Monday, June 28, 2010

Mellow Yellow...

...searching for the perfect shade of yellow is not easy!

Below are several of the custom doll jewelry sets I've been working on this week.
In search of the perfect yellow shade to match 2 dresses for my customer.
None of these sets were a match, so they will be listed for sale in my e*bay shop tonight.




And by coincidence, I received a beautiful yellow beaded wire wrapped ring that was part of a bead/supplies trade with my friend Danielle in TX. You can see more designs like these in her Artfire shop...Don't Eat Beads.


This week I'll be searching for more yellow bead options.

Happy Creating!

~stephanie~

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I can have my cake...

...but I can't eat it too. ;-)


Look at these adorable handcut paper items I received from Noemi of imeondesign.etsy.com.

Cheesecake is my absolute favorite dessert in the world. And this is one of the yummiest pieces of cheesecake I've ever seen...even if it's inedible. The strawberries look scrumptious too!

So if you want your cake too...head on over to Noemi's shop for lots of cute handcut paper cakes, cake slices, cards, and invitations.

Thanks Noemi!!

Happy Creating!
~stephanie~




Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Imagination...

I received the gorgeous ACEOs I purchased from willcreate4adollar.com
in support of the fund-raising efforts for House of Imagination



and was also featured (twice) in this gorgeous treasury
(whose colors perfectly match my blog redo!)

Others featured in the treasury:
tcbaskets14.etsy.com
BanjoBaySoaps.etsy.com
lineardesignboutique.etsy.com
ObsidianStudios.etsy.com
Blakenetizen.etsy.com
SuzeesJubileeZ.etsy.com
mikemetal.etsy.com
mllamb47.etsy.com
kissmekrafty.etsy.com
tinylovetreasures.etsy.com

Thank you to Alexandria for the ACEOs!

And to Gabi and Alex of House of Imagination.

Click on any of the links to see how you can help in the fund-raising
or be involved with Etsy Team Imagination.

Happy Creating!
~stephanie~

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Golden Dreams Week 4



Slow...very slow...but steady progress. ;-)
And most of my new work is done in white and doesn't show up very well in the latest photo.

Happy Creating!
~stephanie~

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I am an elf queen...

Well, not really, but I get to wear a necklace named "elf queen"... :-)
Remember this post?

20th Anniversary

I did get my necklace after all!!!
Thanks to my fabulous friend Alex of alexkeller.etsy.com!

Here are photos of it with the sweet pocket mirror that displays the lovely saying "You are Beautiful" and Alex's logo and believe me, you WILL feel beautiful in one of her lovely jewelry recycled creations. :-)

Doesn't it look lovely with my tank top? No, really, it's actually a pretty necklace for dressing up or down...but perhaps maybe a little more dressed up than my tank top. ;-)

Thank you again Alex!!! <3

Happy Creating!
~stephanie~

Monday, June 14, 2010

Supporting Imagination

Alexandria Natalie Stargirl Marie Valentine (Lamont) and Gabriel Lamont are
"...dreamers and self-proclaimed idea enthusiasts."

They are hoping to create an eco-friendly and expansive retreat (on 40 forested rural acres in Oregon) that allows innovative and artistic persons - or anyone else who sees themselves benefiting by visiting such a place - free access to supplies and equipment and a comfortable and inspirational environment in which to nurture ingenuity and invention.

The retreat is to be called House of Imagination and Alexandria and Gabriel are hoping to raise funds toward this endeavor by selling wonderful ACEO's by Alexandria Natalie Stargirl Marie Valentine (Lamont) ANSMV(L) and other contributing artists. ACEOs are currently priced at $1 plus $0.82 to cover the cost of shipping and Paypal fees. Other art is also listed at other price points if buyers are interested.

I purchased two gorgeous ACEOs from the Will Create 4 a Dollar website in their One of a Kind Shoppe and hope to purchase more in support of the House of Imagination and also to contribute some of my own (and my husband's) ACEOs for Alexandria and Gabriel to sell on their website, with 100% of the proceeds from sales of these contributed ACEOs going toward the House of Imagination fund raising effort.

To get more detailed information and see what this project is all about, I encourage you to visit the website:

Will Create 4 a Dollar



*ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions, and Originals and are miniature works of art that measure 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (6 cm x 9 cm).

Happy Creating!
~stephanie~


Thursday, June 10, 2010

20th Anniversary

Happy 20th Anniversary to my husband Michael!

Us 20 years ago. May 5, 1990. Senior Prom. Second Date.
The traditional gift for 20th anniversary is platinum.
I have a 10kt gold band that looks like this lovely beveled platinum band, I wonder if Michael would replace mine with this one. ;-)
Bevel Ring Platinum 950 by redcatrun.etsy.com

Us today - well, actually yesterday - June 10, 2010

Our dog Mocha wanted to get into the picture! :-)
And she deserves it!! She's recovered so well from her recent surgery.


Though we are celebrating 20 years together, we've only been married for 14 years. We celebrated that anniversary this past February. Traditionally ivory was the gift for the 14th anniversary, but the modern alternative is gold. (However, I don't think I'll be getting a gift featuring either of those!) This necklace would be a lovely option though!!

elf queen - a necklace of vintage and recycled jewelry by alexkeller.etsy.com

I'm told we are going out for Japanese dinner tonight for our anniversary.
So my plate will look something like this below...
except more sashimi and...you know, not being made of fabric. ;-)

Tiny Bento Box Sushi Plate Business Card Holder by Coolbeans717.etsy.com


~stephanie~

Thimble Thursday - Golden Dreams Week 3




I missed three days and today will be a 4th day's worth of stitching for the week, so it's actually not a full week of progress, and only 4 days worth. Yes, I'm making excuses. ;-)

Not bad progress, but will really need to make up for the lost time this weekend. I'm still on a deadline and if a trip up to Stockton (hometown where all the family is) happens at the end of July/beginning of August, I'm going to lose more than a week than as well. But taking these progress photos is really good for me, because I can definitely see the pattern emerging.

Happy creating!
~stephanie~

Monday, June 7, 2010

Maylani Monday - She's Back!



Maylani Monday - She's Back!, originally uploaded by KISMET1990.

I missed a couple of weeks of Maylani Monday!

She's back in three more cute outfits! I rather think the middle one reminds of a very Parisian outfit. Well 80s Parisian. Not that I've ever been to Paris.

Don't you just love her comfy style?! I love the folded jeans too.

I wish I could get her to wear more of the jewelry I create, but apparently the current jewelry trend for many young ladies - teens especially - are stretchy beaded bracelets they create themselves. They are super fun and remind me of an 80s trend as well, so I'll forgive her for not wearing more of my jewelry. ;-)

Other Maylani Monday posts:

Birthday Girl!

Thrifty Style!

Happy Creating!

~stephanie~


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thimble Thursday - Golden Dreams


My current x-stitch project!

Golden Dreams
counted x-stitch kit by Bucilla
I've linked the photo to a website where the kit can be purchased if you are interested in making it yourself.


My progress so far - after a little under two weeks. Hoping to have this done by 9/7/2010.
It's for my mother-in-law's birthday!


I work on this in the evenings while watching Smallville with the hubby. He just started season 1.
Since I've already watched the series up to the current season, I don't really watch what's on the screen, and make good progress on the x-stitch, but it's always enjoyable to look up every now and then and see Tom Welling on the TV! ;-)

Happy Creating!

~stephanie~