Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Fabulous trims: velvet, pom pom, sequins, lace, rick rack, crochet...made me swoon...SO cute!!!Wallpaper!!! OHMYGOSH!!! Love it! little bits of lots of patterns...heaven!
Then, this...the actual swap piece: SO beautiful!!! And I make wedding cakes, so this now happily hangs in my kitchen.I adore this sweet little bird with his outrageous pink tail feather:Look at the dots on the cake...silver glass glitter!
As if AAAALLLLL that FABULOUSNESS wasn't enough, a 11x14 of The Recital, which I have drooled over since they introduced it to their stores. **gulp** It's even more wonderful in person! It is now hanging in my pale pink hallway, above black framed pictures of my girls. It looks like it was made to go there! And then, as if THAT wasn't enough...So, so sweet! A tiny house similar to one she did a while ago, that I gushed all ove on her blog!!! I adore it! It found a home in a little niche in my kitchem that used to have an intercom in it.
Well, obviously, I'm a happy girl. Jenny...you are truly amazing. You Rock!!! Thank you so much for everything, I love it ALL!!! I will swap anytime with you...especially if you're gonna be late!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
picture 2, left to right: Heidi at http://lournals.aol.com/?hwoodred/everyday-cookies/, Jessi at http://www.srappyjessi.blogspot.com/
picture 3 left to right: Julie at http://shabby-jules.blogspot.com/ and Wanda at http://wandamoi.blogspot.com/. The ATC is by Jenny at http://fatedfolliesstudio.blogspot.com...she/ made one for everyone in the swap! Nice bonus, hey?
I love swapping! Thanks so much, Heather! You rock the swaps, girl! Can't wait for the next one!!!
Okay, let's see...Here's a little peice I made reflecting my current mood. It's entitled Disheartened and I made it in my creative journal. I love trying to match my mood to my art. It helps me process, you know? The words at the bottom of the cage say "She sometimes felt disheartened". At the top, in the corner, it says "His affection for her soon sunk into indifference". I'm feeling a little bit "trapped" these days. Powerless, I guess, in certain areas of my life.
Soooo, enough moping, already!
On a more positive note...I have some of the BEST friends! Seriously! One of my dearest girlfriends just LOVES to give things to me. She's the one who gave me the red dogwood tree I blogged about a while ago. Just GAVE it to me! Well, she's gone and outdone herself! She has this wonderful husband who bought her a new camera for her birthday. An upgrade. She takes GORGEOUS photos of anyone that will let her, and even some who won't. So, she's got this new awesome camera, and guess what? She GAVE me her old one! Wouldn't let me pay her one penny for it!!! Actually, she is going to let me bake a cake for her son's dedication ceremony. Good deal, right? A camera for a cake!! Here it is:
LOVE IT!!! Well, I know I will when I figure it out! I don't know how to use the darn thing, so these pictures were actually taken with my faithful old Kodak. I've definitely gotta take some lessons from her. Thanks Cassandra! You are such a beautiful person and great friend! I am blessed by you...
Well, that's it for now. Have a great day!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Here's mine pre-decorating:
Oh, I wish you could see how pretty it is...and how UGLY it was before! It is really hard to take pictures in a small bathroom! The vanity and mirror are definitely on the dark side for me, but, 1. my husband likes dark wood and 2. that was the only one they had at Sam's Club. It was waaaaayyyy cheaper there, so we went for it. I haven't actually gotten around to decorating yet, but, I do love it! And that tub is FAB! Thanks for looking with me!!!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Li'l ol' me?
Oh my goodness...It seems as though I've been given an award. Gasp! I've never gotten one, never been tagged, or anything! So, please pardon my gushing from the microphone, here. I'd like to thank Margo at dningroomstudio for making this happen...(imagine me blowing kisses....)
Alright, alright. I'm done now. Seriously, I'm so thrilled. So, here it is...the Arte y Pico:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
4. The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.