Sheepy Easter


My granddaughter, Hannah, gave me some polka-dotted paper out of a pad she got on clearance at WalMart.  She knows I am a sucker for polka dots…  just love ’em!  My taste is a little too fluffy for her; she was after the very retro patterns in the paper pad. Continue reading

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The Lord Liveth –


I got a lovely comment from Karen at Word Art Wednesday (here)  who invited me to participate in the challenge Word Art Wednesday sponsors, the current one being #176 (  This invitation came along right at the same time that I was attempting to recreate a flower from a tutorial on Becca Feekin’s blog, Amazing Paper Grace. Continue reading

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Pink Time In Effect Here…

Pink Policy copy

It is always Pink Time for me!!  I love pink: light or dark or hot pink…

I’d had in mind to do a couple of what I call “Eastern European” style cards.  I am subscribed to three sites that originate in that part of the world. Thankfully, the blogs translate from what it says on my screen is Russian to English.  It still takes a little imagination to understand that type of direct translation but I get the drift and the projects on these sites are breathtaking. Continue reading

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The Icing on the Cake

Eastern Blue copy

It may seem like a strange title but this card does seem to me to be the icing on the cake… goodies galore..!! Continue reading

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Dreaming of Paris!

ParisTag (3) copy copy

The ladies in my Paper Crafting Workshop decided they would like to enter a drawing that Michael’s is conducting… first prize: a trip to Paris, France!  To participate one must create a project with Paris as the theme, anything from cakes to quilts!  So, I searched out everything in my craft room that was Paris related and pulled together the bits for a tag.

Being a great believer in using what I have whenever possible…  and dreading a fruitless search through our three local big-box craft stores (or online)…   I decided we would make our own Paris-themed background paper. Continue reading

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Belly Band for a Card Box

AquaBellyBand copy

I love very dimensional cards and have found a way to mail them that suits me… finally! Continue reading

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Artists Over 50


With one thing and another over the past 9 months, my paper crafts class has acquired a truly lovely group of ladies who like to spend as much time chatting with one another as they do crafting… kindred spirits, one and all!

In our July session, I wanted to try something a little less structured; something that involved personal creativity.  I had already seen, again and again, little sparks of creativity that excited me as their teacher. Continue reading

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Watercolor Tag


I have been having a wonderful time teaching a paper crafting class at my local senior center for the last many months. Continue reading

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Mellow Hello


Some time back, six months ago to be exact, I got a wonderful birthday present from the DH.  He likes to give wonderful (and reasonably priced) gifts but just doesn’t have a clue about what that might be for me at any one time.  I decided a long time ago that my pride could handle giving him some specific direction on what I really wanted.

Enter the beautiful set of Spellbinder’s Edge Dies.  There are three in the set; you are seeing two of them here.  I had been coveting these for a long time.  There are several styles and I wanted one that would be of universal use to me.  This was my choice. Continue reading

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Lavender & Lace… The Shabby Tea Room #222


The Shabby Tea Room has a challenge this week that just fits with something I have been working on lately.  This will be my submission for Challenge #222.

I am subscribed to two great blogs from ladies in Eastern Europe.  Having seen examples of many creations on their websites, I see that they have a style that I really like a lot.  One could just call it “Shabby Chic” or “Vintage” but there is something more that distinguishes their overall style; something a bit intangible that puts them in a category all their own.  And I have been trying to capture it for some of my own creations. Continue reading

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