Jan 27, 2009


I first did this school logo for Ms. Eva who is a teacher at Covenant. I love the navy with the crystal and gold stones. It is very eye catching in person. It has been popular and I have done several and have many more to go. Thanks Ms. Eva for starting a trend!

Jan 21, 2009

These were Christmas presents for two sweet girls. I hope they are enjoying them! Thanks Sally!

Jan 17, 2009


After interview with mom...

Top 11

The queen and her court

Pageant CommitteeFair board members

Our fair president Kevin Lawrence with our queen

52 queens and years later our county has finally received the long awaited award of Tennessee Fairest of the Fairs!

Victoria is as beautiful inside as she is outside. I have loved having the opportunity of getting to know her and her mom, Angie, during preparations for this pageant.

We are so proud of you Victoria, we knew you would represent us well!

Victoria....total domination....you know what I mean!

Jan 12, 2009


Leela turned 3!
Her crown shirt was the perfect touch to her princess themed party.
Candy she is beautiful!

Jan 11, 2009

Save Handmade!

I am all for strengthening the safety standards of mass-produced toys, clothes, and accessories made in China, and banning toxins like phthalates and lead. But this year, congress passed the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act, a law which goes into effect February 10, 2009 and will absolutely decimate the small toy manufacturers, independent artisans, and crafters who have already earned the public trust.

With this act going into effect February 10 2009 so many people we love will be affected: Moms who sew beautiful handmade clothing, artists who hand-carve trucks and cars out of natural woods, etsy and ebayers who sell children's dolls and jewelry--even larger US companies who employ local workers and have not once had any sort of safety issue will no longer be able to sell their goods. Not without investing tens of thousands of dollars into third-party testing and labeling, just to prove that toys that never had a single toxic chemical in them still don't have a single toxic chemical in them.

I am one of many who will no longer be able to sell my items intended for use of children 12 and under. I do currently use crystal stones, and everyone knows crystal contains lead. Even if I did switch to lead free stones such as, glass or acrylic the cost of third-party testing required on each item is into the thousands of dollars. Not being able to afford testing on each custom item I make it will be considered a felony for me to sell them and I would face a 5 year prison sentence along with a $100,000 fine. No thanks.

I hate this for all the stay at home moms who rely on their talents to bring in extra cash or who need it to pay bills. I hope none of them are forced to search for a job in this economy. Most importantly I hate that handmade items may disappear. It amazes me how talented people are and what they can make. Here are some pictures of items that will be affected.

I wanted this for my little boy! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=96642




And me!

Please check out these sites and help fight this!

Send letters to your congress person and senators.

Jan 9, 2009

Wanda's Stampin' Up!

I had such a good time last night. It was my first Stampin' Up hostess appreciation dinner hosted by Wanda Vaughan at The Cottage (I will never miss another one!). It was a big girls night filled with inspiring ideas, chocolate, and laughter. The food Diane Morton made was delicious and I do not know how Wanda found the time to make all our unbelievable goodies. My favorite was the Valentines cookie box filled with Diane's scrumptious sugar cookies. YUM!
My mind spins with ideas for hours after seeing all her creations. Wanda does this for all the right reasons. Each month she opens up her home for us to make beautiful cards and projects. I have learned so much from her and appreciate everything she does! Wanda, thank you & we love you!

Jan 2, 2009

New for 2009

I am so excited to work on this new line of jewelry with my great friend Tabetha Sullens of Reminisce Heirlooms.

I hand set the stones on the silk and then it is off to Tabetha's to get the glass encasement and what final touches you have asked for.
Wear it on a necklace, bracelet, add crystal droplets, have yours beaded on a matching swarovski necklace, leather cord, or the classic silver chain.

Oh, the possiblities are endless!