Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ain't She Sweet?

I have no idea what this little gal's name is....but "ain't she sweet! just a walking down the street..."
I am now aging myself! I am at a standstill with my scrapbooking so why not make another card? This stamp is from Whiff of Joy and I coloured her with Copics. I ran the outside of the Nestie on my sewing machine and added some stickles
to the icing....yum! I will submit it to the following challenges:
Ooh la la - pink, pink and more pink
A Spoonful of Sugar - birthday

Hey Baby!

This week, I have been busy scrapbooking as
I am floundering in photos! I am presently working
on a cruise from 2009 and am having a terrible time
remembering the details! Oh...but getting old is tough! lol 
My cousin's son and wife had a baby girl and I
made them a baby card...not so familiar a job...
when in doubt, go to your Create a Critter cartridge.
The images are all so sweet! I used scraps of paper
from my stash along with some pink twine. I am
entering this card into the challenges at:
LRW - animals
Cooking with Cricut - swirls and twirls
Scrappy Moms - Create a Critter

Friday, February 25, 2011

Canadian Crafty Blog Hop

I came across Jacqueline's Blog Hop......
what a great way to meet fellow Canadian
crafters! Hope you can join me!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I was so surprised and pleased to receive this award from Jani  Paper Compulsions.  She is so sweet and always has a kind word. Thank you, Jani!  I hope you will go and visit her and leave her some love. For this award I will pay it forward and list 8 deserving blogs. Copy the award to my side panel. Then tell you 8 things about me.

Eight gifted women I think deserve this award are as follows (in no particular order):
Nicole    Croppin Momma Designs
Rosanne   Bits of Life, Scrapbooking and Cooking
Kate   Small Bits of Paper
Anita   Scrapping with Glitter
Gill  Creations by Gill M
Sonia  Archiving Angel
Tracey  The Cropping Canuck
Ruth  September Ninth

Please take a few minutes to visit their blog and follow them! You won't be disappointed.

Here are some tidbits about me:

1. I am happily married to a very supportive husband since 1974.
2. I am a Mother to two grown children.
3. I believe chocolate is a food group.
4. I am a very upbeat, happy person who likes a challenge.
5. I love to travel...especially cruise.
6. I am a self taught sewer, quilter, knitter and have discovered there are not enough hours in the day!
7. I am presently reading "Strategic Moves" by Stuart Woods.
8. I love to watch hockey.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

I was so pleased and surprised when I heard from Sonia of Archiving Angel that she had awarded me with the Liebster Blog Award!  The Liebster Blog award is given to bring new blogs to light. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

It was such a sweet gesture and I am so pleased to call Sonia my new blogging friend! Please check out her blog. She has so many ideas and is very creative.....quite a treasure! I love checking out her site and I admire her energy and inspiration!

As a recipient of this award I must share the love and pay it forward by:

1-Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & and reveal your 3-5 blog picks

2-Let them know you chose them

3-Copy & paste the blog award on your blog

4-Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded

5-Have fun!

With all this in mind, I will pass this special award on to :

Kim -

Chiffon -

Linda -

Jani -

Monica -

Please visit their blogs and pass on your love. It will mean so much to their love of crafting.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

So Beary Nice

While I search for my lost pix, I am making cards.
I have decided to get back to scrapbooking and get
caught up. Unfortunately, my laptop had an accident and the pictures disappeared in the final crash. That's when I called in my wizardly son and voila, he has them back on the storage drive but in one big pile. The project is now search and sort. I can do it!
I used the Polycraft stamp, Cuthbert's Party to begin ( he is so adorable) and coloured with Copic markers and prismacolours. I added some Glammer Dust to his star (not too visible) and found some starry paper in my stash. A few brads were added to the bottom. I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Ooh la la creations - for someone special
Incy Wincy Designs - color me wonderful
Colour Q challenge #72 - colours
Lexi's Creations - bears
Polycraft - special birthday

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spring - like...

