Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Japanese Quince - December 13, 2011

Imagine my surprise when this morning, as I was heading out of the driveway on my walk with Maggie, I noticed something weird on my Japanese Quince bush.  There are barely any leaves on the branches, and here are all these new blossoms which have appeared.  We have had unseasonably warm temperatures this Fall and here we are December 13th (5 degrees at 9:00 a.m. and no wind) and new blossoms appear.  I was so surprised I had to take a photo or two.  It is so strange to be hanging a beautiful wreath on the door made of fresh branches and at the same time looking at these new blooms popping out when they are a Spring flower!!  Strange weather indeed.  I am thanking the Lord for the lovely weather....it is so nice to be outside in these temperatures!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Winter Planters

These are my two planters which DH and I have decorated yesterday.  It was 12 degrees, sunny and warm with no wind!!   (This is the same planter you saw on November 17th with newly blossomed Gerbera Daisies!!)  I gave in, emptied out the summer vegetation and decorated them for Winter.  The materials used are completely from our area, are all fresh and from God's creation!!  I think they turned out beautifully!!!  Just waiting now for more snow to arrive!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Let It Snow!! Let It Snow!! Let It Snow!!

It is our first snowfall of the season!!  Schools are closed!!!  Gotta love the snow!!  :o)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gerbera Daisys in November!!!

Just had to take a photo of these Gerbera Daisys which are in my planter by the back door.  These have bloomed this week and I just don't have the heart to clean them out and change the planter for the Winter Season....guess I will enjoy the Daisys while I can....14 degrees here this morning.  Gotta love this weather!! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Michael Buble

For all of you Michael Buble fans....he has finally produced a Christmas CD!!!!  Yippee!!  I purchased the CD the other day and have been enjoying it ever since.  A must-have for all music lovers!!!  Merry Christmas early!!  :o)

Monday, October 24, 2011

White on White

I was away in Halifax for a course for work this past weekend and was able to also attend a Card Class at Carsand Mosher in Bayers Lake.  They are cards which are made using the monochromatic theme of white on white.  I love how these cards turned out.  We used several Sizzix dies as well as DSP and white embossing powder by Ranger with ribbon and different stamp sets.  It was great fun and a much needed break from my course!!!  :o)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cards for Soldiers

These are the Christmas cards we are sending to our Canadian Troops serving in Afghanistan.  We got together and in total we are sending 478 cards.  These are cards which the Soldiers can send back to their loved ones for Christmas.  Many thanks to Debbie G., Ruthie H., Angie L., Coralie S. and Nanette R.  Your creations are greatly appreciated!! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Grateful for You

This is a Thanksgiving Day Card I made using a similar layout as a previous Autumn Card.  This time I used a white paper doily in the background and sponged it with Momento Dye Ink - Desert Sand and Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up.  I then cut out the leaves from Stampin' Up Autumn Meadows (2009 Fall collection) with my Cuttlebug and then embossed the leaves wtih a leaf embossing folder.  The Sentiment is stamped with the Desert Sand Ink using a stamp from the Stampin' Up Dotted Autumn Stamp set.  I added a scalloped piece of DSP using the Stampin' Up Scallop Edged Punch and added twine for my bow. I also used Chocolate Brown Bazzill Cardstock as the base for one of the leaves as a contrast.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Grateful for You

This is a card I made for the lady who has me for a Secret Sister.  I am truly thankful for her prayers....Knowing she is praying for me each day is a wonderful blessing!!!

Mojo Monday 209

This is my card for a very special lady for Thanksgiving and it is also my card for the Mojo Monday 209 Sketch Challenge.  I love this DSP from Stampin' Up, Springtime Vintage.  I also used beige cardstock to stamp the flower from Stampin' Up called Triple Treat Flower which I stamped on the DSP and then cut out the layers and popped them with a rose from Stampin' Up Vintage Flowers Adornments.  The ribbon is from Walmart and I use the Stampin' Up corner punch and scallop punch.  The cardbase is green Bazzill Cardstock.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day - Grateful For You

This is my Autumn Flavoured Card giving thanks for a special friend.  I am also using this card as my creation for the MOJO Monday 208 Sketch Challenge.  I have added some bling although it is hard to see.  Also used the green vine felt for texture.  The leaves have been punched and then embossed with the exception of the Sentiment leaf which has been stamped from the Dotted Autumn Stamp Set from Stampin' Up.  The background paper is a random of piece of paper from the Great Canadian Store and I used brown Bazzil embossed paper for the cardstock base and mats for the leaves.  The corners were punched using a Fiskars Fall Leaves Corner Punch.

This is another Grateful For You card which turned out rather monochromatic, with the exception of the Sentiment.  The Sentiment was stamped using a stamp from the Dotted Autumn Stamp Set from Stampin' Up using Pumpkin Pie Ink from SU.  The background paper is DSP from Stampin Up (2009), with a Doily purchased locally.  I added Leaves which have been punched out and some of them have been embossed along with some jute for the ribbon.  I actually really like these colours together!!! 

