Monday, April 30, 2007
So who's been noticing a bunch of silliness showing up in blogland over the last week or so? OK--more silliness than usual, lol! I saw some on Imaginary Fronds blog (had to laugh out loud about the boob job!). Again, on the lovely Jenn Maruska's blog (thanks for posting your little prayer--I almost peed my pants!). And Jenn was kind enough to point us in the direction of Sweet Repeats where there is some more silliness abounding! Whew! Go check it out and have some laughs!
I've been prompted by Jenn to do one myself---so here goes. ( I cheated a little and skipped over the more boring ones)
1) Karen needs to grow up! (umm, sorry! not gonna do it and you can't make me!)
2) Karen needs to have full carbohydrate stores and be well hydrated. (Can you say Pizza and Beer? yeah!)
3) Karen needs additional time for laundry and changing bed linens. (um YEAH!! all that housework seriously cuts into my crafting and playing time! Better yet- Karen needs a maid!)
4) Karen needs to check her figures. (Whew, for a minute there I thought it said "FIGURE" singular--again, not gonna do it and you can't make me!)
5) Karen needs a MAN! (well, OK. but don't tell my hubby! This one has got to be rich and love to give presents.)
6) Karen needs Dr. Pelvic's knowledge. (I don't even know what to say about this one! lol Can you say "name-change"?)
7) Karen needs a facial. (oh yes, and a massage, and a manicure, and a pedicure, and a ........)
8) Karen needs to fake her own death. (never expected THAT one!)
9) Karen needs to get real! (real what? drunk? rich? what?)
10) Karen needs to make national attention. (yeah, for something good--not some Brittany Spears forgetting her underwear kind of attention, but the makes the cutest little bags and stuff kind!)
There you have it! Everyone should give this a shot! Just go to google and type your name and the word " needs"--and hit search and see what it comes up with! Such a hoot! Please let me know when you do it, so I can go and have a chuckle!
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Oh yeah! It is a beautiful spring day, already over 50 degrees, the birds are singing away out in the cedars, and the sun is shining in the windows. Yesterday I noticed a very healthy batch of bright pink and green signs around town--and that can only mean one thing.....GARAGE SALE season has finally started! I know what I'm doing today, lol. Yeah!!
I need to find the perfect little tall table for our freshly finished, gorgeous staircase. The work is all done now but I really don't want to post pictures until I get the curtain done (no time right now for curtain sewing!) and get some of the pics hung. There is a huge wall that goes from about neck height up to the ceiling that we have decided is going to be a wall of fame--all the family pics are going there. It's going to be a real test of our marriage to get that all put together, let me tell you , LOL!!!!! Just kidding, luckily my hub has learned a long time ago to just hang 'em where I say! He is a very wise man. There is a small area on the landing that is just begging for a cute little table--so I have to go on the hunt--Yeah!
Oh yeah, the pic above is a little fridge magnet that I've recently listed in my shop . Bright colors, a cute little bird, and I even added some leaves to the side to snazz it up a bit!
Well, I'm off to find treasure--have a great day!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
I would like to thank all of you that left such sweet and encouraging comments--you are all so wonderful and I'd just like you to know that I am grateful for all of you!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Hi! I just wanted to make a quick mention here that Etsy has been doing some work with their servers, and things are running a bit wonky over there! If you have been trying to do some shopping and have run into difficulties--I would advise you to either try back tomorrow some time or maybe just try and contact the seller and talk to them directly. If you want to reach me, you can just leave me a message here in my blog or you can email me. Thanks!
What you see here is a special shadowbox I made up for my Etsy shop--something really pretty for your special MOM!
Friday, April 20, 2007
Speaking of pink/aqua--here are some wonderful finds from Etsy:
Monday, April 16, 2007
Happy Etsy-versary to me! yeah! Yup, one year ago (tomorrow) April 17th, I found Etsy and signed up--and my life made a major change. Isn't it funny how one day will change everything? I guess that is just how life is. Thankfully, this day had made a change for the good. I didn't actually add any products to my shop for about another month, because this was a huge leap for me. I didn't even know anything about digital photography at the time, didn't know much about computering at all actually! lol Soooo, this has been a big learning experience for me. Sometimes the best way to learn to swim is to just jump in the water, right?!! Now here it is a year later and I have a fairly successful Etsy shop (as of today: 225 sales, 488 hearts, 255 positive feedback), a BLOG, a large Flickr account, a new boutique account that is looking to be very promising, and lots of wonderful new friends! I am so thankful for all of this!!!! YEAH!!!!!
I would like to show my appreciation to all the wonderful people who read my blog and visit my Etsy shop--by giving away one of my little shadowbox collages (pictured above). It is made with an image of a pretty little nosegay from a vintage greeting card, some rick rack (of course!! lol), vintage wallpaper, buttons, glitter, and rhinestones, all framed up in a cute little 5" x 5" shadowbox frame. It bears a tag that reads "friendship"--a wonderful thing worth celebrating! After all, isn't that really what I am celebrating here? yes.
Just leave your comment here, with some way for me to reach you (your blog addy, etsy addy, email, etc.) and I'll toss your name in the hat for the collage. Let's see....I'll do the drawing on next Tuesday (april 24)--that will give people a week to find this. OK? Good luck everyone. HUGS!!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Hello! Just a quick little note to tell you that I'm offering **Free Shipping** as my Saturday Night Special this week. If you have your eye on something, you can get it shipped to you for free--Just for tonight. Please see the announcement on the front page of my Etsy shop for details! Thanks!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
I have been busy working on collages the last few days. I have a custom order for 8 of them--another wedding thing! Yeah! It is fun to do something besides sewing every once in a while. I do love sewing, but I love to do the collages too. Remember the hearts I did at Valentines? The collages are a lot like doing those, only I get to put them in a pretty little shadowbox frame so they can be more dimensional. So, that means that I get to go shopping for cool, unique little doodads to put in them!! I went yesterday to my favorite little shop--Seaman's Yesterdays Treasures. I found all kinds of pretty little trinkets--some vintage cards, old jewelry, some pretty rhinestones, old buttons, and nice pieces of handmade laces. The collage pictured here is one I have listed in my Etsy shop called "Sweet Beauty". Stop in if you are interested!
Well, I wish you all a very Happy Easter full of love and family. God Bless.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
We got another snowstorm!! Yup! It is a flippin' winter wonderland out there! LOL There is about 8" of new snow and the wind is whipping around out there and causing huge drifts everywhere. OK-now where are the April showers that everyone is always talking about? Huh?
The staircase is nearing completion! Yeah! We are in the process of removing all the tape right now, a few touch ups, and it will be done! It is looking so fabulous, I can't stop looking at it! I'll be posting pics in the next few days so you can all gaze along with me *grin*.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Check out my new banner!!! Isn't it pretty? I had it custom made for me, along with a new logo and avatar--I just wanted to have a more put-together look for my shop. I think it looks like me! Thanks so much to Sam at IllustratorSam at Etsy for her patience and skill! I would highly recommend her if you are looking for something new for your shop!
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Well, smells like the chicken is done, so I should go and help Hub mash some taters (it is so nice to have a hubby who cooks on Sundays for me!! ). Have a good night!