Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pink Friday *** Oooh la la

This is a very exciting day. Make Mine Pink is having a really special shopping experience each Friday. We will each have special items selected for purchase for this one day. Each Friday will have a new and unique theme. Today is our very first Pink Friday and the them is "Springtime in Paris" Please click onto the Pink Friday link to the right so that you may visit all of the Make Mine Pink Boutiques. I know you wont be disappointed.

My contribution for this week is a one of a kind bracelet. Available only today! I call it "Fleur di lis", (flower of the lily). I think of French gardens, with pink fleurs and papillons. Lots of romance and amour.

This bracelets pink and clear swarovski crystals. Pink swarovski butterflies (papillon) and hearts (amour). It has a heart clasp and the rhinestone fleur di lis which gives it its oooh la la. If you click on the photo it will enlarge it. The length can be adjusted for a custom fit for you at no charge. The cost is $34.00. If interested you can send me an email to and I can send you an invoice through paypal. Thank you for stopping by ... and dont forget to check out the Make Mine Pink : pink fridays link to see more French inspired shopping... until next time............gail

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Memorial Day and Show and Tell Monday

I have had an incredibly busy week. With it being a holiday weekend I have had alot of petsitting assingments. The post below is just 3 of my adorable clients you can visit. I hope you all have had a safe and fun holiday. I thank all of our service men and women who have served our country.

Also, stay tuned this week. This friday is our first Pink Friday hosted by Make Mine Pink. Each friday there will be a different theme. The shops will have an item related to that theme. It will be sold only on that day. So you will have to be fast to snap up the great and creative items. This is going to be so much fun and such an original way to shop. This fridays theme is "Paris in Springtime." I cant wait to see what these creative women come up with. I hope you stop back by and see what I have come up with!

Well, with all thats going on I managed to come up with two new pieces of jewelry for show and tell monday. First is a pair of dragonfly earrings. I used light blue swarovski crystals. I like dragon flies. And next is for any Princess. This bracelet is pink and clear swarovski crystals in different sizes and shapes. Nothing catches light like swarovski crystals for sure. And the princess needs a crystal crown!! I will be back later this week with more suprises to remind you of Paris. Until next time.................

Friday, May 23, 2008

Furry Friends are the best kind of friends

In addition to my day job as a secretary, and my creative endeavors, I also have a petsittng business. My business has been really growing as of late. Working with animals is a passion I have always had. I even worked at a wild life park for awhile with the big cats, birds and even 20 foot snakes on occasion. There isnt a better job than working with animals. They are so happy to see you and all they want is to visit and play for awhile. I usually just blog about my art on my etsy shop, but I just wanted to post a couple pictures of some of my clients.... I would like you to meet Willy, Iris and Gibson... They are very pleased to meet you...LOL Until next time...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Show and Tell Monday

Wow its been a week already. Time is really flying. I have been very busy on my magazine submission pieces. I am happy to say they are done and I will be mailed this week. I dont think they want me showing them ahead of time, so I wont put them on my blog yet. I have emailed pictures to a couple of people though. Now is all the "paper work" writing the step by step instruction list, and supply lists. Now I am wondering if having 4 pieces is such a good thing!? LOL. So I have gotten a couple things done and I have posted 6 new things to my etsy shop if you want to have a look around there. (thanks)

The first thing is a two dollar garage sale find. This was a white wicker rocking chair that was painted white. It need some fresh paint, so I decided on yellow. Dont think I really did not want to go with pink! You see George sleeping. He is the cat who loves tues. market chat so much. Its fast paced on the computer and its a huge chase game for him. lol

Next, my friend Judy and I have been making these pillow cases like crazy. I picked this fabric because the theme for my business is water lillies and color. So I couldnt resist. But they are adorable in so many color combinations. They take minutes to make and they even have french seams, so no raw edges. I am going to make a pillow case and matching pj bottoms for everyone for Christmas.

Then last but not least some new jewelry. Of course I am loving using Cindys roses. These are both on my etsy shop now. I cant wait to see what you all have done. I have a crazy day, so I promise to visit you ALL, but it may take me all day to do it. The best part of the day for sure!!!! until next time...........gail

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I would like you to meet Janet :)

Janet is a very dear friend I have met through Make Mine Pink. I live in Arizona and she lives in Florida, but we did get to meet in Chicago in the middle of March while attending the Country Living Magazine Creative Women event. We stayed at a lovely brownstone just off the miracle mile with other Make Mine Pink friends.

Janet is very talented and has a business called Janets Creative Pillows. They are just awesome and she has so much talent. I have posted a couple samples but please stop by her website and her blog. I am sure you will agree. Until next time................gail

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Monday, Monday

Yea!! Monday again. I am glad that show and tell is Monday. Makes the beginning of the week a whole lot easier. LOL I really hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day. I had a very nice relaxing day. What could be better. I had a very busy week but managed to get a couple things done to post. In my spare time I was also working on the designs I am sending to Florida later this month for a magazine to be published in September. I am very excited about that and I will keep you posted.

For this week the first thing is a bracelet inspired by the beach. Especially Hawaii. And its all about summer. I do need to get some more things posted at etsy tonight or tomorrow, so take a look for new things. Second, this is an enamel heart. It started out as a piece of copper that I used a jewelers saw to get the heart. I used the black and white powdered glass that is put in a kiln to actually melt. I love doing enamel. I cant wait to get my own kiln, but I have found a studio that has open studio by the hour. I am really excited about that, and if life can slow down enough for me, i will be there more. I added a couple beads and put it on a black leather cord. And last is my purple flower garden bracelet. I bought the 3 purple flowers at a bead show last weekend. The are had made from glass from a local artist. Its just fun and for spring.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. I cant wait to see what you have been up to. I will be stopping by through out the day to have a peak at your new creations.... happy creating, luv, gail