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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Go Riders Go

Tomorrow is East vs West or Montreal Allouettes vs Saskatchewan Roughriders.  It is re-match time it was a year ago that these two teams met in the Grey Cup Game. Last year the Allouettes' won the game in the last play due to a technicality - yes the 13th man was on the field. This year will be a different story...the 13th man will stay where he belongs in the seats cheering the team on.  Our boys in green have come along way in a few short years.  The riders have best fans in the CFL, sell the most gear in the CFL and every home game was sold out this year.  We stand behind our boys no matter what!  Rider Pride lives in Saskatchewan - Strong and Proud.

A co-worker sent me this prayer last week and thought it was fitting to post on the Eve of the Grey Cup.

The Rider's Prayer
Our quarterback
Who art in Edmonton
Darian be thy name
Thy game be done, thy will be WON
In Commonwealth as it was in Mosiac

Give us this game, The Grey Cup Game
And forget about Calgary's whiners
As we forgive those who can't measure up to us
Lead us not into interception
But deliver us from Calvillo

For thine are the Riders
With the Power and the Glory
Forever and ever
Amen !

      GO RIDERS GO       GO RIDERS GO              


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Joint Effort

Yesterday after work I stopped over at my friend's house to help her with her Christmas Wreath. Brenda and her sister had made this wreath together a few years back around 5 yrs I would guess. Anyways this year Brenda wanted to change it up and asked for my assistance. She picked up some stuff from Canadian Tire and more stuff from Michael's. By the time I got to Brenda's she had taken all the old stuff off the wreath and left the bow which still looked good.

So now it was my turn to take over and make the wreath beautiful again. I started by placing the poinsettia's then some of the greenery and some of the cranberry sprigs and before long it was looking really good. We had to make a quick trip to Canadian Tire for some large pine cones. After being side tracked shopping for Roughrider gear it was back to the house to finish up the wreath. Once I had everything place and we were both happy with the out come we took to the glue gun and permanently assembled things.

Both Brenda and her hubby were pleased with the wreath and both said it looked nicer than the large wreath they seen at Michael's on sale for $165.

Here are a couple of pictures of the finished product.

Close up of the wreath


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Pink & Yellow Vintage Tilda

Magnolia-licious has a new challenge blog.  The first challenge started on Nov 9th with the challenge being to make a card using Pink and Yellow on your card.  The Design Team posted some gorgeous inspiration for everyone.  

So I started looking through my stamped images and decided I would make a Christmas card with Pink and Yellow.  So I colored this image up and finished my card last night.  I made a side step card following the instructions that the talented Norma posted on your blog  From My Craft Room with her Fall Is In The Air card (her instructions are at the bottom of her post).

Tilda is colored with Copics, sorry I forgot to write down my colors.  The papers are from my stash.  The white paper that Tilda is popped up on top is designed by myself with snowflakes heat embossed on the cardstock in Holographic.

I now have 2 Christmas cards finished.  I would like to try and make up some gift tags for my family's Christmas gifts.  Time will tell.

To check out all the beautiful cards entered in the Pink & Yellow Challenge head over to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog by clicking HERE I am sure you will in awe at all the beautiful work.  Each entry is as wonderful as the next.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed looking at my 2nd Christmas card.


Thursday, 18 November 2010

My Blog Has Attitude Award

This morning I received an email with a surprise in it from my dear friend Caroline in England letting me know that a surprise was awaiting me on her amazing blog angel4031.  Caroline is a very talented lady with the most wonderful cards.  I am blessed to have received 3 of them from her.  So after ogling at her latest card which is gorgeous, by the way.  I kept reading down her blog to find that she has nominated me for an award....WOW what a surprise!  Totally unexpected!

 Now onto the rules of my award I MUST tell you 3 things you may not know about me:
 1.  I love the Twilight series both the books and the movies.  I have read the books 3 or 4 times (I have lost track) and watched the movies at least 3 times each.  I think every woman should have an Edward in their life.
2.  My biggest desire to to travel to Africa for 2 reasons - 1) to go on a Safari and 2) do some mission work
3.  I would love to be a Photo Journalist - Nature photos

I also get to nominate 5 people to receive this here it goes:
1.   Jacque - She has the most inspiring work on her blog and the best blog candy (I was a lucky recipient not that long ago).
2.   Erika -  My fellow Saskatchewanite.  A very talented lady with lots of inspiring creations.
3.   Lori -  A very talented lady, whose creations inspire me
4.   Christine - Another very talented lady, whose creations inspire me.
5.   Angie -  A very talented lady.  Who has inspired me to try coloring with Distress Inks. 

