This is a place where I share my creations and things that I have received from other creative people. It also is a place to share with my friends and family things pertaining to our life.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

 We wish the blessing of God on all of you, that you have a healthy, prosperous and successful New Year. 2012 has had some good times and bad but have survived.  God said that he has good plans for us and to see us prosper so we are standing on this word.   We are going to spend the Evening and tomorrow here in our little house together and reflect on the past year and make plans for the future.  I really don't make New Year resolutions because I don't seem to keep them.  LOL!!!!  I will say that this New Year I hope to do a better job at keeping my blog up to date.  So please continue to come back and see what I have done.  Also please leave comments for I love to read them and I do try to respond.
Hugs, Donalda

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Few More Things That I Have Been Working On

Added a few more thing that I have been working on.  Thank you for looking and please leave a comment for I do read them.
Hugs, Donalda

Monday, November 26, 2012

Things that I have been working on.

Here's a video on a few of the things that I have been working on this last few weeks.....
Grab a cup of coffee and a few cookies for you will be here for a while.
If anyone is interested please let me know by responding in the comment section or email me.   I will also do special orders.  Thanks for taking the time to look.
Hugs Donalda

Saturday, November 3, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge

CDCPC23-Priscilla's Styles
Well it that time again for another Progressive challenge form Crafter's Digital Art Center where you participate in challenges for free digital images like this one from Priscilla's Styles.   This is a Teapot and Cup and oh so much fun to work with.
The card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 premade card from Michael's on Bazil card stock.  The backing paper is from a package of designer paper that I got at Hobby Lobby several years ago it has beautiful roses on it and glitter and you know me I love my glitter.  I printed the images out on my computer and then colored it with copic and promarkers.  I then punched it out using Stamping Up's 2 /12 circle punch.  The sentiment was also included in this digital treat this time.  I punch it out with Stampin Up's small oval punch.   The flower's are from my stash and colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang in Sweet Violet Purple Teal and so is the seam binding.  
This one was a challenge for me.  
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and as always your comments are more than welcome.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time For Another CDAC Progressive Challenge

This Digi is called A Stitch In Time by Pattie's Creations.  This was a fun one to do.
If you would like to have these digi's come join us a Crafter's Digital Art Center.  Lost of different challenges and a lot of fun.
Thanks for looking and please leave a comment for I do read them.

Monday, October 1, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge

cdacpc21, doodlepantry
Yes another one!!!!  I just love these little digi's they are so much fun.  This on is provide for us by Doodle Pantry.   It is so cute.....  
Thank you for stopping by to take a look...  Please feel free to leave a comment for I do read them.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge

Yah!!!!  Another CDAC Progressive Challenge.   This cute little image is what we had to work with this time.  It was fun.  It was either Halloween, Christmas or plain and I chose the Christmas.   I need to get buzy with making things for I have a craft fair on Nov 17th so lot's to do.....   This image was provided by Pricilla's Styles.   Thank you so much for the image.  Come and join us

Thursday, August 30, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge

I entered this challenge on CDAC .  They give you a digital image and you are to use in in some form.  So this is my card that I produced for this challenge.  It was fun and I had to think out of my comfort zone.  I usually don't do this type but then I don't think they were doing much surfing during the Victorian era.....  LOL!!!!  This image was created by Tiffany Doodles.  Come join us and see what you can create.
 Thanks for taking the time to look.
Hugs Donalda

Monday, July 23, 2012

My First Altered Cigar Box It's For My Husband Jim

I made this altered cigar box for my husband Jim.  He loves to take things apart especially old computers so I used some of the things that he has removed and added them to this box.  There are plastic gears that I distress with Tim Holtz Adirondac alcohol ink and put bling in the center.   Little light bulbs, conductors, springs and etc.  I used Grundge board letters and squares that I inked in black soot and gold alcohol ink then covered the letters with Glossy Accents. There is a Tim Holtz book plate also with the word loved stamped inside. I also have an Monopoly game piece (the car) for it is one of his favorite games to play.  The paper line is DCWV Tattered Time. 

The inside of the box is distress with black soot and the paper is also from Tattered Time.
Jim is very much a romantic (one of the many things I love about him)  so he loves Phantom of the Opera.
So I have the mask in the left hand corner.  In the center I have some affirmations that I printed out and some really cute quotes and the top one being a copy of a ticket to Disneyland (he's favorite place to visit).  
The altered  domino is our engagement picture which I printed on tissue paper and distress the domino with alcohol inks and covered with Glossy Accents. 

A closer shot of the mask.  It is a pendent that I picked up at a garage sale

The right hand corner has a piece of  chain with a Tim Holtz saying fragment and Chic Elements attached to it.

This is the bottom of the inside of the box I just covered it with black felt.

This is a the front of the box.  I distressed with Linen Crackle and rubbed black soot into it. Attached feet all by Tim Holtz.  Took some of the paper and ripped it and added it with Modge Podge .  The bottom of the box is covered with black card stock

Thanks for looking and I appreciate any and all comments.  I do read them.  If you would like to see a video of this box check out my Youtube channel on the right hand side 
Thanks again 

Monday, April 30, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge

This is an digital image is from McMahon Five Design 

This is one of the wonderful images that we are given when we play in the CDAC Progressive Challenege.
Come join us......

