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Fancy Framed Calendar

Good Morning Everyone.
Today I am posting the project above over on the Pinque Peacock blog.  Come say hi to me over there!
Finally I finished decorating this frame I purchased for the sole purpose of holding my 2013 calendar months.  I've had it sitting on my dining room table waiting for me to get my act together and finish it.  
Also, I'm heading back to the daily grind for another busy work week and lots of time away from my fur babies! 
No Fun...For them or for me.
But before I get myself too depressed about working and traveling, NOW, at least I have a nice calendar for my cubicle at work!


I used one of Pinque Peacock's wonderful silk buttons, newly released this month, to center my pretty yellow paper flower.
At least I finished it at a time of year when everything is blooming pink and coming up roses.
Well, that's about enough jabber for today.  Have a grand week.
Be sure to sprinkle some art in your everyday!


Ho....It's Your Birthday!

TGIF!
I have a challenging week next week, so I am going to appreciate this weekend!  What about you?
But that has nothing to do with this project.  I have a B-Day card to share today.  I just need some in my stash.  Of course, this will most likely be hand-delivered, because those candles, and the button are a bit bulky.
Also, I could have colored a bit better, but I needed (NEEDED) to get this done and just had to gag the perfectionist in me.
Oh, my favorite part (besides the candles), is that wonderfully bright, pink crinkle ribbon.  Really.  The whole card was designed around the designer paper and THAT RIBBON.
Okay, time to think about all the fun I am going to have this weekend. Cuz next week, YUK.

Pinque Peacock - April Release Day 3

Good Day all!  Today, I am participating in Day 3 of Pinque Peacock's April release!  If you haven't yet participated, you'll want to start over on Pinque Peacock's blog HERE. (And remember to participate in all three days to see all the great projects!)

There are PRIZES!  So, make sure you read all about it on the starter post!

My little journal project above features one of the fabulous silk buttons included in this months release.  I won't really spend too much time chatting about it, because I don't want to hold you up from see what else everybody else made (and there are some wonderfully beautiful projects - much more genius than mine!)

Thanks so much for participating in the hop this month!  And have a wonderful Sunday!

Jessica is next ---->  JESSICA'S CRAFT SHAQUE


Rainy Day Post

WELLLLLLLLL....is all I can say.
The weather we just experienced the past few days was just replaced with Wet, Chilly, and....
Wet.
Interestingly enough, our current weather forecast is serendipitous to the new challenge at the 3GirlJam Challenge! (remember, there is always a great chance of winning some really fabulous ribbon, but you have to play to win!...and I hear that there is going to be some NEW bundles available!)
So, that makes my bad hair day and wet socks worth it, don't you think?
The challenge is (and I'm paraphrasing!) to be do something rainy with ribbon!

Okay, so where's the ribbon?  I know.  Well, this is part of a series of paintings I am doing and one thing I enjoy doing when I price my paintings is to create a one of a kind tag to go along with the original artwork.
In comes the ribbon:

(and a sweet Pinque Peacock stickpin!)
So...there you go.  What you can do on a rainy day, with acrylics, a few palette knives, and memories of wading through pummelin…

Distressed Note Board

Good morning everyone.  Today I wanted to show you one of the distressed noteboards I made.  I made a few all very unique.  This one is a piece of scrap wood, stained and distressed.  I added some textured and distressed cardstock over the base (and also on the clothes pin).  Then I prettied it up with some great ribbon, including crinkle ribbon from 3GirlJam, and bead/wire accessories.
It was such a fun project.  I have another one over on the 3GirlJam blog today as well. Hope you are having a great Friday!  I'm looking forward to a little rest and relaxation with my doggies and husband!

Springtime List Book Beauty

Hi! Today, I'm over on the Pinque Peacock blog presenting this beautiful little book!
It was a SUPER QUICK project.  Which I needed since I've had little time for crafting.

I needed a quick project...but mostly I just needed the crafting time!

For some reason, I'm really into making and decorating books right now.  This book is 8.25 x 5 and is filled with blank sheets.  Maybe it will be for lists, things to keep track of, and maybe I'll sketch...or even write down my dreams!

I decorated the outside by making a flower out of:

- Burlap ribbon I purchased from Julie Odil's CTMH shop
- an old scrap of ribbon (but pretty)
- and a couple buttons (the blue one was one of my recent freebies from SU Saleabration - got to love free)

Topping it off with one of the Pinque Peacock's angel pins....mine is missing her halo (which actually is quite fitting for me!)



I LOVE this book.  I just may never use it, which would be a serious waste of beauty, don't you think?