As the lazy days of summer come to an end

As the lazy days of summer come to an end, I’m feeling a little blue. We are in between activities. Summer activities are finished and the fall ones have yet to begin. The grand-kids are back in school and our eldest grand-daughter is gone to college. We will see her only on long weekends and Christmas break.

I to am getting ready for the long winter. I am planning my online classes and clubs.

How great would it be to get the hostess dollars once every 6 months? All you have to do is place an order with me for 35$ (before taxes and shipping) and once every 6 months you will be hostess and will be able to choose anything in the current catalogs totaling 35$. Easy peasy! Contact me.

My first class was last week and it was great!

We made this gorgeous 3D faux book. The ladies had all kinds of ideas. This is my third. As you know I made one for our grand-daughter’s graduation. In case you did not see it click here. It even had a pocket for a little money gift. I made another so I could show the ladies and of course write up my tutorial. You can see that it here .

And…. here is the one I made for a Christmas gift.


Please leave me a comment on what you think of these faux book cards and please be nice.


Faux booik

Faux book closed




brrrrrr automne is upon us!

Wow! There was frost on the car windows this week in the Lauentide Park in northern Québec. Sometimes I wonder what I am still doing here. Winters were so much less bitter cold in Ontario. Then I begin thinking all I have accomplished since being here. The winters are bitter cold but I do have a lot to be thankful for. Count my blessings, my dear Gran would say.
What better time to remember this saying we all remember from dear Gran. Thanksgiving is around the corner. Time we start thinking of what we have to be thankful for. Sometimes it seems that we don’t have much, but if we really stop and think about it, we will always find something. We just have to dig deep sometimes.

And…. speaking of Thanksgiving, wouldn’t you just love a table like this one? It’s easy when you purchase Stampin’ Up’s simply created Kit. 

Table setting


Here’s a close up. 

Close up of table setting

Set the mood for 10 dinner guests; napkin holders,(cardstock holders, Designer series paper belly bands, name banners, journalling cards); table tents (Designer Series Paper bases, die-cut chalkboard labels, White Stampin Chalk Marker); centerpiece wraps (birch paper ribbon, Chocolate Chip paper ribbon); accents (Linen Thread and die-cut printed leaves).

To order your Thankful Tablescap Simply Created Kit click here. Don’t forget to enter this months Hostess code  DZH4CEUH

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