Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Design listed today




I've been meaning to add a home entertainment section for some time now. Tonight I got the first of the home theatre designs listed.




Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Now listed


I don't know why I hadn't listed this before now. I think it's easy to get tunnel vision and get busy with projects that were alreay under way. I hope to have it listed with the mirrored branch and monogram later today. But it feels good to know that I'm gradually crossing things off my to do list.


Now to get to the rest of the list! More designs to come, I promise.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This is a photo from a project I did ages ago







But when I came across the photo (again), I decided it needed to be in our store. This was a custom design that I truly loved. The custom version consisted of 2 cherry blossom branches, if I remember correctly, they spanned almost 8-9 feet each. In the center was a Monogram with a cute little bird accent. It was a fun project to work on, a GREAT customer to work with. And customer photo's to go with it. I hope to have it listed in my Etsy store tomorrow. Well the Etsy version will be a bit smaller scale but will have the same great impact.



I have a couple fun idea's that I hope to create the decals to reflect in the next couple days. I know it's almost Christmas, but I have a few things that I really want to get finished before Christmas and the New Year is upon us. 2010 is going to be an exciting new year for circlelinestudio, we'll be introducing some great new products.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I'm embarrassed to say I had to look up the reindeer names

But just in case you couldn't remember them all either.
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolf!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We're making Russian Tea Today

My two youngest kids are home from school for parent/teacher conference day, so we're going to do a few things to get ready for the holidays. It just wouldn't be Christmas around here with out Russian Tea. It's a definate family fav on those bitter cold 50* mornings. Okay we're in Vegas so we're never bitter cold, but we can pretend.

I can't believe it's already December 16th...Only 9 days til Christmas! Are you ready????
What's on your family's must have list?
I always make a batch of Russian Tea. And my MOM (thanks Mom) just told me she made a batch of divinity and fudge that should arrive priority mail today. We'll make frosted sugar cookies and plan for the big Christmas Feast. Around here that means Crab Legs. Cooking is not my best thing. So when my husband and I spent our first Christmas alone, I was a bit overwhelmed with the thought of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green bean casserole, and on and on like our mom's had done forever. I was young and fairly very good at boiling water, I knew I could do crab legs...so the Norsworthy Christmas tradition began.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

We're in the NY Times



I am thrilled to be included in the NY times 2009 Holiday Gift Guide

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

out TODAY on Parents.com




My little robot decal has been listed on parents.com

This was such an honor to work with parents.com on this.


http://www.parents.com/fun/toys/kid-toys/etsy-gifts/

Monday, November 9, 2009

I was thrilled to find a customer photo in my inbox today


I love to get photo's back from customers. It's so rewarding to see how the designs are used once I ship them out. I have design examples in my store but I love to see how you all use the decals in your homes.

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Design in the store Today!!!


The Elegance of Nature design was just added into our Etsy store this morning.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

New design

We just introduced this new Retro dotted tree decal set. I love the way the large dotted trees make such a quick easy impact on the room.

Customer Photo's




This project was a custom twist on out set of gears vinyl wall decal set. I'm was thrilled to find these photo's from Leslie when I turned on the computer this morning.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Great Etsy Find




If you're in the market for something gorgeous you need to check out the shop at AcaciasGallery. I found this shop on etsy and was absolutely awed by the use of colors.




From original paintings to pendants made from her artwork there is definately something for everyone. Stop by her store and take a peek!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Inspiration


New art in the shop today

Friday, October 23, 2009

Make a fun new journal, planner or notebook


Know someone who LOVES paper. This is a fun idea for anyone who loves all the fun colorful papers and organizing accessories out there. I know I'm making one of these for myself!


Supplies needed

Notebook, cardstock, colorful paper clips, small envelopes, stickers, post it notes,a cute matching pen, craft glue

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Make it fun, Make it yourself, Make it meaningful


By getting an early start and letting yourself or your family be creative you'll find all kinds of ways to create meaningful, fun gifts.

