Friday, July 17, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Good evening everyone. It has been a wonderful Sunday. I don't get many as I work every weekend. But as the end of the month falls on a weekend I was able to spend the day with my family. I was also able to visit with many friends and family at the annual Heritage Day at the cemetery. It is the only cemetery in town that is still run by the community. Once a year we have a cleaning bee, were everyone gathers for a morning to rake, pick up fallen branches and just tidey. The grass is kept cut by a neighbour. The whole thing is run on donations, and community involvement.
This week our little tractor went in to have a bucket put on. The yard is not safe now. Today it took the whole family to put the mower deck back on. It takes literally two minutes to take the bucket off, and an hour to get the mower deck on. But now our grass is cut.
My card tonight was made special for a good friend. She had hernia surgery this week. I got inky with this one. Playing with my distress inks is one of my favorite techniques.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Morning blogland. How did life get so busy? It just seems that I have no time for crafting anymore. I always seem to be on the go. When I'm not working it seems that I'm always running the roads. Errands in town, appointments, running kids around, driving a half hour to pick up crickets. That's one disadvantage of a small town. Availability of things. Now don't get me wrong, I love our town. It's been a great place to raise our kids. But when it comes to shopping you usually have to drive a distance to get what you want. So when I have to drive to get crickets for the geckos, it also includes a trip to the Michaels store for supplies.
It's so nice to see the sun. After a day of rain yesterday. Although that was good for our newly planted flowers. The last couple weeks we have been purchasing flowers and planting. We plant in pots. Even our veggies are done in planters. We use to do a large garden. But being out in the country, the wild animals usually get to the garden before things are ready to pick. Bunnies love the little sprouts, and the deer eat everything including our flowers. The trees have grown so big too, casting shadows on the garden area. So our back patio in filled with pots. Last year we did lettuce (which fed the guinea pigs all summer), carrots and radishes. This year we added beans, peas and beets. We'll see they do.
The other night while relaxing watching TV, I dusted off my art journal, and did a bit of doodling. I found a pic of mushroom houses on Pinterest. Here is my try at them.
Well, I think I'll go for a walk to try and get my mind working. My first thought is to go back to bed now that everyone has left the house for the day. But then nothing would get done. Let's hope the blackflies aren't too bad.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Good evening blog friends. Our warm weather has finally arrived. What a beautiful few days we have had. With a bit of rain last week, everything is greening up nicely. Tomorrow I get to enjoy the sun, since I've been working all week. Although grocery shopping and errands are on the list tomorrow. I am looking forward to coffee with my girlfriend in the afternoon.
I saw this card in a Cardmaker Magazine. I thought what a great card to use for a masculine card. One of my sons classmates had a horrible accident on the weekend. Falling into a campfire, and receiving second degree burns. Hopefully this will put a little smile on his face. We're all thinking about you Nick.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Here is my card to go with the final baby sweater. I sponged the background with a stencil and distress ink. Stamped the little froggie and colored him with pencil crayons.
Case this Sketch - #120
I'm sorry I can't get the sketch to show up. It's 11:30 when I've gotten back to my post to finish this. After picking up my daughter from school and taking her to dentist. And picking my son up because he hurt himself on the way to the skate park after school. Only to have to take him to the hospital after dinner because he couldn't put any weight on his knee. After two and half hours they were sending us home with a strained knee. With orders to not do anything that hurts it. So I ask, "how do I get him to walk when he can't put any weight on his knee?" So the doctor asks "Would crutches help?" Do you think?
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
happy birthday sweet girl
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Here is the second baby sweater. I'm really loving the color of this one. The pink with cream. The third sweat is different. Decided to try crocheting. Almost finished it, just have the bonnet to finish.
Monday, March 30, 2015
There seems to be a baby boom at hubbies office. I have three sweeters to complete. This one I'm sharing today was for one of the ladies first grand-daughters. I have one more to do for her, as her other daughter is expecting any time too. The third that I'm working on now, is for a co-worker of his. I better hurray up, or baby will have outgrown it. The wee thing is almost a month old now. That is a good project to work on today as I watch the snow falling outside.
Don't know if any of you have played Trivia Crack? Over the weekend my daughter got me playing. We've had alot of fun with it. She doesn't like it when I ask hubbie for answers. You should try it out.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Hello everyone. The weekend is here. Although not for me, as I work every weekend. I've made it through the week back from holidays. The sun is shining and the snow is going down. I am so ready for spring. The card I made this week makes me think of spring. Pretty daffodils popping up through the snow will be a welcome sight.
I made a one layer card because this one is going in the mail. My sister-in-laws birthday is today. So much for sending out birthday cards this year, this is the first family card I have managed to get sent.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Although we didn't get to the Museum and Aquarium as planned, we did do alot of shopping and two days at the Toronto Comic Con. Two days of pushing through the crowds, walking around and around. So many comic books and figures. But everyong managed to find something to buy.
One of the authors that was there, had written a book that my daughter and I had read. Finding out that it was a trilogy, we ended up buying all three and having them autographed. Hubbie, the big kid he is, came home with another Light Saber and Storm Trooper helmet. And best of all my necklace. It shows the phase of the moon on the day we were married. It is two days before the full moon. The moon soaks up the light all day and will glow at night.
Must go now and get everyone moving to get ready for bed. It's back to school and work tomorrow.
happy family time
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Today I have mad a one-layer card. This cute little image was colored with Spectrum Noir blendable pencils. I still need more practice with them. I doodled lines around the edges with little squigglies.
Timeout Challenges - #23 - valentines day with a twist of hearts
Friday, January 23, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
For Christmas I received Spectrum Noir blendable pencils. I have been playing around with them learning how to color. Printing off the color charts from their site and colored them all in, and stamping some images to practice on. It is going to take some work to get the hang of them.
I'm to finish up my calander. I've been adding check off boxes, stickers and filling in important dates. Writing in everyones birthday and anniversary. Maybe this will be the year I actually make and send out cards.