Saturday, 30 June 2012

Irish Eyes

My Dad had the most incredible blue eyes that twinkled with mischief.....beautiful Irish eyes that were usually smiling! Growing up my Dad was my hero. I thought he could do absolutely anything & actually believed this until the day he died. When I saw that the challenge at "Scrap it with a song"  this time was Heroes this page immediately came to mind. My Dad, My hero! Wesley Albert Crymble born July 21, 1924 in Belfast N. Ireland & left this world on Nov. 5, 2005 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. As the page says....I miss those beautiful Irish eyes!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Step It Up!

Hello everyone! This will be a quick post today as the sun is shining brightly & I want to get out in my garden & do some work before the rains come again!  This card is for my daughter-in-laws birthday. Alison loves purses & shoes. Last year I made her a purse card so this time it is only right that she gets the shoes (or shoe) to go along with it. As you can see there is no DP here, just good old CS in red, black & white; I embossed the white with the swirls folder from Cuttlebug. The image is a freebie from coloring pages & is colored with my prismacolor pencils. The black pearls & shoe bling are from Recollections & the gingham ribbon is from my stash. Hope you like it!

I plan to enter this card in the following challenges:
Ruby's, white & 1 other color
Scrapbook Sisters.....anything goes                    
Tuesday Throwdown.....gingham (ribbon)          
Crafty Ribbon.....clean & simple                       
Willow Sketchie.....bold & bright                       

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Big Guy

I am not even going to discuss our weather any longer! (that should tell you that we are still getting rain!) Bill & I are heading out tomorrow for a fun weekend with friends. We are off to a cabin on Lake Winnipeg with 2 other's an annual thing...& we always have such a great time. We have known each other for nearly 40 yrs. & for the last 5 yrs. we have also gone to Arizona together for 2 mths. in the winter to get away from the deep freeze that is Manitoba in Feb/Mar. (why do I live rains for months & then is freezing for months!!!) Anyway, my card is for one of the guys going with's his birthday & he is an avid golfer so this image from Mo's Digital Pencil is perfect for him. It's called "Big Guy Golfing". I have colored him with prismacolor pencils, paper pieced his vest (a first for me!),  papers are from Recess & have been in my stash forever! Hope you all have an awesome weekend!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Bronte and Bella's challenge.....masculine
CCEE Stampers.....masculine
Crafting for all seasons.....For men
Crafts & Me.....anything goes
Fussy & Fancy Friday.....Boy attitude
Moving along with the times.....happy birthday
My Mum's Craft Shop.....about the boys

Monday, 18 June 2012

My Wish

The weather here has been absolutely horrendous.....we have had rain for 11 straight days! And I'm not just talking sprinkles, it has been real downpours for most of the day. My poor plants are going to rot in the ground if we don't get some sun & warmth very soon. Anyone have building plans for an ark?  So, at the moment my wish is for sunshine. However, the scrapbook page I am sharing with you today shows "my wish" in the past has been a more personal one. I used my favorite Rascal Flats song at the time "My Wish" to express my wishes for my granddaughter Jessica's future. "My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to....your dreams stay big.....your worries stay small" The journalling encourages Jessica to reach for the stars, attain her dreams & always know how much she is loved. How lucky for me that "Scrap It With A Song" has a challenge using that song as your incentive! The page was made some time ago so I don't know who the papers are from...sorry! Thanks for stopping by & wherever you are...I hope you are drier than we are here in my little corner of Manitoba!!!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

A Life Changing Event!

Nine years ago today I experienced an event that changed my life forever.....I witnessed the birth of my first granddaughter.....Jessica Ireland.....Jessica after my Mom & Ireland for my place of birth! It was such an incredible experience seeing my baby Keri bring a new life into this world. So, today that little bundle of joy is a gorgeous young girl celebrating her 9th birthday. She loves to play hockey & baseball; she is a top student in school; she loves to come to Grandma's so we can make cards & scrapbook & do crafts together. Her favorite animal is her dog Scout but she also loves panda bears & her fave color is lime green (it used to be purple) That brings me to my card today.....Jessica's birthday card! The image is a digi downloaded from free coloring pages & DP is My Mind's Eye....& it's lime green! Hope you like it.....I know Jessica will!

I want to enter this card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments.....childs birthday
Make It Monday.....anything goes
The Hybrid Chick card challenge.....CAS
Craft Punked.....Happy Birthday
Digi Haven.....use a freebie (panda bear)
Paper Craft Journey.....hand colored image
Paper Play challenges.....back to basics
Sweet 'n Sassy.....back to nature
Willow Sketchie challenge.....animal antics

Saturday, 9 June 2012

I Love Gardening!

To say that "I love gardening" is a bit of an understatement! Just ask my Hubby every time I have him digging a new flowerbed! (I only like the planting & nurturing part....not the heavy stuff that comes before hand!!)  Along with gardening comes lots & lots of garden pictures which leads to lots & lots of scrapbook pages....another love. My style in scrapbooking is alot like my cardmaking...clean & simple...not like my flower beds that have every available space filled. I can't go to a garden center & come out empty handed, same goes for the craft store LOL Anyway, this page shows some Oriental poppies & beautiful lupines....two of my favorites. I used my Cricut to cut out the cute ladybugs (a walk in my garden cartridge). I am entering this page in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge....use a bug on your page.

Here is a close up of the flowers:

In case you can't read the words on the page... the top sentiment says "Gardening is one of life's great rewards" & the bottom one "As we tend our garden, we nourish our Soul"

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Call of the Loon

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We had a lovely hot, sunny few days but today the clouds have moved in & it is trying hard to rain. Lastnight we sat around a campfire with some friends & listened to the beautiful call of the loons on the water. We are so lucky to live here where our yard runs down to the lake. We see all types of wildlife....including the odd bear! Anyway, this card just sort of fit with the experience. The loon image is a freebie from Outlawz & the background is stamped with Stampscape images (Lakeside Reflections & Cloud Crescent Moon) I colored the images with prismacolor pencils & the CS is Bazzill. I plan to enter this card in the following challenges:
Poodles Parlour.....for men
Here Come the Boys.....anything goes
That Craft Place.....trees & nature
The Squirrel & the Fox.....summer (the call of the loon is a sure sign of summer here!)
Di's Digis Designs.....male inspired