It is warming up, ever so slightly! I may get the car washed yet this week. If you are stopping by, please be kind and leave a comment and be a follower.
This sweet little stamp is from Sweet Pixies, I have coloured it with Copics and used a scalloped nestie as a frame. I recently learned how to make rolled flowers (under much duress) and found that by misting them with Tim Holtz glimmer mist they take on a cool sheen! Finally, I added some brown pearls. I like the way it turned out and am entering it into these challenges:
LRW - use your mist
Papercutz - butterfly
Phindy's Place - spring
Digital Tuesday - die cuts
Simon Says Stamp - make your own embellishments
SSDS - love is in the air
2sisterschallenge - hearts
Stampingwithdragon - anything goes

Stuffed Pork way

I try to plan the next day's dinner the day before. This often takes longer than it should. A few weeks ago, a local grocery store had a steal on pork tenderloins and I stocked up. I searched for a few recipes online this morning but nothing really caught my eye. So, I winged it. I butterflied two loins, flattened each and added some minced onion to one side. I had some asparagus in the fridge that needed to be used so I blanched them for several minutes. Baby spinach was calling out to me, so I added a bit along with the asparagus on top of the onion. The other loin went on top and I secured the "sandwich" with bakers twine. Four strips of bacon was also rolled around the loins and secured with toothpicks. I browned the loins before putting them into the oven at 350 degrees for 45-50 min. It was delicious and there is enough for tomorrow night! Grand total = $ 3.18!!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Help Lolsweetpea reach 500! She has  a great giveaway!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I am entering this card into two challenges.
Two posts in one day!
cookingwithcricut - sweet project
mypinkstamper - black with fav colour

I made this card very quickly using
Bobunny paper, Cricut Sweethearts cartridge
for the large red hearts with a pink shadow,
PK stamp faces and I used flocking on the
small pink hearts to add some glitz.
Hope everyone has a great day on
the 14th!!!

A Potful of Hearts

I made this card using a Bild malarna stamp
"Heart in a Pot", coloured it with Copics,
popped it with pop dots,added some ribbon
from Michaels, put some stickles on the heart for
some glitz, and used a Fiskars heart border bunch.
I am entering this card into the following
sewmanychallenges - valentines
forfunchallenges- hearts
craftycardmakers - hearts
2sisterschallenge - hearts
papertakeweekly - hearts
crazy4challenges - hearts

Snow Much Fun

Another Saturday and more snow....the sun came out, gorgeous day,
I left for the gym, then down came the snow!! We are running out of     
places to dump it. Thank heavens it was light. The forecast predicts
warmer spring around the corner?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tracking Stalker

Unfortunately, this week I have had to return my Expression to Provocraft. It was feeling a little sick! I am an overprotective mother and could barely pry myself away from my baby! As I stood at the Fedex office, I sadly waved good-bye but I knew it would be in good hands. To fill my hours of anguish, I am tracking I sick??? I love to see where it is! It took a flight from Toronto to Memphis and had a quiet night there. First thing this morning, it was off to Salt Lake City. I think it will make its final destination later today...Spanish Fork Utah!!! This whole adventure reminds me of Flat Stanley!!!  Has anyone else had an experience like this? Have you returned your Cricut and have had it returned safe and sound? I hope I can watch its return!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

White Love

What a beautiful cold but sunny day here in Ontario. Over at Little Red Wagon, the challenge this week is to make a card using white on white. I have always wanted to try this and since it is Valentine's Day...almost... I tested the waters!  I used Divine Swirl to emboss the background and cut the heart from the Storybook Cartridge and in turn embossed it in Swiss Dots. There almost looks to be a face on the cut. I used some pale pink ribbon with white dots from Joann's and the Love sentiment comes from Kimmie's stamps. I will also enter it into the challenge at Fantabulous Cricut - "Share the Love".

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Adhesives!! Yahoo!!

Simply amazing!!! I won an adhesive package from thecroppingcanuck!! Last weekend I was hopping along at Nicole and Meighen's Birthday Bash blog hop. I happened upon Tracey's blog where she made a Canada Day/Birthday card for a family friend. She also listed on her sidebar Canadian symbols on Cricut cartridges. I thought that was very helpful. Go and visit her at Look what I won.....  THANK YOU Tracey!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Love Is In the Air

I really think I need photography lessons! The colours of the paper and image do not look the same as in "real life". Practise doesn't seem to mean perfect!! Wowzer! I hope this card fits the challenge at:

Little Red Wagon - craft (for Deanna)
Allsortschallenge - love, love, love
Digidoodles - valentines
Simon Says Stamp - love
Paperplay challenge - stamp it out

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hopping in Love

I seem to have been Valentine-ally challenged this week! I have been trying to put together a few cards of love. This card uses the Sweethearts cartridge, and I finally was able to test my PK stamps! I love the look on his little face! I added some gold stitching to the crown, some frog love hearts and the brown ribbon. The sentiment I made up on the computer. The paper is from BoBunny.
Thanks for stopping by!
Cooking With Cricut - shadow
Tuesday Throwdown - stitching
Cricut Cardz Challenge - a man's Valentine
Bitten By the Bug - more than one heart
Pile it On - punch it
Simon Says Stamp - love is in the air