Friday, April 30, 2010

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this lovely little image is from Hobby Paleis (thanks!) I'm entering in at Sketch Saturday for the sketch challenge and at PaperPlay Challenge for using pastel colors.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A visit with my grandsons

my grandson Alex made this card for his mom for Mother's Day. The image is from Phindy's Place, thanks.
my grandson Thomas made this card for his mom also for Mother's Day. The image is from The Stamping Boutique, thanks.

butterflies and a bird

this is a shadow box I made to enter into Bee Crafty for their challenge 'whole lotta fun'. I'm also entering this into 2 other challenges: Allsorts for butterflies and The Pink Elephant for the color Aqua.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Big Orange Flower

I didn't realize when I was making this flower how big it would be, LOL! It's from a Stampin Up set called Pick a Petal. I'm entering it at Easy Craft Projects for using the color orange.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our visit to Chase and Lac le Jeune

Hi everyone, We had a wonderful visit with my sister in Chase. We arrived Friday night. Saturday we took my sister into Kamloops to have lunch at Boston Pizza. Her daughter Kim grandson’s Elias and Adam as well as daughter in law Jacquie joined us. We had a lovely time. Before lunch we spent the morning shopping! We went to the dollar store, they had alot of great things to buy. I bought some really pretty textured card stock for 4 for $1.25! How great is that. We stayed with my sister until Sunday then went to Lac le Jeune to visit my niece Kim and her little ones. Her hubby Lee was stuck in London because of the volcanic ash. We had a lovely visit then headed home on Tuesday. I took a few photos......hope everyone is having a good week, hugs, Valerie
Elias on the computer, he's learned how to get on the computer to You Tube and finds the train videos! He loves trains...
baby Adam
there was melted snow on the deck and Elias put his wellies on and had lots of fun jumping in the puddles, LOL!
this is lovely baby Adam, 7 months old and such a sweetie!
here's a pic of my niece Kim's house, they still have snow, LOL!
this is Lac le Jeune Lake, it's still frozen!!
here's a closer look at Lac le Jeune Lake

My Recent Cards

These 2 little cards are for 2 of my sorority sisters who are both receiving their Silver Circle, 25 years in Beta Sigma Phi. The pretty tulips image are from Birds Blog, thanks! I colored the tulips with pencil crayons and OMS. Before I printed the image off I type Congratulations on your Silver Circle. I used my cricut (George Basic cartridge) for the 25 and the names. I also made the black envelopes.....I used silver peel offs to outling the front of the envelope, added the little crimped butterfly edged with Stampin Up ink and 2 little pearls.

here's a cute little card, I like how it turned out. The image is a freebie but I'm not sure who it belongs to. Please let me know if you know who the owner is, thanks....
This is a sympathy card I made for a dear online friend of mine who just lost her hubby to lung cancer. I have a very hard time making sympathy cards. The image is from Fred She Said....thanks!

Monday, April 12, 2010

this is Cody

I just couldn't wait to make a card! I made this one last night before going to bed. This is Cody and she's from Pollycraft Digi Stamps (thanks!). I'm entering this in Colour Create for the grey, lilac and white color challenge and at Friday Sketchers for the sketch challenge.

Celebrating Ted's 64th Birthday

Hi everyone,
No cards this weekend, it was all about our family celebrating our anniversary and my hubby’s birthday. We have had the most gorgeous weather! 3 days of sunshine:)) Friday we celebrated our 16th Anniversary by going out to dinner to one of our favorite restaurants along with 3 other couples and had a wonderful meal and time. Saturday we were suppose to go to a pub night fundraiser but my hubby wasn’t feeling well so we decided to stay in. Sunday we celebrated hubby’s birthday with some of our children and grandchildren. Below are a few pictures of today’s festivities. Will be back making cards tomorrow. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Hugs, Valerie
Teds' cupcake cake, yummy!
Ted blowing out his candles. He turned 64 on April 9th
Madison enjoying a cupcake
a family photo...back row, left to right is foster grandson Jesse, my oldest Matt, me, hubby Ted with grandson Alex, Ted's daughter Tracey with Thomas (Alex & Thomas are Traceys'), front row left to right is Rachel with Madison, foster grandkids Matthew & Kassandra and my son Mark (Madisons' dad). This is just some of our family, missing were grandchildren Daniel, Jordan, Chris and Sebastian... as well as Ted's son Steven and his 3 Colton, Kaylie and Nikki
me, grandson Thomas, my hubby, grandson Alex and Tracey
Mark, Rachel and Madison
Tracey with sons' Thomas and Alex
foster grandchildren Jesse, Matthew and Kassandra
our granddaughter, Madison on her train

