Friday, November 11, 2011

Pinterest!?? Who knew?

I have officially become addicted to Pinterest!
I'm obsessed, I have orders to fill......
can't stop browsing....
soooooo inspiring......
I was actually dreaming about it last night!!
Still haven't figured out how to put my pictures on my laptop and can't stand how slow my old computer is so?????? I'm at a blogging stand still.
I'm going to have to call the guy at the Mac store.
Be back soon with pictures.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It"s Coming!

It'll be here before you know it.
I seriously, promise, saw a man hanging Christmas Decorations on his house today!
and.... I signed up for my First Christmas Swap of the year yesterday!! yay!!
This year, Christmas holds even more joy for me than normal, this year, my oldest comes home from school!!! yeah!! Dec. 15 th, I already bought her plane ticket! 44 days and counting till she's here. My hubby has big plans for decorating this year, he wants it to be a Winter Wonderland when she gets home. (we'll see how that goes).
Anyways..... just a little heads up in case you lost track of the time. LOL

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


So I said I was back....
Now, on my lovely MacBook Pro, I can't figure out how to download the pictures I need to be able to make wonderful posts..... Ugh!!
I used to just stick my (large) memory stick into my computer and Voila!!
No more.... Nope!!
My memory stick is to big!
Now what??

Hopefully I'll figure it out soon.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hopefully this time for good!!

Hi all,
I know I've been gone for soooo long but, I can honestly say that I think that this has been the busiest year of my life. whew!!
I finally got my oldest accepted, funded, and moved into college. That was a process!
I'm finally ready to come back. yay!!
I even got a MacBook today for my birthday so.....
now I will really have no excuses for not posting.
I'll even be able to post while relaxing on the sofa.
Even my hubby said, "You better get back to your blog now!"
to funny, right?!
If you are still out there...
THANK YOU for being there,
and send me some links to Christmas swaps if you know of any,
I'm dying to get back to swapping!

Be back soon, Promise!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Items

I'm finally listing some new items!

I got super inspired by my growing collection of fabulous semi-precious and vintage glass beads and decided to make some earrings. You see, I recently moved a bunch of beads into little fluted tart molds and they look so darn cute, I couldn't help but be inspired.

I've been corralling sweet supplies for awhile now and just haven't had the time to photo and list them all. I'm working on it!! They are all being listed today (and tomorrow unfortunately, my computer isn't as motivated as I am to get them listed). So....

Keep checking back to see what's new!!

Have a lovely week.



Friday, June 17, 2011

A Bit of Good News

Not to long ago I received notice that I was going to be published again!

I was so excited!

(My picture is awful, click on the link on my sidebar to be taken to the actual printed version and to see my Halloween Ribbon)

When the magazine came I immediately scanned for my item. I didn't find it. Uh oh! I thought I must have missed it, so..... I scanned again (more carefully this time) still no item..... So... I sat down and scrutinized every page.... then, I found a Halloween ribbon that I made at the last minute and sent in with my first submission!! I was so surprised! I was a little disappointed (still totally honored though) because I thought that they were publishing something else. Well.... I continued to peruse this absolutely fabulous magazine Somerset Gallery and low and behold there was my second item (the one I had actually sent in this time).

I was beyond excited, to say the least!!

Hope you are all having an absolutely lovely summer!



Monday, June 6, 2011

Missing You.

Oh how I've missed you all!

Life has been super crazy around here but let me try and get you caught up on what's been happening. First, I was in a little "Petite Inspiration Box Swap". Seriously, these are some of my all time favorite swaps. I just love everything little. So..... here are the boxes I made and shipped to my partners.This is what they saw when they opened their boxes....
And these are all of the little goodies I stuffed their boxes with. I hope that they liked receiving them as much as I enjoyed making them. Tomorrow I'll get pictures of all the fabulousness that I received and show you. Alright, so I said I was busy, well...... here is one of the reasons. My sweet Emma graduated from 8th grade. (bragging alert!!) She ranked 5th in her class of 500, she was nominated for P.E. girl student of the year, Academic girl student of the year, Overall girl student of the year, she was President of CJSF (a scholarship foundation), and Drill Team Captain. Wow!! (I warned you about the bragging). We had an 8th grade dance, award ceremony, field trip, Drill team field trip, cheerleader try-outs (congrats on making the JV team as an incoming freshman), and lots of tumbling classes to get ready for try-outs. Wheh!! The one in red is graduating High School this Thursday. This picture is at home before Prom, goofing around with her little brothers. She's keeping us busy too. We've been figuring out college financing, senior poetry reading, senior awards, school fashion show modeling, prom, prom shopping, (and boy does prom entail a lot of running around) sending our graduation announcements, finals, oh yeah, and her school movie premier!! The little ones are chaos causers too!! lol Little league games, school parties, airtrix classes, baseball practice, team parties, little league closing ceremonies, ugh!!Here's Audrey and her date. They look so nice together.

