Saturday, January 16, 2010

News, a Sale, Pictures and Freebie

Whew! It's been awhile since I blogged but I have a good excuse. Really I do! I needed a break to make some decisions and get my design mojo back. I was a little burned out and along with some other things going on I just needed a break but I'm back and re-energized with some things to share with you. First off, I have made the decision to leave my store at Scrapable because of a variety of issues. Not an easy decision for me to make but a necessary one in order to move forward with some new opportunities. I've been asked to join the team at Enchanted Studio Scraps and Scrappity-Doo-Dah, which are both growing stores filled with some familiar faces so I am very excited to be joining them both. In light of that, I have just marked my entire store down by 50%, which means prices in my store range from a low of $1.00 to a high of $2.50 for full kits. I'm planning on retiring some products through my transition to the new stores so now is your time to snag what you want at a great price.

I also just finished up a new kit, which will be available in a couple of weeks when the new stores open so I thought I would give you a sneak peak.


I thought I would also share a really lovely exhibit that my hubby and I took in on Thursday. Here in Michigan the temperatures have been cold and in my neck of the woods, we have about 9-inches of snow so you might think that what I'm going to say next is crazy. We visited Dow Gardens, which was started in 1899 by Herbert Dow, founder of The Dow Chemical Company for an outdoor exhibit by artist Craig Mitchell Smith called "The Winter Garden Glass". Thursday was my hubby's birthday so we were looking for something special to do and stumbled upon this event and we lucked out because the sun was shining and our temperatures had climbed into the high 30's, which is like a heat wave for us. Anyway, we hiked along the paths in search of the 25 glass sculptures that were featured throughout the garden and a few in the conservatory. It was really nice to be outside in the sunshine and spend the day together doing something adventurous. Here's a few photos.

Isn't the Cardinal just wonderful perched up in the tree? We walked by it three times before finding this one. I love sunflowers so I was drawn to this one as well.Although the picture does not do it justice, this topiary was really lovely as well and the Iris Chandelier, amazing as it twirled from the tree it was hung from.Here are a couple more that I really liked.Now these last two were just stunning, in my opinion. This first one is an Orchid that they had displayed in the conservatory and if you didn't look at it closely, you might not ever have guessed that it's made entirely out of glass. Just amazing.

And this last one was the largest piece of all called the Blue Star Rising. It was hung from the middle of the conservatory and we had a little trouble taking pictures because as soon as we entered the building our glasses and camera lens steamed up from the difference in temperature but I did manage to get one good picture after wiping off my lens several times.

You can also tour them on a couple of nights when the exhibit is illuminated, which I can only imagine is spectacular. Have a great weekend everyone. Here's a little freebie that matches the new kit. Enjoy!

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave DigiFree search engine today (look for timestamp: [17 Jan 03:16am GMT]).

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  2. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!

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  3. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Jan. 17, 2010. Thanks again.

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  4. What a neat little place to visit! The orchid is GORGEOUS!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my freebie. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed designing it for your scrapbook layouts.