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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Show and Tell

I would like to share with you my favourite card to make at the moment. I discovered a tutorial on SCS when I was looking for a design for my friend's wedding invitations. We settled on the double pocket diagonal card and it's now my favourite card to make! Part of it is because it highlights designer paper really well. I've also been trying to branch out from my traditional black and white motif. I was in a forum in Etsy, and a fellow Etsian commented she loved my cards, but offered some colour combos for me to try, and I took her advice and I'm very happy with the combos.

Here's my first card, using some Chatterbox DP I picked up at Michaels. I used MFT Boho Blossoms and used my glue pad (how I love the glue pad) and sprinkled some glitter (how I love glitter). I used Stampin UP! Birthday Whimsy for the sentiment. I got this set for my birthday after drooling over it for nearly a year, and I need to learn to use it more. I like the balance of the more detailed outside, and the simple tags on the inside. I added a brown ribbon tied in a knot to keep it simple.

I felt like making another pocket card, so I went to my big pad of Me and My Big Ideas DP...to a piece of paper I've been eyeing since I bought the paper in December. I knew it was perfect for the pocket card, and although it has black and white, it has a splash of green, so it still counts! Since the pockets aren't as wide as the whole card, this is a great way to use up some scraps. I think the inside tag could also double as a bookmark. I added some little bling I had in my stash. I used my GinaK Designs set for both sentiments, and inked it up in SU Certainly Celery.


I'll be busy today making some more Twilight bookmarks for my Etsy store, and these cards will be added there as well.

I also wanted to tell you about a new band I saw last night on David Letterman. The Gaslight Anthem is my new favourite band. I got their CD this morning and I've been listening to it all day. Every song is incredible. Here's their myspace page and you can listen to their latest CD "The '59 Sound". I was looking at their tour dates and they'll be here in London in March, playing at a small bar. I must get tickets to their show.

Do you have anything for show and tell?

Ciao for now,
S.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Foto Friday #3- New York City

TGIF everyone!

This week for Foto Friday I thought I would share with you my pictures from New York City. My mom and I went to NYC to celebrate my 25th birthday, July 2007. It started as a trip to see Michael Buble perform at Radio City Music hall (I was thisclose to getting her to agree to see him in Rome, but she had second thoughts and said "New York or Chicago, you pick". So I picked New York (although Chicago is still on my list of places to visit). Honestly, before this trip, I never had any desire to go to NYC. But I fell in love, and I fell hard. I loved every second of it. Immersed in the culture, the architecture, the theatre, the food (mmmm, Carnegie Deli) (although we didn't get to see a Broadway show) and everything else the Big Apple has to offer. We were there for four days- much too short, but still a worthwhile trip. We unfortunately never got to see Harlem, so we're planning a second trip to see what we missed the first time around.




We had my birthday dinner at Tavern on the Green, and it was magical! It was raining most of the day, so we didn't get to sit outside, but when we were done eating, I snuck out to the lantern terrace to snap a few pics.













Central Park was amazing, although there was a brief moment of panic when a park loiterer got down on one knee and tried to kiss my hand at the John Lennon memorial. It's funny now, but it was definitely AWKWARD! (You can see my legs and him getting down on one knee in the picture- YIKES!) I never felt like I was in danger, but it wasn't the most pleasant of moments.


Our first night there we decided to go to Rockefeller Centre- Top of the Rock. My guide book said it was the best view of the city, and even though it was foggy, it is something I will never forget. (*note to the man of my dreams- propose marriage here!) Rockefeller Centre itself is pretty spectacular, and my mom, sister (who hasn't yet been to NYC) are trying to convince my father to spend Christmas in New York this year...although he's saying we should go back to Italy, so really, it's a win/win!

We took a bus tour through NYC, and it was the best thing- hop-on, hop-off. We've done that in many cities in our travels, and it really is the best way. I snapped this picture of cabs waiting at a red light, while we went through the intersection. I've played with the colouring a bit, and this pic is one of my favourites.









We saw Ground Zero- I'm not sure what I expected, it was really just a construction site because it was 6 years later, but I can't even fathom the what it must of been like to be down here. We asked our tour guide where she was on that fateful day- she replied simply "Cheesecake saved my life that day". We asked her to elaborate: She lives in New Jersey, and works for the tour company in Manhattan. Her mother's birthday is September 11th. She was later getting to work than usual because she stopped at a bakery that morning in New Jersey to pick up a Cheesecake for her mother.


