Thursday, October 30, 2008
WOW..what a storm yesterday...tons of snow and lots of tree damage. I always find it amazing how a storm such as this can create such beauty, the trees laden down with snow, sun brushing the tips...beautiful. However, the weight of the leaves and the heavy snow caused a tremendous amount of damage in our area. The chainsaws and cleanup crews are working overtime.
On a happy note...it is going to be 16 for the trick or treaters tomorrow...an balmy night will bring lots of little ones out!
I have been remiss in not sharing projects from our Create for a Cure. Lovely as a Tree is such a great set for all year! I have made Christmas cards, birthday, sympathy...you name the occasion, and this set will fit the bill. I created a mask using the coluzzle, we sponged the background, then over stamped with the trees. After removing the mask we added another tree. There is tons of glitter...and the burgundy and kiwi kiss are great colours for the festive season.
The snowman was totally inspired by Dawn Griffiths. She has amazing videos on her site so be sure to check it out. I turned her card into a Snowman Soup bag. The white bag is from Michaels and contains a hot choc mix, some mini marshmallows and a candy cane for stirring. The ladies loved this little guy and he is so versatile.
Enjoy your day...my new Big Shot finally arrived last night, but as excited as I was to get him, I was too pooped to play...but once I am home from work tonight I have a date with my new toy!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Just a quick note of thanks to Lisa, and to all of our friends who attended our first annual Create for a Cure. We also owe a huge thank you to our sponsors: TDCanadaTrust, Forest City Concrete Finishing Ltd, and Stampin Up. With their generous support we had a wonderful prize table, where everyone got a gift and we gave away a Big Shot! What a day. Here are just a few pictures, we were so busy we forgot to get our camaras out.
I also just realized, I need to take pictures of the projects...oh well...it is jammie time now...those pictures will wait till tomorrow!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Lisa and I have been busy creating wonderful projects for our big event. I still have 3 tickets left, so call me today if you and a friend want to participate in this great event. We have so many door prizes...you should see the box of stuff Stampin Up sent us...and we are giving it all away!
These are a couple of teasers on what you will get once you arrive...I promise, this will be our best event to date....
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It is so much fun to introduce people to the world of paper crafting. The instant satisfaction of completing a really cute project, the feeling of accomplishment and the pride in displaying their creations are the big pay offs for me! I love sharing this craft...and it is a chance to connect with ladies in a fun and relaxing manner.
Check out the creations we did tonight...we made the punchy owl, and the kit kat wrappers. So easy, so fun...if you are in London...let me know if you would like to join us on the the 3rd Wed of every month...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
"Thanksgiving is a time for remembering and appreciating the special people in our lives. Our home is warmed by the love of family and friends."
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian Friends. Our family is actually having our dinner outside today, as it will be 26 degrees here in southwestern Ontario. My Mom and Dad are moving from a farm to a 2 bedroom appt so we are combining a garage sale with our picnic...it will be wonderful afternoon with family and friends and tons of food. As a family we truly are blessed with gratitude and thanskgiving for the gifts God has given us. Where ever your travels take you today, take a moment to appreciate what you have.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Good Morning Friends...it is a cool fall day here in Ontario, however there is the promise of sunshine and that is a blessing! We made these cards at our stamping club last month. Jenn D had a wonderful video that makes it so easy to create the scallop flowers. We used the bella rose designer paper. I love punches and there are so many creative ladies who take them to the next level. This is easier than it looks...give it a try and let me know how you make out. Thanks for visiting today and I hope the sun is shining where you are!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Here is a little challenge for you,along with a tip on layering. When I first started making cards one of the biggest challenges for me was getting my layers right! So, here is my method. I use the 1/4 inch rule. I usually stamp my focal point, then add a matte 1/4 inch bigger, and so on! Play with the rule...a black border that is only 1/8" bigger adds some drama...
My best method...and here is the real secret..play the weekly sketch challenge over on splitcoast, or do Beate's Friday sketch..they both offer great designs...and best of all suggested measurements!
This card was for a weekly sketch challenge (I am sorry I don't remember which one). Use it as your inspiration, make your own card...then link it back to my blog. Just add a comment with the link to where you post it...either your blog, or splitcoast...doesn't matter...I just want to see what everyone else comes up with.
I am leaving for the beach...one last weekend before we close the trailer. Right now the sun is shining..although it is quite cool here in Southwestern Ontario. This weekend is very special as my hubby and I are celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary on Monday. He is a great husband, a devoted Dad, an all round good guy...I am lucky to have him!
Have a wonderful weekend...share your designs...and make sure, in my honour...YOU KISS THE ONE(s) YOU LOVE THE MOST!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I will be offering this as a class. The cute "box in a bag" will hold 6 cards and envies...a nice gift for Christmas...or we can make them all occasion. For this sample I used bella rose designer paper, I used the scallop edge punch for the trim on the bottom, and the cute little reindeer is from the level 2 hostess set "deer friends".Choc chip ribbon adds a nice touch and the sentiment is from "Heard from the Heart.I will be running this class in mid to late November. Watch here for details.