappers is still here and NOT going anywhere so please don't get sad....
I might be doing less Creative Kits, but the layout kits will be a go for as long as we can! With the help of my designers Deb, Tanya and a few others coming on .. we will be able to offer you more pages, more products, and more fun! ... stay tuned for Janaury 2009!!!

so... on that note... I was busy on Sunday creating a little site for my dear Stephie... she makes these AMAZING Poly Embellies she had the " itch " to start making them and selling them.. and VOILA ... she chose the name My Little Bit Of Whimsy and her site was born! You MUST go take a peek at her new embellies, buttons, paintins, jewerly and MORE!!! She Rocks....



and I also made Kate a little banner for her sketch blog... digi elements are from Shappy Shoppe.



so lots of exciting things going on!
Thanks for letting me share...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Another Wash Out!

Yes, that's the story! Another Wash Out on Klondike Drive this morning.

I was at work last night till about 2am ... it was raining so hard, and Steve was home guarding the front yard making sure it wouldn't flood again. He called the Town Hall answering service at about 12midnight to ask for help cause he knew it was gonna rain all night and the waters were coming quickly over the edge of our driveway! No one came.....
At approximately 6am Steve and I are both up just watching the chaos in our front yard ... again .... for the 14th time!

Steve was unable to get out of the driveway this morning to go to work, so he had to call Angie to the rescue. The town came by at about 830 am with the trucks to see what went wrong considering the street was washed out again...
They did a little looking around and left... coming back at about 11am with a truck filled with crushed rocks, and gravel... again! I had gone to bed for about 1 hour and went I heard the trucks I got up and went outside.... hubby knew as i put my jacket on it wasn't going to be pretty!

The poor city worker who said Hi to me ... made a mistake! He was casually approaching me and i just lost it! I think I must have looked like some mad lady when he came in... cause i gave him a piece of my mind... totally unacceptable that this has been going on for 7 years and the fix up they did 3 years ago ... doesn't work! So I told him something needed to be done >>>>> NOW! and asked to speak to the mayor and the town engineer / manager.

At about 1pm ... the manager arrives and well... i had time to calm down by then and steve and i both wanted answers. He was sincere in his apologies and i think looked like a little god with his tail between his legs! ..... something will be done.. as of what... not sure yet but i am sure i will keep my blog up to date!

so tonight. needless to say Steve and I are mentally drained and tired!
As you can see from the photo, the crushed rock they put on the side of the driveway from last month DOESN"T WORK!!!! and the river across my driveway is about 5 feet wide and 14 inches deep! It litteraly sounds like some rapids!

This is a picture of our street ... again! The photos were taken at 8am this morning.


that's all for me tonight!
Chow for now!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Rak Winner Announced!

It's Saturday ... that means I reveal the winner of the Scrapbook and Cards magazine!

Our favorite Random.org website chose

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

13

Timestamp: 2008-10-19 00:22:22 UTC


lucky number 13!
that lucky winner is ...

Carol A. said...

On Halloween I will be going with my bet friend to take her kids trick or treating around our neighborhood or staying home and giving out treats. We do have a costume party on the 25th, but I am still working oiut the details on the costumes.

October 14, 2008 1:38 PM

Congrats Carol! Please make sure i have your addy !

Thanks for posting ladies, it's nice to see most of you get involved in some Halloween festivites! I will be at work and unable to answer the door, but hopefully hubby will be passing out some treats!

Have a great weekend!


Monday, October 13, 2008

A Fall Rak for You!

How about a little Rak this week!!!?

I was lucky enough to receive 2 copies of this fabulous magazine and would love to share one with you!

Simply leave a comment for me on what your plans are for Halloween and I will have a random draw on Saturday morning Oct 18th!

Have a great night!

Kristine

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my Canadian Friends and Family .... Hope you all enjoy some turkey this weekend!
Hubby and I went to Northern New Brunswick to visit family. It was a great ... but too quick trip!
We arrived on Friday night late, enjoyed some chit chatting and of course headed to bed early cause the 2 little princesses wake up early.

Marissa didn't know we were coming for the weekend cause her mom kept it a secret. So Sat morning I surprised her by yelling " Is anyone here!?" and with open arms she started running towards me. That was the highlight of my thanksgiving weekend! I miss them both dearly, and really don't visit enough.

It was such a worldwin of 2 days that I didn't even have time to take a few pictures...
I hope to see them in November again for some Christmas shopping and glad I did get a few " minutes " of hugs and cuddles!

Mom and Dad were busy with renovations as they get ready for new kitchen cabinets and countertops -and no turkey dinner was cooked. On our way home Hubby and I stopped at the grocery store, got some chicken and came home to have our own little thanksgiving dinner!

I am absolutely pooped tonight and anxious to get a good night's sleep!!!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

What a bad day ...

Oh my, where do i start?

I woke up this morning ... looked in the mirror and well the zit i totally squeezed and pinched " hard " last night on my cheek has now formed into some serious scab! Yes, I know .. why did i do that. I really don't know. It was just on my face and i didn't like it !!! So i squeezed the crap out of it... and now i look like some nut bar with a huge scab!

