Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day!

I was out today and decided to take some pics I've been wanting to take for awhile. These are just up the road from my house. The frozen world we are in...

I am in for a weekend by myself! I long for these sometimes... No one else around and the whole day unfolding. I have 9 easter circles to do and a couple circle journal pages to do so that will keep me busy and I will post those next week.

Sarah is at a weekend party for her friend's 16th birthday. She made a card last night and did the envelope all by her ideas! So happy when she wants to do something "artsy" as that doesnt happen too often! Here is the pic of the present and card she made up.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Metal Discovery

Got this from the library Metal Craft Discovery Workshop by Linda and Opie O'Brien and it is awesome! My mind is swirling with ideas and I'm looking all over for metal and the things to alter it.

I have to make 25 by the sea charms and guess what material I am using?

If you like metal and altering things... you'll love this.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sweet Treats!

I was gone yesterday... At the last minute on Friday - Sarah and her volleyball team found out they were going to COSSA which is like regionals for Ontario. They hadn't practiced in over a week and a half and had one practice before their first game on at 11 yesterday. They were all thinking it was a waste of time.. the other teams were gonna be too good etc... They all rallied together in the second game and won against the top team and went on to beat out 2 other teams to come home with this!!

Silver medals! and the final games were so close... Everybody played awesome and Sarah said it was her best all year. Very cool to be there and see all that - even though it was nerve wracking! Way to go Sarah!

Last week I also got my sweet treats book which was the recipe book of 42 pages from different people. It is so neat and I love my handmade cover from Karla! This swap was by Beth of Gathering Dust and Karla from Karla's cottage. Everyone also swapped out a hand made tag.

These are some of the pages

This is my page front and back

Can't wait to try some recipes out!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Skinny book's here!

And it is so awesome! Remember the 26 ORIGINAL pages I had to make in a week and half at christmas? Here are the results.

I wish I had had more time... some of these are so good! It must have taken them a long time to make so many. It's like 25 little peices of art in my hand.

Here are some peeks..

And they go on and on. I love it!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Betty's Painting Book

Isn't this cute? It is listed on my ebay today...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Circle Journal - Andrea

Don't peek Andrea - if ya don't want to see!!

This is book #1 for me to do a page in. Andrea's theme was color and it was in a neat 6x12 overlay sheets. I cut out a design in the corner and then decided to use it as a see through and to put things on the top and on the back.

Sorry for the crappy pics... by the time I got done it was dark and I wanted to pack it up to send it on its way!

This is the first side. I chose Black and White for my colors... I put under the plastic, some sheet music and a dictionary page which I wrote on. On the top side, I added a neat button, the velvet letters and a sticker that says DANCE.

THis is the back of that page, it is an envelope with the quote inside.

These look better in real life - but you get the idea. Can't wait to see the other colors!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Midwest Modern

Another great book ordered in for me by my awesome library! This is called Midwest Modern by Amy Butler and unless you have been under a rock, you have heard or seen it somewhere...

I love all the big glossy pages full of pattern.

This is her studio - wouldn't that be nice?

Another cool room with a great view. And a kitty!

Close up of some collections.

These are just some of the gorgeous shots throughout this book - get a copy and treat yourself!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day!

Some images of the day....

For Sarah - she's not big on chocolate - Huh?!

I am...

Gonna make these cookies now.

And a great package just in time for the day - all my charms!! They are all so cool, like 45 little presents.

And since I haven't posted a snow picture in a while...And I'm getting jealous of seeing FLOWER pictures in FEBRUARY.

Welcome to my February, oh and March and maybe April...

This was this morning out the back window and all those little white things were little sparkle snowflakes lazily coming down in the sunshine.

Happy V-Day everyone!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Speaking of Easter swaps...

Here are some sneak peeks to my swap. This is the one where I made 10 gifts and get back 10 to open up as the "Days of Easter".


Have to wait till March to show them all at once!

Just working now on some Valentines presents......mmmm....

Show ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Circle Journal

The next thing I am doing is a circle journal. It is a round robin with 5 other girls. YES - we are girls. Sounds young! lol.


I started looking up the things I had done since after Christmas and its quite crazy.....

A winter page for
26 skinny book pages all original
3 altered CD's
3 altered charms
52 handmade valentines charms
42 pages recipe swap -Karla and Beth- I did work on all 42 that was original.
58 original fatbook pages for artfest
10 handmade easter/Spring gifts for the Hippity hop swap

Those are all done and sent- just 10 easter circle pages to do - but not yet.

And now some journals to work in! This will be easy since its one page at a time. Whew...

I had this folder of old life insurance that I used for my journal. I am altering it and each person gets an envelope to work on as they like. The theme is destinations - where are you headed in life?

The "before"

After of one sign in page and my envelope.

I can't wait to get the next ones in the mail and I will post pics as I go.

Have a good day on this FREEZING Tuesday.

-20 and counting....

Friday, February 8, 2008


I haven't been feeling the best the last couple days - stupid winter colds! But I had the urge to bake something.

My sweetie had given me this cool baking pan! Isnt it neat - roses.

So I made some applesauce muffins - aren't these neat?

And I wanted some cookies and I made a huge heart cookie to thank him.

Yummm! Needless to say, everything is gone now....

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Valentine's Charms

I guess all the charms are on their way! I haven't got mine yet, probably take longer since I'm up here.

So I am posting some pics of my charms and in progress.

THese were metal discs that were from electrical boxes - recycling! and I had Sean drill holes in them all. I made a copy of a vintage valentine and made it the right size and cut out the circles.

I then cut out copper circles and stamped them all. They make a nice jingle.

Then put them all together with a ribbon attached and a jump ring.

Each bag sent to the host with my name and blog inside.

Can't wait to get mine!! So excited to see all the different ones. I'm glad I went with metal and a circle to be something different than a heart.

I'll keep ya posted.