Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Vintage inspired tags

Wonderful vintage inspired tags I just completed today... I really had a blast making them... tiny little collages special in it's own right... I think I hooked!

I created three sets. Two pink ones and one sepia one... lots and lots of glitter of course..

I want to put some in the store... what is a good set..3? 4?
I think they add a wonderful unique touch to gifts or letters...
See the wee bride and groom? These tags would be neat for up coming weddings! Well... hope your week is going well.. love to hear from ya!

Monday, April 28, 2008


Did I get your attention with the title? Yes..that's right ladies and gentlemen..we are having snow this morning...It's Spring..right?lol...
So..what do you do when the weather outside is frightful? Make cake!! Cupcakes that is... both collages are 4"inchesx5"inches. First collage is dreamy pink on on a wonderful Robin's egg blue background.

This one is a Robin's egg blue one on a pink background. Can you see the stitching I added to the second cupcakes paper? I stitched a little bit of hot pink thread on the paper to give it some depth. I think the stitching adds wonderful interest, I will be stitching some more in pieces to come.
I've joined a swap again... Les 'emotions de la France Book Swap ... Why do I do this to my self?!! Because it's good for me I guess... I'm such a shy violet that I probably wouldn't try and do anything and then wind up beating myself up for it... So.. this should be interesting. My theme for my page is Dance..or Twirl.. haven't decided yet.
Well...#3's teacher is having a birthday..he's so sweet, he wanted to make her a card. I think it turned out very nice if I do say so myself! lol.

I added one of my soldered charms for good measure! I just love children's art work! It really helps you see things from a wonderful innocent perspective.
Have a wonderful Monday..Hope the snow stops soon!
~ " All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." ~ Pablo Picasso.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Somthin' for the Kitchen

Well, on this fine Friday Afternoon... Just wanted to share two amazing sites I have found... At our house we don't have cable or a 'dish' so the channels we watch are pretty limited.. We recently upgraded to a digital T.V and antenna! On Thursday nights here..on PBS..there are some wonderful cooking shows! ..Of course after CSI.. I have become addicted to JoanneWeir and America's Test Kitchen . On Joanne's show, she has a one on one cooking class with a lucky individual and they create some amazing mouth watering dishes. America's Test Kitchen takes recipes and breaks them down and figures out a better more tasty way to prepare it...they also show what products taste the best and work the best in the kitchen..last night it was fillet mignon and mixed drink shakers!

Soo..if you need some lovin' for your oven...a little 'spice' for your life!lol... Check out these two sites! Best of's free!
Happy Friday!
~"I often put boiling water in the freezer. Then when I need boiling water, I simply defrost it..."~ Gracie Allen.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body...
~Benjamin Franklin
Food for thought this Wed.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Iron for you

I have some wonderful cast iron pieces that will be going in the Shoppe after the blog coupon sale is over... I have a set of 4 iron 'shabby' white drawer pulls. I love the rusty'ess' of them!

Can you see the lovely scroll work on them? Wouldn't these look neat in a bathroom?

Here is a wonderful 'spade' shaped finial.. put it in the garden this Summer..and it will be lovely and weathered to add a vintage touch for your indoors this fall.

Fleur-de-lis anyone? Can't you just see this adorning a lovely Victorian fence? Neat new items coming your way.. New..but you and I both know that these can be weathered and rusty in no time and inject that 'little' something your space needs....
Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, April 18, 2008

What's new...with you?

What's new with you? Nothin' to post much... Just my new banner..What do you think?... Have a great weekend~ Remember the BellaBloggerSale!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Here is a new lovely! Aren't these two girls precious! I hand cut the glass to 1" square... add alittle glittery mica for the faintest sparkle.

Perfect for Mother's day coming up..

This is the reverse of the charm.. We all need to dream more don't we? Sometimes the here and now can be a bit dull.. BORING!! I want to dream more..and try and follow through with more!!

What are some of your dreams? I was noticing today while running errands.. #3 was skipping every where he be free at heart to skip.. Never mind my bad knees... To be light hearted to 'skip' in my heart places...Children..and my DH who is a child at heart really remind me to not take things so seriously...
Happy Wed!
Oh yeah..don't forget to visit the Shoppe and claim your Blog discount!

Monday, April 14, 2008

New Larger collage

Here is a new larger collage I completed today!! I loove it! It's 6"inchesX7"inches.. The caption says "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God"

I love the little boy... typical 'all boy' grin... reminds me of 'Dennis the Menace' or..mine!
This is something we really try and instill in the boys... Be peacemakers not trouble makers! Makes the world a better place that way.
Here it is matted.. I think I need to get a bigger mat for it, the opening is a little too small.. Eventually this will make it's way into the Shoppe and maybe even some charms!
Speaking of 'boys' my #2 started with baseball this evening...ahh..Spring is here..
Don't forget to visit the Shoppe and use your blog friend coupon!
Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Spring Sale!

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope folks are seeing some dryer weather! We are having more than our share of snow and rain and well... I'm quite done with all this!! I want warmer Spring temps with NOOOO rain!!lol
I thought I do some Spring cleaning anyway... even at the Shoppe and wanted to have a sale for all blog friends.
This coupon is good till the 26th of April.
Hope you'll stop by for a visit.
I've got to go tackle that laundry pile Have a great weekend everyone.
4/15/2008 Update*******To take advantage of this awesome sale please just follow this links!! Bella Colle wonderful eclectic finds for you *****************************************

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Something new

Something new's all rainy and yucky outside...but that's okay..I was able to solder this lovely! She is 1"inch square beveled glass for that extra sparkle.

