Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Classic black and white is often my choice for wedding cards.
In my stash of handmade flowers, I had this
white lace flower and decided it 
would be a nice
addition to this wedding card.

An EK Success border punch was used as the background frame
as well as the side borders.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


from CATHY



(the pink pot is filled with
red velvet cupcakes)

Love my 'pink' cards girls ... thanks for remembering me and for
being in my life.


Saturday, March 24, 2012


After 3 Workshop Friday's, our EPIC mini books are completed.

What began as simple card projects, our Workshop Friday's have 
become "how can I keep up with the last project?"

I've had these little photo albums for a long time and originally purchased
them with a special project in mind for each of my friends.  Deciding 
to make the album "All About Me", each girl will
insert personal photos on the various pages to complete
her book.

The covers were cut off from the albums and heavy chipboard was used
to make the inside pages.  Each page was painted white and
then covered with DP.

While I don't think that I will undertake a project of this
magnitude again, I am so happy that I did decide to create and share
this one with my closest friends.  My hope is that the little
books will serve as small legacies for each of us.

Our little group of girls has turned into a very tight-knit circle of BFF's
and whether it's the times we share together or just needing a
shoulder to lean on, we are always there for one another 
and that my friends

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


A parcel arrived for me the other day and it was post-marked 
from my friend LEE (
in the United Kingdom. 
 I was not expecting anything so I was 
anxious to see exactly what it was.

Well, this is what it was....

First of all, 
Lee made me one of her famous
House Mouse cards.  It is like a
breath of Spring air.

These adorable PINK fabric 
baskets were flat and just needed
to be tied at the corners
with the ribbons to assemble them.

And finally, this incredible little
hand-painted canvas.  It's uncanny just
how much it looks like
my LILY.

The details are incredible.
This artist is very, very talented.

It's hard to express in words, especially from so far away, just how touched
I am to have received these gifts from you, Lee.  It is my dream
to one day be able to meet you and thank you in person.

But until then,
BIG BIG HUGS to you, my sweet friend, LEE.


And thank you to everyone for stopping by,


Monday, March 12, 2012


One of my craft passions is definitely creating flowers
and as we all know, wool felt is one of the best materials 
to use for many of the flower patterns.

However, wool felt can be a little pricey and a little more difficult
to find in local fabric shops.  While shopping in
a local fabric mill outlet the other day, I came across this pink
'melton' fabric and while it seemed quite thick compared to normal
wool felt, I thought I would try a small swatch of it.

My Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die is my go-to die
when I am using fabrics for flowers. It cut through the melton
like butter and I am very pleased how the flower turned out.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

THE REAL "ET" ????

Not everyone will be old enough to remember 
"ET - The Extra Terrestrial"
but for those who are,
I think that he may have reappeared in my grooming spa
in the form of a ShihTzu named "Cassanova".

After his bath, while he was wrapped in a towel, I did a 
double take when I looked at him and all I could
see was ET.

Anyway, this little guy is an absolute little dude and he loves 
to be pampered.  And now, he's ready
to go home and probably sleep for the
rest of the afternoon.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012


After working on my next Workshop Friday Project for the past several weeks,
I decided to deviate from the project for a much needed rest. 
Using my Grand Madison Window die and trying my hand at 
making some flowers, I managed to create this card.

Soft Sky is one of my favourite SU colours so I decided
to use that as my starting point.

I added a couple of flourishes, some MS sprigs, 
a few pearls 
there you have it.

It felt sooo good to make a card again.

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