Saturday, December 31, 2011


Just a quick post to wish everyone in blogland a very happy new year. All the best in 2012.
dee ;o)

Monday, December 26, 2011

My new cameo

Today was a day to play. No work, the store was closed. I started out playing with my cameo. Learning how it works. Then checking out the on-line store. OMG, so many choices. I went over my $10 that came with the machine and had to get out my credit card. So here is a card I made. And the rose beside the card. I`m going to enjoy this. That was the morning. The afternoon was spent doing my nails. Santa brought me the new Nailene UV lamp.  I`m sure the more you do it the faster you get. Nails gey pretty great.

Happy crafting

dee ;o)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Cheer

Afternoon everyone. Hope Santa has been good to you all. We are having a glorious family day. Presents are all unrapped, turkey is in, and toys are being played with. I have the best husband.  My gift, a silhouette cameo. Just setting it up now.

dee ;o)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. May you have a day filled with joy and happiness. Hope Santa brings what you have wished for. Here is a little treat I`d like to share with you. One of the ladies at hubbies office made these cute little guys for all the kids. Pretzel rods, gum drops, licorice and frosting. Kids loved them.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Hubbie

I've taken a brake from Christmas cards to make DH a birthday card.  Tomorrow he will be the big 5 0.  So I had to make a special card for him.  He gave himself a gift of the new Star Wars computer game.  He has been playing it since Wednesday, when he was able to start.  It is being released on the 20th but he preordered and was a tester for the game a few times, so was able to get a jump on it.

While he was playing tonight I was right behind him making his card.  Not that he noticed.

 Here is the sketch I have choosen. 

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Friday, December 16, 2011

More to Donate

Evening everyone.  Finally at home relaxing.  Dinner is done, and it's time to sit with a coffe, I think a little shot is Baileys in it is in order.  Cleaning job this morning before I headed off to the real job.  It's starting to get a little hectic at the grocery store these days.  With everyone stocking up for the holidays.  I can't believe we only have a week left.  Haven't even gotten my baking done.  The goal for tomorrow is to make our ginger cookies.  The kids like to help cut out the different shapes. 

Yesterday morning, before I had to head off to work.  I made six more cards to be donated.  I couldn't send them in to Grants class when there wasn't enough every child in the class.  I didn't want anyone being left out. 

Enjoy your weekend

dee ;o)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

From the Heart

Evening everyone.  It's been awhile.  I got carded out.  Lost my mojo, and had to take a brake.  But the start of the year I will start again.  Next year I'm starting early, maybe one Christmas card a week.  I will also set a goal to up the number of cards to be donated.  I only managed to get 19 done for this year.  It's a start and I will work towards more next year.  My sons class will be signing them.  I wantd to get the kids involved.  Here is a pic of all my donation cards.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Card Lift

Evening everyone.  The weekend is here. Although I work the whole thing.  DH was invited to Beta test the new Star Wars game again. So he's stuck in front of the computer all weekend.  This is the third weekend.  Though he will take a break tomorrow to put up the Christmas lights before we get more snow. 

I just love this card.  Another simple one.  I lifted this from Penny Black.  I've made so many Christmas cards I needed a little help.  I looks so elegant. When I made them up I did six for a set. 
Have a happy weekend
dee ;o)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

MMM Blog Candy

OK this is the first time I have done this.  Put Blog Candy on my blog, but I couldn't resist the sweet images.  Aren't they the cutest?  You have until Dec 23/11 to have your chance to win it too.  Just hop on over to and have a look at all she has to offer.

happy crafting

dee ;o) 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snowglobes & Snowman

Evening everyone.  What a day we had.  Snow storm this moring and bright sunny skies this afternoon.  It was a very slow drive to work.  Good thing, the trees look so beautiful with the snow hanging off them.
My card tonight is of a cute snowman in a snowglobe.  The image is an outline sticker.  This is the first time I have added pieced paper to the outline sticker.  Using tracing paper you trace around the shape you want, cut it out on cardstock and stck it to the back of the sticker.  So cool.

Mojo Monday-#217

And the sketch.

happy shoveling

dee ;o)


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

First Snow Day

Morning everyone.  Well we've had our first snow day of the year.  And we have NO snow.  There is a freezing rain warning for today. I guess they don't want a repeat of a couple years ago.  Some buses got stuck on back roads and didn't get kids home till 10pm.  Fortunately our bus runs on main roads and it was only about an hour late.  The bad thing today.  Sams first basketball game that wasn't cancelled, was to be after school.  I guess the girls are just not meant to play.
My sweet little tree was colored with distress inks, how I love them.  The star on the top is gold stickles.  The presents are colored with a mix of pearl x.  It gives them a nice shimmer.

