Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Project 12 September

Just doing a little catch up.  I finally finished glueing my September page together this morning.  September was back to school, and preparing for the Fall Fair.  Broken bones. And a visit from the Archer girls. 

After our snowstorm on Friday.  Most of the snow is gone today, because now it's raining.  Makes things a little slippery.  Off to finish house work, and wrap a Christmas present.  It's too big to hide although DH already knows what it is, because he orders his gifts so he gets what he wants. 

Happy crafting ;o) 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holy Thunder Storms

We had a dilly of a storm last night.  I had just gotten home from work when the lightening started.  There was a huge crack close by, something got hit.  And the thunder.  So loud, and it shook the ground.  The whole house rattled.

My card today is for Card Patterns-Sketch 91
The snowflakes are outline stickers.  The stamp was colored with watercolor pencils, with some glitter added to the snow.

Here is my card.
Here is the sketch.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Happy crafting ;o)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Let Those Banners Fly

Happy Monday to everyone.  I have company with me at home today.  The little guy came down with a cold over the weekend.  He didn't sleep well last night, heard him coughing alot.  This morning he just didn't feel like going to school. So since I don't go in till later when DH is home I let him stay home.  I've had the anoying cough for a couple of weeks, but I finally broken and took Buckley for a few days.  That stuff is baaaad, but boy does it work.
Onto the good stuff.  Every week I check out Little Red Wagon,and all the other challenge sites out there, and every week like so many other challenges, life gets in the way and I don't get them done in time.  But this week I did it.  This is the first time I've tried a banner.  Not bad.
I've covered two challenges with this card.
Little Red Wagon-Let Those Banners Fly-Challenge 55
Sentimental Sundays-Be Thankful-Challenge 30

Happy crafting ;o)

Friday, November 19, 2010


Happy Friday to everyone out there.  I finally have a Saturday off without asking for it.  No plans, being able to sleep in. (can't remember when that last happened)  It's my birthday tomorrow.  A nice relaxing day with my family.  The Craft Nook is having a demo day for the Silhouette that me and Sam must go check out.
This card was created for Creative Accents.  I think this embossing folder has become my fav lately.  It is so versitile.  I use it for everything.  The image is another pyramid card.  I so like to do these.  I think this is the last one I have.  But still have a couple 3D's to make up.
Here is the sketch for the challenge.  This was a great sketch, it was so easy to do.  I'll be using this one again.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Happy crafting ;o) 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Winter

Good evening bloggers.  It's been a long day, I'm ready to crash.  Started out volunteering at the school for most of the morning.  Off to work for the afternoon.  Home to get the kids from school, give them a snack and off to violin with Sam.  Dropped her off and headed back to the school with the little guy for parent teacher interview.  Home to have dinner (soup that DH heated, and sandwiches I made while kids snacked earlier) Time to get kids in bed and I have a spot on the couch with my name on it.
I love this tree.  I learned how to make it from Jen McGuire.  She has a series of how to videos that are awesome.  The tree is made of sticky back canvas, ripped into strips, twisted, and stuck onto a shape with double sided tape.  You then rub distress inks on to color it, add embelishments.  The clouds are from her next set of videos,  Perfect Pearls mixed with water and painted on. 
Hope you enjoy.

Happy crafting ;o)   

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Monday

Good Monday morning to you all.  Just a quick post before heading out to work.  This card is a replica of one we did at Lillians Card Class.  I didn't have the same stamps and embossing folders.  She used a music stamp, stamped in red,  I embossed the music and rubbed some red distress inks on.  The bottom red piece is embossed as well, just a different folder than what Lillian used.  The stained glass stamp I had to go out and buy because I really liked it. 
Hope everyone has an enjoyable day.

Happy crafting ;o)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day

I did make it home in time to do a quick post before I'm off to basketball and swimming.  Supper is made and just waiting for the little ones.  I hope everyone has taken just a few moments to reflect today on Remembrance Day.

I discovered last night that I can't craft while that nice new stove is blasting heat on me.  Just way to hot to sit right beside it.  One more reason to push for my new craft area.  Anyway, here is the card I managed to finish. 
The red is embossed with a flower embossing folder.  A piece of gold ribbon tied around, and Deck the Halls stamped along it.  The image is outline gold sticker colored in with watercolor pencils.  My fav to color with.
It fits two challenges:
365 Cards-Day 252-Super Sketchy Sunday
Crafty Card Makers-Spotlight on Dry Embossing

Here is the sketch.

Happy crafting ;o)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sentimental Sundays

I know I'm a day early, but I'm off to work early tomorrow and won't be able to post.  Tomorrow is Remembrance Day in Canada.  My everyone take a moment tomorrow to think of all the soldiers that have served our country.  I had a great uncle that did not make it home.  Maybe someday I will make it to Holland to visit his grave.  But tomorrow I will be thinking of Uncle Allan.  And Uncle Wes that made it back home, only to drown shortly after returning.

On to the good stuff.  It was so good to sit down in my space again and create.  This card was made for DH nephew who has recently had an accident.
I started out stamping a fern image with versa mark on the blue.  All the edges are distressed with ink.  The front piece is stamped with one of my fav stamps right now, grasses a Hero Arts stamp.  I added a few pearls and a button to the side.  I had to keep the card flat because it has to go through the mail. 

This card was created for Sentimental Sundays-Challenge #28-A Sketch.  Loved this sketch. 
Here is the sketch. 

Happy crafting ;o)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Socks and a New Stove

Well it's only taken me a year to make two pairs of socks.  I have wrist and thumb pain if I knit for too long a period.  But they are finally done, just in time for winter and to start a new pair.
This is the reason I have gotten no crafting done.  When we tried to start the old stove in the basement this year, it wouldn't start.  My temporary craft area is right beside the stove.  First it was too cold down there to craft, then when we replaced the stove I had to move all my stuff to the other side of the room to make room for the workers. 

This is our new stove and it keeps the house toasty.  I got most of my stuff moved back today.  So hopely I can create a card tonight.

Happy crafting ;o)