Monday, January 26, 2009

New Baby

This is a pretty little card I made with some "Making Memories" papers I had forgotten I even had. It also gave me a chance to try out my new Cricut cartridge "Stretch your Imagination" for the baby buggy. I'm getting the hang of my sewing machine though you wouldn't know it by looking at my sewing job here but at least the lines are now pretty straight. The rub-ons are by Melissa Frances and the flower is Prima. Call me a glutton for punishment but I'm going out for a short walk....a very short walk.....

It's cold out there

Kona loves to go out on the balcony, however yesterday was too cold even for him. This is his fast retreat back into the house after realizing it's January.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I finally got my new sewing machine out and set up. It was quite easy once I got going though I still need some practice.

Above is my first card using the you can see, we had a few problems with following a straight line but practice makes perfect. The papers I used for this card are from Wild Asparagus, as is the sentiment card. The flower is Prima and the brad is Making Memories. The lace is dollar store.

I had a lazy day today, doing very little and I intend to continue that into the evening. It's too cold to go out and do anything!

Monday, January 12, 2009

In Remembrance

A friend at work recently lost her elderly cat. Hopefully, this card will cheer her up and bring her some comfort. It's always nice to receive a personalized sympathy card that you can keep in honour of your beloved pet. It was made with some bits of paper I had saved and a cute MEOW embellishment I found in the $1 store. The brads are embossed with "best friend" and the paws and stitches are rub-on (no, I still haven't tried out my new sewing machine). Have a great week and bundle up - it's going to get cold.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Highway of Heroes

I mentioned below about the repatriation ceremony we, in Canada, give our soldiers who have died in Afghanistan. This You Tube video explains it better than I ever could.

A busy weekend

Days off always seem to be so busy but particularly the weekends seeing as the masses are also off. Add in lots of snow and it seems like I get nothing done.

Sadly, another Canadian soldier was killed this past week in Afghanistan. There is a ceremony we have here in Canada each time a soldier is killed where he is flown into Trenton, Ontario then brought by motorcade to Toronto along a portion of Highway 401 which has been renamed the "Highway of Heroes". People line up for miles over top bridges and along the sides of the road to honour the soldier and his family as they pass by. A group of us from work try to make it to as many of these ceremonies as we can where we proudly stand along the police officers as they salute the casket. It's quite moving and certainly the least we can do. So, that's what I did yesterday. I keep hoping it will be the last one but, unfortunately, we all know there will be more.

This is a card I made with some HOTP papers for a guy at work who is quite ill. The stars are from a Christmas card I received and I added some fibres and eyelets to finish it off. I must get my new sewing machine out one of these days to try it out!

I'm ready for my closeup

I was so happy to get this photo lab set so that I could (hopefully) post better pictures of my cards. I got the box all set up today, went to get the camera, and came back to find something other than my card inside. Apparently, Kenya felt he fit perfectly and was ready and waiting for his portrait. I can buy the cats 100 toys but their favourites are always boxes and bags of any shape and size.