LOAD day one at APOS

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Once again I am participating in a Lay Out A Day (LOAD) challenge through my LLS  www.apileofscrap.ca (http://www NULL.apileofscrap NULL.ca/) .

Today’s instruction was to post a pic that made you giggle. i am not sure that i actually giggle but definitely laugh at my hair and glasses. but really how could i not scrap a pic of john and I. 

I love LOAD as it forces me to use up my scrap pieces of paper as well as i like to use it to scrap pics of my monkey from the past. Guaranteed 14 wonderful topic layouts!!! so here is today’s using basic grey scraps. i used scraps of Basic Grey paper as well as used some glossy accents to highlight the title and stars that i punched out using my Expression.  HAPPY SCRAPPING!!!

new layouts

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So i was able to move my scrappy stuff all into my new craft room (pics to follow as soon as i have it finished). i am so pleased with the layouts i managed to do this weekend. Here are three and i will post the 4th soon as it is part of the inspiration for the girls over at APOS.

this first is a layout of our trip this summer to Greenwich, PEI. it was a fantastic day and this is the first of many layouts if am sure from that day. i used the Tim Holtz paper and the papers are made out of grunge paper which i used in my sizzix. i was so thrilled it worked!! i coloured them with distress inks and glue dotted them on. the letters are one of the first titles i cut out of my new Expressions Cricut which arrived on Thursday. it is blue and very very beautiful. We also got the ‘Your Story’ but have yet to even open up the instruction booklet to see what we need to do to use that.
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 this second layout here is the run we did in Saint John in July this year. it is the first of three years we have committed to. it was a ‘fun run’ through green space in Saint John, NB. It has a bad reputation, Saint John that is, for being smelly and dirty but i have to tell you this was a very scenic wonderful run. So the bib is the actual bib from that day. one is suppose to plant it when the run is done but i always keep my bibs. this one happened to rip and become tattered during this run as it misted for the most of it. Once again, tim Holtz papers.

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 And the final layout posting today is a pic of my brother in law, Harrison, he is not quite two. we were over visiting in July and i was able to take a few, okay about 250 photos of him that day and have found it really hard to pic only a few to scrap. i chose this one as it is totally adorable of him. So techniques i used in this one would be the Heidi Swapp ghost letters. i turned them over and painted them with three different paint colours, glimmer misted the white flower and of course, on every layout i do, i used distress ink to mess it up a little tiny bit!

that is it for me tonight. i do hope to hear from you all soon but in the meantime, HAPPY SCRAPPING!!!

Marathon training

Well as any of you know me you know i have been training to do a full marathon in October. Now i have completed many a half marathons and have slowly improved, i have done two halfs and a fun run so far this year.
well today my training had me run my furthest distance yet.. 32 km.. i have to say mentally i was totally prepared and did okay with it but physically it was very very challenging. so now i am left with the question of do i really want to do this marathon. will i be ready to do it in a little over a month. i am so disappointed right now that my body is so tired.  I will have to think long and hard over the next couple of weeks.

first day in my new scrappy room

and it has been fantastic. i managed to get my challenge done for the girls which will be posted on Monday plus two other special layouts. i will take pictures prolly tomorrow and add them to my gallery.

so i really need to get off to bed soon.. time to put the scrappy stuff away. i am up and out tomorrow morning to do one of my longest training runs yet.. 32 km!!!!! Oh my soul i have to wonder why and then in the next breath i know because i can and then i say but how are you going to do 32km.. and then I say to myself :Self you simply put one foot in front of the other!!!

It is offical!!!!!!

The announcement is out and now i can tell EVERYONE that i am a member of the  A PILE OF SCRAP!   inspiration team!!!! i am so freakin excited. i hope everyone enjoys the next six months as much as i know i will.

tonight i have spent the evening in my new scrappy room preparing for my first inspiration challenge out to the group. I can’t wait til Monday to reveal it!!! i sure hope i don’t disappoint!  you should really check out the talented ladies of the team. you can find the links to their blogs on the left!!!

Happy scrapping everyone!

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