What can I say these ladies are very inspiring, as are so many others whose blogs I follow but I could only pick to pass this award onto.  These 5 ladies I have nominated have amazing talents.  I check out their blogs daily and am in awe of their work.  They have inspired me in many ways and now that most of our house renovations are done I am finding some time to do up more cards.

Enjoy your award ladies!  If you follow all the directions & visit HERE first you can qualify for a $5 Gift Voucher from Digi's With Attitude!


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Farewell Deb!

Today is the day that we bid our last farewell to an amazing co-worker.  Deb is heading east to Ontario to take on the position of District Manager for the Kenora area with the Ministry of Natural Resources.  Our loss is definitely their gain.  Over the last 7 years that Deb has worked with us at Forest Service, she became more than a co-worker but a friend that I will miss dearly.

A while back I was looking over the digital images at KennyK Downloads and this one in particularly caught my eye.  Neither of my girls play hockey but a couple of friends do and I have a cousin that plays.  I knew I had to add Hockey Girl to my collection of digital stamps and that the right opportunity to color her up would come along soon enough. 

Here is what my farewell card to Deb turned out like.

 Hockey girl was colored with Copic Markers on Neenah Cardstock.  Here is a picture of the Copics I used.

KennyK has a wonderful selection of digital images for cards and scrapbooking.  An added bonus is each month he offers up an image for you to download for free.   I am working on a KennyK image for my daughter's birthday card as well.


Sunday, 14 November 2010

Learning New Things.......

Today my daughter Brittany and I made cabbage rolls.  Brittany loves cabbage rolls, so I told her that she has to come help roll them if she wants to take some home.  I haven't counted how many we made but I am sure we at least 10 dozen...thinking closer to 15 dozen.  Will have enough for Christmas dinner, Ukrainian Christmas Dinner and a couple of other suppers in between.  Brittany did an awesome job rolling cabbage rolls for her first time....I am sure it is the Ukrainian in her coming out.  

After we were done rolling the cabbage rolls, Brittany made her first batch of stuffing for chicken.  Then she announced that she wanted to make the entire supper and that she did.  She did a great job on her chicken....stuffing was Yummy as was the rest of the supper.  Only thing missing was the cabbage rolls we kept out to cook for supper.  We got so busy with the chicken that we forgot about the cabbage rolls until the last 30 minutes of cooking time left on the chicken.  So Brittany took the cabbage rolls home with her and is going to make them for supper tomorrow.


Back up and running.........

Well after some frustration and time I was able to get my blog back didn't take all the King's men but it did take time....I couldn't devote a straight period of time to fixing it so it took me the better part of the day......

So once I got things back in place decided to add a different floral background that was created by the same person as my last one.  You can check out all the wonderful layouts that Ingrid has head on over to to her blog Cute-bloglayouts

I am just glad I was able to get my blog back together as quickly and smoothly as I did.


Saturday, 13 November 2010


This morning I tried putting a Winter Theme to my blog with snowmen and such and now it is all screwed will take me a while to get it fixed but I am working on it slowly......please bear with me till it is fixed...thanks for your understanding.


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

It's Snowing

Well it happened snowed.  We actually got more snow than expected.....forecast was for a dusting of snow in our area but instead we got SNOW....probably an inch of the sticky white stuff.  The hunters will be thrilled as they can now track their game through the bush.

Driving to work this morning took a bit longer than usual as the highway and grid roads were pure slush.  Everything was going along nicely until I get behind a vehicle that is held up by another going far too slow for the conditions, going under 40 km/h.  My dad's advice came back to mind from when I was first learning to drive that driving too slow is just as much of a hazard as driving too fast.  Those words were also told to me by the SGI Driving Tester when I took my road test in the midst of a Saskatchewan blizzard...I was the only one that showed up that morning and they were willing to let me try and I passed....he words of advise was don't drive too slow as you are as much of a hazard as if you were driving too fast. 

