Saturday, September 25, 2010

Carrie Underwood - Mama's Song

This is a really nice song and video - Mike Fisher is in it!!

An Album for the Princess

After I found out about the little Pink one arriving around Christmas, I went to the Scrapbox to purchase some 'girly' paper.  Some of the new MME (My Minds Eye) Lost and Found line is gorgeous, pink, and sparkly! So sparkly that there is glitter all over the rug and couch in Lou's Portuguese corner!!!! Marlo even has glitter in his fur!!
It not finished, but here are some pictures:

Friday, September 24, 2010

YAY!!!! Pink Alert!!!

She is a little girl!!  Whoo-hoo!!!  I think I need to order her a pair of High Heels from Heelarious!!

Maybe not, shipping can be $28US or $135, what the?!!!!
But aren't they cute!!!

Roses and Flowers

I learned on the weekend how to make roses and flowers!

Here is a pic of how the artist used her roses!

Here are the crocheted flowers that are not crocheted at all!!

Playing, Creating, just having fun

I woke up last Sunday morning and said to myself, "OK, this is it.  It's time to start using some things in your 'Store of a Craft room'.  Today is the day".

My biggest problem is that I am my own worst critic.  When I make something, it has to be perfect and it has to be awesome.  So what if you cut the paper wrong?- use it and claim it as yours.  No one else will know that it wasn't supposed to be that way. 

So I made two albums, originally created by Debby Schuh and embraced the imperfections.  I like them and happy with how they turned out.

I then created an album for my sister's little man, Seth, when he was in Ottawa for a visit last May.  Yes, the colours are bright, the pages are simplistic but it's for a 17 month old little man.  He'll be happy with it because it's very bright and contains lots of pictures of himself and his Mom.  Exactly what every child loves!!

Here are some of the scraplifted Sweet Summer Days pages:

 Here are some of the scraplifted Tiny Tales album pages:

Some pages out of Sethy's album:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Oh the roots run deep.....

So yesterday I receive an email - my baby sister is expecting and the baby is due around Christmas (the date keeps changing, first it was Dec 31, then Dec 25, now Dec 20th). 

So any-who she and her husband have chosen their names (I am the God Mommy and I am allowed to pick the middle name - which are two huge honours in my books) and Petra emailed me their two choices.  I am wishing and hoping that the baby is a little girl.

Here is the email I received, "We picked the names: Girl is Olivia** and Blue Ryan**..." 

**NB names have changed**

So any way, I am looking and reading, trying to comprehend and decipher this email.  I love the name they have chosen for a girl, but the problem I was having was how did they come up with the name 'BLUE'??  If you know my sister and her husband, this is very outside the box for them. 
So I email her back and ask if Blue Ryan is another girl's name or the name they have chosen for their son.  Hey, I didn't know - I have heard of little girl's being named Ryan!  So I suggest that if it is another girl's name to spell it Blu, rather than Blue.  I click Send and go back to what I was doing.

So this morning I receive a reply.  It read, "Oh Linda.  Are you being a Blondie? L.O.L  Pink one is Olivia and Blue one is Ryan".

She probably sat there last night and laughed her head off at me.  I'm glad I can provide entertainment, though be it quite innocently, to her days.

I have my middle name all picked out if the baby is a girl.  For the boy?  Well, that's a bit tricky.  I have three and Petra can choose the one she likes the best.

Love you Petra!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

For Dad..........

Dad is always teasing that government workers work a bit in the morning and then spend their afternoons looking out the window.  Just wanted him to see what the 'cubicle' looks like.  Behind the chair is the 'window'!!!!!

Sunday, Sunday. Oh what a day........

Here are some pictures of projects I made at Creative Escape this year in AZ.

A home decor 'necklace' which I absolutely love - my two favourite men make me laugh quite a bit!

Another home decor item complete with organza/tulle roses and a crown.

A canvas with a bunch of different techniques using paint - they look like tiles.

A flip book complete with its own easely type holder.

A box with dividers inside to hold the book below.

A garland either for the tree, for an archway.........(needs pictures)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Creating today

Yay!!  I finally received my box that I shipped from AZ - thanks Sharon!!
The papers and some embellies I purchased were stranded in it, so once I opened it and perused my treasures, I needed to play.
Tray - 7Gypsies
Paper - Anna Griffin Calisto
Beach Girls - Graphic 45
Flowers - Prima
Sand Dollars - bought in PEI during our vacation.

