Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Found treasures





















































omgosh its been forever since i blogged! well i thought id show you some goodies i found a few weeks ago when i went junkin. I went to one of my fav antique shops. I have not been there forever so i stopped in... oh i found some cool treasures. i Love trays and i found this super cool pink one with flowers and the sweetest bird. I also Love mermaids. My bathroom has vintage mermaids in it and I found this vintage "norcrest" Lovely for $7 bucks (a steal!!) And i couldn't pass up these croquet butterfly's... I'm hoping to use them in some projects.
Then i found this set of Fantastic set of vintage cards!! These will be Gorgeous in some creations too!!
And I also found these vintage cards and die cuts!!! To die for !!! these made me Giddy!!!!
ohhhhh and If u know about my obsession with Marie Antoinette Then u KNOW i snatched this up!!! Soooooooooo super cool vintage powder box!!! isn't she Beautiful!!! I am going to display her with some of my other Marie goodies!!
And now for my fav find!!! this vintage pink box!! So totally shabby perfect!!! wellllll almost.... i found a Beautiful vintage broach that had a few rhinestones missing but still gorgeous.... and decided to add some sparkle and extra prettiness!!

I added some tiny sweet pale pink ribbon roses i had to the missing areas of the broach.... I LOVE how it turned out!! So i hope u enjoyed seeing my new treasures. I hope i wont take to long to post agian.... but u know how life gets...... busy busy busy all the time . Have a Wonderful Chirstmas everyone!!! Hugsssssssssssssss !!

Friday, October 30, 2009

CRAP!! I gave my self a BOOBOO!!




OK... um ya... Just when u thought crafting was a nice SAFE pastime... something happens... I was involved with a crafting crime... the perpetrator? this pair of deceptive pair of scissors... i know they look all Innocent ....but BEWARE!! You never know when they will unleash their rage!!!










Then they BITE you!! You see i was in state of euphoria... a night off from work... dinner all done ....and a whole, guilt free crafting night ahead of me... then out of nowhere... my had slipped as i was trying to cut a heavy belt off a cute, rhinestone, belt buckle. And BAM!! The evil ,little ,buggers jumped up, and sliced my finger wide open! I cussed some awful profanity and my hubby jumped up to see what was wrong... and grabbed me a dishtowel to stop the gush... then we headed to the E.R... after waiting a while... this pleasant looking lady came in and started out all sweet and nice as she cleans up my gash ... as we were talking pleasantry's.. out of NOWHERE Like David friggin Copperfield she whips out this Really, Long, Needle!!!This Sweet lady was really a sneaky, needle, wielding, MADWOMAN!!! I Panicked ,and Pleaded with her to give me a chance to prepair my self for the torture ....i saw i had no choice but endure!! So i just barley regained my composure when.... with a twinkle in her eye.... she shoved her instrument of torture into my now throbbing finger... it seemed to take forever... and then again she jabs me with the evil little tool.... after what seemed like hrs.... .. finely it was over!! As i started to breath again.. she said... she would have one of her minions come in, and clean, and prepair my wound for repair.... now my finger was blissfully Numb.. and i felt pretty good about my predicament.. thinking "ahhhh it will be over soon" after about 30 Min's later .. a young man came in to attend to my wound ...although mildly irritated about waiting 30 mins for him... he started to charm, and amuse me with funny, Halloween costumes he has worn in the past...he then finished up cleaning and preparing my finger for the next step in my ordeal.... i ... (still numb) was starting to feel better about the situation.... he left..... and i waited... and waited ...and waited... 45 mins later i could start to feel my finger again... screaming and throbbing.... another 20 mins after that the "Needle wielding magician" came back in... i knew what had to be done and my body clenched as i told her that the numbing potion had worn off.... I saw the excitement in her eyes as she went for her torture device... and she again.... impaled me twice more with her weapon!!! she again left the room ... at this point i am wiping the tears of pain from my eyes and thinking of some uncomfortable ailments for the horrid witch... when she came back in to stitch my poor battered finger back together... Finally!! after 6 stitch's my left pointer was back together!!! It was over!! But then i had to wait another 30 mins for my chance to escape!!My savor was a sweet older gentleman came in and gave me my Key to escape!! I hurriedly scratched my given name onto the document, and was Pleased to see,,,, The gentle old man had given me access to a magic pill! i slowly edged my way out of this house of horrors and my wonderful knight in shinning armor ( MY HUBBY) carried me off home in his large, gold ,350, chariot!! after a little bit i was granted reprieve of my pain with a little bit of heaven (pain pill) ..... now i looked at my poor little finger and have decided to name my poor little stem "franken finger." i hope i can get over the trauma i had to endure tonight by sharing my tale of woe with all of u.. while typing with one finger in a state of medicated bliss .. i thank u if u have made it through this crap iv typed... i do feel better though ... but my crafting will be on hold for about a week ... ill just drown my sorrows in some Halloween choc... and hopefully i will be back in action in a while!!! here is a pic of my bandaged



swollen finger ....

