Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Nuts for you

Today we went to visit my mother-in-law.  She is about an hour and half away.  She's in a retirement home now so it's usually a trip down to take her out for lunch and a little visit in her room.  Today the kids took their instruments to play for gramma.  Sam took her violin because gramma hasn't heard her play.  And Grant had to take his new guitar to play because his sister was playing.  A bit of shopping at Staples before coming home, because we don't have one.  And home in time for  the kids bedtime. 
Last night I finished this card up.  Another of my 3D critters.  This guy is soooo cute.  The sketch is from Cuttlebug Challenge, a bit back.

It is mom-in-laws birthday in a couple of weeks, so I thought we may not be back to see her before then.  Last night I made this very simple card using the new background stamp from HeroArts that I just picked up yesterday.  I see great potentional for this one.

Happy crafting ;o)

Monday, December 28, 2009

365 Cards

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  We did.  I've been home since Christmas Day, so its been nice.  Sweatshirts and loungie pants is all I've worn.  How relaxing.  I've done a couple of scrapbook pages, a couple cards, and tried to tidy up my area while finding room for all the new stuff.  Hooked up my new laser printer today.  And I've spent the last four days learning how to use my new cell phone.  We had an old one we carried for emergencies.  The kids at work laughed at it, it didn't flip open, it was just one handset,so I would have to lock the keypad so you didn't dial someone when it was in your purse.  Enough about that, on to cards.
I put tegether these little 3-D critters before Christmas, and they were sitting on my work space getting in the way.  I made these cards for 365 Cards-Day 302-Sketchy Sunday. 

Here is the sketch.

Happy crafting ;o)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all. Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas day.  And Santa was good to everyone.  Enjoy the Season.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Page Maps

Well the countdown is on, three days to go, and two more to work, then its a week home with everyone.  Kids are getting pretty pumped.  I managed do a scrapbook page for Page Maps.  This is our big snow storm we just had.  I have to learn to take better pics of my pages.

Here is the sketch that was given.

Happy crafting ;o)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday DH.  It's also my dads partners birthday, which is who this card is for.  I picked up a pack of birthday paper by Imaginisce, a couple weeks ago, and this is the first chance I've had to use it.  We are going out for dinner tonight to celebrate the two birtdays.  This afternoon DD did a violin recital at a seniors home.  It was so nice to hear the residents trying to sing along.  Some of them sounded like our dog when Sam plays here.
This card was made for Little Red Wagon-Challange 7-Sewing.  Thanks ladies for featuring my card this week.  I love your blog.  Your all so talented.  I cheated on the sewing part.  I poked holes and used a marker to join the dots.  I tried sewing with my machine on a scrapbook page a couple weeks ago, and it was hard.  I found the paper slipped, it was hard to keep it straight.  I'll have to practice. 
Have a great weekend.  Tomorrow I plan to do my Christmas baking, which should have been done weeks ago. 

Happy Crafting ;o)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Kids card

I can't seem to find the time to make cards.  But in another week I will be home for a week.  Looking forward to a week with the whole family at home.  Staying up late, sleeping in, playing with the kids, and best of all hopefully craft time. 
My little guy brought this card home today.  He made it at school.  He did a pretty good job.  The hat is cloth and droops over the top of the card.  Very proud of him.

Happy crafting ;o)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

365 Cards, Cupcake and Little Red Wagon

I'm about 24 hrs late posting my cards.  We worked removing snow from the driveway till 9:30 last night.  When I came in the power had flashed off and turned the computer off.  I was so tired just didn't feel like posting.  The snow has finally quit falling today and we had blue skies and sunshine.  I still didn't make it to work, because the car had sat for two days with the snow falling around it.  It was like it was in a pit.
Enough about the snow.  On to the cards.  This one is for Cupcake Craft Challenges-Challenge 69-Sing a Christmas Carol.  You were to choose your favorite christmas carol to use on your card.  I heard 'I'll be Home For Christmas' on the radio the other day and thought this stamp was perfect.  It is also for 365 Cards-Day 284-DIY Sketches.  Design your own sketch and create a card based on it.

Here is my sketch.   

