Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Happy Hump Day fellow WOYWWers! Besides for being the middle of the work week, it's also the day to snoop around others crafty areas with our fab hostess Julia at Stamping Ground. Pop on over, join in and say "hi" why don'tcha.

I have finally decided to try and get a handle on my scrap paper containers. I saw the idea on YouTube to cut your scraps into card front sizes and thought "Wow, that's what I should do!". Silly me, thinking I could get it done in no time--ha! Over-estimated myself there!
I did make a start on it at least.

*Sigh* There are still two mostly full large containers still full. The smaller containers hold pieces now cut to the size of the cards I usually make and one has pieces for making ATC's. Hopefully I will be able to finish my cutting over the weekend and then I will have the large bins empty to hold more "stuff".

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rockin' My World Friday

It's Friday yet again so that means a visit to Virginia over at Celtic House.

This week has not been a very good one for me. In fact, I'm still in a dark funk. Hopefully my mood will lift over the weekend.

The one bright spot this week was celebrating my 14th un-anniversary with Mr R. It's hard to believe that it has already been 14 years I have been with my soul mate.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful week.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my family, friends, followers and visitors a very happy Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for:

1. Mr R who loves me unconditionally
2. My children and daughter-in-law
3. My wonderful parents
4. My sister and her family
5. The good health of everyone above
6. My dogs who also love me unconditionally (but even more when I give out treats!)
7. My job, which gives me the ability to do whatever I need, and want to do
8. A roof over my head and food in my tummy

What are you thankful for today?

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Rockin' My World Friday

Ahhh, it's that wonderful day again--Friday! Pop round and visit Virginia to see part of the reason Friday is such a lovely day.

Thanks in part to such a busy week at work not much has been going on. You know the routine: work, eat, sleep, repeat...bah!

Onto what has been making me do a happy dance.

1. As usual, it's Friday--no work for a couple of days.

2.The Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada--an extra day off work--woo hoo!

3. Cooler nights meaning cozy fires whilst watching the telly in the evening.

4. The lovely fall colours starting to show up in the trees.

And the one that's making me do the CrAzY happy dance:

5: Down 3 pounds since this time last week!!! Go me!

Huh, not a picture in sight this post so I'll leave you with something that always makes me smile: my bullies!

Have an awesome week and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013


I've had a busy week and wasn't able to spend much time in the studio. That is sad as I really feel like creating something. Unfortunately my real job has been getting in the way and by the time I arrive home and get dinner served up it's nearly bedtime.

On my desk this week is the start of my "planning". My Mom made a special request for a 60th anniversary card for their friends special day. Fortunately I have another week and a half to get from this to a finished card.

Julia is on holidays this week, enjoying some sun n fun, but we're still welcome at her home Stamping Ground. Wonder if we should water her plants when we pop round?

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day

Happy World Card Making Day everyone!
I have hopes of spending part of my day in the studio making some more cards for my Mom to send to her brother, finishing up some Christmas cards and coming up with a few random ones. And I need one for Mr. R as our un-anniversary is on October 16. Wow, 14 years, where does the time go?
This will be for my wonderful Moms birthday which is in November.

For the background I used the wax paper embossing technique and inked with Wisteria Wonder.

It makes me feel like a touch of spring in the middle of cold weather.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Rockin' My World Friday

Woo hoo, it's Friday again! That means it's time to visit Virginia over at Celtic House and get your rock on.

So, what's been rockin' me this week?

1. A trip to the book store to pick up a puzzle book for my Mom. I can't go in without browsing and I ended up with another new magazine and a great little book with verses for the inside of cards.

2. Thanks to Virginia I was motivated to start working my weight loss program again. I made a food journal and weight loss journal a while ago and pulled them out again. A couple of my favorite pages are my daily affirmations and my personal thought on me.

3. A trip up to our new property for a walking tour of the whole 2 acres. Came across some really cool bones and had to take a few pics. Don't know what they are--cow? deer?--but they are neat.

4. Spending the day with my hubby, parents and my son and daughter-in-law and going for the last boat ride of the season.

That's about it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Happy Wednesday fellow WOYWWers!

A few weeks ago (WOYWW 221) I posted a card folio I made for my Mom with some cards for her to send to her brother. This week I made a few more cards to put in it.
I have to admit that I cheated a bit on this weeks desk picture. My desk was such a disgrace from making the cards that I had to tidy it just to take the picture!

As usual, the nature sounds are playing on the Kobo. There are a few cases with projects in progress and a card book I've had for a while and decided to take a look through for no real reason.

To see more desks that are suitably messy crafty hop over  the Julia's at Stamping Ground and take a whirlwind tour of the world.

Thanks for stopping by!