Sunday, August 29, 2010

How Divine?!

Did I mention I've been busy?  Cause I have!
This week I've been pretty focused on Z's birthday party...but I managed to bang out a whole new line of jewelry today!!  Introducing...the "DEVINE" COLLECTION!!  SO proud of this one!  It really did turn out divine!  I've been collecting vintage religious metals and bits and pieces forever.  I love them but never really did much with them.  Till today.  Now I have a whole line of jewelry dedicated to them.  How's that for inspiration to make some more pieces?!  Here is one of my favorite pieces...
I actually have two of them so I may even get to keep one!  EKKK!  Well I'm sure you will be seeing more of this collection soon as I create more pieces to add to it.  You can check out the collection on my Deep South Gypsies facebook page.  If you haven't friended me yet, you must!!   So go check out the divine "Devine" Collection!

To Infinity and Beyond!

Busy, busy weekend!  This weekend was Zane's 4th Birthday Party and this year we did a Toy Story Theme....Buzz Light Year to be exact (per Zane's request)!
Needless to say I had to stock up on my Toy Story memorabilia for this one! 

I made all the kids VIP passes and Toy Story buttons to wear...that was a big hit!
We even had a real crane machine for the kids to play to try to get one of the cute little aliens out.  Mixed in were a Buzz and Woody just like in the movie.  The kids had a great time trying to get them out of the machine.  TOTALLY recommend this game for the kiddo's parties!

This year, rather than doing a big elaborate cake or paying out the wazoo for someone to make us one, I opted for a cute and super easy to make cake topper that Z can use as room decor later.
But the kids liked the cupcakes the best!
Z loved it all!!  That makes it all worth it!
He opened presents and had a blast...this is a first.
Normally he is way to shy around all those people but not this year.  He was pumped!  Such a big boy!
After the party he had fun exploring all his new toys and eventually came down from his sugar high!
As for us...we were whooped but a little sad it was all over.  Another party in the books.

Creative Mess Inspiration

This week over at, we are exploring inspirational quotes. 
I chose the quote "Being organized interferes with my creativity" since this is what is on the sign in my craft room and it is SO true for me!  Some of the additional prompts I used in my layout were to use transparencies, use a 5X7 pic that inpsires me and place your title on a circular or wavy path.  Now go on over there and check out the other ladies fantasic pages!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Quickie Cards

Just poping in to share some quick cards I did for the Better Scrap newsletter using my Masters Kit.
You can see details at the Masters Blog.  Also hop over to and sign up for the newsletter for fun projects like these from all the design team girls. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Who You Callin' Ugly?

That paper...that's who!  For this week's challange over at Better Scrap, we were prompted to use ugly paper on our layouts.
God know I have my fair share of ugly paper I have accumulated for one reason or another, but for this one I decided to use the ugly paper from the inside of a security envelope, some old stamps and an old ugly mailing envelope.  Not things you think of as pretty and certainly not something you would think to scrap with so there ya have it...I was inspired.  Add a couple additional prompts like stitching and ink spattering and I was done!  I love a good challange.  So ya'll go check it out and play along!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Outside my comfort zone

creatively that is...

This week's challenge over on inspired me a ton and pushed me WAY out of my comfort zone all at the same time!!  The challenge was NO PICTURES!  There were some loop holes but I took it pretty literal.  You have got to go check it out!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Party Plannin'

Yes i do love it.
And this year for Z's birthday he has requested a Buzz Lightyear/Toystory party.  So what's a mommy to do?  Throw a kick butt Toy Story party that's what!  Here is a rough draft of the invites that will soon be hitting the mail.  SO excited for this one.  MANY fun things planned!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Love a good challange...

Challenge time!  Over at!!
This week we had to scrap about the most influential person in our lives.  Here is my page.  Go check it out and see what the other wonderful ladies did!!  Play along and you could win!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Montages have MOVED

You can now see my fashion montages over at the .
This time I'm featuring the Belly Dancer earrings from my shop.  Go check it out and see the amazing deconstructed artist that inspired this montage.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Drum Roll Please...

Introducing my new business venture!!
Check out the new digs!
And don't forget to visit my new shop to get your own Deep South Gypsies pieces at

Sunday, August 01, 2010

A Little Scrappy News!

I hinted around a few days ago on my facebook page that I had some scrappy news and here it is...
I made the design team at Better Living Through Scrapbooking!!

Go check out the rest of this wonderful team and see our very first challange for you.  Play along and you could win a pretty fab scrappy prize!

Here is my page for the first challange

Now go check out it out and play along!!