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.