Saturday, April 25, 2009


We all know there is so much drama in the scrapbooking world...I guess you get that many women together it's bound to happen. Generally, I don't like to cause ripples...

I left the design team I was on, because basically I was being punished for a having a real job. My tasks were given to someone else...someone who spends hours a day on the computer. Well, I simply can't do that. It's really disappointing when you're trying to do a good job with the time you have. In any case, a design team shouldn't take away from your real life and I wasn't letting that happen. There was hardly enough compensation for all the stress in that situation. I feel good about my decision. Apparently, the store owner does not and has decided to remove me from her site.

It's ok though, there are plenty of places on the internet to be... places where I don't feel like I've done something wrong because I have a job, a family and responsibilities!

Lulu, the reason I left facebook is because I'm trying to minimize how much time I spend on the computer and even though I wasn't getting on facebook often....I just don't even have the option to go on now. ;) For the most part I try to limit my days to 30 minutes of computer time a day. Some days I don't go on and other days a bit longer.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kir DeVries

So, awhile back Lori had this posted on her blog...and I've been drooling and dreaming since that day. Well, last week I went ahead and treated myself to some goodies and got a few things.

First of all, I want to say that the owner of Kir DeVries, amazing! She was offering free shipping over $40 and she made a coupon code for me so I could receive the same offer! She even gave me a little extra just because I was having a hard time checking out! ^.^ She is just such a wonderful lady to make a transaction with, that for SURE I will be ordering from her again in the future. And, just an FYI...she offers a flat rate of 5.95 shipping to Canada as well. This in itself is an amazing feature, because we all know there are stores that want to charge us $20+ just to send a package of brads. This kind of customer service does not go unnoticed!

So, wanna see what I got?

This awesome lunch tote. This has got to be one of my favourite colours to wear...because it makes my eyes super why not have a lunch bag in this colour. Not that I will be carrying it around my neck...but you never know, it's just that cute! ;)

Now, I already have a stainless water bottle...but WHO could resist this one?!?? The other one,I'll keep in my gym bag, it's bigger and I die of thirst when I'm working out. This will be perfect for my water at lunch! Plus, it's green! I *love* all things vintage...and these lunch boxes are NO exception! They are just toooo cute. Since I'm visiting in between clients all day, read: in my car all day...I need to have food with me all the I don't get an urge to pull into some grease joint! These just make me happy, and happy enough to pack my yummy healthy lunches! Now I just need some little condiment/sauce containers so I can bring my natural PB for rice cakes!

Elephants are my all time fave animal. They're so cute! I was so excited there was an elephant lunch box. I snagged it yup. Could that saying be ANY cuter! Even if grammatically it should say "an elephant." It just makes it that much more charming! Oh *swoon*
There are 3 or 4 other lunch boxes still on her site...and if they're still there when I order next, I'm snagging them all. Happy lunches!! Happy lunches!!
I plan on getting several of these next time as well. They're much cuter than the walmart bags I have. ;) I doubt I would forget to take these into the store with me! lol

Anyways, there you have it! If you want to check out this store, check out Kir DeVries!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


It appears that I've been an awful blogger! Well, I haven't been scrapbooking too much as of late. But there was an online crop, so I had a chance to get some stuff done as well as complete some pages for my Savvy N' Sassy DT. All the ribbon used on the layouts is from there!

Here are 4 of my favourite layouts that I've created this month. They're all quite different, I think. But, I am really pleased with them all. Do you find that you make layouts that you are too embarrased to share, because you're just not happy with them? That's about half my layouts.

You can click on these to see them larger. :) I took pics this time, so hopefully you can see more detail.

This one is of my 4 beautiful children taken last August.

My cute little muffin top. This CC paper was perfect for this FP tunnel he had, and loved!

This new Kraft line by FP is HEAVENLY. Granted, I only have this one sheet (more is coming!) I was terrified to work with it, because as you know all diecut papers are designed for 12x12 scrappers. Well, I am quite pleased with how the cutting wound up on this layout. Will give me some kahones to try it again with different shapes. ;) Isn't baby so cute? Last Canada Day... *wah*

This one is of my DD, the day after she was born. You can tell by the background it's a hospital they have a limited supply of corny backgrounds! ;) I think this is my favourite layout. I got brave and used my prima papers...and my fave alphas, by doodlebug! I NEED a diecut of these letters! Please someone, make them into a diecut!

There you have it!
Tomorrow I will share with you a tale of EXCELLENT customer service. I am awaiting a few non scrappy goodies, and I can't be more excited!!