(http://4 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TK5gvh7gzxI/AAAAAAAAANs/bXzi7fmxvlo/s1600/IMG_5394 NULL.JPG) (http://2 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TK5hHPd50aI/AAAAAAAAANw/Kgts8iVW8MM/s1600/IMG_5395 NULL.JPG) WOW my second post in one day. i am having my mother in law over for a few days (that is a good thing! she is a good mother in law) and so i need to clean up my crafty space and i thought i would up date you to what it looks like. i had shown previously the before and said i would post afters once it is finished. i have realized it will never be finished! so here are a few of what it looks like now

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(http://2 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TK5hyZzUYVI/AAAAAAAAAN4/2IHjcAWR5d8/s1600/IMG_5397 NULL.JPG) it is still very very messy and needs a lot of work and i have so many ideas but yet just as many projects on the go.  i believe once October is over i will have a bit more time to put down onto paper all my wonderful ideas. as much as i so enjoy doing layouts i have the urge to make or do projects. i have completed one project on canvas and am half done another which i want to hang as well and i simply can’t wait to do it. and if you notice leaning on the floor the pic of the womans face, well as said before i still have wonderful plans for that. and i have a brilliant idea for a canvas for my upcoming monumental moment of completing a marathon. And yet another project i want to attempt, a clock for my room. so many things i want to do and seems like no time to do them.

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so tonight for instance what have i done. as you may know i was originally only having my son for dinner so it would have been three then i had the brilliant idea to invite my family so now we are at 10. well there is a bit more planning to 10 than 3. Turkey is ordered and ham is bought. tonight i made a batch of cranberries and i have also made a batch of Lady Ashburn pickles. BUT it can’t all be about the weekend.. a girl needs chocolate sometimes right. So tonight amongst everything else i proceeded to make a chocolate banana snacking cake only to realize i didn’t have cocoa but do you know what i did have…  i truly am a Starbucks girl don’tcha think!

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on that note folks it is time for me to sign out for the evening. and i am going to leave you with one thought and one pic…. meant to let you know why it is important to be careful if you are sitting on a ball with a pair of scissors

so til next time


so exciting!!!

Well people’s I have not yet come down from my high of meeting THE Tim Holtz!!! I am flying high up on the white spun sugar clouds!!!

i have decided to make yet another leap in my lovely little life but can’t quite share with you until well, until i am all set to go!

For now i am down to 10 more sleeps until my MARATHON!!!! I am quite excited over this. Can you imagine.. i couldn’t.. it has been a LONG busy few months with the training it takes. Mind you I am not fast but i will finish and the sweeper bike will be there with me i am sure!!

Tonight i am putting together my inspiration challenge for APOS! (http://apileofscrap NULL.1forum NULL.biz/forum NULL.htm) which is due on Sunday. you should hop on over there and check out some of the challenges the lovely inspiration team has put together.  Also tonight i need to get my butt in gear and get the house cleaned and the groceries bought to prepare my Thanksgiving Dinner we are hosting this year for the first time!!!!

until later ladies (and gents!)


Tim Holtz

We have had yet another wonderful weekend!

(http://4 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TKohA45vXpI/AAAAAAAAANA/ECY19d-HFxM/s1600/IMG_5307 NULL.JPG)We had driven to Moncton on Saturday afternoon to do the Run for the Cure on Sunday there. i enjoy taking part in such events as it makes me realize just how unimportant the every day niggly things are. I am healthy and happy and that is truly all that should matter in life. My world is good and i am always conscience of that fact. Life is too short to not enjoy.

(http://4 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TKof8bS2RPI/AAAAAAAAAM4/PbylkuUVQQc/s1600/IMG_5309 NULL.JPG) (http://3 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TKoiObh0YaI/AAAAAAAAANE/z3UtsCEffwc/s1600/IMG_5312 NULL.JPG) Speaking of enjoying life… what an unbelievable morning i have had. i got to met THE Tim Holtz. . my morning started out with very little sleep.. i am the type of person that doesn’t show excitement because i can’t stand the disappointment that comes if what i really really want doesn’t happen.  I had decided that i would head to the dock around 10ish cause really who is going to get off the boat at 7:00 in the morning to do what? This is me leaving the room and this is the view i seen from the elevator area!!

