Friday, November 30, 2007
I'm sure those of you who bake for Christmas (me? no, I just enjoy the eating part!) have already started on your holiday goodies. So in honor of all you baking goddesses here's your free Friday image. Have fun! Stay warm and hope your weekend is grand!!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Then one thing that helped is my soul sister, and painter extraordinaire, Liz Miller of Artful Endeavors in Raleigh, NC, sent me a photo of a recent painting she had entered in the state fair this year. She won Best of Show! Of course for me she's always been Best of Show and I'm proud to say that many, many years ago, I was one of her students. And speaking of students, not only did Liz win a ribbon but several of her students won ribbons also! Quite an accomplishment I'd say! Congratulations to you all!
And then I have admit to having way to much fun creating this new collage sheet. I call it Shabby Christmas. Cut them out and use as tags, or add them to your holiday artwork. I'm working on some more similar to this one and you can find it now (and at least one more, if not several, to come as soon as possible) in my store under Holiday Collage Sheets, along with a lot of other Christmas-y collage sheets and tag sheets.
This is what I call Shabbylicious!!
Friday, November 23, 2007
I know so many people have a long holiday weekend and isn't that marvelous! Ours is being spent finally painting our dingy old hallway...and heavens that silly hallway has six doors. SIX! I told my dh that it is certainly way to many for one hallway and how wonderful it was that he decided I should be the one to paint the doors, and the stair bannister's and handrail. See how sweet he is to me. ;-)
Such a busy day, I almost forgot to post an image!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
This swap was for an ebay group of altered book addicts ;-) I belong too. What is interesting about this swap is we actually have guidelines to do an altered page, front and back, with correct placement of holes, of either a 5x7 or 6x6 size. Then once you collect enough of these pages, you put together your own altered book! And because you have to follow the guidelines for the exact placement of the holes you know it will all come together in book form, waiting for you to bind it in whatever fashion you choose. Quite cool eh?
So I did my page as a pocket and here it is!
My first swap! Ever. :-)
Front (see the holes to the left?)
Large surprise tag in the pocket.
I hope everyone had a marvelous Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Denaz says, "My passion is combining old with new and reinventing jewelery. I am also a real magpie when it comes to colour and I like to think I add a bit of magic to everything I make!" She is and she does! Mixing vintage with new to create her special magic, Denaz even waved her wand over me. I never thought I would like pink and orange together...until I met this special lady.
You know Christmas is coming......buy that very special someone a very special gift from England! Take a trip over to her Etsy Store joyandjewels to see some of her magical offerings! She is a joy to do business with and her shipping from the UK is very reasonable.
Monday, November 19, 2007
My friend Amy of Razz Pizazz Boutique is having a giveaway over on her blog and you need to run, not walk, over there and leave a post so that you can be entered to win one of her fabulous notecard or pocket and tags package!
Her work is gorgeous and if you win you'll find yourself very happy to have one of these beautiful packages. :-) I promise!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Aren't they cute! Created by Design Team member Kim Newberg of ImagesbyKim from one of the two new Choose Your Own offerings at Shabby Cottage Studio. These are the Petitie Giftie Bags that you customize by choosing your own paper design from our growing selection. Absolutely perfect for ATC's!
And what about this?! A sample of the new double sided papers also of the Choose Your Own at Shabby Cottage Studio. Now you can customize your own papers!
I posted about these yesterday, but being goofy with a head cold, Iforgot to post pictures and we all know how much more fun it is to look at pictures than read text. ;-)
And of course I haven't forgotten it's TGIF. Here in our mountain area of Tennessee we had our first snow flurries yesterday. They didn't stick, and today you'd never know they visited, but in honor of those that came and went I give you your freebie image of the week.
Everyone have a great weekend! Hard to believe next week is Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
First is Petite Giftie Bags and you get to choose what paper you want it printed on. As of right now you have 37 choices of paper designs with more being added often. When you put this bag together it is adorable and just the right size for ATC's, small gifts, money, candy etc.... Once you're on the product page click on Gift Bag Ideas to see what my wonderfully talented design team has come up with for their first project and to get your muse juice stirrin'!
The second item are my new Double Sided Papers. And you get to choose your design for each side! Again you have 37 choices right now with more coming. It's like creating your own paper and the possibilities are delicious! And the prices are great!
So both these items are just like being able to create your own product to your taste! How cool is that?
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Of course I worked hard too, and earned my money with faux finishes, painting walls, painting and staining unfinished furniture, sewing valances, that sort of thing. A few weeks ago she found these chairs I had in the basement I bought to recover and put in the shop...when I had a shop, but never got around to it. She bought them from me and I agreed to recover them as part of the price. (She drives a hard bargain, yessiree).
I love chairs and have spent years buying old ones no one loved anymore and making them into new ones that someone else could love. Depending on the chair, sometimes I would paint them with a decorative motif and sometimes I would paint and skirt them. Often times I combined the two and painted, skirted and then painted a motif on the fabric. This chair is just skirted. We loved the old paint finish so much and it went perfect in the room it was planned for we left it alone.
Didn't it turn out pretty in her red painted breezeway! So feminine and flirty!We're just about to the end now. I think....oh, wait, she wants me to recover the lampshade on that desk, oh and yeah, we do have another chair just like this one she wants done for her bedroom. And then the other night she did call all excited because she finally figured out what she wanted to do to the old fireplace mantel she bought off me...she wants me to paint roses and vines and leaves...... before Christmas...........
Well, we'll get there yet.......I think. ;-)
Friday, November 9, 2007
We have this rooster in the neighborhood who doesn't realize he's not supposed to crow all day long, every day. Lately I haven't heard him and this morning I was wondering if it's because my windows are finally shut for the season and storm windows are in place.....or if someone got tired of listening to Mr. Rooster. So on that note I leave you with your TGIF image.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
or a wonderful box for a precious altered book! ;-)
As soon as I opened the delivery box I fell in love with this paper mache house .
And the ideas just began popping so of course I had to save one for myself! ;-)
I've started adding Christmas themed Collage Sheets and digital collage Christmas Cards for those of you who plan ahead.
So stop on by the store and and check out the What's New Category for some more fun altering goodness!
Friday, November 2, 2007
(so talented for her age!)
Well the year is fast approaching it's end and hard to believe the time has come so soon, but then, I say that every year. :-) I know I'll blink and it will be the day after Thanksgiving and we'll all be complaining about how much we ate, but boy oh boy, wasn't it delicious and worth every bite?!
So in honor of fast approaching turkey day I give you your weekly image. Enjoy and have safe and happy weekend!