Friday, September 18, 2015

Wrapping Up the Summer Photo Challenge Mini Album or Not

I thought that I had finally finished putting together my teeny tiny 4x4 album with my photos from Rinda's Summer Scavenger Hunt.

As mentioned previously, I found all of the photos with the exception of finding three flags on one flag pole.  I figured that maybe in Canada we have so much space that we have the liberty of using three separate poles to fly three flags.

This is how I recorded not being able to find this photo.  Just like in our old yearbooks when a student was absent on picture day.

Then the other night while coming home from Edmonton on a route that we travel often, you'll never guess what I spotted blowing in the wind... a pole with three flags.  It was off in the distance in an industrial area.  We left the main road to get close to the flags.

Now I'm not sure if my finished mini album needs an appendix!  This isn't the first time I have had this thought regarding my album.  Here's the photo that I found for the "turtle" prompt.  It's a lawn ornament in my neighbourhood.

I was quite happy with it.  It had been documented in my album which was still a work in progress at the time.  But let me backtrack for a moment.  On a Sunday afternoon last February at our local Starbucks we came upon a fellow walking his turtle through Chapters.  It was the strangest thing to see since this was a really big turtle.  Who let him in the mall and how did this guy get this creature from the car and into the store in the wintertime no less?  The owner was quite evasive.  All we learned about this turtle was that he was 14 years old.  This summer when we saw the turtle prompt on the scavenger hunt, Rob and I said that it would be so great if we ran into that guy with his turtle again.  Well, we did!  It was on a Saturday afternoon in late August.  We were on the West end of Edmonton of all places.  Here came this beautiful creature again, headed towards another Chapters.  I just love his ruffle!

This time we got out of his owner that the turtle's name is Franklin.  He also told me that his turtle is the most attractive turtle in the world.  I'll give him that.  After all, my heart tells me that Lady is one of the most attractive dogs on the planet when clearly I know that she is not.  ;)  Plus... Franklin has that ruffle!

So I guess my finished album needs a few more pages.  These photos along with the story are too good to be forgotten.  I love the fun that the summer photo challenge provides us with.

Here are a few photos of my favourite pages in my unfinished album.  I have to give inspirational credit to the very talented Kim Jeffress.  I was totally inspired by a tiny album that she created for the Heidi Swapp blog.  I love her ideas that make albums so interactive!  I encourage you to check out her blog here.

This hello piece was cut out of an acetate sheet from Crate.

I cut up a 4x4 card to fit into the 2x2 pockets.

Project Life cards work great in these 4x4 albums.

I used The Fuse to create this long confetti pocket.

The bottom section of this card was made using my Cuttlebug. 

This was attached with The Fuse.  Such an amazing tool!

I cut off 2 of the 2x2 squares to add a smaller page in the album.

The perfect sentiment for a scavenger hunt!

I'll be back soon with another 4x4 album to share.  I have actually been doing crafty things but just not quite getting them on the blog.  Bad blogger!  ;)


Friday, September 4, 2015


I have been a bad blogger.  I feel like I have been busy, although I'm not sure how much I've actually been getting accomplished.  Sometimes life is like this, I guess.

Rob and I have been hanging out on the sofa watching Netflix.  We've been spending time in Schitt's Creek.

If you haven't watched this show yet, I highly recommend it.  It is hilarious!

I've been doing some shopping.  All the new Heidi Swapp goodies came to Michael's.  Not the one near my house, so there have been a few trips into the city to seek it out.  I love it all but the turquoise/teal stuff is totally amazing.

There has been some clothes shopping too.  Rob and I have a wedding to go to this weekend.  I hate shopping for dress clothes... with a passion.  Thankfully, Diane loves it and drags me to the store and basically picks something out for me to buy.  How did I dress myself before I had this girl?

Thomas started Kindergarten this week!  It seems like he was just a baby yesterday.  How did he grow up so fast?

Soon Rob and I will be off to Montreal for a visit and I am excited to hear his views on this new adventure.

Wedding plans for Diane have been starting up again.  This week Diane's dress came in and we got to go and see it.  Here's me and Diane's soon to be Mother-in Law, Merle.

This is the girlie side of the bridal party, Candice, Chantal and Lisa.

No photos of Diane because she is in her dress in every one of them and that is top secret for now.

Today Diane and I took a quick trip to Michael's to look at more wedding decor ideas.  Next it was home to give the Cricut a workout and make table numbers.

Diane hates crafting.

But she sometimes pretends that she is having a super fun time.  ;)

I'm hoping to get some scrapping in soon.  The new September kit from my LSS is sitting on my desk calling my name.

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