Sunday, June 27, 2010

Little Yellow Bicycle


This is the new line from Little Yellow Bicycle Collection~Boardwalk.  Gabby when she was 10 months.  My little bathing beauty.  ;o)

IMG_0694 Here is another layout I did over the weekend using their other collection Free Spirit.


This picture was take in Sept. 2000 in New York City,  I wish I could remember why they had cows all over the city dress differently.  One of my other favorite things are cows.  :o)IMG_0695 Hard to see but she has embroidered dragonfly’s on her jeans.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping in.  Hugz, Z

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sisterhood of the Traveling Bloggerettes

Karen from Some Days Are Diamonds is initiating this Blogging Sorority Sisterhood.  It’s still not to late to join.

IMG_0685Our Rush Project was to take this photo:

sisterhood  some days are diamonds I wanted to make something I could keep on my desk so, that I could see it always. 
When, I was in Arizona at Melrose Vintage I purchased this frame stand. 

IMG_0660 IMG_0682 Here you can see the butterfly on the left, the cute tiny angle sitting on the right corner,  3 sheer roses  sewn on a vintage doily, some pink vintage ribbon and a prima lace butterfly.  Here is a closer look:IMG_0681 The other part of the rush is that we take a photo with our project.

IMG_0679 And I placed it here to always admire.

IMG_0655Have a great weekend, I’m off to visit you now.  Hugz, Z

Monday, June 21, 2010

Bloggerette Sorority Sisters

Some-Days-are-Diamonds-ButtonLARGE 1 Karen, from Some Days are Diamonds is hosting this event.  What fun we shall all have! Parties and giveaways, tours and workshops, sharing creations and ideas - all of this is in store for all of us. From home decor to crafting, our days will be full of fun in the months ahead. Karen has received some AWESOME ideas for our new Sisterhood from all of you and she is really looking forward to bringing it all to fruition.  The event starts Friday, June 25th so, be sure to check her blog and have some fun.  Hugz, Z

Friday, June 18, 2010



                               WELCOME, MY FRIENDS!

I participated in this party last year and it was so much fun to see everyone’s creative space.  The one thing I really loved looking at last year where people’s inspiration board.  I have been meaning to create one, but just haven’t got around to it.  Maybe, for next year’s party.  LOL

Well, My entrance to my craft room is the same as last year:

IMG_3111I created my banner at one of the Creative Escape Events.

IMG_3112I still love my pink sewing machine and my heart chair.

IMG_3107  I still love my little file cabinets for my obsession of prima flowers.  Here is a closer look.

IMG_3108 One day  I will hopefully, hook up my pink refrigerator: 

IMG_3116 Next, remember last year I converted my daughter’s old video shelf  holder into my cricut cartridges storage.  Well, now instead of just one, with all the new cartridges that have come out this past year I have two now.  LOL

IMG_3075Now, last year I showed my dinning room table as where I created my projects from:

IMG_3091  Last year everyone want to see a better picture of my round window, so here it is:


IMG_2603My Yuki use to sit in front of this window and now it is my new creative space.  I love being able to look out the window.

IMG_0635 I have to give a big THANKS to my girlfriend Diana, who use to own a scrapbooking store and gave me these two tables from her store.  I just love them!  It is so nice to work in this little area, although, most of my stuff is upstairs.

IMG_0642 IMG_0634 Here is where I use vintage lipstick holders to hold my stickles that I use often.  My sizzix that I use a lot are kept in these storage holders.  The lamp I started to cover with pictures from our trip in Paris.  One day I hope to finish covering it totally.  It is hard to see but it is in the shape of the Eiffel tower.

IMG_0643 Here is where I have my Expression, Quickutz revolution and my silhouette.  I keep my wires, cats eyes, glue dots, tape runners and embossing folders in these drawers.  Love my black and white garbage can. 

IMG_0639Love, love, love my pink cuttlebug.  My stickle hold made from an old golf ball shelf.  I picked up the two pink tattered angels holders at TJ Maxx.  Here are some of my projects I worked on:

IMG_0647 Well, I hope I didn’t make this too long and you enjoyed yourself.  I have to thank Karen from My Desert Cottage for hosting another great party!  She is featured in this months Artful Blogging. 

I’m off to visit you now.  Have a magical weekend and thanks for your visit.    Hugz, Z

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WINNERS~1st Blog Anniversary!

Well, again I just want to thank each and every one of you who come by to visit me out of your busy life!  I really am enjoying this great blog world.  ;o)

I had Gabby pick them for me and I just couldn’t just chose one.  lol

I made some of my critters so, the lucky winners are:

In 4th, Karen, from Some Days are Diamonds:

IMG_0628In 3rd, Craftysprinkles, from For Scrapping Out Loud:

IMG_0627  In 2nd, Lean, from Scrapsels From Lean:

IMG_0626 Drum roll please……and the winner of the Pocketbook Album:

IMG_0630 Lisa, from What A Beautiful Mess

Congrats, ladies!  Please email me here:

with your address and I’ll get your prizes right out to you.  Have a great week!  Hugz, Z

Monday, June 7, 2010

One Year Blog Anniversary!

I can’t believe it has been one year since I started on this journey!  This blog world that I really didn’t know anything about has been the greatest blessing for me this past year.  With Gabby off to her first year of college and I was feeling lost.  But, one by one each one of you have filled my empty nest and I’m sooooo grateful for each and every one of you!   The parties, swaps, giveaway and especially YOU! 

I have to thank my hubby for my great blog name, Geralyn, Marlene and Toni for pushing me to start my blog.  So, I wish I could give each and everyone of you a gift, but I could only make one. 

If you are a follower, you will be enter one time, if you leave a comment on this post you will get another chance to win.  So, you have a possibility to be entered twice.   I love to make these “Pocketbook Albums”.  This is using pink paislee collection “Queen Bee.” 

IMG_0592This is a pocketbook album for one lucky winner.  IMG_0595This is a cute, little clay bear I bought off of eBay. 

IMG_0596This is the first and second page.  I used prima flowers, flourishes, and ribbon.  Hand stamped little bees and used a little metal rose for decoration. 

IMG_0597IMG_0598A close up of a cute, little bee on the flower. 

IMG_0599Some prima flowers, brads, and butterfly image from Lisa’s blog “What a Beautiful Mess.”  On her blog, she gives you the images for these butterflies.  Click here to get the images. 

IMG_0600       IMG_0601

A close up of the brads and the stick pin.  I used Austrian crystals to create this little angel pin. 


These are the last two pages using more prima flowers and ribbon.  Thanks for the many sweet comments and visits this past year! It has meant more to me than you know.  I will pull the winner on June 17th.  Wishing everyone good luck!  Hugz, Z. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Let’s Get Shabby Challenge #12

Wow, can’t believe I have finished this challenge for Let’s Get Shabby so early! LOL This challenge was all about paint, chipboard and lace.

IMG_0584 I took prima’s embossed chipboard and painted it with Tim Holtz’s crackle distress tattered rose.


It’s hard to notice the love birds at the bottom of the page, just love them. I inked the edges with cat’s eye. I hand cut the fabric to make the dress and the lace is in the flower and butterfly wings.

Thanks for stopping bye and this is a tease for my up coming surprise. Be sure to check back on Monday and have a great weekend. Hugz, Z

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Beautiful Candy Giveaway!


Rae, from Scrap Matrix is hosting these yummy goodies!  You have until June 6th to enter.  Don’t forget to check back with me for my big surprise!  I’m hope to unveil it on Saturday but, may be Monday!  lol  Have a great weekend.  Hugz, Z