And Then Came The Ducks

Remember that cool little spot where I saw the turtles in February? On my last visit there, I saw my first wild ducks of the season too! They flew in just as I was packing up to leave, so I took a few photos for your enjoyment. I was amazed by how the photos came out. […]

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Multi-Challenge ATC: Spring Tulips

I have always loved tulips. Some of my earliest memories revolve around my grandmother and her garden, which she filled with beautiful tulips each spring. This ATC reminds me of my beloved grandmother and her glorious springtime blooms! Today’s ATC celebrates the timeless beauty of flowers – a theme you may see more of as Crafty Calendar’s […]

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Happy Birthday Gingersnap Creations!

On March 1st, Gingersnap Creations celebrated their first birthday! To mark the occasion, they are sponsoring several festive events this month, including their fabulous Birthday Blog Candy Bonanza! You will not want to miss the fun, so check it out – and Happy Birthday to my friends at Gingersnap! Do you like today’s art? This beautiful antique birthday […]

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WOYWW 10 – Lots & Lots Of Stuff!

My workspace this week features an ever-changing array of stuff! Recently, my husband and I completed the task of reorganizing every bookshelf in our home, and began to pull books and magazines from The Paper Palace for relocation. Of course, it should come as no surprise by now that you know who showed up a few moments […]

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Altered Art: Spring Treasures

Spring Treasures

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to play in The Paper Palace, but recently, I carved out the time to create this adorable free-standing flower pot! I excavated the painted pieces from my rolling tote, assembled and decorated the flower pot, and planted the beautiful blooming Petaloos. The colors coordinate with my studio and add a touch […]

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Organization: Ribbon Storage Part 1

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. A. A. Milne I never knew how much I loved ribbon until I sat down to organize it. Left unchecked, ribbons run rampant in The Paper Palace! Wide ribbon untouched on their original rolls. Cute rolls of printed mini ribbon. Ribbon wrapped neatly around […]

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Organization: A Place For Lace

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. A. A. Milne I have always loved lace. Several years ago, I began to collect lace for my projects. For the longest time, however, a good storage solution for my beautiful trims eluded me, […]

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WOYWW 9: Goodies From Donna

Recently, I discovered Donna Liljegren’s delightful blog, Brynwood Needleworks, and became her 300th follower. Shortly thereafter, Donna wrote that she would be sending some goodies my way to celebrate this milestone! Well, I received my goodies and wanted to say thanks, Donna, for the wonderful note, beautiful tag, yummy chocolate, and awesome Rabbit Garden pincushion! I am so […]

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Altered Mini-Album

Altered Mini Book

Happy Friday Everyone! Today I’m unveiling the third and final bonus gift I’ll be sending to one special person who entered my OWOH giveaway – a little mini-album that I stamped and decorated using Stamping Up products! When you open the album, it reveals eight decorated panels. You can glimpse inside the album below. Now that […]

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OWOH Gift 2: Altered Notebook & Pen

Altered Notebook & Pen Gift Set

No matter where one goes or what one does, it’s always nice to have a notebook on hand to jot down one’s thoughts, ideas, notes, to do lists, messages, and whatever else happens to pop into one’s mind! So, for my second OWOH RAK giveaway, I will be sending this altered notebook and pen to one […]

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OWOH Gift 1: Altered Heart Box & Gift Bag

Last week, I announced that as a special thanks to all who helped make my first OWOH experience such an overwhelming success, I wanted to surprise a few more participants with something special from me. So, I have picked three handmade prizes to bless three additional people with! There is nothing additional you need to do […]

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March Of The Turtles

I have always been a nature girl. Nothing revitalizes me more than time spent in the great outdoors. And nothing delights me more than an unexpected brush with Mother Nature every now and then. Two weeks ago, I met a friend for lunch. Afterwards, we walked her dog down the path behind the restaurant that leads to […]

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