There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Friday, February 29, 2008

Easter and Spring Give Away ~~~ WINNER!


I hope everyone has had a great week. It's Friday and are you ready for the weekend? I know I am..hubby will be returning from travel tonight!

Now for the great news. I am so excited about my first blog give away! The winner is Dani, her blog is I want to thank everyone for entering. I had so much fun, I think I will do this monthly. So spread the word about my monthly freebie.

I took some photos of drawing the name and some of the items Dani will be receiving.
Wishing you a wonderful and safe weekend!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


This is a poem that was posted on my son's memorial pape. I thought I would share this amazing poem and my collage I posted today.

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.God and I are closest to the middle of the night.When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving yearsbecause you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey

(author)©Copyright 1998-2007

Happy Birthday baby!

I would also like to say Happy Birthday to the wonderful Miss Dolly! Hope your day is a special one filled with much happiness!


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Easter & Spring Give Away!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

As promised, I am posting a peek photo of some of the goodies for my first blog give away.
This is a vintage pickle jar (I love the unusual shape!), embellished with pearl brads, vintage chick & egg with silk/rhinestone flowers, and the lid is covered with a vintage lace dollie accented with pink fiber ribbons and silver charms (cross, 2 hearts, and an angel). For Spring, you remove the vintage chick photo, shredded papers and lid and use the jar to display a beautiful spring bouquet.

Please let your blog friends know about my shabby Spring give away!
Good luck!


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Easter Give Away

Good morning!
I am posting this weekend my first blog give away!
Please leave a comment onwhat Easter & Spring means for you. I will gather all of your comments for a drawing to be held on February 29, 2008. I will post a photo of the goodies early next week.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Our new addition!

This is Sadie. She is 9 weeks old. We got her yesterday. Isn't she cute?

I thought I was going to play in my art studio today...but instead helping Sadie getting adjusted with Jack (Boston Terrier) and Chelsea (Cocker).

Friday, February 15, 2008

Good day for shopping....

I had a great time today shopping....went to the bookstore, Hobby Lobby, and the mall. Purchased some new papers and elements for Easter items to sell on Etsy.
At the bookstore, I got my hot tea, some magazines, and found that comfy chair!
Not muc to mention here tonight.
Hope everyone has a great and safe weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone had a great day! Don surprised me with some great T's from St Jude's store...and a weekend of antiquing in Nashville (this weekend)!!!! I am so excited!

I made him some goodies for Valentine's Day...peanut butter cookies, brownies, and a cake. Most of which he will probably to take to his employees at St Jude.

Every morning I get a cup of coffee and read the newspaper from front to back. It is amazing the number of schools here in the Memphis area that have auctions, bubble gum games to raise monies for St Jude.

I have visited the hospital several times and always come home and cry.

My goal for Friday is to organize my studio...package some extra vintage items ~ supply packs ~ to sell on Etsy. So please check out my listings next week.

End of March, I will be traveling to Savannah, GA to get together with my sisters. There is a home and garden tour that weekend. I love the architecture of Savannah and Charleston! The history tours, antique shops, and lunch at Paula Deen's will be fun!

Hope eveyone has a great and safe weekend!

Hugs, Sharon

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Monday!

I completed my design team project for the month ~ Easter theme. I added the photos I submitted.

I still haven't gotten a Valentine card or gift for Don. I guess I will do that on Wednesday this week. I know it will be VERY hard to force myself to go to Barnes & Noble to search for his gift...get a little hot chocolate, some magazines and find that comfy chair!

I hope eveyone has a great week!



Friday, February 1, 2008

Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great week! TGIF!

eBay Sellers....
Have you read the about the "new" fee increases?
Well, I have and am not very happy about the increases this time. Appears they shout about photo and insertion fee savings, BUT when you read about the Final Value Fees, that increase is like having to pay a credit card!
I have made my final listings on eBay for this weekend with this the following statement:

"Sadly, February 2008 will be my last listings for a while.
I will on occasion list items from my private collection of antique ~ vintage items."

I have decided to list all of my art and vintage items on Etsy.

I would love to hear from eBayers about their thoughts on this fee increase! SO please comment! Thank you in advance!

My Etsy store now has digital collages for sale to use in your altered art। Please check those items out at Etsy ~ Vintage Studio. I will be adding some altered journals, collages, and banners for Etsy, Flickr and your blogs in the next few weeks.

Here are some of my digital art collages that I will be adding to Etsy store next week.

If you have any special request for journals with photos to celebrate specials occasions for yor family and friends, please contact me. I will be gald to talk with you on how special we can make an altered journal ~ photo ablum for you or a special person in your life.

I want to thank everyone who to has posted comments on my art on ZNE and Flickr