Tuesday, August 28, 2007

'being deliberate in a modern world'

Mwaa ha ha...she is mine!! I was at Christina's this evening for a little get together with the local gals of the studioWERX [street team], Brig and Gen. While there I had a chance to check out Christina's collages up close and personal. If you think they look good via the computer, you should see them in person!! OMG! As soon as I saw 'being deliberate..." I knew she had to come home with me. My Lazar-Schuler collection has just doubled in size and I couldn't be happier.

Photo used with permission.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

collages by christina

Photo used with permission.

Nummy! Nummy! Nummy! Christina Lazar-Schuler has created the most incredible eye candy! Check out her etsy shop for the latest in a series of fabio collages!! I have already purchased one and am seriously considering starting a collection. The only problem is trying to decide which one! They are truly scrumptious!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

paper bag book

I wanted to wait until this gift was received by my fabio sis-in-law (we are both additions to the family) before posting about this little project idea write up I did for the studioWERX [street team] blog. I love how easy it is to put together something quite special from simple paper lunch bags and a few basic scrapbook supplies, embellishments and pictures.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

studioWERX assignment - poppets

Our DT assignment for this month was to create a summer themed mini album using LazarWERX Poppet papers and rubber stamps, Maya Road chipboard album and embellishments, along with PaperWERX Scribble & Scratch rub ons. A few of my faces are from a 1958 Ladies Home Journal and others are from family pictures of a wonderful former boss who graciously shared them. Thanks Robin! (BTW...the little boy in the tent...that's Robin).

To see what the rest of the gang did with the products, wander over to the studioWERX [street team] blog over the next few days.

happy 25th, lovie!!

7 August 1982
Stephen and I get married on one of the hottest days of the summer.

7 August 2007

celebrated this special anniversary in Port Townsend, WA. We stayed at The James House (in the bridal suite). Its beautiful Victorian features, panoramic view from the balcony, and a very special bottle of champagne added the perfect touches to a lovely couple of days.

"Stephen, thank you for choosing to share your life with me. You are my very best friend and I love you with all of my heart [faad-kk]." ~ Deb

Sunday, August 05, 2007

vancouver pride parade

What a great way to spend the day! The parade was so much fun. The colours were so vibrant and some of the costumes were unbelievable. My favorite was the glitter queen. Check out her hair [last pic]!

Happy Pride, everyone!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

summer vacation - part 1 - nelson, bc

We recently returned from our trip to Nelson, BC (southwest corner of BC in an area called the 'Kootaneys'. It a beautiful little city situated in a valley along the banks of the Kootaney River. We came up here to visit with my hubby's brother and family. The weather was hot...STINKIN' HOT! [not a complaint, just an observation]

I had been reading the last HP book and still had about a quarter to go when we left for the trip. I managed to read two chapters while in the car (which I thought was pretty good, cuz I can't usually read in the car). I stopped at two one-chapter goes, as I thought it best not to push my luck. Over the next couple of days, I was able to find time to sit and finish up the book. Good thing because Wes and his cousins, Aaron and Chris, had all finished and were dying to discuss it with me. WOW!! JK Rowling is brilliant! LOVED IT! I won't say more in case there are some folks still reading.

While in Nelson, we wandered around the city centre; floated in the Slocan River and took a wonderful trip on the Osprey 2000 ferry over to Kootenay Bay and Crawford Bay.

Crawford Bay is home to a wonderful group of artisans. We visited several shops including: North Woven Broom Company (commissioned by Raincoast Books to make 200 brooms for the launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; they also made the brooms for the movie version of Bewitched and several other movies/tv shows); Barefoot Handweaving; Breathless Glass; Kootenay Forge; and Dog Patch Pottery.

Brian (my bro-in-law) and Sylvia prepared the most amazing meals for us! We ate well and drank several bottles of wine over the course of our visit.

In the evening, we played a game called "Things..." What a hoot! I'll never forget "your secretary"...man, did we get mileage out of that one. At one point, I was taking a gulp of water and Aaron made me laugh just at the wrong time and there I was choking and coughing water all over myself. There were times we were laughing so hard we were crying. I love laughing that hard! It's the best.

When we got to Nelson, there was one forest fire burning to the north of the city. By the time we left four days later, there were four burning in the surrounding area. Our final night, we started to smell the smoke and the skies were quite hazy as we left for home.

Next up, the Vancouver Pride Parade tomorrow and then Stephen and I are off to Port Townsend, WA for a couple days to celebrate our 25th anniversary.