Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Let's help Pat with her challenge!!!

There on their way to you PAT!!!!

Pat from the Rubbermaid has a challenge to bring 1,000 Valentine cards to sick children at her hospital and needs our help to make this a reality.I'm sure with all our generousity we can make this happen. So make some cards and head on over to her blog to see what it's all about! It's such a great cause!!!

http://rubbermaid.blogspot.com/ so here is her link,so please go check it out and open your heart to make some kids happy on "V DAY"

I had a few already made up and made 5 more today and will be mailing them tomorrow!

Hugs & Kisses to all of you my friends,Diane

Monday, December 29, 2008

Finally a non Christmas Card!!!

Well it sure feels good making a non Christmas card. As much as I love making them,it was too many for one month,I'll have to get ahead next year so I don't run into that problem again.

I don't know about you my friends,but I ate toooo much over the holidays!! I had promised myself that I wouldn't,but I didn't listen to my old self! So now I must pay the price,I'll have to work it off,it's ok,as long as I catch myself right away.

So any big plans to ring in the New Year??? I can't believe it,another year gone by! We are going to my oldest brother's place for dinner and then we're just going to ring in 2009 with our family. It should be fun,I'm always the first one to leave,it gets very tiring for me,but I can't pass it,I love being with my sister and 3 brothers.

Anyways,the card is an image I had rec'd,I think she is called Ebony,sorry if I'm wrong. I used a Fiskars Punch (Love my punches) and added some primas that my DH bought me today,(aren't they pretty) and used some pearl for her necklace and a bead in her hair and added some MS pearls at the top of the Inkadinkado sentiment.

Enjoy,and hugs to all of you!!! Diane

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Sis!!!

Well,I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was very nice,quiet,but nice. We went for dinner at my nieces on the 25th,which I gained like 3 pounds,so obviously the food was more than delicious! But that's ok,it was well worth it and will come off fast I hope!
Today is my Sister's Birthday!!!! I won't say how old she is cause she doesn't like to get older,lol.
This pic of her and I was taken at our Christmas dinner. I'm on the left.Nicole is my one and only sister and I love her to death! She is the kindest most loving sis anyone could ask for!!!!
So Happy Birthday sis!!! Hope your day is as wonderful as you are!!!!
This is the card I made for her,and I'll be bringing her her gift today!!!
Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend my friends!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008



Sunday, December 21, 2008

Still don't have enough Christmas cards,how 'bout u?

Well it's almost here,Christmas that is, and I'm still making cards. I'm sure i'm not the only one,lol.
My DH and I went for a walk in the mall on saturday,we've been done for a little while,but we still like to be in the hussle and bussle of the season. I miss working for that,as much as I was tired and exhausted when I got home,I loved the fast pace,the happy and not so happy customers.
It brought back alot of memories.
I'm making a couple more baking recipes on monday and next thing we know,it'll be all over with.

Well on with my Tilda card. The dp is from last year SU xmas paper,and used my MS punch and added a little angel brad at the top.
Hope you are all ready for the big day,cause weather or not,it'll be here before we know it!

Have a great week,Hugs,Diane

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Raks to share from Joanne

I rec'd some happy mail yesterday which made me sad and happy.
I rec'd a beautiful Hanna Christmas from our Angel Joanne who passed away last week!
She was so talented,so kind and thoughtful!
The Hanna in her exercise outfit,(don't know what she is called) is another creations by Joanne for encouraging me with my weight loss.
Joanne,I know you are now looking over us.Youcame into my life for a reason,but don't know why God came and take you.He must have plans for you I'm sure. I will treasure your cards and keep you in my heart. I will also keep your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time and season.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Tilda

Here's Tilda ringing her Christmas bell. I think all Tilda images are so darn cute even though she doesn't have a mouth!

I colored her with my SU markers and put her on a pink bg then put it on a snowflake dp. Used a MS punch on the side and popped dot the bigger bell as the sentiment which I added the Peace word on. And added a SU ribbon.

Kinda cute for a non Christmas color card!

Yesterday we went to our Godson's Christmas concert at school,he's 6 yrs old. He lives 45 mins away from here. When we peaked in his class to let him know we we're there,he was so happy,the smile on his face said it all!!!

They sang a french song that was so cute,and of course he was the best singer of the class!!! After the concert which finished at 2,his mom let us take him out of class and we took him to Tim Horton's for a Hot Chocolate,just us 3,he's such a great kid.He is the one in one of my previous posts with a cast on his arm. His cast is now off,he's ready to brake something else,lol.He is such a daredevil,aren't all boys though.