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(http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TKoj9yxcUFI/AAAAAAAAANI/FvyNXHheau0/s1600/IMG_5319 NULL.JPG) Well SuzyQ had me up and out and on my bench just before 8:00…no breakfast no coffee no nothing. You see she has a bit of experience herself on stalking so she set me straight.. so there on the bench i waited and waited and waited. She left me there while she went back to Starbucks for a morning americano for me.  There were a lot of people coming and going and i could pretty much tell who the scrappers were and who weren’t. i had casually mentioned to one of the cruise ship ladies that i would be there all day as i was waiting to get a pic of Tim Holtz… can you believe she didn’t know who Tim Holtz was.. like HELLOOOOO!!!!  There were however a couple of ladies who were so kind to stop and show me pics of some of the things they were doing with Tim and as always.. amazing stuff. And take a look at this woman’s sweater..oh how i want one of these!!

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so we are sitting and waiting and suzanne says what are you going to do about using the bathroom. you can’t sit here all day. i am figuring yes i can if i have to.. after all it is Tim Holtz i am waiting for and oh my goodness… but look at this!!

i truly wish i could describe exactly how it was to see him coming down the street towards me. i was so VERY excited. it is truly one of the most pleasant ‘strangers’ i have ever met.
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(http://2 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TKom0GtyBAI/AAAAAAAAANU/T98s9gulLRs/s1600/IMG_5339 NULL.JPG)i called out to him and .. well i can’t even really tell you what i said to the poor man. he must think me some crazed lunatic really!!  i wish i could have video taped it so i can play it over again but then wait a minute maybe not!

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 i gushed i am sure for a bit and then asked if he would mind signing my book for me and he said oh but of course. he asked my name and i told him and he said now is that spelled diana .,.. i can’t believe he just knew how to spell it.  i have a signed copy of his book A Compendium of Curiosities!!!  OH MY FREAKIN FREAK!!!

I really truly didn’t want to intrude too much on he and his teams time but the pictures kept being snapped by not only suzyq but mario as well.  Mario is just as cute in person as his profile shows. A really great smile has he.  i was so tickled that he agree to have his pic taken with me as well. And i felt bad after they left i should have asked for a group shot but really i am lucky to get pics of the two guys.  i should be too greedy. 

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TIM HOLTZ thank you very much for allowing me to take some pics of you today. i am looking forward to HOPEFULLY the cruise in the fall… 
PS.. please have those wonderful sweaters again!!!


October Inspiration Team Reveal!!

Well today was the first of my reveals at APOS! (http://apileofscrap NULL.1forum NULL.biz/index NULL.htm)

Each of the inspiration team were given the same few items, a 5 page chipboard flower shaped album, Blackriver Designs papers and rubons, a beautiful tree from Ezee Pzee (http://www NULL.engravit NULL.net/ezeepzeeembellishments NULL.htm) a couple of crochet flowers, some floss and a 12 inch piece of ribbon. We were given the freedom to create what ever we wanted as long as we used a bit of everything in the package. We were also instructed that we could add to or alter as we saw fit. These are a few pics of what i came up with. To see the rest of pics as well as the remaining Inspiration Team’s creations jump on over to here inspiration team gallery (http://apileofscrap NULL.1forum NULL.biz/gallery/INSPIRATION-TEAM-REVEAL/INSPIRATION-TEAM-REVEAL-cat_c30 NULL.htm)

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or if you have a few minutes we would love for you to hop over to their blogs listed on the left!

until next time


new product

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well i am glad to see you have come to visit again because i have some wonderful news to share. you see over at A PILE OF SCRAP! (http://apileofscrap NULL.ca/) Alissa posted a new contest using a new to the market product.. EZEE PZEE  http://www.engravit.net (http://www NULL.engravit NULL.net/) . WHAT A WONDERFUL PRODUCT.  I have had a couple of opportunities to play with it and this is the second set that i have created something with (the first i will reveal this weekend!). it is so easy to play with… it can be painted, inked, glossy accented, glimmermisted, and heck even using a sharpie on it works! run ladies (but first put down your scissors) to APOS to see what is in store now before it is all gone!


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