Sunday, November 26, 2006

and the winner is...

the camera is out of commision (batteries are charging) and as so not to keep you in suspense any longer... the winner is...

Kim said...
A friend showed me this one and I love all the fun ornaments
8:15 PM, November 26, 2006

congrats, kim! please contact me asap (use my email link at the right) so i can get this going right away for you!!

thanks to everyone for all their tips... i've checked them all out... happyenabling!!!


Friday, November 24, 2006

it's RAK time!!

well, you know, the one where you cover the shipping....

so for a christmas present for yourself, or perhaps to rak someone else... like a secret santa?

just leave a comment below... with a link to your favourite christmas or holiday site... let's enable one another.
(mine is , yes, it's true!! i admit it!! lots of great crafts, recipes and projects to last a lifetime)

any letter, any size (up to 24 x 24 ) and pretty much any font... let me know!! feel free to add a couple more to your order;)

this contest is only open until sunday night because i'm going to try and squeak this one in on the run in the beginning of the week.

so, if you enter, make sure you check back in to see if you've won, sunday night, monday morning at the latest. so only enter if you can do that!! or else it will go to the next person... sorry, it's an issue of time!

off to answer some emails now... good luck to you!!

happy holidays!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

scrapbook answers holiday crafts!

i will post more tommorrow... but to all my wonderful friends who know how excited i've been... after thinking that it wouldn't make it in the magazine (scrapbook answers has now shut down) my letters appeard in a special issue of scrapbook answers!! yee haw!! i actually found mine at my local sobeys (grocery store) totally by fluke... i had just been browsing the magazine rack... glad i did!!

more tommorrow!!


 Posted by Picasa


ahhh, nothing more than a 'i think my kids are cute' picture.

thanks for humouring me:) Posted by Picasa

a couple more halloween pics

and thank goodness the candy is just about gone:) Posted by Picasa


the lighting in my hallway is not the best, and i have no flash on my camera, so i apologize for the shadows... but i just wanted to show you another way to use some letters... please note that 'family' is straight, again, it's just the shadows! this one was a lot of fun to do, it hangs in our upstairs hallway.

the font is times new roman, 8 inches tall, and just painted black with making memories paint.  Posted by Picasa

taking offense

on friday, i was so excited to be headed out to pigeon lake to teach some classes and spend the weekend out at the love2scrap retreat. i had a couple things to do before i could head out. to make a very long story short, while at Staples, our local office supply store, the girl i was dealing with was extremely rude and not helpful to me, and said some nasty things to me, too!! so i leave, feeling sick to my stomach and hurt ( i am WAAAAY too sensitive) and drive over to walmart to pick up my girlfriend who was running in for a couple of things. while i was there i had another woman start yelling and swearing at me!! ack!! i went back outside and tried to keep it together when i really just wanted to crawl under a rock and die. by the time my friend came out, though... i almost did start bawling! i was shaky and upset, and my adrenaline was still pumping. i tried to think... who knows what kind of a day they're having... or what's going on in their life... i could only guess what would cause two ladies in five minutes to feel comfortable enough with me to share their joy with me:) then once i was at the retreat, someone said something to me that was very hurtful, i don't even think she was aware of it or perhaps wouldn't even have thought it hurtful, just that to me it was. then i remembered a talk that i'd heard at general conference (at my church) i'm not trying to preach here, i just wanted to share what to me is a powerful truth, and a message that ultimately lifted my spirits.

