Sunday, January 11, 2009

Okay, so this blog was in serious need of being spruced up a little in the scrapbooking department. It's been so long since I've uploaded anything scrap-related, mostly because I haven't been doing much scrapping, but also because there has been very little good light to take pictures in. This morning there was some, so I decided it was about time that I take pics of the mini-album that I gave to my mom this Christmas.

Did she like it, you ask? Why yes, she did. She was rather emotional about the whole thing. I won't post the pictures, because she was crying, and she would kill me if that was on the Internet.

In other news... I'm very busy at the moment with school work, and since it's a work weekend, I have even less time. But I am rather enjoying being busy, and I have lots of fun projects lined up, most notably, the Etsy jewelry shop that Patrick and I will be opening very shortly. I am very excited about that, and as soon as it's all put together, I'll be sure to fill you all in! It's a lot of preparation in the beginning, kind of like acquiring all your scrapbooking materials if you've just started, but once you're equipped, you're pretty good to go.

Last night our family went out for dinner at a Portuguese restaurant, which was really, really good. We'd never been before but my mom had received a gift certificate at Christmas, so we decided to give it a go. Tonight Pat and I will be going out again for his mom's birthday supper. Busy, busy, it never seems to stop... I have to go and make her a card very soon actually, before I forget and have to rush off to work.

I planned on workout out this weekend, but I've come down with a cold, so it gives me an excuse not to do anything. Bad, eh? Well, I did do a good arm workout on Friday, and I've been getting a lot of cardio from walking up the Education hill, so I think I'm okay. I don't want to overdo it this weekend, because I'll have to be well-rested for the next big week of school. In my art class, we've been making plasticine creations - smearing it into wooden slats. Each student has to recreate a small portion of a painting in plasticine, and then they will put together mosaic style. Its' really, really fun, but it took me FOREVER to get the right colors mixed and the proper consistency like in the painting. I've never used that medium before but it was fun, and it would be great to use in the classroom.

Anyhow, I could go on and on forever, but I must get busy with more productive things. Cheers!


Ruth said...

Ash that mini album is absolutely adorable no wonder your Mum loved it.

Jessica said...

the album is so gorgeous! good job!

Barb said...

I love that mini album... that must've taken a LONG time, all that cutting and inking and layering. The sentiments are touching, and your work is beautiful. :)

Good luck with keeping up with the busyness. I know you LOVE it, but do be sure to take care of yourself too.

Can't wait to see your Esty shop!

Nathalie (famille1999) said...

Ok, that mini is totally gorgeous Ash! =) It looks awesome.

I hope that you'll be back on your feet in no time. Have a good week at school! And I can't wait to see your Etsy shop either.

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