Monday, May 25, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

Hi everyone,
This past weekend my sister Sher, her daughter Kim and little Elias came down for a quick visit. Kim is due at the end of August and wanted to come down before it got too hot for her to travel.
Below are some great pictures of our early birthday celebration for little Elias who is turning 3 next month. We had a wonderful day, the sun was shining, it was so nice and warm.
I arranged some cupcakes in the shape of an E and added 3 candles for him. He was the center of attention and received some wonderful cards and gifts.
We also celebrated Tracey’s birthday (my stepdaughter). Her actual birthday is Sunday May 24th.
Elias blowing out his candles
Tracey blowing out her candles
my family, back row: sister Chrys, me, sister Carol, sister Sher,
front row: niece Jessica, baby Madison, niece Kim and little Elias
Elias looks cool in his sunglasses!
my niece Kim (& Elias' mom) is due in August
our granddaughter, baby Madison (7 months)
my niece Jessica holding baby Madison
granddaughter, Kassandra loves flowers in her hair
our baby Madison doesn't like the sun too much!
little Elias, Kassandra and Jesse coloring outside
grandson Jesse, Kassandra and Charlie (my dad's dog)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Todays cards

Hi everyone, here are a couple of cards I made today. The first one is for my nephew Elias who is turning 3 next month. My sister Sher, her daughter Kim and Kim's son Elias are coming in tomorrow for a quick visit. We are going to have an early birthday celebration (with lots of family members) for him because we won't be able to see him on his birthday next month.
Elias turns 3
this is an Anniversary card for a very special couple

Saturday, May 16, 2009

May Anniversary Cards

Hi everyone, these are 2 cards I made for my sister and for my dear friend, both celebrating wedding anniversaries this month.
Anniversary card for my sister Lyn & her hubby Norman, celebrating 20 years on the 20th
I have been trying to challenge myself with decorating the inside of a card
Anniversary card for my friends Rene` and Bruce

Challenge Card

Hi everyone,
I've completed another challenge card, I'm on a roll, LOL! This one is from the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog. It was to make a card for a man or a boy. I had started this card awhile ago but had not finished it until last night.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Hi everyone, I've just heard about 2 blog candy give aways!

The first one is Dawn's, her give away sounds wonderful. Here's what she's giving away.

· Papermania Scrumptious 12x12 paper pack
· Papermania Flowery Colossal 8x8 paper pack
· Doodlebug Simply Sweet Stick with it Adhesive tranfers
· Papermania Pink embellishment trio
· Papermania Pink Coloured Adhesive Stones
· Colour Connection 3D Flowers
· Charlotte Lewis Birthday Foam Stamps
· ipodabella from
· Scrapagogo clear stamps x 2
· Memories in the Making 3x3 Blank mini albumn
· Pink tin with small surprise inside ;0)
· Stampin' Up! Cards & Envelpes Love Notes
· Plus a few little extras as a surprise
So head over to her blog and get all the details and good luck!

The 2nd one is Debbie's, her's sounds wonderful too. Here's what you could win:

Set A (36) Copic Ciao Markers (A good starter set and includes skin shades)
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels 1, Ribbon Tags Trio & Butterfly Reflections.
Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.
Gorjuss Girls Stamp Set 2 ( 6 stamps) by Sugar Nellie.
2 12x12" Speciality paper pads of the latest releases from K & Co 'Madeline' & 'Wild Raspberry'.
50 assorted Flowers.
40 x 1 metre lengths of assorted ribbons.
25 Flower Buttons.

Isn't that a great give away! So head on over to her blog and get all the details and good luck!

hugs, Valerie

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Challenge Cards

Hi everyone,
Here are 4 challenge cards that I've completed, just need to go link them to the blog sites
"Priscillastyles" midnight madness challenge, I tried to link this card to Priscilla's site using the mr linky but it didn't want to accept my URL, oh well...I finished and that's what counts.
friday sketchers challenge card
red, round & ric rac from Sketches by tamara
blue and green challenge from Colour Create

Celebrating Mother's Day

Hi everyone,
I had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. The photos below are of 1/2 of my family (DH took the photos for me). My son's Mark and Matt along with Mark's family took me out for an early Mother's Day lunch on Sat May 9th. It was a wonderful day being with both my son's as I don't often get both of them together at the same time. On Mother's Day my DH and I met friends for an early breakfast at one of our favorite family restaurants.
The last photo is of Rachel and I at my chapter's Mom's brunch at Horizon's on Burnaby Mtn.
Rachel, baby Madison, Mark, me and Matt
Rachel, baby Madison & gramma Val
Rachel, baby Madison & Uncle Matt
Rachel baby Madison & Mark
Rachel holding baby Madison w/daddy looking on
baby Madison loved being outside
Rachel & I at my chapters Mom's brunch, May 3/09

Playtime at Gramma's

Hi everyone,
here are a few photos of our newest granddaughter
with her siblings playing at our house.
she's such a happy baby
baby Madison with her mommy
playtime at gramma's
reading at gramma's house
baby Madison using her sippy cup
baby Madison with her easter ducky basket
Sebastian, Jesse, baby Madison and Kassandra

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My wonderful visit with Donna from Indiana

Hi everyone,
On May 2nd Donna and her DH came up to Vancouver, B.C.
Her hubby had a conference to attend so Donna took a week holiday and came up with him. And I’m so glad she did, LOL!
On Monday we met them at the Keg (a great steak and seafood restaurant) for a lovely dinner. Then on Tuesday Donna came out to my place in Anmore, we spent the afternoon together chatting, stamping images, making bows, learning to use OMS.
Donna gave me some wonderful stamped images that I’m looking forward to using.
Unfortunately, we were unable to get together the rest of the week due to other commitments on both sides and then it was time for them to fly home!
I sure do miss you and wish we had been able to spend more time together, but am very thankful for the time we did have, thank you.

Here are a couple of pictures:
Donna and I at the Keg
Donna at my place, images we stamped for her to take home.

New Cards

Anniversary card for Linda and Bruce
Anniversary card for Barb and Walter
Get Well card for Bev A (LAT)
pocket swap card for Kerry (mgc)
thank you card for Jackie
Get Well Wishes for Sylvia's hubby

these 2 cards are swap cards for ccm group
cream, red and cocoa...this is a color challenge that I didn't get posted to Color Create

Mother's Day cards, May/09

Hi everyone,
I haven't posted in quite awhile even though I've
been busy making cards.
I lost my mom a number of years ago, so now I send
cards out to my family and friends.

I made these little boxes for a Mother's Day gift to give
our guests at Mom's Brunch. I put a teabag and 2 biscuits inside.
for Angie (mgc)
for Donna (mgc)
for Chris (mgc)
for Karen (mgc)
for Bev (mgc)
for Flora (mgc)
for Kim (mgc)
for Rosie (mgc)
for Rachel
for Tracey
for Kimmy
for Jacquie
for Rene
for Jilly
for Sandy
for Nellie
for Marie
for Lynnette
for Linda B
for Lulu
for Evelyn
for Laurie
for Elsie
for Yara
for Karen's mom
for Janice
for Georgette
for Andrea's mom
I made these fan cards for my chapter