"When we believe or say we have been offended, we usually mean we feel insulted, mistreated, snubbed, or disrespected. And certainly clumsy, embarrassing, unprincipled, and mean-spirited things do occur in our interactions with other people that would allow us to take offense. However, it ultimately is impossible for another person to offend you or to offend me. Indeed, believing that another person offended us is fundamentally false. To be offended is a choice we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else.
In the grand division of all of God's creations, there are things to act and things to be acted upon (see
2 Nephi 2:13–14). As sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, we have been blessed with the gift of moral agency, the capacity for independent action and choice. Endowed with agency, you and I are agents, and we primarily are to act and not just be acted upon. To believe that someone or something can make us feel offended, angry, hurt, or bitter diminishes our moral agency and transforms us into objects to be acted upon. As agents, however, you and I have the power to act and to choose how we will respond to an offensive or hurtful situation. " -david a. bednar

anyways, i am grateful for the truth in this message, and glad i was able to learn from it. i had never ever thought of it this way before, but it's true. now to fully implement it into my life...

signing off and jumping off my soapbox

:D have a great day

janna Posted by Picasa

tee hee

 Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 29, 2006


some of our pumpkins... from l-r, mikehiela's ghost, gord's bat, ron's grim reaper and cole's bat (i thought winnie the pooh!! it's cute!) and then i had to massacre the little pumpkins from the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago and make some luminaries... just love them!

-janna Posted by Picasa

pumpkin carving

spent the day at my church with my friend renee for 'super saturday'... it's great, a bunch of women getting together to have fun and make crafts... we made a set of wooden letters (*smile*) to spell 'Christ' and a wooden Jesus, mary, joseph and a lamb. had lots of fun, i look forward to these every year.

after, our friends ron & rhonda and their kids came over for dinner to carve some pumpkins. had lots of fun, everyone got in on it, including our two year olds. it was the first time we've ever gotten together with anyone to do this, usually it's just a family affair. it's fun!!

have a great weekend and a safe hallowe'en! God bless!

-janna Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

happy birthday to my dad

love ya, pop! i know you read (but NEVER post!!) so i thought i'd announce it to the world right here... actually, this is a favour to your other daughter jenni who always forgets your birthday and i have to remind her, so this is easier than actually phoning her;)

i love you dad. hope it was a fun one!

janna Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 09, 2006

prairie gardens

it's canadian thanksgiving here this weekend, and we had a wonderful time. gord and i had our anniversary this weekend, but we won't be celebrating it until next weekend... i can't wait, i'm so looking forward to some time with my husband. life's been busy and our wonderful intentions of having friday night date night every week have suffered!

we went out for dinner with some friends on saturday night, then went over to mom & dad's for thanksgiving dinner after church on sunday, and today we went to the haunted pumpkin festival which is something we do every year... we look forward to it every year. we went with renee' and her family, then all met up back here with elizabeth and her family as well for dinner. lots of fun, and love having dinner with friends. don't do that enought, either!

have a wonderful week!

janna Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 06, 2006

if you haven't seen this yet, check it out...

for all my friends who appreciate beautiful photography... love this...

Sunday, October 01, 2006

goofy kids

all i wanted was one picture for my wall upstairs. i didn't get one where they are both smiling (or at least looking at the camera and not making a goofy face). oh well, still some cuties nonetheless;) Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 30, 2006

after i'm sure what was not a very long sleep, the girls had waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. i got the goodie bags from ardene, which was a really good deal and a huge hit with the girls!
then everyone went off to their saturday morning activities, miki was off to ice skating. it was a great time but i am grateful that birthdays are only once a year:)


Posted by Picasa

scenes from her birthday

the following is really probably only interesting to the grandparents and close relatives... be warned;)

well, we had her ninth birthday party last night, and it was a sleepover. i am happy to report that i am still alive. i think;)

these pics are in no particular order, but after the kids came, i set them up on the driveway with sidewalk paint (this stuff is awesome!) and chalk. that was a blast! i made pizza, we ate dinner, then it was jammie time. then the presents, and then instead of cake, we had build your own sundaes which went over really well, miki's wanted to do that for a long time now! i love the first pic... she was laughing so hard when she didn't blow out all the candles 'look mom, three boyfriends!!' after that, they watched high school musical and sleepover. i won't say what time they finally fell asleep or there may never be another sleepover;)

