Happy Holidays!


My apologies for being a wee bit tardy….Hope your Thanksgiving Day was filled with good food, good people, and good times. We spent the holiday with my sister and our family. She always puts on a wonderful spread. I don’t know how she coordinates it all.

Christmas is almost upon us. Are you ready? I’m not! Ha. In fact, this post will be a short one, as I need to get prepared. I love this time of year. I won’t get into the religious end of it…but I love the magic of it all.

I’ve made several projects, and greeting cards since I last posted, as well as participating in a Christmas ornament swap over at the Retro Cafe Art Gallery. Here’s a group of photos for your viewing pleasure. I apparently didn’t share a few Halloween items in my last post. Hope you don’t mind if I post them here :)

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I also donated several crafty items to a local kitty cat rescue outfit in the area called Orange Street Cats. They put out a call to crafters to make donations so that they could sell items at local craft fairs. I made several Debrina Pratt “Tea Party” tins, bottlecap necklaces, glass bead magnets and several handmade greeting cards:


As always, I appreciate you stopping by, and until next time…..Peace.

December 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm Leave a comment

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from our house to yours! Vanessa Valencia hosted a Halloween Party over at A Fanciful Twist. There are lots of participants with a ton of tricks and treats. If you haven’t stopped over, you really should!


October 31, 2012 at 9:27 am 1 comment

Halloween Party and You’re Invited!

Vanessa is once again sponsoring a Halloween Party over at A Fanciful Twist. I don’t think I’ll be posting my own party, but I sure as heck will be attending hers. Why not go over and check out the announcement and see if you’d be interested in participating!

October 5, 2012 at 6:35 am Leave a comment

Viva Las Vegastamps is having a blog hop

Why not hop on over and see what’s happening? I’m entering this card in Day 2′s challenge to use one of their stamps on a Halloween project and link up to their site by Friday.

I’ve said it before…I normally don’t buy over the internet….so in August, when we were in Las Vegas…I stopped by Viva Las Vegastamps and bought several rubber stamps. I’ve never seen so many rubber stamps in one place!!! I could have spent hours there…but my hubby and sister were with me :( The gal working did tell me to feel free and call if I’d like to place an order…that I didn’t have to order over the net. Wasn’t that nice of her? I’ll probably take her up on her offer one of these days. Anyhow….hop on over and check out their online store…I promise that you’ll be in awe.

In keeping with the Halloween theme…I’ll leave you with a picture of our very own black cat. His name is Bear…because that’s what he looked like to me when he was little. I thought about changing his name to Shadow because he was always by his mama’s side :)

I thank you for stopping by, and until next time…..Peace.

September 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm 2 comments

Happy Fall Ya’ll!


Boy, time flies! There’s nothing much happening in this neck of the woods; but I’m not complaining. I’ve put up some Halloween decorations….and played Suzie Homemaker the other day….Our three tomato plants have yielded enough tomatoes for a dutch oven size batch of meat sauce…that’s in addition to passing out tomatoes to the neighbors and family members. Lets see… We traveled with friends to Hampton Beach, New Hampshire for the annual Seafood Festival …plus I’ve been pittering and puttering in my craft room…a card here and there…and an ATC or two….along with a few pages in my art journal. Woah! I take that back! I have been kinda busy :)

I look forward to the annual trip to the beach. It’s always held the week after Labor Day…it signifies the beginning of the Fall season for us. Always a good time. I am so grateful for our friends…a great bunch of folks.


I went to AC Moore today with a 55% off coupon and bought a Sizzix Big Kick. I’ve been wanting the Vagabond…but I refuse to pay $200. I was told that pretty much the only difference between the two is an electric plug. I hope so. The $46 price tag was the deciding factor. I’m going back tomorrow for some die cut cartridges….with another 55% off coupon. *does a happy dance*

Here’s a montage of things I’ve recently created:

First…here are the ATC’s I’ve sent off for the Retro Cafe Art Gallery swap:

 I’ve also sent a Halloween ATC off as a swap to my new facebook friend, Denise in Canada:

 I finished a spread in my Art Journal that I started a month ago. I love Stampotique stamps:

I’ve also started several more pages:

I’ve entered the Retro Cafe Art Gallery’s facebook page Halloween challenge to use their free digital sheet in a project. May I present “Poe’s The Raven”:

Guess I’ll close with a few of the cards I’ve made:

Had enough? Haha…..I won’t torture you anymore :) I thank you for stopping by, and until next time…..Peace

September 23, 2012 at 9:44 am 1 comment

A follow up post to my Mad Tea Party

I just wanted to share what I gave to my little guest who played Alice at my recent Mad Tea Party. Her fourth birthday was a few weeks ago and I was invited to the celebration.

Is that adorable, or what? I recently participated in Debrina Pratt’s first online workshop, and made a similar tin. Rather than using Debrina’s image, I substituted my own. I just think it’s the cutest project ever.

I also made the little Alice a photo book in memory of the occasion:

Because the Mad Tea Party was held in my backyard…and my “flower garden” is there, I’m going to link to the Altered Alice challenge for the month of September:

Week 1, CHAPTER 19: Lovely Garden and Bright Flowers

                                                        Posted by Lynne Phelps

“…she tried the little golden key in the lock, and to her great delight it fitted! Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole: she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw. How she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not even get her head though the doorway; `and even if my head would go through,’ thought poor Alice, `it would be of very little use without my shoulders.”– Chapter 1, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Your challenge this month is Garden and/or Flowers! Enter your creations by Friday, September 28, 2012. Multiple entries are allowed, but to count as a separate entry each must be on its own blog post. All entries are welcome, but projects that feature Wonderland will have two chances at the drawing instead of one.

The winner will receive 3 digi images from The Stamping Boutique, which has a wonderful Alice in Wonderland line we will be sharing with you! Tracey Malnoski is the owner and illustrator, and she has previously designed stamps for Unity, InStyle, Squigglefly, and The Digi Shack. Her Stamping Boutique has it all: digital images, red rubber stamps, and themes that include fairytale, whimsy, sentimental, and candy. Please visit the Storeand their wonderful Challenge Blog!

Do come and play! As always, I thank you for stopping by, and until the next time…..Peace.


September 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm 5 comments

Life in General

Seems like I fell off the face of the earth….or maybe just down the rabbit hole into Wonderland…doesn’t it? I didn’t really. I’ve just been living my life. My husband, my sister and I recently took a two week vacation out west. We flew in and out of Las Vegas, Nevada…and took a ride in between. A three thousand mile ride, that is. After spending the first night in Las Vegas, we took off for Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lake, Mono Lake, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Carson City, Virginia City, Salt Lake City and several National Parks and Monuments in Utah. Being a “visual” person….I had my fill of natural wonder and beauty that the United States holds in these areas. Here, let me bore you with some pictures ;)

Vacation pics

I’ll talk to you later…when I have more time. I’m off to Saratoga Park for our annual Labor Day picnic. Thanks for dropping by, and until next time…..Peace.

September 2, 2012 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

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