Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Christmas, Goodbye and Crazy Computers!

Well here are my cards for Tracy's Christmas Challenge. The challenge was to use snowmen and I love this image! I used an old Mojo Monday sketch for the layout and I really love these cards!! I went against my normal size and thought I'd try something a little different and voila - here they are and on time!

This is a card I made for a friend who is moving to Vancouver this week. She is taking quite a courageous step taking a job that she's never done before - still in radio - but it sounds like an amazing adventure for her! She is really looking forward to it and even though we'll miss her like crazy - it's the best thing she can do for herself! I used my Lion stamp as the Lion is the symbol of courage from the Wizard of Oz - so I thought it was quite appropriate!! Good luck Andy!!

Well things here are settling down abit as Ringette is over. We ended up in 5th in Provincials - not the result we wanted - but our team played incredibly well under the circumstances so it was a great way to end the season.
And here I thought I'd have a couple of weeks off before I got into ball season - but because we've had enough decent weather - we have practice tomorrow night!! I can hear my muscles screaming already!!
My Mac has crashed yet again - so we've decided to finally take it in. Doesn't mean too much for me other than I've lost my computer in my craft room so have to use the one on the main floor. A bit of an inconvenience but at least I can still get on-line!! Hopefully they can get it figured out and soon!! This running up and down the ladder sucks!
Thanks for stoppin' by!
Little D

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Birthdays, Partying, and Gearing up for Provincials

Well - first off - I did survive the night out at Ranchman's and actually had a very good time!  It's been a while since I've had a real good night out!  I was planning on being home between 10 and 11.....cab dropped me off at 1:08 am....had a great time!  10 - 12 Paralyzers I'm sure had something to do with that - but who can say?

This week has brought two more birthdays!  This one I made for a friend of mine - her birthday is tomorrow.  The mushroom is another Expressions creation.  The frog is from SU Frolicking Frogs.  It's a fun set - one I haven't used very much.  This isn't how the card started out.  I didn't like how I added some bling to to so I just cut out the main image and stuck a neutral color behind it.  Not my best work.  I do like the main image on this card.  I used distress ink behind the images to help make them pop a little  

This one I made for my sister who's birthday is actually today!  Happy Birthday Paula!  This is a simple layer card - but I absolutely love this DP!  It's from s-e-i Black Orchid stack pad.  I've used the paper a couple of times now and I love how the colors mix.  Color combos I normally wouldn't consider - but I love this.  It's quite simple - however - after it's was put together - decided I really need to focus when I'm cutting my paper - not all quite even.  But I really do like how this card came together!

We didn't win our ringette last weekend - but the important thing about the game is that we played very well and we were quite focused for the most part.  All things we want to take forward going into Provincials next weekend!  I'm really excited about it.  I believe we have a strong chance of coming in the top 3.  I'll definitely let you know how we do!

I have a couple of more cards to make this week - another birthday and a good-bye card.  One the gals I play ringette and softball with is moving to Vancouver on April 1 - and it's not an April Fools joke.  She's in Radio and an opportunity for her came up and it was one she couldn't refuse.  She's wanted to be in the Vancouver area for quite some time - so this is a great thing for her.  Sucky for us - but great for her!

Plus I have to work on Tracy's Christmas Challenge the month.  I didn't get last month's in on time so I really got to get this one done!

So this will be a busy week for me!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Little D 

Friday, March 12, 2010

Does time ever stop passing so fast?

Well I'm back in my craft room and I realize that it's been almost two weeks since my last posting!  Unbelievable!  Where does the time go  - really??  Where does it go?  And I know there are those 'professional' bloggers who post every day - and ya know  who don't like to follow us lowley once a week bloggers - but hey - it is what it is!  Sorry Allison - couldn't resist!!  That's if you even check my blog!!  LOL.....gotta love inside jokes!!

This is a card that I made for a friend at work who's mom passed away.  I always find Sympathy cards hard to do - but I really like how this came together.  And it gave me a good chance to play with my new Expressions machine which I'm definitely getting used to and really starting to like.

My craft room is very slowly getting put together but I think will still be a bit of work.  We are now into playoffs for Ringette and I have a game tomorrow morning and if we win by 3 we play Sunday and Monday as well.  The good thing is we've already qualified for Provincials which are the last weekend in March here in Calgary and after that's done - I'll have about a month break before ball season starts!  I really don't know what I would do if I didn't have my sports....I know - I'd be a daily blogger - I'm sure of it!!  LOL.

It's another friend from work's birthday on Monday and we're heading to the Ranchman's tomorrow night......am I looking forward to it?? Let me put it to you this way - the Ranchman's as it sounds - is a country bar......I am not a Country girl....I'm definitely a rock and roll kinda girl so the idea of having a fun night out with the girls is very exciting - but the whole idea of being in a country bar for several hours does not appeal to me!  This is her card I made - a bit appropriate as it's a bit of county styling.  I used Mojo Monday Sketch for this week.

I'll let you know how well I survived the night!

Thanks for stoppin by!

Little D

Monday, March 1, 2010

Too Emotional to Craft

What a weekend!

okay - so I was all se to get my challenge done for Tracy's Christmas challenge - even had all the pieces cut and read to go after the hockey game yesterday......so much for that plan! Talk about an emotional weekend! Wow was that a fantastic final weekend of the Olympics! I have never been more proud to be Canadian than after this weekend! It started Friday night with Canada vs Finland - and we were at Nancy's for Calgals....I had two birthday cards to make for Saturday and the 5 cards for Tracy's Christmas Challenge.....plus Nancy had a color challenge for us as well....talk about a stress filled night....how was I going to focus on my projects at hand whilst the hockey game was on...thank goodness for a big screen TV in the basement right by the crafting area! Well I got to work on my two birthday cards.

This is the card I made for my nephew Kevan who was in town from Surrey, BC along with his brother and mom. This was also Nancy's color challenge - so I was able to kill two birds with one stone! I really like how this came together - quite a fun card. Kevan was our ring bearer at our wedding when he was 7 - he's now 23....unbelieveable!

This was the card I made for my Niece. She's much older than I'd care to admit right now!! I LOVE this card - so much so that I didn't want to give it to her!! I made the flowers like Merlie had on her blog and really like this technique. You cut out the flowers and crumple them then use clear embossing power and emboss them. They end up with a nice clear finish and very firm.

So then it was on to the Christmas Challenge. I did really well - getting the main images and layers complete. All I needed to do was add some embellishments which I got all ready to go Saturday night - lots of time for putting them together in time for the deadline.....little did I know that the Canada vs USA game was going to be as stressfull as it was. I knew it was going to be a great game - but to have it end the way it ended was too much for me. And as I watched the rest of the country react the same way I did - just made it even more emotional for me. I was so emotionally exhausted that I literally did not have any energy to do anything the rest of the night. But with that - I was in bed at a decent hour and woke up refreshed and rearing to go. Got home after work and was able to get them done - a little past the deadline - but none the less - done!

I think they turned out okay - loving the Olympic Colors!

Anyhow - now that the Olympics are over - I should be able to get back to my 'normal' routine again!

Thanks for Stoppin' by!

Little D