Monday, March 26, 2012


I joined a mini album junk journal over at and this is what my swap partner Sue sent me. Inside pages .....More....More...

Nice journal that Sue sent, I still don't know what I am going to use it for.I am very happy with my journal thanks so much Sue. Finally getting better, so maybe I can get back into the crafty business. I will be working on my tag of the month swap over at Tee's. The Altered Paper. I need to get busy on the mini bride shower album I am sending up north to my oldest grandsons bride to be. Also want to go on a couple day trips before leaving for PA the first week in June.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


ABOVE: Got a couple of swaps this last week. Stick pins from MAS swap.
Close up of pins. We were to send in 3 packaged stick pins with 3 pins each on them.

A lace ATC swap over at Tee's I think I took this pic up side down sorry :(ATC and some goodies that came along for the ride with it.
Thanks for looking and come back soon.
blessings donna

Friday, March 16, 2012


ABOVE: I joined a swap over at MAS for handmade flowers. These are the ones I received.We were to do five cards with three flowers on each one.
It was fun doing this swap. I will post the ones I made soon. I am going to slow down a bit for awhile on swapping.
Anyone know what Diverticulitis is....I found out last week after a Cat Scan on Friday. And I am not liking it much :( But I am starting to feel better and able to eat some what. I will be up to par soon and back at it. Thanks for looking and come back soon

Sunday, March 11, 2012


ABOVE: I joined a spring tag swap over at Tee's It is the monthly swap. Go check out her site.
ABOVE: Spring flowers, butterfly and a bird. The flower group is fancy cut from a greeting card I received in another swap. Bird was cut from an old bird book. And the flowers in the top left corner is a group of ceramic flowers from a vintage earring.

ABOVE: Buttons, butterfly's, and spring flowers. Fancy cut flowers and butterfly, with smiley face buttons added. Love adding those two eyed buttons to flowers.
WEATHER: Cloudy and rainy day today with rain. High maybe 74. Went yard saling yesterday and found a few things will post abou them on my ohther blog Thanks for looking and come back soon

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


ABOVE: This is an ATC I made the other day for a swap. The ATC and a few goodies to go along for the ride. A batch of lace and some lacey patterned paper pieces. There is a envy for the ATC under it.

ABOVE: The ATC with a charm attached that I made.ABOVE: The lacey paper. I used a Martha Stewart punch for these. This is a black and cream themed ATC. This swap was hosted by Tee over at I love doing swaps with her! You should go and check them out and join in the fun. Thanks for looking and come back soon

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I went to a gourd show a couple weeks ago. Above is some banana gourds all dried, cleaned and ready to go. My daughter paints these, makes old time Santa's out of them.
Above: A big bunch of gourds ready to sell. Part of this show was out side and that is where all these were located.

ABOVE: People checking over the many, many, gourds for sale. It is a big job to dry and clean all these. I did it a couple times, it takes about a year to get it all done. I dried them in my attic. You need a very dry area to do it. Then every couple months you have to take something like clorox water and clean the mold stuff of them.
ABOVE: A pile of cute painted gourd buddies in a gourd bowl. Loved these little guys. So much cuter in person. I was using my phone camera so not the best photos.
ABOVE: This is a cut gourd, that they made into a purse.
ABOVE: This was best of show. cut with a drimel and painted. It was really beautiful.
The finished gourds were inside, where they were judged and prizes given out. There were no finished gourds for sale. They all were very nice and i enjoyed the show.
I am not sure about the spacing on this post, my computer updated my IE, did not even ask if I wanted it... just did it. And now trying to post on blogger is not like it use to be, I had it down pat and took no time to do. Now its a mess as far as I am concerned. So I will leave it now and see what happens when I publish. Thanks for looking and come back soon.