Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My Sister Is Auditioning For the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team!

Hello lovelies! My incredibly inspirational sister Lora from Cackle and Hoot is auditioning for the 2014 Graphic 45 design team! I'm so proud of her and want to share all her gorgeous projects with you.

C'mon, let's all visit her Graphic 45 audition at Cackle and Hoot and show our support. I guarantee she will inspire you, too!



Saturday, February 8, 2014

ATB - Artist Trading Block - Swap

Hiya folks! I recently participated in ATB (artist trading block) swap over at Craftster. The block had to be the same height and width as an ATC, with the added depth of 1.5". The Husband whipped out the power tools and made me a bunch, plus cut a hole right through this one!


Nurture. The wooden letters were colored with an olive Copic.






The eggs were made using paper clay. I painted them bone and the speckled with browns.




Thanks for visiting today!

Cheers,
Susan

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Butterfly Tag

Hello hello! I hope your day is treating you well. Like most of the US, we're suffering through another cold snap. The high temperature forecast is 21F.

Ugh.
Whine.
Whimper.

Enough of that! Here's another tag made especially for a Very Nice Lady. Perhaps it will scoop you up out of the winter doldrums and gently place you in late spring, with flowers blooming and the first few butterflys flitting about.
 

The butterflies are layered for a 3D effect, and have homemade antennae

And the whole tag:





Oh how I love this one!

I'm currently finishing up an Artist Trading Block Swap over on Craftster. Once it's done I'll ship to Canada and post it here after my partner receives. I can't wait to show you!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Cheers,
Susan

Monday, January 27, 2014

Birdsong Tag, Take 2

Hiya folks! (Remember me? I'm baaaack!)

Almost 3 years ago I made the Birdsong Tag. It's all over Pinterest and (hopefully) has inspired loads of crafty peeps.

Recently I received a request to buy it. While it's not for sale, I was thrilled to make an updated version for a Very Nice Lady. *waves hi to VNL*


It's a good thing I'm a hoarder I recognize quality supplies and keep them at my fingertips as long as needed. *grin* I added a cage and freshened up the flowers a bit.

Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow I'll show the second tag I made for the VNL. I love it so much it was hard to ship off. :)

Cheers,
Susan

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry

Hiya folks! 

I've gone down a slippery slope thanks to my wonderful mother-in-law. A few years ago she shared some of her mother's vintage costume jewelry. While I loved the sparkle I didn't have the nerve to wear any in public. I just wasn't the type to draw attention to myself...

Until now.

This is a beautiful Demi-Parure which reminds me of holiday times. I haven't worn the clip earrings (or any clips) yet - too matchy-matchy for me.

Christian Dior by Kramer of NY

The smokey gray bracelet has a fantastic asymmetrical rhinestone encrusted clasp. The brooch flashes blues and greens in the light.

Miriam Haskell bracelet and an unsigned brooch

I think this is my favorite set, even though I haven't actually worn it yet. I can hold it and stare into the huge yellow, green and peach center piece for hours.

Unsigned two-tone demi-parure

This necklace opened the door for me to explore my newfound eccentricity, as I call it. It was the first piece I wore and will always hold a special place in my heart.

Coro pendant and chain

I've since started researching and collecting more pieces. I'll share my finds here. I'm even opening up another shop (yes, another!) to *really* share fun finds. As much as I'd like to keep all the sparklies, I know there will be even more down the road. 

Thanks for visiting today!

Cheers,
Susan


Monday, September 30, 2013

On The Workbench

Hiya folks! I want to share what's going on 'round these parts lately. I have a Halloween shadow box house to finish up (see the arrow pointing to the woefully empty attic cubby) before it goes in the shop.


Plus, there's a table full of stick pins in various states. Love the new wee skulls! See the awesome large green skull? It was a gift from the teeny tiny skull supplier (er, the skulls are teeny tiny, not the supplier...) and I can't wait to pop it on a pin. It's greeeeeen!


Thanks muchly for your visit today. I hope you're having a beautiful day!

Cheers,
Susan

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tilda's Ice Cream Cone

Hiya folks! We've had gorgeous weather here on the East Coast that's been leaning a bit toward crisp fall temperatures. I'm not quite ready for the cold so I'm going to imagine hot sunshine for an excuse to enjoy a yummy ice cream cone with Tilda!


These vibrant colors are found on Bo Bunny's "Vicky B" collection. I love the brightness of orange, pink and lime!


This sweet Magnolia Tilda was colored with Prismacolor pencils and layered up for that 3D effect. The crochet flower -a gift from a dear friend- adds a great touch of texture. You can imagine the butterfly and ladybug charms coming to life and flitting around this lovely little garden!


An extension of the "garden" is found inside along with an area for a sweet sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a gorgeous day!

Cheers,
Susan