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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

“Mixed Media Art: Living Your Passion” Launch Party!

Welcome to the LAUNCH PARTY for my new book which has just been published on Amazon!

Book Includes:

~Numerous original projects to create

~Where to find myriad items for

mixed media work

~How to get your art displayed publicly

There are lots of projects you may also want to make as Christmas gifts too.

As one reader wrote to me, "Cindy, I can't believe you revealed so many secrets!"

The piece featured in the cover art is currently on display in an art gallery.

To celebrate the release of my book, I am having a giveaway~

A Treasure Trove of Ideas” Prize Package


~A gorgeous vintage locket (to create a “Remembrance Piece” like the one discussed in the book.)

~Hand-stamped seam binding with French writing to use in their own art.

~The original ATC created especially for the book which will be signed and dated.

~A beautifully embossed “Creative Journey” journal embellished with Tim Holtz Ideology images.

~The original “Wish” Tag Book created especially for Mixed Media Art: Living Your Passion.

~12 tags to decorate and make tag books of their own.

To enter the giveaway, leave a note here and please post my button on your sidebar. This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere!

The winner will be announced on December 8, 2011.

If you would like to purchase your own copy of the book, just go HERE. It can be read on Kindle or on your computer. The book is just $2.99!

Linking this to:

The Graphics Fairy

Knick of Time Tuesday

White Wednesday

What's It Wednesday

Time Travel Thursday

Show and Tell Friday

Potpourri Friday

Pink Saturday

Homemaking Link-up Weekend

Homemaker on a Dime

(All are on my sidebar with links!)


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Snow Angels

I have a free Art Seminar--It is posted at the top of my blog. It is just for You! I hope you will enjoy it and get in touch with your amazing creative self!

I have just completed this collage~It is from the Christmas Angels collage sheet at Dezinaworld.

It was created on a sturdy board that is covered in very fine vintage paper from a French book.

It is embellished with glitter, seam binding, lace, and other goodies.


Linking this to:

White Wednesday
Time Travel Thursday
Show and Tell Friday
Potpourri Friday

All links are on my sidebar.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Magazine Feature--So Excited!

My friend Suzy creates beautiful fabric art---

She is featured in the Winter Issue of Crazy Quilt Gatherings....

It is a beautiful magazine distributed by MagCloud....

Congratulations, Suzy!!! This is awesome!!! If you would like to visit Suzy's blog for more details, just go HERE!!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Collage

This is a collage that I just completed for a friend who is creating a "Blue Christmas."

The image is from Dezinaworld.

You know me--I adore layers and details!

To see more Christmas projects, just scroll down!!!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mother Mary Necklace

Hi Everyone~

There have been some substantial changes in my "whimsical world!" Whimsical Musings Magazine has numerous tutorials. Use it as a handy resource for your blogging needs.
(The background for my button is from The Graphics Fairy.

I will also post there about topics from spirituality to living your passion...

Because it is difficult for people to follow 2 blogs, I have retired The Shabby Chic Girls' Club.

Here is my newest iconic handmade domino necklace creation. I am taking orders for this specialty item, so if you would like one to order one, they are $29.99 & $3.50 shipping. I have started shipping them worldwide. Just email me at:


Wishing you happiness and peace.


Linking this to Pink Saturday!
Linking this to Brag Monday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What Are You Grateful For?

I have spent the last 5 days crafting--and have made over 50 projects!!!

I love being surrounded by fabric and lace and images....(These images here are from Dezinaworld!)

I wanted to show you this collage that I made for a friend of mine...It was created from a vintage book cover...and I think it exudes so much peace and serenity....(I'm not sure where this image is from.)

I am grateful for wonderful friends and to have the ability to share so much with all of you, whether it's our love of art or personal stories--You all bring so much to my life. So, this post comes with a big THANK YOU to all of you~

So, as we approach this season of blessings, could you tell me one thing that you are grateful for? It would be wonderful to read about your blessings.

Also, I have gotten emails about how many of you are enjoying the Angel Seminar that is posted at the top of my blog--I hope it is really helpful~it was a joy to create.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Family Heirlooms

It is really easy to create family heirlooms...These fall tags are 2-sided...

There's space to write on the opposite side.

These make a perfect "extra" to decorate with--a "bring-along" gift if you are going to Thanksgiving dinner...and the hostess can write special notes about this particular Thanksgiving and keep it as a memory for her family.

The graphics are from The Graphics Fairy...and the papers on the back are from a new scrapbooking sheet set that I got...But, use your imagination to come up with something meaningful for the back. Fun!


Linking this to Blogger's Bodega!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Week of Blessings Begins!!!!

Hi Everyone~

Welcome to A Week of Blessings. First, I want to say thank you to those of you who bought my book, Angels at My Door--It is climbing up the ranks at Amazon and I was so happy to be able to talk about it on the radio over the weekend!!

