Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thanks Teacher.

HUGE apologies for the large gap between posts! There were a couple of reasons for my absence.
1. Finally the nice weather is here and I've been spending my afternoons outside, rather than inside on my computer.
2. I often feel irritated with my photography skills and can't stand the pics of my cards! It's really annoying to make a card that I'm happy about and ruin it in a click of a camera :)
   I've worked out a new location and lighting for my photographing and I think it helps but the left side of all my pics are still looking blurry. I can see a small hair in the lens and believe that is the cause but it's INSIDE the glass and have no idea how I would ever get it out!

I'm done acting like a cry-baby. Whining more than my 6 year olds :)  Other than that everything else is great! I've begun geocaching, which I've grown to LOVE and the kids really enjoy it too. There are tons of walking trails around here and we've found some great, inventive caches.

This is a card I made to thank a teacher.

For these challenges :
Through the Craftroom Door. - ANYTHING GOES
Kaboodle Doodles - STRIPES OR CIRCLES
613 Avenue Create - ANYTHING GOES
Challenge 4 Everybody - ANYTHING GOES
Creative Inspirations Paint - ANYTHING GOES
Eclectic Ellapu - ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I Want A Coffee.

It's 9:15 pm and I'm craving Starbucks.
Every Saturday morning I take my daughter to gymnastics class.
I get to spend a blissful hour and a half with my book and fancy coffee.
(There's a Chapters right across the street)
But this past weekend she was feeling a little under the weather so I kept her home.
Now I'm in withdrawl because my body missed it's Salted Caramel Mocha :)
I'm gonna make a tea.......
True story - my mom's ex-neighbour was in the drive-thru lane at a Timmy's (Tim Hortons) in a small town south of London, Ontario and he was paying for his coffee but dropped his change. He opened his car door, leaned out and reversed because the quarter rolled out of reach. As he rolled back the door bumped the yellow guard post and trapped his head. Really, paramedics had to be called, police were there, all because of 25 cents.
My mom moves ALOT. Every couple of years. I don't really understand why, it's just her way. And her neighbours are always unusual. Her last house I swear her neighbours were ghosts :) The house was creepy in a haunted kinda way, although there was a family of  6 living there it seemed abandoned. I would only see the dad and he was always hunched over and a slow walker. But if I looked away for even a second he'd be gone when I looked back.

The reason I'm here though is to show you my card.
I saw a card sorta similar to this in an old PaperCrafts magazine and it put me in the mood to get crafty.

The sentiment, dots and flower stamp are all from the same stamp set that I've had for ages but rarely use and the papers were in my scraps pile. Easy and fun to make. The brads are My Mind's Eye but I bought them on sale so that's ok.
I put Glossy Accents over the vase but my photography skills are too poor to show it :)
For these challenges -
Cuttin and Stampin - USE FLOWERS
Loves Rubber Stamps - ANYTHING GOES
Oldie But a Goodie - FEELING FLORAL
Paper Take Weekly - ANYTHING GOES
Challenges 4 Everybody - ANYTHING GOES
Allsorts - FOR A LADY
Thanks for looking,

Monday, February 25, 2013

Great Mom

Another snowy Monday.
I need to be quick because it's not yet school time for my boys and the game they're playing could suddenly end at any time. They have their army men out all over the kitchen table and are using them to battle my daughters old polly pockets :)

I got a jump on Mother's Day cards and made this.

I can't even express how happy I was to find black twine at Michaels. And it was priced wrong so I bought it at a really low price. The two smaller craft stores that were in my area have both closed down so now Michaels is my only option.

I made this with three challenges in mind.

First CAS-ual Fridays SILVER challenge.

and The Kraft Journal - USE A FAVOURITE SKETCH.
I used one from a past issue of PaperCrafts magazine
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I'm Multi-Tasking.

I'm watching the new show The Following while blogging this. I'm not sure I'm gonna be able to get into this show. The premise is cool but it's just too over the top.

So this card I made for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays

My daughter is turning 9 in a couple months so I can either give this to her, or she can use it for a friend's birthday instead.
Finally I used my new (for me)  Paper Smooches stamp. I won it a few months ago. Lucky because I love them but can't find a store that sells them.
For this one I added a little to the inside.
......... This episode of The Following is still not impressing me. I guess I'm still searching for a Fringe replacement.
Also for these challenges -
Loves Rubber Stamps - ANYTHING GOES
Sweet Stamps - THINK PINK
Love To Create - CELEBRATE
Crazy Challenge - BIRTHDAY

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wedding Card

Wednesday night. Nothing exciting happening. But getting tons of crafty stuff done thanks to the UNBELIEVABLY cold weather keeping me huddled indoors. And looking forward to the finale of American Horror Story tonight.
Even though I don't actually need a wedding card right now I don't make many of them and it's good to have on hand. (Any excuse right :D)

For these challenges -
Kaboodle Doodles. USE RIBBON
Creative Card Crew. GIRLY
CAS-ual Fridays.
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

...with a few hours to spare.

I can't even count the amount of times I've made a card for a specific challenge but didn't finish in time.
However, I beat the clock with this one.
I made this for the current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays
"Round of Applause"
and I used the colours from this weeks challenge at Colour Q
The sentiment is computer generated and the brads are from My Minds Eye.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, January 12, 2013

CAS Thanks.

I guess I'm outta the holiday slump.
Last Christmas I went through the same thing....too chaotic to get any crafty time.

This card is NOTHING like it was supposed to be. I don't even know what the heck happened.
******* my mind wandered after that last sentence. I wondered if "heck" was a curse word. Seems innocent to be but I don't want to offend anyone. A quick mid-post google search and I am confident it's not swearing. I also learned the word dates all the way back to the 1860's. Who knew?! *******

But I cannot ramble on tonight. Hubby and I taped Fringe and the popcorn is almost ready......

For these challenges -
Divas By Design - ANYTHING GOES
Inky Impressions - SENTIMENT
Penny's Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
Creative Creations - ANYTHING GOES
Squiggle Fly - THANK YOU

Thanks for looking,