Posted by Picasa

Posted by Picasa
that was the only way i could get him to smile, was to tell him that he'd break my camera if he did. i guess that must tell you what he thinks of cameras! thankss elizabeth, had a great time chasing kids with you today, even if my mojo was on hiatus. here's both of our little ones who figured out if they piled some leaves on the side rail, and sat on them, it would be a giant slide. thankfully, no slivers. just love the fall, but who doesn't? the leaves turn and are gone so quickly. make the most of it!
 Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

make my day!!

how lucky am i?? and this is exactly what i would have wanted!! i seriously love these books!!

so much cool stuff! i love it!!


caleb and his girlfriend

i just love these pics of caleb and his little girlfriend, just had to share;)

tagged by michelle

michelle tagged me about a week ago (as you can see, i've been a bad bad slacker) so here goes:

list five weird things about yourself

(only five??? really, this could go on...)

1. i really can't stand to hear people otherwise eating their food. at home, i usually put the radio on softly for background noise so i don't have to hear it. (these are normal noises that anyone, i'm sure myself included!! make.) however, nothing makes me want to put my head through the table faster than people who totally eat with their mouth open.

ewwwwwwww *shudder*

2. for the scrapbookers out there - never able to do an 'about me' album or anything of the sort. just one page with my photo for love2scrap just about killed me.

3. i have a large selection of tea towels and dishcloths and usually replace the ones i'm using every time i do dishes. i don't know why, i just like it CLEAN!!

4. i love cottage cheese with fresh pineapple. according to my family and close friends, this is weird. i love it though!

5. i am a nerd who would have zero problems with the idea of going to a movie or out anywhere by myself. who cares!! i enjoy it!! (probably because i so rarely have it!)

6. i

caleb and the zen of dinner

i guess the stars really need to be aligned to get your preschooler to eat. had to grab the camera after a couple minutes of this meditation.

i guess whatever works!

happy birthday to my nine year old

and i don't even have any pictures to show for it. well, not of the festivities, can you believe that i left my camera at home??!!?? what was i thinking??? it was such a beautiful evening, we went to LaRonde, a beautiful revolving restaraunt in downtown edmonton, we just loved it. such a beautiful view. for her cake they brought out a beautiful cake, vanilla with a light frosting and fresh fruit inside, and the outside was just rolled white chocolate. it was art... there was a butterfly made out of this chocolate... we saved it to take pictures of, i'll have to post;)

go dog, go!!

i'm canadian and the only place i've ever seen or heard of bounty hunting is on a&e, but, i just gotta say this. i'm glad that michael jackson is free to walk the streets, and OJ is is working hard on his golf game, but duane chapman may end up behind bars for getting andrew luster behind bars. if you like the guy or not, he does great work. i don't really care if bounty hunting is legal or not in mexico, he never did collect on what would have been a $100 000 payout, so i guess it's not bounty hunting. but i guess there are always loopholes. i guess some what of a spirit of the law/letter of the law issue.

that's my rant, i must've deleted about three paragraphs worth. off my soapbox.


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

and the winner is....

coming from the beautiful town of banff, alberta, the winner of this rak is:

congrats, stacy! send me an email & give me your order! talk to you soon!

thanks to all the ladies who entered! be sure to check back for more fun!


Monday, August 21, 2006

time for a RAK

i just love to jump on the RAK bandwagon!

or my version of one, anyways. you know... where you pay the shipping only.

i'm going to bring you lurkers out of lurkdom!

for the next week (until monday august 28), every visitor that posts on this post will have their name entered into a draw, and on that day we will draw someone's name to be the recepient. so enter only if you wish to pay the actual cost of shipping, which can be anywhere from $15 - 24 dollars in north america, and i have no clue how much overseas. contest is open to residents of, umm... earth. and if you live within driving distance, you can pick it up!

what's it for?

any letter in any of my sizes of your choice. pick your font. pick your size. tell your friends!

come on, ladies!!

good luck!!