Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Darling!

Today is my wonderful, handsome husband's birthday! I cherish this man!! He is everything I ever dreamed of and more. Happy birthday darling!

Cinema Saturday #8

This week's Cinema Saturday challenge was based on the movie Miracle on 34th Street. You know the one where the little girl doesn't at first believe in Santa Claus and where Santa Claus gets put on trial. Such a heart warming film:) One of my favourite parts about Christmas is being able to be Santa to others. After all, Santa is based on St. Nicolas, a man of faith who showed love in a very tangible way to children without. A 'merry' soul indeed!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Butterfly Award

Sunny Sankari nominated me for this beautiful Butterfly Award! I'm tickeled!! Thank you so much Sankari, I am honoured that you thought of me:) Sankari has a wonderful blog with beautiful projects and she is also one of the creative hearts behind Cinema Saturday, so be sure to check her blog out!!

The rules for this award are to

1. Pick 10 people to pass this award to them
2. Contact them and let them know that you have chosen their blog for this award
3. Link to the person who gave this award to you

I have chosen the following 10 delightful and creative people to pass this award on to. I have enjoyed visiting their blogs and have been blessed by their sweet comments on my own, so why don't you go and visit the blogs below, I am sure you will enjoy them:)

6. Amy at Tethered2Home
7.. Kiara at the Stamping Cafe
8. Deb at Sharing my Obsession
9. Ann at Creative Antics
10. Zukes Girl at Zukesgirlcreates

Monday, November 24, 2008

Father-in-law's Birthday

It was my Father-in-law's birthday this weekend and we had them over for dinner on Sunday. My mother-in-law is a vegatarian, so I made turkey lasagne with caesar salad. During the week life is so hectic these days (ever since I changed jobs almost 2 years ago now) that I can't plan to have people over at all during the week any more, and I find that weekends don't go far either, so it's nice when it does work out:) I'm looking forward to more of that as the Christmas season approaches. AND - I just learned our friends from Chicago will be here for Christmas starting on December 20th - so I have some get-togethers to plan:)

This is my Father-in-law's birthday card - yes, he's a hockey fanatic and I used Canuck colours since that is his team. It's fairly simple, no bows or sparkles, but I'm pretty sure he prefers it that way;)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Hour

I went to Happy Hour at JSI this weekend and this is what I made... It's a cd holder - it closes with velcro on the other side where there's a pocket for your cd and then there's a tag in a pocket on this side so you can write a message, a playlist, a wish or journal even. I love that ribbon too:) I love getting new ideas to work with!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Here's my first ever round card! It's made using Nicole's coluzzle. The jury is still out for me on whether to get a coluzzle for cutting circles or not. On the one hand I love the options it gives you, but on the other hand I'm not that coordinated and it's a little hard to use. But then again - maybe practice makes perfect!

Cinema Satruday #7

I've missed the last couple of Cinema Saturdays either because I was away or I was catching up on life when I came back, so I was so happy to be able to sneak a few minutes in this morning to 'play' with this week's challenge.

This week's movie-theme was Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Because I live in Canada, Thanksgiving has passed (second week in October here), and so I decided to make it a Charlie Brown Christmas (instead of thanksgiving) as I still need some more Christmas cards:)

I took my inspiration mainly from the Christmas lights that Charlie Brown's poor little tree wouldn't hold and that Snoopy's house had been adorned with and that after Linus' lesson they all gathered around a real fir tree with:)

I hope you like it... And a BIG Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Finally! :)

So I finally learned how to make a 'nugget box' (click here for tutorial)- and I have to say that it looks more complicated than it is! I *love* making them now!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

This Year's Card Swap

So I went to my stampin' club last night and it was our Christmas card swap. What fun! I was a little behind having gone away and all with getting my cards done, but in the end it all worked out. This is what I made this year:)

On a side note, for something special we met at this little coffee shop called 'Tastebuds' - they had a private room and everything to accomodate all 12 of us - such a treat!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another Award?!