This pic is from Little Red Wagon-Challenge 6.  You were to be inspired by the photo.  I used a cuttlebug folder of the village (one of my fav christmas folder).  I embossed it on white wash green coordinations.  I sanded the houses a bit to show the green through, added glitter to the roofs and snowflakes, and added three little star jewel in the sky.  A bit of gold glitter around the edge.  I added the word 'Peace' on the bottom for 365 Cards-Day 285-A Certain Sentiment.  You were to use the word 'Peace' as the entire sentiment or as part of the sentiment.

Here is my card. 

Happy crafting ;o)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Three and half feet of snow and still going

Just a quick post to show you what we've been doing all afternoon.  (And not even half way done.)  Today was the third day the buses didn't run, and some schools were even closed.  By late morning most of the stores in town had closed down, and the police were asking people to stay home and not travel the roads, as they were having a hard time keeping them ploughed.  The snow was up past my knees when I waded out to take a picture of the cars, which had been cleaned off 24 hrs earlier, or rather lack of them.  I did manage to make a couple cards this morning, which I will post later.  We still have to finish the driveway.  I have to work in the morning.  (hopefully I can get out, it's still snowing)
First, here are the cars.

The dog that followed me to take the picture.

DH with the snowblower.

The little guy snowshoeing.

Will it ever end?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pick 5

Wow we have had so much snow over the last two days.  It started yesterday, a snowday for the school (no buses running).  But I braved the snow and dropped the kids off on my way to work.  Today another snow day.  This time I opted to stay home with them, since I didn't sleep well last night.  (I'm coming down with a cold).  I couldn't have gotten out of the driveway anyway, there was soo much snow.  My dad came over this afternoon to help me with the snowblower.  DH was away this week on business and I don't use the blower, but he returned home late this afternoon.  He has since done the driveway again, and said it could be done again.  I forsee another snow day tomorrow.  At least the snow puts everyone in the Christmas spirit.
Onto my card.  I was able to make one this evening.  It was fun to do.  My daughter picked out the 5 items to be used on the card.  They are ribbon, brads, stamp, flowers, and decoritive paper, and she wanted the sentiment to say 'just relax at home'.  It didn't really fit so I shortened it to 'just relax'.  The card is for 365 Cards-Day 283-Pick 5.  You were to have someone pick 5 things from your stash for you to use on your card.  I followed the sketch from Card Patterns-Sketch 44.  Turned out not to bad.
Here is my card.

Here is the sketch.

Happy crafting ;o)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Well I've always admired perganamo cards when I see them in a magazines.  When I recently received a gift certificate from the craft store, I decided to buy some of the tools and try it out.  It's hard to find instructions on how to do it, so this has been a real learning experience.  First I traced it with a white pencil, and after embossing, I read the brief instrustions in the book again and realized I was to trace them with tenta ink.  Well our craft store doesn't stock the ink, only a couple colors and gold is not one.  So I found a gold pen, a little thicker than I wanted. And after I did the perferating and cutting out I used the gold pen (I guess I didn't shake it enough, it changed color part way through) around the embossing and the outline.  Turned out a little bolder than it should be.  To perferate the outside I used a pin, because the store was out of the 2-needle perferator.  I'm not into painting on my cards yet.  I paint wooden christmas ornaments. So I thought gold outline stickers would work well and colored it in with sakura pens.  The snow I sprinkled some glitter dust on the white pen before it dried.  Not bad for a first attempt.

Happy crafting ;o)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holy Snow Storms

It was the annual Santa Claus Parade in town today.  Usually we miss it for some reason.  Today DH was off to the city for the first RC Car Race for the 2010 year.  Me and the kids planned to go to the parade, she Santa in the park after to deliver their letters, and buy dads christmas present.  We did manage to get three presents for dad.  Here is a picture of the start of the parade.  It was snowing so hard you could hardly see the police cruiser coming over the hill for the start of the parade.

Part way through one of the pick ups with a plough on was plowing the street. 

After the parade we were cold, so no Santa, and we stopped at Tim Horton drive threw for hot choc. and timbits to take home.  We did manage to get the Christmas tree up at home. 

