Sunday, December 9, 2007

Is anybody out there anymore???

Well Hello,

I had no idea it had been that long since I had posted to my blog, but with working now, and the holiday season just around the corner, time seems to be slipping away. The new job is going well, I think, still new to me and hopefully I'll feel more comfortable soon. It doesn't help that I've been out of work for over a year, and am moving into a completely new field either.

I thought I'd share a card I did for a card call, using the Skipping Stones Design, In stitches set.

Hope you like the card, and hopefully I'll get back to posting more after the holidays.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Things seem to be picking up around our house!!!! Since the last time I've posted I've accepted a new position, which I'm very excited about!!! It only took me 14 mts. but better late then never right?

Also, I actually managed to start my Christmas shopping. This is the first year I've run into this, but each of my children have something on their list for Santa, which happens to be an extremely popular item this year.....not a fun experience!!! I did manage to find what my son wants (had I waited another week or two I probably wouldn't have), but I'm having a very difficult time finding the BOY doll that my daughter wants. The doll comes in both a boy and a girl model, but apparently all 4 yr. olds must want the boy model this year. I can find tons of the little girl dolls, but none of the little boy??? What's a MaMa to do?

As you can tell from my blog lately I'm in full Christmas mode here, we even had our first snow fall last night. The kids were outside at 8:15 this morning building snowmen!! Sadly, I was NOT going to go out and join them, so they had to go it alone!!!! They had a blast though.

Here are a couple more Christmas cards to share with you. I bought a K & Co. matt pack of 4x6 Christmas papers yesterday, I think K & Co. is one of my favorite PP lines, just behind BG!!! The second card is still a little iffy for me, and even though I did make 3 of them, I still can't decide if I like them. I'll just wait and see if they sell or not! I also included a picture of some of the tags I've been working on! Tags are not an easy thing for me to make at all, but thought it would be a good idea for using up my scraps, as I hate to throw any of them away!! Though I still need to find the right ribbon to finish them off! Sentiment stamps are from Skipping Stone Designs!

Well, I've definately rambled on much too long! Have a great day everyone! TFL!!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Peggy tagged my to play this fun game! Thanks Peggy! Remember to check our her blog, Ribbonrie, as she does some lovely cards!

1. If you could have $100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?

Tough choice, but I'd have to go with PP's. A lot of my embellishments come from the $ store, and my local one has a great selection which is updated with new items regularly. So I'd definately use the money to invest in some beautiful, expensive, co-ordinating PP lines!

2. If you had to choose between only using stamps or rubons, which would you choose?

Although I love the look of rub-ons, some of the designs are wonderful. I would have to stick to stamps if forced to choose.

3. If you knew how to do awesome cards and layouts and could only do one for a whole year....which would you do?

Cards, without a doubt!

4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home....(can't have both..he,he,he.)

I think I would stick with my own cozy little room I have now! It also serves as our computer room, but everything in my corner is set up to suit me, and I can just go in and "escape" after the kids go to bed!

5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style....

I don't think I really have a style! I like to try new things and just play. I tend to stick to clean lines and love soft inking in light tans and darker browns, for a vintage feel, but not always!

I'm usually in the last round of tagging on these, so if you haven't yet been tagged and want to play, consider yourself tagged, just leave me a lik so I can enjoy your answers!

TFL, have a good one!

Monday, October 29, 2007

More Christmas cards....

Well, I seem to be having some problems posting today So this will be short and sweet! Here are a few more of the Christmas cards I've been working on. This first one is a Paula Bloom inspired layout!

I just love the way these next ones turned out. I've seen lots of cards in similar layouts to this, and it's not what I intended when I stared (ended up adding the CS to stamp the sentiment on), but I just love the way everything has come together on this one.
This one was done using one of Carla's sketches. I didn't hve time to do it during her challenge, but I find sketches a wonderful source of inspiration at anytime!

Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thank you Ladies!

Just wanted to say thanks for all your kind words and well wishes, but the sale of the house did not go through, so we're back to square one!

