Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Easter Card Challenge

 Its been a little while since I did a blog post - over a year to be honest.  Life has a way of getting busy and other things take priorities.  The past year has been a year of change in our family. We have 3 grandchildren now.  Liam, 3 and Stella, 1, live in Ottawa with my oldest daughter and her husband.  They are so special to me and I try to see them as much as possible.  I also have a beautiful new granddaughter who is just over 3 months old.  Elle Skye - isn't that a great name?  She lives closer to me here in Mississauga so I can see her and squeeze her as often as I like.  My oldest son and his wife are also celebrating not only the birth of their first child but their new home and the arrival of her mother from Zimbabwe after 13 years of separation.

This year I have done a lot more cards and crafty things for my grandkids.  Its nice to have little ones again!

With Easter coming up I thought it would be fun to make Liam and Stella a little Easter basket and of course a card.  I found a very cute and unique digistamp to download free from Dianes Digital Designs.  The pail on the side with the bunny peeking out is a different perspective.  I used paper I had on hand from a kit I purchased a few years ago at Winners.  The colours were perfect and to make it more noticable I cut the paper diagonally. I coloured the digistamp with copic markers (dont you love those? I sure do) and made one "girly" and one in boy colours.  I then used plain cardstock from Micheals to make the card base.  For their names I used an older sticker set from Frances Meyer in Flowerpot Purple.  Not sure where I picked that up - could have been at a Scrapcancer crop or at my local scrapbook shop Scrapalicious which unfortunately closed a couple years ago.  I try really hard to shop my stash when making cards. I also added some rhinestone bling to the rim of Stella's pail and coloured in stripes on Liam's.  This was a fun little project and fairly quick to do.  I have also added 3 blue buttons to the bottom of Liam's card but didnt take a picture of that.  Inside are sentiments suitable for each of them.

Well I hope you enjoy my little cards, I'm linking this up to the challenge at Simply Create Too


Following Up on Bedroom Reno

Yes I know I said I would repost with new pics as soon as the rug was down.  However, I've been a tad busy with work.  I make dance costumes and this has been a particularly busy spring season. I haven't spent much time doing anything on the computer.  

And somehow I have reached over 5100 views!!  And I have a new follower - welcome Penny from Penny's Vintage Home.  She has an amazing blog.  Such a talented lady. I just discovered her blog recently and am flattered that she has decided to follow my little blog.  

There is so much going on in my life right now.  I have so many ideas for DIY projects that I may or may not get to this summer.  I am planning on visiting my 2 grandchildren in Ottawa next week for a few days.  Then a friend and I are off to Nova Scotia to visit family there (her aunt, my parents).  Should be an interesting road trip - ala Thelma and Louise - but without the cliff dive ending!!  And when I return July and August will be still ahead of us.  I LOVE the summer.

I've been playing around with crafts for awhile.  As you know I had a hideaway craft room in the basement.  http://flyngeorgiabelle-tutumuch.blogspot.ca/2011/03/my-hideaway-craft-space.html  I have moved everything upstairs into the front bedroom that was my daughters.  Wow what a difference that has made.  I love sitting in there (I'm there right now).  It's large and bright with south facing windows.  I have everything pretty much organized and didn't spend hardly any money on additional furniture or storage items.  Either I re-purposed, craigslist or bought components at Micheals at 40% off.  I will spend some time taking some pictures and do an updated craft room post soon. I'd also like to share some of the projects I've done.  Maybe I should figure this all out.  It seems to me I could be blogging quite a bit in the near future.