Happy Crafting ;o)

Friday, December 4, 2009


Here it is Dec. 4 and we're getting snow.  After such a wet summer, our fall has been wonderful.  And just a light snowfall on Dec. 1 which disappeared by the end of the day, was much nicer than last year.  Snow from the start of Nov.  The kids were so happy today when they got up and saw the snow.  Me on the other hand am not a winter person, I much prefer the warmth.  But I'm stuck with it. 
It's been a nice quiet morning, i haven't had a day at home by myself for a while.  So far I've drank tea, read the paper and weekly flyers, drank tea.  I plan do some scrapbooking this afternoon.  I'm trying to put all the kids school stuff into a scrapbook.  Using their actual art pieces were I can.  Most are too big so I've taken pictures of them, before they hit the trash can.  (I just don't have room to keep everything.)
Onto card stuff.  I've finally finished a card this week.  The sketch I used for it was Card Patterns-Sketch 43.  This was last weeks sketch I didn't get it done on time, but I liked it and used it anyway.  Card covers 365 Cards-Day 275-Tis the Season.  You were to make a red and green sominant color card, of any theme.  I know this time of year red and green should be for Christmas but I've done so many Christmas cards I'm sick of them.  Second Challenge-Cupcake Caft Challenges-Challenge 68-Red and Green.  Third-Little Red Wagon-Challenge 5-Heavy Metal.  You were to use metal on your project.  I found a charm saying 'be kind' that I had picked up a while back for just such emergencies.  Hope you enjoy. 
Happy crafing ;o)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Finally some craft time

Finally I've had some time this morning to sit down and make a couple cards.  Yesterday my little guy was up at 4am sick.  He was running from both ends.  DH had taken the day off to go do his Christmas shopping, so he got the honour of sitting with a sick child while I went to work. Well I thought he would be OK, that he just needed to sleep for the day.  Apparently while I was away he threw up all over the living.  (Couch, carpet, blankets, glad I didn't have to clean that up) He was sleeping it off by the time I arrived home at 2.  DH got to leave and do his shopping.  Today I stayed home with the little guy and today he's just lazing around.  Which gives me time to play. Enough about that and on to the good stuff.
The first card is made with a new folder I just picked up from Cuttlebug.  Very simple card , I added some jewels and glitter that is really hard to see in the picture.  The ribbon is two pieces put together.  I made this for Cuttlebug Challenge-Be Inspired #59.  You were to add glitter, bling, and a cuttlebug of course.  This is also for Crafty Cardmakers-Challenge #9-Alternative Christmas.  You were to create a project using a Christmas image in a NON TRADITIONAL COLORS.  No red,green, gold combos.  I choose navy blue card and matched the jewels to this. 
I also made a birthday card using the sketch from 365 Cards-Day 274-Super Sketchy Sunday.  This also qualifies for Cute Card Thursday-Challenge #88-Snips, Snails &Puppy Dog Tails.  You were to make a card for the younger boys.  I used a stamp from SU, found some fishy paper I thought would go nice, and versa marked on the card with the same boat stamp.  I used Distress Ink to put the water on under the boat.
Here is my card.

Here is the sketch.

Hope you enjoy.
Happy cafting ;o)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all the American bloggers.  Hope your getting you fill of turkey and my fave pumpkin pie. 
Last week I went to a class at our craft store.  We made this cute Countdown to Christmas Box.  Each drawer slides out to reveal a little surprise.  I just finished my box last night, now I have the big job of finding stuff to go inside. 
The kids got their report cards yesterday.  They both did really well.  Sam the usual A's and a couple B's.  She's proud she got her first A+.  Grant blew me away, he's always been B's and C's which is really good for him.  Reading and writting is very hard for him reflecting the C mark, but math and science was an A.  Amazing. 
Trying to get back into making cards.  I've had a little break since been so busy getting ready for the sale last weekend.  I haven't done one challenge this week. 

Happy Crafting ;o)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me tomorrow.  The kids look forward to my birthday every year.  They take me out the have Chinese Buffet.  They love it. 
Tonight is the last night I have to get all my cards made.  Tomorrow night I will have to pack them up to go to the sale on Saturday. Sam has been madly beading bracelets and necklaces that she will sell.  It should be a fun day.
Here are two more of my 3D images.  They are just the cutest.  They come in pieces that you layer together, and are made by Reddy Creative Cards.
The sketch I followed was from Scrap n Stamp #1 November Challenge.

Here is the sketch.