We took a tour of the harbour, and I snapped this picture of the Brooklyn Bridge- which is another of my favourites. Before we left, I had an idea of what pictures I wanted to take, so that I could blow them up, frame them and decorate an entire wall of my apartment. I did it, and the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the pics that is up on my wall. We saw the infamous Statue of Liberty- our tour was just of the harbour, but since 9/11 there is no more visitor access to the Statue (you can't climb up it anymore) so seeing it from the water allowed a perfect vantage point.







I'm going to stop the post here, because it's getting quite lengthy and I still have many NYC photos to share with you next week. So this Foto Friday is to be continued.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Ciao for now,
S.

(ps- I'm sorry for the text and pics in the weird layout, I've got to get better at it!)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Etsy purchases have arrived!

Well, technically one came last week, but it's part of some Valentine's gifts, so I can't share those until later.

I ordered some lip balms from Carmel Soaps..and they are good enough to eat!! I highly recommend Cherry Berry, it smells like Cherry Hubbabubba! yum!! Carmel soaps is closing her store, but I think today is the last day to order and she's offering 30% off, it's a great deal!

And I got my earrings today!! I bought these from Happy Cloud Moments to go with a dress I'm going to wear to my friend's wedding, they go perfectly!


What did you buy this week?

Ciao for now,
S.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #16-MUSIC!!

Ok, first off, I must apologize for not getting this up yesterday. It was not a good day for me- Physio was quite intense and I spent most of the evening on the couch in pain with my leg up and iced. I was quite disappointed I didn' t have the energy to do this challenge yesterday because I was so excited when I saw that it was all about MUSIC (great choice Dani!)!! As I mentioned last week, music is one of my passions.

The first part of the challenge is the comment portion: What song/music do you think of when you think about Twilight? Is there a song that just screams ‘Twilight!’ to you? Why?

I have to admit that the comment part stumped me a bit. I
love the Twilight soundtrack, and I listen to Stephanie Meyer's playlist for each book a lot! But that all seemed too obvious for me- they clearly had an integral part in creating the story, but I was looking for something else. Since my surgery I've had trouble sleeping; lately I've been falling asleep to music, it just seems to pass the time a bit faster waiting for sleep to come. Last night I was listening to my 'sleep' playlist trying to figure out if anything screamed "Twilight" to me. I found a few that could relate, really any song about love could work. But then it hit me, 4 songs in was Beyonce's version of Ave Maria. I've loaded a playlist with this song because I think you need to hear it. It's a beatiful version and what gets me is the lyrics

"...I know the cost of losing Him...
I found my heaven on
earth/
You are my last, my first/
And then I hear this voice inside...

I've been alone/
when I'm surrounded by friends/
How could the silence be so loud?/
But I still go home/
Knowing that' I've got you/
there's only us when the lights go down

You are my heaven on earth/
You are my hunger, my thirst/
I always hear this voice inside...


This to me screams! Bella in New Moon.

I must've drifted off to sleep, but then I woke up to INXS "Never Tear Us Apart". I'm not sure why I woke up but I thought
"This is it. It's Edward's song to Bella".

"I was standing/
You were there/
Two worlds collided/
And they can never tear us apart"

It's in the playlist as well, I'm sure you know it, but it's such a great song.

Now for the Artistic Component:

I mentioned last week I LOVE concerts and live music. I have a special binder with pages that hold concert tickets. Most of my tickets are in there, except for the few that are framed on my wall, or *sigh* my Rolling Stones ticket which I lost :(

I got a Starbucks tumbler for Christmas 2 years ago from my cousin, and it has an insert that lets you put your pictures in it. I still hadn't done anything with it, so I thought this was perfect.

I scanned a bunch of my concert tickets and printed them out in colour (I couldn't possibly cut them or risk them getting ruined, so I needed a photocopy). And now, here is my new Concert Cup :)
Make sure you check out everyone else's submission and play along!

Ciao for now,
S.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Mojo Monday and Taylored Expressions sketches...3 down, 6 to go!

