Saturday, November 29, 2008

Faerie Zine Premier Issue: Revamped!
Hello All,
Some new and exciting news with The Faerie Zine, Piddlestix's teatime, Tiara's and Whimsy, and The Collage CD's!

I am happy to announce the faerie zine is available as a download e-book format as are new collage collections such as Dress Form Fashion Plates from The Marie Era to the 1920's Era are in download formats.
Marie Antoinette Collage Chronicles CD
Vintage Greeting Cards CD
I will be adding the whole collection of collage cds, everyday, as they are converted, the best part, no shipping involved for those who prefer an instant to 24hour time period, straight to your computer, and at a lower pricing cost to you. So starting tomm. the collage collections and cd's will start to be available as e-downloads.

However there are loyal customers who still prefer their images on cd, to transport and use anytime they want, saving them memory space on their computers, so I will still have the cds available.

I want to be able to provide everyone with the magic of the zines, collage cds and my images for all price and value ranges.

SPECIALS Till Dec.24:

-All Collage Cds are: 2 for $30.00

Zine CD's: Buy 1 zine cd, get the next edition free, so you will receive 1 cd with 2 zine volumes on it! example order premier zine, get zine 2..etc.

These promotions are only available in my website store, not valid in my etsy or ebay store sites.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Captured Pixie Orbs and Carriages!

I've been making loads of glass vignettes filled with all types of enchanting specimens, in my new book: Altered Art Circus, Quarry Books, Feb.2009, I have a few glass vignette projects for readers to get inspired by, learn and create. SHHHH keeping the project name a secret until Feb.1, 2009...Then I will blog all about it!

Here are some Captured Pixie Orbs and A Captured Pixie Orb Carriage!
Captured Pixie Orbs!2
Captured Pixie Orbs!The Doll Soiree Carriage!The Doll Soiree Carriage! 2

For more Pixie Orb and Jar Fairies, Jar Dollies and Glass Vignettes, go and visit my Captured Jar Fairy Blog, flickr photo page and click on the Jar Fairy album, or click this link below to go straight to that gallery album:

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Birthday Weekend in Lambertville!

What does a girl really want to do on her birthday? Give up?....Well this Birthday girl wants to spend the day with her friends, eating, and shopping, exploring the hidden treasures of Lambertville, NJ, right across the river from New Hope, PA!

Since Glenny and I are born a day apart, the same year, we usually celebrate all week, with family and friends, sometimes its so hard to get everyone together on the same day, so we split it up. The weekend of my birthday I was in Omaha, Nebraska at Silver Bella, a gift to myself from Glenny and well me and with a busy schedule this past week, I was happy to spend the day with some great friends: Suze, Bonnie, Michelle, Linda, Blinging Jackie, Patti, Teresa, Debbie and Joan (aka my mom), our first stop The Lambertville Station located at 11 Bridge Street in Lambertville.

When I arrived all the girls were at the table, waiting for, you guessed it me! I sat right next to Teresa, and across from Mom. I was greeted with the most beautiful tiara ever, placed on my head by Suze which was filled with dozens of rhinestones and sweet pearls, I wore it the rest of the day and night, and bestowed with the honor of QUEEN!

But the regal presents didn't stop there, I was showered with treasures from all the girls, from art supplies to handmade polymer clay trinkets, beads, cards, jewelry, amazing cards like this one that Suze did for me, LOL, I love it and a BLYTHE doll, yep, I said it A Blythe Doll, I almost fainted when I opened Michelle's Gift, Smelling salt could have come in handy. I was almost in a zombie state from all the goodies from: Linda, Bonnie, Debbie, Jackie, Teresa, Bonnie,Patti, Suze and Michelle, each of them went above and way beyond to make my day shine, I started to cry with joyful tears, because it was all so beautiful, I really felt so loved.

After present opening and eating fabulous food, we headed outside for a group photo shoot, our waitress is also a photographer so we had some great photos, we blew the bubbles Suze and the girls brought, outside, I added some extra bubby effects in this photo! But first I captured some Bling Bling Bubbles that came from Jackie's Bubbles! LOL!

