Sunday, June 26, 2011

Some new beauties!

I've been hard at work thinking of a new project to offer and I finally came up with it a few weeks ago. Only this weekend was I able to actually sit down and bring my idea to life. I introduce to you Glitter Globes!

 For this beauty I fist made the heart ornament and strung a star charm in it. I thought it would be a lovely symbol of love and hope... you know, like wishing on a star ;) Then I had to come up with the right base. I molded a base with the words "dream", "hope" and "love." Here are close ups of the words.

They are dusted with bronze luminous powder and gently glittered with silver glitter. Finally once all put together, the base of the jar was wrapped in wire.
Set this beauty in a special place and shake it a bit. Watch the glittery specks dance in this most magical jar. Put it in the path of sunlight and it has an even more magical display.

Also I wanted to share with you the newest ornament to join the family. 
The pregnancy & infant loss survivor ribbon. I have gently dusted this piece to give it a slight purple glow to it. It's simply magical in person. This can be customized with dates, initials, words or other phrases. It can also be made as a wall mount, a hanging ornament and with a magnet to hang on  your fridge. I hope you enjoy my newest projects. Until next time!

Monday, June 20, 2011

New stuff!

I wanted to share with you all a new project of mine. Ive been inspired by the works of other BLMs and of course Genesis and have put together some artwork to create cards and other printed art pieces of the sort. Id like for you to check out my gallery of artwork here. But here is a peak of a couple of my favorite pieces so far. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. {please do not copy these images. If you would like to purchase them please follow the above link}

I have also added the shop to the left <--- in the banner where you can preview my other work as well.

I also wanted to share that I have opened my own Etsy Shop with all my little projects I have been working on. Check out some of my favorites.
Healing Stone

Tranquility Stone Set
Custom Ornament
I have also added a banner for my Etsy Shop to the left <--- as well.

All my projects give me so much joy when making them. I make them for Genesis, for my BLM sisters, for your babies and to bring us all just a little peace. I hope my work does this for you as well. And just a reminder that all proceeds from any of my sales go towards funding memory boxes for bereaved parents so that no parent has to leave the hospital with empty arms. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

New items & a winner!

To say that things have been a bit busy around here would be an understatement ha ha! Yet I have managed to get a few things done around here regarding the shop. I wanted to share with you my latest votive holder.

This is the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness decoupage votive holder with handle. I have my special candles I have for Genesis that I light once in a while for special occasions. But honestly, I don't like to light them. I want to preserve them, not use them up. So I came up with this special votive holder covered in pink and blue artist tissue paper. What a cute little candle holder for special occasions like the Wave of light.

I have also been making lots of memory/ inspiration stones. I really enjoy making these. There are no two alike. I really love the rawness of it with the uneven texture and the little imperfections of the ink. They are just so colorful and calming. And you know what? Even if the stones are used as a memory stone in memory of someone... its not sad or depressing holding or looking at these stomes. They are so positive. You take something cold and dull... a rock. And you transform it into something beautiful. Calming. Inspirational. Something treasured.

Having said that I am very happy to announced that I now am offering the stones not only with hand written scrip but also stamped font. Here is an example of the uppercase font I am now offering. {I have lower case available too! photos coming soon}

Ok, now lets get down to it. Without further ado, the winner of the magnet set giveaway....
Which is:

Congratulations Melissa! Please email me at to claim your prize. Thanks everyone for participating.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Time for a giveaway!

Ok, here are the details of the giveaway!Based on the poll on the facebook page you all wanted a magnet set to be the giveaway prize. So up for grabs is set of your choice. Check out the gallery here to see what your choices are. To enter leave a comment for the following things:
1. Become a follower
2. Grab my button
3. Blog about this giveaway and link back to your blog post
4. Share it on facebook
5. 'Like' us on facebook
Leave a comment for each action. Winner will be chosen at random on Friday. Good luck!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Giveaway time!

I am having a giveaway to celebrate reaching {and exceeding} 200 'likes' on our facebook page! The fun thing about this giveaway is I am leaving it up to you to decide what item you want given away. To have a say, please 'like' my facebook fan page and then submit your vote on the poll that is on my wall. You have until Friday to enter. The item with the most votes will be the giveaway prize. Cant wait to see what you all pick. Much love to you all!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ive been busy

I have been very busy in the studio lately and if you are a fan on facebook you have seen me unveil a few new projects in the photo albums. I have finally found a moment to update all my readers about my new items.

International Babylost Mother's Day (IBLMD) is quickly approaching and I wanted to make a few little items for the local mamas for this very special day. First I came up with these lovelies. Ive re purposed baby food jars to be a little lantern. {candle not included} I frosted the glass to say IBLMD. I added a wire hanger for easy carrying and display. It came out even better than I anticipated. There are so many ways to display your candle as well. I have been able to use them filled with waterand using a floating candle. It also looks quite lovely filled with sand to be used as a base for your candle. Your imagination is the limit as to how many ways you can use this candle holder. These lovelies can also be used as a mini vase.

