Dec 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

The following card is my entry for this week's Merry Christmas themed Simon Says Challenge. I used my Candy Cane Stripe CB folder to emboss the red background, some DP from Basic Grey, ribbon from Savvy n Sassy, a few dashes of stickles & a heavy dose of stampedous glitter for my Penny Black snowman.

I really do think its time we get a new camera. I'm just never happy with how my photos turn out no matter how many different things I try. My hubby & I had decided to buy one this Boxing day but I still can't decide. So many things one needs to spend $$ on (shingles, new tires, etc). I'm sure he may be able to convince me if he finds a really good price on a really great quality camera. I have to explain... as Boxing day is my guy's absolute favourite day of the year. If you're not familiar with this Canadian tradition, it's like Black Friday is the US, the biggest shopping day of the year for sales. The electronic stores always have "door crasher" specials where some items are deeply discounted but each store will only have an extremely limited quantity. So each year, my sweetie scours the flyers (now its the internet) planning which store he'll go to. He's NOT a morning person, he has to hit the snooze button on the alarm at least 4 times each morning before getting up, yet Christmas Day he sets the alarm for 3:15am and goes to sleep. When it goes off at that crazy hour he's up & out the door like a shot off to go stand in line outside until the store opens their doors (usually 7:00am). We DON'T live in a warm climate but to him it doesn't matter what the weather is like that year. About 2 or 3 years ago the temperature was -20C (about 0 Fahrenheit) & it doesn't deter him. To me the funniest thing is he just loves the adventure of it all. The last 2 years he hasn't purchased anything that was for us. We really didn't need anything so picked up items for family & friends. Not to worry they pay for the goods :-) I love his yearly ritual.


Dec 11, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge Week 9

The following is my entry for week 9 of the Basic Grey Challenge. This week's challenge was a sketch where I used a Changito stamp and used Basic Grey porcelain paper & glazed brads from the porcelain collection as well. Enjoy!