Friday, June 6, 2008

In the News Today...

I cannot tell you how excited I was when I opened that box! Couldn't wait to get my little grubby hands on this and devour every word and picture.

Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to yet! But I will... I'll make sure of that.

Also, the new Bella Ezine began on Monday. I didn't participate in the last couple... just too busy. But this one really got my attention. Creating a Summer Art Journal. Art journals are something I start all of the time and never seem to get past the first couple of entries. So I'm really going to try hard on this one. Although *head hanging down kind of embarrassed like* I haven't even finished the first spread. But *head popping back up* I have started it!

And the ever busy Teresa McFayden has also posted the dates for this year's Silver Bella Event! I SO want to go to this! I have never been... just watched all of the fun from afar. But I think I'm going to start saving my pennies so I can. Is anyone else planning on going?

Rebecca Sower has a fun and creative activity going on over at her place right now. Handmade from Home it is called. I haven't done any of these, but they look fun.

Brandy over at Brandywine Boutique had a recent giveaway and guess what... I was a runner up! I know,I was just a surprised! I've never won anything before. Thank you SO much Brandy!!!

I've gotten a little bit closer to opening the new shoppe. The supplies I ordered from Paper Valise have arrived.

The Cottage Style Street Team is having their very first event. 18 talented members created and contributed original, handmade items for 10 "For the Bride" Gift Baskets.
(photo taken by Sadie Lou Who)
SadieLou and StarryDeborah put all of the baskets together beautifully and now they are available for purchase in the CSSTeam Shoppe!

And for those of you who asked, my dad is doing great now. The doctor said he could fly again and go home (a great relief to my sister... since Dad had starting acting like his normal self again.) ;)

The Neopolitan cupcakes I made were delish and I read this book in maybe 10hrs at the most. I would suggest it as a summer read. I couldn't put it down!

Whew... I kind of feel out of breath now! Have a beautiful Friday!


Sadie Lou said...

Thanks so much for the shout out!
The new Shop sounds great! How exciting!!
~Sadie Lou

Lori said...

i can't believe i had not heard about that book and now i am seeing it on everyone's blog...probably because i don't read the "artsy fartsy" magazines? maybe...
LOVE paper valise...i have done lots of happy shopping there...
good luck with your new shoppe!!!

Allie said...

I had emailed you a while back about using old hankies that my grandmother collected and you sent me some great ideas........and now, I checked out the site you recommended of Rebecca Sower's, the Handmade from Home, and she refashioned a white blouse with hankies and it looks fabulous. I may give it a try! Just LOVE visiting your site!!!

Mya said...

Great post what wonderful info here. I would love to go to silver bella but I don't see it happening for me this year. Have a wonderful time.

Sherry/Cherie said...

What a GREAT post Alisa!! Everything is so eye catching and your enthusiasm is spilling out!!

I'm hoping to go to Silver Bella this year -- I've never been either and really want to go...hopefully we can meet there!!

I'm off to check out everything else -- I've never done any of Teresa's bella ezine projects but that's next on my list!!

And I'm glad things are okay with your dad and he's got the okay to travel!!!

Joanna said...

hello. I sent you a e-mail. xoxo, Joanna