Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tomorrow's December!

Ok, so it seems that I'll be updating once a week, but at least I'm still at it! I can't believe tomorrow's already December 1st! I guess I should get going on those Christmas cards... I should also think about sending my niece's gifts as she lives in New Zealand! She'll get them in time, but it'll cost me $$$! Oh well, I always have great plans to get it all done early, guess not this year.

Here's a couple cards I've made. I finally got my all my orders from Jessica so I'm excited to get going! This first one is a card I made for Helena for her engagement. I like that it was simple and quick. I'll probably make more using other Circle of Friendship stamps as they come in different sayings for different occasions.

The second card is one I saw on Splitcoast Stampers. Again, VERY quick and easy. I think I'll be asking for some GOOD pencil crayons, watercolour pencils or felts. The ones I have don't seem to have great colour, guess that's what you get when you buy cheap! I've thought about the Copic markers, but haven't decided yet.
Anyway, that's what I've done so far. Funny thing is, I didn't use any of the stuff I picked up from Jes. Gord works tomorrow and Tuesday night, so hopefully I'll get back into it. I also want to start decorating for Christmas so we'll see what happens.
Stamps by Amuse and Stampin' Up.
Crystals by Amuse.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Yay, I did some crafting!

I said I'd get some crafting done and although I didn't get ALOT done, I did complete a couple cards I needed.
Gord needed some Thank-you cards which I had a bit of trouble coming up with. I wanted them to be "gender neutral" which can be difficult. I saw a card similar to this on Splitcoast Stampers, made by Julie Ebersole. I like that its clean, simple and easy. I coloured the trees with a white gel pen making it look more like a "rustic" birch tree.
The Christmas card is one I made at Carrie's Stampin' Up party. I love the snowman, but had to stop myself from buying it as I have TONS of Christmas stamps already. Maybe next year. I did buy the paper though as I love the colours together. I think I'll make some of my Christmas cards similar to this but with a different stamp. I also learned a new trick to attaching ribbon. You knot it, then glue dot the edges to the back of the top layer. ALOT easier than trying to tie a bow.
The last card pic is of a birthday card and matching gift card holder. I have a problem using patterned paper. I either don't WANT to use it cause I like it so much or I don't know HOW to use it. I covered the gift card tin first, then decided to make a the matching card, problem being that since I usually make cards with patterned paper, I didn't know what to do! I cut 2 squares of the paper (one using the pink side as a border for the patterned side) but didn't know what to do from there. I ended up cutting a few flowers out and attaching them with pop-dots to add some dimention. It still seemed to plain, so I added some crystal dots to add some bling. I figured Jenny was worth the bling AND the patterned paper (see Jes, I DO use my "special stuff" sometimes...).
Stamps by Amuse and Stampin Up'.
Paper by Bazzill, Stampin Up' and Scrap Works.
Crystals by Amuse.
Ribbon by Stampin Up'.

Copic Candy!

Check out Debbie's blog, she's giving away Copic Markers (among other stuff!) for reaching almost 12,000 hits! I LOVE the paper............ Oh, and all the other stuff!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


So it's 2:49pm and I was supposed to stay home all day and craft.... I ended up going to Scrap Arts to see if they had any cuttlebug christmas embossing folders. They didn't have any I liked, but of course I ended up buying other stuff! While I was there I was telling Shelley (the owner), how I had started a blog and she showed me a link to make it all pretty!!!! Of course I had to come home and check it out... I did have other errands to run so I don't want anyone to think I was at the crafting store all this time! Now that my blog looks all pretty, I'm inspired to get going on some stuff, but where to start?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Any REAL visitors out there?

If you look at my visitors count (bottom right), it looks like my blog is super popular. Who would have thought I'd have that many visitors in a month! Oh ya, I haven't. Apparently the setting was wrong and I've been counting all my own visits! I thought Jessica had configured it all when she set it up. Guess not. I wonder how many REAL visitors I've actually had? Maybe I shouldn't have said anything and just let people think I'm loved by all.....

Oh well, if you ARE a real visitor, thanks for visiting and leave a comment if you feel like it!

I'm Back.......... Kind of...

Ok, so I haven't written for a little bit. 21 days actually, but I've actually been busy. I went to Regina for G's graduation which was AMAZING. I can't believe its been 6 months! It wasn't bad considering it was November. I think it only got down to -8 but it was nice and sunny during the day (freezing rain over night).

I got home on Remembrance Day (unfortunately I missed going to the Cenotaph), had to finish loading my Mom's iTouch (I'm NOT an electronics type person) and loaded all the pics I took at G's grad to my computer (while somehow duplicating all 307 of them... twice, to different folders!).

It was my Mom's 60th birthday on the 12th and since I knew I'd be there for dinner and cake that night, G was coming home on the 13th and a bunch of his friends were having a surprise party for him HERE on the 14th, I had to clean and organize before he came home. Needless to say that I was up until 1:30am a couple of nights. At least I'm a night owl.

G's flight was supposed to be in around 8:30am, but due to weather problems he was stuck in the Regina airport for about 10/11 hours. Let me tell you, there is NOTHING to do in that airport. Poor guy didn't get home until 8:00pm. Not the happy welcome home I thought it would be. To get him out of the house for the party Friday night, I told him we needed to return my parents luggage to them and it seemed to work out. We had a great night.

I guess since all that it's just been work for me, starting a new job for G and both of us getting used to each other again! I'm hoping to stay home all day tomorrow (G works day shift) and craft (you've heard that before, but no HSM marathon this weekend!) so I'll hopefully have some new card pics up tomorrow. I have birthday, Christmas and Thank-you's to make. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Ok, I was hoping to make some cards the other night after having a great time at Carrie's, BUT, that didn't happen. I got doing other stuff, it got late yadda, yadda.... Unfortunately it won't happen now for a bit as I'm getting ready to go to Regina on Friday for Gord's grad!!!! I'm only there for 4 days, but then I have my Mom's 60th birthday, cleaning before Gord gets home and spending time with him. I can't believe it's almost here after 6 long months, although, I've gotten used to having the house to myself....................

On another note, Obama for president. His speech sounded good, I just hope he really can change things for the better. I wonder how many Americans watched our election... Tee, Hee. They don't even know we HAD an election! At least in the U.S. they've changed their government.

Anyway, in the time I've spent here on the couch, watching TV and being on the computer, I could have made 4 cards. Oh well, I was watching history being made.

I'm heading off to bed now as I think I may be getting sick, and the timing couldn't be worse!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Well, I haven't posted anything for a week, I hope this isn't the beginning of the end! Not much has happened, except of course Halloween. I'm not so much into Halloween, but my friends are. It actually works out pretty good for me, I don't have to buy candy or answer the door I just go over to their place! Here are some photos of the house. They even decorate INSIDE! My favorites are the pumpkin tree and the swinging skeleton (didn't get a picture!) These people actually take special trips down the states to buy halloween stuff, they even headed down yesterday to stock up on deals! I guess I'm more of a Christmas person................

I went to a Stampin' Up party at Carrie's house today. I bought more than I planned, but that's not surprising........... It DID inspire me though, so that's a good thing!! I'm hoping to make a couple of cards tonight, so stay tuned. By the way, I think I'm going to have a party in Feb/Mar, so if anyone's interested, I still have alot on my wish list!