Now we were off to do some shopping damage, the first spot was Sojourner, located across the street from the Lambertville Station, we were all in there for over an hour looking at beads and sparkling goodies. Before we crossed the street, Patti, Jackie, My Mom and I stoped to admire the gorgeous rugs, oh do I wish I could have been Jasmine in Aladdin, and made these beauties fly into the air, LOL!
Here is a picture of Suze, deep in bead thought, I love how it came out! Don't you!
After finding us some Vintage German Rhinestones on top of our treasures, we headed across the street for some refreshing water, when we came upon, yet another gorgeous store, this one was more of a boutique filled with loads of enchantment, here we did even more damage, I bought several sweet beaded and fabric garlands, in creamy yellow tones and a sweet sugar plum purple color. My mom bought a set and some pretty sparkling items.

After this spot we chatted outside and took more pictures, we are truly the papparazzi, LOL!

Next we were off to look for some antiques, I bought an old children's book from the late 1800's, when we left there, we walked to our final destination just down the street, where we walked through exploring the three floors of treasures, in the basement there are fabulous vintage gowns and trinkets, here is one I fell in love with, along with this gorgeous hat, both were out of my price range, but I had to capture them on film, aren't the details beautiful!

Now we were exhausted and ready to all go home and rest from a fantastic day of celebrating. Suze's came up with a fabulous idea, and we all added to it, this is going to be our tradition for each of our birthday's, picking a new spot or thing to do and explore, some rules: its fun, artsy, and we each get a tiara, call it the traveling tiara, for each of our birthday's. Jackie came up with a great name: The Tiara Chronicleswhich is going to be what we call our celebration days, just a group of woman, from different areas, backgrounds and ages, but who have similar likes and desires, all coming together to create a journey, exploring the day of celebration, while wearing something symbolic, A TIARA, treating the Queen of the day, just as the name states: QUEEN!
Visit the rest of the girls at:
Suze Weinberg:
Bonnie Egenton:
Michelle Bernard:
Patti Behan:
Debbie Tlach:
Teresa Natividad, Jackie McLaughlin:
Linda Hahola

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Magic of Silver Bella Nov.13-16,2008
There is nothing in this world that can compare to the friendships and fun that you can make and have in the heart of the U.S. in Omaha, Nebraska, that event is called: Silver Bella, the sisterhood of enchantment, of artful magic! It all happens here.

I would need to write a novel of at least 500 hundred pages to describe my whole Silver Bella Adventure and a whole website dedicated to the many pictures I took of Omaha, The Old Market, Shoppes, Friends, New Friends (Bella's), The Silver Bella Event, Mary Engelbreit and the mastermind behind it all: Teresa Mcfayden, her hard work, dedication and desire to conjur up such an event is un-believable, pure magic.

The best part of this whole adventure was it took place on my Birthday and Glenny's Birthday weekend. I encountered airport delays with Tri-State Pals: Meleen Dupree and her Family and Cris Cunningham, as a result, we met Mariano Rivera, The Yankee's Baseball Closure, the best ever.
Lisa and Mariano-Yankees!
Caroline (Meleen's Daughter) and I walked over to his Mom and aksed her permission, and well she was super sweet and said Okay, then Mariano signed my Hotel Room letter and Caroline's Newspaper, here is the result, my one arm single shot picture.

Once in Omaha we greeted our shuttle and headed for our destination: The Embassy Suites in the Old Market District of Omaha, which is on the tail end of Iowa, believe it or not.

After settling in we headed for lunch and shopping, once I entered Second Chance Antiques, I never left, was there oh I say 4hours, LOL, I told Meleen to go on without me, LOL. Seriously by the end I was ready to rent a room there. During the beginning, I first met up with miss Sandy aka Sandbeech, fellow Faerie zine moderator and fabulous artist, whom I just adore visit her site at: and the utterly amazing Natalea who is super sweet and nice visit her site at:

After an exhausting shopping extravaganza, I headed back to the hotel and got ready for Opening Night at Silver Bella, where all the Bellas meet, greet, eat, drink, and swap precious delights to all, where we begin our artsy experience with a wonderful group workshop where we were given the best goodie bags ever! Here are some Opening Night Previews,Lisa, Kim and Jessi the first is a picture of Me, the super sweet Kim-Artistic Bliss you have to visit Kim's Blog, she is brilliant and Miss Jessi aka Scrappi Jessi, the sweetest gal ever visit her blog at: the next picture is one of Jessi, Me and Sandy Jessi, Me and Sandy! Now here is a picture of my new pal Tiffany aka Shabby Scraps This girl is the best ever, super sweet, we bonded instantly!

