Sunday, May 31, 2009

What was I thinking??

Thought I'd share one more quick photo with you. This is me ziplining in Antigua. As hesitant as I was to initially step off that first platform, it was great fun and I'd do it again in a minute!! That helmet really does not do me any justice though.

Vacation's Over

All good things must come to an end which, sadly, includes vacations. As great as going away is, it's nice to come home and get back into a routine though, I have to admit, the vacation routine is a pretty good life. The worst part was coming from 85 degrees and sunny to 50 degrees and rainy. Is summer ever getting here??

I made this card today from some bits of paper I had laying around. My mom gave me her ribbon and lace collection which I'm sure she has been amassing for the last 50 years so I was in heaven going through all that. This pretty card is for a lady who is 90 years old in June....imagine! Her eyesight is not the best so I wanted to keep it simple so that she can see all the little details.

I'll be back with more later this week. I have SO much laundry and cleaning up to do, I don't know where to start! Plus, right on cue, my cat, Kenya, got his urinary tract infection back again while I was away. He stays with Grandma and, as much as he likes it there, he seems to get a bit stressed when he realizes I've gone away. I'm certain this stress leads to his infections but I don't know how to control that. Time to consult the cat psychiatrist.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I have been playing around with my new camera, trying to get comfortable with it before I vacation. It has a great feature where you can programme it to take out all colours but one, leaving you with an image like this one. I have a very bad habit of dropping cameras so I must use extreme due diligence and watch what I'm doing.

This very pretty card was made with My Mind's Eye papers. I have always liked using this company's products - their paper is solid and double-sided giving you twice the bang for your buck. The butterfly is chipboard and I covered it with some little silver beads. Flowers are from Prima and the rub-on is Melissa Frances. I got the idea for this card from one of my card magazines so I must give nods to Melissa Phillips for her always inspiring crafting.

I won't be blogging for a couple of weeks while I vacation. Vacations always seem a long time coming but all of a sudden....boom.....there they are and you are scrambling around frantically to get everything done. Talk to you later and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Happy 75th!

I made this card for a friend who is turning 75 this month. I used some more of the Autumn Leaves "Pretty Poppies" paper with a Melissa Frances rubon and some wooden numbers that I painted red. The only problem with the wood is that they make the card so heavy but I suppose it doesn't really matter unless you are mailing it.

I finally got my new camera yesterday (Canon SX200) and I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the picture quality. I was hoping to get it before my vacation so now all I have to do is read the long and confusing manual and figure out how things work.

What a beautiful day today. The birds start singing about 4 am but I always find that sound so relaxing - kind of like sleeping when it rains. Kona has been under the weather today (I'm thinking he is getting me back for accidentally locking him out in the hallway the other morning for an hour) but he is up and eating so must be feeling better.

Friday, May 1, 2009

More Mother's Day

I took my mom shopping yesterday for a Mother's Day gift as she mentioned she would like some new summer clothes. We were very fact, too successful.....and mom walked away happy.

Everything is looking very green after all the rain we have had. The leaves on the trees are almost out though I can't believe how windy it is every day. I'm not so sure I buy into the global warming thing; I think it's more like global wind blowing.

I made this card last night from some Melissa Frances paper. Her papers are always so soft and pretty The flower is from Prima, ribbon is from Anna Griffin and I added a chipboard heart and some stick-on pearls.

Sorry for the short post but I've got a TON of stuff I need to get done before work tomorrow.