Friday, July 24, 2009

The newest addition to the family...

Adeline Ellen! I know everyone thinks their baby is the most beautiful, but she is so very pretty! The new Mom is going home from the hospital today. Little sister Lillianne is thrilled!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our Ten Year Wedding Anniversary

Our 10 year wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of this month! It is unbelievable where the time went. I can remember when we announced our engagement, members of my family thought I had gone stark raving mad. You see, hubby is 20 years my junior. Am I a "cougar"? Well, at the time, they didn't have that word, and pairings of 40 something men and 20 something women were not at all uncommon. But vice versa? Not so much. LOL! But we sure have "made it."

As newlyweds, my sweetie would ask what I would want for our 10 year anniversary. Visions of a diamond tennis bracelet or a diamond "forever" necklace danced in my head. Nowadays, I'm just glad to still have a roof over my head. I love my sweetie more than I could have ever imagined, although on our wedding day, saying the vows through sobs and tears of happiness, I was never more emotional.

We were living in Charleston, SC at the time. One day not long after we had become engaged, while tooling around The Battery, a street artist drew this caricature of us. I've kept this for 11 years, meaning to scan it and hang it in our home. Well today I did scan and printed it to do just that! Isn't it a hoot!!?



'Til next time,

Mary

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

KSGP "FALL-O-WEEN" Shoppe Update!


My booth at the KSGP Shoppe has been updated as of today with new items! Won't you stop in for a peek at my ghoulish ghostly creations! I think Fall and Halloween is my favorite time of the year to decorate mainly because it's my Mother's favorite and I have such fond memories of her dressing up as a witch at Halloween and trying to scare all the little kids!... (and laugh about it like the dickens). She's always been such a tease!

To check out "Liddy Nin Root" and my other new items in the KSGP Shoppe, click on the link below:

(Click here to view at KSGP Online Shoppe!)


And don't forget to check out my KSGP Sister's booths as well! We're always stocked with marvelous one-of-a-kind creations, all at very reasonable prices.

How's everyone enjoying their summer? It's been muggy, hot and humid here as usual in the South. There are days I do miss the crisp, fresh early morning and evening air of Upstate New York. But then again, I never miss the snow!

'Til next time,

Mary

Friday, July 10, 2009

Oh how I wish...

...I could afford to take this on-line workshop from this fascinating artist!


Hopefully K.C. will be around next year when the Boggs household is flush again. Above is a piece previewed from her workshop ~ Isn't it FABulous! If you're already taking the class ~ hope you're having a ball! And for those of you who live nearby K.C. Willis in Colorado, you'll be happy to know she is now offering in-studio retreats! If you want to learn more, just click on the workshop badge below.


Visit KC Willis Studio Retreats

'Til next time,

Mary

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Simple 4th of July

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We spent a simple 4th of July with friends and their daughter, cooking on the BarB. We had fresh tomatoes from our garden ~ Yum! And our neighbor with the stand of corn just over the back fence shared some of his crop. Too bad it was after we'd eaten! Our friends left a tad early, missing the fireworks set off by our next door neighbor. We clapped and oohed and awed like little kids!

If you're wondering where I got my digital scrapbooking graphics, check out http://blogtrainblog.blogspot.com/. Every other month they do a themed blog train of free digital scrapbooking graphics, (personal use only). Checking out each of their blogs along the way, there are some wonderful designers out there!

Til next time,

Mary

Sunday, July 5, 2009

"Seashore" Vintage sea life images ATC's/ACEO's on eBay

(Click here to view on eBay)

Hey! Okay, I've finished up my paper playing with a series of vintage sea life ATC's. My inspiration for these came while cleaning out some Yankee Candle jars, in which I wanted to store beach mementos. We've collected sand, sea shells, drift wood, and stones from places we've visited as a couple over the past 10 years. Yeah, I've been accused of being overly sentimental!

Anyway, I finally got to the point of taking photos to list the ATC's on eBay and wanted to show an example of how cute these would look in a "beach" memories jar, using my Yankee Candle jar(s) that I had embellished and filled. You can click on the image above to get a larger view and see the Yankee Candle Jar of my "Beach Memories.")

So, I'm taking photos out on the front porch, which has a tiled floor. I guess I was in such a hurry to get the photo shoot done and get on with the eBay listings...I ended up breaking two of the glass jars before all was said and done. Cleaning up tiny shards of glass everywhere...having to throw away my lovely fine, white sand. Boy was I ever mad at myself! In retrospect, I think only the left (or is it right?) side of my brain was working because I kept picking the jars up by the top stopper, not wanting to get my fingerprints on the jar for the photo shoot. What a dummy!

Next, I must move on to "Harvest" creations for the July 15th themed update of Kindred Sisters Gathering Post Online Shoppe. Stay tuned for previews!

Till next time,

Mary

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NEW Artist Trading Cards on eBay this week

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With the heat and humidity in our neck of the woods, it has taken about a week for my ATC's to dry and cure properly! Here are just a few that are on eBay this week (the rest are coming and have a "beach" theme!)




Just click on the "Sew Dear To Me" link below to see the details!

SEW DEAR TO ME

Thanks for visiting!

'Til next time,

Mary

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