Monday, August 27, 2012

Catching my breath . . .

Happy Monday Everyone!

WOW!  What a whirlwind week I've had this past week and I'm just now trying to 'catch my breath'!  If you follow my blog, you know I just got back home from another FABULOUS workshop at Joan's Gardens in North Liberty (outside of South Bend) Indiana.  I'm so happy to be able to go out a few days early and help Joan with whatever she needs help on to get ready for the workshop and see all the new products in her shop (and of course do some early shopping for myself)!  I have made so many wonderful new friends through attending Joan's workshops ... here's a photo of Friday's group (you can see Saturday/Sunday groups on Joan's blog post HERE).

Here are MY projects from this workshop.  
More photos & product information can be found on Joan's blog post HERE.

 Qualifying Challenges:
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes (NEW challenge blog)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Punches & Dies
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
 Qualifying Challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges - Show Us Your Flowers
 Divas by Design - Anything Goes

Qualifying Challenges:
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Catered Crops - Distress
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Anything Floral / Homemade Flowers
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - Anything But A Card
Emergency Crafters - Tea & Cake

Aren't these projects FABULOUS!  I plan on making more of the Easel Cards and Teabag Holders for my upcoming craft show in November ... I think they will be a HIT!!

Again ... ALL THE INFORMATION on the products used can be found on Joan's blog post HERE.  And you can purchase all items used through Joan's Gardens (see her store product listing in her right sidebar).

LOTS of ideas swirling around in my head so I'd better get started on 'SOMETHING' (or at least write it down so I don't forget!).  Have a FABULOUS week, thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again real soon!! 


  1. lovely card! you have beautiful grandchildren! thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".
    good luck! - Amelia

  2. Beautiful work and layout, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Anything but a card challenge, good luck, cheers Sue x

  3. WOW!! Stunning creations Darlene, your designs are so inspiring - thank you for sharing

    Hugs Sue

  4. Love these vintage creations - all 3 works are wonderful! Thanks so much for joining me this week for my Amusing Challenges - I'm glad you joined in on the fun!

  5. Fantastic creations.Thanks for joining us this time at Diva's.

  6. Wow, fabulous creations, all of them. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  7. Wow! These are gorgeous! That tea bag holder is one of the most wonderful things I've ever seen! Such beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing them with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

  8. All these cards are lovely Darlene. The elegant lady image on the second card is stunning and I love how you added the flowers. Thanks for joining our "flowers" challenge at Come and Get It. Regards Meighan

  9. Such lovely cards that you have made from the workshop you attended. Its such fun when you can together with friends to make cards and get inky. Thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".
    good luck!
    Sandy :)

  10. Hi
    Gorgeous, gorgeous creations and flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  11. Wow what beautiful projects, love them all but that tea bag holder is fab! Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  12. Wow what wonderful items that you been working on all of them are the vintage look on the card you are sharing with us!

    Thanks for joining us for the "FLOWERS" Challenge at Come and Get It this week!


  13. Simply gorgeous! All of them!

    Greetings from Vienna,

    die amelie

  14. absolutly lovely
    Thank you for joining us at
    That Craft Place
    Love Jan

  15. Beautiful items Darlene. I just love the Tea Holder. The colours are beautiful. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

  16. WOWSER, what gorgeous creations you have made. I love them all. Thanks so much for joining in with us this fortnights challenge at FSC. XX


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