Sunday, May 31, 2009

Shhhh! Don't tell Suzan! It's a surprise!

Multi Media from St├ęphanie's Class for my friend Suzan

My dear friend Suzan was operated for a tumour in her head last Thursday. Fortunately, it was attached to her bone, rather than her brain. Everything went well, but it was very serious. She is recuperating well and we are waiting for the results of the tests to confirm it is benign. She has been my friend since we were 6 and she is more than a sister to me. She lives in Quebec city. I have been extremerly worried. I try to phone her everyday to cheer her up.

I enjoyed doing the mixed media so much and I realized I kept thinking of Suzan throughout the class. So I decided to stay during the afternoon at the Scrapbox to make her another piece with a picture from the wonderful cruise we took together in February, to remind her that we still have a lot of cruises and trips to take together. I hope she enjoys it and it helps keeping her positive while she recuperates.
I will take it to Purolator at noon tomorrow so that she receives it as soon as possible.
Suzan, I love you.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Calendar for my Girls - December

Ok, I guess I still have a lot to learn. I don't seem to be able to put those pictures in order. Sorry about that. So that was the calendar...
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August, Sept., Oct. November

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April, May, June, July

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We laughed so much that we almost peed in our pants in my brand-new van!

Good thing we stopped by the washroom before leaving, otherwise my 10 day’s old van would have been baptized... When we left the Scrapbook Centrale crop on Sunday night, we laughed so hard, we had to stop in a parking lot, where it took us at least 15 minutes calm down and stop laughing! My glasses were fogged up! We were both crying from laughing so hard! No make-up left (we probably had raccoon eyes)! Why? Maybe you had to be there.... because we got up at six, I filled my van with half of my scrapbooking stash (I have the room, why not? And I want to do a lot today!), we drove for 2 hours to get there, paid $75 for the day... and all we have to show for it is that we put pictures and embellishments on the 12 tiny pages (about 4X4 inches) of an exploding box (that was already built)... That’s it! Nothing else! Where did the day go? We had been waiting all year for this special day, like little kids at Christmas. And all we did was 12 tiny pages!

OK, it’s true that when we arrived we spent time looking through our goodie bag (filled with lots of cool stuff), we ate some snacks that were provided and examined the prize tables, and the material from Scrapbook Centrale that we could use. Then we looked at fishing papers and embellishments we brought, because we wanted to do a lot of pages of our husbands’ fishing trips. After that, we drove to the store (a mere 3 minutes from the crop), where we spent at least an hour and a lot of money. When we came back, it was time for lunch. And then, they gave us coupons for 2 for 1 at Second Cup, and since we can't pass a deal, we got back in the van to go there. On the way, we kind of got lost in a dollar store, where there wasn’t that much scrapbooking stuff. When we came back to the crop, there was a make and take, then snacks and games and draws. We walked around, looking at the beautiful things the other ladies were working on (because the others seemed to be scrapbooking - one lady even made 6 pages) and learning from them. We did a bit of scrapbooking.... Then, it was dinner, and more draws, and snacks and prizes... and suddenly it was 9PM. WHAT? It’s over already! But we had just found our groove and our mojo! Oh no! Time to go home!

And then we remembered that I had been very surprised that Linda brought so little to the crop, but in the end, she did not use most of it! So, let’s not talk about my truck load of stuff that I had to cart back home! This is why we laughed so much! It is so silly!

Oh yes, also Linda was VERY busy winning prizes : she won 7 times, no major prizes, but a lot of fun stuff. No sucky face for me, I won a respectable 4 times (small prizes).

Are we happy we went? Oh yes! Are we going back next year? Oh yes! Did we have fun? OH YES!

But now, I would like to find some time to scrap a bit, when I am finally done putting all my stuff away!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Yay! I soooo love my new blog. It is so pretty. Thank you again and again WILNA! You rock!

Tomorrow I am celebrating NSD with my SIL (sister-in-law) Linda and we are going to the annual crop at Scrapbook Centrale in Montreal. Yay! I can't wait! We went last year and loved it. However, I hope we are luckier than last year and come back with some goodies! They have lots and lots of draws... but we were really not lucky. I will try not to have a sucky face tomorrow! Last year around 7 PM, I started making a sucky face because I swear everybody but Linda and I had won at least a couple of things! We eventually won little things at the end of the day. I would be happy with just a chocolate bar (at least it would keep me quiet for a little while)!
Celebrate NSD and keep smiling!