Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Forgive me if you hear me squeal, lol... I usually don't do the whole pinch me, I must be dreaming thing.. but this news is too good not to share at the top of my lungs and with plenty of smilies ;) LOL.

I was asked to be a part of "Donna Salazar Designs Design Team 2011-2012" My first Manufacturer DT gig! I am so honored, excited and ready to get to work! We have spent the last few days getting to know each other a bit.. Here is the link to the announcement on her blog  Donna Salazar  and you can get links to their blogs and read their amazing bios!
What a great, exciting and fun year this will be.

Donna Salazar Designs 2011-2012 Design Team:

USA Peeps:

Audrey Petit

Cheryl Waters

Jennifer Priest

Karen Taylor

Kim Faucher

Natasha Narajo Aguirre

Sarah Mulanix

Wendy Morris

International Peeps:

Jessy Christopher

Kim Sonsken

Monika Martinson

and a new position to a very talented young man. We will be seeing quite a bit of him doing great things in this industry, I imagine!

Mentorship Program:

Drew Scott

such an amazing day.  Donna creates great designs and products for GCD designs, Clearsnap and Spellbinders  so it will be an opportunity to work with these great products and get to know these companies as well. Thanks so much for the opportunity Donna!



in seeing a layout???  My handsome hubby graces this page for a current layout I did . Its so rare to get Jon in any type of pictures. THe minute a camera goes his way, he either leans out of the way, or does something goofy! ;) So the other day, when he asked me to take some photos of him , I was very happy.  Now if only I could get him to give me one of his relaxed crooked smile... thats the one that won me over ;)
I used some stuff from March Studio Calico kit which is filled with a ton of MME new line as well as Cosmo Cricket and American Crafts.
The title is letters added to a stamped image (Donna Salazar Designs) Her stamps are so amazing.. have such even coverage and have matching Spellbinders dies to boot!!!
I misted some chipboard stars with a combination of smooch sprays by Clearsnap and Tattered Angels . I used some of the stars with the misted side up and turned some around which made a cool misted border effect!!
Be back soon with a fun announcement ;)

Monday, March 14, 2011

pretty birdie

image courtesy of Graphics Fairy...she shares gorgeous free images... just remember if you take one to please give them credit... Love this site.. so many wonderful vintage shabbilicious images... and my blog header and background is from them too

Sharing this card I made using the birdie image... printed onto lightweight cardstock and then distressed for an aged affect.
Love this little birdie bringing its Valentine ;)
Birdies and blue.. two of my faves... thanks for looking ;)  Now head over, check out her images and play along.. I would love to see what you create


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hello my friends

Can you smell it yet? Spring is in the air.... the fresh earth, rainy dew drops gathering on the leaves... ahhh I love love love Spring so much.... muddy boots and all ;)  and of course, this inspires me inside the studio as well.... lots of projects being created... using greens, pinks and flowers and lace... whats a Parisian loving, shabby layered gal to do?.. How bout create some cards... ;)
and since I've been doing many projects that I cannot yet share, I will leave you with the latest round of inspiration by me ... Happy Spring... enjoy that extra hour of daylight for those that honor Daylight Savings...

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Color Combos Galore 181

is up... I love these soft spring like colors...

and here is my take on it...

I'll be back later on with some promised pics of my re decorated studio ;)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

March may have

come in like a lamb but I have been some what of a lion lately ;)  Grumpy beans, I've been... working hard to re decorate my studio and it takes all my physical and creative energy.. whew.. lol
I am almost done and 1/2 way re decorated my family room as well ....I'll add some pics here when I get it all complete.. so excited... its eclectic, vintage, Parisian, messy, artsy me... and I finally cannot wait to get in it and be creative...
I now have it set so whether Im crafty, scrapbooking, sewing or oil painting... I can do it all in my pretty little studio... Now if only I could move the computer/office stuff ... then I would have taken over the entire room HA! ;)
Sharing this layout of my little fella... I think he was around 5 or 6 months here... what a chunk! Check out his little wrists.. so sweet... missing my baby lovin... 11 year old boys (autistic, nonetheless) are not as affectionate anymore :(  Used some MME stuff on this.. old MME and some Prima flowers...butterflies are from my favorite vintage finds store  Little Pink Studio  Get your credit cards out and get ready to swwwooooon over her delightful items ;)