Friday, March 4, 2011

My tile was on TV!

I was doing my usual DVR skipping through KSL STUDIO 5 to see if any segment caught my eye and I saw my Heaven tile sitting in this sweet little families home...kind of made me happy! (of course not happy that they would have cause to need it, but you know what I mean)

This is probably the tile (the one on the right) I make the most and seems to touch people's hearts when they have loved ones up in Heaven...whether it be a child, a spouse, a parent or a sibling. I loved this quote from the moment I heard it...although I tweeked the original quote because it said something about "the easiest way..." and I didn't bond with that sentiment. It is comforting to me to think that if my parents and little sister can't be here with me, that they are watching over me and not far away! Even more comforting is to know that someday we will be together again!

check it out and then click on Angel Watch from the March 4th show.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...I am a Mormon! I get to serve in the Young Womens' organization of our Church with girls 12 -18 years of age. Each year we have a new theme. Last year our theme was from the Bible in Joshua 1:9..."Be strong and of a good courage". This year our theme is our 13th Article of Faith:

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous and in doing good to all men; in deed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul --- We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

To remind the girls of what we are seeking after, we will be making these wood blocks in an upcoming craft night...

As the year goes on, we will probably add a couple of more blocks to our set. This particular picture of Christ was one painted by Carl Bloch (see quote on sidebar)...the other photo is of some of my beautiful young women!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

A dear friend just had her first child get married. The reception was held in their beautiful back yard and it was amazing! So many fun and creative touches that just made it delightful! I got to be a small part of it by putting some of her ideas into vinyl..With a beautiful couple like this,
everything else was just frosting on the cake!

The brides and grooms initials were on all the flower vases

A vintage french door with pictures of the beautiful couple framed in scalloped edged vinyl,
and in every other window the verse of
Shakespeare's Love Sonnet 16

The door had the full sonnet, but here are a few lines on this
shabby chic
shelf hung by the gifts

The Grooms Cake (actually donuts) was served under
this vintage window...
"Let them eat cake!"

The lettering didn't show up very well in my picture so here is what it looked like on laying on my kitchen counter. This window was the father of the brides favorite thing!

I totally agree ...especially if it is CHOCOLATE CAKE!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


My daughter introduced me to the "KEEP CALM" posters a couple of months ago and I fell in love with the whole idea! During WWII the British government came up with the original KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON poster with a crown logo at the head, as a way to bolster morale in crazy times years later, even more appropriate! You can find these themed posters all over now, for every interest and in every color. Naturally I had to figure out how to do it in vinyl. This now hangs in my kitchen...

And I wouldn't be surprised if a tribute to the original in vintage red shows up somewhere in my house...and maybe a KEEP CALM AND EAT MORE CHOCOLATE is a no brainer...just imagine the possibilities!?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Where Dreams Come True!

This little princess (also known as my granddaughter) doesn't have to share her room with her little brother anymore. She can now totally give way to her inner Princess! The royal decorator (also known as her Mom) requested this on my recent visit...

Princess Adeline
loves her "beautiful castle" and thinks that now her "dreams can come true"! joke, she actually said that?!

Monday, June 7, 2010

My Favorite Client So Far!

A few weeks ago my oldest granddaughter called me up with a vinyl request...she had just acquired a "new to her" yard toy which she immediately deemed her "clubhouse"! Being my granddaughter her first thought was, "I need some vinyl to make it official!" So she grabbed her Mom's cell phone and made me an offer I couldn't doubt about it, my favorite client thus far!She drove a hard bargain, but we fianally came to an agreement...all the vinyl she wanted for unlimited "snuggles"!

Monday, March 22, 2010

QUICK guest bathroom re-do...

Well, maybe not all that quick...but only because I couldn't lock in to just what I wanted to do?! Then I got hooked up with these Amy Butler hand towels (thanks Kara!)...

which finally got me in gear to what I wanted to do with the old window I found at the "junk" store...thank you Emily for the fun outing to Star Mill General Store in AF!

Look closely in the lower left pane to see the little birdie perched on the limb. Couldn't get a good picture of it, but it is my nod to the latest bird craze that is going around. I was debating whether or not to paint the window, but have decided to go with the "old charm" look and not! I used silver etched-look vinyl for the limb to create a subtle look.

I really can't believe I am putting orange in my house! I grew up with orange EVERYWHERE bedspreads, curtains, tablecoths, furniture, etc., etc., including orange shag carpet! It was great but it had worn out its welcome, but now I see it slowly creeping its way back into my life...Mom, you must be looking down from Heaven and smiling!

I am also all about re-purposing! Put a coat of paint on something rather than go buy something new, change up your room simply by putting furniture/accessories in different places or rooms, and see what you have in your cupboard that you can pull out...

Welcome back (out of the closet) little jade tree! The little bird next to it I found in the dollar section of TARGET...always and forever my happy place!