Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Jeff!

Wednesday July 15th was my BIL Jeff''s Birthday. He is married to my younger sister, Alice. He is a Pentecostal Minister and has a great sense of humour and loves to golf. I based his card on this sketch - Mojo Monday 94.

I'm too late to enter this into their contest for July but I really like this sketch and will be making another golf themed birthday card for my other BIL Doug who is married to my older sister, Tina.

I can't believe I had the balls (er nerve) to make a card for him with this particular sentiment. When I gave it to Alice yesterday to give to Jeff; she got a chuckle out of it and I'm sure Jeff will like it too!

Here is the inside sentiment:

And here is the inside image:

I used my cuttlebug to cut and emboss the different elements to this card. I used the Swiss Dots folder and a circle punch to make the golf ball on the front of the card. Ribbon and paper are from my stash and ink is from Versa Mark.

I am entering this card in my niece Krista's challenge on her blog which is to make a masculine card or layout.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Mojo Monday 95 & Happy Anniversary Opa!

Opa and I celebrated our 37th Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday July 15. Normally on Wednesdays I work until 8:00 p.m. but on the 15th I worked an earlier shift and was home by 5:15 p.m. We celebrated our Anniversary by going out for dinner at a local family style restaurant. I had Fettucini Alfredo with chicken and Opa dined on a Veal Cutlet. Dinner was delicious.

I managed to get my card done yesterday morning before work and gave it to Herb (Opa) when I got home from work at 8:30 p.m. He really liked the card. I loosely based my card on this week's Mojo Monday sketch which can be seen here:

And here is my interpretation of the sketch:

The stamp set is from CTMH - it was the stamp set of the month for March. I did not order it in March but my niece Krista who is a CTMH consultant managed to snag one for me. Thanks Krista!

Here is part of the inside of the card:

I coloured the images with my new set of Prisma coloured pencils. I found that they were very easy to work with and with the help of a video that I watched on You Tube; I learned how to blend colours. Unfortunately, my camera flash went off so one side looks shiny. It looks a lot nicer in real life. The inside sentiment is also from the set and reads: "Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and pleases where it goes." Opa was pleased to get a card and has it proudly displayed on the book case in the Living Room.

I stamped the images and sentiments on white and cut them with my oval, square and rectangular nestibilites with Versa Color - Mountain Lake. I found the ribbon at a local LSS. The card stock is from a sheet of 12 x 12 which I obtained from another LSS. The designer paper is from a pad of 6 x 6 SU which I purchased from an SU demonstrator. I thought it matched the ribbon very well. The heart charm (which I was unable to get a good picture of) reads "Made with love."

I need to make 2 golf themed birthday cards for my 2 brothers-in-law who are avid golfers. My BIL Jeff, who is married to my younger sister Alice and is a Pentecostal Pastor had his birthday on the 15th. I will be seeing Alice tomorrow so will give her the card for Jeff when I see her. My other BIL Doug, who is married to my older sister Tina is celebrating his 69th birthday today.

I am looking forward to tomorrow. Alice and I will be visiting my eldest brother Peter who is not doing very well and suffers from Parkinson's disease as well as Frontal Lobe Dementia. He does not know us anymore but every so often he seems to remember us. Alice and I will be taking his wife Clair out for supper and then heading over to Krista's house for a cardmaking workshop.

Opa will spend the day tomorrow with our daughter and granddaughters. Hubby and Daddy Rob has spent a week in Barcelona and is heading over to Dublin tonight from Barcelona. Both trips are for business. I think my daughter Janice will be happy to see her father to help her with Sierra and Brooke.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I am hoping.......

that Hubby goes to bed fairly early tonight as I want to make him a card for our 37th Wedding Anniversary which is tomorrow. I know which papers, images and sentiments I will be using and really want to start making his card. Normally on Wednesdays I work from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm but tomorrow I will be working 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. I could have made his card in the morning as he is meeting his BIL for golf tomorrow and is leaving the house at 6 a.m. which would have given me lots of time to make his card before leaving for work. I am hoping to get the card started tonight and finishing it in the morning before I leave for work.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


My granddaughter Brooke Angela was born on 07/07/07 while Opa, Mike and I were in Ohio to attend my nephew's wedding. While relaxing on the patio outside with my glass of wine, I got a call from my SIL that Janice had given birth that morning to Brooke.

Brooke's paternal grandparents were visiting from Ottawa when my DD went into labour with Brooke. She first noticed the pains at 7:30 in the morning while she was outside playing with Sierra in the sand box. Four hours later, Brooke was born at the hospital with a midwife in attendance. You can read all about Brooke's birth in this post from my daughter.

This picture of Brooke and I was taken the following day in the afternoon.

This next picture is Brooke and Sierra colouring together a few weeks ago.

Here is the card that I made for Brooke's 2nd birthday. Papers are from my stash and I added some embellishments in the form of the crystal flowers and pearl dots.

Opa and I went to my daughter's house today to celebrate. We had a lot of fun swimming in the pool and just relaxing on the deck with Janice, Rob, Janice's friend Kim and hubby Steve as well as their 2 children and Sierra and Brooke. Opa and I gave Brooke some big girl panties and a really cute blue and white check play set which consists of a cross over dress which is open at the back with matching rompers.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

To all my Canadian friends & family!

I am hoping to spend the day with my granddaughters at a Canada Day Festivities in Milton ON where they live. Toronto had to cancel their festivities as the Civic employees are on strike. Pity eh?

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