Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Time with Our Peeps!

What a mix of emotions this Christmas ~ Marc, Chars & Oliver flew in on Christmas Day and we shared the richest, jam pack, super fun family times together and yet my heart ached for my mother...it was SO hard to celebrate Christmas without my dad ~ this roller coaster ride is so hard to travel! I am constantly reminded of the Words spoken in 

John 16:33 ‘I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ and in Matthew 28:20, we are reminded ... I Am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 

I do take comfort in these words ~ God is So Good!

So here is just a little snap of our time together...I really enjoyed playing on MDS once again...between our big move and then hospital visits....I haven't played in about 6 months ~ what great fun I had ~ thanks ladies for the MDSM95 challenge, this was great therapy for me today ~ there is still time to play along, so jump on in and join in the fun!  Here is my page...wow...blessings galore ~ 7 grandchildren, 6 amazing adults, a wonderful husband and a beautiful mother...I am blessed!


Thanks SO much for popping in today ~ have a blessed day ~ Happy New Year!!!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day! Please pop in on http://www.chezmoicreations2.blogspot.com ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I've created. Drop me a line if you have any questions!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Olaf Plays Along With SUO & Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenges!


It's been so long since I've entered any challenges, so I was thrilled when I came across the challenge at SUO as well as Try Stampin' on Tuesday! There is still time to play, so why don't you join in the fun too ~ it was so good to take some me time and play along...it was great therapy for me!

Who doesn't LOVE this little guy ~ seriously, Olaf, you are so adorable ~ I had so much fun putting this little guy together for our kids Christmas cards ~ each family has little ones who are obsessed with the "Frozen" movie, so, each family is getting the same Christmas card!


thanks so much for stopping by and having a quick peek! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask
~ Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year ~


If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day! 
 Please pop in on http://www.chezmoicreations2.blogspot.com ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I've created. Drop me a line if you have any questions!

Monday, November 17, 2014

And Then He Is FOUR!!!!

Austin is four...are you kidding!!!! Where did that time go...Austin is such a sweet boy ~ I can always count on a hug from him. When there is a family gathering, he will without fail, come and sit on my lap for a few minutes...oh Austin, don't ever stop doing that ~ you make me smile :-) xo
Dean and I bought Austin some Jake the Pirate toys for his birthday and so I knew what I needed for his birthday card. With the loss of my dad during this time of celebrating Austin, I needed to do a CASE for his card...I really enjoyed putting this together...and I'm so sorry...I have no idea where I found this idea ~ so here is Austin's birthday day ~ and he was thrilled with his gift and his card too!


Thanks for popping by ~ have a wonderful day!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day! Please pop in on http://www.chezmoicreations2.blogspot.com ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I've created. Drop me a line if you have any questions!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

My World Has Been Rocked!

There are no words to describe the love I have for my father and the depth of my heart ache. Oh how I miss you Papa! The tears are never ending and I catch myself waiting to hear his voice and yet... knowing that my ears will not hear him call me ~ I never realized how deeply I would hurt in saying good bye to this beautiful man. And now, with tears streaming down my face, I try to get back to my new normal without my dad in my daily life. Dad was always so interested in what I was up to ~ whether is was another card for someone, or a knitting project that I was in the middle of, or sharing time with our children and grandchildren ~ Dad was apart of it all ~ and I hurt!!!






On October 5, 2014 as I sat alone with my dad in the hospital, my hand resting on his face...I read this out loud to him...

Isaiah 40:28-31Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary,  and his understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

and then I sensed I was to read Psalm 23...as I began to read this, I moved my hand from his face and laid it gently on his heart...I began to read...

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.....

I looked up at him 'Pa???'...just then, my husband Dean and brother Dave walked in..'I think he's gone' ~ Forever loved and forever missed! I love you Papa!