Well there's only a week to Christmas,I can't believe it! So I should get a bit of baking done.So I'm off to attempt,lol!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rak and weight loss update!

Last night was weigh in night!!!! I LOST 2 POUNDS!!!! Which means I'm missing .4 of a pound to my weight goal. It was so funny,the weight recorder was saying,is there anything you can take off,go for a pee,lol! It's all good,I'll be extra good again this week,to take that .4 off. The group are all rooting for me because I would be the only member to attain my goal for 2008,but I must reach it before the end of the month. So I'm hoping and praying that I can eat sensibly and do my exercises as I did this week.

I'm also motivated because we are going to JAMAICA for 2 weeks on January 9th. So I need to lose a couple of more pounds below my goal even because I always gain when we go away. That's what holidays are for right? But I will dedicated to do the aqua exercises and take lots of walks on the beach to try to gain less this time. We'll see how that works out.

Now on the lovely card above.
Isn't he just a darling little monkey! Thanks to Rose Ann!!!! Your card is sooooo cute!!! I love this little guy! Love everything about it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beautiful Christmas Raks!

This cute little treat package is from Rita from Rita's Little Corner. The holiday lineup image is too cute and look at the package she created.

It is called "Snowman Soup",it contains,hot choc,mini marshmallows,a hershey kiss and a candy cane. And the other little treat is Christmas M&M's!!!! Yummy!!! This is too cute to open up,I think I'll just keep it,hopefully my DH won't get into it,lol!

Thanks a big bunch Rita,You're such a sweetie!

My friend Kristine from Ink Something sent me a beautiful Christmas card! Her coloring is gorgeous and I admire her work! Thank You so much Kristine, I love it!

Thanks so much ladies,you've made my day so much better!

Yesterday wasn't a good day for me,this sure cheered me up

Monday, December 15, 2008

Such a sad day

As I couldn't sleep this morning,I got up to check my emails,in shock learned that a fellow blogger JOANNE http://stamps4sanity.blogspot.com/ has passed away! As I am typing this in tears,I just can't believe it,I am so much in pain. Even though I never met Joanne,I visited her blog almost everyday as she did mine. She had health problems but I didn't know to what extent.
Joanne was so kind so thoughtful,she sent me an encouragement card for my weight loss a few weeks ago which I keep on top of my fridge.So Joanne you will keep encouraging me,cause it ain't leaving that spot. You will be forever in my heart,thoughts and prayers. And for your family and close friends,I hurt for you tremendously!
I will miss you forever JOANNE!
Hugs always,Diane

Friday, December 12, 2008


If you want a chance at winning MEGA CANDY!!! Visit Suzy at http://blog.papermonkey.org .
OMG!!! Wait til you see what she has up for grabs!!!! I heard about this through Lorie,she really didn't want to tell us cause she wants to win,lol!
But you must check it out,I couldn't believe my eyes,and the work that she does is phenomenal!!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dots challenge!

Well I don't do challenges much,but I was making this card,winter theme with the swirl CB background and then I added some blue and pink rhinestone dots for the snow (who said snow had to be white,lol) and bigger blue ones for embellishments.
Yesterday's challenge at Created by Courtney's blog was to do something with dots,so I thought,why not enter for the heck of it. It's all fun right! So here is my dot version!!!

Enjoy! Hugs,Diane

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In need of prayers!

For those of you who know my niece Shannon,Tyrymom stamps alot,well her fiance lost one of his cousin yesterday. He died of a massive heart attack at the age of 37. I'm sure she needs our love right now. It is so hard when something like this comes unexpectedly! Especially at such a young age.

So Shannon,I will keep you and Mark in my prayers. I will also pray for Anna,I will keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers as well.

Silver Snowman and weight loss update!

Here's a Silver Snowman. One of my peeps at Tops loves snowmen and loves hand made cards.
So I thought I'd make her a Christmas card,she will appreciate it I'm sure.
I used the Inkadinkado stamp and the sentiment is from Flourishes set. I heat embossed with silver powder and added a couple of layers and some snowflakes brads.

