Love What You Do

Hello folks!  Yipee, it’s the weekend.  This card was made at a Stampin Up! class, and the sentiment is fitting for me today because I am going wedding dress shopping for myself with three of my best friends.  We are road tripping 100 km away and I’m so excited.  I have no idea what style of dress I will buy.  After looking on the website of the store I want to go to, I’m more confused, but I’m sure my friends will point me in the right direction.  Oddly enough, the dress I really want is on sale on-line and is the same colour as the light beige in the background of my card.  What’s stopping me from buying it you ask?  Well, I don’t buy much on-line and certainly not clothes because they might not fit and I don’t want the hassle of returning it.  If I buy on-line, it’s stamp related–LOL.

08-18-18 isn’t far away, so I better act fast.  Wedding reception invitations have been sent out and thank you cards are made.  Meal is figured out and will be made by friends and myself.  Vera, the hostess of my wedding reception is a fabulous cook and has everything under control.  I’m a wreck and a worrier and she’s as cool as a cucumber as hosting parties for 40 people is nothing to her as she does it several times a year.

So, wish me luck today–I’ll need it.

 

 

 


Posted on : Jun 16 2018
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Vote for Me, Please

Paper-Garden.ca is having a contest for Mother’s Day, and I would appreciate it if you would vote for my card.  When you vote, choose Sunflowers and Dragonflies as your favourite blog.  Thank you so so much.  https://www.paper-garden.ca/pages/mothers-day-2018-cards.html

 


Posted on : May 10 2018
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I’m a Winner

 

Hi Folks!  Would you believe I won back-to-back challenges at Impression Obsession?  I had $50 to spend and this is what I bought with my winnings, and a little bit extra money.  I never tire of cupcakes and went crazy for them.  The remainder of what you see were items that enticed me to buy from the bloghop I followed to get my winnings.  Can’t wait to break into all of them.


Posted on : May 03 2018
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Looking Back at 2017

My friend Heidi challenged us to show some of of our favourite cards from 2017.  I’m happy to show you some of them here.

My hedgehogs I made using Stampn Ups! Painted Harvest

Using Stampn Up’s High Tide set

Marine owls from Cottage Cutz with a Technique Junkies anchor for Mom

Dragonfly and sentiment from Technique Junkies

Spotlight technique using Technique Junkies background stamp

 

I hope you enjoyed revisiting some of my favourite cards.  Now I challenge you to post your favourites for 2017.  Happy New Year!


Posted on : Dec 28 2017
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Happy Birthday, Sarah

Hello folks.  Another October birthday is upon me.  This time it’s my daughter’s birthday.  I used Technique Junkies Hello Cupcake, set of 7 and paired it with the Washi Herringbone technique from the February 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Happy Birthday, Sarah.


Posted on : Oct 14 2017
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Technique Junkies Monthly Challenge – Transitional Ombre

Hello fellow stampers and fellow Technique Junkies.

This month’s new challenge is called Transitional Ombre and is such an easy technique that I hope to see a lot of participants for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.

The stamp I used is called Besties and reminds me of the fun I had in the water this summer.  Recently, I dipped my toes in the Atlantic ocean.  I noticed the cold didn’t bother the children who were having fun in the waves, while us adults were less brave and sat and watched the world go by.

You can get 10% off your order by using code TJ10Beth.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.

 

 


Posted on : Sep 12 2017
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Vacation, Part 2

We toured the original beer brewery of Alexander Keith’s, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was one of the highlights of the trip.  I forgot how homesick I was for Halifax, and Nova Scotia in general.  I wish it were possible to move back.

The biggest highlight of our trip was visiting Oak Island, Nova Scotia, where The Curse of Oak Island is filmed for A&E.  This realistic show is seen in 58 countries and is the #1 show on Tuesday nights, beating out sports.  For those who don’t know the story, it is said major treasure is buried on Oak Island and since the mid 1900’s, men have long excavated the area in the hope that they can recover what is buried.  It’s a show that Al and I have been watching since it started four years ago with the cast seen in this poster.  We saw many of the cast members on the day of our tour.

Our guide was Charles Barkhouse, one of the cast members of the TV show.

This is the swamp that was emptied out in search of the gold.

This is the 10X borehole where divers were sent down to find the treasure, but the silt was so thick, the divers could not see their hand in front of their face.

I’m curious, do you watch the show?

 


Posted on : Sep 08 2017
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Blog Winner

Congratulations Terri from Terri’s Making Cards.  You are the winner of the Technique Junkie stamp blog candy.  Please contact me by e-mailing me from the right hand bar and I will get the stamp off to you.  I am leaving for vacation on Wednesday so if I don’t hear from you before then I’ll mail your package out when I’m back in September.

 

 


Posted on : Aug 14 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Under the Sea birthday wishes

Happy Saturday everyone!  I’ve got a jammed packed weekend, and tomorrow I’m going to the beach.  The water will be too cold, but I do love sitting in the sun.  Poor Al hates the sun so he will be sitting under the umbrella.  What are your plans for the weekend?

Recently, I attended a paper craft session that took up the whole day, and it was loads of fun.  This is one of the cards we made at one of our tables.  Looking at it now that it’s posted I think I stamped things upside down because the water is on the top–LOL.  Silly me.  We had to work fast in order to complete every project so that’s my story and I’m sticking with it–LOL.

Have a great weekend!


Posted on : Jun 10 2017
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Smack Down Technique

Happy Friday!  Whoop Whoop, I’m off this weekend and will be spending time with my fiance.  We are on opposite shifts for two weeks at a time and I miss him very much.  I’ve kept myself occupied all week, while I’m alone, in my studio making cards for when I’m away in August.  You still need your posts, right?!

This card uses the Smackdown Technique which you can see here on You Tube.

I have two men with upcoming birthdays and thought this would make a cool card for them. I love the background and think I’ll use this technique often.

Stamps:  Stampn’ Up!  True Friend and Sense of Time

Ink:  Stampn’ Up! Crushed Curry, Marigold Morning, Really Rust, Dusty Durango and Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : May 05 2017
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