Thursday, 27 June 2013


This weekend is one of my good friends baby showers!
Iam looking forward to helping her celebrate the upcoming arrival of her first baby.
I remember that time in my own life.
It was both exciting and terrifying .
She will make a great mother!
Not sure if this will be the card that I give her as I am not totally thrilled with how it turned out.
However I am loving the digital images from
We don't know what she is having thats why I went with a pink and blue feel.
now looking at it I think it feels more like a twins card because of the two sleepers.
Hmmmm we shall see :)

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 24 June 2013

Six Month till Christmas Blog Hop!!!!!!

Can you believe thats its already SIX MONTHS till Christmas!!!!!
Iam so excited already!!!
For me the best part of Christmas is the build up.
Thats why I love being part of this monthly Blog hop.
The hop was  created so that when the season is upon us we have time to enjoy it.
So If you have arrived from the Talented Sally's Blog then you are in the right place if not you will want to follow the links at the bottom of my page so you can enjoy the hop in order.
We all love to read your  comments they are like early Christmas presents.
This month we were given a photo to inspire us.

My first card  I used Saturated Canary's Snow Blower.
I love all the stamps that Krista has designed they are so much fun.
In this card I tried to incorportae some plaid, and the green that was on top of the cupcake in the photo.
I was thrilled to get a chance to use my new Whimsy Stamp Snowflake Die.
As usual I added some buttons because they are my favourite go to embellishments.

 My second card I used a non Christmas stamp from Some Odd Girl and paper pieced her dress in Christmas plaid. 
I paired her up with my favourite little chubby Snowman from Kraftin Kimmie and paper pieced his scarf with the same papers.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Dont forget to stop by Karen (this months Guest Designer) for some more Christmas fun!!!!

Karen (this months Guest Designer)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Weddings and three funerals

This has been one of those months.
My husband has lost two Uncles in the past three weeks and my son has lost an old friend.
When life throws you these sour grapes it truly makes you appreciate all the little pleasures in your life.
Tonight my pleasure is visiting my blog buddies sites, drinking a steamed soy and Matcha while sitting with my Bald Man.
Iam also very excited to share a card I was commissioned to make for a bridal shower.

I truly love this stamping Bella image :)
The lady that ordered this card loved it so much I am pleased to say she has asked me to make a wedding card now.
Thanks for stopping by
Hugs and Blessings

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Healing thoughts

I used the  Kenny K image Soldier Girl to make my friend and neighbour a get well card after she came home today from surgery.
I admire my friend.
She is not only a soldier but a mother and a wife and still has time to be a friend.
Both she and her husband are both in the Canadian forces.
I can only imagine how hard that job is.
Healing thoughts for her to have a speedy recovery so we can sit out on the porch and have a glass of wine.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Watering the plants

The weather felt like summer today!
The sun was hot and there was a salty breeze coming from the ocean.
Not a cold breeze but the kind that makes you think of sea shells and sunscreen.
Drug store romance novels and sun hats while you lounge sea side on a multi coloured beach towel.
My kids are not so much into making sand castles anymore but that actually doesn't make me as sad as I thought it would.
I dont have to guard them like a hawk by the water as they play, chase them with sunscreen or holler at them for wandering too far.
I can relax again and enjoy the beach.
I love and enjoy my family time but I appreciate the freedom that having older kids bring as compared to the mama's chasing toddlers. 
No beach today  but I am typing and listening to my sprinkler in my little yard watering our tomato plants, our strawberry patch, my pumpkin patch, sweet peas and Roses.
I can smell wet grass and our mint patch smells yummy after you water it.
Today I stayed close to home as I battle a head cold that my Loving Bald Man shared with me.
I would've preferred flowers but he tried.
So while I hung out at home I played with my new Digi from Saturated canary called Summer Hottie.
Iam entering her into the One Crazy Stamper summer is fun contest

Thanks for stoping by and hope that you had a great day!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Chilly weekend Crafting

The calendar says June 1st but I think that might be a typo.
I have a warm sweater on but I am wearing flip flops to be optimistic.
Is it warm where ever you are?
I have decided to spend Saturday in my craft room.
Whats your plans?
My husband is feeling under the weather and my kids are busy ,so I figure coffee, crafts and the Office on Netflix sounds good to me.
Do you watch tv or listen to music while you craft?
I did run a few errands this morning so its not like I am totally being a hermit.
Banking is done, grabbed a roasting chicken to cook for diner and stopped at Serious coffee for my daily soy milk match tea extra hot.
Matcha is my new addiction.
Having worked at Starbucks for many, many years I do know the many health benefits to Matcha.
I  highly recommend it to any of you that haven't tried it.
Also treated  myself to a single pump of coconut syrup to sweeten it up a wee bit.
The full shot of syrup is WAY to much........blah!!!

Iam working on Christmas cards for our towns Christmas craft fair.
I used my favourite cute and chubby snowman  " sending winter hugs "

I had some Happy Mail this week too. I fell in love with the Stamping Bella Image Emily and Ryan under the umbrella.
I just love the sentiment " If NOTHING lasts forever, please be my NOTHING " its like its should be the title of a Cheesy Chick Flic that I love.
I tried to colour pleats on her raincoat and they didn't really turn out but its on my list of things to practise.

This image also comes with  the sentiment  " for your Bridal Shower ".
I have a few nieces who have  become grown young woman so I figure I may be using this sentiment in the next couple years or so.
Thanks for stopping by my Blog today!!!
Hope that you have a great Saturday night!