I also came up with memory stones. Back when I was taking my lamase class when I was pregnant with Genesis, they asked us to give bring in something that to give to our partners that would represent something they would offer us when this new baby arrives. I found a yellow stone. I knew it was perfect. Yellow was the color theme of the nursery and the stone represented strength and a solid foundation. Years later, after the loss of my baby and through a divorce, I still had this stone. It still held a special place for me. I decided to decorate it so that it looked as special as it was to me. I placed words that reminded me of my daughter and words that have had an impact on my life since she left. The pink heart represents her beautiful soul. I thought these memory stones would be beautiful keepsakes for others as well. They can be made into inspiration stones as well. Filled with words of encouragement and inspiration for those that need a lift in life.
And last but not least, I have created a Infant & Pregnancy Loss Awareness magnet sets. Again, these were made to include as small gifts to the BLMs that are going to attend our local IBLMD picnic but wanted to make these available to the general public as well. I was inspired by Carly Marie's IBLMD flowers and created my own version to include in these sets. They come in metal tins with a slide top. It's a set of 3 magnets. The sets are pictured to the right and you have your choice of 3rd magnet to complete your set {see below}.
The bubble magnets came out so cute! I just had to share them all with you. This one is my favorite set:
This set includes magnets with the sayings "My Baby", "You are a Beautiful mother" and "Love always." I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. And I thought I would mention that all proceeds of any sales on this blog, as well as Names On The Sidewalk, go towards either the purchase of memory boxes to donate to local hospitals or is donated to Duke University to further the research of neural tube defects.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Some exciting news!

I am very excited to share with you all that Walk To Remember Los Angeles now has an esty shop! I have been working hard with Cassie to get this up and running. We are happy to share that Walk To Remember Los Angeles is offering a Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Ribbon friendship bracelet! You can't get these bracelets anywhere else.
Check out our store for a more detailed description. But basically they come is 4 styles, with black or white backgrounds and with pastel or bright ribbons. These are handmade with lots of love and absolutely beautiful. All purchases are considered a tax deductible donation to Walk To Remember Los Angeles. And of course all the funds donated to WTRLA will go towards helping hurting families. But seriously, these are beautiful. The photos don't do them justice. International Babylost Mother's Day is just around the corner.What a beautiful gift this would make. It's a fantastic way for you to show your support for any BLM you know.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The reason behind it all

Today is my sweet Genesis' Angelversary. Today marks 4 years since she made me a mommy. This life of a BLM is so very hard to describe, but sadly, you all can understand. These past 4 years have felt like a lifetime, and yet it felt like it arrived here in the blink of an eye. Such a complicated thing to explain. I miss her so very much. Please if you would, take a moment to remember this most special little girl who was very much wanted. Who is very much missed. And who is very much loved and remembered. She is my inspiration for Names On The Sidewalk, Written From the Heart, and so much more. Thank you all for your love and support.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A cheery book

I just finished up yet another lovely address book {if I do say so myself :)} This lovely BLM really had no preference as to the design or colors or really anything. What she did let me know though was that this book was going to be her everyday address book, not just for her BLM friends. So she preferred to not have it say BLM on it. I love doing books for any and everyone however it is that they want to use it. She pretty much gave me a blank slate and gave me all creative power on this book. I had to play around with a few ideas before I came up with something that I absolutely loved. The photo really doesn't do the address book justice. The fleur on this book was the blended fleur using yellow and orange. The edges were lined in silver ink. It really made the flower pop and give it a very classy look. The book was embellished with rhinestones and golden doves. It really all came together quite nicely and great for everyday use. I call this beauty 'Sunburst' because of the gold and yellow/orange tones and the cheery vibe it gives off. I just know this special friend will love this!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Some New Lovelies

Hello All!

I wanted to share with you the new beauties that have been added to the fleur gallery.
Newspaper Fleur
Newspaper Fleur lined in silver

Rainbow Fleur
Blended Fleur

I hope you enjoy these lovelies. They are so much fun to make!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Newest Address Book

I'm back with another post of a lovely address book I made for an even lovelier BLM.  This beauty is called "Warm Breeze". It's covered in recycled paper and you may recognize that little birdie from "Glittery Bird" (that little bird seems to be a favorite). This lovely BLM just gave me some colors and ideas to work with and this is what I came up with.

I thought I would share a little about how the covered books are made. Once I have found the right piece of recycled paper I have to fold the paper to fit the book exactly. I then trim any excess paper and make sure its all even. I have to do this sometimes up to 5 or more times to get it just right. Then I have to glue it to the desired book. This takes a lot of patience. The glue has to be spread evenly and just the right amount. To add to that, I must work quickly as the glue sometimes makes certain papers a bit soggy. I must fit it exactly on to the book and make sure that it fits like a glove both opened and closed. Once again it takes a few attempts to make sure the fit is just perfect.

Then immediately after it is fitted I go through a serious of different steps to ensure the paper is flat with no air bubbles or bulges of glue. Again, I must go through these steps several times to make sure everything is perfect. Then I let it dry over night and in the morning its ready to be decorated!

I hope you enjoy this address book as much as I enjoyed making it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New work

Hello all! I hope this post finds you well. I have been updating the "Gallery" tab with some of my new work. Feel free to go on over and check it out. One of the newest projects I have completed which I am very excited to share with you is a custom request. This came from my very own mother. She requested to have a picture frame to place a photo of all her grandkids. Yes, all of them. Including her very first grandchild Genesis. This was my chance to incorporate my dear Genesis in a family photo of all the grandchildren... because she too is a grandchild. So with some suggestions from my mother, this is what the finished product looks like:
I seriously cannot wait to see this sitting on her mantle. Remember, I can do custom requests for you too. Whatever it maybe... let your imagination go wild. Id be happy to work with you to make you your very own one of a kind custom piece.