Friday, June 26, 2009

365 Cards, challenge 116,117

Last night I sat down to make a card for the challenge and ened up making two. I can't believe how fast I can make them now.
The first one is for day 117 one stamp, one sentiment, and the second is day 116 keep it to yourself: wedding card.
Enjoy the day :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Last day school

This morning was very emotional for me. Today was the last day of school, and the awards assembley at the kids school. My daughter recieved an award called the Evan Luker Award. It is an achievement award given to a boy and girl in grade 4. Evan was a boy that went to their school about 20 years ago and was killed in a car accident. His parents set up the award to be presented every year to a boy and girl in grade 4. The Lukers still go to the school every year to present the students with the award. Its such an honor to have Sam receive this award. Makes us feel like we're doing something right with her. She really loves school and doesn't want summer vacation.

This card is one that I whipped up the other night to go in the card box for Sam's teacher. You can't tell in the picture, but the tulip is alittle shiney. It's painted with a new product I found called glass bead gel. You can add color to it, or as I did just left it and let it dry clear over the stamped image. It tiny glass beads in a gel.

Have a great day

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sam's Card

Today I thought I would show the handy work of my 10 year old daughter. I've been helping her make a card box for her teachers gift. I made the box at a card class at the craft store. It has two pocket on the inside, one to hold cards and the other to hold an address book that you make out of a 3x5 note pad. There is a holder for a short pen and stamps as well. Sam was to make card to go with it as well, but this is the only one she got done. (She will be picking a couple from moms stash) I think she did a great job until she drew on the balloons at the bottom. She thinks its wonderful and that's all the matters.

Grants was having a play day this afternoon. At the end of it the fire truck was coming in to spray down all the kids. It will be greatly appreciated, because it's another hot day.
Have a great rest of your day ;)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summers Here

Summer is finely here. We have had several days of hot sunny weather. Its about time.Two days of school left. Sam's not happy. She likes school and seeing all her friends. Grant I think will miss it too. He needs the structure, and consistancey to keep him focused.

Randy liked this card the last time, but the last one crap happens, just didn't fit this time. So I remade him one with get well on instead.

Don't know how much card making I will get done in the next couple of weeks. Getting ready for holidays next Thursday. And we remodeling our house, which is taking forever, because we are doing the work when we have time. So we just got rid of a huge sectional couch in the basement tonight to make room . The first wall that will go up is for a storage space which is the back wall of my new work area. So a coment was made that I had to confine my craft stuff to make room for building.

Chat later

Have a great day :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Card challenge 113,114

I can't believe how easy it was to whip up these two cards. Day 114 a dominant lavender, and Day 113.

Have a great day :)


What a fun day this was on Friday. Here are two levels at Eaglecrest. The platforms around the tree are where you stand, you can see two walk ways across. Some were just cables that you walked across. Another year before the whole family can go

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sad bears

When I saw these bears I thought of a get well card. They look soo sad. Randy needed a get well card for a student in his office, and I just had to use this one. I think it turned out quite well.
It rained all day yesterday, but today the sun is shinning. It will be a nice day to have a BBQ for Father's Day. We just need dad to come home. He went to a stag last night(for the wedding we're going to England for), and he hasn't made his way back home yet. I imagine they got little sleep last night.

Friday, June 19, 2009


I'm back from tree top trecking. What a morning. It was amazing. I'll have to post some pictures when I get a chance to get them off the camera this weekend. We were about 30 feet off the ground walking on a cable. It was great. There were a couple of small zip lines, but the last one we had to move across the park. The big one was about 350 feet across water. Woooow. All the kids had fun.
I'm showing these two cards together because they are similiar. They are for the kids teachers. Wow, one more week of school, and not even a full week, they're done on Thursday. This year has gone so fast. Must go make supper before kids get home, pick Randy up because my car wouldn't start this morning. I have his. And work at 5.30.
Have a great weekend.
Chat later ;)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Teachers Gifts

Well here I am again, playing with my blog two days in a row. It's nice to be off two days in a row. Since it's the end of school year and very busy. Today I go to the school for lunch. The teachers put together a big pot luck lunch for all the volunteer parents that help out throughout the year. I always enjoy it.
Tomorrow is the kids end of year class trip. Grant goes to Big Curve Acres and they have asked that volunteers don't go. Which is good, because Sam's trip is the same day. Shes going tree top walking, and they have a zip line there too. I'm going with her. Looking forward to the adventure.
These two notepad covers I made for Grant to give to his teacher and E.A. I found the pattern for it on . They were very simple to make.
Must run now. Have a great day :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Card Challenge

I've been wondering how to participate in card challenges. Recently I directed to 365 cards by a fellow blogger. I am new at this and not very good on the computer. So it's taken me most of the day to get the links set up. Please be patient with me.
This card I made for my sons Education Assistance. She has been with him for 2 yrs. And is very good with him. We can't thank her enough for helping him make it through the day.
Hope you enjoy my card ;)

Fathers Day

So far the sun is still shinning here. I have been scanning cards this morning. I have some errands to do in town then maybe some card making. I still don't have a dress for the wedding. It's only two weeks away.

