Welcome To My Humble Blog

I create Today as a celebration of my life - jlh

I hope you enjoy my blog.
I will do my best to make it a blog you will want to come back and visit often.

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my blog.
If you have any questions, please email me. Comments are always appreciated in the comment section in each post.
Have a beautiful day and always remember to share some smiles today.

Monday, March 30, 2009

One Cute Chick!


Saturday, March 28, 2009


It's a BOY!
My friend Wanda and her Husband Blake
from SK, just had a 9 lb baby boy!
They named him Nathanial.
Wanda & Blake also have twin girls
named Angelica & Bella
My Neighbors also became New Grandparents
to a little boy. I remember what it felt like when I
became a Grandparent for the first time.
There is no possible way to explain the joy!

Friday, March 27, 2009


.... It took me longer than I thought it would to
get all 13 of the blog candy packages ready to mail.
I'm also not the most organized person in the world.
They are going to the post office today! I promise!
Sorry about the wait.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Quickie Card or Two

A couple of older Quickie Cards.
I haven't had any creativity the last
couple of days. Sorry!
I will try to create a few tomorrow.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Blog Candy Winner...and special draw

Sorry for the delay!
Spread a Smile Campaign

First I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU for anyone who

took part of my little project. You are very special people!

It always warms my heart to see humanity.
Giving or doing something for people less
fortunate than us, no matter how small the deed,
Can really make a difference
in a persons life. I've seen it many times.
Your cards will make someone
(probably someone who is very alone)
smile and feel special.
Bless you for having a heart!
The winner of this 250.00 blog candy is:
Plus........ because I was so touched by
the kindness of everyone who sent cards,
I decided to do a draw for a few small surprizes.
Those winners are:
Desislava Zhejnova
Karen Wallace
Janet Evans
Jeanette Waters
Anita Hovey
Julie Temple
Sarah Ketchum
Lorrainne Aquilina
Max (max's craft creations)
Ria Johnson
Lynn Ray
Y Darcy
All Winners please send your full name and address to:
For anyone who took part and specially those
who sent cards.....Thank you from the bottom of my
heart for your act of kindness.
I realize that there are still cards coming. They will be entered
for a chance of winning the next blog candy, which will be
posted very shortly.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Small Winner Announcement Delay

I will post the winner either later tonight or tomorrow.
I'll explain later.


I started out making a Mother's Day Card.
However, once I finished it, I thought it could
be used as a Mother's Day card, a Wedding card
or a romantic card for your Honey.
For me, It made me think of romance
Easy card! No Stamps Involved!
A little paper, a little lace, a few pearls,
a couple of paper flowers and a little ribbon.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blog Candy Draw

DON'T FORGET.......The blog candy draw is tomorrow.
If I receive any cards after the draw takes place, your
name will be entered in the next blog candy.
It will consist of some pretty sweet things! Keep checking in!
Have a wonderful evening.....I'm off to make a card!
Dorothy x

My Most Treasured Gifts...

Some of My Grandchildren's Personality Traits
Jazzy: (My Son's oldest Daughter)
More human than any child I have ever met.
She is so sensitive and in touch with other
peoples feelings. Jazzy is very thoughtful,
Kind, Compassionate, Caring and VERY Smart.
Jazzy hungers for knowledge like her Dad.
She is also very artsy.
She would like to be a Doctor and
a Mother when she grows up.
Connor: (My Son's Middle Child)
100% ALL BOY!!!
FULL of energy. Never stops. Very strong
character and yet as sweet as can be.
Talks a lot and asks so many questions. (Very smart)
His strong character can frustrate you at times, but
then melt your heart all within seconds.
He has the qualities of a leader!
Connor keeps my Daughter-in-Law Hopping!
Thank goodness for her! LOL
Sierra: (My Son's 3rd and youngest Child)
100% Little Diva!
Sierra is a sweet little girly girl with
her Daddy's big blue eyes.
Sierra is a true charmer with a voice that
would surprise you. I think she will be a singer.
She is so sweet and full of love!
Alexis: (My Daughter's only Child)
Sweet & Loving.......
Natural born actress... Like Mother like Daughter .
Alexis looks just like her Father.
She has beautiful big brown eyes that sparkle.
Also very loving and sweet!
I love all my Grandchildren sooooooo much!
Connor, Jazmyn & Sierra (My Son's Children)Sierra looking shocked by the flash Jazzy & Connor Summer 08
Connor is taking his little Sister
for a ride in his new car.
Here he has Dad's hat and shoes on.
Tooooo Cute! (I think!) LOL
He is my Little Monkey!
Alexis is my Daughter Jade's only Child.
A real girly girl as well.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Rose.....

Rose Stamp - SU, Verse Stamp - Magenta
embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Corners and Boarders - Magenta Peel Offs
Stamped rose with dye ink...colored with
Copic Markers and then added stickles.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Having Fun with Whiff of Joy Stamps

I am having so much fun with my
Whiff of Joy stamps and Copic Markers.

Stamp - Whiff of Joy
Markers - Copics

Sunday, March 15, 2009

WOJ Challenge #21

This is my 2nd challenge.
I kind of ruined it when I tried to fix a
mark on the edge. I do that so often.
Inky fingers should be cleaned often! LOL
Oh Well! Tomorrow is a new day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Stamp Simply Challenge # 78...My First Challenge

If you are interested in this challenge, you can find it over at Sharon's Blog

Thanks for telling me how to enter Connie!
Flowers were stamped, colored and cut out.
Coloring on the Stamped flowers and Old Grumpy
Face was done with Copic Markers.
I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the pink paper
behind Old Grumpy Face.
The gold boarders/Peel Offs are by Magenta
Flower Stamp is by Outlines
Old Grumpy Face stamp is by Art Impressions
Verse Stamp is by River City Rubber Works
In case you can't read the verse, it says the following...
At my age I find that going bra-less,
helps pull the wrinkles out of my face.
LOL I love this verse!

