25 October 2009

Just bloggin

Today was a beautiful fall day. As we drove to Woodstock to visit family, I really took notice of the changing colours. I tried to look at them from a stampers perspective...mmm....what colours would I use, how would they blend together. Interesting how one tree stands stripped of all its leaves, and others still glow with shades of gold and red. The drive home was beautiful too. Instead of cursing the setting sun being in my eyes all the way home, I noticed how it peeked through the trees casting interesting shadows on the ground. It was setting, yet the sky was still so blue, the clouds still white. A feast of colour before my eyes. The family visit was a birthday get-together for my brother-in-law. It was the first time most of the family has been all together since my Father-in-law passed away a couple of months ago. It was different, of course I knew it would be. I missed his smiling face and laughter. It will be easier next time..... And so I begin another week...in awe of God's majesty in creation, and so thankful for time spent with family. Brittany's profound statement of the day, "in order to be able to 'be not of the world', we must learn what is in it". I like that. She is a smart girl. I miss her....but she is growing, and growing up.

22 October 2009

What's Up...!?

My first Clear Dollar stamp...couldn't resist this cute horse!! I found some great paper in my stash, it has kind of a bandana look, don't you think? I used watercolour pencils on the horse, some twine, some brads, and.....voila! It's hard to see in the pic, but the tail is raised with a pop-dot. Thanks for looking...hope things on your end are looking just great!!

20 October 2009

Classic Car

This stamp is another of my great finds at the garage sale....love that old car! Reminds me of the classic old movies I've seen. The sentiment is one of a set of seven, also from the sale. Inside is stamped Happy Birthday in the same script. One card is done with the canvas background stamp from SU, stamped on grey.....and yes...that stamp I also got at the sale for $5!!! Too much fun! This is such a great guy card, especially for those older gentlemen in my life. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!

19 October 2009

Think Pink!!

In honour of October Breast cancer awareness month, I have noticed many blogs I follow are encouraging their followers to make a card using pink. Now, anyone who knows me, knows I don't do pink! But I decided to give it a whirl. So this is for my friend who loves pink, and loves this stamp....you know who you are!! This is my $2 stamp from my terrific garage sale finds at Scrappin Great Deals on Saturday morning. I liked the way it turned out, may make a few more in different colours. To all the women I know who are breast cancer survivors, you are a walking witness to us all. To those who have lost loved ones, or are presently fighting their own battle, or watching a loved one battle, may God give you strength for each moment of each day. Thanks for stopping by.

12 October 2009


A fall quilt to share with you today. This is a table cover I made a few years ago when I was more into quilting, and not so much into card making. It was also before I started having to wear glasses for reading and such, and found it frustrating when I couldn't thread a needle without them. Ahh, the many pleasures of growing older. Anyway, this quilt was hand-pieced and appliqued and then hand quilted. I love hand piecing and quilting...it takes longer, but I find it very relaxing....at least I did.....when I could see. I love the fall colours, and even if you visit my home in the middle of summer it will probably still be on the table, because it is one of the many quilts I actually kept for myself. I would love to start a new quilting project, or maybe finish up some old ones, but first I need a new prescription....you know, so I can see to thread a needle.
Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.
Thanks for stopping by, Joyce

03 October 2009


The sketch for this card was saved in my favorites where I have umphteen other sketches saved, so I don't remember where I originally found it. I think it is one of the prettiest sketches I have seen. So back to my favorites box I go to see what else I have saved in there and forgotten about. Have a great day. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your many kind comments on my past creations!!