Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blog Hop Continues-"BERRY" Sweet Maggie!!

Welcome to our second Humble Pie Stamps blog hop!! We are so excited to introduce the new “SWEETIE PIE” line, and the Humble Pie Design Team to you!!

My blog is the LAST blog (of 5) . Each designer is offering blog candy, so that gives you SIX chances to win! If you participated last week, you will get to double your chances to win!

Here are all the designers participating in this week's blog hop (blop!). It isn’t absolutely necessary to do the blop in this order, but it is important that you visit every blog, and leave a comment on every blog, in order to be eligible to win a prize.
Kim -
Amy -
Krista -
Melanie -
Phebe -

Today, as part of our second Blog Hop, I am offering up another chance to win the Chrysanthimum Fairy stamp, plus some goodies, and I am offering a second goodie envie – which includes some printed (not yet released) images from the new Humble Pie, Sweetie Pie line.

I didn't get to play with Hugful Dusty (I ran out of ink yes on Sunday)
So, I used my "Berry" Sweet Maggie today!

Heather Hambleton is the illustrator for all of the Sweetie Pie line images. She is brand new to the stamp designing world, but is sure to be famous very soon! We we are so happy to have her as part of our team!

This stamp, as well as 4 others will be available for purchase only at the Town Scrapper! We are taking pre-orders now, so if you want to be sure to get your stamp, give ME a call, (519*882*0623) or send ME an email...(

I printed "Berry"Sweet Maggie on Neenah Cardstock that i will be carrying However i got this Paper from Scribbles & Scraps.
I prefer watercoloring but i used my copics. Added a Sentiment U R Berry Sweet And i gotta sayShe melted my heart.

I already have requests for Sophia's Image The Chrysanthimum Fairy and have just ordered more on Friday!!

What do you think? Wanna know how to win my blog candy prize? Leave me a comment today on this post to let me know you were here, that you did the hop and that you want to be entered to win this scrappy prize from me. You are only eligible if you comment here before 11:59 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, August 25. I will pick and announce two winners on Wednesday. One person will win the stamp, plus some extra goodies, and the other will win a card kit with a Humble Pie image, and some paper, cardstock, and embellishments. Thank you for joining me on the hop today. Don’t forget to leave a comment…you must comment on each blog to be eligible for a prize.

Hope You have a GREAT DAY!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Fall Y'all!!

My absolute most favorite season of all is by far FALL.I love how the colors change...How the weather is the perfect temperature and i am an earthy person.I love Fall better than any other time of year.I love the smell of cooked apples and pears,the pumpkins on doorsteps, and the comfort of a huge sweater to keep you warm. I borrowed this kit from a friend and he is from CCDesigns....I LOVE CCD more than words can express.They have to be my ultimate favorite(next to Humble Pie Stamps,of course) the quality of rubber is phenominal.So i took this cutie and stamped him on 140LB cold press paper by fabriano and OMS and a black Staz-On for ink.I added bats cause hey it gets darker and according to snoopy there are bats in the pumpkin field.
The Patterned paper is my newest BoBunny Paper ,and the cardstock is bazill.I used 2 Martha Stewart punches one the leaf punch and the other the Bat Punch.I will be adding a sentiment "You're The Pick of the Patch" also part of the Autumn Kit released last month by CCD.

As fall sets in we will be saying goodbye and hello to new journeys.Change of season is one way to do this ,scool starting is another as my nieces and nephew start school after labour day my kids will be starting school September 1st!

Another we will be saying goodbye to and starting with a new one will be J .We have one more appointment the we say GoodBye to pathways.J encouraged elijah to use all his right muscles and taught me not to discourage him even with the knowlege of his fatigue that sets in.She started with e as he learnt how to use the stairs without holding on right to riding a bike with training wheels and yes for Elijah This is Huge.
So many had an impact on us whether it was the receptionist who always greeted us with a smiling face or the man who could work his magicin special cases or the janitor who was a constant making sure everything was spic span.

We Love these Ladies.There are 3 more ladies of whom we need to be appreciative to and they worked hard on his Occupational therapy.
We will miss these ladies.They taught me not to fear the unknown with my son and to realize the skies the limit.They were so supportive and truly had e's best interest at heart. So next thursday will be our last drive to Sarnia for these scheduled appointments but as i said we will start with 6-8 more at his school.

And one more.Here is J.She has been EliJah's Speech Pathologist for 4 years and because EliJah is now at the age he can no longer come here on Thursdays,this means we will sadly being say goodbye to someone who has been a huge help to EliJah Language wise.J taught him/me too how to sign as a first method of language.EliJah has started to have many complete words in his vocabulary and we are so blessed to have her as part of our life.We will miss her very much.But as we close this door the school will bring in a speech therapist who can work with EliJah at school.
There are 3 others who will stay on with us but will be coming to the school instead of the vice versa.
So we say good bye to 5 and gain 3 more plus the 3 we keep.Elijah will miss seeing them.
God Bless and Hope you Have a Great Weekend!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Family time in ArrowHead Provincial Park!!

