Summer time fun!!!

We've been having so much fun this summer. Summer finally arrived in Calgary.. and we've been enjoying the sun!! Lot's of Waterpark and lake visits. the kids started swimming lessons last week. Megan passed level 3. Kaitlin passed preschool level 1 and Ben,,, well Ben got in the water...... Since he's had so many problems with his ears he has missed out in swim lessons every summer, so this was his first time in lessons. We're still having problems with his ears, but I put ear plugs in and he seems to do well with that.

On a scrapbooking note.....
I'm so excited to see the new product that will come out at CHA this week. I can't wait to hear all the details, from everyone that is there.....
I was on Canadian Scrapbookers web site today and noticed that all the details are up for The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival. check out the details at I'm going to be there to help them out with a few things. I hope to see some of you there, it's going to be a blast!!!!
How amazing is this... They are having a layout contest each day, with amazing PRIZES: Daily prizes of $250 CASH and a BIG SHOT, Dr. Bag and die!
A daily draw will be made from all the layout entries for a chance to win the $250 CASH prize! A daily opportunity to have your layout published in Canadian Scrapbooker. Check out the web site for all the details. you don't have to be at the crop to enter ANYONE can enter!!!! They have $2.00 entry fee, and 100% of the proceeds from the Calgary event will go to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation!!!!! So Let's see those layout ladies, I know we have some talented ladies out there!!!
Speaking of the Hospital Foundation. I have extended the deadline for the teachers call for Crop 4 Kids until September ( summer is just too busy.. I don't know what I was thinking!!!). check out the new crop 4 kids web site for the details....

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!!!!


It makes me smile everytime

I have these 12 x 12 canvas's of the kids hanging at the font door. Today the kids were fighting all the way home. and I had, had enough!!! When I walked in my front door and looked up at the pictures I had to smile. They are cute when they are not fighting.... It made me think that I can't sweat the small stuff... the 15 min they were fighting in the van was wreaking my day, but it was only 15 min out of 24hrs in the day. I need to remember to cherish the fun and cute stuff they do not just dwell on that 15 min....


Black River Designs

Have you heard of this Canadian Company?
Scrapbook Pantry here in Calgary are selling there paper and it's amazing!!!!
I love how Christine has designed all the paper lines, they coordinate so perfect together. I'm a huge fan of the double sided papers, they make creating so much easier!
If you have a chance check out their web site or stop by Scrapbook Pantry and pick up some paper.
here's a few layouts I've created with the Black River Designs paper


Crop 4 Kids Teachers!!

I'm so excited to announce that we have opened the call for teachers to help us with "Mega Make & Takes" at Crop 4 Kids this year.We are looking for 7-8 enthusiastic, creative and talented Scrapbookers to participate as members of our teaching team.

Do you love to create and teach your passion?

Do you want to be a part of the amazing Crop 4 Kids team?

Do you want to help raise money for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation?

For more information go to:
I can't wait to see all the talented scrapbookers we have out there


New MNC layouts!

I've been battling low iron for over a year now and can't seem to find the energy to do much! But I love to scrapbook, and being a Jr designer on the Monday Night Class Team has encouraged me to get some layouts done, even if all I want to do is lay on bed and sleep!

I had so much fun on Canada day with my family it inspired me to create this layout EH!

Megan and Kaitlin we're so cute at there dance recitals this year I can't wait to put the pictures into this layout! You can't really see in this picture but I used tulle at the bottom of the page on the left it's so cute!

I know i know no one wants to think of back to school yet but.. I was in the mall the other day and the Children's Place already had back packs, lunch kits and they said all the Fall line is starting to come in! Who are these people! Maybe the crummy weather is throwing them off and they think it's fall!

Don't forget the new kits are up on the Monday Night Class web site.
I'm excited my first kit "Wishes in the wind" is up this month check it out, it's perfect for the little girls in our lives!


I was in the Stampede Parade!!!

Well sort of...

That's me in the pink hat, with my back turned
( never have your husband take the pictures)
During the pre-parade one of the square dancers grabbed me and up I was dancing!!! It was soooooo much fun!! but as my family pointed out when I came back white girls can't dance! I didn't care I had fun!

We had a great time at the rest of the parade. we saw Mike Homes, Henry Burris (check out that ring!) and so many floats, bands, and of coarse cute cowboys!


Happy Canada Day!!!

We can always count on Ben for a good time!

I love Canada Day!!! Tracy and I take the kids to Heritage Park every year to celebrate Canada day. We put on our new Canada Day shirts and off we go. This year we were joined by my Mother-In- Law and our two nephews that she was taking care of, and my father-in-law. It's always an exhausting day! But so worth it!

They do love each other.. I have proof!!!

The kids wanted to go for a spin!!!

Then Daddy had to out do Mommy and spin them at the same time!

Heritage Park had some great entertainment this year. the kids loved to dance and watch the guy that went inside a balloon!!!

Take note the guy had to take his pants off after he put it on his head!

We ended a great day with a BBQ at my mom's house!

Ben's favorite was the cupcakes!