Saturday, May 22, 2010

Windows to the soul

I've been having fun making this wall hanging for my daughter. This is another picture of my daughter that her friend took, I thought it was kind of cool and needed a special layout. I just picked up a cheap canvas frame from the dollar store and cut out my papers and then used modge podge on them before I added everything. I painted the scroll frame that I cut out of thin card board with Distress crackle painted and then inked with distress ink. It's kind of hard to see the crackle effect in this picture. Inside the ornate frame (which is from Tim Holtz) it says "The eyes are the windows to the soul." The dangly (is that a word?) things are from a pair of earrings from the dollar store that I took apart and then inked with Rangers ink. Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Where did the time go?

Wow, Thursday already, I can't believe it. How come when your a kid the days just drag by and then when you become 21 they fly by so quick and suddenly you realize you've become your parents, lol! Oh well not much we can do I guess. I've been busy trying to get the rest of my gardens weeded before the weather decided to change and rain. Which I actually managed to do, well sort of - I have one more to do but it's one the previous owners put in and its a major disaster, I hate working on it. I think I'm going to end up ripping everything out and start again from scratch one of these days.

This weekend is a long weekend here in Canada, Queen Victoria's birthday. This is usually the first weekend everyone likes to get out and go camping for the first time of the year. The weather doesn't look so great for the next few days, so that won't be to good for some of the die hard campers. Luckily we're not going camping until Wednesday of next week and it looks like it might get nicer by then (she says keeping her fingers crossed).

I did managed to get a little bit of time in to scrap, below is my most recent page that I finished this afternoon. These are my daughters two silly dogs napping on the couch after a hard day of doing dog stuff...eating, chewing things they shouldn't, beating each other up - you know the usual dog stuff, lol.

TFL and have a great evening!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

More gardening...

It was nice and sunny and warm this morning so I was able to get back out in the garden and get two more flower beds weeded. Now there's kind of a high cloud cover so it's feeling a bit muggy. But that's better than having it rain is all I can say, lol. The rest of the afternoon I managed to get this new scrapbook page done of my grand daughter and her very bright new blue running shoes. Apparently she's been wanting a pair of these shoes for over a year. She received a lot of money from family for her birthday so she was very excited when I asked her if she wanted to go to the mall and pick them up. The paper I found to use went perfect with the color of her shoes. I popped the smaller picture of her up with foam and also used my new Martha Stewart punch to do the lace edge on the brown and blue paper. The flowers and the felt fusion swirl are from Prima - I love these Prima flowers.

Thanks for looking and have a great evening!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mothers Day Flowers

My daughter gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Mothers Day so of course I just had to take a picture to scrap. We also had a color challenge at My Creative Scrapbook. We had to use Pink, Green, Yellow and White. The papers I used are from Basic Grey - I just love this Porcelain line of paper. The title was made with my Cricut machine using the Jasmine cartridge and taking it into Cricut Design Studio and welded the letters together. I cut out one of the bird cages from the Basic Grey paper and popped it up with foam and then used pink embroidery thread to make the chain. I also made my own flourish transparency printed out on my computer. And of course the pretty flowers are from Prima, who else!

Speaking of Prima, I got a nice surprise yesterday at My Creative Scrapbook. We had a favorite color challenge and all who entered names got put into a hat and they pulled a name yesterday and I won! I am so excited as the prize was a great goody bag full of Prima - now I have something to look forward to in my mail other than just bills, lol.

Here's my scrap page, thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May Sketch Challenge

This months sketch challenge by Julie Bonner at My Creative Scrapbook just seemed to fit perfect with a photo I was wanting to scrap.I already had my background page picked out but wasn't quite sure what else I was going to do with it so when I saw the sketch I was quite happy!

I have had this background paper for ages and never seemed to have quite the right picture for it. I'm one of those scrappers that see a pretty paper and have to buy it - even though I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, lol. I really do have to stop doing that but I'm sure there are a lot of you out there that do the exact same thing.

Below is my version of the sketch. If you notice one side of my layout is not scalloped. The reason for this is that my page protectors in my scrapbook are not quite 12 inches wide so I keep having to cut about a ¼ " off of my layouts so they fit. Believe me, it is very annoying! I should have taken my picture before I cut the one side off but unfortunately I didn't - what can you do!
Anyway back to my layout..I've used some pretty Prima flowers that I just purchased while visiting my kids. I used stickles glitter for my flourishes.

