Thursday, April 02, 2009

Another week, another project

Well another week is gone, some creating has gotten done, yard work has now been started, class creations are plentiful and today the sun is shining. It is a welcome sight, as it has been a very long and exhausting week, and I am just hopeful that next week will fair better than this one.

I have been having some computer issues, and am now in the process of trying to retrieve/recover my files from that computer. I am holding out some hope that this will be possible, as I have photos that I was in the process of backing up on there, along with all of my scans of layouts/class projects that I have done over time.

I had plans to give myself this week to do some much needed/wanted scrapping for me, but since I don't have complete access to my photos/files at the moment, I had decided that my creative time should not be wasted.

I still have so many scraps of both card stock and pattern papers that I need to use in my stash, so I decided it was time to make some more cards. This card holder and card set is a perfect project for using up all kinds of left overs in your stash. This one is done using a Christmas theme, which I have done in the past, but could easily be done for note cards, thank you cards, birthday cards, or all occasion cards.

The possibilities are endless for this project by just changing the colours, the patterns, and the theme. This would make a great end of year gift for a teacher with all occasion cards in it, wonderful gift for a bridal shower with thank you cards in it, or even just to have at home for yourself as a means to keep all of your cards organized and easy to find.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring has Sprung

Even though the sky is grey, the air damp and the ground is wet, I found my sign that SPRING has definitely arrived! I went into the garden today to check things out and try to do a bit of clean up, but wasn't very successful as the ground is just too wet and soggy to be walking all over it right now. What I did find though, was my own little rays of sunshine, my natural sign that Spring is here with us, even if it doesn't quite feel like it!

I love this time of year, when everything starts to bud. It gives a sense of all that will be new and leaves me hopeful for warmer temperatures and sunshine! I love the vast array of colours that come with Spring and can't help but find lots of inspiration right in my own backyard.

With Spring's arrival, it means new beginnings, not only in nature, but in myself as well. I have set goals for myself this year, and with self determination and probably some hard work, I will do my best to reach those goals. There are so many things that I would like to change, and now is the time to really start working on it. It is a time to get back more time for all the things that I like to do, and find a certain balance with everything. I am itching to get outdoors and spend some time in the garden, where I can be closer with nature, and reflect about all the things that are important.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

May we always remember.......Marc Connor

March 25, 1991---Marc Connor lost his battle with AIDS

Eighteen years ago the world lost one of its most beautiful people. Marc was an extraordinary individual with the most amazing talent. A true showman, always giving everyone the best performance - a powerful voice that could send shivers down your spine and bring tears to your eyes, and a sparkling personality.

Marc had a great passion for life and such a renewed energy, that one could not help but feed off the vibes when you were in his presence. He never gave up, always pushed to be better, and was a true inspiration to anyone that met him.

He touched so many with his voice, opened up our eyes about such things as the condition of the environment, of which he was very passionate about, and he had such a way about him to make you feel ever so special when in his presence. Everyone was important to him, even if you only had the opportunity to talk to him for just one moment. Those small moments, are to last a life time. I know they certainly do for me!

Never forgotten

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More cards

I used rub-ons, flowers, brads and glossy accents

Used left over die cuts

Added Stickles to the original pattern paper to help make them pop!

Some cards

These cards were created using just left over supplies and scraps (which we all seem to accumulate quickly) There isn't anything overly fancy about these cards, but they gave me a way to create, use up supplies and get some creating done. I am happy with the way they turned out though, and I hope they will inspire you!

This one is quite simple and I just used left over stickers! Inside I put a Goofy sticker and some added flowers.

This one is all pattern paper. I cut the flowers from the
paper and then used glossy accents on them>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I can then add my sentiment on the front for whatever occasion it is needed for.

Busy creating!

Although the sun has been shining and I have been itching to get into my garden, the air is still a bit too chilly for me! Instead, I have been busy creating. Working hard on staying ahead with my class projects and yet still trying to get a few things done for me. I have made some cards that I still have to scan so I can upload, and I will doing that shortly.

I am just about done with all of my MAY classes, which I am hoping will be done today, and then it will be time to get ready to work on those JUNE classes!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Having a blast......

Well another week is over, and here I am posting! I really have to get better at finding things to post about more frequently, but when life isn't overly exciting, it makes it hard to find things to write about:)

Anyways, I have been scrapping again, and having a blast! It feels so good to get some pages done for me, that I just have to share my newest projects with everyone here.

