Friday, October 29, 2010

Some more creating!

Since I have been trying to sort and organize my scrap goodies, I haven't been scrapping layouts much lately. I am working hard on getting all of my stuff put away (purging will wait now until Spring).

I have made a goal for myself to get some sort of creating in at least once a week. I am finding that by the end of the week I am very tired from either doing my class projects, teaching, or all of the organizing of my goodies!

Lately, I have been playing with scraps and trying to use up some of those and in the midst, I have created some cards. It just really feels good to be creating something! I finally decided to try my hand at a tri-shutter card and this is my end result! I definitely need to be making some more of these! I just love this style!!!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

October Surprise Envie Challenge/Scraptures

This month I was lucky enough to participate in this fun challenge. I was sent the following items to create with:

1 pcs Bazzill
3 pcs Paper Trunk PP
1 Sweetwater wooden disk with circle embellishment
2 Prima's
2 brads
1 Jenni Bowlin journalling block
1 pc of green twine

I had fun creating with these goodies and it was nice to finally create something for ME again!
Here is what I came up with for this challenge:

Thanks to T, and to Scraptures for the opportunity to play along with this challenge this month!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Love my yard!

I so love my yard. Even with the wonderful, warm, season over, there is always so much to love in my yard. I miss all the colour of the garden, and getting out to tend to it in the sunshine, but the view can still be spectacular from time to time. This morning was a very busy one in the yard, and I just thought I would share some of my photos of this morning with you! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

The Gold Finches frequent my yard, and altogether I have seen 3 couples feeding on my Cosmos along with plenty of babies! I love this sight!

Blue Jays are no stranger to my yard!

They have the most beautiful and striking colour and I love to listen to them as they 'warble' with happiness when the peanuts are plenty for the eating! I love to watch them sit in the lilac tree and watching them gobble up peanuts can be quite entertaining!

This little Red Headed Woodpecker is the most comically of the fine feathered friends that come and visit in my yard. Watching them eat the peanuts and sunflower seeds is delightful. They work so very hard pecking away and getting their fill. I love watching him fly into the tree and peck away at the sunflower seeds to break it open! Such a wonderful delight to see in the morning!

Mama and Papa Cardinal.....simply beautiful! They jump from branch to branch in the lilac tree making sure that it is safe to get in on the seeds! I love how papa will watch out for mama while she eats. He is never far from her at all. I love when he gets the seeds and feeds her! Such a beautiful site to see!

Now this last feathered friend was quite the surprise this morning! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this magnificent creature sitting on the top of the tree. I thought I was 'seeing' things! By the time I had grabbed my camera, he was getting ready to fly away, but I managed to capture this wonderful shot just in time! I so love nature and the joy it can bring! Even nicer when it is right in your very own backyard!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 promised!

Well, I finally have had some chance to be on the computer today to get my newest creations uploaded and shared! I had a lot of fun playing and creating these fun Halloween cards. I used my Studio G stamps, flock, mini buttons, ribbon and well it was just a lot of fun to create these adorable cards for my nieces and nephews!

The above card was a lot of fun to create! I love google eyes and just couldn't resist adding so many to this 'spooky' card. I flocked the ghosts as well! This card is definitely too cute to spook!

Dracula is so much fun and the addition of the google eyes really bring him to life!

Frankie holds a special place in my heart! He is just too cute and I couldn't resist giving him the full flocked look and the different size google eyes really give him such great character! I think he may be my favourite!

Mr. Bones has been flocked white! He is pretty cute and I can't wait to give him to my nephew!

I really had a lot of fun with these, and although the designs are very simple and basic, they turned out pretty good (I think!)

Hope this inspires you to play and have fun with some cards!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Have you missed me?

Well it seems that I have been neglecting my blog the past few months, and there are some of you out there that have started to really bring it to my attention. I apologize for not having a whole lot to post on here lately, but do hope that the days and weeks to come, will show some changes.
This past Friday I actually had some time to sit and just be a little creative. I managed to get a handful of cards done (well 2 still need a couple of finishing touches). Anyways, I am hoping to get those photographed in the next couple of days and then I will have something new to share with you!

In the last couple of months, I have not been doing a whole lot of personal scrapping. Since my term as Guest Designer at Scraptures, so much has been going on in my life that has kept me from having the time to devote to my personal scrapping. I did, however do 50 pages for the page sale at The Memory Keeper. The sale had a great turn out, and all of my pages sold! I was extremely happy about that.

I also created a memorial album for my brother-in-law's funeral. Sadly we lost him suddenly to a massive heart attack on August 28, 2010. This was by far the hardest project I have ever had to work on, but my sister had requested that I did this album. My heart breaks for my sister and my 2 nieces, who are still having a difficult time dealing with their loss. No child should ever have to grow up without their parents, but together we will get through the difficult days ahead.

Since my brother-in-law's passing, I have found it very hard to find the time to devote to scrapping. I have been assisting my sister with dealing with things around the house, being there for the girls after school, and thrown in there, I am still doing my classes. I am working on trying to set one day a week aside for me to get creative, and hopefully this schedule will work out and I will have more things to share on a more regular basis. Hold tight, and keep checking back!!!