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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.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lost, but not forgotten and happily found

I can't quite find the right words to express our happiness and excitement at visiting Angus' and George's wonderful cousin Linda and her family.  For many years we only knew, that Linda was  up north somewhere, but as George's family tree search developed, Linda was found. Not that she was ever lost, she was exactly where she had almost aways been. I will hazard a guess and say it has been about 50 years since the three cousins have seen each other.

We spent an awesome weekend visiting with Linda, and two of her daughters, Chantal and Chris and their husbands. It was fantastic hearing some of the old stories and making new ones. My only regret was that I hadn't brought any pictures of my kids with me and that the weekend had to end. Most importantly, we have found family and new friends and never plan on losing them again. I am really looking forward to our next visit.
Angus, Linda and George (the 3 cousins)
Angus, Linda, George and Chris and Chantal
Sharon, Angus, Chantal, Tim, Linda, Chris and Chris' husband

George, Sharon, Chantal, Tim, Linda and Chris
Tim, Linda and Chris

Monday, September 05, 2011

Stained Glass Notecards

Here's a couple of little other note cards I made this past summer. These went together with stickers, transparencies and a little coloring with my aclcohol markers.

Baby Boy Sep Card

It has been a long, hot, dry summer and I did not make many cards, but a few weeks ago I was asked to make a group shower card for a co-worker who has since had a baby boy. Not having any baby stamps, I had to really think of something that I could do quickly, without spending a lot of time looking for baby stamps.

I had a lot of fun making this card. The paper for the background and the carriage were put through the cuttlebug. The words were done using a letter die cut from QuicKutz and a foam sheet from the dollar store. I could never get this die cut to cut properly, but since I purchased the metal sheet to use with my cuttlebug, the letters cut almost 100% better.  The foam cut like butter and I will certainly use it again in another project. Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Vintage Door

Doors have so much character, especially screen doors on cottages. I love doors and I finally have a screen door stamp. The stamp is from
 B-Line and I combined it a light house scene stamp from Impression Obsession, to make this step card for my dad, for Father's Day.

Looking at the picture now, I probably could of added a few more embellishments, but I ran out of time. It had to be the next day.My plan is to make it again soon, adding some seaworthy embellishments. Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Every once in awhile I like to hop across the border to another one of my favorite stamping stores, Buffalo Stamps. On my visit there last March, I bought this Mo Manning stamp, specifically to do an anniversary card for my sweet hubby and for a friend. As hubby is not so fond of bows and ribbons on his cards, I thought I could make him a cute, romantic card using this stamp without out all the 'extras'. In other words a 'masculine' card.

To make the card, I masked the moon off, brayered the sky and then sponged in the moon. The couple are done with copics.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Daisy Doo

Just having a little more fun with my doily die cut. Daisies have always been my favorite flower. They were my wedding bocquet. Over the years I have had a hard time growing them, but this year I finally have a few in my garden.

The daisy centres are done with flower soft and the daisy die cut is by Marianne. Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 13, 2011

My first doily

I have always loved the look of those crisp, white paper doilies that we used to make Valentine cards with in grade school. So when doilies became a big hit on cards this past winter, I tried to use the ones in the dollar store on some cards, but they were either the wrong size or the wrong color. Then one day, I noticed that my favorite stamping store had a doily die cut by Cheery Lynn Designs, the same one I had been drooling over on the internet. Suffice it to say , that I am now the proud owner of that die cut.

This is my first attempt at using my new die cut. The stamp used in the centre of the doily, is a Hero Arts Cling stamp. The shine over the stamped image comes from little glass beads that were burnished onto Score-It paper placed over top the image.

So far, I have made a couple of other cards using my doily die cut and will be posting them shortly. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Metal Flowers

I love metal and when Wendy (Stampin' Canada), posted about the new metal flower tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers, I decided to give it a try. The flowers were made using embossing folders, a Sizzix flower die cut, a Marianne flower die cut and a Sizzix die cut for the leaves.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Vintage Birthday

Copper and chocolate brown just go together and look so rich (at least in my books). This is a card I made as part of a package of birthday cards for my mother. It's hard to tell from the picture but the flower is multi-layered. The background is done with a cuttlebug folder and the copper paper is book binding paper. Sorry, I forget the real name of the paper, but is metallic looking, cuts like butter and is awesome to work with. Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Another Step Card

Can you tell I am in love with this type of card. Here is another one that I made. This is the second fairy or mystical card that I have made. I bought the fairy stamp from a store in London, Ontario at the recent Stampfest this spring in Kitchener. They had two fairy stamps (one a girl and one a little boy). I wish I had bought both of them, but I wasn't really sure how at the time how I was going to use the stamp. I had so much fun creating this card that I think a road trip to London (when the gas prices go down) is also in the cards.

The fibre behind the fairy is Angelina Fibre and the fairy is stamped on Fantasy Film. I had a hard time taking a picture of this card because of the reflection from the flash. I have posted 2 pictures to so you can see what I mean and the magic of the Fantasy Film.

Fairy Step

I'm in love with step cards. I find the design of these cards, is a fantastic showcase that really highlights the image used.

This card turned out to be quite large, larger than I thought it was going to be, but I think my image fit perfectly on it. This is the first card I have done with this type of image and I am now anxious to do more. This fairy stamp set is one of a series of stamp sets that I purchased on a recent road trip to the States. I am kicking myself that I only bought the one and have since gone back for the other sets. As luck would have it, they were sold out. So another road trip is a necessity and the sooner the better. I would love to do a series of similar cards for each fairy in the series.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vintage Step

Step cards are my new favorite design. This one folds down to a regular quarter size card. The borders are done with a Fiskars punch and the lady is a die from Marianne. Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stamping on Copper

I've always loved metallic cards, and last weekend I took a course on how to make cards using copper. The cards are awesome and the technique is most definitely something that I will use often. I love the look of these cards and will be checking my stamps to see which ones I can use for this technique.

Friday, March 04, 2011

First Hair Cut

Our little Westie had her first hair cut a little while ago. She handled it like a pro and stood still while she was shampooed and trimmed. She was and soft and white until her next romp in the snow.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Andy Warhol

I finally had some time to sit and play with my Photoshop Elements tonight. I love that progam and it is awesome learning to create so many wonderful artistic endeavors with my pictures. I wanted to do some digital scrapbooking of the pictures I took of my husband last summer while we were on vacation, but I wanted it to be exciting too. So here is my husband a la Andy Warhol. This was my first attempt at using this technique and I am not going to stop here. As time goes on and I learn to do more with PSE I will be back to revisit this creation.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Memories of PEI

Lighthouse - Victoria by the Sea
Anne of Green Gables
North Cape
Brackley-Dalvay Beach near North Rustico
Victoria by the Sea

Memories of Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove
Bay of Fundy
Hall's Harbour

Hall's Harbour


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Little bit frustrated

I'm trying to post some pictures of our trip last summer and I'm having a heck of a time. I am having trouble putting the pictures where I want them to be. And blogger leaves such a big empty space at the end of the pictures. Makes the previous post look like it is miles away. I am not a quitter. Everyone else has great blosg and makes their pictures work properly, so here goes - another try.