Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Give Thanks

I'm very thankful for a lot this fall. I'm thankful for wonder friends and family. I'm thankful for my fiance and puppy. I'm thankful I have a great job and great coworkers. I'm thankful that I came down with the flu and can recover from it. I'm thankful that I had a great meal tonight in my own home. The list can go on and on but I just wanted to do a quick post on giving thanks. I made 30 of these little suckers to give out at work because it's been a tough few months. What are you thankful for today? 

Monday, October 25, 2010

PPC-CC #36 & Fall To Layout #113

Good morning! Boy it's been a LONG week. I'm still sporting the cough and over the weekend I came down with something worse. I'm not sure if it was food poisoning or the stomach flu. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea is not fun. Nausea is probably the worst thing for me. Especially when I'm away from home and need to curl around a friend's toilet. I'm feeling a bit better now and even managed to do a bit of crafting. This week's Picture Perfect Creations #36 colors are something that I would have never put together but Megan did some awesome pairing! I joined it with Clean & Simple's Fall to Layout #113. Hopefully you all get a chance to join us at PPC this week!

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Dear Sweet Arlie

So for those of you that have been reading my blog for some time, you might have noticed that I mention my dear friend, Arlie, from time to time. The story about Arlie is she used to buy cards from me that I've made. Then she progressed from being a card customer to a stamping supplies customer! I have tried time and time again to get her to start a blog to showcase some of her beautiful work, but to no avail. So the only thing left for me to do is show off her work for her! 
I love her use of all the colors and the DSP. She used Crystal Effects over all the dots and it looks fantastic!! She really oomphed up the card by using the Crystal Effects, embossing the sentiment and a textured card stock card base! She knows how much I love textured card stock. I only save it for special occasions! I know she's a loyal reader of my blog and I hope that seeing her work posted will inspire her to start her own blog! 

PPC-CC #35 & Fall to Layout #111

Well I had a total brain fart while making this card. I thought the Tempting Turquoise was a Bashful Blue and didn't realize my mistake until I went to upload the picture! It was too late to make another card so this will have to do for now. I've been MIA for the last bit and that's because I've been sick as a dog the last week. I had to call in sick for work for 3 days last week and had a complete meltdown at 7 am yesterday because after making Jamie drive me around to find a store open to buy cough syrup at 2 AM, I was only able to sleep from 3:30-6:30. I woke up and tried sleeping on the cough but I couldn't sleep from all the hacking. So finally I made Jamie take me to the Medicenter for some prescription grade codeine loaded cough syrup. It totally did the trick and I was zonked out like a little zombie. I've slept so much in the last 5 days it's gross. Enough about me though. I've combined this week's Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo with Clean & Simple Stamping's Fall to Layout #111. I love the clean lines and simplicity of the cards. Hope you all get a chance to join us at PPC this week! In the meantime, stay crafty and healthy! 

Monday, October 11, 2010

PPC-CC #34

My oh my what a great Thanksgiving long weekend! Today Jamie and I will be going to my aunt's place for some yummy turkey dinner. I also got to sleep in a little bit today!! I've been sporting a sore throat the last 2 days and it's getting worse so hopefully the sleep will help a bit. I ended up drinking plain hot water last night because I wanted something warm but had already brushed my teeth. Boy I felt old! My grandma used to drink plain hot water all the time. She'd even mix her rice with hot water if it wasn't going down very well! Now speaking of family, I just want to give thanks for the wonderful friends in my life. I'm also thankful for an amazing partner in life, Jamie and for a great family. We have our quirks but I love them all. I hope everyone gets a chance to take a couple moments to be thankful for everything that they have in their lives. 

Onto today's card! Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations chose some gorgeous colors this week. I'm loving purples and greens right now, which is probably why my eyeshadows are all those 2 colors. I wanted to keep it really simple and got most of the detail from the DSP. I feel like I'm never going to make the 100 projects that I need for the No paper/product buying challenge. I really gotta step it up!! Hope you all get to play along with us this week over at PPC! Head on over to see what the other design team creators have come up with. 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

PPC-CC #33

Sort of late for this post but this week has been insanely busy! Influenza season officially started and I am one of the coordinators for our area of the city. This includes almost all of the inner city and I've been going crazy trying to manage 17 casual flu nurses. I did survive though and slept for 11 hours last night! I was hoping to wake up at 10 but managed to drag myself out of bed at 1:15 PM!! I really needed that extra catch-up sleep! This past Monday Megan over at the Picture Perfect Creations posted some fun colors. Here's my take on this week's challenge. My card is copied from a layout that Kristina Werner did. Hope you all had a chance to play with us. You have till tomorrow night! Have a great Thanksgiving weekend all my fellow Canadians! 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks #5 & The Color Dare #78 (again!)

Another beautiful fall day in the neighborhood! It's a day before the craziness of influenza starts and I had a chance to do another little card using The Color Dare #78 and 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #5. The colors are Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Daffodil Delight. The challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks is to put a "chick" on the card. Speaking of 4 Crafty Chicks, I was given a Golden Egg Award for my card last week. The girls over at 4 Crafty Chicks are amazingly talented and I feel very honored to have been chosen out of all the entries they received so BIG thanks to the the 4 Crafty Chicks team. I was thinking this card could be used as a sweet little wedding card. Those little chickies are just so cute! The stamp set is called Happy Together and the DSP is from a retired hostess lvl 3 set from last year's SU catalogue. Another card down for my No paper/product buying challenge! Hope you get a chance to enjoy the gorgeous weather we're having (in Alberta anyways)! 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day & CD 78

What a gorgeous fall weekend! It's been so busy lately and the next 2 weeks are only going to be nothing short of CRAZY!!! It's influenza season and the next 2 weeks are the busiest out of the entire year for public health. I'm glad to have some time to craft today. Tomorrow I'll be going to the Bridal Expo with my best friend, Liz, to do some scoping out for her wedding next year. Onto the card! If you didn't know, today is actually World card Making Day 2010! I wanted to make a quick and simple card for my friend's birthday yesterday and stumbled onto The Color Dare's color challenge. The colors are Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Daffodil Delight. I cased this card from Maile. I love the simplicity of it. 
The stamp sets are Watercolor Trio and a retired set called Wonderful Words. Another notch on the No paper/product buying challenge. Hope you get a chance to make a card today for World Cardmaking Day!