Marieville, Quebec

Sydney, Australia

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ok One More Thing!

This is my other project, hehehehhehehhehehehe!

While I sent hubby on his way to Cuba for a week of golf with his sil, a surprise gift

for him for his 70th birthday, I decided to paint my kitchen. Well after a rotten start, dropping a third of a gallon of paint all over my dog and floor this is the result. I wanted something bright and had chosen a creamy buttery yellow, in some pics it seems darker. When I was done, found it too monotonous, so decided to add a litte PUNCH! Well I was bold and went with red, and figured if Hubby didn't like it when he got back, well too bad, cause there was no way I was painting again. The worse room in a house to paint and I have to choose it. Well he came home and was thoroughly surprised, but said he loved it. OH WHAT A RELIEF!!!!

Have a great week my Friends, have missed you all, promise to be a little more present!

Hugs to all!

I am Fessin Up!

I have a little confession to make.

I have been very busy with all sorts of things and one of them are these. I have been wanting to take a course in decorative painting for years and for whatever reasons have not been able to. But 2 months ago at my teeny craft store 3 min away, a sign was posted that lessons were being given on Tue. evenings for beginners. Well I went to see Monic, and told her I couldn't draw for beans, did she think I could do it. She said of course you can, it is all about techniques and you have patterns you trace, (ugghhhh I thought I can't even trace properly, hehheheheheh) Well decided to give it a try and these are the results. From bottom up, starts with the first one, and so on. You wanna know something, I had homework to do!!!! I haven't had homework in years!!! Well after erasing I don't know how many traced lines these are what I ended up with. Was a great course and lots of fun to learn. No no no, I am not giving up cardmaking, just another avenue I wanted to try! I actually made a birthday card for stepson this week along with Roses Challenge but forgot to take a pic...I did miss my cardmaking!

Talk to ya soon!

June Roses Challenge - Kezzie-Rose


And it isn't me wiping my brow from a hot flash! But that I made it befored deadheading time heheheheheheheehehehehhe!

Our Darling Kezzie-Rose launched her challenge as anything but a card! Well actually it came at a good time as I wanted to give a colleague of mine a little something as a token of my appreciation of her great work and great team player. So here it is, Thanks Kezzie-Rose for the inspiration! A little tile coaster and tag to go along.

The weather here is on and off, much too much rain. They say that Apr. May, and June have been the wettest ever. Fine, now let's move on to sunny summer days!!!!

Busy, busy, always something going on in this house, some event, someone's birthday, kids dropping in to say hello and then stay to eat! Family golf get togethers one weekend. Not enough time for me to be quiet and enjoy my hobbies.

Oh Well, I had better get on to checking out the other Roses and their blogs! Gotta see their BEEEYYYYOOUUUUTTTIIIIFFFUUULLLLL Creations, they are a great BouqueT.

Touralou for now

Hugs to all!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

May - Kymie-Rose's Challenge

Good Sunday Morning!

Where has this month gone too, Oh my Gosh!

Well it is the last one for the month of May and our dear Kymie-Rose challenged us to a cute project which was making a pocket tissue box for our desks. I finally got it finished in the wee hours of this morning, did not want to be late, you know Olga-Rose (deadheader) hehehehheehhehehee! I shake in my boots thinking what she may do to me if I miss or am late for another challenge. LOL, I love her though! Another fun project launched by a lovely Rose. This bouquet is really the best! Now if I could only figure out how to hook them up here. DUH! Well let me give it a try: Oooppps not working, over 20 min to try to do it, forget it, one of my Roses will have to help me.

They are of course:




Mary Anne-Rose




and me-Rose hehehehe I mean Connie-Rose! You are the best, Roses! Luv ya All!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Hello and Happy Easter to All!

Another month and another Roses' Challenge and for the month of April, it is our lovely Sue-Rose who hosted this one. She had decided that it was time for our creative little hands do something a little more challenging, a 3-D card. Well let me tell you, our Bouquet never ceases to amaze me! WOW WEE!!!!!!! Each and everyone of our Flowers have bloomed with a very special creation. You must take a look! No thorns in this bouquet. I have posted two cards as I really had to get 2 made up and since I could not decide which to put up, I went with the both of them! Sue-Rose is going to have to help me set up the links to the others' blogs.

Thank you so much Sue-Rose for a great challenge, and Congrats to all the lovely Roses for their Gorgeous contributions!

