Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Halloween Treat

I haven't used my Cricut in so long, I'm afraid it's growing cobwebs! So I decided to bribe it back into life with a new cartridge. I'm only doing it to make the machine happy, trust me ;)

How can you resit that smile, seriously.

Anyway, what didn't make me happy was the shipping prices at $24 for a $24.99 cartridge? I know it's Fedex, but we are in late October. The chances of seeing the delivery guy wearing those cute shorts are slim. So it's not worth the exorbitant price.

Thank heavens for Google (that seems to be actually working better in, it actually finds what I'm looking for!). Lo and behold, US Amazon ships Cricut cartridges to Canada now...for $8!

Yes, it takes forever and a day to arrive, and the nosy customs people are going to delay it even more...but $8! And the cartridge itself cost me only $22. I am ecstatic! 

So this is what I bought! Teresa Collins' Chic & Scary!

I can't wait to start playing. Happy Halloween to me!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Et Cetera

I received a big box of goodies today, and I wanted to share with you guys. It's the new Bo Bunny Et Cetera collection!

The pictures don't do any justice, you must see this collection in person...and buy it! No, this is not paid advertisement, I genuinely love it! I can promise you won't be able to stop scrapping!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

 “Be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

Today I am thankful for...
- My beautiful, wonderful son.
- Having a compassionate, supportive and loving husband
- My cats
- My hands and feet to get me through the day
- Having vision and hearing
- The fresh food and clean water that I have access to
- Having a roof over my head
- The glorious colours of nature’s fall
- Living in Canada (Freedom)
- The obstacles I have been challenged with and the problems I have overcome
- Life, love, and laughter
- Sunday night roast beef dinner
- Good books
- Scrapbooking
- Fresh bread
- Waking up to the smell of fresh coffee
- Peace and quiet
- Bubble baths
- My pillow
- The promise of a new day

What are you thankful for?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Banner

I made a super quick and fun Halloween banner for the boy. Just because he seems to be a lot into ghosts this year...and because Nikki Sivils Boo-tiful collection is so cute!

Here's what I used to make the banner:

And the font "Bloody" from here. I also used Elmer's Jiggly Eyes, aren't they just cute?

What about you? Are you getting ready for Halloween?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Here's to the Crazy Ones

I don't own an IPhone, I never have.

I have never operated an Apple computer, and I'm afraid I wouldn't know how.

I watch Pixar movies, but I long for the old fashioned hand-drawn ones.

And yet, the death of Steven Jobs breaks my heart.

It has nothing to do with technology, or multi-billion business deals, or the next animated super hero.

It's about a boy in his parents' garage.

A boy and a dream.

And the world would never be the same...

Here's to the Crazy Ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing that you can't do, is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or, sit in silence and hear a song that hasn't been written?
Or, gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world,
are the ones who do.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brave Girls

I love these girls. Seriously.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A quiet weekend

We had a quiet weekend...except for a few sneezes!

The boy is recovering from a cold, and I am frantically fighting not to get one. So we spent a lot of time reading, watching movies, and drinking at least 100 cups of tea.

Sometimes a relaxing weekend at home is just what the doctor ordered! ;)