Sunday, January 20, 2013

Color Me Surprised!

Last Monday night as I was sitting with my iPad and catching up on Facebook, I came across a posting from my friend Riki...WOW!!

Color me surprised ~ I won Riki's fabulous 
Goodie Giveaway!!  Read about it here

My package of treasures arrived this week 

and I have to tell you...I can hardly wait to start using them in my creations ~ FANTASTICO!!  Take a peek...

scrumptious vintage lace and gorgeous jet beads and rhinestone chain
amazing antiquities of all proportions ~ DAZZLING!!
Thank you, dear Riki, I'm over the moon about my good fortune.  I'll be using some of these in my upcoming class with Riki at....

next month, and I can hardly wait!  

January is winding down, but the hive's been abuzz with new conceptions and creations.  

The spark and impetus behind me is an upcoming and exciting Trunk Show in Phoenix, and 
Tucson Rodeo Days.  

Here's a taste of what I've been working on this week...

Madonna ~ front
Madonna ~ back
Western Collection #2

Western Collection #1

Mardi Gras
Be sure to visit my Facebook page here for the latest updates from my workbench.

Please note that all creations are one-of-a-kind and are available for purchase unless otherwise noted.

Saturday night my honey man and I were finally able to get ourselves to the cinema where we saw the outstanding

Sunday afternoon brought our week to an end with a lovely baby show for our sweet Chiara.  

She is due mid-February and we're wagering little Hutson won't wait that long!

Our Shotzie was part of the Marissa-Shannon-Melissa team that showered Mrs. Jones with this over-the-top Big Top event! 
Food, decor, attendees, FABULOSO!!

And on that note, I will finish my posting for this week.  

I wish you blessings and joy, and especially good health.  Thank you for spending this precious time with me.

You are in my heart, dear ones!


Laurie said...

WOW Karen -- so much great stuff to look at in your post today! Gosh, a lovely shower. And what a great giveaway you won! It went to the right person because you will be able to do something fabulous with all of it! I'm also drooling over that Mary necklace with the lace on the back!

Fran. said...

AW Karen I wanna come to one of your parties you go to!! I LOVE all of the details for Hutson's arrival!! And what a cool name!!! Circus theme was perfect!! Your new jewerly rocks as usual!! Love the Deputy Marshall necklas. I want to see that movie too. Sim and I haven't been to a movie in so long!! Good thing we have cable!! LOL It's cold here in MICH!! and gonna get colder!! Oh boy!! Congrats on yor win!! Great stuff!! Have a great week and stay healthy cuz you got some creating to do girl!!! LOL XOXO Love ya Fran.

Unknown said...

Your work is gorgeous! I love Riki's work and I am so jealous of your bounty :-)

I really would love to live near you guys so I could attend all the fabulous classes and retreats you do.

I will be there in spirit, and hope you post lots of pictures of the wonderful creative inspirational works of art you create.

Happy Crafting
Dean Designs

~*~Patty S said...

Congratulations on winning those fab goodies dear Karen and I bet you are looking forward to your class

Your latest jewelry pieces are stunning...the Madonna speaks to me especially

wishing you and yours a lovely week

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Karen! You are so welcome for the goodies, glad you love them! Can't wait to meet you in person in Tucson! It will be a blast. See you then! Riki

Unknown said...

So muh is always going on with your girl! :) I LOVE your win, you totally deerve it! And your creations are as always, stunning!