Thursday, August 9, 2007

Well, the River level continues to drop. YAHOO! I am wondering how long it is going to take for the ground water to go down as well, and all the water in my basement to go away? The good news is it takes a lot less time to pump out the ditch in front of our home now. *grin* Dewey andI were hoping it would all be gone by this weekend... but I think we were overly optimistic. I am thinking (hoping!!) it will be next weekend now.
This will probably be Vicky's last weekend at home. Next week she heads off to Calgary. I really AM going to have an empty nest! I am so excite for her and the fact that she got the funding to take the program she wants at SAIT. But man, I am going to REALLY miss her and Strider!!
I got a new paper pack up in my 'shoppes at NDISB and ^tioberon studios - take a look:

Aren't they great? I had a lot of fun making them. The distressing is what is fun. It is like painting to get the effect you want. And I got to do it 10 times - cus there are ten papers! Yep, I love doing the brush work. *grin*Here is a layout I made using one of the papers (I know.. a layout two days in a row! I am on a roll!! lol)


CLIrvineSmudgyGrungyGrids-p7; CLIrvineSandedEdgeOverlay freebie;
CLIrvineNorway-Twilltape1 & 2;
CLIrvineRememberingDad - sketchy frame, staples, cardboard bookplate and orange ribbon
Font: Teacher Kim

Now I need to get busy around here - everyone have a great day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Well, my grand opening went well. I am very happy with the amount of traffic to my site and the phenominal support from my creative team, friends and customers. THANK YOU to you all! But now I am ready for things to slow down a LOT. *grin* I would like to actually have some time to spend with my family, to start getting my basement back in order (Yeah!!! The water is starting to go down!!) and to - be still my heart - actually SCRAP! lol

Speaking of which, I actually scrapped yesterday - take a look:

This is Grandma Perchie - one of my great grandma's that I actually have the pleasure of having known and remember well. The photo was taken when she was only 17 and the family still lived in England. I had never seen the photo before the 2005 Perchie Reunion. Madeline had it, and she sent me a digital copy. I used my Faded Summer Dreams page kit, and my Sketchy Flourishes brush set. The wild rose bush frame is a freebie I gave away at my chat at DST.

Speaking of DST - it is still down!! Poor Shannon! The rumor I hear is that the place where the server is caught fire - of course the fire was put out, but now everything needs to dry out. Keep your fingers crossed that everything is fine and the 'site will be back up soon!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Okay, I just can't wait any longer...

Okay I just can't wait any longer, I just HAVE to turn everything on! lol Yep, I am like this at Christmas too.. my kids have very fond memories of me having to buy more Christmas presents cus I just couldn't wait any longer! Soooooo...... Welcome to my Grand Opening! I have challenges, goodies, great deals, and I hope, tons of fun for you!

Now... (pretend you hear a drum roll here) TADA!!! Here is my Shoppe:

I know, it has been up a couple of weeks now, but the new products and especially, the Cheaper Buy The Dozen stuff has been hidden until today. You just HAVE to check out the stuff in that category! Everything is just $1.00, but if you buy a dozen of these cool items, you only pay $8.00! Better yet - everything that ISNT Cheaper Buy the Dozen, is on sale - 35% off!

We have challenges for you - and if you choose to play along, there will be a draw for a $50.00 gift certificate to ^tioberon studios. The challenges will run until noon, August 8th, and the winner will be announced here on this blog - so be watching for it! You can check out the Challenge Blog here:

On Sunday, August 5th, at 6p.m. Pacific Time, I will be holding a chat at the DST chat room. There will be games and prizes, someone special will be hosting a Speed Scrap - and I really hope you will join me!
Throughout the weekend, my phenominal creative team will be wandering around digi-land and randomly awarding RAK's for what ever reason that pops into their heads.... lol.... perhaps you will be getting one of these?
And last but not least, I am having a draw - and there is one HUGE PRIZE to be given away! The prize is ONE MONTH's UNLIMITED ACCESS to EVERYTHING in my 'shoppe! How do you get in on that draw? Pretty simple, really... Make a purchase in my shoppe, create (and post) a layout using something that you have just purchased (from my 'shoppe), and post a comment and link here in the comment section all before noon on Sunday, August 5th! This prize will be awarded at the dst chat!

One more thing - I have noticed in the past at grand openings and such that Digi-Sites can get bogged down, creating frustration for everyone involved. I PROMISE that I will deal with everything as it comes up and if necessary, will happily postpone deadlines. I want to ensure that you are happy with your experience with me, my shoppe and my games. If the worst DOES happen, please bear with me - I will work hard to solve the problem. I am really, REALLY keeping my fingers crossed nothing goes wrong!!


