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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lot's of exciting things going on around here!

 I'm so excited to announce that I'm going to be flying to Texas to teach a class at this Spring's Paper Cowgirl event in March. I have been wanting to do this for a couple of years now, and I finally decided to do it!!! For this event I will be showing my students how to create this vintage inspired journal made from lace, buttons, pearls, paper flowers and a sweet vintage image.

 The book is perfect for journaling, keeping important notes, writing random thoughts or keeping track of those great post ideas!!! It gets finished beautifully on both front, back and even the insides.


  Not only will there be 2 days of friendships and crafting there will be one fabulous day of shopping provided by Petticoats on the Prairie!
Please go on over to the Paper Cowgirl blog and check out the event. If you are in the area I would love to meet you!!!  I will be in the company of some amazing teachers including:

Cindy Mayfield - Yapping Cat
Dawn Edmonson - The Feathered Nest
Karla Nathan - Karla's Cottage
Lisa McIlvain - Tarnished and Tattered
Sandra Feazel  - 7th St. Studio
Beth Leintz - Gathering Dust
Donna Goss - Art Studio 522

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And now for some more exciting news!!!

My blog is being featured in one of Cindy Adkins great kindle books available on Amazon!!  Just like myself, Cindy loves to share what she has learned about Blogging with other women who may not have yet experienced all the fun that having a blog can bring to their lives. Cindy has written several of these great little Kindle books and this one features several  bloggers who share their knowledge and stories with it's readers.
It was really fun to see my name and  blogs listed in the description on Amazon!!
(I know, I'm easily amused... :) 

The other gals included in the book are Sonia Crouse, of Creating Vintage Charm magazine, Pat Winter, of Pat Winter Gatherings and Crazy Quilt Gatherings magazine
Liz Perry from The Brambleberry Cottage, Soraya Julian from Homemaker on a Dime,
Debbie Manno from Debbiedoos, and Debra Germain and Nicole Germain-Perez from Capers of the Vintage Vixens.

I hope you will all go check out these great blogs and say hi!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Having problems with your comments????

Happy Sunday my friends!! I have received a lot of emails from clients with the same issue on their blogs so I thought I would do a quick post to share some info with everyone. Are you having problems with your posts jumping straight to the comments instead of allowing readers to read the post first?? This is because Blogger has recently added a new feature for our comments on our blogs.  Unfortunately they didn't get all the bugs worked out first!! If you are using the Pop-Up box or the Full Page for comments this is not an issue for you, but if you are using the comments embedded below the post, then you may be having this issue. Currently, if you leave your settings the way they are, there is no fix for this, but I'm sure the folks at Blogger are working on it. In the mean time.... if you go to Settings > Comments and then choose the Pop-Up Box option instead of Embed below posts, it will fix the problem until Blogger fixes it permanently. Once they fix it, you can switch back to embed below posts if you want to. The new feature allows people (and yourself) to respond directly to a specific comment left on your post. I hope that helps any one who is having this problem!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Christie Repasy at Sweet Salvage

Cindy, Christie, and Me
 I know you all must be thinking... does she ever post about anything other than Sweet Salvage?? Well, yes, I do... but I suppose my posts have been a little lacking this month! That being said, I think I am one of Sweet Salvage's biggest fans. Every month is treat for the eyes and this month was no exception. I was so happy to bring my friend Cindy from Lillys Lace with me this month. Cindy came over from Texas to visit me and I promised I would take her to this months sale.  Their very special guest was the extremely talented Christie Repasy. She was very sweet and her beautiful artwork was every where.

 Aren't these just lovely???

 Here in Az. we are having Spring like weather and it is reflected in all lovely Spring vignettes.

 This wire cloche came home with me!! WooHoo!! I have been looking for one that I could afford forever and this one was perfect!


 I love all the silver platters and trays.


 Cindy was drooling over this lace panel window frame and if she could have fit it in her suitcase it would have gone home with her!!


I have some of this Burlap ribbon and I love it!

 Silver and roses... can you say romantic???

 Cindy stole got to this cute card before I could. :)


I'm never dissapointed when I go there!! I'll show you the goodies I brought home on the next post. Have a wonderful day my friends!! I'm going to go enjoy the rest of it with my gal pal Cindy!!!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My First Ad

Can someone please tell me how almost 3 weeks have gone by since my last post???
I swear they speed up the clocks after 40!!! The holidays were so full of things to do and people to see I don't know how we get it all done!  But now, thankfully most of the Christmas is packed away and it's time for a fresh start to what I believe is going to be a wonderful year!

I'm starting off this new year doing something I never thought I would be doing... placing an add in a National magazine!!! But, I took the plunge and the first of two hit the newsstands at the beginning of the month!!

It's not a big ad, but it is nevertheless really fun to see in print, and in one of my favorite magazines to boot! I'm hoping it will bring some new clients that may have not found me other wise. We have to experiment and try new things in life right? You won't know if something works until you try it!!!

I was also so surprised when I opened up the first few pages of the magazine and saw my girls Kim and Katie from Sweet Salvage! They are both so sweet and really deserve the exposure! WooHoo! I love it when good things happen to good people!!

I hope you all had a wonderful start to the new year! I just know it's going to be great!!



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