Saturday, February 28, 2009

Another Shop Update...

As promised here is another shop update.

I would like to thank every one's kind words regarding my photo/place card holder I made for my friends wedding. She LOVES them, too! I have decided to add them to my shop. I can make the ribbon any color you would like. I will do a quantity discount if you would like these as favors for your own wedding. Please contact me for pricing.

Yep, that is a picture from my wedding, 10 1/2 years ago.

I also made a cupcake with vanilla icing and a cherry on top. I guess the other night when I made the cake I had a sweet tooth. =P

There is glittery sugar all over the whole cupcake.Thanks so much for stopping by!

Grosgrain: Blushing Buttercream Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrain: Puss Ann Guest GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrain: Anthropolification Boyer Cream Cardi GIVEAWAY!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Shop Update....

Birthday Collection
I have decided to create (or shall I say finish) a birthday collection.
These are the new items I have added to my shop today.


Ice Cream Cone

Small Polka Dot Present

Large Swirly Present

This picture is to show the difference in size between the large and small presents.

And finally, the party hat.

I am hoping to have another shop update tomorrow....I have been busy. =D

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


On Sunday I went shopping with my friend, Tina, for her wedding dress and my bridesmaid dress. We found our dresses. This is the bridesmaid dress that I will be wearing. The color is champagne. The photo here I took from the David's Bridal website seems more white, but it really isn't.More detail.So I got to work today and made a place card holder. I realized today the 3-tier wedding cake that I make is too small to add a place card to. I decided to make one larger. Well, the top tier looked silly. So finally after many attempts at figuring out the sizing this is what I came up with. A 2 tier cake with a bow on top. It measures 1 1/8 inches tall (before bow) and 1 1/4 wide. The ribbon on the cake I made is closer to the color of my dress.

So what do you think? Would you like to receive these as a favor at a wedding?

Monday, February 23, 2009


Today Monarchdancer included me in this cute treasury. Go here to check it out. Thank you for including my wedding cake ornament.The funny thing is I was just talking about this ornament with my friend yesterday. She is getting married in July and I am her only bridesmaid. We went dress shopping yesterday. As my gift to her, I am making her favors. She really likes the 3 tier wedding cakes. I am going to make them into place card holders that will double as photo holders. Can't wait to see how they turn out. My friend also told me that her wedding cake is going to look like my wedding cake! I am soooo flattered.

It seems that blogger has decided to remove anonymous followers. The are still following, but they are not included in the number on the left sidebar. I was a bit depressed that the number went down around 20 followers in the matter of a hour. NUTS. I am very grateful for all of my followers and would love it if you would follow me publicly.

*edited to add: I thought I was following everyone publicly and it turns out it switched to private, so please check your settings.

Also, don't forget that I am giving away this necklace over here. Today there seemed to be a blogger problem with leaving comments (the word verifier would not load). It should be fixed now. The giveaway ends on 2/27.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

How cute!

Over at Play is the Thing, she is giving away this ruffler dress.
Perfect for summer.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cherry Blossoms Necklace Giveaway!

I have joined a new etsy group called the Eclectic Artisans Team (EART Team). We are having a huge giveaway over on our blog. The giveaways started a couple days ago, but there is still time to enter each one because winners are being selected 7 days from the start date of each giveaway. Each day we are highlighting a new shop and giving something away. I am giving away one of my Cherry Blossom Necklaces. So if you didn't win this necklace a couple weeks ago, you may win this time. To enter to win my necklace go over here and follow the instructions.

Do NOT leave your entry here on my blog.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Treasuries

To celebrate FAM's 1st Birthday Bash, Original Cyn Studios created this yummy treasury.
Go on over here to check it out. Do it quick, because it expires on Saturday afternoon.

Thank you for including my pink cupcake ornament.
KimsCustomGifts created this pretty one. Go on over here to check it out. This one also expires on Saturday afternoon.

Thank you for including my Cora Paige Pink Daisy Necklace.

Lets do lunch....

How does a BLT and some potato chips sound?My mom stumbled upon this giveaway and forwarded it to me. I would love to win this for her, so she can make this for my daughter.
This pattern is being given away by Beansprout Creations on Friday. You should really go check out her blog because there are some adorable patterns.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Joaquin Phoenix

I am not sure if you have seen this yet. What happened to Joaquin Phoenix?
How bizarre. I know he quit acting, but OMG!

This is him 3 years ago on Letterman....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tea Party

I am feeling a bit hungry.

Lets have a tea party!

Here are some calorie free felt goodies we should have.

