Tuesday, May 21, 2013

forgive me.......

hello everyone.....please forgive me, it has been over one month since my last blog post!  Oh my goodness, I cannot believe it has been that long !! So let's see....what's happened since then. Well... the week after my last post I went to Scrapfest (in Kitchener). It was a lot of fun ! We shopped, and 'crafted' from 10am Friday to midnight, then again Saturday from 9am to 9pm. Of course I didn't get a lot of cards made...LOL...there's too much socializing and fun being had. But I entered one of my cards in the challenge--and I won! woot woot !! Thanks to everyone that voted for me :) And the surprise came when I was told there was a lady also attending the crop that wanted to purchase the card I made. And then her friend also asked me to make one for her exactly the same. How exciting !! I was thrilled. They both gave me email addresses to email them when the cards were finished; which I did. But I never heard back-- 3 emails later and still no response. I was getting worried. I didn't want these nice ladies to think I had forgotten them or something. ( I thought I wrote the email down incorrectly). But managed to reach the lady that runs Scrapfest and also the staff that connected me to these two ladies. So I atleast have some more info to reach them and know that they have both just been away. whew. glad we got that figured out !
Then I was asked to make my newphews wedding invitations. The wedding's in September..this year! So I started making a sample according to the bride's requests. That has kept me busy this past month that's for sure. There were a lot of steps and pieces. I worked on them on holidays a bit as well. Here's a pic of some of the process :)

ok.... not sure why this pic won't post straight the way it shows in my saved file...but I think you get the
same thing with this photo..... :( I don't understand.... oh well.
So then I went to our timeshare in Huntsville(Ontario). it's about 3.5 hours north of where I live. We always have the same week: starting with Mother's Day weekend and for one week. This year, my parents and my oldest sister were able to come up with me from the first Saturday until Monday. It was my Mom and sister's second time up there and it was my Dad's first time. I am so glad they were able to join me. My hubby (Neil) was only able to come up for one day (mother's day) as he recently started a new job and could not get the time off work. It was a lot of driving in one day--he only came up on the Sunday,just in time to join us for their HUGE Mother's Day brunch and then he left to go home again in the late afternoon. I'm glad he was able to join us although it was a lot of driving for him and I'm sure once he returned home, he must've just fallen in to bed exhausted.
I spent the rest of the week going for walks and making cards every day, all day. I was in heaven. lol. I will have to post the pictures of all the stuff I brought up with me at a later post...I haven't downloaded all the pix off my phone to my laptop. But here are some pictures of my view from the balcony, and the critter I encountered on my walk.

view from my balcony......

the docks down at the water in front of the main outdoor pool......

Mr. Groundhog I encountered on my walk one day.
Then I got to make cards from Tuesday through to Friday. It was crafters bliss. It was rather quiet being by myself, but I didn't mind. Here are a couple pix of a few of the cards I made.

ok............I really don't know why the pix have turned sideways. When I saved them, they are facing the correct way. Now when I post here, they are turned. Ugh, have I mentioned how much I detest computers?? A wonderful FB friend made me a watermark, and I still can't figure out how to put it on my photos.... sheesh.
These were coloured with copics, and I also did some paper-tole on them to make them 2 dimensional. Please don't hurt yourself turning sideways to see them....LOL
Here's another card I made. Using Copics. and again tried some paper-tole.
Use caution when viewing........

To give the photo a bit of character, I took the picture with the view of the lake in the background. Unfortunately that also meant my light source was in the direction I was facing which does not make for the best photo op. This card I made for my Dad for Father's Day. I used Copics. and I am really happy with the way the coloured image turned out. I made the entire background. I wanted it to look like a riverbank. I lost count of the number of E's I used to create it though .... LOL. and I coloured the cattails as well. Then I used glossy accents on the 'water'. I sure hope my Dad likes it. Once again, please use caution when turning your neck to view them. Please don't email me to say you've got a kink in your neck ! LMBO !!!

And last but not least, here are 2 photos of the moose we saw. On Sunday evening I took my parents and my sister for a drive to a HUGE national park in northern Ontario (it is only 30 minutes from Huntsville). We only went in it about ten km. The hwy only goes through the very bottom corner. The rest is very untouched wild land. It would be something to check out on Google Earth. The park's name is Algonquin Park.

ok, someone is playing tricks on me.... these two pix came out just fine !! ggrrr... LOL... I'm sure it's a relief after having to practically lay on your side to view the previous photos.

So this was a treat to see...and I know my Dad was tickled to see them. It was almost dark so the pictures are not the best, as the flash on my iphone didn't quite reach them. They are sooo majestic. I just love how they look and the energy they exude.

Thanks for stopping by and being patient with my lapse in posts. I will be posting after the weekend for sure of some cards I will be making for Pointer Scrapbooking. I am going to a day crop on Saturday so I hope to make a couple cards there. I guess that means I will have to keep the socializing to a minimum ! LOL....

Have a fabulous week ! I think spring/summer is finally here. We had a mini heat wave today and some brief but severe storms over the last 2 days. 'tis the season. It's all good. I love the summer.

Happy crafting, and thanks in advance for your kind comments.

cheers !!