Friday, April 23, 2010

Tinsel Trading Co. & Bryant Park

HI, today I went into NYC and visited Tinsel Trading Co.

IMG_0301IMG_0291 Aren’t these flowers gorgeous!

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IMG_0290 How cute are these snails and bees?

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These are just a few if the wonderful items they have and I did manage to come home with a few things.

Around the corner is M & J Trimming, another place you can get lost at!  lol

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Love those cameo’s and more flowers.


IMG_0316 Yes, I was like a typical tourist!  LOL  Anyone for a dirty water hot dog?

Here are some of the goodies I came home with and if you are my swap partner for the Mermaid swap you may be getting some of these goodies in your box.  ;o)


We were right in the heart of the garment district and for those of you who watch Project Runway this is for you:

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These are some of the windows.  I wish I knew the trick to taking pictures without getting the images from across the street.  LOL

IMG_0336The Empire State Building.

New York Skyline:



Have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping bye!  Hugz, Z

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Let’s Get Shabby #10

I know I'm late but wanted to show you what the challenge was for Let’s Get Shabby #10  It was an Easter Theme and since I don’t have little ones anymore it took me a while to find these pictures.  lol   I made the dress and hat for Gabby and the bouquet you see was done by my Mother-in-law.  I still have some of the original fabric.  I just can’t let go of anything!  lol

IMG_0248 IMG_0250 I do love my bears.  ;o)  I did some doodling, lots of inking, stickles and sewing.  Thanks for looking!  Hugz, Z

Monday, April 19, 2010

It’s A Zoo Around Here & Little Yellow Bicycle

Here is my class I did at Scrappers Cove and a layout I did using the Free Spirit line from Little Yellow Bicycle:

IMG_0237IMG_0238 This is Gabby and her outfit goes great with this paper!  Just love it.  :o)

Here is my 8 x 8 album, the front is using bazzill’s clear paper and the second page I use the I-top tool to make the brad, my new favorite toy. ;o)

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Shhhhhh…..I know, I know, she is not going to be happy about this picture! lol  Thanks for stopping bye, have a great week.  Hugz, Z

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A May Day Tussie Mussie Swap

I just had to share with you my lovely gift from Amy from Papertrails.

IMG_0225IMG_0226 This is filled with lots of goodies and some other ribbon she gave me.  Thanks, Amy!  Just love it!  ;o)

Here is what I made for her:

IMG_0208 Amy loves Gerber daisy’s and I used a vintage hanky and vintage yellow bird.  At the bottom I created this small angel.

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Here are some of the things I included:

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I have to thanks Linda of A Swap for All Seasons for a great swap.  Just love my Cherry Blossoms.  Have a great weekend!  Hugz, Z

Saturday, April 10, 2010

ART OPERA~Lisa Kettell

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I was at the Art Opera in Red Bank, NJ today.  Look at all the fabulous women that were there:

IMG_0135Lisa Kettell from Faerie Enchantment and hosted this great event.


This is Joan, Lisa’s sweet Mom and artist.  I just love her altered books and jewelry.


This Kecia from Lemoncholys.  She makes the most beautiful jewelry with dolls from Germany.  (more later)

IMG_0158Lisa, me and Patti who you might know from Ranger.

IMG_0133This is my friend Marelene aka Queen Bee.   She loves bees and I gave her this:

IMG_0127It’s a cute little bear pin/necklace for her to wear.

IMG_0136This is me, Peggy, she also teaches at Scrappers Cove, Lisa.  Ok, on to the good stuff!  This is Lisa’s new scrapbook paper.  Isn’t it great!

IMG_0137Of course, you know I had to use my new feature on my camera.  ;o)

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IMG_0140Just love that feature on my canon.  lol

IMG_0138Here is a layout Lisa did using her papers.

IMG_0164Here are some of Lisa’s items.

IMG_0178 These are some of Joan’s fabulous art:

IMG_0162 IMG_0161Kecia’s artwork:


IMG_0182This is one the dolls Kecia gets from Germany.  There use to be an Old doll company in Germany that made these dolls and in World War II it got bombed.  Kecia knows the two men who go there and excavate the area to find these dolls.  They just find them in the ground, isn’t that amazing?  

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Other vendors:


Of course, you can recognized Kathe’s shop, Summerhouse.IMG_0147IMG_0155  IMG_0165IMG_0171IMG_0174    IMG_0173IMG_0145Just had to show these Alice in Wonderland pieces at Lisa’s table.

So, I hope I showed you a little bit of everyone work.  Lisa is planning on having the 2nd Art Opera next year so mark your calendar’s. 

Oh, I know Geralyn would kill me if I didn’t tell you this:

IMG_0146This is Lisa’s Spring 2009 Zine and…..can you see who I am pointing at?  LOL  Yes, that is Geralyn and me with the white hat!  Geralyn hosted a Tea party last year and that is where I was lucky enough to first meet Lisa, Kecia and Marlene.    You can read more about the Tea Party here.    Hugz, Z