Friday, April 28, 2006


can you see it?? i LOVE these, courtesy of the very talented talia audenart, aka thescrapchick . there is so much you can do!!

talia first painted the letters with mm paints (doesn't actually take too much!), then used a heidi swapp floral mask and regular acrylic spaypaint.

woo hoo!!

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

lbj order process


so sorry if you've sent me an email that i haven't responded to yet... i promise, i'll get to you shortly!! so i just wanted to put up some basics on here so you can have an idea of what's what!!

each letter is up to 24" (all capitals are, and for lowercase, the b, d, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, p, q and y are.) to keep the others in proportion, they are between 20-22 inches. still great big!!

each letter is $25.00 USD + s/h most fonts can be done, if it's an unusual font, please provide me a link and i'll see if we can make it work!! my times new roman is set and ready to go, so this ships fastest at the moment. expect any other font to take about a week longer.

at the moment, i prefer paypal or money order. please let me know if you need other arrangements.

it takes about one to two weeks from payment received to shipping. i will send you confirmation when it has shipped.

which brings me to shipping: i am in the process of finding out the best way to ship them for your value that will get them to you safely. i expect to have that all figured out by thursday afternoon/friday at the latest. we are waiting for the boxes to arrive!

thanks for your patience as we set up

have a great day!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

letters by janna

is open for business!!

thanks for all the awesome orders & emails!! wowee!!

just wanted to let all you awesome ladies know i am thrilled to take your order!! please email me with your questions or order at the contact me link to the right... and i will respond shortly!! i'm making it through the list, and promise to reply shortly!!

thanks for your patience as i set up a real website!!

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Monday, April 24, 2006



i love you.

i really am speechless, for once in my life!!

i totally can't wait to post all the details about this. soooo excited, doesn't even begin to cut it!!

i am taking orders, i'm in the process of building a website. if you're interested, please email me by clicking on the 'contact me' link on the right. all my 24" letters are custom hand cut. the cost is $25.00 plus shipping (working on the best method for that right now)

donna's letter is lower case times new roman... my favorite and very popular.

love you, donna!!!

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Friday, April 21, 2006

big news to come!

no, that is not pizza, it is a nacho. yes, [A] nacho. one burnt, greasy, gross mass of a nacho. but donna was a good sport to share it with me.

we spent a couple of hours at the pub in the mayfield inn during 70's night. between cowboy hats and 'staying alive', i really wonder about her take on canada.

donna ROCKS!!

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

stacy's in da house!

yay!!! only six more sleeps until stacy julian comes for a chat at love2scrap! 7:00 p.m. april 26... i am so so excited, i got to meet stacy earlier this year at a retailer's event here in edmonton. what an incredible woman! i mean that sincerely... she is authentic and genuine, i love the spirit about her. i felt as if i'd known her forever, i suspect many people feel that way once they chat with her!! i hope you've had a chance to check out her book, it really rocks!! a whole new take on scrapbooking that we all really need. check out big picture scrapbooking or get to know stacy by checking out her blog here. then come over to and post your questions anytime... it's not a real-time chat, so ask away!!

what can i say? you'll be better for it!!!


Monday, April 17, 2006

MAC stays on

thank goodness for steam cleaners.

yes, well, here you have it. i love
MAC, just not all over my floor. this is bottle number 2 that has been sacrificed in the last four weeks (first one was my fault - fell off the fireplace mantle and onto the tile - that glass bottle shattered everywhere!) this bottle was hiding on my top shelf in my bathroom... apparently caleb can now climb it, great!!

all this happened within the space of roughly four minutes while i put a load of laundry in. not only is he resourceful, he's fast, too.

here's a pic of the guilty party on a time out. he looks remorseful, doesn't he?

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strawberry freezer jam

yummy! i love making strawberry jam on the easter weekend... or whatever berry is out... last year it was raspberry. love it!!
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Sunday, April 16, 2006

happy easter

hope you and your family had a wonderful easter. ours was great, mikehiela got crocs from the easter bunney and caleb got some sandals... they had fun eating chocolate and hunting for eggs... except caleb ate his all and was totally wired... i ended up going to church at 11 with another ward, instead of my own at 1, i knew he just wasn't going to make it and gord wasn't feeling too hot himself so i couldn't leave him at home. all was well, and after a nap, we headed over to oma & opa's for easter dinner... mmm... turkey...

God bless and have a wonderful day.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

psychotic pick up lines

1. can I buy you a spatula?
2. bet your wondering why I have no nostrils.
3. you look like the type of person who appreciates catheters
4. do you always wear socks over your shoes?
5. smeep smeep smeep
6. you've stolen my heart but I have 3 more back home in the freezer
7. what's your favorite flavour of wood?
8. may I lick your forehead?
9. your crawlspace or mine?
10. didn't I see you at the grassy knoll?

mwah hah hah



nothing says 'count your blessings' like a picture of handcuffs.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

my secret's out...

okay... apparently i have some questions to answer... after a couple of comments and phone calls, i guess i should explain about, ahem, being arrested... and to think i thought no one was paying attention...

i was wrongly accused. if you don't want a long story, now you know. if you want the rd version... i've done my best to explain below.