Sorry for the late post, but I've been a busy little bee! (and my friend D came over to chat and catch up).
Yesterday I had trouble putting together cards I liked, so I sat down today after work to give it another shot. Tonya put it best the other day, stating she lost her mojo, but found it and made an awesome cardvelope. So I'm stealing her term and saying I think I found my mojo tonight.

I made some more Valentines day cards for the local hair salon where I sell my cards and thought Taylor's Challenge #52- a set of 9 sketches will be a good way to start. So here are the first 3 out of 9 sketches (no, I didn't do all 9 tonight, and might not complete all 9, but I'll give it a shot)

Here's Ana's sketch and my version: I'm still not too sure about this one, but I decided to move on to another sketch.



















Here's Vicki's sketch:
And my version: I struggled with this one. It's sometimes hard for me to match patterned papers, so I scrapped it all and used ribbon instead :)














Next up is Jackie's sketch
And my version:

This one, I had to adapt a little, because I didn't want it to be too crowded so I left out the bottom layer of a different piece as pictured in the sketch. I am loving the MFT stamp set though, I can't wait to use the rest of them. The only thing that bothered me about this card was the Bazzil Feather Boa (pink) cardstock. It's got an awesome shimmer to it, but when I folded it to make the base of the card, the shimmer coating seemed to break away from the card stock. I hated the way it looked, so unfinished at the top, so I folded it the other way- which means the shimmery part is now the inside of the card. Oh well, live and learn.







I also made some Classroom valentines, 24 of them to be exact (4 of each of the designs pictured below)!














And my final Valentine is a special one, it's time consuming, but the final product is awesome! This one I'm sending to my parent's neighbor for her to use this Valentine's day, which is her favourite holiday. Here's the outside, and then you open the window for a surprise! I used a heart from my Hero Arts set, and then used my glue pen and my MS glitter (love that glue pen!)



















I see so many possibilities for this card, I have to sketch them on paper so I don't forget, but you'll be seeing some different versions of this one, I promise you!

Ciao for now,
S.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Just one of those days..

Happy Sunday everyone!

The Killer's concert was fantastic on Friday night- they did play all the songs I wanted to hear. Although, I do think we were spoiled last time; we expected them to play for 2+ hours again, and even though they played the entire new album, and their past hits, the house lights came on at 10:15pm! We all agreed we've seen bands play short sets, but the fact that the concert ended before 11pm and there was still beer left in the cups...it was a little strange.

So I came back yesterday and I had every intention of just relaxing, before I went to a friend's house for dinner. I decided to check my email and low and behold- 4 more Etsy orders! It's been an incredible week, that's for sure. I packaged what I could, and set aside the rest to do today, so it can all go out in the mail tomorrow.

I woke up today to the sun shining and thought- perfect, a whole day of card making. I put together a custom order for one of my customers (I will show pictures later, I'd like her to see it first) and I'm very happy with how the cards came out. I packaged that up and then sat down to make some Valentine's day cards for the local hair salon where I sell my cards. Except, nothing I put together felt right. I think I might be Valentine'd out! So, I think I'm going to take the rest of the evening off, enjoy a good dinner and some Sunday night tv, and get cracking tomorrow ~ especially since Taylor's Cupcake Challenge this week has 9 sketches! You saw right, 9!! She's celebrating a whole year of Cupcake Fridays, so everyone on her design team gets to contribute a sketch. She's got some great prizes, so you should check it out here. We have until Thursday, Jan 29th to upload and be entered.

Ciao for now,
S.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Foto Friday #2

What a week this has been! I increased my hours at work and started booking appointments for when I'm back to full hours next week. It'll be interesting to see how it works out- my leg has been quite sore since physio has gotten more aggressive this week. I also think I'll be using the timed postings much more often as my job usually takes me on the road 3-4 days per week. It's also been a great week for me on Etsy. I'm still doing my happy dance from my 11 sales in 4 days! I just don't even know what else to say about that- I'm still smiling!

Wednesday I posted about how I wish this blog to be about my passions. I've introduced some of them already- card making, photography and cars. My next passion I would like to share with you is music. I grew up in a house where the radio was ALWAYS on and I've been going to concerts since I was 12 yrs old- my first concert was Green Day- way back when they were grunge! My mother is a huge supporter of theatre and live music (my dad's a Millright and so he's given me more technical knowledge) and it's something she's shared with both my sister and I. I play piano and guitar, but my sister got all the voice talent, so I leave the singing to her. I love live music- whether it be at a pub, a small theatre, an outdoor concert where you sit in the grass, or a giant arena. It usually seems to average out that I see one major concert every 6 weeks or so...although this year is shaping up to be a bit different. I'm not sure how many of the bands I follow are touring in '09, so it might be a bit quieter.