  1. BAKERY SWEETS - Cinnamon Rolls, Sugar Cookies, Sprinkles, Spatula, Hot Pad, and Baking Sheet (Patterns and Instructions) by buggabugs
  2. Marshmellow Bunnies by smollerup
  3. Sweet Chocolate Gift Set PDF Felt Pattern by julyhobby
  4. The Ultimate Party Favors - COCO DREAMS COLLECTION Cupcakes and Sugar Cookies by SugarChicBaby
  5. ICE CREAM SHOP - Felt Food Pattern - Banana Split, Brownie Sundae, Cone by LittleCrickets
  6. 6 Inch Strawberry Felt Cake by onenonly88
  7. Box of Felt Cookies with Beading by hondamom
  8. Princess Tea Party Pattern PDF (Tea cup and pot) by julyhobby

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mamalicious Monday

What I have learned this week.
Life is short so please,

Planes don't drop from the sky!?!?
(at least they usually don't)

I live in Buffalo, NY and have been in shock since I first heard the news that Flight 3407 crashed. I decided that I wasn't going to turn on news coverage in front of my 7 year old son. I don't want him afraid of flying or to freak out every time he sees a plane overhead. How do you explain to a 7yr old what happened? We have planes flying over our home all the time. My husband grew up a couple streets from the airport. I worked in a hotel by the airport for years. I do not know anyone personally who died in the crash. I do know people who are directly effected because they new people who died. One of my husband's friends lost 3 of his co-workers in the crash.

Today is the launch of the Cora Paige's Playground Fundraiser on Etsy. I have made this sweet little daisy necklace. I am donating 100% of the proceeds directly to the Cora's Playground Fund. When you click on the button it takes you to all the shops participating in the fundraiser. Please grab the button and put it on your blog to spread the word.

Click here to learn more about mamalicious monday.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Birthday FAM!

It has been a year since the birth of FAM, fabulous artistic moms. To celebrate we are having a party!
Here are the rules....
1) Visit one or more of the shops below and look for the cupcake hidden (like the one above) or the text "FAM Birthday" in their listings.

2) Post a comment on the fam blog, here. with the listing URL (http://...) where you found the cupcake, your name, and your e-mail address. The game runs from February 15-21, 2009. A list of winner will be posted on the blog.

Would you like an extra entry?
1)Visit a different shop and find another cupcake! Post an additional comment below with the listing URL (http://...) where you found the cupcake, your name, and your e-mail address. You may leave up to 5 entry comments for finding cupcakes!

2)For every item purchased from one of the shops listed below, from February 15-21, you will get an extra entry. Simply post an additional comment with the transaction URL link with your name and e-mail address.

Where do you LOOK for these cupcakes?
5littlemonkeys -
Annie Howes Keepsakes -
Apple Blossom Designs -
Apple Loves Orange -
BrassHussy -
Cat's Cradle Creations -
Crochet by Momma J -
CuteAndSweet -
DoubleDippedSweets -
earth baby boutique -
Ellie's Creations -
Giggleberry Creations -
GingerKittyDesigns -
Haberheartwork -
Handmade by Andrea Baker -
Huggabears -
ImagineThatArt -
ImagineThatInc -
JensenBeachBeads -
Klymyshyn Design -
LJDesignPhoto -
LJDesignCards -
Macaroni and Glue -
Michon -
MOCKFROGjewelry -
MoMo's Bows -
New England Quilter -
Nicole's Homemade Treats -
OhMandie -
PaintPuddles -
PickleJuice -
Sensationally Sweet-
Skinner Studio -
Stonecafecreations -
TenderHeart Babies -
Teton Cocoa Company-
TinyStorm -
Tisa's Creations -

So what can you win?
Giggleberry Creations - Unisex fabric banner
Whimsical Creations - Cupcake Ornament & Birthday Hat Ornament
Annie Howes Keepsakes - DIY Scrabble Pendant kit w/tutorial
Apple Loves Orange - 5 photo gift tags in "Black"
Tender Heart Babies - FAM Princess Bank
Michon - freshwater pearl earrings
DoubleDippedSweets - Turtle Caramel Apple, your choice of nuts!
Handmade by Andrea Baker - The Oogly Friend - Snowflake
Crafts by Carer - Crochet Top Kitchen Towel
ChamberryCherryDesigns -personalized cosmetic makeup bag
BerryCreek Soaps - Monkey Farts Scented Aloe Vera Soapsicle
Crochet by Momma J - Sachet Pillow
Sweeet Pickles Pottery - Little Dish many uses
Elegant Snobbery - 8 x 8 Chocolate and Roses Cupcake Print
ImagineThat Art and Imagine That Inc. - Original Design with Artisan Handmade Beads Necklace
Ravishing Jane - Plum Striped Earrings
GingerKittyDesigns -Pearl bead bracelet and earrings set
Skinner Studio - Red Cherry - Chiyogami and Resin Necklace
Alphabulous - Iron on patch, letter or number and bookmark of their choosing
LJ Design Photo - 5x5 photo and 4 gift cards of a cupcake
Macaroni and Glue - A Hint of Shimmer - Boxed Set of 10 Flat Notes
Oh Mandie - Sugar - Whimsy Earrings
New England Quilter - Pink Fabric Coiled Basket
TheTieDyeGirl and TheSewingChic - $20 gift cards
Mock Frog Jewelry - bakelite necklace w/ black satin ribbon, ball chain
Valerie's Gallery - Blue and Green Felted Wool Bowl
KlymyshynDesign - Aqua Thread Earrings
Huggabears - butterfly and flower totebag
Haberheartwork - Glass pendant with ballchain necklace
Kims'c Custom Cards and Gifts - One free item from my store (excluding printing services), winner's choice Sensationally Sweet - 1/2 pound chocolate assortment
TheBrassHussy - Brass Musical Swirls with Green Filigree Capped dangles - Earrings
Sweet Pickles Pottery - Fleur de Lis Wine Bottle Stopper
PickleJuice - 3 Hand Hooked Wool Flowers-spring colors
Bear River Photo Greetings - Premade Photo Greeting card design
Tiny Storm - Pair of earrings in the Czech glass color of the winner's choice.
Memory Books and More - Card
Pumpkin Pea - A Pair of Flower Duo
Spare Time Crafts - First Aid Etui boxes
Nicole's Homemade Treats - Peppermint Chunks (1/2 lb.) & Rocky Road (1/2 lb.)

