Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Retirement!

My dear friend Jane, the Administrative Assistant at the school where I worked, is retiring! I attended a wonderful party for her and she will be greatly missed. I made this card as it makes me happy...Contented Mudpie. I think she will be one contented lady once she is out of the school.
I will enter it into the following challenges:
Housemouse-challenge: summer
Stampin for the weekend: my fav things....rolled flowers, nesties, House Mice, copics
PIO: circles
Phindy's Friday: circles
Oldie But a Goodie: anything goes

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What is in my garden???

Rosanne once posted on her blog a question asking what was growing in our gardens. I immediately went out and took lots of pictures and then took time to stop and "smell the roses". I don't think we do enough of that. Thanks Rosanne!!

Stanley Cup Finals

I must admit that neither the Vancouver Canucks nor the Boston Bruins are on my regular radar for watching a good game of hockey....however there is something about the playoffs and the final game that causes me to get back to the game! Was I cheering for the Canucks because they are "Canadian"  or the favourite team to win....I don't think I really had a deep inner rage for either team. I understand that many of the Boston Bruins are Canadian.  I respect that they were able to rally and get what they wanted...the Lord Stanley Cup....the cherry on top of all games....so congratulations go out to the Boston Bruins , one of the original six!
Oh yeah....how long until the season starts back up again????

Friday, June 3, 2011

Flower Girl

Oh, how I love the Pure Innocence stamps
for MFT!  I had taken a paper piecing class from my favourite instructor, Joanne and enjoyed the technique so much, I tried it on my own. Thanks K for loaning me your stamp! I used Pink Paislee paper (love those watermelons!), an EK punch, some ribbon, bling, and Copic Markers. I will enter her into the following  challenges:
A Spoon full of Sugar: flower power
Cute Card Thursday : embellish it
Totally Papercrafts : get fruity
Lili of the Valley : punch it up
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge : lots of circles
Fab n Funky : what'eva
Crafts and Me : punch it out
Penny's Challenges : here comes summer
Joyful Stamper : anything goes
Stampinsanity : anything goes

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chatelaine Comes through....

We should find out today whether our mail will continue or stop abruptly. The postal workers are still negotiating and tonight's the strike deadline.  I was pleasantly surprised today when I opened my mailbox to find the July issue of Chatelaine!!! Now that's thinking ahead!! June's edition was chalk full of scrumptious recipes!! Anyone else get more mail than usual???