Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This is a giveaway with a two fold purpose. First being that I am approaching 200 followers and I want to say thankyou too all my followers and the second reason is that it is Valentine's Day and February is my favorite month. It's filled with romance, love and it is my Birthday month. So in honor of all that, I am giving away some sweet Valentiney things. The item above is one of my sets that was published for the January 2011 Ultimate pack for Storytellersclub.com for which I am one of their designers. It is called Bohemian Swirl, and it is filled with punch out page elements and matching paper. There is even a little card for an idea for a Layout.
The second thing in the giveaway is this sweet hanging pocket
filled with a vintage Valentine and other sweet ephemera for
making Valentines. It is deliciously ragged and has vintage
doilies and buttons adorning it. I had a lot of fun
This double heart pendant. It can be used added to a key chain or
hung on a chain. The main large heart is Vintage!
All you have to do to be entered is:
1. Comment on this post that you would LOVE to be entered.
In your comment tell me if you are a follower.
2. Become a follower if you are not already.
3. And for a third chance, post my button for this giveaway on your blog sidebar
to spread the word.
The drawing for this will be on February 9, 2011.
Good luck to all of you and thanks for a lovely blogging year for 2010!
Posted by Something Special at 9:46 AM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
written for love. They both belonged to my husband's
Great Aunt Esther. I knew her and she was one of the
most generous and loving people. She must have been
a romantic at heart.Don't you love the
cover of this book. It even has a heart on it for Valentine's
Day coming up.
I am not sure where I got this bookmark, I just know
I have had it for a long time and it is very old.
suede that is litterally falling apart. The inside title
pages are a crackup to me. People thought a little bit
differently in those days. That is quite a 'Title' explanation.
Makes me laugh!
Posted by Something Special at 9:18 AM
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Posted by Something Special at 6:00 PM
Friday, January 14, 2011
Then they let me know exactly how much they will pay me for each set. After I get paid, they are theirs' to do with as they please. And seeing them turned into something tangible is awesome.
Storytellers club is the scrapbooking company that I am priveledged to design for. I have had many sets now published into punch outs, and many sets that have been published to the digital part of storytellers club.
These are sets from the last 3 months, and that means they were made into punchouts. Then they are sent all over the planet to people who join and are sent these large packets each month. You can view all their wonderful products at www.storytellersclub.com The paper that their graphic designers design to go with each set is awesome. I enjoy seeing my designs made into physical pieces.
The above design "Noteworthy was done up in the November pack for Storyteller's Club.
In January's pack Bohemian Swirl
Posted by Something Special at 12:53 AM
Thursday, January 6, 2011
It is so difficult to get all of my 8 children together at once, but past Thanksgiving was one of those rare times when we almost pulled it off. This is a photo that I just found on one of my daughters blogs, that I had not seen before. I didn't even know they took this, even though I was there.
These wonderful young women are our four beautiful, loving and very nice daughters. Last year at Christmas time the three of them holding their babies were all pregnant, but the short daughter on the right was not. She is the oldest, believe it or not, and she is the smallest little thing. She doesn't quite reach 5 feet tall, and although she will turn 30 in Feb. she is often mistaken for an 11-14 year old, when not with her children and not wearing make-up. But she is an amazing person in her small little frame. All of them are amazing and wonderful, and I am fortunate to have a wonderful relationship with all of them! They are talented, Smart, kind, and all very good mommies. The blonde on the far left, Kendra is a twin to the dark haired one holding the 3rd baby. (Believe it or not the two in the middle are not the twins) We don't have any natural blondes in our family, but I think she looks great as a blonde, she has a fantastic little Etsy shop called adorn me girl, where she makes and sells darling accessories for women girls and babies, and has a degree in broadcast journalism. The second one is my baby girl Kylee, and she is an artist and is so creative and crafty, and loves to decorate. The third daughter Tara, is a wonderful photographer and helps her family's income with her photography business. The sweet little pregnant one Elliah (pronounced Alee) is a very gifted and talented poet and writer. She is working on getting some books published. Together they will have 7 children between all of them by March, and I as their mother am very very proud of them!
Posted by Something Special at 1:13 PM
Sunday, January 2, 2011
I only got three ornaments done, for the thimbleprimsstudio.blogspot.com They are quite detailed, and very victorian. I decided that I would do Christmas Victorian Gothic, and this is my interpretation of that. I hope the 3 participants who get my ornaments will like them. I do, and wish I had one for myself.
Posted by Something Special at 5:40 PM