Thursday, September 22, 2011

Moustaches and Doilies oh my!

Many Moustaches
Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango

On Saturday, I got together with my fave gals and did a marathon card making session! I don’t think I’ve made that many cards in such little time before (and trust me, I didn’t even make that many)! After we finally got settled in, we were probably at it for about 2 or 3 hours? I got 11 cards made! Hahaha 16 mins a card… At any rate, we (at least I did) had a blast and it was nice to have some girl time :)

Delicate Doilies
Lucky Limeade, Perfect Plum, Early Espresso

I am putting one of each card into the Christmas Presents, and keeping the rest for my card box! I made 3 card styles that day; the third was a quicker version of the LBF’s birthday card. I have to say I’m pretty excited with how well the Presents are going! The fact that I actually have motivation to do them is pretty sweet, and it also helps that I’m stocking up my own dwindling card collection at the same time. K and I have been trying to get together at least once a week to make cards, and it really is helping me get stuff done! K has been so amazing to me! Last night she picked me up from work since the LBF had to work late. She dropped me off and grabbed some paper to help me cut and prep for a show I have on Sunday since I have had a splitting headache all week. It’s so awesome to know I have friends who will look out for me and help me out when they can! And I definitely hope they know I try to do the same for them.

Here’s to great friends, good times and fun cards!

ps - for everyone that keeps asking, LBF = Lovely Boyfriend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blog my Heart

Today I'm going to share some topics that have been on my heart lately.
  • I just found a blog One Happy Mama (who gave me the idea for Blog Your Heart) that shared her family's struggle with her daughters diagnosis of Diabetes Type 1. I had never really understood just how scary diabetes can actually be. I've met so many people that have diabetes and seem to be doing well that I never took the time to research it and honestly didn't feel like it was ''that bad'' of a disease. Let me just say I have changed my mind! I am praying for OHM and her family, and that research on Type 1 will be productive in the coming years.

  • Things with the LBF are going so well! If you told me a year ago that I would have such an amazing relationship with this man, I sure wouldn't have believed you! He's so supportive of me and my current obstacles and I have to say, it sure makes me feel good knowing how much my goals mean to him. The generosity he shares not only for me, but for my family and friends is so appreciated. I don't know if he fully understands just how much it means to me!
    Because of my main goal right now, we have been staying in a LOT and I think we've both been getting a little cabin fever. Today I made a HUGE chunk of my goal and right after, my Fajah Mahadi (daddy) texted me with free tickets for a TFC game on Tuesday. I'm not a huge soccer fan, but free? plans? Yes please! I also got an email for a bed n breakfast Jaunt in Muskoka and LBF has asked me to book it for us!! I love having plans on the horizon. Gives me something to look forward to. The problem with that is trying to remind myself to live in today, not the future, and be grateful for each day and what we can do in the time we have. Remembering to stop and smell the roses every day is something I need to work on!

  • I can't say a whole lot about this subject, but work. Oh work. Would you please pray for me?

  • There is nothing I enjoy more than making cards for my friends and family, but I really want to get back into scrapbooking. I have SO many pages I need to do, but I have been so busy trying to get caught up with cards and stocking my box of cards!

  • Sleep.. I love to sleep. But I got a fun email the other day with some great advice, and one of those pieces of advice was to not sleep so much that you miss life. (When I find the email I'll update this!) This sounds like advice I really need to start taking, and I think I'm going to try my best at heeding it! Yes, I'd rather try to go to bed at a reasonable hour so I'm not tired the next day, but I seem to be tired no matter what time I go to bed.. So why not make the fatigue worthwhile??
Anyways it's time for bed! (hahahaha no joke it's 10:18pm!) And as much as I'd love to stay and tell you more about what is on my mind, I think you have probably heard enough. Thanks for listening, and feel free to share with me what I could pray for you for - whether a praise or a request!
Have a great night! <3

Christmas Present Project

I am working on a little Christmas Present project right now for 2 special people in my life. This project will be a divided box with various themed cards. I was hesitant to put too much information about the project on my blog, but you know what? The people I am making them for probably won't guess it, and they probably don't read every blog post, as much as I'd like them to!
Here are the first cards I made tonight for the presents!

 Wish Big Aviary birthday card
blushing bride, chocolate chip, very vanilla, melon mambo

Thinking of You cards
wisteria wonder, pool party, lucky limeade

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thinking of you

Thinking of you

Last night I made a card for LBF's God Parents. After looking online, I realize it should say Je pense a toi,
but it's in the mail so there's no changing it now! Maybe time to invest in a french stamp set! I've got two in mind and can't decide which one to choose. What one do you think I should get?

I can't believe how slacker I have been the past week. I STILL haven't done the card box tutorial. I have yet to complete the paint touchups in my room, which means there are no curtains in my room! The streetlights outside make it feel like it's still daylight when I go to bed.

On another note, I am now addicted to a website called Pintrest. If you haven't heard of it, I suggest you check it out. It's images people see on websites (craft ideas, wall art, etc) so if you like it and want to find out more about it, you can just click on the picture and it can take you there! I may have found some amazing posters and ideas for my room through here! So excited to try some of the cool things I've found!

Anyways, have a great day! And PLEASE give me your feedback about the stamp sets!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Weekend Project!

I wish I had some before pictures to show you, but I think most of you have seen my room already! LBF and I stayed in town this weekend and did a half-makeover on my room. So amazing how so little can make such a big change. (now time for a nap!)

I got a new bed recently and my new sheets did NOT match my Candy Cane Red accent wall!! Also, my BFF's boyfriend made me a tv stand that I needed to get in place and organize.
My LBF helped me paint the wall and get everything else set up just right. I'm SO happy with how it looks!

The new half of my room :D

Still need to figure out what to do above my bed -
picture collage isn't working since I took half of it down to install a shelf!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Owl Punch hallowe'en

I saw this card and just had to share! What a creative way to use our beloved Owl Punch!

I don't even make Hallowe'en cards, but I might just have to make something with this.

This was made by a demonstrator named Misty Lee Berry in NB. I tried to see if she has a blog so I could share, but I couldn't find one.. Anyways, here's her card/treat box (hard to tell)