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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christmas Open House at Gardenseed

5 little elves worked thru oodles of sparkle, tinsel, bling and goodies to bring you an AMAZING opening for Christmas. The store sparkles from floor to ceiling!!!!(not an exaggeration!)
Robyn, Lyn and Ane really out-did themselves this year. Gardenseed is by far the BEST boutique in ALL of California, possibly this side of the Mississippi!!!
You must visit if you can, you will be astonished, amazed,
and awestruck by the beauty that is Gardenseed.

My Amazing Young Man

Anthony.......well what can we say...Charming, funny, handsome, smart and athletic!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November Musings

I LOVE the holidays....Christmas is already up at my house. I don't really celebrate Halloween, so I decided the decorations would go up on Oct 30th from now on. It was nice to see the manger and the sparkle and dwell on the meaning of Christmas on such a dreadful, scary and gloomy Halloween day. Now I can really get in the mood for all the fun, frivolity and shopping!!!!!!
My newest project is paper mache' clay dolls.........I will post as soon as I've finished.
Just bought the new Richard Marx cd's....totally awesome!!!! And looking forward to David Cook's cd this month as well.
Anthony is graciously allowing me to photograph him tomorrow, so I will post those as well. My kids have taken their pictures SOOOOO much by me, that I have to bribe the boy. My girl; well, she's still a rock star and loves her picture taken.
I can't wait to see Phantom of the Opera on December 6th (a birthday present from the hubby)!
I know that I will cry through the whole thing...I LOVE the theater!
So long for now.

My Beautiful Girl!

Sara.......A heart of gold, eyes that sparkle and a very contagious laugh!!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Butterfly Dreams

I have been looking for a way to mount my butterfly specimens so that they are not just in the old riker mount cases....boring! boring!
So here is what I came up with. They are now mounted under clock glass and embellished with banners and sparkly crowns.
You know me......everything must sparkle!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Digital Designs

I LOVE Photoshop!!!!!

My husband recently got me an old book of animal illustrations and field guide. The animals inspired me to put them into fairytale worlds of their own.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


"Try to come up with something new and unique for this holiday season...." she says. OK!! Here it is; my version of a favorite childhood toy. Kaleidoscopes are like snowflakes, the designs inside are never the same twice. And decorating the outside is just plain fun! Find them on my Etsy store this Christmas season.

Monday, June 9, 2008


They have flown the nest.......Houston; we have lift off!!!
How much they have grown in just being 16 days old. The family is doing well.
Darcy and Elizabeth (look on older blogs to see them) are teaching them well. I can't wait to
see their progress in the next few days. Now that I am still recovering from surgery, I can afford the time to lay on my bed and watch them. How delightful they are....I'm so proud!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Colors of the Rainbow

Back in 2001, a friend of mine gave me a SLR film called Agfa Ultra 100. I was at Family Camp and was trying out my macro lens for a camera that I just picked up at a garage sale. My friend told me about the high color saturation that this film had and recommended that I shoot flowers. What happened next was one of those rare moments of discovery that would set me on the path of a new and exciting creative outlet...........macro photography.
To really look at God's natural world up close and personal. Every caterpillar hair, every bug antennae, every sparkle of a delicate butterfly wing made me quiver with delight! I was bitten bad by the shutter-bug! Since that wonderful discovery, I have added 100's of images to my greeting card collection. Then in 2003, my images evolved...........and sparkled! By hand-glittering each flower petal, I was able to marry two of a gals favorite things (almost) FLOWERS & DIAMONDS; all in one little card!
For inquiries on purchasing cards, go to and visit my store, if you see an image that you like, email me and I will gladly add it to the store.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Small Wonder

Meet one of the twins....11 days old now, almost a fledgling!
They are beginning to "peep" like mom and dad and
poke their wee heads
out if the nest to investigate their new world.

"...these are a few of my favorite things..."

"One should fill ones nest with delightful treasures, things that inspire you to dream and create".

My Studio

Here is where all the magic the basement. Cool in summer and COLD in winter!!! I have been creating since I was 2 years old, when my mama said that I drew a perfect bunny with my crayons. I used to love to sharpen the metallic crayons when I was little to make fairy dust and to watch the teeny flakes sparkle.
My husband calls me "crow-girl" affectionately because our nest sparkles......I love sparkles! I can't wait to see how God is adorning my house in heaven....."Angels; more sparkle there....and more birds over there please" Wow!
I have been inspired to get more personal on my blog and
show you some of my treasures.
Eye candy, if you will.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Baby Birdies Have Arrived!!!!

After much anticipation, the twins were hatched on May 23rd. We hadn't realized they were here until Memorial Day, when we heard hungry chirping from the nest!!! They are a bundle of gray fluff and oh so cute! Darcy and Elizabeth are fab parents....ever so attentive.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hand Surgery

On May 23rd I will be having carpal tunnel surgery and trigger finger release as well. This will be the last blog for a few weeks until I heal up! We will do the right hand first, then the left.
It will be nice to just chill for a bit and catch up on movies and books....and sleep!
I can't wait until my hands are all better so I can get back to CREATING.
Until we meet again......

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


My Dreamscapes at Gardenseed in Danville, California
They are my passion right now. There is something very wonderful about creatinglittle birdie worlds that sparkle and delight!