Happy New Years Everyone!!!

I know I haven't been on much over the holidays, hubby has been on vacation, and doesn't go back til the 5th. While I LOVE having him to myself, he is driving me a bit crazy, and I haven't had any creative time! lol I am sure you all know what I mean!

I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Years, and all the best in 2009! I am so thankful for all the bloggers out there, for all your inspiration and friendship!

On another note, I am so tied up in knots! I applied for a design team, and SO WANT to be on this team! The stamps are so my style, and the other designers are out of this world! It would be a huge honour to be picked. The winners will be announced tomorrow. In my head I know I probably won't make it, but in my heart I am wishing!! lol So, wish me luck, and keep everything crossed for me!!!! I think I need it!! lol

See you next year!! lol


One day and it's over? lol

It seems like there is so much preparation for Christmas day, then it's over? It feels like a bit of a let down, but I am sure there are many who know what I mean. We had a very relaxing day today and had a bit of company, which was nice. Christmas day was awfully quiet with just Hubby and I this year, but it was nice to spend some time together alone as well. We sure miss all our kids though!

Anyway, I have some cards that I haven't had a chance to post yet, so here are a couple more. They are both done with the same Thomas Kinkade stamp, d/s tape and special Glitter Ritz glitter. They are both so sparkly in person it's amazing! You might see the glitter if you click on the pic to make it bigger.
Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!


Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

May your day be filled with love and surprises!


Created Byhand Challenge - Patterned Paper - Merry Christmas

This week at Created Byhand, the ladies decided to give us an easy challenge since it's such a busy time for everyone. This is my contribution for the challenge.

This card is done with a stamp that my b/f Flower gave me, not sure who makes it though. The sentiment is from Quietfire Design. Omgosh, I just love the beautiful calligraphy that Suzanne from Quietfire does! She is truly amazing. The woman image was stamped with black Ancient page ink, the painted in with tombow ink and watercolour brush, using very little water so the paper doesn't warp. Then I used a few different Distress Inks to make the image look older. I was trying to go for a very vintage type card. Snowflakes were punched, then tiny pearls were put on top when they were adhered to the card.

The patterned paper is from Daisy D. Have to find a few more sheets before they run out, I just love the snowflakes on this paper.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you decide to do the challenge!

Merry Christmas Everyone!


New cards and and a new to me project!

Good Evening!

I did want to post these yesterday, but I was called into work. Then I worked today and took pictures when I got home. I have been going crazy trying to get all my Christmas cards done! I am beginning to think I must like stress, cause I seem to always be doing things last minute, why do I not start these cards in July or something? lol

The 4 following cards were done in one evening. I did 3 of each. I really needed to make some fast cards, and the cuttlebug was my best friend that evening! lol All folders and dies are Cuttlebug. The stamped card uses a sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms. The insides are just stamped with black ink, saying "Christmas Blessings". I wanted to keep them very simple and hopefully elegant. Of course, I had to add a ton of stickles!!! The squares on the 2 cards were done with the nestibilities. Dazzling Diamonds glitter was used on the snowflakes over top of clear glue.

Now this is something I have never done before, and it was a real learning curve for me! I used way too much paper, and made MANY mistakes! lol In the end I am pleased with it, and I know as I do more I will get better! This was made for a friend, I am going to be putting her Christmas gift inside! I hope she likes it!

Well, thank you so much for dropping by tonight! Take care and don't rush so much that you don't enjoy the holiday season!

I will be back tomorrow!
Sweet dreams,


Created Byhand Challenge - Christmas Ornament


This weeks challenge over at Created Byhand Weekly Challenge is a Christmas ornament. The directions can be found HERE at Quietfire Design. You can see there the stamps that were used on this project!

Thanks for stopping by!

Do you like Copic Markers, and have them on your Christmas list?

Craft Kit selling for $35.00 Canadian, taxes included. (Works out to $3.88 a pen, great deal)
Wallet sets, selling for $80.00 Canadian, taxes included. Works out to $3.33 a pen, AWESOME deal)

My friend Kristy over at Scrapbooking Cafe Online just got in an order of Copic Ciao Markers, and is selling them at GREAT prices! She got in Wallets A, B, C and D. They include 22 markers each and 2 multiliners. Kristy is selling them for $80 Canadian, tax included! She also has the Kraft Kits of 8 with a multiliner, which are selling for $36 Canadian, tax included. She has the Primary, Baby, Pastels & Naturals in the Kraft Kits. Stop by her website if you are interested in ordering! You can go directly to the Copics if you click HERE. Hmmm....I will be heading over to Kristy's in a couple hours...need more Copics!! LOL

I actually have some cards and a project done!! I will take pictures shortly and put them up today. Thank you again for all your support in the past couple of weeks. I am doing much better and trying to play catch up with my Christmas cards now! lol

Have a wonderful day!


Created Byhand Challenge - Trio of Trees

Morning Everyone,

I was speaking to a friend last night, and she said I should just sit down and stamp something, and let my mind take a break from everything that has been going on. So I sat down and thought about what to do. The Created Byhand Weekly Challenge looked like fun so I decided to give that a go. My card is totally silly.....I didn't want to do anything serious, I wanted playful. So....I printed out the Trio of Trees on paper, and embossed them with white, using Quietfire Design Flourishes. I then stamped and embossed in black the Moose from Cornish Heritage Farms. I coloured him in with Copic markers, and cut him out. I then tied a burgundy bow around his neck. Next I die cut some snowflakes using the Cuttlebug Snowflake die. I then placed everything on the card base, and went over the snowflakes and trees with Stickles. It looked a bit blank, so I went over the bottom of the card with clear glue, and sprinkled chunky glitter over it, so it would look a bit like snow or ice. I thought I had bought white chunky glitter, but it's clear! Oops!

