Monday, March 31, 2014

39 days to Birthday

Hi friends,

I keep the countdown running! It's 39 days to Annie's birthday :-) Happy 3rd, sweetie! Hope you loved clowns then, with all their funny things and wears :-) 

I was so tickled with the Button theme over at Simon Says Stamp blog, that I'm entering my second card with buttons to their weekly challenge :-) I love buttons, have a ton of them in various shapes, sizes and forms, but find it hard to use them. Lack of creativity, maybe?.. :-) I've used My Favourite Things' button border die here, it's a perfect tool to use all your tiny scrap pieces to have a kazillion of various designs :-) Key point - all those designs will still be all about buttons! Love it! 

I'm looking at my most recent cards and come to the conclusion that I have to set up my little photo studio, with proper background and proper lighting...That will be my task for next week, we'll see if the quality of my images improves :-)) Thank you for dropping by, and have a great start of the week!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

40 days to go

Hi Friends,

Today is a new day! It's sunny in Toronto, and we can actually see the blue sky :-) Yay!!!

My countdown continues, with 40 days to go to Annie's Birthday :-) Happy 2nd birthday, my dear! And today's card has a button - a perfect reason to enter my card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes with Buttons this week! I'm actually killing two birds with one stone :-) Neat :-) Thank you for dropping by and have a wonderful Sunday!!!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

41 days to go

Hi friends,

The countdown continues :-) Annie, there's 41 day to go to your birthday :) The card today is for your first birthday :-) I think you were really cute at that age :-) Cheeky and sweet :-)


Friday, March 28, 2014

Birthday Countdown

Hi friends,

It's been a loooong time since I last posted, guilty as charged! Life, life... Anyway, I am excited to be back to the crafting world again and want to renew my vows to this fantastic therapeutic outlet, cardmaking, with a daring project.

I have a very special friend, who I met a long time ago, and who became very close to me in the past year. She's miles away, so our communication is limited to what our wonderful world of modern technology offers in terms of connecting people... But when you have this connection, and you have a kind and supportive, and encouraging, and inspiring individual on the other end of the wire, it really doesn't matter where physically you're at, right? Annie K, thank you so much for being part of my life and for helping me stay afloat! You're amazing, and I'm sure your kids inherited your huge heart, kind and curious mind and sparkling optimism! The world needs people like you (well, at least I surely do :-))

So, my daring project is to have a special countdown for Annie, who is turning 42 on May 9 :-) Today is exactly 42 days until May 9, and I will post a card here every day to count down to Annie's birthday. I might not follow through, as getting back in gear is a task challenging enough on its own, but I will try my best to keep the countdown and the card marathon up. I'm crossing my fingers that Annie wouldn't think this is crazy, but I do want to give her this special birthday celebration no matter what :-)

With that, my first card is a Welcome Baby card, as the idea is to get to card #42 on day 0 :-) Or will it be card # 43 on day 0?... Oh, well, I'm hopeless with calendars... Here goes my first card, 42 days to go to May 9 :-)