Monday, August 31, 2009


What a beautiful day it was today though I didn't get to see much of it. I was obviously tired because I didn't get out of bed until after noon. I hate doing that; it makes me feel like I have accomplished nothing but, sometimes, your body just needs a good rest.

I made this card with some "My Mind's Eye" paper. The butterfly was cut from Cricut cartridge "Home Accents", the flower is Prima and the glitter is from Martha Stewart. I am back to work tomorrow for some overtime but hope to get at least one more project done before I'm back once again later in the week. Hope your Monday was a good one!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Just when you thought it was over..... bedroom is all put back together with the new bed and mattress. Now it's back to my real job so there is no rest for the weary. The cats are certainly enjoying the bed; Kenya slept on it all night which he never does and poor Kona tried to jump up on it but fell short so decided sleeping under the bed was safer.

Another quick project to share before I dash off to's made with some bits and bobs of paper I had laying about and some fun, bright embellishments. The recipient is a computer techie so hopefully he appreciates the cartoon.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


My apartment is complete and utter chaos as I prepare for the delivery of the new bed tomorrow. I am sleeping (or, more accurately, not sleeping) on an air mattress which is about 6 inches too short but beats the floor and everything around me is in disarray. It took me a whole day to dismantle the water bed though it went more smoothly than I had anticipated. Today was spent cleaning what I'm sure was 3 cats from behind where the bed was. No wonder I sneezed all the time with all that hair hanging around. That's the problem with waterbeds; once they are in, they're in for good.

I did manage to get a card done for a friend of a friend who is celebrating a 60th birthday and who is a basketball fan. I used some of my favourite black and white Making Memories paper, a rubber stamp for the sentiment, and stars cut from Cricut "George".

I had to take a picture of the beautiful sunset we had tonight. First, I am quite pleased that my new camera takes pretty good night shots and second, the colours in the sunset were just absolutely gorgeous. All I need is a beach in the foreground and it's like I'm back in Hawaii. Not really but I can dream.

Hopefully, next time I write, it will be from the comfort of my new bed.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

It's a great day for being outside!

My cats absolutely adore being outside in the back yard. I haven't had much of a chance to take them out this summer what with all the rain and now the hot temperatures. Yesterday was the perfect day and they had a ball, so much that they didn't want to come inside. Kenya loves to get into everything that he can and promptly hopped this fence to see what was on the other side. Below, Kona just takes everything in and, to him, it's all new and fascinating. They certainly are funny little creatures but I love them to death.

A little out of the ordinary

I made this card for my brother who has 2 basset hounds. Each year, I make him a dog-themed card for his birthday so he has quite the collection. The picture of the dog is from a piece of wrapping paper and the "woof" is a stamp.

My wasp infestation on the balcony continues and I have tried every humane way I can think of to rid myself of them. However.....the wasps are not co-operating so I was forced to spray them dead. I don't like to kill any living creature but I was being held prisoner inside my apartment so I had no choice. Perhaps they will find a better place to nest.

I have to say, above is the first gay wedding card I have been asked to make. Not that there's anything wrong with that. The paper is from DCWV and the tuxedos are from Jolees. I added three stripes to one arm as one of the grooms is an airline captain. Borders are from a Fiskars punch and the sentiment is K&Company.

It looks like it is going to storm again, hopefully not as violently as it has over the past couple of weeks. This summer has brought very strange weather but, as long as it's not snow, I'm happy with it. Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 14, 2009

New Bed

Just for fun, I thought I would post a picture of the bed I ordered. The search is now on for some sort of comforter or duvet to put on it which leads to whether I need to paint the bedroom or not You can see why I have no time for blogging, what with all these crucial decisions to make!

Return of the blogger

I must offer sincere apologies for my lengthy absence from the world of blogging. I have no idea where time goes but it certainly flies wherever that might be. I have been working a lot of overtime which takes up a good part of days off and have been flitting to and fro trying to find a new bed, putting my waterbed to rest. I do love my waterbed and have sincere trepidations about a regular mattress but we'll see how things go.

On to the cards.......the first is a fun little project that a girl at work wanted me to make for a friend who is addicted to garage sales. The paper is from "imaginisce" , button is "Basic Grey", brads from "Making Memories" and the cartoon and sentiment I printed on my computer.

I love the colours in this card (I think I say that about each and every one I make). The paper is from Anna Griffin and I have to say, Anna Griffin has some of the most beautifully patterned paper out there. The musical note paper is "flair designs" and all the pretty lace ribbons are very vintage from those my mom gave me.

It's been awhile since I have had some do nothing time to myself so I think I will sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. With my recent addiction to "LOST", I have spent a lot of time (too much time!) sitting inside catching up on 5 seasons of the show. Before I know it, the summer will be over and I'll have missed it all.