Thursday, December 31, 2009

To all my blogging friends; friends and family:

May 2010 be the best year ever!
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Monday, December 28, 2009

The best compliment evah!

I am feeling much better today and have gotten over the stomach flu I had.  Christmas Day at my daughter's house was fabulous!  DH & I got a DVD Player from my son and his girlfriend with 2 movies - Rainman and Shawshank Redemption.  My DD put together 2 200 pic photo albums of the last 4 years of Sierra and  Brooke.  It took her 3 days to sort through the pics on her computer - send them online to Walmart for printing and then once printed; sort them in chronoligical order to put in the albums.  

I forgot to bring the cards with me to give to the girls.  Just as we were finishing dinner this evening their father Rob came over to drop off their dog, Molly as they are leaving for Ottawa to visit his family in the morning.  I gave Rob the cards to give the girls and after he arrived home, we got a call from them to thank me for the cards.  Sierra said "Oma makes the prettiest cards ever!"  She was also excited over the fact that I coloured the images.  I was so pleased to hear that they liked them.  I will have to stamp some images for her to colour so she can make cards with them.  She has already made a few cards with the supplies she got from us for Christmas.  She and her Daddy went to the mall on Boxing Day and he bought her 2 pairs of jeans and 2 new tops so she made him a thank you card.  I think I have created a card making monster!  I will have to keep stamp making supplies in a bag to take to their house as Sierra loves making cards with me.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

How was your Christmas?

Mine was fantastic!  I am ill with a head cold and stomach flu but wanted to share this pic I took of my daughter Janice with Brooke and Sierra.

I'll update this post when I am feeling better.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

To all my family and friends:

Have a great day with your loved ones!

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas cards for Sierra and Brooke

Here is the easel card I made for Sierra:
Front view

Side view

Sierra`s winter coat is pink and navy blue so I coloured the bear with pink and navy blue.  I also added some glitter to the snow on top of the candy cane lollie pop and 2 glittered snow flakes.

Here is the card I made for Brooke:

Front view:

Side view:

I added a white and blue glittered snow flake to Brooke`s card but the white one doesn`t show up very well.

The designer paper looks kind of busy but I am  still pleased at how they turned out.  With all the cutting and embossing with the cuttlebug and colouring of the images; these cards were kind of time consuming to make but I had fun making them and I am sure the girls will love them!

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I have my own stamping store!

In Amsterdam of all places!

Posthumus is my maiden name (means after death in Latin) and I found this while blog surfing.  Here is a link to the store:  Posthumus stamps

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Hubby's BD Card

My husband - aka Opa or Herb - turned 62 on Tuesday, Dec. 22nd.  He is a sports fanatic and loves to golf.

Here is the card I made for him.  He loved it!

I stole some tees out of his golf bag and adhered them to the card with tape.  He told me later that he rarely uses the tees I stole as they are too long!  I used my cuttlebug and nesties for the sentiment and also used the swiss dots folder and round punch for the golf ball.

I started to make Christmas cards for my 2 granddaughters last night and will take pics and post them here later today.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

I made a

Birthday Card for my husband who will be 62 tomorrow.  Unfortunately he came home before I had a chance to  take a picture.  After I give it to him tomorrow, I will take a picture and post it here on my blog.  I went with a golf theme and made an easel card.  I can't wait to see the reaction on his face when he reads the sentiment!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sierra's Christmas cards

This is the card Sierra (and I) made for her parents:

 Here is the inside of the card:

 The following pictures are of Sierra and the cards she made for Mommy & Daddy, Grandma Smith and Grandpa Smith.  Please excuse the dirty face and top which show remnants of breakfast, lunch and ink!

Sierra loves the Snow Swirled Stamp Set from Stampin Up and I might just get her the set.  She really loved the tree and snow flake stamps in the set.  She was more than happy to pose for me with the cards we made. I did most of the assembly but she did the majority of the stamping.  She told me that the next time I come over, I have to bring stamps, inks and paper.  I wonder if she will become a future Stampin Up Demo or Close to my Heart Consultant.