These photos are so much fun, and I just have to shout out a great big thank you to Sheila for taking these for us!

These are photos of Colin James while he was performing at the Milton Escarpment Bluesfest in July 2007. He is absolutely on the top of my list of Canadian Boys who kick Butt!

I am making it my goal to use up old supplies that I have, and so far, so good! Keep watching my blog, as it is my intentions to create something new for ME, every week! This should mean that there will be new stuff to share, more frequently!

Now off to work on some more class projects!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Where does the time go......

Wow, I honestly can't believe that it has been almost a month again, since I last updated my blog.

Time has a real way of slipping away from me lately and I just don't seem to find much time to post here.

I have been so busy with creating pages for others and for my classes, that I seemed to have gotten lost in my own little world. Although I am still doing both of these things, I have made a commitment with a friend, to try and scrap for me again. She challenged me to create a layout for my own album (with photos on it) and she gave me a week to do it. My week got so busy, that I didn't start the page until today (Saturday), but I managed to get it finished, along with a secondary page to go with it. I am very pleased with the way these pages turned out, so I thought that I would share them here with you. It certainly feels GREAT to get some pages done for my own album again. At first I really struggled with it, and I even joked around, saying "I think I forgot how to scrapbook with photos!" I am so grateful to PEGGY for challenging me and getting me back on the cutting edge of what this hobby is all about! Thanks bunches girl!

Now, it is my intention to actually keep up with this creating for ME! I hope to have something new to share with you on a more regular basis, so please keep visiting my blog to see what I have been up to!

Until next time!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Well the weekend is over....

Well here we are, Sunday evening and the weekend is just about over. It has been quite busy around here, but then again, that really isn't anything new. I had a great visit with a friend on Friday, and we spent the afternoon in my scrap room, which was a lot of fun. I worked on my March classes and because I was motivated and inspired, I continued with that over the rest of the weekend. In all, I have 3 ready to go and am planning out a couple of more.

Saturday was the usual, with running of errands and house cleaning. Once that was done, it was back to the scrap room to more creating. I managed to get a few cards made using up more of my scraps, worked on another class layout for March and worked on a couple of layouts for a friend.
I will have to get the cards scanned or photographed, and I will share those some time this week.

My scraps have gotten out of control, and I have decided that I needed to use them up before I was going to start creating anymore layouts for my albums. (where we all know would just create even more scraps) My goal is to have used enough scraps by the end of February that I can actually then think about working with my photos and creating pages for my own albums again. (this will be nice, as it has been way too long) Of course, once I have created anything new, I will be sharing it here with all of you.

I do hope that you all have had a great weekend, and were able to find some time to create!

Be watching and I will share my cards with you this upcoming week.

Friday, February 06, 2009

So much time has passed.....

Well, it certainly has been a long time since I have posted on my blog, and for that, I do apologize to everyone. This past year has been extremely busy and life just seemed to get in the way of all my computer time and keeping everyone up to date with what I have been up to. Life has changed in many different ways in the past year here for us. Thomas, my youngest has moved out into his own apartment and his older brother has moved back in for a while. After James finished attending Toronto Film School, he felt the need to come home in order to save more money, pay off his student loan and save towards the next step in his future. He has now applied to AFI (American Film Institute) and is awaiting to hear whether or not he has been accepted. He hopes to hear something by mid-April. If he is accepted, he will be leaving to live in Los Angeles, California by summer's end. In the meantime, he is working full time and still pursuing his short films. He is also now the Development Manager for Raindance Canada. In the past year, he has had 2 short films screened at the Cannes Film Festival in Nice, France, Big Bear Film Festival in Big Bear, California, has made 4 trips to L.A. for various reasons and meetings, and just most recently attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He had a volunteer position there and made some contacts that seem hopeful to his future.

I have not been finding much time to get on the computer like I once did, and I certainly do hope to see some changes in this area now that a new year has started. It is my intentions to get back to "basics" and set some time aside for the computer, scrapping for my own albums, and for keeping in touch with all of my friends. I do hope to also share with you my newest creations here as I get them done. I have had enough down time with scrapping, that it is definitely time to get back in the creative mode. I have still been doing my classes, but for the most part, just wasn't too inspired to work on anything for my own albums. This is about to change!