Archive for July, 2007


what’s in your purse?

July 27, 2007

this weeks portal theme at blue bazaar was a fun one for me because i’ve just returned from a trip to Sydney & had to think carefully about what i carried in my bag.


Supplies: fontwerks paper, american crafts thickers lettering, zig pen

speaking of the bag, there were lots of favourable comments about it – from a security guard in "the basement shop" at the QVB to a lady in my SIL’s favourite shoe store where i found a fabulous pair of shoes to match! more on them later! 😉


LSODE sports day

July 13, 2007

my boy in his 1st ever race


why are sports days always chilly??


check out that gappy smile!


inspired by jenni bowlin

July 6, 2007

is the theme at blue bazaar this week. here’s my layout – its another 8×8 page for madi’s "she" album. i added a dropshadow so you can see the white border.Bbjennib

BB supplies:
cardstock – bazzill DB white
paper – collage press (citrus mille fleur)
rubons – basic grey & creative imaginations
lettering & crown – heidi swapp


a nice swing

July 5, 2007

madi went to tennis lessons during the holidays & had a blast! her teacher commented that she had a nice swing – a future sharipova perhaps?? only time will tell!


PS. her loose top tooth finally fell out tonite (its been loose for over a month!) expect to see some gappy smile photos soon!


madi’s 7th birthday

July 4, 2007

a few photos to share:


birthday girl


with dad & the pinata (which proved almost impossible to "break")


the birthday cake & party fare


with bear & friends H & E


bear & the big blue bike

July 2, 2007

we gave bear this fabulous red trike (& trailer) for his 4th birthday & he just loved it!


his balance & co-ordination is so good, that he made the transition from trike to bike easily – taking off the training wheels within a couple of days. so when his red bike broke recently, he decided to try madi’s big blue bike. its so big that he needs something to help him get on


but once he gets going, there’s no stopping him!




this one is a bit blurry – but i love his expression!

i’m so proud of him!!



July 1, 2007

we’ve been using this great educational site for the past couple of months & i’ve been thrilled with madi’s progress. it has interactive Q & a fast facts area where you compete against the computer or other kids. this photo was captured as madi was on her way to her current highest score of 23: