Sisterlines Space in Time

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got." Mark Twain.

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Hey there! I am a papercrafter in Canada and thought I would enter the wide world of blogging!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Riley Calendar January 2009

Yesterday I showed you the cover to my 2009 Riley Calendar. Today will be the unveiling of the month of January!! Ha listen to me...sounds like I am taking the sheet off of some statue to show this fabulous head that was created cause this guy saved the world.....ha...not so much....although....Riley saves me when I am in a pinch and need to make a card... There is pretty much one for every occasion..or you can tweak him so he is for your occasion!

Anyhow, here is what I designed for January.
The base piece of card stock is SU's Always Artichoke and the designer paper is Basic Grey Figgy Pudding I believe. The snow flakes were wheeled on with the SU Snowflake wheel. Riley was stamped, coloured with Copics, cut out and adhered to the page.
We got some more snow today, so it looks like I could go out and do what Riley is doing...making a snowman.....but I won't!!!! I'll sit on my butt and read my book or stamp something and think about the beach!!!!
Happy New Year to everyone and if you are heading out to festivities tonight.....BE CAREFUL and Play SAFE!!
Chow for now

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Riley 2009

My son asked me to make a 2009 Calendar for his teacher. She is the best teacher he has ever had. She cares about the kids and cares about their learning, not just about the paycheck. Anyhow, Joel decided that he wanted the 2009 Calendar to be a Riley calendar; not that I need an excuse to use the Rileys!!!!!

So here is the cover!! The cover is a 4 X 4 coaster covered with designer paper. Riley is stamped and then coloured with the Copic markers. Then cut out and placed on the cover. The houses were stamped using the Jumbo wheel from SU and then coloured with the Copics and then cut out and adhered to front cover. The brown felt ribbon was tied around the center of the cover.

Come back tomorrow to see January's calendar!!

Chow for now,

Monday, December 29, 2008

Return to Normal

Wow, check at the date on my last post....December 4th. Where have I been. most of you know my son Joel was in the hospital from November 26th until the 6th of December. They were 11 of the longest days of my life. I think I went through the whole range of emotions possible. There is nothing worse than having someone you love in the hospital and you being totally helpless in making them better. Anyhow, he came home on the 6th of December and is slowly coming back to normal. He has that twinkle in his eye back - which is one of his best traits! He is also getting stronger every day, which we are very thankful for.
I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who called, sent messages, made food, came for a visit, or sent happy thoughts. It is very comforting to know that when the chips are down your friends will come and help to pick you up. I am truly blessed to have each and every one of you in my life and words cannot express how much you helped us all through this scary time.
And guess what???
I actually have a card to post!!!!
I participated in a small swap with some close friends of mine over the holiday season. The inspiration for this card was the Christmas song "A Cowboy Christmas". Immediately I thought of the cowboy Riley (have a I mentioned how much I love Riley!!!!) Anyhow, I designed this card for our little swap. The trees were stamped and then coloured with Copics. They were then cut out and place within the layers of snow which were created from torn paper. Liquid applique was then applied to the layers of snow as well as to the trees.
This was a very fun card to create, although it did take some time to create, due to all the cutting involved!

I hope you enjoyed my little post! I plan to post more frequently, now that our lives are somewhat back to normal.
Chow for now,

Thursday, December 4, 2008

On the mend.....

Thanks to everyone who has sent emails, gifts, cards and positive thoughts for Joel. We had a minor setback earlier this week, but things have turned around again and I think we are nearing the end of this ordeal.
He is feeling much better, and he looks a lot better as well. The doctors have decreased his IV fluids significantly and providing he is eating well and drinking well, they say he can go home soon. He is still on antibiotics but we can do that at home.

I know this is a short post, but it's getting late.
Thanks again for all your love and support.
Chow for now,