Friday, October 7, 2011

It's Just Time

Hello everyone! I just wanted to come by and say it's just time for me to quit using French Lily Studio's blog for now. No one seems to be reading it. Sooo... I have made up a new blog that's still on blogspot, just a different name. The new blog's name is . If you are a follower of French Lily, I do hope you'll visit me at SASSAFRAS me. Hopefully I will be able to set up a page on facebook for S.M. and maybe a twitter account. I do have a Pinterest interest button so you can follow me there too. I really hope to see you at SASSAFRAS me soon with LOTS of comments!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hot Spice Tea Cup Sleeves Are Done!!!

I'm so happy to have these done! Now I'm just one step closer to completing this project! Woo Hoo! Now I've just got to start on the matching recipe tags for the hot spice tea mix and buy the "to go" coffee cups. Can't wait to post pics of that to!

Thanks for letting me share with you!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Autumn Days Are Getting Close

I've been soaking up these past two days since they have been filled with nothing but rain (which we needed badly!), winds and chilliness. It's got me thinking of the joys of autumn! I know that where  we live, we will probably still see some pretty warm days again before it's officially fall, but I just couldn't wait to pull out and drag down from the attic all my beloved autumn (and some halloween decor! Lol) decorations. There's paper mache' pumpkins and gourds, pumpkins with folk art faces, grapevine wreaths with fall leaves and the banner I made last year that says "give thanks". Yes, I love fall!
So, what is your favorite part of this cool, colorful season? Any favorite decorations? Traditions? Recipes or drink (mine would have to be hot spice tea)?  I would love to read about your thoughts and comments on the wonderful subject of  autumn!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

So Thankful For You Coffee Cup Sleeve

It's almost that time of year again...autumn! The time that I absolutely LOVE!!! And of course, along with the thoughts of cooler weather, big sweaters and shorter days, comes fall decorating and crafting. I had actually found some really cute clear acrylic stamps (with the fall theme), some polk a dot ribbon and glitter at Wal Mart. While I was working on some other fall ideas in my studio, I noticed a Starbucks cup sleeve laying on my counter. I thought how cute would it be to use what I had just bought and make my own to give away as a small gift to friends and family?! So I pulled the sleeve apart in the back, traced it, cut it out and then decorated it. I'm really thrilled with the outcome! When it actually does start to get a little cooler, I'll buy the paper "to go" cups (with the lids), slide the sleeves on and add a little baggie in each cup filled with hot spice tea mix. Since everyone that I know loves hot spice tea, I will also be including a matching decorated tag with the ingredients and instructions. I REALLY love the fall season and I also love my family and friends. I can't wait to show everyone just how much! Oh BTW, be watching for the hot spice tea recipe in the next post or one soon to follow!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Autumn Crafting and Decorating Binder

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The kiddo is back in school, fall items are being displayed on the shelves at different department stores and the decorating magazines are showing the latest ways to decorate for the season which makes me think of nothing but autumn. For the past few years though, I would buy the fall decorating magazines (still do!), pour over them for the best decorating and crafting ideas (still do that too!) and then once the season was over the mags would go in a huge plastic tub to be saved for the next year. However,this year I didn't really feel like looking through a whole tub of magazines so I decided to start ripping through them to collect what was most important to me. At first, yeah, I was kinda sad to be tearing apart perfectly good magazines, but once I started to assemble my Autumn binder, I was perfectly fine with it! What a difference it makes to be able to see and read just what you want to know about right then! To make life that much easier, I also included dividers which are: ideas for school halloween parties, ideas for our fall gatherings, crafts to make and fall decorating ideas. It's sooo much easier to be able to pick up one large binder to find what I need than to drag a huge plastic tub out! I love this idea and urge you to give it a try yourself. I'm sure you'll love it too!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Scrapbook Layouts

Since it's been a while that I've posted any layouts, I thought would share these with you.

I'll have to admit, the one below is probably my most favorite. I'm lovin' those scalloped and curvy edges!

The pictures for this layout were taken right outside the door of Creek House Studio which was mentioned in my last post and will share future photos with you at a later time. I truely LOVE this place! It's so cozy and homey feeling! Lol.

Of course,I had to scrapbook about trading in my Nissan X-terra for my Toyota Camry. Don't get me wrong, I love my Camry (it drives beautifully!), but my X-terra I miss so much. I miss having a nice spacious SUV. Oh well. Maybe one day I'll have another one.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Change is good

Hello everyone!! I just wanted to stop by to say hello and sorry that it's been over a month since the last post, a lot has been going on lately. My studio has been moved to another room of the house and has been split in two. In other words, I now am the proud owner of two studios!!! The one that's still in the house is scrapbooking and card making, which is still French Lily Studio. Painting and mixed media are across the street in the creek house; which is now known as Creek House Studio. Of course there's a lot of packing, rearranging and organizing to do, but also I have some paintings that a couple of friends have ordered that I'm trying to get done as well so life at the moment is very busy. Once everything in both studios are ready, I will be taking some photos to post. It's kind of funny, they're pretty much the complete opposite. French Lily is colorful, flowery and well...scrapbooky. Lol. While the Creek House is more vintage, old world and full of paints, brushes and cavases. I love both of my places so much and can't wait to share them with you as soon as I can. I'll stop rambling now and wish you a wonderful night!