Saturday, August 18, 2012

What a beautiful day ...

It's been such a busy week at work.  I'm so glad it's the weekend even if I have to work a bit to finish up something ... I'll do that tonight :)  Had a nice day today ... mom, hubbie and I went for dim sum.  When we got back to her place, she showed me one of the melons in her garden ... well, it started with one.

Here's the 1st one she showed me ... it's quite big!  As you can see, she had to do something so that it would not fall off the vine.  The 2nd picture gives you a better idea of how big it is ... that's mom holding the melon.

Here's a picture of some younger siblings sporting the same cute little outfit by mom.  Guess she made it bigger ... room to grow ;)

She then proceeded to show me this big bitter melon.  BTW, it's not the only one of it's kind.

It's amazing that these melons start off this small.  I forgot to ask mom what this is, but I guess we'll see.

After unsuccessfully going to a few places, hubbie and I headed to the Quinn farm to get some fresh corn.  He decided to take the "scenic" route ... no, we didn't get lost ... although, that would not be the 1st time :)  We went along the lakeshore ... here's a picture I took during our drive ... not too bad in a moving car with my phone.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Papertrey Ink card idea ...

Papertrey Ink had their Stamp-A-Faire Summer Camp weekend during the weekend of July 21.  It was on-line this year, so all in the comfort of your home.  They had some terrific ideas and videos.  I didn't really make many cards since I was busy reading the posts and watching the videos.  However, there is one technique that they mentioned that I heard of before but never got around to trying.  It's a technique using shaving cream and ink.  Unfortunately, we didn't have any at home.  I'll have to remember to get some the next time we're at the pharmacy.

However, I did try this idea by Betsy Veldman, where she die cuts the pattern paper and stamps the image afterwards.


Here's my take on it ... basically the same idea ... except I decided to put two score lines at the bottom instead of a scallop edge.  Can you see the score lines in the close up?  I thought it'll be more subtle.

Also, I place an order that weekend; and hubbie picked it up last weekend ... of course he didn't really have a choice since this annoying person kept calling him to remind him to pick it up :)  Don't worry, he took joy in torturing me by deciding not to come over to Mei Mei's with the box before we all went for dinner.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Yaay, all done ...

Well, I'm finally done with Mei Mei's thank you cards!  I did the 1st batch (Mei Mei's side of the family) at the end of June since Mei Mei and Stephane were going to Toronto and would be making the rounds to hand delivered them.  Finished the remaining ones last month ... so all done!  As you can see, I've been done for some time; however, it took me a while to post this.

Here's the thank you card ... I did something different than the usual card.

Here's the mini album I made ...

I started making the albums for Stephane's parents last weekend ... see the messy table :)  Actually, the process starts on the floor cutting the board for the cover.  The messy table is a sign that I'm at the assembling point.  Hopefully, I'll be finishing them this weekend.