Wednesday, December 15, 2010

JJ is right ...

JJ is absolutely right! It does become too long in between blog posts when things get crazy here!

We are settled in, still tons of things to do but we will get there! We have most of the basement finished so the boys each have their own rooms now. They are LOVING it!!

Emily is going to be in the Disney parade... I cant even believe that!! The Star Dance Twirlers which she is in will be marching with Twirl Mania!! How exciting is that!!

Yesterday I spread some Christmas cheer and that really got me in the mood for Christmas! I am hoping today to spread some more ! The kids want to wrap some presents and prepare some things... so thats on the list today! FUN FUN!!

This morning I woke to a smoke filled house. I was afraid it was on fire... the stove was putting smoke back in the house.. I guess it was plugged or something. I was standing in the kitchen with a knit hat on, hoody with the hood up! Looked cute I am sure!! LOL

We have TONS AND TONS of new products arriving in the LCOM store today!!! Cannot wait!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


We have moved!! YAY!! We are so happy to have some more space and space outside!!!!!!!! We have a beautiful property and the kids and Roger and I have really been enjoying it! We spent most of the summer outside. We worked, worked and worked some more on the house but all the work has totally been worth it!

School has started, I am teaching grade 3, 10 and 12 this year... GULP!! very overwhelmed a lot of days but the kids are amazing and we get through!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Scrap Yourself REVEAL today!!

The ladies always amaze me with such creativity!! I am in awe and soo thankful that I am part of this team!

Here is the layout that i created : )

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

New in Simons World

New in our world are War Hammers... he is in LOVE with them! You build them, paint them, collect them, there are a ton of rules to play the game.... he LOVES LOVES LOVES them!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blog Hop Winner!!

Congrats to JoanneK for winning the $20.00 gift certificate from LCOM!!

Thank you ladies for all the kind words about LCOM!! I love you all!


Thursday, June 10, 2010


Scrap Yourself Blog post today!

Scoot on over and check out all the fabulous layouts that the Design Team for Scrap Yourself created !!!!!!! The ladies each have such an unique touch on their layouts!

Here is my layout :)

ok... it wont cooperate with me... and is only uploading it sideways... I will post in the morning!


Friday, June 4, 2010


Did you know that LCOM ... Let's Capture Our Memories is turning ONE!!!! We are having a huge birthday bash this weekend with an online crop, lots of sales and challenges! FUN!! FUN!! FUN!!

Hop on over and see all the fun that is happening over there!!!!!
Our online Cyber Birthday Bash Crop will run from Thursday, June 3, 8:00 PM to Sunday June 6, 2010! We have a special guest Liz Hicks, Tattered Angels Educator. She is going to be stopping by during our birthday celebration to chat with us all about glimmer mists and other Tattered Angels products. Drop by the forum on Saturday, June 5th at 9pm and chat with her!! She has allowed us to scrap capture this great layout of hers! You have until Friday evening at midnight to get it in for a chance at a prize. Thanks so much Liz for taking time out of your busy schedule to spend a little time with us!!! We love you!!!XOXOXOXO!

Elizabeth Hicks resides in beautiful Northern Colorado with her husband James and her three children. She is a Scrapbook industry educator and has been featured on as well as various other manufacturer sites. She is the Education Coordinator for Tattered Angels. Her style is a little shabby, alot of chic, whimsy and fun all wrapped into one. She is constantly stretching her creativity offering innovative uses for Glimmer Mist. In her classes you will remember the small things in life and create one of a kind masterpieces to record them.

Check out her blog at:

We have an LCOM blog hop planned starting on Friday evening, June 4th. If you want to sign up to be part of the blog hop it's not too late. Jump into the forum and sign up. It's going to be lots of FUN!!!!

AND!!! drop by and see what the ladies from the fabulous LCOM Sketch Team have put together for their birthday celebration!!

Definitely lots going on!!!!
We are planning lots of fun and lots of laughs! We have loads of prizes to give away, we are having challenges and each challenge a prize will be drawn for one winner from those that have participated. We have games, and lots more!