Sketch Saturday-#183

  Stay dry

dee ;o)

Monday, November 28, 2011

MMMM Gingerbread

Morning everyone. An unexpected day off.  The little guy got up this morning with a headache.  So that meant mom had to stay home.  Not much thinkin about that, although I will miss those hours on my paycheck. Just means I can try and get some more cards done today.  I have people at work asking for them.

I just love this set from Graphicats.  The gingies are so cute and the sentiments with it, just love them.

Graphicats-Nov Sketch
Jingle Belles-Candy Kisses

Here is the sketch

Stay well


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tag Your It

Evening everyone. My second post of the day.  I have been very busy at the craft table today.  I'd like to share this tag with you.  I started off stamping the trees, then added blue and green distress ink.  I then stamped a circular stamp in the same blue.  Stardust glitter was used for the snow at the base of the trees.

 Sentimental Sundays-#82-Masculine Tags
Whimsy Inspires-#16-Tag Your It
Phindys Place-#83-A Sprinkling of Snow

happy creating

dee ;o)

Keep it Simple

Morning all my blogging friends.  Well I'm not getting as much accomplished this weekend as I had hoped.  Hubby went on 'a sleepover', sounds funny.  He was approved to Beta test the new Star Wars game again.  So he left with his computer yesterday to his friends so they could talk across the room, rather than on the phone all weekend.  With him gone I had hoped to card all day.  After laundry, shopping movie night with kiddies, I made this card at 11:00 last night while watching the news.

I love the simple style.  I saw this on Penny Black this week.  The card was by Kelley Eubanks.  Go check out her week of simple.  Outstanding.

Hopefully I'll accomplish more today.

Happy crafting

dee ;o)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving America

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends today.  Hope you enjoy your turkey day.
Today is my day off from my real job.  But I have already completed two cleaning jobs today.  A little break for the afternoon to catch up on some blogs, and soon I have to get dinner on.  Soup night, we have self defense and swimming lessons.  And this week we through in parent teacher interviews on our way home.
Yesterday I received a great package in the mail.  I just had to play with it .  When I saw this set I thought of Janice, a friend of mine from work.  A girl with a little edge.   You have to check out the stamps at graphicats.  Love them.
My little gingerbread guy is so cute and apparently very jummy missing his leg.  I colored him with scattered straw and tea dye distress ink.  I them sprayed with a spritz of Aztec Gold Pearl x to give him a little shimmer.  Added his icing with a white jellyroll pen, jewels for buttons, and a little stickles for eyes.  I added him to a cookie sheet that I saw over at Creative Accents.  And the awesome sentiment. I had to add one to the inside too.

Sketch Saturday-#182

Here is the stamp set, (sorry don't know why its turned)

Happy crafting

dee ;o)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Caring Cards

Evening everyone.  How's your week going?  Mine, so so.  Not liking the intermeral basketball that my daughter has started playing.  Mondays game was cancelled because the school hosting wasnt ready.  Today hosted at our school, the boys team showed up, but the girls team didn't know they played and didn't show up. So Sam hasn't played a game yet.  Unknown when the next game is. Very unorganized. 

On a happier note, I have two more cards made for 'Caring Cards'.  They are very simple.  I had two sheets of patterned paper with strips of patterns.  I just cut the strips mounted them and added to a cold.  The snowflakes are cut with cuttlebug and glued on.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday

Good evening everyone.  I had a wonderful day.  Spent a relaxing birthday with my family.  One had a friend over for a sleepover, which lasted most of the day.  The other one had a play day up the road for the afternoon, but that just gave me some craft time.  Stocking up on Christmas cards again, since I sold most of them yesterday.

 My new coat from the family, that will keep me nice and warm in our cold winters.  Also a pic of the pretty ring my DD bought for me yesterday.  Fab ring, copper wire wrapped around a big colorful bead. 
Hope everyone had as wonderful a weekend as I did.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Craft Sale Update

Just back from the craft sale.  What a great day.  It was very busy.  The best I've ever done at this sale.  Sam had a very good day.  Her little paperclip bookmarks were a hit.  Selling out in the first hour.  She managed to make $47 for Out of the Cold.  I'm very proud of her.  She had alot of good comments today for her generosity. It's nice to see young people helping out.  Now if she would just do it at home.

Happy Crafting

dee ;o)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blue Christmas

Evening everyone.  Busy working the last two days.  DD volunteered after school for the first time with Out of the Cold.  An organization that makes meals for less fortunate people.  She is able to set up the tables and set them.  Really enjoyed herself.  Proud of her for helping others. 

Todays card was following a sketcch from deconstruted jen.  What an awesome sketch, I really liked the weave took of it, but last night just couldn't get the weave to work with my paper so I cut it into squares.  Still turned out great.  I used outline stickers on each square.  All around the outside are blue gems put on with my i-rock.