Hugs to all!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mahone Bay

I was staying in Mahone Bay about 5 min from the main town, which is known for the 3 churches in a row. Another very pretty town, don't you just love the little red school house?

Truly, If I could I would move there in a heart beat, ifthere wasn't so much to give up here!

The people are so nice, the province is gorgeous, and I love the ocean!


Well this is Lunenberg, a very beautiful bay town area, that impressed me because it was so colorful! What a delight! We went across the bay so I could take the pic of the whole town.

Sleeping Lobsters!

Have you ever put a lobster to sleep? Well you can you know! What a hoot, I had asked my friend if the lobster squealed when put in the pot, and she said that is when she put them to sleep. Well a new experience in it self. So what you do is take the lobster, turn it upside down, set it on the counter with the claws crossed in front, curl the tail over and stroke its spine, after a couple of min. it falls alseep. They stay like that for approx 15 min, except for one sucker that gave us a hard time, by the time he fell asleep, the others awakened and started moving about knocking the others off the counter, hehehehehehehhe so scrambled to do the whole thing over again, and then finally they went into the pot!!! What a supper, you should have seen the meat in those devils. YUMMY!


The little blue boat is coming in with supper the pictures are in the wrong order hehehehehehe. Garney is a lobster fisherman who was out fishing for them when my friend called him to see if he had a fresh haul. Well with cell phones today anything can be done. He told us to meet him in 2 hours at the wharf he would be coming in with his catch! Oh my gosh, you cannot get it any fresher!!!

Nova Scotia, land of coastlines and valleys!

This is the old fishing town of Peggy's Cove, the rocky shore line spectacular as you look out from the lighthouse. The town is sparse, and am sure the weather conditions must have been terribly harsh in the old days of wood heating. But the view, WOW!

Wohoooo I am Here!

Hi Friends! Here is a little card I made up for a birthday, I wish I could make flowers like Mary Anne and Olga, but did not quite turn out, it is a new die I got the Peony, but now think not what I really wanted, oh well. It has been a busy week, 2 big birthdays, one friend just turned 40 and the other 50. For my friend who turned 50 I flew in to Nova Scotia to surprise her, her hubby asked if I would do it to really surprise her. Oh my such beautiful country. I had been there 10 years ago and fell in love with it then, and now just fell in love with it all over. Hope you are all well, have a great week, and will get some more cards going!!! Happy Stamping all!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Am I Obsessed!

Just a Tad! LOL!

I love making these flower pots. I guess it is my way to welcome spring! Since I cannot sink my hands into the earth warmed by a nice spring sun this will have to do now.

I really do love the sun, today it is about 40F or 8C and the sun is shining, so I got outside and washed the winter muck of my windows. Then cleaned up the poop from Pups in the yard (although we do have some patches of snow) . And since the Pups decided to roll in the snow and then go through the garden, what more do I have to say, they got their bath! This afternoon I am going to see Grandson's hockey game, he is in a tournament! 7 yrs old and now we have to encourage him, hehhehehehehehehe! Never know he just may make the Montreal Canadiens and hopefully win us the Stanley Cup one day!

That's it for now, Touralou! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Flower Pots!

Hi There Girls,

Well I went back to SCS and looking for a new project fell upon these flower pot cards and since Olga has been enticing me with all her beautiful flowers, decided to give this a go!

Kinda like these cards a lot heheheheheeh!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hi Gals!

Hi Everyone!

Here is a card I quickly made up, the theme of spring still in my head, heheheheeheheh. But not so happy with this . What was I thinking, putting that grass in hehehehehehehe! Guess I wanted the little toads to have a nice place to play on. Oh well, back to the drawing board. Have a great day!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

ROSES' March Challenge

Our Lovely Mary Anne-Rose hosted our challenge this month and the theme was Spring! Anything that brought spring to mind. Well I was going through SCS and saw this technique and decided to give it a try. Well I am pleased in general with it, but seems to be missing something and can't put my finger on it. The butterfly is embossed with clear embossing powder which the camera did not capture. Well I hope she will give me and A for Effort, hehehehehehheehe! Another month has gone by, can you believe it. I can't. And the weather here has given no indication that spring is here, cause on the first day of Sprng we got 5 inches of that awful White Stuff, won't say the word......I know, I know, I said there would be no complaining. But it is a woman's prerogative to change her mind! Anyhoos, I shall be patient and in the meantime will have a look at my bouquet of Roses' wonderful work to see what they came up with.
They are Betty, Kezzie, Kymie, Mary Anne, Olga, and Sue. I don't know how to link their names to their blogs, gotta talk to Olga about that one!!!! Thanks so much Mary Anne perfect theme for the challenge as officially it is Spring! Have a wonderful day Everyone!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Good Sunday Morning!