Well, i made it to work this morning for an 8am shift .. which was fine. That started off pretty rough as it seemed that every single call that came to me was nasty!!! Literally... why.. why is it that people dial up someone at a call centre and immediately assume we aren't human? why do they yell at us ? why do they treat us like crap because they don't like the company we work for?
Oh... i wasn't happy today!

for example:

A gentleman called in and wanted to know if by accident a ticket was booked for him on the web without sending him confirmation. I asked him for his frequent flyer number and searched. ... nothing came up with an immediate reservation but I did find an old ticket for him that was still valid. WOW... his ticket price was 800$ or so and the unused ticket for credit was over 350$. I thought that was a great thing to find credit for him.
I then told him, well since this is credit I can certainly use it on a new ticket but you do have change penalties... 80$ would cost him to use this 350$ .. and almost get his ticket at 25% off or more.. he just started YELLING at me! That I was a thief and there was no reason for him to pay change fees... .. um ok.. i just saved this guy 350$ and he doesn't want to use it...
.. seriously ...
so he hung up not wanting to use his credit because he had to pay a change fee. { BLAH! }

Then, I get home have an amazing supper waiting for me. Hubby cooked of course! Chicken, mashed potatoes .. it was delicious!!! I took a 2 hour nap on the couch and rejuvenized.

I start creating a layout - and decided I wanted to make the edges a bit " worn, burnt, and vintage like" .. so i have a lighter and start burning the edges of my paper... UM.. NO! that didn't work... smoke from my scrap room... fire alarm goes off... Hubby comes running up stairs thinking something went wrong.. and here i am .. trying to wave the smoke away from the fire alarm... mmmm ... that didn't work! Still on the same layout, i decided NOT to have a burnt edge so I start creating again... I decide to use some Grungeboard ... paint it, and glue it with my xyron machine... i run out of adhesive ................ i use glue stick... glue it to my page and NOPE... don't like it! So i take it apart with glue and gunk all over my picture ... i am not happy scrapper... so... i take the layout - fold it in half and in the garbage it goes.

Question.. did you buy Grungeboard ?? and if so .. what the heck did you do with it?? The only thing I think i like are the hearts !!!! grrrrr... needless to say it was a bad day!

maybe tomorrow will be better!?

I have no layouts to upload tonight but hopefully our layouts will be posted at Scrapbook Sussies and I will be able to post for you , and we also have our reveal at Creative Scrappers tomorrow which I am looking forward to! We also have our Card Making Crop and tons of challenges ... including one from Becky Dreyer ( rusty pickle chef ) hosting a Rusty Pickle Odds & Ends Challenge! Come on over and play !!!



Chow for now!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Adult Acne... Yuck!

Alright, this is my serious post this month!

Since I was about 12 years old at the beginning of puberty, I was given a gift of "serious" acne. Like Serious!
I started taking medication for acne when I realized it wasn't gonna get any better and at the age of 16 when my face was pretty scared from me picking my zits for years!
I was on this medication called ACCUTANE. ( can't find a half decent site to link! ) Anyhow this drug causes some side effects but wow did it ever work. Until a few years ago... probably Stress induced caused me to have these serious breakouts again, and I started getting acne back .... even as an adult! GRRR!!!

So, after a few months of thinking about it, i did it.. I ordered PROACTIV! I know this is hard to believe but only after a few ... days I really feel and see a difference in my face!!!! Ok, could this be the end of zits for me !?!?! Really!!!?? I hope so!

On a dumber note, This proactiv stuff has BENZOiL PEROXIDE as an ingredient.. Little did I know this is like bleach! ... yes... bleach! ME and bleach do not get a long well... at all!
So, my blue face towels..... are now PINKISH! LMAO! yes ..... they are! and my Hand towels!!! 2 of them are PINKISH!!!!!!!!!!!! Atleast my face is better but now I need to start using my white towels... at least those will start getting whiter!

Have you tried Proactiv and what has it done for you?

that's my story tonight on Adult Acne! Just to tell you my towels have changed colors! HAHAH!

K

Monday, September 29, 2008

A Painting for me ...

It's Monday night at Midnight... and I am sooo sleepy! I think it's been such a long time since I've slept a good 8 hours .. without interruption! For some reason we have an extra blanket on the bed... cause last week was a bit chilly but this week it's 70 degrees! So, hubby and I are usually pretty ... sticky and it's just not good! So we both wake up in the middle of night soooo warm. I think tonight it's time for the windows to remain " OPEN!" and maybe get a few hours sleep.

So this big announcement over the weekend... HURRICANE KYLE is expected to pass thru Saint John and southern New Brunswick to get HIGH winds... well .. I don't know about you but if they announce a hurricane is coming it's time to get the yard ready for high winds and rain. Well ... I was really disspointed when I woke up this morning but to find ... nothing! No leaves were blown, no trees down, no real rain and it just was like nothing happened. I think the weather network needs to upgrade their weather balloon or something ... cause they were wrong! oh don't get me wrong .. i was happy nothing was damaged .. but i got all worked up for some great event! Oh well... I am happy everyone is safe and nothing did happen.

On a scrappy note...

I have finished my 3 kits for October .. for Creative Scrappers! WOOHOOOO!!! and really .. I am in LOVE with the Weight Loss Journal. That is my fav .. Deb did an amazing job at the layouts and of course the 7 gypsies album is nice and has a romantic feel to it .. but I love the Pink Paislee journal! To see more of my goodies visit my store!


Last week i got an AMAZING gift from my dear friend Stephie! She took some inspriation from my scrapbook room, and her scrap room , my love for flowers, my kitty Eddie and created this AWESOME painting!!! Is this amazing??!! I love it... I have it hangin in my scrap room ... it's Purrrr-fect!




Well, I can finally show you pictures of my layouts done for the Creative Scrappers Sep Layout kit! I used some fabulous and fun Dream Street papers.

