Monday, December 21, 2009


there seems so much I had to tell you guys
then I found out today
a friend lost her VERY young husband
to a massive heart attack last nite
and all my tidbits disappeared

my heart is aching for her
I made a card & sent it out to her first thing
I met this friend in the craft world and so it seems fitting
that makin that card this morning was my therapy
how I dealt with the loss of her husband
how I grasp the importance of all those I love
how I show her how much this impacts me
how I offer my support

I hope my card gets there fast
love to you K
huge hugs my girl

Friday, December 11, 2009

what've been up to

I have been so busy

as I am sure the rest of you are

gettin ready for the holidays

I decorated

the boys & I made some gifts

I shopped



and even got a lot of scrap shoppin in the states

I finished my christmas cards

sent out several gifts to online friends abroad

oh yeah

I worked full time in there

my arch of my right foot fell & I have planter fasciatis


ouwies to my foot & my pocketbook

cost me 580 bucks for an insole

yes you heard correct

no shoe

just the insole


but my feet are feelin better

so whatever

it is VERY cold here

we bought Doug a new truck

it has heated seats

makes us feel like adults :)


hope your xmas stuff is all under control


Monday, November 30, 2009

13 years

of our awesome marriage today :)

I find it hard to believe we have been together for over 20 years

and already married 13 :)

I love you now for many more reasons than when we got married

but I am most happy with the fact that I still like you

through all the trials in my life there has always been us

you are my best everything

love you hon

thanks for makin me smile

and for always answering my "do I look fat" with the correct answer

to many more years of happinesses

thanks for comin by


our wedding colors were B&W

and the 13th anniversary is lace :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

anyone for anya sketch

hey guys!

sorry I have been MIA

I have been super busy

we leave for a weekend in the States next weekend

and I had a ton of things to catch up on

but thought I'd make some time for crafties today :)

thanks for comin by

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

anyone 4 anya

faux is the challenge

so here is faux checkerboard

and some faux tiretracks :)))

join in this weeks challenge

thanks for comin by

Sunday, November 22, 2009

xmas cards

I have been thinkin long & hard this year about my Christmas cards

usually I do funny pics of the boys with cute sayings & call it done

but this year Doug says "Let's do somethin different"

firstly you are all thinkin "what does Doug have to do with the cards?"

yep also my first thought...then I thought well maybe he should do them...that'd be different


but then I woke up & realized if anyone wants a Christmas card this year

I'd better get started :)))

So for this year I decided Christmas is about St.Nick

I loved this stamp from Tim Holtz as soon as I saw it

it just screamed Merry Christmas to me :)

so I went with the post card theme

with a wish of peace to all

on the back I will include a picture
I just haven't took it yet :)))

thanks for comin by

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Anyone for Anya

new challenge is circles :)
so immediately I thought of Edward and the New Moon

I made this card with thoughts of the new movie comin out

but wanted to be able to give it to someone

and Live it Up can be used for any occassion

so I heat embossed it on black & here it is :)

thanks for lookin

see ya soon

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Whiff of Joy

second post/card today!!!

challenge this week is orange, brown & ivory
so this is what I came up with


had card nite with my sisters last nite:
it was nice

opened a new 6 bed unit this week at work
by myself pretty much:
I feel proud

between hockey & work I have no time to pee:
yep my bladder is the size of a winnabago

went to my inlaws for breakie:
uuummm bacon sandwiches :)

hope everyone is well

thanks for droppin by

just mag

was a sketch this week

a great one by Mina :)

here is my take on it

give it a try girls :)))

Sunday, November 8, 2009

distressin @ Just Mag

is the challenge this week

finally got a chance to work on it

thanks for lookin
I got to use my gold rub stuff
and my new border nest :)

anyone for anya

a recipe:

3 papers
2 buttons
1 bow
give it a try girls :)
thanks for comin by

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Well I thank you all who entered!!!
I drew by random number

True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 93
Result: 64
Powered by RANDOM.ORG

winner is Tracey

congrads girl!!!
I do not know you personally so please
send me your addy @
thanks again to everyone!!!

eta: oh my word are canadian!!!
very cool :)
thanks for visitin me :)))

Monday, November 2, 2009

10,000 hits CANDY!!!


