Thursday, January 29, 2009

Winter and I are not friends!!!

It stormed here again last night and of course it was my night to work. It was a miserable drive home and now our road is a glare of ice!! I just want it to go away and be able to work out in my gardens again. The only good thing is it's only about 50 days until spring, but whose counting...ME!!!!! Okay, I'm done..thanks for listening!

I did get a card made for Mojo Monday. Again, I am blown away by the incredible ideas this blog has generated. Do yourself a favor and click on the links to see some of the many takes on these sketches. I used the Basic Grey Urban Prairie pp that I won from the PageMaps Card Contest in November. I used my latest obsession..The CUTTLEBUG !!! Oh, how I love that little machine and I cannot believe I waited soooo long to get one. The stamps are from Hero Arts and Michaels. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I've had a lot of fun

with this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch. I made 3 different cards with the sketch.

I used a daisyd's 8x8 doublesided cardstock pack for the majority of the cards. I also used pp from My Mind's Eye". Stamps are from Stampin' Up, Hero Arts and Michael's. The charm on the heart card is from the $1 store. Wow, I just might get my card supply built up again at this rate!!! Have a happy Tuesday.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wow.. It's Monday again!!!

As some of you know, I work in retail and our store recently started being open on Sundays. This was my weekend to work both Saturday and Sunday and I find there is no start and stop to the week and I have to think about what day it it. BUT....the good thing about it being Monday is.....Mojo Monday. I had a chance to look at many of the cards that were posted last week. Can you believe there were over 200 cards made with that same sketch? If you didn't take a look, you really should go into some of the blogs. Don't forget to post a message as everyone loves to know what others think. I made my card with more of the 12x12 Autumn Leaves Smitten paper pack. I love the spring feel of these papers and after yesterdays storm I could use some spring feel!!! I also used the Nestibilities Small Pinking Circles and the stamp is one of the $1.00 stamps from Michaels. Have a happy day...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mojo Monday

is the talk of the blog world. Verve Stamps has started a new Mojo Monday Blog with a weekly sketch you can use. There are soooooooooooo many wonderful takes on this sketch. If you have time, click on some of them and take a peek and tell me your not impressed!!! I was so inspired today that I thought I would give the sketch a try.

I used paper downloaded from Stamp Happy With Sgt Stamper. As you can see I also gave my Cuttlebug a whirl today and I think I'm in LOVE!!!!I was thrilled with the results and was so inspired by some of the cards I saw today that I even decorated the inside of the card.

I always line the insides of my card but had never really thought about decorating it. Hmm...maybe I'll have to try this again. Again, if you have the time and want to be inspired, check out the Mojo Monday Blog.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

And another year begins....

I truly hope you had a wonderful holiday and a safe and happy New Year. This was our first year for not having our oldest daughter at home with us over the holidays. I was not sure how I would make out, but Paul,Lyndsay and I had a great Christmas with lots of phone calls to and from Edmonton (Jocelyn and Michael spent Christmas with Michael's family there). As usual I did not make any New Year's resolutions as I have a hard enough time with life as it is without putting extra pressure on myself. Sounds like the perfect cop out, wouldn't you say, but it works well for me!!!

I finally got a Cuttlebug (I know, I'm a bit behind!!) and I am having a blast with it. Also, a personal printer that I know will come in handy for quick pictures when I need them.

I always like having a calendar in my studio(do you like that word Jocelyn?)so I used this 2009 Template to make one. I just used a variety of stamps to decorate it and a CD case for the stand. Very simple, but will serve the purpose.

I used Autumn Leaves Smitten paper for my background on the pages.

We were in Antigonish in early December for our youngest daughter's (Lyndsay's) X-ring celebration. We had a wonderful time there celebrating with her friends and their families.
This picture is of the group of kids Lyndasy graduated high school with. They have remained great friends and will be graduating university together in May. They are all wonderful and we love them!!

This next one is not so great of Paul and I, but you can certainly see the excitement in Lyndsay's face. It so hard to believe four years have almost passed. Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of her.

Oh and did I mention I entered a contest in November with Pagemaps December Newsletter. I am not sure if this link will work as it goes to a PDF file, but you can go to PageMaps and check it out from there.
I won a great prize package and got published in Becky's December newsletter. Can you guess just how excited I was to receive that email!!!!

Just one last thing, everyone is looking to get organized this time of the year and Nicole Heady has some wonderful ideas for organizing your birthdays on her website. Check it out, there might be something there that will work for you. Take care and again Happy New Year!!!