Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Little Red Wagon Challenge #122 - Vintage

It's my turn to set the Little Red Wagon challenge this week( on the 29th of Feburary even!) and I decided to pick a vintage theme; you need to use a vintage item somewhere on your creation.

One of my favourite things to do right now is browse through antique and thrift stores, you never know what you will find.

And I decided to dedicate two pages in my smashbook to this newer past-time:

These pages have photos of some of my antiqued items as well as vintage papers, milk tickets, food stamps, ribbon and buttons.

So dig into those wagons for your vintage bits and link up your creation over at Little Red Wagon, we love to see what you create.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

On February 26........

I'm currently:

Listening to Holmes on Homes.
Eating nothing but enjoyed a Thai dinner last night.
Drinking french vanilla coffee.
Wearing my warm flannel nightgown.
Feeling anticipatory as Steve is painting the kitchen today. Soon this gold colour will be storm cloud grey. Can't wait to see how it looks!

Weather is bright, sunny and cold after our surprise snow of yesterday morning.
Wanting to go to the craft show Regan and Dee are at today.
Needing to find some balance with my online time. I have pared back who I follow on twitter and the blogs I read.
Thinking about the movie Paranormal Activity. I watched it last night and didn't find it that scary, of course it isn't a true story.
Enjoying exploring my ancestors on I want to validate a bit more of what I found then will share.

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Little Red Wagon # 121 - Chipboard

This week Regan challenged us to use chipboard on our creation.

I dug out some old chipboard numbers, painted them silver and created this card:

And yes it was for a 25th wedding anniversary.

So dig out that chipboard and link up your project over at Little Red Wagon, we love to see what you create.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Back to work after a 4 day weekend, sigh........ but I'm going to be happy anyway......

Such a happy stamping bella image!

Hope you have a happy day!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Movie Update - Feb 20

Happy Family Day!

This weekend I had a chance to see a couple more movies,The Descendants and The Artist.

I really enjoyed them both!

Hugo- a thoroughly enthralling movie
My Week with Marilyn
Midnight In Paris
Girl with Dragon Tattoo
The Descendants - George is excellent and the Hawaiian scenery is wonderful too
The Artist - a wonderful silent,black and white movie
The Ides of March
Moneyball - interesting look at the money behind baseball
The Woman in Black
The Iron Lady - an interesting look at Margaret Thatcher,Meryl Streep is amazing as usual
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - a complex,spy story set in the early 1960's requiring much attention to follow
The Help - a wonderful movie
Sherlock Holmes - love Robert Downey as well as Guy Ritchie's approach to filming
Adventures of TinTin - cute movie

Did you see any movies this Family Day weekend?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Little Red Wagon #120 - Twinkle Twinkle

So I totally mixed up my challenge posts earlier today, oops.

This week's challenge by Judy is to use 3 stars on your creation and I did have trouble coming up with an idea for this one.

But finally, I created this card:

It has three layered and differently embossed stars.

So dig into those wagons for those stars and link up your creation over at Little Red Wagon.

We love to see what you create.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Dessert

Happy Valentines Day!

This past weekend I made a dessert to take to friends and it would be perfect as a Valentines dessert or really at any time.

I call them Rosanne's Mini Trifles in a Jar.

I layered cooked vanilla pudding, then pound cake, drizzled a little amaretto then a bit more pudding and topped with fresh berries.

Then I added some whipped cream.


And sealed them up

Then added a bit of lace to decorate the jars.

I've been thinking you could do a similar dessert with chocolate pudding, brownie chunks, a bit of liquor of your choice and fresh raspberries. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

And everyone really seemed to like them!

Have a great day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Decorations

Hi there!

Thought I'd share a few of my Valentine decorations.

Apothecary jars

Candles and cinnamon hearts

A small bunting

And more cinnamon hearts spilling out of a tea cup.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine Paper Piecing

Yesterday I created a few Valentine cards.

I included some paper piecing on one to fit the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays.

