Friday, April 29, 2011

It’s time for Pink Saturday…

and first just let me say how my heart goes out to all those affected by the latest round of natural disasters. Our thoughts are prayers are with all of you.

My pinks this week are kind of random. First a couple of banners that I made to go into Lake Tahoe Holidays shop for Mother’s Day…

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I like to make my own stick pins for my cards, so here are just a few. I had quite a few more but used them up already. They’re fun to make…

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and lastly a new card for my Etsy, for Mother’s Day or any occasion…

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Pop on over to see Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see some amazing blogs and a lot more pink! Have a great weekend friends, Dru

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

City Crafter Challenge Blog

I really lucked out so to say this time. City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge is “Mother May I”. Projects need to have “Mom” on them or any equivalent thereof. It just so happened I am among other things working on Mother’s Day cards this week…..

Happy Mothers Day…

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I love you Mom…

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And last, but not least ~ Mom

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There’s still plenty of time to take part in the challenge this week, so pop on over and join in at City Crafter Challenge Blog.

Take care friends, Dru

Monday, April 25, 2011

Brag Monday at Graphics Fairy

Do you wonder where you can get vintage images for your projects? I have a few places that I get mine. Two of the ones I use are The Graphics Fairy and The Vintage Workshop. Both have beautiful images, and I thought I would share one of my latest projects.

A business associate gave my husband and I a box of 3 Jack Daniel’s liquors for Christmas a few years back. The Jack was great – but so was the box and I could not get rid of it, but had no idea what I was going to do with it. Turns out I came to a point where I had a need for a display box for greeting cards in the shop I sell my cards and tags from – Lake Tahoe Holidays. So, I drug it upstairs, removed the door and began the process. Of course in my excitement, I forgot to take a photo before I added the paint – but, I did take a photo of the door this morning so that you could see the original color of the box…

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Yep, dark brown. I painted it cream….

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And began layering papers and clip art – the dictionary page and the background paper are both from The Graphics Fairy

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The beautiful swallow is also from Karen…..

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The apple blossoms and French ephemera here are from The Vintage Workshop

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I think I can see more of these in my future..

Take care friends, Dru

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter and Pink Saturday….

I have something so special to me to share with you today. One of my Etsy customers bought these sweet little tags from me….

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And just look what she did with them…tied them to the little Easter baskets as part of the beautiful table scape she has set up for her Easter brunch. I love all the wonderful pieces she has put together, the little white rabbit with green ribbon around his neck set on that gorgeous green toile(?)plate, then the napkin with the green leaf charger along with the vintage silver ~ oh I could just go on and on! What a lovely and inviting arrangement she has created for her guests. I should be so talented!  Absolutely beautiful Bren, and thank you so much for sharing it with me. 


Happy Easter friends….


And Happy Pink Saturday! Pop on over to Beverly’s at How Sweet the Sound to visit an amazing group of talented bloggers sharing their Easter sweetness with you.

Take care and Happy Easter friends and family…


Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to You….

City Crafter Challenge Blog is celebrating their first Birthday this week with a blog hop and prizes. Stop by and take a look – you will not be disappointed. This week there is an inspiration photo and you can take any element of this and put it into your project.

I chose the colors, pearls, and the dry embossing…

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

A New Little Someone….

The CardMaker Magazine for March/April has been out for awhile, so I feel that I can now share this with you. I’m not one to blow my own horn so-to-speak, but I really love how this turned out and that it was published. I’m beginning to realize that so many times I am completely inspired by an image that I love. I’ve had this image for sometime now and it is one of the sweetest little vintage baby images I have ever seen. I purchased it at The Vintage Workshop, the sentiment is from “Baby Button Bits” by Papertrey Ink.


And this one from the May/June issue of CardMaker.  Again, I was totally inspired by the image from The Vintage Workshop. The sentiment is  my own and for the life of me I know I took a shot of the inside of this card – but I can’t find it anywhere so I guess the only place you would be able to see it is in the May/June issue of CardMaker. But, inside it says “I’m so glad you’re mine.”

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and one more – this image is from Digi Stamp Character - Pure Innocence. This one was very different from what I usually do – but again, it was the image that drew me in.

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Thanks for stopping by, Dru

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Out Like a Lion–In Like a Lamb

We’re having beautiful weather here in South Lake Tahoe after what MAY be our last snow storm just last week. Although up here – you just never know. That is Jacqueline's theme this week at It's a Handmade World where each week she showcases artist’s goods from ArtFire – allowing ArtFire artists to post some of their wares.If you get a chance you may want to check it out.

Here are some items I have not shared with you yet ~

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Have a great day friends and try to spend a little time just for yourself doing what you love. It will feed your soul ~ Dru

Monday, April 11, 2011

Get Well Wishes…

That’s the challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week and as typical for me I’m scrunching in at pretty much the last minute – I think there’s only a few hours left. Our project is “Get Well” or “Thinking of You” along with using something in your project that is digital. My digital is the center label. You can find it in Made by Janet’s shop along with other very beautiful digital images. Paper is from the “Botanical” Paper Pack by Prima, buttons are from PaperTrey, pearls are from Ellen Hutson LLC, the crinkled vintage seam binding is my own, trinket pin is also from Ellen Hutson LLC.

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And a full view…

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If you have not been by City Crafter Challenge Blog and you’re looking for a really fun weekly challenge – stop on over and take a look – you will not be disappointed.

Take care friends, Dru

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday…

I’m getting low on pinks again – time to go shopping I guess or maybe spend some time going through some of my “stuff” that’s still packed away. This is the last pink that I am aware of and I just bought it at Lake Tahoe Holidays – she has the best stuff – I’m sure if I looked hard enough I could find something else. I’ve been trying to get a few things in for Easter and just look at this little cutie…. see his little pink ears


and full of candy – although it’s not full anymore – yum!!!


And, I know these are not pink – but I could not resist – I’m a sucker for any bird…


And of course I cannot leave without a few more designs for Easter…

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or any other occasion with a scripture as the theme…

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and finally some tags…

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I saw a quote on someone’s blog the other day and it really resonated with me – it says:

“Live every day as if it is your LAST chance to make someone happy!”

Makes you think doesn’t it?

Hop on over to Beverly’s at How Sweet the Sound for a delight to the senses. Thank you Beverly for always being such a gracious and tireless host.

Take Care Friends, Dru

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday to You….

….it’s that time again. Please head on over to Beverly’s at How Sweet the Sound and visit some or all of the blogs listed there for a true delight to the senses. There are so many talented people that take part in this – you will see some beautiful creativity, inspiration, and even more than that – some really nice people taking the everyday to extraordinary.

I love winter and after Christmas when everyone was talking about being ready for Spring, I was not – I had not had enough winter. Then we got several storms and lots of beautiful snow and I began to feel winter fulfilled. Now we’re having beautiful days and the snow is melting off and I see the beginnings of Spring with my daffodils and crocus peeking though – they are ready for Spring and I am welcoming it as well. It will be several weeks before we’re in full bloom so I’ve brought a little indoors. The wonderful thing about carnations is their longevity and beautiful fragrance – so I bought 3 bunches and put them in my vase and then my sweet husband found and brought me pink tulips (my favorite) – they are a joy to my heart…


and a sweet little Easter decoration I could not pass up……


And then some new creations of my own for my Etsy …..

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Take care friends and Happy Pink Saturday!! Dru