Saturday, 26 December 2015


Happy Saturday! 
Happy Holidays!
I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday, and still are!
Ours was...interesting. Lol

Our area ended with a freak windy storm on Thursday.
Which led to power being knocked out for some time.
Thankfully, where we live, because
Of where we live, we have a generator. 
And fireplaces. Also, the weather was very mild.
There wasn't any snow on the ground-- it was in the plus temperatures.
Very un-seasonal! Anyways, no power.
Let me say, one does not realize how much they rely on 
The electricity until they are without it!
I had started the turkey very early, thankfully, 
And it was almost finished by the power decided to take a break.
Finished cooking it on our wood stove.

But, it was all good.

Santa stopped by during the night, and
April almost caught him. She did see him, and tried to
Catch, but Santa was too quick for her!
He did leave lots of goodies for everyone.
Enough of that, right? Onwards!

So, with the holidays, things are a little behind here in blog land, 
As you may have noticed. Lol
I have my challenge ready. Had it ready for some
Time, know.
As for the challenge, my internet is not reliable right now, and is
Giving me the hardest time. Grr! 

But I will show you my card, and I will edit my post later on, 
When Laurie has the official blog up.
As you can, I made a shaker card! They are such fun!
All the. Papers are from DCWV, and the
Stars are actually foam stickers from 3L Adhesives, 
With lots of glitter on! 
The sequins are from Studio Calico, 
And the letters ("CHEER") are from Echo Park.
My girl is coloured with my Prismacolor coloured pencils.

So that is it! 

See you soon,  my peeps!
Be safe. Get crafty.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Ode to my Favorite Challenge

Happy Saturday!
Crunch time--
the big day is almost here!

My college son is home--
he finished up his last exams this past week.
And he did well!!!
So proud of him!
I know his last exam, 
Parisian French, was quite 
a challenge.
I tried to help him, 
as I am bilingual,
but Quebec French
and Parisian French are very different
in writing, grammar terms.
But he did it!

And my little girl is off 
Kindergarten for her winter break.
She is pretty excited.
I am blessed--
my 3 children and hubby are with me, 
and my pooch!
Love them all!

Enough babbling!

New challenge over on the 

HIMCR #230 - Favorite HIMCR 2015 Challenge!

How awesome is that???

My favorite challenge would be either 
Freestyle or Favorite Die Cutting machine.

For this card, I used my 
Cuttlebug, with one of my
many embossing folders.

(I love embossing folders--!!)

The blue sparkly paper
is from DCWV, cut from
my Cricut machine, from the
Winter Wonderland cartridge.
The snowman stamp is from HOTP, 
colored with my Prismacolor
colored pencils.
Although you cannot see it, 
the strip is metallic.
sigh--camera is giving me issues...

So, there you have it folks!!
Link up your creations!
Cannot wait to see what you all 
have done!
Until next time!
Be safe. Get crafty!
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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Born to shop

Happy Saturday!
What a week! a whirlwind week
First, it was my birthday this past Wednesday!
A wonderful day with my family, 
minus my college boy.
Then, my daughter
woke up with a complete body
rash---all over!
Fun! NOT!
My first thought was chicken pox, 
with the way the bumps were.
But nope, the nurse confirmed it.
A food allergy.
and just like her mama, to Kiwis.
More fun. sigh!
She is fine now.

Breathe in, breathe out!

So, today will see hubby and I
finishing up our Christmas shopping
for the church Christmas baskets, 
and for our kiddos.

And there is another challenge 
over on the

This week, HIMCR #229 - Super Scraps Saturday
The sponsor is The Paper Shelter!

The giveaway is a $15 Gift Certificate!

I adore these images!

The design team were given a choice 
of images to use.

I chose Christmas Shopping.

When I first saw the image, 
an idea for a layout came to mind.
Love it when that happens!!
I decided to use this image for 
a Project Life spread.
my photos are developed--grr! lol
So, I will not post the spread sans photo.
But here is my 3x4 card for my spread.

So that is it for me for now!
Be sure to link up!
Cannot wait to see what you make!
Be safe, folks! Get crafty!

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas Colors

hey, hey, hey!
Thanks for stopping by!
Can you believe that we are in December?

2015 is just flying by--
what a year!
I personally will be happy
to see it go...

A new challenge is starting over 
on the 

HIMCR #228 - Christmas Colors!
Convenient, is it not??

And this week's sponsor is:
The giveaway is 3 Digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
I adore their images!!

So, the Design Team were
given some images to play with.

Here is what I created. 
(of course, another tag--need many of these!)

I colored this cute little guy with
my Prismacolor colored pencils.
Papers are from Teresa Collins.
Sentiment sticker is from BoBunny.
Snowflake bling stickers are from
the Dollarama! (go figure, right??)

That is it for me for now.
Cannot wait to see what you have come up!
Be sure to check out our newest 
design team member--
Katie Williams!!

Until next time, friends!

Be safe. Get crafty!

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