Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A NEW Look and A Mousy Birthday....

What do you think of the new look?
My blog page was due for a makeover... the original one was a basic template that I found randomly online. After some consideration I decided to go with this one from Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates! This site has a ton of really cool designs... and it couldn't have been any easier to update my page!
If you are looking for a new template... you need to check it out!!!

Here's a card from a new small card line I am working on for this fall.
Little mice are so cute!
This card measures 3.5"x5" and features this cute mouse clown. all colored with blended alcohol inks and raised on dimensional. I used photo corners on all four and the swarovski jewels detail the wording. The inside sentiment says, "Wishing you all the best today and every day".

Stay tuned for more mice!~

Monday, August 30, 2010

Some Distressed Tags to Share!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Last week went by in a flash! The first week of school was a huge success for the kids and it was so exciting to see them so happy and enthusiastic! Only a few little confusions... and a bit of exhaustion... so far so good!

I also had a great week. My friends and i got together for our annual planner making day(s).
We had a great time laughing, talking, eating and creating!

Moving forward to this week... I started off the day with TAGS! Distressed tags made from 100% recycled material. These will be at the Muse by Fri.

I'd love to hear what types of tag styles interest you? Vintage French?, Mod?, Cute?...or something else? Let me know what you think!

I'm on a schedule for the rest of the week which will include calendars and more tags.

Hope you are having a great start to the week! See you soon!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I'm the Featured Artist!

Exciting news today! Stacie of Stacie's Jewelry has chosen little, 'ole me on her blog today as her featured artist! She makes the most creative PMC jewelry and she is my very close friend! I have watched her work and it really is a labor of love with each piece.
Anyway, please check out her blog (www.staciejewelry.blogspot.com)! She's also offering a contest for FREE jewelry! So click on over!

On other business news, I've made the face plates requested by Art Partners and they are ready to ship! So AP, you can expect them by the end of the week!

Some new paper mache' birdhouses are on their way to me to be made into new Inspiration Houses! Can't wait til the shipment arrives!

That's it for now! See you soon!

Monday, August 23, 2010

School's in!

Today is the first day of school for my kids and the first day to get back on schedule for me!

Here's a new card to start off the day... (or afternoon...)
Each felt flower is hand sewn on the card stock and then layered on a few layers. Vintage brads in each center.

also working on more face plates for Art Partners...

My friend, Stacie, is featuring a new contest on her blog. If you like PMC jewelry, you need to check it out! (staciejewelry.blogspot.com)

Hope you have a great Monday!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

HOPE treasury on ETSY

It's been so long since my last post~ I've been gearing up for the school year...! YES, the countdown has begun. 10 days til day 1!
So with that comes cleaning out everyone's closets and dressers (hmph...), back to school supplies ($$), last minute mini family trips (Yea!), and cleaning and organizing my studio (always a challenge)!
Not very interesting... I know...

I do have some exciting news to share... my "HOPE" birdhouse been featured in an ETSY TREASURY by Beadwire - HOPE! (click on Beadwire to check out her store!)

Thank you Jen (Beadwire!) for featuring my piece in your beautiful selection of HOPE items!

and please stay tuned for some fun and new projects and ideas at the start of the school year!

See you soon!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fall is in the AIR!

I can't believe it... it's already August!
I went for a walk today and it actually "smelled" like fall. I'm not sure how else to describe it. It was also a little cooler than the usual late summer day... so with that and the "smell", it is starting to feel like fall.
I am still designing new Fall line cards as well.
Here's one for birthday!...

tomorrow I will have 2 birdhouses up on etsy and I will deliver some to the Muse (freserick) by next week.

Hope you are having a great start to August! See you soon!