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 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 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 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 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:


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

the process...

tweet 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,
(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.'ll have to call for availability and price.

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