Thursday, March 22, 2012

Anniversary Card

I have to say these past couple of weeks have been more like summer than winter or spring. It was most certainly not your typical Canadian winter and that suits me just fine. If every year was as it was this, I would not keep threatening to move to Arizona once November hits.

This is a 50th Anniversary card made with some lovely gold Anna Griffin papers. The flower is by Recollections and made out of some sort of resin, rub-on is Melissa Frances, border is done with a Martha Stewart punch and I love the lace because it's all stretchy and poufy and just fun to use.

I am back to (cautious) walking after wrecking my knee in October. The doctor says it's bursitis though it feels more like someone jamming a million needles into it. It took quite a few months before it felt anywhere near normal again so we'll see whether walking strengthens it or just brings us back to where we were a few months ago.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

RIP Mr. Davy Jones

When my girlfriend called me last week to tell me Davy Jones had died, I could not believe it. For I have idolized Davy for most of my life....well, since I was 10 years old up until present day (I last saw him summer 2011). I have met him a few times, have seen him in concert many, many times, have seen him at speaking engagements and tennis tournaments and God knows what else. From all accounts, it would appear he was as good a person in life as he appeared to be through the TV world in which I best knew him. I am anxiously awaiting an announcement with details of a New York memorial which I would really love to attend.

Such a sad day for Monkees fans everywhere.

Vintage 50th

I wanted to try out some new paper by K& Company (when I say new, I mean new to me) and ended up with this pretty card. These papers are part of the ancestry line and they would be perfect for mounting old photographs and keepsakes. I added a metal heart frame, a Prima flower, lace, pearls, ribbon and a "50" sticker and think the final product is fitting for a 50th Birthday. I seriously have some hoarding issues when it comes to scrapbook stuff and need to start using up the old before bringing in any more new.