Friday, 25 May 2012

Fun at the Farm

I spent last weekend at the farm with my parents as Sean and the kids were all away doing different activities for the weekend...
I could have stayed home and scrapbooked all weekend but decided a visit to my parents and a surprise visit to my sisters was a much more fun way to spend the weekend. My niece Kayla had her confirmation on Sunday and I walked into the church straight into her and my sister... they were so shocked! It was a great day, her confirmation celebration followed by a birthday party for both of my nieces.

I browsed thru some old pictures and decided to scrapbook my sisters confirmation for the occasion.... it was fun to see the girls laugh at their mom's 80's memory. I won't embarrass her further by posting the layout here but I did also develop a few old photos that my mom had of me when I was young!



Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Just for Fun Cocoa Daisy April Challenge

I look forward each month to receive a new box of goodies from Cocoa Daisy. They run a challenge each month called "Just for Fun" I haven't always had time to participate but  I have had more time to play since my hubby has been travelling a lot for work this past month.

Our best friends were awaiting the arrival of their twins.... they arrived healthy and perfect on April 12, 2012. Luckily they didn't have to spend much time in the hospital and were all home by day 10. For Sara's first Mother's Day I wanted to create something very special for her. I asked Sheldon to make sure he got a photo of that big belly before she burst! I even sent him a photo of just a ladies belly in front of a window wearing a white shirt. When he sent me the photo via email i was speechless.... and then I sent him about 5 very excited emails...

Sara lost her dad just before Christmas this year, we were all worried about her stress level as she was 5 months along at that time. She sent me an email the night before she went into the hospital telling me how she felt. I decided to put everything together for her on a 14x14 Canvas for their bedroom, giving it to her was certainly a highlight of my Mothers Day.




I also made a page for myself and submitted it for this Cocoa Daisy Challenge.

http://www.cocoadaisy.com/blog/monthly-challenge/7582/just-for-fun-challenge/

Friday, 4 May 2012

Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop 2012

This was such a great weekend to spend with all the daisies online during the Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop. The Design Team had fabulous challenges full of inspiration and some very fun events... The funnest game of BINGO I have EVER played, you will have to join them in the Fall!

Anyways here is the link to the challenges that I was inspired to participate in...

Challenge #3 Lets get Inky
http://www.cocoadaisy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=8697/url

























Challenge #4 Kite Strings
http://www.cocoadaisy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=8701/url

























Challenge #5 Picnic Basket & Journalling
http://www.cocoadaisy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=8706



















Challenge #6 MayDay
http://www.cocoadaisy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=8707


















Challenge #13 Park Statues
http://www.cocoadaisy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=8722
























Challenge #16 Recipe
http://www.cocoadaisy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=8729



















I had so much fun creating all these pages!
And did I mention I had my own little retreat at home? My friend Angie told the story of our little girls weekend on her blog!
http://applevalleygirl.blogspot.ca/2012/05/creative-retreat.html