Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Exhibiting in Las Vegas!

I'm at the Las Vegas Market and having a wonderful time.
 Here I am in my booth and also with my customers from Australia!
The Heavenly Hostess, Cynthia Wadell is here too. Her line is gorgeous.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Building your Brand

Apronology Spring'12
In my little corner of the world the new year has started with a bang with 2 magazine features that surpassed any expectations or even dreams. When I heard from Beth Livesay Editor of Apronology that one of my designs was going to be featured I was thrilled but to hear I got the cover made my heart sing.

And there was this amazing gift, to be featured as one of Romantic Home's Magazines "The Romantics". There aren't words to describe how blessed I am. 

Working hard and having your efforts validated is priceless. 

As a business owner I have found it is of utmost importance that you lay your ground work so you are always prepared, like a good Girl Scout, for what is around the corner. Dont wait for the phone to ring to whip your website, products, etc. into shape. You never know who may be looking at your product or service and wanting to promote you in some manner but thinks you are not quite ready. Those missed opportunities can be lost forever.

Another thing Ive learned is PR doesn't necessarily translate into sales. It does heighten awareness about your business which does ultimately bring in more sales but even more importantly is serves as establishing credibility. Credibility in business is everything! When you hear about a person, product or service and want to know more you will undoubtedly Google the name. What happens if you cant find any information, you move on. So be absolutely sure you have laid your ground work so when an opportunity comes along you can be found and have a credible reputation.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Tuesday

Just a quick shout out to you girls~~~
Im getting ready to exhibit in Las Vegas at the gift show so its a bit nuts around here. 
What do you think of these runners? I think they are so yummy!

And this new floral is from the Summer's Garden Collection coming soon.

Have a wonderful creative day!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Artist Christie Repasie

 Guess Who's going to be at Sweet Salvage?

 Christie Repasy the beloved artist that captures the romance of roses like no other will be a special guest at Sweet Salvage in Arizona for their
"Romancing the Home" event January 19th-21st.
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Christie and she is as 
beautiful as the bouquets she paints. 
A passionate yet modest heart that takes nothing for granted.
Christie's studio is an amazing escape to a world filled with everything romantic.
Elegant charms, mirrors, note cards and pieces of furniture and of course her paintings with her signature roses are available on her website and 
at the "Vintage Marketplace" Flea she puts on quarterly
with her sister in-law, Rita Reade of Mammabellarte.
  Christie has also began teaching painting techniques in her poolside classroom. Students are spoiled by the gorgeous surroundings and served lunch garden side.

She resides in Southern California in a lovely cottage with her son and 2 dogs.

For more information contact Christie at 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Special Guest~Karen Valentine

 Guess Who is speaking at Launch Your Creativity?
Karen Valentine of Valentine Design and "Where Bloggers Create"

Did I tell you that this amazing, creative lady will be one of my guest speakers
at Launch Your Creativity in April?

Visit Karen's blog for cottage inspiration, tutorials and blingy eye candy galore. She is an amazing photographer and has been published  in Somerset Studio & Where Women Create.

Im so excited to have Karen speak and I know you will love hearing from her. 
Dont miss the event!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fortune Cookies & Romance

 What do fortune cookies and romance have in common?
 Well nothing really unless your fortune.....
...comes true!
Thank you Peking Noodle Co.!
I opened this cookie a few years ago and thought
it was sweet so I put it on my pin board.
Little did I know this was in my future.
 Thank you Romantic Homes Magazine for featuring me as one of your Romantics!
 It is a privilege and honor to be featured among so many amazing women.
I have subscribed to the magazine for years and this annual feature
has always been a favorite of mine. 

The stories are so inspiring and encouraging and I love reading about how 
those I admire live a romantic lifestyle  and what inspires them.

How do You live a romantic lifestyle?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Believe in YOU for 2012!

 Happy New Year Friends and 
Fellow Dreamers!

Today we stand at the threshold of the unknown, 
before us lies a new year. 

Who knows what we will find, 
what new experiences or challenges will come our way?

It is a fresh start for you and pursuing your dreams and goals. 
Don't put them off another year, month or week. 
You've been given those dreams because only 
you can complete them like no one else can.

I wish you all the best for your creative journey in the New Year.
 You know my motto
"Follow Your Dreams, Anything IS Possible"!