Thursday, May 29, 2008

Great ebayer!

I just wanted to share in a great ebayer. Jo of Goddessofthelastminute is amazing!

I ordered the new artful blogging mag and a tim holtz book and this is what she sent me with it!

As a gift - I did not order any of this stuff. This was a freebie she said to offset postage costs for me.

How cool is that?

A lot of stuff I can use from the tim holtz book too.

Now THAT'S great customer service!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

By the Sea charm swap

Well, I'm a little late with this...

Ya see, I live in north Canada for those that don't know and it takes forever and a day to get mail up here so I am a good 3 weeks behind everyone right off the hop.

That's my excuse and I'm stickin to it!

So this was another swap in the charmsters group. This was for 25 charms with the theme of by the sea.

I was sure a lot of people would go with the obvious choices - sand, mermaids, shells, sea glass, etc, which was great!

But I wanted to be different and yet still stay with the theme. I brainstormed some stuff and then asked Sean what he thought of when I said by the sea and he said pirate treasure! At first I was like right..... good one, but then I thought of the metal discs I have and I could make them into gold bullion -well in this case, silver doubloons.

I then printed out 25 little treasure maps and attached the charm at the X. Each charm has a pearl too to make it look a little prettier!

I was so impressed with all my charms that I received. Such a creative group we have! Next is the grunge swap and then 25 bird themed charms.

So...How can I make a bird different? lol!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

goin Muddin

On Saturday, we went to look at a car (Sean's car is on its last legs) and we got it! More when I get a picture..

But to get there it was in the back woods -yes more than us! and we were told of a shortcut. yeah, shortcut on the K&P trail which was an old rail line which is now used for a trail for snowmobiles and 4 wheelers.

And we took our CAR down there - the same car that is not the best shape.

It was a blast! We didnt come back this way, after we went through lakes of water and made it.

There were rocks cut out and big gorges, waterfalls and old bridges with the new leafy trees almost meeting at the top of it following this road and crossing fingers.

Here are some pics - I had to record this.

The crazy thing was we went by an area that had 2 huge motor homes in there camping - like HOW did they get there?

Good times.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

You know you live up north when...

it's the middle of May and these are my flowers! or should I say leaves...

Do I see a little color there?

We are just starting to see leaves in the trees too- finally! But along with that comes -guess?

The blackflies.


Hopefully only a couple of weeks of them. Sorry for the delay again in posting. May has been crazy for Sarah. She had soccer games and track meets both weeks and a school trip today and dentist appts and .... life I guess.

Whew, so a breather for me today. Getting caught up and enjoying the day and tomorrow and nowhere to go - and a long weekend!

Seeya next week.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spring Plumage

This is a peacock that a friend of mine has. He is in full feather here, although there is no peahen just some ducks!

I tried to get closer and he snapped them right up- still pretty blue head though.

I guess he loses them each winter and they grow back. So he is showing them off!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Guessing Game?

I just got a swap in the mail yesterday from Finland! It is always nice to see foreign mail in my mailbox.

This swap was to send something to match the person's first name - so Cheryl - something for C, something for H and so on.

I opened it up and pulled out things and I was goin' -huh?

It's a good thing she sent a note explaining! The C was fine - cards and chocolate.

Then the heart for H - and neat wooden one with a ribbon.

Then it got confusing... the moose keychain I loved! and it was E. The silicone cupcake holders were really neat too and were R. A felted butterfly made by her was Y and a set of napkins from merimekko were L.

Can ya guess?

So I read her note and...

E - Elk
R- Reuseable muffin cases
Y- Handmade for YOU
L-Lautasliinoa - which is finnish for napkins!

Bonus points if you got any of those.

By the way - take no notice of the chocolate bar that looks a little tore open...