Monday, November 22, 2010


In 6 years as a demo, I've never seen this before!

Monday, November 8, 2010

What I did with an extra hour of sleep ...

a little bit more organizing. I bought these sponge dauber holders online somewhere (I suffer from "old-timers" disease ... sorry I don't remember where I got them), finally bought enough sponge daubers, found my P-Touch and got to work. I've labeled each dauber and labeled each plastic holder with collection name and voila!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I was a swapping fiend for a while, but gradually slowed down to the point where I hadn't swapped in a year or two.
This fall I joined up again for a couple. Below is the card I made for an organized swap that I joined.
Next one was for general swapping.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hellooooooo ....

bet you thought I'd up and moved or something! LOL ... no such luck!
That darn thing called "LIFE" got in the way again!
It's been busy, busy, busy and ever changing. New office, new job, new school year and ... new craft room!!
Brent & I have done some major renovations and have moved my craft room to the old family room in the basement. It sounds so dark and dreary when I say it that way, but in fact, it is bright and light and now my "happy place". LOL
I've now got my table in the same room as my supplies, so classes are MUCH easier now. Here are some pictures ...
These picture were taken as we were putting stuff up ... I'll take some new pictures soon (after I tidy a bit ... hehehe) of what it looks like with most of my stuff in.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I am still around ...

just not on the web. Having said that, I will be back in a day or two with some cards and such that I've managed to pump out.
The sun is shining already this morning (it's 6:45ish am) and the weather is promising to warm up! It's a GOOD DAY! LOL

Monday, March 8, 2010

Using up more stuff ...

that I've had laying around. The transparency is one that I've had for a few years, as is the paper and chipboard letters. I had actually bought this scrapbooking kit before I knew about Stampin' Up! The colours in the kit seemed to co-ordinate with the Soho Designer Hardware and my hospital gown.

The journaling reads as follows:

HEART ATTACK??? ME??? Labour Day weekend 2008, after training 6 drivers in Special Needs. I just thought I was over-heated and didn't bother to go to the dr.'s or hospital. Did my am run on the first day of school ... haven't driven a bus since.

This is what absolute JOY looks like. I had just found out that my heart had completed TWO natural by-passes. And that no surgery was needed in the foreseeable future!

Friday, February 26, 2010

MY Day

As we all do, I have my list of blogs that I visit each day ... some are SU demos and some are not. One that I really enjoy is by Michelle Wooderson. I just love her style and (what I see on this side of the computer screen) ease with which she creates. She created and shared, what she calls, her "12 Days of Me". Basically Mish has chosen 1 day each month to be her "personal" day ... she does whatever it is she needs or wants to do, that day. Blogging, scrapping, cardmaking, organizing, cooking ... whatever. She created a list/booklet to help her plan her day and so that she can get whatever she needs ahead of time. LOVE THE CONCEPT!!! I bought one of the kits that she made up and sold in her Etsy shop ... chose my day for a few months in advance (because I work outside of the house, I had to pick convenient days, not the same day each month as Mish did) and "had at er" (as dh says). My first "day" was Family Day - February 15th!
Below are pictures of the booklet that I made up with Mish's kit.
Isn't it fun? As you can see, I've chosen March 14th to be my next personal day ... CAN'T WAIT!
I'll be back another day with a layout or two that I did on My Day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lovely Ladies

For our last class, we made cards for children and women. I really love making very simple cards, but sometimes I like to "fuss" a bit.
All 3 of these cards are CASE'D, but I'm a very bad blogger and didn't not take note of who they were from. I'm really sorry, if they are yours, please let me know so I can give you credit. I promise to try harder and give credit where credit is due.
I love the ease of stamping this one and the quick way of adding a touch of elegance with a half-back pearl from the Pretties Kit.
I was so happy to find a use for the ornament punch other then for Christmas cards.
The Sweet Pea Felt has to be my favorite embellishment right now!
I will be back later with some pics of how I spent Family Day (February 15th here in Ontario)and perhaps a sneak peak of an upcoming class.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Sunday!

The sun is shining, what little snow we have is melting and (I hope) spring is slowly showing her lovely face!
Here are a couple of the cards that we made in class a couple of weekends ago. I CASE'D them from the SU website. They were originally made by Tamara Bertram. We only made two of her designs and there are still two more we could make.

I'll be back in a couple of days with a few more that we made.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I'm back!

Bit by byte. LOL
I"ve got my father's computer and I am s l o w l y downloading my things onto it. I've got all of my drivers on now and the very first thing I downloaded after my drivers was ... Yep! My Digital Studio!! I've missed playing and really needed to get a new blog header made.
What do ya think? OH MY GOSH!! I love playing with this programme. Have I mentioned that before? hehehe.
I've got a few more things to work out with this computer, but I think it's coming along really well.
I've had a class, I've finished up a couple of projects that were sitting around and I'm working on a few more classes and projects for myself.
I'll be back soon with some pics.

Friday, February 5, 2010

I'll be back ...

just as soon as I get my computer fixed. It seems I've got a very nasty virus(s) on it and we are still working on getting it dealt with. Until then ... I'll not be able to post much and certainly will not be able to share pictures of projects. But I will return .... LOL

Monday, January 25, 2010

An update...

to let you know what I'm up to.
Unfortunately, it's not much. I'm having a bit of a time trying to absorb and process everything that has happened in the past 6 or 7 months. In the past two weeks, I've also learned that I may be out of a job. Our company had to submit a bid proposal for the bus routes we still have, but was not successful. There will be lots of shuffling of personnel between the 4 bases that are now open, with the possibility of closing one of them. I've been told that by the end of February I will know whether I will be continuing with the company or if I will have to look for another job.
I do have one card from Christmas time that I have not shared. Sorry for the poor picture.