Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gypsy Chick @ Pink Paislee!

Hey friends, I am really excited to announce the upcoming release of my first collection with Pink Paislee! This is a wonderful paper scrapbooking company who have some really gorgeous designs ... so how exciting!

My new collection, titled 'Father Chrismas' features all those wonderful vintage images of jolly old Santa from the golden age of postcards (early 1900's). Due for release into stores soon, you won't want to miss this one for all your holiday creations! Do keep checking the Pink Paislee website for further details, and retail/wholesale information on where to purchase 'Father Christmas'.

It's an honor to be designing for Pink Paislee alongside such designers as the very fabulous House of 3 designers (Rhonna Farrer, Heidi Swapp, and Janet Hopkins). They have a gorgeous new collection out called 'Parisian Anthology' - check it out on the sneak peek page at the Pink Paislee website.

Goodbye to Summer :( broken butterfly wings

OMgosh friends, I can't believe the summer is gone! And look how long it's been since I last posted! I trust that you have all had a wonderful summer full of fun family times together.

As for me, I've been spending a lot of time with the kids. I taught my nine year old daughter Georgia how to sew, and she'll soon be surpassing me in her sewing skills, I'm sure! My little son Luca (6) has learned how to swim and loves getting dumped by waves at our favorite little beach getaway, down at 89th street Virginia Beach :)

I have a very special freebie for you today from Georgia, who came running inside with this precious little find - real butterfly wings! It was a bit sad to find these wings on the ground like this, and we do wonder what happened to this beautiful butterfly, but the wings left behind are a gift from nature, and so we thought you might like to use them in your designs.

Click on the image to get the larger version, then right click and save to your computer. This is a jpg, so open it in Photoshop and select the white area with the magic wand and a tolerance setting of 1. Go select>inverse and there you have your beautiful wings! You may use these commercially. If you can give a credit to my daughter 'Georgia Gandolfi', that would wonderful.