Sunday, December 30, 2012


2012-12-18_15-29-20_904This is my ATC letter E swap over at Tee’s.

E stands for Elf and who is the most famous elf of all… are looking at him! The Santa I used was cut from a vintage Christmas gift box.  It was really old and cracked and pealy in places. Fancy cut him out and Glued him on the ATC. The letter E is a scrabble tile and the elf sticker is a K & Company.

2012-12-18_15-28-53_437 These are a few things that went along for the ride. My partner was Sally at

001Started to do some spring decorating….want to go with the beach theme. Thee vintage glass jars. Sitting on dresser with a vintage doily.

004This one is filled with shells that I found at the beach after hurricane Sandy. I was a few days late in going to the beach and things were pretty picked over. But I did find some neat things. The pinkish speckled things is a shell of some kind of crab.

003A vintage canning jar filled with old lace.

002Next is a vintage candy container filled with tiny doilies made with crochet thread. A lot of these are very old. I hate to use them so here they are so I can look at them


Guess that’s it for now thanks for looking and come back soon



Tuesday, December 25, 2012


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Sunday, December 23, 2012


021This is the Dec. tag that I made for Tee’s swap theme Christmas. Check out the Altered Paper blog. I used a shipping tag in keeping what we have been using all year. Stamped it with a script stamp and ink.the edges. Added some flower and pine cones. K and company Merry Christmas.

022Close up.
008And all the goodies that went along for the ride. I hope everything I sent out this year were ok. I really was not really into doing much of anything this year. Too much sadness for me. I think this new year will be much better. DD is on their way will be here tomorrow sometime….Day after Christmas we will be on our way to Sanibel Island. Guess we will be staying in FT Myers and going to Joe’s Crab Shack and April’s Pie Company after our day of shelling on the beach…I can’t wait I need this outing so much…All for now thanks for looking and come back soon
blessings donna

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


001This is the Dec. tag swap I received form Tee’s swap. my partner was Chris at the theme was Christmas …and this (above pic) is her tag to me. A sweet little snowman!!
002And these are some goodies she sent along for the ride. Thanks so much Chris I can surely use these in my work.
This is the letter d atc swap that I received from my swap partner Marilyn over at and a whole lot of great things came along for the ride…thanks Marilyn love it….
I am trying to get caught up with all the swaps I have been in….next I will do the had made ornament swap.
I am also having problems putting together the granny square Christmas stocking I am making…lost my pattern years ago…any one have this pattern ..I need the part that tells how to put it together. Particularly the foot part.  Alll for now thanks for looking and come back soon.

Friday, December 14, 2012


022Over at The Altered Paper blog hosted by Tee…  we just did a swap for an ATC card theme Night Before Christmas. I chose “Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads” I could not find any books or graphics for this theme so I made up my own. The ATC is made from a piece of packaging that some stickers came on…liked the pink candy look of it. I took candy sticker and snow flakes and put them on the inked card. Printed Sugar Plums on it. Some of the stickers of candy are 3D…
023And this is a pic of some things I send along for the ride. Hope my partner Cissy can put them to good use.
004And this is the ATC card that Cissy sent to me. Red card stock make the base of the ATC, and then she did some layering….with what looks like burlap, then Christmas paper with red satin ribbon…a printed out paper with part of the poem and then these teeny tiny cooking cutter emblies….funny I happen to have some of those emblies…..Almost used them on my ATC… Smile
006And these are some really great things she sent along for the ride. Soooo many goodies cant wait to use them…Thanks so much Cissy!!!
Still have 2 more swaps to send out for this year… they will be in the mail by Monday. I have been doing my crafting in MySweetDream motor home….it sure takes up a lot of space to do this…I wonder when I start traveling how I will manage this…I do not want to stop crafting…This will be a challenge for sure …..I know I will have to make a place for some storage because I want to sell my house in PA. Well that’s all for now thanks for looking and come back soon…I also have a couple more swaps that I received to post on yet…

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Sorry so far behind...getting to feel better so hope to post more often. Some crafting finally getting done...this is the inside page of a Christmas mini paper bag album. All full of sweet things, like the pic's that will go in it. :)

This is the front of another one. I like doing thses once I get started...its the starting that is the problem. I can't seem to get going on anything these days.

And this is the extent of my decorating in side the rig. Cute isn't he? I use to find these at yard sales in the early 2000's and sell them on eBay. I made some big buck with them, I think they are from the 40-50's. I very seldom see them these days.

LOL...and this is what I see on the other side of the table while I am crafting away. I have bee doing it in the the dinette table...Maggie sits on the other seat and watches. I think she gets bored waiting around ...even tho she does play with a few toys. Speaking of bored, I have not been able to get into anything this year. It's not been a very good year and I have been in a funky down mood. I had the flu and that put me out for 3 weeks, just not getting over that. I sure hope this mood changes soon...will be better, dd and sil are coming to FL for a few days over that will be good...and at the end of Jan, I am going to a GTG with some other RV women. Really looking forward to that. I have 2 more swaps to send stick with me girls, I will get them out by Monday or earlier. Very sorry for being late. And I will take pic's of what I have received so far and post about them. Going to make some mac and cheese for dinner, so better get on that. Thanks for looking and come back soon
blessings Donna