Monday, August 31, 2009

August 31st Photo - Back to Work & My Essentials

It was back to work for me today after a long summer vacation. I get to use my new funky Elle lunch bag my friend and assistant Cecilia from my old job bought for me as a parting gift. I love it! It'll be good to get back into some routines again. I had a fabulous summer holiday and look forward now to starting my new job.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

August 30th Photo - New Colouring Pencils

Michaels had a 45% off sale on Artist Colouring Mediums and I just had to pick up a new box of Prisma oil colouring pencils to play with :)

August 29th Photo - Amusement Park

We spent the entire day from 11:30 am to almost midnight at the PNE today. The kids really had a great time on the rides! My feet were killing me when we got home as I'm sure you can imagine!

Friday, August 28, 2009

August 28th Photo - Flower

I went out for lunch today with my friend Avril who I hadn't seen for a long time and as I was waiting at the bar for her to arrive, this little flower caught my eye. Simple but I liked the way the restaurant had put the little pebbles in the bottom of the vase. I thought it would make a great photo of the day.

August 27th Photo - Wrap Party

Here's the girls hard at work wrapping goodie bags for our 3rd Annual Scrap-a-versary Crop coming up in September. It's going to be a great time with a catered lunch, goodie bags and door prizes!

August 26th Photo - Another Bug Photo

Today's photo is of Emily catching a little moth on our window.

August 25th Photo - Daddy Longleg

These creepy little bugs have always given me the willies! Emily insisted I watched as she held one of it's long legs until it flew away leaving his little leg behind. Fortunately it didn't detach and she ended up letting go but she insists that if she held on to it, the leg would come off and continue to wiggle! Ick!! Where do kids learn these things???

August 24th Photo - Baby

Today we visited my friend Susan and Emily got to play with her adorable little girl for the afternoon. Isn't she a cutie?!

August 23rd Photo - Handicraft

I got this adorable little pin cushion from my boss last year. It's the perfect little spot to hold my hand made hat pins and looks great in my studio.

August 22nd Photo - Notes

This cute little Ideas note book was given to me as a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) by my scrappin buddy Hayley. I keep it beside my computer on my printer. I love it! Thanks girlfriend!

August 21st Photo - My How You've Grown!

Today's photo is of Emily's friend dressed up as a very very tall woman! lol These girls have so much fun filming movies together. They are so creative!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 18th Photo - Birthday Celebrations

My friend Izzy's birthday is coming up and so tonight a bunch of us got together to celebrate with her. Happy Birthday Izzy! Here's to a super fabulous year ahead for you in your new adventures with Pick of the Patch!

Monday, August 17, 2009

August 17th Photo - ABC Album Now Complete

I completed my ABCs of Granville Island album today. Here's the cover page. If you'd like to see more of the whole album you can check it out here. I'm really happy with how this turned out. We had a great day on our photo field trip and now I want to do another one!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 16th Photo - My Buddy Diane

This is my scrapbooking buddy Diane holding the issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine that she is published in. Diane is a truly talented artist and I'm so lucky to be able to call her my friend. Congratulations again Diane!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

August 15th Photo - 1000X the Size

These clear jelly like balls were once just a little bigger than a grain of salt if you can believe it! Emily picked them up today at the flea market and put them in a bowl of water and about 5 hours later they are the size of blueberries! I'm curious how big they will be tomorrow!

Friday, August 14, 2009

August 14th Photo

We had my folks over for dinner tonight and hubby made a delicious summer dinner with some fresh produce from the farmers market. Here's a photo of the beautiful heirloom tomato with buffalo mozzerella, fresh basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar salad. It was soooo yummy!

August 13th photo

Another trip to the market.

August 12th Photo - Feathered Friend

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 11th Photo - Fresh From the Farmers Market

Hubby bought some fresh garlic from the Farmers Market today. I've never seen them with the stems like this and thought it would make a cool photo.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 9th Photo - My Dream House

A few years ago, when hubby and I took a drive through Victoria, on Vancouver Island, we came across this house and I had to make him stop so I could take a picture of it. To me, this is my dream home. I just love everything about it! Today's photo is a photograph of a photograph. The colour isn't as pretty as the original unfortunately. The yellow, is a very soft yet rich yellow. Donna, you might have seen this home in your travels, if so, please let me know.

August 8th Photo - Breakfast

Friday, August 7, 2009

August 7th Photo - Tranquil

I'm regretting not going on this camping trip now. There really is nothing like sitting on the edge of a lake and listening to the waves lap at the shore. Here's one of Emily's photographs from her camping trip this week.