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New challenges every two weeks and open to YOUR interpretation - all art forms are welcome!

Come and play with us!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Here's wishing that 2010 will be happy, healthy and prosperous for you and your loved ones.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Nothing like a nice snowstorm to get you in the spirit of the season!

Here's my front door with the tasteful decorating touch of SNOW; as in, a whole bunch of it last weekend courtesy of the big storm that swept the East Coast of the US. It's grand when Mother Nature helps you decorate!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

More sweetness

Just a little sweetness for you today.
Jana here: I have been taking photos for my December album.
I haven't posted many, but there are a few on my blog.

Friday, December 18, 2009

How do our OG ladies spend the holidays? Part 1 of who knows how many?

So, we've asked you to share your holiday photos and stories and you always come through for us, so let's see what we have!

Kristen is not only ready for Christmas, but good grief she is already tearing into the new year with lots of lovely cards!!! Check out her blog! I don't know how she does it with all she has on her plate but she does beautifully.

Her tree is so pretty and happy and I want to eat all of these cookies, right now, all I need is a huge glass of milk and a little alone time (ha ha). (you think I'm kidding? Oh no!)

Our friend Fia from the Netherlands has also been a busy lady and isn't her tree beautiful? Oh my gosh, it looks so pretty and velvety, I love it and she has a proud helper here in her photo - her son Jaimie who appears to be eating his veggies because he is growing like all get out! Such a cutie!

Take a look at this gentle and elegant tableaux for her home, I love the natural elements and especially the peaceful dove nestled in the display.

Our friend Marni has been very crafty also and has made this gorgeous golden wreath. Silly Marni, she's asking where to hang it? Why, my home, of course! (LOL)

Casii not only has an idea that is so affordable and cute, you have to try it! I want to! Also, she has the sweetest, most original Christmas music that plays on her blog. You'll just smile and smile.

So keep those photos and links coming, we love to see them and share them to let us all enjoy the eye candy and creativity!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A taste of Christmas goodness - vintage style

Okay, Rosemary here, and if you follow my blog or see some of my projects here then you know I love the vintage stuff. If it is musty, worn, and sentimental - I'm so there, dude!

This is no exception and is my latest find: a little children's Christmas activity book. I suppose it was meant to amuse a little one during the dreadfully long anticipation toward Christmas (it seems like FOREVER to a child). It has sweet illustrations, lots of nice writing, and even some music to drive mom and dad crazy with as you practice it oh, 500 times or more!

So, please enjoy the little photos I took of some of the pages. I just thought it was so sweet to see. It is going to join my other vintage items - old Christmas bulbs in a box, tinsel, paper, bottlebrush trees. (swoon)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Challenge # 35 - Holiday Bliss

We at Opus Gluei want to wish you and yours a most wonderful winter Holiday Season.

We are offering this challenge:

Enjoy the season and have fun with your family.

Extra credit will be given for posts with pictures of family fun. You don't have to put your family in the pictures. We want to see what your family does for fun during the Holidays.

This challenge will last ALL MONTH LONG.

Be sure to come back and visit us each week though. We are going to have some give aways and treats.

Jana here: We celebrate Christmas and a few birthdays between now and the first part of January. I love the excitement of the girls getting prepared for their holiday activities and their birthdays. Yup! ALL of them have birthdays in the coming weeks.

(I had planned to post a picture of our activity this weekend. It is late and I am tired. So, unfortunately, you are going to have to wait. I know, it isn't fair. You wait all week for more, and I keep you waiting. I promise I will put myself in time out. Straight to my room right after this posts. Check back later in the week for pictures.)

I am a bad, bad pooh-bah.
Have a great couple of days. See you back here soon.

We have a Blog Candy Winner!!!!!!

The winner of our blog candy giveaway is Ms. Electra! Your treats will be on their way!

But we're also sending a little treat out to the other entrants as well to say thank you for playing with us here at the Opus Gluei!

So, we're going to need mailing addresses for Dayna, Katie, and Jessica G - please send your info to

A recap of our Sweetie Pies entries will be posted tomorrow (Wednesday) so please stop by and take a look at the sweetness!