Friday, July 16, 2010

Martha Stewart Cricut Carts & a giveaway from MPS!

Hey Everyone (& especially crafters!)

  Martha Stewart has a line of Cricut carts coming out especially for the Cricut Cake, but can also be used for other projects with the Cricut expressions, Create and Baby Bug as well! I am super excited because they look AWESOME. Robyn over at My Pink Stamper is giving away 3 carts!!! She making it even better by giving 1 cart to 3 different people, so that means you have 3x the chance to win!! WAHOOO! My favourite is definitely the "all occasions" I just LOVE the butterflies on the cake!! So check out Robyn's post here ----> })i({ <----- (like the Butterfly?!? hehe) 

                                            (I LOVE this picture because I LOVE this cake!!)

Blog Candy at Scrappin Great Deals!

  For all you crafters out there, Scrappin Great Deals (one of my FAVE stores) has blog candy up for grabs on their blog right now!!! Click here---->  *   <------  to go to the post! The prize is Pull-Ez Ribbon Purse, great for scrap ribbon or even rolls.

Here is what is written on the post: by Andrea;

"I just bought 2 of these at SGD for myself and Sheila now wants to give one away to you! Leave a comment below to win! If you have a blog and wouldn't mind spreading the word that would be appreciated. This candy will be up until July 25th at 9pm. Don't forget you have to check back in and contact us if you are the winner!

Good luck to all! Andi "

So get clicking and make your way to their blog!! Good luck to everyone!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Jon's work trip to Aklavic (aka the far far North)

Hi Everyone!

 So I'm back, FINALLY! I went through a bit of a 'rough patch' there for a while, turns out I had Novovirus!! It a pretty nasty virus, and I don't ever, ever (did I mention EVER) want to go through that again! When I was at the hospital, there were 14 other people admitted for it, and it practically shut down the children's hospital in Calgary! I hope that this finds YOU and your loved ones in much better health!
  So Jon just got back from his work trip in Aklavic, North West Territories and I wanted to share a few of his pictures (as my life has not been at all exciting lately)
The mosquitoes were 'kinda bad' 

The plane

Up close and personal with the pilot


so flat!

 I think it is awesome that he got to experience all of this! I've lived in Canada all my life and have never had the chance to venture this far North! The community only has about 600 people, food and necessities must be flown in, barged in, or taken over the ice roads in the winter. Residents do a lot of hunting for moose, caribous and bears. Food is expensive there; a big bag of chips and a can of pop can run you $6-$7, so they are definitely considered 'treats'!!! Jon didn't get to spend much time in the community as he worked long hours, but from what he did experience, and tell me, its definitely much, much different then living in a big city, town or even community  (and I grew up in a town of maybe 300, but had access to a big city less than an hour away!!) Anyways, glad I could share a little with you as I love to share travel stories and pictures (as you may have noticed from my USA trip! hehe) On July 25th, we are headed to Newfoundland, so of course you all are coming along too! (well though my blog anyways!!) I am excited to show you guys where I grew up, or at least the surrounding towns! Well I'm off for now, I have some exciting news to share later, but for now I'll keep you in suspense!! Lets just say my awesome friend Patsy is going to be doing something amazing that I will soon get to share with all of you, so stay tuned for that!! I'm 'bursting at the seams!" hehe :D

Hope all is well with everyone!

Much Love! xo

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Badlands, South Dakota

   Here is a quick video of the Badlands National Park that my Sister and I visited. It was super windy that day, so it was hard to keep the camera straight. It is BEAUTIFUL here, and I really enjoyed seeing this! Enjoy!

*If you can not see the video very well, or if the screen seems too small, double click on the video and it will bring you to the Youtube page :)

Serpent Safari

    One of my Sister's and I stumbled upon this 'safari' while shopping at the Gurnee Mills Mall in Illinois. It was actually very cool to see, and we learned a lot. Our 'tour guide' was fabulous and REALLY knew her stuff! If you are not into snakes, crocs and other cold blooded creatures, then this is not the video for you! haha If you don't mind, then watch, you may just learn a thing or two! I had about 40+ mins of video, but due to YouTube rules, had to cut it down to less than 10 mins! So there is a lot missing, and a few displays had to be cut out because of the time. I tried to keep as much as I could, and make it all come together and make sense! If you are ever in the Gurnee, Illinois area you should check this place out, its very low key and lots of fun!

*if the video appears to be too small on my site, just double click it and it will bring you to Youtube and you can watch it in full screen! :)

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