Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Here is a card that came together when I was playing in my scrap space a few nights ago.
I love this CTMH set called Go Green and hope to create a layout with it soon!
I finally had a chance to pay a visit to Vintage Pixie yesterday and what a treat! Just lookie what I found for the stash!!! Yumm! There's lots more fun stuff, but I need to find space in my house!!!
Hey all you local girls.....
One more day for the sale at DAT'S - 25% off the entire store.
Vintage Pixie and Black Cat Antiques are getting together to have a "Funky Junk and Treasure Sale" - Sunday 10 - 3pm - I plan to be there!
So what are you doing this weekend?
Whatever it is, I hope you have a good one!
stamps: CTMH Go Green c1413
ink/papers: CTMH star spangled blue & pear
embellishments: Bo bunny ribbon, twine
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I had so much fun creating this layout and these colours were really fun to work with! Lucky me, I got to have a wonderful cuddle with little Rhylan last night!
For all you local gals - have you heard.....there is a pre-holiday sale at DAT'S right now - everything in the store is 25% off! Quick, run - if this cold, rainy weather continues we are going to need to stock up!
I promised to share some garden photos......in no particular order, here are some shots of my beloved perennial garden, mostly close-ups.....
Lilacs - note to self - remember to prune these soon. Apparently, lilacs are meant to be gently pruned right after they bloom as they begin forming next years buds quickly.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I received an exciting email from Fluffy a few days back and just couldn't wait to share......
I have been asked to be a guest designer at Cupcake Craft Challenges for the month of July! Thanks so much for the invite!
And here is just a different version of a card I made a few months ago. I have used all of these up, but am thinking maybe I should make a few more.... love the colours.
Monday, June 20, 2011
I think I have just enough time to submit one more entry over at Ribbon Carousel Challenge where the theme was music this week. Once I got going, I just couldn't stop at one music-themed card - I guess now I have one on hand next time I need a thank you for our piano teacher!
There are now three of us playing - my two sons, Chester and Pickle Pants (has had about 6 lessons) and myself - our teacher and I have been joking about a "family rate." Our recital was on Saturday and went very well! Pickle Pants got a little nervous and had some trouble finding middle C - first recital, but I am one proud Mama! It is a big deal for Pickle Pants (who is six) to get up in front of that many people! Chester even played a duet (Dutch Dance) with his teacher and they sounded fantastic! We certainly do not have a grand piano - we play on an antique family heirloom that belonged to my Grandma & Grandpa but was rarely played - it is a beautiful piano and we are so happy to have it. My parents had it shipped clear across the province after my Grandma passed so that we could keep it in the family. It now sits proudly in our kitchen. This was the reason that we started taking piano lessons in the first place, and I'm so glad for it! If my boys continue playing (and I hope they do!), I would love to hear them play on a piano like this someday!
Best run and get dinner going - tonight we are attending the recital of Danderella's daughter who lives up the street - her girls and my boys have been friends since they were born and are really more like close cousins. They are always there to support one another for things like this and I love that!
Cheers to an evening of beautiful music!
What I used:
cricut cart: A child's year
papers: CTMH cs, an old recycled paper gift bag
stamp: CTMH A Little Thanks - D1444
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Here is one of the clipboards I have altered to for teacher gifts. I always put the teacher's name on the back and add fun ribbons etc on the clip part. I used a variety of ribbon and twine this time. The challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges is to use floss, string or twine, so I would like to enter my project over there.
I'm sorry, I realized too late that I forgot to crop my photo. Here is the front.....
Friday, June 17, 2011
The challenge this week over at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge is MUSIC - perfect as we have Piano Recital on Saturday and I've been wanting to get the card and gift done for our piano teacher. Here is the first card I came up with.
And here is the inside...
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Yes, there was definitely sacrifice involved - I would have loved to spend the afternoon scrapping or making cards, but he REALLY wanted to take out the new boat for the first time, so we made it a family affair. The deal was NO FISHING - since as you know, or maybe you don't, if a man starts fishing it is really difficult to get them to stop - even if they do not catch any fish!!! Thank goodness, we all agreed it was TOO COLD for fishing and so our trip out was short and we all lived to tell the tale! You can tell by the way Pickle Pants is attired here that it wasn't exactly balmy!
Monday, June 13, 2011
So for tonight, I'll just share a card that I had already uploaded and edited. It is an alternate version of a card I made awhile back, so if you recognize it that's why. I do love the simplicity of the pinwheel and how it makes such excellent use of a variety of patterned papers all on one card - a fantastic way to use up scraps! I hope to use some fabric to make one sometime and stitch around the edges of the pinwheel as well - it may take some time at the machine, but I think it would be worth the effort in the end.
Oh and look at that, I even photographed the inside - this was definitely pre-garden weather!
Friday, June 10, 2011
This is the card I made for the Christening we attended a couple of weeks ago. I have had this image for sometime now and was just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. When I first saw the image, it seemed to portray the love between mother and child. What do you think?
Sorry for the quality of the photo, I didn't get to take a photo before leaving the house and so had to take a quick one on a pew at the Church. :) I didn't want to miss photographing it as I do like how it turned out.
Quickie post again today as I have to putter in the garden a bit. Even though we have had a high of only 11 degrees celcius here today, I had better get some veggies in or they won't be ready until after the first frost - lol! Veggie gardening in Northwestern ON is risky business! Hoping to be back to post again on Sunday.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Today's blogpost is brought to you from Geraldton, ON where I have come for work this week. Just a quick one night trip this time!
So, I noticed that the challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week is to use "things with tails" - I got this card all ready and then realized he doesn't have a tail, but he does have a scary lookin tongue - well at least the lil dudes on the back ground paper (love this paper) have tails! lol - am I losing it or what?!?!
I should say that this is a little card, I was working with some scraps and sort of customized the size of the cardbase based on the size of the image - this way I end up with really strange card sizes, but it makes it fun! Oh, and here is the inside, not that it is fancy, but I like to show the inside once in awhile as I never leave it blank unless it will be used as a notecard.
Since the challenge at Wee Memories is Anything Goes, I am going to enter my card over there as well.
I hope you are having a fantastic week!
What I used:
stamp: Paper Makeup
papers: Basic Grey - Oliver
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Hope you had a lovely weekend! This has been the nicest we've had so far and luckily this was the weekend we chose to have our family day - for the children we work with and their families. The weather was absolutely perfect - not too hot, not too cold and perfectly sunny!
The garden is definitely competing with my scrap stash at the moment - but I am itching to get back in the scrap space - I even cut out some stuff to start teacher gifts last night - we'll see how long that takes me!
Gonna keep it short for tonight, there are still dishes to do!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Today I have a card to share for this week's challenge over at Charisma Cards.
Their challenge this week is "things that fly". This adorable image was so fun to colour - thanks Caroline for sharing this cute stamp with me!
I am so glad to finally make a card using this image and these fun Oliver papers from Basic Grey!