Sunday, November 30, 2008

More Holiday Cards!

I made these a few months ago for a swap and then promptly forgot about them! Here they are. They are different from the stamped ones -- more frilly -- but, believe it or not -- the stamped ones from the previous post took more time. These ones have some stamps on them -- sentiments and such. My favourite is the sledding girl, above.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Cards!

I spent some time on the weekend making some cards with friends -- the point was to use my many rubber stamps. Well, I used three! My favourite though, is the card at the top with the birds -- no stamps, LOL! But I got to play with my punches too.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My favourite book

"Book Wisdom" was the theme of Heather R's book. I chose to do my page about my favourite book, Emily of New Moon. It is by the Anne of Green Gables author, L.M. Montgomery. Emily kept journals and wanted to be a writer (well, she WAS a writer). I love the descriptions of the setting, and how Emily deals with her (many) hardships. I have many many copies of this book. Always ready to lend to a friend. I thought that I would be a writer some day.... does being a blog author count?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

31 things that you never wanted to know....

Catherine gave me a blog award......
Now I have to do this :) (I cheated a bit)

Answer the following questions with single word responses, and pass the award on to 7 other bloggers:
1. Where is your cell phone? Lauren
2. Where is your significant other? work...
3. Your hair color? my NATURAL colour???? I don't remember....
4. Your mother? bridge
5. Your father? peace (and quiet..... )
6. Your favorite thing? not painting
7. Your dream last night? too tired
8. Your dream/goal? healthy
9. The room you're in? classroom
10. Your hobby? eating
11. Your fear? drowning
12. Where do you want to be in six years? same
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? 28
15. One of your wish list items? resin
6. Where you grew up? London (Ontario, not the good one)
17. The last thing you did? goodbye
18. What are you wearing? black....
19. Your T.V.? what is my tv wearing?????
20. Your pets? Andy,
21. Your computer? PC
22. Your mood? slow
23. Missing someone? Cara
24. Your car? I don't drive. No licence. Not ever.
25. Something you're not wearing? watch
26. Favorite store? Bizzie Bs
27. Your Summer? a whirlwind
28. Love someone? oh, yes
29. Your favorite color? green
30. When is the last time you laughed? morning ("Ms. Brown -- I hope that you don't die until after I'm finished Kindergarten" -- I hope so too, my friend
31. Last time you cried? Friday

Monday, November 03, 2008

Holiday Traditions

I'm feeling festive!
So I've joined Meg's (Sew Liberated) Holiday Tradition's Exchange.
Holiday Traditions Exchange 2008
This is what's involved if you want to join:

To your partner, you will send:

1.) One handmade holiday decoration. Decorations made from any kind of medium are acceptable – from fabric to yarn, paper to paint.

2.) Your family's favorite holiday recipe.

3.) A “Tradition” Tutorial. This is description of one of your family’s special holiday traditions. If needed, you should provide step by step instructions. (For example, if your family makes graham cracker candy houses each year, you would provide more concrete instructions.) You might also consider sending along a couple of photos of the tradition in action, or perhaps the materials needed to re-create the tradition if it is craft-related.

In addition, you could send a mix CD of your favorite holiday tunes, or a special book that is a seasonal classic in your family. Feel free to go above and beyond the three requirements, but please don’t skimp! When putting together your package, think about the kind of package you would like to receive. The backbone of this whole exchange is that it should be meaningful and come from that tender place close to your heart.

***Doesn't this sound fun???!!!

I just can't wait to start playing Holiday music and making things..... but first, those dreaded report cards, oh, and of course, the dreaded "paint the living room" That should be finished this weekend -- I'll show pictures as soon as I'm finished!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

more Marie!

These are some spreads that I made earlier in the year. The pink one looked too bloody(the image on the right pink spread is anahata katkin's). I'm sure that I posted them before -- but here they are again. Click for close ups!

Happy Birthday Marie!

Yes, today is Marie Antoinette's birthday. I am taking part in festivities. I'm even going out to breakfast to celebrate!
I made this spread for Caryl, whose colours are hot pink and orange. The quote is one that Marie actually did say. Such a misunderstood woman..... but I had to add some cake in there -- she is so linked with cake -- Do you think that if that cake quote ("let them eat cake") wasn't attributed to her that we would all have forgotten her by now???
Please go to Joy's blog (Cupids Charm) to see the other artists taking part in Marie's birthday celebrations! (and to see some tres cool eye candy!!!)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

I am Aphrodite!

Your result for The What Greek God Are You Test...


Gods! You scored ###!

You are most like the Goddess Aphrodite!
Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, fertility and desire. Although she was married she had many affairs with both other gods and men - most famously with Ares. Her husband Hephaestus caught them in a net he had made and paraded them in front of the other gods. Aphrodite is mean, vain and jealous, and most often depicted with a mirror.

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**I am very happy to be the goddess of love, beauty, fertility and desire,but I don't think that I'm mean, vain or jealous. I've just finished reading Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips. Here's what it's about:

"Being immortal isn't all it's cracked up to be. Life's hard for a Greek god in the 21st century: nobody believes in you any more, even your own family doesn't respect you, and you're stuck in a delapidated hovel in north London with too many siblings and not enough hot water. But for Artemis (goddess of hunting, professional dog walker), Aphrodite (goddess of beauty, telephone sex operator) and Apollo (god of the sun, TV psychic) there's no way out...Until a meek cleaner and her would-be boyfriend come into their lives, and turn the world literally upside down.