Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Sorry my post is a little late but I had an awesome weekend visiting an old friend from college in Cranbrook BC this weekend. It was really nice for acouple of reasons.

1) I haven't seen Ashlee in over a year and a half so it was really exciting to be able to make a long weekend for myself and go hang out with her for a few days. While I was visiting we went around town taking pictures of random things (Maybe a future post ;), visited with her family, went to a stand up comedy act, watched the Junos, and I got to watch a rehersal for a one act play shes going to be in. It was really interesting to see that side of the play, and I might be biased but Ashlee was definatly the best one in the play (along with this really funny really old guy, he rocked :)

2) I absolutely LOVE the mountains and the trip between Edmonton and Cranbrook takes me through one of my favorite stretches of road. The entrance to Radium Hot Springs where they had to blow a path through the mountain, when I drive through that I'm always amazed to be there and be literally surrounded by the mountain. Its amazing. I pulled over acouple times to take pictures on my phone as I went (and got pulled over once too, stupid BC police)

3) It gave me the chance to finish my most recent sock monkey (which was subposed to be her christmas present, just a little late :) Ashlee's nick name in college was 'Rex' so I made her a dinosaur sock monkey with short arms (they don't actually look very short but they're 1/2 the size they should be)

I do have to say I'm happy to be home though too, I probably spent about as much time looking at pictures of Scarlett while I was gone as I would have looking at her if I had been home. I'm such a sucker for that kid, it was nice to be able to show pictures of her off too though :D Well till next post

Later Days

Monday, March 21, 2011

My New Goal

So I mentioned last week that me and Chantel now have these 'Play Dates' on monday where we get to just hang out and craft with each other. Well I decided to work on a general crafting skill during our play time, and what I decided on was Grafiti. So first thing this morning (After a stop at starbucks of course ;) Me and Chantel headed to Michaels for some new art supplies for me...
It actually turned out pretty well, they had a sale on their 'Faber-Castell' art sets where if you buy one you get a second one for a penny, definatly took advantage of that. So anyways when I was looking into the idea of learing Grafiti last week I read that the best place to start was to playing around with basic bubble alphas and alter them in any way you like...

While I was playing around with some different ideas I decided to try to make a paperclip alpha (since doing this I've googled it and think my version is way better then anything I've seen there :)

Personally I think it turned out pretty well, it helped that Chan had a paperclip I could play with while doing this so I could actually see if my ideas would work (and how they would work). If anyone comes up with any better options for the 'k' or 'x' (or really any other letter) please let me know because those two were killer hard to come up with.

Anyways, till next week.
Later Days :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Extra, Extra, Read all About it!!!

Exciting news, me and chantel now officially get mondays off from work. Don't take that the wrong way, we LOVE our job but its also nice now to have a day were we can go out when other stores are open and shop, just hang out or do whatever it is we want. So in our 1st official play day off we went to the southgate food court for some of the most amazing potatoes ever from Koryo and to people watch

After that Scarlett went to visit Grandma B at work and we're finishing up with blog posts and crafting. Yes you heard me right, me and Chantel are now 'officially' posting on our blogs every monday at some point. Lisa has even bet us ($10 or a date) that we can't keep it up for a month... we'll see what happens :)
Today has been a pretty perfect end to our weekend adventures as well. We had the Memories Wholesale event this weekend and got to learn and visit with some every inspiring people. Here's a picture of a paper flower the talented Little Yellow Bicycle instructor Lori created and a picture with some of the teachers that came in for the event and then came by to check out our store when it was finished.

On that note I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoy the rest of your week :)