Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Nanaimo Bars

Brianne has been baking!

She whipped up these yummy bars yesterday.

They turned out great even though there was a bit of confusion as to what heavy cream is :)

She followed this recipe if you want to try making them too.

Have a great friday.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Little Red Wagon #104 - Inspiration Photo

This week Regan challenged us to create something based on her inspiration photo, check it out on Little Red Wagon.

I created a card using colours, pearl centered layered flowers and flourishes inspired by the photo.


So if you can, link up your inspired creation over at Little Red Wagon, we love to see what you create.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

Instead of organizing my scrap room I procrastinated by creating a card for this week's One Layer Challenge to use stripes.

I used patterned paper by Memory Box to create my stripes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saint Petersburg, Russia!

Although not our last port of call, I have been saving Saint Petersburg for last as it was such an amazing stop.

Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703. From 1713 to 1728 and from 1732 to 1918, Saint Petersburg was the Imperial capital of Russia. It is Russia's second largest city after Moscow.

Here I am across the Neva River from the Winter Palace/Hermitage.

There was not a lot of english to be found although some things were recognizable.

Here's a statue of Lenin with an old Soviet era government building behind.

In 1914 the name of the city was changed to Petrograd, in 1924 to Leningrad and in 1991 back to Saint Petersburg.

Another street view.

One of the many palaces that line the streets.

We had two beautiful summer days there and lots of people were out walking the streets.

View from a river cruise.

More iconic onion shaped domes.

Another recognizable sign although it is in Russian!

While there I could hardly believe I was in Russia. I have always wanted to go and even now looking at the photos I am still amazed I was there.

More to come on Saint Petersburg soon!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Wishing my mother a very happy birthday today!

She is celebrating a milestone birthday(but my lips are sealed) for which we have very special plans!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Little Red Wagon #103 - Fall Theme

Time for another Little Red Wagon challenge and this week Avril has chosen a fall theme.

And I've been on a roll lately and created a card using, you guessed it, Jillibean die cuts:

We hope you will play along and link up your fall themed project over at Little Red Wagon!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's The Simple Things Saturday

A fall walk around our neighbourhood.


Lovely fall colours.



Wild asters.



The crunch of leaves underfoot.


From stone walkways to  paved sidewalks.



Sunlight through colourful leaves.



A small bubbling stream.



More gorgeous colours.


A leaf covered stairway.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Little Red Wagon #102 - Use A Ticket

This week is sure flying by, of course it helps that Monday was a holiday :)

Joanne challenged us to use a ticket in our Little Red Wagon creation this week.

Jillibean had this cute little ticket die cut that I just couldn't resist using on a card:

I grouped it with some other Jillibean die cuts and a flower Regan made and gave to me sometime ago that I'd been hoarding.

I hope you'll join us over at Little Red Wagon this week with your ticket inspired creation!