Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Good Morning!

Here are just a couple of quck cards I've made in the past couple of days, just for fun. I found out yesterday that close friends of our in ON. had their new arrival last week, but DH forget to tell me!!! So I'll have to get a card made for them very soon. Have a great day everyone!

Monday, July 30, 2007


Thought I'd share this with you today.

Last Christmas, when I was just getting started in scrapping, my Dad was sitting and watching me put together a paper bag album, he was shaking his head, laughing, and saying " I just don't get it" ......this from a man who collects stamps and could spend hours examining and sorting them!!! LOL.

Anyway, I decided I had to put together something something special just for him. I asked Mom to locate the envelope he kept with his father's photo and ID tags from WWII. I managed to put together, and frame, the following layout for him:

Well he like it very much, and actually asked me I I could take it apart to add in Grampy's medals, that he had hidden away somewhere else. I finally got around to finishing it up last night, and below is the end result.

I had to attach it to cardboard, as those metals are just too heavy for cardstock. He will now build a shadow box for it. The envelope in the pocket is from an actual letter Grampy sent while he was overseas the post mark and stamp are in perfect condition, oh yeah...Dad also collects postmarks????

I hope everyone had a great weekend, we had lots of fun! We did get our new computer, but haven't got it on the internet yet, or any of our files transferred. I can't wait though! I had to log into blogger 5 times just to get this posted! Ughhhhhhhhh!

Have a great day all! TFL

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Swap Card!

First let me apologize for the crappy picture. Normally I would wait until the morning, but tomorrow, much to my dismay, DH is taking our computer away for a couple of days :( We're getting a new one...Yeah! but all the stuff from our old hard drive has to be transferred to the new one, so I'll probably not be on line again until next week!

Anyway, this card is for the August one- on- one swap on the SS web site. This months "theme" was to try and use a complete set of the studio "g" stamps, from Michaels. I choseone of the baby sets, and here's what I did with it! Hope the receiver likes it!

For those of you interested...we did make it to the beach yesterday, and had a wonderful time! The water was actually quite warm, the sun was hot, and the waves were high! There were actually surfers out, and really catching the waves, it was quite fun to watch. Needless to say Berg now wants a surf board and wet suit......yet he won't let go of the side of the pool if you put him in swimming lessons? Go figure! He did actually take his "mini" board along and would ride the ankle deep waves as they came in, so really I can't complain....he was in the water AND horizontal!

Have a wonderful weekend !

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Good morning!

It seems to be a very overcast here this morning, but the kids and I are hoping it will burn off soon, as we're supposed to go to the beach today!

We had another milestone here this weekend ! DD Abbey learnd to pump! This is a huge thing for her as Berg finally mastered pumping a couple of months ago, and now she has too! The smiles now when she gets on that swing are out of this world, it's an amazing thing to get to watch your child accomplish such things, you can almost feel their pride! I love it!

This card started out as playing around with the foam stamps I received in my prize package from Scraplovers. I used a cream card stock and my distressing inks....I am so NOT a colored ink person. The heart is a shared item from my MIL. She received some in an RAK and was kind enough to give me a couple! Thanks Debbie! I just added the color wire to decorate it, and then stamped "HI" on it.

Now this card..... I love how this turned out and I think it's one of my favorites. After making the card above, I had my wire out (which I have not touched since I bought it) and tried to make a flower. Well, after some moving and bending, the shape sort of started to look like butterfly wings, so I went with it! I did some tweeking, added the body (an oval chipboard button) and attached the two together with ribbon. The sentiment, (heat embossed in silver) seemed fitting, except that I have yet to master Alpha stamps, so some of the letters are a bit off, but hey, it adds character, right?

I must sign off now, the kids are getting restless, and if it doesn't clear off we'll atleast get to visit with my sister and neice. I realized that we haven't been to her house since we painted it in February while she was in the hospital! UH! How bad is that?


Sunday, July 22, 2007


Just want to send a big "THANKS" out to Debbie, Heather, and Domenica for tagging me as a Rockin' girl Blogger! I'll post the badge proudly!

Also, thanks to eveyone who comes to visit and/or leave comments. Your feed back is greatly appreciated!

Now to find 5 others to nominate......

