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, June 29, 2013


That's the theme of this week's challenge over at the Drunken Stampers blog.

It was a hard choice this week as to which stamp to use.  I have (had) so many stamps that I could use that fit this theme in both digital and rubber/clear.  I decided to pull out a stamp I haven't used yet from my stash. This poor stamp has been sitting in a box in its wrapper for almost 2 years without being used.  So, I thought it was high time, and a very appropriate theme to use it on.  Its a La Blanche stamp and I really love the detail. I only have a couple La Blanche stamps and the detail on these stamps is amazing. One thing I find neat about these stamps is that they are made from silicone.  Most people associate silicone stamps with the cheap and poor quality clear stamps.  But, believe me, these are nice quality and the images are beautiful.

So anyway, here's a look at my card for this week:

Well, my stint as the guest designer is now over.  Its been a lot of fun playing along with you all and seeing all the talent each week.  I hope you had as much fun with the challenges as I did and pushed yourself. I'm sure I'll be popping by every now and then to say hey and to check out all the amazing projects you all post there.

Take care and we'll see you again...


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Edward Scissorhands...

So, I'm not quite sure what happened...  I did this post last night and thought I had set it to post at something like 3am.  I get up this morning to check to make sure my living room isn't flooded (I'll get to that in a second), turn on the computer, take my first sip of my coffee, come here and nothing.  Where did my post go?  Well, its off in cyberland having a great laugh with all the missing emails and files that we all can't find.

Before I get started, I want to say my heart goes out to all my fellow Calgarians that are affected by the flooding.  I just couldn't imagine. My heart also goes out to the families of the people who lost their lives because of the flood.  I have never seen flooding of this magnitude.  Its unbelievable how much water there is around.

So, we're watching tv the other night and I kept hearing this clicking noise.  I said to my husband "why does that speaker keep making a clicking noise" and he's like "I can't hear it" (of course you can't).  So I wait a little while and hear it again.  I go over to the speaker - which goes over the back of the arm of the couch - and there's water dripping from the ceiling onto the speaker.  OMG, our roof is leaking from all the rain we've been having.  So we had to put a bowl on the couch so it wouldn't get wet.  Good thing the speaker didn't get any water in side of it.  So now when it rains, it leaks.  Greeaaattt.  Luckily it quit raining yesterday afternoon and didn't rain last night - or not that I heard it.  Its bad enough that the basement weeps everytime we get a lot of rain, now the roof leaks.  The landlord is going to have to do some major work to this house, that all I'm sayin'

OK, now on to our card.  As you can tell by my post title, this weeks' challenge is about Edward Scissorhands.  I enjoyed that movie.

I think Johnny Depp was great in it.  But, I had no idea what to do for a card.  Luckily, there was also a tie-in to sewing. Whew!  I knew I could work with that.  Well, here is my card.  Its simple, and country-ish.  I hope you like it.

Well, I think you should head over to the Drunken Stampers Blog and check out this week's challenge. I know you'll have a great time and the people are always so friendly.

That's it for me for today.  I'll be back next week with another project.  I know they have something great planned for us for next week. :)

Take care and keep dry...


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Hi again!  I'm back for another challenge at the Drunken Stampers challenge blog.  This week's theme is Monty Python & the Holy Grail (or rabbits).

I remember as a teenager I saw the Monty Python movie "The Meaning of Life".  I thought it was hilarious.  I did see The Holy Grail, but I'm somewhat embarrassed to say, I don't really remember it.  I was a bit of wild child in my mid teen years (well really, right up to my 40's) and may have been extremely inebriated when I saw it.  For some reason, I really never did get into the Monty Python show though.  Everyone else thought it was the funniest thing on tv.  So given my lack of knowledge about all things Monty Python, I decided to go with the rabbit theme.  More specifically, cute little bunnies. :)  Although, doing the kind of steampunk, head chopped off and full of a bunch of weird stuff, theme on a card would probably be fun.   Maybe next time I'll jump out of my comfort zone and do something wild and crazy.  For now, I have a card using some cute little bunnies by from House Mouse. They are so cute.  Here's the card:

I left it kind of generic so it could be used for a couple of different occasions.  I think it could be used for a baby shower, just to send a hug, easter...  Its really an all purpose card. 