Today, we have something super-fun to do...It is a Treasure Hunt. My friend Debbie at Debbie-doos has a fabulous blog party every Monday.

Debbie’s party is always for Newbies--those brand-new to blogging!!!

So why is this a Treasure Hunt? Because I think that each new person we meet through blogging is a treasure.

I would like to ask you if you would go to her blog party, browse through and just click on one of the icons of someone who has signed up for it, visit their blog and become a follower of theirs. Easy, peasy!

Getting new followers can sometimes be tough--so I thought it would be a real treat for new bloggers to have someone follow them and they can follow you back...It’s a way of “paying it forward” and spreading friendship through our blogs.

This post will stay up all day, so if you have time at some point in your day, it would be so fun if you would like to do it. To get to Debbie's awesome blog, please click HERE!!!

Oh, one more thing--If you'd like to see my brand-new "Inspiration" necklaces, just scoot to the post below!!!



Friday, November 11, 2011

Angels at My Door

Today is one of the most special days of my life~My new ebook, Angels at My Door has just been published on Amazon. It is filled with stories that will astound you. But, these are not just about me. There are stories about the experiences and miracles that have happened to so many blogging friends. If you would like to take a peek inside, click HERE.

If you would like to purchase one for yourself, there is no need to have a Kindle. You can download a free app. and read it on your computer. You can download the app. HERE. (The book is $2.99)

In the book you will be able to read about:


Cindy/Art,Books, Tea

Myric/Petites Passions

Debbie/Debbie Dabble

Suzy/Suziqus Threadworks

Cheryl/Cheryl’s Creative Cards

Heather/Art and Soul


Guinevere/Queenie Believe

Ros/Mikey’s Mom

Susan/Art of Mine

Victoria/Things I Learn from Bear

And there are stories about my friends Jay and Velma too.

I have a free seminar posted at the top of my blog entitled Calling All Angels.

Today is also special because I am a Guest Blogger on Mary’s blog at Hope-filled Living. Many of you know Mary because she has just formed The Blogging Sisters Club.

I hope you’ll go read my guest post about Holiday Traditions--Just click HERE.



Linking this to:

Pink Saturday

Brag Monday--The image for the cover of my book was taken from a fabric collage that I made...The postcard and map on it are from The Graphics Fairy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Little Window Shopping

Hi Everyone~I thought you might enjoy doing a little early Christmas window shopping...

All of these items are in my Etsy shop...See the little shoe? It could make an adorable commemoration of "Baby's 1st Christmas."

And here are some special journals--so fun to write in...

and some treasures that were so fun to make.

Thanks so much for visiting~I went to the post office today and all the winning prizes for Victorian Christmas that were posted yesterday were sent to their recipients.


Linking this to
Show and Tell Friday
Potpourri Friday

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Victorian Christmas Extravaganza!

Hi Everyone~

I sincerely hope that the tutorials and how-to's have been helpful this week and that you've had lots of fun!

I have something to share with you~As you can imagine, it took weeks to get ready for this event~

And I don't just have one prize, but 9 to some lucky winners---so here goes~

The grand prize winner is Sherry of Country Wings in Phoenix...

But, there is a second grand prize--and it goes to Debbie of Debbie-doo's

Ros of Mikey's Mom won this Christmas Book Ornament...

Myric of Petites Passions won this Christmas Book Ornament...

Carol of Just Me won this tag!

Donna of GG's Corner won this tag~(above)

Debbie of Debbie Dabble won this tag...

Jacira of Jacirascrap won this altered shrine....

And Holly from The Treasure Within won this shrine...

If you have won, please make sure to email me your address--And also, forgive me, but, I am going to pop these in envelopes as quickly as I can so there will not be cards attached so that I have time to get them to the post office!!!

Thank you ALL for coming to my little Victorian Christmas party! I have something special happening on Friday, so I hope you will come visit--AND a Week of Blessings will begin on Nov. 14--We will even have a "treasure hunt!"

If you have missed any tutorials, just scroll on down to catch them!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Victorian Christmas Ornament Booklets Tutorial

Welcome to my tutorial for Victorian Christmas Ornament Booklets!

First, you run off this sheet from Dezinaworld... You can find this exact sheet HERE!

It only runs $2.00 and you can run off as many copies as you need for all different kinds of projects.

Cut the graphics out and glue them to each other.

This is what they will look like.

Next, punch a hole in the corner of each one.

You will now need small ball chains and bells.

Tie them together with string and then attach the ball chains, bells, and any other embellishments you like.

Next, you will stamp seam binding....

Here it is completed.

Then, take your favorite stamps and do some stamping. Then, attach the seam binding.

Here they are all done....

Nope! Not so fast!!! I need to ink the edges for a vintage look.

Ahhh...much better!!! What would we do without Tim?

Now, they are ready to hang on the tree!!!

Gail has seam binding at Shabby Cottage Studio right HERE!

Need more tutorials? Just scroll down--lots to do!

Happy Creating--