Monday, July 26, 2010

Check back for another give-away!!

Hi, everyone,
I'm making preparations for my next give-away!  It will be a GOOD one, so make sure you check back often!!  I'm waiting for a couple of items to arrive before I post the details.  You might want to follow my blog to make sure you don't miss out!!!

WOOHOO!!  Don't ya just love surprises???

In the meantime, make sure you post a comment under the Songbird Tshirt giveaway for your chance to win this blinged out T!!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Neck Pouch designed by Laura Denison

Hello, bloggers!
Have you ever attended any Ustream classes or watched any YouTube classes by the uber-talented Laura Denison?  Well, if you haven't you are totally missing out on a paper crafting/quilting genius!!  You can find her at  You owe it to yourself to check it out!!  My project today is a neck pouch that Laura designed after making them for years in fabric.  Mine is made of Grungeboard and inked with Mountain Rose and Pearl Alcohol Inks.  The embossed design was already in the Grungeboard!!  How cool is that???  This little treasure is just the right size for carrying your driver's license, a credit/debit card, some cash and even your cell phone.  Perfect for expos or conventions.  I actually made two just alike, one for me and one for my bff, Lacy.  Full instructions, dimensions and tutorial video can be found on Laura's blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!  And please don't forget to post your comment under the previous post for a chance to win a Songbird Tshirt from Cricut Rewards.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Songbird Tshirt Give-away!!

Hi, everyone!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!  I appreciate you all so much!!  For this giveaway, I have a brand new Songbird Tshirt, from the Cricut Rewards program.  The twist is, I have embellished the design with genuine Swarovski crystals!!!  Not too much, but it sure added a lot to the adorable Songbird design, IMHO!  The Tshirt is size XL.  These are very limited now, so I thought this would work for most people, since if you are small, this would make a great nightshirt!!

As usual, all you have to do to be entered is to leave a comment under this post. If you'd like to sign up to be a follower, I would love that, but it's not necessary to be entered.  I will pick the winner on August 1, 2010 at 9pm PST.

Good luck, everyone!!!


Thursday, July 15, 2010


Hi, everyone,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I thought I would share a picture of a project I did while I was on vacation.  When I found out that our 3 year old great-grandson was coming to stay for 3 days, I decided to build a fairy house.  I cut some willow branches all to the same length and using a hot glue gun, created what was basically a little log house.  I cut some thinner willow branches and bent them  for the supports for the roof.  I then covered the roof with bark and cedar boughs. I nestled the house at the base of a giant cedar tree and created a "fairy ring" yard around the house using white pebbles.  I then created a sidewalk using pea gravel.  Inside, I sprinkled glitter, along with some pink iridescent beads that I also sprinkled along the sidewalk.  There is a sign on the front that says "Fairy Manor" that I couldn't get to show up in the picture.   Everyday, I added some shiney new bauble to the "yard" for my great-grandson to find.  We called it fairy treasure and he had such fun going out there in the morning to see what kind of treasure the forest fairies collected during the night.  The little sticker on the front is actually a chandelier that lights up and blinks.  We had great fun with it.  An RV is a pretty limited space for such an energetic camper, so this gave him something fun to look forward to that was an outside activity.

Thanks for checking out my blog today.  I will be posting a new give-away this week-end!  You won't want to miss it!!!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Here's how we celebrate Independence Day at 6700 feet in the Sierras in California!

We are vacationing in our RV at an RV resort at 6700 feet in the Sierra Nevada mountains. As we are in the forest, no fireworks are allowed, so I decided to share the parade at the resort.  It was so cute.  This is only the second time they've done it.  It was fun!!  So, here ya go!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


I just picked the Gypsy package winner using  The winner is...............................


Congratulations, Leanne!!  Please send me your mailing info so I can get your prize sent off to you!!!

And thank you to everyone who played along!!  Check back often.  I will be doing another prize giveaway SOON!!