Monday, August 31, 2009

Elimination Time

Well enjoyed the competition for the Trail Master - the artist who won really deserved to win! Guess I am a bit relieved to not worry about the blog being featured on the Magazine - can continue to post personal stuff.
Dinner at Japanese Village was especially good last night - Andy's annual birthday celebration.

Friday, August 28, 2009

My Flowers

Andy will be 30 on Sept 1st!!!!

Just have one question - how did that happen? okay maybe two questions - where did the time go? We are so proud of him!

The Wait is On!

An explanation for those of you who don't know me:
Mother/baby – refers to my job on maternity/peds and NICU
Lighthouse – refers to my birthplace – Vancouver, B.C, - love the ocean
Bride & Groom – refers to my very happy marriage (33 years)
Little girl – my favorite stamp ( reminds me of my daughter too!)
Zebras on the Serengetti – one day I will see that in real life
Kangaroo – our trip to Australia last year
Father/Son – reminds me of my husband and son’s special relationship
Mountie – proud to be Canadian
Christmas tree – my favorite time of year
House – our family home
Ladybug – I love ladybugs!
Tulips – had the most amazing red & yellow tulips at our old house

All the Quest projects have been submitted and now we wait. Instructions read, please vote for your three favorite projects - there are four in total - so one will be eliminated and the others will place first, second, and third. I am very happy to have made it to the final round......will keep you posted and let you know results as soon as they are posted.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quest project completed

Yesterday decided I had better get my act together and figure out what I was going to do for this last project. I made a list of all the important things in my life. From there I gathered stickers, and anything I could find that "matched" my list but then I had a brain wave......not liking a mix of mediums (I don't do collage very well, correction, I don't do collage at all!)...
Thought maybe I needed to stick with one medium and much to my surprise I had a stamp for every important thing on my list - how amzing is that????????
I took that as a sign. So got to work and stamped each image on light pink cardstock - cut out each using my label nesties and layered them on sheet where I had embossed "wonderful" multiple times. My tag line is I am so lucky, I have a wonderful thought the word wonderful was very appropriate.
So I am done.....have submitted my project, now I wait. The announcement will be made Monday morning. For something that started more as a project, can't believe the joy this competition has given me. Really don't need to win - my creative muse has returned! For that I am thankful!

Monday, August 24, 2009

WHOOOHOOO!! Made it to last round!

Guess my card was okay after all - made it to the last round......theme quest.....what that means to to interpretation.....this must be the test!!! LOL Haven't got a clue what to dh said my quest is to make the perfect card - yeh right!!!!

New Punch Storage

DH helped me put these towels racks up on side of cupboard in my craft room - he's the best!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Winnings

Having been lucky enough to survive the first three rounds on the Stamper's Quest Magazine Trail Master competition - thought I would share photos of the stamps I rec'd from the Stamping Studio - a photo stamp of a flower - this scan does not do it justice - just used my black ink pad first inking - think it will gorgeous with a pale green background.
The other images are the ones I rec'd from Stampscapes - was able to chose these stamps - One is Autumn Brook, another Lakeside Cove and the other two are Tree cluster and cloud lucky am I?

New mingle card and Entry card for SQM contest

Rec'da lovely card from Sharlene who lives in North Bay - she also enclosed many die cuts - most of which I haven't got - how kind!
And finally decided which card I would post for the Stamper's Quest Mag masc card contest. Find out Monday if I made this cut!
Have rec'd the prizes I won for the first three rounds
the first prize I rec'd was a stamp (flower) and some eyelets
the second - a scrapbook kit from club scrap
the third - stamps of my choice from stampscapes
Feeling very lucky indeed. Keep your fingers crossed and I will blog to let you know results of this last round on Monday.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Needed Something

That card I made for the Papercraft Planet cuttlebug challenge needed something so just before bed (I actually got up out of bed and did this because it was bothering me! LOL) I think it is an improvement - still very bright!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Color Challenge

Bright huh? Challenge dictates yellow, orange, blue and green - only thing that be stamped is sentiment and has to be cuttlebugged!
Made another card tonight using my new Martha Stewart punch!


Found out this morning that my card made the cut and the next one I have to create is a masculine card....they are one of the biggest challenges for this card maker....Here are my first attempts but off to create more! Will post all my creations for this round soon!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Random Act of Kindness and CCE exchange

A RAK is what we call sending each other cards for no special occasion - rec'd one on Tuesday from a fellow stamper - I love this little girl! Thanks Dorothy!
The other card comes from another fellow stamper who exchanges cards each month with fellow stampers. Thanks Irene - love this trishutter card!

More Cards - Scenic

Am in the midst of a month long card making "contest" - have made the first two cuts with the third happening this weekend. Was quite apprehensive out about this card as it had to be scenic - so of course I had to make several until I had one to submit - can you guess which one I submitted?

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I found my digital camera - can't believe how relieved I am! Where was it you ask? On the floor behind the passenger seat in my hubby's car - probably put it there thinking I might need it to take pictures when we went to the acreage!
I honestly think I have a guardian angel sitting on my shoulder!!!!!

ATC exchange

One of the yahoo groups I belong to has an ATC exchange - monthly themes are listed and you can sign up. Here are the ATCs for July - theme Beach/Seaside. Thanks to Roberta S., Judy Pr., Judy P., Lynne R., Carole M., and Renee D.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

latest cards

Have been lucky enough to have the time to try some new techniques and create some cards.

Monday, August 3, 2009

New Nesties Storage Solution

I am a very visual person - and I find if I can't see it - it doesn't get used - so with that in mind I wanted something for my nesties and went on the search - found this idea here:
So went to my local Walmart in the children's craft section and found packages of two magnetic sheets (sticky backed) - came home and "stuck" them to my bulletin board - used three packages - hung my bulletin board and voila - instant art!!!!
On a side note am using my nesties more now that they are out in the open - and have decided to keep my old system magnetic sheets in CD holders for when I travel.
Thank you Sandy for bringing your camera and taking this photo - have misplaced my digital camera - not sure where but it is here somewhere!!! (I hope!!!)