Tonight is my first concert of 2009- The Killers. I first saw them in 2007- more as a fluke. I liked the Killers, but really had only heard their radio songs. A friend had an extra ticket because someone couldn't go, so I said- 'sure, I love live music" and it's true- I'll pretty much see any live music (except country- sorry, I just don't care for it). I was blown away by 1) their musical talent 2) their stage presence and 3) their 2 solid hours of music. The latter seems to be a rarity among some artists these days, so I'm always happy when they play for the whole set.

In honour of Foto Fridays, I had every intention of presenting to you the 'movie' for lack of a better word of the last Killers concert I saw. I do this for most concerts I attend, although I'm quite far behind, so I'm not sure if I'll be taking photo/videos this year- I have about 4 concerts to process from last year and they take quite a bit of time to edit (I was so behind I didn't take my camera to the Coldplay concert- I'm regretting that now).

BUT- it's too big to be uploaded. I figured this out after an hour of waiting for it to upload. So I'll share my pictures -I really wanted also show a clip but again! it's 8 MB too big. GRRR. I think this also means I won't be able to share with you the other concerts I've made, which is really a shame. I'll look for a way around that.


I have been listening to the Killers new album for the past 2 months non-stop, so I'm really looking forward to seeing them live. Last time they played every song on their album and some covers, I really hope they play "I can't stay"- next to "Human" it's my favourite song on their new album
I'll be back on Sunday- have a great weekend everyone!!

Ciao for now,
S.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Julie, this one's for you :)

Yesterday I posted about the Tuesday Twilight Challenge- Cars. I shared with you my love for cars and how I have many many photos of them, some mine, and some borrowed from various sources so I can drool over my favourites. Julie ever so encouragingly reminded me that this is my blog and I can do with it what I wish. What I wish is that this blog be a reflection of me, and my passions. Anyone who knows me knows I love cars and I love making movies of my pictures (I'll share more of those later on).

So, when I combine the two, you get this....oh! and everyone remembers the movie Ferris Bueller, right?? Enjoy!

Ciao for now,
S.

video

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #15- CARS!!

I'm SOOO excited about this weeks challenge. I love cars. Love them!!If you could see the "My Pictures" folder on my computer you would discover about 90% of the pictures are of cars. I've gone to the car show 3 years in a row. I often day dream about what cars I would buy if I won the lotto. I have 2 dream cars- one realistic that I will (one day) buy, The Lexus Sc 430 Hardtop Convertable. Isn't it great??


And the other...requires the winning the lotto factor. Big time! A Maserati GT Spyder. *drool*












So, the first part of the challenge is to identify which of the Cullen cars you would pick. Easy peasy. Edward's Astin Martin. It's the closest to my Maserati dream car.








I have had the luxury of seeing an Aston Martin close up, (and not at the car show- those sightings don't really count)














Ok, second part of the challenge is to make a project inspired by Car theme. After looking at Julie's awesome digi scrapbook page, and Eve's clever keychain, I figured I should think outside the box on this one. I remembered a picture I took in Italy, in Vicenza. It's a beautiful little town that's not far from where my mom was born in Valdagno. We rented a car so we could travel from Vicenza where we were staying, to visit our family in Valdagno. Now, driving in Italy is an adventure in itself. Driving in a 1994 Jaguar which is probably the biggest car in all of Northern Italy is another story. It was hilarious to see the looks on people's faces when we drove by. We couldn't go all the way up the mountain roads to our relatives house because the car was too big and would fall off the mountain side! I'm not kidding. The roads we could travel on, we followed my Mom's cousin Anna-Maria in her car because you have to honk the horn around each corner, to let oncoming traffic know you're coming- you can't fit 2 cars side by side around the corners. In 1994, Jaguar decided to put the horn on the end of the stick for the windshield wipers! it took nearly all 4 days we had the car to discover that little tidbit.

So to my entry in the challenge- this is a picture I took from our apartment balcony in Vicenza. My poor mother and her cousin trying to figure out how to get our giant Jag out of the parking spot. The caption is what another driver wrote on a note left for my mom.

