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.



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pretty Pearls

Just some "Bling" I've been working on.

My grandma left me some vintage rhinestone jewelery and one of the pieces she left me was a fabulous bracelet and necklace set made of these(above) links. The necklace was broken. Which means, no guilt when re-using all of the lovely little links.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Years!!

Happy New Year!!

Well, it's that time again. I hope you all had a wonderful and fulfilling last year. I also hope and pray that you all remain happy and safe through the new year.

So, I've got a few questions for you.....

What would you change about last year if you could? What is your New Years resolution?

Here are a few of mine. I figure if I put it out there then I'll try a bit harder to stick to them. LOL

First: to eat breakfast and take a vitamin every day. Next: I want to be a better blogger and comment more and post at least 2 times a week. Third: create more. Finally: Cherish every minute(i know that's not possible, we all have our bad moments, but.... I want to try and cherish every minute)

Thanks for being a part of my life.