Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It’s Catching Up With Me!!

Yup. Lack of sleep has caught up. Got home last night and was exhausted.

Had a good dinner then watched some tv before an early night in bed.  

But I’m up and at it early today!  Lots to do before work. 

Thursday class in Woodstock so I have to finish getting that ready. Orders to place.  Newsletters to get out. Lol. Never a dull moment!

I got a chance to play with the June Paper Pumpkin a little. Here is a great little gift bag. Don’t you just love the watermelon colours and the tiny clothes pin accent?  

I’m going to be playing more with it over the next week or two. I’ll post more. 

Port Dover has a long running Canada Day Parade on Saturday.  This year is special and we expect it to take over one hour to pass any given point.  That’s in the afternoon after a huge boat parade at 11am in the harbour. Followed by fireworks at 10pm.  There’s even a soap box derby!  Haven’t been to one of those in many years.  Looking forward to it all!!

Thanks for visiting today! 
Denise Donald
Craft D Cave

And .... Its Back to Work

Lol. Yes. At my regular job!  Normally I have Monday off but with vacations I had to cover for someone today. Mondays are busy there so it was a quick day. 

I have to show you this photo from our Harbour on Saturday. 
It was tug boat race and tug of war day. Serious stuff and real fun to watch except...we weren't there!  Dang!  Irv was at the Crop and I was at work.  We realized how much we missed when we saw these pictures on FaceBook. 


This is fishing boat crew having a challenge race. The boats are the fish totes used to put the fish into from the nets!  

This photo is two fishing boats doing tug of war!

Great video clips on Facebook too!

Thanks for visiting today! 
Denise Donald
Craft D Cave

Monday, June 26, 2017

Super Sunday!!

Another successful crop day!  We are going to offer Saturday and Sunday Crop days once per month instead of just Sundays. This combination lets people fit a crop day into their busy schedules and makes it easier for us to run the crop over two days instead of one. All the set up and tear down can be spread out so we aren't as exhausted. Lol!

Here are a few photos. 

This last one is my mom doing wedding photos from Laryssa's wedding.  Sorting and selecting the right photos isn't always easy!

From the archives..... A simple photo frame and some great paper and words to live by. 

Thanks for visiting today! 
Denise Donald
Craft D Cave

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Crop

What a great day!  I work Saturdays until 3pm so Irv stood in as host until I got there. 

By all accounts he did well!  The weather was pretty good until the afternoon and evening storms ran through Port Dover starting at 5pm. 

In the harbour area today we had the Port Dover Tug Boat races and other fun. The town was really busy. 
However we had lots of cropping going on at the same time!  No spectators though! But just as intense!  Lol!

Sunday should be just as much fun!  

Here is another one of the less formal photos from the wedding. The best man and two groomsmen were absent. Big group. 11 groomsmen in total. 

Thanks for visiting today! 
Denise Donald
Craft D Cave

Great Team Meeting.

Other than Irv having technical difficulties with Zoom, the meeting went well. Lots attended Irma and Andrea's home as they hosted the meeting. Their hospitality was fabulous, as usual. 

We had a Kid's card theme for our team card swap. 

Here they are!!

A very talented group of ladies and the group is growing. 

Today is All Day Crop as is Sunday.  

Here is a photo of Laryssa and the girls travelling to the wedding in the limo bus. The air conditioning wasn't working well and the girls were very hot. 


Thanks for visiting today! 
Denise Donald
Craft D Cave

Friday, June 23, 2017

Team Friday

Here we are on Friday again!  Rainy day but humid. Finally got the customer newsletter out last night. A little late but we had to get all of our July Event dates settled. Trying to spread them out a little but also keep some consistency. Lol. Not easy. 

Team meeting tonight and we usually do a themed swap card as part of our agenda. The theme tonight is a "kids card".  I wanted to make a card that a child could find a little interactive so I made this one. Top photo is card and bottom is where the slider pulls away to show a message. 

This card can have whatever message you would like so the possibilities are endless. 

My team are very creative so I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with!!

I'm getting closer to starting a line of tutorial videos and I might just do this one. 

I also do a make n take project and tonight's is really something.  It's a secret until the team see it tonight. I'll post it tomorrow. 

Thanks for visiting today! 
Denise Donald
Craft D Cave

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Why did I do it?

Why did I schedule two Crop days the day after team meeting. Lol!   Originally I had a Saturday between them but some people need a Saturday for All Day Crops. We are trying something new this Crop weekend. Irv is going to be there Saturday while I go to work from 9 until 3. I'll get there around 3.30 until we finish. Hopefully everything works out well.

But I realized this morning that everything has to be done tonight (Yikes!) for the next three days of events. At least next month will have separation between events. Lol. 

Here are the three wedding cakes I had to bake and prep at home on Thursday and then decorate at the hall on Friday night, the night before the wedding. We couldn't transport them fully decorated so we had to haul all the decorating supplies along with clothes and other wedding projects in the car with us on the day before the wedding. The cakes are three different flavours. Vanilla, carrot cake and butter pecan. All double layers. We were at the hall until 11.30pm when hall staff had to close the hall for the night. They were super helpful and understanding. 

By all accounts the cake was fresh, moist and delicious!  Thank goodness!

Thanks for visiting today! 
Denise Donald
Craft D Cave