Friday, March 13, 2009

DOGS.........A Must Read!.........

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. - Anonymous
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. - Ann Landers
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. - Ben Williams
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than they love themselves. - Josh Billings
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. - Andy Rooney
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. - M. Acklam
Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never bathed a dog. - Franklin P.
If your dog is fat, YOU aren't getting enough exercise. - Unknown
Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? We come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half acow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth! - Anne Tyler
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!' - Dave Barry
Dogs are not our whole life, but they do make our lives whole. -Roger Caras
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. - Phil Pastoret
My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am. - Unknown

Have a wonderful weekend!


You know you are motivated when....
You stay up until 3:00am to make sure
you have a card to post

Punch & layer cs.

Stamp tulips, color and add glitter.

A Late Night Card...

I'll post the other one when I get up.
I'm off to bed now....It's 3:07am LOL
This blog is bad for my health! LOL
Good Night All! See you sometime tomorrow!
Colored with regular markers!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

One Stamp Wonders....

I just love stamps that make my life easy!
This is a Magenta stamp that I fell in love with.
Instructions....Stamp & Layer! LOL
Gotta Love it!

Ever Wonder.....................

Have you ever wondered why all insects can't
have the beauty of a butterfly?
I did however see some pretty colorful spiders in
Africa when I was there.
Imagine....pretty spiders! LOL

This is a card I did a while back.
My shoulder is acting up and I need a day or two off.
I will be posting some older cards over the
next couple of days. Sorry!
I used tombow markers and stickles on this card.
The stamp is Magenta

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dried Flowers & A Little Lace

Making use of some dried flowers.
I started pressing flowers when I lived in SK. I did
everything I could to keep busy and sometimes became
a little obsessed. If you saw the amount of pressed flowers I
Had, you would wonder if I had planned on opening a
pressed flower store. LOL
Over the next couple of days, I will try to work on some
pressed flower cards!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

One of The Best Free Gifts....

I know, I know.... I should be doing Spring and Easter cards.
I love the colors of Fall and I loooooove nature!
This doesn't look as nice in the photo as it does in
front of me. Oh Well. A photogragher I'm not! LOL
All the background coloring was done using a sponge and
the direct to paper method. I used some StazOn and some
ink from one of my Big and Juicy pads by Ranger.
The tree stamp is by Inkadinkado and the Sun stamp
is by The Artful Stamper. Peel Off boarders -Magenta
Have a Wonderful Day!

I love quickie cards

Alcohol inks on Vellum background

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Reminder....Special BLOG CANDY

I will wait until MARCH 30TH to do the draw
since some of you wonderful people are
sending cards in from very far away.

Spread a Smile Campaign
Blog Candy With a Purpose
Candy worth 250.00
In order to have a chance at winning the following BLOG CANDY,
I ask that you please do one of the following things.

1. Leave a comment in this section on my blog with your email address, so I can email you my home address. (I don't feel comfortable posting it on here.) Or, you can
email me and I will email you back with my address.
2. I would appreciate you posting my Blog Candy on your blog.
If you do, you will get an extra chance at winning. Just be sure that you let
me know that you posted this Candy on your blog.

3. Make a card (no bigger than 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" ) that will cheer a homeless person up, motivate them or give them hope. Your other option is to make a card that will make an elderly person feel good. (Even if one heart is touched by one card, then it is a worthy cause.) Please sign your cards and indicate where you are from.

4. Stamp something special inside your card.
People who send (snail mail) in a card will get an extra entry/chance to win.
The more cards you mail in..... the more entries you get.
So, if you leave a comment, post my Candy on your blog, and mail in a card...
that will give you 3 chances to win. Plus... If you send me more than one card then you can add an additional chance to win with every card you send me.

I will personally distribute these cards (maybe with my Grandaughter Jazzy) through out the Spring and Summer in the hopes to just put a smile onto some faces and hope in their hearts. It's a small thing to do. However, sometimes small things have a huge impact. Please participate and Share a Smile.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Life - Subject to Change Without Notice!

Life sure can change without notice!
I'm just waiting for the season to change!
It was a beautiful day here in Whitby, Ontario.
It was 18 degrees
Verse Stamp - Hampton Arts
Butterfly Stamp - Outlines
Background paper - Magenta

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Tulips are Coming.....

I Can't Wait For Spring!
Tulip Stamp is Impression Obsession
Thinking of You Stamp is Magenta
Yellow Copics Yooo, Y15, Y17, Y38
Blue Copics B21, B34, B23, B97

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WILD HORSES couldn't drag me away ....

I wasn't going to do any posts for a few days ...
but wild horses couldn't keep me away!
I think I am finally getting used to the Copics. I like them!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Just a quick card....

I might not be able to post too much in the next week. However,
I will do my best to get a few postings done.
If you are new to this blog,
Please have a look at the blog candy for a cause post below.

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Big Craft Day At Grammy's House

Another Craft Day With my very precious 7 yr old Grandaughter Jazmyn.
Jazzy made this card for her Daddy's Birthday.
All painted with mica water colors

I love the way Jazzy made use of punched leaves and branches!
Don't you just love the hand painted red tulips off to the left?

This is the card that Jazzy made for her Grandpa's Birthday

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