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!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Fairy

I love this image. She is so cute and sweet looking. I used Pacific Point paper with some Stampin' Up! designer paper layered on top. I cut two diamond shaped pieces and layered designer paper on those as well. I coloured the image using water colour pencils and sansodor. I need more practice with this technique, but I'm moderately pleased with the way it turned out. I put Stickles on the lace at the bottom of her dress and Crystal
Effects on the glass ball to make it look more realistic.

Chow for now


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Teacher Calendar

I have been working away at my CD calendars. I made a bunch thinking they would be a neat inexpensive teacher gift, and then when I took them to work, I got orders for more!

This is one I made using the teacher set from Hanna Stamps.

Chow for now


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Where is Mr. (W)right?

The funniest thing happened yesterday.
I was on my way home from work and I quite often will get a text message from my daughter Jade asking me to pick her up from school. Some days I'm a nice mom and will go and pick her up and other days I'm a mean old bag and make her walk home. Luckily for her yesterday I had some running around to do and was going to be around her school so I told her I would pick her up. I drove up to the school and picked her up and as she closed the door to the car she said "there's Mr. Wright" ( he was her business teacher last year and a really nice man). So we pull away from the school and head down the street where we got stopped at the train tracks waiting for the train to pass. As we were sitting in the queue of traffic Jade looked out the window to her left and said "hey, there's Mr. Wright". I looked, and yep, he was standing on the sidewalk waiting for the train to pass. Finally the train had passed and the wig-wags went up and on our way we went. We went down to the Plaza where I did my banking errands I needed to do. We hopped back in the car and as we were driving out of the parking lot Jade looks over to her right and says "hey, there's Mr. Wright". Then Jade says to me, "if he shows up at the thing tonight, I'm gonna pee my pants". The "thing" she was referring to was a vendor event. I was asked to be a vendor at a Bazaar at the Park Place Retirement Home. I took a bunch of my retired items and some catalogues and my display board and set up. There were a whole bunch of different vendors....hhh..let me see if I can remember them... there was a table full of stuff the residents at the retirement home had made, AVON, Fifth Avenue jewellery, Monavie, a table with tea towels and knitted tea cozies and stuff like that, Stampin' Up!, an elderly lady who knit sweaters and mitts and slippers, Usborne Books, Norwex, Regal, Enio, Discovery Toys, Epicure, Pampered Chef, Partylite, some clothing thing, another jewellery vendor..that's all I can remember for now...but it was quite fun. I love geriatric people they are so much fun. One elderly lady came by and thought my Big Shot was the funniest looking sewing machine she had ever seen. I explained it was not a sewing machine and showed her how it worked. Oh my gosh, you should have seen the look on her face, she was so excited by the machine! Then she told me she was 100 years old and I'm sure the look on my face mirrored the look she had just a minute ago on her face. What a sweet woman she was and I just wanted to hug her, she was so cute!
So Jade and I were chit chatting about how cute she was, and we were standing in a spot where we could see down the hall of the retirement home....Jade looks down the hall and says "no way........THERE'S MR. WRIGHT". It was hilarious. We just started laughing like crazy, and when Mr. Wright came up we mentioned our little story and it was quite comical. For all you reading this, it's probably one of those "had to be there" stories, but what were the chances he was gonna come to the retirement home?......thankfully Jade didn't pee her pants!!!!!

Chow for now,
gotta stamp so I can post up here!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Good Day, but Huge Disappointment

Today was the day I was asked to be a vendor at a fundraising crop. I like to do these events. I like to meet people who share their love of scrapbooking love to share a tip here, a technique there. The organizers were hoping for a around 30 - 40 people. Unfortunately, they only managed to get 11, but it was still a fun day. I met some new faces and once again had it reinforced how small the world is! The Creative Memories consultant is from Grand Bend....I grew up in Parkhill, which is like 30 minutes away from Grand Bend, and 3 of the ladies are nurses at the hospital that I do computer support at! So that was fun to meet them and with any luck we'll get together again and have some more fun.

I got home about 4:20 and got all unpacked and then got all dressed warm to go and watch out Santa Claus parade. A few years back they decided to have it at night. I like the night time parade, all the lights look so nice all decorated on the floats. We got home from the parade at about 8:00......this is where the disappointing part of the day comes in........

