Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Java Giveaway!

Well, a cupcake Java themed Giveaway! Pop over to their blog Java Cupcake

WOW!! My gorgeous swap I received!

I received my BEAUTIFUL Marie Antoinette swap art yesterday from my swap partner Basic Living Life should include Creativity! and Cheryl and NOT only was there the Marie Antoinette artwork, but she made me EXTRAS!
She made me this gorgeous necklace, MA handmade birthday cards and a metal crown hook!
Look at all this!
Here's a close-up of the necklace..
Her Marie Antoinette artwork was SO creative! Cheryl created 12 little decorated pockets, each with mini cards with Marie pictures on each, and the story of Marie Antoinette's life on the back...
Here's the front of the adorable tags...
And the story on the back..
And here's Cheryl's finished piece, which I display with such joy in my home!
Thanks so much, Cheryl, for all your beautiful gifts! Suzie Button

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Another Marie Antoinette art piece finished...

This one is the piece I made for my daughter Megan...
I used some of the same themes in Megan's artwork as I did for my Marie Antoinette swap piece, such as the mirrors with "eat cake"...
And my theatre Marie...
A little glitter cheered things up here! Plus the goodies I received yesterday from winning a giveaway, love the vintage jewels!
If you have Marie Antoinette, you also need a little Louis, right?!
Let's add cake too!
And a picture from the movie too, I love this one the best!
Now my other daughter Katie wants one too! I think I may make one using just photos from the movie for a different twist! I hope you're having a fun, creative day too! Suzie

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Meant in the sweetest way, really, kids and sweet husband...

You'll have to get your (bleep!) own dinner tonight because...
I received my Giveaway goodies just meant for Marie Antoinette crafting from Ginny at Twinkle Pink
and I'm crafting tonight and finishing up an art montage for my sweet daughter Megan.
There was a LOT of gorgeous vintage fabrics...
Look at this gorgeous vintage millinery flower!
And GORGEOUS trims...
and lovely vintage jewelry pieces!
So you're on your own! Love to my family, Mom A.K.A. Suzie Button
P.S. I am almost finished the piece for Megan, I'll share the results later this week.

Monday, April 27, 2009

A Marie Antoinette giveaway!

Pop over to My Artful Adventures and Cassandra to enter to win one of these gorgeous bracelets, and also check out her Marie Antoinette images My Beau Papier Shoppe I bought some items from her and they were TOP quality in the depth of color and quality! Suzie

Cupcake Pops!

I found this fun, cute Cupcake Pops recipe on a fellow blogger's blog from Bakerella and just had to try them myself!
I decorated a clay flower pot up for my friend, Maria's birthday, and inserted some for part of her birthday gift. Here's Maria...
You should try them too, a bit of work, but so cute! Suzie

Friday, April 24, 2009

Another beautiful Pink Saturday!

Hi, friends! I wanted to share with you on this Pink Saturday a lamp I commissioned from Marilyn at The Cutest Cottage Lamps to put into my Granddaughter, Madison's nursery here at Grandma's house!
You may remember this adorable vase I posted a while back on another Pink Saturday...
Well, I sent it to Marilyn and she designed a shade and base to complement it, and here's the gorgeous results! Oh, I LOVE it!
Marilyn said she thought it was the cutest she's designed yet, and I agree! It's on it's way to me now, I can't wait to put it in little Madison's room here at Grandma's house! Look at the cute rabbit on the shade!
Please visit The Cutest Cottage Lamps and Marilyn for your own vintage adorable lamp!
I hope everyone has a beautiful Pink Saturday! Suzie

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Asian Proverbs say THIS is Good Luck?!!

I had a little AH!! moment today, I left the back door open while I took a shower, since it's such a beautiful Spring Day and guess what flew in? A BIRD! AHHH!!
It unfortunately flew upstairs to the second level and into my office/craft room! Oh, no! I was thinking to go in the room to try to do something about it while I waited for animal control to show up, so I armed my head...
and eased open the door, oh, no I can't do it! See him on my ceiling fan? He looks like he belongs there!
I was telling the story at my local Starbucks this morning and I was told that a bird in the house in Asian cultures is good luck?! Ok, I suppose...
Oh, update, the animal control guy came and successfully got him out safe and sound! Whew! Suzie

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I saw the coffee cup...

And my caffeine addicted brain went COFFEE!!!! So, I'm a natural to be part of
Mammalicous Finds' Coffee week in June
How about you? What's your favorite brew? Mine is a Venti, sugar-free vanilla Americano with three Splendas and half and half! Every day, no exceptions! Suzie

Monday, April 20, 2009

Have you seen "Amazing Grace"?

