Monday, December 21, 2015

Easy As Sunday Morning - Gift Basket

My Sister-In-Law works very hard every week day so for Christmas I wanted to give her a gift that she could enjoy on the weekends.
What better way to relax on a lazy Sunday morning than with a
warm cup of boozy coffee or a cold mimosa? I think she'll love it!

I found a cute vintage makeup case at a thrift store for $3.99. It was missing the mirror. I solved that problem by gluing some scrap fabric from my stash over the area of the missing mirror. I then placed crumpled up paper in the bottom of the case and
covered it with a dish towel and some gift basket filler.

I found some individual serving size bottles of champagne
and a variety of juices for quick and easy mimosas.

Coffee and some liqueurs to flavor it.
Baileys, Amaretto, Chambord and Kahlua.

And, of course, a few bags of goodies!
Biscotti, homemade fudge and almond roca.

Every gift basket needs some accessories.
Pretty napkins, a coffee mug and a glass for the mimosas.

Everything fit inside the makeup case perfectly!
This is one loaded gift basket!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Winner, Winner!

Thanks to all of you who visited and left a comment to enter for a chance to win the Autumn issue of Belle Armoire Jewerly!

I put all of your names in a bowl
and asked my husband draw one out.

And the winner is.......Drumroll.......

Congratulations to Lynn Stevens!
I know you are going to enjoy browsing through
the many pages of beautiful jewelry!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Giveaway - Belle Armoire Jewelry Autumn 2015

is as spectacular as ever!

I'm excited that my Roman Relic necklace
is a part of this issue!

Look how pretty it looks on the model

Belle Armoire Jewelry does stunning photography work!
(All of the photos in this post are scanned from this issue.
They look even more beautiful in the magazine!)

As a contributing artist in this issue, the wonderful people from Belle Armoire Jewelry are providing me 
with a copy of this issue to give to one of you! 
I'll give you more info on how to win this special gift below,
but first I want to show you some of the
fabulous work that this issue showcases.

I'm in love with these pendants
by Sophia Hu

And talk about the perfect mix of rustic and beauty!
Linda Bucci's cuff is amazing!

I'm fascinated with the process of enameling with words
that Laura Guenther shares!

Staci L. Smith teaches how to create beautiful pendants
by encasing stones with wire.
(I'm thinking this process could also be used with found seashells or beach glass
to create a favorite vacation memory pendant.)

You won't want to miss this amazing technique called faux embossing that my good friend, Cat Kerr shares!

These are just a few of my favorites but the
Belle Armoire Jewelry Autumn 2015 issue has so many more
techiques and incredible pieces of jewelry that
I know you'll want to see!

To enter for a chance to win a free copy of this issue
just leave a comment about this post. 
Next Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, I will randomly draw a winner.
I will need to email the winner so please, if you are a non-reply blogger, leave your contact info in your comment
or you can go to my contact page and sent it to me privately.

Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!