Saturday, July 30, 2011

Homage to Lucy

I'd like to pay homage to Lucy since next week she would have celebrated her 100th birthday. She was certainly one of a kind. Such a funny lady and is sadly missed by so many.

The photostamp of Lucy that I used, is from the Fame #1 stamp sheet by The Stampsmith. The sentiment, "Portrait of a Lady" is from the Say it With Flair Sayings stamp sheet, also by The Stampsmith.

Please stay tuned for my DT project on August 1st for our latest challenge over on The Stampsmith Challenge blog. There's still time play along in the current "Vintage" challenge, as well, so please pop on by and join in on the fun! You could by the lucky random winner of a gift certificate from Estelle!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Christmas in July Wall Hanging

I'm rather late completing my Christmas in July was supposed to be done for our last Stampsmith Challenge, but I didn't have a chance to get it done, life just gets in the way sometimes...even when we'd rather be crafting! So, I made this for our crafty group swap that we're having tonight. I used a stamp from the Christmas Cards Sheet 1 from The Stampsmith. These are nice vintage looking stamps that would cover nearly your whole A2 style card. I chose to make my project into a little wall hanging, that measures 6" x 6." I did a bit of distressing and finished it off with some pewter embellishments.

This is the full stamp sheet

Tonight, we're working on a paper bag Step Book, led by Louise. You can see Louise's project here. She always shares the most amazing projects with us. It's got lots of tags and pockets - looks like a fun project. I'll post mine for you soon. Stay tuned...

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Friday, July 15, 2011

TSC18: Vintage Cigar Box

I recently had a hankering on for some altered art, so I opted to alter this unfinished cigar box and figured it was the opportune time to create my Design Team sample for the current "Vintage" themed challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge.

Here's a close up of the beautiful, Audrey, all blinged up, on the top of the cigar box.

Just to show you how the box opens.
I hope you decide to join us this time around. It's fun to play along for a chance to win some goodies from the lovely, Estelle, at The Stampsmith. Please include at least one image from The Stampsmith on your card or project. A random winner will be chosen on Aug. 1st. I look forward to seeing all your projects! :)

For those of you who like to read about my personal life, as's an update. We just got back from a great, but short vacation with the family. I'll post a few pics soon. The kids were with my parents this week, we picked them up tonight. Nice to have them home again. Pretty quiet around here without them, but we had lots to do along with working all day. Not much freedom to just relax! My broken ankle is a bit better. Still waiting to get into the Orthopedic surgeon to have the broken piece of bone removed, though. Yeah, I know, it sounds gross and I'm not looking forward to it. But, it should heal quickly after the surgery and besides, I have no choice, the sprain just won't heal since the piece of bone continues to aggravate it. I think if anyone has anti-luck, it's me! lol :) I'll be back soon with another project to show you.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Canada Day!


Canada celebrated it's 144th birthday yesterday. We went to the Halifax Commons last night where they're holding a Pow Wow all weekend. Had a great time watching all the dancers and the girls got some beautiful beaded earrings and I got a gorgeous necklace and pendant. After we left there, we enjoyed a fantastic fireworks display last night...unfortunately we came across the whole city last night on our way home. It took us about hour and a half to drive home, what should have taken us about 20 minutes. The kiddies were getting pretty tired and fell asleep in the car.

This is a picture coming across the Angus L. MacDonald bridge that links Halifax and Dartmouth. I love it when they put the flags up on it for Canada Day. Unfortunately, they don't leave them up there because of the high winds, it would rip them up in no time.

Here's a close up of our gorgeous flag. :)

We're having a yard sale this morning...recouping a bit of cash to likely put towards more crafty supplies. Made about $50 so far, I see some new Nesties in my future. :)

My apologies for not showing you much in the line of crafty eye candy lately. We've been so busy with end of year activities with the kids, plus I broke my ankle and I've been having a terrible time with it. It's hard to sit on my bar stool at my craft desk since I usually rest my foot on the stool and it doesn't bend that way right now. I'm waiting to get in to see a surgeon since when I broke my ankle, I broke a bone completely off and it just keeps floating around my ankle bone area and it jams in and causes a lot of pain. Nice, eh? Not much fun...I think it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all! lol :) Anyway, I'll try to create something soon to show you.

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