Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tuesday Morning

This morning I'm off to Stratford to help my daughters, Breanna and Sara, move into their new living quarters. Bre will be staying with a friend because she only has a month left until she leaves on her adventures to Las Vegas, Florida and then Calgary. Las Vegas is a vacation with a friend, Florida to visit her brother, and Calgary to be an au pair (nanny) to year old twin boys. She's excited to say the least although she's not sure how she'll survive so far from home! Sara and her room mate have a new apartment so I'll be getting them settled in tomorrow. I'm afraid of how much work is needed to be done before we actually move, so I'm going a day early ; )

On Thursday, I'm having lunch at my house with a friend and that will be so nice! (Wendy, Gail's coming for lunch!) Then, I hope to have my niece over to do some scrapbooking. We're making a CD album together. Then....I have to pick up my husband in London so that he can have the car while I'm away (see next paragraph)

I'm excited about this weekend.......Wendy and I and our mothers are going to Frankenmuth, Michigan to have a couple of days of SHOPPING! Wow, how much fun will that be!!! The four of us have never gone away together overnight. I know we'll have a riot!

Have a great day/week!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Happy Birthday to the BEST Mom in the whole world!! : )

I love you

Thursday, October 25, 2007

This is the front of the place we live in. I think one satellite dish HAS to go!! Tacky-ville!! ; )
The place attached to us is being renovated. He's doing a GREAT job so will be nice when he's done. As you can see, we have a few minor repairs to the fronts as well but it's much better than it used to be when we bought it. I'll have to dig out the photos from 7 years ago!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New pics of new things in house

Well 2 more improvements to our home.....first kitchen cupboard doors made and installed by my Dad! Yippee

and....a new door at the back installed by John! Great job, guys!!!!!!

Friday, October 19, 2007


Well, tomorrow ended up being 9 days but it's only time, right?
Here's some pics of the place we live in.
It is all one open space with a kitchen and bathroom. We created a "wall" for the bedroom by placing 2 wardrobes and a dresser between the tv area and bed. It works for us :)

Now I'm on to Christmas gift making! That should pretty much fill my days until December 24th!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Updating Soon!!

I had totally forgotten about my blogs!! Once I got onto Facebook and then trying to sell our house, then moving and now settling in....I had totally pushed blogs to the back of my mind. Once things get there, it takes someone to jostle my memory and bring them to the forefront!! Yikes, I'm getting old!! Anyway, I hope to get these updated tomorrow with new info and pics. So much is new!!!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Two New Kits and an Album @ Digidollarama

By the looks of it, I was 'seeing red' this month! By coincidence, my 2 newest kits are definitely RED! The great thing about red is that it mixes with black and white so nicely! "The Lady in Red" and "Romance" kits can be combined and they both go really well with Wendy's Basic Black kit available here http://www.digitalscrapping.com/ddr/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=66

Since all the kits at Digidollarama are only $1.00 (WOW), you could get a huge mega kit by purchasing the 3 kits for only $3.00 and combining them!! WHAT A DEAL!!!
So, what are you waiting for!!!????? : )

The Lady in Red

Love red?? Well then this is your kit!
With these great papers mixed with the beautiful elements you will create great layouts of your favourite "red" moments!

11 patterned, grunged and textured papers
3 tags
2 brads
2 torn borders
2 fleur de lis patches
1 frame
2 swirl clips
2 stickers
1 staple
1 fabric strip
1 lace strip
1 fibre
1 felt scallop

300 dpi

The Lady in Red Album

12 pages created with The Lady in Red kit and the Album Templates 1 and 2 all available here in the Alabaster Box at Digidollarama.


This kit, with weddings in mind, gives you 13 bold and subtle textured papers. The red in this kit is the same as The Lady in Red kit so they can be combined if desired.

13 textured papers
2 metal frames in gold and silver
5 stickers
2 sets of wedding rings in gold and silver
4 brads
4 bows
2 ribbons
2 vellum torn edged journal blocks
1 torn edged journal block

300 dpi

Monday, May 28, 2007

New items in Digidollarama

The time sure flies!! It's been far too long since I've updated this blog so I'm sure I won't remember to include all that's happened since the last post!

