Saturday, July 30, 2011

Highlights from July

Here are some pictures from our travels and visiting in July!

 Canada Day Face Painting
 Canada Day Face Painting - Jeremy's inner tiger comes out!
 Our Canada Day crew (Daniel wasn't wearing red so he got to take the picture!)
 Beating the heat with friends in Edson!
The kids were thrilled to ride a horse when we visited friends near Castor, AB. Jeremy kept noting that it was his "first time" riding a horse!

Other events this month included two family reunions, a week of swimming lessons in Olds, swimming in Red Deer for a birthday party, friends from Edson camping in our farmyard for three days, and just hanging out on the farm in Olds!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Gift Calendars

This shows the the calendar I made as hostess gifts this summer as well as keeping one for myself! The event calendar is from CTMH and what I love about it is that I record everyone's birthdays and anniversaries on it once and then I just re-use it year after year! The calendar comes with a white square on the top for embellishing - I simply matted each one with cardstock and patterned paper and then embellished with stamps. I also random stamped on the calendar below for fun. All the paper and stamps are CTMH, although some of them are retired.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Exciting news from Close To My Heart!

Close To My Heart had their annual convention last week and they made some exciting announcements! If you are a scrapbooker or cardmaker, then you will be excited to read:

  • ALL stamp prices are going down as of August 1! For example, a D - sized stamp set is going down from $25.50 to $19.95!
  • All the new patterned papers will now be in a heavier cardstock-weight, include a designed zip strip across the top of each paper, and have a unique, full-color design on each side of the paper. Wait—there’s more! The Level 2 paper packets have been reconfigured so that they also have LOWER prices! We have removed the copyright symbol from the printed papers and have placed it on a removable 1/2"-wide zip strip along the top.  The reverse side of this zip strip is printed with decorative borders or sentiments and can be used as a border or other element to complement your artwork.
  • CTMH now has an exclusive Cricut® cartridge! This Art Philosophy collection includes a Cricut® cartridge with shapes and designs chosen by Jeanette herself, and three coordinating D-size My Acrylix stamp sets and three sets of Dimensional Elements (9" × 12" sheets). The stamp images and Dimensional Elements coordinate perfectly with the images from the cartridge making it so easy to quickly create fabulous artwork.
  • Online shipping is going down as well in August so it will be the same as if you ordered directly through me!
  • In addition, the new Idea Book coming out August 1 has eight new paper lines, more artwork, new embellishments, and more projects!
I'm looking forward to receiving my new Idea Books in the mail next week and checking out all the new artwork and products! Let me know if you would like one!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Highlights from June

I can't believe it is already half way through July! We've been having a great time visiting family and friends. Unfortunately, (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), Daniel hasn't come with us since he is working in Olds so it has just been the kids and me traveling the province!

 Playing with friends at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton on a very cool round swing.

  Racing Auntie Lisa and Uncle Travis on a bridge by Hawrelak Park (some got head starts!)
 Watching Auntie and Uncle bungee jump at West Edmonton Mall!
Jeremy cutting the grass
 Slip n' slide at Grandpa and Grandma Schulz's - summer is here!
Bouncing on the trampoline with cousin Kaytie and Auntie Janine
Excited about their banana splits after we had a small year-end school program to celebrate Noelle finishing kindergarten and Nathan finishing grade 2!