February 17, 2014
Ahhh, a card challenge. I've always loved "Case Study" and the designers are fabulous. I'm also kinda late to this weeks game. I really enjoyed the CASE card by Danielle Flanders Ombre hot pinks and orange and yellow. I made a white herringbone pattern and overlayed on the bright colors, my birds are puff taped (and dropping little pearls) and Star Dust Stickles Glitter. My card was designed in my graphics program Corel. Everything except the birds are my creation. I hope I get it submitted before the curtain call.
Thanks for taking a peek at my card, have a wonderful day!
also showing at:
Muse, Muse Challenge #55
Desert Diva's, Craft It Up and Link it up Party 25
February 15, 2014
I am so very THANKFUL! So thankful I needed to make "Thank You" cards!
My husband went through chemo and radiation treatments. He had an esophagectomy and has been told that the cancer is gone. He's home convalescing with me and is doing GREAT! What an incredible man! Praise the Lord! Thank you to everyone who gave prayer and sent love.
I had been too shaken up to even think about crafting, but he's doing well and I decided I would have some fun. Simple and clean, these cards are designed to go for the ride that is the US Mail.
September 27, 2013
September 22, 2013
I've thought about it for years, and now I've got an open etsy shop called... (what else?) Victoria Lavender. I finished my Halloween Black Cats and they each have their own candy box now.
These are some of the photos of the kitties at etsy. Also check out my link to learn how to needle felt with videos.
September 17, 2013
September 11, 2013
While visiting Maryland for this sad death, my phone calls with my husband (in Tucson) revealed he wasn't feeling well. I came home to a very pale man barely able to walk across the length of the house. Off to the doctor's......then off to the hospital for a two pint blood transfusion. Folks, we all run around with just four pints in us. Now he's feeling great, BUT why and where did the blood go? After a few doctors and some tests, our worse fears are confirmed- Esophageal Cancer.
For three weeks now, I've been a basket case. This guy has tried to croak on me before, he's had triple bypass (which failed and they plumbed him again). Hot. cold, angry, happy...it's crazy what the mind can do and think. I'm doing Halloween and Christmas crafting to try and keep myself sane. Meanwhile, my husband is cool as a cucumber. The first tests were so frightening, and the doctor was truly upset too. But yesterday we went for an ultrasound with the most accomplished Tucson doctor in this category.....and we have the best news that could come from a cancer diagnosis!
Stage One, T2 (barely), NO, Mx !!!!!!! Which means, "growing on, barely into", defined edges (not growing everywhere), "no involvement of the lymph nodes". This is a battle that can be won! He will still face an operation and treatment, and I will be there by his side cheering him on.
So, Good News amongst the bad. Life can really be a battle, I like the smooth parts best. Live every moment as fully as you can.
July 13, 2013
June 29, 2013
After seeing my "New Pretty Craft Room" post. Valerie Vinyard, a writer for the Arizona Daily Star, has emailed me to discuss my craft room for an article she's doing on Craft Rooms. I thought it would be fun to take a photo on how the room looks RIGHT NOW! To compare with the pretty new room look.
Post add-on 7/13/13 here's the article "Craft Fare: Creating a room devoted to crafts" It's a newspaper article, so it won't be on line too long in the future. I'm just a just blub, but it's still fun!
June 19, 2013
June 17, 2013
Ha! My boots (honestly, these are mine) and some of my southwestern jewelry in a vignette on our hall table. I took a little time and created some art from this photo session, I think the colored boots will look great framed. I also collect lovely books about our Native Americans and splendid hardcovers on the stirring beauty of the southwest landscapes. I'll have to start some post on our Arizona travels.
June 15, 2013
June 13, 2013
June 11, 2013
June 5, 2013
Meow! Meow. Today we are taking over! Secret kitty posts on our lady's PC in the craftroom. I hope she's out buying more crunchy stuff in the pink bag. Yum. Our Summer posts are starting off with some cute photo's and a one of my human's stamp files. And because we own the internet, we've added some silly stuff too. I smell tuna..............
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