Tuesday, May 29, 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 list of things to get done before we move. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

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 leaving a comment at their blogs.

Here are the five blogs I feel deserve this award:
2. Tasha at Wild At Heart Studio's 
3. Pamela at I Candy Scraps
5. Lynda at Lynda's Creations

Now ladies please choose 5 blogs you feel deserve this award and thanks for all the inspiration on your blogs! Please pick one of these Liebster awards for your blog!

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 all our wonderful friends in Portland.  Change can be hard, exciting, but hard.

So if my postings become very scarce over the next month or so, you will know why....

I did mean to post this layout from the Pemberley Workshop on the Go that I did in Parksville last month.  We created a total of 3 layouts but this is the only one that currently has pictures and feels "finished".  My good friend Wendy Coffman at Stamping Rules! allowed me to use her Monthly Memories layouts for this workshop and I thank her again because I just love her work!

  Not sure why the photo's are not as clear as I would like them,  I messed around with them for a while but I'm outta time maybe because it is such a grey day here and I like to use natural light...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

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 Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the flowers and used the  "Just for You" stamp on them.  I also used the stamp from the "Florentine" Workshop on the go to create the scalloped strip.