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Finally back......

Boy, does time fly ....  I am so excited to be back and I have so many new ideas and projects to share in the weeks to come.  The sad part is for some reason I can't seem to link up to my original blog so I can pick up where I left off instead of starting all over again.  

In the meantime I hope to figure it out.  If you have any ideas please let me know.

I am finally settled in Bakersfield and am so glad this move is behind me however after living in Seattle for almost 20 years I am not use to the hotter weather but I also feel like the warmth is thawing my cold bones.  

I also have my Etsy shop up and running again and it is exciting and feels amazing.

Sometimes I need some instant gratification to get my creative flow going again and making these keys chains are always at the top of the  list.  This first key chain "Friends Always" I made earlier today to submit to a new blog I discovered recently called Tuesday Alchemy.  The theme is about "spring sweetness" and I am going to give this one to a friend as a "just because" gift. The photos show the front and back of the key chain.  I have included the link to the Tuesday Alchemy blog and I hope you will check it out.

Tuesday Alchemy

This one was a special request from my sister who wanted to give a key chain to one of her friends as a birthday gift.  She wanted it to be purple and simple yet elegant.  I used a really pretty purple textured paper, a deep purple flower and pearls.  She loved it which always makes me happy.


  1. great idea!!
    welcome to tuesday alchemy!


  2. What a beautiful piece! I love the mix of color & hint of sparkle :) I am happy to see you join us at Tuesday Alchemy (!


  3. I love how you glittered up in all the right places! I was actually looking at the pink roses that just opened up today for the first time in my yard and smiled. Your roses just brought me back to the moment!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy! Hope you will play with us again soon! :)

  4. Hi, Laine!

    I'm back to let you know that this week's upcoming challenge will be offering a prize! We'd love to see you again, so definitely check out Tuesday Alchemy: on Tuesday :)

  5. Thanks for the wonderful compliments ladies I really appreciate it.


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