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Saturday, November 30, 2013


Sunday Postcard Art

Credits:  Gecko Galz, Bonnie Zeiman, Cajoline, Shalae Tippitts

Jingle Belles Thanks

I can't believe the end of our
is over for 2013.
That doesn't seem fair, does it to you?
I mean, I SUPPOSE the belles have lives of their own and all that,
and I SUPPOSE they would like to live them,
especially at the holiday season, but I mean,
What about us bellettes?
Oh well.
They are the best, you know.
In fact, they rock.
And I certainly want them to know how much 
I appreciate all they do for us in
inspiring us to create our cards throughout the year.
Thank you Belles.
You rock.

Now I have to go address these puppies.
At least they are all made.

Merry Christmas Belles.
And thank you.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Cards and Thanksgiving Wishes

I am a proud member of

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to
check out our Elegant Whispers Shop for products created by the artists at Digital Whisper. 
Our latest product is a beautiful assortment of 12 Christmas cards with envelopes
Your cost of $12.99 including shipping.
 The proceeds of all sales are to help pay to keep our awesome site open. 

If you purchase a set of 12 Christmas cards, 
4 of them in the assortment are mine!
I am super happy about this.

 Please visit our shop often. 

For my friends in the USA,
I pray you and yours are having a happy, safe Thanksgiving full of
endless love and gratitude.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gibson Girl


credits:  Gecko Galz, Studio Maya, and Durin Eberhart

Good to see you, stay warm out there!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Unruly RAQ - Tantalizing Texture

When I saw that this month's
at Unruly Paper Arts was
to create something with
I knew I needed to participate.
I had to make a Thank you card for someone and so...
I think she'll like it.

Thanks for coming by!

Ring a Ding Bling

Tag # 13 at
is to use Bling!
Who doesn't love Bling!  Now I have to be honest with you, I kind of cheated.
I just found out I won the Gecko Galz
I am beyond thrilled.
I had such a great time making these (2) tags, and they are on
my fireplace mantle where I can admire them.
(That's a fairly significant thing for me, 
oh ye of little confidence).
Of Course,
I used some Gecko Galz images.
The bling?
The background is shiny polished
Inka Gold Metal Gloss Paint
my new favorite product
and the sparkle is dollar store tinsel giltter.
Stickles top it off.
So the cheating is that I am posting these two tags for the
current challenge at
Nah, on second thought, I don't think that's cheating.
They were already made, but they are full of

Cheating or not, I am one very happy camper!!

Thanks for your visit!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gone with the Wind

for the wonderful
The Three Muses

credits:  Berna Datema, Gecko Galz,
Bonnie Zeiman and Pink Lotty

Our World Tuesday

Monday, November 18, 2013


Credits:  Gecko Galz, Paula Wright

Thanks for coming by,
check out more Renaissance art at

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Our Fine Feathered Friends

credits:  Crowabout Studios, Berna Datema, 
Pink Lotty, Createwings Designs, Bonnie Zeiman

Thanks for coming by.
Have a great week!

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Challenge #170 over at
wait for it
We are inviting you to create something inspired by
that ever-present fact of life:
Maybe a Christmas card,
maybe a gift card holder,
maybe something that has nothing to do with any holiday, 
but has everything to do with our
purchasing power.

I used some really pretty holiday images from Gecko Galz for my two cards:

 and then I googled "Shopping" and came up with
all sorts of fun stuff.
I managed to waste a good deal of time making this baby:
My point is,
have fun with this!
Make something totally pointless or make something functional.
It's up to you.

We just want to see what you make!

You have until the end of Saturday, November 30 to link up with us at
The Order of the Opus Gluei

I'll see you there!

I am also submitting my two cards for the Jingle Belles Challenge:
"Holiday Traditions"
I don't know about you, but one of my favorite
holiday traditions is shopping.
Whether or not I have money. lol

Friday, November 15, 2013

My Weekend Reflection

Weekend in Black and White

This is an aqueduct not far from where I live.
It was built in 1913 (well, it took about three years, actually)
and it's over a mile long.
I was speechless when I saw it.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Collage Obsession

has a open challenge this week!
How cool is that!?
You have no excuse for not particpating.
Not one.
credits:  Studio Posey Posey

How many people are blessed
 enough to have a real clown in their family?

I'm just lucky, I guess.


Mandarin Orange Monday


Sunday, November 10, 2013


credits:  tumblefish Studios, Bluesse, Eeans Creation, Tangie Baxter

Thanks for stopping by!


I made this for
for November
and missed the deadline to enter it.

You cannot help but make something
wonderful with Bonnie Zeiman's Textures.

The are the best.

and the wordart is by Angie Briggs.

Thanks for coming by,
\maybe next time you're here, I will
actually be on time for something!

Electra over and out.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Just Because

A Time To Remember

Remembrance day (in Canada) is really important to me.
I raised my daughter to understand the importance of
the sacrifice our soldiers (and their families at home) made
so that we may have the life we do.
Now she is married to a man who feels exactly 
the same way about our heroes.
I am grateful.
We are blessed.

Thanks for coming by.

Vintage Sewing

card for

Elements are by Basic Grey and Prima

Thanks for stopping by!

Weekend Reflection #215

Black and White Weekend

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


This is for the November
Kaylene has changed it up a little bit and now
she is asking us to create something with a quote or affirmation 
for each month's theme.
I have no idea to whom I should attribute these words,
but I do know that I believe them.

Thanks for coming by.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Grunge Background

credits:  Anna Aspnes, Sissy Sparrows, Jen Reed

Thanks for coming by,
I'm really looking forward to everyone's creations this week!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Our World Tuesday

The snow is melting and the temperature is rising.

Thanks for coming by!


You know, for a very long time, I would see
on my buddies' blogs SPA
and I always kind of wondered what that
was all about, but of course,
I never checked it out for the longest time.

Well, now I know.
And it's fun.
Check it out:

credits for my postcard:
Bonnie Zeiman, Dido Designs, Magic Moonlight.
Studio Manu, and Holliewood Studios

See you over there!

Collage Obsession

The artsy folks at
have challenged us to create something
with Black and white and
One Other Colour.
So I did.
 credits: Susan Tuttle, Hidden vintage Studios, 
ValC Designs, and Dido Designs

Thanks for coming by, it's good to be home again.
I'm going to try to come see you soon.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thank you, thank you very much!

That's the theme at our awesommmmme, 
full-of-fun challenge blog,
You DO want to play with us.
Yes you do.
This time you can make a thank you card, 
a little gift for a friend, 
a Scrapbook Layout...
credits:  Brandy Murry, Joni Gray, Elysah's Art, and Bonnie Zeiman,
AND, most importantly, my friends and family.

You have until the end of Saturday 16 November to join in 
with your fabulous creation, whatever it may be!
We are really open-minded. 
Take a risk.
See ya over there.


of every shape, size and colour.
That's what we are celebrating at
for the month of November
Trees, using the colour orange and one other colour of your choice.
credits:  Amanda Frijo-Tobin. syndee Nuckle,
and Bonnie Zeiman

Photos are my own.

You can create anything do with our TREES theme 
and link up with us before Saturday, November 2.

We always love to see your creations!

See you there:

And thanks for stopping by.
I love when you come for a cuppa.