Saturday, December 7, 2013

I WON :)

Hi All :)

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the Holiday Season :)

Yesterday, I got a message to say I had won this amazing Book "The Quilt Block Book" by Nancy Wick from the wonderful Blog TOTALLY TUTORIALS :)

I am so excited I just had to share it with you :)

I was planning to get some sewing done over the Holidays when I hope to have some down time from my online stores, so this will be perfect. :)

Hopefully, by this time next week I will be happily flicking thru the book, trying to narrow down which Quilt Block I want to work on and write a tutorial about, so stay tuned because I will be sharing :)

Stay Warm :)

Have a lovely Weekend :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Hi All :)

I hope you are all doing well :)

I just wanted to take a minute to wish all my American Blogger Buddies a BIG 


Also, to wish everyone of my lovely Blogger Buddies, a Wonderful Weekend :)

As we gather with our families to give thanks, I am truly grateful for all of you for following along with me on this journey and for your encouraging words and support :)

Thanks so much to Everyone :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Some Little Gift Ideas :)

Hi All :)

I hope you are all well :)

 I can't believe we are well into November and gearing up for the Holidays :)

So, in that vain, I wanted to share with you a few gift ideas from my Society 6 Store :)

Some stocking stuffers perhaps; Mugs, Cards with envelopes, Smart phone covers or skins and cute totes bags :) And then there are; Art prints matted and framed, laptop, ipad and ipod covers and skins, pillow covers with or without inserts and even hoodies and T's  :) 

Check out my SOCIETY 6 STORE and see for yourself the great gifts at affordable prices :)

And right now there is FREE SHIPPING until midnight Nov. 17th for anyone using this LINK :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sharing a Few New items for Fall/Autumn :)

Hi All :)

WOW!!! Who would have believed Autumn would have come around so quickly ;)

I have been working hard getting my Etsy Shop in a Fall/Autumn mode, it is my very favourite time to take photos in the Northwest :) The light is amazing (oh, when it isn't raining, lol :) And there are so many different flowers, textures, lighting and surprises to take advantage of :)

So here are a few of the items I have been stocking my Etsy Shop with to excite my customers :)

(well, I just had to throw in one Springtime one, lol :)

I Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new Fall items in my Etsy Shop :)

All the Phone Covers have corresponding Throw Pillows and vice versa (you know I lOVE all the items I can put my photography onto, so I have to put them everywhere, lol! :)
(but they are all available as Photos in my SHOP too :)

I've even seen Photography on Shower Curtains recently, that is so cool, might have to think about that :)

I Hope everyone is having a Wonderful Week :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Last Few Days of My Late Summer Flower Sale :)

Hi All :)

I Hope your week is off to a great start :)

I just wanted to let you all know that my


finishes tomorrow evening


So stop by HERE if you have a minute and see all the pretty flowers on Sale :)

Hope you Enjoyed this little sample of my
 flowers :)

To see more go HERE :)

Also,  here is the latest in the series "GOING THRU THE ALPHABET" a blog post I did on fPOE (Female Photographers of Etsy) blog - if you have a minute check it out, there are some amazing Ladies out there who are creating stunning Photography :)

And one more blog I think you may like to see; My amazing Daughter has a wonderfully informative and fun blog about wine and food pairings and all things wine, THE WINE KEY :)

This latest posting I thought was fun for all, whether you drink wine or not, how to throw an impromptu party on a budget and relax :)

Check it out HERE :) 

Have a wonderful Day, Everyone :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

All I Want for Christmas :)

Hi All :)

I hope you are all doing well and having a Wonderful Summer :)

I have no clue where August has slipped away too??? Anyone know???

I know working on a Garage/downsizing Sale was a "BIG" time sink but we are making progress with getting rid of some items but man I have no clue where most of the stuff comes from, I swear they must breed at night or something, lol :)

So, we were trying to sell our Xmas decorations in the August heat and that got me thinking about Christmas, has anyone else been thinking about it?? I know it really is too early right but.........

