Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Good Day to Sleep!


Look who’s all curled up in the blankets!! :)  It’s Bella!!  Trying to take a warm nap in this 4 degree weather we’re having.  I think I want to jump in there with her!

I decided I had to post what I made today because I actually Used My Copic Markers!!!  Lol!!  I have a bunch and I haven’t used them *nearly* as much as I’d like to have.  Oh, and I used Chalk for the first time!!  I went nuts buying all the different color chalks I could find for that just-in-case situation… Well, I actually broke them out for this!  (Such a hoarder I am!)


This is a stamp by Crafty Secrets, my fav(!!) and paper by Anna Griffin (also my fav!!!).  The ribbon was from the $1 bin at Target and um I think the actual piece of ribbon on the spool was maybe as long as my forearm.  The paper is a super light cream and pink and the bottom one is that light cream with white flocking- not sure if you can see the flocked designs…  Oh- I also used my new Memento pearlescent ink- in Pink!  Or orchid or something they called it.  Well, it looked pink to me. :)

This card is for my friend, Angie, ‘s friend’s niece, Daisy.   Daisy was born with an incurable genetic disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa in 2007.  It is a miracle this little girl is still with us today because most babies born with this disease succumb during their first year of life.  Please visit Daisy’s blog to find out more about her and her family’s battle with this terrible disease.

After all of us at ArtHaven heard of Daisy’s amazing story, we decided we would like to send little gifts of cheer to her and her parents.  I’m not sure yet what other gift I’ll be sending…  of course, I am working on another (aren’t I getting tired of these yet?) birdhouse, and I’m thinking about possibly making this one for her.

And last, but definitely not least, one of my new friends from One World One Heart is having a giveaway (not OWOH-related) on their blog!!  


There are the cutest little mice and things here!!  Be sure to check them out if you’re a fellow whimsy lover!

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful evening :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Another giveaway!! :)

April from Frilyy frolic, is giving away this gorgeous pink and aqua cuff bracelet in honor of Valentine's day and her first ever blog giveaway!!

Isn't is just delightful?!?! Who wouldn't want this shabby chic goodness! :)
Please follow this link HERE to be entered into her giveaway :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Love Sweet Love

Hiya!!  It’s getting closer to Valentine’s day!  Yippie!!  You know what that means…. pink, pink, and more pink!  :)  Here is my latest birdhouse- made just for the occasion!


Such sweet Pinkness!!


Ahh.. my love affair with rhinestones will never end!  Lol :)  And glitter, and birds, and feathers, and posies…  :)  If you are interested, she’s for sale in my store at

In honor of love, I also made this card for Matt’s cousin, Kim’s, bridal shower.


Yes.. I know, not pink!  But her save the date was in red and white, so I figured she at least *liked* those colors!  :) 

Originally, I had only had the felted swirls with the medallion in the center, but Matt said it looked too plain.  I thought it was ok because I wanted the eye to be drawn to the medallion and the red paper is embossed…  But then I saw those pearls peeking through my desktop (which I TOTALLY have to blog about at a later date!!  I WON an EZ View desktop which I LOOOOOOOOVE!!!!) and I decided to do the 3 pearl deal.  Um, and then I got carried away and hand-stuck  (lol!) the tiniest pearls to the swirly parts of the felt!!  You might have to enlarge the picture to see, but it looks really pretty :)  I hope she likes the card! 

I also participated in a Swirly Love Tag swap in my ArtHaven group.  Now, this is Pink!!  :)


And blue!  My favs :)

Unfortunately, I had a little water accident and the rest of those paper roses like the on I used for this tag got ruined!!!!  I was so mad at myself!  That will teach me to have a glass of water on my desktop…  One bunch of these paper flowers was only $1 at the dollar store, but I’ve since gone back and they don’t have any anymore!!!  People are selling them online, but they’re going for like $2.50 plus shipping!  I hope the dollar store orders more of these!  So pretty! 

And I FINALLY found the right sized match boxes to alter for the match box swap…  it only took looking at like 5 different stores!!!!  Lol- I thought I was going to have to order them online.  However, I still haven’t been able to find a papier mache heart box that’s over 2”.  It’s getting close, so I might have to settle for a big round one…  :(  I guess if I can’t find one by the end of the week… You know me; nothing like waiting till the last minute!!

I hope you are in the middle of a splendidly sweet weekend!  Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Snowy Days…

Hello!!!  I feel like I haven’t really posted on here in quite a while!  I have so many new things to share… I just have to find time to take all the pictures I want and upload them!  Today, I have two finished projects to show you :)



The first is a blue and gold trinket box I made for my friend, Teresa, of Maggie Grace Creates!  This paper is so gorgeous… shiny metallic gold with pretty blue flocked birds and flowers!  Of course, I embellished with posies, and also my favorite- lily of the valleys!  And here is a view from the side:


Wouldn’t be complete without blingy rhinestones!  Velvet blue trim and ruffled vintage lace complete the piece.  Inside, which I forgot to take pictures of, is painted metallic gold and has blue felt lining the bottom.  I filled this little box with some of my favorite treasures I’m guilty of hoarding like crazy!!  :)

The next project is for a swap for the Yahoo group I’m in, ArtHaven.  This is my Valentine Hangie Danglie :)


Isn’t the view from my porch gorgeous- NOT!  Lol :)  Oh well- it’s where I get the best light for pictures…  For this piece, I used all my papers with roses or rose petals on them.  Darn, I should have gotten some of those silk rose petals and made a background with them!!  Ahh!  Why do I always think of way cooler things to do *after* the whole piece is done!  I’m not sure if you can see the “danglie” part in this photo, but be sure-  it’s there! :)

Now I have to go and get started on some of the other swaps I’m in or going to be in as soon as I finish them :)  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!!

I hope everyone had a very happy New Year's Eve and is enjoying a relaxing day with family and friends today!! As the new year unfolds, lots of new swaps are being held in honor of Valentine's Day- which us PINK lovers LOVE!! Lol :) That said, I have signed up for an Amour Valentine swap held by Cathy Scalise of Treasured Heirlooms and Elegance & Whimsy!! For this swap, you make a large heart shaped box for your partner in the color of their choice and fill it with "goodies from the heart"!! If you are interested in joining, please click here to visit Cathy for more information!

And, I have been accepted into another swap - the Petite Inspiration Box Swap!! This one is hosted by Heather of the Speckled Egg!! In this swap, you are assigned a group of 4 and make 3 large match sized boxes for the other 3 members of your group. Then you fill it with vintage inspiration bits and bobs! Please click here to be taken to the Speckled Egg's blog where Heather will give you more information and directions on how to enter!

Lately, I have been bad at taking pictures of the new things I've made!! So I'm sorry for the lack of pictures! But I do have several things to share with you about past swaps and other goings on during the holiday season! Next post and we'll be up to date!!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful first day of the new yar!