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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Pink and red, lace and doilies, glitter and ribbons......what's not to love about getting creative in the Valentine season! This is one of my favorite times to create and here is an altered candy box that I have designed for a few swaps that I entered this year. I just love changing up these old candy boxes and I love filling them with little trinkets in mini cupcake liners. Happy Pink Saturday to my favorite blog party visitors!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Valentine House

I finally finished purging the house of all of the Christmas decorations and was able to move on to Valentines Day. Who isn't inspired by pink and red and hearts?  This sweet little house is a design that I've been working on for a class at Paper Tales. The class will be held on Saturday, February 1st at 10:30am. If you are in San Diego I would love it if you would join me!

And a happy Pink Saturday to the fabulous visitors from Beverly's blog party.

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 9

On the ninth day of a Christmas
My wonderful partner gave to me
A little Charlotte so sweet!

This adorable piece is created in a vintage pastry tin. This MAMA swap has truly been one of my all time favorites. Thank you so much Kimberly!

And here is the glittered frame that Kimberly will open today:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas
My swap partner gave to me
This beautiful heart to adorn my Christmas Tree!

This ornament is so cute. Once again, Kimberly has used a fabric panel printed with a vintage image in her work. She has inspired me so much that yesterday I spent hours printing images on to fabric!

And for Kimberly, here is a little globe featuring the Eiffel Tower in a snow storm. I have one myself, and I shake it and dream of Paris during Christmastime. I hope Kimberly does the same!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 7

On the seventh day of Christmas
My very talented partner gave to me,
A gorgeous hanging piece of Christmas art!

 Isn't this beautiful! I just love the color palette and Kimberly's incorporation of  vintage photos printed on fabric in her work. I will treasure her precious gifts for many years to come.

I created this little dancer in her own stage shadow box for Kimberly for her Day 7 gift:

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas, 
My swap partner Kimberly gave to me,
A Bingo card filled with holiday glee!

This piece is  a lovely celebration of holiday pink! and here is my little gift for Kimberly, gold earrings for her holiday outfits:

Friday, January 3, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas - day 5

On the fifth day of Christmas 
my wonderful swap partner gave to me,
A ballerina dancing on a leg in my tree!

Isn't she fabulous! A beautiful assemblage piece of art to hang on my Christmas tree was my gift on day 5. I just love it! 

Happy Pink Saturday to my blog party friends!

And here is what I created for Kimberly, two ornament shaped tags with lovely little angel faces.