Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It's only been five years...

Well, it's been almost 5 1/2 years now since our lovely vintage style wedding. I love this picture of us, so many wonderfully bright things to come our way and we didn't even know it then.

Recently I was inspired to start scrapbooking my wedding album again. This lovely artist I found over at flickr, tara anderson, is the source for my most recent scrapbooking inspiration. Her pages are just amazing!

I really thought this page out. I left it to sit out in my craft room for about a week, moving pieces around, until I settled them into one spot and glued. That brooch has been around for a few months now. Found it at a flea market near Mt. Dora and have waited for a great reason to use it. Never thinking I would keep it for myself, but I'm so glad I did. The buttons are a funny story because they were tucked way in the back of an over crowded antique store in Mt. Dora. I fell in love with at least 3 sheets full of buttons. When I went to pay for them at the counter, to my embarassment, I learned that they were around $4-$8 a button, not for the whole sheet! The grand total was around $150 and I said, "no thank you." Because of my flushed face and embarassment, I bought these two.

Now, on to more designing. I will post as I go along and accomplish one page at a time.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Look at those Boots!

I just had to include this on my blog. I LOVE that smile and those boots. Recently, Stink Bone Jones has decided he would like to wear his rain boots around the house. Needless to say, I run around behind him snapping pictures. I've decided to start a little journal, accordian style from Martha Stewart, of him and his boots. One Ripe Peach is going to make me wonderfully cute tags for his little journal. I cannot wait!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

And the "A Happy Blog" award goes to....

Sweet Eye Candy Creations, of course! I have posted my personal favorite creations from this wonderful artist, Jennifer Hayslip. Her blog and shop were one of my first delightful discoveries in the blogosphere (is that a word?(. Popped full of color, wonderfully bright pieces, and whimsical creations describe Jenn's Cottage Candy style. Her shadowboxes are among my favorite! I love the vintage pieces mixed in with the bright candy like colors. She certainly has been an artistic inspiration for me!

A Happy Blog Award

Lately and too often, I've been blog cruising. I have to admit this has become quite an additction, searching over all of these amazing blogs. What did we ever do without the Internet? I often think I am wasting time but am I really? I find the most wonderful ideas that inspire me to create more vividly. From my blog explorations I've learned not to be afraid of using too much and in fact I'm using too little in my designs. Over the top is a good thing in the cottage world and so I am pushing myself beyond my comfy zone. I cannot wait to share my very first blog to be awarded the "A Happy Blog" award. I'm sure you can tell from the title that this type of blog inspires and leaves you with a Happy feeling. Check back to see who I've chosen!