I know this didn't take much to put together, but sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words!!

Make sure you check out the rest of the Twilight team's projects and join us for the challenge!!

Ciao for now,
S.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Blessed

My Godson Ethan was born this morning, 8lbs, 13 oz and Mom and baby are doing well:) They live just over an hour away, so it'll be a little while before I get to see him; he's also the first born and first grandchild on both sides, so it'll be a busy house. It's the perfect end to a great weekend. My friend had people over to her house for her birthday Saturday night, and we had a good time laughing and chatting before going out for a night on the town. Yesterday I had 3 Etsy sales! (insert happy dance) although it made me giggle that none of the orders was for the featured Valentine's day card.

A great weekend makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I'd also like to thank everyone who has been so kind in the comments they've left here, both for my work and to share a laugh, or movie opinion or whatever you like. This blog is not even a month old, and I just feel lucky there are people are taking the time to stop and take a look. Thank you :)

I hope you all were blessed with a great weekend,

Ciao for now,
S.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

OOAK and Simple Designs-do you find them difficult?

I have to say, it did take me longer than I would like to admit that OOAK means One Of A Kind. I had seen this in a few listings on Etsy and just brushed it off. Since I usually make at least 2 of each card, I thought it would be easy to make OOAK cards. I also tried to implement on of my New Years resolution- to find some use to scrap pieces of paper. To add some spice to my personal challenge, I tried to scale back. I tend to add many details to my cards, which, is my style, but I wanted to try some simpler designs. It certainly was challenging, but I managed to make 4 cards pretty quickly.



The first card I pulled out some Valentine's day chipboard I bought over the holidays, and decided then and there that all my cards would be love/Valentine's day themed. I found some scrap paper, and a mini 4x4 card I had already cut, some American Craft ribbon and, finito. It was pretty easy to keep this one simple, so I moved on to card #2.

Card # 2 follows the same process as #1; patterned paper, ribbon and chipboard. Ok, I can do this simple card design.





Card # 3. I inked up a My Favorite Things set that hadn't yet been used. This is where I started to lose the battle against simple. The brown paper needed some texture, so I ran it through the Cuttlebug. The square edges were just not doing it for me, so I used the SU Ticket punch. And the heart, it called out, no, begged!! for some bling in the middle. I stopped in there, but did stamp some little hearts from the same set on the inside of the card. Still in control over simple.

Card #4. I decided to use a sketch for my last card, figured it would help me keep on track. I had seen Laura at Scrapnextras reference a sketch nearly each week, so I decided to give it a shot and visit Jen's sketch for you to try.

Using the sketch gave me great inspiration I think this is my favourite card of the day. Maybe because it has the most details :)

Ciao for now,
S.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Valentine's day card is featured on NewYorkMemos!


I'm so excited! My glass bead Valentine card was chosen by NewYorkMemos for a Valentine's day feature!! You can find the feature here Be sure to check out all the featured Etsy artists each day for great Valentine's day ideas.

Here's a closeup of my Beaded Valentine card, it's a slight variation on a traditional shaker card. It took a few tries and a few different types of beads, but I'm really happy how it came out.

Have a great weekend!!
S

Taylored Expression Challenge #51


This morning I was making blueberry muffins and was trying to decide if I should use muffin papers or not...and then suddenly I was hit with inspiration for my card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge today! isn't it funny how that happens?

I didn't use the muffin paper for the muffins, but I did use it on my card. I wanted to make a paper cupcake good enough to eat. It took a few tries, but I think I got it. I used Inkadinkado's Birthday cupcake set, a stamp set I bought just because of one of the sentiments, "Hi Cupcake!" I just love it :)

I picked some American Craft paper and ribbon and set to work. I stamped the image twice, cut one out and mounted it on double dimensionals, to add some height. I cut the muffin paper to the size of the stamped image and glued it. To make the frosting, I tried first using the MS Glitter Glue, but when it dried, it didn't have the right look. So I used Liquid Pearl instead, and covered it with MS Crystal fine white glitter. I waited until that dried and then used the MS Glitter Glue to add cupcake sprinkles, and coloured them with MS Tourmaline and Turquoise glitter. I used my Big Bite Cropodile to punch holes in the ribbon and added some rhinestone brads. The sentiment was inked with Dew Drop Pearlescent Orchid ink directly on the patterned paper.

