Saturday, August 29, 2009

I Nearly Missed It!

We've been so busy with hockey school this week, I nearly missed that today's KC Deal of the Day features another one of my layouts. It uses 3 Bugs in a Rug 'Cotton Shop Collection'. I've never had any 3 Bugs in a Rug product before and it was great to finally see it in person. The family theme of the collection and the colour palette make it a set that I will get a lot of use of. I absolutely loved the cardstock stickers and I used my Cuttlebug and scalloped nestabilities dies to make some scalloped circles to layer under the flower stickers. I love how they look!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Good Day at the Ex!

Yesterday was the first day of our local rural fair, rather grandly called the Annapolis Valley Exhibition or the 'Ex'. It is considerably smaller than the 'Ex' I grew up going to, the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, but it is also much more relaxing to attend. This year the kids and I decided we were going to enter some of the cooking and crafting events and last night we went to see how we did. To our surprise almost everything we entered got a ribbon of some kind. My son entered the Junior Cooking 'Drop Cookie' category and he won 1st place. My Daughter had 3 entries and her entry for the Junior 'Bead Work' category came in 2nd, her Junior 'Rubber Stamping' entry got a Special Mention and her Junior Cooking 'White cake' didn't place.

I had 6 entries in and my results were:

Christmas in August - Rubber Stamping - Card - 1st place
Paper Crafts - Rubber Stamping - Greeting Card - 2nd place
Photography - Nature, Wildlife only - Special Mention
Photography - Miscellaneous Photo - 2nd place
Cooking - Quick Breads - Any fruit or vegetable muffin - 3rd place
Cooking - Flax Flour - Cookies or Squares - 2nd place

For our first time entering, I was really surprised at how well we did and I'm sure after their success this year my son and daughter are going to be even more enthusiastic about entering next year.

Here are my cards.

And my 2nd place photo.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I Haven't Done so Well...

... keeping my blog updated. I really had good intentions, but we had family here from Ontario and my good intentions went straight out the window. LOL Now we are into swimming lessons, then hockey school followed by back to school and then we're into hockey tryouts and pre-season hockey. Hmmm, I think this time I won't make any promises about staying on top of the blog. LOL

Today, I'm excited to share a new layout with you. It was made using the beautiful Chatterbox 'Love Bird' kit that will be posted shortly as the Deal of the Day on the Kindred Creations blog. I was so excited when Becca sent me the kit to make up a sample layout for her. The kit has 8 beautiful papers (2 x 4 designs) a full alpha set, great chip board pieces and 2 sizes and designs of brads including bling brads. How cool is that! I used Pencilines sketch #146 to create the layout because it allowed me to showcase all 4 of the papers in the kit. And because I just loved the sketch. LOL