Sunday, February 28, 2010

Style Sunday {1}

Fran├žoise Madeleine Hardy is a French singer, actress and astrologer.
Hardy is an iconic figure in music, fashion and style. I gathered these photos of her for my style file file from

I am absolutely in love with her hair, outfits and poses. These photos are simply gorgeous.

My style file is filled with gorgeous photos of banged beauties just like Hardy.

I currently have bangs, something I never thought I would have in my life! I absolutely love them.

You can see even more here.

Hope your Sunday is lovely!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Flickr Favorites Friday {2}!!

I have been looking at pretty Holga pictures on Flickr...dreaming of sunshine and fancy locations. See more of my favorites here. Soooo glad its Friday!! I need a restful weekend!

1. Japanese allspice(Roubai), 2. img580, 3. dtown11, 4. Untitled, 5. Untitled, 6. Mountains, 7. On and on, 8. Phantom of San Marco, 9. Cold wind blows, 10. Ascension, 11. small-42, 12. New York, 13. Untitled, 14. Five Megans, 15. one fish two fish, 16. Water Town, 17. Untitled, 18. The 3 pyramids at Giza, 19. Big Man at the Orange Door, 20. Untitled, 21. soaring heart, 22. Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes, 23. Mr. Mustache, 24. The view, 25. Relaxing in Hell

Thursday, February 25, 2010

{Happy} Parade

Here is a little parade of images that make me happy! All from we heart it!

This weekend I would like to make some inspiration garland like this:
I am in love with these pretty little flowers. I need to get some earrings and barrettes and necklaces with them! Ooh, and this owl is so cute, I have a little necklace sort of like this one:
So many pretty rings. I don't wear a lot of rings, but this is a gorgeous collection!

So cute!! I love my scrabble...I am doing a photo shoot this weekend for a newly engaged couple (weather permitting)....this is such a cute idea!
STICKERS!! I LOVE stickers. This is such a fun journal page!!
I LOVE this pillow set! Soooo, pretty!
Beautiful nails!
I am working on a coffee table sketchbook....I love this layout, so cool! Very Inspiring.
mmmmmm!!! yummy and pretty!
Gorgeous photo!
Love me some Katie!! She is so talented and fun!
Gummy rainbow!
I love rainbows, always.

5,6,7,8 I need these converse to set me straight! I love that song and this little illustration is just gorgeous!
Beautiful flower!
I love anything with a cool camera!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Little Letters and iPhone Images

I thought it would be fun to write up some little letters and include some of my favorite recent iPhone images. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!!

Dear raisinettes and parsnips,
This week I am addicted to slicing up bananas and eating them on a plate with a spoon and throwing in some raisinettes for a wonderfully delicious snack. I have also made two recipes with parsnips this week. Roasted veggies and mashed veggies. Both recipes also used used sweet potatoes and other healthy things. YAY and YUM!! (This picture has nothing to do with the little letter, but it is pretty!!)

Dear pretty nail polish,
Right now I am only wearing you on my toes...and since it is winter no one gets to see how pretty you are! I can't wait for spring.

Dear Japanese owl,
You need a name. You are the cutest thing I have ever laid eyes on. I squeal whenever I look at you. I am so glad we are friends. Thank you for letting me adopt you.

Dear thrift store luggage,
You rock! I didn't get to adopt you last weekend. I just don't have the space for such a large set of use luggage. You are way cool and I will just have to admire you in this photo.

Dear antique shop junk,
I know that it is not possible to bring home everything that I fall in love with without risk of becoming a candidate for that show 'Hoarders'...but I love finding inspiration in all the beautiful things that exist in the world. I love how these sweet little Japanese characters are so colorful, they would look gorgeous in a kid's room!

Dear pancakes,
You are delicious. I always seem to burn the first one...but I love you anyway. Thanks for being so awesome! I love a series of photos that tells the story of a meal!

Dear single socks,
Whenever I banish you to that lonely hamper in the back room, the goal is for you to find your sockmate and never part. I want you to live happily ever after with the one that completes you. Please, try a little harder to live together in perfect harmony. I hate seeing you so lonely. You two are a match made in heaven. Find each other. Please. Quit hanging out with all the other singles, it just isn't right. Also, how is possible that I can have so many single argyle socks in one house???

Dear ceramic clowns,
Why are you so scary?

Dear Valentine candy,
Last week when I had strep throat and I had to wait 30 minutes for my prescription you saved me. All I wanted to do was curl up in bed because I had a fever and fevers make me feel so sick and horrible....thanks to your chocolatey goodness I was able to wait patiently in my car at the drug store. Thank you for helping me to make the most of a bad situation!

Dear school,
Sometimes I am frustrated to the point of tears because I feel like I am doing my very best but it still isn't good enough. I will work hard and continue to strive for the very best but I really need to know that I am doing a good job and I am making a difference.

Dear chores,
I am doing my best to stay caught up on laundry and other household chores. It is so hard in winter because I just want to lay under a quilt whenever it is cold outside. I wish I was naturally less of a pig pen....I am a bit of a slob and I annoy myself sometimes. So chores....if you could find away to do yourself, I would greatly appreciate it! (Esp. Laundry!)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Crafty Goodness!!

It has been a gorgeous Sunday. I went to Tulsa, OK last night for a friend's birthday. Woke up to a whole latta rain. We got some sushi, went thrifting and then I grabbed an ice cream sundae and listened to Kings of Leon on the drive home. This week is looking to be a busy one with a CTMH unit meeting Monday night...swap club on Tuesday night, dinner with girlfriends on Wednesday night and a school program on Thursday night. I probably won't have time for a lot of craftiness, but I hope to photograph some of the seriously awesome thrift store finds I got today. I thought I would prepare one big crafty post tonight for you too! Hope you find some inspiration here.

These cards are for my card swap on Tuesday night. The theme is spring. I did a bunch of coloring with my blender pen on the cute little animals. This stamp set, 'Love You Forever' by CTMH is definitely a favorite!

The following cards are from a workshop I taught last week. I used the designs directly from the suggested card layouts in the kit. I didn't really alter them at all, except for this first one...the ribbon is a little different. The rest are exactly from the Felicity Collection project sheet. Easy, beautiful and fun. I have tons of the paper left over too!!

These last few images are for my workshop next month. The projects include a kids joke book, a Lullaby CD sleeve, a Treat Box and a kraft gift bag.

I found a video on how to make the treat box here.

The knock-knock joke book idea is from PaperTray Ink, completely reprintable at home!

The lullaby CD sleeve is also from Papertray Ink. I simplified mine so that it could just be a card for a new baby....It doesn't have to hold a CD. To see their entire list of hand made gift ideas (many with printables), click here.

And this decorated kraft bag is just a little something I came up with. I think it is cute and could be modified easily for a Valentines treat bag or a Halloween treat bag just by changing the colors!

Since I will be gone for a whole week next month, I thought it would be a good idea to get as much done for my next workshop as possible! I have the supplies cut, scored and sorted for each of the 4 projects to accommodate 10 people. Let's just hope I have that many sign up!

Thanks for reading!