"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth." Genesis 9:13

Friday, October 28, 2011



 Saturday - November 5 /11
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Admission - $2.00

at the Lions Club
Parade St., Yarmouth

...  make and takes, product for sale, stampin' fun, door prizes!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Razzleberry Beauty!

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're having a great day!
I have spent most of my day in my craft room ... preparing for a Workshop and a Christmas Card Class -
I wanted to share with you this simple - but to me, beautiful - card ... using Beautiful Season! I used Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, and Mocha - LOVE these colors together!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Blessings and HUGS!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Diamond Fold Christmas

Good Morning!
Whoa! It's chilly today... 3 degrees according to hubby. Furnace is on this morning, for sure.
I can't seem to get out of the Christmas Card mode.... guess that is because I have a couple more Christmas clubs booked so I just keep producing! :)

Here is a Diamond Fold card I made a week or so ago and neglected to show you! To make the fold you score a 4 x 12 inch piece of CS at 2" and 10". Turn it over and mark the midpoint (6") both top and bottom; take right side and fold on diagonal from top 6" mark to bottom 6" mark; then do left side. Turn 180 degrees and repeat these folds. You now have the middle diamond and the 2 ends - now fold together and voila!

The mat on the 1" circle is the first punch from the triple doily punch! I lightly colored the image with markers and blender pen. The small acorn image - stamped twice - is from the set "Lovely As A Tree".

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope there is lots of sunshine whereever you are today!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


How is everyone this rainy morning? I am off on a 2-3 hour road trip this morning - taking a friend to see a doc in the Valley..... prayin' for journey mercies!

re COMMENTS - people are telling me that they are unable to leave comments on this blog!!!! HELP! I tried to fix and was unsuccessful!!!! any suggestions? email me..... thisistheday@ns.sympatico.ca


Monday, October 17, 2011

Beautiful Season - again!

Hello Everyone!
We have had a gorgeous weekend and day today ... what a blessing that has been!
This is post # 496 for me on this blog! I'll probably forget to acknowledge # 500 so thought I'd better say something today! LOL! :) That is amazing.... what a journey this has been! I'm lovin' it!

So here is post #496 - another Beautiful Season. I tried an old technique for the background of the focal stamped image - take a clear block and ink it up with a light colored ink - in this case I used Bashful Blue; stamp it on white or vanilla CS (I used Whisper White) and then stamp your image on it in a darker ink (Pacific Point). I then lightly semi-colored the image with markers... cut it out - matted and popped on the card. I used a piece of the In Color DSP. The ruffled ribbon is done by placing a piece of sticky strip down and then taking a length of ribbon and scrunching and twisting as you go along the sticky strip... sooooo pretty!

Here is the ruffled ribbon - I probably used way more than necessary - this is very dense - but I like it! :)

I purposely used a block that was a bit smaller than the image so I could stamp off the border - thus cutting around the border with part of the image extending outward. You can see that the background is just a bit "muddy" rather than stark white! While I was playing I made some samples in other color combos ... I'll show them to you later this week!
Thanks for peeking in today! Love to have visitors!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Beautiful Season!

Hi Everyone!
It is a beautiful season, isn't it? This Autumn with all it's color! As are all the seasons - in my mind anyway! This Stamp Set called Beautiful Season is a Christmas set - I love the little birds that come to my feeders all year long ... especially the little chickadee with his "chick-a-dee-dee-dee"! So here he is in all his glory! I attempted to make a "medallion" or "yo-yo" ... I have seen these made into hanging ornaments - maybe I'll give that a try next!
This is a 4 X 4 card ... Cherry Cobbler CS with a piece of Concord Crush stamped in the same ink using  the leaves and berries from the larger stamp...

Here is a close up view of the yo-yo! Lightly colored with markers...
 And the inside!
We have been without water since yesterday at 7 a.m. .... I woke up early yesterday and was in the shower as the water was diminishing! Thankfully I was able to finish my shower.... I sure would like to get in there again right now! I`m praying for this to be resolved SOON! Hubby is frustrated as he can`t seem to get the new pump to draw... if you are a praying person please pray for water for us! Thank you so much!!!

Thanks for stopping by today ... hope you enjoyed your peek!
Blessings and HUGS!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy "I DO" Day

Good Morning Fellow Stampers!
The sun is shining brightly here - I hope it is where you are as well! It's a beautiful Fall day ... and I'm still wearing my sandals! Not giving them up until the end of the month! However, we went to a hockey game the other night and I did have to put some socks and shoes on! :(

Tha gal that does my hair and nails - for years! - is getting married this weekend to her long-time beau! This is the card I made for them - using the Language of Friendship and the Frames! The DSP is from the Paper Stack 2010-2012 In Color found on page 186 of the IDB&C - concord crush.

Here is the inside of the card -
This was so much fun to make ... time consuming - but lots of fun! I am going to punch out some birds and flowers to have on hand for future cards.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!
Keep smiling!
HUGS and Blessings!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Origami Christmas card

Good Morning Stampers!
I hope all my Canadian friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Everything that was on our table came from within a 30 mile radius of us except for the cranberry sauce - and that only b/c I didn't have the time or inclination to make my own! How cool is that!
Here is a card for you that was made at our last Christmas Card class .... it is an origami fold - so easy to do using an 11" by 11" piece of DSP .... can be used for any occasion!

Here is the front - with the card closed...
 This shows the "pocket" of the front diamond -
 This shows the inner diamond
 Here is the card partly open....

Check out http://wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogspot.com/ for excellent instructions for this project!

Remember to be thankful - all the time!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Language of Friendship

It has been a while since I've been here - I apologize for that ... seems this past week was a busy one for me and I didn't make it to the crafting stuff ... along with the fact that the mojo was lacking! I received a couple new stamp sets the other day and today I decided to play! This has been a "free day" - no running around and time to just create!

This  was a "tiddly" (is that a word?) card for me... but I quite enjoyed putting it together! The set "Language of Friendship" uses 2 coordinating punches ... Boho Blossoms and Bird Builder ... I punched out an extra branch, wing, and flower for this card. Also - I saw this idea for the ribbon on a site I visited this week - so had to give it a try! :) Oh yes! I also used one of the Designer Frames ... have I told you how much I love these? LOL! (probably every post since I received them!)

Thanks for stopping by today!
I will try to be more faithful in the future!
Blessings on yah!