Thursday, April 28, 2011

No more school = More crafting time!

Since school is o-ver, I have more time in my crafty space. This means time to catch up on all the challenges I missed on the Two Scrapbook Friends forum. Check the forum out - there are lots of talented ladies there!

Anyhow, the April 13 card challenge to use pink. The card is based on a cardmaps sketch and here's my take:



The recipe: Light Heritage White cardstock from Colour Mates, patterned paper from Echo Park, bitter chocolate cardstock from Bazill, miscellaneous ribbon from my stash and buttons from Stampin' Up, Walnut Stain distress ink.

Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm back!

We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation in Cayo Guillermo, Cuba. Our vacation started out on a rocky note as on our bus ride to the resort, we hit a pig! It was a small boar and our poor bus driver was very distressed. But from there, things definitely improved. We spent every day on the beach, reading, sunning and swimming. It was heavenly! I finished 6 books, met some fabulous new people and drank lots of slushy drinks (and mojitos!).

Our spot - we sat here every day because there was a little shade


Posing for my hubby


Hanging out on Hemingway pier, watching the sun set. It was windy like this almost every day.


Remberto, the pizza guy. Remberto made us fresh pizzas almost every night and delievered them to our table. He didn`t speak much English and our Spanish was rusty, but that didn`t seem to matter. He was so much fun!


We also got a geography lesson while on holiday as we met a lovely couple - Morag and Chris - who live on the Channel Islands, specifically Guernsey, between the UK & France. Neither Jason or I had heard of the Channel Islands so it was interesting to chat with them.

We had such amazing weather - only 20 minutes of rain the entire trip. And while it was windy every day, it was still beautiful.

We will definitely head back to Cuba!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm done.

My degree that is! I just wrote my last exam tonight. My last exam. Seriously. I can't believe it! I enrolled in my first university course in September 2002. And now I am done. It doesn't matter that my 3 year degree took me nearly 10 years to complete, it's done! I am so excited! Convocation day is June 17, 2011.

Thursday I will be heading to Cuba to celebrate the completion of my degree. I plan to do a lot of swimming in the ocean and lounging on the beach, reading - I'm bringing 6 books - but no textbooks allowed!

When I return, I plan to be scrapbooking and cardmaking and in turn blogging more.

See you in a week!!