Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Today I made some inspirational cards from the Papertrey ink set called " Everyday Blessings" All of the verses are so pretty and so versatile. My idea in making this group of cards was to keep them simple, yet elegant. The printed papers are all from The Luxury Stack by DCWV. The insides of the cards have been left blank.

Friday, September 26, 2008


This card , made by me is being sent to The Artman Home in Ambler, PA in celebration of World Alzheimers Day. It was done to thank the caretakers who work in this home for what is often a difficult job. A fellow blogger- http://www.myblogbycammie.blogspot.com/ had a grandmother there who was afflicted with this disease. In honor of her, cammie has made a beautiful stamp set with the proceeds going towards alzheimers research. We all must do our part to bring attention to this illness, which is often harder on the caretakers than it is to the patient. Cammie and many wonderful artists and companies out there have put together a prize package to end all prizes. Please check it out on her blog. Perhaps you know someone who would benefit from a card like this.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I thought I would show you what I sent to my swap partner. I made her an accordian book of fairies~ This is the cover which was tied shut with seam binding ribbon from the Martha Stewart Collection. This is a view of the whole book opened. I aged the inside with walnut stain and a little cinnamon to make it smell good.
There is rubber stamping and fairies on each of the pages.
Their tiny wings were glittered to make them all sparkley~
She may be my favorite fairy, sitting atop her postcard. Hope you liked it Rhonda~~~

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I have been trying for the last 2 days to show you some pictures of my area where I live after last weeks storm, but for some reason, the photos are not uploading correctly. I'll be back to try again.

Friday, September 5, 2008


I recently participated in a fairy swap with my group on Etsy called Etsy Cottage Style. It was great fun to get matched up with one of the very talented ladies of this group. We were to make something fairy related and I was thrilled to receive mine this week from my wonderful swap partner Rhonda. You can visit her awesome blog at www. Rhondamum.blogspot.com. From there you can link to her Etsy shop where she has some adorable vintage ephemera to purchase. Here is the cover to my fairy box.... It is made from a large cigar box. Inside, not only was it decorated to the nines~ it was filled with awesome goodies!!! Did Rhonda peak into my art studio and see what things I love?? She must have~
This is the inside of the box without all the goodies.
Here is a side view. It stands up on its own little feet~
The little feet are old fashioned wooden spools! Done to perfection!!! Thank you
Rhonda!! I hope you like yours!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

I'm Back

I apologize to all who have noticed my absence most of this summer from the blog. I had such a busy summer with many wonderful visitors from out of town and lots of things to do. My daughter and I even took a trip up to New York to visit my parents mid summer. Thru my photos, you will see some of what we did~
this is july 4th as we await the parade to start. we ride our golf cart downtown and try to find a great spot to observe the festivities~~
Theresa Lauren at her favorite place~ the pool!!!!!
This is a photo of my neice Jacqueline and my nephew Matthew. They love eating snowcones and have now got me hooked on them also.