the very short of the very long: i was working at 7-11 when i was in grade 12. left alone for the evening shift. two story building, with offices in an alarmed building upstairs. so... 8:00 on an august evening, i'm serving customers, and alarm goes off. 911 was just being implemented in chilliwack at that time, and i called the local police phone number that was on the phone reciever. after going around and around with the dispatcher (she seemed to have a problem, feeling that if the alarm was going off, and i was fine downstairs, then there was no problem (what?!?) so she said there was no need to send anyone and disconnected. as the alarm was still blaring and i was a little scared/uneasy, i phoned my boss, thinking he'd know what to do. it turned out he didn't want to come out. told me to wait for it to shut off. nice. so then i phoned another guy who worked the night shift, who was also auxillary rcmp, and told him what was going on. he came immediately. so the long story short, (oh yeah!) is he went upstairs and found out we'd been cleaned out of all of our cash and tobacco. NOW the police and my boss came.

-gave statement # 1. reviewed video tapes. no one suspicious.
-went home. next day came to work, worked my shift. got home, a detective from the rcmp came to interview me again. gave another statement.
-day after that... i get home from work... 20 minutes later same detective shows up at my door. starts jabbering something to me... i can't really understand what he's saying (i've just been fired, remember... and still trying to figure out why... i'm in a bit of shock...) but it sounds an awful lot like he's reading me my rights... at least that's what it sounds like on tv... then i realize he IS reading me my rights and i start crying. cute. right at my door. for the second time today... i asked "why?" well, did you know that X% of store thefts are committed by.... blah blah blah... so, okay, i start to compose myself, try and pull myself together. all the time thinking, yeah, my dad's gonna LOVE this one!! (he's an rcmp himself) he asks if i'll take a polygraph, i said, yes, of course!! can i search your place? yes! what else? now what? i ask. do i have to go to jail? (how would i know???) well, he says, no, i don't think that's neccesary.



so what does that mean? i ask. 'just don't leave town' he says.

no worries about that... i'm almost afraid to leave the house! but this guy keeps calling me, on the phone, asking me questions on about six different occasions. the same questions he's asked me many times. i'm starting to get quite irritated, and at my father's advice, put my foot down. i told him unless he's coming here to actually arrest me and lay charges (ACK!!! NO!! dad, i don't want to say that!!) then to leave me alone, or else i'd be speaking with his supervisor. that was the last i heard of him.

if they ever closed this case or caught the person(s) responsible, i'll never know. there is NOTHING so much fun as being accused of something you didn't do, and especially when you were calling for help. it SUCKS!

so, there you have it. although i wasn't wearing the handcuffs, i was under arrest (crazy!! a story for the grandkids!)

maybe one day i'll tell you another story...
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dear caleb...

please leave my glasses alone!

alas, i must wear my old ones (which i might mention are barely in working order, thanks to the above mentioned.

he's a busy guy.
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sorry for the lousy pic... but had to share. it was about 13 degrees celcius on friday & m figured it was warm enough to wear her bathing suit... i couldn't resist! and, yes... that is snow in the background:) only in canada... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

i'm 'it'

okay, renee tagged me... grrr...:) but i think this one took a little less brain power for me than hers. so, a great big thanks to sondra whom i stole this off of, i like the whole 'check yes or no'.

Place an X by all the things you've done. This is for your entire life:
(x ) Smoked a cigarette
( ) Crashed a friend's car
( ) Stolen a car
( x ) Been in love
( x) Been dumped
( ) Shoplifted
( x) Been laid off/fired
( x ) Quit your job
( x ) Been in a fist fight
(x ) Snuck out of your parent's house
( x ) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
(x ) Been arrested (there is an explanation, just a long story, a post for another day?? ...)
(x ) Gone on a blind date

( x ) Skipped school
( x) Seen someone die
( x ) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Mexico
( x ) Been on a plane
( x ) Been lost
( ) Been on the opposite side of the country
( ) Gone to Washington, DC
(x) Swam in the ocean
( x ) Felt like dying
( x ) Cried yourself to sleep
( ) Played hide and go freak! or "streak"
(x ) Recently colored with crayons
( x ) Sang karaoke
( x) Paid for a meal with only coins
( x ) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
( x ) Made prank phone calls
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
( x ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( x ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( x ) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about
( x ) Blown bubbles
( x ) Made a bonfire
( x) Crashed a party
( x) Gone roller-skating
( x ) Ice-skating
Any nicknames? ummm, dory, i think
Mother's name? dawne’
Your favorite drink? used to be pina coladas
Tattoos? yes

Body piercing? do ears count? I have seven ear piercings
How much do you love your job (scale of 1-10) 10
Birthplace: somewhere in the lower mainland, bc
Favorite vacation spot? harrison hot springs with my hubby

Ever been to Africa? no
Ever steal any traffic signs? no
Ever been in a car accident? yes
2 Door or 4 Door? 4
Salad dressing? honey mustard
Favorite pie? apple pie
Favorite number? don’t really have one.. so one it is
Favorite movie? bourne anything
Favorite holiday? christmas
Favorite food? the digestable sort
Favorite day of the week? saturday
Favorite soap? hmm… dove?
What do you do to relax? these days… not scrapbook, lol!!
Message to your friends reading this: smeep, smeep, smeep
How do you see yourself in 10 years? the best of me is yet to come

What do you enjoy receiving? genuine love and affection