Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Hippity-Hoppity Easter!

Wanted to share some Easter cards that I recently made
using a Tim Holtz stamp and papers by My Mind's Eye...
Just love Tim's latest blueprint stamps -
designed by Mario Rossi's son.
All the materials - mini-stamps, paper pack, card stock, and twine
were part of this Archiver's exclusive kit.  Just so cute!

There's a bunny - an egg - a nest - a butterfly
to use for all sorts of stamping projects.
My favorite, of course, is the bird's nest.
I love all things 'birdie'!

Another version...

...and another.

Here is the purty papers from My Mind's Eye.
I love their various collections of papers and embellishments.
Happy Easter to you all.
Wishing you a blessed day with family and friends.
denise  :D

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"Stitch Me Up" Blog Hop

I feel like Lucy in "I Love Lucy" when her husband, Ricky, says...
"Lucy, you got some explaining to do."  :}
You see...I thought my day for the
"Stitch Me Up" Blog Hop
was tomorrow...
...Turns out it was yesterday...
so I got counted as a no-show.  :(
I am so sad...I am such a dork!
But I contacted our illustrious leader
Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt
and explained my predicament.
I do hope she understands.  :)
a BiG thank you to our cheerleader
Here is what I created from the patterns we were given -----

--- a Mug Rug for my morning cup of Lemon Lift tea.
Inspired by the wonderful work of Sue Spargo,
I created my piece using a variety of stitches
and some beads and buttons.

Makes waking up a warm, cozy feeling.  :)

Here are some close-up shots of the details.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the blogs
for today, tomorrow, and Friday.
For a complete list you can visit
Judy @That Other Blog

Kristin @That Other Blog

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"oh, my gracious...sake's alive!"

I am sooo embarrassed!


I can't believe I got the days confused!

I thought Thursday, March 28th was my day for the

"Stitch Me Up" Blog Hop

I was checking out the other lovely projects for today

when I saw my blog name listed for today...


Please accept my deepest apologies for being such a dork!

Come back on Thursday, March 28th ---

I promise to have my project completed

and a nice little give-away as well.

Thank you for understanding.

blessings, denise  :D

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Where, oh, where have I been?

Where, oh, where have I been?
It's been way too long since I posted...
what happened?
Well, let's see ---
In February I was one sick lil' puppy.
With a fever of 101.7, I was in bed
with little to no strength to do anything.
Two trips to the doctor for coughing and difficulty breathing.
Diagnosed first time with bronchitis
and the second time with pnemonia and bronchitis.
Lots of meds - steroids - breathing treatments -
inhalers - and (best of all) bed rest
and I was finally feeling better.  :)
So now I am a happy puppy again!
Been working on a Mystery Quilt
that I am hosting for a local quilt guild
that I am a member of.
Boy, that has kept me busy!
Am thinking about hosting one here...
What do you think?
Would you participate?
Have also been working on a blog hop project -
(More on that later.)
Thanks for stopping more. 
Gotta get up off my doggone haunches and get back to work/play!
Sending you all puppy lovin'!
denise  :D