Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cute little birds...

This is our first real rain this spring so far we have 1/4 inch and it is bringing out the birdies. Aren't they sweet playing in the rain.

As you can see I have changed the name on my blog. I was getting way to much traffic from people thinking I have rare chickens. Well the chicken lady has at least a hundred birds but they are cloth, plastic, glass, and crystal, I think wood. Dishes, pillows, rugs, canister, lamps all sizes and shapes. They are dust collectors but I love roosters so over the years, the kids, friends, family, some special ones from Mom and Dad have been given to me and of course I sometimes buy one as well.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring means grad for many

Soon it will graduation time for many of our young people. One of those very special milestones of life. The colors here are red and black. This is a retired grad set, that I used with the spiral punch (108341). Very simple and quick to make.
Have a great day the sun is shinning this morning.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I like butterflies

Here is a very simple make and take I did for a recent workshop. The hostess wanted to use one of our wheels. Seems I have not used them too much lately so came up with this. Used Ruby Red and Kiwi Kiss paper and ink as well as whisper white. Uses the Sweet Serenity (113834) standard wheel and the Great Friend (113792) from the Occasions Mini Catalogue the ribbon in Kiwi Kiss is retired.

We're heading in to the last of April where does time go.. I have been wanting a new patio set for a long time well yesterday we finally bought a new set with a lovely umbrella so now maybe I will sit out there a little more once it finally warms up...Can hardly wait to just sit and read, perhaps watch Ray cut the grass notice I said watch.. Anyway I am a happy camper. Thanks for looking at my blog till next time .......

Friday, April 24, 2009

Mothers Day again

Here's another Mothers Day card I made.. This one uses the saying from All Holidays (114916) and then Big shot fun. Frame Oval Scallop(114521), Sweetest Stem (114513), Flower (114528) I have taken a half pearl from the Pretties Kit (109114)and placed it for the center of the Pretty in Pink paper flower..The base of the card is Basic Grey, with Kiwi Kiss for the leaves, white for the inner oval. Mothers Day is May 10 this year so not so far off, if your fortunate to still have a mother don't forget to make her a card time will come when you would love to have a mother to make on for.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pot of flowers for mother on Mothers Day

Mothers Day is coming up soon. Made these cards used lots of Big Shot dies , buttons, bows, punches and bits and pieces of scrap papers some retired. Fun to make .

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Water water everywhere

Wondering what this is?? Well Ray and I went to Grandforks North Dakota on Sunday. Right after we crossed the Canadian/American Border we drove through water on I29 going south.. I opened the window to take pictures and got splashed a bit. There is lots of water where it shouldn't be.. Can be devastating for those that get flooded. My family has gone through many floods and each one is BAD you can loose so much...
We had a great time shopping and visiting with family. We came home a different route and there wasn't as much water.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

One of my Grandsons has a birthday this month so I made him this card. Uses Pun Fun (115054) The Happy Birthday I am sure is from a retired set... The clouds are sponged and the stars just hand drawn... Hope he likes it I am sure he will be more interested in the gift...his brother has a birthday coming as well will post his card in a day or two...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Another simple card

This card uses Garden Greetings (113716), Think Happy Thoughts(115092) The inside verse is from the set Full of Life (111500) it is on the dormant list, not retired . Thanks Liz for updating me on this set... .The colors More Mustard, Summer Sun, and Yoyo Yellow as well as Whisper White card stock was used. The 1 3/8 circle , Scallop circle, and 1 1/4 square punch were also used. As you can see I stamped in the middle of the card. Very easy to make this one..

I have registered for Convention again so will be making the trek to Salt Lake City , Utah come August.. I know this is still April but seem time has a way of flying by... and will be here before I know it....

