Tuesday, January 29, 2008

snow day!

A few of pictures from today's snow fall.

Monday, January 28, 2008

much too young

Heath Ledger 1979 - 2008

It was such a shock to hear of Heath's passing last Tuesday.

A fabulous actor, and one of my favorites, I can only imagine what else he could have offered us in the way of his talents. Seeing him in the upcoming 'The Dark Knight' will be bittersweet indeed.

My thoughts are with his family.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

art du jour

This is a little book I whipped up for my work friend, Kim. She is a big fan of paper art and I have been meaning to make something for her for quite some time.

Even though the grungeboard 'k' sticks up beyond the top of the book, it is so flexible that it can be folded over without damaging it. It really is fun to work with. I punched holes in it and sewed it to the cover, adding beads along the way.

another blast of winter

They were calling for 4-10 cm (or 1-4 inches for you non-metric types) of snow starting Saturday afternoon. The snow started late Saturday, but stopped after a light dusting. We woke up this morning and the snow had started up again. The the big flakes came...and they kept coming for the next three or four hours. By the time the clouds started to clear and the sun came out this afternoon, this is what we actually ended up with. More in the neighbourhood of 20 cm.

Doesn't really matter that we shoveled our portion of the driveway when we have to drive through the rest of this. Looks like public transit will be the mode of transport for the three of us tomorrow morning. (I know those of you who actually experience the true force of winter, for longer than a couple of days two or three times over the season, probably think we are wimps and this is nothing more than a drop in the bucket, and you would be correct...we are, I'm not ashamed to admit it.)

I have to admit, it sure is pretty. :u)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Was visiting Angel's blog and I saw this...had to give it a try. Here's the result...

the recipe for deb

3 parts Craftiness
2 parts Devilry
1 part Fun
Splash of Charisma
Serve over ice

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

silver lining...

...got word last Thursday that, just a couple weeks after celebrating my 10th anniversary with my company, I was going to be one of 115 people effected by the latest restructuring. Not the best day for sure. But, on Friday morning, I got a phone call...

We are going to Mexico!! Margaritas here we come!

Monday, January 14, 2008

too cool...

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year. I can't believe we are half way through January already...crazy!

I went out to visit Haroldine at 'Be Creative' (you locals know who I mean). It was demo day and the products were Tim Holtz's grundgeboard and distress paints. Now those who know me, know what a fan of Tim's I am. OMG! Grundgeboard rocks!! If you don't know what I'm talking about, check this out on YouTube. I just love this stuff!

After the demo, I came home with my new treasures and sat down and played. The following are the results of my playtime.

Yup...inspired by Tim on this one...loved the look.