We decided to watch a movie. Joe has mentioned a few times that he would like to watch My Sister's Keeper. I have read the book, so got the Kleenexes ready and away we went. I must say that the acting was great and it held up its end of the bargain to be a tear-jerker movie....BUT........NOTHING TICKS ME OFF MORE THAN WHEN THEY MAKE A MOVIE AND THEY CHANGE IT DRAMATICALLY FROM THE BOOK.

Why do they do that? I don't think they should even be ABLE to do that. The author wrote the book, so if someone pays the author to be able to make a movie - that should not give them the rights to change it how they think it will be. Why do they think so many people bought the book? Cause the book was why do they think that their changes will make it a better movie. If they think they can do it better.....they should have written it in the first place.

When we were done watching it Joe said "well I didn't need as many Kleenexes as I thought I would" (my hubby is a big mush ball and I'm proud to say he cries at sad movies!) and I said "well no sh**. They changed the bloody ending." I told him what the ending of the book was and he was ...holy crap.

Okay....I'm gonna go off to bed now...but on the off chance that any big producer is reading my blog....(ha can stop laughing now......) DON'T CHANGE THE ENDINGS OF MOVIES WHEN YOU TAKE THE IDEA FROM A BOOK - WE DON'T LIKE THAT.

Chow for now


Friday, November 20, 2009

Guest Book

I made a guest book for Rob's parents for their 50th Anniversary party. I covered one of the onboard journals with designer paper. I put a little "thanks" on the inside cover and then I stamped some random images in black in the bottom corners of the pages.

Chow for now,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

50th Anniversary Scrapbook Last page

Here is the last layout in the 50th Anniversary scrapbook. I left this one blank as well so that a picture from the party day could be added.

Chow for now,


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

50th Anniversary Scrapbook Page 8

Here is the 8th layout from the 50th Anniversary scrapbook.
I made this layout blank so pictures from the 50th Anniversary party they were having could be added to the scrapbook.
Chow for now,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

50th Anniversary Scrapbook Page 7

Here is the 7th layout from the 50th Anniversary scrapbook.
I was pleased the way this layout turned out. Jade helped me figure out the layout. I poured the prima flowers on top of the layout to sort them all out and Jade said "hey that looks good" I just kind of left them sprinkled across the top.

Chow for now,

Monday, November 16, 2009

50th Anniversary Scrapbook Page 6

Here is the 6th layout from the 50th Anniversary scrapbook
The palm trees are embossed with gold embossing powder and the heat tool. All the pictures are matted with brushed gold paper. It's quite glittery in real life.

Chow for now,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

50th Anniversary Scrapbook Page 5

Here is the 5th layout from the 50th Anniversary scrapbook.

I used the little cartoon characters to make all the people in the family.
Chow for now

Saturday, November 14, 2009

50th Anniversary Scrapbook Page 4

Here is the 4th layout in the 50th Anniversary Scrapbook.

I love the pictures on this layout. The pretty dress was the dress she wore to her nursing graduation.

Chow for now,


Friday, November 13, 2009

50th Anniversary Scrapbook Page 3

Here is the 3rd layout from the 50th Anniversary scrapbook.

I have also been working on some more calendars. I made a rainbow of different colours. I did one in Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, and Elegant Eggplant. I'm pleased with the way they turned out. I am hoping some people buy them for teacher gifts.

Chow for now,

Thursday, November 12, 2009

50th Anniversary Scrapbook Page 2

I was looking through some pictures and I realized that I never posted the rest of the layouts from the scrapbook that I made for my friend whose parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October.
This is the second layout in the book.

Chow for now


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remember them all....

"They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."

Please remember to take some time today and remember all those people who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure we are able to live the way we do today.

Woodstock Cenotaph - where the service will be held at 11 AM

Also remember there are people serving still today, who are in harms way each and every day, who need our love and support.
To all those who have fallen, and to those still serving, thank you for all you do.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Cal!

