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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tag Tuesday, The Enchanting Rose Tea Cup Exchange and Letters to Gracie

Hi!  Just a few things to share.

This week's Tag Tuesday theme is "in the style of."  My "in the style of" inspiration was Tim Holtz.  Below is a Tim Holtz style tag I created.


I participated in my first ever tea cup exchange.  Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose  hosted this super fun event!  Thanks Stephanie, I had a lot of fun!  Below is what I sent to Pam at Virginia Retro.  Keeping my fingers crossed she likes everything!

Tea Cup


Card I sent with the tea cup


Fabric flower to add to the box of tea goodies



Below is the pretty, vintage tea cup and tea time goodies I received from Christy Stapf (no blog).  Thanks Christy!  Tomorrow night I'm going to enjoy a cup of green tea and some Lorna Doone cookies!


I also made a card for Gracie, who is a sick, little girl and cousin to sweet Stephanie who hosted the tea cup exchange above.  You can read about Gracie here.




I'm linking this post up at Roses of Inspiration Linkup # 8.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tag Tuesday and Some Other Stuff!

Hello!  I'm a day late posting my tag for Tag Tuesday.  This week's theme is "Text."


I also did some other crafty stuff this week.

A co-worker asked if  I could make a custom St. Patrick's Day heart for her sister.


The card below is for Tete, who won my 2015 Grow Your Blog Giveaway.  I love the prairie vibe the  young lady in the photo gives.


I have a ton of Kerr and Ball jars, so I felt like decorating a few so here is one of them.  I painted the jar a chalky lavender, glued ribbon around the neck and attached the cute pin that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I found the fake floral arrangement in the spring decorating box that I was rummaging through in the basement.  That's about it from freezing cold IL.  Stay warm my friends!


I'm also linking my post up at Stephanie's blog The Enchanting Rose Roses of Inspiration linkup #7.  Please go and check out all of the beautiful inspiration!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

And The Winner Is.......

Good morning everyone!  I want to thank everyone for entering my giveaway for the 2015 Grow Your Blog Party.  For me the Grow Your Blog Party wasn't about trying to win a giveaway or to see how many people I can get to follow my blog, it's about meeting new bloggers and communicating with old blogger friends!  I've enjoyed myself tremendously, so thank you!  Now to announce the winner.  I used the random number generator and I entered 1 to 50.  Fifty people left comments.  The number that was generated was 2!  So the winner is Tete (Tete-Beyond the Garden Gate).  Congratulations Tete!  Please email me your information, so I can get your package in the mail on Tuesday.



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tag Tuesday, A Matchbox Swap and A Reminder

Hi!  This week's theme for Tag Tuesday is "Valentine."  Below is what I created.


Now for JoAnne's wonderful Valentine Matchbox Swap.  The matchbox below is what I created for Michele.  



The beautiful matchbox below was created for me by the ever talented Karla Jackson.  I just love the folded heart, so cute!  Inside were some bits and baubles to play with and she also included some extra pretties to create with too!  Thanks again Karla!




Last, but not least is just a little reminder that my Grow Your Blog Giveaway ends at midnight February 14th.  I will announce the winner on February 15th.  Please feel to click on the link in this paragraph to enter and go check out the other wonderful blogs too at 2 Bags Full.


I'm also linking this post up at Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration Linkup #6.


I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week and a lovely Valentine's Day if that's your sort of thing.  If you don't have a significant other to spend the day with, spend it with your family, pets, and your single friends.  The most important thing to remember is to spend time with ones that you love the most!  I'm not a hopeless romantic, a card and a little chocolate is fine with me, I just like to create Valentine pretties!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blogger Help!!!!

A fellow blogger let me know that the following message kept coming up every time she tried clicking on the link to my blog.  Has anyone else had this problem?  I cleared the cache and cookies, but it's still not working.  Any help would be appreciated!  Thanks!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tag Tuesday and a Valentine's Day Card

Good evening!  For Tag Tuesday this week the theme is "blues."  Here is what I came up with.  Lots of ink and a little bit of blue stitching.  


I also made a Valentine's Day card to accompany the altered matchbox that's going to my swap partner Michele, who's always a pleasure to swap with.  If you're reading this post Kimberly, I'm working on those atc's tonight!



I'm also posting my creations at Roses of Inspiration Linkup #5.  So much beautiful inspiration!