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Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting my Blog. I design and create handmade wreaths and other seasonal home d├ęcor. I love gardening. I am a Creative design Artist for some awesome Digital Designers. I hope you enjoy what I create. Now that I am retired I truly enjoy being able to travel a lot.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Patria Digital Kit and Freebie

Hi All,  Life has been keeping me busy this past week.  Christmas is quickly approaching.  Are you all ready?  I am as ready as I am going to be.  I still need to wrap a few things.

Deanne Gow-Smith has just released a gorgeous new Kit called Partia.  I adore it! You can purchase just the Paper Kit, which can be used for Creative Use, or just the Embellishment Kit, which is Personal Use only, or why not get them both?

Here are a couple pages I made with these Kits.

I have been busy practicing with Mixed Media again, and catching up on some scrapbooking and crafts. 

This is a Mini Junk Journal Album I made from toilet paper rolls and food packaging.

Here is a little Brad I am offering today.  Click on the Preview to download.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Now I see you

I had my second eye surgery yesterday.  I went for my follow up exam this morning.  Everything is looking good.  I have 20/20 vision in both eyes now.  I have worn glasses since I was in grade school.  It is amazing to be able to open my eyes in the morning and see clearly.  Now I see you clearly!

Deanne Gow-Smith has released a new set of sister kits called Butterscotch.  The Embie Kit is for Personal Use only.  The sister Paper Kit can also be used for CU/S4H/S4O.  It is an adorable kit.  Pop over to her Etsy Store to see for yourself.

Here are some pages I made using this gorgeous Kit.

Today I put together a Mini Kit for you.  Click on the Preview to download.


Monday, December 5, 2016

My latest Card and Freebie

My oldest sister slipped and fell yesterday.  She broke her ankle in three places.  My heart goes out to her and her husband as she goes through surgery today and then a long healing process.  I made a card for her today to let her know that I am thinking of her.  If any of you could find it in your hearts to include her in your prayers that would be very appreciated.

Today I am giving you a Freebie flower.  Click on the preview to download.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Sunshine and Memories

I was browsing through some of the pages in my digital scrapbooking library today.  I ran across some of my favorites.  Some of them were made from Kits that are sadly no longer available.  I love using photos of my grandkids.  The first two pages below are some pages from the Golden Sheen Kit by Deanne Gow-Smith which is no longer available.  I love that Kit.

 These next two pages were made from the Ivy Kit which is still available in her Etsy Store.

I guess I am just sitting here strolling down Memory Lane today.  The weather outside is far to cold and yucky for me to get anything done.  As usual, I end up on my laptop trying my hand at creating something to share with all of you.  Today, it is another Cluster Frame.  I hope you enjoy it.  Click on the Preview to download.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Friends and Family

I spent today pretty much just chilling at home.  My vision is improving each day.  While browsing on my social media page I ran across a picture posted by a Framily member.  Framily - (Friend and family)'  I thought it was simply lovely. Here is the picture they posted.  I loved it so much.  It inspired me to create a Mini Kit in their honor.

Here is the Mini Kit that was inspired by their picture.  They love Guinea pigs, and included them in their art work between the snowmen.  I also included them in my replica.

Click on the Preview to download.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cloudy soon to be Clear

Hi everyone.  I know I have been MIA for a bit.  I took some time away for the Thanksgiving Holiday with my family.  We ate way too much, which is normal on Thanksgiving Day.  We are blessed to have so much to be thankful for.  I travelled all day Friday so that I could visit with my son and grandson down South.  Fabulous weekend, great visit.  Yesterday I had cataract surgery on my right eye.  Needless to say, my vision is still cloudy and full of black floaters.  I pray it improves quickly.  I am having my left eye done next Tuesday.  I am so looking forward to getting to a point of clear vision.

I hope you all had wonderful times over the Holiday as well.  I must admit, I did do some Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping.  I am almost done with my Christmas shopping.  I have not done any Christmas decorating yet.  How many of you have your trees up already?  I do need to swap out the Turkey wreath for a Christmas wreath on my front door.  That will be my first sign of Christmas.  I also need to gather up all of the pumpkins and place in the compost pile. 

Today I put together a little Christmas Flair for you.  I love Flairs.  I hope you do too.  Click on the preview to download it.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Shopped til I dropped today. Thankful for all all my blessings.

I spent most of the day shopping today.  Some Christmas shopping, some personal shopping, some grocery shopping.  Regardless of the reason, tis the season!  I have so much to be thankful for.  I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Prayers that everyone has someone to share time with and plenty to eat.  Love to you all!

Here is a little Thanksgiving gift.  Click on the Preview to download.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Welcome to my Great-Niece Emma Leigh!

My nephew and his wife just welcomed their precious baby girl tonight!  Emma Leigh.  I love her name.  She is adorable.  They live 5 states and over 800 miles from me so I must be content with pictures.  Mother and baby are both doing well.  I made these welcome pages using the Baby Talk Kit by Deanne from Scrapbookingdom.

Here are a couple pages I made with the hospital photo they posted. 

I made something bright and cheery tonight to welcome our new baby girl.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Lost in the Woods!

I am back from my four day Scrapbook Retreat and I must say, it was quite an experience.  The Lodge we were at was isolated in the mountains and woods.  There was no phone reception where we were and very poor Wifi.  If you walked to the far back portion of the Lodge you could get some poor phone reception, but it was better than none.  Downside of this is it pulled you away from the retreat and you not only missed out on scrapbook time, but announcements and such.  I was not happy with that.  The Lodge was absolutely beautifully decorated for Christmas.  That I loved.

I was able to create some things, even with the extremely small amount of items I took with me.  I knew they would be selling paper and other items, and they would have garage sale tables available for those who wanted to purge.  I took advantage of all of those and made it through pretty well.  We had around 40 - 50 ladies in total attend.  Quite a variety of styles to check out and get ideas and inspiration. 

There were 9 workshops and I attended all of them.  We made Borders, Christmas cards and a variety of page layouts all using customized Kits.  I truly enjoyed every one of these.  Here are the things I created in those Workshops.  The pictures do not do them justice,  They are beautiful!

We played with Gelatos on the Wise Men and  Believe Cards.  Not sure I was pleased with the results of that but it did get easier the more I played with it.  For anyone who has not tried Gelatos, give it a try if you get an opportunity.

This last set has an accordion drop down page under the strip on the left.  There are two additional pages in the Kit that go with these.  We only created two of the four in the Workshop, so I have not created the other two yet.

Here are the pages and cards that I completed or at least started and will complete at home where I have what I need to add the Titles and finishing touches.

I had a lunch date today with some of my friends from school.  I made each of them a card.  I found these stamps at Hobby Lobby and fell in love with them.

The pink page below was made for a Washi Tape contest.  The contest was to see who could make a page with the most creative use of Washi Tape.  I actually won!  It really surprised me. 

Back to the real world!  I am registered for two additional retreats next year already!

Deanne from Scrapbookingdom has released a couple new Sister Kits called Lavinia.  There is a CU Paper Kit and a sister PU Embie Kit.  If you love and appreciate lavender you will love and appreciate this Kit. 

Here is some pages I created using these Kits. 

Since I spent the last four days surrounded with Christmas trees and decorations, I am offering some seasonal items as today's freebie.  Enjoy!  I will chat with you next time!