This card I found on scor pal. The link came in a newsletter from CardMaker. Right now I can't seem to find it. I'll check again later to find the web page. The shirt is folded from a 4x6 piece of paper using scor pal. This one is for my husband.

Have a great day :)
EDIT: Found site for scor-pal

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Another decoupage

Well it was another nice day. Sun shinning, very warm out today. Randy and Grant went to the office parking lot to practice with their RC cars. I went and picked up Grant after a couple of hours, that was enough for him. Randy stayed, braking in his car for the next big race.

I have to scan the teachers cards and gifts. I'm out of cards to post.

This one I printed from

Thats all for now. Have a great day. :0)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pretty flowers

This is another card I made at the card class. It is an outline sticker and colored in with pencil crayons.

Tonight I have to finish up the kids teacher gifts. I finally found the writing pads I was looking for. Samantha can't finish hers till the end of the week. We scored her piece of paper wrong, (also did it on mine too.) The store won't have the color in till this week.

Have a great evening :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Today Samantha's recital went very well. She played with a group of kids, then took her turn and played a solo. She did very well. Now Grant wants guitar lessons. His hands are too small to hold a guitar. When he plays guitar hero he lays the guitar on his lap so he can push the buttons.

Last week I went to a card class at the Craft Nook. We learned how to use watercolors. I enjoy doing these. I've always liked to color. This one was done with pencils. The butterfly is an outline sticker put onto vellum and colored with identa pens.

Hope the start to the week is sunny. (What am I saying, it will be I'm working.)

Keep smiling. Chat later. ;)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thinking of you

Another nice day, sun shining. But as usual I worked all day. While Randy ran the kids to birthday parties and to see friends. Tomorrow its in at 6 am, I really have a hard time with this one.

Samantha's first violin recital is tomorrow. I'm so proud of her, she's doing a great job.

A couple of weeks ago I purchased the rose border from spellbinders. Just so I could try it quickly on something a followed the card they had on the package. It turned out not bad.

Have a great evening. It will be hot tub time if the mosquitoes don't carry us away. They are quite large this year.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


You don't know how excited I was this morning when I checked my page. I've been doing this for months and thought no one was see my blog. It was just somewhere to go and tell about my day and share my cards. But this morning there were 2 comments on yesterdays post. Thanks ladies, hope you continue to check in. I feel like a kid with a new toy.

Keeping with the wedding theme. I printed the boy and girl off . I kind of like the effect of layering, giving the card more dimension. Although having to cut out all around the figures was a little time consuming.

The sun is finally shinning today, of course I have to go to work. Must go get ready.

Have a smilin day :0)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gate fold

Well it looks like the rain may clear today. Randy is off to the north again this week, but this time for three days. At least he's not by himself this time.

Here is another 25th anniversary card. It is done with a gate fold, so the two front pieces open up from the middle.

I was at a class last night for watercolor. I'll get those scanned later, so they can be posted later this week.

Have a happy day.

Chat later ;)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

25th Anniversary

Today has been a lazy day. Another rain day, and a day off by myself. Which hasn't happened for quit a while. Last night was Fun Night at the school. They bring in a bunch of those blow up toys. (Jumping castle, obstacle course, jousting) The kids have a great time. But with the rain they had to set up in the gym. Everyone still had a great time. Although I here Katie the cow was mooing alot, out in the field all by herself, for the cow plop.

This card I stamped and embossed the flower and swirls, and the line border and 25 and sentiment are outline stickers.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wedding Cake

I found this simple card I believe on docraft. But when I went back to look again at it I couldn't find it. You would think I would learn to print it when I see something I like. I usually can't remember what site I saw it on.

It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday. And today when I'm home what's it do? RAIN.

Have a great week. Chat later. :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Love Birds

OK so the bow isn't the greatest. I can not make bows. This has been a popular card. I made it as a wedding card, and had a request for a verse to be put in for a bridal shower.
It looks like it is going to be a nice weekend. Although the bugs are really bad. I have tomorrow off but have to go in this afternoon til 10:30.
Have a great day. ;)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Special Day

This is my favorite of the wedding cards I've done. I think this is the one I'm going to use for the wedding we have in July. The idea came from docraft .

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Summer is coming and so is wedding time. I have had requests for wedding cards. I have four to show you. Three I have for sale one I will have to make again if someone wants it. It is one I have picked for the wedding we are going to in England. But I wanted to get some feedback on it so included it in my ablum.

I think most of the wedding and anniversary cards I got from It is a great site.

Have a happy day, the sun is shining today.