Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Farewell Card


This card was ordered by a dear friend of mine. One of her co-workers is leaving her company and she wanted a special card for her. Her co-worker is well known for bringing homemade bake goods to work; that's why I selected this wonderful image by Elisabeth Bell called Cinnamon Sugar.



I used this week sketch by Mojo Monday to make this card.





I also entered this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
City Crafter Challenge - #124 Bake Sale
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #202 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Diva or Anything Goes

Monday, August 27, 2012

Awfully Hot August Challenge at the Outlawz - Week 4


This week, Ursula is our host at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. She is challenging us to use the following color combo: Use two shades of Purple and White. This week the Awfully Hot August Twist is "Use a letter of the alphabet on your project".


I have some Mo Manning's images that I have been dying to use for a while. I just love the way she captures the child's expression and how she puts just the right amount of details in her images to make they fun to color. I used Kissy for my birthday card. I ended up using more than just two shades of purples and I used a foam "K" for the twist.



This month our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. This month's winner will receive the three fabulous digis used by the DT. I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Can't wait to see what you will do with this color combination.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I Love You - Now Get Over Yourself! by Ruth B. Mott

I Love You-Now Get Over Yourself!I Love You-Now Get Over Yourself! by Ruth B. Mott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a nugget!!! I give it a 4.5!! I am so happy I won this book and did not delay to read it. I found insight and great suggestions which I will apply in my life. Fantastic book!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Awfully Hot August Challenge at the Outlawz - Week 3


This week, Margaret is our host at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. She is challenging us to use the following fall color combo: Antique Green, Gold Crest and Raucous Orange. This week the Awfully Hot August Twist is "Add Fall Bling".


This week I used a cute image by The Greeting Farm called Hello Ian. I added a small bling maple leaf for the twist.


This month our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. This month's winner will receive the three fabulous digis used by the DT. I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Can't wait to see what you will do with this color combination.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Sweet Girl by Annabel Lyon

The Sweet GirlThe Sweet Girl by Annabel Lyon
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I won this book through the first-read contest. I would have given three stars if the book ended on page 117, but since it did not and I have to rate the entire book... I will give it two stars only. I hate writing a negative review for a book that is not even on the market yet, but a review must be truthful. So here it goes...

To start, the title is wrong for this book. There was nothing sweet about this story; even the main character would rather have salt over sweets. The first half was interesting. I enjoyed reading about Pythias' relationship with her father and how he taught her so many wonderful things. The second half felt like I was being rushed through a series of events. It felt like the author had done a lot of research and was trying to cram all that information in part II and III. It was too superficial. I would have like to get more details in order to really understand Pythias' decisions. She was being swayed by the tides of her "not so sweet" life and appeared to have no say in the matter. The end was without consequence and left me wondering if there was really anything worth remembering about this book.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Awfully Hot August Challenge at the Outlawz - Week 2


This week, Laurian will be our host at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. She is challenging us to use the following girly color combo: Cherries Jubilee, Irresistible Pink and Luau Green. This week the Awfully Hot August Twist is "Add flowers".


I used one of the images our sponsor donated to the DT for this month. This beautiful image is called Tulip Fairy. I had fun using the Copics two color blend technique I learned this Spring during The Outlawz retreat in Baltimore. The inside sentiment is by TLC.



This month our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. This month's winner will receive the three fabulous digis used by the DT. I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Can't wait to see what you will do with this color combination.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Awfully Hot August Challenge at the Outlawz - Week 1


This week, Roxann will be our host at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. She is challenging us to use the following color combo: Pennywise Brown, Java Sea Blue and Basque Green. This week the Awfully Hot August Twist is "Add Pearls". 


I really like the image Roxann chose for the challenge. It reminds me home. My dad has a similar truck, except his is grey and we have green fields just like the one on the photo. I decided to make a card for man using an image by Otaku called Timothy Golfing. I added some little brown pearls to the card to meet the twist.




This month our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. This month's winner will receive the three fabulous digis used by the DT.


I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Can't wait to see what you will do with this color combination.

Monday, August 6, 2012

My Canada Includes Foie Gras by Jacob Richler

My Canada Includes Foie GrasMy Canada Includes Foie Gras by Jacob Richler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book reads like a somptious 10 course meal. I particularly enjoyed discovering the learning path of so many respectful chefs and to discover their cooking secrets. Jacob's writing is fantastic; just the right amount of details and humour. I also liked the recipes made available in the book. I might try one or two of them soon. I truly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys great food. Be aware that you shouldn't read this book on an empty stomach. ;)

Don't expect to find this book on your favorite book store shelves before October 9th, 2012 (I got an advance copy from Penguin Canada First-Read program-Yeah me!!!). It will be published by Viking Canada.


2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Guylou has read 20 books toward her goal of 30 books.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Christmas in July at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge


This week, we are celebrating Christmas in July at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Teresa is our host and is challenging us to use the following color combo: Bridal White, Jamaica Bay Blue and Oyster Bay Silver. This week the Jewelled July Twist is "Add a charm".


For this project I used another image by A Day for Daisies called Christmas Pixy Two. I added a little snow flake charm for the twist.


 

A Day for Daisie donated wonderful images to the DT and is offering a $12 gift certificate from her online store to our monthly winner.

I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Can't wait to see what you will do with this color combination.

Thank you cards

Having my own line of digis kind of monopolize my card making options when it comes to choosing an image. I had some time yesterday and today to make some much needed Thank you cards and decided to use images other than mine.

Nora by C.C. Designs 

Izzie has a DAISY by Christy Croll

Summer Reading by Coloring Page Tuesday

I love you this much by Elizabeth Bell

Sassy Cheryl by Sassy Cheryl

Tea by jadedragonne

Thanks for looking!