Tuesday, 19 October 2010

New Addition

The last few days have been really busy.
First, and most importantly, our new grandson was born, on Sunday 17th October.  |His name is Bevan Jonathan, and he is just adorable!
This makes 10 grandsons for us, and we are expecting our 7th grandaughter in just a few days.
How blessed are we??
I've also been helping my Mam to choose a memorial stone for my Dad's grave.
I've had to let everyone think that I'm okay with this, but it hurts like heck!

I've done the samples for my neice's birthday party invites, but her Mum hasn't been to collect them, yet, so I don't knowwhere I stand with getting them made.
She's going to have to hurry, though, because I've got tons to do for Christmas!

I've sent off my first set of cards to my Secret Pal, and just hope that she enjoys them.  She hasn't posted anything about herself on Paper Craft Planet, so I was working in the dark.
I also haven't yet received anything from my own SP, but Cole (the lady who is running the challenge) has posted that some people have dropped out, so, with my luck, mine was one of those!

Is it obvious that I'm feeling a bit down today?
Got lots on my mind, but nothing I can do about it, so, feeling sorry for myself.
I'll get over it.


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Rubber stamps 'n' Digi stamps

Are you a rubber stamper?  I have at least a hundred, and that's not including the clear stamps that I just couldn't resist!
I find, nowadays, that I'm always short of time, so, as much as I like and enjoy rubber stamping, I recently decided to make a stamped impression of all my favourites, then scanned the images (on A4 paper) into my trusty comp, then it's easy-peasy to print off what I want to use, but with the added bonus of being able to adjust the size, colour, or even shape of them!
Neat, or what?
If you have some crafty tips, then please come in and share them with me.....it would be lovely to have company!


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Mish Mash: Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers

Mish Mash: Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers: "After much anticipation I am happy to announce that Papertrey will be releasing a Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers stamp set on the 15th of th..."

Secret Pals

I'm happy to say that I'm a member of the wonderful Planet Crafts, and have recently signed up, in one of the groups I joined (Anything Goes), as a Secret Pal.
The idea is that I send at least 5 cards to my SP over the next year, but can't reveal who I am until the big Reveal, in 12 months, but I also receive at least 5 cards from my own SP (who is another person)!
I'm so excited about this, but I'm also a bit nervous, because, as I've said before, I'm rather shy about my little creations.
Oh well, I'll have to bite the bullet.....y' think?

Still not had time to figure out how I put pics of my cards on my blog, but I'm workin' on it :).

Had a grandson due to be born yesterday, but no signs yet......come on Baby Edward, Grandma needs ahug!

Talk soon,

Saturday, 9 October 2010

little-applefalls: Not quite ready, yet :)

little-applefalls: Not quite ready, yet :)

Not quite ready, yet :)

Hello, again,
Well, it's Saturday afternoon, and I've just finished a small fold-up photo wallet that I saw on SplitCoast Stampers.
Have you ever visited them?  They have some really great stuff, lots to learn, and are very generous with freebies, so give them a whirl......don't think you'll be disappointed!
I'm also just about to start a Star Wars bookmark for my grandson, George.  He brought his reading book home from school, (he's 7), and was distraught because he'd had a scrap of paper to mark his place, and it had fallen out!  Poor love :)
I'm still trying to figure out how to get am image of some of my makes onto my blog......told you it might get a bit messy!....so don't give up on me, yet, pretty please.
Y' never know, I might just manage it!

Hugs for now,
Anne-Marie x

Friday, 8 October 2010

Dashing about!

Hi, again!
What kind of day have you been having?
I enjoyed some shopping time with my Mam, and my three daughters, with two of my youngest grandkids in tow.  Talk about "Wagons Roll"!
We lost my lovely Dad in July, and Mam is doing really well, adjusting to being on her own.  Fortunately, we all live quite close by, so she's never really short of company.
In fact, this is one of the reasons I've decided to change a few things about my life.
My family has always taken so much of my time, but I think I need to reach for some of those dreams I've carried in my head for so long.
So, one of those dreams is to engross myself, daily, in doing something creative, and cardmaking is shouting out from my little craft room!
With 5 children, their wives or husbands, 15 grandchildren (2 more due in the next few days), a lovely hubby, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, all with spouses, and a few good friends.....phew!!.......I certainly need to keep the cards coming.
My sister-in-law has asked me to make invitations for my neice's 30th birthday, too, so I really need to get cracking!
I'm going to try to upload a card, tomorrow, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Warm hugs,
Anne-Marie x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

A New Start!

Hi There!

As the title of this post suggests, I'm making some changes, hoping to learn something new, putting old upsets behind me, and, hopefully, going to make some new friends, through this blog!
I'm always moaning that I never get enough time to myself (HUGE family!), but that's one of the first things on my To-Do List.
I really enjoy following some very talented people on the blogs that I visit, and I'm taking my cue from them..............they make the time to create some wonderful cards, and scrapbook layouts, and then they are generous enough to share them with people like you and me.
I have never created something, and then uploaded it, sssoooooooo......I'm hoping you will visit with me and kind of urge me along :)
Maybe we'll learn together.............so, what d'you think?
I have to warn you, though..............I'm quite an experienced cardmaker and scrapper....BUT.....I've never been a blogger before, so this could get messy!!!!
Also, I'm shy and uncertain about anything I create, so this is a MASSIVE step for me to take.
Anybody out there interested in coming along for the ride?
I'd LOVE the company :)

Warm hugs,