Marieville, Quebec

Sydney, Australia

Sunday, November 8, 2009

CraftieConnie: BLOG CANDY!!!#links#links#links#links


Check out Linda Payne's blog for some great looking blog candy! You can even have a second chance to win, so hop on over before Nov. 22, 09! At the same time you can have a look at her beautiful work! Have a great week everyone!

A Quick Card

I just put this little card together with a stamp that my sister brought me along with some other goodies! She is so great, always encouraging me! Of course, I had to try it out!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Well, we can all tell that Christmas certainly is in the air! All our wonderful Stamping Friends have been posting their beautiful creations, and it is great fun checking out everyones blogs, and seeing their wonderful designs! Here are a couple that I have made for the Stamp TV challenges, the Snowman was for the sketch challenge and the poinsetta is for the Sentiments only challenge for Potluck Friday, where we cannot use dp only sentiments! Great Fun!
See you all soon!

My Boys!!!

Recently, I was telling you how my eldest just turned 30! Now that hit me more than my 50th!
Nick is on the left, -27 and Stephen on the right -30!!!! Where has the time gone! As you can see, I am a proud Mom, and they are great guys! I think I finally have gotten to the point that I can see them as adults and not my babies(well most of the time) heeheehee!
Have a great weekend!

Color Purple

Hi again, how was your week! Well I had a not too bad one, I have to say the lack of sunshine is really getting to me though. It has been mostly cold, dark and bleak, thank goodness for my favorite hobby, stampin! This week Stamp TV has a color challenge, purple, black and gold. Well I had a birthday card to make up for a Stepgranddaughter who has turned 22! She was thrilled with the card, saying purle is her favorite color. I just had fun making it up!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards

Hi, well I am doing a bit better aren't I. Have to say I have been busy. We had one sunny day this weekend, so I took advantage to finish off working the flowerbed for winter, cleaning it up, split some perrenials and so forth. But the most exciting news is the punch I found, that I have dying to have for months! My friend Olga, craftieodamae, has used it quite a bit an when I first saw it , I knew I had to have it. So finally found it this weekend, it is the Lattice Lace from Martha Stewart. Yippee! Christmas was early for me! I know, I know, you are all thinking, is she nuts, it is an older punch, but you see, it is more difficult for me to find all the wonderful
supplies, not like in the US where you have everything! Anyways, I feel like I just opened THE
gift I have been waiting for, heeheehee! Here are the cards I made up with the punch. I have to add, that I went a little wild on my colors. I was experimenting a little! Have a wonderful week!

Friday, October 30, 2009

A huge Hello!

Well Hello everyone, I know I have not been very faithful to my blog lately, but with so much going around here, time was scarce! Hope all of you are well! Well I have to say this past week I felt my 51 years, more than my 50th. My eldest turned 30. Boy it sure got to me about a month ago when I realized we would be celebrating his birthday with a new decade, my gosh where has the time gone. It seems like a short while ago that I was 30 and the boys were running around on the soccer field, or riding their bikes all over the neighborhood. Now I have to look at them as mature young men(well most of the time, heeheehee). We had a great celebration for him and he was pleased as punch. I am blessed, because I have 2 wonderful young men for my sons and enjoy anytime I spend with them! Have caught a terrible cold, ending up on antibiotics so not very productive as far as the cardmaking department went. But today I did make up a couple of Christmas cards to show you! Have a wonderul weekend everyone!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Good Morning My Friends

Well it seems like forever since I have been here, but because my husband was ill, I was away for a while. Now all is better and I am back, and very happy to be back into the swing of my favorite passtime! Well fall is certainly here and by the feel of it, winter is not too far away. The evenings have been below the freezing mark, ice and frost in the mornings. Bbbrrrrrrrrr!
A lot of us have been thinking about preparations for Christmas, cards and presents. A fun time of the year! Certainly a time to share! Here are a few cards that I have made!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hello Friends!

