Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Finally, the wedding of the century is upon us and I look forward to seeing the fashions and of course Kate`s dress, but especially the variety of hats. I am fascinated with the Fascinators! I have my red, broad brimmed hat decorated with flowers and my red gloves ready to don in the early hours as I settle in to watch the fairy tale wedding. While on holiday, I purchased Kate's ABC's and have been admiring the hats on this cartridge. So, in honour of my Mom, I made a hat, embossed the broad brim, added flowers and blinged them (is there such a word) and attached a pearl in the centre. A few pop dots gave the hat some dimension. I used two ribbons to adorn the bottom with a little lacey scallop and three pearls to the edge. I made the sentiment on the computer ``Hats you Mom!`` I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut: Mom`s the word
PIO: 2 ribbons
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Aud Sentiments: Happy Mother`s Day

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thanks Dee!

Dee from gave me The Versatile
Blogger Award. I love it when we all recognize each other. I hope you
will drop by her blog and leave her a comment as well as follow her!
She's another cardmaker from Ontario!!
I will link it up here.

I have been really working hard at my layouts this week. But I have the urge to make a card....I bought a couple of new cartridges while in Virginia and I must give them a whirl!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

He is risen...hallelujah! Beautiful day...we are so blessed!
Yesterday was my daughter's birthday and she loved
her card!  I used Scarlette from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured her with Copics, and added some bling to her boots. I added a tulle bow and made rolled flowers on which I spritzed glimmer mist. I made the sentiment on the computer "got presents?" which was scraplifted from Bugaboo.  The DP comes from Basic Grey. I don't think I would have ever put pink and yellow together, but somehow it works! I am entering this card into the following challenge:
One Crazy Stamper - flowers

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Today is my daughter Catherine's birthday...Hello

I had to wish my DD a big Happy Birthday on her day...
St George's Day! We will see her tomorrow and I will
post the card I made for her then!
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
I think I have finally become comfortable with page maps. I tried one out for this card. A YNS rubber stamp was used that Karen so generously donated to the Scrapfest goodie bags. I coloured her with Copics, added a little bling to her outfit, mounted it with pop dots onto cardstock stamped with a Hero Arts cloud stamp.
The paper is from Making Memories. I sewed around the various layers and added some  rick rack instead of ribbon. The sentiment is from Hampton Art. I will enter it into the following challenges:
YNS - texture
LRW - clouds
PIO - smells like rubber

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Tube Bunnies

I hope everyone has had some family time today. My friend Julie and I picked up some tubes several weeks ago at Scrapfest and while I left on holiday, Julie drafted some bunnies. We finally came together this week and created these sweet creatures, maybe not so much in photo 2D but in 3D they really do look cute. I used pipe cleaners to form the ears and attached the ribbon to the back of the ears with a hot glue gun. I added googly eyes, a pompom nose and whiskers and a tail and tied ribbon around the tube to which I added my bow. Luckily, I had enough jellies to fill the tubes....I think I ate half!  I hope everyone enjoys them on Easter Sunday!
I will enter these cuties into the following challenges:
Easy Craft Projects- Easter #36
Crafts and Me - pink and sweet (half of picture )
Craft Your Days Away - Easter #18
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Easter
Penny's Challenges - Easter

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

To My Hubby....Happy Birthday!

Today is my husband's let's celebrate! After our dance lessons tonight, we are meeting friends for dinner. Her birthday is also today, thus the double celebration! Happy Birthday Donna!
We have been away this past week in Virginia enjoying golf, a little history and some R & R. It was somewhat exciting last Saturday when the weather grew worse and there were many tornado sightings. Lucky for us the worst missed us but we keep those affected in our prayers.
I made this card very quickly using a Bugaboo stamp and Imaginisce paper and two nesties. I hope he likes it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mykonos Layout

My first layout post!! Yahoo!!  I started  scrapbooking two years ago and this past year became intrigued with all the beautiful cards that I kept finding online. But I must give credit where credit is was thanks to Rosanne who really inspired and encouraged me. Thank you Rosanne!! As a result, I pushed the scrapping aside but know that I must get back to it with a balanced crafty life.
I have been trying to work on a cruise that my husband and I took two years ago and I found it difficult to find the "perfect layout"... especially
with the hundreds of pictures from which to choose. Recently, I have been slowly investing in  the books "Sketches for Scrapbooking" and taking
classes on "how to". This layout is from one of the books and was completed in a great class that I took from Joanne. It has taken me a while to just look at the background and worry about the pictures later. I like the way it turned out...crisp and clean. What do you think?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Day!

Oh happy day! I was one of the winners of the April Bunny Blog Hop!
Thank you Jacqueline at Made by Jacqueline and your team and your sponsors!
I was lucky to have won a $10 gift from Graphicatdesigns!!

O happy, happy day! Jani from Paper Compulsions  and  The Crafting Misfit  both gave me a blog award that just made my day!
The rules of this award are:

1. Post about it on your blog with a link to the sender.
2. Pass it on to those who visit your blog and leave comments regularly.

I have so many wonderful followers. I am very thankful for all of you. It is difficult to choose someone or a few special crafters, so I am dedicating this award to each and every one of you!! Congratulations!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's Your Birthday

It's a dull, dismal, cold, spring day but let's get
some colour into our world!! I made this card for
my Mom's friend who is having her 90th
birthday, the same day as the royal wedding!
I think she will enjoy the lavender and fresh
Easter colours! I used House Mouse "Lavender
Dreams" coloured with Copics, scallop Nestie,
and some paper sitting in my stash. The
sentiment is Fiscars.

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
All Sorts Challenge - blooming blossoms
Tuesday Throwdown - spring
Pollycraft Challenge -  neglected stamps
Simon Says Stamp - Spring colors or Easter

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thanks Victoria!

Special thanks to Victoria who presented me with another Stylish Blogger Award! She is so sweet. Go and visit her at and give her some love.
Since I  received  this award not too long ago, I am going  to combine it here with the Versatile Bloggers Award.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hoppy Friend

Snow last night, thunderstorm during the night, rain this morning, sun this afternoon and now high winds and cloudy ....mmm... SPRING!!
Isn't this digi cute? It is a Meljen Design and I had forgotten about it!! Finally, it is coloured with
Copics, embellished with My Mind's Eye DP, two buttons and floss and the sentiment is from Kraftin
Kimmie. I am entering it into the:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Domi's sketch.
Crafty Creations - bunnies
Stamp Something - digi
Fairy Knoll - whatever
Cute Card Thursday - couples
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Easter
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Enjoy the Moment

What a beautiful sunny day! After some shopping errands and a walk in the neighbourhood, I had time to make a card and do some blog hopping. I used Amy from Crafty Sentiments and following the color challenge, used Copics, a bit of ribbon, a button, a border punch, stitched around the card and added a cute sentiment. I am entering this card into:
Thursday Throwback Challenge, sketch
LORi Design Challenge - colour challenge
PIO-Cutie Patootie.
Crafts and Me - yellow
If The Shoe Fits - sewing                                     

Friday, April 1, 2011


When I saw that Regan from Little Red Wagon had a challenge using fabric, I thought I was done. Although I have a barrel-ful of fabric from my quilting days, I couldn't seem to get motivated. Looking around my craft room, I noticed my Sunbonnet Sue wall hanging and remembered making "yo-yo's" using up the left over material from my daughter's dresses. This fabric was made into an Easter dress, rather appropriate now that it is April! Easy to make and I added a butterfly button and a flower button as embellishment. The leaves I embossed and cut out freehand. Easy peasy and fun!!