NEW BLOG...Vintage Glam {the boutique}...

i followed one of my lifelong dreams &
opened up my own boutique! 
i've started a NEW BLOG
just for Vintage Glam {the boutique}!

living, loving, and enjoying my days as a
boutique owner!
come visit me over there...pretty please?!?  :)

All successful people are
big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

-Brian Tracy



be brave. be strong. be you. BELIEVE!

it's time for a
what IS the butterfly blog linky party, you ask???

well....it is quite simple, we are just showcasing BUTTERFLY PROJECTS on our blogs today.  be sure to visit EVA's blog to see her GORGEOUS butterfly cards and to also find the list of other ladies posting beautiful butterfly projects today!

here is mine...
i had a set of old ceramic decorative frames that i had purchased at a garage sale last summer.  as i was searching for something to create...i ended up running across these...and they worked out just PERFECTLY!  i am actually going to HANG them...but for now, here are my pics...
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i created three different butterflies, each with a different set of papers and sentiment...



i thought the set would make a great gift for someone special,
so i created a little card to go with them.  the card measures 3 x 3. 
the papers are from pink paislee/house of 3 - daily junque line
{you'll be seeing this again on my projects because i LOVE IT!!!}

be sure to head to EVA's blog to check out ALL the beautiful BUTTERFLY creations be posted today..
OH, AND she has some FABULOUS PRIZES that she is giving away....


my last h{ippity} hop with the {ippity} design team...

i am sure that most of you know from my post below that friday was my last day working at Unity.   well...today is my last day posting with the AWESOME {ippity} design team...

i am going to miss every single one of these girls...
they are all such wonderful women with some of the BIGGEST hearts i have ever come across!  there is positive energy behind everything they do...
they support each other - help each other - work together as a TEAM like no other!

Angie, Eva, Maria, Kelly, Lisa H, Lisa A, Stephanie, and Karen...
I LOVE YOU ALL sooo much!!
i am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with all of...
it has been an honor and i will always have a part of all of you in my heart!  you have been some of my biggest supporters and for that...i am TRULY THANKFUL!

i also want to THANK all of the unity & {ippity} customers/supporters...
YOU are all the BEST!THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all of your support and encouragement {and for reading my blog!!}  :)

YOU really do all ROCK!
i'll still be around posting my crafty creations
...so this isn't GOOD BYE...
it's just going to be a NEW normal for me...


don't forget to participate in THIS WEEK's COLOR CHALLENGE...FUN FUN SPRING colors...
love it!
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TIME to hop on over to our AMAZING & ULTRA TALENTED {and super sweet} girl ANGIE!!!

...did i tell you all that i LOVE you...
oh, yeah i did...but just wanted to say it again...

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following my heart...

sometimes this means you have to stretch out of your comfort zone & travel into the uncharted territor ...that is where i am today.

it comes with a VERY VERY HEAVY HEART
that today is my last day at Unity. i have received an amazing opportunity to open up my very own boutique...something i have wanted to do since i was a little girl...

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover." --Mark Twain

BUT with this new journey comes change....
today...it's going to be a hard day!! 
happy & sad!
but i am an optimistic person, so i will focus my energy on the HAPPY :)
HAPPY to have had the opportunity to work at unity.
HAPPY to work with such AMAZING PEOPLE!
HAPPY because of all the friendships i have formed.
HAPPY because the peeps inside unity taught me that  

BUT SO VERY sad to leave...
it isn't goodbye though - we are like a little family inside the walls of unity...i will have a FOREVER BOND & FRIENDSHIP with everyone there.

You never leave someone behind, you take a part of them with you and leave a part of yourself behind.
-- Author Unknown

i want to thank Chris & Angela for the AWESOME OPPORTUNITY to be a part of such an amazing team and company. i still remember the day that angela asked me if i would like to come work for unity....it was one of the HAPPIEST days of my life!
i KNOW that i wouldn't be here today...following my dream... if it wasn't for being a part of Unity - Angela has showed me that YES, dreams DO COME TRUE...
ASK. BELIEVE. and you will RECEIVE, right! :) all the encouragement from my co-workers & our amazing dt and customers – ALL the relationships that I have formed because of Unity... i wouldn't be at where i am at today, without all of YOU!

{some a little CRAZY}  :)

"Don't cry because it's over,
smile because it happened."
~ Dr. Seuss

this isn’t goodbye…it’s just SEE YA LATER!
With lots of love,


find JOY in the little things...

it's time for a BRAND NEW MONTHLY challenge -
week 1 is always the SKETCH challenge,
see below for the awesome sketch that Eva created for you this month!

i decided to create wall hanging...
the JOY quote is actually attached to a mini clothes pin...
so it will really easy to add a cute note, picture, etc.

i used stamps from
joy sentiment from season of joy
& the chandelier from regal greetings
paper - my mind's eye.
pearls from kaiser craft.
 black & white twine from divine twine.

next up is our amazing ANGIE...
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faithful in the LITTLE things...

i posted this on the {ippity} blog last week...
just thought i would quickly share here today!

i am in GO GO GO mode today...
getting LOTS done!
hope you are MAKING THE BEST of your weekend!
{& thank you for stopping by!}


togetherness is...HAPPINESS! HAPPY Valentine's Day!!

do you have BIG plans for this evening? 
since tonight is "basketball night" for my boyfriend & i {he plays on a league and i love watching so i try to get to as many games as i can}...we decided to celebrate yesterday with dinner & a movie...which fits us both just perfectly...nothing too fancy, just being together with each other! 
it was LOVELY, DELIGHTFUL, and simply PERFECT!!!


we are in week THREE of our monthly challenge...
which means PHOTO INSPIRATION!!!
i LOVED the photo that angie picked out for INSPIRATION...
here's what i came up with...

i used sentiments from the following ippity kits:

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HOP on over to ANGIE's blog...
she ALWAYS has something AMAZING,
i can't WAIT to see what she created today!

have a GREAT Valentine's day!!
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