This first one is called Adorable You. I used a picture from my scrappy friend Natalie's daughter. I love the cutie face on her and it's such a grown up pic! ( Merci Natalie! )



This second layout is of course my furry friend Eddie... posing like he is such an ALL STAR!
and ALL STAR kitty! Steve took this picture of him sitting outside enjoying the day. Doesn't he look like he's posing!!?? hahaha!! SPOILED!



Scrapbook Sussies has the Design Team members reveal on Oct 1st! I had fun playing with some Daisy Bucket and these new papers from a young company called Scrap Within Reach. I really enjoyed the texture of these papers and the distressed look! Take a peek... www.Scrapwithinreach.com I will be able to show you my layouts when they are posted on the website! Stay tuned... I finished 3 layouts on the weekend and it was soooooo nice to scrapbook! I hadn't done layouts in a week or two and my creative juices were overflowing! Since i have this evening shift at work it's really cutting into my scrapbooking time.. i wish I could just bring my stuff to work!!! how fun would that be?!?! AHAH! i am sure the managers wouldn;t like it but i would... oh dear...

Anyhow,that's my post for today!
Hope all is well and talk soon

K

Friday, September 26, 2008

Scrapbook quotes !

I found these at www.quotegarden.com and thought I would share them with you!

Scrapbooking fills my days - not to mention my living room, bedroom and closets!
~Author Unknown


Blessed are the children of scrapbookers, for they shall inherit the scrapbooks.
~Author Unknown


I scrapbook therefore I am - broke.
~Author Unknown


I could keep on scrappin'
or I could go to bed,
but then what would I do
with all these layouts in my head?
~Author Unknown, "My Addiction"


Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies,
scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts.
~Author Unknown


My grandmother made me a scrapbook
because I was once too young to remember;
I am making scrapbooks for my family
because one day I may be too old to remember.
~Author Unknown


No scrap of paper bigger than my smallest punch shall be thrown away.
~Author Unknown, "The Scrappers Creed"


When life gives you scraps, make something with them.
~Author Unknown


Keep some souvenirs of your past, or how will you ever prove it wasn't all a dream?
~Ashleigh Brilliant


We gather up pictures and bits of our past
and scrapbook them into a gift that will last.
~Kimberly Rinehart, "Scrapbooker's Verse"


Scrapbooking isn't about scraps of paper and photos.
Scrapbooking is about scraps of life - yours and those special to you.
~Rebecca Sower


To crop or not to crop, that is the question.
~Author Unknown


She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes.
~Frank Deford


Scrapbooking is cheaper than a therapist.
~Author Unknown


My husband lets me have all the scrapbooking supplies I can hide.
~Author Unknown


A person is neither whole nor healthy without the memories of photo albums.
They are the storybook of our lives.
They provide a nostalgic escape from the tormented days of the present.
~Patrick Garry


The album we've made is much more than a book.
It's worth even more than the time that it took.
~Kimberly Rinehart, "Scrapbooker's Verse"


A true scrapbook addict is one who stages photographs to match paper she likes.
~Author Unknown


So many pictures, so little time!
~Author Unknown


[Mama] follows us around
hoping we'll sneeze
So she can have the tissue
"For my scrapbook please."
~Toni Sorenson Brown, "She's Out of Control"



have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ok, I have Issues!

Alright, now when I first started blogging, it was fun to change colors and of course font colors ... but now I have issues! Serious Issues! I am in LOVE with DIGITAL ELEMENTS! From whom... EVERYONE that makes flowers and nice bright colors digi kits! I Can't stop drooling over them in online stores, in galleries. I have created a few banners in the past few weeks and well.... today ... I think I am in love .. ( today ) with Katie Hadfield...


I just saw this digi kit tonight and IMMEDIATELY had to get it! It's awesome!

I love the colors, the flowers, the whimsical feel ... .and of course a Banner was Created!



I think this is one of my favs! Really... well for this week anyway right !??!
So Yes, I have issues!!!!
Will I ever be a { Pure } Digi Scrapper? NO! Why you ask.... I have too much paper!!!! So I can't go to digi.. I need the dirty hands and smelly glue all over my shift sleeves!
... but for now ... I will enjoy Katie's Kit!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I've been tagged!

HAHA!! this is funny! I tagged Tracey a few weeks ago and now she's tagged me!
Here I go!

THE FIVE TAG
10 years ago I:
1. I met the man of my dreams!
2. Was 65 pounds lighter
3. Was making 11$ an hour
4. Travelled in West Coast of Canada
5. Went dancing every weekend

5 things on today's "to do" list:
1. Scrapbook
2. Finalize Natalie's Class
3. Take a bath and try to loosen up my sore back
4. Talk to Stephie about our overflowing Scrapbook Order
5. Eat Ice Cream

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Chocolate, Peanut Butter M&Ms
2. Popcorn
3. Ice Cream
4. All Dressed Chips
5. Honey Mustard Pretzels

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Build a new house
2. Invest some for our future
3. Go to some Caribbean Island and Stay a Month or more!
4. Pay my nieces Education
5. Get Lyposuction

5 places I have lived:
1. Presque Isle, Maine
2. St Andrews, New Brunswick
3. Saint John, New Brunswick
4. Grand Falls, New Brunswick
5. Quispamsis, New Brunswick

Five jobs I have had:
1. Tourist Information Counsellor for Town of Grand Falls
2. McDonalds Front Cash / Drive thru
3. Algonquin Resort - Convention, Sales, Front Office
4. Restaurant at the University - Cook and Cash
5. Air Canada Call Centre

I tag...
1. Stephanie
2. Norah
3. Deb
4. Sherri
5. JJ

Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I Love Sundays!

