Friday, July 31, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday Time

Birthday Joys be Yours

This is one of my fav cards. She is so sweet and the colors are incredible. Another find at my local antique shop a few years ago. The card is in perfect condition and the embossing on it is beautiful.
The back reads

To Gladys Mays Little Girl

Dear Little One

I am sending you this lovely little card to wish you many Happy returns on your Birthday.

From your Great Great Aunt xxx
For more postcards check out Marie's blog here:

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Crown Me

I got my lottery card completed for the ArtChix lottery Aug. 4th. Since I won the last lottery I chose "Crown Me" for the next theme. There are lots of gorgeous cards in there already, so go over and play, never know you may be the winner on Aug. 4th.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

3 for 25

A collage I made for my art journal! Just a little fun at the circus. I just love this little guy from Paper Whimsy! He is always fun to use in my collages. Not so sure he looks like he is having such a great time with the elephants, but I am sure he will get over it...LOL...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday #27 WOW!!!!

Oh, how I would have loved to receive this postcard in the mail. I just love it. The card was printed in Germany but I cannot make out the postal date.

On the front it reads:

A Glad Birthday

A simple card and a simple wish,

Is what I am sending you, dear.

May your birthday be happy, bright and gay,

And God's blessing be on the coming year.

The back reads:

To wish you many happy returns of the day.

With Best Love

From May


Addressed to:

Miss D. S. Malpass

12 Mill Street

Brierley Hill
I wonder where that is, this card would never make it to it's destination these days.

Be sure to visit Marie's blog for her PFF #27 and you will find lots of great cards and info over there. Here is the link

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Here is my entry for the ARTchix Lottery "A Day At the Beach". I haven't played a lottery in a long time, but this one made me get my butt in gear. Boy, am I happy I did, just found out yesterday that I won the lottery and I will have 21 beautiful beach themed atc's arriving in my mail from the talented chixies that joined in the fun! Lots of good mail days coming my way!!! Now it is my turn to come up with a theme for the next lottery!

A big thanks going out to Christy and her boss for pulling my name!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Colorgroupies July atc's blue & red

for Caryl

for Lenna

for Frieda

for Tristan

I know these have arrived safely to all the players so I can post them now. The color theme for July was blue & red and I played with ARTchix images for these ones. Also painted paper doilies for the collars.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday is here again, where does the time go?

This is a really gorgeous card, printed in England by Rotary Photo, London. The four photos are really pretty.

The back of the card reads

My Dear Daisy,

Just a simple card wishing you many happy returns of the day.


I just can't believe where the time goes! Seems like we just had Friday and here it is again. Postcard Friendship Friday #25, whew, the Friday's whiz by. Happy Friendship Friday, everyone.

You can find lots of beautiful cards here at Marie's link:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Engagement Calendar Collage

Fearlessness is the impregnable rock on which the house of spiritual life must be erected.

~Paramabansa Yogananda

I have been collaging engagement calendar books for a few years and thought I would add some of my collages to the blog. These are lots of fun to create.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Green & Rust for June

for Caryl

for Frieda

for Lenna

for Tristan

Our ColorGroupies colors for June were green & rust. I know that my cards have all arrived at there rightful spots so I am going to post. This is such a great little group of five, Caryl, Frieda, Lenna, Tristan and myself have been swapping atc's for almost two years and it is amazing the beautiful cards we have coming and going all the time.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wonder Who Will Win????

2008 POW Winner Harlem Rocker

2007 POW Winner Alezzandro

2004 POW Winner Bit O' Gold

Tomorrow is the annual running of the Prince of Wales Stakes Race, the second leg of the Triple Crown in Canada. The event takes place at the Fort Erie Race Track. You can find out more about the track here:

The weather is suppose to be great tomorrow, sunny and low 70's, perfect for horse racing!
I work in Security at the Fort Erie Race Track so I will be busy in the surveillance room watching all that is happening throughout the track! We are expecting a huge crowd, so I am sure there will be lots of unknowns for us to stumble upon. LOL..

Decorated Envelope Swap

I signed up for a Secret Sister Swap over at the Paper Whimsy Forum and one of the requirements was to decorate a large envy to send off to our secret sister and stuff if full of some of their favourite things. I have my decorated envelope completed so I thought I would share it with you. This was so much fun to create and stuff full of wonderful goodies. I decided to actually ship my envy and the goodies in a box, so as not to get everything ruined while in transit.

