Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Updates for the week...

Hey greenies..... Ok ok so I slacked because I was on vacation... :)

But here I am, BACK - So many fun things happened this week!

Right now I'm working on a couple custom orders - 3 Alice bottles for Katie in Maryland to give as a shower gift AND flowers and vases for my friend Julie's baby shower. The flowers are made from her sonogram pics of the little baby boy - Will post pics soon!

In other highlights of my week, Yoko Ono answered a question for me on her website - I know I know, I'm the ultimate Beatles nerd!

But how cool is that?! It's definitely the little things in life :)

I listed quite a few new items in my etsy shop, as well as did a whole new facelift to the GCD facebook page. I created a welcome/landing page, twitter page, added pics - See I really did read facebook marketing for dummies - HA! It's crazy how easy these services make it for you to do - I used pagemodo which was extremely use friendly.

Let me know what you think:          http://on.fb.me/mOAYum

Langerado was supposed to start notifying artists yesterday that they have been accepted, but so far no email :( Nothing posted on their website either - so my fingers are still crossed.

What's new with you this week?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hooray I'm All Caught Up!


I write to you at 2:45pm on Tuesday 7/12 to say that I am officially all caught up on my special orders. Such a feeling of relief and I'm really proud! It's been a little crazy (in a good way!) lately in my GCD shop and I'm officially ready again - bring it on!

I'm on vacation this week (from my 9:00-5:00) so it's been great catching up on etsy stuff, movies, facebook, reading, etc. Love it - it's like playing good housewife with an artist career. I like this game :)

I'm almost done with the Bossypants book - seriously a laugh out loud read. Andy thinks I'm nuts when I just start cracking up! How could I resist when Tina Fey admits that she didn't realize it the first time she got her "monthly friend" because no one had talked to her about it and she assumed it was supposed to be blue like on the TV commercials... LOL Come on!

Guess what!? My flowers are featured today in the Favor the Earth Daily Green blog.

Check it out:


Since I'm all caught up, I'm going to work on my Europe scrapbook I've been putting off. Yay!

So.....What's new by you?

Friday, July 8, 2011

A few of my favorite things....

It's like Oprah's favorite things special, except you have to buy them yourself!

Just thought for fun on Friday I would post some of the latest items I'm obsessing over on etsy...

I found this awesome vintage shop called More to Adore Vintage - most of the dresses in this list are from there. So cute and so reasonably priced.

The shoes featured are both vintage Christian Louboutin - How can a girl resist those?! The white sandals might be a little small for me, but $54.00 for a pair of Louby's? Crazy!

The necklace is made from a Veuve Clicquot champagne cork topper - So cute!

A vintage atlas book - which I may need to purchase for flower making :)

The Kimono Shrug and Bathing Suit bottoms are my new obsession - they are from the etsy shop jmorco - Located out in San Fran they make the cutest workout/bathing suit/fun clothing!

The believe necklace - how cute - a little piggie with wings!

The Our Adventure book - I swear the first time I saw it I teared up. What a sad movie (I'm talking about Up! if you haven't recognized the book) She made it to look like the one from the movie. I have visions of filling it with pics from mine and Andy's travels.

The little mint julep bloomers - couldn't resist!

And last, but not least is a little red dress that is in the running for my halloween costume this year - Veruca Salt! Andy is going to be Willy Wonka, so I've been scouring the internet for a purple velvet jacket. If anyone sees one - let me know!

I hope you have a great weekend - I'm going to get back to finding new fun items to obsess over.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July fun.... and the week to come!

Happy belated 4th of July everyone! I hope you had a restful and fun holiday filled with fireworks and BBQ's! Spent the 4th at my parents for a BBQ - had a blast all day complete with water gun fights, water balloon fights, frisbee, bouncehouse and whole lot of eating. Felt like a kid again for the day!

I've been so crazy with GCD special orders it's been so much fun. So cool to take a persons favorite book and make it into flowers. Right now I'm working on a bouquet for Elaine in LA for her wedding. It's a vintage themed wedding so I'm taking old pics and clippings from an encyclopedia and making it out of that. So cool.... Looking back I wish I would have been making these bouquets when Andy and I got married. You can keep the bouquet forever!

Here's some of the other newest items in my etsy shop:

The first flowers are made from a vintage Charlotte's Web book that I found thrifting - it even had that hard cover on it from elementary school complete with little kids inappropriate says on the drawings of Wilbur and the farmer LOL - Second is a flower ball made from contrasting pink gift wrap and brown packing paper - Third are flowers made from a vintage The Old Man and the Sea book.

In addition to ripping apart books I'm also making progress on my summer reading. I'm excited I got an email this morning that Bossypants is on hold for me to pick up at the library. Yay - Guess where I'm going today! It's the little things in life that get me excited :)

I have my vacation next week - Insert excited dance! Looking forward to having the time to clean out my second bedroom/studio/storage area. Spring (or Summer) cleaning is ahead - followed by a massive garage sale... Seriously don't know when or how we aquire so much junk!

Have a good Wednesday greenies - Adios!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Just wanted to take the opportunity today to say Happy Birthday to my mom Glorianne Fullone! We call each other every year with either just the standard Happy Birthday singing... or the Beatles Birthday song. This year I chose the standard :)

She's been one of the greatest influences in my life. As an artist herself, she was the first one to encourage me to follow my artistic dreams. Having the cojones to take her work to a gallery, have it sell and be proud in the moment made me realize I could do it too. She has so many layers of talent. My goal for this year is to get her set up with an etsy shop all her own (even if she doesn't know it yet) Ha!

Me, My Mom and Sister Dawn

Thanks mom for being you! Happy Birthday - I love you!

Friday, July 1, 2011

I read it in a day! and other summer reads...

I got through this entire book in just one day....

I'm so proud of myself as it was such a boring read.... I know it's a little cliche, but I really am a fan of the "For Dummies" series! For boring topics or things that you just need to get more info on they really break it down for you (or me in this case). All the talk of insights and analytics is enough to make someone go crosseyed!

Did I learn anything from it? You be the judge over the next few weeks... Feedback and Comments appreciated!

A lot of other bloggers and artists are talking about their business summer reads. Here are the next ones up on my list (some business and others thrown in for pleasure):


These along with the unlimited amounts of etsy newsletters and the "Quit Your Day Job" series (which is always inspiring)

So what are you reading this summer?