Happy Birthday

Hello friends!  It was recently my birthday and Aimeslee Winans created this beautiful birthday card for me.  You can read her post showcasing this card, with her photo step-by-step tutorial.  A lot of work went into the making of this.  Thanks Aimes!  I love it!

Posted on : Sep 19 2020
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

This view is from my stamp room window on the first snow storm of the year.

I’m working 3-11 this week.  How are you spending Christmas?

Posted on : Dec 25 2019
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My Wedding Day

And isn’t this the truth?  You can see the tiny chapel in the background.  We got married outside the doors to the chapel and signed the marriage certificate indoors.  We got married at Elope Niagara, in Fort Erie, ON Canada, which is super close to Niagara Falls.

My son hamming it up before the wedding.

My daughter patiently waiting for the wedding to start.

Al, the groom, with his daughter, her fiance and one happy girl and one unhappy boy.

Before the wedding.

Before the wedding with my children.

My granddaughter is the flower girl and wanted to be carried by mom.

My son walking me down the isle.

Signing the marriage certificate


Mr. and Mrs. Roberts (I will be going by Norman-Roberts)

Kisses in Niagara Falls.

More of Niagara Falls.

Showing our love.

That’s all folks

Posted on : Aug 29 2018
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We’re Married!!

We’re married!  Whoop whoop!  Al and I got married in Niagara Falls, Canada, on 08-18-18.  This is one of my very favourite photos and I’m going to blow it up and hang it up.  It brings back memories of how tired Al and I were by this time of day, and we didn’t want to fight the largest crowds you can imagine in Niagara Falls, plus the traffic.  But, with Jon, my son-in-law’s persistence, and my son, Adam’s, persistence we got photos of us by the US falls.

We had to jump out of the car in the middle of the traffic to take photos by the falls.  It took me by surprise the congratulations we received from the crowds.  Jon got a lot of great shots.  Eventually I will get my photos and post some more.

The reception, will be held this Saturday and I will post them as soon as I can.

Have a great day!


Posted on : Aug 22 2018
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RAK Lilly Card

What a happy mail day to me from Julie Warner of The Write Stuff.  You can see her winner of a weekly favourite over at SCS card here.

I have followed Julie’s blog for years and was so surprised that after leaving a comment on this card, she blessed me with it.

Thank you Julie!



Posted on : Jun 28 2018
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RAK Owl Stamps

Hi folks!  By now I’m sure you know how much I love owls.  I’ve got the mugs, the purse, the pillows, etc., and now I have some realistic owl stamps thanks to Shelly Schmidt of My Creative Rumblings.

Shelly and I used to be on the Technique Junkie Newsletter design team together and over the years we follow each others blog and occasionally send e-mails back and forth.  Shelly asked if I”d be interested in her stamps and I jumped at the opportunity.

Thank you Shelly for making my day!


Posted on : Jun 14 2018
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I’m a Winner

Thank you to everyone who voted for my card.  I won peer votes that provided me with a $100 gift certificate to Paper-Garden.ca

My card uses Technique Junkies Stamps.

Posted on : May 23 2018
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Baby Bear

*SCS Weekly Favorite

Hi folks.  Are you in love with this Baby Bear stamp set as much as I am?  I paired it with Technique Junkies Love Harlequin background stamp that you can get for 10% off just by using my code TJ10Beth.  I like this card so much that I plan to make ten more of them.  The girls at work are always after me for cards.

I made this card for my granddaughter’s first birthday.  She isn’t walking quite yet, and threw away her smash cupcake. She was not impressed with it at all.  Here are some photos of my children with Charlotte.


Proud mama, Sarah, with Charlotte.

Proud Uncle Adam with Charlotte.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend.

Posted on : Mar 10 2018
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Merry Owl Christmas to Me

I guess the secret is out.  I love owls and was spoiled at Christmas from two very dear friends that I met through my blogging,  On my funky green chairs is a lunch bag and slippers from Nancy Gibson.  Thank you Nancy.

My friend Patti from Cherish Each Precious Day sent me this die set.  Thank you Patti.

Today I continued to work on my wedding invitations.  Guess what’s one them?  Marine Owls.  Plans fell through for getting married in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada this summer, so I’m bringing the Maritimes to Sarnia, Ontario, this August.  I have two girlfriends that are helping me glue 40 owls together, and will post the invitation once I have them finished.

Stay warm.  Be safe.


Posted on : Jan 13 2018
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Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)

Hi there fellow stampers and friends.  Today I’m sharing some RAK’s I received.

Recently it was my birthday, and my dear pen friend, Nancy Gibson, from Texas, asked me to write out a wish list from the Stampn’ Up! catalogue as she knows very well how much I love SU.  I didn’t know what she was going to choose from my list and the anticipation was killing me.  I squeeled with joy when I opened up my box to find all this goodness.  Thank you Nancy.

My dear friend Kate made us “Wednesday luncheon and crafting” ladies table runners.  I guess it’s no secret that I love sunflowers and dragonflies and so my runner had them both on the runner.

Every Wednesay five of us ladies get together for a luncheon and crafting mid morning through to the afternoon.  Because I work shift work, I can only attend every other week when I’m on 3-11.  Vera, the host, kindly makes us a lovely lunch before we set into our projects.  Me, I’m alternating between felt work, knitting and colouring, while the others knit and crochet.  Thank you Kate for the lovely runner.

A dear friend, Robina, who goes all the way back to high school with Al, surprised me with a tea towel she embroidered when I invited her and her family over for supper recently.  My birthday present included this tea towel, an elongated trivet for food, along with the new body butter and bath bombs that Robina is now making.  Robina embroiders clothing for her children and is currently undergoing painting murals for her two girls’ bedrooms.  Thanks Robina.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Next week holds a Technique Junkie blog hop with a wonderful release of new stamps.  Stay tuned…

Posted on : Sep 23 2017
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