Sunday, November 30, 2008 has certainly been busy....

Our oldest daughter came home fron Calgary on Thanksgiving weekend to get married here in Nova Scotia. They were here with us for 3 weeks and it was amazing. Our youngest also came home from university to be a part of the wedding party. Paul and I are truly blessed with a wonderful family as we welcomed Michael and his family into ours. I have taken some heat because I have not posted pictures yet... here are a few I got from Jocelyn's facebook as I don't have a copy of them yet HINT..HINT..Jocelyn!!!!!! This is in our yard before the wedding.

Needless to say the one of Jocelyn walking down the aisle and the one of her kissing her dad tear me up!!

I will post a few more later as there is a crisis at work and I have to run.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sometimes the generosity of people

really amazes me. Check out this blog Cammie's Blog and tell me this does not inspire you to do something to help.

I did create a card to send off but it got me thinking about the local nursing homes and the amount of caregivers there are. I am going to challenge myself to make 12 cards to drop off at the nursing home in Wolfville and hopefully let someone know just how much what they do is appreciated.

On a personal note, we have both our daughters coming home this weekend and our soon to be son in law. We are so excited to have them all home and are looking forward to the next couple of weeks in anticipation for the big day on Oct 11th.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

23 years ago

on the 17th of August, Paul and I were married. We have had such a blessed life..2 wonderful daughters who we are so proud of and a truly happy life together. What more can a girl ask for!!!

And in less than 2 months we will be celebrating as our oldest daughter gets married and begins her new life.

We have been trying to get the exterior of our house painted and finally finished last night. Hopefully, this will allow a bit more play time for me in my happy place!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hmmmm...not so sure

if I would still be able to post as it's been such a long time!!! I can honestly say, consistancy has never been my strong suit!!!!!

My friend Shirley had one of these neat bags for ribbon and of course I thought "hmmm..I can make one of those" So off to Walmart to find a cheap clear bag and lo and behold Dora was on clearance for $4. My cousin's daughter was thrilled to get the goodies from the bag and I was thrilled to get the bag!!! I know,I know, some of you who have seen the way I use to wrap all my ribbon are thinking I'm nuts but it is organized and I don't have to use tape or pins on the ends AND it easy to transport. Have a happy Thursday...

Thursday, January 31, 2008

These are the cards I attempted

to post on Monday. I had to restart the computer to get it to read my camera!! My printer is also giving me a hard time. I think I have to take my hard drive into Staples for some TLC but I really don't like being without it!!!!

Obviously the theme for today is "Thinking of You". I'm sure I sure I didn't start the day with this intention, but one never knows just what's gonna come out of this

As you can tell, I LOVE this line of paper from Cosmo Cricket and was trying to use a whole sheet, unsuccessfully, I might add, but it was fun trying!!

I saw this idea on Splitcoast a while ago and finally made one. Just do a search on the site and you are sure to find this idea. I will warn you, although it is mostly a Stampin Up site there are a TON of ideas there.

I just used coasters as my base and, OH LOOK..., I used that same line of Cosmo Cricket paper.

I didn't use anything to prep the coaster and just used a glue stick to adhere my pp and if you own a *crop a dial*, it punches thru the coaster like butter.

Have a great day and thank you for taking the time to look at my blog!!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Not so sure I should be posting today....

hmm..tried earlier to upload new cards and the computer would not read my camera or card. That's okay cause I have a recipe card to show you..damn the power goes off and I lose the whole post..Sometimes it just not meant to be.

So let me try it once more...

This really is the easiest and yummiest bean recipe you have ever had. I would like to claim it as my own but my friend Shirley is the one who introduced it to me.

Have a happy Monday...

Monday, January 21, 2008

What a surprise....

it's snowing again!!!!!
I didn't get anything done this weekend but I have had a couple people ask about my new studio, so.....I took some pics this morning to show you. No, I did not clean up anything, so what you see is what you see!!!!!

So when you first come in my room, I have my computer in an armoire, which is suppose to close, but rarely do those doors close!!!!

