Thru A Kitten’s Eyes

Thru A Kitten’s Eyes I took this photo of Tsunami a few weeks after he arrived in our home. He had finally acclimated to his new environment and begun to explore the world around him. One day, he discovered that he had grown just enough to discover a ledge he had never noticed before.  “What’s this?”  […]

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Words To Inspire: Sympathy Card

Thinking Of You – Sympathy Card This week, Challenge #17 at Sentimental Sundays is Words To Inspire. For this challenge, I created a Sympathy Card because it’s during times at loss we need words of inspiration and encouragement the most. Inside The Card I used the following products on the card: DCWV Patterned PaperCTHH Black Dye InkCTMH […]

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WOYWW 33: Tsunami The Mighty Hunter

Tsunami In Flight For those of you What’s On Your Workspace Wednesday fans who view desks solely through crafter’s eyes, here’s a different perspective: Did you know that desks make great runways and launching pads for enterprising young felines? Tsunami Hunting His Favorite Toy They make fruitful hunting grounds too! Pure Joy I wish you days filled with as much joy as Tsunami’s! For more […]

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Quilling & A Heart Of Hope

Art by Antonella DeFalco of Quilling, Art And Expression Quilling – the Renaissance art of rolling, folding and gluing thin strips of papers into decorative shapes and intricate designs – has experienced a resurgence among paper crafters in recent years. I tried my hand at Quilling once. I soon discovered that while the concept of Quilling […]

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Seasoned Pork Chops With Apples

Pork Chops & Apples

Looking for a unique and healthy entrée to serve your family? Is a low calorie count a bonus when you plan your meals? This delicious dish is guaranteed to delight everyone’s taste buds – combine it with brown rice for extra nutrition! Ingredients 3     Tablespoons Olive Oil 1     Pound of Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops, Cubed ¼   Cup All-Purpose […]

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WOYWW 32: Two Cats & A New Project

I am always excited when I have a chance to photograph the boys together, so imagine my delight when I walked into my studio and saw Tsunami and Legend lounging on my desk! I nonchalantly hunted for the camera so they would not suspect the paparazzi was about to overtake them. See how they went on alert the […]

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For You & Vintage Christmas Winners

Happy Monday! Today’s card is dedicated to you, my wonderful readers – your ongoing support, comments and friendship mean the world to me! The concept of this card was inspired by my friend Jill. If you look closely, you’ll notice that I cut out the top portion of the card’s front panel to uniquely highlight the pretty organdy ribbons featured for […]

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Be Yourself – Altered Torso Tag

Altered Torso - Be Yourself

This week, Sentimental Sundays challenged us to try a new technique or style, so I delved into Kard Krazy’s Tag Tuesday Challenge and created my first altered torso – combining it with Heart 2 Heart’s Tag You’re It Challenge for good measure! My design began with the fabulous Dressmaker’s Mannequin Template found at Mirkwood Designs. Next, I chose pink and […]

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Cranberry Tuna Salad

Cranberry Tuna Salad at Create With Joy

When the temperatures soar, and you’re looking for something quick and refreshing to serve your family, try my family’s specialty Cranberry Tuna Salad! The first time I ever tasted Cranberry Tuna Salad was at Whole Foods. Now, I’m not a huge tuna fan in general, but I love this dish, so my husband and I worked on recreating […]

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Shirl’s Name ATC & Challenge Card

I’ve wanted to experiment with non-traditional ATCs for quite some time, so for Shirl’s Name ATC – I cut a 3.5 x 5 inch cardstock base – folded the cardstock in half (so that the folded card equals the traditional 2.5 x 3.5 inch ATC dimensions) – then created a beautiful heart border using a Martha Stewart punch […]

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