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16 Jun

Hello!  We had a wonderful day here yesterday…  My friends came over for a BBQ to celebrate my daughter Vicki’s birthday 🙂  It was a great opportunity to snap some nice pictures of everyone…..  I am sure my friends will growl at me for posting their pictures on my blog but that’s just too bad! LOL!!!  It was such a great day to hang out on the deck and have a few laughs and of course eat!!

CarolThis is Carol…. I had to post this picture first… It is an absolutely fantastic picture of her!  I LOVE IT!!  She is going to kick my butt for posting it LOL!

Saturday 1Carol and Kelly 🙂

Saturday 2Carol and Karyn…

Saturday 3Yikes! Me…

Saturday 4My Lovely Vicki 🙂

Saturday 5Saturday 6Saturday 7

Karyn & Steve….

Saturday 8Kelly 🙂

Saturday 9My Fantastic Husband Tony 🙂

Saturday 10Our Lovely Lacy 🙂  Isn’t she pretty?!?

Saturday 11Saturday 12Saturday 13I love this picture of Karyn… she is so beautiful 🙂

Saturday 14We all had a great time 🙂

This last picture is my favorite of the day tho…..  This is my other Dog Sasha… who is a WALKING STOMACH!  This picture says it all……

Sasha cakeIsn’t that great!?  LOL!!!  I made this ice cream cake for Vicki….  it literally took about 10 minutes to make!  I don’t think I will ever make a regular cake again!

Anyway…. I hope you are all having a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Altered Bird House….

7 Jun

Good Morning!  Happy Friday to you all!  I have a couple days off work this week and finally have managed to get my crafty fix!  I spent last night skyping with my lovely friend Lauren and as usual we had a blast!  I stayed up WAYYY too late but oh well, it was well worth it!  She inspired me to make this…..

Bird House 1

The weather isn’t great here in Halifax today so there is no pretty sunshine to add to my photo.  I wanted to take the picture outside because I prefer the natural lighting rather than my light box that sits in my craft room.  I used a couple of pages from my DCWV The French Country Stack paper pad because I love the glittery effect the paper has and it coordinates so well.

Bird House 2

I only have one teeny tiny bird die so I had to hunt through some older paper pads to find this little bird to add to my project.  I made lots of hand made flowers and added some purchased ones as well and of course, lace and ribbon!

Bird House 3I wanted to give the roof lots of dimension so I used my scalloped circle punch to make the cut little shingles then added more flowers.  I am totally in love with this project.  It was SO MUCH FUN to make!!

Bird House 4

Don’t you think this would make just the sweetest housewarming gift?  I absolutely adore it!  Thanks Lauren for giving me the push to give this project at try!!

I might be sorry for making this statement but I am tempted to do a tutorial on this project!  Tony has been gently nudging me to do a video with my new camera. He loves playing around with that thing and I think he would have fun playing Director! LOL!  He is so sweet and helpful like that.  This project might be a bit long for a video but I will have to think on it 🙂  Anyway….

I hope you all have a fantastic day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Altered Box…

30 May

Good Morning Blog Friends!

A co-worker asked me to make an altered box and card for a gift for her aunt.  She asked for dark wood and purple and I was unsure how this would turn out but in the end, I really like it!

Altered  Box 003I just used regular craft paint and water to stain the wood and then put a healthy layer of sealer over top of it, once it dried and then started decorating.

Altered  Box 004I really enjoyed making this project.  I think I would like to make another one this weekend! Kim recently got some amazing buttons in at The Cutting Garden and I used one in the center of my flower for my card.  Love It!!!

I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

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Canvas….

25 May

Good Morning!  It is a VERY rainy Saturday here in Halifax, we are expected to get 50 ml of rain today so it is a good day to spend inside and get some crafting done.  I made this canvas about a week ago while crafting with my friend Lauren on Skype.  I had to make something as an example for a co-worker who was bringing her family over to my place for craft day.  Lauren of course is always up for a challenge and she dove right in and made one herself!  Her canvas turned out much nicer than mine!  She will post hers shortly and you should check it out!  Here is the link to Lauren’s Blog   Lauren and I always have such a good time crafting together 🙂  Okay, enough gab, here is my canvas…

Canvas 1Canvas 2Canvas 3And here are some pictures of our crafty day, my dining room is small but we all fit quite nicely and most of all…. We had a blast!!!! LOL!!

class1class2Class3class4class5class6class7class8These ladies were great!  They were so pleased with their creations, it just made my day to see them so happy to be spending the day together.

Thanks for stopping by!

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My Craft Room… always a work in progress….

1 Apr

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends…

I am so fortunate to have an entire room devoted to my crafting.  Tony has helped me this weekend to do a bit of organizing and I promised my crafty friends from The Cutting Garden to take some pictures so here goes.  Please don’t take note of the dust bunnies… We have 2 dogs and 2 cats that live in this house with us 😉  I like my pets way more that I like immaculate floors!

There is a reason I very rarely let my husband into my craft room…..

Room 1Room 2These are the flowers my lovely boss gave to me for Easter… I had to snap a picture of them!Room 3Room 4I have pretty much exhausted all wall space in this room…  These are my much loved shelves…  also pretty much full to capacity!

Room 5And this next one was where it got a bit dicey with Tony yesterday *giggle*  He started to count my punches to see how many curtain rods I would need to hold them all.  Let’s just say, he gave up when he realized I had more than one drawer of them!  This wall of punches emptied out one of my punch drawers….  I know, I know!  I am hanging my head in shame here! LOL!!! Room 6Room 7Room 8The other side of the room is still too messy to share with you…. next time LOL!!!

And the motto of this story is…  Martha Stewart punches are Damned Addictive!!!! 😉

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Girls Day Out…..

10 Mar

Good Afternoon!  I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday.  Today was a glorious day in Halifax, not too cold for a change!  We took advantage of the beautiful weather and took the girls to the park!!!

IMG_0578IMG_0661IMG_0664IMG_0674I was really looking forward to getting outside to play with my new camera.  Sasha and Lacy were my first models!  They had a great time but the park was so wet and muddy, their feet were filthy when we got home!

IMG_0685IMG_0698IMG_0704IMG_0711IMG_0715IMG_0742IMG_0755I still have no idea what I am doing with this camera, but it is really fun trying to figure it out!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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You Can Do it Challenge….

24 Feb

Good Evening!  This week I am hosting the You Can Do It challenge over on SplitCoast Stampers.   There are tons of people at work dropping like flies with this nasty cold bug that is going around so I decided to make some teabag holders to hopefully cheer up my sickie friends.  I decided to kill two birds with one stone and challenge everyone to make some cute little tea bag holders and send them to a friend that is feeling a little under the weather.  Here’s a look at what I created…

Challenge 1Challenge 2Hopefully this challenge wont be too basic for them!

I hope you are enjoying your evening and thanks so much for stopping by!

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