About Me

I am a techno/gadget freak. I love almost anything that has to do with computers and software. I have an engineering background, but I haven't worked in that field for over 10 years. I married my wonderful husband in September 2004 and look forward to spending every single day of the rest of my life with him. I love cats and even call myself "Cat".


Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'll be back soon...

I just wanted to post a little something to let you all know I'm still around.  I've been going through some personal/health issues for the last few weeks.  So with doctor's appointments, ultrasounds, and just plain emotional turmoil, I haven't done much creating lately.  I will be back - soon - and uploading my projects.  So don't quit coming to see me, k?

Talk to you later...


Sunday, September 19, 2010

ADFD Flower Basket Challenge #2

A Day for Daisies is having their 2nd challenge.  Its running now through to the 30th of September.  The theme is "Let's Celebrate" so anything goes.  You can use any of the images Tammy has for sale in her store.  She also has sneek peek freebies every week on Thursday, but they're only available for a very limited time, so you need to hurry over to the A Day for Daisies group on Crafters Digital Art Centre to grab the freebies.  You can use the freebies if you like for the challenges as well.  One lucky person will be chosen at the end of the challenge and will win a fabulous prize.  You can get all the details on the prize and information where/how to upload your submissions for the challenge HERE (click  to go to the challenge blog).  The link to the challenge blog is also located on the right side panel if you ever need it.  There are also some links to other fun places for ADFD.  So let's see some of that wonderful art that I know you all do.  I'll be back to post mine.  I want something really special, so I need to plan it out, but I'll post soon....

Talk to you later...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Craft Show stuff & other ramblings...

I have another craft show tomorrow that I've been trying to get things sorted out for tomorrow.  I really wanted to play with my new images from ADFD.  I don't even want to go to my craft show tomorrow, but its already paid for and I'd loose the table fees.  I had so much to do today and it seems I didn't get anything done.  I did finish off a couple necklaces and a pair of earings for the craft show that I started a little while ago.  I saw something similar last year and thought these would be nice for for the craft show.  They're bead spiders.  Now, I seriously have arachnophobia, and even holding these creeps me out, but I thought they would go over well for Halloween. Here's a picture of the necklace:
 Its about 2"x2" and I just used some plain beads I had on hand.  I have some nice Swarofsky crystals that I might make a few special ones for the next craft show in a couple weeks.

Here are the earings:
They're about 1.5"x1.5".  I didn't feel like doing them black, and I really like pink, so they don't creep me out as much as the necklace does.  They're not the highest quality beeds or findings, but they look cute for costume jewelry and I suppose that kids will probably buy them, so that's why I didn't use my swarofsky stuff right away.  I want to see if they'll even sell.

Well, craft show tomorrow and then I'll have lots of time to catch up and play with my new A Day for Daisies images and start fulfilling my commitment to the DT.  I keep telling my husband that I can't believe I've been chosen.  I'm so happy today. :)

Talk to you later...


Friday, September 17, 2010

Awsome News!

I am so excited about this!  I've been accepted onto the design team for A Day for Daisies. I stumbled upon this site and just loved the images Tammy Thompson created for her digital stamps.  I took a chance and sent in my submission for her DT call and was accepted.  I'm totally blown away.  This is my first time serving on a DT and I'm soooo looking foward to being a part of the A Day for Daisies team.  Its going to be really fun.  There is a challenge running right now so why don't you all head over there and join in.  It'll be fun!  Here's the link:  A Day for Daisies Challenges.  There is also a group on Crafters Digital Art Centre (CDAC) that will be a great place to hang out and Tammy will be posting freebies every now and then.  Here's a link to the group:  A Day for Daisies CDAC Group.

Things have been little hectic on the home front, but I just wanted to put up a quick note to share my fabulous news and I'll be back later to post more.

Talk to you later...


Thursday, September 02, 2010

Sleeping in the tent & Baby Afghan card..

 My husband is crazy for camping.  We probably won't be able to get out camping again this year since my husband has to cover off for the people taking vacation at work and someone is on vacation through this next long weekend.  So he set the tent up in our back yard last night.  We had bought a new air mattress this last camping trip and the stupid thing leaked like crazy.  We practically ended up sleeping on the hard ground by morning, so Rob took it back last night and bought a big new queen size, double high air mattress.  We tested it out last night.  With the 3" foam pad we have over it, that thing is more comfortable than my bed.  Its quick and easy to pump up with the electric pump that comes with it.  It will work very well if we have guests - our hide-a-bed is horribly uncomfortable.  It was way more than I would have paid for an air mattress (over $100 for this one), but its guaranteed not to leak.  We'll see....

I wanted to quickly post the card I made today to send out with the afghan I made for my cousin's new little baby boy.  The image is by Inkadinkado and is coloured with copics.  I saw the designer papers online by My Mind's Eye (Lush collection).  I didn't have time to go out to see if I could find these papers, so I designed some myself to recreate the one's I saw (the checked & striped - easy enough to do quickly).  The sentiment is a free digi stamp from Create with TLC.  Here's my card:

Well, that's all for today.  Take care and talk to you later...


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Finally finished...

I finally finished a baby afghan my mother asked me to make for my cousin and his wife.  I started it in April, but only worked on it here and there.  My mom had wanted me to get it done before they had the baby, but I really wasn't into it, so I only could work on it for about an hour at a time before I got bored with it and put it away. Well, they had the baby, so I had to force myself to get it done.  Well, its done.  Not that I begrudge doing it for my cousin, but it was so tedious.  I don't know how I made so many of these when I was in my 20's and all my friends were having kids.  For all you crotchet-ers out there, all it is, is one big granny square.  I crotchet 8 rounds of white, and then 4 rounds of whatever colour you want.  I always start and finish with a white section and then add a knotted fringe all around.  They're always a big hit.  All I have left to do now is make a baby card, wrap it up and send it out.  Here's a picture of the finished afghan:

My next "textile" project is going to be a shrug for my niece.  I bought some beautiful pink yarn and some hot pink fun fur yarn for the trim to make it.  I was looking through the Lion Brand yarn website in the free patterns section the other night for inspiration.  I seldom use a pattern anymore for any of my plain knitted or crotcheted stuff anymore.  I've been doing it for about 40 years - my Gramma taught me when I was a little kid - so I can figure it out by myself.  I do use a pattern for "guidance" if its a complicated stitch though.

That's all I have for today.  Take care and talk to you later....

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