These are my paper racks and different storage containers. I am slowly getting the drawers organized and labelled in hopes it will help me keep a tidy area (Yeah, right!!!!)

There is a 6FT. garden door on the next wall with a small deck off it (not accessible from the ground) It has an amazing view but today it's just snow and more snow!!!!

This is where I store most of my mounted stamps. My scraps of paper are color sorted in the small drawers and I have punches, ribbon etc in the next one.

This is my worktable and it's probably the cleanest it's ever been!! Paul just put the shelf up for me last week to try to get some of the *stuff* of the table!!

When we moved into this house, this room was used as a master bedroom so it has a huge walk in closet!! I have put storage racks in there and promptly filled it with everything from pictures, magazines and even a corner with boxes of memories from the girl's childhood. Maybe I will get it organized at some point!!!

Well, I hope you enjoyed the *tour* of my space and yes, it can double as a guest room if needed!!!

Have a happy Monday..

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

UGGG...I don't like winter

but apparently you have to get use to it if you live in Nova Scotia!!! Oh well, the countdown is on, only 3 more months til spring!!!!

I did have the day off today and actually made a couple of cards.'s been a very long time since I've made one let along two!!!

The first one is based on a sketch from Heather's Blog

I used Imaginese pp and the stamp is from M's.

The second card is using the same pp, but it is two sided so it allows both sides to be seen. This is a tutorial at Leslie Miller

I had fun playing in my room today although the camera did not do the cards justice it was fun just to play.

I took a couple of hours and tried to get caught up on looking at some other blogs, thankfully not everyone took 3 months off so I had lots to look at.

Have a good one...

Monday, January 14, 2008

Gee.. the weekends

just go by sooo fast!!! Oh well, I just have to learn to make the best of them!!

I did work on a couple sample invitations for Jocelyn but I had best wait for her to see them before I show them to anyone else. We are hoping to get everything together for me to fly out to Calgary at the end of February to help her make the invitaions. I think she's just using this wedding as an excuse to finally get me to visit her!!!

I had an old magnet board I had gotten from goodness knows where and decided to cover it and use it for the little spice cans.

I am such a sucker for anything that I think will help me organize my space.

I finally got some clips for my version of the popular clip stand. I got a second made using a lazy susan as part of the base so I can spin it around. I just set the first one I made on an old turntable so I can also spin that one. It makes it so much easier than trying to see all around it. I couldn't find the clips locally so I ended up ordering thru Joanne's and had them sent to my cousin in Texas. Kinda the long away around to get them but it worked!!!

The second stand looks so much larger but it's not. If you look closely, the stamps hanging on it are the little See D's stamps. They are so inexpensive and such a great value. We have some at work and the rest I got at Coldbrook mall.

Have a happy Monday and here's hoping we don't get too much snow!!!!!!

Monday, January 7, 2008


anyone out there. WOW... it's been awhile. Hmm.. our oldest daughter could tell you as she's been sending me weekly reminders to get my butt in gear and start posting again.

Well, I would have to say we are officially settled into our new home!! We got to host Christmas Eve here and it truly felt like home with our family and friends here. My studio ( do you like that word Lisa?) is at about 98% and will probably never get beyond that.

I haven't made a card in so long I'm not so sure I remember how!!!! Yes, that means I gave out store bought cards this year, although I did include a family newsletter to let everyone know what was happening in our busy lives.

This included the news that our oldest daughter Jocelyn is marrying her sweetheart Mike on Oct 11th, 2008. Yep, that's in 9 months but Joc is so well orgainzed, so I have no worries.

I did get a new cool tool for Christmas from Paul, I have hooked it up and tried a couple of cuts with it.

It is a digital cutting machine that uses the fonts and dingbats from your computer to diecut letters etc. from 1/4 to 9 inches. I am looking forward to playing with it more and possibly even getting some more scrapbook pages done!!

Well, hopefully I can get back into the groove and start posting more often.

Have a happy Monday