Please join us in celebrating our First Birthday and all the wonderful people who have made LCOM the great place it is today! And of course we will be having sales, SALES, SALES all weekend long at the store!!
Check back often all weekend as I put everything on sale... and when you see something that is $0.00... its NOT a mistake!!! It's free!! Just our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our amazing customers!! So enjoy the sales, you ladies are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now on to the PRIZE!!!!! A $20 gift certificate to the LCOM store for some scrappy goodies. Here's what you have to do. Leave a comment telling why you love LCOM so much. If you aren't a member now and go sign up. Put in your comment telling me that you are a new member and your user name. I will draw a prize winner on Monday June 7, 2010.
On to the next blog....Sandi...I'm sure she's got something fun in store for you!!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Reveal Day!

Hey! Its reveal day over at Scrap Yourself!! The topic chosen was "If I could turn back time!"

Here is my layout! Thanks Jill for choosing a great challenge! Drop on over to the Scrap Yourself blog and check out the other layouts!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

so warm...

It was warm enough today for ME to wear a tshirt!! I dont like to be cold so that is going some!

We started cleaning up the yard, so much more to do!!

Happy International Scrapbooking Day everyone!! I hope that you all got some scrapping in today! I trimmed a couple of boxes for the crop next weekend! I am getting excited! We are going to have a great time!

I think I need some zzzz's!!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Isn't she beautiful!

Well.. we got to spend some time with Emily tonight at her dance! All of us went as a family and we really enjoyed ourselves! They were getting their pictures taken... it was a wee bit unorganized but we entertained ourselves and had a lot of fun! The boys were playing basketball in the gym... and I was snapping pictures of the ladies!

Emily came running over to me... during the photo shoot... she had the wrong bra on... Mommy, please, please, please tell me that you have a bra that can be made strapless on?!?!?! She was ready to GO HOME... there was NO way she was going without a bra.... SOO... we go to the washroom.. I give her my bra... (little bigger) ... so I dont fit into hers... yep.. I had to go without... sigh... BUT she was happy!! LOL

Here are some pics!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

SOO pleased!

Big SHOUT out to Kristine Davidison and Stephanie Hart!!! They have started a blog called Scrap Yourself ... it is a challenge blog about scrapping pages of you!!!

I am super honored to be a part of their first Design Team with all these very talented ladies!! Congrats to everyone!

I hope you will drop by and scrap with us!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I found this list on Kristine's blog and thought it was fun!
The ones in red are the ones I've completed!


