Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Wednesday to everyone. Hope your week is going well.  Looking forward to a day off tomorrow.  Not sure what I'll do, other than house work which never seems to end. 

Last night I sat down to play with one of the many stamps I have purchased lately.  Really had fun with this one.  I started on white paper, stamping with black ink.  I also stamped an extra image on green patterned paper.  Using distress inks I colored the whole image in blue and purple.  Cut out the trees from the green paper, and glued the two outside ones down, and the middle one is pop dotted on for some dimension.  I added some stickles to a couple of the trees to dress them up.  Some gold thread tied around. My flowers are punched, rubbed from the back on a foam pad to curl the paper a bit and make them stand out.  Buttons placed in the centre of the flowers. 

Jingle Belles-Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Christmas Card Challenges-#43-Handmade Flowers
Sweet Stop-Sketch #127

Happy Crafting

dee ;o)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunny Days

Happy Sunday evening to everyone.  Hope everyones weekend was as sunny as mine.  I have had two days off.  It's been nice to have the whole family home on the same days.  Although the kids don't like it because that means more work for them.  We managed to get two walls fixed up and painted.  Was a little worried the paint we choice for the dinning room was too dark, but it looks great (so far with one wall dark, three more to go). 

This week I've been tired, and just sitting on the couch at night watching tv, but I did manage to do some coloring.  Last night I took one of those images and produced a card with it. 

The image is colored with watercolor pencils.  I stamped the image twice, cutting out the centre of the flower and put on the image with a pop dot on the bottom edge and glueing the top right down.  I then added some purple pearls to the centre of the flower.  I didn't have pearls dark enough so I colored white ones with a marker. 

Only one challenge for this one, Phindys Place Challenge #73-Opposites on the Color Wheel.
Have a great Monday

dee ;o)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Presents to me

Happy Monday to everyone.  Hope you all had a great weekend.  The weather was beautiful sunny, but a bit cool.  It's starting to feel like fall.  Soon the leaves and those dreaded pine needles will be falling. 

On Friday I stopped into the Craft Nook while in town.  Had a very nice visit with the ladies.  I was just going in to look around, not intending to buy.  Well, how can you go into a craft store and not buy anything,  very hard.  I came home with a 6x6 holiday pad of paper, a Prima stamp of a brick wall (my thought immediately went to Christmas and Santa), a Prima stamp of writing ( I use my background writing alot, this 2.5x3 will be great just behind a stamped image), Inkadinkado stamp bought just for the saying with it, "Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life.", Imaginisce stamp of an airplane, (my cousin is a pilot, and she started flying as a bush pilot, although this plane is missing the floats its what she use to fly).  And the only thing I needed was tape runner. 

Just wanted to share with you. 

Happy shopping

dee ;o)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Get Well Soon Penny

You never know what will happen.  Today I was in cleaning the store, only to find out that the owners wife had had a heart attach on Sunday.  OMG she's not much older than I am.  So of course I had to rush home and make her this special card.  Hope you feel better soon Penny!!  The Cleaning Fairy misses you.

This is one of my fave flower stamps. Orchids by Flourishes.  I colored them with watercolor pencils, and inked the edges with distress ink.   And the bow, I love my bow maker.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

dee ;o)

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Happy Thursday to everyone.  It was a chilly one here last night.  Glad we picked the tomatoes.  But now I have to deal with it all.  If anyone has a good recipe for something to do with green tomatoes, please let me know. 
When I first started making cards, the local craft store was doning ATC's.  But I haven't done them for many years.  Last week at Jingle Belles their challenge was ATC's.  I had fun with these, and think I'll have to try some more.  I was too late to enter the challenge but here are my ATC's.

Happy Crafting

dee ;o)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Quick post tonight to just show you our great harvest.  There is a chance of frost tonight, so the whole family was out just at dusk with our headlight flashlights on picking tomatoes and peppers.  We grow them in pots in the backyard.  We have one plant of beefsteak, and one cherry tomato plant.  We have been giving away  a ton of cherry tomatoes because we can't eat enough to keep up as they are ripening.  I'm off tomorrow so it will be spent freezing and green tomato relish. 

Happy  harvest

dee ;o)

Doggie Doggie

Before I start I just want to say to my cousin Deric Ruttan, I was watchin you last night on the CCMA's, but what was up with the suit.  You always wear a T-shirt.  Anyway it was a good night even though Deric didn't come home with an award.  And sorry they bumped your proformance, I know you would have been better than some that were on.  Looking forward to the new album in a couple weeks.

