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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Graduation 2011

How did that time come so quickly I just don’t know…it all started on a cool October in 1993…3 pounds/actually less & 3 months to early but what a dolly…he was/and still is..Now he’s 6 feet tall and looks down on me OMG…find me a chair so I can give him a hug LOL…His dad and I are so proud of his accomplishments this day June 29,2011…Our boy won a Silver Medallion which was for achieving 80% or better 20 students were given this award out of 195 graduating students….All the students looked seemed like the color for this year was purple..lots of purple out there hehe!!!…Very multicultural group of graduates it was so colourful…I just loved it all…His sister, nephew , cousin of nephew, dad and me the stepmother/not a wicked one either…enjoyed all of the commencement exercises…so to show you this proud parent moment I present to you our graduate of the class of 2011 St. Catharines Collegiate Institute & Vocational School..


Nate June 2011 Grad (a)                    Nate June 2011 Grad #2 (b)

TFL and stop by my blog anytime always something happening around here to get you excited… especially those in the world of craft,,,come back soon now…

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Our CropStop Blog Hop is winding down with only 1 more day to submit your entries! Don't miss the chance to win some great prizes!



Sunday, June 26, 2011

A DAY FOR DAISIES challenge #21

June 2011 ADF challenge #21 no pink (a)In this weeks challenge we couldn’t use any pink…Now when your working with fabulous flowers and pixies/fairies what other color then pink comes to mind…I managed to get it all together leaving out that awesome color pink my project I used Crayola crayons and the colors were



-ruby red

-golden yellow

-sky blue

-lemon yellow

-lime green

and  my stickles were waterfall and diamond

As you see no pink phew and it was a challenge for me hope you all stop by get your image while it lasts and join in all the fun right HERE


Remember to use our challenge to use PASTELS but NO PINK!!

CropStop Blog Hop #10 and final challenge

Wow what a haul it has been… this has been a fab blog hop…. totally different and the challenges rock …WTG everyone had a blast playing and I wish whoever wins all the best…and congratulations early…
Thanks for all who played along and came to visit my blog…your always welcome to here to take time, relax and ponder for a bit hope it was a fun visit …. stop in again will ya...cya real soon…
Now let’s go into the  challenge for you. Dalis has an easy one for you, Dalis’s challenge to you is to add a SUN or the word SUN in your project. 

June 2011 #10 CropStop bloghop You are my sunshine…and how does your garden grow?….this was my take on the final challenge….yippee!!!  I have all my letters so now to send them in for another chance at a prize…good luck everyone who played…
“3”days till closing so hurry on and get them in…

Saturday, June 25, 2011

CropStop Blog Hop #9

Veronica’s Challenge is all about 3D!  Make it pop, stand up, jump out whatever you like.  Make it a page, a card, an ATC even an altered item but whatever you do make it 3D. 

Better hurry only one more entry to post after this…So you can  be entered in for a draw ..and one more mystery letter to get and send in …

June 2011 #9 CropStopI did this pop fold its so cute and my image and verse is  from glitterbabes…she has a whole array of awesome images to play with stop in and check them out…TFL.

CropStop Blog Hop #8

"Make It A Banner Summer"

So how about it join Katie in making a banner along with me and lets have some fun doing it… Were getting closer to knowing what the word is and everyone's letters… yikes who’s going to be the winner in this blog hop challenge…maybe it will be you or me…looking forward to the final day hope you are to?…

Schools out that’s a great reason for a banner to be waved …that is my theme for the challenge this time put out by Katie at cropstop


June 2011 #8 challenges for crop stop

Friday, June 24, 2011

CropStop Challenge #25

Well I cant believe it…the CropStop people have been so busy this month with challenges…there weekly challenge like this here and now a week plus of crop hoppin challenges..lots of prizes and fun to be had stop in and check it out…you might be surprised at all that's going on there…tfl and cya soon…

June 2011 cropstop #25 challenge (a)(b) Diamond background card in green galore form Stampin Up..Music notes for DP done in a grey scale…punched hearts are embossed with music sheet CB folder..and off course most peoples favourite  a little Magnolia gal..someone sent me her image to play with..she’s so cute spreading her petals all around…

This week we ask you to be "Summer Inspired", we are just keeping our theme with the "Celebrate Summer" Blog Hop.  You still have a few more days to submit your entries for the Blog Hop, all you have to do is hop around the links, on each stop you will have a new challenge.  The more challenges you make the more chances to win!  Make sure if you are playing with the "Celebrate Summer" Blog Hop to add your linky on that POST's linky and not this one.
This week we asked the team to be inpired by Summer, which is easy  because the sun is shinning so hard, we are getting some nice HOT days.   This month is all about embossing, use some embossing folders in your project and you get to be in the running for some cool Tim Holtz's embossing folders.
Remember, use embossing on your entry during the month of June for an additional chance to win the monthly prize which includes a Tim Holtz, personally autographed embossing folder set!

