Wednesday, August 31, 2016



Just wanted to share what I'm working on at the moment. I feel a stinkin CUTE set in the making!


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Monday, August 29, 2016

ophelia cuff

I've gotten so many questions about my cuffs. I L.O.V.E them. So I thought I'd share my thoughts on them and give you a link to the lovely Kristen Briggs Etsy shop.

These gorgeous cuffs are handmade out of recycled yellow gold fill. Yay for recycled but what is gold fill you ask.

So is gold filled the same as gold! 

(referenceIs gold-filled the same as gold plate?
No, gold plating is a miniscule layer of solid gold applied to a brass base. The plating does not compose any measurable proportion of the product’s total weight. It is estimated to be 0.05% or less of the metal product. Gold plating will wear off rather quickly and expose the brass base product. It does not stand up to heat, water or wear over time. By comparison, gold-filled contains 5% gold by weight; moreover, all the gold is on the surface which offers product protection from tarnish and wear.

Gold fill is a great less expensive alternative to solid gold.

(referenceCan gold-filled tarnish?
Yes it can, but it takes a rare set of circumstances. Gold-filled is usually a lifetime product because the gold layer bonded to the brass core is quite thick. However, in rare instances of extreme sulfide exposure the gold-filled can blacken. This has only occurred a handful of times over our decades of gold-filled use.

I bought my cuffs (actually my mama did :)  ) in 2013 and they look as shiny and lovely as they day Mr. Postman delivered them. I wear them pretty much everyday, swam in the salty sea wearing them every summer since I got them. These handmade hammered cuffs come in three sizes (the thickness) - wide, medium and thin. I have two wide and one medium and I want another one!

I blogged the first cuff I got.

These cuffs come in yellow gold, rose gold and silver. Kristen's shop is called 
Lotus Stone Jewelry. She's super friendly.


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Saturday, August 27, 2016

friday favourites

A day late but nevertheless here they are! :)

Neck candy. :)

LOVE this dresser.


Greek yogurt chocolate banana muffins. YES!


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

sneak peek


I'm busy busy busy working on new JD stamps! This one , Cactus (I know such a creative name for this set, LOL!), will be released next month.

And here's a sneak peek of a cute set perfect for Halloween and all year round. 


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Friday, August 19, 2016

I'm back + friday favourites

I'm back!
We had an amazing holiday and we're a miserable lot now that we're back home! LOL!

Before I share my Friday favourites just wanted to mention that I'm having a summer sale over at my shop!

And now on to my favourites!

Love this space.

I haven't worn a watch since Marko (going to be 14....or is it 13??! They grow up too fast) was a baby (I scratched him with my watch while changing his diaper...poor baby!). I saw this watch today at the mall.....niiiicceee!!

Oreo donuts?!! YES please!

I'm all about the yellow gold these days.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016



Just a little update on what's going on and why I haven't been blogging. First off summers are always so busy for us, we always have lots of family visiting from Canada.

I'm working on lots of new Jane's Doodles designs. Yay!
Also I have ordered more stamps to restock my poor shop that is practically empty (thank you to all my lovely customers). I am leaving on holiday tomorrow but my stamps will be waiting for me when I get back and a brand new stamp set!

I will close up shop while I'm gone (because I can't take orders and ship) but remember you can find my stamps at Simon Says Stamp, Butterfly Reflections Ink, SRM, Scrapbook and Cards und More (I know there's a few more places but I can't remember them at this moment).


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