Monday, January 18, 2010

Hello Kitty

I thought I would try out my new Cricut cartridge, "Hello Kitty" which looked like so much fun. The images are cute and bright and perfect colours for Valentine's Day. I am trying to use up some of my 1000's of pieces of scrap paper - though the fact I have so much paper has not stopped me from buying more - then added some ribbon, a Melissa Frances rub-on, and a couple of brads.

I finally got all my Christmas stuff cleaned up today. It wasn't that warm but, since there was no snow on the ground, I thought it a good time to take down my Christmas lights and put the rest of the gifts away. The old adage kept running through my head that for each new thing you bring into the house, you should throw something old away. Unfortunately, I don't subscribe to that theory and my closets, drawers and cupboards keep getting fuller. That's a project for another day.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Puppy

I made this card for my brother and sister-in-law who recently got a new 4 1/2 month old Basset Hound puppy, "Wrigley". They already have 2 but couldn't bear to see this guy get older and older as he sat in his cage in the pet store. He is cute as a button and his two top priorities are eating and sleeping.

The card was made with DCWV papers and a cute little clipart picture I printed off the Internet. I added some Melissa Frances rub-ons, some paw print stickers and pretty ribbon and a flower.

This is Wrigley being very puppy-playful with one of the new toys his Auntie Diane brought him. The other two dogs are older so it will be interesting to see how well they tolerate a 25-pound toddler.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fluffy Cats

I hadn't posted any pics of the cats lately so took some updated ones of them today with their winter coats. Kona, above, has this huge lion's mane that looks beautiful when it's all combed out. However, like a kid, his combed hair only lasts for a minute and then he gets himself all scruffy again. His fur gets matted so easily during the winter so we have to call in the Barkmobile, a mobile grooming truck that comes to the house. So much less stress on him than taking him to the salon.

Kenya's hair is much finer and not as prone to matting. Here he is with his bright blue eyes, one of the characteristics I love about the Ragdolls.

They are both big boys - about the size of a small pony....well....certainly bigger than some small dogs. Their faces are so expressive - I love them to death!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gone Vintage

So many of the crafting websites I look at are all about vintage. I mean, what's not to like? Beautiful florals, deep, rich colours, dainty lace and so many pretty digital images. Many people feel that the 1970's are vintage; myself, I like the Victorian era.

This card was made with some Daisy D's paper, the bird image in the middle is printed from an Internet site (I can't remember which one, I looked at so many), Melissa Frances rub-ons and some great jeweled stick-ons that I got on sale the other day at Michael's. The heart border was done with a Fiskars punch and the lace is courtesy of mom.

I'm still suffering from Christmas hangover. Because I've been working so much, all my Christmas gifts are still strewn around the living room though I did manage to hook up my WII and Beatles Rock Band last night (had I not been so busy playing with the WII, I probably could have got the mess in my living room cleaned's all about time management....or, in this case, lack of it).

For card #2, I used some Anna Griffin paper and another image from the Internet. The lace is true vintage (and I'm talking pre-70's) and I added some Melissa Frances rub-ons, some chipboard numbers, a stick-on brad and some pretty ribbon.

I thought we were going to make it through January without any snow - don't ask me what I was thinking - but, alas, the snow arrived over the past couple of days. The good news is that the temperature climbed to -4 today so it was a virtual heat wave.

I must run as bed awaits. Hope to have a couple more projects later in the week. Thanks for looking and thanks to all those who leave their very kind and flattering comments.