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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Untold Stories

Today I tried my hand at creating a distressed book.  (I have been admiring the work of others for a while now.)

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I labeled mine "Untold  Stories".

The first thing I did was find an old hard cover book that I was willing to part with. 

Next I tore off the front and back covers of the book.

Once the covers were off, I had fun scrunching up the first page of the book to help create the distressed look I was after.

Playing with my distressed ink pads, I then went to town rubbing them all over the book.

I placed a strip of my favorite Tim Holtz tissue tape along the spine of my book.

And picked out a sticker to use.  (The first step is the dream)

I then used a large ink stamp right on the first page. 

I tied my hand stamped tattered ribbon onto the book with a bow.

Added my "Untold Stories" tag I had just created using tiny pink shells and iridescent glitter.

And finished it off by adding a beautiful vintage rhinestone brooch to the bow. 

I began with a book that I was "willing to part with".  But in the end, this book became a bedside treasure and perfectly readable.

I am happy to be linking up to Cindy's Romantic Home "Show and Tell".

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Sweet Sundae - Blog Graphic!

Today is a very sweet  Sunday!
I have designed a brand new Blog graphic for the followers of “Rose Petals from Heaven”.
I suppose you can say it is part of my “Bliss” series .
I do hope you like it.

Here is a smaller version...

    Instructions for decorating your own sidebar:
    1. Click on "Design" (on your own dashboard)
    2. Now click on "Add a Gadget" (on the sidebar)
    3. Choose HTML/JavaScript
    4. Copy and paste the text in the white box below the button you would like into the HTML/JavaScript content box.
    5. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blogging in Pink!

Happy Pink Saturday!

I wanted to share some more photo's I took last weekend .

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They are perfect to share on this Pink Saturday .

I did not add any "special effects" to these photos .

They are untouched.

(No photoshopped effects)

I adore the way paper and lace look together.

Above (if you look hard) you can see the handmade ribbon I made for it. (the one with the  tattered edges)

"Blogging in Pink" makes me happy.


And I am thrilled to be joining in the fun over at Beverly's "Pink Saturday" Party. 

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

As Promised....Plus a Freebie!

As always,  Mom came through for me and generously shared her recipe for the "Lemonicious Bars". 

*Thanks Mom*

I have used two of my recipe cards for this entire recipe.  

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Here is the continuation of the recipe,

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I have also designed a free blank recipe card for you!   So now you can fill it with your own recipe. 

(Just right click on the picture below and "save picture as" to keep it for personal use.)

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011


We are fortunate to have a small citrus orchard in our backyard.


There are oranges, grapefruits, kumquats, and a ton of lemons!


This is the time of year I love.


When I need a lemon or lemon juice, I just walk out back and pick one!


How cool is that?


Life gives us tons of lemons.


So many we must share them with family and friends.


We gave some to my mother and she gave us back some delicious lemon bars.


They were the best lemon bars I have ever had.  Baked with love and fresh lemons.
Thanks Mom!


I will have to get the recipe from her and share it with you.

I do hope your week is going well and do something nice for yourself today! 

You deserve it.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Precious Sparkles

Yesterday I tried my hand at decorating another paper cone.

This time I had to use pink!

And some glass glitter I had been dying to use.

So I began with a piece of beautiful patterned scrapbook paper. (There are so many beautiful ones to choose from)

Rolled it into a cone.

Glued  silver glass glitter around the top edge.  (This was the funnest part for me)

I ran a border of beautiful patterned tape (by Tim Holtz) around the cone below my sparkles


 I created a distressed tag and then had to decide what I wanted on the tag.

I chose the word "Precious".  Which seemed perfect.

 I played with some more glass glitter on the tag.

I glued a distressed paper rose at the top along with some ribbons and decorated the front with a picture of vintage handwriting.

I am surprised at how much I enjoy making these little creations and I do hope you enjoy seeing them.



Saturday, February 19, 2011

Medicine for the Soul

Medicine for the soul.  ~ Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes

"There is no frigate like a book

To take us lands away,

Nor any coursers like a page

 Of prancing poetry.

This traverse may the poorest take

Without oppress of toll;

How frugal is the chariot

That bears a human soul!"

                     - Emily Dickinson

All these beautiful pictures are from a website you can visit by clicking here.