Friday, December 4, 2009

"She Held Him Close to Her Heart!" By ~Vintage Nina~

This is my first piece of art that I have created in my new home. It feels soooo good to create art in my new art studio. My son Alan even likes this piece of art........that is not usually the case with him, lol. She really touches my heart for many reasons! I used a stretch canvas, with texture paste, copper, gold and silver paint. The right corner cap I made from clay. Above her head I used diamonds wire and black beads. I hope you all enjoy. Have a wonderful weekend beautiful blogger girlies! ~HAPPY DAY!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009


Having one of those days, when my hubby calls me to come outside, and sitting next to him is a package. "What is this I say"? He said "I don't know open it". When I open the package.....SO MANY BEAUTIFUL things were inside! My dear friend Bonnie at sent me this AMAZING photo she took with the gorgeous silver frame.
Then I opened this SWEET box with a bracelet inside.

I also got a photo album with one of her MAGNIFICENCE note cards. The special note she wrote me inside was so touching!

This was the bracelet, it has love inscribed on the heart. I LOVE it!!!

This is an embroider vintage cloth she sent.....the colors are vibrant.

This is the paper it was wrapped in......... is it not BEAUTIFUL!!!!

One more look at the paper......I think it is a work of art in itself! It would be a great background for some art! I feel SO BLESSED to have a friend like Bonnie! She has touched my heart in so many ways, and I CHERISH our friendship! THANK YOU BONNIE....I LOVE YOU!!!

These are Vintage Swarovski Crystal with Yellow Topaz drop earrings I made for my Mother-In-Laws shop.

This is a hand made glass bracelet I made for my Mother-In-Laws shop.

This is a Mother of Pearl baby bracelet I made for her shop.

This is Opal earrings I made for her shop.

This is a Vintage Swarovski Crystal bracelet I made for her shop.

These are Vintage Swarovski Amethist diamond earrings I made for her shop. Hope you all enjoy! I hope all of my WONDERFUL friends had an AMAZING Thanksgiving. I have SO MUCH to e thankful for, and I feel VERY BLESSED!!! HAPPY DAY all my BEAUTIFUL friends!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009


I am FINALLY back to my blog!!! It has been soooo long!!! We moved got our new home in Marietta, GA and sold our house in Lakeland, GA. has been a little crazy! My hubby retired from the Air force, and he now works for Lockheed Martin. I am still unpacking, and enjoying being close to my family. Since my art supplies are all still in boxes......I thought I would share some photos I took of Lakeland, GA before I moved.
This is a leaf that Isabella found. We are always looking for heart rocks, but on this day she found a heart leaf. She was so proud of even survived the move to here.

This is a statue of a girl reading. She is at this beautiful park in Lakeland, behind her is a BEAUTIFUL rose bush!
This is the lake (Banks Lake) that was down the street from my house. It was so beautiful, and unique. It had Cypress trees growing all throughout the lake, and the moss hanging off the trees was my favorite!

This was one of Isabella's favorite horses. I am going to miss Lakeland and all the history and all the fun memories my family had there. I am SO EXCITED about my new home. It is BREATHTAKING!!! I feel SO BLESSED and THANKFUL!!!! I hope you enjoyed my memories of Lakeland. I want to thank each and everyone of you for all the kind words you left me. I MISS you all tons!!! I am going to have to catch up and visit all of you soon!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hello BEAUTIFUL blogger girls, I am BACK!!! is so hard to believe how long it has been since I have done a post! I got the flu, and I NEVER thought it would go away, then my niece and her son came and stayed with us for a few days, then the kids had there last day of school and are home for the summer. I have been enjoying the BEAUTIFUL sun with the kiddies! My hubby is going to retire from the Airforce after 22 years and we are putting the house on the market and moving. Oh, and did I mention I got up at 4:30 this morning to go running with my hubby............ so I guess you can see I have been a busy girl, but I have MISSED my blogger girls. I am glad to be back!!!
During my crazy few weeks look what I got.........a blog award from Laura at . How nice of her to think of me, please stop by and check out her is so sweet and if you love kitties this is the blog for you!!! THANK YOU SWEET LAURA!!!

Last but not least look what I won from a giveaway. Are these not the most beautiful earrings?!?! I LOVE THEM!!! I am soooo EXCITED!!! I feel so blessed! Please stop by Debi's blog and check out this talented artist at . Her blog and Etsy store will leave you breathless!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH DEBI FOR DOING THIS made my day!!!
I have missed all of my blogger girls!!! HAPPY DAY!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I have been tagged, and I wanted to share a BEAUTIFUL gieaway!

I have been tagged by Amy at . It was so sweet of her to think of me. She had such a hard time doing her list of things she loves, and listing six blogs that she loves (I can I am going to the pool for a few hours, so I will attempt to do mine later tonight. I wanted to thank her and share her blog. It is so nice to feel such love from all of my beautiful blogger friends! Thank you Amy!
This is a painting by: America Alcala at . I think this painting is so BEAUTIFUL!!! She is so full of life, color and fun. Please stop by her blog and enter this beautiful giveaway. I know whoever wins will be very happy.
I am off to the pool now. Have an AMAZING weekend beautiful souls!

