October 29, 2011

A PTI Christmas

Good Morning everyone.  Hope your weekend is starting on a pleasant note.  I've been up since 5 this morning and just could not go back to sleep so I decided to get up, do dishes, fold laundry, and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea before my kids get up.  

Since I had the time, I thought I would share some christmas cards that I made last year but just didn't have time to share on my blog.  It's nothing new but thought it might help anybody whose having some creative block such as I am this week as I am still exhausted.  These were all made using the PTI set "A Wreath for all Seasons"  Very versatile set and worth the money!  Love it and use it a lot.



One Layer Card:  Fast and Easy!
 Anyhow, hope you all have a wonderful weekend and fabulously frightful Halloween on Monday.  We'll be busy decorating the house today since we didn't have time to do it last weekend...But nothing gets done until I visit Maureen's new home for the first time.  I'm looking forward to our small visit...it's been a while.

October 25, 2011

Happy 7th

I was so inspired by this verve sketch that I had to make another card for my son's 7th birthday.  That sketch makes it easy to use up some of that chipboard I seem to have laying around.  I definitely have more than I need.  Don't you just love when a sketch works so well you could make it over and over.  The only drawback for this sketch is the somewhat finicky circle cutting.  

 I fell in love with the fun colours of the this patterned paper.  I believe it's an October Afternoon collection. It's usually hard to come up with masculine cards since my stamp collection for that category is somewhat limited.   The "Happy" sentiment from the Waltzing Mouse may be a little too feminine but I thought I could pass it off as more boho LOL.  The happy birthday sentiment might be a little too slanted but whatever....it's still a fun card.

Disneyland Haunted Mansion at Halloween
Anyhow we're back from Disneyland and we all had a blast.  It was a large group of us, 6 kids and 8 adults, making it easy to keep an eye on all of them.  We were able to separate and make the most of our time.  It was so awesome to see everything done up for halloween...I can only imagine what it looks like at Christmas.  Has anyone ever been during that time? Would I do it all again?...I'm much too exhausted right now to even think about that.  I must say that any family outing or wait in line in the future will be a peice of cake.  In the end, the memories made were magical and I was so surprised at how well the kids travelled.  

What magical place have you travelled with your family and what made it so special?  I'd have to say that one of our most memorable trips still has has to be the Vancouver aquarium only a few hours away.  The kids were just so excited to see the wonders of the ocean.