Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Where did spring go?


Brr!  I wish this cold weather would go away.  Hopefully April snow will bring May flowers :)


The weekly MFT Wednesday sketch challenge is keeping my butt in gear to keep creating, and I couldn't miss my first week of the year!  I just love MFT's 'Crazy for Daisies' and I thought she'd be perfect with this beautiful new Echo Park paper.


The sentiment is from MFT's More Essential Sentiments.

challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Punches or Die Cuts (Martha Stewart border punch)
Stamptacular Sunday - Freebie Week
Oozak challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're old when...

 Your back goes out more than you do..

Saturday, April 7, 2012

You Make Me Jump For Joy


Happy Easter, everyone!  This is my card for this week's MFTWSC66 sketch.  The stamp is Jump For Joy, and the dies are MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallop and Butterflies.


And a close-up:

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Use Your Favourite Tool (Big Shot)
Oozak - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with opt. Monochromatic
Penny Black & More - Oh So Cute

While our kids are having a five day weekend, thanks to the busses being cancelled for our snow day on Thursday, we're still keeping busy, since their training continues as usual.  I'm looking forward to their day off on Sunday!

If you stopped by and saw our snow day photos from yesterday, here are the results from their efforts:



They raided all of the veggies in my bin, so there's a variety of red and orange peppers, celery, potatoes, broccolini, etc... those should be pleasant when the snow's gone!  :p

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're old when...

 Your back goes out more than you do.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Snow Day!


My poor kids got up at 5 this morning and headed off to the pool through our snow storm only to find out that the power was out, so home they came again.  School busses were cancelled, so they've gotten a rare day off!

I was lucky they were home, since they got to push me when I got stuck in the driveway, and then they helped me shovel the driveway clear when I got restuck a foot later, and then pushed me again until I made it into the garage :)


To everyone driving in this, stay safe!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sasy Pants



I was so happy when the mailman brought my MFT order yesterday, it's so hard to wait for shipping to Canada!  Of course, I immediately inked up all of my stamps!  They are all so cute, who could resist?  :)  This one is called Cute-a-tude, which suits her so perfectly!


Thank heavens for my bow-easy, because I am the worst bow tier, ever!  I think I have all thumbs when it comes to that :)

This layout is from the MFT Wednesday Sketch Club this week.  It was looking a bit busy with patterned paper behind, so I switched it up for the white cardstock and it seems better to me.


Copic colours:  E000, 00, 21, 11, BV000 / E31, 34, 35, 37 / V05, 06, RV66 / R81, 83, CB, V05, CB/ T5

Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More - Oh so cute
Divas by Design - Stamp Something
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!


Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're old when...

 You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Happy Birthday, Cupcake

Sorry for my absence from blogland the past week or so.  I seem to be suffering from a loss of mojo, combined with a few back to back illnesses.  All I know is that I am ready for summer!  Right now we are enjoying spring break.  Tomorrow I'm taking the kids to Marble Slab, so they will be happy :)  I'd love to hear what you all do when your mojo goes missing!


Since I haven't missed a single weekly sketch from MFT yet this year, I couldn't let the lack of motivation and mojo break my streak.  I did find the sketch hard though... my brain doesn't do 'crooked', lol...


As soon as I saw this '3 Bugs' paper, I knew I had to have it, just so that I could use her with this adorable 'Hello, Cupcake' MFT stamp.  And this ribbon, doesn't it match the ribbing on the cupcake wrapper perfectly?  A match made in heaven :)


Today I got to sleep in, what a nice treat!  The kids are running to our local rec centre for a work out this morning and then running home.  Literally running, not a figure of speech.  I love not having to chauffeur for once!  Maybe while they are out, I can get in some crafty time.

On a side note, there is a DT call running at Paper Sundaes right now, so if you are interested in joining us, please check out the post here and drop us an email!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Stamp Something

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're old when...

 You sing along with the elevator music. (Uh oh, I do this!)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Just For You



As soon as I saw this week's MFT sketch, I knew I had to play along; it is just my style!  Lots of layers, straight panels (unlike my crooked sewing lol...).  I hadn't used this 'Because You're Special' MFT Pure Innocence in forever, and she was bringing me happy thoughts of spring, so I just had to ink her up!


I've mixed and matched a bit, using the sentiment from MFT's 'Fresh From the Oven', and a rolled rose from their mid sized rolled rose Die-namics, finished off with a brad in the middle.  The papers are My Mind's Eye 'Miss Caroline'.

