Thursday, September 30, 2010

I will be grateful for this day!

So, here we have it- it's the Fall Design Team Challenge "reveal day"! Just to catch you all up...six Lollishops artists were chosen for a Fall design challenge. We were all sent the same kit of goodies, graciously donated by
                                                 Lots of wonderful goodies to create with.

Here is the list of our Design Team Members, so bookmark those blogs because some of us will be having giveaways!
Stephanie- Cotton Candy Cottage
Sadie-Craftily Ever After
Ele-A Bit of Pink Heaven
Marilee-Marilee Jane Designs
Donna-Lovely Things Studio
Kathi-Out On a Whim Studio

I promised myself I would'nt over think this. Just do!...haha....everyone that knows me, knows- that's impossible. I mull (forever). I play. I do, then redo. I obsess. I obsess some more. It is just the way for me. Cest la Vie! 

The "altered" elements
Everything got a Tea bath. Fabric was ripped. Wallpaper was stripped. Flowers were taken apart and put back together (so they'd be softer looking). I tried to use as much of the product as possible. In the end I decided on all the neutral elements- it's more "me".

"I will be grateful for this day"

I enjoyed creating this piece. I don't often get to play outside my world of Photo Frames. It was a welcome change from my everyday. ( Although, I enjoy my everyday-very much!)

I want to hang this everywhere!

Big beautiful flower and paper leaves.
I love little sayings. My fridge is covered with snips from books and magazines. Some of my very favorites (I have many...many) are:

"Every woman should own a dress capable of making a grown man cry."

"I try to put things away, but they come back out."

"The most important thing to do in life is LOVE what you do. It gets you through the rough parts."


Visit  Lollishops at to read more about this challenge and get a peek at next months goodies ( I am already excited) and... stop by the shops for some wonderful frou frou shopping!

Thanks so much for visiting.

Have a wonderful day, Donna


Friday, September 10, 2010

The challenge:

So there we have it, six designers all challenged with the same design team inspiration kit each month. Each month, we will have a reveal date of our creations and either host a giveaway or sell our creation in our shops. This month's kit was sponsored by Icing On The Cake Studio
This will be fun!!!

It's time....

I've been trying to post for weeks....I think about what my first blog post should say...It always sounds good in my mind.  Relevant. Interesting. And, then when I log on...I log off. Have a glass of wine. Relax. Just do it! here I I am.

Safe start would be to say that I am thrilled to be part of Lollishops Fall Design Team with all of these other lovely and talented ladies: