Pretty Marie

A beautiful

Marie doll

created for me by the sweet and talented

She's so beautiful Rhea.....thank you!


So Much To Share!

I feel like I've been away forever! I've been busy the last
couple of weeks, cleaning my poor house, and getting
ready for a party I hosted for my nephew and his fiancee.

They're getting married next month, in Canada,
so we had a party here for his family.

While making a cake for them, I tried my hand at gumpaste
flowers, and let's just say, I'm totally hooked. So fun!

I have so many things I want to share with you.

I made these ATC's for a Marie Antoinette swap.
The theme was Red, White and Blue, which
is one of my most favorite color combinations.

These are the beauties I received.

I'm crazy about the cute hat on this Marie
created by the very talented Kris.

The very adorable Holly created this beauty
on the prettiest embossed white background.

And this beautiful card with its fabric stripes
was created by the talented Frieda.

Thank you Kris, Holly and Frieda!

Awhile back, I shared this beautiful tin
full of goodies that I received from Robin.

This was for the Elegant Pouch swap. We sent
our partners goodies to create an elegant pouch.

This is the pouch I created. It's a different color
palette for me and I had so much fun with it.

There were so many beautiful things in the kit
Robin sent me, I wanted to use everything!

But, I still have a lot of goodies left over for another project.

Thank you Robin for all these beautiful goodies!

I still have lots to share, so I'll be back soon!


Welcome To My Sewing Room

I'm excited to be participating for the third year,
in Where Bloggers Create hosted by Karen Valentine.

I've shared my crafting studio for the last two years,
so this year I thought I would show my sewing room.

I got this room when one of my sons moved
out last year, and I've had a hard time accepting
it as mine, so it is still a work in progress.

My dad built this desk for me forty five years ago,
and today, I use it as a place to create jewelry.

I got the idea for my sweet banner from this cute blog.

Unlike my studio, which I've had for years,
the walls in this room are still very clean and uncluttered.

Thanks for visiting!
Be sure to visit the other creative spaces.....
there is a lot of wonderful inspiration out there!

Happy creating!


Birthday Treasury Swap

I recently participated in a really fun swap
hosted by Amy from Inspire Co.

The theme was Birthday Treasury.

 We were to choose one of the Tim Holtz
Configurations sets and create a birthday
themed shadowbox for our partner.

The set is made from a heavy chipboard and
you can move the little boxes inside to
create different configurations. They're really fun!

My partner was Cassandra from An Artful Adventure,
and this is the shadowbox I created for her.

I painted the whole set in a soft white, added
a cute plaid paper around the outside and a
few sweet patterns in the backs of the little sections.

Finding and creating the little treasures was so much fun!

This is the beautiful shadowbox Cassandra created for me.

She painted it the most beautiful soft blue, and
painted the little sections in blue, white, and pink.
Then she sparkled everything so pretty.

And she added the sweetest little treasures!

I love the little cake and stand that she created with buttons!

And check out the feet she added, using
vintage spools of thread. I love it!

Thank you Cassandra for swapping with me,
and for creating the sugary-sweetest shadowbox!


Bloggerette Matchbox Swap

We had a fun Summertime Matchbox Swap
in the Bloggerette Sorority.

My partner was Wanda, and this is the box I created for her.

I wrapped it with a piece of soft pink vintage wallpaper,
then added a piece of stamped fabric,
some beautiful laces, French charms and a handmade flower.

These are the goodies I included.

The package I received from Wanda was filled
with sweetly wrapped packages in fun summer colors.

And, she created not one, but two beautiful matchboxes for me!

I don't know what she used on the mini matchbox,
but, it is thick and hard, almost pottery-like. The colors
are amazing! And look at the sweet beaded dragonfly
she made, and the beautiful beads. Can't wait to use those!

I love the bright mix of summer colors she used
on the larger matchbox and the beautiful handmade flowers.

 And did she ever spoil me! There were so many fun
things in that matchbox, I can't wait to create with them!

She also made the sweetest little journal book.
It even has a little map piece of Salt Lake City. *squeal*

Wanda, I'm happy to have had the chance to swap with you.
Thank you for all the beautiful goodies....I LOVE them!