Monday, March 21, 2011

Mousescrappers Project...What could it be...?

I love Disney and have spent much of my digiscrapping efforts recording our vacations to Orlando.
Mousescrappers is one of my favorite sites for inspiration when doing those layouts or when looking for that special element to make the layout perfect.

Recently, the moderators and organizers have been up to something secret.  I can't wait to find out what it is.  Here's the scoop so far and the link...just in case you're interested.

Have a magical day!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Project 52 Week 11

"Alligator pie, alligator pie, if I don't get some I think I'm gonna die..."

I can't remember who wrote these lines the the kid's poem, but I'll not read them again soon without thinking about today.  This was Spirit Week at our school and included a great number of wonderful challenges and activites with students.  Highlights included the Corvidae Rock Concert, Shave for the Brave with Mr. F's green hair, bowling, skating, pancake breakfast, trivia contest...and the list goes on.

On of the favorites, a fund raiser for the spirit council is "PIE THE TEACHER".  The student members of the council sell tickets on the right to throw a cream pie into the face of a volunteer teacher.  This year, I was chosen by a student and agreed to be "PIED"

Can you see the anticipation in my face?

Okay, I know it's coming...Let's just get it over with...

Oh what a hit!  She sure had deadly aim...I am covered...

No doubt about it...gonna need a shower asap!

Thanks for the help Mom...oops, I mean boss  :)

Shout out to the Great Kid who is responsible for this post and for the most unique experience I've had in a while.  Thanks M...I'm glad you were a good sport.

What a day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Project 52 Week 10

Went for a coffee with my brother this week.  Spring is on its way, so we decided to head to the far side of the harbour to enjoy our coffee looking at the battery.  It was a crisp and clear afternoon with a hint of spring in the air.  Db doesn't usually let me take his photo, but on this day he agreed.  Here we are, with a couple of shots of the Battery...I love this "CITY"  hehehe

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Project 52 Week 9

Hooray for getting away!  This past weekend, I got to meet my dh in Ottawa for a winter break.  It was much needed and greatly appreciated.  My energy meter is back on full charge and I'm ready to keep going!  Dd got to spend the weekend with Nanny and Poppy before they went south for the rest of the winter.  Her meter now reads greatly spoiled. 

This fountain in the Ottawa airport caught my eye as I arrived.  it is a full wall fountain and is a lovely focal point in the arrivals area.

Wishing you all some down time to spend with your loved ones.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Project 52 Week 8

How's this for a burst of color on a frosty winter backdrop?  The neighborhood kids love to make tunnels in the mountains of snow left by the snow plow.  My dd just wants to hang out in the forts as they are created.  The child in me recalls how much fun it was and how much warmer it was inside the tunnel, out of the wind.  The Mom in me struggles with the constant fear that the roof will cave in.  I don't think she shares my worries.  So be it.

Have a great day.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Project 52 Week 7

We hit a major milestone this week.  Dd lost her very first tooth.  It had been doing the wiggly almost out and could get stuck in food dance for several weeks, but finally gave in as she slept.  She came out to me at 2:30 am and said "look Mommy, my tooth came out in my mouth".  No stress, no blood, no worries.

Hope you are paying attention Tooth Fairy!

Project 52 Week 6

The awesomeness of a snowfall at night.  So very often, at this time of year, we begin to complain about the snow, the need to shovel it, the way it makes the roads and walkways treacherous, the cold, the wet, etc...  Every now and then, however, I catch a glimpse of the beauty of winter.  This one caught me on my way home one night.  We walk here frequently, when the weather is fine.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Project 52 Week 5

Saturated colors...

We were still in Quebec with the students when I took this shot of the Chateau Frontenac.  I love the saturated green of the oxidized copper roof and the vibrant red of the Canadian flag.  This is the lesser photographed side of the Chateau.  It was taken near the plains of Abraham, just down the street from the American embassy.  You can see that flag, as well, in this shot.

Have a great day!

Project 52 Week 4

Using the self timer...

A gorilla pod and a self timer and you can pretty much take a photo anywhere!  These folks are my teacher friends who helped me look after 35 grade 9 students as we all spent a week in Quebec City.  They are some brave and humorous friends.  Here we were attending a major/junior hockey game between the Quebec City Remparts and the Victoriaville Tigres.  A first for some of our kids.

Have a great day!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Project 52 Week 3

This weeks' focus was of my absolute favorite colors.  I selected this photo for my dh.  The Montreal Canadians are his favorite hockey team. 

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Project 52 Week 2

This week GP suggested we focus on the rule of thirds.  I love candles, but almost never use them since we had dd.  This is one of my favorite holders on a table I made myself, in front of a collage of dd's first year.  The bottom tip of the hurricane and the lines in the collage frame made is fairly easy to find the sweet spot for the flame.  A minute in lightroom and voilĂ , a photo I like.

Have a great day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Project 52 Week 1

This week I was playing with black and white.  This beautiful belly belongs to my sister in law.  She's due to deliver in about 5 weeks.  We spent a couple of hours getting shots of her, her hubby and the bump soon to be a bouncing baby boy.  I have many more, but this is my official selection for this week.

Wishing you all a great day!