Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thank You

Just a quick post as the week has been crazy! My girlfriend Linda had major surgery last month and thank God she pulled through with no problems. Still sore but on the path to recovery. She is the type that always thinks of others first.
When she went into the hospital the amount of love and support that was shown to her was unbelievable. Yet once again she was more concerned about making sure she thanked everyone for all they did for her. She asked if I would make her some thank you cards. Well now how can I say no to that! Her husband and her have become more than just friends to us so it was a no brainer. I chose these stamps from Stampin Up in making the cards and one from Stamping Bella. It was nice using my Stampin Up stamps as it has been a really long time since I had.

Well the people she gave them to her loved them! I was so happy. Now keep in mind the quality of the pictures does them no justice. My camera has been acting up. :( I made a whole bunch of them in these samples and off the went postal.

Ok enough yapping its garbage day. Which means I get the fun job of putting it all out as Nick was not feeling good last night so I sent him off to bed early. :(

I hope everyone has a Happy Thursday and I will make sure I post again soon.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Finally Some Time To Post!

Wow I can not believe that there is only one week till school starts! As sad as I am to see the summer go I will be glad to try and get everyone back on some sort of schedule. Nick came up with the idea that we should get the girls up early every day this week to prepare them for next week. Hmmmmm I see a problem! I am the one trying to get them We have been busy beaching it and getting out to do the fun summer stuff when the weather permits. Which translates to me not getting my own time :( . Another good reason to get them off to school!!! I have been able to make a few cards in the last couple of weeks. It just does not seam to be the same when I have my four and at least four other friends in the I keep telling myself "one" more week!
I will post one of the cards I made today and if I get my laptop back from one of the girls playing on it I will try and post the
This card was made with addy 'tude is a cupcake diva. I was able to sneak away from Nick and the girls for a few minutes a couple of weeks ago and I knew as soon as I saw her on Emily's blog that I had to have her! I tried adding the grass and the sun for something different. I am still trying to figure out the easiest way to add more color around my images and I am having a hard time. If there is anyone out there that can suggest something pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee tell me. :)

Ok enough yapping the girls are ready to go to the park. Hope everyone is having a happy Monday and stay tuned hopefully I will get to post twice in one day. :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sarah Kay!

I have been dying to get my hand on some Sarah Kay stamps. Guess what???? I got two!!!

I am not sure of the name of this one. But do I look like I I colored her in twice because I wanted to use the DP that I did and played around with it. This is the end result!

Short and sweet today. Thank you all that come and view my creations. I hope you are all having a good week.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Haley!

A week or so ago my friend Teri celebrated her daughter Haley's Sweet 16. She is a striking young lady. I debated on what image to use on her birthday card as she likes "ALL" the stamps I As she loves the Ketto line. I chose to use charlotte ketto. She is one of my favourites. Mind you its hard to pick just one in this line of stamps.

I am having a hard time after making all those birthday invites to get back into the groove of things. I had a tone of ideas for projects and poof they are all gone. Mind you the crappy weather we have been having this summer is not helping. :( Can someone pleaseeeeee speak to the sun god and ask him to come out. :(

Ok enough I just got a whole bunch of new stamps in and I think I will try and be creative. Hope everyone in blogland is having a good week so far and hopefully you will all see another post in the next day or so.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wow What A Busy Few Weeks!

I am finally taking a breather. I It has been super busy around here these last few weeks. Today was the first day I have been able to breath. I have had a lot going on with the girls being off school.

My biggest project this past week was making 60 birthday invitations for my neighbours granddaughter who is celebrating her sweet 16th next month. I was honoured when they asked me if I would make them. I chose to use patricia birthdaycake. She is one of my favourite chichiboulie faries. I tried keeping it as simple as possible as I needed to make a few of them. I stamped the image on the inside of the invitations in purple so it shows through the lettering. I also stamped the image on the front of the envelopes for a little extra touch. I am pleased with the way they turned out. Janessa was soooooo happy and excited when I delivered them to her on Saturday. She is such a sweet young lady.

