Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's here!! It's finally here!!

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Ok, at least I think it is. My tulips and hyacinths are poking out! Yay!! I'm thankful that the squirrels didn't get everything. Pesky little critters.And, I can see I am going to get lilacs this year!! Woot Woot!! I've got little purple clusters on my tree!!

Anyway, so, as I said in my last post, home ownership is a time sucker! Especially when you're only one person. But I love it! I was tempted by some springy things in the store today but in the "contraband" store, aka the Big M, I bought some nice silk lilacs for my front hallway. Looking at them makes me think that I should, should, should have bought that stamp set with the watercolour lilacs on it before it retired. Sigh.

In place of that we have the set called Blooming Beautiful, also perfect for watercolouring and great for spring. Check this out:

This is the card I made last year for Mother's Day. I used both the hydrangea and single flower stamps from the set. Mum loved it. I'll be featuring this set at my Water Colour Wonder class on May 24th, and I'll post more samples soon.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Look What I've Been Up To!!

I haven't posted in a while...I am finding that being a homeowner is a bit of a time-sucker! There's always something that needs doing, cleaning, fixing.....the list seems endless.

Anyway, last Sunday I went to a meeting at my upline Wendy's house. We discussed the recent London Regionals and shared projects we'd been working on. This is what I showed to the gals. Have a looky!
Isn't it cute????Free Smiley Courtesy of It's a desk/stationary set that I made with a template I purchased from another demo online (thanks, Becky!) I just LOVE this!! I used Old Olive and Bashful Blue cardstock, and some retired Maine Blueberry paper (sniff sniff). It's perfectly sized to hold regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards and envelopes, plus it looks pretty on your desk! I haven't tarted mine up yet with ribbon and such, but I plan to make one of these for my mum for Mother's Day. I hope you like it!