Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

As 2011 comes to a close I always tend to reflect on the past New Years Eves and how I spent them. One of my favorite included my family (I was about 10) and we played board games until midnight. One particular board game we played was called Aggravation and my Dad eventually threw the board in order to save dignity before he lost to my little sister. At midnight we proceeded to step outside onto our porch and yell out Happy New Year! My dad passed a little gas and of course all of us girls giggled and giggled. That will always be one of my favorite New Years! Since we've had the pleasure of bringing two little ones in the world we usually celebrate New Years Eve on New York time. Saves us from dealing with really cranky kids in the morning.

2011...the year has just flown by. My first full year of Barn Sales, Craft Shows & Flea Markets. I've loved every minute of it and can't wait to keep them going. There are a handful of goals I've set for myself in the new year and I pray that I can keep them the best that I can.
1. Keep Up with Weight Watchers (meet my goal weight by 2013...hopefully before than).
2. Play More
3. Read More (I'm not sure that possible but I'm going to try)
4. Spend Less
5. Pamper Myself More...instead of taking two minute showers all the time enjoy the shower, shaving my legs, exfoliating, etc. I'm always in a hurry so I need to savor being a woman and enjoying all the things that come along with it.
6. Create More...this one should be a no-brainer as I love it. I could spend hours and hours creating! Need to up the creations this year and blog more.

Hope you New Year is prosperous!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

i dont like mondays post 3

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I don't like mondays...technically however its still Sunday night to me...monday morning at 12:01 am to my computer. It has been quite some time since I've last posted. Life of course has been hectic and happy this Christmas season.

This morning starts another Heartsy feature for me. My eco-friendly/vintage shop will be featured. Click the button below for more info.
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Friday, December 9, 2011

An unusual combination

Today I am heading to the ever-dreaded mall. I have a gift certificate to Victoria's Secret and a coupon that I will be redeeming there. However it almost makes me want to forfeit them as I'm not a big fan of the Christmas crowds. So instead I'm procrastinating and doing another card challenge.

This is an unconventional hue for a Christmas card....but I had the scraps sitting on my desk from the card below and waa-la! Colors Used: Poppy Parade, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black & Whisper White.

Is it too early for Valentine's Day?!?

A few more Vintage Marketplace Pictures...some more of my lampshades.

And finally my hubby & friend have been working on some concrete counter tops for a workplace. They were like two little kids being allowed to pick whatever candy they wanted at the Candy Shoppe. So giddy!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vintage Marketplace Holiday Show

Another amazing Vintage Marketplace. Thanks again Christie & Rita for putting on such a spectacular event!! Had a lovely time!

My lovely neighbor across the way "JUNK FAIRY" Eloise & her daughter crack me up! I purchase a couple great things from her!

Some of my booth...everything is gone except for the Lab Oven & Budweiser pillowcases. Industrial goodies love them!

Sweet Magnolias Farm...these ladies are so creative and inspired! Their whole booth was amazing.

Robin my next door neighbor at the show is so much fun! Her furniture is amazing and she has a very sweet personality!

My booth...some of my scrappy lampshades. I've got a couple left...will be adding them to the shop soon.

Plus a couple cards inspired by an online card sketch. Hope you enjoy them...more photos to come tomorrow.

This card I created using Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke & Very Vanilla. The best combo for traditional Christmas cards.

Using the same sketch I created an entirely different card. A masculine Birthday card "slow and steady".

Thursday, December 1, 2011

This Weekend

Come join me and about 40 other vendors at the Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow.

Then on Sunday head on down to Ontario and do more shopping at the Sew Funky Vintage Handmade Market!

December 4th, 2011
by Hilton Ontario Airport

222 N. Vineyard Avenue
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

I've got more scrappy lampshades, advent calendars, furniture and much much more!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Heartsy & White Wednesday

Today is my Heartsy feature!!! Yeah! Its a great deal spend $10 for a voucher worth $21 in my etsy shop. Click the button to be directed there.
Heartsy - Exclusive deals on fabulous handmade designer items at members-only prices.
I have a bunch of sneak peeks coming for the Vintage Marketplace this weekend but alas my camera is charging. So I'll put up a few gorgeous ornaments I found pics of and hopefully will be making some as presents this year! I'm not sure where the photos came from as my sister emailed them to me.