Monday, May 11, 2009

What I Worked On Last Week

This is an Altered Book I worked on for my Wonderful Mom! I titled it "A Mothers Love". I Covered the book with Vintage fabric, and put a Vintage Broach with pink Crystals on the front.
This is my beautiful mom when she was a teenager. I sewed Vintage fabric, and ribbon on this page. I tinted the black and white photo, and gave my mom butterfly wings.
On this page I used several photos of my mom when she was young. I added a piece of mica, metal frame and cross. The photo on the right is her dad and her when she was a baby.

This is my mom with her sisters, and the photo on the left is my mom when she was Homecoming Queen in High School. On the right page is her, her sister and her mom. I added copper wire and a Vintage charm. On the right I also used molding paste to create a stone look on the page.

The photo on the left is my mom, and I hung the photo on a silver fork that was her parents. I twisted the ends of the fork.

On the left page is my Granny Doodle. On the right page are several photos of my mom in her early adult years. The bottom photo on the right I added a golden crown, and she was pregnant with me.

I painted these girls. I also added inspirational words and photos of my mom, sisters, and myself when we were young.

On his page I used Molding Paste again, labels from an old cigar box, one flower I made from Vintage sheet music and a Mother of Pearle button that was my Grandmothers.

This page was made from a Vintage Dollie, Vintage fabric, Vintage buttons, and a Vintage coin purse.

This page was made with Vintage Fabric, and a Vintage Broach that was my Grandmothers.

These two pages I painted and added photos of my Grandparents, mom, sisters and myself.

These two pages I also painted and wrote my mom a note, and used the "Cherish" girl that I made with Beeswax.

This is the last page I did with a baby photo of my mom. I gave her butterfly wings and added a Vintage Daisy broach........Daisy's are her favorite flowers. I LOVE my mom so much, and it felt so good to do something for such an AMAZING woman, and mother.

This is a Stained Glass heart I made for my Mother in Law. I added a Vintage crystal at the bottom.
I hope you enjoy. I hope all of you Wonderful mom's had a WONDERFUL Mothers day!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Blog Award From Sweet Bonnie!!!

I woke up this morning to a WONDERFUL blog award from SWEET Bonnie! Her heart is so full of love! I feel so honored to receive this award from her! Stop by her blog and check out her AMAZING photography, and BEAUTIFUL note cards that she makes. . Thank you sweet Bonnie!!!
Now I must send this on to four other beautiful bloggers. So here they are.......

1. Dawn at: she is such a SWEET, TALENTED digital artist! I dream of doing digital art like her one day. I am a HUGE fan of her work! She also shares tips, and gives free downloads of some of her digital it is worth checking out her blog!!!

2. Janet at: she is so SWEET!!! She is new to the blogger world and I want her to feel welcome! She has some great go green tips, and is working hard to get her blog just the way she wants it........please stop by and give her some love.

3. America Alcala at: she is such a talented artist! She has done some AMAZING Frida paintings along with Mermaids, The Virgin Mary and many more. Her art is so unique and full of beautiful colors. Stop by for some beautiful eye candy!!!

4. Amy at: she is an amazing artist and teacher! Poor girl had a horrible mishap with her blog and lost everything......all her post, friends.....everything. Can you imagine.?.?.? She is trying to get started back up again. Her art is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! She also works in the most amazing studio......I told her I wanted to live there. lol! Stop by and enjoy the most beautiful photos of antiques, shabby chic and wonderful art!

I LOVE all my blogger friends..........I wish I could give this award to all of you!!! It is the hardest part of receiving an award.

I am off to finish up Mothers Day gifts! Spread some LOVE beautiful souls!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Mothers Day Gift To All From My Sweet Friend Becky!!!

Look at this beautiful image from my sweet friend Becky at: . Is it not just BREATHTAKING??? She is so talented and loving. Sweet Becky wanted to give this to all of you wonderful blogger girls.........all she ask is: "I have digitally created a picture for you I call it Faerie Mother. You are welcome to click on the picture for a 300dpi photo and then download it to your computer. Print it, Share it, Alter it... I just ask that you don't sell it as your own although if you alter it and sell the altered item that is o.k. "
I had to share this before Mothers Day. Thank you again Sweet Becky!!! I hope all of you amazing, beautiful and sweet blogger friends enjoy!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Grandma Lutz Pillow for Mothers Day!

I finally finished making a pillow for my Grandma Lutz. She is such a SWEET woman, and I am so excited to send her this pillow.

I stitched on a vintage material with ribbon. Then I sewed roses on the front of the pillow. It is a big fluffy pillow. My Italian hubby calls her Grandma Lutz, because his Poppa called her is an Italian thing, and I LOVE it! I can't wait to be a Grandma Lutz one day!

Look what sweet Isabella got for breakfast this weekend. She loves butterflies like her mommy.

Matthew is so WONDERFUL! He made us all breakfast, and made Isabella a special butterfly pancake. For a 15 year old boy............he is so thoughtful and loving! He will be a GREAT dad and hubby one day!!!

Look at this Magnolia that was growing in our Magnolia tree. Is is not BEAUTIFUL??? I have never seen a bloom this big and the smell is so DIVINE!!! I hope you enjoy! I am busy this week trying to finish up my Mothers Day presents........I will post them when I am done. Have a WONDERFUL week beautiful blogger girllies!