Aren't Sundays nice?! Don't you just love relaxing lazy Sundays !? I do!!!
I went to bed pretty late last night ... busy playing around doing nothing and before I realized it... 2am was the time on the clock! I woke up today a bit later than I usually do on Sundays. Going to bed later than my regular schedule is really messing me up! I woke up at .... oh i don't think i can put that on my blog.... cause um.. it was late!

Steve and i went for a little drive today ... stopping at Micheals, the liquor store, the dollar store and the candy store! In that order!!! LOL... I was shocked when I went to Micheals today! I picked up another paper trimmer... number 4! I really love this paper trimmer although Making Memories has had a hard time with them .. not cutting straight or something - but I Love it! I had a 50% off coupon and had to use it on something worth it... Eddie usually sleeps on this paper trimmer in the winter time under my 100watt light bulbs!
and....... at Micheals ... I found Making Memories Passport collection!!!! Everything ... a bit pricey but with a 40% off coupon it would be really cheap! they had paper packs, individual papers ( 1.19 ) and stickers ... ya.. i had this collection hidden in my paper stash but i did get rubons!
and..... there is more! Did you know Micheals now carries BAZZILL Cardstock !?!?!?! ya.. that's what i said... WHAT"!!! i was gonna go bonkers and get a ton of it until I looked at the price.... 1.19$ a sheet!!! that's not even funny. Considering you can purchase cardstock at probably .24cents a sheet wholesale! Who does that ... why would they charge like a 100% markup!? Anyway I am waiting for their Cardstock sale ... buy 3 / 1.00$ ... maybe soon! But yes,, they had probably over 75 colors! I am guessing... maybe more!

So, um.. .thanks for the comments on my blog banner ladies! Yes, i love blog banners and i love changing them too!!! LOL .... they are so much fun to make ... and i get bored with the same colors on my blog... so yes.. i will keep changing them!

I just finished cleaning my scrap room ... and i have so much stuff .. STUFF!!!

Anyhow! ... that's all for now!
Time to clean up the bathroom, get supper, and watch Big Brother tonight! It's almost the end... who will win???! DAN ???? MEMPHIS!?!??!

have a good Sunday Night!
K

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's Saaaaaturday Night and I'm Venting!

Yes, Finally .... it's Saturday Night!!!!
Do you know what that means ???! It's time to relax! It's been a long week here at the Davidson's and finally I can sit down and maybe watch a movie with hubby ... maybe! and also scrapbook till about 1am ! That would be nice. It's the night that hubby makes a huge feast of Nachos.... they are AMAZING! i will take a picture for you tonight ... he'll like that !! LOL!!! and ...

I got a box of goodies on Thursday! YOUPEEEEE!!! Time to start working on the Creative Scrappers October Kit and finish the weight loss journal kit as well... the weight loss one, ...is ADORABLE! Not only because I made it ( heee!!!! ) but it's sooo cute and fits in your purse too! I have tons of pages included in this little album and can't wait to have it completed tonight.
Don't you love getting fresh new scrap supplies ?? I " love " it! I really do. It's like Christmas morning when I open a box full of scrap goodies ... the ideas and inspiration from new products just oozes out of me! hahha!!! So .. i better have a few hours to scrap tonight and I hope it pours rain on Sunday so i can justify being lazy !

Ok, a little bit about some dos and donts when calling an airline reservation agent ...
mm... yes. after a long week .. i need to vent!

Number 1 --- if you've had a long wait on hold ... chances are we are busy ... we know how long you have been on hold so you don't need to tell us!

Number 2 --- if you see a cheap ticket price on the web ... BOOK IT! It probably won't be there tomorrow!

Number 3 --- If you call and immediately start complaining, we are probably not gonna bend over to help you ...

Number 4 ... If you call us for a last minute " deal " it's probably not gonna happen, book in advance during a seat sale ... to find out about seat sales .. .sign up for the airline's newsletter and be the first to know!

Number 5 --- Read the Rules of your ticket! Don't choose to save 3$ for something such as " No Changes, No Cancellations! " it's not a savings if you get stuck in traffic and miss your flight!

Number 6 --- yes, we always have seat sales! If we don't have a cheap ticket on the date you wanna travel ask for the first available date at the lowest price! .... Flights are often on sale for late night travel or early morning travel ... and weekdays!

Number 7 --- Not all seats are sold at the same price. When inventory on the aircraft is limited... the price of the ticket increases! Example, even if you paid 99.00$ for your ticket ... the person sitting behind you might have paid 1700.00$.

Number 8 - Start booking travel for Christmas now! Prices will probably increase if the price of fuel increases!

Number 9 --- Get Seat Selection on busy routes and busy times of year... you will be less likely to get bumped! Remember that most airlines will offer you a " voucher " of some kind if you do accept to be bumped... TAKE IT! you could get a free ticket just by taking a flight 1 hour / 2 hours later!

Number 10 --- Enrol in a frequent flyer program and accumulate points with the airline you travel with the most ... you can get a free flight or free products with your points!

Shop Around! Expedia.ca / .com is a great place to start shopping for fares!

For the Canadian Travellers... as much as i don't want to send you to other carriers .... travelling 1 hour or 2 hours to travel from the USA could save you hundreds of dollars... saves you paying GST / HST / and also Customs/ Immigration Taxes.

ok...
that's my venting for today!


Time to go make believe I want to help honey prepare some Nachos!!! He's cutting up onions... YUCK!
talk soon!

