Friday, August 26, 2011


We are so excited and very, very thankful.   Our friend Jacque is cancer free!!!!!!!!   Congratulations Jacque, we are tickled pink!!!!!!!

Christina and Danielle have decided our challenge would be about trees.  I live back in the mountains surrounded by the most beautiful trees you have ever seen.  In other words,  I live in the woods!  Some friends of mine are having a picnic celebrating Jacque's good news. .

 If you to out in the woods today you're in for a big surprise.  If you go out in the woods today you better go in disguise .....  Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

A little tag tucked inside ....

And the secret message tucked into the paper bag  ....

Turn this over and you have a place to write a note ....

 The very back of the paper bag looks like this ....

I  love paper bag cards!!!!  My friend Cathy inspired me to make this card.  You can see her card here.

Please visit my friends as they celebrate with me.

Cathy Lynn

Whatever you do - check out my side bar and take a peek at Jacque's Candy !  You really should visit her blog and enter your name to win this wonderful gift .
Thank you so much for visiting my picnic.  Your comments are always welcome!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

I Believe

Do you believe in fairies?   I do !   The other day as I was walking down my driveway,  I spotted a fairy taking his morning break from fairying.     This is for real!!   My husband took this picture.  

You can tell by the look on his face that he sure was happy to see me.  Now it just so happens that Christina and Danielle have challenged us to make a fairy card this week.  I could not help but laugh seeing that I have so many fairies as friends.  

And may all your fairy wishes come true!!!

Please visit the blogs of my talented friends as they give you FAIRYTOPIA challenge # 45.



This card will be entered into the following challenges: 

Bearly Mine Challenge 17 - Bring on the Bling
Shopping our Stash SOS Challenge 13 - What you just can't resist buying.  (I love fairy stamps and images)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - use 3 or more of favorite embellishments
Paper Play Time Challenge # 53 - anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Stamp Insanity - anything goes

Thanks for visiting me and I really do appreciate your comments!  Sandy

Friday, August 12, 2011

Snow Flower

I have been challenged by Christina and Danielle to make a frame card.   I also joined the book club at Color Me Creative Classroom and right now we are reading SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by Lisa See.  So I made a frame card featuring what I believe a snow flower might look like.

Hopefully you can see that this delicate wax paper flower has dimension.

As often happens, the card really looks much better than the picture.  All I can tell you is, my Mom said it looks very elegant and she should know.  After all she is my Mom and don't mothers know everything!

Please visit my talented friends as they participate in the Inventory Challenge # 44.

Cathy Lynn

This card has been entered in the
BookEndz at Color Me Creative Classroom  - SNOW FLOWER and the SECRET FAN
Paper Take Weekly challenge - Grow Your Own

Thanks so much for visiting me this week.  As you  know,  I do appreciate your comments.
XO  -  Sandy

Friday, August 5, 2011

Curves and Swirls

While on vacation this summer, my grand daughter Nicole thought it would be fun to eat dessert first and seeing that we were at a restaurant that had delicious looking pies,  we decided that would be a great idea.

Doesn't this look yummy!?!  I won't tell your Mom Nicole.

That is the look of sheer pleasure!

Grampa Art loves eating his pie before dinner!

The inventory challenge this week was to make a card using curves and swirls.  By the time you get to the wonderful age of 66, you probably have curves and you should know how to swirl!!!!!!    I want you to know . . .  I earned my curves the old fashioned way !

I give you my interpretation of curves and swirls.

Please join my friends and fellow teammates for Inventory Challenge #43 . . .

Cathy Lynn
And our brand new member the one and only Kathy

Thanks so much for visiting and I so appreciate you taking the time to leave a  comment.