Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A little bit of Asia!

I hardly ever get to use my asian stamps,
I'm not sure why but I guess they never matched anything I wanted to do
or a theme I had planned.
This card was actually a layout challenge I decided to enter.
After digging through my stamp sets I decided to give 
this "Stampin'Up!" set called "Dream Gardens" a try.
Well what do you think?
The little fan is actually a gold painted doily cut in half and folded.
And can you guess what the chopsticks are made from...
... toothpicks with beads glued to the ends.  
My little flower pot on our back deck is doing surprisingly great this year 
despite the high heat and hardly any rain.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Queen Bee!

Finally, weekend!
Time to catch up on yard work, things around the house
and hopefully have some time left to do some fun stuff 
before I have to go back to work on Monday.
Why is it that weekends go by so fast and the
workweek seems like it drags on forever?

Well I made some time and stopped by my favorite craft store in 
town, well it's the only craft-store in town,
While strolling through the isle's I found this beauty,
 a Queen Bee pendant, art-i-cake by Amy Labbe.
After debating for a while pendant and chain went home with me. 

I wanted the pendant to be exchangeable, 
but it didn't quiet work out the way I had planed.
The clip I had was to small to fit over the chain, 
so for now it's permanently attached to I find another solution to the problem.
Not to bad for my first necklace,
what do you think?
Thanks for stopping in,
I hope you all have a nice and creative weekend!

Monday, July 23, 2012


Yes, sometimes it pays off to be working at a Public Library.
Especially if you are the one who is opening and processing
the new book shipments.
Coming across a new crafts book
ah, instant 
This is something I seen the other day
and thought was really neat, 
actually so neat I wanted to share it with
my blog friends.
A series of books called ""Zentangle"
I can remember a long, long (very long) time ago we did something 
similar at art class in school, but not quiet as elaborate.

This one especially caught my eye,
it's Zentangle with rubber stamps.

Just imagine the possibilities!

Here are the titles if somebody is interested
Zentangle Basics, Zentangle 2 and Zentangle 3
by Suzanne McNeill
Totally Tangled by Sandy Steen Bartholomew.

You might want to borrow the books from your Public Library first 
before going out and buying them.
I always do, it saves me money just in case it's not what I was looking for or
I did not like the book.
It is easier to return the book to the library than a book store and ask for a refund.
Also if they do not carry them ask for the "Interlibrary Loan" service, at
your local Library you can borrow anything you want from another Library. 

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A little Bird told me...

...it's your Birthday!
And if it is your special day today
"Happy Birthday to You"
hope you have a day to remember!

At my recent trip to our local Michael's store
I came across this adorable "Hero Arts" bird stamp.
Love at first sight and the little bird went home with me.

After finishing, I decided it will make a nice
fall birthday card.
what do you think?
Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just a few more pictures from Louisiana!

Just a few more pictures from our trip to

A Creole Sugar Plantation in Vacherie, La.
This is the place where the tales of
Br'er Rabbit was first recorded.

Look at this porch.
I can see myself sitting in one of those rocking chairs
and looking at the Mississippi River all day.

Oak Alley Plantation, 
just a short ride from Laura
This is what I alway imagined a true 
southern plantation should look like.
Including the old oak trees.

Ah, the pretty trees..

And yes, when you are in
Louisiana you need to do....
...a Swamp Tour!
Honey Island Swamp
the Pearl River!
Yep, it's what it says...
The nature and wild life was breath taking...
...and so close..
...and smiling...

It was the most amazing thing we did in a while.
Never thought I would see a gator close up
in mother nature.
Honey Island Swamp is a true paradise,
I hope it can be preserved for generations to come!
Just in case you interested in visiting 
Honey Island Swamp
this is the tour company we used
I give them 2 thumbs up!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bringing Baby!

Hello everyone!
Hope you all had a great weekend.
I truly had a ball looking at all the creative blogs at
Karen Valentine's - My Desert Cottage
"Were Bloggers Create 2012'
blog party.
So many great spaces and creative minds,
you are all fabulous!

Well here is a card I did a while back for a 
new arrival in our family.

The stamp is Stampin'up! 
"Bringing Baby"
the label was cut from
a Cricut cartridge
"Lacy Labels".
Thanks for stopping in.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Come on in!

Hello everyone!
Come one in and take a look at my creative space.
Welcome to our Home and the home of
"My Paper Daisy".
Don't be shy, step right in!

 I hope you liked my space.
My room is a little missy, 
yes, and sometimes I can't find what I'm looking for.
Oh, and sometimes I buy things twice because
I don't know what I have.
But I love what I do.
It's the home of a creative mind<3

 So if you liked what you seen,
come back often!
There is always a comfy chair waiting for you
to hang out a while!
Thanks for stopping in!
Stampingly yours

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Louisiana Antiques

 Al Atchison might sound familiar to you if you are a fan
of the "American Pickers" on the History Channel.
This is truly a unique place.

 Wrought iron, gates, fences...

... garden items, pots, furniture you name it he has it.
So if you ever around Lacombe, Louisiana you have to stop in and look around.
By the way Al will be featured on 
"Picked off" 
tonight (11 July) at 10 EST on the
History Channel.
Or visit his web site


We were so ready to get a few days out of town.
For quiet a few years we had planned to visit the 
Mandeville Seafood Festival at Fontainebleau Park,
St. Tammany Parish, in my husbands home state Louisiana,
but never made it to now.
Telling you the truth, I try to avoid going home to Louisiana 
in the summer month, 
to hot and humid for this German girl.
Ha, what better year to pick, with temps in the triple digits
in Kentucky, this was almost a trip into a cooler climate.
 Great variety of southern seafood...
... including, yes, GATOR on a stick!
And if you look closely, there is squid in the gumbo.
It was by far the best fair food I had in a very long time.
...and don't forget the crafts vendors.
 What fascinates me the most down south are the 
Spanish moss covered trees.
 So pretty!
 Fontainebleau Park is the site of an old Plantation
and sugar mill.
Sadly there is not much left of both, but the park is still
a great place to visit.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cute as a Button!

I have to admit, I'm getting a little
obsessed with old cloth tags.
This pretty blue creation used to be
a Vera Wang Tag.
Did you ever notice what nifty safety-pin
they using to attache the tag to the cloth?
Stamp set is a "Cosmo Cricket" by "Hampton Art"
and the rest are recycled scraps.
Since the tags are so small you can use all 
those little bitty odds and ends you never had the heart 
to throw away.
 I hate to spend money on embellishments 
I can make myself.
Crocheted flowers, single or double, 
are so easy and cheap to make.
These pretty blooms are made from a pattern I found
in a very old crochet magazine called 
"Magic Crochet", sadly I don't think they publish this magazine anymore,
it was my favorite.