Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My favourite bracelet

I made this bracelet for myself almost 2 years ago after Brooke was born. It has both my granddaughters' initials and our birthstones. I used Swarovski Crystal beads, silver beads, silver alphabet beads and a silver plated toggle clasp. I really like this bracelet and should wear it more often.

I've made beaded necklaces and bracelets but have yet to master making earrings. Everyone says it is easy to make them, but I just can't seem to get the hang of making them.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Thank you Barb

This is the card that Barb sent me for signing up for her card give away that I signed up for. I love this card - so elegant! Barb makes beautiful cards and it was so nice to find it in my mailbox when I was on my way out the door to go to work yesterday. It sure brightened my day! She also enclosed a sweet note and the inside sentiment says "Friendship lightens every burden and makes the sun shine brighter." How true! I love the ribbons and flowers and the bright spring colours. Thank you Barb!

Sneak peek

at the card that I made for a very special person in my life. I can't show the entire card as she reads my blog and I don't want to spoil it for her. I am also making a matching box for the gift she will be receiving from me.

Hubby said it 's the nicest card I've ever made and I agree. I am pleased as punch at how this card turned out. Unfortunately, it is for Mother's Day so you'll just have to be patient to see the rest of this card. I still haven't decided how I will finish the inside. I know which sentiment I will be stamping inside.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

How else wants to join in?

Remember this post?

So far, I have 3 peeps who are joining in and my creative mind has already started to be filled with ideas for the 3 cards I will be making.

Good news - I still need 2 more participants. Please don't be shy and join in the fun.

Here are da rules!

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make --- but I hope you do!
2- What I create will be just for you --- one of a kind!
3- It'll be done sometime this year (most likely it will be in the next month.).
4- You have no clue what it's going to be. Well, a pretty good bet it will be made of paper!
5-The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog!

The first 5 people to leave a comment win a handmade card or gift (or both! - can we say Candy?) by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! So....who will be the first 5 people????? Please??? 5????

Friday, March 20, 2009

Another Spring basket

I made another basket tonight and let me tell you - it was a bit of a challenge. I found the inspiration and tutorial here. I'm really tired so I'll post a pic tomorrow.

As promised here is the basket:

Another view:

I got the images and designer paper from Michelle. When I saw this post I fell in love with the images and also the price! What a deal! Thank you Michelle for sending my order to me.

Here are the deets:
Card stock: Barely Banana and Almost Amethyst from SU
Marvy square scallop punch
Image and DP from The Angel Company.

Blog candy

can be found on Cindy's blog. She is celebrating a year of blogging and also her 7th wedding anniversary. She also just became a Stampin Up demonstrator. You'd better hurry if you want to be in it, as she will be picking a winner on Sunday - the 22nd. Good luck!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring basket

Here is a Spring Basket I made with SU's Tea Party DSP and Apricot Appeal cardstock. I used my Nestibilities with my Cuttlebug and my circle punch as well. I got my inspiration from Dawn's fantastic website. I will be making this basket again for Easter for my granddaughters. I'm waiting to get some stamps that are winging their way to my house as I type.

When I watched the video; I wanted to make the basket right away and I didn't waste any time in creating this tiny basket. It was very easy to make and Dawn has some great tutorials on her site.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mojo Monday 77

When I saw this sketch; I knew I wanted to play along. My SU demonstrator brought me my paper and stamp order on Saturday evening and I made the card this morning. I love how it turned out.

Here is the inside of the card:

Paper is SU DSP Tea Party; SU card stock Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Barely Banana. I used my new EK Sucess tiny heart flower punch. Stamp is SU Polka Dot Punches. The silver brad is an SU Filigree brad and the other brads are from my stash. Sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms stamped with SU Wild Wasabi.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Spring Fever!

I wish these crocus were in bloom here. Alas all I can see is brown dirt and brown grass! I WANT SPRING AND I WANT IT NOW!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mmm, mmm Cookies!

My DD took this picture of me and Sierra and Brooke making cookies yesterday afternoon. I don't normally like Chocolate Chip cookies but these were delicious! Brooke was trying to flatten them as that is what she did last week when they made Peanut Butter Cookies.

Great day yesterday.

This is Sierra and her Daddy at the Milton fair last fall.

I had a great time yesterday. DH & I drove to Milton and had a waffle breakfast with my daughter and Sierra and Brooke. We then drove to St. Jacob's in 2 cars and the kids had a blast with Opa at the Lego Store while my Dd & I went shopping. Both DD & myself bought some Lego for the girls. Mine will be a gift for Sierra when she celebrates her 4th birthday in June. We all had an ice cream cone for a snack and then went our separate ways. DH, my daughter and the girls went back to Milton and I went into the town of St. Jacob's and shopped at The Scrapping Turtle. I bought some stamps and embellishments there. On the way back to Milton; I stopped in at the Herrschner's store in Kitchener and bought some more embellishments and 2 punches.

When I arrived in Milton; everyone was happy to see me again and I then spent the next hour or so playing with Sierra and her new Lego that she got from her Mommy. We also played house and I was her child. At one point she informed me that she had a baby in her tummy and that she would have the baby in 3 minutes! LOL She had the baby by spitting it out! I nearly pee'd my pants; as it was so funny! I also celebrated my 4th birthday and Sierra made me a Fairy Princess cake and my presents consisted of a scooter; a bike; a stuffed dog, stuffed cat and Lego! Wow! I really cleaned up on that birthday! While DD and Brooke went out shopping for Pizza and cookie mix - DH & I enjoyed having a tea party with Sierra. She warned us that we were not allowed to eat the muffin and cookie or drink our "tea" until everyone had been served. She even wiggled her finger at us as a warning!

Normally; Sierra spends most of her time with my DH when we come over but yesterday; it was all about me and she and I had a blast playing house and with her new Lego. She had lots of hugs and kisses for me. Friday evening when I was talking to my DD via Skype Video; Sierra ignored me and refused to talk to me. It bothered me but I knew that eventually she would come around again.

Sierra; Brooke and I made Chocolate Chip Cookies with the cookie mix that my DD bought and we enjoyed them for dessert after our Pizza supper. All in all it was a great day and I was pooped when I got home again and was in bed by 9:30 last night!

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Blogoversary Candy!

Michelle is celebrating a year of blogging and is giving away a fabulous prize! I just love her cute donkeys and her cards are just as cute and gorgeous. Good luck everyone!