Monday, March 31, 2014

What A Mama Does

Of course you know that!  It's what a mama does ~ WORRY!

 No matter the day, no matter the time, no matter their age, a mother's job is to worry.

courtesy of The Art of Altering

For me, the worry began on Friday night....

Our Melissa had spent the week in Los Angeles on business for MAC.  Friday was her 35th Birthday and she was due to arrive home around 9:30 p.m.

First, we get a call that her flight was cancelled and they couldn't get her out of L.A. until the next morning.

All alone with no company Melissa called her dear friend Milena, who lives in Orange County, and shared her sad tale.  Milena, being the incredible friend she is, drove up to LA to spend the night and take Melissa to the airport in the morning.

The girls were getting ready to go out and have dinner when it hit ~ 5.1 on the Richter scale ~ EARTHQUAKE!

Fortunately, they were able to get out, drove to Milena's home in Newport, and Shotzie was on the next flight home Saturday morning....

Oh, but wait ~ she changed her departure city from LA to Orange County and her flight was routed through San Francisco ~ NOT good!  Delay after delay after delay!  This meant changing gates, lugging luggage, shuttles in the pouring rain.....Oy!

Two hours later than originally scheduled, our Birthday Girl finally arrived home!  It was a very grueling and lackluster way to usher in a new year in her life.

We made up for it on Sunday and spent the day with Melissa and her friends at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort for "Blues, Brews, and BBQ's."  It was a grand celebration!

I had a very exciting surprise come my way this week.  My favorite manufacturer, Nunn Design, offered a special promotion ~ a "Buy and Try" for a new technique, faux French enamel.
I jumped right in, purchased my kit and created these charming charms....

However, I got to thinking....I have more ND transfers which are in color and gorgeous reproductions of fine art and collage AND more faux enamel charms.  Why not use these gorgeous transfers over the faux enamel, instead of just a word?

I was so excited with the results that I sent pictures in an email to Becky Nunn to let her know about the further versatility of their product line.

Holy cow ~ Becky was SO gracious and devoted a page on the Nunn Design blog to my findings!!  You can read about it here.....AND she posted about it on the ND Facebook page.  Needless to say, I'm over-the-moon grateful for the recognition from this wonderful friend.  Thank you, Becky and Nunn Design for the love!

The countdown clock is on for the Spring Trunk Show this  coming Sunday.  I can't wait to catch up with you and share the latest creations from the Hive.  If you need directions or my phone number, just send me an email (link on the sidebar).

It's only been 3 months since the last show, but I'm SO ready for this one!

Have a fantastic week, my friends and I'll see you at the Trunk Show, in person or virtual!
Thank you for sharing your time with me today.


Lucy Kalstrom said...

Those enamel pieces are just stunning! What a wonderful technique...Bonus <3 Glad All's well with your daughter now ;-)

Rachelle Smith said...

Wish I could be there! I'll be thinking of you.

Fran. said...

Aw Karen a Mother's heart never stops beatin for our children no matter how old they are!! My baby Kaitlin 23 is in Connecticut and I ache for her all the time!! And my son lives in a group home but at least is closer but I ache for him too a lot!! BUT so glad to see your lil beauty home and enjoy her birthday time!! Can't wait to see your pics from the Trunk Skow I want to come to so bad!!! XOXO Love ya Fran.