Everything in the inspector's report was minor, with the exception one thing that we knew was a possibility and expected them to haggle over. I must say I feel better then I have in over a week and I'm actually kind-of relieved. As much as I do want to sell the house and move, this one just did not feel right to me from the get go......sounds weird, I know, but just something was lacking there. Hopefully the right people are just around the corner. The only really bad thing is we already started the migration process on the house and property (new law stating that all property sellers are responsible to have the land title searched and recorded on the new computerized registry system) so now we're stuck with a lawyer bill that we really don't need right now! Oh well guess it's better to be done regardless!

I'm not at home this weekend, but I did get a bunch of Christmas cards made on Thursday, with my new PP's I'll try to post a couple on Monday!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I'm Still Around!

I finally got around to doing a post! I have just been so stressed here lately that I haven't felt like doing anything, especially crafting!

We have sold our house, pending the inspection tomorrow, and I am just so sick! I'm a worry wart by nature, and know that there is nothing wrong with the house, but until that sold sign goes up I just can't relax! Yesterday I just had to take a day and get out, so DD and I went to lunch and then to my local scrap store where I picked up a few treats! I got some Basic Grey, Fruit Cake and Figgy Pudding, and two new stamps. I broke out my Simply Sentiments cookie cutter card layouts and made a couple of simple cards. I so loved this PP but the cards looked so plain to me, then I found some of these little "sparkle dots", and think it added just the right finishing touch!

Thanks for Looking, wish us luck tomorrow!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Party Time!

Last weekend was DD's 4th Birthday, but seeing as how it was Thanksgiving and everyone was busy, we decided to wait and have her party this weekend! This worked out very well, considering how sick she was last weekend! Anyhoo, while out shopping for party supplies I was about to grab a pkg. of treat baggies and thought, why??? I have a ton of paper bags and scraps at home that will work just nicely. So here is what I came up with for her treat bags. I think the girl ones came out quite cute, but I'm lacking in boy embellishments and had to make due with what I had.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick post to say Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadian bloggers out there!

Today, my Mom and Dad, and my FIL will be joining us for dinner and I will be making ham and scallop potatoes (Debbie, my MIL is still in Shelburne with her sister, who's boyfriend is not doing well health wise). Tomorrow we will go to my Mom and Dad's for Turkey...yeah!

Yesterday was Abbey's 4th b-day and she was so sick! Head cold, but it hit her hard, she kept crying and and saying, "Mom, I just need to cry, it makes me feel better!" Poor thing! But she's doing much better today thankfully we had planned her party for next weekend so that worked our well!
Here are a few Christmas cards I made using Carla's new sketch. If I haven't said so before (LOL!!!), her sketches are awesome and you should go check it out, great little RAK possibility too! The sentiment is Skipping Stones, the snowman I'm not sure about, as they're images I stamped off from my MIL last year and never got around to using!

The blue ones are just a couple I put together on my own, using my stamps from Skipping Stone Designs.

Oh yeah, if any of you are looking for a great carding message board, check out Paper Crafters Anonymous.

It's a fairly new site and they are looking for new members to join swaps and challenges etc.... so come check it out!

Have a great day everyone, thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Elaine from Aged to perfection has tagged me, so here are a feew facts about me!

Four places I have lived:
1. South Rawdon, NS
2. At, " The Crossing" (a resort on the Icefield Parkway in Alberta, DH and I worked there for 6mts. in our earlier years)
3. Various Locations across the Greater Toronto Area
4. Calgary Alberta

Four places I have worked:
1. Mc Donalds, Sackville, NS
2. Teranet Land Informations Services, Toronto, ON
3. Assante Capital Mgmt, Wolfville, NS
4. Intertape/ECP, Truro, NS

Favorite Foods....who can pick just four????
1. Chicken Caesar salad or wrap
2. Fettuccine Alfredo
3. Pizza
4. Chinese

Places I would rather be:
1. In the Rockies
2. In a nice warm ocean in a tropical locale
3. Exploring the great history and arcitecture of Europe
4. Australia

and that concludes this little bit about me!

The above card I did for a challenge on Simple Sentiments. The challenge was to specifically make a trifold card of this design, the origional was a fairly tall card, but I don't do those well, so I cut it down to an A2 size.
Have a great day! TFV!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

First Ever Halloween Card!