K

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Survived my Late Shift!

Well, I survived my 530pm shift and even finished without leaving early! Leaving work at 2am was a bit scarry since I hate driving at night. I seem to see things that aren't really there... no ghost or anything LOL but shadows.. ya! I see shadows!! LOL!

Well the town came and put in a few " Rocks " in our front yard. I don't think it looks good at all. It just seems like some low budget fix up. It would have been nice of the town to actually put in topsoil and even seed it for grass next sprint you know... but they didn't! I think Steve will be seeing the town Mayor to discuss a few things and I am pretty sure our other neighbors aren't happy with the fix up either...

So Ms Natalie Roy will be teaching a technique class at Creative-Scrappers starting Sep 20th! If you've seen her work and are wondering " how did she do that ? " Natalie will teach you how! I have seen the first lesson and already I am amazed! No Supplies need to be purchased ... you use your own and only a small fee per person is asked for 2 prizes and natalie's time.
you can register today ... and also get more info in our forum!



I have no scrappy news to share with you today .... other than it's Fall and it's Scrap time!

talk soon
K

Friday, September 05, 2008

It's Friday & A few Banners

Finally the weekend, although it feels like i've been on a permanent weekend for 2 weeks! I could so do this vacation thing every month! Imagine... I could work 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off!!! Wouldn't that be nice.

I am relaxing today, hopefully going to play with my scrap supplies this weekend. I got some new American Crafts goodies and also Pink Paislee is calling my name. I wish I had some mojo during the day ... but it seems to creep up on my at about 10pm ish!

Steve isn't feeling well today, he is on antibiotics for an infection and it's making him a little weezy. I hope he is feeling better soon. Poor man, he's on vacation this week and he's had nothing but phone calls from work, and stress ... hopefully the weekend will be better. he's actually in bed right now at 530pm !

Well I start my new 530pm shift on Monday. Ask me if i am happy? ... NOPE! But .. a positive way to look at it, - i have all day to play, clean house, watch Oprah, go to work where no managers are there, hopefully a bit quieter than day time ... and that's about all the positive about it! It's for 2 months ... so we shall see after the first 2 days how i feel about it! haha!!!
oh well...

nothing new to showcase today in the scrap world.. only a few fun blog banners! I am soooo having fun creating these.. take a peek at a few new ones!

the first one is for me, i got these awesome digtal elements at www.digitalcandy.ca I love that store... they have awesome digital kits and i am hooked on them !


this second one is for my friend Stephanie ... the cat on the left of this banner is a picture she painted... isn't it AMAZING! I love it... she is actually doing a little painting of Eddie ( my cat ) right now and I can't wait to see it! take a peek at her " new " blog ... I am sure it will be a colorful and cheery read for you!

this last one I just finished last night, it's for Canadian Scrappers Carnival .. was done for Jacqueline's blog ... http://canadianscrapbookerscarnival.blogspot.com/2008/09/20th-edition.html




i hope you have a great weekend
and talk soon!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Another Day... another Mini Album!

It's almost Wednesday... which means PAYDAY! WOOHOOO!!!! ... you wouldn't believe how bad we need groceries!!! I hate buying groceries now cause it seems that I always buy the same thing ... over and over again... rice, fish, peas, hamburg, lettuce, tomatoes... blah. i am bored! So, I am letting Steve my DH buy the groceries this week. I think if it was just me .. i would buy Ice Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Juice, Bagels, and ... um.. I could probably live on that for a week or so! LOL! .. oh seriously... I think I am eating enough sugar the past few months to make up for the sugar i didn't have when i was growing up!



Mom and Dad always "protected" our eating habits making sure we had all our fruits and veggies, milk ... good cereals and well... now... i think it's time for be to be a Sugar Eating Adult! Maybe I have issues... wait a minute.. I know I have issues .. but how do i stop from eating this sugar all the time! I know.. don't buy it as my father would say.. but ... I CAN"T help it! I really want that taste... are there any veggies out there that have a ..." sweet " taste other than sweet potatoes!???



So yes, I am still on vacation.... only a few days left then back to reality... Steve was suppose to be off with me but do to an emergency with a coworker he was called in to work sat and tues... so hopefully he can get some time off this week with NO PHONE CALLS from the office.... HINT!!! HINT!!!


This is the layout I completed for Creative-Scrappers DT Reveal this past Sunday! I love the Daisy Bucket papers I used here.. so fun and great colors too! The pictures of miss Marissa were PERFECT for this sketch ... and of course the colors !


I finished 3 mini albums ... I really love them! They are sooo cute...

here are the cover pages so you can take a peek!


Dreams are Renewable was done with Daisy Bucket papers and measures 4x4 .. a cute little album about the earth today...



This is another mini album .. measuring about 6x3" and done with October Afternoon papers... soooo yummy! Love the tags, the journal tags... it's a sweet little thing! I did have 1 kit available for this album, but it sold !!



This is another mini album.. measuring 6x6 .. again done with Daisy Bucket papers.. Can you tell I love Daisy Bucket for my mini albums!


That's all i have to share today!
Talk soon!
K

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Eddie on the Cover!

I had to share this with you...

Eddie made the cover of the fabulous magazine called CAT WORLD!!!



LOL, it's a digital kit i got today and had to play ... isn't he the cutest!
it's a fake cover by the way... but it still looks so real! I won't show him cause he already has a Cat-titude!!! hahah!!!
k

Friday, August 22, 2008

On Vacation!

