Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I'm Back!

After a fantastic weekend of splurging, indulging, visiting, and rocking in Vancouver with some fabulous people, I'm back with a shorter post than I had intended because I erased some photos from my camera that I shouldn't have.  I guess my brain was elsewhere, which has been happening to me a lot lately!  Anyway, this is a card I made for someone in town here who dug through her stuff and found a pair of winter boots for Brenna.  Isn't that sweet?  I had mentioned at Strong Start one day that Brenna had been playing in the snow in gum boots because we hadn't been able to find winter boots for her yet, and she sent a pair home with Ailis the next day!  

The design of this card is inspired by one I saw in a Paper Crafts magazine, very simple to put together.  I used PB&J paper from Basic Grey, and some CTMH pearls.  The ribbon is from my stash, and I cut the sentiment with my Cameo (Pacifico is the name of the font, free at and sprayed it yellow with Dylusions spray - I love that stuff!!!  Here's a peek at the inside:  

I also had a birthday card I made for my girlfriend, but it's already in the mail.  Then there was a baby boy card I made for my friend in Surrey, but same thing, the photo evidence is gone!  Ah well, these things are bound to happen.

Here's something cool to tell ya:  when I was in the lower mainland, I was able to meet Alison, a friend I've met through blogging!  We've never met in person before, but I've always thought we led parallel lives - I can't tell you how many times I post something only to see that Alison's completed the same challenge, or I'm having a rough day with one of my kids and then I read Alison's post and see that the same thing has happened to her!  Anyway, it was pretty neat to actually meet up with her in person, and I have the photo as evidence:

She also gave me a whole schwack of goodies from her stash, some really awesome stuff!  Can't wait to play!!!

Which brings me to my next question:  Are you doing a December Daily album?  I am part of a facebook group started by my friend Carole - we actually "met" two years ago doing this very project!  We also have a pinterest board with some fantastic winter inspiration pinned, so if you are interested in joining us, let me know and I can set you up with our group.  And that is what I have planned today, some cutting with my cameo to get my base pages ready.  My goal is to have the album all set by the time December 1st comes around, not like last year...


  1. Glad you didn't delete this picture - it's a great one! It was SO fun to meet you finally!!
    Talking about parallel lives ... I have, on my scrap table as we speak, all my Christmas stuff so that I can start prepping my DD. Yup. We did it again! (cue spooky Twilight Zone music)
    I'd love to join your group - if you'll have me!
    Oh, and thanks for your kind comment on my NOEL banner thingy. It's not too bad but not totally what I had envisioned. I feel kind of "meh" about it. FYI I had to pull the post down 'cus the rest of the team was not quite ready with their projects so it'll go back up on Sunday with the PS one.
    Oh, and PPS - love this card! That yellow is a spray?! What?! It's so vibrant I figured it had to be yellow card stock. really got to get me some of that!!

  2. Such a sweet card! It must be lovely to meet a like-minded bloggy pal in person! :)

  3. Hi!!!! thanks so much for sticking with me and visiting my blog. =) I love your card. the pop of yellow is awesome.
    I'm doing a DD this year. I got a kit from Studio Calico. I really need to get moving on it. Can anyone join the group, if so, count me in... I love having inspiration. How are you enjoying the Cameo? I bought a eClips, love it, but I've been having trouble with the software on my laptop not allowing me to cut. The machine is great and works on my desktop, but the whole point is to be mobile, ya know??
    I love meeting friends I've made online.. I've been very fortunate that the few I've meet are awesome and we see each other's pretty cool when life works out that way..
    Have a fantastic weekend!!!! =)

  4. Lovely card good to see you on here wish you lived closer again.. Have fun with your DD.. to much for me.. Your card is great love that yellow spray use mine a lot.. take care

  5. That's so neat that you and Alison got to meet in person!!! I love how following someone's blog makes you feel like the person just lives next door (:
    I'm glad you had fun in BC!!!!
    Your card is beautiful!! It looks like you are having fun with the cameo (:
    Have to keep going and get caught up on your blog. I was gone to Hawaii for those 10 days and then when I got back work kicked into high gear so I haven't had much spare time ):