Second on my agenda was making a birthday card for my girlfriend Pam. She loves elephants! I had a different vision when I was thinking of how to make her card but I must confess I was so tired that this card I posted is what I came up with. She loved it!

I have a few more projects on the go and I will share them with you in the next few days. Thursday is our anniversary so first thing is first. I have to make a card for Ok its been another late night and I need to be up bright and early. Maria and Niki are participating in a Junior Firefighters Camp this week and let me tell you 7am comes early. Thank you all for coming to take a look. Any comments are greatly appreciated. I hope everyone is having a good week!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Olivia!

This past week has sure been a busy one. With school finally over and the start of summer holidays I am surprised I am still in one This weekend the girls were invited to a friends daughters birthday party. Oh what a perfect day for a pool party it was on Saturday! Well ok, it was until we all got home Saturday night and five out of the six of us were sunburned. (I was not one of
I chose to make a tin for Olivia. She knew I made crafts so I thought this would be a perfect gift as she turned nine and loves to keep things. I used tatiana ketto and made a matching card. I am still thinking I should have added something to the tin. But hmmmm she has it now. She LOVED it which made me happy! Ok off to my next project. I will let you all in on it as soon as I iron out some

Thank you all for stopping by to take a look! Hope everyone has a good Monday!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bellarific Friday!

Oh what a busy time of the year this is. School is a week from being done! "YEAH" No I am not Well ok maybe just a little bit. :) But let me tell you, at least after next week it wont be so hard trying to get everyone up and out the door for school.
I was sad that I could not participate in last weeks Bellarific challenge. :( But made a point to get a card done this week.
I wanted to keep it nice and simple so I chose solid flowery weeds and the sentiment "especially for you" (sorry I cant seam to find it on the website :( ) As soon as I saw this challenge I knew those were the two stamps I wanted to use.

Ok short and sweet as its late and I still have to get up in the morning to get the girls off to school. So I will thank you all for coming to take a look and I hope you all have a happy Friday!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Bellarific Friday!

It's that time of the week! I just about missed it. *phew* I really enjoyed doing this challenge. I chose to use pierrette pointy toes. She is a must have in my books. She is the type of stamp that can be used for any occasion! I was going to try sewing around the border. But as luck would have it the one and only needle I had left for my sewing machine broke on me. *sigh* Sooooooo I had to improvise. Not to crazy about it but well I had to try.

Thank you all for coming to take a look. Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

It's Your Day!

Winter months are slow on birthdays for us. Then out of the blue spring hits and I am sitting now saying "darn it I am out of birthday cards" ... lol. When I checked last week I thought I still had some. Boy was I wrong. The only thing that is bugging me is that I cant find my happy birthday stamp. :( I am sure it is some were in my craft room but I cant remember where.
I have the sentiment "it's your day" from stamping bella but I cant seam to locate it in the sentiments section. *sigh* I hope this is not an indication of how my day is going to be. So I have been using that as it has a variety of uses for different occasions! For the image I used agnes ketto. I can not get enough of her. She is sooooooo darn cute! As you can also tell from my last few postings I have paper pieced her. I love this technique!

Ok enough yapping. I am going to attempt trying to find my missing sentiment (or make a card for these weeks bellarific challenge). Thank you all for coming to take a look. Hope everyone is having a good Wednesday!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ivy Ketto!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. It has been cold and raining here for most of it and has dampened the mood in everyone. :(
I should be cleaning house after being gone all weekend ..... but shhhhhh .... we wont tell anyone ... lol.
I got the girls off to school and thought I would try and cheer myself up. Well at least that's the story I am sticking to ... lol.
I decided to use ivy ketto for this card and try a layout I have not done in what seams like forever. I am okay with the way the card turned out but I feel as if there is something missing. Hmmmm. Well I guess I will have to go back upstairs and try making something else and hopefully be able to figure out what it is I don't like about it.

Thank you all for coming and taking a look.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Nestabilitie!

