Saturday, July 5, 2008

I'm back!!!!

Hey everyone!!! I got back late last night and was tending to my 186 emails, mailbox full of goodies and a needy husband and cat! We had a fun week, but it's nice to be home! I will post pics of my trip later, when I have some time to download them off my camera! Brick slept the ENTIRE 2 hour drive home, he was EXHAUSTED! If you remember a previous post, I was complaining about how bad he is in the car - pacing, panting, whining, drooling, etc. BUT, after he's had 3 days of playing continually with the kids and running with the Quads, he was a tad bit tired!!

I just wanted to pop in and wish my American friends a "belated" HAPPY 4th of JULY!!! I wanted to post last night, but I was sooo very tired too!! I hope you all celebrated in style and are recovering nicely from a few too many drinks!! ;-)

I am off to do laundry, pack again for my next trip (work this time...not fun! Well, maybe a bit of fun after work though!) and get groceries! I am leaving Sunday night for Edmonton to mark Provincial Achievement Exams and will be home Friday night. I will have access to internet - I believe our hotel has wireless so I'm taking my laptop! I'm hoping to hit some good scrapbooking/craft stores while I'm there! Not sure I will have anything to post but I'll pop in and say hello!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Bella in the rain!

I'm still out of town...gosh I hope these are posting ok!!! Here is a card I made for a Bella swap I'm in. I used Billybootabella because I hadn't even inked her yet!! SHAME on me!!! I paper pieced her skirt and top out of the same DP I used...I love paper piecing, it is sooo fun!!! I made one of these cards with paper pieced rainboots too - with the flower DP - they looked so cute, but I sent them off and didn't take a picture of them...dohhh!!!! Her boots and umbrella are coloured with my guessed koh-i-noor pencil crayons and gamsol!! Can you tell that is my favourite method of colouring right now?!?!?!

Hopefully it is not going to rain this week, so I won't need my pink rainboots/wellies (I REALLY do have pink rainboots!!! I love them especially when I walk Brick)

paper: pretty in pink (SU); DP blue and flowers from Costco pack ages ago
stamps: Billybootabella (stamping bella)
accessories/tools: nestabilities (ovals); bashful blue ribbon; koh-i-noor woodless pencil crayons; gamsol & stumps; sponge

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Baking Tilda

Another Tilda - I was on a roll Sunday with her!!! I am still out of town, so hopefully this posts on its own on Wed. I did end up putting stickles on her wings after I took this picture. The s.e.i. paper is sooo nice, the circles are embossed. The whole pack of paper is gorgeous, the colours, textures, it!!! It is an 8x8 pack and I got it at Michael's when they had all their paper on for 40% off!! Wheeee!!!!

paper: Bazzill Basics - Apricot; s.e.i. "Oasis" pack (DP); bashful blue (SU)
stamps: Baking Tilda; warm words (SU)
Accessories/tools: hodgepodge hardware, small oval punch, chocolate chip polytwill ribbon, koh-i-noor woodless pencil crayons, gamsol & stumps, corner rounder

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


To all my fellow Canadians, have a GREAT day - enjoy the sunshine and time spent with family and friends!!! I am heading out to my parent's cabin with Brick (Tim has to stay home!! boo hoo) for a few days, but I will be back Friday night some time! I am going to try this new Blog scheduler thingy and see if it works while I'm gone!!! Fingers and toes crossed!

This trip is an annual "sisters and parents" week (ends up usually only being 3 or 4 days though) so it will be me and my 3 sisters, my parents, 2 nephews and 2 nieces. It is relaxing and a nice way to spend time with Mom and Dad. The cabin used to have a great lake but over the years it has dried up. We still have the cabin and enjoy going out to get away! There is electricity but no running water, so to the outhouse we go! My sisters are all bringing their quads & the kids are bringing their dirt bikes out so it is fun to burn around the fields.I am hoping to get caught up on my scrapbooking while I'm there! Here's hoping! Brick LOVES it out there because he can run and run and run.....not like when we are camping and he has to stay on a leash! Out there he is free and the kids love playing with him - probably because like him, they NEVER stop!! Endless energy!! There must be a way to tap into that and get some for ourselves!! LOL

Anyways, if I don't get on here once more before I leave, have a great week & I will post again on Sat. before I leave for my next trip on Sunday night (this is a work trip - not a vacation!)

Monday, June 30, 2008

more owls!

Ok, only 2 more then I'll move on to something else - I promise! LOL This card is for a Friday Sketchers challenge # 8. I used one of the owls from Simon Says Stamp, and some scrap DP I had in my bin. The sentiment is from High Hopes and the primas are from my stash! I have TOO many primas - more than one person could ever use in their entire lifetime! When I die, sprinkle primas over my coffin ok?? LOL

This second card is for Friday Sketchers challenge #7 - I know I'm a little late but I liked the layout! I used another owl from Simon Says Stamp and added googley eyes to him! How freakin' cute is that??? LOVE this dude! The DP is also from my scrap bin! Both owls are coloured with my Koh-i-noor woodless pencil crayons (LOVE THEM...have I said that yet?? I do, they are amazing!!!)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ismaki Challenge #25

I made this card for my fellow SBS4 sister Deb, she hasn't seen it yet, so SURPRISE!!! LOL I wanted to post it so I could enter it into the Ismaki challenge #25 this week! I used Baking Tilda and coloured her with my Koh-i-noor pencils (LOVE THEM!!!) and gamsol (OMS). The card base is yellow from my stash - might be Bazzill or it might be from Michael's...not sure! The next layer is DP from Imaginesce. The next layer is Certainly Celery, which I ran through my 'bug with the Swiss Dots folder. The next layer is bashful blue. The flowers are all primas - I love how they go down the side of the card - cute eh??? The brads are Sugar Coated Brads from Doodlebugs. I added stickles to Tilda's wings and the cookies. The ribbon is some random scrap piece I had in my tub of ribbon! I really hope Deb likes this card - she makes such FABO cards, I hardly come close to her calibre of card making! Anyways, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DEB!!!! Hope it was a good one!!!

Glittery birds

I made this card with the help of Donelda after she sent me a very similar card in May. Here is the link to her post about it. We used her bird & branch stamp from Memory Box & stamped it on acetate with Stazon. We let that dry, then attached a piece of Sookwang double sided tape to the back and peeled the backing off. With the sticky side up, we sprinkled different colours of Pearl Ex and some ultra fine glitter behind the image and rubbed it in with our fingers (they sure were sparkley!). I backed this piece on white, then on black to give it some pop and to match the black bird. The card base is Tempting Turquoise. I used my new Birds & Swirls Cuttlebug folder as it is very similar to this stamp. The sentiment is from Winged Things, an old SU set that I adore! THANKS DONELDA for helping me with this - it was a good excuse to get together!! :D

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