Friday, January 25, 2008

My work has been published....really good news!!!!

That's the really good news that I have been waiting to share! I'm so delighted that my "Elise" Fleur Garden tags were published in the January/February issue of Tea Time Magazine. This is an elegant magazine that has numerous pretty table settings, recipes and more. Sadly, there was a typo and no one received credit for their merchandise that was listed on that page! It's such a shame because all of the merchandise is really fabulous and I wondered where some of the items came from! Oh well, it was still very exciting and means a lot to me as an artist! You may purchase these tags in the Pastelle Paperie at

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I won another prize...well here it is! I visited a website called Creative Call Studios and signed up for their monthly newsletter (and it just so happens that they were having a monthly newsletter contest). I won this gorgeous/detailed art card created by Sally L. Smith (Lydia's Lineage). This art card will make a wonderful addition to my Madonna Christmas ornament collection. I can't wait to see it hanging on my Christmas tree next year. For now, it will hang in my studio so that I may enjoy it year round.

I did a little bit of shopping last week at Tuesday Morning and found a few goodies that I couldn't pass up. Honestly, they were calling my name! :-) I bought some wrapping paper, a pretty glass vase and these elegant little velvet Christmas ornaments. I love to find various uses for Christmas ornaments year round.

Velvet Christmas Ornaments

Master Bathroom Display. I bought the little pink French dish at an estate sale years ago. The gold/green stone bracelet is 1928 brand jewelry that I bought in the 80's!

This display is on the gold tone baker's rack in my Master Bedroom.. The pink marbles are leftover from my kids school project. I wasn't sure what to do with them, so they ended up in the bowl. I added a vintage style brooch and a pink pearl bracelet for the finishing touch. Nice and glitzy...just the way I like it!

My Fabulous Find of the day comes from.....Target! I know all of you "Francophiles" will loves this chic fleur shirt that was only $11! I love this raspberry color and the price is definitely right!

Fabulous Find of the day!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lots to share :-)

I know it's time to blog when I start getting emails asking where I've been (thanks everyone!). I thought things would slow down after the holidays but I'm still super busy. I created some new items for Shabbyfufu and my Etsy store (I will share those pics on another day) and I finished up a large wholesale order. I have some really, really, really exciting news to share with you soon, so please check back!
My husband and I shopped at the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop on our "Night away from the kids" during Dec. and purchased this shirt for our son. Christian was thrilled to receive this shirt on Christmas Day. He said that all of the guys at school wanted that shirt and asked him where he got it. (Marion Barber is a Dallas Cowboy's running back and that is his nickname). My husband has been watching football all weekend! I'll be glad when this weekend is over (I'm tired of football games!). My son is watching the game at a friends house today, so my husband wanted me to watch the game with him. I watched the 1st half and decided I needed to blog during the
2nd half of the game. I am constanly hearing: "Honey, come and look at this play" and "Baby, come check this out", etc. Sorry, honey, I'm just not that into the game :-(

Here are some pics from our "Night away from the kids. We did some Christmas shopping and ate some yummy food!

I'm packed and ready to go. I never forget my magazines or my favorite pillow. My husband always says we can get extra pillows (at the hotel) but I really prefer to sleep on my own pillow, if possible :-) On our elevator ride to our room we encountered another couple who were checking into their room. She was carrying her pillow, too! I said to my husband, "Look honey, she brought her pillow, too" and her husband laughed and said she always has to bring her pillow when they stay the night at hotels. Ha, ha!

The hotel room had an Art Deco Decor:

My husband liked this pic (that he took of me) so I thought I would post it:

I babysat my 2 adorable nephews for 3 days over the Christmas Holidays. They are so fun to have around and I just had to share this adorable pic that I snapped of the 3 year old at snack time (2 cute!):

"Look, Aunt Julie, I have cookie eyes!"


I found some Fabulous Finds after Christmas at Wal-Mart, Target and Hobby Lobby (everything was 75-80% off). This is about 1/3 of what I bought. I found lots of vintage style decorations so I couldn't pass them up (including some mercury glass ornaments).


My daughter made these Christmas cards to hand out to her friends. We bought these card kits at Michaels. I thought she did a fabulous job (perhaps we have another artist in the family?) :-)

My husband and I received this adorable card from our 15 yr. old daughter for Christmas. Savannah always makes handmade cards for every occasion. This card measures 11"x14" and I can tell she spent a lot of time on it (the entire card is hand-drawn and glittered). I love what she wrote, "I couldn't ask for better parents". I need to hear this from time-to-time!

And finally, my "Fabulous Find of the day": I bought this Nicole Miller shirt at Sam's Club and it was only $11!! I love this shirt...ooh-la-la! I hope you have a Sam's Club nearby!


Well, I just heard that the Cowboys lost the game. I guess I need to console my poor hubby! Have a fabulous evening everyone!