Friday, July 30, 2010


The Moxie Fab World challenge is...use peace signs! Yup, they're everywhere. I'm reliving my misspent youth (lol). The Alphabet challenge is "N is for nature..." see all my flowers (lol)? The One Powerful Hour challenge is favourite flowers.

Emily over at Stamping Bella has some CUTE peace stamps. Oh, and if you're interested, they're looking for a new DT member to join the team. Check right here.

Here are a few "peaces" I did. :-)

Thanks for visiting today! Peace out...(mwah ha ha ha!)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Home decor project

Today's Theme Thursday challenge is to use words; for Cute Card Thursday, the challenge is to use text; Charizma Cards wants to see something with a tail (mine's beaded, lol); for One Powerful Hour, the challenge is favourite flowers. I used paper roses.

This is a home decor project I did using a repurposed (and originally very UGLY) ceramic Christmas ornament. The stamp is from Quietfire Design, using Suzanne's beautiful hand calligraphy.

Thanks for stopping by; wishing you a creative day, filled with whatever you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Creating again!

It's been a loooong time! Doesn't life get interesting sometimes? I decided to take on a HUGE project while my husband was away for a month. He doesn't do so well with mess and chaos (lol), so I decided to paint our condo. Ooooohhh MY! My mind tells me I'm still in my thirties, but my body screams otherwise. (lol) After nearly a hundred hours painting, I had a nasty fall off the top of a stepladder. This put me out of commission for a while. THEN my daughter and her wonderful family moved back home to Nova Scotia after she finished grad school, so I spent some delightful time catching up with my little grand-boys at our summer place.

Ooookay then, so now we're all caught up! (lol) I have beautiful new, fresh, inspirational colours in my life (white with lime green!), and lots of time to play again. THANKS for your e-mails wondering where I am. All's good, and here are some new things from my happy room.

I have two for today's Created by Hand challenge. The theme is "sheltering trees" and/or "green." For this one, I used this Dreamweaver stencil with Dreamweaver white embossing paste, and added a little clear glitter for sparkle. I love this stencil! It's just so "serene" don't you think? (to see lots more Dreamweaver goodness, visit the Dream it Up blog often!)

For this one, I used this Dreamweaver stencil with Dreamweaver Black Matte Embossing paste and this Quietfire rubber stamp, then added a couple of my hoarded stash of Architexture embellishments.

I just finished this card yesterday for a friend who's having some life challenges right now. Her favourite colours are pink and green. I used this Thinking of You stencil with black matte embossing paste, and hand stitched and beaded the ferns pattern. The Stamp Something challenge is to do something flowery. The Craft Challenge is to do anything BUT a square card. The Creatilicious Challenge is to do something 3-d (hope my beaded pattern qualifies!). The Lots to Do challenge is to use shapes. The Practical Scrappers challenge is to use seven different things (I used paper, ribbon, beads, thread, clue, a fabric brad, and black embossing paste).

Now, these cards aren't for any challenges, but they're on display in the Dreamweaver booth at CHA in Chicago this week. The peacock is a brand new stencil, and i just LOVE it! I did it with double sided tape and glitters, and paired it with the Dreamweaver thank you stencil with black matte embossing paste.

This one's done with some wonderful embossed paper from Paper House, the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and a Happy Birthday stencil with white embossing paste, and a nice big fat bow.

It's WONDERFUL to be creating again! I'll be back later this week with some new things from Crafty Secrets and Impression Obsession. Life is GOOD! Thanks so much for stopping by today.