Although it's not shown in these photographs, each journal includes a silver initial charm of your choice attached to the ribbon bow. Inside the front cover is a scalloped pocket to hold slips of papers, receipts, or other treasures. The colors used in these journals are cream, black and gold. But if you would like one in another color combination, let me know and I can customize one for you.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Along with the tree topper, Tamy also tucked in some extra goodies - a glass ball ornament and some vintagey pipe-cleaner candy canes. Thanks so VERY much Tamy!!!!
Don't forget, tomorrow I will have my Winter Wishes Swap reveal posted here. Oh and tomorrow is also a spanking new Glitter & Grunge update. If I can get my act together, you'll be able to check back here later tonight to see what I'll be offering for December. Well, I'm headed back to the workshop now so I can hammer out a few more holiday goodies!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Isn't she the sweetest? I added a little silver German glass glitter to her to make her sparkle even more, but everything else was included right inside the kit. Below is the Holiday Bell kit I ordered from Bluhm Studios.
And here it is all finished!ready to hang on my tree (if I ever can find the time to put it up!) Both these kits included plenty of supplies and easy to follow instructions. And I believe both gals may have a few kits still available in their etsy shops, so you can still get ornaments to make for yourself.
After making my kits, I went to the Make-a-Flake website and made my very own a snowflake. You can do the same thing right here.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Below is a picture of my favorite Thanksgiving card that I received this year. It is a reproduction of a watercolor done by Kevin Brunner called "Turkey and Sunflowers." The card is from Allport Editions. I just love it and will keep it to used in my Thanksgiving decor in future years. The little treat boxes are what I had at each place setting on Thanksgiving. The back of the box has the verse, "We are blessed with much bounty and our lives are filled with hope....for that and so much more we are thankful and grateful." I got the template for the boxes from Matthew Mead's website. He also has one for Halloween as well. All I had to do is fill the boxes with candies and tie a gold trimmed ribbon and viola!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
And what about this hairstyle? (Looks like a school-marm hairdo with that bun!) My self-inflicted up-do, complete with curly tendrils, was a far cry from the expensive trips to the hair salons that the girls have these days. Boy, was I ever a cheap date!
Speaking of cheap, so was my date! My prom was held at the Knickerbocker Hotel (formerly Playboy Towers - how inappropriate for a high school prom!) in Chicago. The theme of the prom was, "Beginnings" after the group Chicago's hit song of the same title. The hotel ballroom where the prom was held was quite impressive and even had a dance floor that lit up. After the prom, couples broke up into smaller groups and went to "after prom" dinner events that they planned themselves. I had longed to go the The Palmer House to hear John Davidson (is he still alive?) sing. But my date had other plans. He made reservations for us to go to Greek Town and have dinner at a small local Greek restaurant. Now, I have nothing against Greek people or Greek restaurants or Greek food. . .my sister-in-law is Greek and she's is a real sweetie. But eating pasticio and baklava at a neighborhood resturant while watching some old men do Greek dances was a far cry from listening to John Davidson sing at The Palmer House in downtown Chicago! I just felt that my date, being the worldly "older" man that he was (he graduated the year before me!) could have planned something more elegant for the big night!
And don't be fooled by this photo. . .if the men dancing on my prom night looked anything like the hunky men pictured above, I may not have been quite as disappointed with the choice of entertainment!
Monday, November 19, 2007
On Tuesday, Natasha Burns is holding a Virtual Vintage Prom on her blog. Why don't you join us? We all are breaking out our vintage prom dresses, shoes, corsages, photos, memorabilia, etc. and posting them on our blogs for the world to see. Beware of "bad hair" pics!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Yummy Stuffed Mushrooms
Thursday, November 08, 2007
But for those of us who unable to make it to Silver Bella, we have reason to celebrate as well! Thanks to Cerri and Heather (another pair of non-bellas) who dreamed and schemed and came up with an event for all of us who are left behind. It's called Joli Paquet and it starts tomorrow (11/9) right here. Those clever gals have rounded up some friends to create some pretty kits for us all to enjoy and from what I have seen so far they look amazing!
On another note in keeping with the Grateful Days Challenge, today I am grateful for the internet. I have met such wonderful friends from all over the world just by sitting here at my computer. That's pretty much mind-boggling when you think about it. I am constantly amazed at all the talented artists who I have met since I started my blog. I have learned so much everyone, laughed and cried with others, been a part of treasured moments that people have shared, etc. I never would have "met" any of them if it weren't for the information super-highway.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
You Are a Gingerbread House
A little spicy and a little sweet, anyone would like to be lost in the woods with you.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
In other news, I finished off my "secret project" and sent it on to the "secret project master." I'll let you know when I can spill the beans about it. As for my ongoing attempt at organizing, I have half the room finished - sort of. I say sort of because once the desk was cleared off I had to mess it up a bit to work on some creations. It does seem to be a vicious circle between dragging supplies out and putting them away again. I believe the key lies in becoming more disciplined at returning things back where they belong before starting a new project in order to avoid the disaster-zone effect that builds up. I usually avoid that step and then things get way out of hand. It's nice to hear that a lot of you have the same problem with keeping art things tidy.