Sunday, May 31, 2009


The Paper Niche girls threw a fantastic
surprise baby shower for Bonita at the Cheesecake Factory.
We had a great time, laughing & talking...
so much that the grouchy old man at the table next to us,
told us to "shut up"! His wife apologized as they left,
but that didn't stop us from carrying on!
Joanie was out of town, so she missed the fun,
(we missed her too).
The food was great, martini's for some and of course,
cheesecake for dessert.

I love these girls!

Guest of honor: Bonita & baby boy

Kelley (with baby also) & Cary

Krista (bride-to-be)

Tammy & Rhonda

Melissa & Leah

Cary, Laurie & Barbie

my new bird collection

all hand cut and assembled

no two alike

so colorful


Friday, May 22, 2009

flip flop embellishments

These are a new line of handmade flip flops that will be available soon on etsy, artfire and in Stamp Shack in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. and Paper Niche in Plantation, FL. soon...still tweeking the design and it must be perfect before I let it out. They are about one inch long by about 1/2 wide...great for scrapbook pages or card making. The owls are also available at all four places.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

it's a gaggle of owls

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

featured artist (me) on a blog from Australia

Tiges and Weince
click above to see!

Kylie sells great handmade baby stuff (on ETSY) for all of you preggies and gals with babes.

Please let me know what you think!

Thanks again Kylie!

Friday, May 15, 2009

high five!

kitty says, "pup, don't leave me hanging"!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Having way too much fun with my new little owl friends.

I will be naming them soon and telling stories about them!

new healthy products for sale:

check out these great products on:

agave nectar

pure vanilla extract in hand blown bottle

pure vanilla

good and healthy!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

my new owl collection

I was inspired this weekend to create these
cute little owl embellishments. I fell in love with
a cute stuffed owl I found on etsy,

that led me to come up with a paper version for
all of us paper crafters out here.

I then drew a pattern, hand cut, inked, embellished
and put together in just a few easy steps.
No two are alike and they are so much fun to make.
You can use them on your scrapbooks, cards or
anywhere you want.
The pictures are a little dark, but I will take new ones.
Interested in buying??? Go to etsy or artfire to view.

I'm working on several more right now and should
have about 100 ready to go by Monday...
adopt one or more today!

package of 4 ($3.50)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

a trip through flamingo road nursery...paradise!

We took a stroll through the nursery on flamingo
road and couldn't believe how massive this place was!
It just went on & on with plants everywhere &
every type imaginable. Also a screen enclosure with
butterflies and all the plants they love. The smells
were heavenly and the!
It is the kind of place you could spend an afternoon
taking in the sites & smells, eat & drink something
and then sit on one of the benches and just relax.
We saw lizards, birds, butterflies
in every color, waterfalls & fountains and so
much more. We picked up a couple new plants
for our butterfly garden and I took about 50 are a few. Check this place out when
you get a chance. It's FREE to hang
have to pay for the plants & garden items if you
want to take them home!

Lately I have been focused on gardening and
photography...noticed??? Love it!
Now if I could only turn my attention to jewelry making
and other crafts to sell on my websites...hmmmm :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

butterfly dreams

These caterpillars (below) will one day be
beautiful butterflies. They are eating
the milkweed plant in my front yard. (above)
double click to find "pup" the dog!

milkweed plant

my day in the sun...covered with sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat!

did some long over due yard!

how does my garden grow!

love the weeds!

bloomin' orchid

escargot crawling along the patio

it's a beautiful morning...

Spring is in the air! Everything in the yard is in bloom!

basil, with a marigold and some flower seedlings
in a round terracotta container

bromeliad growing in a yellow & green crouton (sp)

ground orchid

a pretty little weed

plumeria, frangipani, white w/ yellow center
blossom cluster...
one of our favorite trees.
We have several pink, one yellow and
a couple of the white...we are on a quest to get
every color. The white has the best scent,
(my opinion). In Hawaii they use these flowers
for the lei's.
Now back to the business of health and well being.
I'm sure I'll find it out here.

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