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!