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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The $200 Blog Tour Giveaway

Who among us would not be blessed by a gift of $200 out of the blue? Thanks to four generous ladies, this will soon become reality for one lucky blogger! Intruiged? To learn how you can participate in this fantastic giveaway, visit the following sites before August 9th, 2010: Kelly’s Lucky YouLittle YayasMy Wee ViewSimply Stacie […]

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Sweet Margie’s Name ATC

I created Sweet Margie for one of my friends in the ATC Name Swap and thought this would be the perfect card to share with the Daring Cardmakers It’s A Girl Thing Dare in honor of Girlfriend’s Day on August 1st! The Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge: Markers (GC62) inspired me to pull out my Tombow Markers and sharpen […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

My husband has always loved peanut butter. Perhaps that’s why his favorite recipe from his mom’s kitchen are these flavorful Peanut Butter Cookies. If you love tried and true family recipes, be sure to give this recipe a whirl! Ingredients: 3  Cups Sifted Flour1  Cup Sugar2  Teaspoons Baking Soda½ Teaspoon Salt1  Cup Peanut Butter½ Cup […]

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WOYWW 30 – Buttons, Bags, & Brooches

Greetings to all of you What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday fans! This week, I am featuring the work of some bloggers worth getting to know, and who better to begin with than WOYWWer Nikki of Graphix and Designs! Nikki is also a digi stamp designer who owns Limited Run Stamps (she offers free digis every Friday!) and […]

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Happy Anniversary Tsunami!

Three years ago, something very special happened in our household – Tsunami arrived! Although we had prepared for his arrival for months, we had no idea how much his presence would impact our household. Tsunami had a way of bringing work to a standstill when he was around. After all, kittens are all about the […]

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