Sunday, December 26, 2010

Gathering of Family, Celebration and Happy Birthday to My Niece

Paper Trees, Good Food, Family & A Sweet 16 Birthday!

This Xmas we have so much to be blessed and happy for. This year we hosted for both of our families. With my brother and his wife Lynne and nephew Matthew in Nova Scotia visiting Lynne's parents this holiday season. We thought it would be great to have both our families together and make it one big celebration. Here are a few shots of everyone having a good time just being together, and isn't that what it is all about?

I would also like to wish my absolutely beautiful niece a Happy Sweet 16th Birthday, she shares her birthday every year with Christ and this year we wanted to make sure that she enjoyed her special day too, with singing and a special dessert. Happy Birthday my sweet Yolene!

Table center pieces made out of Candy Cane DS paper from Stampin Up. A little work but well worth the time and effort!

My Mom and Dad Pullen. Doesn't Dad look fantastic! 8 months after his brain surgery and radiation he looks absolutely fantastic. Mom unfortunately is suffering from the flu and was forced to wear a mask, of course not while she was eating. Poor her we kept on picking on her not to touch anything so we all could stay health.

Mother and Father Louiseize enjoying a good dinner and family fun, thank you for the champagne!

Two of my three crazy brother-in-laws, Jean on the left and Andrea on the right, gosh I love you guys, always so thoughtful and very good appetites! Andrea your silly!

My other brother-in-law Robert and sister-in-law Edith. Thank you for the care package as always it chalked full of goodies, we look forward to a late night snack!

My darling niece Yolene, who yesterday celebrated her Sweet 16th Birthday, she is a beautiful women and makes me smile. Thank you Yolene for allowing us to be part of your life. Next to her is my crazy husband who you already know. Thank you for all your help yesterday, you were amazing as always!

All of us together celebrating such a wonderful day it was. I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful day with your family!

Happy Holidays from us to you!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

REMINDER: 2011 Calendar Workshop or Purchase Calendar PDF Instructions Today!


It's hard to believe that the new year is fast approaching why not celebrate the coming new year with my 2011 Calendar Workshop? There are three dates to choose from, and it promises to be one of my best ones yet.  

For this workshop we will be using Always Elegant Stamp Set, Elegance, Elegant Soirere Designer Series Paper, Elegant Lines, Decorative Label XL Punch, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Boarder, Scalloped Edge Boarder, 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon and Basic Pearls. 

I am also offering this workshop in PDF format also for those who can't make it. This tutorial contains instructions, sketches and templates to complete one calendar. The tutorial will be e-mailed to you as an Adobe PDF file following your purchase.

The 35$ fee includes all the supplies necessary (except for your adhesive) to make one calendar. Please bring your own favorite adhesive all others will be supplied. Spend $50 CAN before taxes and get the class for $25.

Three dates to choose from:
Tuesday December 28, 2010
Wednesday December 29, 2010
Sunday January 2, 2010

Time: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: 144 Patterson Cres. Carleton Place, Ontario 
Space is limited so register today. Simply click on the Buy Now button to register today.

NOTE: Only those who have paid in advance for the event through the PayPal button will be registered. You don't need a PayPal account to register; simply click on the button below and follow the instructions.

Cancellations: 48-hours notice is required for ALL cancellations a refund in the form of a credit for a future class will be given. No refund will be given after this 48-hours notice and no re-schedule will be allowed.

2011 Calendar Instructions PDF $10.00
Can't make the workshop no problem you can still purchase the instructions. 2011 Calendar Instructions PDF includes supply list, pictures, diagrams, and complete Calendar that you can print on your home computer.

2011 Calendar Instructions PDF

Join Me for the Workshop
Using Always Elegant Stamp Set, Elegance, Elegant Soirere Designer Series Paper, Elegant Lines, Decorative Label XL Punch, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Boarder, Scalloped Edge Boarder, 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon and Basic Pearls.    

Workshop Dates

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Welcome Winston!

Happy Sunday!

Today we picked up our newest addition, Winston a three year old pug. He is an absolute doll, who will surely give Gadget and Holly a run for their money, and frankly they need it. We would like to thank Andrea and Rob for allowing us to adopt Winston and make him a part of our home. We know how hard it must be to let him go but want you to know that he will have a good home here, with lots of love. Anytime you want to visit please do so, we would love to have you!

I will post more pics soon, once Winston has checked out every nook and cranny. Right now he is at my feet taking a little break. Holly and Gadget are not sure what is going on, but so far like the idea of having another brother to boss around.

The gangs all here!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to You - Year of Flowers Mums

Happy Tuesday! It is blowing here like crazy not snow just the wind and it howls.  Just a quick share today, most you know how much I just love my neighbours, we are so blessed to have them. Well Lee-Anne's birthday was yesterday, Happy Birthday Love! Again... Lee-Anne and I are so much alike, in so many ways that it scares us too. So for her special birthday I did her this card, I must say I think it is so beautiful. Just like her.


Friday, December 3, 2010

A Little Country Chair 1 x 1 Charm Swap

The Little Country Chair

There isn't anything you can't do in a 1 x 1 square, you just have to think outside of the box.

Last month I joined a 1 x 1 Charm Swap that Carol McFarland put together via Stampin Connect and I can't wait to get mine back. The only thing is I forgot to put return postage on my package and now have to send stamps so I can get my package returned LOL. This just shows you what kind of week I have had.

I named my swap "A Little Country Chair". I love stamps that are different anything with chairs, benches and stools I have. I am not sure exactly why but when I first saw "Have a Seat" in the 2010-11 IDEA BOOK & CATALOGUE I had to get it. I love the uniqueness of it, and the fact that you can add little things like a bird or a cup of tea on it or even a flower makes it so cute. To me a chair is always inviting, and there is so many things you can do with it. You can rest in it, read in it, hold a cup of tea on it. You can use it for storage, to hold a door open, you can stand on it to get something up high or put two together and make fort with it.

For this little piece of art I used the following:
  1. Have a Seat Stamp Set
  2. Charming Stamp Set
  3. Very Vanilla Card stock
  4. Vellum Card stock
  5. Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
  6. Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
  7. Eyelets Antique Brass
  8. Basic Rhinestones
  9. Linen Thread
  10. Heart Small
  11. Vintage Wallpaper
  12. Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink Illuminate Top Coat
1 x 1 Charm with chain with the insert inside plus the packaging that I did for each one. Each charm is held onto the background using clear photo corners so that it can be removed easily without ripping.

View of the back of my charm showing the embossing and twine.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Paper Purse Or Is It

So Real You Just Might Want to Throw a Compact In It

I like when I find a pattern of something make it then fall in love with it all over again. The project I did today has to be one of my favorites and so easy to make. All you need is one 12 x 12 sheet of paper, some contrasting paper, ribbon and some bling and you have a gift bag that anyone would keep.

This would be great as a birthday gift for a young girl or even for a bridal gift, I mean tell me you couldn't add a little somethin somethin in this. For me I will be creating some cards and decorating some votive holders to go inside these pics will follow tomorrow more than likely.

Close-up of flower on purse using flower die, Antique Brads, Basic Grey Ribbon

 Front view of Purse isn't this absolutely beautiful!

Side view of Purse which does hold at least 5 - 10 cards and two glass votive.