Archive for April, 2011


My girls make me giggle sometimes with some of the things that they say and do.

The other night, we’re having dinner with my in-laws.  Bel was talking about males and females, but referring to them as boys and girls.  So she started talking about her male teacher (she has two teachers due to job sharing), and said that her “boy” teacher was really excited about the hockey game.  So my brother-in-law tried to teach her that she should use the word male instead of boy.  He says to Bel, “Are you sure he’s a boy?”  Bel looks at him and says “Yes, he’s a ‘boy’ just like you’re a ‘boy'” while using her fingers to show the quotation marks when she says “boy”.  LOL..reminds me of Joey from Friends who didn’t know how and when to use the quotation marks!

And then yesterday in the car, a driver cut us off and almost hit us.  Forgetting the kids were in the car, Wil yells “You Jackass!”.  Giggles come from the back, and Ori goes “Daddy, you said Jackass”.  Wil goes “Yes, I shouldn’t have said it…” and before he can finish his sentence, you hear a bit of a scuffle from the backseat and Ori says to Bel “Stop it you Jackass!”….sigh….let’s just say that two someones got a scolding…Wil told Ori to stop it, and I had to say something to Wil.  LOL…I still giggle when I think back to that little voice…


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I’ve been fairly inactive with scrapbooking for the past year and a half.  Unfortunately life has been crazy.  First with being a VERY active PAC member, spending all my free hours coordinating fundraising activities so that the school had enough money for a brand new playground structure (we did it!!).  Then with the ins and outs of a brand-new job.

Now that I finally have a little room to breathe, I’m finding that I’m getting the urge to scrapbook and create!  So during my lunch hours, I’ve been browsing websites to get those creative juices flowing.  In doing this, I found this site that you scrapbookers may be interested in.

Sketches in Thyme is a fabulous website that posts a different sketch every Thursday and offers challenges theirs readers to create and submit their layouts.  They are also currently looking for Design Team Members for May – August.  Click on the link to check it out!

http://sketchesinthyme.blogspot.com/2011/04/sketches-in-thyme-dt-call.html or posted below:

A Sketches in Thyme DT Call!!!

The 4 month term for our talented design team ends the end of April, and we are looking for new members to join our Sketches in Thyme design team! If you enjoy creating layouts from sketches, partipating in blogs and motivating others to take part in fantastic challenges, this might be your chance to be a part of our fantastic Design Team! Your term would run May-August, and you would be asked to complete 3 layouts per month. If you would like a chance to be considered, here’s what you need to do:
1-Create a new layout based on our sketch below.
2-Post about our DT call on your blog, along with your take on our sketch.
3-Leave a comment here telling us that you would like to be considered for the DT, along with a link to your blog post! 
The deadline for this call is April 22nd, and our new Design Team will be announced on April 28th! We look forward to seeing what you come up with!!

So their sketch inspired me to create a layout based on the above:

Sketches for Thyme – Design Team Layout

 I raided my stash for this particular project.  I find that pictures work better with different shades of colour, so though I had a recent purchase of Little Yellow Bicycle paper that is similar to the one above, the shade of blue just didn’t do the photo justice.   For the acrylic heart, it didn’t stand out enough on the page initially, so I painted it white with acrylic paint.  As I wanted the texture to stand out a bit, I used a stiff bristle brush to dab the paint on, rather than brush it (with strokes).  Then to really make it shine, I outlines with Stickles.


I wanted to emphasize the “cold” in the title so added snowflake punches layered together and then added a different colour Stickles for each layer.  


I also changed the sketch slightly so on the horizontal photo, I added snowflake rain drops to 3 corners of the picture instead of all to the side — mostly because when I added them to the side of the photo, it detracted from my daughter’s face, whereas doing it my way seemed to make it stand out more.


Here’s to more time for scrapbooking!

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Whew…who knew that a week off at spring break would be so NOT relaxing. It’s been a week of playdates, dentist and eye appointments, a lot of shopping and 2 birthday dinners and a lunch. I think I need a week off to recover from having a week off!

Though it’s been crazy, I’ve really enjoyed some alone time with the kids. It’s been nice to spend time with them and just listening to the crazy things that they come up with.

Ori: “It doesn’t matter if we win or lose (the board game), as long as I win!”

Bel: “I’m NOT a girly girl” (as she wants a pair of BLACK Converse high-tops when I pointed out the pink ones)

Ori & Bel: “Awww…we never get to buy anything!” (coming right after the grandparents bought them each a teddy bear from Build-A-Bear)

Bel: “Grandpa will do anything I say if I ask him to…”

Yup…sometimes I truly wonder about them…

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