Oh my gosh, is anyone looking for rain? About two hours ago, day turned to night and we had terrible thunder and lightening, that left us and all of a sudden about ten minutes ago the skies opened up, it has gotten dark again and it is teeming rain. My hubby has his Club Championships today and I have to assume he must be going on at least round 3 of getting kicked off the course and heading back into the clubhouse, in the holding pattern while waiting for the weather to through. Not my kind of fun!!! LOL....

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wonderful giveaway at Studio M.M.E.

Fabulous giveaway, be sure to check it out! Love these prints.

Here is the link for the draw

Postcard Friendship Friday ~ My Hometown Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Thought I would share a bit of my hometown Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada with you this week for Postcard Friendship Friday. Enjoy and hope you will all come and visit some day!

Port Colborne's Street of Ships

Lakers, fishing tugs, luxurious private yachts and Salties from around the world pass right through the heart of Port Colborne while pedestrians stroll among the bars, boutiques and bistros of historic West Street.

Sugarloaf Harbour

Tall ships, luxury yachts and paddle boats find refuge in Sugarloaf Harbour, Port Colborne's premier waterfront development. Even non-boaters can enjoy the view and ambience from the balcony of the dockside restaurant, The Upper Deck.

The CSL "Niagara"
The largest-ever Canadian ship built for the Great Lakes ~ St. Lawrence, approaches downtown Port Colborne. A few hours earlier this same ship was honoured as the 1st upbound ship to enter the Welland Canal at the start of the 2000 navigation season.

Gateway to Niagara

The Port Colborne Lighthouse, a comforting sight for mariners of Lake Erie, stands as the Gateway to the Welland Canal, the Sugarloaf Marina and beautiful Niagara.

The romantic seaside setting of West Street, Port Colborne comes alive with tourists by the thousands during Canal Days every summer.

The Annual Boat Parade of Lights

Led by Buffalo's 100 year old Fire-boat the "Edward M Cotter" is framed by spectacular Fireworks during Port Colborne's Canal Days Festival.

All postcards were photographed and distributed by Thies Bogner MPA,FPPO. (Master Photographer) Welland, Onatrio.

Here is the link for Port Colborne:

You can find all the great postcards at Marie's blog here:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Color Orange

Here is my July calendar page for my 2010 calendar. I am trying to do each month for next year's calendar as the month rolls around this year, but they sure do show up awful fast at my house. LOL....

This is a fun project to make, my own calendar. Time consuming, but enjoyable and I will have it to look at all next year. So go on, get busy and make yourself a calendar, you will love it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Paper Whimsy Go Green Challenge

Over at the Paper Whimsy Forum, Rande posted a Let's Go Green Challenge. We were suppose to use at least 5 recycled items. I wasn't going to play at first as I am so behind on everything at the moment, but I couldn't resist and there is a long timeline to complete the project.

For the background of my collage I used torn cardboard from an old box and painted it. Gathered twigs and dead leaves from my backyard. Found rusty bottle caps, screen, nails and whatever that thing is tied to the twig at the bottom of the collage, LOL... I also used painted paper towels, scraps of paper and napkins, snippets of material, old screen that my husband just replaced from our patio door, since Colby decided to dash through it the other day to get to his horse buddy next door and a junk piece of wood that I found in Tom's workshop. The new thing I used was of course one of Paper Whimsy's gorgeous images.

I am so glad I decided to play this challenge, is was fun collecting and placing items that would probably made it to the garbage bin eventually.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Postcard Scavenger Hunt #5 ~ Night / Lights & Happy 4th of July everyone!

I have added a few night/lights from my hometown Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.

The romantic seaside setting of West Street, Port Colborne comes alive with tourists by the thousands during Canal Days every summer.

This image is from Canal Days, the Civic Holiday weekend in August. We always have a boat parade with Fireworks. The parade is led by Buffalo's 100 year old Fire~boat the "Edward M. Cotter" and is framed by spectacular fireworks.

All postcards were published and distributed by Thies Bogner MPA, FPPO (Master Photographer) Welland, Ontario.

Over at Postcardy's blog she issues a different challenge for each month. This month is Night/Lights and she wishes for each of us to post a card from where we live. This will make for an interesting challenge and it will be awesome to see all the pretty night lights come in from all over the world. Here is the link to add your card and play or view all the pretty cards that will be coming in for you to view.

Wishing everyone a blessed and beautiful 4th of July!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

I made this collage a couple of years ago for my own art journal but thought I would share it for all my friends celebrating Independence Day! Happy Postcard Friendship Friday and Happy 4th of July!

Be sure to check out all the great postcard's over at Marie's awesome blog