Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Halloween Card Class... It's Spooktacular!

Spooktacular! I love it! It's hilarious! It gets to the core of how I feel about Halloween- I am a little crazy about it. I went to Party City today and they were putting out all their Halloween stock- I actually felt my pulse quicken. I think I'll go back Friday to check it all out, until then I will share my Halloween Card class with you. I have never done Halloween cards before and I am not sure why! I love them!

I will be teaching at Treasured Memories on Monday, October 5 @ 6:30pm. 
You can get all the details here!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

First Day of Kindergarten

Dear Anna,

Yesterday was your first day of Kindergarten & you were so excited! I was both excited and sad. Sad because my sidekick is growing up much too fast. Excited because you are so ready for this next adventure and school can give you so much that I can not. 

Your teacher Mrs. M seems wonderful and you can tell that she is in this job with her whole heart and that she will not stop until she succeeds in teaching all of you the ropes. 

You stiffened up as we approached the classroom door but we hugged and I assured you that you were safe. That you were brave and that it is ok to be nervous. Mommy was nervous. Mommy gets nervous all the time when I do something new. The important thing to remember is that you can't let that stop you from trying. 

You are meant for greatness my girl. With a heart as kind and as compassionate as yours I know that you will make a difference in other's lives. It is a beautiful thing. 

I wish you an amazing school year. May you learn, make new friendships and soak it all in like a sponge.

I love you more & more each day and I am so very proud of you.
xoxo, Momma

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Preschool Graduation: I can't handle the cuteness

Tomorrow this girl starts Kindergarten and the my emotions are high. How is it time already? She was just born... no? I am equal parts excited, nervous, sad, happy.... it should be interesting after drop off. She is all parts excited. 
Back in June her preschool had a graduation ceremony. They received "Graduating to Kindergarten" diplomas & sang songs no one could understand. I then made her pose for what she must of thought was a million photos. It was great and I am so grateful that the school does this little tradition. I mean come on... tiny cap & gowns! Too cute!

Seriously! I can't handle it.

Her sweet gang. Friendship is beautiful. 

Monday, 7 September 2015

Christmas Card Class @ Treasured Memories

Christmas Cheer & Wishes

Monday, September 14
6:00pm - 8:30pm
(follow link for all the details)

I would love for you to come hang out with me for this adorable card class. I just want to hug that Jolly Santa! I also have kits to purchase & take home to create on your own. You can call the store at 780-414-1540.... and they ship.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Scrapbooked School Inspiration

As I watch my Instagram feed I am inspired by all the back to school photos, all the cute ideas that other moms are sharing and all the school product that we have at Treasured Memories, especially the Teacher's Pet collection. I dug out some pictures from Anna's first days of Play School and from her Play School graduation (I can't handle how cute those photos are) and created these two layouts. I then used the leftovers to make a couple cute cards.

Happy weekends friends. xo

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Chasing down the Sun

One of the things that I wrote down on our summer bucket list was sunsets, sunsets, sunsets. I just love how the sky turns so many shades of pink, orange and purple, it's kind of magical and I wanted to capture those little moments. Having these nights together where we were literally chasing the sun as it began to dip were wonderful. Some nights we sat on benches and watched, others we stood in wheat fields and snapped photo after photo. Anna even got in on the action and had her friends trying to watch the sunset from our backyards as they played into the evening. Some nights we went for a walk afterwards and other nights we found ourselves driving down gravel roads checking out the countryside. A couple nights as we drove we ended up missing the sun as the clouds took over and that was always a letdown but we were forced to go to Dairy Queen instead. ;)

These little trips are some of my favorite moments from the summer and hearing Anna talk about how beautiful the sky looks make me so very happy. I hope to continue this little tradition and see what we can chase down throughout the year. 

St. Albert
 St. Albert
 North of Edmonton, down a back road.
 North of Edmonton, down a dirt road, around a corner, down another dirt road beside a wheat field.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Family Story: a new class at Treasured Memories

This is a new style of mini book for me. First it's not vertical & second I have never done a book this size. The finished size is 6x12 and it is a gatefold finish. I have it close with magnets and the belt buckle acts as a handle. I wanted to do something new, something to get my creative juices flowing and move in a new direction. I am so happy with how it turned out and it also doesn't hurt that these papers from Simple Stories are gorgeous!

This book is perfect for family photos from now or those treasured heritage photos we collect from years gone by. I have only enough product for 11 kits whether they be in class or purchased to create at home. I am teaching this at Treasured Memories on Saturday, September 12 from 10am-1pm. You can see more photos and get all the details here