Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wild Orchid Crafts Design Team Submission.....

Hi Everyone!

Below are some photos of the projects I created using the beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts...

First up the altered Clock.....

I found this clock made of wrought iron, for 50 cents at a yard sale.

Next my perfume bottle....

I love the pics of the perfume bottle, if only they all turned out that way! The flowers and seam binding are all Wild Orchid Crafts, the charm is a vintage chandelier drop.

I really enjoyed creating both projects! The flowers are beautiful! check out

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fellow Crafter needs our support....

Hi Everyone,

I am hopeful that I can appeal to your sense of charity and support of a fellow scrappy sister who is need of our help.

Annette, who is charmfuldelights , over on YouTube, has come upon hard times in this down economy, with the addition that her husband, who is the family's bread winner has been laid off. She is up against it financially, as many of us have been, and facing an unexpected tax bill.

She is selling a lot of her craft supplies, a camera, books, basically everything she has in her craft room, in order to meet the needs she has financially. Please go over to her YouTube channel, and leave her some encouragement, and if you are interested, send her a message for things available for purchase.

Annette, currently is where many of have been in the past, at the end of her rope, and cannot take yet another thing to make life temporarily hard. I can sympathize, for sure.

I saw that Toni, thetoad78, made a video that asked the community for help, and I offerred my assistance as well. Toni says, if we could donate just a little money collectively, a spare dollar or a pound, certainly it would not be missed, and we could do so much to help someone in true need. I agree. If we can raise just a little bit of funds, to help give Annette piece of mind, then this effort will be a success.

So, I am offerring my blog, and a donate button, and an appeal to you my readers, that I hope you can find it in your heart to find a few spare dollars and press Donate so we can help Annette out.

I will pass on the donations to Annette via Paypal on May 31, 2011.

I truly hope you can find it in your heart to donate some spare change.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Rolodex Swap Sign Ups, groups...Revised!

Hi Everyone!

Busy week for me! I had work, my birthday, Mother's Day to prepare for, there are never enough hours in the day...

Anyway.... I have scoured my e-mail, looked through the comments, and I have come up with the following folks who would like to participate in our little rolodex swap... ( I say little, as a joke..this has gotten a bit large)

The swappers are in no particular order:

1. Laurel (me:)
2. Julia
3. Darlene-Artedar
4. Michele-AnMiSu
5. Linda-Lindalap
6. Diane
7. Sheri
8. Beth
9. Kerri
13. Carol Blais
14. Sarah
15. Mandy
16. Sandi
17. Martha-Seekingforart

Okay..whew! This is a lot of people! I do not know how to do this in groups, as everyone wants a card from each other, so my apologies but it is a lot to do.
I appreciate everyone's interest, and would like to go over the details once again.

Please make 16 Rolodex cards to send to me. If you want one for yourself, make 17 and keep one.
Shape: Telephone and Address Card Sizzix Die - I have this die if you need die-cuts, please send me an e-mail.
Theme: All about you- Interpret how you wish
Info: On one side please include your information. This should include: Your real name, mailing address, facebook, twitter, blog, Youtube channel, Ustream name, Channel
At least one embellishment on each page. No they all do not have to match, just please send work you would like to receive.
Back the cards in medium weight chipboard if possible please.
Hostess gifts are not necessary, but are always appreciated.

If your name does not appear on the list above- I have missed your comment or e-mail. Please e-mail me using Rolodex swap as the subject by May 8th! and I will add you. So girls final counts will be announced on Sunday 5/8/11, not to exceed 20, I know this is a lot.- ***SWAP is now closed- Thanks- 5/10/11-ldv

They need to be in my hands by June 30th! International girls please allow enough time for my receipt. Self Addressed Envelopes included in your submission are appreciated. International Girls- I must have a valid e-mail address connected to a paypal account submitted with your parcels. I will invoice you return postage once the swap is mailed back out.
Girls in the USA- please include the same amount of postage as it took to get to me inside your envelope. No metered strips please. I will return any unused stamps, so please throw in a few extra.

If you have my mailing address great! If not please e-mail me as detailed above and I will get it to you.

This is going to be fun, have a blast, get creative, and if you run into problems with participation- email me ASAP, as I know life happens.

Thanks so much!