Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last of the VC Shares

It's officially 2 days before the Long Weekend.  It is with some sadness that I approach the Labor Day Long Weekend.  No doubt it will be a fun filled couple of days at the lake with another couple we love dearly, and other friends.  Our trailer is located 1.5 hours North of the city at Camp Neustadt.  The property is owned by the German Society of Winnipeg, the camp is run by a committee out of there.  In the past few years they have done a wonderful job planning events specifically for families to get to know one another.  They host big barbeques and even have fireworks right there at the camp to celebrate Canada Day.  For Labor Day weekend, we divide our time between our camp and another called Spruce Sands a mile up the road from us.  At our camp we'll have a pig roast, and celebrate Halloween over the course of the weekend.  That is always a good time.  It's unreal how much people will decorate their yards, and how much candy they'll hand out to the kids.  Last year someone brought out a huge blow up Frankenstein, it took up the better part of their front yard.  They also had huge spiders on their lawn with a bunch of fake spider webs all over their trailer.  Crazy.  The kids come home with a grocery bag full of candy, just in time for the first day of school.  On the Sunday of the long weekend, Spruce Sands will host a steak dinner, a fireworks display, and a dance.  In the past the fireworks have been spectacular, even better than the ones they put on in the city for Canada Day.  We're all looking forward to this one last party of the summer before it's back to the books, early mornings, and Dance Classes.  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit anxious for the settling back in of routine, just don't tell my kids that.  Here are a couple of lake livin' shots. I tried to find photos of our little trailer, but can't seem to locate the external hard drive with all our old photos  on my Network, sorry.

And here are the last of my VC goodies.
Challenge: use a kitchen item to create something crafty.

these are vintage tart tins

decorated  to create magnets

for the new board going in my scrap space

Challenge: use the title of a Shakespeare play as a title for a layout

close up shot of the journaling
 It was a great Virtual Crop, the DT did such a great job organizing all the challenges.  It sure got my creativity going, and I'm very happy with all I accomplished.  I find it much easier to work from home versus an actual weekend crop at a different location.  I'm spoiled, I like to see all my stuff out and visible.  I'm funny that way.  At some point, Ill have to post photos of my space.  I keep waiting for it to look, like I want it to look, more fun, and less drab.  Alas, it's a work in progress, and will likely never be exactly as I envision it in my head.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed your visit.

♥ S.

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Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I am enjoying myself with all the eye candy and making new friends and I'm so in awe of how artistic and creative you are!! your lanterns are my fav and didI say incredibly creative!!! Good luck to you too at the Nook!!
p/s: I was sad to read about you losing your mom, I can't even imagine what a terrible loss that must be for you.

yuki.s said...

Hi, Sherri. This is a grate 2 page layout.Love this!! I love your style.

Anonymous said...

Love love love that double, and it's going straight into my inspiration folder! //Annelie

Sasha Farina said...

you had me at candy :) love that layout, my friend! i hope you're having the best of time right this moment!

Els said...

Hi Sherri, I just came popping in from the Nook's forum to check out your blog! What a fabulous one that is!! Love the background! Love your work too! You are one talented woman!
Will definitely be coming back later to get inspired!

Nicole Nowosad said...

Another set of amazing pages!!! Have a fun weekend with the family !