Friday, November 30, 2007

The one about the secret santa sisters gifts

I am sooo lucky! I received little gifties from Sandra today, who lives in Dusseldorf Germany so almost everything was new and different to me. Each little present was wrapped in pretty white tissue and tied in a simple way with a soft ivory fiber. I love her style--everything is perfect. Her artwork always gives me goosebumps (I admire it so!) and she sent two art pieces! I had a blast photographing it all (wish I had taking a pic of everything wrapped--doh!) The whole parcel was cushioned by a shade of tissue I hadn't seen before. A wild, pretty, vibrant melon pink color.

Monday, November 26, 2007

The one about catch-up

I have been lost in Etsy Land lately and haven't been blogging. I miss blogging. Here's a bunch of random stuff.

I get to meet Lainie of ScrapHappy this Friday and go to lunch with her! I have known Lainie for a couple years now but we have never met.

I sent my little gifties off to Heather last week for her fun 12 Days Of Christmas swap with eleven other neat girls. I forgot to photograph my little presents before I sent them!! Maybe Heather will take a quick picture of them and post them to the blog she created for our swap.

Right now I am listening to The Eclipse Playlist I found recently on the Twilight saga website. There is also one for New Moon and Twilight. (you honestly didn't think I could get through a whole blog post without one reference to those books, did you?)

I put on my one and only pair of jeans (long story) Friday night to go out (it suddenly got COLD here) and they are way too big! I mean WAY too big. Funny big. hee hee hee heee heeeee. But I had no jeans to wear than night. :(

With a nod to Dina and her links, here is a fun link I found today to some interesting earrings! There are some super creative people out there!!

I am really awed with how well my Etsy shop items have been received this past few days. Thank you everyone!!! The sales have surpassed my expectations. (you know its hard to put yourself out there with things you have made.) I am hiring a MAID, with some of the money, to come clean my bathrooms!! YEAH!!!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The one about pink and cheerful

I've been having fun!

Its been A LOT of work, but still fun. I have new stuff in my Etsy shop! I have even MORE goodies to list, but there is quite a bit there now. Some has already sold!

These mini collages featuring little girls are my new babies. I have seven to start with and plan on making more. I will miss them when they leave for their new homes. I have them up on my Flickr as well.

I have two sections in my shop now.

I enjoy two styles of art. For the longest time I couldn't decide which one to go with---but why choose? Just do both! The dark side is a little skimpy, but I'm working on it.

thanks for looking :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The one about the Spalding scrapbook page

Wheeeee!! This is one of my favorite scrapbook pages of all time. It's up on the calendar this weekend in the Designing With 2007 calendar. It was a blast to put together! It was originally made for the Designing With Color book, but was cut due to space limitations.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The one about the stinkers

Mother's day 2003
This week my two middle kids both told me something similar. The eleven-year-old was frustrated that I asked him to do so many chores when I could do them myself. The seven-year-old told me that I did less work around the house than she did. Whatever.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The one about the newest calendar

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One of my favorite layouts from the new Designing With 2008 calendar from Autumn Leaves. Yeah, I cheated and peeked through the whole stack when I got a box of them a few weeks ago. I have a bunch of extras----maybe I should give some away here? ;P

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The one about the PINK sneak

I have been hard at work on new items for my Etsy shop. I have so many ideas!! More than I can work on at once. Next week I hope to upload all the newest goodies. This release will be my biggest yet. From the pictures I am sure you can tell it will be mostly PINK!! I love pink--it is so beautiful. I also like dark, and will have a bit of that as well. Both sides of the spectrum, I guess!


Thursday, November 01, 2007

The one about Edward

I had to open my big mouth to Amanda. I told her I would post my Twilight ATC on my blog if she posted hers. I joined a Twilight ATC swap about two months ago, and uncharacteristic-like of me, got my cards done within two weeks. They sat until it was time to send them out, which I did earlier in October. I usually post my art creations here, unless they are for a book or something and can't share them. I didn't share this ATC because it is just silly, my obsession with Edward Cullen. LOL It makes me seem like a 16 year old. Okay, yeah, there are tons of females out there obsessing over Edward with me, but most of them are under 18 years old. hee hee

I used the author's vision of what Edward looks like, since he is HER character and she knows better than anyone what he looks like. The Edward on my ATC is actor Henry Cavill. Of course, the real Edward has that bronze colored hair.

...and the funky red coloring of Edward on my card was a printer mistake. But I ended up liking it so it used it. :)