Getting my Mojo Back

 The last time that I wrote, I swore that I was going to post more often. Well, that didn't exactly happen... But, I'm back again, and hopefully I'll be a little bit better at updating this. I think what happens is I upload my photos to Facebook, and that kind of takes the place of this. Anyway, after a few months teaching at Clipper Street, I decided to move back across the river to Photo Express. I'm still not working regularly but I have three classes running at PE in September. I'll be great to be back with my regular customers. Here's a picture of one of my layouts from a class that I'll be teaching  later on in the month (Fall Frenzy Sept 26).

 I'm working on my classes for October. It seems funny to be working on Christmas stuff when it's 30 degrees outside, but that's just the way it goes!

Happy Birthday Carole!

  It's been waaaaaaaaay to long since I have updated this. Not much point in having a blog if you never post to it! Anyway, today is April Fools Day, although in our family we refer to it as Carole's birthday since that's slightly more important to us! I'm not usually one to play pranks, but today I wrote on my Facebook status that we were moving to Regina! I actually fooled a few people until they realized the date which was kind of funny. Back to Carole's birthday, I needed to make a card. I usually have lots of them around, thanks to being on PE's design team for three years, but I didn't have anything "birthday". Anyway, I had some scraps left over from the gorgeous new line from My Mind's Eye called Stella and Rose so I decided to use those. I was able to put this together fairly quickly and I quite like the monochromatic result. 

Cardstock: Coredinations, and Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Brad: My Mind's Eye;
Ribbon: Who knows?; Embossing Folder: Lifestyle; Dies: Sizzix, and Spellbinders

Happy Valentines Day

Valentines Day was really fun this year. Now that the girls are in school, they finally have the chance to exchange Valentines. We made two different styles. One was a set of pencils from Micheals with foam toppers, and the other was a die-cut puppy with a kit kat for a tongue. Of course, along with passing out Valentines, came the Valentine party. The school has gone on a huge health kick and heaven forbid you bring a cupcake for a party. I was getting bored of nothing but fruit for the class parties so I looked around for something that I could make that would not get me in trouble but would still be fun. I came up with brownies made with beet puree. I remember having something like this many years ago and thinking it was good, so I found a recipe on the internet. Sure enough, the result was more than passable. I nibbled on the scraps and found that most of the time, I couldn't taste anything unusual. I cut the brownies into heart shapes and sent them off to school. I'm guessing that they went over well, because nothing came home with me. Here's some pictures that I took of everything.

More Sneak Peeks

  As promised yesterday, here are some more pictures of the cards that we are going to be making in my Crazy Love class. I still have some more to design, but I wanted to get these three posted today.

New Classes Coming Soon!

  Ok, I'm going to do some shameless self promotion here. I finally have some new classes scheduled for February at Photo Express. Here's the first one:

  This class is called Crazy Love Cards (the name of the paper line is Crazy Love) It features papers from Bo Bunny and it runs on Friday Feb. 11th from 7-9pm. The cost is $25. I'm still in the process of designing this class. I have two more cards done and I'll post them later on so that you can see them too.

  The second one is called All My Love Layout and it runs on Sat Feb 12 from 1-3pm. Ths cost for this one is $22 and you get lots of full sheets of paper, as well as a large sheet of stickers. You'll have enough leftover bits that you should be able to make some cute baby cards for your stash.

I had to keep this picture a little bit smaller because it was a lower resolution image that I grabbed off the Photo Express website. If you're interested in taking either of these classes, you can register in store, on line at , or by phone: 604 463-3654. Kits are available for both of these classes. Have a great day!

A Cosmo Christmas

Aha! I just figured out how to make pictures larger! Now you don't have to squint to see everything! The pictures on this layout are a few years old, but the paper is from last year. I really enjoyed the non-traditional colours from this line. This was one of our all to brief snow days. We had a wonderful time out at the local gold course playing with the girls.

Some Cosmo Cricket Layouts

I'm really, really, hoping that I have a shot at Cosmo Cricket's design team. I'm a huge fan of their stuff, and getting on a design team for them would definitely be an item off the bucket list. Thanks to those of you who nominated me! Fingers crossed! I have some other layouts using newer paper lines that I need to get photgraphed and posted here. They won't be scanned, so I'm not sure how well they'll turn out. Right now though, I HAVE to get to bed. 6:45 is going to come far too quickly....