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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Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper of the Week

This week I was pleasantly surprised to find out I am the Featured Stamper of the week at Splitcoaststampers.  You can read about it here.

The gallery in which stampers created their own cards, using one of mine to inspire them can be found here.

Posted on : Sep 18 2017
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Vacation, Part 3

We visited, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where the Bluenose II and Bluenose I was built.  The Bluenose II was built in 1963 and just underwent a controversal overhaul.  The Bluenose I is on our Canadian Dime.

Lunenburg is known for it’s colourful houses.

We visited the Keltic Lodge in Cape Breton, just off the Cabot Trail.  A tree-rooted walk up and down hills for 5 km was so exhausting.  I’m glad we made it to the end to see the Atlantic Ocean.

The beauty of the Cabot Trail.

More of the Cabot Trail overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Our last big tourist attraction we visited was Hopewell Rocks, in New Brunswick. Here you can see the tide is out and the flower pot rocks are bare.

The world’s highest tides can be seen from Hopewell Rocks (and Halls Harbour, NS).  When the tide is in half of the largest rock to the right will be covered with ocean water.

Our vacation was a whirlwind.  We managed to see and do so much in 2 1/2 weeks.  I have over 200 photos to be developed and placed into photo albums.

Posted on : Sep 11 2017
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Vacation, Part 1

On the way to Canada’s East Coast, our first stop was in Kingston.  Four years ago the very ancient penetentary was closed, so we toured the Pen.

First, I have to tell you how exhausted we were.  The hotel we booked only housed enough spots for 30 cars, and because we got there early enought (around 1:00), we checked in and parked our car.  Fearing that we wouldn’t have a spot to come back to, we decided to hike, in a fast pace, 30 minutes to the Pen.  The two hour tour lasted close to three hours so we were pooped.  Al was smart and recommended we take a bus back downtown to our hotel when the tour was completed.

Me behind bars.

In the large gym, murals were painted to help with moral of the inmates.  Surprisingly, this mural was not defaced as it brought peace to the inmates.  I think this mural is gorgeous.

One of our stops was in New Minas, Nova Scotia, close to where I used to live.  We booked our rooms through airbnb and found a room for only $52.  We had no problems staying at our airbnb rooms.  The hosts were very friendly and opened up their homes to us.  Here, Al is standing in front of a restaurant we really enjoyed.

Not far from Halls Harbour, NS, were painted houses.  I felt like a kid in a land of enchantment.  The houses were so much fun.

We enjoyed having lobster at Fisherman’s Wharf, on Prince Edward Island.  I used to eat there when I lived on the Island.  It was as good as I remembered.

Here we were at Brackley Beach National Park, on Prince Edward Island.  I ate the best fish I ever had just off the docks.

More pictures to follow tomorrow.

Posted on : Sep 07 2017
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It’s my birthday blog candy!

What better way to celebrate my birthday than to give back.  This beautiful Technique Junkies stamp is up for grabs.  Simply leave me a comment or leave me a comment telling me what tutorial you would like to see me do.  You have until Saturday, August 12th to leave me a comment.  Winner will be picked with Random.Org

This is what I came home to last night after working 3-11.  Imagine my surprise because Al bought my ticket to the race car driving, I wasn’t expecting anything else.  Can you see the title of the book?  “I’ll Always Have You.”  How romantic.  As you can guess sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers so he snuck some into the arrangement.

After coming home from my 3-11 shift I typically go onto the computer until midnight to 12:30 a.m. because I’m wound up from work.  I had another surprise bouquet waiting for me in my stamp room.  I certainly feel the love.  Thank you Al!

Good luck with the blog candy.

Posted on : Aug 09 2017
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