Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shabby Giveaway!

Janet is giving away a cool $100 gift certificate to her store Shabby Fufu!!! Please click here if you'd like to visit her beautiful blog full of shabby goodness!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Beautiful 100th Post Giveaway!

Polly of Sassafras Stuff is having a beautiful giveaway in honor of her 100th post!! Click here to visit her blog and enter!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Oooh! Suze from Junque Drawer Chick is having 3 days of giveaways!!! This photo is from Day 1, so hurry on over to enter to win The Vintage Housewife package!

Do you love Shabby Chic as much as I do?? Well then, head on over to Shabby Addict for a fabulous giveaway! You can browse the shop and find that perfect shabby something and also be entered to win an awesome $100 gift certificate for Anthropologie or $75 to Shabby Addict!

Also, Lifestyle Crafts is giving away a an L Letterpress Combo Kit , valued at $150, plus your own custom printing plate!!
Click here to enter this Awesome giveaway!!

Ellie from A Little of This and a Little of That is giving away a simplehuman sensor soap pump!!!
Please click here to visit her blog and enter for a chance to win this amazing soap dispenser! :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Birdhouses Galore!

Here are my new birdhouses! :)

This first one is an ornament and made it to the front page of Lollishops.com!!!!

These can all be found for sale at http://splendidlysweet.com :) Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Another awesome giveaway!

Would you like to be the proud owner of this gorgeous creation?

What about these?

Or this?? :)
Then head on over to Rose Petals and Rust for a chance to win them all! And be sure to congratulate Stefanie on 200 followers!! :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Two Wonderful Giveaways!

Dawn, from The Feathered Nest, is having a giveaway honoring her 1200 posts and 400 followers!!!! Please click on the above picture to visit her blog filled with beautiful handmade vintage style gifts, home decor and tutorials!

Also, Lyneen of I am... Dreaming of Castles is having a Blogaversary Giveaway!! Just look at all the Ephemera in this pack that she's giving away!! What a wonderful treat- so hurry and visit! :)

More Swap Stuff

Hello :) This weekend I was very busy making things! I only have a couple pictures of things, though. Some are the things I made for the Pay It Forward, but I'm not going to show them until everyone gets theirs!!

This is my Christmas Shop Row House for the ArtHaven swap! I just love how this turned out!! The paper is from Doodlebugs- of course!!! (They also made the black paper with candy on it that I used for my Halloween banner) Gingerbreads + Doodlebug = Awesome!! With all the little gingerbread men floating around, I just had to make a girl :)

And this is my Ace of Diamonds card for the Deck of Cards swap. Very blingy!!
Thanks for visiting and hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

EZ View Desk Giveaway!!

Do you want to be able to store your craft supplies in as little space as possible while still being able to view them? Then this giveaway is for you!!! Please visit Just me My Soldier and our 2 little chicks for information about how to enter to win an EZ View Desktop!
PLUS! Get entered to win the GRAND PRIZE of an EZ View Craft Desk!!!!!

Hurry!! Giveaway closes Dec. 11th!! GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas-y Pictures - Yeay!

Hello :) Can you believe it's the third day of December already?!?!?! Today is my daughter's birthday. She turns 10 today! Actually, 3 minutes ago! Happy Birthday Rachelle-Maria Celestial!!!!

This week, I've been busy doing surgeries at work. Honestly, I was very nervous at first- ok, it took me 2 years to try to do one by myself!!! Um, maybe 2.5. But I have finally got it! It takes a LOT of patience and steady hands to be able to work with such tiny things. For example, think of making a tiny hole in something with the circumference of a single piece of thread and then trying to put something the size of a pipe cleaner into it! It seems nearly impossible!! But I've finally done it- not 1, but 4 times! Ok, on to crafty goodness :)

Here is my glittery, blingy, pearly, Christmas-y birdhouse- unfinished!! I set a white snowbird on the perch, but didn't snap a picture of it before I brought it to the auction at Thanksgiving. My b/f's family has an auction every year- everyone who comes to dinner brings a gift or two to donate to the auction and we all bid for each piece. The money raised goes to families in need at his grandmother's church for Christmas! This year, we raised $513!!!! Isn't that just amazing??

I ended up bidding on some great things, too! Sometimes, people will wrap their items, so it's a guessing game as to what's inside. But are surprises fun? :)

I had been looking for more of these tiny birdhouses to no avail, but I finally found some more at AC Moore on Sunday!!! So I snatched up 6 more :) My blog is going to be all blingy birdhouse-d out by the end of the Christmas season!! (Ok, and maybe after that, too )

This is my Christmas ATC for the ArtHaven yahoo group :) Kewpies(!!!!!111one) are my favorite!! It's so funny- I don't like dolls too much- they scare me- but I looooooove Kewpies! So, no Kewpie dolls for me... just adorable pictures of them! lol :) They are sitting in front of my favorite wintry song- Baby It's Cold Outside! Ok, I seriously could not find a digital image of the original vintage score, so I tried to improvise with distress ink. Eh- it's cute anyway :)

Lol- and another tribute to my favorite song :) This is the fat book page I created for Robin's Fat Book Page Swap in Winter Whites! I can't wait to get my book!!! I have gotten one peek so far at one of the pages done by Mary from Green Paper and hers is just stunning!!!!!

For this page, I used a snowflake stamp and flocking powder to create the white snowflakes in the background. Originally, I had mixed the flocking with glitter, but I put too much glitter in the mix [(and then couldn't get it out!!) and had no more of that kind of flocking] and the the images ended up coming out too rough. I wanted the snowflakes to feel soft!!! So I decided to go with the flocking powder by itself. Then I made the medallion out of creamy flocked vintage wallpaper and topped it with a cream colored paper rose. This was set on top of a silver glitter snowflake and attached to my homemade flocked paper. I printed out the sentiment and cut it into a banner shape then glittered the edges. Added the silver and white pom pom trim to the bottom of the page and yeay, done! After doing this, I realized how hard it was only being able to work with limited colors!! For some reason, I don't seem to have very much cream and white embellishments in my stock! Cream millinery seems hard to come by... If you know of a great place to get some, would you please pass on your secrets!! :)

And lastly, here is my Joy banner for another ArtHaven swap! It looks much better in person- the snowflakes behind the glittered letters were misted with a pretty light blue perfect pearls mist and they're so pretty when the light hits them the right way. Couldn't get enough flocking, so I flocked the spots and ears of each deer :) The vintage lace gives it that super girly look, as do the pretty pink and red papers! Speaking of which... I think these papers are from the Basic Grey line- Eskimo kisses. Isn't is sweet?!

I hope you've enjoyed my little update :) Thank you for stopping by!! Be careful shopping out there, and may you be blessed with good parking spots! lol :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Giveaways Galore!!

There are soooo many blog giveaways going on right now!! I can't believe it!! Makes me want to have one of my own lol!! I think I will! But I have to make it, first :)

I've added a bunch of wonderful blog giveaways to my sidebar. Many of these were found by Dawn at ~The Feathered Nest~!! Please visit her blog to see even more giveaways!

Not only will you be able to enter the giveaways, but you might just come across someone new who inspires you! I am thankful not only for the chance to win gorgeous things, but also for the chance to meet someone new through their blog. I have to say, that's the best part!!

Hippity Hoppity- Happy blog hopping!


Oh wow, do I have a great link for you!!! My friend, Angie, posted this link in our newsgroup and I am passing it on to you!


Here, you will find one digital image sheet per day until Dec. 25!! And these are beautiful, quality images!! So hurry!