My Favourite Songs of Yesterday & Today

Returning soon to a blog near you. New Year ... new music. Happy 2011.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Until further notice ...

Well my blogging friends ... here is the plain old truth.  I am blogged out.  Tired of updating (with nothing to share and no interested is the process of sharing) and have stopped following so many too (sorry ... just blogged out, life stresses and just --- life.  Heck.  I haven't seen past day 1 of Tim's tags and even that was a chore).  So, with that information, my blog will remain stagnent until further notice.  I wish everyone all the best life has to offer with days full of creative bliss and fun. 

Finally, with the holiday season in full swing, I wish you all love, laughter and happiness with your family and friends.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

AE PageMaps: A Day to Remember

Do not adjust your computers.  No need to rub your eyes.  This is not a repeat post.  It just seems that I have done two layouts with the same title this year.  I didn't even realize it until I went to save the images.  Oops.

This months inspirational layout features papers from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush collection as well as one of their doilies.  Embellishments are Heidi Swapp, Recollections, Webster's Pages and Making memories.  I also used Glimmer Mist as well as various paint brands.

To find out what Auntie Em's monthly inspired sale, and to see Lorena's take on the same sketch, visit the Auntie Em's blog.

In other creative news, it's been slow.  Let me rephrase, since it is always slow where I am concerned :)  It has been slower than usual.  The beginning of September saw my return to work as well as trying to implement my 'no less than three times per week at the gym' routine.  So far so good but, with other things going on, it has been slow.  I have made some jewellery though and will share soon.  Until then:

Happy Creating.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Have you seen this?

I am a huge fan of Make It & Love It and go there with every entry she blogs. Today she linked to another blog, so I clicked and started perusing where I found ..... this. It is sooo funny. I had a grin on my face the whole time with frequent bursts of pee-in-my-pants laughter. Hopefully you get a kick out of it too.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sinfully Scrumptious

I remember seeing a Tim Hortons coupon at some point this summer. It was actually a two-fer ... Timmies and some creamery place. I'd never heard of it so I didn't give it much thinking.  It would never apply to me. Boy was I wrong and boy do I wish I had whatever that coupon was.

Turns out it was for Cold Stone Creamery which is attached to Tim Hortons. I haven't seen any in Ottawa but came across a new store in Cornwall ---- with the Creamery inside. Sinfully delicious. All ice cream and cones are made on the premesis and hand mixed with whatever ingredients you want to add. Their waffle cones/bowls are to die for. I was feeling fruity (both times I went) so I got the Berry Berry. Visit 1 was French Vanilla ice cream and visit 2 was cake batter both with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.  So tasty and only one of a dozen flavours to choose from.  Enough with the talk ... lets let the pictures show you what I mean.

Regardless, I'm now thinking that I have a new route home from Cornwall and, since I really only make it to Cornwall an average of once a month, I will have to stop there again on Friday just to get my fill.  What flavour should I have this time?  Seriously .... if you ever come across one, you simply have to try it!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Quick Mini

Using the Gabrielle Collection from Bo Bunny, along with 5x5 pockets from KI Memories, I created a quick mini album about a trip to Montreal I took with my nieces a few years back.  We had so much fun ... but the photo selections were limited, outside to the great architecture around Old Montreal however, the memories stored away are plentiful and priceless.  We had a major case of the sillies that weekend as we explored the underground mall, took the subway and explored the streets.  It was great to leave my car behind and not have to worry about parking and driving.  Especially with a via rail pick up and drop off right in Casselman, I only had to drive 15 minutes away for the journey to being. 

With the leftovers from the Gabrielle Collection, I made two very quick cards.  I really do enjoy making them and don't know why I don't do it more often.  Then again .. I really enjoy being creative and crafty so why dont I do that more often either?  (no comment)

As summer winds down, I can not believe I have to return to work in 3 weeks.  It is just flying by faster than any other but I have to admit, it has been the most enjoyable summer I have had in a long time.  Despite a flipped around sleeping schedule, I have been enjoying quite the social life with some pretty great friends ... new and old.  I really dont want it to end ...

Finally, before I forget yet again, blogger just isn't being user friendly.  I really do look at everyone's blogs and often drool over or chuckle at the content but I just can not comment.  I have NO clue why that is.  It will take me to the google log in page after I have written my comment but won't post it.  It just keeps asking me to enter my password over and over and over again.  Very strange and very inconvenient. 

Happy Creating

Monday, August 1, 2011

AE Pagemaps: The Beauty of Friendship

This month's Pagemap Calendar was a great design to work with.  I knew right away that I didn't want to do a layout but something different.  Something more art inspired - like a canvas.  While it was fun using some of my mixed media 'skills' in scrapbooking, I found that it was actually difficult to do ... mainly because I seem to be gravitating towards creating with more white space and less embellishments.  Not so great for the girl who has more supplies than she knows what to do with ... and that was after a partial purge. 

I have to say that, although I am not a vintage scrapper, I really enjoyed working with the Bo Bunny Gabrielle line.  The colours are so muted and pretty.  Timeless.  It was a fun project to make and I look forward to hanging it up in my house ... somewhere.  Time to paint me a blue room!   :-)