Tuesday, December 28, 2010

4 things

I found this on Stef's blog who found it on Dawn's blog and it looked like fun so I thought I would play along.

4 shows that I watch:

Oprah when I can
CP24 - a local news, weather & traffic station
Jeopardy - I love playing along
Does this computer count?

4 things I'm passionate about:

blog surfing for ideas, challenges and to get my Mojo going

4 words/phrases I use a lot:


that's allowed - use this one the most - I say it almost every time Opa tells me he is doing something I like
that's not allowed - use this sometimes just to bug Opa
don't even think about it!

4 things I have learned from the past:

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't true
When the going gets tough, only true friends stick around
Love yourself
Always say thank you

4 things you are looking forward to:

Seeing my granddaughters - did I mention Retirement (hopefully Jan. 01, 2013)

4 things I did yesterday:

Played on the computer
Read blogs
Went to the casino in Ajax and won $60.00 - which along with the Michael's gift card is burning a hole in my wallet!
Had coffee at Timmy's with Opa

4 things I love about Winter:

not much
cooler temps but not too cold

A warm bed

4 Places I would like to visit:


Holland - was born there
British Columbia - was there in 1991 and loved it!
Florida with my granddaughters

Now to pass this on to 4 people:  if you want to play, copy the questions and have at it.  i'd love to see your answers!

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Did ya see it?

I got a new blinkie!!  Whoo Hoo!  I won a challenge at YNS!!  Check it out on my sidebar!  I've never ever won a challenge!  I am thrilled to bits with this win!

Well OK - to be fair, my card was chosen by random.org so I doubt it would have won otherwise but it is still a thrill!

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Opa, my son Mike and I will be heading to my daughter's house soon to celebrate Christmas.  Stay safe, stay warm and may Santa be good to you.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Secret Santa gift

This is the gift I made for one of my co-workers for a Secret Santa gift exchange for work:

Here is the gift box I made for the bracelet:

Here it is open with the bracelet inside:

My co-worker loved the bracelet and box and said she would have to hide the bracelet from her 17 yr. old daughter.  I'm glad she liked it.  I received a fleece blanket with snowmen from the co-worker who had me to buy for.  Opa liked the blanket so much that he took an hour nap on the chesterfield last night under the blanket!

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Metallic Christmas

While hubby was at curling this morning (they won 8 - 6) I was busy making 3 Christmas cards using this technique.  I was pleased as punch at how well they turned out.

I used a snowflake embossing folder in my Cuttlebug and the stamp I used is from Stampin Up - Snow Swirled.  I love this set!  I had every intention of adding a silver ribbon, but had already glued down the white embossing paper so I opted to add a silver foil star that I cut out from some silver foil with a star punch from Fiskers.  I also added some blue rhinestones for a finishing touch.

Here is the same card in green & gold:

I love the red rhinestones and the green and gold ribbon I used on this card.

This card is my fave!

I used the Petals a Plenty embossing folder from Stampin Up and the stamp is from Inkadinkado.  I used a circle punch as well as my Cuttlebug to cut and emboss the scallop nestibility.  I love this card and it will be going to a very special person.   I love this technique and will be using it more often.

I will close this post with a picture of my gorgeous daughter with my adorable granddaughter:

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

I am so excited!

While blog surfing the other day I found this:  gorgeous card.  I am looking forward to making some cards using this technique.  Hubby is curling tomorrow so I'll be able to craft in my "studio" aka the dining room table.

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Happy Birthday Rob!

Wednesday was my SIL's  38th Birthday.  Isn't he a handsome dude?  No wonder my granddaughters are so adorable!

My daughter told me he needs clothes so I got him a Visa Gift card which can be used at any store.  Here is the gift card holder I made:

I'm not sure which company made the paper but I really like it.  It has glitter and I love me some glitter!  Even the ribbon (from my stash) has glitter in it.  I stamped the image and cut & embossed it with my oval scalloped nestibilities using my Cuttlebug (love my Cuttlebug!).  Rob loves to shop but he never buys anything for himself.  Well with 3 adorable daughters I can understand why!  I included a brief note that the gift card is to be used to buy clothes for himself, not clothes or toys for the girls.

Here is Rob's card:

The ribbon and golf charm is from my stash.  I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder in my Cuttlebug (did I mention I love my Cuttlebug?) to emboss the white circles to look like golf balls.  I popped them up on a scalloped circle.  The inside sentiment reads:  Remember to make thy ball lie in green pastures, not in still waters.  I got the sentiment at my favourite LNS.  I believe Heidi's (owner of Pointer) hubby made the stamp.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas cards for my little skaters

Opa and I watched Brooke and Sierra take skating lessons a little while ago.  Here is Brooke:

And here is Sierra:

The picture quality is not that good as I had to take it behind the plexiglass.

Here are the cards I made for them which will be mailed out to them tomorrow.

Brooke's card:

Sierra's card:


The image is Ellie loves to skate from Your Next Stamp - a Canadian company from Kitchener.
I coloured the image with my Prisma coloured pencils and then popped it up on a round scallop nestibility that I cut and embossed with my Cuttlebug.  I stamped the snow flakes with Versamark and then heat embossed them with embossing powder that I added some glitter to.  I also added some light blue rhinestones to the centres.  I added some glitter to the hat, coat and hand muffs using my Martha Stewart glue pen and fine white glitter.  I   hope the girls will like their cards.  I still have to make a card for their baby sister Amber and also a Birthday card for their father whose birthday it is today.  

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