Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all
a 2016 full of 
love, joy, good health, creativity
and much happiness!

I'm sharing some of my favorite
New Year images..
and stay tuned all my swapping friends.
A new swap will be announced this weekend!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Warmest Christmas Wishes....

and a happy and healthy 
New Year
to each of my dear blogging friends!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holiday Wishes for a Blogging Friend

 I hosted a 
Christmas Pocket Letter Swap
in my flickr group
and this is the pocket letter I 
created for my partner Laurie.
I made it so  Laurie could disassemble
it and use most of the elements 
in her own artwork if she chooses. 
The lovely white and silver edge trim
is adhered with double-sided tape
for easy removal.
In the first pocket I included some
old German scrap St. Nicks that were not attached 
to a vintage script background.
This beautiful frosty flower
in the second pocket
has a thick chipboard vintage postcard
as a backdrop.
 Red and white twine
with some fun Tim Holtz ephemera and
 a mini glittered bottlebrush tree
against a wintry ATC.
Do you like the snowman stickpin I made?
I also included some snowflake brads
on a piece of white burlap trim.
 Another pocket with
thick chipboard pieces, and
 another ATC.
 This is some of my most
favorite wintry trim.
And in the final pocket
this gorgeous blue poinsettia pick
with a pretty sheer snowflake ribbon.

So much better than sending a card!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

I Wish the Season Was Longer

Creating ornaments makes my
day a little brighter!

Maybe I will keep on going
year round?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

There's Nothing Like An Ornament Swap... get me in the holiday spirit!
 I did a light wash of gesso over
Christmas sheet music..
 and added this lovely woman image...
then adhered these gorgeous embellishments
for the finishing touch.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

It's That Time of Year...

when my mind turns to
holiday crafting.
My first ornament of the season..
a Victorian themed
ribbon doll.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

How About a Holiday Swap?

I am thrilled to be hosting
a holiday swap!
I've missed swapping with all of you and hope you'll join me
and breathe some life
back into our

(photos courtesy of Pinterest)

All the details are posted in the group.
Please spread the word
by grabbing the badge to share
 on your blog.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Glimpses of Halloween

I love to decorate
for Halloween.
 My feather tree is
all decked out for the season..
With some sweet autumnal touches
 under the tree.
 I like to add simple little touches
to the existing decor..
 and create vignettes
 and whimsical displays..
and tuck a bit of
in unexpected places.

Happy Halloween Wishes
from my home to yours!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Spirits of Halloween Past

 From my "paper doll era"...




All of these friends went to other homes.
Now that I've revisited them,
I want to make some more!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Spooky Exchange

Have you heard of 
Pocket Letters?
That term kept popping up
all over the internet..
and I was intrigued.

It turns out that it is a letter of sorts
that you create for a partner
using one of those
9 to-a-page
trading card protector sheets.

You fill each space with
craft gifties, your own artwork
and wishes for whatever theme
is being celebrated.

A Spooky Halloween Pocket Letter Swap?
I'm in!

Difficult to photograph but lots of fun stuff...
a tag, a mini domino book kit, atc's

a chenille pumpkinhead ornie, altered clothespins..

a packet of feathers, assorted embellishments 
a witch's broom.
This was the perfect swap
to get me in the
Halloween spirit!

Anyone interested in a Christmas/winter
themed pocket page swap?
I just might be persuaded to bring
our flickr swap group back to life....