Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's time to interrupt this hiatus (bad blogger!) to bring you . . .

a little peek at our May Release - on sale tonight at midnight central time zone!

By Ms. Becky. . .
 By Ms. Dina. . .




This month's kit has already been claimed as a favorite of the Design Team.  It has so many beautiful colors, but on a muted scale.  I am in love with it!

This month's Project Kit is a fun Portfolio project (I LOVE these vintage can labels from Belgium).  We use one, but you get two blank Portfolio's!


Add-On Kit #1 - "Flea Market" . . . 


And Add-On Kit #2 - "Farmer's Market". . . (how will you choose)??


I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what the Design Team creates with this one!!!
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Hope you had a happy Easter. . .



We spent the day with family and friends, my first time to host Easter dinner.  The weather was lovely and the food was yummy. 

Our hens are getting big - should be laying by late summer.  We go through alot of eggs at our house so it will be nice to not have to buy them at the store. 



And just in case you wondered about this kid (and in case you thought I favored the older one) - he refuses to cooperate with his mother lately.  I'm hoping its just a phase!


I'm working on some major deadlines this week, but will be back at some point soon to share my great estate sale story and finds from this weekend!
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Play Day . . .

Been working on several projects this week (with a few more to go), including the May Project Kit for Mercantile. I used a 7gypsies Portfolio for the base.  Here's a little peek . . .


I am also working on my first on-line class series through the site.  I have what I think would be a really fun idea but I'm still trying to develop it more.  There's just never enough time in the day.  Do you know that feeling?
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Monday, April 18, 2011

A Re-Cap of Texas . . .

Well it's been almost a month ago, but better late than never!  Here are a few highlights. . .


 
A little glimpse at the weather on most days (some light rain, but no downpours fortunately). . .


Some of the sweet cows we pasted everyday. . .


Inspiration overload . . .


 I'm not sure what this is. . .


 A Texas sized burger (and me in the boots I scored for $20). . .


Architectural inspiration. . .these things wouldn't fit in our truck (and my pocketbook couldn't handle them either). . .


Happy Monday!
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

The 15th is tomorrow and you know what that means!

New Vintage Product and Limited Edition Kits for sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. central time (and a Sale, but Shhh. . .blog readers get to know about it first)!

We have several new vintage items going up including n new Antique Album Page, Vintage Crate Labels, a rare find of unused early 1900's cabinet card stock and the following:

Sweet vintage metal license plates in the palest of peach/pink with red accents (would make an awesome journal cover accent) . . .


Vintage Bath Soap Boxes with wonderful graphics (could hold decorated cards for a great gift). . .



and vintage rolls of French linen cord . . .


I have been collecting more vintage Dennison label boxes ever since I taught this class at Donna Downey's event a year or two ago. I finally pulled together enough and am offering the original project for sale on the site although I had to make a few changes to the original (as some products were out of stock).  It is one of my favorite projects ever (I love working on tiny details)!



I also decided it was about time for another jewelry kit (at the prompting of one of our wonderful loyal customers!!).  This one is made with all vintage parts except for the chain (new stock, Nunn Design).  It is simple to make - you will just need some metal glue and basic jewelry pliers.

We have also put several kits on sale (6 to be exact), some at more than 50% off!  While supplies last - I have less than 8 on most of these.  Below is last year's Travel Kit.


Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. central - see you there!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Want to come and sit a spell?

This is what becons me everyday . . . taunting me to come and rock for awhile.


Afterall, there should be a reward after climbing all of these stairs!


Happy Tuesday!  Hope yours was as beautiful as ours was. 
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Playing catch up . . .

after our big sale on Saturday!  We had a great turnout - it was great to catch  up with many of our Vintagefest attendees and to meet some new friends.  If you came by, thanks for coming and I hope you enjoyed unpacking your treasures later in the day!

And I hear the crop was a blast.  I made it home that night and marched straight to bed.  Break down after a show is the pitts!

Just a quick note tonight to mention that my Mega Meet and GASC classes have either sold out already or are very close.  I have been working with both events to add classes.  If and when that happens I will let you know here.

Also, my class at Donna Downey's studio is sold out but I believe there are still a few seats left in my mini workshops at the Inspired Event.

Our busy travel season is about to start  - I'm trying to enjoy the calm before the storm!
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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Big Day On Saturday!


Don't forget that this Saturday is our one day only Warehouse Sale here in Mt. Juliet at the Holiday Inn Express!  The fun begins at 9:00 a.m.  I have been busy, busy, busy, pricing all of my Texas finds!

If you were considering driving in, here's a little something to sweeten the deal!  I found out this week that the Watertown Mile Long Yard Sale is going on on Saturday as well!  This is just about 13 miles up the interstate from us.  It's more than 12 miles (don't let the "Mile" title fool you) and ends in the town square.  Always great antiques and collectibles along this route.  We can tell you a little more about it at the sale.

And for my friends far and away, the girls have put together a fun on-line crop (you can find out more at the Inspiration Blog ) and I am planning a special on-line sale as part of the release on the 15th.  I didn't forget about you!! 
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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A Really Dirty Puppy. . .




Someone got herself in a little trouble today, can you guess who? 

Do you think the groomer will charge extra for this?


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Monday, April 04, 2011

Is There A Doctor In The House?



My new obsession (okay, 1 of my new obsessions)!  Not only does this vintage doctor's bag have great bones and a sleek look going for it, it passes my stringent test for usable storage AND it has a monogram (extra cool).  I bought this one for me a couple of weeks ago and found one in Texas with a great plaid lining (and twice this big) for resale at our upcoming shows. 


And speaking of Texas, I want to post some photos of our trip but I need to get Jared to send them to me from his phone.  I walked out the door and forgot my camera of course.  I did have the Flip however and took some inspiring video for my Big Picture Class (only 2 more days to sign up)!  Hope to get that post up soon!
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Friday, April 01, 2011

My Big Picture Class Has Started!

Hey guys- just a quick reminder that the first week of my Big Picture Class, Re-purpose, Re-think, Re-invent started yesterday!  The last day to sign up for this 12 week course is next Wednesday the 6th. 

I am still loading new content for later in the course (including a fun new video from our trip to Texas).  If you love everything old and want to know what to do with it - this course is for you!

Have a great weekend!
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