Monday, October 31, 2011

Go Knights Go!!

End of Football season is a sure sign that Autumn will soon be behind us with Winter fast approaching (very fast this year on the East Coast of Canada and parts of the U.S. as evidenced in the early snowfalls)

The Knights played their final regular season game this year against the Falcons. 

The Falcons prevailed in this game, however the Knights played well against this Triple A team with a final score of 34-20. They still managed to maintain a first place finish in the Double A division and have earned a by to the Championship game on November 12th. Way to go Knights! 

Of Course every game needs a Mascot and I couldn't resist picking up this Bee costume at the pet store. The main intent was that the little rascal (yeah, just caught her tearing apart a gift bag) would don School Colours for the game. She was made a huge fuss over by the spectators!!! Jon told me that at one point during the game, one of his teammates pointed her out and said "look Jon, your dog is a bee!" I said
"nope, she is a Knight"!

And of course, she watched the game intently~!!! I think she'd have been out on the field playing along if I hadn't such a good grip on her lead!

It was priceless to see many of the Big and Tough players softened by Sydney and her sweet costume!
I guess to boys, Bumble Bees are acceptable. I mentioned to Jon that I almost picked her up a Unicorn Costume, but decided to leave it at the last minute......he was quite pleased with that, indicating that a Unicorn would be far to girly! "But Jonathon, she IS a GIRL!!!".

I'm TOTALLY stoked for the Final Game. When the boys win this one, they'll be off to EOSSA, where they will compete at the Eastern Ontario Level. They could potentially compete Provincially should they be successful. Good Luck Boys, I believe you have what it takes to come out on top!!!

Speaking of Winter, Christmas will soon be upon us. Here's a share of a quick card I created for the CAS Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers this morning!!! You should check out the challenge for today. It's a colour challenge and I LOVE this combination! If I had a touch more time today, I'd do another


Sizzix Swirls Ribbons and Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Stamps: Minis4circles, Joy2christmas, Holly4Christmas
Red and Ivory Cardstock
Ink: ColorBox by Stephanie Barnard-Strawberry and Chocolate
Glitter: Glamour Dust, PK Glitz Buttered Rum
Accessories: Red Marker, Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Tiny Tag Punch, Narrow Ribbon


Cut a 5.25 x 4"  Piece of Vanilla Card Stock and Run through Machine using the Swirls, Ribbons and Snowflakes Embossing Foler
Stamp the Sentiment in Chocolate Ink in the middle of the top panel, colour with red marker.
Taking the larger snowflake from the Joy2Christmas set, Stamp over the sentiment and in the main panel, stamping off onto a piece of scrap paper first.
Stamp the Christmas Ball from the Holly4Christmas set twice onto scrap red cardstock, cut out the entire image and the hasp of the ball on the second image.
Take a sponge and sponge strawberry ink onto the sides of the christmas ball to create dimension.
Stamp "Joy" from the Minis4circles set onto the ivory cardstock and punch out the sentiment with the tiny tag punch. Lightly sponge the edges with the chocolate ink
assemble the ball by sandwiching the sentiment between the two layers of bulbs.
Make a small u shaped hanger with the red wire and attach it to the back of the bulb
Adhere narrow ribbon to the small space in the bordered section of the embossing folder
Layer the ivory layer onto the card base, attach the Christmas Ball with dimensional foam.
Add glitter accents with the gold and glamour dust glitter


  1. Good luck boys!!!!!
    I really like that card! I like all the textures! very pretty
    Luv ya

  2. Loved seeing the pictures of your son and his teammates, but that little bumble bee is so stinking cute! Your card is awesome, love the embossing and the little bits of color, beautiful work.

  3. TFS about your 'team'!! Your card is just awesome and your little girl is adorable too!


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