Saturday, July 23, 2011

A recent visit to my childhood home and farm had my little friend taking photos. I thought these were great....see what you think?
Interesting perspective.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tree Swings!

This is the same swing I spent many hours flying on when I was a little girl....still works for my little girl!

"The door to wisdom swings on hinges of common sense and uncommon thoughts."


Thursday, July 21, 2011


Had to share this photo of my little friend....I loved it!

"A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes;
a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs;
an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all...he is walking on them."
-Leonard Levinson

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Somerset Life Published My Coin Necklaces!

They published my coin purse necklaces!  The most recent publication of "Somerset Life" has featured my jewelry!  Yippee!

 My coin necklaces were featured alongside another artist that I admire greatly.....
Lisa Super!  Check out her blog as well.
 The photo on the right are my goodies and the photo on the left are creations by Lisa.

 Cynthis Levens combined our art into a delightful article.  

Thrilled to be a part of Somerset Life!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

100 Proof Press Design #5!

Packaging is mucho important to me!  As many of you know I am a freak for collecting, purchasing and giving all kinds of junk.  

My Rules of Packaging:
1.  Put small items in a beautiful cello bag.
(less than .10 a piece)
2.  Put an attractive paper topper on the bag.
(this can be created with scrap paper and a clever stamp)

I used a hanger stamp from 100 Proof Press
Added a cute little catch phrase, "Hang With Me".  
Stapled it to a playing card. 

3.  The MOST IMPORTANT rule of packaging is to keep it inexpensive!

A great stamp on scrap paper with a playing card stapled to a cello bag fits all criteria. 

What Great Packaging Does:

1.  Ups the value of your goods.
2.  Creates a branding image for yourself.
3. Looks awesome!
4. Makes a simple little inexpensive treasure found at a yard sale a cute little gift for a friend.

STAMPS from 100 Proof Press and great for packaging!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

100 Proof Press Design #4!

It is a needle keeper!  Had some rather drab khaki/brownish felt that needed something fun to emerge from it....naturally, I thought pig.  Simple outline from a cookie cutter with a fold on the booty side.
But, essence of most needle work is a pretty, yet fitting thimble.  Stamped this lovely on a piece of muslin and appliqued it on the pig. 

Made some simple pages from cream felt...everything with a neat little blanket stitch around the edge.  
And, a pearl button tail!

This is a wonderful thimble stamp at 100 Proof Press #3695-N!

Thimble stamp....LOVE IT!