Friday, December 31, 2010

Totally messed up the layout of my blog

I tried someone else's layout and now I can't read or you can't read some posts. Another thing to add to the New Years to do list.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Found the picture on the iphone, not a great picture, not sure it the watermark will show up. It was very tiny on the upload to picasa. How do others put watermarks on their pictures? This was almost all graphics grabbed from the web, some ribbon that I got with a gift sometime ago and Cherry Cobler cardstock from SU
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Quiet Time Between Christmas & New Years

We are suppose to be de-junking the basement so we don't end up on a episode of Hoarders. Some how we manage to avoid it. It must be done, so I can move the rest of my daughters stuff to the basement ready for her to collect next summer.  Then I can finally get my craft room back.
So how did you all do at Christmas?
Somehow I ended up with a new laptop, I am getting used to it, the keyboard feels a little funny and am having trouble with the keys lol.
The new tv went on the blink on boxing day, but really again it was our shaw cable box.  Hubby is not happy, as his football and hockey was in green. Oh well, we have the other tv almost set up in the basement and just need a coupler for the cable (too short).
I think I forgot to take a picture of my Moms card, maybe it's on my phone I did send it to Sheena in a message. I think I have found out how to watermark my pictures. The good camera is out and I am going to start to use it. Might start to challenge myself to take a picture a day, using the different settings and actually learning to use it fully. Said that last year too lol. I will make a post with my resolutions for 2011. Off to get more work done in the basement and to find picture of the card

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I am off on vacation until January 4, so I will wish everyone who might follow my blog a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, just in case I don't blog before then.  We all know how good I am at blogging lol.  I still have my Mom's card to do and the gift tags. So I am going to finish my tea and get to it, then enjoy the rest of the evening with hubby.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

OOOO I am getting some visitors!

But not too many comments, I can take the good with the bad or at least click on the interesting etc buttons.
Last day of work, and I should be working. Still lots to do on the home front.  Another batch of shortbreads, butter tarts and another try at pecan tarts. Still a couple of cards to do, including a new baby card ( I have new stamps for this).  A couple of tags as well.  Hubby wants me to make tags for the big gift items we bought ourselves lol.
Love to hear your comments. It makes me think at least you did stop by; and if my blog is boring, tell me I am learning this blogging

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Cards done

Got quite a few cards done last night.  I have only a few more to make, like my Mom's and sons and a couple of neighbours.  One of our neighbours just had a baby last night as well, so I will have to get a baby card done as well.

Again I am at work and I never remember what I used
Graphic 45 Christmas Past
BO Bunny Midnight Frost (I think)
SU cardstock Hunter Green (could be wrong), Cherry Cobbler and Brocade Blue?
Stamps Flourishes I think it is called Winter Wishes, (can't find it on their web site at the moment)?
Digital images from  Clearly Vintage
other papers were Die Cuts with a View Christmas.
Big Kick and Sizzex Die and embossing folder

This one is for one of my co-workers
Another one of my co-workers received this one
 This is for the bosses daughter who happens to be a wonderful co-worker
This is the gift tag for the boss (in the package is the new Tim Horton mug and coffee).  He said no card, ha I made him a tag lol

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ink Cut & Fold

Ink Cut & Fold

Check out the blog Candy here. Amazing I wouldn't have to buy much craft stock for at least 6 months

Ackkk 8 more days til Christmas !!!!1

Oh Goodness!
Cards still not all out or made for that matter yikes!
Tree still not up! Waiting on hubby to do some magic there and make room for it.  Will stop waiting and do it myself this weekend. Bah humbug to him!
Gifts are bought and gift to dear daughter has been sent and received.  I am going to miss her, first Christmas that we will not all be together.
Baking is not done. Well did shortbreads but they are long gone.
Man I am going to have a busy weekend and I have had a sore throat for a day or so.

I did start the card for Christine's I make card sketch, but ran out of steam before putting it together so it will be late :(
On an up beat note, today is our Christmas lunch for the office.  This year we are going to The Ranche.
We went there last year as well. Only one more week then a week off.  Maybe during that week I can get things organized and have a craft room back.  I can spend time there instead of hauling everything around the house to create.  I wonder if I will find the stuff, that has gone missing.

Friday, December 10, 2010

I am the only one who visits my blog! huh

Just lost a whole post crap

I added one of those live feed trackers to this blog.  It seems I am the only one on it. I do have a couple of followers, oh well I am not that interesting anyway right?

On another topic
I finally got some Christmas cards made 12 to be exact. 3 have been sent out.  Once again I took the photos with the iphone. I am making a resolution to take better pictures in the New Year okay!

 This is the mass produced made 8 of these. Stampin up retired papers I think (not at home, I will try to edit and put info in later).  The designer paper is the Bo Bunny Frost (love it) The Stamp is Stampin Up as well
Again Stampin up cardstock and Graphic 45 Christmas (love this paper too).  The stamp is Stampin Up

This one the sentiment is one of the Flourishes

This beauty  is mostly digitals and Stampin Up sentiment.  I believe the the graphic comes from Graphic Fairy and Free Vintage clip art.  I will try to learn to post links okay. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Do you remember where you where when you heard the News "John Lennon is dead"

I do, even though it was 30 years ago and a life time has been lived since then. I was just starting out then and here his life was ended, leaving a young family.  I was just 20 years old, just moved to Calgary, staying with my Mom, in a rented trailer, working at the Co-op.  I was listen to a Chicago radio station (I think).  I had just bought his new album and was loving it.  I think it was the first time I actually mourned a celebrity, Diana and Heath Ledger were about the only other deaths that seem to strike  a cord within my soul. Can't tell you why those 3, someday maybe the Goddess will show me why?
In the last 30 years, I have met my DH, had my beautiful daughter and my wonderful, if sometimes annoying son.     Lived in Calgary, Toronto, New Castle NB, Tracdie NS and back to Calgary.
Been through some rough times and lots of good times as well. Looking forward to another 30 years of memories.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Quick update, just so you don't think the visit went astray lol

My visit with Debbie and her daughter was wonderful.  It is fun to meet people that you have met online, kind of scary too. She is just like she is online. The cold weather has broken and we even have a Chinook.
Hubby and I decided that we will not be going to see DD during the Christmas break, but I have booked a flight for the end of January, half the price.