Thursday, September 29, 2011

65 Years Young

When I was a kid, 65 years of age was a lifetime away. As I edge ever closer to that number, it really doesn't seem that bad. What a busy few days I have had getting caught up with chores and appointments. I had a dental appointment in the city yesterday and, rather than taking the subway as I normally do from the train station, and because it was such a beautiful day, I decided to walk the I-don't-know-how-many-blocks to the dentist's office. That felt pretty good so I repeated it on the way back to the train. However, given that the shoes I was wearing were not at all meant for the long haul, my back is feeling it today. Now I know why you see people in New York City wearing proper walking shoes and carrying their office shoes.

This card is made with some beautiful K&Company floral paper, Making Memories metal frame, Prima flower, Anna Griffin satin photo corners, Melissa Frances rub-ons and some lace, ribbon and stick-on pearls. The metal frames are so versatile and really add a vintage look to the card.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Victorian Vintage

I love the look of this card - very old-fashioned, romantic and slightly shabby and worn - perfect for a wedding. The paper is all bits that I had laying about from other projects, metal frame and rub-on are both Making Memories, flowers are Prima, satin photo edges are Anna Griffin.

I'm afraid I must run as I have so many things on my plate today that I was hoping to get done before the weekend ran out. It's a beautiful day - hopefully everyone is out there enjoying!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Fifty years together is quite the achievement and certainly deserves a special card. I used lots of frilly ribbon and lace on this, along with some black embossed and gold glitter paper. The foam numbers are EK success, rub-on Melissa Frances, flowers are Prima, and gold sparkly brads Making Memories.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tag Card

This is a pretty tag card I made for an 80th Birthday. The ribbon and flower are Making Memories and the paper and nother embellishments are some I had from earlier projects.

My car was giving me headaches today in that it didn't want to start. I was taking a quick run up to my mother's and it took about 10 cranks to get the car to turn over. Against better judgement, off I went only to have the problem repeat once I stopped it in mom's driveway and tried to get going again. Thank God for CAA who came out relatively quickly and installed a new battery.

I cannot believe how fast these days off are going and how little it seems I have accomplsihed Tomorrow, there will be no excuses!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The British are coming.....

I had a request to make a card for a themed wedding shower where everything is going to be British. I wasn't really sure how an English shower would differ from a Canadian one so went for the obvious - the British flag. Hopefully the girl likes the card - I think it's kind of cute. The flowers are Prima, rub-on is Melissa Frances and the lace, ribbon and pearl stick-ons are from my collection of stuff and more stuff.

Happy Holidays

Yes, it's that time of year again just around the corner, if you can believe it. Last year, I vowed this year to get an early start to my Christmas projects so here I am. One down and many, many more to go.

This was a fun card to make. The embellishments are all from a card kit by Paper Magic. The paper is a mixture of imaginisce and Making Memories and the border, which you can barely see, is from a new Cricut cartridge called "Elegant Edges". I swore I was not going to buy any more cartridges as they were too expensive (Michaels carries them for $119.00 and Walmart usually just below $100). However, I was in Michaels yesterday and they had some on for $39.99 so I caved and got one.

I had planned to wash the car today but it's all stormy out there so there is no point. When the weather is nice, I forget all about washing the car and just want to sit out and relax. Guess it's an indoor day - I may have some more to share with you later.