Friday, October 28, 2011

We are off and running....

The day has finally arrived. We are leaving for
Australia in a few moments! A dream of a
lifetime! I will try to post from the land downunder but it will all depend on WiFi access.
I made a little thank you card to give to a new friend I have been emailing and whom I have not met...yet. Like a blind date, there is a lot of anxiety and nervousness but we feel we have known each other for a long time. I hope she likes it!! I used Create a Critter for the leaf and also to make the sweet little beaver on the inside. I am sure I will be explaining what a beaver is as she will be  teaching me about the animals and birds of Oz. Thanks for looking!! See you Downunder!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Has Arrived

We have now gone from gorgeous warm, weather to cold, wet, almost snowy-like conditions....and the leaves are almost all off the trees. I guess that is what happens when Hallowe'en is just around the corner. Yesterday, Wed Oct 19th my Mother celebrated her 94th  birthday! My brother, an elementary school principal and I took Mom out for lunch and we had a fabulous meal and afternoon together.  She was so excited and happy to celebrate yet another year. Mom and Dad both shared the exact birth date, and now that he is gone, Mom is a little lost when it comes to her birthday. Isn't it great feeling to love and be loved?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

What an incredible weekend we have in store in Ontario!! Besides the perfect weather forecast, it is the start of Oktoberfest and our Thanksgiving Holiday. Today my family made their way here and we celebrated with lots of wonderful food but most of all, the precious gathering of family. How blessed we are! I made this card for our minister. She went out of her way to help me take pictures at our son's wedding. I used the Pack Your Bags cartridge and paper and ribbon from my stash. Challenges to be entered:
Little Red Wagon - thanks
Creative Cutter - thanks
Shopping Our Stash - thank you

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Baby Boy

My friend has become a grandmother...again!
Garrett was born Sept 27th and is a healthy
baby boy. He has two brothers who are so
proud and anxious to get on with their
brotherly duties! I used my New Arrival
cartridge and Echo Park paper to make
her a card. I will enter it into the anything
goes challenge at Cooking with Cricut.

Monday, October 3, 2011

An Early October Birthday

Time to turn over a new fall leaf. I made a birthday card last night for my neighbour whose special day is today... Happy Birthday, Ellen!
I really like the Stella Rose paper
by My Mind's Eye. So I started with
a base and began to build. Bugaboo's
freebie this week, was just what I
needed to get my start. Copic markers
were used to colour and glitter was
added to the candle, stars and cake.
Glossy accents was used on the balloon. I outlined the sentiment with the Sakura clear pen....I liked the bit of glitz. A  button and some twine was added to the star. I hope she likes it! I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - anything goes
Pile it On - do it for fun (eat cake!)
Inky Impressions - punches/dies
Southern Girls - anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - layers
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers - polka dots
Aud Sentiments - Happy Birthday
The Poodles Parlour - birthday and buttons and brads
365 cards - lovely layers
Paper crafting journey - dies and punches