Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick little post to tell all of you wonderful ladies how much I am Thankful for you. I have been so busy lately, that I have been popping by your blogs and not leaving comments. I am planning on fixing that soon. (I hope) But truly, you wonderful, creative, generous, ladies have made me feel a sense of belonging and community. I no longer feel misunderstood. Well, I still do by most but at least I know of one place where everyone gets it. That is just priceless. I hope you all have a fabulous Holiday filled with love, family, and food.



Friday, November 20, 2009

The Big Reveal!!

O.K, I talked about it enough, now let me show you what I made...
I am of course referring to my soldering class with the famous Sally Jean Alexander (who is absolutely adorable and sweet as pie, by the way)
The class was a Christmas House Necklace class. We made 6 pieces, 4 of them were 2 sided.
Sally gave us about 40 minutes to do our artwork. Ugh!! I don't usually work that fast. It turned out to be a good thing though. I found out I work, maybe, better under pressure.
Some of the ladies that came were super organized and ready to go, I only brought 2 old magazines and a couple of sheets of images.
So, these were my first two charms, I used vintage rhinestone chain and velvet ribbon for the larger one, and a vintage pale pink sequin on ancient text for the second one.
My soldering was, well... lets just say ugh!!
These are the next two I worked on. They are super cute little glass bubbles with Holiday words I cut from magazines, the backs are dimes. Yes, 10 c pieces, dimes!!
These were really NOT easy to solder.
Here are my last two pieces, I love the decorative edge Sally showed us how to do on the smaller one. I used vintage sheet music and just cut the title off and then put it on top of seam binding ribbon and accented it with a Dresden star. My soldering is finally starting to get better.
My house, I am in love with. I am usually my biggest critic but, I love the way this turned out.
Finally, my soldering skills start really kicking in and I'm finished. Ugh. So, I quickly made another charm out of a small dominoes tile just to keep practicing. It turned out even better than the house. Yeah!! I even managed to get the jump rings on. Whew!!
I had such a fantastic time.
I met wonderful ladies who were really funny and talented.
If you ever get a chance to take one of her classes, I highly recommend it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Almost time!!

Here is a peek at some kits I just put in my shop.
I was super inspired by the "winter white" theme used on a recent chubby book swap I participated in. So, I put together these adorable little kits in similar color combinations as the ones I used on my pages.

Silver, creme, and pink! Yummmm!

This kit is silver, creme, and aqua. Like a frost bitten winter morning.

Last but not least, this one is pure "winter white".


tomorrow is my soldering class in San Diego with the famous Sally Jean Alexander. I am so excited I can barely stand it. I don't even know how I'm going to sleep tonight.I sure hope I'm not so tired that I burn myself. LOL.

Have a great Thursday and a special "Thank you" to all of the veterans and their families.



Friday, November 6, 2009

Giveaway Winner

Just a quick post to announce the winner of my "Goods" shop Anniversary Giveaway.
Congratulations Bellemere Cottage!!!
Thank you to everyone who entered and to everyone who has made my shop a success.
You all mean so much to me.
Have a fantastic weekend.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chunky Book Swap "Sneak Peek"

Here is a quick sneak peek at some pages I made for a "Chunky Book Swap" with the lovely Robin from Thrifty Miss Priss.
The theme is "Winter Whites"
I can't wait to see the wonderful book put together with all of the pages finally in place.I'll show you more when I get it.
I couldn't find my cameras battery charger so I had to go out and buy a new one. Ouch!!
I did save the receipt because you know how it works. Tomorrow the other one will show up. (hopefully)
Christmas items are coming to my shops soon.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Today is the 6 month anniversary of my "Goods" shop!!
Wow! Time really does fly.
So, to celebrate the occasion, I am having a GIVEAWAY.
All you have to do is go to my shop pick your favorite item and leave me a comment, between now and Thursday 11/4 at midnight, telling me what it is. The giveaway will be whatever item you picked if you are the winner.
Good Luck!!
I'll announce the winner this Friday Nov. 4
On another note, I'm sorry I haven't posted in awhile. My camera is missing it's charger. Ugh!!
I didn't even get pictures of my wonderful little trick or treaters. I am so sad.
I will keep looking and hopefully be able to post again with new pictures soon.
Enjoy your extra hour today.