Tuesday, June 29, 2010

In Loving Memory of My Mom

Eileen Florence
January 19, 1930 ~ June 21, 2010

It is with deep sorrow that I share in the sudden passing of my mom, Eileen. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her husband Bob of 57 years, myself, her daughter Katherine, son-in-law Paul and grand-daughter Emily.

Eileen will forever be loved and admired by her friends and family for the positive, outgoing and gracious way she lived her life.

A celebration of Eileen’s life will be held on August 25th. If you would like to attend, please contact Katherine via my email for more information.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Cancer Association in Eileen’s honour would be greatly appreciated.

My dear, dear friend Sue C. has established her own fundraiser for the BC Cancer Association and has already well surpassed her goal of $1000. If you are interested in donating to this worthy cause, please visit her link here. Sincere thanks to those of you who have already donated to this very worthy cause.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

You Sweep Me Off My Feet

I love this photograph of my mom and dad. It was taken back in the early 1950s. It's always reminded me so much of the famous mystery sailor and nurse in Times Square photo below.
Hope you're having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Feelin a lil Vintagey...

Could it be because my friend Jo has this super great idea to create a friendship jar and fill it with lots of yummy shabby chic and vintagey goodness? I think so. Ever since she thought up the idea for her friends to join in this fun swap my mind has been spinning with all the pretty little trinkets I could fill mine with for my friend. I love the idea of a beautifully decorated jar sitting on my desk inspiring me to create! Here's a couple layouts I created this week using some vintage papers and embellies. Have I told you how much I love Shimmerz? Well I do. I painted a light layer of pixie dust over the patterned paper flowers that I pop dotted and it gives my layout just that extra little sparkle and magic. It's hard to tell in this photo, but trust me, pick yourself up some. I guarantee you will love it too! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Much Needed Creative Therapy

On Sunday, my friend Hayley put on the most beautiful canvas class at Pick of the Patch using some of my most favourite scrappy products. Below is her beautiful design. I love the way mine turned out and know my mom will love it too! Thanks Hayley!

When I came home I was still in the mood to scrap and so I created the layout below. Like my friend Carrie, I'm totally addicted to owls! Don't you just love these adorable little fellas? Thanks for stopping by.