Sunday, January 22, 2006


I'm sooooo happy. I've just scrapbooked my first 11 x 8 1/2 page. It was sooo different from 12 x 12, but I'm thrilled with the outcome. Everything I used, except the ribbon, which is from Chatterbox, is from the new Neopolitan line from K & Co. I so love this line, I love the colors and the patterns, and these rub-ons are awesome. I'm off to do some cooking and laundry (yuck), then more scrapbooking. Stay tuned!

Favorite Movies

I was just over perusing Bevan's blog and he posted a list of his favorite movies of all times. It was an interesting list, but it confirmed that he and I have pretty different taste in movies. I must admit it, I LOVE the typical "chick flick". If I had to choose only 4, this is how it would go (in no particular order, of course):

1. Sweet Home Alabama. This is the typical girl movie. We all knew from the very beginning who the girl would end up with, but our eyes were glued to the screen anyways.

2. 13 Going on 30. I have to admit that before this movie I was not really a huge fan of Jennifer Garner, but this movie changed my opinion. You've just gotta love all the great 80's references, especially the scene where everyone at the party does the "Thriller" dance.

3. Napolean Dynamite. This one is not a chick flick, but you've gotta love a story about a geek who, against all odds, has something good happen to him. The first time I watched this movie, I thought it was the dumbest thing I'd ever seen, but as you all know, you have to watch it more than once, and the more you watch it, the funnier it gets. The catch phrases from this movie are now part of my daily conversations. Here is a great link to the Napoleon soundboard where you can hear the characters repeat their sayings over and over and over.

4. Zoolander. Not really sure how I stumbled upon this one, or why I love it soo much, but it makes me laugh everytime!! I could watch it over and over and over, and I have!!! Bevan and I love it so much that when we moved in together and merged our movie collections, we actually kept both of our copies, just knowing that we are eventually going to wear one out!!

I just feel like I'm leaving out soooo many all time greats. I'm also a huge fan of The Wizard of Oz, Return to Oz, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Adventures in Babysitting, etc., etc. My favorite thing to do is turn on any one of these movies in my scrapbook room and just sit and make a card or do a layout. Anyways, enough blogging, I'm off to the grocery store (super craving Lasagna lately), then back here to scrapbook!! Have a great day!!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Went to a Card Class today

I stopped by the scrapbook store today to visit. Michelle was having a card class and 3 people didn't show up so Carolyn and I sat down and made the cards. It was fun. Here are the finished products:

Not much else new. Mel has started posting her stuff on Two Peas. You can check it out here. After class today I'm inspired to create!! So, off I go. I'll post any progress I may make!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Why does that happen!?!?

Why is it that on the weekends, when I have absolutely nothing to do the next day and I don't have to be out of bed at any time in particular, I fall asleep at 10 pm????? I just can't keep my eyes open. And then, on the nights when I actually have to get up for work the next day I can't get myself to bed?? That vacation just did me in. I'm not used to this schedule thing anymore. It hasn't been an extremely productive weekend. I still have a massive pile of laundry that has to be done. I have some pictures that I just got developed that I'd really like to scrapbook. The house needs to be cleaned. But I did get my cards made for the Valentine's Day swap I'm hosting at the scrapbook store. Here is what my card looks like. I used the same design I used on a couple of Christmas cards I made this year. The papers are all Heidi Grace Pocket Scraps. This is really awesome paper. I've seen lots of people buying it at the shop, so there should be some really cool cards produced.
I think I'll get going now and try to get some stuff done. It's just sooo hard to clean when you could be scrapbooking.

Saturday, January 14, 2006


As you'll see, some changes have been made to my blog. Thanks to Bevan, I now have a new blog header. But as I added the header and changed the template, I lost my links, etc... and at this point, I'm kinda frustrated, so they'll be back within the next couple of days!! Thanks for looking.

Friday, January 13, 2006

It's Friday

Well, it's finally Friday. This was my first full week back at work, and my goodness, did it seem like it lasted FOREVER!!! A month's vacation is wonderful, but it is soooo hard to get back into the swing of things. I'm off to the scrapbook store today for my regular day of work there, although I never think of it as work, because I get to do what I love there. Today is my first class there. I'm doing a little card class on Friday mornings. Just a couple of cards teaching rubber stamping techniques. Lots of fun for me. I had a productive week in terms of cardmaking. Here is some of what I got done:

The "Smile" card is my favorite. I love the bright colors and the buttons!! I got some pictures back yesterday, so hopefully I'll get to do some fun scrapbook layouts in the next few days. Michelle has sent me her pictures from our trip to NYC. She got some great pictures, and some that I don't have. Everytime I see those pictures it inspires me to scrapbook. I've gotten 3 NYC pages done so far I think.

In other news: I miss Frankie!!! She is just the cutest puppy ever. Mel said she is growing soooo fast, and I just feel like I'm missing it. I've decided I need a little weiner dog of my very own, but we just can't get one where we live now. No pets allowed :( Plus, I can't get one until I think of a clever weiner dog name like Mel has: Frankie "The Tank" Chickenweiner Burton. Anyways, better get going!! Gotta get to work!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy 2006!!

Just wanted to say Happy New Year. It's been a while since I posted again, but it's been busy. Christmas is sooooo busy. No time to enjoy things, too busy buying those last minute gifts!! Although it was very busy, it was great. I got soooo much stuff. Let's just say it was a good thing that Bevan and I both had our cars at home!! My car was full with Christmas stuff. I got a new set of pots and new dishes. I got a sewing machine and some scrapbooking stuff and a new Columbia jacket. They also got me Seasons 6 through 10 of "Friends" on DVD and "Lost" Season 1 on DVDPlus lots and lots of other stuff from my parents. Mel gave me a great French Press and a scrapbookable travel coffee mug (I must say, this is the perfect gift for me!!) Bevan gave me soooo much good stuff. He always manages to know just what to get me!! He gave me Super Mario Dance Dance Revolution (which is waaaay too much fun!!). He got me some distress inks, some prima flowers in cute little bottles, a stamp, and a great K & Company scrapbook. Bevan also got me "The Wizard of Oz" collectors edition, and the Adventures in Babysitting DVD. There was more too, but way too much to list. All in all, it was a good Christmas. Frankie had a great first Christmas and really enjoyed opening her Christmas presents, which she managed to sniff out quite well.
Bevan and I headed back to PEI on Friday (the 30th). The weather was warm, so we knew we wouldn't hit any snow and decided it would be the best day to head back. We've been here for 3 days now and our house is very slowly getting put in order. We had to buy a new shelf to house our DVD collection. For New Years we had a wonderful, relaxing, quiet evening.
Today my goal was to start simplifying. I have sooooo much crap that has to be weeded through. We already have a half of a garbage bag of papers to be recycled. I have about half of the laundry done. I've yet to get to the scrapbooking room, and that is quite a job in itself. I would love to get it all done before tomorrow so I can enjoy my last day of my month long vacation, but that's probably wishful thinking. I'm trying to stay optimistic though!! Anyways, I'm not really getting anything done while I sit here typing, so I'm going to get off my butt and get back to work. Pictures to follow soon!!