Friday, July 31, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Looking for the perfect quote for tonight

I was searching for a good quote for the end of another long day....I was thinking something hopeful and inspirational...but when I came across this one it just felt right...

"Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel will be out." unknown

I came across a website I will definately be checking out

I love to read and while sitting here in the ICU waiting room, I came across an article about a website called . The website is set up to recommend similar style books, it said to type in the title and author of the book you just read and enjoyed and it would recommend a new title in a similar style.

There were a couple other sites recommended in the same article but for the life of me I can't remember exactly what they were but I know I was interested enough to write them down.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I LOVE getting customer photos

I love the way the rocket decal looks in silver!

We've gotten a little behind on getting orders processed

I am currently spending the majority of my time in the ICU with my mom. She was admitted on Tuesday and we're taking things day to day. I'll be able to start getting orders out again on Tuesday the 28th. If you've placed an order or are waiting on proofs, I truly appreciate your patience while I help my family.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Life gives us many opportunities

Each day life gives us a new door to walk through. I hope to have the wisdom and courage to open those doors.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

We're having a sidewalk sale...

Well a cyber-side walk sale. I need to clean out and get organized so I've cut several decals from extra pieces of vinyl, ends of rolls that aren't big enough to cut a full size large decal from. Extra pieces that need to go so that I can get the studio in order. I'll be listing these tonight and all through the weekend.

Is it almost FALL?

Photo compliments of our indoor/outdoor temperature guage (which in the shade).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Feng Shui

Read an MSN article today...No matter what sign of the Zodiac under which you were born, you can find some good advice based upon the principles of Feng Shui.

TAURUS responds best to the direction of west-southwest. Earthy colors such as brown and light yellow will support a feeling of greater harmony for easygoing Taureans. The color yellow also represents longevity. The bamboo flute is considered an object that can cure difficult chi flow. It represents peace, safety, and stability. Earthenware objects, such as clay pots full of yellow flowers, are lucky, especially in the western corner of any room.

check out your sign.

Getting new idea's for the shop

Idea's for new decals come in an assortment of ways. I opened etsy the other day to find a convo requesting a robot flying a kite. Once I finished the design, I decided that we needed to find a place in our shop for the robot. I love getting emails that inspire me.

Another convo I received had a photo of a column with a clock in the background. The request was for a way to create design that would reflect that photo. I worked on it for awhile then decided to add part of the design into our collection.

Yet another request came in for a Susan Boyle decal. I have to admit this one had me a bit stumped...but with a little design work I put together a decal.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

I finally finished my shabby chic birdcage

I'm really happy with the way it turned out. The cute little bird is surrounded with tiny treasures, buttons, bows, he even has a little silver tag on his cage that says "dream".

I love the look of his little cage. I can't wait to work on a couple more project in this style.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Free shipping Today only

convo me on etsy and I'll set up your listing with FREE shipping!

Sale ends tonight(07.12.2009) at midnight PST.

Friday, July 10, 2009


An incredible find on etsy today. I love her can almost smell the blueberry.

It's definately on my wish list. If you get a chance check out her shop.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A quick trip to the craft store

And I found the perfect feathered friend to live in the shabby chic wire bird cage I've been working on. I have a few finishing touches and I'll share the completed project with you. Once that's complete I have a couple more idea's that I can't wait to get started on. Wire, Fabric, Buttons, many idea's!

It's been a busy week around here between work, family and just life in general. When my husband gets home from work tonight, we'll get started on the construction project again....we should be sheetrocking this weekend. I can't wait to have this project wrapped up. It's going to look great but them mess from the construction right in the heart of the house is taking it's toll.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

working on a shabby chic style bird cage

This is the first stage. I'm going to be working on it for a couple days to get it just right. I got the wire frame made and spent the night winding and tying fabric. Hopefully I'll have some time to work on it a bit more tonight.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Buttons, Ribbon, Wire and fabric

I have got a plan. While I was at home depot today loading up my big cart with even more 2x4's...I was struck with an idea. So while I was there I grabbed a big roll of wire . I have a big selection of ribbons, buttons and fabric to work with thanks to my sil's who run "the olde world quilt shoppe" in Phoenix. Hopefully I can pull this all together in a way that captures my idea.

I hope to share some images in the morning! HOPE being the key word. I have a busy night ahead.

On a side note....if by chance you're in the Phoenix area you have got to stop by "the olde world quilt shoppe" and check out their Christmas in July sale this week....I'm tempted to hop in the car for a road trip myself. If you haven't had a chance check out their website..

I know they are working on their website, so if your looking for something special and don't see it, send them an email and I bet they can help. They have the best quilt shop I have ever seen.

Put together a couple new images for the shop last night

Excited to introduce the latest designs to be list at circlelinestudio. Now to take a break and head our roller blading before it gets too hot!

Monday, July 6, 2009

I was able to finish a couple listing and get them up on our site

I'm lovin' the new funky tree's. I got both of these new designs listed in my etsy shop. I have a couple more to add soon so keep checking back. I'm working in the studio this week during the day and will be helping finish up our construction project at night with my husband. Should make for a busy week. I'm excited to see what all we can accomplish both in the studio and in our home.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

We've swept up the construction dust!

After a weekend of hard work our project is coming along really well. I am completely thrilled with the way it's all coming together!!!

But we've cleaned up the mess and it's time to head off to bed to unwind.

I've got a busy day planned for the studio tomorrow. Look out for some new designs!!!

Inspiration from around the house

Saturday, July 4, 2009

whew! It's time to put the tools away and go watch the fireworks

It's coming right along! But it's time to take a quick shower, throw on our jammies, pop some popcorn and head out to watch the fire works.

Progress made on the weekend project....

Okay in reality it will probably be a bit more then a three-day weekend project. We've gotten the built-in entertainment center (the one that NONE of our components fit) ripped out. Now it's all just rebuilding one that fits our tv and assorted electronic stuff.

Customer Photo's to share

I had to share the photo's I received today along with the email.
"Thank you again for sending me my wall decal so quickly.
I had the perfect spot for it as you can see in my staircases at the heart of the house,
a tree as really gives a personnal touch, very pleased with it."
LOVE the sentiment!


"And I'm proud to be an American,where at least I know I'm free.And I won't forget the men who died,who gave that right to me."~Lee Greenwood

Friday, July 3, 2009

I'm sneaking in a quick break

Because I just love the new bird cage decal I got designed and into the store this week. I think it's becoming one of my fav's...

Now off to Lowes for more supplies.

Gearing up for the long holiday weekend

I just ran to lowes for the FIRST time this weekend for a crow bar. Hopefully I can post some great pics as the project progresses.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My interview with Leah Peterson of

I was contacted by Try awhile ago about doing and interview. Leah was very easy to work with and just sent me an email to let me know that the interview has been published.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Modern Industrial Decal


I received a convo the other day looking for a blue whale and a few fish...She sent me a photo of the bedspread that inspired the idea for her sons room. From there we worked together to create a custom set. I took a few elements from that to create a set now available in our store.

She asked for a big blue whale, a few fish and some sea horses. So with that we started but I couldn't resist addind a yellow submarine!

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