Sunday, July 12, 2009

Quote of the day

"There are plenty of fish in the sea. But really, there's not. It's not just our imaginations. It would be great if decent men were as plentiful as jumping salmon in a rushing river, but they aren't. For every Mr. Darcy (and he's married, incidentally) there are a hundred Mr. Wickhams. Or in more contemporary terms, for every one of Colin Firth, there are several thousand Hugh Grants. The odds are against us. But what can I say-I'm a romantic, and I can't abandon the fantasy of Prince Charming altogether. What girl with a heart can? I mean, I'm not asking to feed the five thousand; I just want one good fish! I should give up the dream. Especially now, when common sense dictates that anyone possessing an IQ might want to take serious stock. If I were in battle, the general would yell, "Retreat! Retreat, stupid!" Kristin Billerbeck

This quote of the day is brought to you by one of my favourite people ever my friend Ang.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Hooray It's a boy!

My coworker and friend had her 2nd baby boy yesterday. And I got to hold him when he was 7 hours old!! He is gorgeous. So being the good "auntie" that I am I went out shopping last evening for him and his big brother. I then made this card for them when I got home. I am really liking how it turned out for starting it so late in the evening.

Stampin Up Baja Breeze cardstock base and ink for the star. Basic Brown for the sentiment. Stampin Up Classic Backgrounds for the star, Wordsworth for the sentiment and the inner sentiment is Unity. Patterned Paper by Imaginisce. Nestabilities for the larger stars. And Stampin Up star and corners punches, plus some brads and ta-da it is done.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Cindy's birthday

Yesterday Rhonda planned a surprise birthday lunch for Cindy. It was such a great time. The cute tea shoppe/bakery was delicious. And the details in the shoppe were adorable. Some of the tables were placed on old Singer sewing machine foot pedals. And there was an old door on the wall as decoration. Time flew by and it was so great to spend time together with Sarah, Andrea, Madelyn, Andrew, Rhonda, and Cindy! I think we should do it every month!
I made this tent topper card for Cindy, whose kitchen is green! I didn't make the connection though until after my card was made and then I squealed with delight. All the stamps are Unity, my new favourite stamp company. I even joined their monthly kit club! It really is a great deal, and I love all the stamps that I have from them already! The window scene stamp is from the May kit of the month. And the flowers are from the November kit of the month. I paper pieced the curtains with some Making Memories paper. And then colored the top, the cup, and the flowers with my Copics. The flowers on the curtains are Prima and the brads are Making Memories. Used my Nestabilities Labels 2 for the tent topper part of the card. Cardstock is all stampin up, except for the white which is from a LSS for copics so I am not sure of the brand name. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Check out what the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot has going on this next weekend.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Clean and simple

Supplies: Unity Stamps, Ink-Nick Bantock Van Dyke Brown and Versamark, SEI Patterned Paper, SU Kraft cardstock, SU- sticker, Hero Arts Gems
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Ladies night out....and on location at the New Moon Set!!

Rhonda, Cindy and I lived life out on the edge this evening. Their husbands will think we were crazy, but out at 8pm we went looking for the New Moon Film Set for apparent filming at Bella's house. They may have doubted our abilities. But they were wrong. We found the set lot and we heard the wolves howl. It was an awesome night out. Now we have to go back during the day for better pictures!!

Approaching the set from the side field gave us great light and a good side view of the set location, but we couldn't see Bella's house.

We think that we can see a trailer here, after being asked to leave the location and our fabulous side view. LOL.

The back view of the lot, yes the lights really were that noticeable, with night filming apparently happening.

Rhonda navigated us back and around to find a new approach, stealth as we can in a car with camera's flashing!

Where we stopped for a while to see if any more vans would be coming or going, just in case we could see a star or two.

A new approach from the road where the van was seen coming in when we were still way across and walking on the field. Notice the blurry car lights up ahead? Another car approached the front entrance and we followed them in.

As close as we could be to the front gate without being yelled at by security. Yes we understand you have a job to do, all we want is just a non blurry picture or two, sir! All in all a successful evening out with Rhonda and Cindy. I am so thankful for my Twilight crazy friends!! Only 208 days till we see it back to back in the theatre girls!!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Inspired....okay totally CASE'd

I saw this cute card on Dawn McVey's blog and thought "Oh, I like that, and I have that punch." And my friend's birthday was coming up so I thought I am going to recreate that card. Here is card that was my inspiration. Okay I should say I totally CASE'd this card and I am not really ashamed of it. I love how this card came out!!! Thanks to Dawn McVey and her fantastic blog!! Then inspiration hit and I was able to come up with the previous cards on the 4 previous posts!! I love it when that happens!! So here is the card that got the creative juices flowing again!


Stampin Up Pink Pirouette Cardstock. Basic Grey Porcelain Paper. Stampin up curly label punch. Prima flowers. Bling from my stash. Stampin Up Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and Chocolate Chip Ink. Sentiment from The Best Yet Stampin Up set. Corner rounder.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Blue Skies and Sunny Days! Yeah!!

