Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Celebrate the Good Times

First let me say how honored I am to have won on the City Crafter Challenge Blog  last week for “Babies, Buttons, and Bows”. Thank you so much ladies. This blog has captured my heart – to me the challenges are always unique and fun – I think it’s because I do not have to use a specific company’s stamps or paper or whatever – we can do whatever we like with whatever we like and are not tied to a certain look other than our own – know what I mean??  This week’s challenge is “Celebrate the Good Times” using either a banner or the word “Party” in our project.

I’m putting together a display for Lake Tahoe Holidays of all occasion cards and was working on Birthday cards when Cheryl put up the challenge – so it worked out well. If I get time I may just put together a Spring banner or a banner page in the wedding album I’m working on and enter that also, but until then, here’s mine. A little more on my traditional side…

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Image is from Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too.  Pop on over the City Crafter Challenge Blog and have fun with their challenges.


Friday, March 25, 2011

It’s Time for Pink Saturday

Please pop on over to Beverly’s at How Sweet the Sound – there are some of the most beautiful blogs and creativity there – it’s a wonderful way to wake up on Saturday mornings with a fresh cup of coffee or tea – a delight for the senses.

My first “pink” is a sweet rabbit plate I just had to have this year – I have it sitting on my buffet and I just love looking at it! Here’s a close up

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and the full plate…

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and some new items in my Etsy

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Happy Pink Saturday friends…


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Babies, Buttons, and Bows…

is the challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week. Linda is hosting and going to be a grandma soon – thus her pick for the challenge.

Here’s mine…..

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Try as I might – I could not get a really good photo – the ribbon IRL has more pink and really does go with the rest of the card. Oh well, I already tossed out the first batch of pics and I decided this will have to do. The image is from The Vintage Workshop, the sentiment is by Melissa Francis from Emma’s Paperie  and the ribbon is my own hand-dyed to coordinate vintage seam binding.

Take care friends…Dru

Monday, March 21, 2011

The King and I….

This is why I posted last week to let any of you interested know about this challenge – because here I am posting my submission at the “Last Minute”. The challenge is to use a crown somewhere in your project.  I hope some of you checked out City Crafter Challenge Blog – I love that their challenges are a little different from the usual – to me a little more on the “artsy” side.

Here is mine. I have completed another page for my mini wedding album. You know, sometimes I like more on a page than this – but then sometimes I really like the clean and simple – this is one of those cases. I kept looking at it and wondering what else I could put on it – and realized I really like it just the way it is. And, it’s purpose is a photo page – so what else does it need but a beautiful photo of some part of someone’s wedding….


That’s City Crafter Challenge Blog – pop on over and take a look.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

City Crafter Challenge

Because I’m always so late in posting my submission for this challenge and because it is such an amazing blog and the challenge is always unique – I wanted any of you who are interested to see the challenge early enough to be able to take part. The challenge this week is “The King and I” – you are to use a crown or crowns in your project. Pop on over to City Crafter Challenge Blog for instructions and enjoy! I’m hoping to squeeze this challenge in this week – busy, busy week for me! And guess what – it’s still snowing – love it!

Here are a few things I’ve been working on for my Etsy:

New Wedding Table Numbers….

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New Bird Tags…

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New Bee Tags…

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New Easter tags…

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Take care, Dru               

Sunday, March 13, 2011

In My Pocket….

…that’s the theme of the challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week. At least I’m a little earlier posting this time and there is still time for you to take part in this challenge too – or just take some time to visit and look at all the talent and inspiration  on this site.

Well, some of you may know that I recently incorporated a wedding line in my Etsy and one of the items I’ve been wanting to add to that line is a keepsake book. This was just the push I needed. When complete, there will be several pages for photos, mementos, etc. But for now this is just one of the pages…with a little pocket….

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…full of little tags to write little “love notes”…

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Take care friends, Dru

Friday, March 11, 2011

Luck of the Irish and Pink Saturday

….My post this evening is for Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for St. Patrick’s Day and also for The Shabby Tea Room challenge this week “Luck of the Irish” with this inspiration photo.



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Here are some other items I have created for St. Patrick’s Day – a single pennant banner…

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And my standard banners …..

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Happy Pink Saturday!


Monday, March 7, 2011


This is a new challenge site I was just introduced to and just look at this beautiful inspiration photo for the current challenge. Current being today is the last day – but how could I resist – just look at these beautiful Spring colors. The site is City Crafter Challenge Blog so pop on over and take a look.


This is what I have put together….

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and this…..

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Really, you need to visit City Crafter Challenge Blog and just take a look at all the inspiration.

Take care friends,,,


Friday, March 4, 2011

It’s time for Pink Saturday again

….and we are still snowing – not as much – but snowing and yes I still love it. I have always loved stormy moody days – it means staying inside, putting together a pot of soup and warm bread, and spending more time creating – sometimes by only natural light from the window along with candlelight.

When I was growing up, my Mom always had a candle in a small decorative bowl for just such occasions – and I loved it. I still love candlelight.  Somewhere in time, my mom’s candle was all used up and I believe that beautiful bowl was broken or lost – but I had to recreate it because it meant so much and still does. I found this bowl in  a thrift store or garage sale some time ago and added my own candle. Now it sits on my sideboard waiting for a wonderful excuse to use it.

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I love the detail around the edge

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And more for my Etsy….

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And for Easter…

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Stop by Beverly’s at How Sweet the Sound to see more wonderful blogs full of pinks…

Happy Pink Saturday friends. Take care….