I am happy with how this turned out!

The Boys from CE Video

We've waited and here is a video of the Boys of CE and their synchronized swimming routine.  Thanks to Razzill Dazzill Time for posting it on her blog.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Brave Girls Club

I received this email and loved it - certainly would pick you up if you were feeling down.

Dear Lovely Girl,

You might think you are lost among the number of people in the world....6 billion people to be exact. You might sometimes feel like you are not unique, or important, or even SEEN. You might feel forgotten and lost in the what you do and how you live and what you think and who you are could not possibly matter.

Who matters to you? How big of a difference do they make in YOUR life...and how different would your world be without them?

Who folded the shirt you were wearing and put it on the shelf at the store in such a way that it caught your eye? Who planted the flowers along the walkway of the happy little house you drive by every day? Who came up with the recipe for your favorite cookies?

Think about all of the small things in your life that bring you joy....the things that REALLLY make your life the way it is. It's the little things that matter, isn't it?

NOW, there are a WHOLE lot of people who think of YOU this way...all of the little things that you do that make their life better. All of the "you-ness" that you add to everything you do that makes the world prettier, and funnier, and happier, and smarter, and funkier and more unique. Not only would THEIR world not be the same without you, but THE WORLD would not be the same without you.

So, don't get caught in the trap of thinking that you have to do BIG THINGS make a difference. JUST BE YOU. PLEASE DON'T STOP BEING YOU. Don't give up....don't get discouraged.

You are not just one in a million, you are ONE IN SIX BILLION. Now, that's pretty darn special, isn't it? OWN IT!


Monday, September 6, 2010


Found these on a site and made a collage - so beautiful

Belated Happy Birthday!

I got these pictures last night and thought I would post them as I was in the skies and between airports on his big day!
Happy Birthday Dad! (I know it's late - but I know you love me (the most!!))

Sunday, September 5, 2010

September 5th

Great weekend in Kingston!  Stayed at a friend's house and the dinner we had last night was amazing!!!  We went to The Grizzly for brunch and even that was really delicious!!

Icing on my cake - I cing in my kitchen.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

September 4th collage

1. IMG_0419, 2. vintage children's sheetmusic, 3. 0610 vintage homemaking and needlework books 1, 4. ballerinas & bunnies cupcakes, 5. our vintage seashore bath on a sunny day!, 6. Fairy Jar Swap, 7. Flocked Paper Dress, 8. First in a brand new series of collages, 9. The Littlest Queen, 10. Light in the heart, 11. * Shabby ~ Chic *, 12. Pink and Green Birdy Kit, 13. Side of Brass House, 14. To Be Worth ~ 18x18 on canvas, 15. Ladybird Batch, 16. Annotated Alice in Wonderland

Friday, September 3, 2010

Daily Affirmation

This is cute:


(Sources: 1. Untitled, 2.vintage rhinestone, millinery, velvet bracelet "chocolate",3.sparrow empire, 4. Vintage Floral China Bouquets, 5. Bathroom, 6. Our snow has melted…)

Who won the Heidi Mirror and big container of goodies?

The Heidi Mirror went for $5000 and went to the same lady who placed the winning bid on her lamp last year.  I guess the mirror will be placed near her lamp???

This woman was the winner of the huge Rubbermaid container filled with goodies - she was from South Africa

Various CE pics

More pics were made available, here they are:

What??? Are you serious??  $93 bucks to ship my box of goodies to Ottawa!???

The Closing night 'eat dessert first' dessert.  Some delicious chocolate and peanut butter mousse thingy - delicious!!!

Another class I took to make these beautiful fabric album covers taught by Amy Totty (no mine is still in the bag to make!!)

As seen on Margie Aslett's table, very cute accessory!

Linda R

Nancy, as part of Technique Boutique, the photo shot.

Nancy and Linda in class

Me and my prezzie (now Laurie's prezzie)

The prezzie on all of the tables, the one in which you could win 2 tickets to CE11!

Sharon and I were stopped in the hall and asked we would allow them to take our picture!

The design for this years Yahoo Board CE t-shirt
Creative Escape 2010 buttons

Flowers at the Info booth

Some of the Prizes given away closing night (Saturday)