Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Birthday Card

It's been dark, dreary and rainy all day though anything is better than snow. It was the perfect day to stay inside and get some of the chores done up of which there is no shortage.

I made this card with a mix of papers - Bobunny, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye. I added a metal frame, glittery stars, buttons, ribbon and a Melissa Frances rub-on. I was hoping to get some more Christmas cards done up but those will have to wait until next week. Thanks for looking!

Fa la la la la

It's almost December so I thought I would try to get into the spirit by doing some wrapping. All my shopping is done so it's down to the wrapping now, which is a job in itself. I try to approach each gift like I would when creating a card - some call that creative; others call it obsessive.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Santa Claus

I finally have a chance to sit down and rest my feet. It seems I have done nothing but rush around the last few days, doing errands, going to appointments, shopping, cleaning up.......It will almost be a vacation to go back to work!

A quick post tonight with another Christmas card made with some Anna Griffin and Bobunny paper, a cute Santa, ribbon, lace, stick-on pearls and gold balls and a Merry Christmas rub-on. My computer is giving me problems - I can get mail but can't send any but that problem will have to wait for another day. Technology can be so frustrating especially when all you want to do is turn something on and have it work. Hopefully, this post comes through alright - thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Traditional red and green

As much as I love trying new colour combinations, red and green always looks so Christmasy. The wreath on this is by Jolees and is all bright and sparkly. Photos never seem to show the cards as vividly as they look in person but that could just be the photographer!

My poor Kona.....I had to take him to the vet the other day. I came home from marching in the Remembrance Day parade and saw a blur of fur as he ran to his litter box. He was trying to go but couldn't so off he went to the vet. $500.00 later, I found out he was all bunged up and had to stay for an enema. Luckily, that promptly cleaned him out and I was able to pick him up a couple of hours later. I got some new fibre food for him but he will not touch it (can't say that I blame him judging by the look of it). The vet suggested canned pumpkin (the thought of which turns my stomach) so I'll get some of that and give it a try.

Merry Christmas

I am in full gear for Christmas, trying to get everything done as far ahead as possible so that it's a pleasant experience rather than a stressful one. So many people I talk to get stressed out at this time of year because they leave everything until the last minute. I have done about 3/4 of my shopping (thank you very much online shopping) and have now turned my attention back to my cards.

This very Victorian looking card was done with some Bobunny and Jenni Bowlin paper. I added a pretty canvas photo, some lace, ribbon, stick-on brads and an Imaginisce rub-on.

I am holding on very tightly to these last few days in November that are bright, sunny and on the warm side. As much as I try to kid myself, I know the cold weather is coming and, in anticipation, I got my snow tires on the other day and bought some new winter boots. I like to rationalize that, once we get through December, then we have the January thaw. February has groundhog day which means only 6 more weeks of winter and then it's spring again. Whatever works for you!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

I had a lovely family day today for my mom's 86th birthday on the 19th of this month. It was a perfect fall day with bright sunshine and it was just nice to have the family together. We got mom a Kindle which is actually kind of neat. Being a big hands-on type of person, I wasn't sure how I would like reading off a screen but it really wasn't much different than reading an actual book. Plus, it's pretty simple to operate which is a big plus for an older person (mom, not me!).

I used some more of My Mind's Eye paper for this card and I always forget how much I love the soft colours. The flower is Michael's, rub-on is Melissa Frances, lace, ribbon and pearl brads are from my many drawers full of stuff.

It was nice to get the extra hour of sleep last night but not so nice tonight when it started to get dark at 5:00. I can see why people get depressed during this time of the year. Depending on what shift I'm working, I sometimes feel like I am perpetually in the dark (literally, not figuratively). Oh well, make the best of it and soldier on.......have a great week.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I spent half the day yesterday Christmas shopping and hoping to find some boxed Christmas cards to send out. Unfortunately, both were a bust. I cannot for the life of me find any cards that I like which, I suppose, is somewhat ironic. People ask me if I make all the cards I sent out at Christmas. As much as I would love that, I send about 50 so there's no way I would have time to make all those.

This project uses BoBunny paper as a background, Martha Stewart glitter, Prima flowers, Melissa Frances rub-on, a couple of stick-on pearl brads, ribbon and lace. I need to get back to my Christmas projects but yesterday sort of soured me on the whole thing. As much as I love Christmas preparations, I get bummed when I can't find what I'm looking for. I guess that's why I do so much shopping on the Internet - much less legwork!