Well, I hope you get over to the Drunken Stampers and check out the current challenge.  There's always a lot of fun happening over there and you'll see some wonderful creations. I hope you check it out this weekend.

Don't forget to pop over to my store blog to check out the blog train freebies I have up for grabs now until the end of the month. I'm pretty happy with how the kits & the doodle packs turned out, so I'm sure you'll find something you'll like and will be able to use.

So, thats it for me today.  Pop back in next week and I'll have another project to show you.

Take care...


Saturday, June 08, 2013

I'm feeling BLUE!

Hey everyone!  I'm not depressed - really.  I'm feeling blue because its another Drunken Stampers Challenge - My Best Friend's Wedding or the colour blue. :)  That's why I'm feeling blue!

I want to show you the card I made this week for the challenge.  Since Father's day is just around the corner, I thought I would also use this challenge to try give you all a little inspiration.  Sadly, my dad passed away almost 12 years ago.  I miss him every day.  He was a wonderful person and his gentleness and generosity is something that I looked up to.

This challenge was really a challenge for me.  Blue is my favourite colour, but I have a hard time working with what I call masculine colours.  I left the card a little more plain, but I still had to put some bling in it with the glittered stars.  You may notice the two tone "twine" on there.  I used some #10 crochet cotton and coloured it with a blue & beige copic to match the colour scheme of the card.  That technique is a great way to get custom colours and custom matching to your projects.  I just happened to grab a couple copics, but you could use any type of marker you have handy.  I have done it with Marvy markers and Crayola as well and both worked great too.  So without much further a do, here's the card:

I hope you will stop by next week to see what I have in store for the next challenge.  Make sure you head over to the Drunken Stampers blog and put in your entry for the challenge.  I see from all the players of the last challenge that a lot of very talented people hang out there.  At least all the cool one's do. :)

See you next week...


Saturday, June 01, 2013

Guest Designer - Drunken Stampers

Well!  I can finally let Cat out of the bag (yes, I intentionally left the word "the" out of the phrase).  I'm going to be a guest designer on the Drunken Stampers challenge blog for the month of June.  I'm really excited about it.  I've never been a "guest designer" before, so I'm going to try and wow you all with some great stamped projects.

The first challenge for June is Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Bling!   You can make something representative of the movie or the theme (and who doesn't love bling?)  I opted for da bling of course.  I made a sweet little thank you card for someone special.  I hope you like it.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to get a better picture of it. The picture really doesn't show off how sparkly it is. I added stickles to random dots on the patterned paper and then I made swirls and dots on the pink cardstock too.  The chipboard letter was already a glittered chipboard piece, but I wanted even MORE bling, so I loaded it up with rhinestones.  Even the ribbon has a little metallic thread running along the edges (that my photo didn't pick up).  With all that excitement going on on the card, I wanted the word "Thank" to stand out, so I use a plain font alpha stamp for the word.

I really hope you join in the Drunken Stampers challenges along with me this month.  Its going to be a fun time.  And, just a little teaser to leave off with you.  I've been on this blog for about 8 years I think and I don't often post pictures of myself.  Usually because I'm the one behind the camera.  I get a lot of people asking me what I look like. Well, they'll be posting a snapshot of me over on Drunken Stampers. So if you want to see the face behind that green cat all over the internet, you'll be able to see the real me.

So that's all for today. Stop back again next week for another fun challenge card.  Also, you can stop by my store blog to pick up some fun free digi scrapping kits for a couple of blog trains I'm participating in.

Talk to you later...

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