Well, I told you I was busy, Thanks for listening to all of my chaos. I just didn't want anyone out there to think that I've been neglecting you by choice. LOL

Summer is finally here, fun is to come! "Relaxation and creation" that's going to be my goal and motto for the summer.



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Anniversary Sale

Wow, time sure does fly!!

It was 2 years ago today that I opened up my "Goods" shop.

This was my very first banner

(click on image above to connect to my shop)

The shop has been a dream come true and, as a Thank you to all of my wonderful customers and blog followers, I'm having an Anniversary Sale.

Just enter the code "Happy2Years" in the coupon code spot at check out and you'll receive 20% off all of your items. Yeah!!!

I know I've been missing lately, It's been total chaos around here.I'll be back soon with swap photos and a surprise.



Monday, April 11, 2011

Treasury Love

'Perfectly Pink Gifts For Her' by TwigsAndLace

I am so excited!! I can finally put an entire Etsy Treasury on my blog with links and all!!

Julie Collings from theadventuresofbluegirlxo has a wonderful post today showcasing a treasury that one of her lovely items was featured in. I've always wanted to do this and handmadeology figured out a way!!

O.k, so I thought it would be super easy but it takes a little finesse, I had to do it twice, and I had to make it small and 3 rows to make it fit. Give it a try and see what you think.



You and Me - Archival A...

SALE . posy baskets in ...

Inevitably - Headband ...

Vintage Pink Straw Hand...

Vintage 1970s Pink Fros...

Tea Cups in White Milk ...

RESERVED FOR Mia Black ...

White Poncho Color Spri...

Vintage Handmade Pink G...

A Vintage Shabby Chic ...

Ballet Pink Matelasse D...

STEP LIGHTLY Vintage Bl...

Beaded 60s Pink Shell E...

Vintage Rhinestone Earr...

Poppy Pods, Watercolor ...

Treasury Item Beautifu...


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Aprils Design Challenge

Every month I'm given a challenge. I've got to create something based on some form of inspiration. This month, the challenge was based on a color palette. Just happens to be my favorite color palette! yay! So.....

This being the month of Easter and all I created a little Easter Egg Box.

This is the "inspiration" color palette. Pretty close.

Hope you like it. Have a wonderful weekend.



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inspired by Easter

I've been so inspired by all of the Easter posts going around lately that I couldn't help pulling all of my supplies out and making this adorable little Vintage Easter Ephemera craft kit. I actually made 4 kits, each one is a little different. Now..... I'm off to make something for a challenge that is due today. Ugh! I'm such a procrastinator!! I'll show you what I come up with tomorrow.

Happy Tuesday


Thursday, March 24, 2011

All art requires courage. ~Anne Tucker

So does cleaning up your desk!! lol I'm going to clean up, then pluck up some courage and create something.

I'll let you see what I come up with.



Monday, March 21, 2011

Inspirational Monday

What are your dreams?
What did you want to be when you grew up?

(first two images are from graphics fairy, click on them to link to the site)

Do you have a bucket list? Mine had learn to speak french on it.

Maybe you wanted to be a Princess!

Maybe it's time to take out our "bucket list's" or maybe, make one.

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." Lanston Hughes

Have a wonderful week



Sunday, March 6, 2011

Almost Back

Oh how I miss you all!!
I miss all of the beautiful, inspiring, inspirational blogs.
I feel so out of the loop......

