Monday, August 30, 2010

Deepest Sympathy

Another sizzler of a day. I spent the afternoon preparing food for my dear friends who lost their Mother Sunday. I also made them a sympathy card and enjoyed the challenge of heat embossing. I think it fits the challenge at The Pink Elephant- mostly white. I added some glimmer mist to the flower centres as it needed some glitz. I like the Hero Arts stamp "Large Line Flowers" but had never tried embossing with it before. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sizzling Sunday

Wow... has the weather ever been fabulous here in S Ontario!! Another hot one today and I think it's going to continue!
I picked up my new "Honey" yesterday and she looks pretty fine.
I spent much of my day gardening as everything is overgrown! I found a wonderful book full of natural ways to look after your garden...what a find! We borrowed it from the library to make sure it was something we might use and today I made up an elixir for my roses and a concoction for black spot. Now we wait. There was a tip on how to keep cats from using your garden as their litter box! I like cats but for some reason some of the plants aren't doing as well this year and I may now know the reason. Take a cotton ball and dip it in lemon furniture polish and place it in the soil where you think the cat might be going. It's worth a try! I just came in from taking a swim...the house is so hot and I don't want to use the air as it does cool down overnight. Our friend's mother passed away last night. So sad for them. I made a sympathy card and will upload it tomorrow and post. I must try getting some sleep as it has been a long day! Good night!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Finally, Friday

I never thought this week would end. Have you ever had a week that just keeps on going and going and going? It started out on a good note Monday with the selling of my Dad's car....difficult emotionally but I am moving on. Tuesday brought the best news..I am cancer free!! Celebration time! Wednesday's golf game was less than desirable but the company made it worthwhile. Then an overnight trip to visit Mom and I found time to buy a new car. Back Thursday night to get to a scrapping sketch class....awesome! And finally, Friday....the car has been picked up, the cheque deposited and I am going to sit and enjoy a cup of tea. Anyone interested in joining me? Until then.....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I am saluting all my family, friends, and neighbours today! I got some startling news from the doctor in June and last week had surgery. Everyone has been soooo supportive....from the calls, letters, cards, emails, visits, flowers, dinner, etc etc I am soooo lucky!! As a result, I have not been on My Creative Playground and finally today rolled out my first card in two weeks! It felt so good. Now if only I could get to my scrapping!! The healing will take time and I hope to be back full throttle soon. My new word.....patience! Thanks to everyone!!!!!!


Pile it On -  Five Shapes
Fantabulous Cricut  - Great Outdoors
Pollycraft -  In Stitches
Ooh la la -  Spots and Dots
Cute Card Thursday  - Leaves
LRW -  Summer
All Sorts Challenge -  Paper Piercing
Delightful Challenges  - Insects and Animals....dots and stripes

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Today was our wedding anniversary! Wow...with the same guy!! It has been an adventure and we are looking forward to the next chapter or two or three!! We hosted a barbecue Saturday and had such fun! The weather was perfect and the food, if I do say myself, was delicious! I was so happy that my 92 yr old Mother was able to travel an hour and a half each way to celebrate with us! She is such a trooper. Thanks to everyone for making this day such a memorable one!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Happy Bee-Day!

I am blaming it all on the has been too nice to be indoors and post!!! lol    I have been on a roll making Thank You cards for a September event and experimented with a Hero Arts stamp and kind of liked it. I thought it fit into a few challenges this week so here goes:
Pile it On - Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
Paper Romance - Happy Birthday
Ooh-la-la - Happy Birthday
Stamp and Create - flowers
Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge - bugs
     I used the Hero Arts "Be Happy" set,  Hampton Art sentiment, coloured with Prismcolors, added stickles to the bee's wings and the flower centres, stitched the flight path, DCWV paper and unknown ribbon