1. Lee
2. Kelly
3. Marelle
4. Alicia

Well, four is the best I could come up with! I have so many wonderful blogs bookmarked that I was trying to find people who weren't already displaying the badge, but so many have been tagged already!

Keep Rockin' Girls!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Friday Night Fun!

I guess I must have been totally "scrapped out" from last weekend, as I didn't even look at, or unpack, my scrapping supplies until last night!

Berg has a birthday party today so I had to come up with a card for a litttle boy, who will be 6. Now, I must admit that I'm no good with " boy" cards and almost bought one while shopping for his gift, but I found myself saying to myself, "NO! you can do this!" So I did! This card is actually one I started a while ago, and ended up not liking, so, I tore it apart and started over and I'm pleased with the end resut!

Now, I'm not sure how most people come up with the cards they make? Myself, I just tend to sit down, pick different things up, and play around until something I like starts to form. Every once in a while though an idea will come to me and I'll try to see if I can make it work. So yesterday, while reading ( yes, I know, I don't understand my mind either!) I had a thought for a card using varying points, kinda like scallops, but with points, and thought I'll have to play with that tonight. Then, the more I thought about it, I thought it might me nice to throw some lacing into the mix. So, I played around with it, and am pleased with how it turned out! The PP is from my K&Co. mat pack and I used red ribon to try and pick up on the tiny red dots in the PP.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Tagged Again!

I discovered I'd been tagged again by Kelly on her Blog Diaries of a Stamper. So here are seven facts about myself:

1. I had my ears pierced when I was 4 yrs. old, and then did 3 more holes, on my own, when I was a teenager.
2. I would love to get another tattoo.
3. My biggest fear is death.
4. My favorite chips are sour cream and onion.
5. I have kissed on a Glacier.
6. I used to figure skate when I was younger.
7. I spent 9 yrs. as a 4-H club member.

I didn't tag anyone last time I was tagged so this time I will do some.....Here are two people I don't think have been tagged yet;

Elaine, Alicia

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sketch Challenges

These are a couple of sketch challenge cards that my MIL, Debbie, and I completed last weekend. My DH (Daren) picked the first sketch (the brown and blue card) which I didn't card for, but I finished it anyway just to challenge myself! The second sketch was picked out by Shari, and turned out much better, in my opinion. Both sketches are from Becky Fleck's Page maps.

TFL, have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy....

I left home last Thursay, and finally managed to make it back yesterday. I had my sister's stagette Saturday night, which was a blast, and the rest of the week/end was spent scrappin' at my MIL's house. Elaine is visiting from Idaho and Shari was here from New Jersey.

Shari showed us how to make this cute card using up ribbon scraps, it's so cute. She also brought us all boxes to alter with the prettiest Asian pp's. It has a padded top and a set of post card like cards to go inside. I've not yet finished my, will post when I do.

The just for you card, the to have and to hold card, and the one with the scallops and swirls, I made myself, just plalying around. Elaine was kind enough to bring me a 6x6 pack of the Basic Grey Infuse PP's, so I did some playing with those. She also brought the stuff for us to make an acrylic album, I've started mine but not yet finished, I will post when I do.
Thanks ladies for a wonderful time! Elaine it was good to see you again, as always! and Shari it was lovely to meet you, and I'll look forward to seeing you again!
As for the rest of the "regulars" it's always so fun to get together with you ladies!! So glad you decided to spend the extra night!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Out of my comfort zone!

Last night I got an idea to try a card with really big corners, (if you look at the picture of the card I made you'll know what I'm talking about) so..... I sat down picked out my PP's (Fancy Pants - Kewel Line), made my corner, found some ribbon I thought would be nice ....then nothing....... so I gave up an went to bed.

Then as I was laying there reading (becuase I just can't fall asleep unless I read till my eyes shut on their own), I though of this piece of Pink Creative imaginations Paper I had, and how Amy Westerman, on her blog Heartfelt Greetings (one of my favorites I might add) would easily be able to make this work and look fantastic!She does amazing work of combining bold/different prints and colors!

Well, I tried! Here is my end result. I don't exactly dislike it (and maybe I should?) but I'm not exactly "happy" with it either! I think it's definately Lacking somwhere! But then if we don't try we never move on, right? Just thought I'd share!
The Love Stamp is another from Skipping Stones Designs.


