Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Finally.......I think I'm back!

It's been a year since my last post!  I'm really hoping that I'm back for good now!
It all began 5 years ago.  My Dad passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 2010.  From that point till now I just could not get in to making my cards!  I used to be in my craft room daily trying new ideas and loving every minute, but that all came to an end when dad passed away.  I have done card orders when asked but the passion just wasn't there.
Then a couple days ago  two of my friends called with card orders.  I went into my room to start them and something happened.....I felt a bit of excitement!  I got both orders finished and now I'm starting my Christmas cards!!  
Here are some of the cards I've made over the last two days

Here is my first Christmas card....there are many more to go! Lol!

This is a wedding card that one of my friends asked me to make.

This card makes me think of my cousins who also like their wine!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

My New Craft!

I'd like to show you a new craft I have started.
I had never heard of Zentangle till my cousin Marj posted a picture she had done on Facebook.  I asked her more about it and decided I had to give it a go!  It is fun to do and it's claim that is is relaxing is very true!
I have a ways to go before I can frame any so practice, practice, practice! LOL!

Have a great day and stay warm!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wedding Card Box

Here is another card box I made today for a Wedding.  Now if I had to mail this card I would make a shallow card box to accommodate the thickness of the flowers and pearls.  You can get instructions to do this on Pinterest.  Just search Stampin Up envelope maker.



That's it for today!  Have a good evening!


My First Box Card

Well it has been awhile since my last post!

I looked back and it has been since Christmas!  What the heck!!  Its not like I haven’t been making cards!  I have done several orders for Sympathy cards and Wedding cards…… but nothing new and exciting.

We went to Mexico for a family holiday with my daughter, son-in-law and the grandkids at the end of January.  We had such a good time!  Loved the heat, the people and the food!  Hated to come home to the freezing cold temps!!

Then we have had the last couple weeks of the 2014 Olympics!  It was great watching all the events and watching the Canadians do so well!!  I’m VERY proud!!

Anyway here is my first box card.  All supplies used is from Stampin Up.



These are not that hard to make!  They fold flat for mailing, just raise the flaps and push to one side. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 23, 2013

A Kcup Christmas

Today I found this Kcup holder on Pinterest.  I just had to give it a try.  I printed off the template and found it was too small for the size punch I needed to use so I reprinted the template and changed the setting to "fit to page". It turned out perfect!
Here it is.
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Twisted Easel Card

I thought I had tried all the easel cards out there till I saw the twisted easel card on Pinterest today!

I made this one from a SU stamp set I got from my good friend for Christmas.




Have a great weekend everyone!!


In a “Fall” Mood

Fall is in the air here in central Canada!  harvest is in full swing and the leaves have started to fall off the trees!  Where did the time go??

So because of this I made a fall card today.


Have a great day everyone!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

a BIG posting today!

Hello everyone!

I have not been on to post for about 3 weeks now!  I had my granddaughter for the last three weeks of her holidays from school.  She spent a lot of time in my craft room making cards, boxes, key rings…..you name it!  It was a lot of fun!  I even got some things made but never got them posted so here we go…….

This card is my first try and making a chalk board card-


This next one I cased from Pinterest.  It is called floating circles-


Another picture so you can see how it looks when it is flat-


This next card is also cased from Pinterest.  I loved how simple it was-


This last card I made today.  I forgot I had this dp paper and matching brads from SU!


Here is a little gift box that will hold about 3 After Eight mints.  This also came from Pinterest!!  Can you tell how much I love this site!!! LOL!




There you have it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Duct Tape Flowers??

That’s right!  Duct tape flowers!

My grand daughter Avery is staying with us till school goes back in and like all the young girls she is going crazy making duct tape wallets, headbands and bracelets.  I too a look and thought why not flowers for cards?

So all i did was put the tape on some card stock and then used some CB flower dies and voila…..

I love how shinny they are!

I made a Sympathy card and Thinking of you card using my flowers.






That’s it for now, thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Productive Day!

