Sunday, 16 November 2014

Time for a Mini Album

Hello Friends!  The Lord has been blessing me with many things lately and one of them is this.  Today I have a lovely little album to share with you that I created from a kit that my sweet friend Nancy Nickel from Nickel Nook is selling.  You can check out her blog and see what she has done with this kit.  I was so excited to receive it that I did it all in one day! It did take a few hours and my family was so wonderful to let me take the time.  Talk about being inspired. LOL So I hope you have some time to take in all the pics I'm sharing.  This album is full of lovely things, pockets and places to store pictures and memories.  Hope you enjoy!

It was so fun to put this together and one day I would love to make another mini was really fun!  Plus you're left with something special to keep.

I would like to share this with Word Art Wednesday. My favourite anything goes challenge blog.

Now here are some closer up pics that I took so that you can see each page better if you'd like.

If you've made it all the way down here! Thank you for taking the time to peek at all my pics.  It was a real joy to make this and to also be able to share it with you! May you have a beautiful day and thank the Lord for all that he has given!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Sunny Cushion

Hello Friends! Sorry I've been so quiet.  Life has been full and I've had lots of personal challenges lately.  I have been doing a bit of this and that throughout it all and here are a couple of the things I accomplished.  First is this wonderful old chair that used to sit in my grandparents living room.  It's a bit worn and used, but I think it adds to it's charm.  It desperately needed a new cushion and material since it was coming apart.  So.... I bought a piece of thick foam... just because I thought it would be more comfortable.  Then I had found this wonderful piece of fabric in my stash.  (I have no idea where it came from?) It was bright and sunny and makes me happy.  I think I'll be painting the chair white this coming summer.  It has a lovely shine to the scroll pattern so this second picture show it off more.  All the kids love this seat now and it makes crafting more enjoyable. :)  It sits in my crafty spot.

Then I have some lovely wash clothes to show you.  I just adore this combination of colours.  I made a bakers dozen of them after I made a bunch of little blue variegated baby washcloths for a cousin of mine... plus extras.  Sorry I forgot to take a pic.  I will take a pic if I make more of them since I have some more yarn left.

It's just wonderful how God puts these little moments in our lives to bring us delight.  Hope you are all having a wonderful day enjoying the wonderful things that God has blessed you with!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Bushel and A Peck.

Hi! Me again here to share with  you a card that I made for a few different reasons.  One is that I received this adorable image called Apple Market from Faith at From the Heart Stamps through the Freebie of the Month challenge.  Another is that for my birthday my parents gave me this gorgeous doily frame stamp. Then my dear friend gifted me some wonderful crochet thread and matching buttons (along with other sweets).  Also another sweet friend of mine gave me a set of new Spectrum Noir markers.  Thus,  I've put together a card with all of these elements as well as some of my favourite paper pads by My Mind's Eye.  The inside is one of the sentiments from the FTHS set and it says I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.  It is so sweet!  This card is on the way to my beloved Mom for her birthday!

I'm sharing this card with From the Heart Stamps freebie challenge and Word Art Wednesday.

I'm At It Again!

Hi Friends! I'm back at it again!  My crafty spot is finally functional again and I'm enjoying being able to create cards again.  My new space is the crafty spot for cards, sewing and mending, crocheting, and lots more crafty fun!  Here are a couple of cards that I've put together: the one above for my wonderful brother's birthday and the other for an old friend who's just had her first baby! Both for boys so I tried to keep them simple.

I used a My Mind's Eye card base and added from there.  I love those card bases to put together quick cards!

Well here is a pic of my new space that I share with all my kids now that it's in the middle of the entry/furnace/ bathroom/laundry and downstairs bedrooms. :)  So a great communal space!

So, do you like to share your crafty spot? or is it somewhere just for you?
Have a beautiful day! Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Home Sweet Home

Hello everyone! I just wanted to pop in here and show you all the place that my family is now calling home.  It's just temporary but a great retreat from the city for almost two years.
We just love it and are starting to feel at home with most things unpacked.
I'm so thankful to the Lord for providing such beautiful weather for moving in.  As you will see in the last pic it snowed yesterday and I'm glad we're all cozy inside!

Our picnic table is perfect here!

I love this front door!  It is very welcoming to me. :)

I was so glad to find the perfect spot for my favourite planter.  The flowers are still beautiful even after lots of frost and snow. :)

This is the view of the river beside our place from up on the little hill behind the house.

I snapped some pics of my kids on their first day of school on Monday. :) Made it just before the snow!

My new office space! Love the view and how my husband set it up for me. :)

This was the view from my office window yesterday!  So delightfully winter!

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Carry You Away!

Hello Everyone! I'm moved and I just had to dig out a few things to make this card.  My craft room things are still all boxed up, so I had to do a bit of digging. :)
I have a card to share with you for the From the Heart Stamps  monthly freebie challenge.  I didn't want to miss out on this!  Faith has such amazing stamps I just love playing with them!  So I hope it's brightened your day! I just love these fun birds and the cheery colours! :)
If you haven't checked out this challenge, I encourage you to do so, it's super fun and rewarding!
I'll be back to share some pics of our move and new home soon.
Have a beautiful day!

Friday, 5 September 2014

A Birthday and Moving

Hi Friends! Sorry I've been away so much.  I'm in the process of moving and it's been hard to do much with things going into boxes and out of the house.  We're not done yet, but I thought I'd just share some pics with you.  
I had my birthday a few days ago and my sweet daughter made me a cake with fresh violas on it. :) 
I got lots of hugs and love on my special day and my younger daughter made me a sign out of lego and surprised me with it! :) 
I am truly blessed by the Lord Jesus Christ! 

 I must say that even at the age I'm now at I still love licking the icing off the bottom of the candles! I only got one candle this time for there wouldn't be space enough on the cake for all the necessary ones! LOL

As I said, we're moving and my crafty spot is now all boxed up and ready to go.  Not sure where I'll have a space in our new place.  Hope to open up the boxes before too long though!
I'll share some pics of our new place after we're moved in. :)
Just so you know I've not forgotten about you all, and I miss crafting with all of you!
Praying you have a beautiful day!