December 30, 2008


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I have a few new sets of paper butterflies to add to the shop. This time I have used some marbled papers and some with maps. Very fun to make and I will get more sets put together in the next few days.
Happy New Year!

December 28, 2008

New Things


The Duchess is a wonderful movie! Very interesting and a moving historical movie based from letters of her life. or

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

The weather in Charleston is very warm! In the mid 70's with sun and a few puffy clouds! Have fun on the second biggest shopping day of the year 12/26/08!

December 23, 2008

Tuesday is the best day of the week


Here is an interesting study that finds Tuesday is the most productive work day of the week!
Interesting!! ( In the studio now creating a few new sets of butterflies, finishing 2 notebooks with images of Venice and London and making thank you notes to send out after Christmas. More soon!

December 21, 2008

2009 Goals

As I was updating my blog I was wondering what your 2009 art goals might be to start in January? Here are a few of mine:
Paper Pendant Banners
Butterfly Tree's
Paris Pendants
Water Color Tropical Fish Art Work Prints
Glass Bottles
Quote Spool Art with Birds
Mini Punch Paper Glitter
Weekly Art Challenge
Initial Notebooks
Submit Art to 4 Somerset Publications
Organize Studio
Year Round Twinkle Lights in the Studio
Large Collage for Hallway
More Art for the Walls!

I would love to know what your goals and thoughts are for the new year!
Take care!

Blog Love!

A big thank you to my friend MaryMarsh! She gave my blog a blog love award :-) Beyond uber cool!! I will in turn mark 5 favorite blogs too and post it here in the next day or two.
I wanted to show you the new things I was working on. My studio work table is full of projects lined up to start. And there is a list 3 pages long in my sketchbook too. It is so nice that we have daylight here early and into the mid evening. I do love that!
Oh and the black margarita glass maybe published in Somerset Life magazine in 2009. If so I will be sure to post it here. They send you the magazine as a thank you for submitting and being published.
Merry Christmas to you! I am sending you thoughts for Happy Holiday memories this year and a fantastic time with family and friends!

December 18, 2008

Let's Talk!

It has been on the warmer side here in Charleston. The weather seems to flitter from freezing one week to hot and humid the next and it December! This picture was taken this afternoon in the backyard. I have to say that I am so loving the nice weather and feel for my family right now as it is snowing outside and they are bundled up enjoying toasty fires and good coffee!
Above are some new things that I have been working on. I will admit that I went shopping at my own store to get some last minute Christmas presents out this week!

December 15, 2008

Christmas Express

It seems like Christmas came around the corner at lighting speed this year. It is in the 70's here and feels more like Spring than December! The shop has been busy and the Christmas cards are almost finished.

Tonight will be addressing cards and putting airmail postage on those going to Germany and Switzerland. I will finish the last wrapping and packing for the custom orders and pop them into the mail in the morning.

I have loved all the support from my friends, family and new Etsyians and have to say it has been a stellar year. Thank you all so much! All the best to you this week and keep in touch!

December 12, 2008

Stocking Stuffers

The studio has been busy this week with custom orders and a ton of new ideas but not enough daylight to do it all! Little by little I am getting it finished. Wishing you a great weekend too! :-)

December 10, 2008

Blog Feature

Just wanted to show you another place to find some wonderful hand made Southern gifts: Beach Cottage Studio is featured with a spot highlighting the red crown tags! Too cool :-) Below is the feature. Lovely!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"I am a complete paper junkie! I collect all sorts of cards, tags, writing instruments, stamps, inks, waxes, and hand bound journals. I simply cannot get enough of anything to do with paper, so I wanted to pass along a few of my picks for beautiful, handcrafted paper products from members of our Southeastern Etsy team. Each of these items would make a great stocking stuffer for the paper junkie in your life!red crown tagsby beachcottagestudio Living in New Orleans, these crowns make me think of Carnival - my favorite time of year. But, seeing as it is not Carnival - yet - try hanging one of these lovelies on a gift bag or box! Beautiful!"

I need to restock the shop pronto!! My comfort zone for items is "51 ish" and at the moment it is at 11. Craziness! Take care and keep me posted on what you are up to! I love to get your comments.
PS - I maybe featured in Somerset Life magazine but I am not sure at the moment. They sent me a "good news" letter but the embellished stemware in the box belong to someone else. So your guess is as good as mine! My glass will be returned this week so I will let you know. I am crossing my fingers because I have had it as a goal for the last 9 years to get published in one of their magazines!

December 8, 2008


This will be a very creative week in the studio! Thanks for all of your support :-)

December 6, 2008

500 Hearts!!

Well it is a huge day for me to have reached 500 hearts at!!! I am amazed and feel like I am on cloud nine! :-) Nova Scotia Beach Glass Jewelry was the lucky winner! Here is the shop:

This is so cool because heart 400 was in Moncks Corner SC not but 15 minutes away. Heart 300 was in England. Heart 200 was in the heartland of America and I still have to figure out number 100. I'll keep you posted!

It goes without saying that I am LOVING all the custom orders right now and I am up to my elbows in ribbon and paper! You know it's a good creative day when you give someone a hug and they have glitter on them too! There are so many good things to post that I can't wait to get back to the studio.
All the best to you!

December 5, 2008

Orders To Go!

Hi! Well it is so nice to have so much interest in my shop this month! It looks like Beach Cottage Studio will reach 500 hearts very soon. So exciting!! I have this happiness inside of feeling like I have a huge painting due finals week at University and the all the creative ideas and energy to get it finished.
In the next few days I will finish the custom orders, post new items as follows: Notebooks, Bookmarks, Spool Art, Pencils, Tags and maybe a collage bottle.
Thank you for all your support and kind regards!

December 4, 2008

Holiday Tree

Hi! I had to share this little tid bit with you. It is a wonderful and creative blog that has the most amazing projects. It is Today she had a feature of a foam tree which I could totally see with a flock of butterfly sprays and lit with the super mini lights that run an 2 AA batteries. This is such a great idea!! Here is the artist's link to her blog with her original idea posted. Very cute!!

December 3, 2008

Sale 100!!

I reached a personal goal of selling 100 items on Etsy since August 2008. Wow!! I will send out a customized butterfly quote spool with her order. And I will post a picture here for you too!

Etsy Treasury!

Hi! Be sure to check out all the great South Carolina shops on Etsy by typing in TeamSC.

December 1, 2008

Paris Anyone?

I love this stemware from Z Gallerie! You can find it at Wonderful!!