Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I also have this awesome white gel pen that I used to give a glint off of his teeth with a bit of shine.
Have a beauuutiful day :)
Friday, September 25, 2009
hi ho hi ho it's off to Montreal I go hi ho hi ho hi ho hi ho hi hooooo - hi ho hi ho hi ho :)
By any chance are there any other people coming from the Toronto area or along the 401 from Toronto to Montreal? I'd love to carpool ...pass it on :)
Annndd.... If you are wondering what all the fuss is about, check out CopicMarkers.com and I Like Markers and this video of the Copic airbrush system that I am just droooling over, and cannot wait for formal instruction on using these COOL markers/tools :)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Yesterday, I went to work and left her home with Daddy... they were both fighting a cold, hers farther along than his. He was so kind not to share with me what his day held, and the HE didn't get a minutes rest at all... until I got home and she'd gotten a fat lip from a fall, and after finally being exhausted enough to give up the fight and sleep even though she couldn't breathe without wheezing, when she fell asleep she wouldn't breath for 5 seconds and then when she did she would forget she was stuffed up and gasp when she couldn't inhale through her nose and then scream in pain because her ears were blocked. We took her to emergency as the walk-in clinics don't have Pediatricians and I was afraid of the not breathing part...
In Emerg, she was prescribed antibiotics to prevent pneumonia from setting in - MAN! That happened so fast :( The ear and throat infection are causing the fevers and chills and THAT is causing the "drunk" behavior and her falling and acting weird. The sinus congestion from the cold probably caused the infection, and lack of appetite. So we leave the hospital, get her meds from the pharmacy, give them to her in the car because it's 2 hours past bedtime and she's exhausted and traumatized and we drive slowly because the roads are slick from the rain and she FINALLY was resting and breathing through her mouth and we get PLOWED in an intersection!
In the rain... 12 minutes after impact he's still left skid marks from the oil on the road! What was he thinking "gunning" it into the intersection making a left turn, cutting us off and trying to make it through the intersection before we made it through the intersection going "straight"on a yellow light, in the first rain we've had in weeks???!!!
The police, fire and ambulance arrive - the ambulance attendant eventually assesses us and the driver of the other car gets charged criminally - all like a bad dream! I can't believe how VAGUE people are when telling you what to look for in a baby - I mean the child just started heavy duty antibiotics and those side effects are the SAME as the concussion effects the ambulance attendant said to look out for. My hands are still trembling, it's all so crazy and scary! We're all okay though and both cars drove away from the scene.
I didn't sleep much last night between the two of them and spent most of the night in the Lazy-Boy chair with her resting on my chest crying in her sleep - gosh - heart wrenching!
Today, the antibiotics are already working, and she's taken 7 sips of water and that's all since 11AM yesterday - groooan! But she's fighting her Daddy for the remote control and enjoying banging her cookie-tin drum, so we are making progress !!! LOL :)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Now the best part is that this card wasn't made for my stash, it was made fro my new BBFF !! If she's lurking, she'll see it before receiving it in Aussie Land, but hey! That's what technology is for, right :) So, without further adieu, here's my card that will be sent to Jessica with her stamp called:
And a little bit of Canada on the inside
Now, you totally know that I started writing
before taking my pic so I put a paper band-aid on tee hee ;)
A kunik is a form of expressing affection, usually between family members and loved ones, that involves pressing the nose and upper lip against the skin (commonly the cheeks or forehead) and breathing in, causing the loved one's skin or hair to be suctioned against the nose and upper lip A common misconception is that the practice arose so that Inuit could kiss without their mouths freezing together. In fact, it is a non-erotic form of greeting that serves as an intimate way of greeting one another for people who, when they meet, often have little except their nose and eyes exposed.
When early explorers of the Arctic first witnessed this behavior they dubbed it Eskimo kissing. In its western form it consists of two people rubbing noses together.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Jessica was my #16 following/friend, and she's got my blog candy in her sidebar and commented on September 9, 2009 12:13 AM on my post "Easier than I thought...": "Back again lol this card is stunning! love the clean, crisp look you have created xx" YIPPIEE!!! I hope your housework can wait while you stamp up a storm with this sweet best friends forevah stamp that I was lucky enough to buy in-person from the real-live Stamping Bella - I met EmmaBella in her store just 30 minutes from my home just outside of Toronto, Ontario Canada and oh how fun it is to send such a cute stamp to one of my new, prize winning BestBlogFriendsForevah or as Paris Hilton would say, my new B.B.F.F. :)
I couldn't choose which purse would match my shoes!!! So I chose three... good thing I didn't have to choose only one bag to wear to ball ;) My digi stamp is from sketching stamper and... if the paper don't match copic-cize... The mat is simply coloured with my copic marker and the Bling is Stickles Diamond - I love that stuff :)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Copic Marker BG01 Aqua Blue was used to help the stamp and the pima flowers match a little nicer, the papers that I stamped on are just scraps from who knows where and the forever heart charm is a from allmymemories.com item #EXPHR-F FOREVER that I traded many years ago at an all night scrapbook event. I can't find it on their website, but as I said, it was many mannnnyyy moons ago :) The wedding paper background was also from my stash and there's nothing on the back so I don't know where that is from either :( The ribbon, was a snippit from my stash and I've got some pop dots int ehre for dimension as well. Those flowers down the left are weddign confetti stuff from Michaels and I cannot believe how long that purchase has lasted me, I've been using them forever!!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
For my brithday last week I recevied a hand made card from my Auntie who was recently laid off and I was so excited becasue to me... it was obviously hand made. I have never recevied a hand made card before so being on the receiving end sure felt special :) I poured over the pencil-crayon colouring of the flower, the inked edges, the stamped coordinating textured background, the hand-dotted curvy cropped border that had too many dots in one area and the fact that the torn paper was the 'other' side, not the side that showed the tear. I was so touched, I had to call her and thank her not only for the lovely words inside but the time it must've taken her to make this card. And... she told me she bought it at a local fair. WHAT? I am no expert, but I've been paper crafting going on 10 years now and this is not exactly rocket science and ... I really want to know how much she bought this "one of a kind" for - and why didn't I think of that????? Ah well, here's my lovely hand made birthday card made by a stranger who is WAYYYY smarter and more entrepreneurial than moi!!
...but that's not all... here's anohter cutie-patootie custom stamp from sassydesignsbysusie
and last but not least... 2 day blog candy over at crafts international - yayyy!!!