Yes, I am finally on vacation! A few days to myself to sleep and catch up on some scrapbooking... then Hubby has a few days off so we can clean house and play gardening.
I love being on vacation but time just flies by!

Today , day 1 of vacation ... i did a load of laundry, went to my Local Scrap Store to get some cardstock and then... took a 2 hour nap with Eddie the cat ... and tonight I went to get a new monitor and now I am ready to roll!

I have no layouts to post since I haven't done any in the past week, I did manager to get a few new supplies and can't wait to get started.

I am finally finished my wonderful 1230pm shift ... thank goodness. WOW i really had no life with this shift.. it was hard but I did it!! WOOHOO!!!.. now onto something else..

So, i made an announcement on the Creative Scrappers site that i will be doing a preorder for Riff Raff Products... those should be listed shortly in case you are interested!!! www.creative-scrappers.com/store ... these will only be listed for a limited time.. check back later tomorrow for listings! great prices too...


So my father left Kentucky on Wednesday ... I am assuming he is somewhere close to Boston, right now... or tomorrow maybe. I haven't heard any news from him yet but anxious to see pics of his new Harley. I am sure he's like a kid on Christmas Morning!!!

talk to you later, i am off to scrap a bit...

k

Friday, August 15, 2008

Blog Bound!

Are you a Canadian Scrapbooker ??
Take a few minutes to check out Jacqueline's awesome Canadian Scrapbooker Blog!
I am featured in the blog post this week!

if you are interested in having your name showcased, send her a quick email!
She'd love to have you !

http://canadianscrapbookerscarnival.blogspot.com/

A Fun Questionnaire!

I got this email from Lara at Scrapbook Sussies! A Fun Questionnaire about " Us " How fun to get to know the Design Team Members ... these were my answers!

NAME - Kristine Davidson

Birthday - 03/16

1. WHAT DO YOU LOVE TO WEAR

Jeans and a T-Shirt and lately my jean jacket to hide my " rolls! "

2. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW

the radio!

3. CAN YOU JUGGLE?

No, but I try!

4. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?

2 Peanut Butter Cookies that someone made for my hubby from work!

5. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?

Fushia! That color makes me happy!

6. HOW IS THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW?

Overcast .... really not summertime weather.. the worst month of August I have seen in ages!

7. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?

A Man from British Columbia... to change his airline reservation

8. WHAT THINGS DO YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX?

Teeth, Buttocks, and shoes!

9. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?

Probably not !! LOL!!!

10. HOW ARE YOU TODAY?

Today, I am doing well

11. FAVORITE DRINK?

Diet Pepsi !

12. FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK

Corona Beer! So nice on a hot summer day .. i haven't had many this year!

13. FAVORITE SPORTS?

Sleeping a sport?!

14. STAR SIGN?

Pieces

15. SIBLINGS AND THEIR AGES :

Younger Sister, Kim - 31 - Love her dearly, she is a school teacher and has more brains that I have!

16. FAVORITE SEASON

I love fall, the cool summer mornings, the warm afternoons and the leaves changing to beautiful colors.

17. FAVORITE FOOD?

Mexican food... and lately Chicken Pad Thai from the corner Thai Hut!

18. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?

Sex and the City ... loved it!

19. FAVORITE MOVIE

the Matrix... and Sex and the City!

20. WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND?

I have to work on sat from 830am-5pm .. then for sure coming home to scrapbook.. it's been 5 days and I am going crazy! ... so a scrap night for me .. then Sunday.. i don't know! Hubby just informed me we have a budget / life meeting on Sunday Night !!!! HAHAHAH!!! should be fun!

21. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?

don't really have a fav day of the year... maybe the first day of Spring!

22. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS BETTER?

Happy Endings for sure.. but love a movie that i will cry for about 30 min after the show has ended!!

23. HUGS OR KISSES?

Big strong hugs!

24. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?

Chocolate

25. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING NOW?

I can't read books.... my mind wonders too much. by the time i finish a paragraph i forgot what i just read...

26. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?

No mouse pad here

27. FAVORITE BOARD GAME?

No Fav board game

28. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT?

Worked till 9pm , got home Watched the Olympics. played on the computer and Went to bed.

29. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?

what time i have to be at work!

30. FAVORITE TIME TO SCRAP?

I love the evenings.. anytime after 9pm i love ... till about 12midnight or 1am on a good night.
I have a hard time scrappin in the daytime.. but will try!


That's me!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

{ Vote for Keely! }


http://www.topteenofcanada.com/keely.html


A Dream to be the TOP TEEN Of Canada!
Can i request your support ?!! please vote!
She's from Quispamsis NB! and her mother was my hairdresser for years!

{ Thank you! } and yes, you can vote EVERYDAY!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Store is Set up!

you can't even come to imagine how excited I am to say that my online store is FINALLY up and running to my specifications!
When Heather ( my web tech ) emailed me on Friday to say she was unable to start a new store for me this weekend, I was a little sad. But I said why can't I give it a try! YIKES!!! Not knowing any CSS ... programing stuff... i gave it a go! I downloaded the program, got myself a manuel and VOILA! 3 days later... it's finished! Didn't cost me a penny! Imagine... I love it! It's the Creative Scrappers Colors, and of course some of my projects. I have some great plans for the online store with some amazing kits... not only from me... but other great designers! ... mmmmm Interesting isn't it!
You'll have to stay tuned to find out more information. I can't spill the beans just yet ...

So.. take a peek and register! Come see what's brewing ... www.Creative-Scrappers.com/store

thank you ALL for your support and encouragement... I can't wait to get started!

here is a bonus coupon for you!!!

