Monday, November 29, 2010

It’s Magical Monday at Paper Cupcakes…

…and our challenge for this week is hosted by Patti. We can use any image in any way - “Anything Goes”.  I love this image “Cozy and Bright” – it’s just so cute and whimsical.

PPC - Cozy and Bright 

Papers are from DCWV Christmas Combo Mat Stack. I used a combination of Prismacolor and Koh I Noor pencils blended with OMS, a mix of snowflake punches and a tiny red button from Papertrey. Drop by the Paper Cupcakes Challenge Blog and join the fun and possibly win a cool prize too!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

It’s Pink Saturday again and actually I am showing in the Valhalla Chritmas Show I wrote about in the next post down, and yes, it is snowing. If I can remember I will take my camera and take a few shots just so you will know what i mean about how beautiful it is out there – especially when it’s snowing.

Anyway, my pinks for today are…

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This beautiful little trinket box my mother had for many years, and it is one of the many items I have saved. I’m sure it’s not valuable in terms of money, but it is treasured by me.


And a gift from my husband. It doesn’t really look pink in this light, but it is and beautifully etched also – you can just barely see it at the very  bottom.

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And last but not least I’ve decided that if I want to continue to participate in Pink Saturday – I’d better come up with a project to create my own “pinks”. I’m not sure exactly where this is going yet, but here is week one:

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Happy Pink Sarurday everyone and hop on over the Beverly’s Blog at How Sweet the Sound and visit some of the most amazing blogs around.

Take Care


Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Little Bit Thanksgiving, A Little Bit Christmas…

That’s what my post is about today – a little bit of both. I’ve been busy preparing for an Artist Event at our holiday store here in town and also for our once a year Christmas Craft Fair at Valhalla – a beautiful vintage property right on the lake.  This is the area the rich from the Bay Area would come for Summer vacation with their hoards of servants – each servant having their own private little cabin on the estate. All these buildings have been preserved and are open to the public during the summer and once a year the lodge at Valhalla hosts this event. On top of that we’re expecting snow – what a wonderful and magical day this will be. These are a few of the items I will be showing:

A new banner

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A new ornament created specifically for Lake Tahoe Holidays

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A few Thanksgiving cards

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and a few more banners, some for sale and some as samples for special orders

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Take Care, Dru

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gifts and Awards …

…are always welcome and appreciated and I truly believe giver and receiver are blessed.  I have recently received gifts from a few dear blogging friends. Julie from my SCS Blogging Group – The Designing D.I.V.A.S was my Secret Sister and several weeks back now I received this package of goodies from her – each one adored and treasured – because they were handmade for me by a person I know has a lot on her plate.  Thank you Julie I really do love them.








And then there’s this – also from Julie in my Secret Sister package - is it not beautiful?!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Just look at all the work she put into this – truly a gift from the heart – the best kind. Thank you again Julie.

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My next gift comes from my new DT friend from Paper CupcakesMarie – this beautiful blog award. Actually she gave this to me several weeks back and I have not had the time to follow through.


Also from Carol this sweet blog award.

And last, but certainly not least, from Sara – several months back. 

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I want everyone to know that I am so appreciative, honored, and flattered to receive these truly cherished awards. And I am so sorry that I just simply do not have the time to be able to follow through on all of them. I saw this on someone else’s blog and really liked the idea, because I do feel that everyone I have come into contact with deserves an award ………so, please help yourself to the blog award of your choice to post on your own blog, and if you would like to follow through and pass it on to others, please feel free to do so.  Thank you so much to all of you. You are all such sweet friends.

Take Care, Dru

Monday, November 15, 2010

Season’s Greetings….

It’s Magical Monday at Paper Cupcakes and time for another challenge. This week our challenge is hosted by Pat who wants us to make a Christmas card using ribbon and glitter. The image is a new one “Who’s Candy”.  I went pretty straightforward on mine using a patterned paper from  one of the new DCWV paper packs from JoAnn’s, colored my image with a mix of colored pencils blended with OMS, some sheer red ribbon, glitter for the snow and around the edge of the stripe panel – them I went through some Christmas buttons from a package found at Michael’s and couldn’t believe there were gum drops in there and they were glittered!!

PPC - Who's Candy

Stop by the Paper Cupcakes Challenge Blog and join in our fun this week!  There’s always a fun prize!!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

…that’s the challenge Debbie has given us at Paper Cupcakes this week – to use any image we’d like, and make a Christmas card in non-traditional colors. I chose a paper I’ve had for years and have never really had the opportunity to use – it’s definitely Christmas and definitely non-traditional. Snowman Angel is the name of the image, and the sentiment is from one of the Christmas sets by Crafty Secrets.

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Come by Paper Cupcakes Challenge Blog, pick up the freebie if you need an image, use one you already have, or pick up a new one of your choice. Color it up, link it up and join in the fun. There’s always a great prize.

Thanks for visiting.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Magical Monday

Here it is November already. Where did October go? Time just moves so fast sometimes.  I hope everyone had a fun Halloween!  And before I forget, click on the Monday Market button on my left sidebar and check out the Etsy Cottage Style shops!

Our challenge this week for Paper Cupcakes Magical Monday is “Be Thankful” and is hosted by the talented Jessie.  We are to use any acquired image and make a Thank You or Thanksgiving card. I have used the “Tulips” image again. When I used it the first time it was done all in pinks and pale greens – very light and airy, but I knew this was such versatile image that I wanted to use it in Autumn and also at Christmastime. This challenge was perfect and so I have used it again in the Autumn colors. It’s a great image to make a lot of quick and easy cards – and who doesn’t need a lot of little all occasion cards around!

PPC - Happy Thanksgiving 

Come on over to the Paper Cupcakes Challenge Blog and join us. There’s always a free image available for you if you don’t have any, or you can stop by the shop and pick one up, or you don’t even have to use a Paper Cupcakes image – you can use what you have. So color it up, link it up, and play along. There’s always a great prize!

Thanks for stopping by – I appreciate each and every visit and comment! Have a good week!