A lady on the Simply Sentiments site posted a card using this design layout yestaday, and I thought it was so cute I had to lift it! Every year my girlfriend throws a Halloween party for our kids, plus the kids of another one of our girlfriends and I thought each child would appreciate getting on of these!
TFL, enjoy your day!

Thursday, September 27, 2007


I'm babysitting today, that means Abbey is occupied for the day, and since I cleaned the house from top to bottom for a showing last night...I almost have a free day! I received my Blog candy from Carla, for completing one of her sketch challenges. What a sweet bag of goodies, it's been calling for me since last Friday, so this morning I had to sit down and do a little something with it. So here is what Iv'e come up with, hope you like!

Thanks so much to Carla, her sketches and cards are fabulous, she's always a wonderful source of inspiration!

Monday, September 24, 2007

My how time flies!

I don't realize how much time passes between posting and blog "surfing" until I go to visit and post comments and everyone else has posted 2-3 cards!. Here is one I decided to enter for the CPS contest. I decided to go with the Christmas in July theme, as I've really been into the Christmas mode lately, and it's just what is appealing to me right now! The photo of this one is not that great, but I can't be sure I'll have time to write a post tomorrow, so it's either now, or who knows when.

All the entries for this contest are simply amazing. I'm so in awe of all the talent out there, and it is so great to see the variety of cards made from one sketch!
All stamps on this card are from Skipping Stones Design.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Not much

going on around here these days! I've been working on a couple of things, but they aren't coming together like I'd like. I've really got my mind stuck on Christmas lately, so I thought I'd share a couple of christmas cards I did for the Papercrafts call earlier in the year. Needless to say, they didn't get picked up! Oh well, I still like them.

Both of these were Sketchs from Papercrafts, but for the one with the tree, I made the sketch the card. The ribbon unties, the flap lifts up, and the sentiment (or note) goes under the big red circle!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, September 14, 2007

More stickers

Stickers are something I hardly ever use on a card, simply because I don't really know how to use them. I know that may sound funny to some of you, but I find them really difficult to work with. Well the challenge at Caardvarks really made me sort though my stash, see what I had, and figure out what to do with them. Here are a couple of Christmas cards I put together using Carla's latest sketch (can you tell I really like this one?) and stickers.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007


quick post this morning....Abbey's back to preschool now, so while she's gone I have to buckle down and find a this point, any job, as time's wasting away........!

Found this sweet pkg. of rub-ons at the local durg store. I just loved them and the were only $1.29 can't beat that! Used my Studio G, stamps, and my favorite white satin ribbon!
This is just a card I made to use up some PP, CS, and Lace scraps I had kickin' around. The metal embellishment came from dollarama! Pkg. of 12 for a $1 and they had all kinds of different styles.
Made this card using Carla's new sketch and some Daisy D's PP's. Carla was having some trouble with her old blog and now has new blog set up and you can get to her by clicking here.

To all you wondeful ladies who come visit, I apologize for not getting time to comment, but I have been visiting! I promise as soon as I get a chance I'll sit down and start sharing some love!

Have a great day!

Friday, September 7, 2007


Hi all!

Well I babysat yesterday, so I managed quite a bit in the scrapping dept. I find it amazing how one new kid in the house can occupy the others for an entire day! Anyway, I set out to make Alicia's sheetload of cards yesterday, but that didn't happen. I have a very diffucult time doing masculine cards, a few months ago I won a Cosmo cricket prize pkg. from Scraplovers and some of the PP's in the pkg. were, what I thought, wonderful masculine PP's. When I saw Alicia's great sheetload for this month, I though, great, I'll use up these PP's and have a bit of a stash of masculine cards. I went and cut out all the pieces, but when I went to put them together, it just wasn't working for me.....nothing to do with the the pattern, everyone else's (Lisa's, Lee's, Alicia's) looked fantastic, which is why I wanted to give this a try, but I just gcouldn't get it together? Must have been the PP's, I don't know? Anyhow, here I had all these little pieces....what am I to do with them? Well, I played around and came up with something that worked for me (still have a lot of pieces to put more together) and using the die cut pieces that came with the PP's, here is what I have started putting together. What do ya think? There are a couple that I would consider more feminine, but that's good to! Thanks for the inspiration Alicia, I'll have to try again with some different PP's and see if I can get some cards made using your pattern!