I'm putting together some fun ideas that my kids can use as inexpensive fun gifts for their friends this holiday season.

My daughter is a jewelry junkie. She loves the bling! So this will be a fun project that she can do with supplies we have around the house.

So this week we'll be making scrabble tile necklaces for her to use as holiday gifts for her friends. I'm sure you've seen these, they're all over the internet. But you don't have to feel limited to scabble necklaces, these would make cute key chains, just use your imagination

Supplies we'll need.
Paper, scrabble tiles, scissors, craft glue, mod podge, paint brush, xacto knife, diamond glaze, E-6000 glue and jewelry bails.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

With the holidays fast approaching

Please don't think I've forgotten about Fall. I love the fall season. But....

It's time to get organized. Are you ready to get started?
I'm taking the first step around here today. I picked up a cute little notebook to start organizing my many Christmas to do lists.
Lists of all those people on your shopping list.( with idea's and sizes handy)
Recipe lists for all the Holiday fav's. (like that russian tea recipe!!!)
Lists of people who we'll be sending Christmas cards to this year.
Lists of the gifts we'll be making this year. ( I'll be posting so fun easy projects along the way)
You get the idea, the best way to relieve holiday stress is well organized plan and a nice glass or merlot!
Let the countdown begin!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Custom Decal


Working on a custom decal, preliminary design idea.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The NEW color palette with all our new colors!


I am uploading this color palette now! I hope to have it in all the listings this week!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Inspired!!


We've been featured by the Inspire Online Magazine! August edition.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

We made it on to the Front Page of Etsy today


Thanks to a great treasury put together by Maureen of QueenBeanJewels


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

FALL is in the air

While the calendar says FALL is in the air (although my thermometer begs to differ) it dawned me it was time to break out the fall recipes. With Fall just around the corner, we'll soon see those cool fall mornings and with those come Fresh Pumpkin Muffins. My kids absolutely love pumpkin muffins with just a drop of cream cheese. It's a fall staple around our house.

Pumpkin Muffins

3 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Pinch of cardamom (optional)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups cooked or canned pumpkin
1 ¼ cups vegetable oil
8 oz package cream cheese*
Chopped nuts** (walnuts, pecans) (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients together except cream cheese and nuts. Fill muffin tins (greased or paper cups) half full. Put 1-2 tsp cream cheese in the middle, pressing down. Sprinkle with 1 tsp chopped nuts. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the muffin part (do not touch the cream cheese!). Let cool in pans for 5 minutes, then remove to racks to cool completely. Do not touch the cream cheese until it cools, as it is very very hot. Makes 24 muffins."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Customer Photo


I've been anxiously waiting to get a photo of this project. I was approached by Leslie to work on a design that would fit an area of her wall that was approx 8'x12'. When we started the process, Leslie emailed me a couple photos of the area she wanted the decal




We worked together to create a decal that fit her area and design ideas. Each branch ended up being approx 90" in length...I was soo excited to see her finished project.






It's so fun to start with a blank slate and design a decal in place. Working with Leslie was a complete joy and I love how her project turned out!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Just found!!




I just came across these skull earrings at tianarutledge's shop. I know she has them marked as halloween earrings but these skull earrings could easily become a fav of my daughter anytime. She recently got a new pair of grey converse sneakers with skulls on the heel and wears those constantly. These would be such a cute accessory.

An Incredible Customer Photo


I was approached by Anna from Modern Printed Matter, with a design she had created for the front of her store. She sent me the graphics, then with the help of her husband, they built the sign base using plexiglass, wood and stainless steel hardware and applied the vinyl graphic. Her design was incredible and makes such an elegant statement!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Art in the store today
















This design truly comes from the heart, I'm a night owl...My day usually starts at 5am, but in my heart I'm a night owl and often find myself up at almost midnight! Hence the design came about for the new almost midnight decal. I love the quiet peace of the house once everyone has gone to bed. It's my time of day to unwind, relax and reflect.