Unstampabelles-Challenge #5-Trees
Jingle Belles-Sticky & Sweet- use at least one sticker

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Getting ready

Good morning everyone.  It's a bright sunny day here in Muskoka.  One more day at home before I head back to work tomorrow.(boo)  Although I haven't been able to do much this weekend, but make my butt print in the sofa.  I have managed to get alot of images ready for cards. I am now tired of coloring.   Now I just have to assemble.  Hopefully later today I will have some cards to show you.

happy assembling

dee ;o)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Rememberance Day

Here I sit recuperation from a small surgery yesterday.  And remembering all the heroes that have fought for us in the many wars.  I had two great uncles on my grammas side that fought bravely for us.  Uncle Allan was killed just days before he was to come home.  And his brother Wes made it home only to drown shortly after.  My thoughts go out to all the soldiers still station in war zones.  May you make it home safely to your awaiting families.

Here is another card using the polaroid frame from Stamping Bella.  This time I put in a little bird from Penny Black.  The bird was colored with watercolor pencils.  Distress ink was used for the blue in the background.  The red paper was spritzed with a mist of blue pearl x, although this is hard to see in the pic.

keep remembering

dee ;o)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You will always be remebered mrs b

It's been a very sad day for me today.  Finding out this morning that a very favorite teacher of mine from public school passed away suddenly this morning.  My daughter also had the priveledge of having her as a substitute teacher when she started school.  She was such an inspiration to so many kids.  Mrs Botting, you will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.

My card is a flip card.  I have seen a few around lately, so had to try it out.  What fun to make.  I added some patterned paper.  Stamped a candy cane to match the paper, amd colored with a jellyroll pen, and added a jewel to the middle of the bow.  The piece was then inked with distress ink.

dee ;o(

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas is for giving

Happy Sunday everyone.  Hope you are having a great day.  I worked for 4 hours but am home now, to enjoy the great sunshine today. 

I got a wonderful idea from Jennifer McGuire.  She is collecting Christmas card to be distributed to Retirement homes.  This gave me an idea.  One of my daughters teachers has been talking to them about giving back, and making a difference.  She and her friends will help me make some cards, and I will get her and her brothers class at school to sign and write in the cards.  Then taking them to the retirement here in town.  Thanks Jennifer for the idea.  Christmas is a depressing time of year, and to have no family to come visit you.  Hopefully the cards will bring a few smiles at such a joyous time of year.

On to my card.  I have had fun with this polariod frame from Stamping Bella.  The image is a Penny Black.  I colored the pinecone with pencil crayons and added some crystal stickles to make it look like snow on it.  The bows were drawn on with gellyroll sakura dk green pen. 

Happy crafting

dee ;o) 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

Well evening everyone.  I think I'm getting my mojo back.  Been checking out everyones sights to try and get my creative juices going.  The last couple nights have been very productive. 

I purchased a set of christmas sentiments a couple weeks ago.  This one is the one that caught my eye, in the shape of a tree.  I started by stamping the sentiment onto computer paper and cutting it out. I then traced it onto the front of the card, and cut out the shape.  After placing a piece of paper inside the card, I inked the front of the card with distress ink.  I then stamped the sentiment through the window.  The presents are stamped and colored with pearl x so that they shimmer.  The bows are ribbon to add dimention. 

Let me know if this post is showing up on your dashboards.  I understand that my last few have not.  Trying a different computer to post.

Happy crafting

dee ;o) 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cards 10 & 11

Evening everyone.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Me, working all weekend.  Must start on my Christmas cards, I have a craft sale in a few weeks.  I'm trying to come up with simple things for Sam to make and sell.  She's paid for a table all on her own.  Wanting to raise money to help the homeless.  So if anyone has any suggetions on simple gift ideas, please pass them on. 

I have my last two cards from the card class to show you.  The stockings is another that is cut from patterned paper.  The stockings are outlined with a stardust pen.

The other is stamped onto patterned paper, and one stamped on white and pop dotted on.  With a small bow. 

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Card #8&9

Evening everyone.  Fall is turning, our wet weather will soon be snow.  -1 this morning when we got up.  And our upstairs stove is not working.  Will have to get that fixed next week. 

Two cards to share.  The first was to show us how to part of patterned paper.  The strip with holly on it is from a sheet of patterned paper, then layered on cardstock and mounted on to card.  The berries were dotted with red stickles. 

The second is a special fold.  The two outside folded to meet in the middle.  Covered with patterned paper.  The image is embossed  in gold, giving it an elegant look. 

