Tuesday, December 15, 2009


My three beloved girlfriends from Germany showered me with magic this holiday season both for my birthday and Christmas. Click pictures to see all the deatils of Stefanie's magic. A silver angel and a polka dotted red heart framed by vintage winter ATC's! The advent calender birthday card is the most charming I have ever seen!
Birgit sent incredible magic. A mysterious DVD we will watch when our TV is fixed! A vintage Christmas sticker book along with a beautiful vintage ATC collection.
Anja spread magic all over my cozy cottage! Guess who was very happy with the German chocolates? I love the blue fabric kitty and the German rubber stamp (my first) but the kitty angel stamp is amazing!!
Thank you or I should say, "DANKE SCHOEN" to my three fairy Godmothers in my beloved homeland!

Monday, December 14, 2009

VICTORIAN KITTIES a sketchbook by Roberta Mau

This stunning paperbag sketchbook came to me from Roberta Mau. The theme is Victorian kitties...how can you go wrong with two of my favorites? Thank you Roberta and all the artisits who meowed all over the pages. Click to bigafy!
Second row Sheila Turin & Bobbi Nessly
Third row Rebecca Stiles & Jody Briles
Last row Barbara Simpson & Susan Petersen
I am delighted to have this in my collection!


These two delicious holiday confections came to me as a birthday gift from the talented Etha Schuette. My photo does not do them any justice but was meant to highlight the radiance they create. In my opinion she is a paper artist extraordinaire!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


The happy CLOWN sketchbook was made for me by Paulette DuQue out of oversized playing cards. With a Joker cover it sure did make me smile! Thank you Paulette and the artisits who clowned around all over the cards. Robin Cramer stamped the romantic scene above. Below, Roberta Mau sent me a monkey clown. Sheila Turin colored a sweet raggedy Andy clown. Susan Petersen sent a trio of acrobats. Sandy Hampson stacked her clowns. Barbara Simpson sent me Bozo the clown and Bobbi Nessly sent a clown as round as his balloons! This is the happiest book I ever got! Thank you all so much...


Down the flowery garden path with Lorraine Layne and her tribute to this inspiring photograph. Can you just imagine the smell of the wildflowers?! Snowflake glimmer in lovely seashell colors from Becky Partan of MWS...