Friday, June 6, 2014

The Surgery Is Over & My Shops Are Open Again

Hey Party People,
It's been a week since I had my gall bladder removed. The surgery was a success & I'm starting to feel like a normal human being again. Well, normal to me that is. HA! Dave has taken excellent care of me & I am a lucky lady to have someone so awesome in my world. 
I had big plans for things to do while I was recovering but I was in a lot of pain & my plans were squashed. I ended up reading a lot & watching quite a bit of TV instead. After 5 years of gall bladder issues with the last 4 months being pure hell, I am so relieved to be done with the surgery. Every day I feel a little better & I look forward to being totally healed. Etsy shops are open again & I've got a lot of new ideas floating around in my head so that means new cards, new art & big things coming. 

A few days ago I went on walkabout in the yard & took some pictures. I couldn't get upstairs to the craft room (nor did I feel up to it) so I got creative taking pictures. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shop Update

Hello there,
I just wanted to let everyone know that my both of my Etsy shops & my Big Cartel shop will be closed 5/28/14 until 6/8/14. I'm having surgery & will be taking some time off while I'm  recovering. I hope to be back in action on the 8th & I plan to feel good enough to take this business of mine to a whole new level.  Thank you for your interest, I really appreciate it. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Trash & Treasure Sale

Greetings & Salutations,
This weekend was the Trash & Treasure sale in Presque Isle, Maine. On Saturday I went with my fab friends, Erin & Toni. We had a blast & it was so nice to spend the afternoon with these awesome ladies. I found these treasures on Saturday.....
More Shiny Brite ornaments for my collection

I love my "new" Fisher Price barn. It looks like someone enjoyed playing with it for many years & that makes me happy. I have so many great memories of playing with my Fisher Price toys when I was a kid. That reminds me, I need to ask my Mom where those are.
I noticed quite a bit of stuff that my sweet husband might like so we went back on Sunday.  We stopped at Tim Horton's for a coffee on the way there & spent the afternoon looking around at all the cool stuff people were selling. I had to exercise restraint & not buy every single thing I wanted since we're going to be moving cross country. It wasn't easy but I pulled it off. The less we have to move the better.
This binder was FULL of button cards. 

I wanted to buy every single one

I wish I had bought some of these. I think they would look great in a big jar

Vintage Avon soaps

A metal doll house with all the furniture & of course Red Rose tea figurines

These are my treasures that I brought home with me on Sunday. 

We had to have the Beavis bobble head. I love the napkin holder & how awesome is this camera?

This pink elephant is from Avon & it was made in the 60's. This little metal car is my new favorite thing in the world. I've always wanted mugs like this so I'm pleased as punch that I found them. The little plates are so tacky that I had to buy them. One has the Tower Of Pisa on it & the other has landmarks in London, England. They're fabulous little kitschy souvenirs from someones vacations. I couldn't pass up the Life Saver bank or Marge Simpson. It wouldn't be right if I didn't give these treasures a home. Would it?
It was an excellent weekend & I hope yours was great as well. TTFN.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I've Got Your Cabin Fever....Right Here

Cabin fever has officially meandered into my world. As I type this I see slow flurries. Instead of kvetching about the weather (okay....along with, not instead) I've found some ways to pass the time. 

I would love to say that I did this is photoshop but I've never mastered that. This involved cutting the photo, gluing it to cardboard, taping it to a wooden skewer & sticking it in the snow in front of a tunnel that Dave dug in a pile of snow. Use of time productively spent, I'd say.
       I made snow people, complete with a coconut bra.

                          I bought crafty supplies online.
I entered to win one million dollars by naming a bag of potato chips. I hope I win.
I cleaned up a huge mess of beads that my cat Fiona decided to knock off of my work table

     I created some art & worked in my Smash Book
     I've looked at far too much of this white, cold stuff.
         I even helped rake the snow off of the roof
I received the wonderful gift of sunshine....even if it didn't last very long

And last but not least......the squirrels are appreciating the snacks we leave out for them
If you happen to live somewhere that is warm & your days are filled with sunshine, I'm happy for you. Someday it will be Spring here & I will welcome it with open arms when it finally arrives.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My New Crafty Addiction- Altered Vintage Slide Magnets

A few months ago I found these awesome vintage aluminum slide holders on Etsy. I just had to buy them because the creative possibilities were endless. They are the coolest things EVER! I have slide holders that are made of paper & some are metal/aluminum but they don't even compare to these treasures. This set came with super thin glass slides that pop into the slide holders, perfect for mini artwork or magnets. I chose to make magnets, lots & lots of magnets. I've been having a blast creating magnets that range from sweet, insightful, downright audacious & full of sass. 

If you would like to check out some of the magnets I've made that are for sale now, you can find them in this section of my shop. Thank you for reading & I wish you a great day.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

*****24 Hour Coupon Code Alert****

                         ****Coupon Code Alert****
For the next 24 hours, use the coupon code HAPPYTHURSDAY to save 25% off your entire order (shipping not included.) This offer expires tomorrow (2/21/14) at 3:00 pm so be sure to get your shopping done before then so you can save some sweet cash. 
Altered Art


Altered Coffee Pots

Altered Scrabble Tiles

Beaded keychains/purse charms

Collage Art
There is a lot more to choose from so be sure to head over to my shop in the next 24 hours to save 25% with the coupon code HAPPYTHURSDAY. Have fun shopping.