Here we are after what was supposed to be a 6hr drive after stop 7/8 hrs we made it.We were here for 8 days and 7 nights and 6 of those nights and days it rained.The pictures you see that have the beach/canoe scenes was our only really beautiful joke.

The beaver trail was a hike we took very rugged and these mushrooms were everywhere.

A bird that maart tried to capture so i can look it up when i got home.

Deer were everywhere we read that they came out at dusk and dawn and their main vegetation was poison ivy...well it was everywhere but not nearly as bad as Wheatley.

By the end of the week the kids were listening to my small tidbit of music on my phone

Here Cecile at the end of her week recieved a 1st level gold the highest she could qualify for ...for being there the 1st time way to go Cecile!!

This the view from our canoe ride back from Stubbs Falls.

Cecile recieving her award.

The kids put a show on for the parents..Here goes Cecile.

Cecile had to rideover and break a balloon on the Volunteer's Head.
So here she goes.

They had 4 teams going to see who would finish first. He was wet.Apparently he goes to my B-I-L's Church.

And she goes back to the finish line

And here we are watching and all excited we don't look like it but we did cheer her on.

Cecile just off her horse.

We found this frog on the beach.We wanted to see underneath so we could look up the frog later.

Poison Ivy....

Here is the frog released.

Back from the beaver trail

We rented a canoe and went off to stubbs falls.
The kids looooved it!!

It made the canoe tipsy to take this picture

Deer Dad!! said elijah and sure enough we had caught a glimpse of a deer on the trail when we were canoeing.EliJah was so proud of himself for seeing it when we didn't and for saying it out loud...(well we made a big deal EH?).

Getting ready to go on our canoe ride.

Here we are at Stubbs Falls!!

A look from a distance.

Some of the beautiful flowers in the Park.

Our only day at the beach was on a thursday we were soooo happy for this sun.

Looking for minnows.

He released them but here are the minnows.

Another sand picture.He loves playing in the sand.

Cantrina building a sandcastle with a tunnelthat water ran through.

A bunch of the kids gatheres together for a game of soccer.

Maarten swimming with the kids.
Before you ask me in a bathing suit is very scary...eeek.

Elijah took a sandpail everywhere he went in the water.

Taking the Mayflower hiking trail.It was very wet.

We watched a Snake and turtles presentation and in the end EliJah stood in line to hold it yes he loved it and never flinched.

Unlike me yeah well i'd rather admire the "neatness" from a distance.

This Boa was a PET that was not taken care of verywell then handed off to the park they named her BITSY.The owners fed her everything until she could no longer habitat with it's owner anymore.

Stubbs Falls again.

A friendly visitor different than the one we found at the beach.

EliJah doing the loggers trail in Algonquin.Although it did actually rain at Arrowhead once we left and headed toward Algonquin it stopped.We did 2 trails here

Entrance of the Park.staying at Arrowhead allowed us to have a day pass free of charge.

Catrina at Algonquin.

Our friendly Bathroom snake another animal to be found at the park.It was said to be harmless and seemed that way.Another Harmless animal we experienced was jumping Mice.They had long tails and seemed to be very fast.Catrina Hated it more than I and i had to pretend i wasn't scared for her sake...doesn't help if we are both does it?!
Our campsite was spacious and right close to the washrooms just we the way we liked it.

Our campsite at ArrowHead Provincial Parkthey had a ton of hiking trails and although we took our bikes it was very rough and steep trails definitely for the best of bikers that are gutsy.....which hiking was good enough for us.We did 2-3 a day and we even canoed to stubbs falls which you will see later on. This is our first Day at Camp.

This is what the parks try to avoid when people bring firewood from one park to the other.My kids were impressed by how long his antennas were.

Catrina & EliJah loved feeding the chipmunks peanut butter on a stick.

Here we are at the look out point looking onto the Big East River.As you can see it is wet and although it rained we did enjoy the plentiful things to do.

The next day we dropped Cecile at Circle Square Ranch.

They picked up Cecile,EliJah,Catrina and Maarten Via Horse carriage from vehicle and brought them over to the Registration area where we checked in.... i walked over.Maarten went with the other 2 kids because they really wanted to go on that ride .

Next Day it rained Again So we took the kids to the Muskoka Pioneer Village in Huntsville--a very touristy beautiful town.

The kids got to make candles just like the pioneers did in the olden days. I have a ton more pictures.

Have a Great Day!!