The kit we used is from Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses.  Inks we used were Versa Color & Versa Magic from Tsukineko.  I just love the wide range of colours that they offer and have quite a few in my stash.

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Just call me .........

A craft enabler!  Yesterday morning Opa and I looked after Sierra and Brooke so Mommy & Daddy could go shopping and out for a nice relaxing lunch.  I brought a Christmas card kit with me along with some stamps and inks.  While Opa kept Brooke entertained downstairs; Sierra and I made 3 Christmas cards together at the dining room table.

1 for her other grandma; 1 for her other grandpa and 1 for Mommy and Daddy.  She had a blast!  She picked the cards from the kit she wanted to make and I helped her with them.  We added some snowflake stamps; a christmas tree and sentiments along with some rubons that were in the kit and some other rubons I had. It didn't take Sierra very long to learn how to clean the stamps and she also made sure the stamp pads would not dry out by putting the lids back on right away.

I took some pics of Sierra with the cards but unfortunately; my camera is in the car and Opa has the car right now.  I will have to wait until he gets back with the car to upload them so I can show you.

Brooke is like her Mom in that she just wants to go, go, go and has a very short attention span.  Sierra; on the other hand; is more like me in that she enjoys making things with her hands.  She will be getting lots of crafty stuff from Oma for Christmas.  I plan to cut; emboss and edge punch some card stock for her and will also be giving her some patterned papers.  She has some child proof washable ink pads along with some stamps and I am looking forward to spending more time with her making cards for her friends and family.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's been a while

since I posted. I'm well - just haven't felt like posting. I have some new stamps and plan to ink them up and colour them tonight. Hopefully I will have a card or 2 to share soon. I need to get busy and make some more Christmas cards to mail out as well. Hopefully I'll have some time for that tomorrow night and on the weekend. I am looking forward to my vacation later this month. I will be off work starting Dec. 23rd and don't have to go back until Jan4th. Yee Haw! Hubby and I plan to spend a night away after Christmas as he will be off work as well.

Hubby was diagnosed with a twisted bowel recently and will have to under go a bowel resection surgery next month. The Dr. told him he would be in hospital for 4 - 5 days; but if I know my husband; he will be begging the Dr. to let him come home sooner. He hates hospitals! I plan to take a few days of vacation to stay home with him in case he needs me. The Dr. told him he would be off work for 4 - 5 weeks after the surgery. I'm sure he will be OK and I have complete faith in the Dr. who will be performing the surgery.

We finally got some heavy wet snow yesterday. We also got some rain mixed in which made for a slow sloppy drive in to work. I can't believe that Texas and Virginia got snow before we did here in the Great White North! That has got to be a first! Our street has been plowed and salted so no more snow on the streets. There isn't a lot of snow anywhere else anymore either. It is freezing cold today - needed to wear my boots, gloves, scarf and pull my hood of my winter coat up over my head to keep warm today.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lest we forget

Wear your poppy with pride today and don't forget to observe a 2 minute silence at 11 a.m.

May 5, 1945 marks Liberation day known as Bevrijdinsdag in The Netherlands. On May 5, 1955 I was a 5 yr. old child living in The Netherlands when the village we lived in celebrated the 10th Anniversary with a parade that my Dad took part in. He drove a tractor that pulled one of the floats. That day, every school age child received a porcelain mug to commemmorate the occasion. My 4 older brothers and sister and I all received one at school. I believe my eldest brother still has 1 of the mugs in his china cabinet.

Today especially I am proud to call myself a Dutch Canadian and am thankful for all the Canadians who laid down their lives so that we could live in a free country.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My 1st Easel Card

I've been seeing a lot of easel cards while blog hopping and thought I would give it a go. I used the tutorial that Mary Beerman posted on You Tube and then changed it a bit.

This card will be sent to my older sister, Tina who will be celebrating her 63rd birthday on Nov. 26th.

Here is a side view.