Copic Colours:
Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, BV000
Hair - E30, 31, 34, 35
Dress, shoes - BG53, 45, 49
Jacket - BG45, 07, B34 over top for toner
Grass - YG91, 93
misc. - E81, YG95, R32, YG2, YG23, BG000, 0000

I've used my colourless blender to add a bit of texture to the grassy ground.  I thought it turned out okay in the end.  I'm just glad that the food poisoning seems to be just about over, so that I felt good enough to play today!

Challenges:
Die-ing for a Challenge - Anything Goes (C3)
Totally Papercrafts - favorite things (Pure Innocence stamps, die cuts, layers)

Thanks so much for stopping by, your visits and comments are truly appreciated!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're old if...

Your joints are more accurate than the National Weather Service.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Whee!


Sorry for the quiet blog!  We just got back the night before last from a 4 day trip to Calgary for my daughter's provincials!  It went really well, with 3 new A times, and several more personal bests.  Unfortunately I must have caught a touch of food poisoning on the trip home, so it hasn't been a fun 24 hours!


My card today is for the current MFT sketch challenge.  Luckily I coloured the panels on Wednesday before we left town, because otherwise I think it wouldn't have gotten finished!  As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use this MFT 'Start the Day With Whee' stamp.  I ended up having to cut the panels a bit tighter than I'd like just so I could keep this card at a reasonable size though... as it is, it's 7.25 x 5, not exactly small!  :)

Challenges:
Stamp and Create - Paper Piecing

Now I am off to get this scheduled and then get to bed... after no sleep last night, it's going to be hard to get up in the morning, and the kids tend not to like it when mom forgets to pick them up from morning practice :p

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 You pronounce the last letter of the alphabet "zed" instead of "zee."

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Christmas in the Air


This week at Paper Sundaes, our challenge is your choice of either the colour green, or the theme of Good Luck.  I don't often make Good Luck cards, so I decided to go with just the green, and get back on track with my resolution.


Well, I definitely haven't been keeping up with my pledge to get ahead on my Christmas cards this year... I believe this is only number three so far.  It's hard to get in the mood for Christmas in March!  I absolutely love this MFT Pure Innocence Christmas Caroler though, and decided to cross one more card off my list :) See Santa, I really am good, once in a while :)

The layout is from this week's MFT sketch, I have managed to play along with every sketch so far this year!  Yay, me :)


Challenges:
Dies To Die For - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Now I am off to take some advil, since I seem to be developing another migraine and can hardly see the monitor to type this, no joke.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you can come join us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 You were mad at the CBC when "The Beachcombers" were taken off the air.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

If everything goes as scheduled, this will post while I am off for the day with my Auntie!  Hopefully rush hour traffic will be kind :)


I was running a bit late for this week's MFT sketch challenge and had to sneak it in on the last day.  This sweet stamp is 'Being Cute Is What I Do' by MFT stamps.  This paper is from a My Mid's Eye paper pad called 'A Happy Heart', that I snagged on sale at a local store last week.  I love the rich tones!


I've used two MFT die-namics as well, their Wonky Scallop, and Ticket Tab.  The sentiment is from a different MFT stamp set, their Lily of The Valley Pure Innocence.  I always seem to be switching them up.


Challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Paper and Such - Paper Piecing
Craft Your Passion - Paper Piecing
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment - die cut + sentiment
Whimsy Inspirations - Paper Piecing

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

You drive on a highway, not a freeway.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

You're So Sweet

Wow, how did it become Thursday already?  My hubby is off work this week and we have been busy running around.  Yesterday we were back to the doctor.  My kids are getting a bit of a tour of the medical field; maybe one of these will be something they pick to do someday!  This time it was the pulmonologist again.  My daughter thinks this would be interesting, but I'm not sure she's suited for medical school, with all the needles and blood :p

For my card today, I've inked up one of the beautiful Belles 'n Whistles stamps that I won from Elisabeth Bell just before Christmas.  All of her stamps are just so gorgeous!  This sweet girl is called Pretty in Patches.


It's not very often I use my BV's, but it was a nice change from all of the red I've been using lately. I just love this 'Spring Border' Memory Box die, expect to see a lot of it.  I definitely need to get more of these!  The flowers are an MFT Die-namics called Flower Trio.


Bring on spring, I'm ready for warm weather, green grass and flowers!

Challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - Lace, Brads, Flowers
Cutie Pie - Flower Power
Papertake Weekly - Get Krafty
Corrosive Challenge - Another Dimension (popped out top layer of flowers)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 It's a family tradition to have your wedding reception at the local ice rink. (Inspired by Shanna's comment last week LOL)
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