Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Layout Love Tuesday

Sorry about the photo quality, this was my third attempt and I finally said- good enough. This photo is of my Mom & Anna from Mother's Day this year, it's rare to get a really great photo of these two & I love this one so much.

Product: pattern paper & paper embellishments: Kaiser Craft's Blu Belle collection, alphas: American Crafts

I cut out "simply adore you" with my Silhouette and then put it back into the negative space once I removed all the extra bits. I then added a coloured paper to the background to make it pop.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Around Here

Date with Cory at Beer Revolution.Soft pretzels, peachy fuzz beers & sunshine. Wonderful.

Our fur babies, Hannah & Salem turned 14 this month. 
We bought them treats & toys to celebrate 14 years of cuddles, laughs & messes.

Anna and the neighbour girls have all met and are the best of friends. Her week was full of playing, playing & more playing. I barely saw her- it was incredibly strange. It was pretty great to hear them chat, pretend and tell stories. I definitely can do without the screaming from 4 little girls though! 

Working outside to keep an eye on the girls. Enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

Anna tried out a slip n' slide for the first time and it was a HUGE hit!

Practising yoga and loving this studio. Beautiful & peaceful.

Discovered why my celery may not be growing and checking daily on the progress of all our plants.

Got a surprise acupuncture treatment at work on Friday. I have tendinitis in both arms and this week I had a lot of pain in my right arm, I could hardly do anything with that hand so this was so wonderful. 

We went to my cousins wedding on Saturday and it was at my Grandparent's farm (my dad's side). This is the house that my Baba and Gido lived in with my Grandpa Wolansky. It was built in the early 1900's. 

Found some surprise pictures on my phone that made my heart happy.

Thank you Cory for capturing this. Happy heart.

We left teh brunch reception to drive to the next town to visit my Grandma Hocko (my mom's mom). She and Anna found an old bag of plastic animals and they spent a lot of time talking and organizing. 
More happy heart.

Life Lessons From Baba while driving her home. "Finders keepers, losers weepers."

Catching the most amazing sunset on the way home. 
The picture doesn't do that many shades of pink and purple justice.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Handmade Greetings

This is one of the 6 card's from my August card class at Treasured Memories, you can see all the details here. I can't get enough of gold and feathers lately and this frame- so fabulous! Come join me for this class or purchase a kit to take home.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Layout Love Tuesday

Our vacation last summer was to Osoyoos, British Columbia. Wine vineyard heaven. The weather was amazing, the views were amazing, the tours were amazing, it was amazing. This is one of my favourite pictures from then, it wakes up the memory of sitting on this amazing patio, overlooking the vineyard, the lake and the mountains, sun on face, drinking an ice cold, delicious white wine. Sigh. Osoyoos, I miss you.

Product: pattern paper, paper embellishments: Kaiser Craft, gold label stickers: Crate Paper & My Mind's Eye, cork hearts: My Mind's Eye, gold alphas: American Crafts, vellum: unknown

Monday, 21 July 2014

August Card Class

This is my new card class for August and I am loving these colours and all the feathers I packed into it! This class will be held on Monday, August 25, to get all the details see this post. Class kits to take home and work on at your own pace will also be available for purchase.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Handmade Greetings

It has been a few weeks since I have shared a card here and I chose to share this one from the set I created for my class on July 28 at Treasured Memories. I love all the wood grain and the simplicity of the design. There are 6 cards total and they available in either the class on Monday night or in class kit form. To get all the details you can read this post. To sign up for either a class kit or class spot you can call Treasured Memories at 780-414-1540 or email me at nadinekaren(at)ymail(dot)com

Thursday, 17 July 2014


- Time: 8:41am
- Drinking Starbucks Blonde Roast  (True North)
- working on a work schedule / block schedule: designating certain days for certain tasks instead of my current mish mash
- feeling beat down by the work - life balance (there is no such thing is there?)
- trying to understand and not get frustrated that my 3 year old doesn't care if I have deadlines 
- making lists, lots of lists
- excited to eat a blueberry bagel with strawberry cream cheese
- sketching out cards for my August demo
- writing down notes as they pop into my head for my Christmas classes
- dreaming of floating in Lake Annette again
- enjoying some quiet and calm before Anna wakes up, she is really sleeping in today
- wishing we had a babysitter and that I wasn't terrified of leaving her with someone other than the usual volunteers
- dreaming about how nice it would be to have a nanny two days a week
- remember to call Mom & Dad and wish them a Happy Anniversary
- thinking about having a painting party next month for Anna's little friends
- happy that the air blowing in is cool and loving the thunder in the distance
- wondering where the week went
- making a blog post schedule
- wanting to bake
- wanting to get back into my Project Life
- super glad I discovered Podcasts
- scheduling play dates
- battling the comparing game dialogue- "She can make it work and makes it look easy, why can't I?"
- Crazy excited to work this weekend at the Bollywood themed crop at Treasured Memories
-  Surprisingly not feeling overwhelmed... today ;)
- Time: 8:45am (ha ha ha, just kidding but this list pretty much sums up my jumbled thoughts these days)