Thursday, July 29, 2010

Love and Adore

This pretty card was made for a wedding shower but it could really be for anything love-y like a wedding or anniversary. I like the look of the gathered lace at the top and the colours are so soft and romantic.

I am feeling much better cold-wise though, Tuesday, I hurt my back during a coughing fit and ended up at the doctor. Seriously, what a bone-headed thing to do. You don't realize how much those muscle spasm things hurt until you have one and it was all I could do to get some clothes on and have someone drive me to my appointment.

I look forward to relaxing tomorrow in the back yard with a good book and then, sadly, back to work. Have a great long weekend!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Is feeling better than your worst still getting better?

I hate colds and I hate feeling less than my best. Being sick puts you completely out of your routine and is just good for nothing, in my opinion. Having said that, while yesterday was probably the worst of it (I hope), today is marginally not the worst so, in fact, better. I hesitate to use the word "better" as I still feel crappy but I think a lot of that is due to Nyquil hangover.

Anyway, enough of that......I love this card. I have decided this shade of blue is now one of my favourites. The paper is from K&Company and ties in so perfectly with the lace and the blue Prima flower. As many years as I have known my lovely friend, Jan, I have never made her a special card so this was done for her. Happy Birthday, Jan! May you have many, many more.

The second card was also made from K&Company papers and uses the same layout as the top one. This paper is so great to work with since it's a little thicker than the regular stuff. I always thought it would be fun to design my own paper - I mean, how hard can it be? - but that will have to sit for a while on the back burner with all the other wouldn't it be fun stuff.

Thanks to everyone who regularly visits my site. Your comments are so sweet and much appreciated. Enjoy your week! I'll hopefully have some more posts in the next few days.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Sadly, another of my friends had to have his dog, Hayley, put down so I have been busy making yet another pet sympathy card. I used paper from imaginisce, purchased on a trip to the scrapbooking store yesterday, a metal frame from Making Memories, some chipboard wings, Prima Flowers and a few other odds and ends to finish off the card.

I have been feeling a little under the weather today with a sore throat and that feeling you get when you know a cold is upon you. I am hoping it doesn't turn into full blown sick but we'll see. That, combined with the humidity today, kept me inside apart from a hair appointment. Honestly, it's like soup out there so I really didn't have much energy to do anything.

It's getting late so I best run. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I think one of the most popular cards I get asked to make is a sympathy card for someone who has lost a pet. Many of the recipients have told me they keep the card with other mementos from their pet's life in a special memory box.

The above card is made with bits of scraps I had in my paper drawers. Pale yellow is such a nice balance for black and really softens the look. I love the "In remembrance" bone and the sheer yellow ribbon with a paw brad in the centre. RIP, Barney.

The case of the eternal balcony makeover

For the past five weeks they have been reconstructing the balconies on my building. This five weeks feels like five months. Not only is have they locked us in so that nobody kills themselves on what is left of the balcony (basically, a slab of concrete), the workmen have completely taken over the backyard, the parking lot and half of the front yard. I was hoping to have some relaxing time outside but it is not to be. The only positive I can see from this is that I have yet to see the wasps that have plagued me on my balcony for the past two years. Perhaps they are in hiding waiting, as am I, for the construction guys to hurry up and leave.

I made this card for my special friend, Ron. I always have a difficult time with masculine cards but think this fits the bill. Ron and his lovely wife are the most travelled people I have ever known (in fact, we met on a cruise ship) so I thought the postcard was appropriate. The paper is from Paper Pizazz and I added a few metal eyelets and a brad.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Is it hot enough for you???

I always hate when people repeatedly ask, "Is it hot enough for you"? on what is obviously a sweltering hot and sticky day however, lately, it seems that's all anyone can talk about. Given this heat wave, "Is it hot enough for you" now seems entirely appropriate. It is more than hot enough for me, thank you very much.

I made this card with some Prima paper, one of my favourite lines of paper. The colours are so rich and you can mix and match to your heart's content. The little roses are Prima as well and the rubon is Melissa Frances.

Here's Kona enjoying the outdoors today. Poor guys have been locked off their balcony for 3 weeks. They are rebuilding all the balconies and it appears this may be a summer-long construction project. Anyway, he was happy to get out and sniff the air, as hellishly hot as it was. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for looking.