 I was searching online for Polaroid Instamatic film, as they do not make it anymore, it is ridiculously expensive but then I found a company that makes an affordable substitute Impossible PX 680 I was sooo excited, I just had to order it. I will let you know how it works out and also hope my Son's old Polaroid camera even works, fingers crossed x :)

But then, I didn't stop there, oops!!! 
I had heard about the Fuji Instax Cameras and so I just had to check them out too :)

 And of course add one to my WISH LIST on Amazon :)

And look, they come in cute, oh so cute PINK, YAY!!! :)

To read more about them, you can go to the FUJI website HERE :)

You can see that they come in other beautiful colours too :)

Oh am I Totally SMITTEN :)

Seriously, so that is why I am thinking Xmas, can I justify buying this now and claim it is an early Xmas Prezzie??? It is just so darn CUTE, I can't wait 'til Xmas :)

(Oh, this is sounding like a paid commercial, oh, I so wish, no this is just me totally gaga over another Lovely PINK object, LOL !!! :)

Anyway, Thanks so much for all your comments about my "Lovely Little Pink Suitcase" blog post :)

You guys rock :)

Let me know what you think about the camera, should I/shouldn't I buy it now???

OK, Have a lovely Thursday :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Lovely Little Pink Suitcase :)

Hi All :)

I hope your week is off to a great start :)
Although I can't believe it is Wednesday already and the last day of July at that; where does the time go?!?!

I think I had the idea for this blog post about a year ago but as you will see I had to take a trip, by plane, to actually bring the story to fruition :)

The story starts a few years ago when I was in an airport and I saw a Woman walking along with 2 suitcases gliding along beside her in one hand and her handbag in the other. "How does she do that?" I thought; it wasn't like they were little suitcases they were "check - able" size suitcases - I noticed that the man accompanying her, was also maneuvering 2 suitcases, with ease, in one hand. These suitcases were vertical and not like the rest of us, dragging our "Two Wheelers" behind us. I had to find out where they got these "magical" cases from and I wanted one :)

And so, one day when I was in the Portland Airport saying "Goodbye" once again, to one of my children (you will have to excuse me for not remembering which one or when it was, because they come and go so much, I sometimes think the Airport is my second home, lol :)

Anyway, I digress, as we were walking along thru the shopping area in the Airport, I glance up and I saw one of the "Magical" suitcases on the shop floor of Brookstone. 

I have been into a Brookstone Store before but usually following a male who was goo-goo eyed over the electronic devices available :) I had never really taken much notice of anything else in the store, it seemed a gadgety store that didn't really cater to me, until I saw My Lovely Little Pink Suitcase :)

Pink is my Fav. colour (just in case you haven't noticed, lol :)

The only problem was they didn't make the Pink "Magical" suitcase in a size bigger than a "carry on" and even though I try to pack lightly when I travel, you know you don't get much in a "carry on" (and don't get me started about people and their "carry ons" because that is a WHOLE other Blog Post, not so lol :(

I stood in the store and ummed and ahhed; it was a rather expensive  suitcase but oh so cute :) I kept taking it for walks around the shop and it was so easy to maneuver, it really felt like "Magic" :)

The assistant assured me that within 2 years I could return it, no questions asked if it got scratches on it or anything ever happened to it they would switch it out, so I went ahead and bought it :)

Here is my lovely Pink Suitcase :)

Some of my Fav. places to visit :)

She has a wheel at every corner that swivels in any direction I need; they create a fluid motion for very easy movement :)

 I have always been a fan of the old fashioned shipping trunks with all their stickers on from far off lands and so I put stickers on my suitcase from places that are close to my heart (I guess once I did this I knew I would not be returning the suitcase, so I was placing a lot of faith in it hold up :)

I used it a few times on overnight trips locally but it didn't get an outing to the Airport until we took our Son to Ohio in 2009 for him to start college :)

We arrived at the Toledo Airport pretty late, around 11pm or 11.30pm and I was pretty exhausted. My Hubby went off to find someone to get our rental car from; the place was deserted and then it was back to pick up our luggage and that is when I saw my lovely Pink Suitcase all scuffed up :(

I have to say, I was really sad, silly really, it is only a suitcase after all, but it is MY suitcase, it stands out in a crowd, it is easy to spot on the luggage carousel, it has all my stickers that I have collected from my trips. I know I was tired and I was a little stressed but it really got to me :(

So, when I got home, I decided to scrub my lovely suitcase and sure enough all the black scuff marks and messy stuff came right off and apart from a few scratches that were hardly visible it was my Lovely Pink Suitcase again :)

And so, for the past 4 years, several times a year, me and my Lovely Pink Suitcase go off to the airport, knowing full well what will happen but also knowing once we are home again she will be looking almost as good as new :) 

I Hope you enjoyed the story of My Lovely Little Pink Suitcase :)

Have a wonderful Day :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.