Thanks for taking the time to look and for the comments they mean a lot to me.
Thanks again

Sunday, March 25, 2012

2 Year Anniversary of My WLS

March 18th 2010 I had Weight Loss Surgery it has been one of the best choices that I have ever made for myself.  I have lost over 230 lbs in 2 years.  I still have some to loose but it has been quite a journey. The procedure I had is call the Duodenal Switch.   If you are interested you can go to, or you can leave me a message and I will get back to you.   Weight Loss Surgery isn't for everyone but it was my last hope for I was dying a slow but painful death.  I couldn't walk very far, I was pretty much home bound.  Now I am in charge of the Wednesday night dinner that our church provides before our bible study.  That means going shopping, cooking and serving this meal.  I also have started doing Zumba 4 times a week.  If you would have told me that I would enjoy exercising I would have laugh in your face, but I really am having fun.  I don't move the same way as the younger ones and ever some that are my age but the main thing is that I am moving and loving every minute of ir.   I started out wearing a size 5 to 6 X.   Today I wear a 12/14 top and a size 16 paints.  Even if I don't loose anymore I am so much better off .  Here are a some pictures to show a little of the progress.    Thanks for looking.

Night before Surgery

Night before surgery

1st year 

1st year Anniversary
2nd Year Anniversary
2nd year Anniversary
2nd year Anniversary

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge

This cute little image is a digi stamp from Pattie's Creations!!

This image is given for playing in the challenge called CDAC Progressive Challenge

Thanks for Looking

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Eggface Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway

Eggface Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway

Are you feeling lucky? ♧

If you are... you'll want to add your name to the hat for a chance to win this AWESOME weight loss surgery friendly pot o' gold.

The Prize: A BIG 3 lb. tub of SEI Nutrition Max Protein in their versatile Vanilla flavor, a 28 oz. Leprechaun Green Blender Ball Shaker, 2 boxes of Sugar Free Pistachio Pudding Mix, 1 - 150 ml bottle of Sugar Free Torani Syrup in Sugar Free Vanilla.

Her badge is in my side bar go check her out she has some fantastic

Hugs Donalda

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I WON!!!!!

I won the giveaway that Goingcircrazy on youtube was having for 1year anniversary and 2000+ subbies.   I watch Nancy's video and left a comment never thinking that I might be the lucky winner....  BUT  I WAS!!!!!
I got it in the mail last week and Oh My Word I can't tell you how much I LOVE IT......   I tried to get a good video but so far I'm not having any luck so I can at least post pictures.  She also had an option of having the balsa box plain or she would do it for you...... Well I had to have an original by Nancy....  I told her my colors and she did it up for me.  What I did not tell her is that I collect Cameos and on the top of this box is a cameo.
so here are some pictures of my goodies....I finally got the videos up if you would like to see them.

This is everything

Vintage looking bags and dollies

Beautiful Lace

Lace and flower trims


Acrylic flowers and sprays

Stamp, block and ink

Pretty bobbles

Pearl and flatback pearl strands

Frames, ring blanks Watch from Micheals and magnetic blocks

Little pieces

Undercoated balsa box and awesome goodies

Bling and stick pins

Mesh bling

More Mesh bling

Tim Holtz Mini dress form die and a chipboard mini album

Nancy Original Altered Balsa Box

Signed sealed and deliver to me!!!!!

What a awesome giveaway and I won!!!!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge

This lovely image is a digi stamp from A Day For Daisies!!

This image is given for playing in the challenge called CDAC Progressive Challenge!!

Thanks for taking a look

Monday, February 6, 2012

Altered Clipboard and Pen Swap

Yet another swap I did on A Little Scrap of Heaven.  This one is also hosted by Cynthia Anderson.  We were to make a Altered Clipboard and Ink Pen my swap partner is Jessica Baker.  We both told each other that we didn't care what color so when I got hers it was really funny that we both chose the same colors.    If you would like to see the one she made please go to my Youtube channel and see my video....  It's really beautiful.   The one I made for her is and regular size clipboard.   I used Tradewinds paper from DCWV.  Lace from an shop in Terre Haute.  The flowers I made myself out of nylon curtain panel that I cut into circles and stamped on.  The brown ones are ribbon.   I used feathers and butterflies that I got from Michael's.   This was a really fun swap.
Clipboard and Pen

Top of clipboard

Pen and Holder
Bottom of Clipboard
Close up  Clipboard flowers and butterfly
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  Feel free to leave a comment for I do read them

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Scented Soap and Sachet Swap

Did another swap on A Little Scrap of Heaven called Scented Soap and Sachet Swap.  Hosted by Cynthia Anderson.   We were to used designer soap and to make our own sachets.  My partner for this swap is LaDeana Barman.  She is so sweet.  If you would like to see what she made for me go to my Youtube channel and see all the goodies she sent me....  Here is the items that I made and sent to her.


Scented  Soap

Side of Scented Soap

Altered Bottle

Pin Cushion

Top of Pin Cushion and Stick Pins that I made

Had a great time doing this swap and LaDeana is such a sweetheart.   Thanks so much for being my partner.
If you would like to leave a comment comment for I do read and respond to them.