Monday, 13 August 2018

Pink Rag Strip Quilt

I cut several flannel prints into 4",  5" and 6" strips.
Used pink sherpa berber (ultra soft) for the backing for extra softness for baby.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Farewell to my Father

For the past 7 plus years I have bounced back and forth between Alberta and Toronto after my father had a stroke.  The past couple of years have brought on new challenges and disabilities with several types of cancer taking over his body.  This week we said good bye to him after a long and very brave battle.

My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 1994, he took care of her on his own for as long as he could.  He missed her companionship desperately.  What a grand reunion it is in heaven as eternal companions are reunited.

These flowers are my tribute to my go to guy who had all of the answers I ever needed, he taught me so much.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Emoji Birthday Banner in a Box

Yellow paper plates, twine and a bit of vinyl creates a cute banner for an eight year old for his birthday party 3400 km away.  Happy Birthday James

Monday, 27 February 2017

Kyara - Quilt pattern Scrapbook Page

This was when I met my granddaughter for the first time at 18 months old.   Living across the country has been rough when it comes to building relationships with grandchildren.

I love the look of the tattered hexagons under the photo and mat.  I always let my Best Glue Ever dry a little bit before placing paper pieces then if I make a mistake in placing them, I can easily lift and reposition.

Card Stock and Embellishment - Anthology by Lisa Bearnson - Spring
Adhesive - ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year 2017

2016 has been a very tough year for our family with the loss of one of my sons.  I broke three bones in my foot at the end of May and then spent 5 months with my dad, who has been through five weeks of radiation treatments for a massive tumour that was on the side of his neck.  His skin cancer has unfortunately spread to his lymph nodes and lungs.

I added some great tools to my arsenal this past year.  Hoping to find more time to create in the coming months.

1.  Silhouette Cameo 3 - This was my Christmas gift this year but I haven't had much time to play with it yet.  Looking forward to the new features and especially being able to cut thicker materials.

2.  Silhouette Mint - Another Christmas gift and so far I have only created a Shabby Chalet stamp and absolutely love it.

Can't wait to play.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

DecoFrame Card

I have been a fan of foil for years.  This past year I tried decofoil from therm-o-web and I love it!  I have also discovered that they have a plethora of other products such as these decoframes.

The deco frames are self adhesive so easily placed wherever you want them.  I used foam dots to raise my stamped image above the frame.

- Purple glitter frame - Deco Frames
- Washi tape - Recollections

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

First Birthday

Saturday was a first birthday for one of my grandsons.  I was fortunate to be in this part of the country during his birthday celebration.  This is the first time that I have been able to help with any decorations.


My daughter chose a fishing theme and started with the fun streamers and white bubbles (balloons.)

I was assigned the banner and this is what I came up with.   The small letters and paper pieces are all glued on with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever.   It uses only a tiny amount and the fine tip applicator is perfect for tiny pieces of paper.   With the help of my Cameo and the Silhouette Studio software, I designed a fish shape and some banners.

Of course we had to have some crawdads hanging out with the bottom feeders.   The crab, hook and work are from the Silhouette Design Store.  

... and this is the celebratory birthday highchair.

I have a request from my 2 year old granddaughter for a princess party banner for her 3rd birthday November.  I better get working on it.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Sugar 'n Spice Foil

The pink and silver foils don't show up well in photographs but I certainly had fun making this little frame for my nieces little baby.  Brielle makes me a great aunt.
My original design was for a portrait orientation as per the design in the Silhouette Design Store.  When I went to Michaels and found this cute frame, I decided that I needed to adjust the design to fit a landscape orientation.

The frame is from a new collection at Michaels. 

I used both pink and silver  Heidi Swapp foils and the Minc machine.  I have found a Brother pinter that evenly and perfectly prints the laser ink to provide a very smooth surface for foiling with no pinholes.  

This was my original layout. 

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Baby Tic Tac Toe

My second washi card is for my niece who just had a baby girl.  I have two versions of this card - the first is hand made and the second one is designed with the Silhouette Studio software.

I think this is the first washi tape that I ever bought, I believe it was from Smash.

This is a different version that I designed for print and cut with the Silhouette Studio software instead of using rubber stamps.   

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Washi Banner Card

Lately it seems as though I have accumulated a rather large number of washi tapes and feeling like I can't possibly use them all in this life time.  I have decided to create some cards to see if I can put a dent in my washi collection.

This is the first of my cards.

I have just folded the washi tape in half over baker's twine and trimmed to create a mini banner.  Super simple.  The tapes are mostly from the newer Recollections collections and the kraft card is also Recollections.

The stamp is from Hero Arts.