Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The First Couple of Designs

Here they are...the blooms have arrived just in time for Spring! I will be listing many more colors soon. I hand paint either the entire flower or paint on the flower that I have cut out. Most of the flowers are hand cut by me with scissors. Only a few are die cut. I also embellish some of them for added sparkle. You can layer these sizes together or use them seperately. Sizes range from 1 inch to 4 inches in each package. All bloom purchases will be donated to the Breast Cancer 3-Day (minus shipping).

Check out our Etsy shop for future designs.

Have a great day and TFL!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Section in the Etsy Shop

I have made a committment to participate in the Michigan Breast Cancer 3-day in September of this year. I have begun my training but need to begin my fundraising. I will need to raise $2,200 before I can attend the walk. Raising money is very difficult for me because I do not like to ask for help. I really love to share my creativity with people so I have decided to open a section up on my new Etsy shop titled Benevolent Blooms. Since the word benevolent means caring, compassionate, kind and giving I thought it was quite a fitting title for a fundraiser. A big THANK YOU to my husband Tom for the great name. With every purchase of a package of blooms I will donate all the proceeds (minus shipping costs) to the Breast Cancer 3-day. By doing this I felt that I would be "giving" customers my custom designed flowers and they would be "giving" me a donation for a wonderful cause. I plan on having many color choices and themes. Each paper flower is individually hand cut by me and inked, painted and embellished individually. I am currently working on a scrapbook layout about my committment to this cause using these blooms and will be posting it soon. Please check the Etsy shop soon for the first few flower designs. I hope you will enjoy them.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Dragonfly Inn

I finished this new design on Friday and have posted it in our Etsy shop. Please click on the etsy link to the right for more views of the detail of this house. It was really fun to paint! I'm working on a tulip design with some bunnies next. I think I must have spring fever or something! LOL

Off to the paint brushes!


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Almost Finished

I've been working on another birdhouse design the past few weeks. It seems to have taken much longer than I planned! Here in Michigan we have had a few snowfalls that have required a bit of shoveling (which seems like almost every day) so it has hampered my painting progress. We have another 5-10 incher predicted for Friday so I have just put my final coat of finish on and will be posting to my Etsy shop later today. I really like how this house came out. I added a real cedar roof with some metal accents. I want to keep it for myself now!!! I called it the Dragonfly Inn and I just love the little dragonfly I designed as an accent. I'll post soon.

Have a super day everyone!