Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Greetings

I’ve been away from my blog for a very long time; So if there are in fact any of you out there that do visit me, I apologize. My life is extremely busy and it seems silly to write when it seems I’m writing only to myself ~ but maybe that’s the way it’s suppose to be, so here are a few items I’ve made for this year’s Christmas Season. I hope you enjoy…

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Merry Christmas to you and yours, Dru

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Happy Pink Saturday!

A bit of a slow start this morning, but here I am (after how many weeks – I must be the world’s worse blogger) looking upon all the glorious signs of Spring for the posters of Pink Saturday. We’re at 30 degrees with snow coming down! So, I have no pretty spring flowers to show you as ours are just beginning to slightly bud. I do have what I think is a sweet card to share. I started it a couple of weeks ago and could just not decide how to finish it off ~ then yesterday morning (or was it the day before?) I was picking through a box on my work table that I just throw things into as I go – you never know what you’re going to find in there ~ and in just a couple of minutes completed my card. I like how it turned out – it’s like a breath of Spring to me.

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Please join in at How Sweet the Sound with Beverly for a wonderful and fun Pink Saturday.

Take care,


Friday, April 4, 2014

Pretty in Pink

That’s the name of the challenge for Week #212 at The Shabby Tea Room with this beautiful inspiration photo. And pink is always the theme for Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound – thank you Beverly

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I happened across this challenge this morning and thought the card I was currently working on would fit into the challenge well. The image is taken from a vintage calendar and I love the illustrations, the detailed and gorgeous calligraphy (I think it’s some form of calligraphy???) and the overall softness of these images. 

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Take care,


Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Very Happy Easter to You

A couple of items for Easter/Spring and hooking up with City Crafter Challenge Blog. There’s still a few days to take part so pop on over and take a look. Lots of inspiration.

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Thanks for stopping by, Dru

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sweet Erin go Bragh

Just a few things for St. Patrick’s Day…

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These next 2 are very similar because I love the papers and the overall jewel tone look to them. I made one for Lake Tahoe Holidays here in South Lake and then decided I wanted one for my Etsy shop as well – and if it doesn’t sell right away I’ll be able to look at it myself for awhile.

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And last but not least, this little cutie…

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Take care, Dru

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pink Saturday with Team Serenity

It’s Pink Saturday with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, and today I’m sharing a baby card with you and also some items made by members from Team Serenity on Etsy.  First up is this card – the sweet digital image is from Iralamijashop on Etsy, the papers being a mix of vintage documents.

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On this card, again  vintage documents along with using up some of my stash in terms of the tag, some die cut hearts and a scrap of ribbon. The image and the beautiful floral paper are both from Iralamijashop.

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Some wonderful items from Team Serenity

A beautiful set of vintage embroidered handkerchiefs from The Sandlapper Shop – she has many other lovely items as well.


A Tree of Life pendant necklace from Chickie Girl Creations. I love all of her items, but this is one of my favorite – so pretty, unique, and  earthy.


And look at this sweetie ~ beautiful hand crocheted pixie bonnet for a newborn from Doodle Bopperz ~ and just look at those little chubby cheeks!


Last but not least these gorgeous vintage inspired earrings from Maggie Madness Jewelry – you’ve got to drop by this shop and take a look.


Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend ~ Happy Pink Saturday to all of you,


Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine’s Day Sweetie

I mentioned that I was adding my last banner for Valentine’s day into my last post ~ however, you can see clearly that I did not add it! So, for those of you who do stop by from time to time here it is. I’m hooking up with the “Love and Adore” challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.

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And a bit closer ~ you can click on the photos to bring it up larger so you actually see some of the detail

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The sweet Bingo Images are from Fringeart. Handmade by me embellishments, fussy cut stamped images, some die cuts, paper doily pieces, sequins, and trim finish it off. The bottle cap I pained and then added a punched circle from over 100 year old paper, then added a tiny red heart and some glitter – then covered it with an epoxy dome. This was fun fun fun to make. Hope you enjoy

Take care,


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Loving Greetings for Craft Hoarders Challenge #1

Craft Hoarders Challenge Blog is new and their first challenge is to create something / anything that is “you” along with using anything you may be hoarding ~ I should be able to play for a long long time ;-)

I think this says one of “me” ~ a sweet vintage image with glitter, paint, vintage lace from my own stash along with some Melissa Francis resin, etc.

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Background collage paper and the polka dot paper are both from Bety’s shop on Etsy

Another banner too for Valentine’s Day – probably the last one for this year – the holidays come so fast and I’m on to St. Patrick’s Day now.  Hope to have something to share soon.

Take care


Saturday, January 25, 2014

My Sweet Valentine

Valentine’s Day ~ one of the sweetest little holidays ~ with chocolates in red velvet heart shaped boxes, conversation hearts, magnificent bouquets of red and pink roses and tulips, glitter, trims, cards of love, romantic dinners,  candlelight and so much more ~ really, what’s not to love?

I’m joining in with the current challenge from Really Reasonable Ribbon “Valentine’s Day and ribbon”. If you are not familiar with Really Reasonable Ribbon it’s worth a look. A lot of beautiful ribbon and the prices really are reasonable.

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And a few more cards to share with you as well.

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Take care, Dru

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Hugs and Kisses & Happy New Year

Pink and Ribbon is the new Challenge #86 at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Still plenty of time to play and you will love the assortment of ribbon available at a very reasonable price. Well, Pink and Ribbon are a given for me this time of year and I’m so happy to be able to play along. I’m also going to hook up with the Blog Shop #53 at How sweet the Sound.

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Isn’t she darling? Both the background pink rose paper and the image are from Bety’s shop, the tiny tag and the sentiment are both from Papertrey, the crinkled ribbon is my own – but Really Reasonable Ribbon shop carries both of them – in my opinion, the perfect colors for Valentine’s Day, the rhinestone hearts and paper doily are both from Michael’s as is the Martha Stewart adhesive heart. And then of course I’ve added paint and glitter.

It’s the start of the New Year ~ I wish you all peace, joy, and most of all love.