Here's what's newest in the Alabaster Box at Digidollarama:

Polkadots 'n Pinstripes Digikit

A great collection of polkadots and pinstripes along with some great elements to finish your pages. The colour combo is great and suites a variety of subjects. This kit has also been created into the Polkadots 'n Pinstripes Album using the new set of Album Templates 3 also available at Digidollarama. At only $1.00 each all the time and including a commercial licence, these are "must haves"!! (See commercial use details on site)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Lots of new Templates in the Alabaster Box @ Digidollarama.com

Wendy and I have been busy lately, popping new "stuff" into the stores at Digidollarama!

Check out all the new templates to make creating your unique layouts and embellishments quick and easy!
Read the commercial terms on the site here!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

* New * - Album Templates $1.00

New in the Alabaster Box store at Digidollarama.....Album Templates 1, a great assortment of page templates to create a mini album. Created in psd, png and jpg formats, this set gives you lots of options! Change the layers around in the psd format and create so many different pages. Resize these 8x8" pages to 12x12" or smaller for versatility! As well you can use these templates to create quickpages with your own digital kits and sell them! Wow! See terms of use on site :)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Floral Toile and Floral Toile Extra Elements

Check out the newest additions to
Alabaster Box's Store @ Digi$rama



Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Along the north shore we found this spot where there were cliffs so we just had to stop and take a look!

The packed beaches of Mar del Plata on a beautiful sunny day!

Leaving Mar del Plata was very hard.....saying goodbye for an unknown amount of time to parents/grandparents that are over 80.

Our last night in Buenos Aires where we were treated to a good bye party by our family.

Ready for a night on the town in Mar del Plata
Ivana, Lisa, Sara, Darren and Breanna

On a coastal beach north of Mar del Plata.....I believe this was Mar Azul

Me and Lisa at Mar Azul

Enjoying a drink at a sidewalk cafe in Villa Gesell, about an hour north of Mar del Plata. Beautiful seaside town with great shopping and beautiful beaches.

A panoramic photo of the port in Mar del Plata

The Central Casino in Mar del Plata.....a great pic taken by my daughter Lisa....love the reflection

Yes, that is a car just outside the kitchen!

A family Barbeque in our rented house.....we are eating in the garage, where the car was in the pic above! : ) Below is John cooking the meat outside in the patio.

The cousins out on the town! The Bars and Dance Clubs don't open until 1 am and usually close around 7 am!!!! Crazy, huh!

Argentina trip Pics

Sara and Lisa the day we arrived in Bs. As., Argentina

Lisa and Breanna with their cousin's daughter Morena......such a little doll!!! (or 3 dolls ;))

The house we rented in Mar del Plata. (John, Darren and Lisa)

One of the only family dinners we had with John's mom and 2 sisters together.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Home from Argentina

Just returned from a three week trip to Argentina to visit my husband's family. My husband, four children and I left on January 26 and returned February 17. We had beautiful warm, sunny weather and missed most of the very cold, blustery winter weather here at home. John spent most of Saturday after we got home, digging out the laneway and cars. The neighbours tried to keep up for us but it was just too much! I'm glad I missed it ;)

Our trip was "interesting" to say the least. Argentina is a very different culture to Canada. They drive like maniacs, never observing rules of the road, crowding 5 lanes of traffic into two....but for the most part they don't drive as fast as we do here. We had to buy food daily and if you don't get it in the morning, you sometimes have to wait until late afternoon as most places close from noon until 4pm. There is much walking to do and the sidewalks are often treacherous with uplifted slabs of stone and dog doo-doo. You never look up while you walk ;) I don't know how they get everything done in a day when they have to work a job as well as keep house, etc.

John's family is a whole other story that I won't go into in a blog. They are of Italian descent and mixed with the whole Argentina culture, it makes for volatile situations. When we left, everyone was still alive and kicking LOL I'll leave it at that ;)

Here's a pic of us along the coast of Argentina south of Mar del Plata