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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A little decoing!

Hi all!  Well, the week has begun and I'm already looking forward to the weekend, once again.  I have just come home from teaching and I feel a bit blah.  I'm realizing that I need more time to prepare my classes and my current schedule might be a bit much for me.  Problem is there aren't enough hours in a day for me to do everything the way it should be done.  So, I have a dilemma and decisions to make.  In the meantime let me share some of the crafting I did last Sunday.
A cat ATC for a swap.  I love this cat image.  
An entry in a "Vintage Mother and Child" deco.  I also love this image.
A "Vintage Valentine" deco I made for a February swap.
A "Precious Moments" deco I made for a swap.
A "Sarah Kay" deco I made for another swap.  And, that was the extent of my crafting for last weekend.  I already have more swaps and decos lined up for this coming weekend.  And, now I'm off to bed since I have another long day ahead of me tomorrow.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Shopping fun!

I am thrilled it is once again the weekend although I didn't do too much today.  We woke up to about 15cms of snow this morning after not having had any all winter.  It was a bit of a surprise but at the same time since I didn't really have anywhere to go I though it was kind of pretty.  
These are some scenes from in front of my home.  Next weekend is the Sherbrooke carnival so it's good we have some snow.
I've also done a bit of shopping lately.  Well, actually there is this one store near my home I go to with Noah sometimes after school so he can buy himself a treat and there is a really good selection of crafting items at good prices.  Here are some of the things I have bought there recently.
I also like Stampin' Up products and buy some ink stamps and embellishments quite often since my friend Sonia is a demonstrator.
I love this vintage set of stamps and the paper is beautiful.  The small bottle is a smooch spray to make backgrounds.  I look forward to using my new supplies.  :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A GREAT mail week!

It's the weekend-YAY!  I am thrilled to be enjoying some time off just for myself.  In the middle of the night I got up to go to the bathroom, completely disoriented and I thought it was Monday.  What a disappointment that would have been.  Anyhow, today I've been taking it pretty relaxed, went grocery shopping this morning and then took a nice long nap.  Now I'll do this post and then work on some decos.  Tomorrow I'm hoping to do some baking and maybe take Noah ice skating if the outdoor rink is open.  Okay, onto some mail news.  I had such an incredible mail week.  The mailman certainly didn't disappoint this week.
Look at all of those wonderful envelopes.
This lovely piece of mail art and letter came from my great friend Maria in USA.  She put everything in a beautiful bag designed by Punch Studio, one of my favourite paper product companies.
Maria knows about my favourite things and included some (Suzy Zoo, heart doilies, chocolate with a vintage wrapper, ribbon and stickers) with her pretty letter written inside the Matryoshka doll she designed.  Lovely!  :)
I also received this wonderful swap of HQ art decos from a group swap.
Another great letter I received from my sweet friend Judy from England.  She included such pretty stationary sheets and stickers.
I also received another fantastic letter from my lovely friend Aida from Malaysia.  She included some pretty stationary, a lace tissue box cover, HQFBs and a nice long and interesting letter.
I received this swap of HQFBs from another group swap.
I received these beautiful decos from another swap partner.  The themes are "PAP Vintage" and "Vintage Pets".
Here are two more decos I received from the same group swap partner as in the previous photo.  She always makes such beautiful decos.  The themes for these two are "Precious Moments" and "Sarah Kay".
Another beautiful deco I received from a group swap.  The theme for this one is "Vintage Fashionista".
Hope you enjoyed looking at this mail post.  I hope to be back soon.  :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of my lovely blog friends!
This beautiful Valentine's Day card comes from one of my bestest friends Rosita from Finland.  She is so incredibly talented and her cards are always beautiful.  She's also a great person so I thought it would be fitting to wish you all a great Valentine's day using her card.  :)
I hope to come back soon with a mail post.  These past couple of weeks have been difficult for me time -wise and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed.  I've been working a lot and then I've had a couple of big meetings with  the autism specialists who work with Noah and his school.  I wish there wasn't such pressure for Noah to be like everyone else.  He is a sweet, intelligent and happy little boy (well he's 10 so not so little anymore) who happens to be autistic.  Sometimes I wish I were rich so I could buy a beach house in a tropical country and just live away from a society who doesn't accept those who are different.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mail post!

Hello all!  Today is Saturday and I'm thrilled it is the weekend!  Yay!  I get to do what I love the most: letter writing and crafting.  This morning was filled with errands and this afternoon a nice long nap.  Tonight it is fun time.  I'll do some letter writing and tomorrow it'll be craft time.    I'm also hoping to do some cooking tomorrow: pasta sauce and perhaps some cookies.  I just love weekends!  And, I'm also SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY January is behind us.  Spring is getting closer.  :)  I also received some really nice mail this week which also makes me happy.  :)
I received this great letter from my friend Lone from Germany.  She sent a few decos, photos, beautiful vintage Valentine Day stickers which I love so much I'm not sure I'll even be able to use them, pretty postcards and such a wonderful letter written on such gorgeous paper.
I received a wonderful letter from another great friend, Nicole from the USA.  She also included some decos, HQFBs, photos and a sweet Valentine's Day card.
And, another lovely letter from my friend Ulrica from Sweden.
I also received this fantastic letter with HQFBs from my friend Vanessa from USA.  She used such cute paper for her letter.
I also received this Valentine ATC from a swap partner along with this lovely Mary Englebreit notecard.  I just love Mary Englebreit designs.
And, I received these two lovely decos from a swap partner.  The themes are; "Holiday Sweets" and "Vintage Christmas".
I hope to be back soon.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  :)