These pictures don't do it justice. You actually can see the cowgirl quite clearly in person. This is a copy of an original collage I've done. I had a 'Duh' moment yesterday and tried shrinking my work on Photoshop! They all came out clear and just the right size.
You was hard to solder this morning..I'm out of my rhythm! It is so true, solder a little each day and you will stay in practise.

Here is the reverse side..wonderful vintage fabric from an old feed sack quilt.

I have some more charms in the works that would be just right for Mother's day! What to see more lovely charms? Please visit the Shoppe!
Happy Thursday everyone! Stay dry!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Some Bella Colle clothing&such!

Well! I just had to get into the CafePress act too! I think this is the coolest thing next to sliced bread..well..maybe not that, but still lots of fun.

I have lots of styles to choose from and there is a mug and hat and bag....

I only have these two 'Bella Colle' designs...but now that I know that I can create these wonderful items the sky is the limit!!

I could even create a custom design for you! Wahoo! Check it out! BellaColle at CafePress!!
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, April 7, 2008

I've been blessed

I've been blessed! Thank you so much Amy of razzpizazzboutique visited my little blog this weekend and really touched my heart! Thank you....
This is a neat 'tag' that gets you to focus on others instead of yourself...This is how Amy explained it on her blog..I'll let her tell you. "The idea…it’s a game of tag with a difference, rather than looking inwardly, we look outside ourselves and bless, praise and pray for 3 blog friends. By participating in this endeavour we not only make the recipient of the blessing feel valued and appreciated, but we are having some fun too. We’re going to see how far the bloggin’ blessings can travel around the world and how many people can be blessed! Recipients of a bloggin’ blessing may upload the above image to their sidebar if they choose to. If you receive a bloggin’ blessin’ please leave a comment on this thread here so that we can rejoice in just how many blessings have been sent around the world."
I have had some other tags too that I will share later from Amanda and Nikki

Now to the fun part...These wonderful ladies poped into my head as I was posting this, I thank you for reaching out to me....I give this candle to
Kara from InnocentCharmsChat
Lovelyn from Momentswithlove
Rhonda from FarmHouse Style
Esther from EstherSunday
Amanda from Jacaranda Cottage
I know that's more than 3...I will still pray for you.
Happy Monday Everyone!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Life is coming back!

Yes! Oh yes, life is coming back to all parts! It has been a long hard winter for so many people... here in the WI included. I seriously can't remember when it was 60f in sooo long! Well, it was 62f today!! Yay!!
It was glorious...the sun was shinning and not a hint of snow or rain in the air. I was actually awakened by birds outside my window!! Yes, gosh that sounds corny...but yes.. at the crack of dawn they were just 'a chirpin' away... I honestly forgot what that sounded like!! The one day a week I can sleep in and I feel like I was in a bad movie or something...AKKK! Please forgive but I just had to shoo my morning visitors away for a bit...
After all the theatrics of the wee morning hours.. it was okay..strangely. I have been dealing with extreme pain for quite some time now. If it isn't horrific headaches its been debilitating joint pain, like the whole world is standing on you pain.. I am okay.. NO PAIN today!!! Seriously...
Thanks to my wonderful DH..I am on a new vitamin regime as well as an exercise regime.. Hmmm..could it be working? I don't know, but I will keep you posted!
With the glorious sunshine calling us.. I just had to play "hooky" from stuff..I packed #2 &#3 up and we went out..#1 was in a choral competition all day and come to find out he placed first!! These wonderful photos are of actual life coming back after this horrific Winter.
Our whole landscape looks like a war zone..and these wee 'Johnny Jump Ups' are signaling the coming of Spring.
It's just such a relief.. A breath of Life come back... thank you Lord!.....

These are of Tulips... peeking out.. I just get so excited! I see God's signs of rebirth like this and I know it's going to be okay...
Happy Saturday Everyone.. hugs and happy Spring...

Friday, April 4, 2008

More blog banners

Gawhs! I'm on a roll today! I have been having some lovely 'Mommy' time and was able to satisfy the creative fix I've been so desperately seeking these days.

These two lovely blog banners are available for purchase in my etsyshop .
I've got some more fabulous banner and etsy store banners swimming in my head, I will try and create soon! Fun stuff.
Anyone feelin' the tax time pinch? We sure are..and well... a girl still has to go shopping right? I will be having my first ever Bella Colle' sale for all my bloggy friends! I have to figure it out, but starting next week I will have 10%-20% off! Stay tuned! LOL
Happy Friday! Thanks so much for stoppin' in.

Yay! It's Friday!! The sun is shinning... the birds are singing... medicine for ones soul!!
I just wanted to share real quick this fun blog banner I created for the lovely Laura of katydid designs
It's fun..and showcases some of her wonderful creations! Laura really is a talented gal. Why not stop by her blog and say "Hi"

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New for the store...

Here are two collages I made I will be putting in the store. Both of these collages are 3x5 inch.
Fun puppies on this one
"Winkin, Blinkin and Nod" are what I call them.

This collage is trimmed with black checked ribbon...I hand colored the outfits and of course! German glass glitter adorns the top..

This is a very 'green' one lol... I love Spring and this one is all that!! The flowers are actually vintage wall paper pieces..

You know the saying "Bloom where you are planted" ? Well, I switched it... "Where are you planted"? Where are your roots? What is your foundation for life?
This collage is trimmed with a fun brown and white polka dot ribbon...
Happy Wed.
***oh yeah... we got some bad news from the accountant..she made a mistake and we actually do owe taxes..yuck! There goes the breathing room... oh well... *******