Hi all! Well had a busy weekend, golfing with friends, hubby's birthday, the family in for supper and a day with the grandkids. Phew, it is good to slow down a little. Made a little spring card for hubby and he loved it and found it very original! He is such a good sport about my stamping obsession. This was a technique I wanted to use for a long time but waited for a special occasion and what could be more special, a little something for hubby! The kids were great, full of energy and adorable, a little high maintenance at times, who gets what first! LOL! Well check out the pics , I love to show them off!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy September!

Hello Everyone!
I have been neglecting my blog of late, but have been a busy bee! Had my brother's surprise 50th which went over fabulously! He was truly surprised and all had a great time. On vacation now for 3 weeks, Yippee! The weather is gorgeous, beautiful sunshine and blue skies. Have made up a few cards. The little hedgehog is for StampTv's color challenge, bown, yellow and ivory.

Thanks for stopping by, even though my posts are few and far between!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A more fruitful week of play!

Well hello everyone! No, I am not lost. Had a busy week at work, having family over for suppers and a little golfing. Had a doggie day with Loco, we took a nice long walk, then came home and I groomed him, the whole works, cut, shampoo, bath and 4pedicure! He was so good, I am amazed how well behaved he is, while I torture him with the shaver, it takes 2 hours. But then we played and he was very happy to be outdoors with me. Then his new pal from nextdoor came to play with him! Right now he is snoring away on his cushion! As you can see, I luv the little bugger, I think it is the empty nest syndrome, have to have a kid around! LOL, well he does behave like a two year old! Through all of this, I did get a few cards made up. Look and see! Have a great week!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Merci or Thank you in French

Just a little hello this morning, have a golf game with hubby so I can't be long! I made this little card up for the StampTv sketch challenge and used the polished stone technique. You can find the technique along with a whole bunch of other great ways to use your stamps, inks, and imagination! Check it out! Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thank You!

Howdy all, finally got around to make up a little card this week. I just got it posted by the skin of my teeth for last weeks sketch challenge at StampTv, it was due for 8 am this morning. lol

The image was sent to be my dear friend Olga, isn't it adorable! I had so much fun with it. Prisma colors and Oms was all I used. Hope it tickles your fancy! Have a great day!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Congrats on your new home!

Hello everyone! I just had to share this little card with you. The image was sent to my by Kerri-Kezzam64, and I just fell in love with it! I made it up for the StampTV technique this week, which was inking up your cuttlebug folder!

I have some very exciting news! My brother who owns his own company has asked me to make up about 50 Christmas cards for him to send out to customers! Was totally blown away by the request. Such an honor that he would ask me! Yippee! Can hardly wait to see what I will come up with! I have promised him 3 samples to choose from!

Well that is it for now! Have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Well I am back with my little pup again! We had a Potluck Friday challenge at Stamp Tv, which I just barely made in time and we had to use a picture as a focal point. So of course I decided to use my little Star! Well you'll never guess, it is mid-August and summer has decided to pay us a it is scorching hot. 30c and humid! Supposed to last for a week. We'll see! I am out of here for now, have to catch up on the housework so I can play more! Dull but must be done! Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Well I am back!

It seems like forever since I have posted anything! But being very busy at work and having a wedding on the weekend and all the other little things of everyday life, no time for playing! I finally got 3 cards made up and mostly nature cards! I think that I am missing sitting out in the backyard and just being quiet with the birds and my trees and flowers and of course my little pup Loco! Things have been just too hectic!!! Time to stop and smell the roses!
The rain is relentless, rain or showers almost everyday! Kinda getting the ole gal cranky!
She needs her sun! LOL! Well they are promising4 days of nice weather, (Yeah sure) time will tell. So here are the cards! Hope you like them! Have a wonderful day!

A new award

This lovely award has been sent to my by two wonderful friends

Kerrie and Patti! They are so good to me!

Check their blogs out on my sideboard!

Now for my part. My 5 favorite things are:

My Husband

My Kids

My Family

My Dog

My Stamping Hobby

The 5 people I would like to send this to are:

Sue, Tillymint



Sunshine, Christina



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

BLog Candy

Hello All!
Check out Tina's blog for some candy fun! She is celebrating her birthday by going to Wisconsin and meeting GinaK and shopping at her store!
Now that's what I call a great birthday!
And she is so generous that she will be offering one of GinaK's stamp sets in her blogcandy!
Now if I win that would be my birthday gift right there! Fingers and toes are crossed!
Check out her site, enjoy her cards and enter!
Have a great day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

My lovely friend!

