Wednesday, December 26, 2007

12 Days of Christmas Fat Book

Back in October, I think, a bunch of us on the Byhand Yahoo group, link in the side bar, decided that we wanted to do a 12 days of Christmas fat book. I am so happy that I got into it! I showed my page in an earlier post but in the interest of continuity I included it here. So we got it done and our wonderful hostess had the pages back to us before Christmas. Now I'm going to decide on how to decorate my covers. I got a Bind-it-All for Christmas so binding isn't an issue! LOL











Linda C.

Linda T. closed

Linda T open

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas exchange

This is what I made a very sweet friend of mine for our Christmas exchange. At least this is how it left the house but I don't know if this is how she received it! I'm dying to know what she thought!???

Merry Christmas!!

Thank you to all my friends and acquaintances for visiting and leaving wonderful comments. I so appreciate everything and it's part of what keeps me going when I think I'm doing junk. LOL

Have a wonderful, blessed day.

I had a wonderful birthday, doing everything I wanted, DH made me a special dinner and I even got some creative time! Had to, I didn't get cards done for some important people! eek!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007


another countdown

a small Christmas gift

to you. I got word of this through one of the blogs I subscribe to. Thanks Jan at Paper Tango!

Go here for free sample of an interesting glue alternative.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Joy of Christmas/Children

This is for Gothic Arches this week.
I have so many wonderful vintage images of children but the ones I love the most are the angel ones. I thought it was perfect that I had one holding toys!

I am not terribly happy with something I did on this arch. I listened to something someone told me a while back that you can attach vellum with a glue stick, no problem. HA, huge problem. I won't be so lazy the next time and I will go for my vellum tape! Despite that, I'm happy with this!

Someone told me that these arches are addicting, they were so right! LOL

Nope, I think I'm going to have to redo this! Darn!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

oh my

Living in SW Ontario, we seem to be in a micro climate called the banana belt. Not today! It has been snowing, in earnest here, since about 3 a.m. and this is what it looked like outside about 2 hours ago and it's just about doubled since. You really can't see too much in the pic but it's just so pretty out! LOL I love snow and we just don't get as much as we used to when I was a kid.

birthday card

I made birthday card for a dear friend who's birthday just passed and I used a lovely image that Godelieve had offered up on her blog. I needed to make sure that the card arrived safely before I posted it!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas countdown

It's not too late!!! Some really great images.

Christmas countdown

Monday, December 10, 2007

sparkling wings

well I hope glittered works! LOL

This is for the Gothic Arches challenge this week. A dear friend sent me some punchinella and I had sooo much fun doing the b/g, probably tooo much fun! LOL

Christmas skinnys

for the Altered Designs Yahoo group I'm on. We were to do 1 skinny for 2 other people and in turn we would receive 2 from 2 others. They're pretty simple but I like how they turned out.

another mingle

for the monthly mingle on Byhand. I did this one on St. Lucia. The crown of fire represents the fire that she refused to allow to kill her.

I had such a productive day yesterday

I got 2 commitments, a birthday card and a challenge done.

One commitment was for the monthly mingle on the Byhand group. It's for a 4.5 x 4 page done in any occasion happening that month taken from a list compiled each month by our very talented hostess, Yogi G.

I chose to do St. Lucia's Day, Dec 13 which is celebrated in Sweden, Norway and Swedish speaking parts of Finland.

and the second was for a Christmas skinny mingle on Altered Designs

Thursday, December 06, 2007

my favourite Santa image

in honour of Santafest, the link to this great blog is in the side bar. I rec'd this image on a cd I bought from joannabanana designs on eBay. Sorry it's copyrighted.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

for Theme Thursday

Theme Thursday this week was for Winter/Snow in non traditional colours. I don't think you can get much more non traditional than this! This is a 4 x 4 using an image I bought after Christmas last year and my new Brilliance Dew Drops ink pad in silver (that's what the grey is). I had fun with this one! Hope you like it!

my 1st

for Gothic Arches with a Winter theme this week. Hope you like it, not sure yet if I do! LOL

Monday, December 03, 2007

great day

I had a great day yesterday! I got 4 loads of laundry done, changed sheets on 2 out of 3 beds (does anyone have teenage boy who doesn't want his sheets washed? GROSS!! I'll do them when he's at school today!), worked on the blog, cleaned my kitchen, cleaned my art space AND did some art! Tired today!

I'm in a music deco RR, I have posted pages that I have done before, and I got another spread done.

Supposed to represent Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy chronicling the building of Canada's railroad.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

another old card

until I start making them for this year.

I made this one for the Hero Arts Christmas contest in 2oo5. What a train wreck! LOL The layers really were straight, honest, I scanned it slightly off and cropped it straight.

Saturday, December 01, 2007


As you may, or may not, have noticed, I am a bit of a Christmas freak! Maybe it's because my birthday is the day before and when I was a kid the 24th was quiet with little celebrating and it was totally crazy Christmas day with family and friends but I just can't get enough. Drives my DH crazy as he is more like a Scrooge! LOL Anyway, please excuse all the Christmas paraphernalia I have on the blog right now, (you should see my Facebook!} but it will all be gone in a month. Thank you for your patience! LOL.

This is a card I made a while back.