Thanks for looking, and check out Taylor's challenge here.

Ciao for now,
S.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Foto Friday #1


Photography is something I've always been interested in. I've been known to fill up memory cards in under a day. My dad used to develop photographs in our basement, and all our baby pictures were taken by him. I thought that I would share some photos from my travels in what I'll call 'Foto Fridays'...that way at least one day of the week will have a guaranteed entry :).

It's been mighty cold here in Ontario, a cold snap is moving though from Siberia (no joke) and it's been -30 degrees Celsius (-22 F for my American neighbors) for the past few days and it has me thinking back to my recent month-long trip to Europe this past September.

We experienced beautiful, but hot hot hot! weather the two weeks we spent in Italy. One stop of our trip was the Amalfi Coast on the western side of Italy, just south of Naples. We stayed in a beautiful little sea-side town named Minori.


It was simply stunning. You were never more than a 5 minute walk to the beach. At night, all the town residents come out to the waterfront, there's a soccer field beside the beach; the women walk and chat; the men mend their fishing nets. It's incredible.

The Amalfi coast is famous for ceramics, lemons and of course, lemoncello- a liqueur made with lemons and sugar. The sea food is fresh, the gelato is sublime and the scenery...breathtaking.
We spent a day at the beach, alternating from the safe shade of our sun chair, to the salty warm sea water; enjoying the view of the cliffs and lemon trees.


During our 5 days on the coast, we met a local Italian cab driver, he is 70 yrs old and his name is Alfonso. He rescued us when we got off the bus in Maiori, a literal 2 minute drive around the cliff from Minori, our destination. Alfonso became our friend and tour guide, taking is to Pompeii to see the ruins, and showing us local lemon trees, chestnut trees, vineyards and Mount Vesuvius along the way.



We spent one day on the Isle of Capri, the most beautiful little island, famous for upscale shopping (there was a Prada store that took me hostage here). I had the best gnocchi I've ever eaten in Capri (don't tell my Nonna!-Italian grandmother for those of you not familiar with the term). Capri is famous for sandals; both my sister and I had a pair made for us. They take the measurement of your foot, you pick the leather and design you want, come back in 30 minutes, and you have yourself a pair of sandals.



Enjoy this little piece of Italy, may it bring you warmth.

Ciao,

S.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My Fishy Valentine & Lunchbox Love!


Ok kids, here's what I was working on yesterday.

First up, the cutest Valentine card. I mentioned that I had borrowed a stamp set featuring a baseball playing dog (used that one for this week's TTIC); well, I also stamped out one of the other images in that set- some little fishes. I had my friend D in mind- her and her husband are both retired Olympic swimmers, and fish was the theme of their wedding. I had stamped 3 images and 3 sentiments, so D gets one card and I'm posting the others and making it available in my Etsy store.
So without further ado- here's "You're a Keeper"
I used my Nesties for the circles and my MS heart punch- which fit around the sentiment perfectly! I'm alway looking for an excuse to use my Glossy Accents, and this card was perfect, to give that 'water' feel to the fishbowls. I covered the hearted sentiment in it too, I couldn't help myself! I added 3 little Robin's Nest at the bottom, for some balance, and they remind me of bubbles. I think what makes me giggle about this card is that the fish are wearing swimtrunks and an inner tube :) too cute!! You find this card in my store here.

And up next- my little Lunchbox Lovenotes (available here). I bought these little cards and envies last year just found them when I was cleaning and organizing the other day.
What a perfect little note to slip into your hunny's lunchbox or into the kids backpack, just to give them a little reminder that you're thinking of them.

These really are teeny tiny- the Hershey's Huggs chocolate is pretty much the size. Each envie is sealed with a 'kiss'- I found this little lip stamp in my stash and had! to use it. Again I used my Ranger tinsel and heat embossed it.





You must! try this stuff. Messy, but oh so fun :)




Well, that's it for me today. My leg is quite sore and Physio was rough today. It's a crisp -30 degrees Celsius here today, so I'm making roasted vegetable soup for dinner, and for a treat- toasted bread with brie cheese. A perfect night to cuddle up and watch Thursday night tv.

Have a great night everyone!!

Ciao for now,
S.

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