Hi there! A quick post of a card I made up with scraps I had lying on my desk top, decided to make a go of it and use them right away to see what I could come up with. A little busy but am pleased with it I have another card I am making up but can't figure out how to finish it off to give it a little pizazz. Back to the drawing board.....hehehehehehe
Catch you later!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Another little Beauty

Oh I just love these little girls! They are such beautiful images .....thanks Olga for leading me to them. I love Red, so decided to use it for the card!
All is well, nothing much to report except that it is now raining, oh my gosh the slush!!!!! Well at least I don't have to shovel. TGIF Have a great weekend my Friends!!!
Hugs to all!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Back Again!

The only good thing about this day is that I have time to play, and that I did! As Olga said, aren't these girls Adorable! And I am a copy cat, when Olga Says - Connie Does! hehehehehehe!
Touralou gotta go shovel White S...!
Shhhhhhh! I never said a thing!


OH NO!!!!
This is what I woke up to this morning, on Saturday we had 4 inches of rain, you could see the wood floor on most of my deck!!!! Spring coming-Huh a real joke, hehehheheehehe!
The only consolation I have is that I stayed home because the roads are treacherous and I am not taking any chances, it would take me at least 2 hours to get in today! Well my butt is worth more than that heheheheheheeh! Apparently the visibility is horrid, and roads are very icy as the temp. is -10c or 14f
We received 3 inches yesterday, 6 inches overnight and more to come, with High Winds! Ugggghhhhh! Well I have to get shovelling so for those of you with sunshine, send some over please!!!!!!!! Have a great day!

Good Monday Morning!

Good Morning Gals!
Well another non sleeper here, have been tossing and turning for the past hour and a half, so I decided to desert my bed! It wanted to kick me out, well now I am gone hhehehehehehhehehe! So I finished my card up and with Olga's tips, I colored this lovely girl. Now I still haven't gotten it quite straight, but practice will make better! Have a wonderful week Everyone!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Back with Patti's Challenge!

Hi Roses! I had to redo this card. I just didn't like the looks of it and really wanted to do justice to Patti-Rose's challenge! The worst of it is that I still am not completely happy, but I don't know why!!!!!!! There is something wrong, so this is a call for HELP! SOS!!!!! I would like you to have another peak and tell me what I could have done, should have done, added, taken away! I redid the butterfly and still did not quite get the color right! Changed my pearls positions, and added the little flowers............. Oh dear! Oh me, Oh my! heheehehehehhehehe now don't be afraid, I can take constructive comments, that is why I am here asking you for help!!!! I won't bite or bark!
Have a great weekend All!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hi Again!

Hello, just a couple of cards that I finished, hope all of you are doing well. Life is busy, winter is long, but all is good in my neck of the woods! Hugs to all!


Oh I am so Sorry my Lovely Roses! But I had unexpected company, and had to rush to get ready for them! I had my card made up, and now that I see it here, am not to pleased with it.
When I heated the clear embossing powder on my butterfly the brown went a rust color. And now that I see my pearls, I should have inversed them! Drats! Oh well that is what happens when you are rushing, although I thought I had plenty of time to get this done, and then a phone call saying that my bil and sil were coming in, completely threw me into a loop, hehehheeeheehe! Me and my quiet weekend. Oh well, it sure was fun having them! I shall be getting on your blogs to check out all the beautiful cards you have put together. Hugs to all and a wonderful week, have to head off to work! Touralou!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Quick Hello!

Hi Everyone!
Here is a card I finally made up this week! Had fun with the different elements especially trying to use a patterened paper, not my forté. I have to say, I have been feeling under the weather, can't figure out what it is, but no energy, constantly tired and cold shivers, Drats! No cold or flu so go figure! Toro has had a few workouts though, such a good Guy! heheheheheheeh. Wish winter would come to an end soon, but here it is never before mid April that we really start to get spring. Have a wonderful day all!