I went to my Tops weigh in last night......... ONE MORE POUND DOWN!!!!!!! I am so happy with it,for some people 1 pound is nothing but for me trying to lose these last pounds is soooo hard.
So one pound at a time is better than nothing,so I'll take it!!!! So have a wonderful Wednesday,stay warm,they're calling for -25 celsius,so I'm staying home hoping to make a beautiful xmas card for my DH. If I get it done I'll post it tomorrow!!!!
Hugs To All Of You!!!, Diane

Monday, December 8, 2008

A shopping she will go!!!

I'm bad,but I forget what this Bella is called and I fon't feel like checking on the site. But I'm sure my Hubby's God daughter will love it,don't you agree?
I even used the punched snowflakes and added them on the white CB background.
She's 15 and loves to shop,and she lives 1,000 miles away. So we rarely see her,so we send her some money for her to go shop,it's totally her!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend,monday is already over with. I just can't get over on how time is flying by,I keep saying it over and over and it seems like week after week it keeps going faster and faster. Is it just me???? Anyhow,hope you have a wonderful weekend, I mean week!!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

A rak and Tilda

This beauty is from Rita ,she sent me TY card for some images I had sent her,that was so nice of you Rita,I'm glad you liked them. I'm going to make some one image cards similar to this,they are so pretty!

Here's Tilda,an image I rec'd from Wish Rak. I love her in pink,and will put a sentiment when need be.This will be one of those cards to have on hand.Pretty simple and quick,just what i need right now.
Today was a short day for me,with having had a bad night sleep again,I got up at almost noon. I hate that cause then your day is all messed up,urghhhhhh! Then we went to visit my brother and sis-in-law.Then we came home and dear hubby made dinner while I took our tiny little tree out and some decorations.
I'm just not in the mood,but Al really wanted some kind of signs that Christmas is just around the corner,gee,it's coming fast!!! So a few on my favorite men came out (SNOWMEN) and our little optical tree and decorated here and there. He's happy with that,so it's all good!!
Hope all had a wonderful weekend and may you have a busy stampin' week ahead!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

My great nephews!!

Here are my nieces 2 boys,aren't they cute!!

Gavin is the one showing off his cast,he's our Godson. He broke his arm jumping off his deck,little dare devil!!

And then there's Dawson,he just finished eating some marshmallow candies we brought them. I just had to take a picture of his dirty little face,lol!

So we took them out for lunch and my hubby had brought his gas powered remote control buggy to show Gavin. He just loved it,could'nt control it though with his arm in the cast. He was just amazed at how fast it was going,boys will be boys!!

It was a nice day,we don't get to see them too often,so we really enjoyed our day! Chantal (their mom) didn't want me to take a picture of her,little bugger. So now we probably won't see them til xmas. Which isn't that far away.

Have a super weekend,until next post folks! Hugs,Diane

Beautiful Reindeer!

He's from FLOURISHES,I love their stamps!
I've been wanting to make this card for awhile now,just haven't been stamping.
A lady asked me if I would make her 6 Christmas cards to give to special people in her life. I was surprised,if she would only see all the talent that you girls have...anyways,so I made a couple and had some already made that I could spare a few.
So I hope she likes them.

I can't believe it's friday again!!!! I don't know how I did everything when I was working.
I no longer work,and still don't have time to do what I want to do.
Oh well,tis life!!!! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We're off to visit my niece and her 2 sons for a few hours today.That should be fun!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A new blogger!!! And some candy from Maria!!!

We have a NEW BLOGGER girls!!! She is one of Courtney's friends,so let's all welcome her in blog land,head on over to her blog...She's got candy for someone to win!!! Her name is Kim and here is the link http://stampinwithkim.blogspot.com/
So go and say Hi to Kim at Stampin' with Kim!!!

Now you all know MARIA http://www.stampininspirations.blogspot.com from Stampin' Inspirations By Maria, she's celebrating her 2 yr blogaversary!!! Yay Maria!!!! So you have to check what she's doing...I'm not even going to give you a hint,you MUST go and see!!!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

1 More....

Well friends,not much to post today.
But I did go to my TOPS meeting last night and...
I LOST ONE MORE POUND!!!!! I'm so proud of myself!

Pretty boring pic huh??? I'm off to the post office today to mail out some of my Christmas cards!
Don't want to send them all in one shot,It'll put a dent in my wallet,lol!

And I did my workout this am (which I love) and now I'm off for coffee with my DH and this afternoon I have a coffee date with one of my girlfriends.
So have a wonderful day,and I hope to catch up with all your fabulous blogs asap.