Showing posts from May, 2012

Thank You Bookmarks

With the big move happening in a few weeks, my son will be finishing his first year at Preschool.  I wanted to make a little something for all the teachers and aids in his program.  I saw these cute little bookmarks on Pinterest and found great directions with pictures here at  Tallys Treasury . Wendy at Stamping Rules made some last Hallowe'en and they are super spooky! So here is my finished product.  Cute and simple, just how I like it! The paper used is from stash and I cut the flowers out on my cricut using my very favorite cartridge... you guessed it Art Philosophy !  I inked the edges and stamped the "Thank You" in Lagoon Ink (I love this colour!) and used twine from The Twinery in Caribbean for the bows.  Close To My Heart also has twine available is wonderful colours including Lagoon , I just happened to buy mine from The Twinery last year before it became available from Close To My Heart.  So Hip Hip Hooray! One more thing crossed off my endless l

I won an award!

  How's that for a nice surprise?!  Joann at Jo's Scrap Shack has nominated me for a Liebster Award.  The origins of the Liebster Award are a little unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany. Liebster means "favorite" or "dearest" and this is a peer to peer award to help showcase bloggers with less then 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of their choice.   I want to thank Joann for thinking of me and if you have a chance stop by her blog, she makes very pretty things outta paper!  My favorite! Now here is what you do as a presenter of this award:  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. 2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you. 3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. 4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve it. 5. Let them know they have been chosen by l

how you been?

The last couple of weeks have just flown by for me and I have found that by the time I get down to the crafty space I am wiped out and decide to go to bed!  It has been very busy for me and my family and (big sigh) it's gonna get a whole lot busier... Our big news is that my husband was offered a wonderful new job and we decided it would be silly not to take this opportunity the crazy part of it is the job is back in our "hometown" which is about 3 hours from where we currently live.  So a big move is a coming in a few weeks (I know didn't we just move....) and it's both exciting and a little terrifying at the same time.  It is going to be wonderful to be so close to soooo many people that we love and have them back in our lives everyday but I am not looking forward to the finding a new place to live and packing up all our junk and saying "see you soon" to the friends that we have here in Victoria.  It also feels just that little bit further away from

Sunday Afternoon

It's Sunday and I finally got to spend some time down in the craft room!  Last week was very busy with company and I had performances with The Allegra Singers.  I so love to sing! I live a very charmed life in that I am married to a wonderful man, have an amazing child and get to do things that make my soul happy like scrapbooking and singing! A very charmed life indeed. Today's little creation was inspired by " Dynamic Duos" Challenge #1 !  This is a brand new challenge blog where you create only using the colours they suggest and neutrals.  For the layout I decided to try Freshly Made Sketches #33 where the aim is to keep your project clean-lined and fresh.  I am also submitting this card to CAS-ual Fridays #51 in celebration of their first birthday.  I used Close To My Heart Pear and Lagoon for the colours and a scrap from my Dotty For You paper package (that wonderful $5 pack of paper is going to be used for a long, long time).  I also used my Art Phi