Sunday, April 3, 2016

Big Birthday Wishes

Yesterday, my youngest son and I participated in a 6 hour Cross-Country skiing fundraiser for Lappe Nordic Ski Club with friends! You can do 6, 12 or 24 hours. They had so much fun, they are making plans to ski the 24 hour next year!!! (not happening yet, lol!) 

Would you believe that on April 2nd, it felt like -14 C with the windchill? We had fresh snow on April Fool's Day which made for great conditions, but that wind was whipping it around everywhere! After the (relatively) mild weather we've been having, we were suddenly needing to wear our wool and heavy ski mitts again!  Our team name was "Para-Normal Activity" as 4 of 6 of the participants are involved in the Para-Nordic Program - they came up with the name last year and it stuck! Someone had to be "on course" at all times, so each participant took turns skiing the course and each went out four times, so we spent quite a long time outdoors yesterday! 

Here we have one of our awesome Para-Nordic guides, Danderella's Daughter and my youngest son.

Here is our youngest relay participant alongside my son who looks like a GIANT beside her! lol
 Tagging when switching skiers...

This shot includes our Team Captain and two guides. We are missing 4 guides from this photo. Look at all those smiles at the end of 6 hours of skiing! - a truly fabulous day and a great way for the children to end their ski season!

Today, it snowed again, but today I stayed tucked inside, got some laundry done and hung out in my scrap space!

 I got a chance to play with some of my new stamps from Jaded Blossoms! Wow, they stamp beautifully!

I am still building up my stash, so I made a few slightly different versions of this card to have on hand.

I would like to share at CASology where the current challenge is WASHI! 

I would also like to share at Seize the Birthday - water/anything goes

Shanna :)

What I used:
elephant - SU "Wild About You"
sentiment - Jaded Blossoms "Party Animal"
washi from an art store in Halifax - can't recall the manufacturer


  1. Cute card. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. It sounds like you guys really enjoyed yourselves, Shanna! TFS the photos! Your ellie card is adorable! I love how you used the bit of Washi to ground her!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Love the added bling and colored strip to ground your card! Great job! Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

  4. WOW! 6 hours cross-country skiing! What a great achievement! Love your card - simple but fun - I love the look on the elephants face.

  5. Great card! Love how you tied in the sequins with the skinny washi tape.


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