Wow! Here I was feeling so bad I haven't had much time to create lately much less post, and still, sweet Deb gave me this award! Thanks Deb, I'm tickled!!

And here are a few people I'm passing this one on to:

1. Soft Angel Kisses
2. Bethinking
3. Papersnob
4. Schwooo
5. Stampin Starbucks Mama

Be sure to check out their blogs, you won't regret it!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Guess where I've been?!

...and this was the view from the scrapbooking store there where I got to 'play' one afternoon! (that's the Three Sisters Mountain:)

For our anniversary, my amazing hubby and I took a quick trip to Calgary and then on to Cochrane, Canmore and Banff (we mostly stayed in our favourite little Inn in Canmore - think English charm, amazing views, fireplace....) We had originally planned to head to Jasper this year, but Brian Doerksen and Kathryn Scott were going to be in concert in Calgary, so we decided to go that route. It was quite the opportunity to see the two of them together (Kathryn is from Causeway Coast, Ireland - I could go on and on about what her and her husband have taught us...!)

So off to Calgary we went - and the concert was AMAZING! ...and we did end up really enjoying our few days there, but mostly because we worked really hard at it - as it turned out that it was very stressful to get around Calgary and the shopping wasn't what we thought it would be, but we did end up eating at White Spot (one of our favourites), spending a morning at IKEA and finding a guitar and scrapbooking shop that we enjoyed, so all was well and then off to the mountains we went!

Canmore was were we spent our 5th Anniversary last year and so it is very special to us! As that was the first time we ever did a getaway like this:) Time prevents me from telling you about all the beautiful things we saw and did, but it was all charming, and not only did I get to look around in this cute scrapbook shop there with the view above, but I got to create a bit there. This is my first acrylic mini album - I got their scrapping room all to myself - just me, the mountains and the fireplace:) The book's not done yet, but I thought I'd post my progress since it had been so long since I posted something:)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Eifel for him:)

Happy anniversary to the most wonderful man I know~!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Arte y Pico

Kiara at the Stamping Cafe was so sweet and shared an award with me! She has an awesome blog and if you head over there right now you'll see this gorgeous acrylic mini album that I love!

The "rules" for the Arte y Pico award are:
1. If you are an award winner, show the award, the name of the person who gave it to you, and link back to his or her blog.
2. Pick 5 blogs you think deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and for contributing to the blogging community.
3. List the author's name and link to his or her blog.
4. Leave a message on the blogs of those you've selected.
5. Link back to the original Arte y Pico blog, so all will know the origin of the award.

Here are 5 blogs that I would like to share this with:

1. Michele at the Stamp Link. She often has new ideas that inspire me to create! I love the scrapbook pages she has up on her blog right now!
2. Dannie at Dannie's Designs. I love her tutorials! She's always sharing new ideas!
3. Kristina at Kwernerdesign Blog. Everyone knows Kristina - she gives us the colour inspirations, make a card Monday, Finally Friday. Her creations are so much fun and she inspires me to create!
4. Kadee at Kadee Morrison's Design. I love Kadee's style and recently she was published for the first time even!
5. The new Cinema Saturday blog because I *love* doing their challenges!

Thanks again Kiara for the award!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cinema Saturday #4

'Grease is the the word...'s got groove it's got meaning...'

So this week's Cinema Saturday challenge is inspired by the movie Grease, and my card is a card I've made for a friend who just got back from a month long vacation. Of course I took inspiration from the red convertible from the movie, from blonde haired sizzled up Sandy and then I tried to play that against some varsity feeling elements - the pennant, the argyle. I picked the red and white in the card because those were Ridel's colours.

'Grease is the word...'

'We take the pressure and we throw away
Conventionality belongs to yesterday
There is a chance that we can make it so far
We start believing now that we can be who we are


I took inspiration for this from this from Linz:)

I've had a hard time though finding frames the sizes I need for the ideas I have - so this one was a bit larger than I originally wanted, but I worked with what I found and like the result:)