Monday, November 28, 2011

I don't like mondays 2

If you've followed my posts before you know that Monday's are not my favorite. They rush upon you, remind you of all you didn't finish last my kids are adverse to taking naps on Mondays. So in order to combat that feeling of useless-ness I've taken to posting a bit of last weeks accomplishments on Monday. This weekend I was able to finish a bunch of goodies for this weekends shows (The Vintage Marketplace & Sew Funky). Plus two cards for challenges and a bunch of other goodies!

My card for the Stamping 411 Sketch of the week. Love the simplicity and they fall feeling to it. Colors: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla & Crumb Cake.

My first ever card for the Paper Players. A Shabby Chic Christmas card for my LPS Stocking Swap partner.

And some new creations I've just finished!

Wooden Mustache Tags

Cowboy Boots Mini Cards

Pretty Packaging Kits

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sun is Shining

It's another gorgeous day here in Southern California. Woke up to the sun shining in my glorious. My hubby and I went shopping last week hit up REI and Anthropologie. I'm madly in love with Anthropologie....just never get around to shopping. Love Love this shower curtain...just need to talk the husband into having it in our neutral bathroom.

A card I just created...I added little pearls as accents on the butterfly. Also I dusted it with Champagne Mist to add a bit of sparkle.

Plus one of my customers sent me this cute shot of the pinwheels she purchased from me at her daughters party. Cute right. She did a great job of creating a very cute ensemble.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Its a Nice Day for a White Wednesday

I know its Tuesday but my day tomorrow is swamped so an early White Wednesday post and a few new goodies being posted in my etsy shop as well!

"A Grateful Heart is a Happy Heart"

Another of my limited edition Mini Christmas Stockings. This one is all about Shabby-Chic-Ness. Available in my Etsy Shop Earth Cookie Creations

Some of my vintage paper prints.

And finally my Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge Card. I used the Presto Pattern paper with some rose red ink & spritzed with silver foil. Then I embossed my image with Pewter embossing powder & sponged then colored with stampin write markers in blushing bride & rose red. I like the way the card turned out however not thrilled about the saturation of the colors....need to change up the palette.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Queen Bee Finale

Another amazing Queen Bee show. Thank you to Jessica & Mique for putting on the best handmade market! Can't wait for the next show....I'm even contemplating upgrading to a larger size booth. Sold out of a lot of goodies that I brought. My vintage santa claus wrapping paper flew out the door....luckily I still have about 20rolls I just finished rolling out...if you'd like to purchase some email me. All my lampshades...gone. I've made a few more for the Vintage Marketplace & Sew Funky. Time to get cracking on some more. The hubby and I made a little getaway of the market. Spent the night at the Hilton and did a little shopping & dinner at Bucca Di Beppos. Now trying to get everything unpacked and then repacked for the Vintage Marketplace. Plus my Heartsy vouchers will be up for purchase on November 30th!! A great way to get more for your buck in my Etsy shop.

Some of my favorite booths from the Queen Bee Market Holiday Show!

Creme De La Gems

D&A Home

We Love Citrus

Fairly Fabulous

Hope & Heritage
This gal had her baby strapped to her back the whole time she was unloading....the baby was so content it was amazing!!

Love her stuff she sells at the Second Chances Barn here in Fallbrook. I've purchased quite a few things through her there.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


After the queen bee market I headed to Serra High School for the Fallbrook vs Scripps Ranch CIF Championship game. My sister (Mueller) is the Varsity Head coach for the Fallbrook team. Congrats!!!!! CIF Champions! So thrilled for my sister and all the girls. An amazing win and a great win for Fallbrook!!! Go Warriors

Queen Bee Post Number 1

Oh my goodness the Queen Bee Market is amazing! I thought the last show was breathtaking but this show has defintely out done the last one. I'm posting a few pics of my booth before the chaos began. I've also taken tons of photos of the other to come. I was able to do a little shopping and got an amazing headband for my neice and some other goodies!! Love still another full day of shopping left. Today from 9-4 at the Del Mar Hilton...across from the fairgrounds.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

I am having so much fun creating cards with a challenge in mind. Here are my most recent cards created with Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch:

Card 1:

Card 2:

Then more of my new products to be uploaded to my Etsy shop by tomorrow.

My Limited Edition Stockings

Pretty Package Kits