r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

March 31, 2010

Wednesday Wonder - Bookmarks

I wanted to make some bookmarks!

Here is what I did.

Cut out card stock approx. 5.5 x 1.5 inches (14x3 cm).

Use a fancy punch to make the end of it pretty.

Stamp it with the great handmade stamp custom made for me by Neon Canvas, a great etsy shop that makes custom stamps. She has now opened a new shop - visit her here!

Add some embossing powder and then heat it with a heating tool for embossing.

Add colour coordinated ribbons.

And voila!


I think they turned out pretty great!

I'll be including one with many purchases from my shop ~ ennadoolf ~ on etsy.

March 30, 2010

It's my Etsy-versary!

It's my Etsy-versary!

Yes, today is my 2 year Etsy-versary!

My shop is ennadoolf.etsy.com

I'd like to take a moment to thank all of my customers from the past two years. It is such a great feeling to check email and see that notice from Etsy that someone has purchased something from my shop - I'm always excited to see what has been chosen, who has chosen it, and where it is going.

Then, taking the time to package each item carefully for its journey - whether it be across town, across Ontario or Canada, or internationally. Each and every time I get a little glow inside knowing that something I created will make someone else happy.

Thanks so much, too, to all the members of my Etsy teams: EtsyKnitters, EtsyFAST (Fiber Artists), WWWG (Wild Wise Witty Grandmas), Forest City Crafters and Oh Canada Team. The support from each of these teams is phenomenal and the sharing that takes place makes each a community I'm thankful to be part of.

And thanks to all of my facebook fan! If you'd like to be a fan, here is my facebook page link: http://www.facebook.com/ennadoolf

More thanks go to my blog readers. :) Not all of you are official followers and some of you may even be anonymous followers, not all of you leave comments, but each and every one of you is appreciated.

Thanks everyone!
And happy Spring!!

Teams on Tuesday - Team ESST and cookie sales

What a combination eh?!

Today I thought I'd match up listings by fellow Team ESST members that relate to cookies!

Why? Because tonight I'm joining the Girl Guides to sell Girl Guide cookies in our neighbourhood! These are the spring classic cookies - chocolate and vanilla - and they are in a limited edition 100th anniversary box! Cool eh!

And here are some equally cool Team ESST items to tempt you to create!
What's more cookies and Brownies than a mushroom cookie cutter from sweetestelle's shop?

Doesn't this Cookies and Cream Pom Pom Ric RacTrim from sugarpinkboutique's shop look like chocolate and vanilla?

Here is Fresh Baked Biscuit Cabochons from ToffeeHouse's shop...

What about a cookie jar to put it all in? You can make one with this Frog Cannister pattern in my shop!

Happy shopping!

March 28, 2010

Please Play Again .... thanks to hubby!

Another week.

Another week of no winning cups.


Thanks to hubby, I have winners. :)

Yes, he won 2 coffees and gave me his winning rims.

So it was a non-winning week, but not really. It works for me!

Remember to help the environment - don't double cup! Use a cup cozy! Try our work sock variation! (very manly too)

March 23, 2010

Teams on Tuesday - Oh Canada team shops!

Some of my new favourites from members of the new Oh Canada team on Etsy ...
etsy shop: taibossigai

etsy shop: spazberryjam
and be sure to enter her blog giveaway here: click here.

etsy shop: WhoaItsMe

etsy shop: teacupdesigns

There are lots of other wonderful team members!
Find us by searching for the ohcanadateam tag on etsy!
Since it's now officially spring! I'll be adding some of my photos to my shop - of spring flowers from my gardens!
Be sure to visit! Click here!

March 21, 2010

Please Play Again .... and coffees

No big prizes here.

Lots of "Please Play Again"

But this week, there were 2 more coffees!

It was very exciting to Rrroll Up The Rim and find a free coffee!!

It would be way more exciting to find one of the larger prizes, but I'm okay with coffees and donuts. :)

I'm at 4 for 22 ... I haven't bought today's yet so I'll include that one with next week's tally.
Remember to save the environment - don't double cup - use a cup cozy!

March 17, 2010

Wednesday Wonder ... helping Haiti

I am amazed by what M accomplished recently - and she is truly a wonderful woman!
M grew up in Girl Guides and has become quite a resourceful young woman. Her mom H shared this with us, and I want to share it with you:
"My daughter called on ham radio yesterday to tell us that she had delivered the ton of flour & rice to the folks in Haiti for whom it was intended. They had a little trouble & off-loaded into dugout canoes.
Then they sailed out of Haitian waters as quickly as possible. M's cargo went where it was intended, but one of the other boats watched as the cargo that they had delivered was snatched by marauders.
We had some tense hours on Tuesday when no one had heard from her boat, & we were trying without success to reach her on HF radio.
M was in Haiti at the same time as Governor General Michael Jean, but Mme Jean was on a much bigger boat!
One reason for using the little sailboats is that they could enter harbours not accessible otherwise.
The organizers of this aid are raving about M, because of all the captains, she was the one who could use amateur radio to keep those back in America apprised of the progress of the expedition.
M asked me to phone the mother of one of her crew to tell her that her son had come through safely but I got the phone number wrong in the static & crackles. Darn! I'd love to have passed that message!"

H went on to say that M initially waited in the Bahamas till a group of boats had assembled because they were very worried about security.
So I just want to say how proud I am of this young woman that I don't know.
Kudos to you M!
(still doing good deeds!)

March 15, 2010

2010 Vancouver Paralympics Medal Count

Thanks to Vancouver2010.com for this great widget.

March 14, 2010

Please Play Again .... 2 winners!

I am now 2 for 15!

Yesterday I bought an extra coffee and it paid off! One of them provided a winning cup - for a donut!

Earlier this week my co-workers thought I'd won the Rav4! I was so excited! My winning cup produced a free coffee - since it was my first winner, I celebrated as if it *was* the Rav4!

Remember, don't double cup!
Use a cup cozy!
Manly work sock designs available now!

March 13, 2010

Spring Forward!

Yes, it's Daylight Saving Time!

Time to Spring Forward!

Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour overnight tonight. Darn! We lose an hour's sleep...but it's good to know spring is on the horizon!

Welcome Spring with a new tote/shopping bag for your groceries! ...a good way to go green and do your part!

March 07, 2010

Please Play Again .... 0 for 7

No winning cups yet!

Is it because I'm buying Large this year instead of ExtraLarge?

Or is it because I haven't yet hit the magical 1 in 9?

We shall see!
Don't double cup - use a cup cozy!

March 02, 2010

Tuesday Teams - Benefits for Self-Employed Canadians

Register by April 1 for first access to benefits if self-employed!


As a self-employed Canadian, you could choose to participate in the employment insurance (EI) program and become eligible for the same special benefits currently available to salaried employees. This includes: maternity benefits, parental/adoptive benefits, sickness benefits, compassionate care benefits.

Find out more - click the link above!

March 01, 2010

Please Play Again .... to start!

Please Play Again.

I'd really hoped I'd start off with something more...even just a coffee!
But it's just started - today! so many more chances to come!

And I love rrrolling up my rim - whether I win or not! :)

Yes, it is RRRoll Up The Rim time at my Timmie's again!!

I think that means it's spring!!

And be sure to save the environment and NOT double cup - use a cup cozy! and if you don't have one, check these out!