Tuesday, February 28, 2012



Pink Shirt Day began five years ago when two teenage boys from Nova Scotia organized a synchronized pink day to support a boy who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet.

Some of the signs a child is being bullied include loss of appetite, bed-wetting, loss of self esteem, sudden aggression or attitude change, and unexplained broken belongings and bruises. If left unaddressed, a bullying victim can be subject to failure in school, depression and thoughts of suicide.
Statistics from Bullying Canada state that one out of every five kids is a bully, and one out of four kids are being bullied.
Approximately 282,000 high school students are attacked each month nationally, the statistics say.
According to a new survey by Harris-Decima, 50 per cent of adults polled said they were bullied as a child or teen. Furthermore, a third of those said they believed the abuse they suffered caused lasting harm.
Part of the solution lies in empowering students to be proactive bystanders, Stuart said.
“Often, a bystander won’t say or do anything because it’s the cool kids that are doing the bullying, and often the person being bullied is not strong enough or too scared to,” she said. “Prevention starts first with education, and awareness, but in the bigger picture, it is us as adults that have to follow through with consequences for children.”





Sunday, February 12, 2012


Carolyn managed to WOW us again with another creative project
for her turn at hosting our Workshop Friday.

A desk calendar was on the agenda and it can be turned into a scrapbook
once the year ends.

Each individual month is printed on an acetate overlay and the
corresponding month is done with various DP's, under the acetate.

My photography leaves a lot to be desired so these photos 
definitely do not do justice to the project.

Thanks Carolyn for a great project and as always, 
for your friendship.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


... and no one gets hurt!

Our old girl Ditto, who is 14 now and has developed some form of dementia (or so
we thought), used to always get excited when a new food bag was opened and 
the contents were poured into the dog bin.  She would gradually work her way 
inside the bag to get the few kibbles that I had stretegically left 
for her in the bag.  

You would never have known yesterday that there was anything failing
in her mind, when she practically dove into the food bag to see if
there was anything worthwhile left inside (and of course, there was).

And make no mistake about it ... Lily and Abbey were NOT welcome
to share the bag's contents!

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, February 6, 2012


It's always a good feeling when someone let's you know that
they are thinking about you when you are going through a rough time.
This card was made for my buddy Curt.

If you get a chance, please stop by his blog and leave him some
well wishes.

It's such a treat to be able to create a dog card for someone 
who shares my passion for dogs.

Thanks for stopping.