The card stock and designer paper (except the white shiny card stock) is all from Stampin UP. I also used a Martha Stewart Lace Heart punch. The flower is from the Tea party designer series paper. I cut out 3 of the flowers and popped the 3 pieces on top of each other and added a shiny light green glassy drop. The designer paper on the bottom piece is also from Stampin Up. It is from Pawsitively Prints line. This card was not hard to make at all and I hope my sister will like it.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another Christmas Card

I used the Stampin Up's Petals a Plenty embossing folder in my cuttlebug to make this card along with my Oval Nestibilities for the sentiment. I embellished the sentiment with some light green rhinestones and am thinking of adding a few more. Your thoughts on this would be appreciated. I made the ribbon with my bow easy and slipped the extra ribbon behind it through the loop at the back of the bow before I tightened the bow on the bow easy. I saw this on Curt's blog and thought I would give it a try. It worked very well and it sure beats applying a bow with some kind of adhesive! You will need to scroll down to the bottom of Curt's post to see the tutorial he did.

This card was simple to make but I'm thinking that it's missing something! Any ideas?

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or treat!


Opa and I went trick or treating last night with Brooke the poodle (age 2) and Sierra the butterfly (age 4) last night. We didn't go to a lot of houses but the girls enjoyed it. Their Daddy also accompanied us.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tri shutter cards

This is my 2nd attempt at making a tri shutter card. I made this card for my friend's daughter who had a baby boy in August. The tri shutter card looks hard but it is very easy to make. I used a baby boy stamp set as well as some baby boy embellishments that I bought at Michaels. I made the bow with my bow easy. I really like the bow easy and have a feeling I will be using it a lot!

Here is another view:

The 1st tri shutter card I made was supposed to be a Birthday card for my daughter but I was not all that happy with it so will not be posting a picture of it.

I also made a Christmas card:

I embossed this card with the Christmas tree cuttlebug folder in my cuttlebug and added some clear rhinestones to give it some bling. The paper I used is a shiny navy blue metallic card stock. The white paper layer also has a bit of a shiny metallic look to it. I am very pleased at how well this card turned out even though it is not a traditional green and or red card.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog Candy

Peachy Keen Stamps is giving away blog candy! Look in my sidebar for all the treats they are giving away! One lucky winner will get EVERYTHING in the pic. This candy is up until, Friday, October 23rd midnight CST. The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday, October 24th. Good luck everyone and remember - ya have to be in it to win it!

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For all my Canadian family and friends!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

World card making day

Today is World Card Making Day. I wonder if Hallmark is celebrating?!? Ha, ha, ha!

I chose to make a card using this sketch from Sophisticat Challenge Blog. The sketch was provided by none other than the Glitterbabe herself, Stef. Earlier this week I made a fan fold flower medallion so when I saw the sketch, I knew it would be perfect for the flower.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

This one's for you Stef!

I added some glitter to the edge of the flower medallion but it doesn't show up all that well in the picture. I used the cuttlebug birds and swirls embossing folder on the green card stock using my cuttlebug. I also cut and embossed the tulip pendant from Spellbinders. The sentiment is from Clear Dollar stamps and was stamped using SU's Razzleberry Ink which was a gift from Stef way back when I won her blog candy.

Stef, I know you will be peeking in and I hope you like my card. It was made with you in mind.

I have a wicked head cold that has really knocked me for a loop and I stayed home from work the last 4 days. Just when I think I am feeling better, I start feeling lousy again. I hope I will be able to return to work on Monday.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sierra's 1st day of school.

Here is my granddaughter Sierra all dressed and ready for her very first day of Jr. Kindergarten:

And here she is walking to school. The back pack she has is almost as big as she is! LOL

Sierra was very excited for her schooling to begin and was the 2nd person at the door to go inside when the teacher came to the door to let the children in. She didn't even give her Mom (my DD) a hug and there were no tears from her at all. The same cannot be said for her mother!
After school she wanted to go to the park to play with the new friend she had made that morning. I have a feeling she will really enjoy her new school and making new friends. She is in a split Jr and Sr. kindergarten class.

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