Wednesday, May 26, 2010

All Things Prima

I am such a fan of "Prima" products. I find they make some of the most versatile papers out there and they are so much fun to work with. Pretty well everything on this card is Prima with the exception of the ribbons, lace and the rubons. I had a panic moment today when the bobbin thread on my sewing machine ran out, having flashbacks to the nightmares I had with the machine a little while back. Not to worry, all went well and it seems to be purring along once again.

Speaking of purring, my cat, Kenya, is sick once again with his urinary tract infection. This seems to be something that crops up a couple of times a year and, according to the vet, we may just have to live with it. Of course it happened over the long weekend, so we ended up in emerg at 6 am on Sunday. That was LOST finale night and I had to work the next day at 6 am. Suffice it to say, I didn't get to bed all night since Kenya was peeing blood absolutely everywhere. For the first time since Saturday, he is settled down tonight so I am praying we're finally on the road to getting better.

Gotta run. I haven't been out of the house for two days so I MUST get up early tomorrow and play catch up with all my errands. Stay cool!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pet Sympathy card

This is the third card I made the other day from the same template. It's a sympathy card for my vet who recently had to put one of his dogs down. Very sad. The cute pet paper is from Reminisce, flowers from Prima, rubon from Melissa Frances, lace from Fabricland and cute paw print ribbon from who knows where but I love it!

My poor Kenya is sick again with another urinary tract infection. These seem to crop up at least a couple of times a year and we just can't figure out what triggers them. Of course, this happened on the long weekend - as it always seems to - so I can't get to my regular vet. I have some medication left from last time this happened but not enough to get us through to Tuesday in which case, we may have to make a trip to the emergency vet. He can't settle down which means I'm not settling down which means....long and sleepless nights. Just like having a kid.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pretty Blossoms

I love these flowers from Prima. They add such a nice finishing touch to the card and are all bright and cheery. The papers I used are from Anna Griffin and the rub-on is Melissa Frances. Pretty, pretty.

What a beautiful day today. I am trying to psych myself up for a walk as I feel guilty staying inside with all the warmth and sunshine out there. After a dismal week of cold and rain, I need to get some vitamin D. My 25-year old television died the other day so I have to take the plunge and enter the world of 2010 technology which I am not looking forward to. There are so many models to choose from. I am attracted to all things bright and shiny though I know that's not the best way to make a decision. Oh well....that's for another day. Hope everyone has a great weekend - thanks for looking!

Monday, May 3, 2010


Mother's Day is just around the corner - I can't believe how time has flown and we are into May already. I was lucky enough to spend the day with my mom on Saturday. We had a great shopping excursion where we both spent too much money but that's what excursions are all about. Mom loves clothes as much as I do and I often joke we should have been born Trumps.

Looking through blogs, I found a very pretty card on one of my very favourite blog sites, It is sometimes hard to find design inspirations, but one of the cards on Bety's site jumped out at me and this is what I came up with.

I used Anna Griffin paper for both the cards, some bits and pieces of other assorted papers including Making Memories, Prima flowers, lace, ribbon and Melissa Frances rubons. Touch wood, my sewing machine appears to be functioning again though I was ready to throw it through the window last night. You know that feeling when you just want to get something done but nothing cooperates? I think I need to work on the art of patience.

I was lucky enough to be part of the Ontario Police Memorial yesterday and got to march with several thousand officers honouring those officers who have died this past year. The service was quite moving and the weather held off so that nobody got drenched.

I've got a thousand things to get done and half my day is gone already. I was hoping to get the windows cleaned, car washed and waxed, laundry done, cleaning at least half done and so much more but, alas.....well, suffice it to say, all those things are still on my list.