Saturday, January 30, 2010


Here is My Pink Stamper's 3rd challenge, a tag for a gift.  I am making gluten-free muffins tomorrow, so I will give some to a friend of mine.


With the bitterly cold weather we are having here (but no snow), I made this spring card to brighten the day.  This is another challenge from My Pink Stamper


I actually accomplished a very simple page today.  It is my dad.  My mum took this photo a number of years ago and it turned out to be very good.  I simply added all of the things that he has been throughout his life.

This turned out to be another red and black project!

Friday, January 29, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge.

One of the blogs I read daily is My Pink Stamper. Robyn is snowed in and decided to do some challenges, and I thought I'd give it a try.  The challenge was to make something using your favourite colour and to add black to it.  So here is mine.  Can you guess my favourite colour?


This layout for January is missing something, especially at the top right.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dad's upcoming birthday

My dad will turn 83 in February.  He's doing well, even though he has Alzheimer's Disease.  He lives with his dog Lucy in a 3 bedroom house in England.  He has family that check in on him regularly and also 'carers' who visit 3 times a day to make sure he has eaten and gets his meds. 

My mum died 5 years ago and my sister and I thought that Dad would follow shortly thereafter because the two of them were hardly ever apart, and my mum was the head of the household.  We didn't think he could manage without her and would die of a 'broken heart'.  We were wrong!

I try to go home each year for a couple of weeks, to give family members a break, and to hang out with my dad.  Sometimes it gets a bit uncomfortable as the disease will affect his mood.  But for the most part I enjoy the trip.  I won't be going this year due to some debt that I have.  So hopefully he'll hold on for another year!

He used to be passionate about photography, but he seldom goes out to take pictures anymore.  He was always in his developing room being creative with his work.  But since the digital camera, he never does any developing anymore, except for printing on his computer.

He loves to fish, so for his birthday card I used my recently bought Cricut machine and made this card for him.  I know he'll like it.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

1st. Birthday

A friend of mine wanted a card for her friend whose baby just turned 1.  I wasn't fast enough getting it made, but this was the idea that I had. Just as well, I had made this for a boy and it turns out it was a girl!!
So now I am submitting this one to Posh Designs Scrapbook Store for their challenge.  Thanks Kim for the design.

The deadline is tomorrow.

I have at least 4 birthday cards to make this month, so I should get busy.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Blog Giveaway

I read many blogs on a daily basis.  Some for inspiration, some for fun, and some for information.  Booth #32 is one I tend to get all that from.  Aaron has a huge following and recently she was up to 100,000 hits!

If you are interested in checking out her wonderful articles, go over to Booth #32 and check it out.  Oh yes of course, don't forget to enter the contest to win.  Just leave a comment about your new goals for 2010.