Hope everyone has had a great Tuesday.  Me, I worked all day, came home made dinner, helped with homework, kids in bed.  Now I'm relaxing for the evening.  But first I want to share my card with you.
This one was farely simple.  I started with a red notecard.  The tourquise piece in co ordinations, embossed with swirls and sanded.  The puppies are a sticker added to the green.  The ribbon is stapled into place.

Unstampabelles-#3-Animals with bonus Technique Challenge-Dry Emboss
Cute Card Thursday-#181-At the Office
Card Patterns-#132

Happy Crafting
dee ;o)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

MMM Apple Pie

Happy Sunday to everyone.  And to all my friends in the US, I'm thinking about you all today on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

We had a good first week of school.  Neither kid had alot of homework.  So they are easing in gradually.  Sam helps out in the kindergarten room during school, and at the end of school the teacher had given all the helpers a coupon for free ice cream cone at the parlor downtown.  We didn't use it all summer, so today was a nice sunny warm day we decided to use it.  The parlor is at the end of main street, and close to the Falls.  So we got our ice cream and sat on a bench to eat while watching the traffic.  After we walk over the falls.  They are reconstructing the turbines so the water is redirected around part.  You can see old pillars that you normally couldn't see. 

The last week has been a bit cool, especially at night.  With fall, cool weather, comes apple harvest.  What better to make than pies.  My pie was cut from grunge board to give it depth.  The lighter strips were stamped on paper inked and cut out and glued on.  The little apples were cut from  dec. paper. 

Phindys Place-#72-Stripes Somewhere!!
Sketch Saturday-#172
Sentimental Sunday-#72-Autumn

Happy crafting
dee ;o)


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Schools back

Well we've made it through two days of school with no problems.  Everyone seems to like thier new teachers.  Sam lucked out and has two teachers sharing one of two 7/8 splits.  Grant is in a 5/6.  Worried all summer that he wouldn't get his EA assistance, but thankfully so far their is one in the class for two periods in the morning.  It's just not the one that he's had all along.

My beef for today.  The kids need two pairs of shoes for school.  One indoor, one outdoor.  Grant had a pair of perfectly good skateboard shoes to be used for outdoor, so we just had to buy him new indoor.  He preferrs the flat skateboard shoes so that is what we got him for his indoor shoes, which also have to be used for gym.  A classroom note comes home today saying that they are not allowed to wear skateboard shoes in the gym.  So it's off to Walmart after supper to get yet another pair of shoes. 

dee ;o)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to school

Good morning everyone.  Hope you had a glorious Labor Day Weekend.  Ours was spent working on the house.  Drywall, sand, drywall, sand.  I hate mudding. But today is a joy.  Peace and quiet.  The return to school.  I can sit and work on the computer without being interupted.  Even took the day off so I could be by myself.  Sometimes you just need a you day.  Nobody chattering in your ear.  He's really cute, but you can only listen for so long then you start tuning out.

Today card was made for my aunty.  A pretty bouquet for her birthday, colored with markers, not always my choice, but I wanted the flowers nice and bold.  I used stickles to dot around the outside of the image.  And place some jewels on the flowers to give them a sparkle.  The sentiment is a silver sticker that I colored with purple marker. 

Cute Card Thursday-#180-A Pinch & A Punch
                                          use at least one punch
Crafty Card Makers-#51-Summer Holiday Memories
                                         my memory is the lovely flowers in our back yard
Card Pattern-#131

Enjoy the quiet ;o)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Just relaxing

Here we are at the start of a long weekend, and the end to summer.  Kids are off to school on Tuesday.  We have been out shopping for all their school supplies, and new clothes.  Grant has grown so much this summer, up two sizes. And if Sam's feet don't  stop growing she'll be waring canoes on her feet.  Last year she was the same size as me, this year she's up a size.
Last night I made this card for my sister in-law.  Have to get it in the mail because her birthday was three days ago.  I have a hard time getting cards mailed on time.  The image was stamped with versa mark and brushed with Pearl Ex.  The image really  shimmers, love that stuff, but have to find what to seal it with.  If anyone has any suggestions.  I sealed this one with hair spray, but it will yellow over time. 
CHALLENGE Sketchy Sunday

Happy crafting ;o)


ps. the paper doesn't have squares on it, that's the way the tablet took the pic.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Testing Testing

Cant create a post from new asus tablet.  It won't download my pics.  Downloaded blogger app to try.  Lets give it a whirl.  It's down loaded pic, now lets see how it looks on blog.  Cross your fingers.  By the way the pic is the view of the TV from the couch in our constrution zone.
dee ;o)