Lend me your ears . . .


The lovely Julie of the The Play Date Cafe has let me know that we are not limited to one entry per week in the creativity challenges! Earlier today, I made and entered a greeting card for this week – which was really fun – but I kind of missed making a jewelry entry! 😉


Soooo, for Challenge #7 I’d like to add…


They absolutely glitter in person – truly gorgeous for the holidays! I love the combination of pearls with the Vintage Swarovski crystals in Siam Ruby and Green Turmaline!

‘Til next time,


When you care enough . . .

snowsceneYou’ve probably heard the Hallmark Cards slogan that says “When you care enough to send the very best…” I have a feeling that making the card yourself would probably mean the most, though. 😉

I haven’t made many cards but I love to receive a handmade card and occasionally I have fun playing with pretty paper, rubber stamps, punched-out shapes, and ribbons. It takes me back to the time when, as a child, I’d watch Captain Kangaroo on TV. Does anyone know who the heck I’m talking about? LOL

That really was a long time ago, but the Captain used to pull out the colored paper, paste, and blunt edged scissors for a segment of the show he called “playtime”, where he’d demonstrate how to make something fun.


Lately, I’ve been entering my jewelry in The Play Date Cafe’s weekly Creativity Challenges, but since most of the others enter cards, I thought I’d try one this time.

Here’s my entry for Challenge #7 with the colors green, white, and red:

Brr card400

I love snowmen and when I saw that I had some appropriate buttons in my button box, I was off and running. The little guy needed a scarf to snuggle around his neck. I decided to use embroidery floss to crochet one. The hat is black felt and the trees were made with a Martha Stewart paper punch. With all that personality, I just knew he must have a heart. Luckily, I had a heart-shaped sequin for the finishing touch!

‘Til next time,