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Hello to all my Blog Friends!!  Hope you are able to take some time out today to make a card or two in celebration of World Card Making day!!  My Challenge for you today is to make a Thanksgiving Card using all of the lovely colours of Autumn....be sure to add some bling.....as bling works in any season!!  I'll be back soon with my card!!  Have a great day!!  God Bless!! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Sounding Joy

Today was a quiet day with work, I did laundry and other household chores and got to make some Christmas Cards....actually I made 18 of them!!  This is a new stamp set from Stampin' Up called "The Sounding Joy".  I absolutely love this set!!!  This card is cased from the newest Stampin' Up Catalogue using all Stampin' Up materials with the exception of the Burgundy Embossed Bazzill Cardstock base and the beige cardstock.   Getting a stash of Christmas Cards...makes me happy!!  :o)

Ruthie's Colour Challenge 01 - Kindness Matters

Here is Ruthie's creation for the Colour Challenge 01.  Check out her blog at http://rainbowkreations.blogspot.com/.  Love this sentiment and the colours are great!!  Thanks for playing Ruthie!!  :o)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Colour Challenge 01 - Coralie - Thank You

This is the card Coralie Sollows sent along for the Colour Challenge 01.  Love the layout, Cor!!  Thanks for participating!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cindy's Colour Challenge 01

Just a note to tell you that you can upload your photo for the challenge to Splitcoaststampers.com if you like....just let me know so that I can check it out!!!  I am working on getting Mr. Linky on the blog....until then...

Cindy's Colour Challenge 01 - Happy Anniversary

This is the card I made for the Colour Challenge 01 with the colours brown, yellow and fushia.  I was not too sure about these colours when the lady was doing up the gift bag, but when it was finished I loved it!!!  So, I made this anniversary card for dear friends who will be celebrating their anniversary this week.  I used chocolate brown Bazzill Cardstock as the base which has been embossed with a swirl pattern, then yellow bazzill cardstock as a mat and pink bazzill with the Swiss Dot embossing pattern.  The Sentiment stamp is from My Sentiments Exactly stamped in black Versafine ink which was then heat embossed with black embossing powder.  The brown satin ribbon is from Satin Sensations which is entwined into the pink cardstock on which I used a Fiskars ribbon punch.  I also used a Stampin' Up corner rounder punch and a miscellaneous heart corner punch.  The DSP was from Dollarama and I added some clear Dewdrops for the Cherries on top of the Cupcakes and to the bottom corner of the Sentiment pop-up.  I inked the interior message paper with a sponge using Purely Pomegranate Ink from Stampin' Up.  I think I will be using this Colour Combo again in the near future!!!  Thanks for playing along!!  Blessings on ya!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cindy's Colour Challenge 01

I saw this colour combo today for a gift bag....brown, yellow and fushia....looks awesome together.  So my challenge for you is to create a card or scrapbook layout using these colours.  I will upload my project in a bit.  Leave me a post of where to see your creation.  Thanks for playing along!!  See you soon!! 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Card Creations

These are cards we created at our last Card Making get-together a few weeks ago.  Just had not gotten around to uploading them to my blog.  Went to visit friends in BC, Canada on vacation and had a wonderful time.  I will upload some photos of the mountains, rivers, bears and salmon soon. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

This is a Birthday Card I made for a very special daughter, God has given us.  The card base is made from Green Bazzill leaf embossed cardstock, the ribbon is from Stampin' Up and matted on Raspberry Tart DSP from Stampin-Up.  The Sentiment is a random stamp popped on the same DSP.  I also used new adornments from Stampin-Up called Vintage Flowers.  Happy 23rd Birthday, Katie!!!  Love you lots!!

Two Hearts, One Love

This is a card I made for two wonderful friends who got married last weekend.  I used Red Swiss Dot Cardstock as the base of the card, matted the card with which cardstock overlaid with which hand made paper.  For the focal image I used a paper doily with layers of white paper flowers of different sizes which I inked with Real Red Ink from Stampin' Up.  I punched the corner with a Stampin' Up corner punch, used a Martha Stewart Border Punch for the top of the card, added Real Red Ribbon from Stampin' Up and some bling and a stick-pin from Close To My Heart.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.  Congratulations Yvonne and Russell!!  

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just A Little Thanks!!

These are two Thank You cards I made last week for my helpers at Camp Peniel.  Amy helped me out with my music sessions and Cameron helped me out with my paper crafting sessions.  I truly appreciated them both and their willingness to serve in any way. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Paper Crafting - Camp Peniel

 These are Gift Card Holders we made this week at Camp Peniel.  I cased the directions from Splitcoast Stampers.  The kids loved making these cards.
 This is a 12" x 12" Scrapbook Page made to reflect fun events at Camp along with the key Scripture Verse for Camp this summer.
 These are two Bookmarks we made this week.  I cased the pattern for the giant paper clip book mark from Splitcoast Stampers.  Lots of fun!!
 This is a Sticky-Note Pad holder made from coasters which we made this week at Camp.
This is a sample of the Journal we altered this week at Camp which has the Scripture Verse which is the Theme of Camp this summer....Matthew 6:9-14.  It has been an awesome week!!