In other news Berg's now back in school! Second year in school and we have yet to actually catch the bus on the first day! LOL. Last year, no one could tell me what time the bus would be coming by the house? We waited 1/2 an hour assumed we'd missed it, and I drove him. We hadn't waited long enough. This year the school changed it's hours. We were told to be at the bus stop 1/2 and hour earlier, we opted for 40 mins. early (to be on the safe side) we still missed it! Anyway, we didn't miss it by much because it came at 7:50 this morning, which is about the time we were going out the back door yesterday morning! We're on track now!

Just had DD to the Doctor this morning, She's had this terrible croupy cough now for about a month (Had to wait 2 wks to get into the doctor, as back to school time is busy with all the vacinations etc...) Medicine and her cool humidifier help, but it just wasn't going away. Her chest is so congested and full, she's now on antibiotics and a steroid inhailer, if it's still congested next week when we go back she's going to have to have chest x-rays to make sure that it's nothing more serious!
Well thanks for listen to all my ramblings! sometimes a gal just needs to chat!

Have a good one! TFL

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Just a quick

post for you this morning. Had a busy weekend AGAIN! We managed to get up to the camp for two nights, just the four of us and had a great relaxing and quiet weekend!

We now off for one last playdate, before school starts tomorrow, then grocery shopping, and some last minute back to school shopping! It's gonna be a long one.

Here is a card I did, for the latest Sketch This sketch and it also fits with Carrdvarks latest contest, as the sentiment is a sticker! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

More Sketch Cards

Yesterday I posted a card I had made using one of Di Hickman's sketches. This was the first time I had used one of her sketches for a card. Then as I was browsing some other blogs and I saw someone else who had posted a card based on Di's sketch, but the layout was completely different from mine? I went back to Di's blog to discover that it was my lucky day, as Wednesday is the day she posts her new sketches, so I had something to work on last night! Yeah!

I love this sketch so much I did two cards, and definately plan on using it again. Thanks to Di for the inspiration!

I do realize that these cards look awfully plain without a sentiment on them, but I prefer to leave them blank for the time being, until I know what/or whom they'll be used for.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

It feels good....

to be home, and I managed to get a couple of card sketches done, this first one is from CPS. I normally don't do these larger cards, but thought I should step out of the box a little and try it. This card is based on the sketch from Di hickman's blog. A little different, but similar elements!
Enjoy your day everyone and thanks for stopping buy!

Monday, August 27, 2007


Here are a couple of the tags I managed to get made! I decided to created these for my "blogging" friends, I'm not offically "tagging" anyone, but did want to participate, and thought I'd still create special tags for some of you. I managed to get 3 done, before I messed up a setting on my Elements, and now I can't get it to work, and seeing as I have absolutely NO experience with elements at all, I can not correct what ever it is that I've done! LOL!!!

Enjoy your tags girls, and when I'm all fixed up I'll get some more done!

The Wedding.....

was a huge success! We ended up having beautiful weather for a sunset ceremony on the beach! Here are a few pictures for you! Enjoy! I hope to get a chance to do some scrappin' soon!

Here is the beautiful bride and our Dad walking down the tiki-torch lined "aisle". This is part of the ceremony. They had a sand ceremony, kind of like with the candles in the church, but here each person has their own vase of colored sand that they layered in a clear vase. Each layer has a special meaning and then the last layer is Becky and Darrell's different colored sands poured together to represent their union. It makes such a lovely keepsake!
This is the entire Bridal party with the parents. They each had only one witness, myself and Darrel's best friend. simple and fairly casual!

Oh Alicia and Elaine.....I saw your tags and promise I will get to them. I'm very inspired, as I've never tried anything like this before so I'm looking forward to trying something new! I've got to spend some time re-arranging and updating my Blog! I still have yet to get to Sarah's bumper tag, so hopefully I'll get them all done this week!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A couple of more!

Seem to have found some play time, here and there!

The one on the top is made from my scraps from the card below. It is definately Bety inspired, in the use of the flowers, buttons, and twine.

