Monday, November 29, 2010

O, Christmas Tree

We cut our tree this weekend.
(I should say that my husband cut the tree, while we all watched him.)
The girls and I decorated it yesterday.

It's such a rush to unpack each ornament and instantly be transported to a different time.
The glass lovebirds for our first married Christmas.
The little booties for baby's first Christmas.
The glitter seashells from a favorite vacation.
The antique glass balls that belonged to my Gram.

I'm always amazed at the memories that those little baubles hold...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sweet Angel Kit Giveaway

I've been doing a little (very little) cleaning and organizing around here.
I came upon a few DIY Angel Kits that were left over from last year, so I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway!

Just leave a comment below and I will pick two random winners on Sunday!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, food, and fun!

We have the winners!
My girls picked the numbers....
Drumroll, please.

#3 Tabitha
#12 Elyse

Congrats! Please send me an email with your address. :)

Friday, November 12, 2010


I hope that all of my lovely Bella friends have a wonderful, sparkling weekend at Silver Bella!
I'm a little sad that I couldn't make it this year...sniff, sniff.
Can't wait to see all of the photos and blog posts!

I did send along these fun vintage embroidery motifs for the goodie bags.
They are so sweet ~ perfect for art journals, embroidery projects, scrapbooks, etc.
They are also available in grab bags on the website.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Shop Update! 60+ New Goodies!

Just finished up a BIG shop update!
There are over 60 new artsy treats for your holiday crafting!

Retro Christmas Embellishments

Flea Market Finds

Jewelry Making Trinkets

Vintage Wall Paper & Ephemera

Victorian Scrap Papers

Fancy Ribbons & Trims

Click HERE to see!
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Inspired Ideas

My sweet friend, Amy Powers, has been at it again.
The Christmas edition of her online magazine, Inspired Ideas, is now available.
It is chock full of lovely holiday crafts and projects.
It is beeeeautiful.
And it is totally free to view!
Check it out right here!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tricks and Treats

We had a FUN Halloween!
Hope that you did too!

Here are some photos of what I made for the Black & White Petite Inspiration Box Swap. These are always such fun to host ~ and to play in! You can see more images from the swap on our Flickr group.

I am a teensy bit behind, and still need to photograph the wonderful goodies that I received in this swap and a couple other Halloween swaps as well. I'll add those to Flickr soon!

My girls and I made a bunch of Halloween treats last week, including these cute cookies. A simple, fun twist on traditional gingerbread cookies. They did most of the decorating all by themselves. We got the idea from here.

The sideways skeleton cracks me up!