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Creative Fingers Challenge with Polka Doodles

Happy Happy Friday My Dear Sweet Friends
Oh my goodness Christmas is right around the corner. Are you ready??  Not me, not me!!!
I have my Creative Fingers Design Team hat on today.  Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Polka Doodles and I have used an adorable image called Hollybobs.  I hope you will hop on over and join in this weeks challenge.
Creative Fingers

With hugs and smiles

DT Creative Fingers

Butterflies and the Power of 15 Minutes

Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends
Boy oh boy is it cold in Vancouver, WA.  I am not ready for winter - that's for sure?  I don't really tolerate the cold anymore - it really makes my fibromyalgia pain even worse (which is hard for me to even imagine as possible).
How has the weather been for you? Warm and sunny?  Cold and rainy??
Its time for the next Speed Challenge and this one is all about Butterflies.  Yep, no such thing as to many Butterflies for me.  Funny part is I did this challenge around November 22nd and I had to wait to share this post.  That's the power of scheduling the post ahead of time (most of it anyway).  So before I get into the specifics of this project I thought I would show you a photo of the finished project.

I have been wanting to make my own set of butterfly coasters and thought it would be a quick easy project for this challenge.  And in my mind its a perfect match.     

Supplies:   Plastic Table Cloth (check) Paper Trimmer (check) Brayer (check) Mod P…

Altered Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornaments

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends
How was your weekend?  I haven't been feeling well and am still in bed resting.  Luckily I can work from bed from time to time and its a good thing because I have so much to share today.  Actually as you will soon discover I will be making some wonderful announcements as well as having numerous posts going live today.
Once again I am sharing an altered project I made as my first Design Team Project for the Altered Eclectic Challenge Blog.  Yep, twin challenges by Elaine and twice the fun.  For this project I wanted to make some Christmas ornaments.  So I gathered a handful of recycled corks and started adding some different types of lace, rhinestones, beads, charms and whatever else I could find.  And I think my favorite is the bling yarn I used so create the strings so I can hang them from the Christmas tree.  To me it was like the icing on the cake.  
The biggest challenge was in photographing them especially with the darker and colder weath…

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends
How was your weekend??  Did you get some Christmas shopping done?  I have been in bed and not feeling well and working on getting my DT projects completed.  Today is going to be interesting because as you will see - I will have a total of three posts overall.  You see, I have some exciting news to share and I need to share in bits and pieces.  
First of all today I am sharing my first project I have made for my first DT project with Eclectic Ellapu and its so exciting.  I am really looking forward to being a part of this DT and for those of you that don't know - it's a month long challenge so there is plenty of time to create something and share it with us this month (December).
I am part of the "Purple Team" and our challenge was to create anything with a Christmas theme except a card.  Well, I decided to alter just one of the many 12" x 12" floor tiles we found at a garage sale in Medford many many moons ago.  However…