So many fab memories from Opening Night, now off to Day 2, well guess where I headed the Old Market, Second Chance Antiques, Fairfield Antique Market and Scooters Coffee. I snapped some beautiful and interesting images of the Old Market District, before I headed back to the hotel to prepare for vendor night, here are some fabulous photo treasures:
Old Market: The Lion!Fairfield Antique Center!Old Market! Gothic Details!Glowing Shoppe: Old Market! I took loads of interesting photos, but these were some of my faves, to see more visit my flickr silver bella album at: or the full album in my Picasa album of over 200 pictures at the bottom of this post. Now off to the Bella Prom and Vendor Night!
Since I was missing my huge parcel filled with my 1950's prom dress, handmade silver trees, props and inventory, I stayed up making new and finishing items for vendor night with the help of Miss Caroline Dupree, the best helper ever, she cut, and paste perfectly, a true Bella. I received more help from my vendor neighbor's mom: Marybeth (Princess Lasertron's Mom) who offered her assistance, The Dupree's and Teresa McFayden was also extremely helpful with my situation, but I didn't crack under pressure, I went foward and worked with what I had, selling most of the inventory I had with me. My greatest experience was about to occur, my first sale in the very, very beginning to my artful idol, Mary Engelbreit, who bought My handmade Charlotte Doll: Sierra, The Mermaid, can I just say Faint comes to mind, I was speechless.

Here I am with my art idol, Mary Engelbreit, on my birthday, at my booth, with my doll: Sierra the Mermaid, which she just bought, my first sale/hers.
How can you top this, you can't, you really can't. My head is still whirling!
She is beyond words brilliant, amazing and too sweet, nice, a pure doll!
Now that I'm speechless here are some other fab highlights from Vendor/Prom Night! Jen, Lisa and Cheryl!Here is a photo of Jen Hayslip, Me and Cheryl
Lisa and Natasha!
Here is a fab photo of Natasha Burns and Me Natasha is the sweetest gal ever, Just love her. Isn't her gown just gorgeous?
Now Here's My Pal Rosanna, Love her to pieces, here she is with my doll, we shared the flight home together, with a 5am shuttle, to the airport back to Newark. Lisa and Rosanna!
Miss Sugar Sugar and Me!Here is Miss Analise(Sugar Sugar) and Me at her incredible booth filled with sugar and spice, and everything nice! visit her blog for more sweet eye candy. I bought a gorgeous ornament from her, I love it!
Posing for the Papparazzi with the coolest Bellas on vendor night!
Vendor Night and Bellas!
Here is a great photo of Moi, Holly Abson (Holly Doodle Designs) Andrea (One Hundred Wishes) These gals are amazing (I'm saying amazing alot aren't I?, well everyone is, its my new word right now Amazing). I bought some goodies from both them, so excited!
Lisa, Holly and Andrea!
Sally Jean and Me at the end of Vendor Night, Sally is what can I say, brilliant, her works are beyond words, just AMAZING! She is just so sweet!
Sally and Me!
After a wonderful Vendor Night and Bella Prom, I didn't have too much to pack up, since I sold most of my inventory, still I was exhausted, but well worth the tired sensations, it was truly a magical night, after dinner and lounging with other Bella's, I headed off to bed, for some early shopping around town again.

I ran over to Fairfield Antiques and Joe's for some more goodies and then I ran over to Second Chance to buy my pixie tea set, some more ephemera, valentines and a special valentine for Mary!
Omaha Fairyland Finds!Now I'm off to the luncheon, pratically running there, LOL! Meleen saved me a seat, then I was off to give Mary her special Snow Queen Doll I made and vintage goodie, After chatting with the wonderful Mary Engelbreit (once again I was feeling a fainting spell, LOL) and with Charlotte Lyons, is truly wonderful and so nice :
I worked my way over to visit with the great Kim, aka Kim Kwan: Can I just how amazing Kim is, she is super sweet and just outright brilliant, she is my new bud, we bonded instantly, when you get a moment check out her blog, you might not leave., Did I mention we had breakfast together, well now I did, aren't you jealous! LOL! I'd be!Lisa and Kim! Luncheon

