Saturday, June 28, 2008

Boxer Step Book

What an interesting and lets be honest hot day! The weather was really warm outside and the AC at the place where we were cropping just could not keep up, and that despite the guy coming over at least twice to try and make things better!

I decided to do a book for a local scrapbook friend Debi, who is very involved with Boxer Rescue. I wanted to scrap something a little different so I thought I'd make a little boxer book and offer it to her to put in their upcoming auction.

I must admit I had fun and it only took ,e about 3-4 consecutive hours to put it together. I just love the Boxer Jolees and the paper that is currently available is absolutely amazing!

I hope that you enjoy it!

Friday, June 27, 2008

CCC for June Completed

In case you don't know, the online group that I belong to is having an ongoing Christmas card challenge or CCC. Every month we must complete some Christmas/Holiday cards. Tonight I decided to go to the weekend crop. I knew I wasn't going to stay overnight as they are all sleeping together in the same room on air mattresses. I'm afraid that A. I wouldn't be able to sleep and I suspect that many people will not be able to sleep either and B. with my new knee I'm not so good about getting up off the floor. Oh and C, I don't like having to go look for the little girls room 2-3 times during the night while trying to step over everyone. Anyhow, back to the cards!

I stayed for about 2 hours and between catching up with Janie, her daughter Lisa and Teresa, I got 6 cards completed. They are made with Anna Griffin 3-D Christmas stickers. Bazzil white and red cardstock, red metalic paper, I'm not sure who from and some stips of gold metalic stickers. I also used white and gold pens to create some of the swirls, dots, etc.

Hope you like them! Tomorrow I'm back at the crop by 10AM for a cupcake album class, followed by all day cropping and then back home, once I feel tired, so I can try to get a good nights sleep and go in again on Sunday for a few hours! There are some very awesome scrappers in this group of ladies, and some very interesting ladies indeed!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

This Months Posting Winner will get...

First let me just say that I've slowed down the slide show of my Bahamas book. I hope that will enable you to actually see the pictures before they blow bubbles, LOL!

Secondly,I've sat here deciding what to give my June Blog winner. And I've decided that the winner will get their choice of one of the following complete mini album kits. Please click on the picture to see a bigger image!

Home Kit;

The Circle Kit;
Heart Kit; or

The Flower Kit.
Each includes everything you need, the chipboard album, ring, pre-cut flower, colored chipboard die cut sheet, 6x6 papers and a matching rubon sheet and matching ribbon.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

More From the Bahamas

As promised here is my book from the Bahamas.

One of the things that is truly special in the Bahamas is the Bahamians. They are a kind, free spirited, jovial people at least nearly all those I met were. Despite the fact that they drive on a different side of the road, speak with a cadense unique to them, have a Queen and a Prime Minister and not a President, they are not so very different from Americans and have even more in common with Canadians. But their sunny Island smile is very special and something that lights up almost every moment of your stay in beautiful Nassau.

Thanks again Keshia for having me.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Back Home Again

You know how it is, you love to go on a holiday and then you love to come home! My trip to the Bahamas was wonderful, but I missed my DH and my DS.

I did find out a few things! There are may may ways to eat conch and I tried at least a few of them. Bahamians are totally crazy drivers! Not only do they drive on the wrong side of the road, they often do it in American cars, so they are also driving in the wrong side of the car! Local restaurants there don't often bother to debone the meat! Watch out for bones in everything from soup to curried mutton. By the way for those who don't know, mutton according to the Mirriam-Webster dictionary is defined as follows:

Middle English motoun, mutton, sheep, from Anglo-French mutun ram, sheep, mutton, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish molt wether
Date: 13th century
: the flesh of a mature sheep used for food

Mutton tastes really good, especially if the fat is removed.

Keshia and her husband Michael were on the same flight as I was from Nassau to Ft. Lauderdale. Since almost everything sold in the Bahamas is imported, my friends were on a shopping trip to bring back tables and chairs for The Scrapbook Cottage's scrapbook class/scraproom. Can you believe that it is cheaper for them to pay for return tickets to the the US, shop there and ship things back than to order the same items online and have them shipped? Unbelievable!

I am also hoping that Keshia had a chance to go to CKC Ft. Lauderdale and will let us know, via her blog, how she found it! As big or smaller than last year?

I've been settling back in, enjoying being with my DH, watching Disney movies, from the Parent Trap to Santa Clause 3 to Ratatouille. I went out too, it was nice to be able to hop in the car and just go where I wanted. Strange the things one can miss!

I did complete a small We R Memory Keepers 2 ring album while in the Bahamas to put my trip pictures. I'll try to complete it tomorrow and share. I also worked on a 4th of July acrylic album today, which I'm also hoping to finish tomorrow!

So what have my friends been up to, I wonder!