Just wanted to share these pictures I took on the weekend of this lovely cardinal that came visiting. I was lucky he stayed long enough for me to run and get my camera! Isn't he just beautiful!

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pass the love around!

Thank you Kezzie so much!
Love you too!

I am passing my love on to

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thank you dear friends for this award!

You girls are great!

My 7 things about me are:

1: Have the greatest husband who encourages my hobby even if he does roll his eyes after each of my purchases.
2: Love people, dogs, flowers, birds, butterflies.
3: I play golf with my hubby who is my teacher (I am not the best of his students, but keep on trying)
4: First generation Quebec, Canadian. My parents are from Hungary who came as refugees in 1956.
5: I speak, read and write Hungarian, English and French
6: I also dabble in jewelry making
7: Cardmaking has definitely turned into a wonderful obsession

7 People I would like to pass this award to:
Kymie- Chrissy-
Geri- Patti- Pam-
Carol- Joni-

Saturday, August 1, 2009

So glad to be back!

Hi! It seems like forever since I have had the time to check in and chat! As I usually work 3 days a week including 1 evening which takes enough time away from my favorite things, this week it was a full week and 2 evenings too! So no time for fun. Will be the same for the next week but no matter, the weekend is here! A friend of mine asked me if I had any cards for baby showers, and unfortunately I did not! But lo and behold I quickly decided to remedy that! Yesterday I found the perfect stamp, and a small clear stamp set, and yes I have made up a little card. Apparently she is 90% sure it is a boy! But just in case, I did add a little pink! The backround is embossed with a die from Sizzix. Well on to some more creativity, like how fast I can get the housework done, so I can play more! LOL
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

For More Blog Candy,

Check out Linda Payne's blog for some more
fun and a chance to win!

She will be posting on July 27, 2009.

At the same time you can see her wonderful work!

Lavender Fest!

Here are a few pictures taken of the field of Lavender!
You had to be there, the aroma was wonderful, and the boutique
with all the goodies to buy!
Temptation, you got it! I spent $$$ for a few little things to bring
home and remind me of this day!

Bonjour (Hello)

Well here is my card for StampTV's color challenge by Cindy Lawrence.
Green, brown and vanilla!
I found this little fella the other day when I bought some paper and thought he was kinda cute so decided he would be great for this color challenge!
Oldest son and girlfriend were here for supper and we had a great time kidding around.
Golf yesterday with friends and supper together. Friday went to see the Lavender Fest, beautiful and the aroma in the air was wonderful. So it made for a busy weekend!
Have a great week everyone!

Circle of Friends Award

Three of my friends, Christina Bower (Sunshine's Paper Obsession) and Patti Nelson(Stampersize)and Kerrie Mainvwairing(Kezzam) have sent me this beautiful award! Their blogs are on my sideboard! Was I ever surprised. Never expected anything like this but what a wonderful gesture on their part. Check out their blogs that I have linked here. I'm sure you will enjoy them!

Now for my part here are the 5 friends I am adding for the award:

Tina Gilliland
Theresa Momber
Linda Lapotka
Kelly Landers
Sonya Appel

Just hop over and see their beautiful work!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wedding Card

Hi! Everyone! I am back. Hope you all had a great week! I certainly did! Yesterday I went to what is called the Lavender Fest, which is about an hour and a bit of a drive from home. They have fields and fields of lavender growing, when you get out of the car, the beautiful fragrance just wafts around you, tickling all your senses! They explained all about the cultivation, how they extracted the oils, and had a great boutique with all their products! Do you think I could resist? Oh no! Temptation just smacked me in the face! LOL!

Wanted to show you the great sketch challenge my friend Sue aka Tillymint, posted on StampTv. She was named as a Spotlight designer, and this sketch was amazing! Here's my take on it! Hope you like it! Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quiet! Isn't it!

