Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gift Card Holder

Made this gift card holder for someone special - thought I would share - used calender instead of gift card to show you how it is "attached"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas - cards as gifts

Have made a dozen cards (all occasion as requested) for dear friends as Christmas pressies - thought I would share some of them

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Time to Create

With winter arriving in our neck of the woods, it will be nice to stay put and create - have some Christmas cards to finish - then do some cards for my dear friends as Christmas presents. It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas is coming

Saw an article in the recent Cardmaker magazine about using scraps to make Christmas cards - easy peasy

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hubby's Birthday Card

Rec'd a wonderful stamp from friend in Texas - had to use it to create this card for my DH's birthday this past week.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Back to Work and Creating!

Things have really, really slowed down here - back to earth with a bit of a thump - so the return to work and a routine has been good - now to get back to creating.....had a challenge on Creativecuttlebuggers for an autumn/halloween based card and a square card mingle to do for the Sept mingle. Here is what I created.....
Daughter is picking up some embossing folders in Australia for me - can hardly wait until they arrive! (Like I need more embossing folders!!!!!!)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Life Returning to "Normal"

Well the wedding is now behind us - Ali and Ben are now back in Brisbane and we've had quite an exciting month. Today picked up Ben's sister to spend day with us and dropped her off at airport tonight for her flight to Glasgow.
Had a great brunch with nephew, his girl and her family yesterday at Nakoda Lodge - great food - amazing spot - too bad the weather did not cooperate - poured buckets most of day.
So back to work later in week - think I am ready for a routine of sorts - have done a bit of card making - will share in a bit.
A fellow crafter card maker lost her battle with cancer this past Saturday - she will be missed. Her passing puts everything in perspective - I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful life!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wedding Pics Dr & Mrs Ben Powell

Thought I would share some wedding pics of my DD's wedding with you - day turned from overcast and cold to warm with sunny periods - perfect weather!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bridal Shower

Had a great time at the bridal shower Corinne and Krista had for Ali. Was lovely to see all of Ali's friends - they gave her an 8x8 scrapbook with each person supplying a page......a great keepsake.
Next a family dinner with the Powells and the Downeys - our house tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned for pics.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Arrived Safe and Sound

Ali and Ben arrived last Monday and wedding plans are in full swing!!!! Lots of details - all we really need is a lovely day - not too hot with no rain - even if it holds off until after dinner - that would be great (?not too much to ask for?)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Four More Sleeps!

DD and future SIL arrive on Monday - then the whirlwind will start - so looking forward to having them come!
Sharing some cards I made

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Where is the Time Going??????

Have been creating - will share some pics - most have gone to work colleague

Monday, July 12, 2010

Reorganization Continues!!!

Was able to get these two paper shelving units when a scrap store went out of business - was at retreat when I bought them - you should have seen my car on the trip home - hardly had any place to sit.
Thought I would share how I store my "stuff" - not the neatest but at least I am able to see most things - in my world, out of site, out of having things visible works best for me - a tall wooden shelving unit - cast off from daughter's room with extra shelves added by DH - a clip-it-up for my clear and cling mounted stamps - a cork bulletin board from local Walmart with sticky backed magnetic pages stuck to it - holds all my nesties - it looks cluttered but works for me!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Was lucky enough to find a "shelving unit" at the hospital that was being discarded - DH cut it in half so each unit is approx 6" deep - four high and seven long - makes for great storage - thought I would share pics - excuse my messy crafting table - sure do like these units!!!!

It Continues!!!!!!

Four more birthday cards - how lucky am I? Thanks to Nancy, Irene, Carole A., and Mary.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Having a Wonderful Birthday!

Received a gift certificate from DS and his SO - red roses from my hubby and a bouquet of pink flowers from my DD - a wonderful day ending with order in chinese dinner - how lucky am I? And birthday cards arrived from on line friends.... Here are some pics

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

have been in creating mood

Have found my creative muse and started making cards yesterday - still going strong so will show you a few

Cards Received

Next week is my birthday and received this wonderful CCE card from Melanie W. The other two cards I received from Carole M. in the Creativecuttlebuggers June mingle - aren't they wonderful too?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Look What I Made!

Dawn has a wonderful blog and does videos on a regular basis - her projects are easy to follow and so fun. Watched her most recent video :
and decided to try to make the card - look how it turned out! Easy Peasy! Doesn't he just make you smile?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Time to get Creating

Have you noticed how things have slowed down on the internet card making groups? Think everyone is so glad to have spring/summer finally arrive - they are spending every minute they can outdooors.
How about you? Are you able to create or are you spending the daylight hours out of doors in the garden and nice weather?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

more cards

Well the wedding invitations went into the mail yesterday morning.....Had a bit of a moment as I was addressing the envelopes.....suddenly it is becoming very real and much closer!
Finally got my act together and made my cards for the CCE June exchange - also rec'd a lovely card from Julie B who lives in Spruce Grove - wonder if she has much snow as we do - about 6" and it is still coming down! The scan does not do the card justice - it is pink with a sparkly background - beautiful!!!!!!Thanks so much Julie - you made my week!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Back from Las Vegas

Was in Las Vegas for wedding - daughter of UK friend - We had such a good time!- even had a visit from Elvis and he sang Hawaiian wedding song and I ended up in tears - yes dating myself I know but I do love that song........ And another highlight was finding the Viva Las Vegas stamp store my first day there - yes I dropped some money - and got some wonderful stamps. What a store - if ever you get a chance - it is so worth the trip. My DH & DS love horses - so thought this stamp would come in very handy at my house.
Made some exchange cards and Rec'd two card from the CanadianCardExchange group for the month of May - thanks Sue and Irene!