Please do NOT leave your comments
here on my blog to enter.
You have to enter on the FAM blog.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love Birds

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cora Paige

This sweet little Daisy necklace I made was inspired by the life of Cora Paige. It is made with polymer clay and in the center of the daisy is a pink Swarovski Crystal. The pendant comes on a length of ribbon you can tie in a bow. This sweet little girl's memory will live on at Cora's Playground at Grace Community Church in Newton, Kansas. I will donate 100% of the proceeds directly to the Cora's Playground fund.

I would like to thank Joy's Hope for coming up with such a fabulous idea to help the Mac's out. Daydreams by Design and sara & abraham collaborated together to create and donate this sweet blog button. It links directly to all items that are being sold on
Etsy to raise funds for The Cora Playground.

You can grab the code over at Joy's Hope and spread the news.

The winner is...

And the winner of the necklace is....minishoes. I have sent you an e-mail.

I would like to take the time to thank everyone who entered my giveaway! I never imagined that so many people would enter. There were 336 total entries! Holey Moley!! I have had fun hopping around the bloggy caravan and meeting people from all over the world.
I will definitely participate next year.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Every little bit helps

I follow and read many blogs. Through PamperingBeki's blog, I learned of the story of Baby Cora and her struggle with cancer. It broke my heart on Sunday when I found out baby Cora passed away. I can't imagine the pain the family is going through right now. All I can do is hug my babies.

To honor Cora's memory her parents are constructing a playground and are accepting donations to help with the project. Also an etsy shop, Joy's Hope is donating 100% of her proceeds from each sale of her Messy Flower headbands/pins to the Cora playground.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cupcake Giveaways

I have to share the Cupcake Extravaganza going on over at Mammalicious Finds.
Cupcake Extravaganza!

Here are the fabulous sponsors:

Mamalicious Monday

So for the past 2 weeks I have written about my daughter. I have decided to write about my son this week. He is 7 and LOVES Bakugan. For those who don't know what Bakugan are, they are little balls with a magnet in the bottom and when they hit metal they spring open and stick to the metal. Santa was very generous with the Bakugan this year. So what does a kid do with that many Bakugan? This is what mine does....

And he is very proud of his creation. =D

Click here to learn more about Mamalicious Monday!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway, here.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Treasury Fun

I was included in a treasury made by my friend Jenn. This was her first treasury and I think she did a fabulous job. Thank you Jenn for including my children's flower bracelet. Go on over here to check it out the treasury. Do it quick because it expires on Tuesday.

While you are over there you should check out Jenn's shop, mouserkinsmagic.
I have these cards and I LOVE them!! Beautiful artwork!

I bought some of her ACEO's for Valentine's for my nieces, mom & sister this year.

Grosgrain: Opera House Glove and Caplet GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hearts for Tuesday

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Have to share....

My friend Jennifer posted this on her blog and I had to share.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mamalicious Monday

On Saturday my husband and my son went over to a friend's house. They left when I put my daughter down for a nap. When Lily woke up she was pretty upset that daddy & on (how she says Ian) were gone. We had a mommy and me day. She grabbed her 2 stuffed bedtime care bears and handed me the big one and kept the baby one for herself. We sat side by side on the floor with our care bears in our laps. Lily was so excited we were both wearing our pink pajamas and our pink slippers. We held hands and watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (again). Lily was so adorable. Every few minute she would look up and me and smile. What a fun mommy and me day.

Click here to learn more about Mamalicious Monday!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway, here.
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