My sister gave me this cute little garden peeker for Christmas and I've been waiting for our weather to get better so I could put him up on my pear tree. finally last week the weather started to get so much better so I finally got to put him up. Isn't he just the cutest little guy?

I'm off to bed now but I hope everyone had a good evening.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Home again...

I had a great visit with the kids and grandchildren but it's good to be home again and get to sleep in my own bed tonight. My appointment at the MS Clinic didn't go to bad, just getting confirmation from my Neurologist about problems I already knew I had, lol. I'm always reminded when I go to the MS Clinic how lucky I am with the progression of this crazy disease compared to other patients I see there who are so much worse than me. Well I think I'm off to bed now. I hope everyone has a good week!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Busy day

Well I've had a busy day today. I actually managed to get my butt in gear fairly early and went and got a few groceries to make sure my other half didn't starve while I was gone. Came home and answered a few emails and put a few items up for sale on eBay and got a few other orders ready for mailing. Cleaned my whole house (don't know why I bother as it will be a disaster by the time I get home) - not sure how 1 man and 3 cats can make a kitchen look like a hurricane hit it, lol. Got my car all washed and cleaned out, checked my oil etc for the trip tomorrow. I then went off to the plant store to get a few more plants for my pots and came home and got them all planted and watered all the others so they will still be alive when I get home on Tuesday. Even managed to get all packed except for those last minute things, so I'm already to go bright and chipper in the morning. I'm thinking I'm way to organized so something is bound to go wrong. Hmmm...better stop thinking like that.

I'm off to go and relax now. Hope everyone has a great evening!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Another beautiful day

Wow, it actually seemed like May today. It was beautiful and sunny and actually hot, even managed to get into a pair of shorts and a tank top. Mind you there was a pretty big glare coming off that pasty white skin of mine that hasn't seen sunshine in so long, lol. I managed to get the rest of my vegetable garden all weeded, so hopefully while I'm away my dh will get some sort of fertilizer for it so it's ready to plant when I get home from the mainland.

I have to go down to Vancouver to see my Neurologist at the MS Clinic for my yearly check up. At least this trip won't be so expensive since the government pays for my ferry ride to and from the mainland, that saves almost $100 - it works for me!

I get to spend more time with the kids and my grandchildren so that's nice. Of course when I get home I will have lots more pictures to scrapbook. I also just realized it's Mothers Day while I'm there so that's nice I will actually be with the kids on Mothers Day.

Well I'm off to soak my poor sore back from weeding, I hope everyone has a great evening!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Taking My Breath Away

I put the last finishing touches on my layout this morning, putting some pretty pink self adhesive pearls on to make a flourish. I'm pretty happy with it but I did my stamp a little crooked - that's what happens sometimes with my numb hands from my MS. They don't always go where my brain tells them to, lol. Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Back ache

Another sunny day but a bit on the windy side. Managed to get out and get half of my veggie garden weeded today. Hoping that it will be nice again tomorrow so I can finish it off. Of course my poor back is paying for it tonight.

Tonight I've been working on a layout with a picture I finally found taken of my dh and I when we were first dating. I love the picture, especially considering I don't look to bad in the picture - I don't consider myself very photogenic. Which is why I'm usually the one taking the pictures, lol. I found that since I started scrapbooking I've had to force myself to have more pictures taken of me. I hope to finish it off tomorrow and get it posted.

I'm off to bed now, goodnight to all!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lazy Day

Wow Sunday already, where did the weekend go! I didn't even get a chance to do any scrapping yesterday and it was National Scrapbook Day. We've been busy do yard work etc - you know all that stuff to get ready for spending more time outside with family and friends. I'm a summer person so I love it when the days get longer and warmer. Mind you the weather hasn't been really cooperating with the warm part everyday. It was nice in the sunshine yesterday but boy when the sun went behind the clouds it was quite cool. Oh well I managed to get most of my garden ornaments all put out yesterday, as well as this cute little "Garden Peeker" gnome that my sister bought me for Christmas put up on my pear tree. He's so cute! Here is a picture of him below. I hope everyone has a great day!