Sunday, October 25, 2009

some new creations!






i finished up some new goodies for my etsy shop... first is the little fairy i did.This sweet, altered art, glittery, fairy, was soooooooo fun to make!! I started with a sweet ,image of a vintage, little girl, then digitally colored her frilly, costume with pretty pastels. I added fun, polka dotted, wings that are edged with PINK glitter!! I also added fun embellishments like cupcakes,and a cute, sparkly, ice cream cone. I also added fun, paper flowers that i had glittered, and some sweet little pink roses. This fun whimsical wall hanging is loaded with glitter and i think it warms the heart !!




Next i revamped a previous cake i made...Fun ,whimsical,shabby,cottage,,box! This would be great for Storing special, treasures,or it would make a Fab., Gift box for a extra special gift! This sweet, little, green ,glitter bird is sporting a awesome, gold, and green rhinestone crown! It sits atop tons of silk,paper and rhinestone embellished roses!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

my new junking treasures







i went junking ( thrift stores,antique shops, estate ,yard sales) earlier this week and here's a pic of my goodies i found... ( pic is not so good sorry) i found the cute little book like brand new or one of my nieces.The supper sweet "lords Prayer " planter... so pretty i have a cute idea for it! the awesome vintage china soup tureen .. it has a crack in it so i cant use it for food... but I'm gonna store some of my vintage jewelry in it! a old hand mirror I'm gonna jazz up with some jewels!! and some cool vintage jewelry!! and the coolest silver clock.... i want to doll it up like the ones seen in romantic homes mag... by Jennifer Hayslip of Sweet Eye Candy Creations, . I think here things are beautiful and they inspire me!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The FREE Marie Antoinette -ZINE is done!!!
















I am so excited and Honored to be a part of the new Marie-zine!! its a online magazine that My Friend Cassandra From http://myartfuladventures.blogspot.com/ And co-founder Andrea from http://artpfunkcentral.blogspot.com/ have created! They have worked for months and months to bring everyone this Gorgeous online publication!! it is so full of Yummy Eye candy!! I am Thrilled that some of my work was included in the Zine!! here are the things Cassandra chose to include in the zine!! u can download your own copy from her blog OUR SWEET MARIE...there is also included, a FREE Marie Antoinette digital collage sheet!! Cassandra also sells her fantastic collage sheets in her etsy store Cassiscreations.etsy.com so how lucky we are to get some of her work free!!! yay i already printed mine out and have some pretty ideas to do with it! soooooooo anyway get your Zine and relax and enjoy all the lush and beautiful art work by some fantastic artists... and hopefully u will become inspired !! hugsssssssssssssss steph

Sunday, October 11, 2009


The Marie- Zine is FINALLY Coming! And not only is it coming, but it is coming THIS MONTH! It is finished and they are now applying the final touches. For those of you who have not heard about it yet here is a little more information. This will be a FREE zine, complete with a FREE Marie inspired collage sheet. Inside is over 50 pages full of Marie related art including: altered shoes, ATCs, theaters, jewelry, cuffs, banners, dress forms and MORE! I cant Hadley wait... i know that Cassandra http://myartfuladventures.blogspot.com/ has worked Very hard!! and also is having a giveaway!! so check out her site for more details!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

halloween tussie mussies!











here are the Halloween tussie mussies i made... they have not so scary skulls wearing pink bows!! and the roses are handmade by me using crepe paper! i had fun with these

new goodies in my etsy shop!
















i added some new goodies in my etsy shop today... some Halloween goodies, some Christmas shoe ornaments, 2 wall hangings..... and a sweet little bird box. stefscottage72.etsy.com

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Mad Hatter Flea market





I had a Super fun time at this Mad Hatter flea market this weekend!! I saw the flyer in Jo Ann's fabric store a few weeks ago ... and it sounded soooooo cool... and it was!!! they held it in a grange hall... ( i have been to a few of theses grange hall flea markets before). and it was selected vender's... so u didn't have to wade through all the china junk that seems to overflow in other flea markets. My only regret was not bringing my camera!! the little booths were so beautiful.. and i meet some very talented ladies who have blogs ... maybe i can get some pics off of theres ...if they let me... any how these ladies had some really fantastic things!! i saw lots of altered art (my obsession) and cool vintage items and i even found some vintage goodies for creating.


ok so i haven't figured out how to arrange the pics they way i want them... but i will eventually. So the big green thing with a fleur de le is a vintage scrapbook cover.. how cool huh? I'm hoping to find some inserts to fit it and put in my fab atcs i have traded with other artists!! ... i found some big vintage beige velvet roses, and some super cool velvet pansies for some creating fun!! i also found some sweet vintage Venice lace ( about 2 1/2 yards) for like 5 bucks!! and then some super cool vintage bottles, iv been wanting to make some of those pretty bottles iv been seeing around with all the pretty paper and vintage jewels dripping from them... now i have some cool bottles!! so those are the treasures i found there at the mad hatter show.... now I'm going to keep my eye open for other shows similar to those! i had a great time... now I'm off to check out some of the vender's blogs! hopefully i can find some more pics of the booths for you guys!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

my boys are both now in collage!!