1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink.
2. Swam with the dolphins.
3. Climbed a mountain.
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive.
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid.
6. Held a tarantula.
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
8. Said "I love you" and meant it.
9. Hugged a tree.
10. Bungee jumped.
11. Visited Paris.
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
13. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise.
14. Seen the Northern Lights.
15. Gone to a huge sports game.
16. Walked the stairs to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables.
18. Touched an iceburg.
19. Slept under the stars.
20. Changed a baby's diaper.
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon.
22. Watched a Meteor shower.
23. Gotten drunk on champagne.
24. Given more than you can afford to charity.
25. Looked at the night sky through a telescope.
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment.
27. Had a food fight.
28. Bet on a winning horse.
29. Asked out a stranger.
30. Had a snowball fight.
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can.
32. Held a lamb.
33. Seen a total eclipse.
34. Ridden a roller coaster.
35. Hit a home run.
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking.
37. Adopted an accent for the entire day.
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for a moment.
39. Had two hard drives for your computer.
40. Visted all 50 States or 13 Provinces.
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk.
42. Had amazing friends.
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country.
44. Watched wild whales.
45. Stolen a sign.
46. Backpacked in Europe.
47. Taken a road trip.
48. Gone rock climbing.
49. Midnight walk on the beach.
50. Gone sky diving.
51. Visiting Ireland.
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love.
53. In a restaurant sat at a strangers table and had a meal with them.
54. Visited Japan.
55. Milked a cow.
56. Alphabetized your CD's.
57. Pretended to be a superhero.
58. Sung Karaoke.
59. Lounged around in bed all day.
60. Posed nude in front of strangers.
61. Gone scuba diving.
62. Kissed in the rain.
63. Played in the mud.
64. Played in the rain.
65. Gone to the drive-in theatre.
66. Visitd the Great Wall of China.
67. Started a business.
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken.
69. Toured ancient sites.
70. Taken martial arts classes.
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight.
72. Gotten married.
73. Been in a movie.
74. Crashed a party.
75. Gotten divorced.
76. Gone without food for 5 days.
77. Made cookies from scratch.
78. Won first prize in a costume contest.
79. Ridden a gondale in Venice.
80. Gotten a tattoo.
81. Rafter the Snake River.
82. Been on television news program as an expert.
83. Got flowers for no reason.
84. Performed on stage.
85. Been to Las Vegas.
86. Recorded Music.
87. Eaten shark.
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand.
90. Gone to Thailand.
91. Bought a house.
92. Been in a combat zone.
93. Buried one/both of your parents.
94. Been on a cruise ship.
95. Spoken more than one language fluently.
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture show.
97. Raised children.
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour.
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country.
100. Picked up and moved to another city just to start over.
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge.
102. Sang loudly in the car and didnt stop when you knew somone was looking.
103. Had plastic surgery.
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
105. Wrote articlees for a large publication.
106. Lost over a hundred pounds.
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback.
108. Piloted an airplane.
109. Petted a stingray.
110. Broken someones heart.
111. Ridden a bike.
112. Won money on a TV game show.
113. Broken a bone.
114. Gone on an African photo safari.
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced.
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun or pistol.
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild.
118. Ridden a horse.
119. Had surgery.
120. Had a snake as a pet.
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours.
123. Visited more foreign countries than US states or Cdn provinces.
124. Visited all 7 continents.
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten Kanagroo meat.
127. Eaten sushi.
128. Had your picture in the newspaper.
129. Changed someones mind that you care deeply about.
130. Gone back to school.
131. Eaten fried green tomatoes.
132. Petted a cockroach.
133. Para sailed
134. Read the Iliad and the Odyssey.
135. Selected on important author who you missed in school and read.
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
137. Skipped all your school reunions.
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language.
139. Been elected to Public Office.
140. Written your own computer language.
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream.
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care.
143. Built your own PC from parts.
144. Sold your own artwork to someone that didn't know you.
145. Had a booth a street fair.
146. Dyed your hair. --- what a bad experience LOL!
147. Been a DJ.
148. Shaved your head.
149. Caused an accident.
150. Saved someones life.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just another Monday...

I have to admit I somewhat secretly almost kind of love Mondays... it is just a fresh start to a brand new week. The weather has been a bit wonky here lately, we were biking last week and its snowing today! LOL

Emily got moved to the front row of her dance class tonight! Her instructor says she really is talented and has a lot of potential! I was sooo happy to see her so pleased and excited tonight... her face was lit up when we picked her up! I can't wait to share with you the dress that we bought her for the model part of the recital! She was skipping all the way to the truck!

My 40th birthday is coming up soon and I have decided that there will be ME time! It's time! Roger has even been helping me to get things organzied so that I do have more time for me! WOOT!!

We have started a super cool new contest at LCOM ( ... it is called SCRAP-IVOR!!!!!!!!! Drop into the forum and join us for some fun!

Here are a couple pics from our ride on Saturday

Hugs, T

Monday, February 15, 2010

Capture These Sketches --- come see!!

February will be a whole month of HAPPY fun challenges at Let’s Capture Our Memories , led by the very talented sketch design team. With the timeless SNOW WHITE and the Seven Dwarfs theme now is not the time to be BASHFUL as we ask you to come enjoy a fairytale of a month full of sketches, challenges, prizes and more. Did we forget to mention great prizes?! How DOPEY of us!!! From SNEEZY wintery themed layouts to a clever DOC style card sketch there is plenty to inspire and motivate you and there will be no time to be SLEEPY. Join us for the month at the LCOM Sketch blog where we will post a sketch and challenge every Tuesday and Friday with a chance to win a prize for every challenge completed. Get ready for plenty of inspirational fun! We can’t wait to see you there!!

If you dropped by to find your next letter in the hunt.... it is "O"

Rock on ladies!!!

Hugs, Tink