Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Card Exchange - Sneak Peak



Remember this post from last week?  Turns out it's a good thing I carved a stamp.  These things are taking me forever!  I hope it gets faster... Anyway, I'm having a ball making them.  And- each card going out means I'll be receiving one in exchange. Deciding to participate was a good thing.   Just a little intimidated though.  These people are talented artists!!

happy day!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Wing-ed Words


Another (serendipitous) collaboration between dad and I.  He wanted to make the most of all the scrap wood from his Hark angels (below). These little happies and more will be at 


(Mantel Messengers)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday WIP


For me, stamp carving is therapeutic.  Makes a mess, but what doesn't make a mess that's fun?  This angel stamp will be going on to a few cards for a swap I am participating in.  She'll be traveling as far as Germany, which also means I will be receiving cards from Fa Fa Away too.  I'll be posting the final cards before they are neatly packed and sent away in the mail. 
Thanks @April Cole, for creating such a fun community!

Monday, November 11, 2013

God With Us


This little family has waited a long time to be (almost) finished.  All I needed was Christmas to be near. Just need a couple of finishing touches before adding them to the shop. Stay tuned....


Friday, May 31, 2013

Day to Remember


Commemorating 1 year  
A landmark event for this dating couple.  A little birdy told me she was tickled pink.  (my words, not the birdy) 
Customize one for your sweetheart here.

happy friday!!




Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Right Words


A few years ago I posted this little collage I made for my friend and co-worker Amber who I love dearly.  It was her birthday and she never seems to mind when I gift her with some experimental crafty thing. 
 Amber absolutely loves her work and it shows.  
She is truly a "Grand Coiffeur"
Happy Birthday Amber!! XO

adding one to the shop

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Always Trust Your Cape


How am I this old and have never heard this precious song?
 (until now. thank you Mary...)  
Have you heard it?  Always Trust Your Cape, Guy Clark 
Does it not make your heart happy? 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fickle Pickle

My life is a constant cycle of ever-evolving organized chaos. I'm forever rearranging the furniture,changing my mind like the wind blows. Some days I paint.  Some days I prefer the therapeutic hammering of the spoon and lighting up the torch.  So, I'm finding it difficult to be content with a good logo for Gus and Pantine and the Etsy shop.  Through trial and error,countless interrupted photoshop fails, and changing my fickle mind back and forth, I think I'm gonna call it.  This will have to do.  I'm actually pretty happy with it.  (Remind me to NEVER get a tattoo.)



Saturday, May 18, 2013

Triple Crown


Gotta love it when an idea hits you in the face. Not really in the face.  FaceBOOK.  Here's yer Triple Crown miss Sara. (love your design idea!) 

Can't wait to show you another cute one, where (someone...can't reveal yet) helped their son design a first year dating anniversary pendant.  It turned out quite fancy; made me smile. Pretty sure his little Miss will smile too.