Sunday, August 24, 2008

Another Goodbye

Lately, it seems that everywhere you turn, people at work are coming and going. So we have another goodbye card made from some Kimberly Poloson for Fiskars paper. I thought rather than the traditional good bye message, maybe Bon Voyage might be a little more appropriate since this person is not really leaving but merely moving down the hall. The sentiment and car and trailer were cut from Cricut cartridge "Beyond Birthdays", the stars from Cricut "George" and I finished it all off with some magic mesh, buttons and a piece of twine. I'm off to a barbecue today so I hope the rain holds off. Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Black Velvet and Bows

I just LOVE these papers from Doodlebug Designs that are all velvety and textured. The paper on the bottom is from Making Memories but fits in perfectly with the colours. I used matching black velvet ribbon and brads, also from Doodlebug, some silver embossed paper and some Prima flowers. The lace I picked up at the dollar store. Black and white is my all-time favourite colour combination and it always looks rich and pretty. Having said I would not return to the scrapbook store for awhile, I did just that yesterday. After breaking even at the casino, I thought I deserved it. Winning for once would be nice but not losing also works.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Get Better Soon

Another day and once again it is raining. I did see the sun for about 10 minutes and had to rush out to see what it was. I made this card for a guy at work who broke both his arms....get well soon seems to be an understatement but the sentiment is there. I used some "My Mind's Eye" paper on the top and bottom and some "Cosmo Cricket" paper for the middle sections. The tag and brads are from K&Company and the buttons from Basic Grey. Some days I seem to get stuck with design block so I always revert back to what has worked in the past. Maybe it's the rain clouding my brain. Time to do some chores - thanks again for looking.

A few projects to share....

I have been busy this weekend trying to get all my projects done. The top card is a thank you that I made with plain cardstock then fancied up with some decorative green paper by "pop culture". The tag, star and "thanks" sentiment are all cut from Cricut and the brads are from K&Company.

I must give thanks to Melissa Phillips at for inspiration for the second card. Her projects are amazing and I could only hope to one day do work like that. This card uses paper from Prima along with various chipboard, ribbon and fibre accents. I love the black velvet ribbon from Doodlebug Designs - what a way to dress up a card.

The third card is done with some old paper I had from Michele Ackerman with accent paper by 7gypsies. The butterflies are from the dollar store but are really quite beautiful. The chipboard hearts are by American Crafts and I added some ribbon, rubons and such to finish everything off.

Tomorrow is my least favourite time of the year.....well, 3 times a year.....the dentist. I have to go into the city but kind of enjoy that in the summer time as it gives me a chance for a walk a look-around. Hope your weekend is going great, despite the rain.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Days off are tiring

Sometimes I wonder if I don't do more hard labour when I'm off than I do when I'm at work. I ran around like mad all day today trying to get home before rush hour started. There must be a lot of people on vacation because traffic was fairly light all week. The cats are dutifully ignoring the new bed I so lovingly bought for them (and which is nicer than my bed); I may as well have brought home a paper bag as they would have got more use out of it.
Anyway....these are two cards I made yesterday. The top one is done with HOTP paper and lettering and a Jolees embellishment. The fibres are Doodlebug Designs and the stitching is all rub-on which is way easier than dragging out a sewing machine which I don't have to drag out in the first place. The bottom card is made with a photograph of Alaska I found on the web and some beautiful blue and white gingham paper which complements the picture perfectly. I'm back to the drawing board. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Some things are easier than you think.....

Well, I went to the passport office first thing this morning, giving myself an hour and a half before I had to get my mom to her appointment, and we were in and out in 8 minutes. There was absolutely nobody there so we walked right up. What a change from last time when I waited about 2 hours. Sometimes it's a bonus when things don't go the way you plan.

This is a very pretty card I made last night as a sympathy card. The paper is a combination of Doodlebug Designs and Kaisercraft, the black ribbon is also from Doodlebug Designs and the roses are cut from the Cricut "Walk in my Garden" cartridge which is one of my favourite carts. I have so many cards to work on this set of days off that I am secretly praying for rain so that I don't feel like I'm missing anything outside. Looks like I got my wish this morning since every time I got out of the car to run an errand, I got soaked.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The trek to Alaska continues.....

This is another in the series of thank you cards I am making for my friend soon travelling to Alaska. This one utilizes Melissa Frances papers, a Prima flower, some pretty ribbon and a Jolees embellishment for the Alaska touch.

It is nice to be done a week of work and be able to start tackling some of the jobs that need done around the house though it's hard to think about inside chores when it's so nice outside. I'm off to the passport office tomorrow with hopes that I won't be in there forever. Thanks for looking!

Gift bag

I needed a simple little gift bag for a baby gift which, of course, I could find nowhere in the house so I created this. The giraffe and "for you" tag is from Cricut "New Arrival" cartridge and is actually from the instruction manual where they give you a step-by-step guide for making it. I do wish Cricut would come out with a book or a monthly magazine with more of these ideas because it makes it so much simpler not having to guess sizes and colours, etc.

Cats and nice weather

My cats can sit for hours looking out the window. This is Kona watching the early-morning squirrels, birds and who knows what else. Oh for life to be so simple for all of us!