I recently came across this movie on cable based on the story of William Wilberforce (1759-1833)

Photobucket was an abolitionist and fought for the end to the Atlantic slave trade in Britian. This movie was wonderful, to see a movie about making an unpopular but moral choice in life and living your faith!
Also it is connected with John Newton who had been a captain on a slave boat and saw the "light" and wrote "Amazing Grace" as a result of opening his eyes to truth!
Please enjoy Leann Rimes singing "Amazing Grace."

Blessings, Suzie

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Marie Antoinette!

I have been working on my Marie Antoinette inspired swap piece this weekend...
Marie Antoinette
Personalized Glitter Graphics

It was SO much fun looking (through my disaster of a craft room) for pretty Marie-inspired goodies...
Like vintage jewelry, earrings,bracelets and the like to make a Marie Antoinette-inspired picture!
Happy Sunday, friends! Suzie

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!

We're all a little "baby" crazy around here since my sweet Granddaughter Madison has arrived on the scene exactly two weeks ago today, and I thought I'd share her first (but definitely NOT last!) over-the-top headband we put on her!
It's bigger than her head! Thanks to our host Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for another wonderful Pink Saturday! Suzie

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Another sweet Giveaway, friends!

Pop over to Farm Chicks' blog for a chance to win fabric from Pixie Dust Decor!! My favorites were the Watermelon Pagoda fabric and the coordinating watermelon lattice fabric. Good Luck! Suzie

An unexpected and glorious talent...

Isn't it true that we all have God given gifts and talents that aren't always noticeable or utilized? Well, this is one of those instances..
Have you heard about Susan Boyle performing on "Britain's Got Talent" You must watch this! Amazing!

Happy Side Dishing... Suzie Button

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How lucky can one girl get?!!!

spring twinkle
Myspace Glitter Graphics

I won ANOTHER giveaway! They say good things come in threes, don't they? Well, I'm hoping so! This was just grand!
I won a large collection of Marie Antoinette inspired goodies from Ginny at Twinkle Pink
I can't wait to delve into the goodies! Thanks SO much, Ginny, What a sweet surprise! Suzie

Monday, April 13, 2009

I Won!

I was lucky enough to win SIX pages of digital artwork from Kristin's Retro Cafe Art...
This doll in this picture is one of the sheets I chose in my six sheets...
The art page above is not by me, but by Kristin, and gives me an idea of how I can use the doll in my art!
Also visit Kristin's etsy store HERE
Thanks, Kristin! Love it! Suzie

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cutest Easter Bunny Ever!

Bunny Drinking
Visit Bunny Story to watch this video on this adorable LITTLE TEENY TINY bunny!
Happy Easter! Suzie


Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Pink Easter Saturday!

I thought I'd share the gorgeous eggs I received this week from the Artrageous Afternoon egg swap I participated in.
The first beautiful egg is from Joanna at Sweet Finds the words are hand stitched, just exquisite, Joanna! Thanks!
The next egg came from Melinda at Melinda's Fabric Fancies So much detail, Melinda, I LOVE it!
My next egg simply said "Jae Designs" on the back, and I am not sure who this is, but I love your egg, it was so sweet! Please leave me a comment if you happen upon my posting, I love to meet my swap partners! Isn't her egg so sweet below?!
And then another mystery swap egg was from Jody Bradshaw, I googled Jody and found she had won a swap on another blog, but it appears she doesn't have a blog? I still want to say, Jody, your egg was so cottage cute, and I ADORE it! Thank you so much!
Don't you agree, friends, that it's just beautiful?
And my last egg has no identity attached to it, but thank you for such a beautiful egg, and if this egg was from you, please leave a comment so I can meet you!
And here's the five eggs displayed on my fireplace to cheer up my Easter Weekend!
Thanks to our Pink Saturday host Beverly for another successful Pink weekend, and blessings to all during this blessed holiday! Suzie

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What I've been working on...

One of my dear friends Maria has her big 4-0 coming up and I like to always make something for my friends' birthdays...
I saw a similar cupcake photo album on another blog, can't remember which one, but I thought, perfect! I can make Maria this cupcake!
I left the backside of each photo flower empty so she can stick in pictures from her birthday party this Saturday...
Then I've also been crafting a baby book for my new Granddaughter, Madison.
Here is a picture of me in it with Madison, look how she's looking at me! So sweet!
And here's the new Mom and Dad...
And then I left some pages blank for pictures to come...
And lastly, a tiny brag book for me to carry in my purse, I think I'll also stitch up a little bag to hold it in so it doesn't get dirty too!
Have a Happy Day! Suzie