Friday, December 24, 2010

happy holidays

to you & yours

much love v'ness

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My sweet baby boy is 9!!!

I seriously can not believe 9 years have past since my little star was born.
this is my scrapped page from years ago.
I looked at it last nite & it put some of my sadness in check.
the power of memories is amazing.
As I felt Nick's baby blanket along the side of this page, I surely counted my blessings.
The happy...beautiful dream

and look at the MASSIVE LITTLE MAN he has become!!!

I still look at him with amazement
that he is mine
made from our love.
miraculous indeed!

and here are my neices & nephews at the party just havin fun :)

I was so happy to see my oldest 2 neices smiling & laughin.
They are the one's who lost their aunt and I do believe they had more than just fun.
They understood we stand strong matter what happens!
we hugged tight...filling eachother with one another's love.

I want you all to know my family & I
have been overwhelmed with the
love, support & friendship
extended by so many.
WOW is all I can say
you crafters are some special peeps :)
you have helped my sisterinlaw and brotherinlaw
and our families
face these, most difficult times
for that I am eternally grateful
please hug yourselves (real tight) from me
xo v'ness

Saturday, December 18, 2010

and yet more sadness

I thought I had cried my last tear
and then I got another call today.
One of my brother in laws lost his sister today

45 years young
more heartbreak
more questions
more suffering
more tears
and just sadness.

I saw this afternoon a commercial for
Children's Fund of Canada
I know my brother in law's family
have always sponsored a child at Christmas time
combined with my feelings of helplessness.
Normally I would not even look
but off to the website I went.
The boys picked out gifts
a basketball (zack)
fruit trees (nick)
and I purchased an Art Kit for a family.
For me it was all I feel I can do.
This is my way to send a message & try to heal.
I don't feel better yet.
but the boys seemed pleased.
I guess time
man I feel sad.

I made a card for him & my sister
but I thought it was too private to post.

Thank you for your thoughts for my sister in law
and your prayers for my brother in law.
I know they need all the help they can get.
Thank you for visiting me
and your hugs

sorry I continue to be sad.
sorry if you don't wanna read about such stuff
sorry these things happen
sorry for so many things

Friday, December 17, 2010


I am so sad to say
the baby that would have joined our family
was born last nite way too early.
I was so excited only to be crushed.
My sister in law must endure a sadness
I remember all too well & would not want for anyone.
But she is not alone in it
my boys are so brokenhearted
they wanted a baby cousin so bad
my inlaws
my husband
her partner
the entire family.
My heart is heavy with anger, questions & grief.
Sometimes things in life are just so wrong.

sweet pea design team

this week has a real easy goin theme :)
so please join us
there are some awesome prizes up for grabs
so hope to see ya
here's mine a Christmas card for a friend :)

I also wanna enter this in In A Sweet Pea Dream anything goes

thanks for comin to visit me

Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's Christmas Time at The Crafty Purple Frog

and so we have a special challenge with some special friends :)

Amy says:
Wow can you believe how close we are to Christmas! Well this is our last challenge for this year and we wanted to have a bit of a special challenge with lots of chances to win so there are 6 prizes up for grabs and all you need to do is make a Christmas themed something. It can be a card or a gift or anything you like as long as it is winter or Christmas themed.

Now on to the prizes.......The first sponsor is the amazing Kenny K's Downloads if you have not seen his amazing digi's be sure to check them out.
There are 3 chances to win Kenny K's Downloads

1st prize is your choice of 3 Kenny K's Downloads
2nd prize is your choice of 2 Kenny K's Downloads
3rd prize is your choice of 1 Kenny K's Downloads

Then we are also lucky enough to have the lovely Donna from Bearly Mine offering a
4th lucky winner the chance to choose one of her brilliant digi sets!

Finally there are as always The Crafty Purple Frog downloads up for grabs.
5th prize is your choice of 3 Crafty Purple Frog sheets
And the 6th prize is going to be picked by the DT from anyone using any of the sponsors for this challenges items. So if you use a Kenny K's image, a Crafty Purple Frog image or Bearly Mine papers you will be entered to this draw as well.

You also have longer to enter this one almost 3 weeks as we will draw the winners on the 5th of January and be back with the first challenge of the new year on the 6th.

So you really need to get in on these AWESOME prizes!!!
Here are mine :)
First from

and from kenny k

thanks for comin by my blog
hope you get your christmas on & make a card
can't wait to see it!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

OH MY KENNY K!!!!!!!!!!

