Monday 28 July 2014

Happy 7th Birthday Aaron

I can't believe my little boy is 7, where has the time gone.  Here are some pictures taken on July 28th.









Saturday 26 July 2014

A Lily of the Valley update

I'm having so much fun stitching this piece and she's going quickly.  I need to slow down a little because I didn't have the beads I needed for her and just ordered them this week.  I'm afraid I will have to put her away soon and wait for my order to arrive.

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Aaron's day out

Aaron got to go on an adventure today with his Nanny Shirley and Aunt Donna.

First they went to McDonalds for lunch and Aaron got a cool Mario Visor.

Next they went to the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, Aaron and I have been there twice before, with his class in Kindergarten and Grade 1, for field trips.

Then they did a little shopping at Walmart.

Finally, they went back to Aunt Donna's house for a swim in the hot tub.

And what did Mommy do while Aaron was out?  Housework.  I did take a break and stitched a little, here is an update on Lily of the Valley.

Also, my brand new Fall/Winter lia sophia style guides arrived.

Monday 21 July 2014

Stitching again

It's been 6 months or more since I put a single stitch into my many Cross Stitch projects.  So I decided last week to try again.  I love stitching and have been doing it for 25 years.  Instead of picking up one that I had been working on I decided I needed a fresh start so I chose Nora Corbett's Lilly of the Valley Pixie (my birthday flower). Here's what I have done so far, I'm afraid I don't know the name of the fabric.

Tuesday 15 July 2014

July Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring Summer Albums.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do.  By leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here, as this is a circular. If you came from Terry Ann then you are in the right place!

For my Summer Album I was inspired by one I saw on The Wizard's Hangout and followed the tutorial found on Get Creative with Traci

I used the Jubilee paper pack, Cashmere cardstock, Cashmere ink, Tropical Bakers Twine, and the Rosewood Mini-Medley.  The title was cut using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.

This is the front cover

This shows it opened up, under each flap is a pocket for a card on which you can add a picture.  You could also add pictures to the front of the left and right pocket.  On the front of the middle pocket is a pocket for a mini card.

This is the back which has two more mini pockets to hold full sized cards.

Finally, this is a picture showing  the flaps up and the card held inside.  Just to let you know, I've only added a couple of pictures because I will be adding more from our summer activities in August.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Julie

 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,  as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring alternative uses for Picture My Life cards.   So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Wednesday 9 July 2014

A Sneak Peak

The brand new CTMH Annual Inspirations book is available to order from on August 1st.  I thought I'd share a sneak Peak of the book and some of the new products.

Here is the cover of the new idea book

We have two new consultant kits with this book and the contents will change throughout the year.  We have a scrapbooking kit and a cardmaker kit.

We also have a brand new Cricut cartridge called Artfully Sent which focuses on card making but it looks like there are lots of other great cuts.

If you would like any info on these or any other CTMH products please contact me.

Once again

I'm such a terrible blogger.  If I can only manage one post every 6 months my life must be so boring or so busy, I think I'll stick with the busy excuse.  I'm resolving to post here more often and especially to use it to show my artwork.  In that line I'm planning to take part in the CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop on the 15th so please come by and check out my blog and all the other creative Canadian Consultants taking part.

I'll end with a recent picture of Aaron, taken on July 1st while on our trip to Bell Island.