Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Swimming By!

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends!  I cannot believe that August is almost over! While many are getting ready for Fall, here in the desert we feel like summer is only half over! Kids are back in school and the stores are showing some Fall displays but we are still having hot, summer days!

It has been a fun filled summer! I attended my annual Scrap Camp! This is always such a FUN weekend filled with lots of laughs, crafting and field trips (Can you say......Hobby Lobby!). Each year we have a theme for Camp and this year it was The Dusty Derby (Think Kentucky Derby).  While at camp it was decided that four of us would have a monthly card exchange. Two months in and we are going strong! I have to say it is super fun to receive a handmade card in the mail!   For this month's card I decided to use a die that I have had for awhile but had not used yet.  Here are the four cards that I created.  Each one is slightly different from the other.

Materials used:
cardstock from my stash
Seashell card die from Honey Bee Stamps
"Swimming By" stamp and die set by Honey Bee Stamps
Memento Ink
Embellishments from my stash
Crystal Laquer
Ultra-Fine Glitter

I just love these dies. I think that the Mermaid has such a sweet expression on her face.

This summer was also filled with new adventures.  My family and I headed to Alaska. We had an amazing time. The weather was fabulous and we enjoyed every minute of it! My favorite part was the train ride in Skagway. The scenery was gorgeous and the history of the railroad was very interesting.

This summer I attended my first Origami Owl Jewelry convention. What a fun filled weekend! So much inspiration, laughter and new friendships made. It was unbelievably fun!!

That is the latest from my little corner of the world. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a magical day!!

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Hello Disney and Crafty Friends! So! How many of you tuned in and watched the Royal Wedding today?  I did and enjoyed every moment of it!  What a beautiful bride Meghan Markle was!  I plan to tune in tonight for the recap. 

Keeping with the theme of today I thought that I would show you a wedding card that I made recently.

I used all from my stash.  I have not stamped in quite awhile and I was glad to be back at it.   I hope that you have a great day doing something that you love to do! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Hello Disney and Crafty Friends!  I have been busy making Valentine's Day cards with my new die from Stamps of Life.  I LOVE these dies!!  The one that I used for this card is called Sizzix Scallop Heart Fold-its.

On another note I just signed on as an Independent Designer with Origami Owl. I love their product and you can check it out over on my other blog Brenda's Charming Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you have a magical day!!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wordless Wednesday!

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends!  It is Wednesday and time to link up to my favorite blog hop which is hosted by Deb over at Focused On The Magic.  Be sure to head on over and check it out, link up and join the fun!  The theme this week is:

Your Calendar Shot!

I hope that you have a magical day! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wordless Wednesday!

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends!  It is my favorite time of the week. It is Disney Wordless Wednesday! What is Disney Wordless Wednesday you ask? Well it is a fun, weekly blog hop hosted by Focused On The Magic

The theme this week is :

My Favorite View!

So, there you have it.....just two of some of my favorite views. I just love seeing the train station and flowers in the shape of Mickey when I enter the gates of Disneyland!  Balloons! Nothing is prettier than a big, colorful bunch of balloons in Disneyland.  What is your favorite view when you are at the Park?  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to head on over to Focused On The Magic and see all of the blogs that have shared their favorite view! Have a magical day!!

Friday, July 14, 2017

It's Raining...............

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends! It is raining here in the desert tonight and for whatever reason the rain made me feel like blogging. I am not sure why it did but here I am.

What a first half of 2017 it has been! Life was rolling merrily along until late January when I had the unfortunate experience of pulling a muscle while exercising. I will spare you of all the details but just know that I am on a first name basis at the Physical Therapist office.

In February I experienced Disneyland like I had never experienced it before. Due to my injury I had to rent a scooter. With crutches strapped to the side of the scooter, off I went.  With a lot of help from my teenage daughter and the patience of the rest of our traveling group we had a successful trip!  One can never have a bad time at the Happiest Place On Earth!!   The highlight of the trip was seeing the Main Street Electrical Parade.  Oh! How I have missed having this parade at Disneyland. I am so happy it is back!

From February to May I really learned a lot about myself and the power of setting a goal. Prior to my exercising injury I had signed up to run a 5K in Disneyland in May.  There was no
way I was going to miss this race. Even if I had to crawl the entire thing I was doing it. With a lot of encouragement from my husband, daughter, my running buddy, the PT staff and some very close friends I did that race. The process to get to that day was a painful one but I did it.  I walked and limped the entire thing but I did it.  No scooter, no crutches, no walking stick...I did it. Best accomplishment to date. Crossing that finish line was the best feeling ever. Oh...and here it is July and all is well....not even a limp!! September 10K here I come!

On a crafting note I  have made a few cards over the last few months. I absolutely LOVE the stamps and dies from Stephanie Barnard Stamps of Life!  If you have not tried her products be sure to head on over to her website and check out all of the fun things that she has.

Speaking of crafting. this past June I attended my annual "Scrap Camp". The theme this year was "board games". It was super fun! I look forward to this weekend every year.  It was wonderful to spend a weekend filled with friendship. laughter and crafting.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend doing something that you love.  Thanks for stopping by and have a magical day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends! Where has the time gone? My last post was in August! Wow is really all I can say! A lot has been going on in my little corner of the world. In September I had the best time attempting to run my first Disneyland 5K.  It was so much fun that shortly thereafter I joined a running group to learn how to really run!  The goal set was to be able to run a 5K without taking any walk breaks. I am happy to report that I am "running" in the right direction with this goal.

Running (and walking) the 5K in Disneyland was such an amazing experience. I have been to the Park many, many times but I had never seen it from this perspective. If you have never done a race at Disneyland I encourage you to give it a try. 

Crafting kind of took a back seat in my life this fall.  Unfortunately, a very special lady in my life, my Grandma, passed away at the age of 93.  She was amazing! If only everyone could be so lucky to have been blessed with such a fabulous Grandmother. She had unwavering faith in God and lived independently until she passed away.  She is greatly missed by all of us.

Though I did not craft much I did make one pop-up box card. If you have read my earlier posts you know that I LOVE this die set from Stamps of Life.  (The set does not include the Mickey dies.)

That is the latest here. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to 2017! Here's to a year filled with Disney magic and lots of crafting!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a magical day!