Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Now this is a tea party!!

If you don't know Stephanie by now perhaps it is time you should!  Check out her blog
The Enchanting Rose and  take a leisurely tour.  She also has the most delightful Etsy Shop.  I should know, I am one of her customers.

Stephanie is the hostess of The Tea Cup Exchange held twice a year.  This is my very first year and I am already looking forward to the next party!  There were 192 participants this year from all over the world.  My partner was a very sweet lady in California.  Her name is Nora and you can find her at Tales of the Teacup.  This is the gift I sent her.

A homemade card is always fun to make and receive.

Lynn in Indiana had my name and boy is she some kind of artist!!  I can't believe she wrapped all of the gifts!!!

I could not get all of  Lynn's gifts in one picture!!  A lovely tea cup with matching tea pot.  Also a water color journal which  I can try my best to fill!
Next  tea and a delightful letter from Lynn.  She sent me a set of Our Gang coasters - what fun.  On my last post for Art Journal Journey my theme was Our Gang.
Now for Lynn's art work and it indeed is a work of art.  Hand painted and designed by Lynn on fabric with a lace trim.  A tapestry extraordinaire!  It took my breath away!!!   You can find Lynne at Quaker Home Cottage.

I know this is a long post but believe me it is well worth the journey.  The fun for me - searching for goodies that will go perfectly in my next gift box.  And then the mad search to find something special just for that person!!

Thanks for your visit!!
Sandy xx

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween

It has been a while since I have posted but I think I have a good one for you today.
Some  time ago, my friend Lisa Minckler and I agreed to swap Halloween pocket letters.  I really had fun doing this but it did take some time.  Lisa has this in her hot little hands now and from her thank you letter I think she really likes it!!!!

It is really quite bejeweled - every where I could I stuck some blitz.  I got my inspiration from the Mexican Day of the Dead and jeweled ornamentation crafts that they do so well.

If you haven't seen any of Anne's Halloween Makes or Sara Emily's haunted house  you really should take a peek - I promise you that you will not be disappointed!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Our Gang

When I was very young, I watched  television every afternoon after school.  It was the funniest and cutest show - Little Rascals.  Or maybe you may know it as Our Gang.

I am posting this to AJJ where the theme is going back to school and was chosen by Elizabeth.  I am also linking this to Try it on Tuesday where it was suggested we use coffee and cream colors and if not that then two other colors of your choice.  I chose coffee and cream.  It just sounds good doesn't it.

Tomorrow is Monday and my computer goes to the computer hospital for a while.  Don't you just hate it when you have to call in a specialist!  So I will be out of the loop for a few days.  Thank you so much for your visit and all comments are like frosting on a cake to me!  Thanks again!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

It's Back to School!

I made a little journal spread for Art Journal Journey and the theme this month is "Back to School".
Thank you Elizabeth, this ought to be a fun month.

Well some of us have better memories than others!!

I must say I am very disappointed - something happened to my Adobe Photoshop and I cannot get it to work.  I was hoping to be able to show both sides so you could read the print.  Oh well - another day.

Goodness gracious, have you seen Valerie's post?  Her husband was soooo handsome.  Valerie you must have been a real cutie pie not to mention a live wire! Well you still are a live wire and I think cute as a button.  I love your smile.

I hope you all are well and I do so appreciate you stopping in to visit.  Feel free to have a little chat - I do love hearing from you!!
Sandy xx