Talk Soon!
Kristine

Friday, August 01, 2008

A business, A DT and New Addiction!

Howdy Blog Readers!

A few things to share with you tonight and I am sooooooooo excited!
First off, I can finally announce that I have made a new Design Team! Yes.... Scrapbook Sussies! I am so excited about this... they have yummy kits!!! I can't wait to play with the first kit ... thank you LARA!!!! Can't wait! Take a peek at the site ... http://www.scrapbooksussies.com/ and see what a Sussie is !!!! What a great story behind the name.


Secondly, I can finally say that I am officially a Business Owner! Why did I wait soo long?? Why did I encourage everyone else to be a business Owner and Not Myself!? Why didn't I do this 3 years ago when I had the dream?! Anyway.... Today... August 1st 2008 ... I can officially say I own a business called Creative Scrappers! I actually got my first Wholesale account and looking forward to many more!


Creative Scrappers will be an online store for Project Kits, and Layout Kits ... and maybe other kits as time goes on. I have plans to sell to my kits to stores, and also for instructors who need help with class projects or ideas! Something fun and already created - Just Cut and Paste!! This will be fantastic for all of you who love scrapbooking but can never find the time!

I currently have a blog with some information at Creative Kits .. but that will change in the next few days with a new store online.

I want to work with all my favorite scrappers who love creating mini albums and also store owners who need a few ideas and class projects.
I am soooooooooo looking forward to this !!!!
Thirdly... I am addicted to Blog Banners! Yes,, Yes I am !
I have created a few in the past few days... and really enjoying it!

here are a few....



Aren't these cute!!! I love them... I still need a bit of practice but it's so fun!!

That's all I have to share with you today! Talk soon!!!!
K

Monday, July 21, 2008

I've been tagged! Thanks DEB!

1. Link to the person who tagged me. DEB
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about myself.
4. Tag 6 other bloggers linking to them.
5. Go to each person's blog and leave a comment that lets them know they've been tagged.

About Me!

1. I have really bad ache scars
2. I've always wanted Braces for my teeth
3. I have this thing about raw onions... YUCK!
4. I Love Ice Cream... any flavor
5. I wear crocks
6. I love to eat anything with sugar

I am tagging: JJ , Natalie , Tracey , Deanne , TessaAnn , Tanya

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Howdy Howdy HO!

How is everyone on this Thursday Night?!
Well, I just got home from work... and I had a piece of spinach pizza and now relaxing reading my blogs and boards!

I had a dr's appoitment today for my back... I need to have XRays and physiotherapy... and lose about 80 lbs! LMAO!!!! ya.. I am working on it! LMAO! so... yes, big boobs, bad posture, staring a laptop 3 hours a day and a computer monitor for 8 hours at work does the back good.. NOT!
So... we shall see what the xrays indicate ... wish me luck!

on another positive note.. tomorrow is FRIDAY!!! and I have Parcels in ..... I placed an order for Rose Moka papers... YOUPEEEEEEEEEEE guess what i'll be doing this weekend.. playing with paper!!!


Did you know that Compu Pro Scrapbooking is hosting a Cyber Crop this weekend??!! Yup .. Friday/ Sat/ Sun ! Come on over to say HI! Nicole Would love to have you! She has tons of prizes, challenges and more!
I will be there for a little while Friday night.. and some on Sat... I love Cyber Crops!

Speaking of Cyber Crops.. Don't miss my SKETCHFEST at Creative Scrappers on July 25th! and of course My Famous 1 Hour Sketch CHallenge on Wed Jul 23rd... I have Goodies from our Sponsors to give away!!!


I have a BLOG RAK!!!! Yup... Sign up to win this awesome magazine from Simple Scrapbooks .... Deadline is Sunday Night at 10pm!

Lots of amazing ideas in here for you! You know how much I LOVE mini albums .... and I just wanted to share some this magazine with you.... just for reading my blog!
Have a Great weekend ... Scrap Away!
K

Friday, July 04, 2008

Hello Friends!


What a great day today... The sun was out, it was warm but not muggy. It's Friday, My hubby's payday... and I got a box of goodies in the mail today!!!! YOUPEEE!!! My supplies arrived for my kit club and oh .. the papers are yummy and this little maya road book ... too cute! I can't wait to play... It's gonna be a late night tonight I am afraid!!

Speaking of kits... Have you seen my NEW LOGO at Creative Kits!?!?! WOOOHOOO !again a big thanks to Kim Stillwell for doing an AMAZING job! I love it.. I love the colors, the flowers, it's soo ME!!! Take a peak... and you can even grab a blinkie!!! HEEE!! yes, I have been BLINKIED! It's a new thing for me.. so bare with me please! Also CompuPro Scrapbooking just got new blinkies today! I have one posted for the Design team ... aren't they fun!?

I got the new ROSE Moka papers yesterday for a Creative Scrapper Donation from Dominique at Rose Moka .. { Merci Dominique! }.. and I must say ...... These are a FAV! Guess what we will be playing with for next month's kit!!!! OOOOOOOOOH! You should see them... yum yum! Take a peak... Tell me you like !!!

other than that, I work tomorrow... Steve works tomorrow.. we have a date planned for tomorrow night. A movie and Nachos and a little drink outside after work! That should be nice. Steve took some pictures of the Lilies in the front yard.. they are beautiful ... really nice - vibrant colors.

