Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Giveaway

It's been a while since I've held a giveaway.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to share the love!

I've put together a fun collection of pink artsy goodness...

Some velvets....

Trims, ribbon, and embellishments too.

To enter, simply leave a comment below!
I'll pick a winner on Friday, February 4th.

I'll be giving away a second kit on Facebook.
If you are interested in another chance to win, just like/friend/follow me (whatever the correct lingo is) by clicking here.
Easy peasy.
(If you already "Like" me on Facebook, you are automatically entered!)

ALSO ~ Come back tomorrow for a new swap announcement!!!!

***Edit: We have a winner!
#6 Sassy Marsha
Thanks to all who entered!***

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shop Update ~ Over 60 New Artsy Goodies!

I've finalllly finished a big shop update!
There are loads of fabulous new items, as well as some re-stocks.
There are many new embellishments perfect for Valentine's Day crafting.

Gorgeous velvet blossoms...

Vintage brass lockets...

Several sizes and colors of flower cabochons...

LOVE these linen-like flowers!

And SO much more.
Click HERE to see!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Old School

I've been *trying* to organize some of the bazillion photos that I have stored on the computer.
Along the way, I found these...

It must have been 8 or 9 years ago that my mother asked me to take a One Stroke Painting class with her. I didn't really think it was my thing, but I went along anyway. The class was just a couple of hours long, but we learned the basics of the painting technique. Well, most of us learned the technique... my mother was completely and utterly frustrated with the whole thing. She just didn't "get" it. However, she had already purchased a large kit full of paint, brushes, books, and videos. So, she gave it to me.

Over the next few weeks, I painted everything in sight.
Lidded baskets, wooden boxes, ornaments, even a few mailboxes.

I gave them all away as Easter gifts.

The end.
That was it.
I never did it again.

Do you have any ghosts of crafts past?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Well, hello...

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday season ~ full of family, friends, goodies, and gifts.
We baked, and wrapped, and played, and visited.
Then we relaxed....
The girls and I literally stayed in our PJs for most of vacation week.
We watched movies and played with our new toys.
It was fabulous.
I'm usually a "go-go-go" kind of girl,
so this whole just hanging out thing was completely out of the ordinary.
But, it was just what I needed.
I feel so refreshed and recharged.
I'm looking forward to this new year and all the possibilities that it holds!

Even with all the relaxing going on,
I have been busy ordering goodies for the shop and restocking items.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner,
so I'm hoping to have everything on the site by next week.
I'm so excited to share these new pretties!
I think you'll love them!

Have a wonderful weekend, Friends!