Friday, July 30, 2010

The green, green grass of golf....

Another wonderful day! Ted ( my dear hubby) took the day off work and we decided to go golfing. I think the actual plot was to get me outside into this beautiful weather and away from my Creative Playground where I hole up hour after hour!! We played with our friends Dawn and Ross and had  a great time fraternizing. A Greek dinner followed (yummy!!!) to celebrate both of our 36th wedding anniversaries.  A great start to the long Civic holiday weekend also known as Simcoe Day (Monday).

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thank Heavens for Golf

I am becoming obsessed!!! I now feel the "need" to make a card for a challenge and now it's more than one and sometimes three or four! It doesn't stop there...I "have" to admire all the other bloggers' work too!! Hiphip hurray for my golfing gals! They take me away from my crafting corner at least once a week and bring me back to reality. Dawn and Lynn....thank you!!! Love you lots!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's Wednesday afternoon, time to make a card....

Since I am so new to cardmaking, I do not own a Christmas stamp....ouch!!  So, time to think outside the box.... I cut a triangle for a tree, decorated it with plastic beading, added some glimmer dust, outlined it and the trunk which is in purple to match the background, in black pen, used my Cuttlebug to emboss the white cardstock, added the sentiment Joy from Kimmie's Stamps and voila...I have a Christmas card.
Challenges: Pile it On - plastic
                      Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas
                       Little Red Wagon - Christmas

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"At the Zoo"

 We attended a gorgeous wedding Saturday and had so much fun! The weather has been nothing short of perfect. In fact, I am hoping it will rain! It was an exciting day today as I discovered I was a winner at Tuesday Throwdown! ! Hurray!! My first badge!!! So, I completed one cute birthday card this afternoon  for a dear friend. The inside says: "You're 60!"
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge- animal

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Button Flower

Little Red Wagon Challenge:  I was confused as to what exactly the challenge (case) was this morning but it was morning and moi is moi! lol I found further clues this afternoon so I went to work. I admire Rosanne's work (DT) as I do the other gals. There is an edge to her work that I find refreshing and that I can relate to. So I took one of her recent cards "hip, hip, Hooray"! ......
and made one that  more or less followed the guidelines. I like the final product and I hope you enjoy it too!!


This has been a perfect summer! Lots of pool and sun and hanging out with good friends. I am entering my card for a special someone into several challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - paper piercing
Allsorts Challenge - Summer Days
The Town Scrapper - "last post until after Labour Day" anything goes
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - #53 Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly challenge - Cutie Patootie (anything goes)

Monday, July 19, 2010

It's a Bloghopping Kind of Day

It's Monday, usually laundry day, however, it was dull and dismal this morning so why do chores when you can put them off until tomorrow! I did get a pedicure and I love those pink toes! I was being creative yesterday making a special birthday card for my future daughter-in-law. I will share it once I present it to her. I am excited that it turned out so well.  Wednesday afternoon is already promised as a card making afternoon. My friend Julie is a Special Olympics coach and would like help making a bunch of thank you cards. I guess my Vegas scrapbooking is being put on hold....again! I did participate in a blog hop this morning and it was fun! If you are interested in looking at new dies and some new ideas, go to  and hop along with their DT. Have a great day!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

You Give Me Wings

Challenge:  Tuesday Throwdown...stitches
                  Lots to Do Challenge....stitches

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fabulous Friday

Good Afternoon! Another beautiful day, after a good rain last night! My tomato plants fell over along with the Hydrangea. I spent a wonderful day with my brother yesterday visiting "old haunts". Once a year, we travel back in time to our place of birth and then visit with friends along the way. We ended up at the beach at the cottage of our old babysitters!! Talk about a walk down memory lane!
I am entering my card into the LRW challenge #37 Use a Tree. I bought this sweet stamp on a whim and put it away.  Like the phoenix, it has been resurrected! It is called the Heritage Tree by Stamping Bella  and I coloured it with Prisma pencil crayons, cut it out with a Nestability, and mounted it on my fav colour blue. I love seeing yellow and blue together so had to add some ribbon and a Prima mini flower. I think embossing the blue cardstock adds some dimension. I didn't think it needed a sentiment and for once, I didn't use it for a birthday card!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sorry I Froggot

The day wasn't as nice as it should have been for water aerobics, so we postponed. With my friend Lorie, went to visit Cathie in hospital and got some cleaning and napping done. I also took time to make this card. My friend Pia is not from this area and has been on a Baltic cruise the past three weeks. I missed her birthday last Wednesday so it was the perfect opportunity to try out the new Cricut Live Simply. Easy to do and I will get it into the mail tomorrow. Enjoy!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Morning

Good day! It looked like it might rain this morning so I went out to the garden to check on the plants and what a sight awaited me!!! My first Morning Glory had burst into bloom and if you look closely at the centre, there appears to be a glow of light. This is better than a cup of coffee!! I don't know much about these plants but I do hope they continue to bloom all summer long!! Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Super Sunday

It was a perfect day to end the weekend! I worked in the garden clearing weeds and edging  before it got really hot and was rewarded with an afternoon of R & R by the pool. Our daughter came home with her b/f and watching them have competitions in the pool was a riot! I also thought the flowers looked so pretty! I tried to take a  picture of a bee rolling in the pollen....he looked almost drunk! Bee-eautiful!!  

Friday, July 9, 2010

Little Red Wagon Challenge #36 Nestabilities

We have a surprise birthday party for a male friend tomorrow afternoon. He and his wife are part of our wine tasting club so I decided to make a card related to our love of wine and a hint that he is now 60!!

New Jersey

It's been a long time since I last posted...where have the days gone??? I have a good husband and I drove to New Jersey to visit friends and celebrate their Fourth of July. It was so hot and humid! We met John and Jan on a cruise four years ago and have kept in touch. A trip to NJ wouldn't be complete without a tour of Atlantic City! The beach is beautiful as well as the boardwalk. I even made a little money at the Hilton!! We had an interesting lunch at Rats, a restaurant near their home, named after a character in Wind and the Willow. It was a long drive but well worth it to spend time with dear friends!!