Friday, May 28, 2010

Going for a Ride

Doesn't this just want make you want to float away, LOL! The image is from Birds Blog (thanks Bird!). I'm entering this into a few challenges. PaperPlay for Up in the Air challenge, Charisma Cardz for Going Round in Circles and Crazy4Challenges for the sketch challenge.

a card for McKenzie

I made this card for a young girl named McKenzie, who has been diagnosed with MS. If you would like to send her a card as well, Dustin Pike has all of the details. I hope you'll join in and send McKenzie a card.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

a few cards I made

this is a Father's Day card for my darling hubby
I'm going to enter this one at Kaboodle's for the monocromatic challenge

Happy Birthday Tracey

Yesterday it was my step daughter Traceys' birthday ( I won't say which one,LOL!) Before heading out to her house in North Vancouver, we stopped at a deli and picked up lunch meat, tomatoes and buns for lunch. And instead of a big cake we had cupcakes...yummy!
blowing out "a candle" while we sang Happy Birthday, LOL
I made her birthday card

our visit with Madison

Hi everyone, well it’s been a week since we had our little granddaughter Madison come for a visit for a few days. It’s taken me a while to put words to paper about our lovely visit. This past week has been busy with one thing or another. Madison is just so precious! She is starting to talk, she loves to dance and play dress up and have tea parties. Madison loves Gramma's tea, LOL when we were having our tea she would say 'hot, hot' but once it cooled down and I gave her a sip, she'd drink half my cup, LOL! She loves to play outside pulling the wagon, kicking a ball and picking flowers. She's a good eater as well as a good sleeper. Like most little ones she loves Tree House too. She adores watching the birds outside our kitchen window and can't wait til her Papa comes home from work! At the end of the day we have bath time and I get soaked, LOL! It’s just my dream come true to have a darling granddaughter like Madison. And because we had such a fun time I took a lot of photos, LOL!
Madison loves her shiny pink hat
and her purse
she is starting to like her picture being taken
she likes playing with legos
in her pretty yellow rose dress

she put her 'nummy's' in her purse
rocking in Papa's chair with her bears
in her pretty pink dress
all smiles
wearing Gramma's pink shoes
mixing up some 'nummy's' for her baby doll
reading her monster book
wearing Gramma's red shoes, LOL
playing outside
that's a big wagon
picking 'blowy' flowers

tea time!

1 for Madison and 1 for Gramma
Madison loves her tea

all bathed and ready for bed

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A card for Jayme

Hi everyone! I’ve heard that blogger Lisa has a sister, Jayme who has lung cancer. Lisa was asking if we could send Jayme funny/happy RAKs. Jayme adores frogs so this is what I came up with. The stamp is from Inkadoo, the background paper is GTC Crafty Corner and the sentiment is from Doodle Beans Digital Stamps. I hope everyone will join in and send RAKs out to Jayme. Thank you to Angie for letting me know about Lisa and Jayme.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Pocket Card

Here's a pretty little pocket card. I loved the paisley paper with a bit of very bright pink ribbon. I'm entering it at Crazy 4 Challenges for the pocket card challenge.

Happy First Birthday to Allsorts

Allsorts Challenge blog has turned a year old! Congratulations Allsorts! To celebrate they are having a blog hop with fantastic prizes. And each of the design team gals are also having some great prizes too. So I hope you'll visit Allorts and say Happy Birthday and join in their blog hop.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

my first Fathers Day card

so here's my first Father's Day card. I only have 1 dad, but like Mother's Day I celebrate the men in my life too. I'm entering this at Cute Card Thursday for their Someone Special challenge and at Stamp Something for their Celebrate Something challenge.

A Color Challenge

Colour Create has a color challenge to use: khaki, aqua, brown and cream. This is my take on it.

Shiny, Sparkly and Special

Looks like someone is going to a special party somewhere in Todyo, Rome, Paris or London, LOL! I'm entering this at Papertake Weekly Challenge for the shiny, sparkly & special challenge.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Enjoying a Spring Day

I was going through some of my templates looking for a dress so I could make a 'girly' card. While I was searching I found this image. I've had it for a few years so thought I'd use it. The flowers are a digi from Paper Cupcakes and the tree is a stamp. I used pale green chalk for the grassy area and pale blue for the sky. I colored the lady's dress with lilac pencil crayon, then used OMS. I trimmed around the picture with silver peel offs.

Anniversary Card

here's a card I made for my girlfriend and her hubby, they are celebrating their Anniversary next month. I'm entering this over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge for their sketch challenge.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

playing dress up

here's a really cute image from Sew Many Cards, because I have a granddaughter, I made this little one a girl and she's playing dress up with her daddy's army hat and boots, LOL! I'm entering this at Digital Tuesday for the Make me Laugh challenge.

softly floating

this image is from Paper Cupcakes, I'm entering their challenge of a clean and simple design


this adorable image is from Marjies Malarkies (thanks Marjie!) I'm going to enter this into 2 challenges: Crazy 4 Challenges for 'what are little boys made of" and Paperplay for a color challenge using brown and another color of my choice.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Sunshine Award

I received this lovely sunshine award from Dorothy's Creations, thanks Dorothy! I really appreciate it. I'm going to pass this along to a couple of ladies who have just started blogging. The first lady in Lady Anne, she is new to cards and always has encouraging words for you. The next lady is Peggy, she is also new to cards and is so full of life! Please take a moment to visit their blogs, thanks!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I love butterflies

This is 1 of a set that I made over the weekend. I'm entering this at Flutterby Wednesday........for the butterfly and anything goes challenge.

Celebrating Mother's Day

No cards today. Once again it’s all about family. We had a Mother’s Day BBQ here at home. My oldest son Matt came, my youngest son Mark, his fiancĂ©e Rachel, baby Madison, (who by the way is almost 19 months! How did that happen, LOL! In just over 5 months she’ll be 2!!) and the rest of her siblings Chris, Jordan, Sebastian, Jesse, Kassandra and Matt. My step daughter Tracey and her sons Alex and Thomas also joined us. We had a wonderful day, the sun came out, the kids had water balloon fights, played ball, then practice jumping over our low front fence. Madison had fun just being outside with the rest of the kids. Mark went round to our little corner store and bought everyone bubblegum ice cream cones! (I’m not ‘into’ bubblegum so gramma said no thanks!) I was a very lucky mom today, my step daughter Tracey bought me a lovely pink flowering hanging basket, Mark & Rachel also bought me a lovely purple flowering hanging basket and my darling hubby bought me some pretty tulips. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers! On the menu today my hubby BBQ'd chicken breast, beef wieners and hamburgers. We had corn on the cob, baked potatoes with sour cream, raw veggies, grapes and strawberries and the usual chips and cheesies. My darling hubby went out this morning to get the shopping in for me and also bought 2 types of cake, a Black Forest and a white one, yummm!! Good food, wonderful company and a great day. I thought I’d be taking loads of pictures today but was so busy with everything and everyone that I just took a few, LOL! I hope everyone enjoyed their special day no matter where you live or whether you’re a ‘mom’ to kids, pets or hubby’s! LOL... Hugs, Valerie
Madison sitting backwards on her race car
Madison standing in this diry old wagon, LOL!
loading up the wagon
having her first try at corn on the cob! yummy
reading a book quietly with her papa
hugging her baby doll and having a good laugh with her papa
kissing her baby doll
oh so pretty tulips from my darling hubby, Ted
lovely pink hanging basket from my stepdaughter, Tracey and her 2 boys
lovely purple hanging basket from Mark, Rachel and family