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Dahlia Power

Happy Thursday My Sweet Friends
It's been a while since my last post - my fibromyalgia pain into full gear and I spent a lot of time in bed.  I am feeling a little better and have really missed my Art time.  I hope you are all doing well and have had time to do a lot of creating.  



I am really stepping out of my comfort zone today in sharing this photo. My sister Dana surprised me with a set of watercolor pens yesterday and I was beyond thrilled. I have always wanted to watercolor but have always been a little intimidated by it all. Yesterday I decided to just jump in and have fun - and I was on a natural high. It took four do-overs but I wasn't about it give up. 
I still want to add some color to the background - just not sure what I want to do yet. I have so much to learn and so looking forward to the journey. I have started by using digital images but my ultimate goal is to be able to draw my own images as well as using watercolors.
Thanks so much for stopping by - I really app…
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Re-Cycled Swiffer Dusters Box

Happy Sunday Sweet Friends
I hope your weekend has been fabulous.  Mine has definitely been interesting - and I actually felt like making a new project today.  As you can tell from the photos below I had fun re-cycling a Swifter Duster's Box.  It all started when I went through a few craft boxes yesterday from our recent move.  I was using this Swifter Duster box as a trash can.  As you can see - I have already taken the box apart.  I was having so much fun using this box as a trash can I decided to make it a pretty one and keep it.  

After taking the box apart I decided to use the box with the outside turned inward.   I cut all the pieces to cover the box and used super tacky tape for added strength.  I put the box back together again and used Washi Tape as edging for the top and bottom.  I added the butterfly since it went so well with the quote on the cardstock.  

It may sound weird but I absolutely love this small trash can and it actually fits perfectly on my craft table.  I jus…

Coffee Bath

Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends
It's cold and dreary outside and yet warm and inviting inside.  I am so looking forward to Spring and fortunately it's just around the corner.  The rain has been almost non-stop but I love the sounds it makes while I am crafting in my room.  I hope things are warm and cozy in your part of the world too.
Today I am sharing a card I made for a special friend.  It was love at first with this cutie.  Her name is "Coffee Bath" and she was created by Artist Lisa Bloobel.  

I colored her with Copics.  I used a brick stencil to create the background.  I also used some lace to create the look for curtains for a more relaxing type of atmosphere.  She may be relaxing in a cup of coffee but it sure looks nice and warm to me.
I used the following Copic colors:
Skin:  E000, 00, 11, R20  Eyes:  B32, 34, 38 Hair:  E31, 33, 35 Coffee Cup:  B32, 34, 37, E11 Brick Background:  G41, 43, R83 I also used a white gel pen.
This fabulous image is part of new program Lisa h…

Let's "Bee Silly" Challenge

Happy Sunday Sweet Friends
We just had a short burst of snow and it was so magical - the snowflakes were so big but they just weren't sticking to the ground very long.  It was 20 minutes of such joy and my sweet Moxie (my pomeranian) just loves trying to catch the snowflakes.  I have been in bed the last two days due to not feeling well but it was fun waking up to the snow this morning.  How are things on your side of the world??
I am also sharing some projects I made last week for a Challenge I am hosting over at Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on Facebook.  The challenge is called: Bee Silly.   Here's the link to the challenge - it would be wonderful to have you join in.  The challenge doesn't end until the March 26th.
Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans
Atlered Altoid Tin

 Altered Magnet 

 Altered Small Composition Book


Altered Magnet
Sure hope you will stop by and join in.There is still plenty of time and all the details are on Sandra's Stamp Fan Facebook page.
Hugs and smiles always Lain…

Unicorn Cake

Happy Thursday Sweet Friends
I hope you are having an absolutely fabulous day!!  The sun has been shining here and even warm enough to go outside with a jacket or sweater.  It's been magical!!  
My sister Dana has been busy in the kitchen making cakes and the aroma is so heavenly I want to devour each one.  She's a cake decorator and owner of Seize the Cake Bakery in Medford, Oregon.  All these amazing aroma's of cake flavors such as lavender with blackberry filling and buttercream frosting.  The house smells devine - I love the aroma of lavender but once I tasted the cake - it was beyond delicious.  She also created her first Unicorn Cake.


This cake has four layers - two layers of Poppy Seed Cake and two layers of Chocolate Cake.  Each layer is also filled with buttercream.  The cake is covered in buttercream and touches of fondant. 
Yummy!!! 
I still have a craft project to share but will be doing that in a second post.  
I am really proud of my sister Dana and just had to sha…

Holley Brain Power

Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends
Today I am sharing a special card I made for Holley as well as celebrating her7 years of recovery from her brain surgery.  I am so incredibly happy for celebrating such a wonderful moment in time.  HUGE CONGRATULATIONS HOLLEY!!!

Here's the link to Holley's Blog Celebration
Holley Barnhart's Blog Spot
This amazingly adorable image was created especially by Artist Sandra Caldwell.  If you haven't checked out Sandra's Etsy Shop it's really worth looking at all her amazing images.  They always make me smile and are such a joy to color.  
Here's the link to Sandra's Etsy Shop and this adorable image which is called "Holley Brain Power" is on sale for a $1.50 for a limited time.  
BabyCakes Digi's and Designs on Etsy
Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments always mean the world to me.  
Have a blessed day!!
With smiles Laine 




Kitty Love Blog Hop - and the WINNER IS:

Final Update - Febraury 15th

Well sweet friends the Knitty Kitty Blog Hop is over and we all had such a great time.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the rest of the Design Team blogs as well.  

It's also time for me to announce the winner of the absolutely adorable Knitty Kitty Digi's named KleoKatra.  And the winner is:

((((((((((Drum Roll Please)))))))))

Hetty Sanders

Congratulations Hetty!!!!  We really appeciate your joining in our blog hop.  You will be receiving your image soon.

With smiles
Laine 

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Happy Valentines Day Sweet Friends

The Giveaway has now ended. 
Winners from the BlogHop will be announced tomorrow. 



UPDATE FEBRUARY 12th

There's two days left in the Knity Kitty Blog Hop.  There is still time to enter and join in the chance to win some images from our GiveAway.





Oh My Sweet Friends It's blog hop time with Knitty Kitty Digi's.  This hop will be running between February 6th thro…