Hey everyone!

Wasn’t feeling well today so didn’t do any yard work.  Instead I stayed indoors and worked on a couple cards and a card set.

First up is a very simple card.


Next up is a card I made using a Tim Holtz die set.  I did the grunge look on this one.


The last item is a card box with 12 all occasion cards.  It is the same box pattern as my previous post.




Well that’s it for today!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Boxed card Set

Hi Everyone!

Today I made a boxed card set for a dear friend of mine who’s birthday is coming up next week.  Her favourite color is navy so this is what I used.  The set of cards are good for any occasion.

The box pattern is very easy to make and came from Pinterest.  you can find the pattern here.

I filled the box with a set of 6 cards but it could hold more if you wanted.

Here it is-




Thanks once again for dropping in!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Boy Birthday

Here is a cute image of little fireman.  I think he makes a great birthday card for a little boy!

Well I better get outside and do some much needed weeding in the garden! 
Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Tween!

Seems I never have a fitting card for the Tweens out there.  Here is a girl card

Have a great day!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

My New Purchase!

I haven't bought any new card supplies in quite awhile now so when I found this 5 pc. Flower die by Spellbinders for only 7.99, it was mine!
Today I made a wedding card using only three layers.  It was very simple to make and I think it looks very elegant!

Thanks for looking!
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Another Card

Here is another card for you today.  I think the image is from Squigglefly.

We have been having terrible rains here but what better way to pass the time than making a card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ps.  This is  my first time using the Blogger app on my IPad so it will be Interesting to see how it looks!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cards Finally!

Well it has been awhile, yet again, since my last post!  I have been very busy here!

First working in the yard getting everything in shape for the summer.  Now that hubby and I are both retired we are enjoying working in the yard doing things that have been waiting for some time now!




Then mid June My brother and I did a 10 day cousins trip!  We drove out to the BC coast and worked our way back home visiting cousins along the way.  We put on 4055km and had a blast getting to know our cousins better.  We now feel like we still have family!  We never got to know our cousins because our Dad was in the Air Force and we travelled all over the place!



When we got back we had our 2 grandkids for 2 weeks and they sure kept us busy!!!



Now things are back to normal for awhile.  We had such a storm here today that the power was off for 4 hours so I figured it would be a great time to make a couple cards!  Here they are!



Thanks for dropping by!


Sunday, June 9, 2013

An Exciting Weekend

My daughter asked me a couple months ago if I wanted to join her and do the Bridge City Boogie 5k in Saskatoon on June 9th.  Well I said yes even though I was in terrible shape!!  I hadn’t kept up with my walking all winter.  No excuses, just got lazy I guess.

So I got busy walking again and trying to get my distance up.  Years ago I used to walk 2 miles a day but again, I got lazy and was only doing one mile and not everyday!!  I really need to smarten up and start taking better care of myself now that I am retired.  I have no excuses any more like I’m too tired after work, or I just haven’t got the time!!!!

So any way today was the day of the 5k.  I was thinking to myself that if I could do it in 90 min. I would be happy……..but……..I did it in 51.09 min!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am so proud of myself, and so grateful to my daughter!!!  She is an amazing person!!!  She is in amazing shape!!!  She has always been able to run and I know she would have signed up for the 10k run if I had of said no to doing the walk!  She stayed beside me all the way and we walked across the finish line together!!

Holly you are my hero!!!

Here we are waiting for the race to start.  There were over 5000 people taking part.


The start of the race


The finish line is in sight!!


It was a great day and God willing I would love to do this again next year!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013


It is that time of year again, Graduation!

I have a few to go to this year and have started making a few cards.

Here is my first.

DSCF1850-kimrThe stamp is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for dropping by!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Excuse me but……”Shit Happens”

LOL! got your attention didn’t I?

Here are two digital images I printed off some time ago, and have finally gotten around to making cards with them.  Sorry but I can’t remember where they came from.  I will continue to look and will update this post if I find the source!

Here are the cards.



Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!