Friday, November 18, 2011

New Creations

Got the layout from online class I took - the snowflake is Spellbinders, the tree is a cuttlekid die I got when I first got my cuttlebug - the cuttlekid dies are no longer made and hard to come buy so really I got this when I did (about 5 years ago)! thanks for looking

Monday, August 22, 2011

Finished Cards

Each year my SIL's choir holds a silent auction - a fund raising event going to a worthy cause. The auction doesn't take place until Oct but I like to be organized and get my contribution completed and on its way to her. Have lost count how long I have been making cards for her auction - this year I made six packs - yes 36 cards in total - Done! Just waiting for date to drop off, so they can make the trip to Manitoba where SIL lives. I even remembered to take pics of most of them before packaging stay tuned....

Friday, August 19, 2011


- this

one is for the challenge on Scrapbooker's Paradise.

Card Creations

These are cards I created today

Monday, August 8, 2011

Birthday cards

Birthday cards from Barb, Irene and Pam.

Wedding Pics

wedding over

For those of you that don't know - our son was married on July 30 to a wonderful girl! Our daughter and her hubby were here for the wedding so it has been a very special time........however it has come to an end......son and DIL are on honeymoon and daughter and SIL are safely back in Australia. Can't believe how quickly time went and that I am back to work. Will share some pics from wedding - they decided to hold wedding at Camp Kindle which is a local camp for kids with cancer - spectacular venue - great accomodations and money ended up going to a worthy cause.
So hopefully I will be back to creating now that the business is over!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Clean and Simple challenge

This weeks challenge layout looked interesting - here is link:
and here is my take on it!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Plans gone astray

Earlier in the year I decided to try to post everyday with a card - I so enjoy visiting Lynette's blog each day, as well as Simplicity.......but the best laid plans didn't take very long to fall apart - between helping with wedding things for future DIL and committing to teaching a card class this past weekend, the posts have been few and fair between.
Class went well and am hoping to teach more - note to self - take business cards next time!
Will add pics of some of the cards they created over the next few days but here is the first.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Scrapbooker's Paradise B&W challenge

Have online friend Nancy E. who is new to Scrapbooker's Paradise design team - this one is for her!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

RAK from Iona

Rec'd this lovely spin on an easel card from Iona who lives in Scotland - we have become friends through the yahoo group - creativecuttlebuggers - thank you Iona!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May Day challenge on creativecuttlebuggers

Card should have flower on it and be cuttlebugged - here are mine!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Today is election day here in Canada - because I am attending an all day workshop, my hubby and I went last week and cast our votes - thank goodness I don't have to worry about that - know I will be tired at end of day.
Have done some creating this past week but need to scan or photograph before I can share my latest cards with you. Still using the double embossing technique - funny how it has become my new favorite - need to do a flower card for the latest challenge - started work on it last night but it needs tweaking. Hopefully later this evening I might cards scanned - often a day away provides inspiration - at least I am hoping that will happen.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easel Card

Just scanned the front of this card - it is an easel card - and the front is double embossed (using cuttlebug embossing folder - then ranger ink and clear embossing powder) - like the end result!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another Anniversary card -

A friend living in England sent this Anniversary card - thanks Barb!

Wedding Invites

Future DIL gave me go ahead to post pic of their wedding invites

Monday, April 11, 2011

Another Anniversary card

Would like to thank Saundra H. for the wonderful anniversary she sent.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Creative Day

Sandy was over to make cards - we had quite a creative day

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Two more Anniversary Cards

You know you have been married a long time when you have to stop and figure out how long it has been - we figure 35 years if our calculations are right.....rec'd two more Anniversary cards - the blue one is from Mary C. and the green one is from Kris M. Thank you and big hugs to you ladies for two wonderful cards!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Daytimers for co workers

Two girls at work saw my daytimer and really liked it - one choose the colors red and black - the other girl left color choice to me - here they are

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Embossed backgrounds

Love this technique - stay tuned for some cards

Monday, April 4, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Finished two busy days of work

Glad to have work behind me for awhile - back to creating - was able to find 9 sets of spellbinders on Kijiji at very good price - am thrilled - (of the three sets I have, two are spoken for! WHOOOHOOO) Can't beat that!!!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Anniversary card from Australia

Look what arrived from friend in Australia - isn't it wonderful? Thank you so much Doreen!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

And Another

Sandy came over today as she had some cards she needed to get two more created for my UK is one....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

the last one

Will start creating more when I start my days off on Tuesday - but here is the fourth card - four down - six more to go!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

And Another

Here is another card - made for my friend in UK

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Some cards

Have a friend whose birthday is coming up - she requested cards - so here is a start - she likes big cards so these are 5.5X 8.5 - a bit of a challenge

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cards for class

Have decided I need to take a break - am beginning to stress out over this class - choosing which cards to make in class is proving to be a challenge - we have two hours - there is nothing worse that not having enough time to complete the cards but don't want to make them so simple that the participants are finished and looking for more..........

Friday, March 18, 2011

Border cards and a laugh!

Continuing to work on cards for the class - and have decided it would be a good thing to label my border embossing long have I had them? Let's just say.....a long time......and only now have realized I have one that is supposed to be a single row of different sized solid circles and instead it is a row of buttons......go figure! Have ordered a second set - to be given away as prize at end of class, so I should be able to see if that set is the same as mine or if it has the single row of circles.....will keep you posted!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Getting prepared for card workshop

Have been asked to teach a two hour card making class - have been struggling with class content - finally came to a decision and have spent the last two days preparing packets for participants (finished that today!!! WHOOHOOO!!!) - have to write a description of same so thought it would be much easier if I got everything ready first then will have time to spend writing without feeling pressured - am making class small (8 maximum) so I can spend time with people who need assistance - nervous but excited too.....would love to turn this into a monthly class.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Another card using small embossing folder

One of a set of four flower embossing folders used to make this one.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

small embossing folders

this card was made with a set of small embossing folders - circles - made three circles (three passes through cuttlebug) then stamped ladybug inside each circle - love ladybugs!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Small Embossing folders

Here is another card made with small embossing folders

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Card made using small embossing folders

Made this card for my daughter about two years ago but had someone ask me about the small embossing folders so for the next wee while, I will show cards I have made using the small embossing folders.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Clean And Simple challenge FTL130

Another challenge on the clean and simple blog - this one took me a long while - found the patterned paper, then finding a ribbon to "match" proved a challenge, then took four attempts to stamp the sentiment - some days I should just stay out of my craft room!!!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Plaid challenge

Think the bling in the flowers "brightens" things up a bit.
Made wedding invites with future DIL and her mom yesterday - done! WHOOOHOOO!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Another Plaid Challenge card

This one is quite different but I think I like it just as much!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Creativecuttlebuggers challenge

Mary, our new challenge coordinator on creativecuttlebuggers, comes up with the best and different ideas for challenges - who would have thought of plaid? Here is a card I made for the challenge.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

An Anniversary card

Work part of a day today and then tomorrow and Friday - off the weekend WHOOOOHOOO!!!