Sunday, November 27, 2011

HAPPY MAIL AND STUFF

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and/or weekend!!!

I have some Happy Mail this week, and one a few weeks ago.  I love Happy Mail, don't you???

First, I swapped this ATC that I made a while ago for.....
 This one from Sherry from Createology.  The envelope was made from a piece of recycled wallpaper! She is so crafty!!  And she wrapped this adorable ATC with the fibers and such that you see.  Totally awesome!  Thanks for the trade Sherry!!!

This little package did come this week.  It is from Cheryl from Cheryl's Creative ATCs and Cards.  I was so surprised to get a gift from Cheryl!

Then this beautiful mini book was inside!!  Isn't it awesome?  How did she know I have a slight addiction for little books?  This one has tags inside the pockets.  It is almost too pretty to use!  But I'm sure I will find a very good use for it.  Thank you Cheryl!!

Then, a fabulous long time friend sent me a box with these Yummy goodies inside!!!  My friend Erica from Paper Craftin' with Erica has sent me so many awesome Hello Kitty's over the years.  She is too generous.   If she sees a Hello Kitty anywhere, she thinks of me. Thank you from the bottom of my  heart Erica!!  You are awesome!!


The last piece of Happy Mail is from Cindy of Whimsical Musings.  She is so FRESH!!  How could she send me a parcel with
Don't open until December 25th!!  She knows I can't possibly wait that long!!!  It is too irresistible!!  But, I've waited like 5 days so far.  Do you think I'm gonna make it?  I don't!  Cindy's work is just too awesome!  I will post it when I open it, which will probably be today!! LOL!!!  Thank you so much Cindy!!
So that concludes the Happy Mail portion of this post.  Now, on to the business part.

I have an appointment that will take me out of town for a few days.  I HOPE to be visiting everyone later this week.  I HATE thinking about leaving my blog unattended like this, but I have to.  I promise, I will be back as soon as possible!!!

Have a fabulous week!  Catch you when I get back!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Wishing all of my US friends an awesome Thanksgiving!!!

Eat lots of pie!!!

See you all after I recover from my turkey coma!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

BLUE MONDAY!

Happy Monday~!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  Mine was fine.  My blog list is still missing, BUT, if I click on the specific post name, it appears below it!!  How weird is that?  This week I am going to try to copy them and put them in a new blog list gadget.  I hope it work!!\

I made these really cute washcloth cupcakes for my kitchen.  They are so easy to make!  You just fold a washcloth diagonally and then roll it up.  Add a rubber band to keep it from unrolling.  Pull some of the rolled washcloth up (like frosting) and put it in a cupcake liner.  EASY PEASY!!!
OK. Not a good picture, and not were they will go in my kitchen either, but I just wanted to show you how cute they can be in these little glass dessert trays.

Close up.  I think it is so cute!!!

Oh come on!  This is as cute as heck!!!

You could add a red lollipop to the top to look like a cherry!!

I will be linking up to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday

Did I tell you all that I finally settled on a color for my house?  Not the walls and stuff.  But the curtains and stuff.  I picked BLUE and GREEN!!!

It is looking AWESOME with the brown walls.  Can you believe that in my whole adult life I have never had blue in my house?  I am loving it!  I will take more pics to share with you.  BUT, I think Christmas will be here first.  Good thing I got all new blue and green ornaments!!!

UGH!  My signature is missing!!
xxDaniella

Friday, November 18, 2011

PINK SATURDAY

Hi everyone!!!
Blogger still won't tell me my favorites.  I know you all, and your names, but that doesn't mean your blog address,  SO I seem rude and I am so sorry!!!!!  I've been told that this should go away, just like how the followers come and go, but it is really making me mad!!!!!  Grrrrr!!!

For my Pink Saturday piece, I choose some pink flowers that came in a bouquet from my husband (awwww!!). It is just some random flowers and they look so sweet!!  This picture shows the pink baby's breath in the bouquet.

 And a close up of the pink.

 And, since I have these fresh flowers, I am attempting to press some from the book I won from Gabriela Delworth , who also wrote it!!  I am sure that the flowers are too big, or that I did it wrong, but I put a bunch of flowers in there, and it takes 2 to 4 weeks to press them.  It will be one week on Sunday, and as soon as they are done I will show you the results!!  Wish me luck!! LOL!!



Thank you Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday every week!!

HOPE to see you all soon!!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

FREAKIN' BLOGGER!

MY BLOG LIST OF FAVORITES IS MISSING!!!

HOW CAN I VISIT YOU ALL WITHOUT IT!!!

THIS IS MADNESS WITH BLOGGER, AND I'M TELLING YOU I AM ONE SECOND FROM SWITCHING TO WORDPRESS.

