Monday, August 30, 2010

Fairies in the Garden…

…and Mandelina is her name. isn’t she sweet and she is from Paper Cupcakes. Marie challenged us this week for Magical Monday, to create a project using hand made pattern paper – nothing store bought.  I love making my own paper totally from scratch – so to speak – but for this card I merely stamped my leaves with Versamark and then clear embossed them – very simple and quick.

Mandelina - Full View Aug 10 (652x800)

And  here’s a close up of the tag sentiment from Verve Stamps “Fairy Tales”. 

Mandelina - Sent Close Up Aug 10 (800x562)

Please come join in the fun this week at Paper Cupcakes. You can use an image you already have, purchase one, or Nina always has a freebie posted on the challenge site. And, there’s always a prize offered to one lucky participant!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday…

…and Magical Monday at Paper Cupcakes! I have a couple of boy birthdays coming up and I thought this little image would just be perfect! Isn’t the little snail adorable?!? 

Paper Cupcakes - Joyful Ride (800x600)

The name of this image is “Joyful Ride” and we’re being challenged by Jessie to use punches on our projects and apparently this was definitely a challenge for me. I have many punches, but when I went to make this card – not one of them would work. I used a corner punch to round the corners, decided that wasn’t enough and so then had to make a trip to Michael’s (45 minutes away) to find one that suited me.  This one is by Martha Stewart.  The papers are from Basic Grey’s Lime Ricky paper pack.

Come on by Paper Cupcakes, use the free image available, pick up a new one, or use one you already have and join in the fun. There’s always a great prize for a lucky someone!

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, August 18, 2010


It’s hard to believe we’re already gearing up for Halloween, but I have actually been adding Thanksgiving and Halloween to Lake Tahoe Holidays shop here in town for several weeks now! I decided to change things up a bit this year, and thought you might like to see them.

For Halloween…..

Banner - BOO 2 - 2010 Banner - BOO 2010

For Fall and Thanksgiving…..

Banner - Give Thanks 1 Banner - Give Thanks 2 

Banner - Give Thanks 3 Banner - Give Thanks 4 

banner - Give Thanks 2010 

That’s all for now, I’ll have a few more to show you later

Thanks for dropping by…


Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Monday!!

It’s Magical Monday at Paper Cupcakes and we have been challenged by Gloria to hand make a flower for our project.  My image is Springtime Friends – Isn’t that little bird just the cutest!!! Love his flower umbrella and the little lady bug! My flower is made from a piece of vintage crocheted trim someone had cut from a pillow case and I was the lucky one to find it and snatch it up – love all the wonderful vintage finds at flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores.

Paper Cupcakes - Springtime Frinds

Stop by Paper Cupcakes, pick up one of the free images, purchase a new one, or use one you already have and join in the fun – we’d love to see your work!  And look at the prize for one lucky participant!! Aren’t they great – I love these little flowers!!

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful week!

Supplies: Image “Springtime Friends” Paper Cupcakes, CS – White from Papertrey, DP – from my stash and I’m sorry I don’t know who it’s by, Nestabilities Label 11, seam binding also from my stash, paper doily from Wal-Mart, rhinestones from Michael’s, Prismacolor pencils and OMS.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It’s Time for the Paper Cupcakes Tea Party Blog Hop…



…and lots of really cute new images are coming your way – you’re gonna love them!! The hop starts at the Paper Cupcakes blog, leave a comment there and on each blog you visit.  Collect each sketch along the way for your own personal use and Enjoy!

Two random winners will be picked and each winner will be able to pick 5 images of their choice from the Paper Cupcakes store.

You should have arrived here from Amber and after my blog your next stop will be Gloria

My card features the “Much Love” image – sweet little pansies in a teacup. This would be good for a Thank You, Mother’s Day, Get Well, Thinking of You, and so much more. My paper is from the Fly a Kite Collection by October Afternoon.

Paper Cupcakes - Tea Party Blog Hop - Much Love

And here’s the sketch:


Thanks for stopping by and remember you go to Gloria from here.


Monday, August 9, 2010

It’s Magical Monday…

…at the Paper Cupcakes challenge blog and I am the one challenging everyone this week to add a little sewing to their project. You can use zig zag, straight or fancy stitches, hand stitching, any type of sewing you would like. My image from Paper Cupcakes is called “Just Ducky” and isn’t this just one of the cutest images around?!? Wouldn’t she make a fun party invitation!

Paper Cupcakes -  Just Ducky (546x640) Pop over to the blog, pick up an image

or use one you already have, color it up, link it up, and possibly win a great prize from Nina, the artist of all these sweet images.

 Supplies: CS – White from Papertrey Ink, yellow by Bazzill from Michael’s'; DP – Debbie Mumm “Baby Girl” pack from JoAnns, Paper doily from Wal-Mart, pink and blue gros grain ribbon from Papertrey Ink, buttons from Papertrey Ink, button twine from Papertrey Ink, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, decorative punch is by Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by.



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Thursday, August 5, 2010

You are invited…



…to attend a Tea Party Sketch Blog Hop. Come join the fun, see some really cute new releases, pick up some sketches, and have the chance to win 5 digital images from Paper Cupcakes.

It all starts Wednesday, August 11th at 8:00 a.m. EST on the Paper Cupcakes blog.

And here’s a little sneak peak for you – this is a real cutie!!


Have a lovely summer day. Take Care, Dru

Monday, August 2, 2010

Just Because….



This week’s Magical Monday challenge at Paper Cupcakes,  we are challenged by Amber to use 3 patterned papers.  I don’t know about you, but that is definitely a challenge for me so I went with Basic Grey’s “Gossamer”   collection and figured I couldn’t go wrong.  Stop by the Paper Cupcakes challenge blog and join in – there’s always a nice prize for a lucky someone! And don’t forget the Tea party blog hop that starts August 11th – lots of cute new images!

Paper Cupcakes Tulips

Do you know someone that likes to send out little “Just Because”, or “Thank You” cards, maybe even just a quick note.  These beautiful tulips color up quick and the cards are easy to put together. You could make a set in no time and have a great gift for someone special. I love to send pretty cards to people I care for as e-mail to me is just so impersonal,

This image is so versatile  – think of all the possibilities – gold and deep red, or rust for autumn, reds for Christmas, ooooh - or a group of mixed colors – there are so many beautiful tulips, and being one of my most favorite flowers, I can see so many uses for it.

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