Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Allie's new outfit and Charlie's cheap "sunglasses"

Happy Holidays!

Mrs. Coughlin and Katie bug
me and Katie
The Holidays always bring out the energy in me! If it's not baking something it's making a craft with my girls.
Katie and her classmates enjoyed making a Holiday "Apple" Tree. We used a pre-cut cardboard tree and decorated it with green and brown glitter paint, red and green pom-poms and a festive red ribbon tied to the top.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas "lite up" bird house class

I do offer private classes at your home! The gals had a blast creating their very own one of a kind Christmas birdhouse. My husband was awesome by helping me with drilling a hole in the bottom of the house so we could include a small lite!

The class fee was $25.00 with everything included!
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloweenieeeeeeeeeeeee!

I just love Halloween especially with having 2 little kiddo's (7 and 9 years old). I love to dress up as much as the girls do. This year Allie decided to be a "Spider Countess" and Katie bug is going to be a "Hippy Chic". And mama bear (that's me) is gonna be a Old Hippy Chick!! I never know what Justin is going to be until 15 minutes before we leave to go trick or treating. I can't wait to post the photo's. We will be going to our first "trunk or treat" in Queen Creek this year. We usually trick or treat around our neighborhood but it's kinda boring!
Hugs for now,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Haunted Halloween House class

Saturday's class was a good time with Joy, Sandy, Brenda and Allison. We made "one of a kind" houses using a wide range of Halloween embellishments. I was so happy that the ladies enjoyed the finished project!

Where's Katie!

Here is another of our trip to see the Doctor yesterday. She loves to take pictures of herself with my camera. Sometimes she has trouble getting the button to she is making one of her adorable faces as she tries even harder to make it work!
Here she is sporting her new and improved hair cut job on her bangs! I caught her in the act cutting them so I had no choice but to finish them off.

Fall break photo's of Allie!

Allie and her friend Melia had such a blast trying on Halloween masks at Pier One and Hobby Lobby!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Please join me to make this one of a kind retro "Pin-up Girl" memo board
on: Saturday, October 1st. Limited space is available so call Mystic Paper at 480-834-0286 to sign up!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Family Pics!

Allie and Katie bug hanging out with Daddy
Katie loves to help Mommy in the kitchen as much as she can! Here she is with her cute little apron on stirring the pot!!
Hugs for now!

Monday, August 29, 2011

More pic's to check out!

"Miss Piggy" calendar
Check out number 18! That is Miss Piggy from the Muppets Show. I am so excited that the movie is coming out on Thanksgiving day. So in her honor I made this calendar. I was shopping at one of my favorite Phoenix antique stores when I came across a Miss Piggy Pez dispenser for $1.99. Of course I ran home with anticipation to rip the head off but before I had the chance to, Justin looked up my awesome find on Ebay and we were surprised to see her price tag at $9.95.

Happy Monday!

Allie and I went out to the store on Saturday evening and came home to Justin and Katie with painted faces! Katie enjoyed painting Daddy's face as much as he enjoyed painting hers.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Allie and Tucker with freshly painted Dog faces

How is your summer going? Allie and Tucker got the chance to hang out for most of the week. On Saturday July 2nd Allie and I spent the day and night at Mystic Paper enjoying all the fun and festivities on Main Street.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Summer calendar time!

"Sweet Tweets"

matchbox perpetual calendar

I just finished a new calendar called Sweet Tweets! I used the 7 Gypsies paper line called Conservatory and it is just absolutely gorgeous if I should say so myself! I will be teaching this class at Mystic Paper on Saturday, July 30th 10:30-5:30. The class fee is a special summer price of $75.00 which includes all materials and a little extra! Each calendar will be one of a kind. I have a feeling that spaces will fill up rather quickly!

Call Mystic Paper today to schedule or if you have any questions please contact me at


Hugs, Shirley

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Back in the saddle again"

Hello my friend,
It has been a few weeks since my last update! I was on vacation for six days! I had a wonderful stay at Good Samaritan Hospital to remove a tooth abscess. The recovery has been very slow and I can only find comfort in making the good of such a terrible experience.
On a much happier note Katie bug's teacher sent me photo's of the art project taught with her class on May 5th. However, I cannot get them to download on my blog.
We made a refrigerator magnet which I called "Flower Face". The children were able to use their fine motor skills by tracing than cutting their hand prints and gluing them to the smashed soda can and the best part of all is decorating them with fun eyes, pom-pom nose, flower shaped scrapbook paper and gems.
I enjoy making these crafts with both and Allie and Katie's class. I look forward to all of the years of teaching crafts to child with or without special needs.
My favorite part of all is to see all the happy faces after they have made their special creation!
Have a great week!

Monday, May 2, 2011

What a peaceful morning!

Allie and Amber

Happy Monday! Allie, Gary and myself had a wonderful Saturday at Boyce Thompson Arboretum for the 'Fourth Annual Artist at the Arboretum". We enjoyed the music, food and atmosphere. Thanks to the hard work of the wonderful ladies of the Soroptimist International of Gold Canyon which is a local chapter of an international organization that helps woman and girls through troubled times the event was a success.

Allie brought a few of her paintings and drawings to sell. She was so excited to sell seven of them.

Have a super week!