Sunday, December 31, 2006
For my Mother-in-law, my Father-in-law passed away today.
The last bit of life to be featured here, but so many of you knew what was going on, I had to finish this. Thank you so much for your support!
I really liked this sketch when I saw it on 2 peas and I was going to do something else with it but this is perfect.
Friday, December 29, 2006
On a sadder note we lost DH's aunt, fil's sil, last night after a a very long battle with CA. She finally has peace.
ART - none happening right now but come Sunday, the start of a 3 day weekend for me, I have a lot to get into, including brainstorming about a white on white swap. I know what my brain is seeing but I'm not sure I can pull it off.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Please bear with me while I get them back on. I have so much to learn about HTML .. soooo much!
On a happier note, fil is doing better, not good but better and .... WE HAVE HOT WATER!!!!!!! Only after we called the plumber back cause one of the connections blew off after they had left from installing the new one! Had to laugh.
Monday, December 25, 2006
These are the last I'm making! I don't feel like making any more after the last 12 hrs we've been through.
DH and I were at the hospital til 6 this morning with his family, his Dad is very ill, then when we got home I discovered that our hot water tank had let go. Water freakin' everywhere. Bathroom floor - flooded, storage room floor - partly and the floor of the closet with the tank - overflowing. I used every single set of towels save one to mop up the mess. Christmas day without hot water. This is not going to be fun.
Hope you all have a better day than us!
Have a Joyous and Magical Christmas Day
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I'm not ready to stop playing with Santas!! Both these cards are using images from a clip art cd by Joanna Banana Designs I got off eBay.ca. Gorgeous images on this cd.
The grey border around the blue Santa is silver glitter - darn scanner robs the sparkly!! The 1st time I've used it! Love it but man do you have to be careful - I can just see glitter all over the place!! LOL
Sunday, December 17, 2006
A couple of weeks ago I was blog hopping and noticed on one that UHU (adhesives) was offering free samples. I'm always looking for a good glue so I clicked on the link, I have it in my links (Maria Filosa's UHU Project Blog) and emailed them for a sample, forgetting to give them my address. They mailed me back the next day and very graciously agreed to my request and asked for my snail mail. D'oh!! Should have remembered!
About 2 weeks later I received my samples of the UHU Creativ Scrapbookers Pen and the UHU non permanent glue roller. I love the Scrapbookers Glue Pen, it is a very strong glue and doesn't buckle the paper as much as other clear liquid glues do. In small amounts, it doesn't buckle the paper at all. The only thing I have found so far, I've been using it for a week and haven't delved all it's applications yet, is that it doesn't appear to like to adhere flat back gems. I adhered all the gems to the front of the Piano Hinge Book in the previous post with it and 2 of the gems popped off 2 days later.
The UHU Glue Roller is a neat little tool. I don't scrap but in making my cards etc, I have used it to adhere a piece of card to my glass cutting mat so I can cut it without the paper moving all over the place. I like that it dispenses in micro dots as there ARE no strings left when you lift the dispenser off the paper. LOVE that!!
All in all I will be looking into getting more UHU products as I'm happy with the samples I have recieved. Thanks UHU!!!!! LOL
This is my 1st piano hinge book. It's 1 3/4 x 2" made with red text weight paper, stamped with images using gold ink, the cover is a piece of Basic Grey folded in half and glued so it's stiffer and I used round toothpicks for the skewers. I 'distressed' them in a mixture of Pesto and Stream alcohol inks diluted in water. I made it for a member of my Holiday/Christmas Mingle on one of the groups I'm a member of. I really hope she likes it.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
The cards for the swap showed up today. But as I slowly panicked this was the replacement I made for the originals. Now I'll use them for Christmas cards!! The ribbons on the side are a silver layered over a gold. Neither shows well. The green frame is so the white base card doesn't disappear. The lid of my scanner is white.
Yeah, I got 11 more cards done today! I'm amazed. LOL
2006 Holiday Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends
Welcome to the 2006
Your Name: Mary-Beth
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
3. Coloured lights on tree/house or white?
Coloured on tree inside but I want to go white.
4 . Do you hang mistletoe?
5. When do you put your decorations up?
Usually about 2 weeks before Christmas. Earlier if I can get away with it! LOL
6. What is your favourite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
My Mom doing Christmas dinner and having so much company we’d have to bring the table into the living room with a ‘child’s’ table.
Also my Aunt Evelyn’s amazing baking.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I was about 8 and I was so upset!
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Not any more but when we were 1st married and before kids we did.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
‘Crystal’, gold, and matte silver ornaments with pearl bead garland, with some very old and treasured ones from my childhood and my kid’s childhoods.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Absolutely love it at Christmas but not so much any other time. Too many idiot drivers who forget how to drive in it.
12. Can you ice skate?
Yes but I haven’t in years.
13. Do you remember your favourite gift?
My engagement ring! But I got that 7.5 years after we were married. LOL
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Spending time with my family.
15. What is your favourite Holiday Dessert?
Mince meat pie.
16. What is your favourite holiday tradition?
Having the family together.
17. What tops your tree?
A beautiful Angel. (surprized? LOL)
18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
I love both.
19. What is your favourite Christmas Song?
Too many to name.
20. Candy Canes?
Yes and Turtles!
Merry Christmas one and all! (a little early, I know)
Sunday, December 03, 2006
I've got some absolutely gorgeous (to me anyway) paper that I want to use but I don't want to take away from the images. I'll find a way!!
Saturday, December 02, 2006
That's it for now but more, definitely tomorrow. I've got one cooking that so far I really like.
Geez why is this so hard this year?
As for the music, LOVE the Peppers but I really want to get something Christmasy up here. Soon I hope.
And I love stripes! I could sit for 'hours' playing with that. So soothing!! So sad!!!!! LOL
Back to art. I really need to get some Christmas cards done this weekend. I called in sick tonight so if I'm feeling better later, I'll try to get to it. Otherwise, tomorrow and Monday are going to be card making days.
Stamp and Alter on!!! LOL