“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Heart(s) of the ocean

Far off in the ocean where
the waters are a cool, clear blue
lives an amazing creature
named Halcyon.

She has long glittery hair and jewel encrusted tentacles.
Collecting heart shaped stones 
that she finds scattered along the ocean floor
is one of her favorite things to do.

If you happen to catch a glimpse of 
her sitting on a rock on nights when the moon is full
please be very quiet..she's shy.
 This is what you need to create the hearts of the ocean sailor's valentine
wooden plaque
heart shaped acrylic jems
assorted sea shells
decorative scrapbook paper
paper clay or model magic
acrylic paints;green, dark blue, purple, pink, yellow
silver tinsel
glitter;black, purple, teal, magenta, silver
hot glue gun, glue sticks
white glue

Create tentacles out of model magic, set aside to dry.
decoupage wooden plaque with scrapbook paper and white glue.
Remove Lulu's fin and paint her tail and tentacles dark blue, teal and purple.
attach her to the plaque with hot glue.
Glue her tentacles around her.
create flowing hair by attaching strips of model magic to Lulu's head.
when dry paint green and yellow.Cover in silver glitter.
Hot glue acrylic hearts and sea shells.
Attach silver tinsel around plaque with hot glue.
You can purchase the Carnival Lulu Mermaid Cupie here.

Be sure to check out Lisa Kettell's blog and awesome art fire shop
to find inspiration and amazing goodies to purchase!

A new year

Hi everyone.
I hope you are all doing great.
First off I'd like to express my gratitude to you all.
Thank you for your kind words, wishes and prayers.

You know it's my four year blog anniversary this Thursday?
I've decided to choose a word of the year to celebrate this occasion.
which is defined in the dictionary as being
A peak period or stage of development 

I'm hoping that this year will be filled with
 and the development of new and wonderful things.
I'll be back later today with a new design team project to share:)
and a blog anniversary give away!!
Big hugs to you all.
see you in a bit.

Saturday, January 4, 2014


 “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, 
when they aren't trying to teach us. 
We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
-Umberto E


My dad passed away Sunday morning.
He slowed down until he just stopped. 

He was so
 brave & sweet

His vivid imagination, his love of reading
and his stubborn streak are all things I 
recognize in myself.

He Is Not Gone

Ease your grief, he is not gone
For in your heart he lingers on.
His smile, his laugh, his special way,
Will comfort you from day to day.

You'll feel his presence in the breeze
That dances gently through the trees.
And it's his face that you shall see
When you're in need of company.

At any time you can recall
The love you shared...you saved it all.
And really more than anything,
You'll find peace in remembering.

 by genie graveline

Thank you to everyone that sent positive thoughts,
I've felt a strength to get through this past week
that Ive never felt before.... 

I'm proud to be his daughter
 and it was an honor to care for him
when he needed it.

goodnight Papá

12/23/1920 - 12/29/2013