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Sunday at Mark and Rachels

hello everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! We did, LOL...We had a wonderful day and yummy Easter dinner of ham and turkey at my son Mark's home. We had a full house with 16 altogether. The weather co operated and the sun came out so all the children (and we have alot of them, lol) were able to play outside on the trampoline. In an earlier post I made little explosion boxes that I'd filled with chocolate eggs for the grandkids and they all loved them! Below are just a few pictures I took of Madison and the rest of our grandchildren.
Madison loves her Papa!
2 thumbs up from grandson, Sebastian
she's gonna be a shoe girl!
Madison wearing gramma's shoes
she's opened her box and got her goodies, LOL
way too much for 1 little mouth, LOL
grandson Sebastian loved his goodie box
foster granddaughter Kassandra loved her goodie box
foster grandson Jesse loved his goodie box
newest foster grandson Matthew loved his goodie box
granddaughter Jordan showing us her grad dress......just as pretty as she is
and here's the back veiw! wow, gorgeous
here's Jordan with her mom Rachel
Madison on the trampoline with her brother Sebastian
oops! she fell down
taking a moment to wave hi to everyone watching her on the balcony!
Madison loves books and here she is showing gramma her newest book
here's a great photo of my husband Ted and my son Mark. Mark has lost over 35 lbs. wohoo....congrats son!

Happy Birthday to my Hubby

I made this card for my hubby's birthday, which is on the same day as our Anniversary. He will be turning 64! and we are celebrating 16 years of marriage....We have a busy weekend coming up. We're meeting 3 other couples for dinner tomorrow (Friday), then on Sat we are going to a fundraiser pub night and then on Sunday our children and grandchildren are coming over for cake and tea. Now on to some challenges, LOL! This darling little mouse is a Mel Jens Designs where I'm entering it as well I'm entering it at Mojo Monday for the sketch and The Playdate Cafe for their color challenge.

My first 3D tag

Stamp TV had a challenge to make a 3D tag and this is my take on it. I made the tag using this beautiful butterfly paper from Paper Printables. The sweet image is from Hobby Paleis. I've used sparkle on her shoes and the ribbon on her hat. I colored her with pencil crayons and OMS and added little gems in the flowers on her bonnet and the bows in her hair. To finish the tag off I added a butterfly and a bow. Besides Stamp TV I'm entering this tag into 3 challenges: Kaboodles for digi girl image, Flutterby Wednesday for using sparkle and a butterfly and Paperplay for Shiny Happy people.....I think my darling image is happy and her shoes are shiny, LOL!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

a tag card

Cupcake Craft has a challenge to make your own flowers, not sure if this qualifies as there is only 2 little flowers on this card but that's all it needed. I used a little flower punch from Fiskar and put small orangey gems in the middle of the flowers. The lovely papers are from Bird's Blog

An Anniversary Card

I made this Anniversary card for my darling hubby, Ted. We celebrate our Anniversary on April 9th...16 wonderful years! I'm entering this at Inky Impressions for the charm challenge, I put the key to my heart on it, LOL! and at 2 Sketches 4 You for the bonus sketch challenge

3 birthday kittens

this adorable image is from Sliekje Digi Stamps, aren't they just the cutest kitties ever....thanks Sliekje! I'm entering this at ICS for the great sketch challenge and at Simon Says for 'a card for a child' challenge. I think this makes a great childs' card....

Bobby the Pirate

Bobby the Pirate is from Marjie Malarkies. I'm entering this at A Spoon Full of Sugar for the 'one for the boys' card challenge and Papertake Weekly for the sketch challenge