TFL and enjoy your visit..

CropStop Blog Hop #7

Got a favourite pet… well the use a fun photo of what ever type of animal you like… and make them your special focus today..tfl and go check out Agnes’s blog while your hopping about…

June 2011 #7 CropStop bloghop  Agnes's fave pet (a) This is Ty out 2 year old Chihuahua… and what a bunch of fun she is…I was lucky to get this pic of her cause she hates the camera the little You know what hehe!!!TFL just the same and visit again will ya… cya real soon

CropStop Blog Hop #6

Michelle’s challenge to you is to reflect the great outdoors! She wants to see bugs, flowers, scenery....something from nature please!!
All the fun is happening right at cropstop right now so check it out and lets get hopping together LOL…tfl

June 2011 #6 CropStop bloghop  Michelles bug and flowers (a)  this is my take on Michelle’s challenge

Thursday, June 23, 2011

CropStop Blog Hop #5

For Gloria’s challenge: make a project using the Colors of Summer. Use Orange/yellow, tan/brown, blue, green, white. Try to use only these colors.
I love these color challenges and I had some left over things just for this project what fun thanks Gloria…don't forget to visit her blog for your next letter…
June 2011  #5 Cropstop challenge(a)(b)

CropStop Blog Hop #4

Heidi’s Challenge is to make a card or project that Shimmers or Shines...... let your imagination go wild. You can add rhinestones, metals, glitter,............ the options are endless. Then come back and post a link here to your project and show us what you have done!

So visit Heidi and do your challenge project and receive your magic letter..
here is my take on her challenge …TFL
June 2011 CropStop bloghop #4 shimmers and shines(a)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CropStop Blog Hop #3

Today we visit Rosemary at her blog and she has quite the cute challenge for us all to see and do..
Rosemary’s challenge for you is called "Under the Sea" and I want you to create a card or 3-D project with things found in the sea.......such as seashells, fish, sea creatures, mermaids, fishing nets, etc. I've made a Shadow Box Card using Little Mermaid Tilda & the Magnolia Seahorse. I found this awesome tutorial on how to make this card on Heather's Blog here and used my Scor-Pal and Scor-tape to put it together.
Here is  y take with a mermaid digi I found on line and I popped her right off the card front..gave her some stickle for glitter and colored the image with Crayola Remember to stop in at Rosemary's log to do the challenge and find the next letter..

June 2011 CropStop bloghop #3 by the sea (a)

Crop Stop Blog Hop #2

well the second part to hop is here and so is the mystery word's letter…we had to have a favourite summer song….I don’t really have a favourite song I have so many songs running thru my mind and most of them reflect my Lord Jesus Christ and all he has done for us… so my card is about all the praise and worship verses and songs out there and we all know he loved the little sparrows and this is my take on the challenge..tfl
June 2011 CropStop bloghop #2 favourite summer song(a)
and you can find the next part of the Hop HERE

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CropStop Blog Hop #1

Well today the hop has begun if your up to the challenge stop by CropStop for all the info you’ll need to play along some great prizes to won as well as a whole lot of fun creating…
Today was think pink and a  letter is your to start to find out what the mystery word is up so come on over and get yours now…
Think Pink HERE
here is a bookmark that had me thinking pink tfl…
June 2011 CropStop bloghop #1 think pink(a)
One down and many more to go cya real soon…

Monday, June 20, 2011

My Grafico # 101

Designer: Mels Brushes has come up with these amazing pieces of art look at all the possible things you could create stop in and see what else there is to play with…TFL…

Mehndi Doodle Designs    
So stop by at My Grafico and look at all that you can do..

Friday, June 17, 2011

CropStop challenge #24 Embossed Embellishments

June 2011 CropStop challenge #24 (a)All challenges during
 the month of June will have an added plus with them! Use embossing on your project and have the opportunity to win a Tim Holtz, personally autographed embossing folder each week that you enter! At the end of June, CropStop will put all of the month's entries into the pot and draw one random winner to receive a colossoal embossing folder prize!

Like how cool is that just click HERE and your right there…
For my project I used Swiss dots for the Background and flowery type folder for the flowers…My doily is cut from a Nellie die cut they rock…TFL and stop in anytime…your always welcome…

Monday, June 13, 2011

Elegant Topiary by Sarah Paris

Topiary Stamps 

June 2011 MYGDT Sarah Paris Topiary #2 (b)               June 2011 MYGDT Sarah Paris Topiary (a) 

My Grafico and Sarah Paris has just come up with some fabulous images with the topiary design so cute and so much to create with…stop by and check out what else Sarah makes you will not be disappointed at all…tfl and stop by anytime…my friends are always welcome here…

Blog Hop @ CropStop

This sounds so exciting a blog hop with a twist being hosted at CropStop....something you just dont want to miss...hope to cya hopping on that day...

