Monday, September 27, 2010

A Giveaway to share...

My Little Cupcake is having a luscious little giveaway for a new Bakearella cupcake book and one of her own little cupcake POP molds!! How exciting!! Check it out!


Saturday, September 25, 2010

A long hiatus and People I stalk...

Well all...I am back after a long break from blogging. Things have changed somewhat dramatically for me since my last post. I was in a accident a couple months ago and broke my arm sustaining some serious nerve damage in my wrist and hand. So needless to say, no creating anything for awhile:(. But I have enjoyed my continued blog surfing. My creative juices have no outlet, so I have been keeping myself happy and positive, I want to keep my blog more up to date!

So, one of my current obesessions is handstamped jewelry! Have you seen these precious pieces? They are affordable, customizable and loveable! Check out what I have been drooling for:

The Vintage Pearl offers a ton of lovely options, including this one. Can't you see your family names stamped on this little baby?

Or this adorable little number from sTuckintheCoop . I can barely stand the cuteness!!! See the names at the top of the "eggs?"

Now if you prefer a little custom for your wrist, check out this personalized quote cuff from Silver Bloom Studio . I would love this as a birthday gift!

And every woman needs a little shine for her lobes. These little handstamped birdies from Tiny Tokens Designs are perfectly portioned! Hmmm...I seem to have a thing for birds?

And lastly, lets not forget our guys. Check out this keyring from Jessica Rae Jewellery . I think the hubbs may get this for Father's Day!!!

So do a little searching of your own and I guarantee you will find the perfect personalized piece for whatever your needs! Take care friends...

Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things...


I love them and there is just something about a handful of beautiful vintage buttons that makes one wonder...where have they been? Did they adorn a lacey wedding dress or a itsy bitsy baby gown? Did they dance upon a lovely ladies high heeled slipper or did they clasp together the edges of a lovely mink stole...

I love the smooth feel and luminous color. My favorite of all are Mother of Pearl. All shapes and sizes! I have a lovely little collection that just make me happy to look at them!

I really enjoy seeing all of the wonderful treasures that many talented hands have made out of this incredible bauble. Enjoy some of my all time favorite snoops into others creative minds!!

Love this lovely, shiny bauble...

photo by lilfish on flickr
And goodness gracious...isn't this lovely??? A wonderful way to enjoy a bouquet all year long!

image courtesy of

And I would be tickled pink add this little beauty to my necklace collection!

Thanks for oohhing and aahhhing with me!


A Breather...

Sometimes ya just need a little break, so I took a month to deal with the craziness of the last month, but I am ready to dive into February!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all...

I know that today we are all spending time with those that we love, so I wanted to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas! See you soon.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Made It...Vintage Christmas Cone

I love the vintage richness of old text book pages. The yellow-brown tint of days gone bye and knowing that countless fingers have touched the very same pages I am (insert wistful sigh here...) So it goes with out saying that this is one of my favorite mediums to work with. In my every growing obession with creating Christmas decor this year (yikes!), I have come up with these fantastically vintage looking Christmas cones. But, how to keep them looking great for the years to come while stashed in the attic above??? My solution is Modge Podge! Get ready for my rockin' tutorial...

You will need:
vintage paper
cardstock (1 piece for each cone)
tulle, ribbon or some type of hanging material ( I used vanilla colored seam binding)
modge podge(hereafter known as MP)
glue (quick dry is best!)
foam brush
assorted embellies to "frost" your cones with
shred or filler for the cones

I wanted a set that spelled out JOY, so for my tutorial, I will be creating 3 cones. First you will need to create your cone shapes by rolling the paper and then using your glue, secure the cones closed. Tear your vintage paper into smallish pieces (different sizes and shapes are ok). Using your foam brush, apply the MP to the outside of the paper cone and working quickly begin applying the torn paper pieces. Work in small sections so your MP doesn't dry before your paper is applied. Cover the entire cone with paper and then add another layer of MP to the top for durability. Warning--try to use a little MP as possible to prevent wrinkling of the paper and cone. Less is more in this case. Set cones aside to dry and when dry, use punch a hole in either side of the cone for the hanger. Now as these don't weigh in very heavy, you could attach these to a LONG cut wide piece of ribbon and hang vertically. Hmmm...another tutorial is brewing in my head. Now comes the fun part---frosting your cone with embellies. I urge you to use some kind of edging material (lace, garland, trim) to cover your upper edge. I used some fabulous crepe paper ruffles that I whipped up and then inked (ya know I like my vintage fix!) and then attached them with glue (and I heart Fabri-tac.) I tied on my seam binding as my hangers. And now you get to frost them. I used some of my
Rosettes and some glittery letters and attached it all to the front. Then I filled them with some vintage paper shred
And viola` they are! They will be gracing my wall (or where I decide to put them on display) for years to come thanks to my MP!

Let me know what you think!!!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Need a little hamster help this Christmas?

Score! Looking for the Zhu Zhu hamster?? Then check out this Girlz A Soul Sista giveaway!! I entered and am crossing my hopeful little fingers!