Monday, October 26, 2009

Pretty Pinks

Just wanted to share some pretty pinks with you.This first one is of some gorgeous orchids. I love how this one is just starting to open!
Hydrangeas, Gerbera Daisies, and of course lots of pink roses.
I love this Gerbera Daisy too. It looks like the edges of the petals have been airbrushed.
Have a beautiful day.
Come back for Tea Things Tuesday tomorrow.
I just added some new items in my shop, and if you haven't seen my new Etsy shop yet please check it out and let me know what you think.
Sorry haven't been able to post or read posts in a while. The high school here in Guilford is closed due to so many kids out sick with Swine Flu. Just been busy with the kids, work, and life...

Monday, October 19, 2009

My First Altered Book

I have finished my very first altered book. I had so much fun creating it!! It is filled with everything that is spooky~but it is still cute!! There are lots of Halloween frames so you can personalize with your own photos.

This is the front cover. This scary little guy is sparkling with German Glass Glitter...

...and offering up a Halloween bouquet to you.

It has lots of spooky charm on every page!!

Creepy Spiders...

...and Grinning Jack~O~Lanterns

What shimmering webs he weaves. Watch out for the bats!!

This black cat will bring good luck, not bad. Dare you go in the Haunted house??

Here's the Back Cover. Another Frame to add a photo of your own spooky Goblins!!

More millinery and ribbons.

I just put it in my Etsy shop. It is a one of a kind book. Just right for some pics of your trick~or~treaters!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Almost Halloween...all I can think of is Candy!!!

I couldn't resist buying a pumpkin last week. They were only $3.99 so I picked this one for my front porch. It's not for carving. We'll get some for jack~o~lanterns later. Some of my near~by neighbors have some pretty autumn displays outside. Tomorrow I'll hopefully get out to take some photos for you. North Guilford is especially pretty right now. The trees are so colorful and bright. We actually had snow day before yesterday. It was a little strange to say the least.

Please visit Vanessa's Hauntingly Magical Celebration. It is so spooky and fun!! Her photos are awesome. Oh what Halloween fun!!

Please also check out Sheryn's blog, Pink and Pretty designs. She is having her first blog giveaway and wow is it a nice one.

I am working on some Halloween crafts. This is a little sneak peak at the very first altered book I have ever attempted. It is far from being finished. It needs lots more embellisment... some pretty yet spooky ribbons, and more millinery. Maybe a touch of lace. It is so much fun to make. I am also making some spooky little Halloween tags. I will show you everything when I get them finished.

I have finally opened an Etsy shop (WooHoo!!!). I have been wanting to open an Etsy shop for a long time. I even added a little widget in my bloggy sidebar. I don't know about you all, but I am having so much fun doing all this creative stuff and making gadgets to show them all off. Blogging really is the best creative outlet. I am really having so much fun!!! Plus I am so excited that I had my first customer in my online shop last week!! YAY!!

I love that people actually stop by to visit my blog. I can't believe that I have actual followers that come to visit regularly!! All you fellow bloggers are some of the sweetest and nicest people I know. Now I am off to read some of your blogs and see all of your lovelies!! I am still so horribly behind with my reading and visiting.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Autumn Ribbons

My new Autumn Ribbons Have Arrived!!
FREE Shipping continues on Ribbon shipped within the U.S.!!!
 These sheer Orange and Black Organza Ribbons are now on sale in my Belle Maison shop. They are 1.5 inches wide. They are oh so pretty for fall decorating!! 25yards is only $7.95 including shipping in the U.S. I also have the Organza in pink and turquoise!!

How about this cute Black and White Ribbon. It is 1/2 inch wide. Only $1.25/yard with shipping included in the U.S. This one reminds me of the movie BeetleJuice.

Here's another pretty one for Halloween!! 3/8 inch wide reversible Black and Orange with pretty stitching on the edges. Only $1.20/yard including shipping in the U.S.

It has been snowing on and off all day. I bought a car after work!!! YAY!!! Nothing fancy, just an old Chevy Prism. It runs good and will hopefully be reliable to get me back and forth to work.

I also made 4 loaves of this delicious apple spice bread. Alex and I also made some home~made chili. Oh it was yummy!! My house smelled so good.
Have a good weekend!!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

♥ Tea Things Tuesday ♥

Here for Tea Things Tuesday I really want to show you these two teacups I found at Marshall's years ago. They have always been one of my favorites.

I wish I had more than two.

They are so pretty with a delicate gold band around the rim.

Look at the pretty cabbage roses.

I love teacups.

Here they are again, dressed up a little bit.

I love the pretty pink color.

I wonder if there is a teapot somewhere in this pattern...oooohhh something to dream about.

Friday, October 9, 2009

♥ Happy PS!!

Happy Pink Saturday. Orchids aren't usually my favorite, but they are just stunning and very elegant. I think I will start to show you some a little more often. See the little pink faces on these blooms.

Roses of any color are my all time fave. They always have been as long as I can remember!!

I love this deep pink, and look how this one is poking it's head up above the rest.
Off to find some more of my favorite color on your blogs now.
Thanks for coming by for a visit.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chandelier Crystals

I am adding these gorgeous chandelier crystals for sale in my shop!! They are so pretty and sparkle~icious!! Plus I have a big assortment of some new ribbons arriving any day.

I am off to read some of your blogs. I have fallen so far behind in my visiting this week and I miss all my faves!! I am hoping to be able to get a few in before bed. Have to get up at 2am, so need some sleep... have had hardly any all week.

Isn't this view pretty?? It is of the Connecticut river from a couple of weeks ago when hubby and I were out for a nice drive. I am putting up some other sightseeing photos on my other blog tomorrow. Too tired now, must sleep!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tuesday Tea Party Day!!

Happy Tea Things Tuesday!!! I Love Tuesdays!!!

This is another of my pretty pink Rose teapots. Do you see a theme with my play~tea things?? So many of them have different pink roses.

I like to use this tea cup with it, even though it doesn't exactly match...actually I love using mismatched pieces together. It makes the tea party have so much prettier. I think the tea cup is "moss rose" it is from Japan.

Roses, roses everywhere!!!

Would you like a cup of tea??

I'd love your company for my tea party!!

Please visit our hostess Kim at Shabby, Pink, and Pretty. There are lots more pretty tea party blogs to read. See the all the participants Here!!

Giveaway Winner

Hello and Good morning.

I have picked the winner for my giveaway using a random number generator. The winner is Lemondrop Marie.

Congrats!!! Thanks to everyone else who entered my giveaway!!

Have a sunny day!!!

p.s. I still have FREE Shipping on most trims and ribbons in my shop. I also added this cute mini chest of drawers filled with trims, ribbons, buttons, tags, sparling mica flakes, victorian scraps, and milinery for your fun crafting projects. All the drawers are lined with vintage shelf lining paper.
Check it out Here

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Late Pink Saturday!!

Oh my goodness!! What a day. I have been trying to post to my blog since yesterday. Needless to say I have been having some real problems posting and getting any photos onto my blog. Nothing fut a message that said failed in red every time I tried.
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!! A little late, but at least it is still Saturday!!!!!

I took a photo of these gorgeous cream tipped pink roses at work the other day. Several bouquets of these came in our flower shipment!! How pretty. These are the same as the ones I bought myself for my birthday in August.
I always love these pink milinery forget me nots. I am sending some to a friend...I didn't forget you. I'm going to the post office on Monday!! Also, don't forget today is the last day to leave a comment on my giveaway post. You have until midnight tonight!!!! I'll announce the winner tomorrow!
Sorry that my post is late. Hope you like my pinkie pics!!