Saturday, May 23, 2009


I have been busy dying cupcake liners and coffee filters for a day of play with my friends Cammy and Hope. We plan on making garlands inspired by this creative person.

I have them all stacked in my studio and I'm just loving the combination of colors and the texture of the stacks. They look so pretty.

I love all colors, but there is something about these particular shades that just does me in every time.

These beautiful stacks and my weakness for cupcakes are the inspiration for my latest creation.

A crown fit for a Queen.....or Countess for that matter.

I used decorative paper, pages from an old cookbook, German glass glitter, and vintage trinkets. Cupcake liners and coffee filters even found their way into the mix. There are so many things you can do with liners and filters---very versatile.

I had loads of fun with this one, and pretty happy with how it turned out.

Now, I'm anxious to get to my studio for the next project.

Hmmm, what will the next project be? A fairy? A wand? Posie Pocket or another crown?

I don't know---what ever suits my fancy at the time. You never know what is going to inspire you tomorrow.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Another day of spelling bee competition at school. This time it was Jacob's turn!! He did it!
Jacob won second place for 3rd grade! HIP HIP HOORAY!
It was quite a show down between him and the little girl who one 1st place. They tied twice and then, Jacob was given the word rhombus. The h stumped him---easily done---if you didn't already know it was there, how would you know? You definitely can't hear it when you say it---right?

We are so proud of you buddy, you did an amazing job today---congratulations!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Day

Presenting the fourth grade spelling bee champion----Abby!!
She was one of ten kids in the whole 4th grade who participated yesterday at school. She said she was nervous, but we couldn't tell. Abby looked calm, cool and collected. David and I , on the other hand, were not so much. Our hearts were racing and our palms were sweaty!
I am not one to speak in front of large crowds, so seeing her up there so composed and at ease made me so glad she didn't get that gene from me!
The look on her face when she realized she won was priceless----one I will remember for a long long time....
Abigail, congratulations Sweetie, we are so proud of you!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Not me!
I planted this rose in the garden yesterday and just had to share it with you! David and I found it at the nursery on Friday and just had to give it a home on our patio.
It is a Florabunda called Hot Cocoa. The color is simply amazing----it is a chocolaty color that stands out amongst the crowd. I'm not one to usually be drawn to the reds and oranges in the garden but I fell in love with this one, it make s me happy.
It is a vigorous grower with excellent disease resistance so I look forward to many seasons with this beauty in my garden.

Have you planted anything new in your garden that makes you smile?
Happy Monday to you all!

PS.... thank you, thank you, thank to my friend Hope for the beautiful header. I love it!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Have a
"flower" of a day

with the ones you love most......

I know I will!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


It has been raining for days and days----we need the rain, but I am looking forward to the happy sun shining down on my face.
But, in the mean time........

I'm in my studio making more of these.
Happy day my friends!