October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween Card

Recipe (all products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Everyday Flexible Phrases, Stampin' Around - Arachnophobia
Ink: Craft - Whisper White & Basic Black, Stampin' Around Ink Cartridge - Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Designer Series - Creepy Crawly
Accessories: Chipboard - On Board Garland Greetings, Spiral Punch, Copper Cord, Crystal Effects

October 24, 2007

Partying with Nelly Furtado!

Hannah & I had an amazing time in Las Vegas when her sister Charlotte took us out clubbing. Charlotte got us into JET Nightclub in the Mirage where we attended Nelly Furtado's VIP party. We were in awe as we danced with her & her entorage! Thank you so much Charlotte for a very memorable night!
We were just to the left of this photo in the VIP area

Hannah & I outside of JET Nightclub...the DJ was the best I have ever heard

Me at the Cirque du Soleil: LOVE show entranceCharlotte is a dancer/performer in the LOVE show at the Mirage She took us backstage...so cool even at 4:00am in the morning
Revolutions NightclubAfter that, Charlotte took us out for the most unbelievable sushi...yum yum.
Like I said, we had a wonderful night...getting back to our hotel around 5:30am!
Darrin & Hannah brought the kids back Cirque shirts...we just had to get a photo of the 4 of them... Scarlett, Ace, Carter & Lily

October 22, 2007

First Published Photo

Check out this link to my hometown's website where they have published a photo of Ace that I took! Very exciting!

October 19, 2007

5 Years Ago Today I...

said "I do".

We've been through a lot together! We've lived in 3 different places together. We've traveled to so many new and well-loved destinations. We've supported each other through so many changes, through school and work and life. Now we have a 2 wonderful children together. Life continues to change and we continue to grow and love.

And today, I would do it all over again. "I still do."

October 18, 2007

October Kit

Here are the three projects you can make this month in my October class/kit which uses Creepy Crawly paper from Stampin' Up! All papers are pre-cut so that all you have to do is assemble. Please contact me if you're interested in purchasing your own kit for $30.
This little haunted house looks so cute with a battery operated candle inside!

Criss cross card

Licorish (candy) holder

October 15, 2007

Ace Turns 3

Boy does time fly...Ace turned 3 in September and we celebrated with a TRAIN PARTY!
The party invitation
Cutest train cake
Happy Birthday to YOU!
Ace & Scarlett enjoying all his gifts
Party favors...homemade oatmeal monster cookies
We ended the party with a family photo of Cory's side of the family:
Autumn, Pam, Starr & Ace
Phil, Mark, Cory, Scarlett & Rose (Cory's Mom)

Mike & Tobi's Vegas Wedding

Our friends Tobi & Mike tied the knot in Vegas on September the 8th. We had the pleasure of attending their wedding and our first trip to Vegas while Gramma & Grampa Snider watched our kiddos...it was our first overnight away from them since before they were born (thanks Mom & Dad)!

More photos from the wedding...Groom's Parents: Mr & Mrs Avramovich
Bride's Parents: Mr & Mrs Ball
Us...we had a wonderful time!
Hannah & Darrin...the Best Man
The rings
The favors
The cutest note that Mike left for Tobi before the wedding...so sweet
Wedding plate made by Linda (mother-of-the-groom) which we all signed

After the wedding we all headed down to the Bellagio to watch the fountains

And did some gambling...

Then walked down the strip...I love this photo of Cory on the left in black and Mike on the right in white

Me & Hannah on the strip...and yes, we planned our outfits to match :)

For my DAD...

...also knows as 'Billy Big Bucks'!

October 08, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Card

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Recipe (all products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: True Friend, Season of Joy
Ink: Versamark, Really Rust & River Rock
Paper: Designer Series - Apple Cider, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, River Rock & Very Vanilla
Accessories: Marvy Scalloped Punch, Hodgepoge Hardware - Antique Brass, Wide Grosgrain Ribbon - Chocolate Chip, , Embossing Powder - Rust, Sponge, Notch Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

October 07, 2007

Criss Cross Card

Recipe (all products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Voila & Print Pattern
Ink: Classic & Craft - Basic Black
Stamp & Write Markers - Creamy Caramel & Ruby Red
Paper: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Whisper White & index card
Accessories: Round Tab punch & staples
Here for instructions on how to make this cute criss-cross card.
My sweet new friend Haley mentioned me on her BLOG...I feel so touched & wanted to share the entry with you! I love her creativity, we have similar interests (like shopping) & she's down-to-earth. And, I cannot wait to visit her amazing home that she keeps telling me about. She mentioned this great magazine, and it is amazing. You can pick up a copy at her store in Okotoks.

October 01, 2007

Hello October

I just love fall, and am happy to welcome October. With getting ready for this Thanksgiving, Jenny, Dee-Ann & I baked homemade pumpkin pies to take to our family gatherings this weekend. They are yummy!
Yield: 5 shells
3 cups flour
1 cup Tenderflake lard (refrigerated)
Combine the 2 above ingredients using a pastry cutter in a bowl till crumbly. Set aside.
1 egg (beaten)
1 tbsp vinegar
6 tbsp cold water
pinch of salt
Combine the above 4 ingredients in a separate bowl an stir. Add to the first mixture and work together with your hands. Roll out to 1/4" and place in pie plate, trim & decorate edges.
* We also cut out leaf shapes to place in the centre of the pies. Use a butter knife to make veins in your pastry leaves.
Yield: 1 pie
2 eggs
398 ml canned pumpkin puree
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup evaporated milk
Beat eggs lightly in medium bowl. Add pumpkin, sugar, spices & salt; stir until well combined (we used an electric mixer). Blend in milk. Pour filling in uncooked pie shell. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 30 - 35 minutes. Cool.
*Pies freeze well, just cover with tin foil and re-warm in oven when you're ready to serve.