Sunday, April 20, 2014


Sunday, April 20, 2014

We can play ping pong.  J.J. and I had 3 games yesterday.  Woohoo!
J.J. (My youngest son)  helped clean this room and we were finished on Thursday but
when I asked if he wanted to play, his response was an exhausted sigh and "maybe tomorrow".
It was so funny.  

Be sure to read on to see more pictures of the organization.  But first let me say….


I love Easter for so many reasons.

I could go on and on but you get the idea.

I also love Easter because I hold a Good Friday crop and it's great fun.  This year as you know I have
been trying to organize my studio.  I gave myself a deadline of the Good Friday crop and scheduled the
crop in the Craft D Cave instead of at a hall.

The studio isn't quite finished but I'm pretty proud of how it's coming together.

These photos were taken on Good Friday just before everyone arrived.

Not all the tables and chairs match  as I have gotten things over time
 and on a tight budget but I still like it.
This round table is usually for coffee time but today it's the make n take table.
The purple table cloth table was just for food today and was taken down after the crop.
These cinnamon buns didn't last as long as the fruit.  hmmmm…….
All my stamps sets are in alphabetical order.  Diane helped me to tag them all
with a coding system.  If there is no letter on the spine then it is available to order
from the catalogue.
If it has an M on the spine then it is from the current Mini catalogue and is available to
If it has an X on the spine then it is not in any catalogue BUT it is AVAILABLE to order.
If there is an R on the side then it is retired.
If it has a ? on the spine then it isn't available to order but it might appear in another catalogue.
There is a date on the front of the stamp set because once the date has gone one full year then
I know it isn't coming back.  Then I will change it to R for Retired.

I have to organize my dies, embossing powders and glitter still.
I hope to craft with you soon in the CraftD Cave.

Bear Hugs,
Denise Donald

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Weekend of Fun and Learning

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Treats given to me by Jeannie Watt 
Isn't that nice?  And yummy too!

Bunny treats given to me by Margaret Stares 
uses Stampin' Up! treat cups.  Item #116802
You get 12 for $3.95   Cool Deal!

My blog posts will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays but today is the last day of a fabulous girls crafting weekend away and I just had to post some of the treats that I got this weekend.  

I love these weekends away as they renew my spirit, renew my energy and fill my head with fascinating new knowledge.  

This morning Rosanne Dreyer has been sharing blog tips with me.  She is a designer for Crazy Card Party  and her blog is
We talked about Bloglovin which is a site where you can easily follow your favourite blogs and file them in folders.  I often miss when my friends post to their blogs so I am excited to find one central place where I can organize them so I won't miss anything.  
Plus, now that my blog is on there, everyone can find me too.
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Thank you to Tammie White, Rosanne Dreyer, Kathryn Muir, and Margaret Stares for a fabulous weekend away.  

If you are looking for a weekend away like this then Moonlight & Mistletoe will be perfect for  you.  
Your Hosts for this weekend are Shirley Bish, Diane Blumenstock, Ria Jenkins and myself. 

Moonlight & Mistletoe

November 7-9, 2014

A Creative weekend retreat to share ideas, prepare your Christmas crafts and relax with friends, old and new, giving you that stress-free start to the Christmas season.  Bring your own projects to work on, or choose from a variety of optional themed classes.  

Your weekend package includes:  
Welcome Gift/1 Complimentary Class/Door Prizes
Product Demonstrations
Free Parking
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2 Nights Accommodation
Friday Evening Buffet
Saturday:  Full hot & cold 'station style' buffet breakfast, lunch and full 3 course dinner
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*24 hour access to Beverage Station

Double Occupancy $380/person*
Single Occupancy $450/person*
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

I'm Back

Saturday, April 5, 2014

How are your New Year's Resolutions going? 
Mine have been going well.  I have been sending out consisted newsletters but I fell
off the blog wagon.  As of today, I am brushing myself off and jumping back on. 
I hope you will join me again every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as I share my
stories, photos and Craft D projects. 

The last post you saw was my room that I throw everything into before a class or company comes over.  This was the picture and I claimed there was a ping pong table in the room.
I knew this project would take months as I am still running my business, looking after
my family and having fun too.  It isn't finished yet but I am still working on it slowly. 
I have boxes labeled with categories such as Memories, Keep, Give Away/Sell, Garbage,
so that I can grab a box and sort.
GREAT NEWS!  I found the ping pong paddles.
Now I admit that this room is still a mess but the Craft D Cave is looking good. 
This is a photo of my ribbon rack.  It is no secret that I love ribbon.
This is just one of the shelves in my two showcase bookshelves where I like to
display some of my favourite projects that were made in my studio or given to me
as gifts or in swaps. 
So as you can see there is progress.  Woohoo!!!!