Thursday, December 26, 2013

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with String…

These are a few of my favorite things. “Tied Up with String” is the theme for the December Blog Hop hosted by Papertrey  on Nicole Heady’s blog at Capture the Moment and I’m so excited to be able to play along as it’s something I’m seldom able to do. I was making a gift bag for my husband for Christmas and it just fit right in.

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The Christmas tree die cut from peeled corrugated cardboard, the button twine, gift card holder die cut, star tag die cut, and “Merry” die cut are all from Papertrey Ink. The paper is older from my stash, and every year I paint and glitter an assortment of jingle bells ~ just because I love them so much. The feather is a free download from The Craftcake Mama blog. You just print out the patterns on the paper of your choice, cut them out and you’re good to go!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you the best in the New Year.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Joy to You and Yours

and a Merry Merry Christmas to any of you who may pass by here today. My last Christmas card to post for the year. And I’ll be hooking up with Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound a little later in the week. I truly do hope this Christmas Holiday season is bringing you joy.

Old World Santa in pinks, cremes, and green

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Take care,


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Greetings

With Jingle Bells – that’s the current Challenge #190 at City Crafter Challenge Blog. As almost all my Christmas cards, etc. have jingle bells this was definitely something I could work with. They are definitely my go to embellishment for Christmas projects painted and glittered of course. You can see it tucked just under the bow there and a better look in the 2nd photo.

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Background paper is digital from Iralamijashop, the image I found at Michael’s – it’s a rub on and comes in a package of 4 different images all sparkly and pretty already. The tiny tag is from Papertrey as are the buttons, I used gold metallic thread for the machine stitching, baker’s twine, etc.

There’s still plenty of time to play along if you’d like. It’s a fun challenge site.

My wish for you is a Happy Holiday Season and a Merry Merry Christmas.


Thursday, December 12, 2013


It is so cold here right now. We’ve lived here many years and this is the coldest it’s been –1 degrees. I know… a lot of you live in much colder areas, but for us this is really cold. Our normal is maybe 12-14. Don’t get me wrong I love it! We moved here because of the weather – I’m just saying…

Anyway, I’m joining a favorite site today Ivy and Elephants ~ a wonderful blog for sharing and receiving inspiration for home and family. Take a peek, I know you’ll enjoy it.

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A sweet vintage image with children who could be playing right out front in our area of the woods. The image is from a collage sheet by Janet at By Digital Paper.

My wish for you is that you’re having a wonderful Holiday Season and Merry Christmas to all of you as well.

Take care,


Wednesday, December 11, 2013


City Crafter Challenge Blog has a new challenge that began yesterday and as it happens I have one that fits their challenge to use the colors red, kraft, and white. The challenge just started yesterday, so you have plenty of time to play along.

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Take care, Dru

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Joyeux Noel

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and now we’re on to Christmas. I’ve been busy working with the Holiday shop here in town, Lake Tahoe Holidays, and trying to get a bit of time to work on some Christmas cards of my own. I’m joining in with Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge #75 – Vintage Christmas. Also, the same theme for Craft Room Challenge and Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #85 Bingo – I picked white, image, and glitter along with of course ribbon and other bling

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Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas, Dru