Monday, April 30, 2007

Me again ...

Howdy! I have not been posting however I have made a couple of cards which I will post when I get home ... I am actually pretty proud of them. It was a busy weekend as today is the last day to file personal taxes in Canada ... my Mom is an accountant and I was helping her out this weekend. Needless to say going to my 'real' job today was not very exciting after such a busy weekend ... I think I worked more in the last two days than I did all last week. :)

Anyhoo, lots of changes in my life these days so I may have more time to make cards and post to my blog. Either that or I will have less time as I embark on my exciting new life ... not. Haha. Updates to follow.

Love you all. A.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Long time no speak.

Well I thought that I had better get a message out there to my faithful fans. :p

It has been a fairly rough week and I haven't had a chance to work on any cards. Allison and I went shopping (again) on Saturday evening and I picked up a great new stamp set, a bag of gorgeous Prima flowers, and 1 piece of paper (I was so well behaved). It was an absolute gong show in the store and the lady at the cash register was surprised that I waited in line for so long for only 3 items ... but Allison had a great haul and she has been busy making cards!

Tonight is our 3rd Chi Ball/Pilates class, well my 3rd and Allison's second. I know that we are going to be great!! Of course I wish that I didn't have to go cuz I am feeling lazy but I always have fun ... my mind keeps me back. Arghhh! Anyhoo, I am going to head home soon to visit the boys before I head out. Cheers!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Card therapy!

I have been giving myself some card therapy this evening ... I have made two cards so far but I think that it has been enought. Perhaps I should take it easy as I will be helping out tomorrow at Tristan's 4th birthday party. Of course, knowing Allison, everything will be taken care of and I will just be there to eat, chat and eat some more! I can only show one of the cards that I have made tonight for reasons that I will share when I do post it. In the meantime here is a card that I made based upon SCS Sketch Challenge 54.

It is certainly not very masculine however I love how it turned out! This was definitely a challenge for me as I started with the Basic Grey DP and then had to work from there. The colours actually look pretty neat with how closely they match the DP. You can check out other SC54 creations here.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sad news.

I just found out from my Mom that my Grandma passed away last night. She has been sick for some time but it is still such a sad thing. She was quite an amazing woman who accomplished many great things despite all of the hardships that she faced. She had a zest for life that at times was probably a little too zesty, however she lived her life to the fullest. My Mom and my Aunt went to visit her a couple of weeks ago and although it was hard I think that it was a good and peaceful goodbye. I am sorry that I haven't seen her in a couple of years but I have so many fond memories that will keep her alive in my heart forever. I love you Grandma!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Better photos!

Thanks again to Allison, I have figured out how to take better pictures of my cards to share with all of you. I should have known this as I love to take close up pictures of just about everything! Anyways, now the cards will be much more clear especially if you click on them to see the details. I will be posting some of the cards that I have made in the past to use this as an archive. Note that almost all of these cards have been made with either Allison's help or her paper, stamps, ink etc... Or for that matter, stamps or ink that she has bought me. Do you think she is feeding my addiction or what! At least I have stopped buying so much and am actually making now. BTW: We both kicked butt at Chi Ball/Pilates - we are the epitome of grace and sweat!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tuesday ... not much better than Monday.

Well today doesn't seem to be working out to be much better than Monday was ... what the helk!! Perhaps my Chi Ball/Pilates class will help out. It is always good for a laugh. Plus Allison will be joining me for the first time tonight. I shall see if I am totally uncoordinated or not. My guess is that I am but supposedly by week 3 (this is week 2) it should get easier to follow along.

Monday, April 16, 2007

What the heck???

I just read on Yahoo that there has been another school shooting, this time at Virginia Tech. I just don't understand what is going on in the person's head who decides that it is acceptable to take others lives while taking their own ... especially random lives. My heart goes out to everyone at Virginia Tech, this must be extremely frightening and heart wrenching.

Monday morning ... arghh!

Well it is Monday morning and I am feeling like shizz. Not sure why, it is just one of those days I guess. It seems like it may be a nice day so hopefully that will brighten things up. For now I will just plod along at work and dream of being elsewhere! :) Take care.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Comments already.

Wow ... this is quite exciting to think that others are actually looking at my ramblings and silly stuff. I have been having fun adding slide shows and guestbooks ... again thanks to Allison for all of the great ideas that I am 'borrowing' from her blog.

Tristan's Birthday Card

Tristan is turning 4 this week so I wanted to create a fun but simple card for him. I think that it looks better in person ... I guess the camera does add 10 lbs. :)

Good morning!

Well, I have actually posted more than once now which is actually quite amazing. I am going to collect some of the cards I have made and post them. This will be a good archival tool as it is always bittersweet to send a card as you lose it forever. I made a really cute one last night at Allison's house. It is Tristan's 4th birthday this week so I needed to make a fun card for my favourite God son. :) More later.

Koda & Dundee

Here is a picture of my two boys, Koda and Dundee. As much as they love to play in the snow I am thankful that it is gone ... for now. It is almost May, where is the sunshine??

My First Posting

Well, this is my first attempt at creating a blog. My girlfriend, Allison, suggested that I get one going so that we could be blogging buddies as well as stamping, eating and chatting buddies! As much as I can talk my face off, I find it difficult to write my face off ... so we shall see. You will want to check out her blog at: She is the blog candy queen!