Happy Crafting ;o)

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's all a glitter

Wow sparkley.  I've taken a brake from Christmas to do this weeks Cute Card Thursday-Challenge 86-Glitter me Silly.  I like glitter.
I used the cuttlebug rose die as a template, masking off the individual colors.  The sketch came from pagemaps. 

It's back to Christmas tonight.  I have a couple more 3D images I've picked up.  I have a craft sale on Saturday, so I have to have everything done this week.

Happy crafting ;o)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rememberance Day

Today is Rememberance Day and thinking of those of you in  US Independance Day. We had our moment of silence at work at 11am.  To remember all the men and women who have and are out there fighting for us.  I lost a great uncle in WW1.  I treasure all his medals that we have tucked away safe. 

My card today is for Cupcake Craft Challenge-65-Snow Much.  You were to make a card that features Fun Snow.  The sketch is from Card Paterns-Sketch 40.  I really enjoy their sketchs.

Here is the sketch.

Happy crafting ;o)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Little Red Wagon

Wow am I tired.  Today was a beautiful sunny Sunday. Yard work time before the snow comes.  I really hate pine trees.  They are sooo messy.  But a small part of the lawn is raked.  Onto the card. 
This week Lil Red Wagon held thier first challenge.  You were to use your packaging on your project.  I thought I was going to have to go buy something, because I throw out my packaging.  But I bought a pack of buttons last week and it was still sitting on my desk.  I even used a couple of the buttons. 

Here is the package.

Happy crafting ;0)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Page Maps

Today I'm posting a scrapbook page for Page Maps latest challenge.  When I saw the sketch I just knew what I wanted to do.  I had the paper set aside just waiting for a page like this.  It is hard to see in the picture, the green across the page are oak leaves that I stamped and cut out.  The title is chipboard that I cut on the cuttlebug (this is the first time I have tried chipboard in the cuttlebug, it works well).  Hope you enjoy.

Here is the sketch.

Happy crafting ;0)

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Morning everyone.  Just a quick post before I'm off to work.  Sent the kids off to school this morning and it was raining.  Just looked out the window and it's snowing.  I'll have to drop mitts off at the school on my way to work.
Last night I made a card for two challenges, when I should have been doing cards for an order. (Me bad)  The sketch is from Card Patterns-Sketch 39.
It also qualifies for Crafty Cardmakers-Challenge 7. Their challenge was to include stamping somewhere on your design.  I've had this stamp for a while and haven't had a chance to use it.  I embossed it in black, and stamped a second one coloring it and cutting out to place on top with a dimension.

Here is the sketch.

Hope everyone has a great day ;0)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CCT and 365 Cards

This isn't my best card, but the paper was the only thing I had relating to a drink/cocktail.  This card is for Cute Card Thursday Challenge 84-Midnight Margaritas!  You were to make a card or project featuring a drink/cocktail theme.  This paper was from my cruise album. 
The sketch is 365 Cards-Day 246-Super Sketchy Sunday.

Here is the sketch.  Enjoy your day ;0)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cupcakes and Cuttlebugs

Just a quick post before it's off to my busy day.  I've combined two challenges.  First Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #55-My Favorite Things.  Again I've done a 3D image, they are my favs, and I have used one of my favorite folders the snowflakes, I use this folder all year long. 

Second, is Cupcake Craft Challenges-Challenge 64. It is a sketch again this week.

Here is the sketch from Cupcakes.

Enjoy your day ;0)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Monday

Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween.  Our kids had fun and only had a short sprinkle of rain.  I'm enjoying a Monday home by myself today.  I've canned all our tomatoes that have finally ripened. Laundry is in progress, I've finished three cards for an order.  I cut them all out last night and just had to assemble today, and this card as well.  It doesn't apply to any challenge, but I've enjoyed making it.  It is another of the 3D images I picked up.  I have one more christmas one to do. 

Enjoy your day, have to go and get ready. Kids will be home soon and it's off to the doctor to have my daughters worts treated, and then it's off to parent council meeting at our school.  The guest speaker is an old teacher from the school to give a history of the school. It's our 50th anniversary this year.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch 38

Aren't these santa's the cutest.  This is the first pack of 3D images I picked up yesterday.  The color for the card is picked up from the color framing on the square.  You can't see it in the picture.
The sketch is from Card Patterns Sketch 38.

Here is the sketch.

And here is a better look at each card.

Enjoy the day ;0)