Friday, September 25, 2009

EtsyBloggers - Welcome to my World

This is my house in Littlestown, PA where I have
my studio. It's a beautiful setting that overlooks acres of farmland out the back. My studio is in the kitchen which faces the back so, as I am creating, I can look out on that gorgeous landscape.

I am fortunate that I have many cabinets in my kitchen so that is where I keep my paints, pencils, stamps, inks, and all the rest of my supplies.

Here is a section of my kitchen where you can see I have been baking but I also use all available space to make my handmade cards, as well as my painted pots, decoupage and collages.

The cabinets below and above this countertop house paint brushes, pieces of wallpaper, brayers, scissors and lots more.

I have an island in the middle of my kitchen where I do most of my creating. Luckily, the island has electrical outlets so that I can easily plug in my heat gun for embossing or my quilting iron when I am working with beeswax.

Here is a picture of my island where I do most of my creating. It is a great space since the top is granite so I can easily clean up anything that lands on it (and believe me that is alot!!!)

Also you can see part of the window (on the far right) and the sliding glass door where I can look out and see the beautiful farmland.

My studio is very conducive to creating and I love standing there stamping and coloring and painting.

Finally I want to show you the landscape that I see every day which in itself is inspiring!

I hope you have enjoyed having a peek at my studio! Remember to do something creative every day!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

We are pleased to offer the fine artwork of Robert Knudsen at

Beautiful giclee (zhee-CLAY) flat print ready for framing. Printed on high quality watercolor paper from an original oil painting by Robert Knudsen (see Bob's mini bio in Robert Knudsen Fine Art category). Image size is approx. 20" x 30". Overall is approx. 22" x 32".

Lighthouses are always a popular subject and here Bob perfectly captures the old lighthouse on Fenwick Island, Delaware.

Built in 1858, the Fenwick Island Lighthouse has warned ships away from the Fenwick Shoal for 138 years.

The light originally burned whale oil before switching to kerosene. It was tended by two men who lived with their families in houses on either side of the lighthouse, which can be seen in the print.

Today, the light operates automatically by electricity.

Where the lighthouse stands is the old line between Maryland and Pennsylvania.

A Giclee (zhee-CLAY), is an individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity, high tech reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclees are produced from digital scans of existing artwork.

Limited edition of 950. Signed and numbered. Not reproduced in any other large format. Makes a great gift for anyone who loves lighthouses, history, ships, the seashore and fine art. The soothing palette goes with any decor.

We are fortunate to have access to a very small number of these prints. This is a pre-production price so don't miss out on this great piece of art at an affordable price.

This item qualifies for Free Domestic Shipping.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009



Very cool! Love the lilac. Unique gift idea. Perfect when you just want a couple cups.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Designs by Vanessa

From Designs by Vanessa, in Vanessa's own words:

Welcome Every Birdie!

My name is Vanessa and I currently live in Arizona with my husband and our 2 furbabies. I have enjoyed anything and everything crafty since I was a little girl.

I have a little (ok, a big) obsession for all things birdie!

What I Love: Friends, Family, Being Crafty, Photography, Scrapbooking, Journaling, Jewelry, Purple, Pink, Traveling, Working Out, Retail Therapy, Reading, Movies, Music, Fashion and all things birdie!

See all of Vanessa's whimsical wonderful designs!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

DesignPorn | Toast messenger by Sasha Tseng

Eat your words! This toaster by Sasha Tseng incorporates a little message board where one can write quick notes. The message also gets “toasted” into the toast itself. Fun fun! See Sasha’s website of wonderful projects here.

DesignPorn Toast messenger by Sasha Tseng

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Guest Blogger - Denise of L'BRI Pure n' Natural

Mature Skin and Break Outs

The skin care regimen for older skin is basically the same regimen that everyone should be following - Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturize in the morning and before bed. The two things I recommend for my clients over 30 is the addition of an eye gel or cream twice a day, apply after toning and before moisturizing, and using a gentle exfoliating product at home at least twice a week.

Why I recommend a using a gentle exfoliating product - simply because skin becomes less able to shed dead skin cells as we age.

Exfoliating helps your skin looking brighter after just a few uses. Exfoliation can also help prevent some breakouts because it will get rid of the dead skin cells that hang around and clog up your pores.

If you are following the twice daily Cleanse-Tone-Moisturize regime and using a exfoliating product but still getting breakouts then you should try changing your skin care products.

I highly recommend using the cleanser, toner, and moisturizer and exfoliating product from the same brand. Companies design their products to work together and you will typically be happier with the results if you use coordinating products.

You may also find that you if need to use products for oily skin in the Spring and Summer but that you need products for dry skin in the Fall and Winter. This is common and is nothing to worry about.

If a new line doesn't help I offer a Free Skin Care Consultation plus you can order a sample set of the products I use daily. RISK FREE just pay for the small shipping costs of $6.75.


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Many thanks to Denise for sharing this informative post with us!


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