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October 24, 2012

Use It Tuesday

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I have been following the blog of my friend Marjolaine Walker from Twelve Stones Scrapbooking for the last couple of months. Every Tuesday, she posts a challenge she has completed for Use It Tuesday. Yesterday, I finally followed the links and found a great site. Use It Tuesday encourages us all to complete a challenge every Tuesday, by using up products that we have been hoarding.

Challenge #42 was to use hoarded items, and in particular the colour “orange”.

This is what I came up with #42 Use it Tuesday

I had a pile of strips left over from a previous project. I started by weaving these on the page. Then I added some bigger pieces. I had two left over titles that I had printed on sticky acetate. I used one of these for my titles. Then I added some photos taken earlier in the day of my 2 year old grand-daughter playing in the leaves. A couple of punched out leaves for a corner embellishment and it was complete. Everything I used was from the pile on my work table.

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October 22, 2012

Join Me On A Journey – Step Eight

I finished my notes about my paternal grandfather. That completes all my grandparents. I have written a page about each of them, listing the things that I remember about each of them.

This week I will go back to the beginning and fill in the vital statistics for each one. I will search my family records for places and dates for births, marriages, deaths. I will also include baptism and church confirmations where I can find them.

At the same time I have been continuing to play with colours and create some art pages in my journal. In this one, I did a washed background of gelatos. I put a foggy sun in the sky and included a stock of wheat to remind me of Manitoba. I stamped on a house to represent the house my grandfather built and the reminder that a house should be built on a firm foundation. My grandfather built the house around 1920 and it still stands today.

MAnitoba 1

The image isn’t very clear but the overall effect was kind of foggy, like an early morning haze.

I would love to hear the stories you are remembering about your grandparents. Be free to include them in a comment.

October 8, 2012

Life is Wonderful and Busy

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Well for those of you who have been following this journey, I say I am sorry. I have missed a couple of weeks. It has been a busy time for us. My daughter and I took a week for ourselves. The men looked after the children and we attended a couple of crafting conferences. With a 9 year old boy, a 2 year old girl, a 1 year old boy and a baby on the way, there will not be many times in the next few years that we can get away together. Gramps went and helped keep house so that dad could go to work. It all went very well. Meanwhile Lisa and I attended Crop and Create put on by Scrapbooks and Cards Magazine, here in Ottawa. Then we went to Toronto for a few days to attend the Craft and Hobby Association Creative Conference. Marjolaine Walker from Twelve Stones joined us and we had a great time.
The next day I was up to Petawawa to celebrate our youngest grandson’s first birthday. Then on Sunday we were off to Bath Ontario where we received out ministry licenses from the Independent Assemblies of God. We worked for many years and were very pleased to finally reach this goal.

licencing 2012


As you can see I have been very busy but even with that I have still found time to craft. I have been knitting twisty scarves to sell at our senior’s center. I was not sure how I would like knitting these but I am enjoying it immensely. There are so many different yarns and colours to choose from and they are really very easy to make.

twisty scarves


I also completed a quilt for my grandson’s birthday. It has dinosaur print cotton on the top, stripped ruffle on the edge and the back picks up the green in the pattern in flannel.

working on micheal’s quilt


My daughter and I are making everything for his room out of the dinosaur decorated cloth. The room is going to look so cute when we are finished.
dinosaur print

Join me again on Friday when I will have the eighth installment of my “Join Me on a Journey”.

Please comment and let me know what projects you have been working on.

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