Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Anniversary Card

Our parents are getting older, so are our friends parents.... a new milestones are celebrated. Sheldon's parents celebrated their 49th wedding Anniversary last week. We were invited to a dinner celebration on Sunday night and were pleased that Mr & Mrs "J" shared many stories with us from when they were courting as well as the story of their wedding day, it was a very enjoyable evening!

On Sunday morning I decided that it was time to make this card that had been floating around in my head since I stopped my mother from throwing out a couple of decks of cards that she and dad wore out last Spring. Giving this card to Mr & Mrs "J" also inspired us to have a card game with Sheldon & Sara after Mr & Mrs "J" headed home for the evening... us girls kicked the boys butts!!! 

I also decided to make my parents a card for their upcoming 47th Wedding Anniversary and one for Sean.... after he forgets about this one since he saw it! They were great cards for using up scraps and I am loving the Martha Butterfly Punch!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Sketchy Thursdays - Fast!

Well I got home early today and decided that I best sit down at the computer and work on my course that I have been doing... but after getting distracted by my email and a few blogs that I follow, I realized it was Thursday and there would be a new sketch posted. Well I instantly knew that some pictures that I had in my photo box, would be perfect for this sketch. For some reason we don't take very many vertical shots, but  I knew these would work for this sketch since I had just looked at them the other day.

Off to grab those photos I went, grabbed some Cardstock, glimmer mists, a few leftovers from other "fishing" layouts and this layout came together in an hour! Thanks for the great sketch today!

I am trying to get in the habit of either working on something new and recent or if I go digging into the catch up pile, I am trying to scrap something that is from the same month or holiday weekend. Also, since my husband has been away working all month I have had more time to lock myself away in my Scrapbook Room!



Saturday, 11 June 2011

Scraplift - Sisters Layout

So a few weeks ago, Cocoa Daisy had a Spring Online Crop. I completed one layout that worked for 2 challenges. I decided to hop over to a few of the ladies blogs that entered the same Challenges.

Wow. Amber your talent is amazing.... I LOVE your blog... and your projects are Beautiful.
When I saw you "Sisters" page I instantly knew that a photo I took on my Blackberry, that I have been using as my sisters contact photo, had to be scrapbooked.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Sketchy Thursday 6.2 Challenge

This week I decided to post my first sketch challenge with "Sketchy Thursdays".



I have been wanting to journal this single shot of the view from the fire on Reed Lake for quite some time. I dug out some old Sandylion Paper that I have been hoarding for a few years! It was "cheery" and fun to work with, dug into my scrap box for some bits and pieces of leftover stickers and chipboard.

Well better get to hemming Liam's new dress pants for his Grade 9 Farewell Celebration at the Church & School on Wed! How is it that he will be going to High School this Fall!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

May Sketch - Sweet Peach Crop Shop Blog

Had lots of fun working with this old paper from my stash.... Almost as fun as we had Dogsledding back in December.... although it was much warmer today :)