Thursday, December 31, 2009


Have you ever been lucky enough to find someone who accepts you for who you are? Who you can tell anything to, and they don't judge you? Who would drop anything and run to help you when you needed it---whether or not you asked for that help?

I am so lucky to have people in my life who are just like that. These are two of my closest friends. I met them when I was living in The Pas, Manitoba, and we've stayed just as close, even though we are hundreds of kilometres away from each other. I try to see them at least once a year, and we talk more than that.

This year we had a get together at Rocky Lake. What a beautiful place! One of the most beautiful places on earth, I think. Peaceful, beautiful, lovely's just a piece of heaven on earth. This picture was taken on the rocks at the edge of the lake. It was a sunny, gorgeous day, and the weather was perfect. I was so inspired by this picture that I had to share it with Denise and Glenda. I decided to make a canvas for each of us...and I sent them their's for Christmas.

I think it's one of my best canvases--but that's probably not because of the work, but because of the memories and feelings tied to it. Isn't that the way it is, for scrapbookers?

Even though we aren't close in distance, these two wonderful women are always close to my heart.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Altered LP

This is one of my favorite layouts.Now, I'm really not a scrapbooker--scrapbook layouts are really hard for me, I find. However, if I trick myself and think of it as an lp, or as a canvas, I seem to be able to do it.

I made this LP layout last year. I just love how it turned out.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sketch Challenge

I decided that I'd try a card sketch challenge today. You know how it goes when you are trying to stay with a set design, but the card just doesn't seem to want to turn out that way? Well that's what happened with this one. It's close to the sketch, but not quite. I like it though. I think it turned out well.

If you're interested in playing along, check out the post at i{heart}2stamp fpr Jen Del Muro's blog. If I can, I'll add a link--I'm still working at trying to figure out this blog thing.


I used my new Verve Stamps--and some gorgeous papers. I also used a piece of chipboard for the large star--I just can't seem to use that stuff up.

Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you.

Friday, December 25, 2009

I hope everyone is having a great day full of fun and lots of love. It's a snowy day here, so we've postponed our family celebration until tomorrow, when family can drive out to us.

This is my first post so I thought I'd share one of my favorite cards with you. I made this card using my new Slice. I cut out the flourishes, and embellished them with glitter. The card is 5.5x5.5. I love that size of card. I added some brads and voila!