Friday, March 27, 2009

Black and white

I think one of the prettiest colour combinations has always been black and white. This is a very pretty wedding shower card that owes a nod to Beatriz Jennings for inspiration. The black velvet paper is from Doodlebug and looks so rich against the white. The heart was cut from Cricut "George" and then accented with some white lace ribbon. Rub-ons are from Melissa Frances, flower from Prima and the black brads from Michaels "Recollections".
What a beautiful day today is. My snow tires are off and I am ready for the good weather. I have so much to do today, I'm not sure where to start. With great plans to rise early this morning, I, of course, slept in and now am badly behind the mental schedule I had written for the day. Oh well, don't sweat the small stuff and I'll just get done what I can. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Spring

Happy Spring everyone! This is my favourite time of year - the end of winter. I have been running around like crazy today trying to get ready for my cruise in a couple of months, taking stock of what clothes I have and what I need. I never really NEED anything when I go away; it's just nice to have new things when you travel.

I made a very spring-y card today with some leftover scraps of paper. The top is done with a piece of wrapping paper which I always thought was so pretty - these are definitely some of my favourite colours. I added some ribbon, a Prima flower, fibres, a couple of American Craft butterflies and a rub-on

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

On to boxes

I needed a gift box for a birthday gift so thought I would branch out and try to make one myself. Basically, it's the same theory as card-making except with a bigger surface. The paper on this box is from K&Company with lots of white tulle, some Prima flowers, and some brads and ribbon. I must give kudos to Beatriz Jennings for the layout idea - - and thank her for the inspiration.

The weather has been beautiful these past couple of days. You know it's nearing spring when the car dealer calls to see when you want your snow tires off. Having said that, the minute I do have them off, we'll have 10 inches of snow, I'm quite sure.

My days off are nearly done. I have no idea where the time goes and future projects will have to wait for my next set of days off. Hope your weather is as beautiful as ours and Happy St. Patricks Day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It's my 1-year anniversary!

Well, today marks the 1-year anniversary of my blog debut. I still enjoy crafting and sharing though I am sometimes remiss in posting my projects. I guess work is to blame for that but, in order to craft, I gotta work.

I spent the day downtown Toronto today as I had a dentist appointment and, of course, what is a day in Toronto without shopping?? It wasn't the best day to be walking around what with the cold wind and rain but, since shopping is an indoor activity, I wasn't bothered much by the weather. Another Canadian soldier was killed, this one from my city, so I hope to get to the Highway of Heroes tomorrow to honour his homecoming.

The above card was made using some Anna Griffin papers which have always been some of my all-time favourite papers. The edges were cut with a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment plate cut with the Cricut "Home Accents" cartridge. The actual sentiment is a stamp and I finished the card off with some rub-ons, a Prima flower, stick-on pearls and pretty lacy ribbon. I hope to have more before I'm back to work later this week.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sweet 16

I can't even remember 16, it was so long ago. It's hard to believe how fast time really flies. This is a bright and cheery card for a fresh-faced 16-year old made out of some Scenic Route papers. The embellishments are from Jolees, flower is Prima and the fibres are EK success.

I have been running around like crazy since I finished 7 night shifts. I get absolutely nothing done during that week as all I seem to do is sleep and work. Everything just keeps piling up so that, on my days off, I get to clean up all the messes then start all over again. It's a dull and rainy day here today though, don't get me wrong, it beats snow. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous with 18 degree weather. What a change from the -18 we had early in the week. I hope to get at some more projects over the next couple of days so will talk to you later in the week. Happy weekend!