Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Time for a Rest!

Meet my little friend. He's cuddly and he's cute, but he sure does like to get in the way of things! My cat, Butty, absolutely loves to come and take a nap right in my work area. Why, oh why, does he do this?
I decided to take some photos on different days to demonstrate his friendliness. Notice how he is in pretty much the same spot every time!

I personally don't like to lounge or nap on scissors, wire cutters, glitter or ribbon. But Butty sure doesn't seem to mind!

I think I'll sign off and take my own little cat nap. The icy rain outside certainly doesn't warrant any work to go on inside, right?

Friday, January 23, 2009

And We Have a Winner!

A big congratulations to the Corgi Dog Mama. She won herself a set of 12 Valentine Cupcake Picks. And I want pictures of the finished cupcakes!
Here's her comment: "Well aren't those lil' picks just the cutest things? Who wouldn't love those little treasures? Simply divine!"

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Valentine's Day Projects

First of all, don't forget to enter the giveaway below! The contest ends on 1/23.

I couldn't wait to share my latest Valentine's projects with you. I haven't had this much fun crafting in a long time! First of all, look at this fun L-O-V-E garland. I've been wanting to make something like this for such a long time and it finally happened. Large cupcake wrappers, tulle, crepe paper, and mica flakes are a few of the ingredients of this lovely confection. I put it up on Etsy in case it wants to find a permanent home.

Then I made up these little tussie mussies. I had done a number for Christmas and I sent them to my mom to show her and she ended up buying the whole lot for herself. Hopefully I can spread the love a little wider this holiday. Tussie mussies are a great alternative to the regular old gift bag. A small token or favorite Valentine treat would fit perfectly amidst the excelsior.

Mica flakes, rhinestones, seam binding and neat paper - some of my favorite mediums! Each even has its own coordinating tag for a personal message.

Create something fun for your love this Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day Giveaway

Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday to spread love and joy. What better way to spread love than to have a blog giveaway?

These Valentine's Day Cupcake Picks will add the perfect touch to your little treats. The winner will receive a dozen varied styles.

Here's an example of what your cupcakes will look like when you add the pick. Wouldn't your guest feel special if she had one of these at her place setting?

Growing up, my mom always cooked up a beautiful Valentine's Day dinner. She would dress the table exquisitely and there would be a gift for each of member of the family on our chairs. I certainly did feel special! I'm sure if her children still lived under her roof, she'd decorate our desserts with these picks!

Just leave a comment and make sure I have a way to contact you if you win. The winner will be drawn on 21st at 5:00 pm EST. Good luck!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Back Into the Swing of Things

You know how when you haven't blogged for so long it suddenly seems difficult to type a few lines to let your friends know how you are doing? That's what I think has been happening to me anyway. I'm glad to be back!

The holidays seemed very extended this year and it feels great to get back into the swing of things. Time to get to work! I've been busy creating some exciting things for Valentine's Day and I'm excited to share them with you. Photos are coming soon.

Here's some exciting news that I probably could have shared quite some time ago: my Marie Antoinette Faux cake that I posted about for the Marie Antoinette Birthday Soiree is going to be featured in Stampington & Comopany's one-time publication, Marie Antoinette, due out this Spring! And not only will it be featured in the publication, but also in the Spring 2009 issue of Artful Blogging. Yay! Here's a photo:

And that's not all! I just did an interview for Utah Valley Magazine and I'm going to be in an upcoming issue featuring 50 people in that area (or from that area) that are on the move with their businesses. Exciting! 2009 is going to be a year full of celebrations, I can tell already!

Question for my readers: What are you excited about that's happening in 2009? Spill!