Sisterlines Space in Time
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got." Mark Twain.
- Name: Jacqui
- Location: Canada
Hey there! I am a papercrafter in Canada and thought I would enter the wide world of blogging!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I'll have you all know that I had these cards made in time for Father's Day!! I am just really late in getting them posted.
I decided to use Riley in the hammock for Dad Fox's card because in May when he celebrated his birthday, I made him a "Riley on the tractor" card - he is a farmer - so it was a fitting card! So this time for Father's Day I thought he could use a card suggesting some relaxation cause I know how hard he works all the time, but especially at this time of year. Planting time around the farm is always busy, busy, busy.
I went with the wildlife stamps for Dad Dodds cause he lives up north and does alot of hunting and trapping and I figured he would like the card. I hope you liked looking at them.
Chow for now
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Proud as a Peacock!
Well, I cannot believe it, but on the 24th of June I will be attending the Grade 8 graduation/recognition ceremony for my daughter Jade.
I cannot believe how fast the time has flown by. Come September, she will be in high school. When I think back to high school, it seems like just yesterday, so how is it even possible that I have a daughter that is now going into high school?
As Dilbert would say - UNPOSSIBLE!!!
She came home from school on Friday and let us know that she had been chosen for valedictorian!!
How excited she was. I am so very proud of her and I love her so very much, and I know I don't tell her often enough. She set 3 goals for herself at the beginning of the year. 1. To be Valedictorian, 2. To get an "A" in every subject, 3. To help someone. I do believe she has reached all of her goals.
I wish I had the drive she does to set goals for myself and to stick to them until I reach them. Goal 1 we know she has reached, Goal 3 we know she has reached - she took it upon herself to propose, organize and see through a fundraising project to raise money for the OSPCA (the organization against cruelty to animals). She organized a popcorn day and a hot dog day at school and managed to raise $300 for organization!
Goal 2 - we will wait until we get her report card - but she has worked very hard this year and she has done a very good job.
I swear she is gonna save the world someday!
I am very proud and cannot wait to hear her speech on the 24th!!!
Oh yeah...I'll post some pictures of that for sure!!! I couldn't resist posting this picture of this peacock with this write up. This is one of the peacocks we saw during one of our garden tours yesterday. We (my sister Courtney and my Mom) attended a garden tour and a scenic tour for the 100 years of Anne festival. It is a festival to celebrate Lucy Maud Montgomery - the author of the Anne of Green Gables books. She spent many summers and wrote 11 books in the small community, so they have a festival celebrating that every year!
This gives you a bit more information if you are interested
Chow for now!
Friday, June 13, 2008
I love this time of year. All the flowers start coming out in bloom, little sprouts start coming up and you rack your brain trying to remember what you planted there last year!!!
One of my favourite plants at this time of the year is the Lupin. They are a very unique looking flower and come in a variety of colours.
I am gradually getting things planted around our place. This will be the 3rd summer we have been in our house, but by the time we moved in the first year it was too far into the season to plant anything new.
I planted this lupin last year, and this year it has a fantastic showing!
Chow for now,
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Hanna Stamps Summer Challenge
We were challenged to make an item that had a summer theme. I purchased this awesome stamp set from Hanna Stamps, so I decided to use this one for the summer theme.
The book was made using light weight cardboard and then covered with designer paper. The pages are envelopes with the ends cut off to create a pocket for the tabbed journalling pages.
This is a quick and easy project, and can be changed for any theme just by changing the designer paper. I hope the recipient of this swap challenge enjoyed receiving this project as much as I enjoyed making it!
Congratulations Adam and Cat!!
A very dear friend of mine got married on the 31st of May. The ceremony was scheduled to be a garden wedding to start at 3:00 pm in the afternoon. As we were driving to the location, we were driving through a huge rain storm and dodging hail!
But, it all worked out in the end. At 2:30 the rain stopped, the sun came out and the wedding was able to continue as planned outside in the beautiful garden.
I created this card for Adam and Cat. The base cardstock is brushed silver, with a Pretty in Pink layer embossed with the Birds and Swirls cuttlebug. The cakes stamp from Fun and Fast Notes was embossed with silver and then coloured. The words "Together Forever" were stamped on Whisper White cardstock and then punch out with the word window punch. They were then placed on a tiny "o" ring and tied onto the card with the organdy pink ribbon.
It's quite a simple card, but I was pleased with the way it turned out.