Saturday, May 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The girls left Thursday night. Burt competed Friday (as well as the Youth Elite Team), Shanna competed on Saturday (as well as the Senior Co-Ed team who took 1st place - way to go Reign!)
Saturday afternoon Burt and her friends went off to Hollywood to shop. Sunday both girls joined a bunch of other girls and took a stretch Hummer limo to Santa Monica to go to the beach and do more shopping.
I made an important discovery upon their return - apparently neither of them are related to me by blood. They had the opportunity to go to Disneyland and neither went..... WHAT??????
New Cards Again
Well we had a very productive day yesterday. We knocked off five new designs - not bad for a day's work. Of course, this is because I didn't allow Jill into the beer while we were working! LOL She made up for it when we went for dinner afterwards.
This really cute little guy uses lots of fun techniques. We ran the background through the Cuttlebug to emboss it, we used our Copics to colour/shade in the pic and then we airbrushed the background.
One of my all time favorite cards that we have done. This one was done a while ago but has never got posted. The text says "Happy birthday Little Lady". Again we have used the Copics for colouring/shading and the Copic Airbrush System for the background.
I have a daughter graduating this year, so I figured I should do up at least one Grad card. I was really pleased how this one turned out. It is very classy. I printed the words on vellum and then used eyelets to attach it to cardstock that I inked the edges on. This picture really does not do this card justice!
The next two are also cards that were done a while ago. Jill's youngest daughter loves dinosaurs and we did up these two cards for invitations. We wanted to use the dinosaur images but also keep it a little bit girly for a three year olds party.
I know I say a lot of cards are my "favorite" but I think this one just might "be the one". It's a baby girl card and it's so girly and fun. The saying under the stamp is "Does this diaper make my butt look big?" It's just so cheeky and cute!
Here's another Baby Girl card that I did up really quickly for my daughter's teacher. I used the Sookwang tape and Glitter Ritz on it although I still haven't been thrilled with any of the results I have had using this stuff.
This was meant as a Baby Boy card and it's really cute - I'm just not sure I like that particular stamp with the card itself.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
This is a picture from their team from last year (the one I owned) but I don't have another pictures of them in their new VAS uniforms so..... (to see them in their VAS uniforms, scroll down) Last weekend they competed at Sea To Sky International Cheer Championships and both of their teams took first place - thereby winning National Championships... I was so excited for them - they were just bursting. This was the third year that they competing at this event and have wanted those Championship sweaters sooooooooo bad! I haven't been able to get them out of them all weekk to wash them! Seven of VAS's teams won National titles at this competition. It's just the most awesome program out there! I'm very happy that my girls are members of this club!
They leave for All Level Worlds in LA a week today and are busy getting prepared for that trip. There are, I believe, 15 competitions taking place simutaneously in 15 different cities across the US next weekend, so the teams won't know their final standings for a few weeks. Video of each team will be gathered and then the final judging will be done at a central location for a World's winner in each age category and skill level. (My girls compete Junior Level 2 (Burt) and Senior Level 3 (Shanna) Burt is also an alternative for the Junior Level 5 team.
Yes, I'm a bit of a computer geek - that is two computers in my office. The one on the table is actually my girls computer. Mine is the one in the background with the HUGE screen..... I told Marc when we got married, "you never have to buy me jewelry again - just keep me up with all the new technology and I'll be happy!"
I love this little fishy card and so far, everyone else who has seen it, loves it too. I used my Copics to colour it, but it's really too small to do much shading.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This is an accordian album that I put together quite a while ago. It is a very simple project that took me under an hour but turned out really cute. I used the Disney Block Princess paper for the images and added glitter.
Any little girl who loves the Princesses will love this album.
I no longer have favorites - I just like everything Disney. I think it's time to book another trip..... :-)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KYLE!
Well my first born is now 20 as of yesterday. This makes me feel very old.
In this picture is Burt, Kyle, Josh (one of Kyle's best friends) and Shanna last night at dinner.
Next year he says he will be in Vegas at this time - what a disaster that will be!
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. Marc and I are out for dinner with Jill and Jeff tonight which is always good for a laugh.
Monday, February 2, 2009
These are my daughters, Brittany (who I almost always call Burt) and Shanna. Both girls are competitive cheerleaders on Elite teams with the Vancouver All Stars - which is one of the best all star programs in Canada. The girls started cheering five years ago - Shanna with her high school junior team and Burt on a rec all star team. They have come a long way and have both become pretty good tumblers with roundoff back handsprings back tucks to their credit. Both girls are capable in all positions, be it base, third, front or flyer, although Shanna has gotten too big to be a flyer and Burt is a little too tall. Their cheerleading has given them the opportunity to do a lot of traveling. They have competed at Knotts Berry Farm in California, in Orlando, Florida and this year they go to All Level Worlds in Los Angeles. Both girls have also done a lot of coaching - and Shanna is certified as a Level 3 tumbling, tosses and stunting coach and is just finishing her Canadian Coaches Level 1 course. Of the two of them, Brittany loves coaching way more than Shanna but is too young to do the credentialling. They are not coaching at all this year with their move to the Vancouver club.
Mom has become a big competitive cheerleading fan as well and with my love of scrapping - put together a book for the girls memories. This is it....
Cheering is much different than what most people think. My girls wouldn't have a clue if you put them out on a field to cheer on a team. They learn and practice a 2 1/2 minute routine which is made up of dance, tumbling, stunting and jumps and compete with this routine for an entire year. A cheer squad can be as small as 5 girls or as large as 36. My girls are on all girl squads but there is a senior Co-ed team at their club.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
This is my favorite card so far. This is our "I love you more than....." card. I used these stamps for an anniversary card for my husband, Marc. I substituted the ice cream for a cameo of Mickey Mouse as everyone knows how much I love Mickey and all things Disney.