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!