The black card is just some playing around with some more scraps. I inked that chipboard flower but my red ink just doesn't "match" the other reds in the cards! Oh well you win some and lose some, right?

Alicia, to answer your question from my last post my corner rounder is from EK Success, Don't know if that's a brand name or not? I bought it at Walmart, and it doesn't cut through folded cardstock...... easily!

Couldn't take it any more....

I had to sit down and make a card yesterday. I've been seeing this style for a while now and have been wanting to try one, especially after seeing Carla and Alicia's great work with them! Hope you like!
Have a good one!

Monday, August 20, 2007


I won some blog candy...... I won the celebration candy, from Kimberly's Angel Blog, for getting her angel wings! I'm so excited as it includes an altered tin, by Kimberly - who's work is so adorable, and some stamped images! Can't wait to play with them!

Thanks Kimberly!

Well, I've had absolutely NO time to play! We did put the house on the market, the sign went up yesterday, so since last Thursday we have pretty much done nothing but redo the two rooms that still had not been redone since we moved in, 5 yrs ago! Thankfully my MIL Debbie has been with us every step of the way helping out, if not, I'm not sure things woud have ever been finished, so.......... BIG "Thank You" to Debbie!

and.... my sister's wedding is this coming Sat. I've been busy finishing up the party favors that will be given away, and I still have a speach to write.....??????? Hopefully I'll find some time to create , as there are a couple of cards that I've seen and wanted to try!

Missing my craft table!



Friday, August 17, 2007

Check out this Blog Candy!

Here is some Blog candy that Kimberly is offering to celebrate getting her Angel Wings. Check it out...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Another Sketch!

Here is another card for Carla's latest Sketch challenge, as soon as I saw it I new I wanted to try it. Again, I did change the sketch a tiny bit!

The other card is the one I made at Debbie's and thought I had taken a picture of, with the others, but hadn't. I was flipping through Debbie's newest CARDS issue, LOVE that Magazine, and I thought I saw a button hanging on some ribbon and thought well isn't that neat, but when I looked again I realized it was just the way the end of the bow was hanging down over the button. Well I thought I'd try hanging some buttons just to see what it would look like, and I kinda like it!

I've been saving my cards to put sentiments on for when I need them, so this is why they look so blank!

I must run, we've decided to try and sell our house, the agent is coming tonight to look at it, and with 2 kiddies it's so difficult to keep claen and uncluttered! Need to tidy up a bit!

Have a great evening all! TFL!

Monday, August 13, 2007

WoW! What a busy....

couple of days we've had. Friday I took the kids on our annual trek to the waterfalls in Victoria Park. It's so beautiful there, and it's one of the kids favorite places to go. The park is located in a long deep gorge, and at the end is a very high 2 level water fall. There are lots of shaded walking paths, and a great play ground complete with a series of water sprinklers! We always take a picnic, walk to the falls and back, and then head to the play ground to end off the trip! Great fun! Here are the Berg and Abbey sitting on a rock in front of the upper Falls! Saturday, we headed out to my sisters, for my nieces 2nd birthday. Here is Mya, the birthday girl, licking her lips after swiping a hand full of icing from her Dora cake!
Sunday was the annual family picnic for Daren's work. They have a ring toss tournament for the adults, a bouncy tent, face painting, balloon animals and lots of games, prizes, and candy for the kids! Bergen and Abbey both got their faces painted....Bergen actually sat for over an hour to get this spiderman look, not sure if you can see Abbey's heart in this picture!
Saturday and Sunday night we actually spend at the in-laws house and I got time to make a few cards while I was there! This first one is another one of Carla's sketches. It's not exactly the same, but I kind of adapted it and it incorporates many of the elements from her sketch.
This one I made just playing aroundlast night using up some of Debbie's scraps! I love going through her scrap box. I think I could scrap off just her scraps! I did make one other card, but the picture seems to have disappeared? I will save that for a post tomorrow!
Well I hope you all had as wonderful a weekend as we did!
Abbey had requested that we mop the floor this afternoon? I didn't think it was that bad! But I'm game if she is so I must sign off now!

Still keeping fingers crossed about my job interview, I should hear something back this week!