Saturday, November 12, 2011

December Daily

After an evening shift, I come home to watch Grey's Anatomy on PVR and work on my December Daily album. It's 2am. I'm really hoping to finish it tonight.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Drinking my coffee and reading the paper online. Lest We Forget. Remembrance Day.

Did you know that 11/11/11 comes every ONE HUNDRED years? Wow. Glad to be around now. I'll post my 11:11pm photo later tonight - that's if I remember to take a photo at work.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Photo Challenge: A Favorite photo from October

For my very first Paper Mama Weekly Photo Challenge entry, here's my Favorite photo from October.

Of course it had to be Halloween-related. I LOVE this picture so much. Snow White definitely suited Arianna this year! Next year, she's going to be "Mario" and Ethan will be "Luigi". But, that's what Tommy wants of course. I'd rather she be Super Woman with Superman. LOL. =)

The Paper Mama

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pinterest = Inspiration to Create!!

So over the past week I had sneaked some minutes here and there to finish TWO layouts! Amazing for me. LOL. First one up is a Pinterest inspiration. The butterflies, the monochromatic look & feel of it inspired me to create my own twist to this of my Ethan & Arianna.

One of my favorite pictures I took of Ethan & Arianna when we spent a beautiful fall day at Assiniboine Park in the Leo Mol Garden with my mom. I hand-drew the white stitching (since I don't own a sewing machine...yet) and then randomly placed butterflies around the page. This layout literally took me 30 minutes from start to finish. One of my favorite pages I've made so far!

Next one up is another Pinterest inspiration that I had pinned a few months ago. I knew I wanted to create a heart, so I ended up using different circle punches, one of my Studio Calico kits and other random pattern paper I had to create this sweet layout of Arianna.

This page took me awhile to get the heart perfect (enough). It was hard to keep the shape and to glue it down in its spot. I then added butterfly chipboards randomly to the circles to make it more girly! I love the colors on this layout! The journaling reads:

"You will always be my sweet baby girl! I love how adorable & innocent you are. How you smile & always want me to carry you and hug/kiss you and sleep right next to me. I'll cherish these sweet, fleeting days. Love, Mommy."

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to take pictures of my Vancouver/Seattle mini-album that i've been working on awhile and post it up tomorrow. It was a 5 day whirlwind summer trip that is taking me a really LONG TIME to finish. I also am starting my December Daily 2011 album tonight. Trying to use up all my Christmas stash i've hoarded for the past 3 years. I don't want to buy anything new for it. But I really have to get it started before we leave in 2 weeks! Here's my DD of 2010, 2009. I also have a DD 2008 but never took pictures of it. Maybe one day i'll post it up too. And my DD 2009 was pre-finished pages. LOL. I really need to catch up on things!! =D

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween & A giveaway!!

It's November people!!! Super excited for this month BECAUSE we're going to Disney World AND a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise in 3 weeks!! Woohooo! Anyway, it's been awhile since i've posted anything! So here's my sweet kiddies dressed up on Halloween last night.
Ethan is OBSESSED with Ninja Turtles so he wanted to be Leonardo (because he wears a blue mask/sash). Don't forget his swords.
Little Arianna was Snow White. LOVED! I had a crown for her but she refused to wear it, so I ended up tying a red ribbon around her head. She kept that on for awhile...till it fell off her head.

We just went treat-or-treating at the mall. People OBVIOUSLY thought they were so adorable at the mall.
I took Ethan and Liam (Spiderman) around to the different stores while Arianna sat in the stroller and watched on. I was afraid of her getting trampled on so maybe next year she can go around too.
My sweet goddaughter, Elise, was a pink leopard! HOW CUTE! I can't believe how much she's grown! She's only 2 months older than Arianna but so much taller! =)
Afterwards, we went to visit friends and their new baby. Then off to see my mom. My mom was sooo happy to see them! =)


In other news, i'd like to post an AWESOME GIVEAWAY at Dear Lizzy's blog for a chance to win the Studio Calico-Ali Edward's collaboration on a December Daily kit! I would LOVE to win this since money's tight for the trip. =) I've done a December Daily for the past 3 years and REALLY love this project! . You can head over to Liz's blog to sign up for a chance to win!! GOOD LUCK!

Hopefully i'll have a chance to post up some new layouts i've created this past weekend. =)