Monday, June 30, 2008

word of the day....HOT!!

wow--summer finally arrived and it is HOT!  I knew when we finally got around to having summer that it would only take a matter of hours before everyone complained about it being TOO hot.  Personally I don't mind the 36 degree weather, no surprise there.  But I don't enjoy the hot humid nights--I like to sleep all bundled up under a bunch of covers and the last few nights have been way to warm.  Now, I could go sleep in the basement--dang cold there--but I'd have to kick Aaron off the only couch down there.  Guess when we go to furnish the basement, she should look into a pull out couch!

Now the good news with the hot weather is that the kids having been living in the pool!  The pool temperature got up to 86 degrees today so it was beautiful!!  This is when the investment in the pool pays off!

Yesterday we had Trisha and her family from Edmonton over for a BBQ--what a treat!  Trisha and her husband Drew are awesome people and everyone seems to hit it off like we had been friends for years.  Their kids Logan and Carter are fun loving and Justin had a great time with them.  I think they'd still be in the pool if we would have let them!!

Trisha and I discussed some plans for our Sail Away Crop on Aug 9th at Clipper Street in Langley--you guys won't want to miss this crop!  We have lots of fun planned for you with Make and takes, door prizes, yummy treats and more!!  Sign up will be starting in the next couple of days so watch the Clipper Street Website for more details!  AND I got to see her amazing Summer Fun class that she is going to teach earlier that same day!  WOW!!  There is so much product and technique in this class you are going to LOVE IT!!  Pictures are currently being taken and I will post these in the next couple of days so stay tuned!!

Check out this blog for a super summer card idea  (scroll to June 27) VERY adorable:)

Well I think that is all for tonight!  

Friday, June 27, 2008

I am such a BAD BLOGGER!

Sorry I have been so negligent!!  I don't know where the month of June went!  It's high time for an update I must say, so here goes........

Vegas--awesome time, but not long enough:)  I think an extra day in the sun would have been perfect!  It was great spending time with my brother and SIL--we had a blast, walked till we dropped and shopped in every single Brighton store in Vegas!  My afternoon routine was simple--grab a 3 pound order of supreme nachos and sit by the pool and read junk magazines--ahh the life!!  Weather was fab--between 95 and 100 degrees each day!  Great times!

Crop and Cruise is going amazing!  We are about 65% sold out already and I just booked my flights to Miami!!  Geord and I are going to fly in on the Tuesday, arriving later at night and then we are going to spend Wednesday and Thursday doing a bit of sightseeing.  I really want to drive down to the keys and perhaps stay in that area wednesday night.  I haven't done any research yet, and of course, for those that know me, know that I will have every nook and cranny researched before I go so details will follow!
Sponsors for the cruise have been amazing!!  So many have come aboard (literally!) and we are thrilled to be working with so many amazing companies--you cruisers will not be disappointed!  At Diamond level we have Making Memories, Tattered Angels, and Stix2!!  Super companies with amazing product!  There are also big sponsorships coming from Upsy Daisy, Marvy Uchida, Prima, Prism, Daisy Bucket, Rose Moka, Monday Night Class, Hambly, Scenic Route, Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, Riff Raff Designs and Sakura!!!  We've also secured door prizes from American Crafts and Karen Foster!  WOW--what a list and we are still waiting on a more!  That's a lot of companies! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

I'm also thrilled to announce that the very talented Trisha will be teaching at Clipper Street on August 9th!!  You will not want to miss this very cool acrylic album class designed by Trisha using the new build a book albums from Prima!  I'll be posting pictures as soon as I get them, but signup is ready to go and the class will only be taught in the Langley store!
The other exciting news is that we will be pairing up and doing a Sail Away Crop that evening!  Watch for more details to come next week!  Trish and her family are coming over on Sunday for a BBQ and we are going to be brainstorming a crop that you will NOT want to miss!

Clipper Street has launched a blog--check it out here!!  There's going to be lots of cool inspiration to check out here and a fun place to catch up--I'm sure it will get updated more often then mine;)

Also want to send out a HUGE PINK congrats to fellow cruise instructor, Leisha, on her new adorable baby girl, Ireland.  Have a look on Leisha's blog--she is so stinking cute!!  Ireland that is:)  

Well I think that's enough of the epic post for tonight!!  We have a busy weekend with the Hockey tournament and will be in Victoria next week for the BC Provincials!

Monday, June 9, 2008


Well in just an hours time we'll be heading off to Las Vegas for a few days of R & R--not to mention SUNSHINE!! I am feeling very deprived from the sun and sick of this wet, cold weather! What the heck--it's June! Anyway, rant over, Geord, Scott, Stacey and myself are heading for 4 days and 4 nights to Sin City. This IS my town! Best part is-----my awesome parents are watching ALL of the grandchildren!! Can't tell you how much this is appreciated and how lucky we are! Seriously!! Geord and I haven't had much time together at all between work, work, work and hockey! I know the time will be too short so I will be making the most of it! Can't wait to get to the pool--oh, did I mention that it is 100 degrees there right now? yup--here I come!!

In Crop and Cruise news........WHOOHOOO!!!!!  Crate paper is going to be sponsoring my Card Make and Takes on the ship during Crop night!!  LOVE THIS COMPANY--the sweetest people you'd ever want to meet and all of their product rocks!  They will be releasing 3 new lines next month and I am super excited to be working with them.  They will also be sponsoring the "goodie bags" too, so watch for some amazing product on the ship!!  I have the cutest "gift card" card that I think I will do--guarantee you will love it!

In my Scrapbooking World....we just finished an awesome event at our Langley Clipper Street! Saturday was our Garden Party Open House and it was spectacular!! We had hundreds of participants rotating thru our store doing 5 different make and takes and 2 demo's! Wow--what a great day! If you didn't get a chance to come this past weekend--don't wait, sign up now for Coquitlams on Saturday, June 14, when we do it all over again! Unfortunately I don't have the pictures to share today, but when I get back I will post a bunch--promise!  By the way--did I mention that I work with the BEST people?!

I'll leave you with a cute little Canvas project that I did awhile back for Canvas Concepts!  It is 2-4x4 canvases hinges together and features my cute little nephew, Evan--ain't he adorable??

Well I better finish the packing and hit the road!  Wish me luck on the slots!