Just checkin in to say hello, it has been quiet for me as far a stamping is concerned. Actually not really because I am working on a special scrapbook album. I will post it once it is finished and there is no danger that the person it concerns will see it! heeheehehee! I just was led by a friend to the Cuttlebug Spot for new challenges. They are looking to get to 1000 followers by the end of July, so just hit the blinkie on my sideboard and hop on for some fun and a chance to win!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

CraftieConnie: Happy's Blog Candy!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another Summertime Blue!

Well here is another digi-image from Sunshine Stamps! Lennie the Loader, just go onto my sidebar and click on her badge to request a copy of this little guy!

Actually it was great that I had him as StampTV's Friday potluck challenge was to make a card for a boy! Unfortunately I got too much glare from the camera, cause Lennie's safety helmut is silver!

For those of you with tweens and teens, check out Ginak's blog and link up to G2, a great new site for the younger generation who enjoy drawing, stamping, and want to have a place to chat! A great site! They even have a video tutorial for quick cartoon sketches! Really neat, even I can learn, cause I cannot draw for beans! Have a great weekend ALL!

I think I am having Summertime Blues

The SUN has finally come out this afternoon!

I think I was having the blues with all this cloudy and rainy weather. We have been seeing the sun only 2 or 3 days a week and I have been noticing that my mood has also been blue! Well it certainly showed up on my last two cards because both ended being done in blue. No matter, Mr SUN has decided to visit now so I'll go play in the garden after I post this!

This little moose was an image sent to me by snail-mail and decided to use him for StampTV's Thursday sketch challenge! Colored with prisma colors and Oms. I kinda think he is cute. It reminds me of hubby, only the TV remote is missing! LOL!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Adornments by lisa: Blog Candy Give Away

Adornments by lisa: Blog Candy Give Away
Love Flowers, check out the beautiful ones Lisa puts together!
You'll fall in love with them!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Birthday card!

Eldest son is in Love! Twice this week he has let me know that it is his new love's B-Day on Sunday, which of course means, could you remember her, Mom! So I have been toying with an idea for a window card. I bought some peel-offs that when stuck on acetate, and colored with glaze pens, give the impression of stained glass! So that is what I tried with this butterfly. Stamped Gkd daisy on the inside and this is the result.

Cards for gift box

Just a couple of cards I made for a gift box project I am working on! Paper and stamps from Stamping Up. The gift box you can get on Splitcoast Stampers

Hot Air Balloon!

I guess I was influenced for my card, by this wonderful sight last week just across the road from our home, in the corn field. A hot air balloon decided to end its flight here so I got these great pics!

We have a festival every year in August that last two weeks, where hundreds of hotair ballons take flight twice a day! The site is about 20km from here, but the air currents seem to bring them our way, so we have quite a wonderful view of them. It is so much fun watching them all with all their beautiful colors and designs. Unfortunately you couldn't get me up in one of them! Petrified of heights! But it is so much fun, cause sometimes they just pass over the house and we can actually say Hello to them! That's how low they can come in here! Poor Pup- Loco is so afraid of them, he scurries into the bathroom and hides!

Another Rainy Day!

Well it is another overcast and calling for rain day! Ugh! Summer has not been great so far! Only 1 BBQ supper that we could actually enjoy outside so far. Have been a little busy on the golf course last weekend (no, I'm not a pro) Just a sport I like to enjoy with hubby, Louis! I am working hard at it though, as I have only been playing for 6 yrs ( and for those who think 6 yrs is long, let me tell you, it isn't) Learning golf at my age isn't easy! Very hard on the ego. By the time you remember all the technical stuff, your legs not too far apart, stick your butt out, bend slightly at the knee, keep your arms straight, keep your head on the ball, check where your ball is place in relation to your feet, how your feet are placed, because it is the direction for the ball, watch your grip. Phew! I am tired just explaining! Then you get to hit the ball. Oops you miss. So what in the heck was I missing in all of the above! LOL! Get the picture?

Here is a little card I made up for StampTV's color challenge. The image is a gkd. Check out all the fun going on there! Have a great one all!