Thursday, July 28, 2011

~~My Artwork is Mentioned on the Cover of a Magazine~!~!

~~August 5th.... Mark it on your calendar~!  This is when the next issue of Creating Vintage Charm  will be available.  I was informed last night that my art work (vintage beach themed shadowbox) was not only mentioned on the cover, but will be included as a tutorial on how to create your own! Cannot wait to see it in print~~~

Sunday, July 17, 2011

~Journals, Journals, and MORE Journals~



Time to really set my mind to creating for the Heavenly Scents Herb Farm Summer Faire coming up the last weekend in August. With 95+ degree temperatures predicted this week, it's yet another good reason to stay indoors and make hay while the sun shines~ Right now I am concentrating on some altered journals which always sell well. And hey, if they don't sell, it will help pad my Etsy shop for the holidays, right? Always have to look on the bright side!

Monday, July 11, 2011

~~~I Won a Blog Giveaway!~~~

                            This metal keepsake box held everything inside. It smelled wonderful!
                                        I think Bowie Cat also likes the smell of French Lavendar
                                                            Handwritten note from Stacey
                                                      Lavendar flower sachet, and soap
                          Iron Fleur-de-lis, jewelry elements, beautiful fabric remnants, and ephemera

I RARELY win anything. Try as I might, I always seem to be left out in the cold when it comes to giveaways. Well not this time!.  Stacey of ArtSnark's Artifacts blog  recently travelled to Paris (lucky!) and was kind and thoughtful enough to remember her blog readers, and set up a blog giveaway when she returned. It sounds like she had an amazing trip with her family, and as the winner of her giveaway, I received some amazing French finds . Stacey how did you know my favorite scent is French Lavendar? Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

~~Putting My Great Finds to Use~~

Remember when I posted (bragged) about the good deals scored at the Peacock Antiques warehouse sale and the out of the way antiques store a few weeks ago?  The frames have been calling me, and I've put them to good use housing some handmade collages I've made.  The one piece I also included some of the antique hardware I was lucky enough to find.  I'm getting (frantically) ready for the Heavenly Scent Herb Farm Summer Faire I do every August, so 2 more pieces down,  several more to go~~~!