Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Colour Q

Well, you guessed it...another challenge, but then again, I did tell you about this ~ so I saw this challenge on LeAnne's blog on Tuesday, I love visiting her blog, check it out here! When I saw what the challenge was, I just had to play, so here is the layout & the past ColourQ combo that I chose!

I sure hope I did this correctly ~ still a bit new in the blogging world and so I'm just learning as I go....and having a blast with this, if I do say so myself. So here's the card that I created for this challenge and I had so much fun putting this together!

Isn't she just adorable ~ love this stamp set!
Thanks for stopping by ~ have a wonderful day....the weekend is just around the corner!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Another Sneak Peek

As promised yesterday, I've got another sneak peek for you today ~ this will be another card we create for my 'Christmas in October' stack. 

   I wish you could see the sparkles on this card ~ it sure didn't 'picture take' the way I had hoped it would ~ I guess you'll just have to come over and see if for yourself. If you live in the Winnipeg area I would love you to join me on Oct 14th or 16th and get a jump on your Christmas Cards for the season. Come by tomorrow and see yet another card that I entered in a challenge. I've never done challenges before until this past week, and I'm hooked! It is so much fun ~ don't forget to stop by tomorrow, or sign up to receive my blog ~ each time I make a change and you'll never miss out! Thanks for stopping by ~ have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Christmas In October

Good Morning!
Well I'm still busy getting ready for my Christmas Stack in October, and I did get more done yesterday ~ but the afternoon sun was beaconing me out ~ so far be it for me to argue about spending time in the garden ~  away I went and got a bit more done outside! While I was out there, I decided to share some of our yard with you ~ thanks for humouring me and taking a peek ~ hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Pictures of my little hobby greenhouse and a very messy flower garden!

This is a large two walled feature in the very back of our yard. Dean took an old barn apart and reconstructed it in our yard. Many family photo's are taken back here!

I'm sure you noticed throughout these pictures, we have many old barrels, wagons, etc. and now an old tricycle in the front yard ~ as my darling little neighbour Julia asked me one day 
"Mrs. Willerton, why do you like....old....broken things?" ~ I'm not sure Julia...I just do!

Our greenhouse once again ~ taken in the summer!

 ~ another sneak peek of card #2 tomorrow ~
Be sure to drop by!
~ thanks for taking this little tour with me ~
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Stampin' 411 Challenge 170

~ Challenge #2 for me ~
Stampin' 411 Challenge 170
I know, my ribbon is crooked ~ happened after I attached my 'glue dot' arrhhhhh!
Haven't used my 'Be Happy' Stamp set in quite some time ~ love that set!
Really enjoyed putting this card together!
Thanks for stopping by.

  • Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Be Happy, Punches Potpourri
  • Paper:  Close To Cocoa, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss DP
  • Ink:  Regal Rose
  • Acc:  Pinking Hearts Border, Boho Blossoms Extra-Large Punch, Ribbon & Rhinestones (non SU)

Good Monday Morning!

What a wonderful weekend of celebrating our daughter & her husbands 30th birthday!
It started with baseball and then dinner at their home and an evening of
'a minute to win it' ~ What a blast!!!
So now I'm looking at my calendar and yikes!!! I've got two weeks before my first Christmas Stack...and I'm not ready,  actually haven't even started, so I guess the next 10 days or so are focused on
first creating the cards and then cutting, cutting, cutting ~ so much fun!

Here's just a little sneek peek of a card that we just may do...hmmm...maybe

We will see how the next few days unfold and then I'll make a decision...either way, I'll be ready to go. If you're in the Winnipeg area, I would love to have you join us, drop me a line and let me know.
All guests need to RSVP, this way I know how many kits I'll be putting together.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 24, 2010

CQC Challenge

My first challenge that I've entered (way out of my comfort zone now!)
~ and I seem to be having a hard time posting it to the site! Not sure what I'm doing wrong, so here's my last go at this ~ hope it works from my blog ~ thanks for stopping by!


I create these wordbooks (mini scrapbooks) and am able to personalize them with any name/word that is 6 letters or less. The finished project is approximately 5.5 inches tall and 11.5 inches long. I have created personally named wordbooks as well as GRAND~KIDS, DANCE, BABY~BOY, SOCCER, HOCKEY...the possibilities are endless. Please contact me if you are interested or have any further questions! 

This is an example of a six page book (max.) ~ our eldest grandson Seth Andrew James!

Today is Grandparents day at Seth's school, so I'll be snatching up Isaac and heading into the city to spend the afternoon with our boys! Here's another sneek-peek of our wonderful grandboys!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day! Yippee!!!! it's Friday!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Love my Grandsons!

Here is a quick little baby card that I created quite awhile ago, the only thing Stampin' Up on this is the cardstock and sentiment. I honestly don't remember if I saw this cased elsewhere ~ sorry! I do have the dimensions, if you're interested, just drop me a line!

Thought I'd throw in a couple of pictures of our grandsons ~ they are cousins to each other, Seth belongs to our oldest son, and Isaac to our daughter!

We love to camp and when the grandkids join us, it's even better!
Seth & Isaac are so much fun to be with ~ 

I think I see a scrapbook page here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Studio

My wonderful father and I got together to make these slim line shelves for my new punches...I guess I still have room for many more ~ yippee!!!!!!!

Picked up some racks from Ikea to house all my punches ~ now they are all sitting at a glance and super handy to grab and go (didn't take the greatest picture of this) Photography is not my strength as you can see ~ hopefully I'll get that figured out a bit better for taking pictures of my creations!
Okay ~ here's a better shot of my wall!

I've got my stamp sets organized in alphabetical order as well as stamped in a small binder alphabetically   ~ really helps to keep me organized ~ I also have a stamped paper inside each stamp case for quick reference and organization!

Another little shelf that my father made for me (didn't take the greatest picture of that either) it houses all my buttons, brads, know....all the necessities ~ stamp pads, pens and a picture of our grandson peeking over some buttons!

paper storage and some cards from my friends~ this is a beautiful old closet that we purchased years ago ~ I should have closed the doors for you to see how nicely this all tucks away! (I'll do that one day soon, so you can have a peek) I've got my water-colour pencils etc and ribbons stored in the drawers that were purchased at Michaels ~ love the storage sets available there, I've got them through out my studio.
~ And now the door is closed! ~

This is a great place where we do our heat embossing, cuttlebug work, catalogue viewing, etc.,  coffee & tea is alway on and goodies on the little table to the right, then to the right of all that is our work station, this is where it all comes together, where we work work work...and laugh and giggle...well I'm sure you know what that's all about, and the more tired we get, the crazier it gets down here ~ what a blast! Love what I do and the girls who share this with me ~ thanks girls!

Thanks for stopping by!

Under Construction

Here we go....please be patient with me as I grow through a new learning curve. Very excited about sharing with you all ~ Welcome to my blog ~ Come back soon!