31 December 2011


All my best thoughts and wishes to each of you for a happy, healthy 2012 in which you will find all of the time you wish to create!

"We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."  ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Don't forget to right click and save the larger image!  Enjoy!!

22 December 2011


Since returning to work in November, I have had little time to create and so not much to post.  I have been starting my mornings by visiting your blogs, which keeps me inspired and feeling connected to all of you!  June at Dezinaworld posted a Christmas video this morning and I thought I would do the same.  Ok I confess!  I have never posted a video and had no idea how easy it is.   The hard part is choosing.  I wanted something Canadian, then after a lot of listening something fairly current.  This one offers 3 Canadian icons; Celine, the Canadian Tenors and the song by Lenard Cohen.   Have a listen!

11 December 2011


Although I have the "I'm Participating" button on my sidebar, it really has been more like "I'm Watching"! LOL

As I had both the dies for this one that made a great start.  Don't you find that when you don't have the basics a lot of time is spent in creating the alternative?  I am typically at my most creative when I have only the barest idea of what I might do and go digging through my stash.

My background stamp is from Heartfelt Creations, the bow and pine cones are MS, I used Soot crackle paint on the candlestick, black Zing on the swirls and Picket Fence crackle paint on the candle itself.  The red berries are a drops of Glossy Accents and MS red micro beads.  I used C'Ordinations stock with a kraft core for the die cuts.  I was surprized to feel a Victorian elegance coming from my tag once I had finished the candle and stopped there.  I may repeat this one!  Thanks as always Tim for the incredible inspiration!

I really want to know!  Do you use your tags?  And what do you do on the back of them?  LOL

10 December 2011



Sometimes a little something simple is just the thing.  Still in their cellophane packet these were 12 for 10 cents, maybe from the dime store?  Is the dime store part of your memories?  I recall wooden floors and the candy counter and being introduced to Sea Foam by my friend Deb.  Breath deep and take a moment for a bit of nostalgia.


2 December 2011


Now that I am back to work and I am so often away from home, it (work) often gets in the way of crafting and blogging fun!  I had a little time this morning to look through my images and see what I might post for you.

After taking Mary Green's "My Christmas Gluebook" course, I am looking at ephemera with a different eye.  I believe this piece has many possibilities, don't forget to click to enlarge and save the second image for the best resolution!

Mary has her monthly collage challenge up now, do check it out!