Tuesday, August 31, 2010

feels like yesterday...

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I can't believe in a few days my baby is going to walk to the bus for a drive to Kindergarten...  Want to see more, would love your support over at Kiki Art!!


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Saturday, August 28, 2010

DT Submission Extended

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Kiki Art has extended her DT deadline... If you are looking for an amazing CANADIAN team, you need to apply here! The talent is as amazing as the owner, Kiki!!

" so we decided to extend the Deadline for the KIKI ART DT Call… so, only a few more days until the 15th of September. If you haven’t applied yet, I hope you can catch up!!!.

The new team term will begin in OCTOBER 2010!!! " submit

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Key to my Heart

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Here is a card I put together using Kiki Art products...  I love the glittered chipboard, watercoloring the key was so very soothing for me - i LOVE to color..    This card really makes me smile, can you feel all the love wrapped in it?!
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Do you know how Beautiful you are?

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ever get that email,  phone call, message at the right time?   Well I did - this was something I needed today, and I thought for sure someone else in my life also needs this lift!!   hugs to you - Beautiful Person!!!
 
Do you know how beautiful you are?

Standing there.
Sitting there.
Waiting there.
Breathing there.

Do you know how beautiful you are?

Pumping gas.
Feeding your children.
Sitting in your cubicle.
Loading the dishwasher.
Running on the treadmill.
Standing in line at the grocery store.
Do you know how beautiful you are?

Wearing sweat pants.
No make-up.
Jeans two sizes too small (or too big).
Spanx hidden beneath your clingy dress.
Pajamas (because you are just running an errand and who will see you?)

Do you know how beautiful you are?

With laugh lines that are forming around your mouth.
Gray hairs sprinkled around your temples.
Ten (or 20 or 50) pounds you’ve been wanting to lose.
Hair growing too much in some places and not enough in others.
Sags and bags and lines and creases.
Pimples and dimples and ripples and rolls.

Do you know how beautiful you are?

As the weight of the unknown rests between your ears.
What should I cook for dinner?
Will I make it to my appointment on time?
How will I pay the phone bill this month?
Will I ever have time for me?
What would happen if I lost my job?
What would happen if I quit my job?
When will I be happy?
How will I be happy?
What will make me happy?

Do you know how beautiful you are?

With all of your hopes.
Joy.
Anxiety.
Laughter.
Tears.
Dreams.
Fears.

Do you know how beautiful you are?

When across the room.
Behind you in line.
Next to you on the elevator.
Is a woman who sees you.
Because she is you.
She sees you and catches her breath
Because she sees who you are
beneath
all
of
it.

She is wondering if you know how beautiful you are
And is wishing she had her camera with her so that she could show you.
**This was from Darrah Parker website - thank you Darragh for the beautiful words **


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Monday, August 16, 2010

Layouts of Dad

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I am so thankful to Tammy for loaning me some product & paper cutter, to Christine & Lois for sending me scrapbooking goodies in the mail, after answering my plea for some goodies to keep me busy while dad was in the hospital.

As you now are aware, my dad is now with mom watching over us. For dad's Celebration of Life, i took a bunch of "dad, papa, grandpa, bob" pictures and I because of your generosity & kindness, I was able to create layouts that I placed on Poster Board for all to look at and enjoy!

You can see that we had a screen of dad's images playing, we also had two digital frames on the table as well as framed photo's. The empty vase was where the 3 grand-daughters placed hand-picked wildflowers, as those are what dad loved. There are two bigger vases flaking the table (the tall one is for Carol and the shorter one on the left is for me) - we chose these as there is trees and perennials in them so we can plant in his memory at our house. The other flowers were from friends & family - thank you.

Hope you enjoy the following pictures, i know dad is smiling while sitting with mom watching over us.







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Friday, August 6, 2010

Celebration of Life!!

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THOMSON, ROBERT POUND
September 4, 1931 to July 31, 2010

 We are heartbroken to announce the loss of our dad, Bob Thomson, after a lengthy illness.   His strength, courage and determination inspired his family and friends, as well as the medical community.  Bob is lovingly remembered by his daughter Carol (Brian) Stuart, son Raymond Thomson (Margaret Shkimba), daughter Linda (Daren) Shewchuk as well as his cherished granddaughters, Whitney, Christina and Shanae.  He is also survived by his siblings Bill (Klare) Thomson, Beverly Marshall, and Betty (Chuck) Smith along with sister-in-law June Thomson and numerous other relatives.   Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of over 48 years, Bernice, youngest brother Alan, and his parents, Robert & Olive Thomson. 

Bob was born in Empress, Alberta.  He grew up working on the farm in Innisfail and then joined the R.C.A.F in 1951 where he trained as a radar and communications technician.  He was stationed in Ontario for 3 years before transferring to the Penhold Base in 1955 where he met Bernice at a dance.  They married in 1956.  After leaving the Air Force, he apprenticed as a welder.  Bob worked for Canadian Western Natural Gas for over 20 years.  He bought his own welding outfit, then eventually worked as a field superintendent, followed by contract inspecting for CWNG.  He retired in 2000.  Bob & Bernice enjoyed travelling and spent many enjoyable winters in the southern U.S. in their 5th wheel along with numerous other memorable trips.   Bob took pleasure in having family and friends visit the farm, especially after Bernice passed away in 2005.  He always loved the outdoors.  In recent years, he liked sitting in his sunroom watching the wildlife.  His penchant for chocolate bars and drive thru’s was well known.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Bob’s numerous healthcare providers over the last few years - they not only took excellent care of Dad but also took the time to care for & share with us as well.  A celebration of Bob’s life will be held in Okotoks, Alberta on Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Snodgrass Funeral Home followed by a light luncheon.

If so desired, memorial donations can be made to STARS, Peter Lougheed Centre of the General Hospital, and/or the Oilfields General Hospital.

No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations. - Louis L'Amour



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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

50% OFF - Amazing Deals

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$2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s You We Appreciate!  Amazing deals at more than 50% off to show our thanks to you!

We are shouting from the rooftops how much we love and appreciate you! 
It only makes sense to pass along our appreciation with amazing deals.  So for 8 days, August 4 through August 11 (while supplies last), you can purchase select My Stickease® Assortments for only $2 US/CAN, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 online.
  Click on the “$2, $4, $6, for 8 Sale” link to the left to shop these amazing deals for yourself. You’ll want to shout for joy, too!

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