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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