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Album

Morning everyone.  Ahh, two days in a row off with nothing planned.  Finally I can get some work done around the house.  Back to painting, Randy is itchin to do some more flooring.  I have a closet waiting for me to sand down the door frame, repaint, and paint the inside. 

One kid home today sick, I had to go pick her up yesterday.  I think she passed on her upset stomach to me. 
Here is todays card.  This one started out on white paper. The strip was inked with yellow, orange, and red distress inks, then the image was stamped in black on top.  This was then mounted on the copper, and then onto the card.  Sentiment was stamped in black.

I'm doing two cards today.  I love the tree on this one.  It was so simple to make, and looks so pretty.  You will see that I have used the tree on one of the LO below.

As pomised I finally got my pages from the weekend photographed.  The pics aren't that good, I just couldn't find the right light today. 

Happy crafting

dee ;o)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Card #5

Evening everyone.  What a long tiring day.  With lack of sleep all weekend, and back to work today.  Parent council meeting went well tonight.  We have to raise alot of money this year to pay for playground equipment.  It falls apart all at the same time.  This year we have a kindergartener in a wheel chair, and it would be nice if he had equipment to play on too. 
My card tonight is a simple one.  The background is embossed in a flower pattern.  The green is also embossed on coordinations paper and sanded.  A border punch was used on white paper.  The tree is a stamp, cut out and pop dotted on

Happy crafting
dee ;o)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

scrap weekend

Wow, what an awesome weekend.  Twenty seven hours of scrapbooking.  I actually managed to accomplish something this time.  Several pages for last years Christmas album.  Lots of chatter and laughter.  New techniques learned.  Alot of hard work from the ladies at the Craft Nook and their families to make the weekend very enjoyable for forty ladies. 

I will get my pages scanned this week to share.  Now, here is card #4.  Blue makes for such a pretty Christmas card, reminds me of the cold.  The three white stripes are script stamp embossed in silver on a shiny white paper.  The silver ribbon is fuzzy reminds me of tinsil.  The penquins were stamped and colored with black and orange markers. 

Happy crafting

dee ;o)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Card # 3

Four hours of scrapbooking.  Three pages almost done.  I just have to take back some supplies that I left behind, not wanting to lug everything with me.  Tomorrow there is a make and take, and a class in the afternoon. 

My card for tonight was done to show us how you can use up your scraps of paper. The trees are white embossed.

Happy crafting

dee ;o)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Card #2

Well it was a hecktick day at work.  Home to make soup for supper, and off to lessons.  Thinking when I signed the kids up for lessons (Grant swimming, Sam self defence), that they were all in the same building.  NOT. Half hour before Sam's lesson I checked the book to see what room she would be in, only to find out it was a totally diffent location.  I am now driving back and forth across town to drop off, pick up.  Only seven more weeks. 
Here is another card from the card class. Love the silver paper, it adds so much to the card.  And the cute snowmen are from decorative paper. 
Off to try and start packing up supplies to take with me tomorrow night.  27 hours of scrapbooking this weekend.  Can't wait, but can't seem to get myself organized.
happy scrapping
dee ;o)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

enjoyable card class

Finally I have managed to get my card pics accessible. I have 11 Christmas cards to share with you.  On Saturday I attended a card class put on by the Craft Nook, our local craft store. It was a wonderful day.  Lillian and Linda are always good for a few laughs, making their classes very enjoyable.  And then there is a stop at the store on the way home, to purchase supplies that were used in class. 

This week I'm busy getting ready for a scrap weekend with the same ladies.  27 hours of scrapbooking, yah hoooo!!!  Last night I spent organizing pictures on the computer so I can decide what ones I will need to print.  My first project is to finish last year Christmas album.  I tried to take pictures everyday for the month of December, to show getting ready for Christmas.

Enjoy, happy crafting

dee ;o)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Leaves

Well lets start this again. I started Thursday trying to post.  We are trying out a new provider for internet, but couldn't get it to work on the family computer, which I scan all my cards on. No internet, no getting picture for post.  Try picture with camera, download onto tablet, write post.  Publish, wait, wait, wait, stuck in publish.  Well it's a good thing I saved pic to picsa album.  One computer left, now on laptop trying to post before I miss all the challenges.

Crafty Card Makers-#53-Anything Goes
Deconstructing Jen-#22
Sentimental Sunday-#76-Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday-#186-Tree/Leaves

Cross your fingers, here we go

dee ;o)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Turkey Turkey

Jusyt a simple card to show you today. I wanted to use one of my extra turkey images, so this is what I came up with last night.
I did a centre open card, just because I haven't done one in quite a while. Mounted decorative paper on the outside, as well as in the inside to match. A little doodle around the outside. Inked the edge of the image and lined him up to the left edge of the card. Three little dew drops in the bottom right corner.

Have a great Tuesday

dee ;o)