Monday, November 30, 2009

CYBER MONDAY - Sale! Take $5. off White Gardenia Hair Flowers

WOW! So much web-chatter about Cyber Monday sales that I want to join in the excitement!

If you would like to save $5. on a beautiful, everlasting Hair Gardenia for the holidays, an upcoming wedding, a vacation...or to wear everyday, please go to to order yours today! (Usually $25 each plus shipping, I am offering these clay flower gardenias for $20 each) This sale runs from Nov 30 - December 4th, so don't miss out!
Eco Chic, Lightweight and Scent free! This elegant gardenia hair flower will be stunning at a wedding, a cocktail party, the honeymoon and any other special occasion… I wear mine for everyday with a ponytail! Whether you have an up do, low do or off to the side, this hairflower is finished with a U-shaped hairpin that can be securely attached into your hairstyle with bobby pins.
Available in white, each gardenia is hand designed, petal by petal, using CLAYCRAFT by DECO to create a very realistic looking, everlasting blossom! Every gardenia is slightly different in size, approx. 3.5” in pretty! Proudly, I am a certified DECO instructor who creates very realistic looking, everlasting arrangements. Very eco-chic!
With thanks, Tracey
PS - The hair gardenia makes a great gift - why not one for yourself too?!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Outdoor Decorative Urns for the Holidays!

Surprised to see no snow in these photos?!!

Me too - usually there is something on the ground by now! Not complaining what so ever!

I am pleased to show you some outdoor decorative urns for the holidays! With just a bit of imagination, greenery and some stuff you probably have, you can make a decorative statement at the front of your home too!

The greenery I used this year included juniper (from the big overgrown shrub that was recently taken down), cedar boughs, pine, salal and fir boughs. I added some mismatched sparkly ornaments. The dogwood stems are fresh and the big pinecones are from the florist. It would have been nice to light the grapevine balls (the client currently has no hydro running out the front). I re-used the wreath I designed for them last year, just adding some new ball ornaments to fill it in a bit.

What do you do to decorate the front of your home for the holidays?

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Week of Thanksgiving

I am posting this photos for my American family and friends! Happy Thanksgiving to You - we all have so much to be thankful for!

The clay arrangements were designed by me featuring flowers, fruit, pumpkins and leaves - very festive using fall colours. The cupcake turkey was made for me by someone very special!
Simple to do - chocolate cupcake with frosting, a Timbit, red, white and yellow coloured frosting, chocolate chips, pretzels and a fruit roll-up. See photo for details - a SWEET treat for Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A very talented Designer!

Today I want to introduce you to a very talented woman - Vicki Boutin - a very enthusiastic and creative designer in the scrapbooking industry! I met Vicki a couple of years ago when I took one of her scrapbooking workshops at ScrapFest in Kitchener.
Although I am not a 'scrapper' per se, I had seen Vicki's amazing layouts featured in several (many!) scrapbook/papercrafting magazines (both Canadian and US)...and I thought "I NEED to meet this woman!" I was impressed with her work, her presentation and humour as well as her ability to teach those with varying skill levels.

I was fortunate enough to take another one of Vicki's classes at ScrapFestU at Hockley Valley last weekend - it was scheduled before my make-n-take and I was intrigued by the project and new techniques she was going to teach - and I was not disappointed!! I knew that when she offered me a photography tip that it would be a good one - and it is! (I took the photo of the three women in Vicki's blog post from Nov 9th - not bad, heh?)
If you ever have the opportunity to take her class, you will be equally impressed (even if you aren't a scrapper - you can use many of the techniques in papercrafting and home decor projects). Vicki has some upcoming workshops and if she is in your area, book your seat quick - I know her classes sell out!

Visit Vicki's blog (which she is quite good at keeping current) at You will also be impressed with the photos from her 'scrap space' yow-sa! We all strive to be organized in our creative space!

Monday, November 16, 2009

My ETSY Storefront - OPEN for business!

I am ready to announce that I have opened an Etsy shop on-line purchasing my clay flower and stationery creations! I was a bit reluctant to undertake opening a shop (only because it was out of my comfort zone and I would have to teach myself) and I have been building it behind the scenes for weeks. (Thank you Diane for your encouragement...for the last year!... to get going on this!)

For those who are unfamiliar with Etsy, PLEASE visit or you can go directly to my shop at It is truly a collection of unbelievably talented artisans! So proud to be a part of this!

I have listed a few items and am thrilled with the response (I can see how many people click on to view the pieces - other than me! LOL). I will continue to add items as available and have some very interesting and beautiful clay and paper designs planned.

Hey! Just wanted to mention that I got my first sale! Thank you to Jerrilee for being my first customer - I have carefully packaged the arrangement, shipped it...and it is on its way to Oregon, USA! How cool is that?!
Whoo - I wrote this post...another sale! I am very grateful for all of my customers who have the faith to purchase online. I hope that you will find my work to be 'even better' in person, even though I try my best with the photos...promise!