In the studio working on a couple new designs

By the end of the week I plan to have a couple new design listed in the etsy store. Until then, I'm frantically scrambling to get life in order. We're all still adjusting to the new schedules, kids buses, school, vet appts, household errands, circlelinestudio work. I pulled up to my sons bus stop yesterday morning only to see the bus pulling out ahead of us....so off we drove to the school 10 miles away. Today requires a trip to the mall for a button down dress shirt for him to wear to a engineering club meeting on Wednesday night. I'm ashamed to say my son does not have a button down dress shirt, he's out grown the last one we bought and it's been so long since he wore it, I didn't even notice. So I'm off to the mall...which is way the heck across town. After that I'm home to process orders, and DESIGN!

I've got dinner planned and after yesterdays trip to the grocery store we actually have food in the house ready to be cooked into an actual meal.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Putting things in order this week

Now that the kids are back in school, I'm getting back on track. NO more last minute trips to the grocery store to grab stuff to make dinner.

I put together a menu plan for the week along with a grocery list. I'm off to get that done this morning.
I pulled out an old recipe we haven't had in ages to try. It's a family fav!

Spaghetti Bolognese
1 cup canned tomatoes
2tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 oz. pancetta
1 small onion finely chopped
1 small celery stalk finely chopped
1 small carrot finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
6 oz lean ground beef
3 oz ground pork
1 oz moradella finely chopped
salt to taste
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup milk
pinch of nutmeg
2 tbsp tomato paste
2/3 cup beef broth

spaghetti
parmesan cheese
fresh ground pepper

In a large heavy pot melt 1 1/2 tbsp butter along with the olive oil. Stir in the pancetta and saute until lightly browned.

Add the onion, celery, carrot and parsley and cook until softened but not browned. Keep the heat low and add in the groud meat and mortadella. salt. Brown the meat using a wooden spoon to break up the chunks.

Pour in the wine, simmer very gently about 3 minutes while the alcohol evaporates.

Add the milk and nutmeg simmer for another 10 minutes, add in the tomatoe paste dissolved in 1/4 cup beef broth along with the canned tomatoes. Cover partially and simmer for at least 4 hours. Add remaining beef broth as the sauce cooks.

finally when the sauce is thick and creamy add in the remaining butter and the pepper.

cook the pasta, toast a bit of garlic bread, toss a salad and dinner is ready!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Customer Photo!!


I love to open my email and find customer photo's!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

How cute is this bag!


I'm loving this bag, it's definately going on my wish list. This small tote is hand-crocheted and felted. A perfect tote with Fall just around the corner. If you get a chance check out the rest of the store. Very cute stuff!!!

A super cute etsy find


While browsing around today I came across Fabric Gift Bags by ahnaleemarie. I personally love the red one's. I think they would be perfect for the holidays although she has several colors to choose from.
She has a super cute shop filled with cute goodies! If you get a chance stop by her shop and check things out!


Back to School


The kids all started school this week and I think we're finally getting into a routine again.

Between bus schedules, home work, packing lunches, checking school folders, signing all those school forms.....it's been a busy week.


My kids love to take a home lunch and I must say I'm so glad they like to pack the lunches themselves. I do need to do a bit of planning so that it's easier for them to put a good lunch together each morning.


My kids all love sandwiches, soup, salads, carrots, fruit, crackers and cheese, yogurt, pudding. My plan for the next couple weeks it to get a system in place where I have all those types of things readily available for them to put into a lunch for the day.


If you have kids what is their favorite brown bag lunch?


Monday, August 24, 2009

Just placed an order for our New Fall collection colors




We now have new vinyl colors!!!!
We'll be adding that to our color chart and getting it updated on our listings but feel free to choose one of our new colors! Just leave a note for me in the message to seller section.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The doors we open
and close each day
decide the lives we
live.
-Flora Whittemore

I've been stalked


Find our peace sign decal on the etsy stalker website.