I 'really' need to get some pictures. I have been saying this for probably months now... and I am stuck! Since its only Steve and I and of course Eddie.. I am really limited on photos! I need to scrap some NEW pictures! Do you have a picture or two laying around that you wouldn't mind me playing with ?!?!! Please SEND THEM TO ME!!!! I beg you!
{ tessa... where are you?! } hee!!!!
I was suppose to take a few picture on July 1st, but it wasn't the kids were too busy and I guess I was enjoying my corona on the deck too much!!



Anyhow! That's all for now!
K

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Happy Canada Day!

It's a nice day so far today, the sun is not shinning but it's not raining! We will be enjoying some time with family today eating, laughing, and of course I hope to take in some good photo opportunities! { Wish me Luck! }


I got an email today, Scrapbooking Fanatics is having a sale!
30% off Everything in the store!
Shop online with coupon code ' Canada ' !

they have the Basic Grey Collection pack.. Euphoria at 18.25 $ - 30%
and also the Scrapbook Trends Vacation Album 17.95$ - 30%
you can't pass this up ladies!!!!

Have a great day!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Morning !!!

Just wanted to share a little " Scrap Sale " info for you this morning!

CompuPro Scrapbooking in Fredericton ( for you local folks )
Is having a Major inventory clearance sale!

The whole store is practically 50% off except for cardstock & adhesive.
From Thursday June 26th-Friday June 27th

closed on Saturday June 28th for Inventory.

and then.... an online store!
www.CompuProScrapbooking.com for more info!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hello fellow friends and readers !!!

Well I have news to share ... in case you haven't heard!!!
I have been helping Nicole from CompuPro Scrapbooking In Fredericton NB get herself set up as an online store with forum and gallery! It all started as a blog message - her asking me for my kits.... and then WOWZERS we're building a website together!!! ( and of course thanks goes to Heather from Hot Pink Flamingos! )

Come on over If you have a chance sign up and say hi! www.CompuProScrapbooking.com

some things are still being finetuned... like the pink background... we can't seem to decide which one, or even white or black!! LOL!! but it's all good..

The store will be up and running after Nicole has done her July Inventory!
I have been chosen as a Design Team member for her and as a side ADMIN for her board.
My Creative Scrappers blog is my #1 priority, and my Creative kits as well and she was nice to understand that and still have an open invitation for me for her site!

Yes, I am busy! I LOVE IT, LOVE IT! ... and can't stay away.. never will! Unless Cross Stitching comes back with a vengance LOL!!

So, that's my story today! I am going to sit back, relax, have some ice cream and scrapbook for an hour or so!

Talk to you tomorrow with a few layouts and maybe some garden pictures!

Hugs!
k

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hello!!!!!!

The sun is shinning, a cool breeze is blowing, it's the middle of june and oh... so nice! The shrubs are growing and the perennials are blooming. Isn't this a great time of year?

Oh my, speaking of perennials.... we have this astilbe that is planted next to our deck in the backyard. It as barely any sun and really a lot of moisture cause of it's location... and WOWZERS... this plant is ... right now about 6 feet high!!!! It's wild.... it's only suppose to be about what... 24 inches or something... it's really going like crazy. I will have to take a pic and show you.... I have other of it's " sisters " in the garden, and they are only about ... 12-18" high already.. so this is for sure some mutated plant!

Eddie is enjoying this weather and really loves going outside in the morning before Steve and I get ready for work. The only problem with that is... on a day off! He sits on the bed, and MEOWS like crazy .... begging us to get up and let him go out... what a spoiled little kitty!!

So, I am assuming you have heard about the layoffs that will happen again at Air Canada .... 2000 employees will be " layed off " prior to November 1st 2008. I think about 30 of them will be Call Centre staff... but not sure. I hope to see a few people be able to transfer so as not to lose there jobs... I am sure others will be transferring, taking leave of absences and maybe early retirement... I so wish I could take an early retirement! imagine.... me .... 36 years old ... retired!!! LOL!! I wish!
mmm.. what would I do with my time off ....?? SCRAPBOOK!!!!! Yes.... that i could do!

Well, as i sit here with a pony tail and bangs in my eyes... i realize it's time for a hair cut.... I really miss my hairdresser... have i said that before... ? yes I think so! She left to persue other interest and MAN I miss her!!! now, i have to make an appoitment to some location that i am not familiar with and a new hairdresser... I am nervous. I am not fussy about my hair cuts... but I am..! Does that make sense!!??
anyhow, i hope to get a new one ... that knows what she is doing and enjoys it!

My aunt and uncle are here from Florida! YOUPEEEE..... Aunt Laurie.. and Uncle Carl. I can't wait to see them... sometime soon. They are here for Canada Day and then off to Florida again for July 4th... I must take a day or two to go visit them in Northern New Brunswick.. and get a little love from my nieces as well!

So I had a few good sales with my scrap supply sale! WOOOHOOOO!!!! In my own little " scrap " store!!! How fun!!!
I am also excited to share with you that I will be making Altered mini Albums and making kits with them to sell monthly! I am really excited about that ... and the store in Fredericton will be selling memberships for me as well!!! A big thank you to Nicole at CompuPro Scrapbooking for her support and encouragement! ( she's very patient !! LOL ! )
so.. if you are in the Fredericton area or even in the Saint John area... you kits can be available for pick up !
I already have a good number of interested scrappers and anxious to delelop this kit club... I have called it " Creative Kits " ... and even have a little side blog for more info .. in case you are interested !!
---> http://Creative-Kits.Blogspot.com <--- Come On.... I know you want to join me!!!

and that's my post for tonight! .. Wow.. that was a long one! LOL!!

thanks for reading and talk to you soon !!!!

K
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