Anyway, thank you for stopping by, and thank you for all your kind words the past week.


My heart is aching....

I am sad to tell you all that my Auntie Gail has passed away. She was a very special lady and My Uncle Bob, well, he is the best! I know this will be so very hard on him as they were joined at the hip and did nothing without each other. We spent almost every weekend at their house when we were kids, and when we were grown up, we still managed to always get together. Auntie Gail and Uncle Bob were there for us when my Mom passed away. They have always been my rock, and in my eyes, the perfect love for one another. I can't remember even hearing them fight, or say a nasty word to one another. I can't type right now....will talk more later.

You will be missed Auntie Gail, I love you.


Christmas Ornament Exchange

Good Morning,

We had a Christmas Ornament Exchange over at a stamping friends last week. We were to make an ornament, then bring it over. We put numbers in a bowl, and whoever got the highest number got to pick out of all the ornaments, and tell why they picked that specific ornament. At the end each person had to tell which ornament they made. It was alot of fun! This is the ornament I made for the exchange. Catherine kindly took a picture of it when she got home, because I forgot! lol Thank you Catherine!

I used chipboard ornaments from Basic Grey. The backside is swiped with versamark ink, then I used pearl lustre embossing powder on it. On the front I glued on a piece of patterned paper. Stamped my angel image on white c/s, then coloured it in with Copic Markers. I went over parts of it with Spica Glitter Pens as well. I then distressed her with distress inks. Then I cut her out and curved her wings with my fingers and mounted her on the ornament. The edges of the ornament are also distressed with distress inks.
I also made another type of ornament, but I can't share it with you just yet!

I had so much fun making this and it didn't take long at all! Half hour tops! I have some more ready to embellish, so I best get busy! Christmas is approaching very fast!

Have a wonderful day!


Real love stories never have endings...

I saw this stamp and fell in love with it! My bf Flower gave it to me!!!! When I opened my mail I was floored!! Thank you so much Flower! I will treasure this stamp! She is stamped on glossy c/s, then painted in using a watercolour brush and tombow markers. I just swipe some colour from the markers onto a piece of plastic and use a wet brush to pick the colour up and paint parts in. After I painted in what I wanted to, I went over everything with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, going darker as I got closer to the edges. The background paper is also distressed. I then stamped the sentiment from Quietfire Design. I thought it went perfectly with this image. I randomly stamped a couple little stamps from Inkadinkado. Then punched some flowers and added them, putting tiny pearls in the centers of them. I really like how this card turned out! If you click on the photo to make it bigger, you will see more of the colouring and detail up close.

I bought a couple more Stampsmith plates last Friday and they came this past Friday! What awesome service Estelle gives! When I saw this new Marilyn plate I know I HAD to have it. She looks so naughty and sultry, I thought this sentiment from Quietfire Design went perfectly with her! Marilyn is stamped with Black Ancient Page, then distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I only used a touch of pink on her lips. I had intended this card to be for the Created Byhand challenge, red and green, but the green distress inks don't show up very well. I used it on the main layer that Marilyn is on, then over all the striped patterned paper. In person it shows up, but not in the photo. I am submitting it as is because I don't have time to try again right now.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful evening,


A sad day for my family

I woke up this morning, got ready for work, and received a phone call that my Grandpa (my Mom's Dad) was in the hospital and not doing well. No info as to which hospital or anything. So I went searching for the hospitals in Moncton, NB, and found where he was. They put me thru to the Nurses station, and his nurse spoke to me. He had just taken his last breath. This all happened so fast and was so unexpected. He had a perforated bowel and he had gotten so weak that they said he wouldn't survive the surgery. I only live a couple hours away, and was hoping to be able to get there and say goodbye. My heart is heavy, and I feel so sad. My Grandma doesn't want anyone around today, so I won't drive up today, but my Aunts will all be there tomorrow from other parts of Canada, so I will drive up tomorrow I think. Hopefully the weather will hold out for a few days, as I think I will be back and forth a bit. My Grandpa was a real charmer! He was very soft spoken, but he often had a little twinkle in his eyes, and you knew right then he was up to no good! I will miss you Grandpa.

Rest in peace Grandpa,
I love you,

Edited to add: Grandpa's funeral is on Tuesday December 9th. Here is his obituary. I am heading to Moncton tomorrow morning, so I probably won't be around for a few days. My Grandma isn't doing the best, she has Alzheimers they believe. It was sad to find out she doesn't know who I am, or the rest of us grandchildren really. I kinda feel like I have lost 2 grandparents. Anyway, will go there tomorrow and help my Aunt's in anyway I can. Thank you so much for all your kind words, it means the world to me. I will be posting a few cards tonight that I had already made. So, after I upload, I will see you in a few days.


Created Byhand Challenge - Christmas Music Card

The challenge at Created Byhand for last week was to make a Christmas card also using music somewhere on the card. I used the music bar on the background, stamped with versamark, then clear embossed. I think you may have to click on the pic to make it bigger to see the music. Then I used the new large Merry Christmas snowflake, stamped and embossed with Tanzanite Pearl Lustre embossing powder. I added a square swarovski crystal to the center of the snowflake. The sentiment SNOW is also stamped and embossed the same as the snowflake. I wrapped some ribbon around the card. I wanted to add more, but held myself back! lol I like the simplicity of this card. All stamps used are from Quietfire Design. If you haven't been there for awhile, you should really check the rubber out!! There is brand new BEAUTIFUL stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by!
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