Tuesday, September 15, 2009

online newspaper...


check it out...

i think it is a great place to express yourself!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

facebook & other things

I never thought I would enjoy being on facebook and now I can't stay off of it!
Reconnecting with my old high school friends, seeing pictures of them now, with their families and sharing memories has been great.
Also, preparing for surgery, which may take a couple of months.
Swimming everyday and eating healthy foods. I feel pretty good and want to get even better.
Made some beaded earrings, a necklace and cell phone charms.

That's it...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

major decision...

Eleven months ago I had knee replacement surgery on my right knee and now, for the first time, I uttered the words to my doc...let's do the other! wow...I shocked myself & Rico.
The pain has been unbearable in the left and with the right feeling pretty good, and since arthritis never gets better on its own...what else can I do?
Not sure of the date yet, but hopefully in a month or so.
More news to follow!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

party on paper niche...

The Paper Niche (Tammy & Rhonda) really know how to throw a party!
This was a "surprise" brunch for Barbie (going to school full time) and Kelley (having a baby & leaving the Niche) at Charley's Crab in Ft. Lauderdale on the Intracoastal waterway.
Check the background in the pictures.
They came out a little dark because of the glare from the water, but believe me, everyone
was smiling and laughing the entire time. We had lobster & crab omelets, fruit & potatoes, and let's not forget the Bloody Mary's & Mimosa's.
Thanks girls (T & R) and good luck to K & B in their adventures.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Are they cute or what???
These are the latest in my collection. Bumble Bee's. They will be packaged in two's.
I am trying to come up with cute names for the owl's, birdies & the bee's...any suggestions???
Send them to me, please, and if I use your entry, I'll send you a set of your choice!
Send to: camille5fl@aol.com
The body is about one inch or so, perfect for your scrapbook page or for card making.
Maybe a magnet on the back for the fridge.

They will be available on etsy & artfire soon.
and in area stores soon.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

my birdies had a FIESTA NIGHT!!!

The Paper Niche has a Saturday night crop night,
with a different theme each week. This week was
Below is the project of the night, put together
by Beatriz. She did a great job!

this is from Beatriz' blog: so nice of her!
"What a night! We had another unforgettable crop night @ Paper Niche. This week the theme was "Mexican Fiesta". We had a real pinata filled with scrapbook goodies and Tammy's husband was sooo nice in holding it so we can hit it and break it!The food was delicious! We had Bean dip, chicken tacos, corn & bean salad, chips and candy. Camille's birds were the hit of the night when they became "Mexican boys" for the night's layout. Tammy, you are amazing! Thank you for making our crops something we look forward to week after week. We love you!"
Thanks Bea and Tammy and all the girls at the Niche!
I love the way she put the sombrero on their little heads! OLE'
I am so happy that these little guys and gals are being used in so many different ways.
Please send pictures if have them and show me what you've done. Thanks!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

a few new photos & projects

look close and see if you can find a kitty
sitting on the coconuts... click on picture.
the lens steamed up when I brought it
outside, and I like the look.

just wired these orchids to the palms

a little notebook...with tiny birds

very small 3-d dress cards

close up of the kitty in the tree...his favorite place to hide.
His eyes are the same color as the coconuts...double click

Monday, June 22, 2009

melissa o's "love birds" card

As you all know...I make these birds, and there are 100's of them flying around out there...
well, I haven't seen what anybody is doing with them.
I knew the very talented and creative Melissa would come up with something amazing and here it is. Check out her blog (below) for more of her fab artwork...and her beautiful baby boy as well.


Friday, June 19, 2009

"Calling all Crafters" Martha Stewart winners!

"winner winner chicken dinner"

here are photos (projects) of the 10 winners...click below


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Michael's arts & crafts and JoAnn's...big sale!

Dropped in to the local Michael's for ONE thing and found a few sale items...even their $1 section was 30% off...what would you do??? They had the cutest little note cards, journals, paper, etc, for .70 cents! Great little gift items to tuck in to a basket. I also picked up a few chipboard albums in the shape of a house, cloud and sun...they had more shapes, but I had to stop myself. Made by crayola, with the key ring and all! What a deal...check it out if you get a chance.
Then I ran over to Jo Ann's and they are having a summer sale...50%-70% of just about everything. Too much fun!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

a day of creativity...my favorite kind of day!

After a fun filled day of beading and scrapbooking,
my prize from Martha Stewart arrived! It is 416 pages
of creative goodness! Can't wait to view every single, well
photographed project and page...to be continued!

Below are some pictures of our day.


My granddaughter, Hayley & I blinged up wooden crosses,
hers is on the left and I like it much more than mine!

Hayley working with wire

Bead class: Today 11:00, my first class teaching this,
we made the dragonfly that I always wear.

Charlene...she made a beautiful
beaded dragonfly in blues & greens

Rebeca's beautiful matte green & purple creation

I was very proud of them...they both get A+++

let's start at the very beginning!
I made several wire frames that they embellished

in the works

Hayley with her scrap supplies
The arrow pointing to her, because she
said, "It's all about me"!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

toga party!

Each month we gather at Jane's house to make things...cards and other projects. At the end of the season we have a little party, complete with food, costumes and crafting. It's a great event! Jane is a rep for Stampin' Up and is very creative. She puts so much effort in coming up with new ideas for us to make and always provides a pleasant atmosphere for us to enjoy. Here are a few pics from today...the theme was toga party, some of us dressed up and Rebeca won for best (sheet)...I mean costume! Fun for all and we made three very cute cards & tags (photo later) oh, and we also had a card swap.

Monday, June 8, 2009

they are taking over and I'm obsessed!

I know I have already posted these birds, but since the last time I have made about 100 more of them...I can't stop!
When I close my eyes, I see them!
I love these little birdies, each and every one...they have become an obsession...I find paper with great designs and have to make them. So, I cut and assemble until they look just right and when I think they are perfect...they can fly away...although, I find a few special ones, that I will keep to make cards, or put a magnet on the back (below), or maybe even make a layout for my scrapbook...but in the meantime, I just love looking at them...
you can find them on etsy: http://camille1955.etsy.com

artfire: http://camille1955.artfire.com

or locally at the Paper Niche in Plantation or Stamp Shack in Ft. Lauderdale.

the process...

tweet tweet...how sweet!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

check out the Paper Niche's new website!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

I won!!! I won!!!

I entered every single item I have ever made
to "Calling all Crafters" on Martha Stewart.com,
(to win her book, above)
and they picked this one! There were 1238 entries
(not all mine, LOL) and they choose their ten
favorites to send her new book to,
Martha Stewarts Encyclopedia of Crafts (a $35 value...he he)
and they will feature the winners on her website and
who knows...maybe her show next season!!!
These were made from a class I taught last year at
The Paper Niche in Plantation!
You can find a rubber stamp very similar to this, a 2 piece set,
at Stamp Shack, in Ft. Lauderdale...you'll have to call for availability and price.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


The Paper Niche girls threw a fantastic
surprise baby shower for Bonita at the Cheesecake Factory.
We had a great time, laughing & talking...
so much that the grouchy old man at the table next to us,
told us to "shut up"! His wife apologized as they left,
but that didn't stop us from carrying on!
Joanie was out of town, so she missed the fun,
(we missed her too).
The food was great, martini's for some and of course,
cheesecake for dessert.

I love these girls!

Guest of honor: Bonita & baby boy

Kelley (with baby also) & Cary

Krista (bride-to-be)

Tammy & Rhonda

Melissa & Leah

Cary, Laurie & Barbie

my new bird collection

all hand cut and assembled

no two alike

so colorful


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