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No Work - Just Play

Hi dear friends - I sure hope you are staying cool.  Summer has only just begun and I am already getting tired of the 100 degree plus temperatures.  The cool part (yes pun intended) is our challenge for this week at Tuesday Alchemy is called - "No work - Just Play" and I don't know about you but those kind of days are my favorite.  This challenge will be two fold for me and maybe you will decide to share two projects for this weeks challenge as well.  

To me play is doing just about anything creative and of course there is nothing more relaxing than spending time on the beach.  Of course, lots of sun block and a cool drink (non-alcoholic for me) are just what the doctor would order.  What about you - what's your idea of play (other than crafting)?

My project for this weeks challenge are some glass coasters I altered with some photos of the Eiffel Tower.  A trip to Paris is a dream of mine which is why I chose to share this project first.  Even though a trip to Paris is not on my "to do list" at this moment in time - I can still sit outside under a shade tree on a lounge chair with my feet propped up and a cold glass of unsweetened ice tea resting on top of one of these coasters.  Ah - I am relaxing already.

I am really excited about our Spotlight Artist this week.  Susie's SeaShell World makes some absolutely gorgeous items using sea shells.  Check out her Etsy Store and I think you will agree.

I hope you will decide to join in our challenge this week.  I am looking forward to seeing your creations.  Stay cool my friends!!!

With hugs and smiles,



  1. Love your Paris pics in your coasters. Great idea. Sandy :)

    1. Thanks Sandy - I appreciate your kind words.



  2. Great job on the coasters laine!! This is such a great idea!!


  3. They are gorgeous, I love that image that you have used.

    Hugs Shell x

  4. This is great! What a great conversation starter when you have guests over!

  5. Hi your coasters, very nice, great idea tooo!! Hmmm my idea of fun aside from crafting....that's a hard one, lol how about shopping for fun crafting stuff lol. I like sitting on the deck relaxing, swimming, drag racing, hanging out with friends! :)And my dream destination is Florida to meet Mickey....that will be the ultimate for me! hugs, hope I remember to check back for your other project.

  6. What a beautiful project! I am very loves Paris, though I've never been there! Here in Norway, only rain, so we are still waiting for summer ... If it comes this year.


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