Then I created two more cards using red and kraft on which I grouped a few valentine embellishments:

Making valentines makes me happy! They are just so fun and cheerful!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

On February 11th

I'm currently:

Listening to Sell This House on AE

Eating nada, zip, zilch

Drinking french vanilla coffee made from my Tassimo(is not impacted by the current recall)

Wearing my warm, fleecy housecoat

Feeling OK

Weather is cold and snowy

Wanting to be on a warm beach somewhere

Needing to clean the house

Thinking about painting the kitchen gray, this gray:

It's called Storm Cloud Gray and works with the Palladian Blue hall and looks like it will work really well with the other existing kitchen finishes.

Enjoying that Steve is getting groceries this morning

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bellarific Friday- Sketch

Hi all!

I'm back with a card I created based on the sketch over at Bloggabella.

The stamp is from the Uptown Girl collection and is called Madison has a Margarita. I love Margaritas and way back in high school spanish my classroom name was Margarita!

I teamed her with some Lily Bee paper and even sewed!

Love the saying too, is it 5 o'clock yet?!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Little Red Wagon # 119 - Cupid's Arrow

This week Tammy has challenged us to use an arrow on our project.

I dug deep into my wagon and actually found cupid with an arrow to create this card:

And the Daisy D paper along with the heart paper came from deep down in my wagon as well, gotta love using up old stuff.

So dig into your wagons and link up your arrow inspired creation at Little Red Wagon. We love to see what you create.

Monday, February 06, 2012

On February 6th.....

I'm currently:

Listening to The Voice
Eating nothing
Drinking a smoothie that Brittany made
Wearing workout wear, was at Curves earlier tonight
Feeling pretty good
Weather was great today, almost springlike
Wanting to buy Downton Abbey Season 1 on DVD
Needing to get more sleep
Thinking about the many household projects I'd like to tackle
Enjoying having broken in my smash book and these flowers Steve surprised me with:

CAS-ual Fridays - On The Red Carpet

When I read what the theme was this week at CAS-ual Fridays, I just knew I had to play along!

It is 'on the red carpet' and gave me the chance to use my new stamp set from Papertrey called Simply Jane.

This stamp set is based on the books, and of course the associated movies, by Jane Austen and I just love it.

So without further ado, here is my movie themed card for CFC#38:

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Feb 5th To Do List

Steve is off to a Rangers game and then a Superbowl party later today.

While he is gone I'm going to get some household chores done then play in my scraproom!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

One Layer Wednesday- Birdie

Today I'm posting a card I created for One Layer Wednesday, OLW77.

We were to create a card featuring a bird:

I used a bit of Pretty Little Studios valentine paper a a bird stamp I've had for awhile.

I think it looks cute popped up and embellished with a mini resin flower.

And I just noticed the card is supposed to be for a birthday, this card would still work for a birthday wouldn't it?

Friday, February 03, 2012

Bellarific Friday - Valentines

It's Friday! Yea!

I'm back today with a card for Stamping Bella's Valentine theme.

I coloured up Gossmere and then paired her with some new papers from Pretty Little Studios:

Have a great day!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Resolution Reality Check

Well, it doesn't feel like I have made much progress on my resolutions so far.

On the organization front I have organized my ribbon and some scrapbook embellishments.

I finished knitting a dishcloth I've had on the go for a few months.

I did manage to participate in 4 card challenges in addition to Little Red Wagon.

And I am here updating progress on these resolutions.

So I guess I have accomplished something but I have really struggled with my motivation level this month and I'm not sure why.

What do you do when you need to give yourself a swift kick you know where?

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Little Red Wagon Challenge #118 - Valentine's Day or Love

Time for another Little Red Wagon challenge!

This week Jan has suggested a Valentines or love theme.

I created this card using a bicycle stamp that is one of lots free to use when you scrapbook at The Art House.

I teamed it up with some Jillibean paper then added a bit of Flowersoft and twine.

So dig into your wagon and join us over at Little Red Wagon with your Valentines inspired project. We love to see what you create.