Today is my dear friend Cal's birthday. He is the most talented musician I know. He can play a multitude of instruments and he plays them all well. I enjoy going and watching him play when he gets together with his band or friends he plays with. It's fun to watch how much fun he has when he plays. I planned on whipping him up a card tonight, but ended up spending 2.5 hours in emerg with Jade. It's nothing serious so we are glad about that, but it threw a little curve into my stamping time and getting a birthday card done.

So I thought, what's the next best thing to having a hand stamped card??? Having a blog post about you!!! here goes!

Happy Birthday Cal. Here's to another year of great friendship and great music. ((((big hugs))))

Here are a couple of pictures of Cal during a couple of our golf excursions last summer. We didn't get out at all this summer.....we'll have to go out twice as much next summer!

Chow for now,


Santa Cards

I'm still working on items for the craft show on the 20th of November.
I made a bunch of these. I think these are my favourite Christmas card to make. They are so simple and easy to make, but I love the way they look.
A little stamp here, a punch there, a cuttlebug embossing folder here, glitter there - all done!

Chow for now,


Monday, November 9, 2009


I have been working away at some projects to sell at a craft show we have coming up at the London Regional Cancer Center. My friend Kim and I will be manning a booth there and we will be trying to sell some of our great hand-made creations as well as some we are hoping to get from our other stamping girls, Donna, Tami and Laurie!

I'm working on some cards and I'm working on some calendars too.

I found these on Splitcoaststampers I believe, and I can't find the name of the person who designed them, so if it was you, let me know and I will give you credit.

They fit in a CD case flipped around so the CD case acts as a stand for the calendar.
I'm pleased with the way these turned out. I did one in Burgundy and one in Navy.

Now to figure out pricing.....

And Shadow - kept a watchful eye to make sure I was doing everything correctly!

Chow for now


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ines and Joe Update!

Ever since Ines went back to Germany, Joe has been lurking around Jade's laptop just waiting for the time when Ines would be on Skype so they could have a little video call.

Last Saturday, he finally got connected. It was so cute to see how excited they both were to see each other. Jade is working hard at saving her money to go to see Ines in July when the other half of the exchange happens. I am very excited for her. I hope this results in a life-long friendship for the two of them.

I know Joe and I will remember our Ines time forever.

Chow for now


Welcome to the world .... Carter!

A friend of mine at work had a baby boy about a month ago. It happened on the same weekend as Jactopia, so I was keeping an eye on Facebook to find out what they had named the little fella when he came into the world! They decided on Carter. I like that name. It reminds me of Noah Wylie and the character he played on ER.....but I like the name! And the grand scheme of things...I doesn't really matter if I like the name anyway...he's not my baby!!! (but I digress!) Immediately I decided to make them a name frame. I have made a number of name frames for various people (and dogs!) I think they are a fun project. It's hard to find items with the correct spelling of your name sometimes so it's nice to get a personalized gift sometimes. I decided to go with blues and greens because he is a boy, and I also decided to go with boy images instead of baby images, in hopes that the frame will last longer in his room if it contains boy images instead of baby images. I'm pleased with how the name frame turned out.
I also whipped up this card to give to them as well. My BFF Vicki Garrett made a card similar to this a few years ago....and I have gracefully stolen the layout from her and it has become my standard "new baby card" layout! Just tweaking the colours and papers accordingly!

A number of us at work decided to put some money together to get the new little guy (and mom and dad too) a gift, so Jade and I had the fun job of going and getting the gift yesterday! I love shopping for baby stuff! There are so many cute little things out there now. They had cute things when my kids were little too, but they always seem to out-do themselves with something just a little bit cuter than before! I hope they like all their goodies.
I put them all on the couch to take a picture of them so I can send an email with the picture to all of the people who pitched in money, cause I'm not certain when we are going to give it to them. I'm not sure if I am gonna go over to their house and give them the gift or if we are gonna try and get him to bring the baby in to work and give it to him there. I am thinking the first option would work best cause ......well then I would be the only one there and cuddling duties would be mine and only mine!! So this is what all the stuff looked like strewn all over my couch!!! Then I folded everything up nice and neat and put it in a big basket and put some cellophane around it, and with any luck the cellophane will stay on until I get it to their house!

Chow for now,