Sunday, December 28, 2008

Grace and Unconditional love

My daughter's Grandmother Laura Lee passed away on Christmas Eve.
Her spirit of love and selflessness was that of a saint, seems like Jesus chose to lift her to Heaven
on the eve of his birth - I will miss her terribly but feel her so close now.
Candace created a tribute to this amazing lady::: another heart grabbing experience::::
Laura Lee has left so much of her goodness for me in my sweet Candace Laree.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Perfect day .....

:::::To catch up on my layouts:::: Yarn, starfish a little glue and of course inspiration from a photo I took at vignettes

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mini Marie

My newest diversion::: Shrinky Dink art Charms-
so fun and whimsical
I made this pretty little Lady
and am sending over to The BeeHive ::::::

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Saturday Afternoon:::::

I ventured upon the Artisan Alley craft fair in Coronado,
and I was instantly mesmerized ;)
My most favorite of all vendors was Tiziana Boccaletti
as she had the most beautiful, romantic felted scarves and cuffs.
I purchased one of each and encourage you to check out her etsy store

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

::::Circle Tree:::::

I decided to make a display for some of my jewelry pieces out of a Styrofoam tree.

There's just something about tree's, I love them in all shapes and sizes.
This is a fun and easy project all you need is a tree, Modge Podge, an old book, 2" circle punch
and some ink. I love Cat eye ink, its handy for aging paper.

Simply cut out your circles with the circle punch, cut them in half with scissors, ink them around the rounded edge and paste them on with Modge Podge.

I start at the very bottom and put the first row of halved circles upside down- this way we cover all the Styrofoam.After the first row is placed now apply the rest of the rows with the rounded edge pointing towards the floor- As you go along it's helpful to apply a thin layer of Modge Podge over the paper you have attached as well. When I came to the very top I cut a piece free hand to cover the tip- and also a large circle out of any paper you like for the base.
What's so great is you can decorate the tree with any type of push pin or Vintage pins, I also stuck needles through buttons;)