Hopefully our temperatures don't drop too much and freeze as we'll really be in real trouble with ice on the highways. 

I did hear that the snow is expected to melt once again on Wednesday.....we'll see about that.  This could be here for the season.  This snow is prime for snowman making....nice and sticky.


Sunday, 7 November 2010

Hockey Girl Sneak Peak

One day I was looking through the digital images on KennyK Downloads and was in awe of all of them.  So many of them went on my wish list and I have purchased a few of added bonus is each month Kenny offers a different digi for free.  One of the images that stood out to me in the All Starz Collection was Hockey Girl.  I don't have a daughter that plays hockey but I do have a few friends and a cousin that play hockey.   So with a few people in mind for a card using the cute image of Hockey Girl I decided to purchase this cute stamp.  Well the opportunity to make a card with Hockey Girl presented it self quicker than I had expected.  So I spent Friday night coloring this cute image from KennyK.

Here is a sneak peak.....

 Now to finish creating the card and it will be ready for the lucky recipient. 


Friday, 5 November 2010


Thursday evening approximately 65 co-workers gathered to bid Farewell to a dear friend and co-worker, Deb Weedon.  Deb is leaving the Ministry of Environment, Forest Service for a position in Kenora Ontario with the Ministry of Natural Resources.  Our loss is definitely their gain. 

The "Woman of the Hour"

Deb will be greatly one way or another she touched the lives of many of us.  I for one will miss Deb's laughter and humor and chats we have had over the years.

Here are a few pictures from the evening.

Rod Thompson, Master of Ceremonies
 Also a soft shoulder to lean on in times of need.

 Pat - Deb - Wilf
The Three Musketeers of the Forest Service

 Another shoulder to lean on and cry on if needed.

Penny and Deb sharing a laugh or two

Deb and Brenda - Story Telling

and last but not least a few candid shots from the evening

 And our very own "The Mediocre's" gave a musical tribute to Deb

Deb, we love you and are going to miss you.  We all wish you nothing but the best in the future.  May your life be filled with new adventures, much love and happiness and the best that life has to offer. God Bless you!


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Sneaky Tilda

Well I did it, I created my very first Magnolia Christmas card.  After hopping around a few blogs I felt inspired to create a Christmas Card.  I used Sneaky Tilda from the new Magnolia Christmas Collection, I picked her up from Diana over at Magnolia-licious.  I see Sneaky Tilda is currently out of stock and on re-order.

Tilda is popped up on top of torn Mulberry Paper layers. 

A close up of Sneaky Tilda.  

I think Tilda is sneaking out to the Christmas Tree to put her present under the tree....maybe a surprise for mom.

Papers are from my stash and the Poinsettia flowers are from Prima.  I attached the Poinsettia's to the card with brads,  then I put a dollop of glue on the centers of the brads and covered them with Gold micro beads.  Sneaky Tilda is colored with Copics, sorry I forgot to write the colors down.  I trimmed her outfit in Frosted Lace Stickles and a yellow/gold glitter glue on the gift bow.  Tilda is stamped on Cryogen paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. 

I entered my card in the following Challenges:
Wild Orchid Challenges - Classic Christmas
Stampavie and More - Christmas
Sir Stampalot - Christmas Traditions

I am very pleased how my card turned out....simple yet elegant.  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, 1 November 2010

Trick or Treat

Well Halloween has come and gone for another year.  Sunday was a beautiful day for the little ones out trick or treating.  We had 8 visitors at our house.

On Friday 5 of us brave souls dressed up in the spirit of Halloween.  There were even a few of us that had our office areas decorated for the season. 

Hope you enjoy these pictures from our Halloween celebrations at the office on Friday.  By clicking on the pictures you will get to see them better.

Twila, flashed back to the 50's all decked out, even with her "Sweeties" Letterman Sweater

 Deb's flashback was to the 60's when Peace & Love was hip!

Penny's flashback was to days of Witches and Warlocks.

This is the group of Forest Service and other staff in the Forestry Centre Building that dressed up on Friday.  We all had a blast!