I will share my scrapbooking, mixed media art, sewing projects, jewelry pieces and a bit about me & my life. Enjoy!

November 27, 2010

Holiday Cards

Well I'm back from a wonderful little holiday with my family & friends in Northern Ontario. I had a blast. It certainly rejuvenated me and I decided to create some holiday cards today.  I viewed the demo videos on Tim Holtz blog this morning and decided to do some of his distressing and embossing techniques. Hope you enjoy!

I will be making more and they will be for sale at our local florist shop :)

November 11, 2010

Peace..not War

I am always sad on this day... I cry so much.  I hurt for the soldiers who sacrificed their lives, who lost their lives, and who are living today re-living the hell.  And I hurt for their families.  I cry for the little kids who don't get to see their mommy & daddy cause they went to heaven.  I cry for the spouse who never gets to grow old with their loved one... and I cry for everyone who is so touched by all of this.

I am also so thankful to have been given the priveledge to work with many peacekeepers who have gone on international missions to make other countries a better place to live.  I am grateful to family and friends who continue to work with veterans & their families, and to our soldiers & families, and to those who work in policing as well.  I SALUTE YOU!

R.I.P. To Uncle Frank Ames (Korean War), Uncle Harry MacCoy (Korean War), to C/Supt Doug Coates who died during the Haiti earthquake while commanding an UN Mission - you were an awesome boss!  R.I.P. to Martin Goudreault from my hometown who died this year. ...just to name a few.

Today, I realized that I grew, as when I cried, I also felt an overwhelming sense of relief & joy.   I am so grateful to life and to live in such a beautiful country. OH CANADA!

Uncle Harry MacCoy

C/Supt Doug Coates funeral

C/Supt Doug Coates - R.I.P.
Sometimes we are at war with our own selves. Making peace with that part of ourselves is a huge step towards peace.  It is worth it to travel to whatever lengths you need to go to feel peace. Sometimes its in front of you, sometimes you have to make really tough choices or go to great lengths to feel at peace.  Whatever it takes, it is worth it.  Always go where their ispeace, especially the peace within your heart.  May there be peace within you.

November 7, 2010

Just before you settle in Winter...

Fall is my favourite time of year.  I love the colours, the weather and the events (Thanksgiving & Hallowe'en).  So I will share with you a couple scrapbooking pages I have done.

We were very fortunate to have my parents over for Thanksgiving weekend this year.  We had a lovely weekend.  We went apple picking and visited the local cranberry farm.

And we received more relatives for Thanksgiving dinner. I am very grateful for these memories.

Is this it ? Well, is it ??? Time will tell...

If I only knew....
...how long it would take me
to create you....
...I would of hired someone
to design you...
....you damn blog!  LOL