Congratulations To ....

I had a blast working with my Graphic 45 collections this past March.  I love seeing what you did with the inspiration you found on Graphic 45's blog.  Check out the following entries for the March D's Paper Studio Challenge:

 Jean  Pure Bliss

lesmitch audbry's card

rea Tag

Jocelyn  Altered Tin

Jeyatha  Layered Card

Helen  Clock

Christine W.  3 D Layout

Carol L.  My Grandmother

Per (thank goodness I did not have to choose one!) the winner of the awesome Graphic 45 prize is 
Christine W. Mar 31, 2012 09:38 AM
Fun Challenge!!! My inspiration for this was a Little Darlings shadow box by Jack and Cat Curio. I loved their layered papers and 3-D effects! My project was eventually put in a shadow box too.

Congratulations Christine!  Send your snail mail address to  Place G45 winner in the subject box.  I'll get your information to the awesome people at Graphic 45. 

Thank you Graphic 45 for a month of awesome fun here and on your blog during National Craft Month.  Many of us draw inspiration daily from your blog.  I can't wait to see what your new Design Team creates!  Congrats to all of the members.

Tomorrow starts April's  D's Paper Studio Challenge with a New Sponsor. 

Tips I've Learned this Month... 
--it's hard to do comment challenges with the word verification on.  I've turned it off.  I'll be monitoring closely for spammers, but so far so good. 
...I've reformatted my comment section where you or I can go back and leave a comment on a specific comment.  I'm lovin' this.  I can answer questions more directly and you can response to the commenter. 
...if a challenge requires a link please double check your link that it is correct. 
...if you do not have a blog to post challenges consider using Flickr, Photobucket, Shutterfly, a messageboard like the one at Two Peas in a Bucket, Spiltcoast Stampers, Cherry on Top, etc.  Again, just make sure the url you post is correct. note:  although I can get into the Fiskateer gallery because I'm a member, not everyone can.  If possible use another way to link up a project challenge.

If you have any questions about D's Paper Studio Challenges let me know at

If it's a blog post it has to have a photo...from my trip to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens last week.

No "touch ups" or cropping on the garden  photos. 

Little Honey and Daddy.  LH is showing me what the Elephants do and say.

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  for being needed
2.  Jay
3.  David's wellness report
4.  patience
5.  God's grace, His goodness, and love in never giving up on me


  1. congrats to your winner! I love your gratitude list. I should start to do that in my smash book everyday! PS It would be SO much easier to post a comment if you had the "name/url" option enabled.

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  2. In light of Kat's comment about Name/URL enabled could you..bloggers.. tell me how it would make commenting easier. I know it will open the blog up to a greater possibility of spam, so I want to weigh my options carefully. I have always had my blog tied up tight so letting go is a bit hard. I really appreciate your input.

  3. Congratulations to your winners! I loved seeing your beautiful photos!

  4. I just got off the phone with my daughter and told her to check today's blog entry that she had won the contest! We both worked on our entries together and I'm so glad she won. This was a fun challenge.

  5. Gorgeous photos! Those Chilhuly inspired glass pieces in the garden are superb!

  6. lovely pic's and LH looks fabulous!! I'll try to check out the links later today~Congrats to the winner!!!


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