June 19th to June 30th

"Celebrate Summer" Blog Hop!

Please join us on the CropStop Challenge Blog

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

as we "Celebrate Summer" with the CropStop Creative Team.

Each Creative Team member will be challenging you to create a project

based on their own challenge themes!

Collect a letter from every team member and spell our mystery word!

Participants will have a 12 days to complete and link their projects.

Prizes galore! 


Whimsy birds brushes   June 2011 MYDT(a)


Designer: Lil Ellaboudy Design does a fantastic job at introducing her feathered friends here so stop in and look at all the great digi’s that are available for you to play with…TFL you can find them all HERE

Saturday, June 11, 2011

ADFD challenge #20


This is my take for this fold to use on a challenge at A Day For Daisies challenge this week..and it can be found HERE.

This is challenge #20 @ A Day For Daisies

Their new challenge is all about "new", too! We want you to try a NEW (to you) TECHNIQUE working with digis! So step out of your comfort zone and think outside the box! Try a technique with an ADFD digi that you've never tried before!

Never did this fold before so her is my sample for you to enjoy…tfl…and do come visit again

This is my take for this fold to use on a challenge at A Day For Daisies challenge this week..and it can be found HERE.

Feel free to follow the directions provided if you care to.

June 2011 ADFD challenge #20 (a)(1)  June 2011 ADFD challenge #20 (b)(2)



Triangular Fold

Hi all found this great technique at Score Pal …with lots of other folds for cards can be found HERE…enjoy and lets see what you create

Triangular Tri-fold
Designer Beate Johns Copyright © 2007
Supplies needed:
One piece of cardstock 3 1/2" x 10 1/2"
One 3 1/4" square of patterned paper cut in half diagonally
Image that will fit on a 3 1/2" card front

Step one: Line your cardstock up with left and top fence of your Scor-Pal and score at 3 1/2" and 7".


Step two: Align one corner of your cardstock with the 7.333” groove, this is the one marked with the inverted triangle and the opposite corner on the same groove. See picture. Score the top square diagonally.


Step three: Turn cardstock around and repeat step two on the other corner square to add a diagonal score through that square. Make sure both diagonals go in the same


Step four: Fold your left square into the middle and then fold the lower triangle up.
Fold your right square into the middle and then fold the upper triangle

This is my take for this fold to use on a challenge at A Day For Daisies challenge this week..and it can be found HERE.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CropStop Challenge #23

This week's theme is "Twice as much fun!", and you know this week is all about embossing folders. If you put those things together then you get our challenge.  This week is about using two embossing folders in your project.  Remember it can be any paper crafting project. So hop over HERE and check out what else CropStop has to offer…this is my take on the challenge and TFL..


June 2011 Croptstop challenge #23 (a)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011



*** 1 NEW Silhouette SD Cutting Machine
*** SCAL3 Cutting Software that you can use with your electronic die cutting machines
*** 3 SVG Cutting Set Templates from MG Designers
*** 3 ROLLS of Adhesive Vinyl - Create your own wall art and more!
*** 50 Piece Paper Pack from American Crafts

Monday, June 6, 2011


Now this is some flowery much potential in what we can do with it…here is my sample and can find more of these great designs by…Designer: Cheri Wenger…@ My Grafico


Mod Linear Florals Collection         June 2011 MYDT ATC(a)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sketch Week challenge #22 @ CropStop

June 2011 challenge(a) This sketch is awesome from CropStop and had to do another as well over at My Sketch world there is a challenge using trash… and well the red piece was about to go… the picture was from advertising that came this week, and was going in recycle….I lightly sanded the bubbles in the background to give it a tiny bit of pop… so this was as trashy as I could get enjoy and tfl


Friday, June 3, 2011

CropStop Challenge #22

Croptstop Challenge #22 sketchwhat an awesome sketch for this week…
June 2011 Croptstop sketch challenge #22 (a) Here is my take on the challenge using some of the house-mouse images which in my opinion are the cutest ever…

Welcome to our sketch challenge for the month of June.  For this week you need to follow the sketch above    All challenges during the month of June will have an added plus with them! Use embossing on your project and have the opportunity to win a Tim Holtz, personally autographed embossing folder each week that you enter! At the end of June, CropStop will put all of the month's entries into the pot and draw one random winner to receive a colossoal embossing folder prize!
Find all you need to know to enter HERE

Basic color wheel

Basic color wheel

Virtual Kitty