Miss Meleen Dupree and Me, I just love those Duprees, Meleen and Charlotte are the reason I found out about Silver Bella, they told me about it and I knew I had to come and I'm so glad I did. Can I just say Meleen is multi talented, you have to visit her blog to see the fab vintage spoons she made for a bella swap, incredible! Here is Meleen and I at the Luncheon, followed by the sweet Heidi of Birds of a Feather who sat on the otherside of me, she is just so nice, and surprised me with a package of vintage goodness: Crepe paper ruffles, left at my hotel door, what a nice surprise to see when you go to your room. Visist her fab blog at:
Birds of a Feather! After lunch, Mary Signed Bella Prints and other items, she signed my matte for framing and my Mother Goose Book, My mom aka Aurora-tique me as a birthday present!Could my birthday have gotten any better, Silver Bella, My Birthday, Mary Engelbreit, and Me, it was such a wonderful time, I could cry with tears of joy! My year was made!
Lisa and Mary Book!
After this, I ran down to Kim's Class: The Faerie Shrine, leave it to me to be late, but Mary was worth the tardiness, LOL. Here are some fab highlights from Kim's Class:

Above is Kim and Me with my Box, below is Liz Albrecht(Artist Cellar) and me, she was my partner for my two saturday classes, back to back, I wish we had met earlier, I felt like we were friends since school, she is super nice and even treated me to some rhinestones and Stewart Gill Glitters/Paints She is the best!
Here I am working, on my Faerie Shrine, its still not done, but will be.
Now on to the last class, Pam Garrison's Secret Santa Book, in this class, the amazing Shea(A Gilded Life) surprised me with a Birthday Tiara, which I wore pretty much the rest of the time, I loved it so much, its sitting on my dress form right now, is a fab picture of Shea and IShea and Me! with my tiara.

There were so many wonderful people in my classes, how do you pick all the names to highlight in a post, you can't, but I can't forget Geralyn
  • Greetings From Geralyn
  • My buddy from NJ, we both almost fell over when we found out we both lived nearby, so cool and Wanda
  • Wanda Mai Blog
  • another fab bella who made creating a pleasure.

    After Class I ran upstairs, touched up my make up and headed over to the lobby, met up with a large group of bellas and started our walk to the restaurant, Sandy and I quickly detoured to Second Chance which closed at 9pm, to snatch up last minute goodies, like dolls, I bought three and she picked up a few, the ladies of second chance toasted with us to my birthday, some wine and we were on our way back to the restaurant. After dinner a few of us decided on some dancing, at a country bar, our waitress husband Josh guided us there, here is the picture I stole from Sandy's Blog of us crazy dancing chicks:Gina Grabel, Hackney, (LOL), Sandy and Me! Gina and Julia are positively wonderful, I wished we had hung out sooner, those girls are wonderful, my glitter pals. After that, we headed back to the hotel, where Sandy surprised me with this beautiful gift called a faux cupcakeMy Birthday Gift from Sandy! This really touched my heart, its just beautiful and sitting in my studio right now!

    Once all our goodbyes were said, I went upstairs, packed, and layed awake utnil my 4:30am wake up call from Rosanna, ugh, I was tired, we grabbed the shuttle at 5am along with: Sally, and Rebecca, then waited for Cris and boom after an annoying airport check we were ready for take off too Newark airport, 2 hrs 15 minutes, a beautiful flight, all this would not have been possible if it wasn't for the fabulous Teresa McFayden:
    Here is another one of Sandy's Pictures: This is of the Sweet Teresa:
    She is the true Prom Queen of this event! Thank You!

    Thank You to everyone who dropped by to say hi to me, supports my work, supports me, introduced theirself to me, surprised me, and made my birthday and first encounter at Silver Bella an unforgettable and amazing one! An experience I will never ever forget, all of you are the true meaning of a sisterhood, Thank you!
    Magic and Joy!

    P.S. If I forgot anyone I apologize, If I didn't get your picture, I hope to next time. For more pictures(the full album of over 200) click on this Picasa Photo Link:
    Silver Bella 2008