Mojo Monday 200

This is a card I made for my friend Becky, who has opened a new Hair/Nail Studio in Yarmouth.  This was an awesome sketch and I had lots of fun creating the card.  For the round detail of the sketch I punched five round scallop pieces out of a newer DSP from Stampin' Up which I really love.  I also used coordinating DSP from the same set for the mat of the Sentiment, for the long piece of paper which has been punched on the right side and another piece for the background.  These colours just look like Summer!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Verve Challenge

Hello there!!  These are cards I made awhile ago for a Verve Challenge.  I never did enter them in the Challenge, however, had lots of fun creating them.  We were challenged to follow sketches provided by Verve and we were to use Verve Stamps.  I visited with my friend, Anna, borrowing her Verve Stamps and created these cards.  I used Stampin' Up DSP along with Bazzill Cardstock.  The ink was a mixture of Versafine and Stampin' Up Inks.  I also used Spellbinders Dies and punches from Stampin' Up.  Hope you have a great day!!  Happy Stamping!!  :o)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day 'et al'

This is the card I made my DH for Father's Day.  I love this Lighthouse Stamp from Inkadinkado, stamped with Night of Navy Ink from Stampin' Up.  The image is stamped on white cardstock and matted with Navy Blue Bazzill Cardstock.  The DSP is from Stampin' Up, Nautical Expedition which I love for masculine cards.  Seeing as we live on the Atlantic Ocean I think I will have lots of use for this paper!!  The Father's Day Sentiment is from Hero Arts and the Navy Ribbon is from Walmart.  Happy Father's Day, HP!!  :o)

This is a card I made using the same colours, paper, stamp and ribbon as above with the exception that the cardbase is Navy Blue from Bazzill.  The Sentiment is from Stampin'Up Thoughts & Prayers.

This is a card I used to make an Anniversary Greeting for dear 'adopted' children of mine who are celebrating their 4th Wedding Anniversary on the 21st, Shaun and Lana.  This was a sketch challenge from Stamp TV Friday Challenge.  We were to use the sketch provided and the challenge was to use trees in our design.  Therefore, I used the DSP from Stampin' Up (cannot remember the name) in the background, the focal image is from Stampin' Up Thoughts & Prayers, the sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly and I used Spellbinders Labels Ten to mat the focal image.  I added bling from Forever In Time - Rhinestone Medley.  The cardstock base is a medium blue from Bazzill, matted in chocolate brown from Bazzill.  Happy Anniversary Shaun and Lana!!

This is a card I made for my Secret Sister following Mojo Monday 195 Sketch.  I used Red Swiss Dot cardstock as the base, added white Bazzill cardstock along with DSP from K&Co, Que Sera Sera.  I used white ribbon from Walmart.  I also used the sentiment from Stampin' Up, stamped on white cardstock and mounted on green cardstock from Bazzill, both cut using Spellbinders Labels Ten Dies.  The buttons are from Stampin'Up.  

Friday, June 17, 2011


This is a Graduation card I made for a special young woman who is graduation from YCMHS this month.  The card base and Sentiment mat is Bazzill Chocolate Brown cardstock, the DSP is Fabulous Vintage from Chatter Box using both sides.  The stamp is Confident Grad from Stampendous, the ink is from Versafine in Black, the corner punch is from Stampin' Up, the pearls are from Dollarama and the white organdy ribbon is from Close To My Heart.  Congratulations, Becca!!  :o)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Long time, no posts!!

 Hello to all of you friends out there in blogland.  Sorry I have not uploaded any posts for quite awhile.  No excuse really, other than busy with life and have not been making many cards.  However, I did need cards for special graduations coming up and other events, so here are my latest creations.
This card was made for a lovely young woman God has brought into my life who has recently graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S.  Congratulations Chantal!! 

This is a card that we made last month at Kreations Klub.  It was designed and taught to us by Debbie G.  It is a lovely pop-up card which I used as an anniversary card for dearly loved friends who celebrated their 11th anniversary in April, Scott and Trish.

 This is one of the creations we made last night at Kreations Klub.  I love the colours in this card along with the DSP from Stampin' Up.   All items used are Stampin' Up.
 This is the interior of the Sympathy Card shown above.  This card is for the family of a beautiful friend who is now spending her time with our Lord, Jesus.  Marilyn is enjoying the mansion He has prepared for her.  We will miss her here, but would not wish her back for the world, knowing she rests in His arms!!!
This is another creation from Kreations Klub we made last night.  It is cased from a card which Ruthie found online...(check out Ruthie's blog for the link to the cased card).  I love this DSP from Stampin' Up.  Punches, sentiment and ink are also from Stampin' Up.  This card was made for one of my "adopted" daughters whom God has brought into my life.  Katie is graduating from Mount St. Vincent University tomorrow!!  We are so proud of you Katie!!

This is the last creation from Kreations Klub last night.  I love this new set from Stampin' Up.  We embossed the flower and butterfly and popped them on the card.  Orange is not usually a colour I work with but this card looks so fresh!!  Love it!!  This card is going to Ottawa for a friend of mine who is being called to the Bar in June!!!  Congratulations, Alisa!!!