Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Checkin' In

Just thought I'd better post a "hello" so you all know I'm still here!
I've been painting some quilting plaques (see photo) for the store I used to work at and am hoping that they will sell and I'll have more to make.
I also have a commission oil painting to do and have started that. Hoping to get it done in the next couple of days. Got my mom's rag quilt done and gave it to her last Sunday for her birthday. Now I'm working on a quilt for my secret santa gift for my family Christmas. Never a dull moment at my house ;) I'm also considering selling "Stampin' Up" products. Haven't made a commitment yet but it looks like fun and so I'm thinking about it. And people ask me if I'm lonely and bored....phfffff....like that will ever happen ;) rofl
Hope you all are well!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Move

The move went very well. Four girls have squeezed into a three bedroom semi-detached house. The fourth girl took the basement as her room and has quite a nice "suite" down there! They drew straws for who got the small, medium and large bedrooms. Sara unfortunately got the smallest one and she was hoping for a large room! She was quite sad about it. Bre got the biggest bedroom and anyone who knows Bre, knows she will fill it until you can't move in there! Anyway, they've acquired quite a bit of stuff and have almost every comfort of home! Last night Darren and I moved in 2 love seats that they were able to acquire very inexpensively. Now they just need window coverings in the living room, bathroom and Bre's bedroom. LOL But they have cable and internet so the priorities have been taken care of :)
Amazing the difference between a guy moving out on his own and a girl moving out on her own. A guy needs the basest basics and a girl needs everything! LOL
Anyway, no pics of the move or the house! I keep forgetting to take my camera.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

It's Snowing!!!!!!

Yes that's right, our first snowfall of this season! YUCK :)
It's always amazing to see the first snowfall but it gets very "OLD" in a very short time LOL
Here are some before and after photos of today
Morning - snow clouds coming from the west

Late Morning - tiny snowflakes falling and melting

Afternoon - Snow Squall

And it worsens!!!! Now a full blown snow storm

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Template 1

I guess the download to template 1 is no longer available. I didn't realize that Rapid Share had a time limit. Does anyone know how/where I can put files for download that won't "time out"??
If anyone would still like the templates, please email me and I'll send them to you :)


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Colour & Font Changes

Wow, I figured out how to change font colour and font although it was hit and miss as to what I was changing. LOL I have lots to learn and will continue to learn what I can!

Oh and Wendy here's the URL for the google blogger help group http://groups.google.com/group/blogger-help

A Background Finally :)

I joined a google group to help me learn about editing my blog. A very nice person gave me the instructions I needed to get a background into my blog and voila! Now I have to learn where to change the colour code so that you can see the subtitles. :) I guess I'll be learning something new all the time with this thing!! :)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

To all those Canadians out there,
Happy Thanksgiving!
We have so much to be thankful for so it's great to have a day dedicated to remembering! Also a nice day-off from the regular daily schedule! :)
We had a great day yesterday with my family, chatting, laughing and eating :) The weather has been so nice all weekend too so that's made it even more enjoyable!
I just finished some outdoor painting and now I'm going to do a bit of garden clean up and then relax!
Enjoy the day :)

Friday, October 06, 2006

Shopping Trip

Wow, what a great day Sara and I had! We went shopping for "stuff" for their new home! It was so much fun!! We went to Walmart, Home Outfitters and Linens and Things!! Got laundry baskets, waste baskets, towels (for show only LOL), bathroom mat, toilet cover, sink accessories, duvet, duvet cover, sheet set (all these are for Sara's new bed), dishes, glasses, cutlery, etc, etc, etc............almost everything they needed except a vacuum cleaner and a couple of little dollar store items! Sara even got a queen size bed!! LOL You should have seen us fitting that into the Mazda 6!!! ROFL Luckily it came in a box and Sara and I are small enough to fit in the front of the car (almost on the dashboard ;)) But we made it....now to find places to put everything until next Saturday!! I'll try to remember to take pics of the move and share them with you!! I'm almost as excited as they are!! :)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

New Header

I created this new Header using the Club DigiScrap Denim Kit that the "team" helped make at Do It Digi when it was still "alive". : ( (still missing DID)
I actually figured out where to put the code for this and voila!! Now I would love to put a paper from the same kit as a background. Does anyone know how I can do this? I've tried and tried and looked for help but can't figure it out.

Boat to Italy

I wanted to use the free template posted just below so here's what I did.

This is my husband's family in Argentina sending off his grandparents at the port. My husband is the little guy on the right in his mom's arms.

I used Tandika's "Boys n Dirt" papers from the DigiScrap Designers site and my template :)

Another Free Template :)

Since I haven't done any beautiful layouts lately, I'll share another page template! You can download this free through Rapid Share. Just click on the template below and follow the directions at the Rapid Share site. (Make sure you wait while the seconds tick away before downloading) Enjoy! and please share with me the links to your layouts using this template:)