Omg!! i cant believe my baby boys both started community collage last week..... ohhhhhh where did the time go? i remember when the were little fighting over their yugi o cards lol! i am so proud! Bradley is 19 ,and is now in collage full time.... ( hes still not sure what he wants to do. )that's OK ... as long as hes started! My other son is Kurtis.. he is 17 and taking 2 collage classes in the morning and high school in the afternoon! i love that he has the opportunity to get a jump start on his education! any way if i can keep up the cost of books i think they will do just fine! ok
there i had to brag about my babies for a bit.... they make me so happy!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

altered art marie diarys!







here is my new creation... found these awesome locked diary's and decided to pretty them up!! i used some of my fav colors( pastels)... and i have been making myself use my vintage finds... i have such a hard time using my vintage goodies i find... i keep... thinking i don't want to waste it on something that might not turn out good... but I'm changing my evil ways hehehhe it turns out they seem to just finish the creations so nice... an much better than sitting in a box... on the pink one i used some pretty vintage lace and a vintage beaded piece and a vintage rhinestone/ pearl piece... on pink velvet fabric.. on the blue one the big blue rhinestone piece is not vintage but oh so pretty,,, the piece in her hair is though it is one of a pair of earrings... (the other one was missing when i bought it) i also used blue velvet fabric on it. anyway here they are i have put them in my etsy shop.. stefscottage72@etsy.com

Friday, August 21, 2009

Marie Antoinette inspired art











Ok this will be one of my first posts!! yay me!! hehehhe Just thought id share one of my fav . pastimes! i belong to a swap group that is all about Marie Antoinette inspired art. i enjoy my self so much creating and viewing all the talented artist that have been hand picked to be members!! We get grouped up and get to trade work that is themed! its so exciting to get another artists creation in the mail!! these people are fantastic artist!! i love getting a new goodie and inspecting it and learning a new technique ,,lol .....The creator of the group is a fantastic artist named Cassandra!! I have know idea how she does it ... shes a mother ,wife a artist and she runs the site and is very dedicated to it she also has a blog and a etsy store ,Cassiscreations.etsy.com where i have bought some AWESOME altered art pages u have to check it out!!




so anyway i thought id share my newest Marie inspired piece! its a Masquerade mask!! omg i had so much fun with this!! i hope my partner likes it too!! ... so i got a pre-made mask ( i know i cheated a little there) .. i covered both sides with fabric...added pretty trim and rhinestones around the eyes and other rhinestone pieces. i also added a dowel i painted and wrapped with pretty velvet ribbon and topped w/ a matching rhinestone piece and ended it with a cool blue tassel.... and the best part are the awesome ostrich . feathers and some other colorful craft feathers!! any way i have had so much fun with this swap .. i have made up a few more i will be adding to my etsy shop in the next few days! stefscottage72.etsy.com and y Lollieshop (cotton candy cottage)... so i hope u can read the jumble lol and i hope i can figure out how to get the pics to load....any way here is my mask...hope u like

Sunday, July 5, 2009

about me

Hello! My name is Stephanie.. i am 37. i would like to get this tidbit out of the way first.. I cant spell worth a darn.. my writing skills are awlful. and i tend to ramble all over the place...but if u can get past that.. i love to share things i find and make!I Love creating! i have a passion for making something ugly, into something soft and pretty looking! i love Shabby, cottage, style anything! I love to hit yard sales , thrift shops , and antique stores.... i like to see past something and think to myself .."what can i do to this to make it pretty"...i tend to get a little obbsessive when i make things .. drives my hubby crazy... lol... but when i finish a prodject i feel so giddy lol!My fav color is PINK!!! my whole house is decorated in the soft pretty shabby cottage style look! i LOVE roses... and pretty vintage things! i love things that are time worn.. and have a little wear and tear to them...I fell in love with "altered art" a few yrs ago... i thought it was fantastic... but i didnt care for the dark colors... so i thought to myself ( this would be soo beautiful if it were in pastels!)... and as iv searched the web and bought mags... i see that lots of u out there are the same way!! i have seen so many Gorgeous creations here and all over the place.. that it really inspires me!!ok about me... I have been Married to the best Man in the world for almost 19 yrs!! He puts up with my crazyiness! ( he may be apart of my crazyness though lol) I have 2 sons Brad 18 and Kurt 16... my boys are the best thing i have ever produced! they are sweet and good boys!! and they put up with alot of pink lol!! I know this is gonna be weird... but i have been a black jack dealer for 11 yrs... its a good job... but can make u hate people lol.. thats why i tend to gravetate to my crafts.... they are sweet nice and pretty .. and they dont yell at me for taking there money lol!... i tend to cuss alot... but i will control myself here heheheh... and i love to laugh.. !!i love to be funny and love to be around funny people ( my hubby !)So thats a bit about me .. i hope u got through that awlful spelling.... im am very excited to be here and make new freinds!!!