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Forest Friends again

Hello today it is raining that will clean up a lot of mess.. Although most of Manitoba doesn't need anymore water..
This card uses Forest Friends (113748) Certainly Celery, White and Not Quite Navy paper. The ribbon is from the sale a bration campaign that just ended and the word hello is from a retired set. Used Chocolate Chip ink, marker and also Certainly Celery marker. The girls made this last night at stamp club as one of their make and takes. The idea was cased with a few changes. Thanks for looking

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Very Simple Card

Wow is it foggy out this morning can hardly see across the street.
Here is a simple card using Forest Friends (113748) again. With chocolate chip and so saffron. With the aid of the Eyelet Border Punch (113692), the big shot and Textured Plates (114531)
Quick and Easy.
Was so nice to have family and friends over for the weekend. Now of course I have clean up three sets of sheets to wash I wanted to start hanging my laundry out side but think I will have wait another few days, really wet and a little cooler again today.. But it will get done. and soon will be so hot that we will need the air conditioner on... Have a great day everyone.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hello hope you have had a wonderful Easter Weekend. Ours was filled with family and friends which is always a blessing.
Made this card with stamp sets from the Occasions mini Forest Friends (113748) and Matchbox Messages(113800). On the garden green I used one of the Texture Plates(114531) with the big shot.. saying is from All Holidays(114916). Add a bit of chocolate Chip ribbon this was very easy to make. Have a great day it is raining here so the snow is slowly disappearing, we have lots of water in our back yard more than ever before.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Little Boxes

Hello hope everyone is having a very good Easter weekend. I am busy preparing for company, my husband loves having company says it's the only time I really cook. Made pies yesterday Saskatoon and apple. I even started to set the dinning room table. That meant taking all the stamping stuff off, took out one leaf, real table cloth then actually set it with my china haven't used it for ages and thought why have it if I don't use it.
Anyway these little boxes are made with the Big Shot and Matchbox Die (114890) from the occasional mini. Very easy to do and uses very little adhesive. the new stamp set Great Friend (113792) also from the mini was used and some Designer Series Papers for wraps..
Enjoy this long weekend and remember the reason for it..

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Little Purses

This is a swap I received it uses one of the FREE stamps Elegant Thank You(114484) that you can get if you order $50.00 in product out of the Occasions mini from now till the end of April. Contact me for more information (canadian customers only).

Also shows the use of many of our punches, small oval,square, and round tab plus brads. Uses Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip paper, ribbon and ink.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Oval scallop again

Needed to make a card for a lady who belongs to the same organization that I do. Her husband is in the hospital so we want to all sign a card for her. Used that Frame Oval Scallop(114521) die embosslit die Flower (114528). Pretty in Pink , Barely Banana paper and DSP Tea Party (113992). Also the stamp set Great Friend(113792) from the occasional mini. Thinking of you is a retired stamp..The butterfly and saying is in Chocolate chip... Till next time.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I used my ( Bind it all) machine to make this little booklet...and all kinds of SU Products some retired others not. Still have a few more pages to complete the book. So fun to do. I do like to scrapbook when I have time.
Today I made four 81/2 by 11 calendars for one of my customers, we don't sell them anymore, so I used the (Bind it all) once again. So if you are interested in
making calendars give me a call they make wonderful gifts for family and friends. Especially nice for grandparents. Thanks for looking..

Friday, April 3, 2009

Frame Oval Scallop again

I said I liked this Bigz die(114521) so you will probably see lots of cards with it. I also used the Beautiful Butterflies Die (114507) and Sweetest Stems (114513) embosslits. Stamp set used On Your Birthday(111664) The base of this card is Almost Amethyst with dsp Tea Party(113992)..Didn't take long to put together.. Almost for got the Basic Grey paper. Till next time..

Thursday, April 2, 2009

House of Butterflies

While in Saskatoon I went to the home show my son was working. They had a Butterfly exhibit. Was very interesting you could watch them emerge from the ca coon. Then they had a very large tent set up where you could walk around and there were hundred of beautiful butterflies. I have seen this before but once again the
beauty of these butterflies is amazing. Thanks for stopping.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Occasional Mini starts today!!

Here it is April first the new Occasional mini starts today as you can see the link is up.. Click on it and see all the new great things in it. Wonderful new stamps, paper, die cuts lots of goodies. If your wanting any you can order on line at or phone me host a party, lots of ways to get these new toys....