I WILL KEEP PLAYING WITH MY SETTINGS AND STUFF, AND RESTARTING AND SCREAMING AND GET TO YOU ALL SOON!!!

UGH!!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WENDESDAY

Hi everyone!!
As usual, I'm crazy!  DH and I went out on Monday night to get our new Christmas tree for our new house!!  I am very excited!!  When my decorating begins, you will be the first to know!!!  I am going to try to start showing my house pictures off soon too.  But, with the holidays fast approaching, they may be simultaneous pictures!!!

Today I am showing you a picture of a cute little collage tag I made for Dezinaworld.  This piece uses pieces from 2 sheets, "collage 2" and "Collage Snips.
I LOVE that picture of the beautiful lady with the hint of blue in the butterfly.  Pieces of sheet music and an Eiffel Tower stamp are a wonderful touch!!  As are a few pearls.

Thanks for visiting today!!  See you all soon!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

PINK SATURDAY

Hello friends!  I missed you all last week!!  Please see our awesome hostess Beverly and leave her some love!!

I have been trying to get used to my new fab maxi computer, (as opposed to my old mini computer) but while I was waiting, I got some work done!  I made an ATC for a swap, and some pieces for Dezinaworld.  I started a project to send to a friend, and got some art journaling pages done too!!  So I am showing a tag for Dezinaworld today!
I got this image from the "collage snips" sheet.  It is more pink than it looks!!  I just thought it would make a good tag for a gift.

Have a wonderful weekend ladies!!!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SOME WORK TO SHOW YOU!!

Yes, while I was climbing the walls waiting for my new computer to show up, I made some stuff!!

Today I want to show off a few pieces I made for June at Dezinaworld. I love the collage sheets she has!  So awesome.

This one uses the "Collage 1" sheet.

I used a piece of an old game board for the background, covered it with paper and gauze, added a pretty fall leaf and the beautiful girl image. A little lace at the bottom and it is a party!!

These 2 ATC's are from the "Crafty Souls" sheet.  There are so many awesome images that I could have made at least 10 ATCs.  And maybe I will!!


I am still working on getting the hang of this computer!!  It is just time consuming getting all of your stuff from your old computer on the new one.  Hey, I am NOT complaining!  My new HUGE computer kicks butt!!  But since I am not the best with computers, it is taking me some time.  I am enjoying figuring it out though!!  Sweet!!!

I have also been slowly getting back to everyone.  You are all awesome!!!!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MY NEW COMPUTER IS UP AND RUNNING!!!

Thank goodness!  I can't believe I had no computer!!  How I missed you all!

Here are some pictures:
WARNING!  THESE PICTURES STINK!!
The above picture is my new computer!  17 inch screen!!

Look at the difference!  I used to use a little 8 inch netbook.

See?  Is that awesome or what!!!

So, that is my story.  My new computer. I am off to answer your emails and comments.  Thanks so much for checking in and caring!!  You are all the best!!  

Sunday, November 6, 2011

IF IT WASN'T FOR BAD LUCK.....

I wouldn't have any luck I sometimes think!

I missed 2 of my favorite linky parties and commenting on my most favorite blogs because

I BLEW UP MY COMPUTER!!!!!

Yes, I actually did,
I spilled a huge glass of iced tea on the keyboard of my laptop.  And as I was scrambling to get all of my other stuff out of the way of the spill, my husband started trying to dry off the computer.  He unplugged it first of course!!  Hours later, he tried putting the battery back in and it started screaming at us!!  Like an alien noise you hear in sci-fi movies.  Then, it stopped.  Cool I thought, no.  It started screaming again, in a different screaming noise!

And we tried the next day and today.  Only to find that it is dead.  *sniffle, tear*.

So I am using one of my children's computer to get this message out to you!!  I didn't run away!!  I am just left with no way to communicate!!

How awful not having a computer has become!  Like being stranded on a desert island.  I hardly know what to do with myself!  It is really weird!!

I should have my new computer tomorrow, and that will rock!!  But, as I said in the beginning of this email "if it wasn't for bad luck.....".  So we will see!

Miss you all!  Hope to be back shortly!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

ATC's

Holy Moly!
The weather is better here, actually it has been quite nice!!  The snow is almost all melted, and life is getting back to normal.  My internet and cable has been off and on, off and on, off.....  So, I have a zillion emails, and comments.  I am so sorry I haven't been able to get back to all of you!  But our poor friend Dee from "A Lapin Life" didn't have any power until yesterday!!  Can you imagine?  I told her how brave she must be, because I know I would have totally lost my mind!!!

I have been creating stuff, because I couldn't go online!!  I have made a set of ATC's, but I am only showing 2 today.  It is such a cool technique.  The paper napkin technique.



I would love to show you how it's done (if you don't already know).    I just have to keep catching up today!!  But, if you are interested tell me in my comments!!

Have an awesome day!!!