Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Fall is Here Again!

I guess I get excited about Fall because growing up in Florida we didn't get spectacular fall color like we do here in Tennessee.  Not that there are not fall changes in Florida, there are, but they aren't really exciting.

I love when the leaves change, the colors are so gorgeous! But I love the crisp cool air and the sky so blue it seems unreal. I always want to hug fall to myself and never let it go.  I even like it after the leaves fall.  All the way to the first day of winter I enjoy the fall. And then it is gone again and the dreary days of winter come in to stay!

But today I am not thinking about what will end.  I am embracing the beauty and comfort of the season, the feel of nostalgia in the air, the smell of leaves burning, the inner longing to cook and bake and create and the need to see my whole family.  I want to spend time with the people I love most in the world. 

"All the earth is filled with His Glory..." (Isaiah 6:3) seems to sum up Autumn completely. I can see God's creation in all it's glory everywhere I look.

Have a great week and enjoy this time of year!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Candy Winners WCMD

We have 2 winners!!

The winner of the Halloween Blog Candy is:

Ms Pat

And the winner of the Christmas Candy is 


Please send me your addresses and I will get the prizes in the mail asap!!

Thanks to everyone who played along and left nice comments. Check back in the next month as I hope to give away more! Have a great week everyone!

Friday, October 5, 2012

World Cardmaking Day/Paper Wishes Blog Hop

Paper Wishes Blog Hop and Red Robin Lane "Blog Candy Giveaway!!"

Welcome to the Paper Wishes*BLOG HOP - we are so glad you are here to help us celebrate World Card Making Day! Some card making day trivia for you:

Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards
86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
Be sure to check out all the blogs in this blog hop, as well as visit the Paper Wishes message board*as there are lots of things going on there today, all sponsored by Paper Wishes, with some great prize packages! You don’t want to miss a chance to win!
To win a prize package of Paper Wishes products: leave a comment on ALL THE BLOGS by noon, Eastern time on Sunday, October 7 and a random drawing will be done to choose the winner.
So on with the fun – it doesn’t matter where you start the blog hop, just see where you are on the list and make sure you visit them all and leave some sweetness behind!



Patti Prince

Robin -----you are here




Here is my card using Paper Wishes Supplies:
This year's theme for the blog hop is gardening. I chose the
Typeset Layered Papier Tole (the center flower)

as a highlight on my card.
This is a great set of flowers that have a real Vintage look and you can mix and match the different ones any way you want. 

I used the Noted Paper Pack(it is double sided) and the wonderful Washi Tape that I am really loving.Paper Wishes has a lot of beautiful papers and embellishments as well as stamps. I really love their stuff and am happy to tell others about it.  They are also very generous with prizes.Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win!

And now for even more giveaways!

And for all of you who read my blog I am giving away my first ever blog candy.  I am giving 2 different prizes, a fall prize and a Christmas Prize.  All you have to do is leave a comment here by Sunday October 7 at 10:PM.  I will randomly pick a winner for each prize and announce it Monday the 8th at Noon.

Here is the Fall candy and it includes:

Large sheet of embossed Halloween stickers
Pack of 10 black scalloped cards with envelopes
Halloween die cuts
Fabric covered spider web brads

Here is the Christmas Candy and it includes:

5 Pack Red glitter cards with envelopes
Set of 16 clear stamps
Twinkle pack with brads and Christmas ribbon 

Thanks for stopping by our blog hop and Good luck!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

It has been really hard to create with all the cleaning and moving and just the business of life!! I am slowly getting my crafting and creating mojo back.  It has been hard to find time and I am just amazed at all the stuff people on other blogs get finished.  I am beginning to think that I must be slow at making things. 
I just made 2 paperdolls for swaps.  One was for Playing Card dolls and the other was a Red White and Blue swap. I really enjoyed them and am happy with the way they turned out. 


The other cards are just ones I made for different people.  I love making cards and it doesn't get boring.
  I am off to Charlotte and will be stopping by my favorite store "Mighty Dollar".  They have lots of wonderful craft supplies, clear stamp sets and unique items. And everything is a dollar.  I wish they had them here in Tennessee but they are mostly in North Carolina.  I am going to the one in Hickory and Morganton and hope to find many treasures.
Have a great rest of the week.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hello Again, I have been away again for awhile. Life sure gets in the way of blogging frequently. I have finally cleaned out my craft room. Unfortunately I had to turn it into a guest bedroom. It is still a work in progress but my parents were able to stay in the room for 4 days last week. I have moved my work table into my bedroom but that is another whole problem! I have managed to make stuff even though there has been a lot of craziness going on. I am loving Suzi Blu's book, Mixed Media Girls, Here are my before room pics and then my after pics. Have a great day!
And here are some after Pics. It still needs work but I am happy to have made it this far!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Has Sprung...Into Summer!

I really enjoy spring but this year it seems that summer has already come to East Tennessee. The dogwoods and Irises that bloom in May are out everywhere. The temp has been in the 80's many days in a row. I don't want summer yet. If I wanted that I would live in Fla where spring comes in February!

The dreaded craft-room clean up continues slowly but we are making progress. I have moved the craft table into my bedroom. Surprisingly this has made me make something everyday.

Here are the cards I made a couple of days ago. The morning glory is from a technique I saw here. I loved the look of hers and although mine isn't the same I really liked the outcome.

The black and yellow card was from a Papier Toile kit from Paperwishes. I didn't think I would like black but the card turned out very elegant. Well it's back to cleaning now. Someday I am sure I will have pics to post of my new guest room/craft room!

Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

IT Has Begun!

Yes it has started. You might think I am talking about spring but that isn't it. Of course it is started to be a lot like spring around here but that isn't what I am talking about. For several years now I have said I had to clean my craft room. My daughter volunteered to help so there was no chance of putting it off any longer. I have decided to change it back to a guest bedroom although a lot of my crafting stuff will still be in there. I am moving my craft table into the master bedroom which probably isn't the best choice but will have to do for now.

My question is "do I dare show my before pictures before I have the "after pictures?" I think not. The before and after at the same time have a much bigger wow effect. So I am hoping that within 6 weeks I will have some really WOW factor pictures to share.

The bunny card is to celebrate spring. The stamp(Northwoods) is one that my Dad bought at the flea market in a bag of 15 stamps for $3 and is my current favorite. I love spring and it is definitely coming. The lady cards are using my favorite Hot off the Press stamp and papers.

Hope everyone has a lovely week and remember--Daylight Savings time starts tomorrow, Spring Forward!

Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm Ba-ack!

I have been away awhile. I don't know what happened to my quiet life. Two surgeries and 2 new grandbabies in 6 months and time just rushed by at the speed of sound! My husband has come through his surgeries well and the babies are wonderful but my crafting life has been on hold.
I am now working on a paperdoll for Valentine's to make with my mother's friends when I go to Fla next month. I will be posting pics soon I hope.
I am still adjusting to Life over 50. It is not for the faint-hearted. What happened to jumping out of bed(okay I never jumped) but getting up and not feeling pain in any part of your body. What happened to feeling as if my time was limitless and I had time to do it all. Oh well, it is January. I usually just try to survive the winter one day at a time. My body was not built to live in the cold!
Here are some vintage Valentines I bought at the flea market in Florida last year. Enjoy!