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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Glam It Up!

Hi Everyone~

I've just been playing around in
Photoshop and wanted to show you
my newest creations using Dezinaworld's
"True Beauties" graphics.

Don't these pieces make you want to go
hunting for your red lipstick?

Hmmm....I wonder if he's going to call

Maybe she should just Facebook

Hope you're all havin' a fun day!!!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"K" is for Key

Hi Everyone~

As many of you know, I design for
Shabby Cottage Studio and I just completed
this digital piece for Jenny Matlock's

The pretty girl image is from Shabby
Cottage Studio. If you want to
find some awesome graphics,
just head over! (They can
be used for all kinds of craft

Have a great day!!!


Designing With Dezinaworld

Hi Everyone~

As you know, I design for Dezinaworld.
I wanted to share my newest creations using images
from there!

Each one of these was created digitally
using Photoshop.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!!

And hope each moment is purely creative and fun!!!

(I want this dress! lol)


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Birthday Wishes for Wonderful Friends!

Hi Everyone~

Two of my wonderful blogging friends are
having birthdays!!! So, I made these
digital pieces for them...The flowers

Dorthe's birthday was the other day (and I found
out late) and Anni's is today!!!

Happy Birthday, my friends!!!

Also, my friend Daniella has almost reached
200 followers!!! Would you mind going over
and visiting her--I'd love to help her reach
her goal!! Right now, she's at 193--she only
needs 7 more!!! WOO HOO!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer of Fun!

My "Sur La Mer" Piece
(Just click on the image to read it.)

Hi Everyone~

I hope you're all having a great summer!!! I have some pictures
I want to share with you! I know that so many of you have been
up to fun things....

Donna from My Shabby Chateau just did a big
show in Seattle. Sonya of Counting my Blessings and Barbara
of Treasures from the Heart just had one this weekend in
Oregon, as well! Ira just came back from a fabulous vacation.
Julie of A Vintage Chic had a wonderful family reunion...

Linda of Itsy Bits and Pieces just got back from an awesome
vacation and had an amazing give-away!

Diana of Nana Diana Takes a Break just enjoyed having her
3 granddaughters for a weekend of fun!

I just love it when my friends are all having a good time!

My "French Farmhouse" Wire Basket with Bottles

Daniella is planning a super giveaway soon...Debbie's
home was just featured in a magazine! My friend La
is having a one-year blog anniversary and a give-way!

I hope your summer rocks! And I hope you take time
to smell the flowers along the way--and pick up a
shell or two...


Linking this to Sand and Sea Sundays!

Linking this to White Wednesday!!

Linking this to Screaming Sardine Link Party!

Linking this to Time Travel Thursday!

Linking this to Show and Tell Friday!

Cupcake Kisses

Hi Everyone~

My friend Tracy at Screaming Sardine sells Scentsy products...I thought this cupcake was so adorable! It's for sale on her blog. If you need something so cute that has an awesome scent, go take a look~I think it would make a precious housewarming gift too!

I hope you're all having a wonderful day!!


Spread The Love, My Friends!

Hi Everyone~

I hope you are having a wonderful week!
I was so happy when I found this cherub
frame to repurpose--It is my newest
item in my Etsy shop~

It is in my 2 Market 2 Market section where
everything is $10 and under!

I wanted to post photos of it and tell you all thank
you for all your kind comments and sweetness!

When we are blogging, sometimes we never know
what one comment can mean to someone--or how
it "made their day!" Thank you all for "spreading
the love" and for being so special!!


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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tickled Pink!

Hi Everyone~

I just received this beautiful card and tag from my friend Daniella...
She makes such gorgeous pieces and has a wonderful blog.

I was so "tickled pink" when I received these treasures in the mail!

THANK YOU, Daniella--what a wonderful surprise!!
Do you see the precious handmade fabric roses?


Friday, June 24, 2011

Shabby Cottage Style

Hi Everyone~

I hope you're having a wonderful summer!

I wanted to show you some of my newest items in my
Etsy shop...I adore designing pieces with burlap.

And I love creating anything with a "beach cottage" theme...
This piece is actually a perfect blend of seaside with
a popular industrial feel.

The 2 bottles featured in this post are antiques that I have altered. If you notice, the one at the top has a glass handle on it.

As I am writing this, I am having issues with my computer, so if you don't hear from me, please understand.

Linking this to Pink Saturday!

Linking this to Sand and Sea Sundays!

Linking this to the Sunburnt Cow!

And I’ve got some NEWS!

Sharon Hughes at Pansy Garden and Cottage has a website called Launch Your Creativity. Sharon’s line of table linens and aprons is carried worldwide. Her motto is “Follow Your Dreams--Anything is Possible.” Don’t you just love that?

In the fall, Sharon is having a large event in California with numerous guest speakers, including Jacqueline deMontravel, the Editor of Romantic Homes Magazine; Jenny Doh, President and Founder of Crescendoh, LLC; Cheryl Turner, Owner of Paris in a Cup, and Jenelle Van del Mortel, Artist, Designer and Teacher.

