Favorite Wilde Quotes

~I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.~

~Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.~

~I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know
anything about.~

~Oscar Wilde




Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Fabulous Freebie to End 2013!

Alison, at Free Digital Stamps has posted a very appropriate and fun last printable for 2013.  Thanks, Alison! {Note: I wasn't able to link the image directly to her blog in order to show it here.  Please link to Alison's blog if you would like to use her image.}

Enjoy your day and be safe!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Look What Robin Made! {DIY Stone Table Runner}

I opened up my email today and found a post from Robin of All Things Heart & Home waiting for me. She created a DIY version of a stone table runner.  Apparently walking around a flooring & tile shop can inspire you in non-flooring ways.  Robin's project is even thrifty - a reasonable $20.00!!

Her choice of stone color blends in perfectly with her decor.  

Take a helping of creativity, plastic mesh, smooth stones, burlap, a glue gun; and you just might come up with something! Pop on over to Heart & Home for the full details and more photos!
I can see some of you coming up with a bath mat too, probably minus the burlap...


Saturday, June 15, 2013

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY ~A Few Printable Ideas

Here's some Printable ideas for quick & easy Father's Day cards.
The first one is a la the Keep Calm variety. 
The source can be found here: We{heart}It  

Are you into Retro? How about making the

Best-Dad-Ever some pancakes? Via the Graphics Fairy. {2 more like images at this link.}

A happy feathered family~
 Via My Owl Barn, scroll down for images that you can save & print.

A circular message with facial hair~

 Via a very creative lady at Family Every After. Other versions are just as fun!

 You can head over to Ginger Snap Crafts for several Printables with links back to their source, including this fun one!
I hope you find the quick inspiration that you are looking for.  Remember to check your cardstock paper supply, and your printer ink!

Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there and to those of you in male supportive dad roles!!  Enjoy your day. :)

P.S.  I just have to add one more.... in our family, the fur-babies give cards too.  Not that any of ours actually resemble this
image, it is o.k., it is the thought that counts. :)

Can I add just one more????  Another fun one~
Visit Create With TLC for more inspiration.  :)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mrs. Prindables & a Product Size Comparison

I am happy to say that I just had a really fun birthday!  The fun started even before when I received a gift that had to be refrigerated -this treat came from Mrs. Prindable's. My brother's family sent a huge apple covered with caramel, chocolate & nuts -yum! Let's just say that this brother's name is Michael.  He wanted to know what size "huge" was and asked me to take a picture of the apple with another object, for size reference. {Telling Michael that it served 10 -12, wasn't enough information.} I had just the item in mind... Peanut!  Our Chihuahua helps me out with my blog here & there and he definitely fit the bill once again.

Here's our attempt to get it just right...

Peanut was very well behaved and did not try to eat the apple, jump off the table, or knock the cup over.  Peanut accomplished another modeling job without even a treatI feel bad now, thinking about it.  I did tell him what a big help he was and played with him! 

Have a wonderful day, come back soon! ~Shelly

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pinterest Pin-It Button link to tutorial

Did you know there is an easier way for visitors to Pin their favorite pictures from your blog? I just realized this when I was over at 
Jody Morrow's blog, Confessions of a Ribbon Addict to check out her little bike rider with the 3-D felt grass (CUTE!)

Each time you hover or "mouseover" a picture, the Pin-it button shows up.  Just one click and you are automatically transported to the description box.  One more click and you are finished!  

Gotta have this feature!  I Googled "how to add pinterest button on to a photo in blogger" and found {kevin & amanda}'s fun blog. They have an excellent tutorial and share their reasons why they use the hover-over button.  However, since I use Blogger, per their suggestion, I had to go to BloggerSentral(dot)comBlogger Sentral has a link to free button designs too.  I am on my way there now to search for a design in turquoise.  It will clash terribly with my blog background, but turquoise is a weakness of mine.  I can't help it!
{I also get to figure out how to remove the P.I. button from the end of my posts -now that I have this new fancy type, the old option will only confuse you... and me.}


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Coloring on Kraft Cardstock

Need a little inspiration?  Are your pencils getting dusty?  Over at My Favorite Things, the MFT Academy posting is a lesson on "Coloring On Kraft with Prismacolor Premier Pencils.  Guest Professor, Inge Groot, Patterned Paper blogger has written an excellent tutorial with each step captured in pictures!  Inge explains in great detail, why you are using certain colors, and why shading is being added to specific areas.  The exact colors of the pencils are listed too, if you want to create the same look.

Learn how she goes from this 
to this
to this!

 Don't worry, like I said -she explains it all. You will definitely have new skills when you follow along with her lesson!  If you are thinking about writing a tutorial, this is an excellent model to follow.
Thank  you, Inge!!

Enjoy your day~

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Hey there!  Are you having a break with some yummy hot coffee, tall glass of sparkling water or favorite cup of teaDid you remember to invite a friend? How about Rover or Fluffy -are they occupying your lap?
Good for you!!  If anyone seems a bit miffed about your daily self-nurturing practice, just remind them that:

Fabulous words, don't you think?  They can be your very own by shopping on-line at Impress Stamps or if you dwell in Washington, visit one of their retail stores.

Looking forward to sunny skies, 


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