Marieville, Quebec

Sydney, Australia

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!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Stamping on DP

Hello again, just wanted to post another card I managed to finish for StampTV's Potluck Friday challenge, which was stamping on DP and coloring the image so the print shows through. Interesting technique. Had some fun with it! The butterfly is GKD and flowers are SU.

A little update!

Hi Everyone! Well another weekend has come and gone. Part of it was washed out by a huge storm, and now it is cool like a fall day! Summer is not very cooperative with us this year. I made this card for StampTV'S color challenge, which was to use the colors we saw in our gardens or in nature. These are my Blackeyed Susans, the stamp is GKD. Have been trying to work on my daubers for blending colors, a technique I would really like to master. Thanks for looking and have a great new week!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Good Morning Friends!
I know I haven't been around for a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been checking things out. Was out of town yesterday for a game of golf with BIL and wife and had a gorgeous summer day! Imagine 2 in a row. Played lousy but had a great time! Played the day before that and guess what, Yep hubby has managed to convince me to another one today. Tongue hanging, I'm going to chase that little white ball again. Yesterday was humiliating enough, but I just have to go back for more! Now the thing with this crazy game, is that although I only slept 4 hours last night, either I won't have the strenght to swing my clubs, or I so won't care that I'll make some great shots, just because I won't force anything. It's a make or break game, you never know! LOL! We'll be with fun people, and it might be the last of nice sunny days, as they are anouncing rain again!!! Hopefully tonight I will have sometime to post a little creation!
Have a great one! Enjoy the love that surrounds you!

Monday, July 6, 2009


Well here is another card for a challenge on StampTv, using punches.
I had some scraps I thought I could use for this and found this butterfly backround paper but now that I look at it, it certainly is a busy card!

My pup!

My pup Loco, is my faithful little friend. He is always around me and
many times you'll find him where I make my cards!

He is a mix of Lhasa Apso and Bichon Frise. Picked him up at a shelter when I fell in love with him at first sight.

A great companion!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hibiscus and Butterflies

Decided to do another crayon resist card, but this time I chose a couple of colored crayons for my butterflies, wanted to see the effect! Was happy with the results and will probably try more with this technique. It helped control the color in the smaller spaces, especially to avoid having to much of the same colored ink when applying with the daubers!


Well just look at these cute little gift bags!

My friend Kerrie introduced these to me, they are from a template from SCS!
They are fun to make and a great idea for gift cards, jewelry, lip gloss, and all sorts of goodies!

Try one and let me know, so I can see how you decorated yours!

Have a great Day! Connie

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Color Resist Daisies

Hi Everyone!

Check out StampTV's newest tutorial!
It if a fun technique called Crayon Resist, lots of fun and quite simple with a beautiful effect.
All you need is a white crayon a couple of sponge daubers and some ink and off you go!
I put up my image, using GKD daisies, a great stamp for this technique.
Give it a try, I am sure you'll love it too!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Well Happy Canaday Day to all my Canadian Friends! Let's hope there is sunshine throughout the country so we can celebrate!

As you can see I have added a new card "ANGUS" My Friend Christina Bower's new Digi-Image! Isn't he adorable? Which little guy wouldn't love to get a card with him! Well just go onto Sunshine's blog for the image and have fun with it! (she has a great blog). Just click on Angus and he will fly you to her blog!

Have a good one all!