Tomorrow is the day. (breath, Cindy, breath... lol)

Yep, tomorrow is the day of my personal shoppe's, ^tioberon studios, Grand Opening. Between me and my WONDERFUL creative team, we have come up with some fun challenges and prizes as well as a GREAT Sale!
(Cindy, breath, dang it! lol)

Check back tomorrow for all of the details!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Man, it doesn't take long f or the weekend to be over with, does it? I think I should start a petition to change that up - maybe just reverse what is going on now... change it to weekdays and 5 days in the weekend. *grin* Good idea, no?

I got a page scrapped last friday - and I just love how it turned out -the layout features Jay last October. He has to be the cutest little Boy! (No bias here, of course.. lol) Take a look:

Credits:The following are from O Chere Designs at The Digi Chick: The Cutie ticket is TicketTime, The stitched elements are from Triple Dipped Stitches - Shapes, The dotted paper is from Something Burst, The black paper is from Mr Roy B Giv paper pack, The tag is from Merlot (I slightly recoloured it).The paper curl is AASPN_CurledPaperEdge1The sanded edge overlay is Cindy Irvine, Font is Jane Austin
It was lovely to just make a layout for a change, I tell you! I need to scrap more often, I think.
The Grand Opening is getting closer.. Friday is THE DAY! Will I actually be ready? Who knows... but what is done at the time will have to do, I am thinking. Oh well, in the meantime, I have another freebie for you all:

You can get it HERE.

Have a great day, Everyone!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Good morning, everyone! Is anyone besides me feeling a litte fallish? yesterday wehn we got up, it was down to 6 degrees (celsius) and with the cool weather we have been having.... lol

I KNOW it is July, but it feels like fall here. I guess it doesn't help that we have had pretty much no summer.

And this dang flood.. which, btw, the officials are calling an 'event'. You see, it really isn't a flood, it is a controlled water event. All I know is that I have had water in my basement for 3 weeks now, and have to pump continually to keep the water out of our yard. Sound like a flood to you? BUT - AGAIN the Resevour went down. WOOHOO! I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that this will be the trend!

I have a little freebie for you all today:

You can get it HERE - please leave a comment if you grab it!

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

It's a plot, I tell you. I am SURE it is ... lol Just to make me blog a bigger entry today. So, what s this plot? Well, my good friend Chere.Kaye has tagged me... and the list of questions is long!! It is the whole alphabet of questions, for Pete's sake!!! *grin* And so, just because I can, I am going to be evil and tag three more people. Marnel, ljcrochet, and Lilysmommy, consider yourself tagged!!

Okay ...

Here it goes (I warned you... this is LONG!)

A - Attached or Single: attached and have been for 27 years.
B - Best Friend: Dewey
C - Cake or Pie: pie - especially if the crust is made from my Great Grandma's recipe.
D - Drink of Choice: Coke Zero
E - Essential Item: duct tape. A woman cannot live without her duct tape. It fixes EVERYTHING
F - Favorite Color: Green!
G - Gummi Bears or Worms: Worms... they are nice and sour.
H - Hometown: Surrey, B.C.
I – Indulgence(s):Toblerone chocolate
J - January or July: July - it's my birthday month!
K - Kids: Three grown - Lisa, Vicky and Steve
L - Life is incomplete without: My incredibly HUGE family, all of whom I adore!
M - Marriage Date: Feb. 19, 1980
N - Number of Siblings: 4
O - Oranges or Apples: Apples
P - Phobias/Fears: Heights and Edges
Q - Favorite Quote: I have to pick just one?? well, lets see.... Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus...
R- Reason to smile: The Resevour levels are starting to go dow... YEAH! There MAY be an end to this dang Flood!
S - Season: Gotta be Autume - I love the brilliant colours and there are no mosquitos!
T- Tag Three: I tag Marnel, ljcrochet, and Lilysmama
U - Unknown Fact About Me: hmmm.... Just HOW many family membes I actually DO have(Even I don't know!)
V - Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals: Opressor of animals... I LOVE a good pot roast.
W - Worst Habit: Repeating myself
X - X-rays or Ultrasounds: X-rays. Have never had an ultra sound
Y - Your Favorite Foods: did I mention Toblerone chocolate??
Z- Zodiac: Cancer

PHEW!! I got through it!!

*grin* Have a great day, everyone!