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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Someone Took Sean!

Mind you, in his place they gave me a man who looks JUST like him.  Identical in every way except a few small details.  Like this man, he cleans up after himself, he rinses the dishes!  He hasnt left dirty socks on my floor in DAYS!  You wont even believe this one, he has been making the bed!!! You see, I make the bed in the morning when I get up but then he comes over for a nap after work and messes it up on me.  He suggested I just dont make it IN CASE he shows up.  HA!  So I made the case that if I made it, he messes it, he fixes it.  Wow, I think he actually heard me. Today, he made the bed after I got up.  He COOKED me breakfast without any help or asking.  :o  To be quite honest, I am scared.  lol  


You know what else is scary?  My new Halloween kit that is now in the store over at NDISB!!!!  Ok, its not really scary.  Its pretty darn cute if  you ask me!  Also, I know how people want their kits to be versatile, I know I do, so I made this one with lots of elements and papers that can be used on any type of layout!

Check it out in the store here!



(All credits for this layout can be found with its original upload at DSAGuild.com)

AND I made a matching alpha which is just so adorable and cute! I love it.  :) You can see it in the store here!



Last week I also put a new product in the store which is perfect for all those smushy, loving layouts.  This romantic kit can be found in the store here!




At the Inspired by Art chat this week we discussed creating layouts using sketches.  Check out the thread here!  The sketch for the month of September is:


And my layout is the one I used with my Whimsical Halloween kit!


If you feel inspired, please go ahead and post a link to your layout! I would love to see it!!


Hmmmm what else have I been up too.  A few layouts perhaps???





That was just a sampling since the last time I blogged.  :)  All credits can be found with their original uploads at dsaguild.com

The next few days are going to be HECTIC for me so I wont be around much but I hope everyone has a FABULOUS SCRAPALICIOUS weekend!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mrs. MacDonald

She is the one.  She is the one teacher I had in my life that I can say that I will NEVER forget.  She left such a lasting impression on me.  She taught me two years, grade one and grade two.  I remember simple things from her class, reading with my friend Janice, drawing with crayons, changing the weather chart when it was my turn, the chalk holder she used to draw the lines on the board, sometimes she would use white chalk, sometimes yellow.  I remember the day she raised her voice at me for the first time.  I was not paying attention, I was too busy rubbing my check on my shoulder, amazed at how soft it was.  lol  Such an odd little moment but one that has always stuck with me.  She taught me more then how to read, write and tell time.  She taught me the value of patience and understanding.  She taught me that there is good in every child, that there is talent, that there is a star.  Stars, oh I remember the stars.  For each good deed, we received a star on our chart.  It could have been gold, blue, red, silver or green but it was a star that was earned and we were so proud of each and everyone of them.  She showed us our accomplished, taught us to be brave, told us how beautiful we were and what a fantastic impact we would have on this world.

Even today, when I see her I rush to say hello.  We chat about the good old days and our lives now.  She always says that those years were her favourite as well.  The school has since been torn down but the seven years I spent there were the best times a child could have asked for.  We talk about how we miss it and you can see her remembering the days.  I still call her Mrs. MacDonald.  For about ten years now she has asked me to call her by her first name, Diane.  I do, but then immediately follow it up by quickly saying Mrs. MacDonald under my breath.  She laughs every time.  I just cannot do it apparently.  I hold such great respect for her.  I pray that Connor will some day be able to look back at his school days and be able to say that he has had such a teacher.

Thank you for teaching me, thanking you for being there for me and thank you for all that you have done Mrs. MacDonald.