Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Nice Surprise

Monica messaged me today and said she had a nice surprise for me on her blog so of course I hopped right over there to see what it was... and it's a great award...

Thanks Mon...She does such fab work so you should go visit her too! To receive this award I am supposed to write 5 things about myself so here goes.....hmmm....

1. I LOVE being a grandmother but didn't want to be called "Nan" so Maddison calls me "Mim"
2. That I need to lose a LOT of weight and am too lazy to do anything about it (hence all the exercise equipment downstairs gathering dust)
3. I'm a hoarder. We left our house fully furnished and moved into a rental. It's now looking as cluttered as our house after only 2.5 years.
4. I moved Tori's play equipment upstairs so I could still sit at my desk if she wanted to play.
5. My family means EVERYTHING to me yet my husband and I rarely see our extended families.

Now that I've had fun writing these things about myself, I'm going to "pass the torch" to five friends.


Do yourself a favour and check out their fab blogs too....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Talented Daughter

well I think she

My just turned 5 year old often sits and crafts while I'm at my desk and this is what made the other day...all by herself!!!

All the seats are stuck in and then she made the people to put in the seats...I LOVE it!!!

As always, she takes a keen interest in what I am doing and especially when I made a fairy castle recently, she then went on to make her own...

my favourite part of this is how she drew photos...

I love my kids to bits and just wanted to say how proud I am of my son Brent (and his fellow cadets) and the way they carried themselves and made a guard of honour at their friends funeral yesterday...Dave would have loved it...R.I.P

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dustin's New Release/Charisma DT

Today is also the day for Charisma Cardz new challenge..."Scrap It" make sure to pop on by and check out all the fabulous DT LOs for inspiration and join in their challenge for the chance to win a great prize...Thanks girls for the opportunity, LOVED being GDT :0)

Thanks for dropping by... Brooke and I are off to see Pink in concert tonite...can't wait :0) Gotta go take Tori to Playgroup and then to Preschool..and I've blown my megs 4 days into my new month downloading a bunch of FANTASTIC papers from Funky Fairys so I'm on blogging "rations"

Monday, June 22, 2009

21 Challenges in one Card!?!?

Gee I had a TON of fun with this card..

I sat down to make a card for 365 Cards- Day 102 which was to combine challenges from their site during the last 3 months and as a bonus it fits into this weeks challenges of:

Allsorts Wings
Saturday Challenge Pink and Green

but the REALLY exciting part was seeing how many challenges from 365 I could fit into one card....

Day 3- Tuesday's Trio (button, flower,ribbon)
Day 5- Thankful
Day 6- Flashy Friday
Day 9- Just the Scraps
Day 14- DIY- flower
Day 27- Touchy Feely
Day 31- I'm Rounding the Corner
Day 37- Do-It-Yourself
Day 48- Score a Pattern
Day 52- Tuesday's Trio (brad, blossom, circle)
Day 63- Floral Fest
Day 71- Super Sketchy Sunday
Day 73- Tuesday's Trio (circle, scallop, bling)
Day 74- DIY_ Handwritten Sentiment
Day 77- Make a Note of It
Day 83- Make It Match
Day 90- I see your "two" colours

I've broken my "record"...I have done seventeen 365 challenges on this card + four others....

that either makes it a 5 or 21 challenge know I'll NEVER top this but I had a blast!!

Sorry bout the photo is it soooooo overcast here, it looks a LOT better IRL...thanks again for taking the time to read my blog, hope you had a wonderful weekend...Happy Crafting :0)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I recently applied to become a member of Dustin Pike's new DT and these were some of my submissions (I traced the bunny image with my Craft Robo software and made him into a diecut)
And WOOHOO...I made it. Since one of the other DT's Lelia put it so wonderfully I have "pinched" her announcement

I am so excited to be one of the lucky 15 chosen for Dustin Pike's charter Design Team! There were 119 entries...and he thought there wouldn't be much interest! ;O)Dustin is a very talented artist and his digi stamps are taking the crafting world by storm! Be sure to stop by his blog to see his work...after you've discovered that his images are too cute for words, stop by his shop and purchase a few! He's got a bundle right now that has 10 images for $10!!! You can't get a better deal than that!Congratulations to the other 14 members...I'm looking forward to working with you and seeing your creations! I have visited several of your blogs already, followed, and I'm amazed by your creativity. Here's to a great 4 month run!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm Sooooo Excited

I've been asked to be a member of  the Funky Fairy's Challenge Blog Design Team...yay me...can't wait and am looking forward to working with this wonderful bunch of ladies :0) Thank you Ria for showing faith in me..

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Well I Did It!!!

and a day early at that!  I completed the Card a Day Challenge that my friend Sharon started on April 1st last year. Thank you Sharon :0)

Thank you, as always, for taking the time to read my blog and leave me comments, it is TRULY appreciated :0)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Craft Tally for 2008

Because I was on sooooo many challenges last year such as a LO a day, a card a day, a self-portrait a day as well as entering LOADS of monthly challenges on the various forums I'm a member of I actually kept a spreadsheet of the "numbers" (blush)

And no I'm not photographing or recording this year as I don't expect I will do anywhere near as many (I am soooo behind in the card challenge which I appropriately started on April Fools Day last

Layouts completed in 2008 - 421

Cards made in 2008 - 198

OTP projects - 20

Canvases - 9

Albums Made - 11

Challenges Entered - 106

Photos Scrapped - 883 (101 OLD photos used)

WOW...didn't think I had anywhere near that done, surprising when you add the figures up!