Well, this week I am thrilled to be featured on her site in a special section called “She Followed Her Passion.” I hope you’ll take a look at it here:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

J is for my Daughter Jenny

Hi Everyone~

Today I am posting for Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday. Well, this week's letter is "J."

I thought I would introduce you to my daughter, Jenny~I think that the photo above looks like a glamour shot, but it's actually a photo that one of her friends took at home.

Jenny is an anthropologist and just completed her second Master's Degree at Emory University in Atlanta. Her first one was from The New School in New York...and now, she is traveling across the country on a road trip. That girl is hard to keep up with!

I should tell you this...When I was 16, I went to see the movie "Love Story." Right then and there, I decided that when I got married and had a little girl, I would name her Jenny. Some dreams come true~

I hope that all of your dreams come true!

And isn't it amazing that I would be telling this story for a link up party at Jenny Matlock's?


Linking this to Alphabet Thursday

Oops!!! And one more thing~I just realized that Thursday is my ONE YEAR blog anniversary--thank you for being part of this journey!!!

Some Romantic Digital Pieces

Hi Everyone~

As many of you know, I design for Dezinaworld...
I wanted to share some of my digital pieces with you...

The female images are from Dezinaworld.

I hope you're having a wonderful day!!!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sentimental Journey

I have always had a fondness for postcards. When I was a little girl, my parents traveled to Europe for a month on vacation. I stayed with wonderful relatives while they were away. Every time that my parents reached a new destination, my father would write and send me a postcard. I still have all the postcards in a box and have cherished them for all these years.

When I reached 18, I finally went on my own trip and sent postcards home.

Later, when I got married and raised my family, my grown children went off to Europe, Israel, and Asia on numerous trips and would send postcards from every destination....My refrigerator became covered in all the postcards. It was like a little “Frigidaire Monument” to my kids!

Lately, I have been creating these little collages that are mounted on vintage idea that I got from my friend Dore of Burlap Luxe because she sent one to me many months ago and I treasure it.

I design for Shabby Cottage Studio and these were made using their postcard images.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Shabby White Treasures

Hi Everyone~

There is something so clean and
fresh about decorating in white~

1930s Vintage Chalkware
(Shown here with a brown
velvet vintage handbag.)

And it's so romantic too!

Large Shabby Chic Shelf

Somehow, it gives an air of elegance~

"Pretty Bow" Chalkware Shelf

no matter where you display it....

These are some of my newest repurposed shelves~
This one was placed in my Etsy shop today and a
few minutes later, it was in a treasury! If you'd
like to see it, just go here.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!


Linking this to Homemakeronadime!

Linking this to Debbie's Blog Party!

Linking this to Blogger's Bodega!

Linking this to White Wednesday!

Linking this to Market Your Business!

Linking this to Time Travel Thursday!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Dreams

Rustic Pie Stand

Hi Everyone~

Have you ever dreamt of waking up in the French countryside?

Wire Basket with Altered Bottles

Where everything is dreamy?

Have you ever wanted to return to a life where things
were simple?

Altered Beach-Themed Tote

Or have you ever wanted to just
spend a lovely day at the seashore?

Summer dreams are like that--They can just make you
feel swept away...

These are just some of my brand-new Etsy additions--
Linking this to Show & Tell Friday!

Linking this to Pink Saturday!!!

Linking this to The Graphics Fairy!

Love & hugs,

All tag graphics are from The Graphics Fairy.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Smiles and More Smiles

Imagine my surprise when this gorgeous large envelope
arrived in my mailbox!!! It was from my friend
Valerie at Craft Attack~and it was filled with all
kinds of beautiful surprises! Here are just some
of them....

This wondrous tag~

And yet another precious tag~

And this exquisite "Dream" creation--Thank you,
Valerie--You made my week!!! Everything you
make is so dreamy!

And while I'm busy telling you all about things
I adore, I wanted to show you this adorable
shopping cart--Great for lots of outings, but
especially if you're going to a craft show or
antiquing...If you haven't had a chance to read
my article about Cheryl's store, Casual Cottage
Chic, please go to:


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Island Fever!

Hi Everyone~

Yes, it's that time of year again--a time when many of us want to get to the beach and put our toes in the sand!

I wanted to show you some of my new beach-themed Etsy items...

I got the idea to sell various pieces that could be used to display shells or any other collection...

Shelves are always fun...especially in a special nook or cranny of the house where you want some added pizzazz...

I couldn't wait to get my hands on this set of shelves to repurpose them!

And, of course, sconces with a fleurish design fit so perfectly with any Beach Cottage decor...

Dreamy...Just like a day at the beach!

Linking this to Alphabet Thursday with Jenny!!

Oh, and one more thing...If you love French Farmhouse decor, please scroll down to see what I have in store...

I have been having trouble posting to many blogs, so if you don't hear from me, you'll know why!!

Love & hugs,

Linking this to Sand and Sea Sundays!