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Good Afternoon Everyone . . . today I want to show you a little something that I made last week that I will hopefully be able to keep for myself.  It all started with these supplies that I found when moving to my craft room (some of you may even have seen this picture posted on my FaceBook page) . . . Image

and ended up as this:


A couple of years ago I was surfing the web and came across a blog called Creative Chaos. Some of you may all ready know about and have visited this site created by Karin. I fell in love with how she decorated a paper cone and have been making them ever since as containers to hold birthday/holiday gifts. They are a perfect size. You can stuff a knitted scarf or hat in it, fill it with homemade candy or cookies, have a bouquet of paper hearts, or shamrocks or bunnies on sticks standing tall in it or even fresh flowers (put rock on the bottom and a small empty glass jar to hold the water on top of the rocks). The possibilities are endless.

In trying to keep one of my New Year resolutions (for every new project I completed I must complete an old project that somehow was put aside and forgotten.) I completed this sign for my new craft room . . .


This was a kit that I purchased 2 years ago (at least, could be longer) from Paradise Scrapbook Boutique in Chico. I was super easy and looks perfect on my craft room wall. It feels great to be completing some of my older projects!

Anyhoooooooo . . . thanks for stopping by and I hope you take the opportunity to check out Karin and Paradise Scrapbook Boutique‘s sites. Until next time (can’t wait to show you what I have been working on) . . . Hugs & Kisses – YaYaLadybug


Hi . . . I can’t believe that in my previous post I forgot one very important bit of information. I gave y’all the name of the talented people I was fortunate enough to take classes from in 2013, but I forgot to post the link to their web page (5 lashes with a wet noodle). So, I went back and made that correction. All you have to do now is go to my January 15th post, click on their name and another window will open up onto their web site page. Easy peasy!!!!

If for some strange computer reason you are unable to click directly to their web site, here are their addresses:

Stephanie Ackerman: http://www.homegrownhospitality.typepad.com

Jim Hankins: http://www.thegentlemancrafter.com

Dyan Reaveley: http://www.dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com

Sharon Young: http://sharonystudio.blogspot.com

Marion Smith: http://marionsmithdesign.blogspot.com

Barbara Adams: unfortunately she does not have a web site.

Again sorry about the oversight Stephanie, Jim, Dyan, Sharon and Marion. That’s it for now. It’s time for me to learn some more goodies about prettying site. Like, changing font sizes, widgets and side clean-ups.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time . . . Hugs and Kisses – YaYaLadybug



Hi Everyone … HAPPY NEW YEAR and WELCOME to my new web site! Even though I am still learning my way around WordPress I decided that one of the best ways to learn it to just jump in with both feet and start posting. So here goes …..

I just thought that I would begin this post with a reflection of what has occurred in my life this past year but decided against that because it’s totally BORING!!! I will show you though some of the people that I was privileged enough to meet and take classes from this year ….

Stephanie Ackerman (from California)


Jim Hankins (The Gentleman Crafter from Texas)


Dyan Reaveley (all the way from England)


Sharon Young (local mixed media artist from Chico, California)


Barbara Adams (local mixed media artist/scrapbooker – no picture of the two of us – just a picture of the project she taught and no web site address)


And last but not least …. Marion Smith (from California)


I am very fortunate to live in a part of Northern California where it is possible to take classes from some very talented and creative people. I can’t wait to see what creative classes I will be able to take and what talented people I will meet this year.

So that’s it for this, my first, post on WordPress. Thanks for stopping by and until next time . . . Hugs & Kisses – YaYaLadybug