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Last Four Months

It's been SO long since I've posted and created...the past four months have been crazy to say the least and the whirl wind continues...here is a quick synoptic of the last few months ~

May 2014 ~ We listed our much beloved home of 22 years and within 36 hours it was sold to a wonderful young family. We know they will love living there and raising their beautiful 3 girls as much as we have loved doing life and raising our children in the country!

June 2014 ~ Packed and Purged our 3600 sq. foot home, what a daunting task, I never realized how much of a hoarder I was, very organized and tidy, but still a hoarder!!! Yikes!!!

July 2014 ~ Packed more as we were coming closer to our exit date, sold most of our furniture...and now the house was really getting empty and beginning to echo ~ what an emotional time this was for me ~ I knew it was time to usher in a new season for Dean & I, but we loved doing life with our family & friends at 414 Leah! We hosted SO many pool parties and always shared what the Lord had blessed us with...July 31, 2014...good-bye home....hello Condo living!!!

Wow...and now, here we are...LOVING our new life style...we call it 'Lock & Leave~Unlock & Live'...and love the new found freedom that we have ~ but...I no longer have a studio, and so now, I need to figure this out and see if I can make it happen in our small quarters.
In two weeks, I will host my first open house and I am SO excited for my friends to come over and stamp with me once again!!!
I made my first card here in the condo yesterday as I need a birthday card and here is what I came up with...and I had so much fun creating!!! This was also a great time of therapy for me...my father has been in the hospital for 8 weeks now (in the midst of our crazy move) and really isn't doing very well and I'm really having a hard time with it all, so creating a new card, or knitting up another hat is therapy for me ~ I followed this fabulous sketch that I found at retro sketch...you have until Friday to play along, why not join in the fun!!!



If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, come join in and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day! 

Please pop in on http://www.chezmoicreations2.blogspot.com ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I've created. Drop me a line if you have any questions!

Monday, April 7, 2014

She Made A Card!

Be still my heart!!! I made a card AND entered a challenge!


As soon as I saw the sketch at Mojo Monday, I knew I wanted to join in the fun! So digging through my packed boxes (organized and clearly marked), but still packed...it was an interesting feat to say the least!
So here is the sketch that I followed

and my card ~ red it SO hard to photograph...
sorry about the poor picture!


Thanks SO much for popping by today ~ I hope you have a wonderful day and also 
hope that spring has begun to visit your corner of the world!

Stamps: En Fran├žais, Delightful Dozen, Petite Petals, Flower Shop
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade,  Everyday Enchantment DSP  

Ink: Calypso Coral, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Acc: Rhinestones, Silver 1/8”Ribbon, Banners Framelits, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Big Shot, Sponges

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day! Please pop in on http://www.chezmoicreations2.blogspot.com ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I've created. Drop me a line if you have any questions!

Friday, February 14, 2014

It's Been Too Long!

It's been WAY too long...and there is SO much to share...so I will try not to bore you to tears...hang in there my friends.
  • The packing is ever on going and seems to never end ~ I'm trying to not pack it all as we still need to live in our home for a few more months (4-6...depending on possession dated)
  • We will be listing our much beloved home in April or so ~ this way we can also showcase our beautiful park like yard ~ pool, garden, flowers, pond etc.....
  • The few times that I have created, it has been by digging through boxes and boxes and eventually finding what I need ~ not to fun, but the best that I can do!
  • the MOST exciting news is the birth of our seventh grandchild ~ God has blessed us with another grandson, Oliver Isaiah was born on January 11 ~ mommy and baby are doing great!


Through the digging into packed but accessible boxes, I managed to create three cards this morning.  I needed a birthday card for Isaac (our 5 year old) Lucas (our 1 year old) and my girlfriend who is coming for birthday dinner tonight with her DH.  




What a blast I had...but I'd better run, I've got a meal to prepare for this evening ~ thanks so much for popping by ~ have a wonderful evening and weekend ~ Happy Valentine's Day :-)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day! Please pop in on http://www.chezmoicreations2.blogspot.com ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I've created. Drop me a line if you have any questions!