After purchasing a a few different shaped nestabilities last year I saw the spellbinders nestabilities labels one and knew I had to have them! I have made a few cards using the nestabilities as a background for an image. This time I chose to use the largest size as the base of my card. The possibilities for the nestabilities are endless. I love the way this card turned out! I also love the fact that Em has such a wide variety of nestabilties so close to home. If there was ever one stop shopping, this would be it!
For this card I chose to use rumor has it girl. As I noticed I was running low on birthday cards, I thought what a cute image to use as a birthday card! But yet again this is one of those images that can be used for many different occasions! Thank you all for coming and taking a look. Now I am headed back over to Em's blog. Something there about a blog hop??? Sounds like fun!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Mae!

Zoe's little best friend Mae celebrated her 8th birthday a couple of weeks ago. These two are inseparable. She wanted a special card made for Mae so I chose to use missmatch ketto. This Ketto describes Mae to a "T".

Zoe herself made Mae a card but she ended up giving Mae the card before I had a chance to take a picture of it. :( I will have to remember to ask Mae's mom to take a picture for me and I will post it so you can all see Zoe's creation!
Ok another short and sweet post my craft room is

Thank you all for coming and taking a look at my card I will post again over the weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bellariffic Friday Sketch!

Note to self : I must try and get some more creative juices flowing. It has been a while since my last post and I have been feeling the withdrawal
I have been able to sneak upstairs and play a bit in my craft room these last couple of days. Oh boy did it feel good. I religiously read Em's blog every day and I have wanted to participate for a while in one of her many terrific sketches and challenges, but have not been able to do so. Today even though I was cutting it close I finished this card and I think its ok. I had more fun participating and that's whats important!
I chose to use agnes ketto for this challenge. She is one of the few Ketto's I purchased a while back and had not used yet. I love the whole Ketto line so it was hard to pick one. Ok its late so I am going to keep this short and sweet but I will post in the net few days and show you the other creations I have come up with. I hope you all have been well and I look forward to any comments you leave!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In Love!

Wow I can not believe it has been this long since my last post. :( To those that have been checking to see if I have made anything, I thank you! My health got the best of me and I have been to under the weather to make anything. :( I am finally on the right track and taking it one day at a time. I wont bore you all with the details but for those that have expressed their concern I can not thank you enough. Hmmmm ok I hope you all understood
I want to send two special thank yous to Nicky for all the emails and Eulanda for the beautiful card she sent me wishing me a speedy recovery. I will post the card she sent tomorrow as soon as I figure out where the girls put my
Now for the fun stuff. It has taken me a while to get back into the groove of things. I find that my inspiration came from the few (hahahahaha) Stamping Bella stamps I own.
The teddybella card I made the end of February for Nick's cousin Ellen's baby shower. I was so happy she loved it! Now considering she was due last week and we have yet to hear word on the baby being born I am starting to think the little bugger does not want to come out of his mommy's (Mind you I would not want to come out either after the cold days we have been having since the end of last week.)
The next two cards were made with eloise greengrass and patricia birthdaycake .They have always been two of my favourites.
Not being able to sit long enough to make anything has not discouraged me from keeping up with all of your blogs. And the one that I check religiously is Emily's .
OMG!OMG!OMG! for those of you that have not seen her new line of stamps. Well what can I say. You are MISSING out.
Her ketto stamps are a must. Not only have I been itching to get my hands on one or two. I was feeling well enough yesterday to make a trip down there and get a few. But shhhhhhhhh Nick and the girls don't know I spent more that ummmmm what was that figure....oh ya $
I AM IN LOVE!!!!! It was so hard to pick which ones to get that I (if you can believe that) had a hard time deciding. I ended up making my first card using a stamp from this new line with
tatiana ketto. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE her. :)

Ok enough yapping for now. I am feeling some creativity coming on so I am going to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for keeping the faith that I will return. And try and post on a regular bases again. :)

Please feel free to comment on my post or cards as I have missed you all!