I entered a contest on the Scraplovers website, and I won 3rd place! Yeah! So I got my prize Pkg. today, for 3rd place I was thinking I'd might get a 6x6 pad of Cosmo Cricket paper, as that's who was sponsoring the contest, but look what I received! So much fun! I can't wait to play, I may even try a layout, if I can manage to get some photos printed!

Oh yeah, the drum stick was not included in the pkg., my son thought I wouldn't notice he'd added that in when I went to get the camera!

So I'm sending a special "Thank you" out there to Scraplovers, as I know a lot of this has come from their store, and to Cosmo Cricket!

Happy scrapping everyone!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Sketch This Contest

Here is my entry for the Sketch This contest....now to remember to do the next 2 cards...LOL! This card is sooo out of the norm for me, but I think I like it....hope you do to!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend, I know we did. My FIL and MIL won tickets to the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Dinner, a hotel stay, and breakfast the next morning....and they kindly give it to DH and I for DH's Birthday. So....that's what we did this weekend. It was so nice! The Tattoo was amazing, although a little long, at just over 3 1/2 hrs. The Tattoo is a Military performance with various Militaries from across the globe participating. There are Bands, marching formations, rifle displays, singing performances (this years included Opera....must say though, not a huge fan of that!) Anyway it was still amazing, and I'm so glad I got the opportunity to see it!
Here's a card I made using Skipping stones design's -In Stitches set, just a simple card to highlight the stamps! Below is a simple little gift tin, to use for a "thank you" gift for a girlfriend. Again I used Skipping Stone's stamps - Well behaved women set. Around the bottom of the tin it reads: I'm only ast strong as my control tops, my hirspray, and my friends.

And finally, Lee, as you predicted, and I expected, Bunny number 2 made it's first appearance on Friday. The're just so cute! So far they haven't done any damage, as I'm not a big gardener, so except for the Cat knocking things over running from window to window as they hop around the yard, their presence is not a big deal for us!
Have a great day Everyone! TFL!

Friday, July 6, 2007

A couple more!

Here are a couple of more cards I made this morning. Now, I must go finish DH's B-day cake...the children and I are working on it together but one needed a bathroom break and then the other needed an apple sauce break? I'm hope the cake will get done before he gets home from work! LOL!!! Have a great day all!

CPS Sketch

Here is the card I did last weekend for CPS sketch # 20. I'm not a huge star fan, but I think it turned out Ok, and I think the star is starting to grow on me, the more that I look at it. I may have to try something else with stars !

Thursday, July 5, 2007

I'm Back!


Well, we finally made it home! It took us a little longer then expected as our car broke down, so we ended up spending a couple of extra days at the In-laws, but we had fun! The kids got to go on the Legion's float in the July 1st parade with Nana, Grampie marched in front! I even managed to get a couple of cards made while away.

This first one I made for a swap on the Simply Sentiments website. The theme was stars, and this is what I came up with, using my MIL's scraps. The star is sewn onto the scalloped circle.

This next one I made last night just playing around, I know it looks kind of plain, but I'm waiting to recieve my next stamp set from Skipping Stones Designs, as there is a sentiment I think would be perfect for it!

I have one more card that I made while away, but it's just not quite done yet, so I'll probably post that one tomorrow! Have a great day everyone!


Oh yeah, I was tagged! So I must tell 7 unknown things about myself:

1. I'm normally very shy person, but try my best to hide it.
2. I'm a very anxious person and am prone to "mini" anxiety attacks when I'm in situations I find uncomfortable.
3. I can hold a grude forever, I will forgive, but will never forget.
4. I HATE confrontations of any kind, If I'm upset with someone, they will never know it!

Boy this is hard....

5. I love whales and have a tatoo of an Orca on my ankle! Would love to go diving with some one day!
6. Growing up I wanted to be a Marine Biologist, but I fell in love, and life led me in a different direction!
7. At 32 yrs. old, I have yet to figure out what to do with my life? I have this feeling there's somthing I'm supposed to be doing, I just can't figure it out!

Now, I have no idea who to tag, as everone I actually know, has been tagged along with me, and most of you who leave comments on my blog have been tagged already. So I think this round of tagging will end with me. When I get some more time to browse I'll see if I can find anyone out there who hasn't been tagged recently!