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I love to take pictures and after I purchased my first digital camera I took even more pictures. I currently have albums, slide carrousels and CDs full of of pictures that need to be organized and presented in some type of fashion. That is why I started digital scrapbooking. So far I have only done a few pages, but my plans are to do alot more. My camera is also great help in organizing the cards that I have made. I have taken pictures of all the cards and want to make albums that I can leave with prospective customers. I have also put these pictures on the internet so family across Canada can see them.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chris and Sabrina

Life is back to normal in our household.  My middle son Christopher married his sweetheart, Sabrina last weekend. With all the excitment and myraid of things to do before a wedding, I haven't posted on here for awhile. Hope you enjoy the video and the pictures taken by family and friends.

Chris & Sabrina's wedding video  (click on the link to open the video)


Bridesmaids & Mom
I now pronounce you 'husband and wife'
First kiss
Husband and wife
The whole Dyson clan


My husband, myself and our 3 children
Sabrina and our family
Me and Chris
Newly weds
The newly weds
Sabrina and Chris




Just as it says







Sunday, January 29, 2012

One of many

Before the new year gets any further along and Christmas seems like it was an eternity ago, now seemed like a good time to start posting my Christmas cards from 2011, while there is still snow on the ground.

My first Christmas card for 2011 was made for a Christmas in July card swap. I just loved this double-sided Christmas paper by Graphic 45 from their Christmas Past Collection. 
 Both sides of the paper were used for the front of the card. Inside the card I used a vellumy like paper, that matched the green on the front perfectly. I embossed both ends of the green paper and when opened the card said 'Merry Christmas'. Unfortuneatly, I did not take a picture of the card opened. The ribbon was placed behind the green paper and threaded out the sides. The poinsettas are stamped and gold embossed on red and green vellum.

I love the layout of this card as both sides of the double sided paper are on the front of the card. This is one card layout that I will be using again. Hope you like it too. Thanks for looking.




Sunday, January 22, 2012

Same Die Cut - Slightly Different Look


Last fall when I was at Scrapfest in Oshawa, Lisa of Local Rubber King was demostrating her new die cuts that she had made to match her stamps. They are all awesome. It was all I could do to stop myself from buying everyone of them.

I had bought this stamp from Lisa the previous year, so I decided it was the first one I wanted the die cut for.

After watching Lisa demostrate how to use it, I went home and created these two cards. There are slightly different, but the basic design is the same. Both flowers and stamps were colored using one of my favorite colouring methods, using Tombos directly on the stamp. Thanks Lisa for showing me this great method of coloring and how to create the wonderful background. A great way to fill in all that white space.

Needless to say, I am looking forward to seeing Lisa at the next Scrapfest in Kitchener in the spring. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just for fun


Sometimes a quick and easy card is needed. This is one of those. I have to admit though, sometimes quick and easy for me is harder than a card with a lot more detail.