Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Port Stanley Terminal Rail

I absolutely love the Port Stanley Terminal Rail.  Our last trip was June 2012.  I'm sad that we haven't made it yet this year.  But there is hope.  I would love to ride the Santa Treats Train.  I won't post fares or events here just because they are so numerous.  Please check out their website and make plans to ride the PSTR.

Here are some photos from our June 2012 ride.










Complete a Scrapbook Album in One Day

  

Guess what arrived today? My proofs for my newest book, Completing a Scrapbook Album in One Day!!!!!! It turned out beautifully and I am so proud. And if you order a copy now you can get free shipping with coupon code FREESHIP at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/afreshstart


Complete a Scrapbook Album in One Day

Guess what arrived today? My proofs for my newest book, Completing a Scrapbook Album in One Day!!!!!! It turned out beautifully and I am so proud. And if you order a copy now you can get free shipping with coupon code FREESHIP at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/afreshstart

Creating Layouts with Lots of Photos



I wanted to share this awesome link for getting more photos on your page . . . http://www.creatingkeepsakesblog.com/blog/2013/11/creating-layouts-with-lots-of-photos/


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Online Crop Challenge #6

I picked this challenge because I know I'm not the only person who has bought piles of cute stencils that are now hiding unloved in a drawer.  http://www.scrapitgirl.net/index.php/2013/11/01/stencil-challenge

I used an alphabet stencil for the title and a swirl template to create some embellishments.  Here it is:


Online Crop Challenge #5

The challenge is to create a layout about your family or someone in your family and it is from http://rochellespears.blogspot.ca/2013/11/november-scrappy-friends-challenge.html .

I am scrapping photos from a letterboxing trip we made with the grandsons to Rockwood and Niagara Falls in 2011.  Here is my layout:


Online Crop Challenge #4

Anyone who knows me, knows I don't have a lot of girly coloured papers, but I did try to come as close as possible with this colour challenge:  http://www.partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/2013/11/ptt147-color-challenge.html

And here is my layout:


Online Crop Challenge #3

This challenge can be found at this link:  http://granddivasscrappyplace.blogspot.ca/2013/11/november-sketch-challenge.html

I always love a good sketch challenge.

And here is my layout:


Online Crop Challenge #2

The challenge was to incorporate food in the layout.  Here is the challenge:  http://redcarpetstudiochallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/11/rcs-57-charlie-brown-thanksgiving.html

And here is my layout:


Online Crop Today - Challenge #1

Challenge #1 was very hard for me.  Although I am a fairly simple scrapbooker, denying myself the use of ink and multiple patterned papers was difficult.

The challenge is from http://www.scrapjazz.com/topics/Scrapbook_Basics/Layout_Design/453.php

Here is my challenge layout:


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nothing Exciting Goin' On . . .

I've been run off my feet this week already . . . and yet I haven't accomplished much.  At least that's the way it feels.  Do you ever have days like that?  Or weeks?

I'm working my Dreaded To Do List but only seem to be knocking off one day every day.  Usually I can make a couple of back dates disappear.  Monday's slow down involved running errands.  Tuesday's slow down involved swapping photos . . . actually we met up with our laptops, USB drives, photo cards and external hard drives and went through each others photos of in common events.  Its a great way to snag photos of yourself (because you know you didn't have any) and interesting shots you missed.  Today I just seem to be wasting time.  A few extra minutes on the phone.  A few extra minutes on the computer.  Apparently all those few minutes add up quickly.

According to my Dreaded To Do List today is June 6th.  And the really sad part is that a lot of chores got left behind so there are a lot of things that need to be worked on and knocked off the list.  Wish me luck because I'm off to bravely face The List again . . . 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Top Movies of All Time according to IMDB ~ #17 Goodfellas (1990)

Apparently I love gangster movies.  Of course this another one that was shot back in the day when we didn't have to see all the gory...