Well, I'm almost back. I've been making 1200 little tiny rosettes for
the past 3 weeks.

I can't wait till I can visit all of you again.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Much Love

Sometimes Angels fall from heaven and we just have to thank God that we get to be near them. This is my Emma. She's 14 today!!!
Happy Birthday!
Let me tell you a little about this amazing "Angel". She has straight A's, almost A+'s and she has for the last 3 years. (she's a bit obsessed).
She's not just smart, she's the sweetest girl I've ever met. Truly, parents of her friends (whom I've never even met) will come up to me and sing her praises, telling me stories of how they were almost brought to tears by how considerate or encouraging or helpful she was to their child. I always tell them that I don't take any credit for my Emma. She's always been her own little person. Even when she was a baby and would throw fits. LOL
You should have seen her, she'd lay down on the ground wherever we were and not move or make a sound. People would say, "I think she fell" and we'd just say "nope, she's just throwing a fit" then she'd get over it and get up and be sweet as pie again. She was so good as a baby that I would forget to feed her sometimes (terrible right!!), she'd be playing sweet and peaceful and then you'd look at the clock and go "oh my gosh, you need to eat!"
I just wanted to share a little about my youngest daughter.
Happy Birthday Emma

Monday, January 31, 2011

Blue Love

I love being challenged.

Here's a little tag for a Valentines challenge I'm in. The theme: "Love is in the Air". The rules: distress, lace, and no pink or red. No really, as long as you use romantic colors and fabrics it screams "Valentines". Don't you think?!

Tell me about one of your favorite challenges, if you feel like it.



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spring Sneak Peek

So, you know the old sayings that "we all want what we don't have", that "the grass is always greener" etc., etc.,

Well, It is true!! This morning I heard that another storm is headed for the East Coast. I know you're all probably sick of thembut, I sure do think it would be fun to be there right now. It's just to darn hot here in So. Cal. I mean seriously, it's winter right? 80degree days are confusing my plants. Look, they're all starting to bud and bloom and we aren't even half way through winter yet.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure if I lived on the East Coast I'd be dreaming of 80 degree days too. So, I just thought I'd send you all a little warmth and sunshine from my confused garden today. Don't worry, Spring will be here before you know it. Stay warm and dry!!



Monday, January 17, 2011

Vintage Buttercream

O.K, so lately I've noticed that my blog is a bit pink!!!
(all of these images are from the Graphics Fairy click on them to link to the site)
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore pink, it's my favorite favorite color. See, I appreciate almost all of the colors and so my favorite color changes every once in awhile but, Pink always stays!!
But as of late, I've been a bit obsessed with this vintage butter cream color. I think that's what it's called. If you know of a different name let me know.
I'm even leaning over to pastel yellow, so refreshing!! Maybe it's because it's winter? Oh well, I'll just enjoy a change of colors for awhile.
Check out the graphics fairy, they have some of the all time best free images out there.
Have a super day

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Working On

Here is what I've been working on this week.

A Sweet Marie themed tag for a fellow artist. I love this image!!

Then some press kits for an upcoming event. I think press kits are fabulous. Every time I get an opportunity to make them I jump at the chance. I use the event as a reason to create new items for my shops. The crowns will be in my goods shop soon and the ribbon flower is a decorated Bobbi pin. How fun right?!!

Well, today is the first day that all of my kiddos are back in school. The house is destroyed from 3 weeks of having all four of them home. The tree is still up! ugh. I guess the next few days wont be quite so creative but I'll be glad when every things back in order.

Have a lovely day



Saturday, January 8, 2011

Flower Swap

Marie Antoinette Flower Swap Reveal

A while back I was in a flower swap with my Marie Antoinette art group.(link on the right side of my blog). These are the flowers I made. It was really fun learning the new technique of melting fabric and layering the petals. Super Easy too!!
Most of my fellow swappers used the same technique. Amazingly, they all look soooooo different.
I love to see the different ways that people use the same techniques.

I am sorry though that I lost the labels with "who made what" on them.All of these ladies are super talented. You should hope over to the Marie site and check out all of the artists work.

Here they are all together. Yummy!! Have a wonderful Saturday.