I can truly not believe that since May I have 10,000+ hits!

I so cherish your support, comments, concern & friendship!!!

as a thank you...some candy!

contains 3 butterfly stamp sets,
4 studio G from the fairies collection
5 adhesive pearls & 5 rhinestone packages
1 set of teardrop pins
5 Martha adhesive cardstock stickers
1 Martha white seals
large assortment of white prima paper flowers
9 large ivory roses
12 medium white roses
12 tiny white roses
blue, peach & white carnations
pkg of white trim flowers
assorted 18 count pink primas
and a large Bitty Bag of primas
all for visiting me here

1st entry for tellin me your favorite thing posted in my blog
2nd entry for being my follower and/or good friend :)
3rd entry for sharing it
4rth for you regular posters :)


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Anyone for Anya

challenge is to use the colors of your national flag :)

Well I am red & white through & through

and with glowing heart I made this card :)

hope you likie

thanks for comin by

our true north
strong & free

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Hallow's Eve!!!

I hope you & your trickertreaters had an awesomely fab nite!!!

We did!

Doug took the boys to our close neighbours

and then they sat on the couch & watched all the kids with me!

we had a blast

Nick said "can we sit with you every halloween mom?"

I guess their flu didn't wrech their time :)))

so we are good & were so scared of our

the best was a full out dragon with makeup that was killer

and he couldn't even walk yet!!!

needless to say his parents were excited lol!

here is a pic of our frontroom

and the boys before they went out :)

thanks for droppin by!

Friday, October 30, 2009

just mag mono

monocromatic in pink :)


zack responded almost immediately to Tamiflu

he is breathing great & coughing way less

we have not got the H1N1 results yet

but I don't care, he feels great & so I do too!

Thanks for your emails, calls & concern

we are on the road to wellness
and havin lots of together time

no complaints here :)
BTW: candy comin soon :)))

Thursday, October 29, 2009

query HINI

"crap" is all I can say really
the boys & I spent the nite in ER
and we left with antibiotics & tamiflu for Zack
I have been awake for a steady 3 days with their coughin
and 3 days before that with my own
I am tired but hopeful
I think we are already feelin better
and I am ready for a quick recovery
well wishes to you & yours

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Just Mag

loved this sketch

really enjoyed my craftin time

so did the boys

we crafted

we shopped

we played

the perfect day :)

thanks for comin by

btw: note the lollipop flowers idea came from my trip to etown
I helped my girl tammy finish off her flowers for a swap she was in
and they were very similar to these, made from transperencies, heat embossed with white embossing powder to let them crinkle up...thanks T

anya sketch

had to make one more halloween card for Nick's teacher

so this sketch was a no brainer :)

thanks for droppin by

see ya soon

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

my baby plays hockey

and we are pretty proud

just look at him all hockeylike :)

he is a star fer sure

according to him he skates the fastest

and will score the most goals lol

we shall see

thanks for droppin by

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Just Mag

the latest challenge over at Just Mag is

bright & zingy :)

I love this sweet mag Edwin with his lizard buddy :)

I think it was the perfect image to use some zoozany paper

so here is my card

thanks for lookin

really been workin hard at my job

so there is not a lot left at the end of the day

after I spend my evening with the boys

but today I thought this would be good therapy

and I do feel better

thanks for droppin by

Sunday, October 18, 2009

anyone for anya

well I made these this I won't miss this challenge!

It was great cause I wanted to make Ms.W Zack's teacher something special for halloween

she loves chocolate so it was easy to think of what to make :)

I have been workin too much

the boys have been super busy with all the stuff for school & sports

and I have been spendin every nite at the shop helpin Doug & Clay get set up

so I have had no time for crafts...the upside is I cranked two cards & a bar out this morning in less than 2 hours...pent up craftin frustrations I ya soon

missed anyone for anya

last week was paper peicing and I started it but did not get a chance to finish my card

here she is...too late for the challenge but that's ok!

hope you like her

thanks for looking