You are lookin at one of the new Kenny K Krafty Girlz!!!

I am freakin out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do not even know how to begin to express my excitement

I can barely believe it...I made the design team!!!

Congrads to all the other new & old girls too :)

looks like it is one awesome team!

You all know I LOVE Kenny K & can not begin to say enough about his artistry!!!

get over to the store & get yourself some of these amazing won't be disappointed!!!

When you got an image or two or three :) join us in a challenge I can not wait to see all you make!

This week over at KKKG is monochromatic

my dt spot begins in January but I thought

why not still enter :)))


Friday, December 3, 2010


has a gorgeous color challenge for this week!!!

I can not wait to see yours!!!

thanks for comin by!

I will also enter this in The monochromatic theme over at In A Sweet Pea Dream I do love these stamps so any chance I get to showcase them just makes me happy :)))
Thanks so much for comin by!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Crafty Purple Frog Easel Cards!!!



and I also love this beautiful Christmas Poinsettia Fairy

this one sheet printed out gave me enough pyramage pieces for BOTH these cards!!!

Amy at TCPF has some gorgeous prizes up for grabs get your entry in!!!
If you don't have this sheet you need to get to the store & order her :)))

thanks so much for comin by!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

woohooo & some stuff

See my name the kittens post here

I named two girls!!!

A) Racy Roxie - #12 Leila Pierce
B) Carmen Electrafying - #2 Vanessa
C) Honey Sparks - #39 Katt
D) Cheyenne - #11 Creepy Glowbugg
E) Pitstop Penny - #20 Karen B
F) Harley Ryder - #32 Alison
G) Mae Western - #61 Dawn Lewis
H) Heidi Hot Rod - #42 Suzi McKenzie
I) Megan Foxy - #2 Vanessa
J) Biker Betty - #60 Starla B
K) Jessi Jane - #20 Karen B
L) Maggie Mayhem - #13 Haunted Design House

Woohoo for me!!!

now if I win a dt spot I will need more than a pinch :)))

We have hockey...cause that's what we do here at my house :)))

I am finished Christmas shopping :)

Santa even bought stuff on ebay this year!!!

I made 40 snowman that was some messykindafun!!!

I was silly & forgot to take pics of the HUGE mess the boys & I made makin these

I finished making my Christmas cards last nite! 75 woohoos again!!!

now to adress them & get them in the mail

I finished decorating the house & the tree :)

It has been a fun season so far & I hope it has been for you as well :)

have an awesome sunday all!!!


Friday, November 19, 2010

sweet pea design team: a sketch

so the beautiful Pascale has designed a gorgeous sketch for us at SPS this week

I flipped the sketch...cause I am just like that :)))
and here is my card
it's different but I kinda like different :)

thank you so much for comin by :)
I'd love to see what you do with the sketch!!!
see ya soon!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Crafty Purple Frog FLOWERS!!!

PLEASE EMAIL ME @ & I will get it out to you
(Please keep in mind I am from Canada so it may take 6 weeks to get to you)
Last Week we had another awesome turnout out The Crafty Purple Frog
hope you can come out again!!!
Amy from TCPF says:

Thank you all again for another great turn out for the sparkle challenge you certainly all do and I LOVE it :D
I hope that you can all come back again this week and I have been asked a couple of times now if you can enter more than once. The answer is YES please enter as many times as you like I just want you to all have fun with it.Now on to the challenge this week and it is FLOWERS! Any shape and size any colour :D
And we have 4 prizes up for grabs....1st prize is from the brilliant Emma of Crafty Emma's Store

how gorgeous is this memory box paper pack (I wish I could win it :D)

2nd prize - 3 downloads from The Crafty Purple Frog
3rd prize - 2 downloads from The Crafty Purple Frog
4th prize - 1 download from The Crafty Purple Frog

So here is my dt card

thanks for comin by
can't wait to see your flowers :)))

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


OK so can I first say


I LOVE kenny's images!!!

& to be part of the dt at KKKG would be an


the thought of this chance just makes me smile!!!

I know there will be huge competion

I have seen the makes of Bev, Donna & Rach

and they are true artists!!!

but this girl can & WILL TRY!!!

You can view some of the many KK cards
I have made for the weekly challenges at KKKG here
but these are a few of my favorite creations

good luck to all the entries

thanks for comin by

and wish me luck!!!

kkkg challenge Sparkle and Spots

this week at kkkg
is a challenge I love :)
me sure love me some sparkle :)))
this frame matches a card a made awhile back

thanks for lookin