Cardstock- Stampin Up: Kraft, Soft Sky, So Saffron. Patterned Paper- Imaginisce. Stamps- Elzybells by Amuse Holding Hands. Amuse- clouds, flowers from Cupcake set. Inkadinkado-Sentiment. Stampin Up- Filigree brads. Heidi Grace- Metal elements. Large brads- unknown. Ink- Memento - Tuxedo Black, Staz on -Jet Black, Stampin Up - Soft Sky, Marigold Morning. Copic Markers- too many to list, lol.
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Coffee time

A plethora of stamps used today for this card. Stampin Up for the cup and steam. Lizzie Anne Designs for the sentiment. Inkadinkado for the circle distressed stamp (it reminded me of a coffee cup spill and I had to have it, in this case all my foam spilled out. he he) The foam is Liquid Applique and then colored with my Copic E35. The Ink is Stampin Up - Whisper White, Memento - Tuxedo Black, All My Memories - Caramel, Versamark. I embossed the sentiment with scented Gelly Powder by Gelatin Stamps, it is the Extra Foam Latte scent. The cardstock Chocolate Chip and patterned paper (I can't find the name of it) is Stampin Up. Except for the white cardstock which is by The Paper Cut. The Copics used are E 50,51,53 on the steam, R22, 24 on the heart, E 47, 49 on the middle of the cup, G 85 and BG93 on the cup top and bottom.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Tried a new technique that I had seen online awhile back, stamped my Stampin Up vine from Baroque Motifs in Versamark and then re-stamped over the same area in Stazon white. The top lined up perfectly and looks fantastic, the bottom didn't line up as well and shows a bit more than I would like. Overall though I liked the look and would definitely try it again. The sentiment is from one of my favourite quote companies Stampers Anonymous. They always have great stamps and this one when I saw it I knew I had to have it for this year, my year of possibilities. The paper is leftover from another project and is by Imaginisce- Baby Powder King of the Crib. The cardstock is Stampin Up Kraft and Baja Breeze. The little dragonfly pebble is from Prima. Ribbon is from the stash. Scalloped punched by hand with the corner rounder and the double circle punch is Stampin Up.
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Friday, April 03, 2009


Supplies: I used my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch and a small Fiskars butterfly punch. The card stock is Stampin Up- Very Vanilla, Going Gray, and Baja Breeze. Stamps by Amuse- clouds and the sky's the limit. The small dot stamp is by Technique Tuesday. Ink is Technique Tuesday and Stampin Up. Oval Punch and Tag by Stampin up. Baubles from my LSS and don't have a company listed on them. Cuttlebug embossing folder.
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Thursday, April 02, 2009

You Are An ISFP

The Artist

You are a gifted artist or musician (though your talents may be dormant right now).

You enjoy spending your free time in nature. You are good with animals and children.

Simply put, you enjoy beauty in all its forms. You live for the simple pleasures in life.

Gentle, sensitive, and compassionate - you are good at recognizing people's unspoken needs.

In love, you are quiet and sweet yet very passionate. You love easily.

You have an underlying love for all living things, and it's easy for you to accept someone into your heart.

At work, you do best in an unconventional position. You express yourself well and can work with almost anyone.

You would make a good veterinarian, pediatrician, or composer.

How you see yourself: Sympathetic, kind, and communicative

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Incompetent, insecure, and overly sensitive

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dream it, Do it!!

This little Elephant is my first attempt at paper piecing. Yes it is only a small bit of him that is paper pieced, but I did it.
Stamps: Elephant- Hero Arts, Sentiment- Rubber Soul.
Ink- Stampin Up
Pattened Paper- Basic Grey Cupcake line
Other- Stampin Up Oval punches small and large, Nestablities.
By the way, there is something missing on this Elephant and on all the Elephants in the Hero Arts Clear set, can you see what it is?

Monday, February 23, 2009

I {heart} elzybells

The new Elzybells stamps were just released on their website today. They are so cute!! My favourite new set is the Cool Beans set. It is so fun and so me. *grin* Also check out their blog, which has cute cards and projects all the time.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

ambrosia best wishes card

Still had the Ambrosia Basic Grey paper out on the work table, so put together this card today. Used my new SU Cute and Curly set and pulled out the older SU Embrace Life set for the flowers.
Used my Nestabilities and the SU curly label punch. Pulled out some ribbon from the stash (from Michael's I believe). Used my Copics- YR02 and R 27 and the clear Spica. The ink is Memento and SU.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tin Box

Picked up this tin at my lss. I was thinking that I needed a new holder for my Copics. So I covered this with some Basic Grey Ambrosia. Which is one of my favourite lines of paper. I love the oranges. The rub on is Basic Grey and the flower is Imaginsce. And I used my new Stampin Up Curly Label punch. The brad is from my stash.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This movie is so my kind of movie.

Slumdog Millionaire. Saw it at the Towne Cinema after my 6th afternoon shift got out a little early, okay so at 2135, I knew I had to run over and see this film. This movie gets my Oscar vote this year for Best Picture. No I haven't seen any of the others. But this movie is totally my kind of movie. Big brilliant beautiful surprising heartwrenching and delightful. Love it. Will need to add it to the must buy collection.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

life and all it's messy stuff.

Headed home to my parent's as my grandma passed away yesterday. Will be there a week.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Coffee thank you

Playing around with my new Copic markers that I got for Christmas, plus a few more that I picked up on my own last weekend. Last weekend I went to a Copic beginners class at my lss. It was a great class with some good tips.

Patterned Paper is Basic Grey Bittersweet.
Cardstock is Bazzill.
Coffee Stamp- Unity. Sentiment is Stampin Up.
Other- Nestabilities- Labels one and ribbon tags trio, Copics- RV11 E 04 W1 W3 E37 E 29 E 49 YG91, Stampin Up Ribbon.
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Have you ever...

The latest version in blog-land of Have you ever... The bold ones are the ones I have done. See how many you have done too!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Your Word is "Love"
You see life as possibility to form deep connections with a few people.
Relationships are the center of your world, and you always take time to bond with those you love.

You are caring and giving. You enjoy helping those you love.
And when it comes to romantic love, you feel passionately ... even in a very long term relationship.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Alive with Possibility

My word for 2009 is possibilities. And I have a subtitle that I am going with....Alive with possibility. I have the potential for so much this year and I want to seize the opportunities that come along. I am choosing to believe that anything is possible, ANYTHING.