Monday, December 27, 2010

Contest Winners

The Winners of the Fruit Ornament Contest are

Laura G and Carrie C. I will be contacting you to get your mailing info to send you out your set of butterfly stationary.

The correct answers were"

1. Straw - berry or Strawberry Shake.
2. Key Lime Pi
3. Orange Bowl
4. Plum Line

Thaks for everyone who particpated.

Stay tuned for a great 2011.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My entry for they draw and cook. What's better than Mac and Cheese on a cold winter day? And you can play with the pasta and make an angel ornament as well.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Homemade Holiday Ornament Exchange and Contest for you

This year I participated in's Homemade Holiday Ornament Exchange.  We were a group of 4 and our name was the Fruitcakes. So knowing that friends don't give friends fruitcakes, I decided to go with the fruit theme but make visual puns.  This was my first foray with sculpy clay, so they turned out ok, but realized that sculpting is not my calling. But it was a fun project none the less, and on top of that I get three cool ornaments in return.

So to add a little fruit punch to  my post this week and getting in the holiday spirit, here's a quick contest. If you can guess all 4 of my fruit based visual puns, email me at If you're right I will put your name in a drawing for a set of my butterfly stationary - to be pictured later. Entries must be received by December 24th at 1 pm Central time. I will randomly draw from all entries with all 4 correct answers.

Happy punning, Marsha

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2011 Calendar John 15:5

Here's my calendar for 2011. I design this calendar for an Italian Mission in Turin Italy. Grapes seemed to go well with Italy and I love the verse they suggested. Now on to finish up those Christmas Cards - its going to be a quiz.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Painted Pot for Amaryllis

Amaryllis Plant
How about doing it yourself?

One thing I lilke to give during the holidays is an Amaryllis. Its a gift that create interest for the entire holiday sesaons. You can get a bulb at any of the large big box retailers. They are usually not very expensive. I like to get them in the bag and then create my own unique gift, by painting the pot.

Supplies needed; Clay pot ($2.50 -better wider and not tall as the roots don't grow deep).
                               Acryllic Paint, brushes, potting soil, amaryllis and or paper white bulbs.
Cost for pot, soil and bulbs:  $16.50 - but I bet some of you can do if for a lot cheaper than this!
Time:  1 hr

The Process:
Draw a simple design on the pot with your pencil.  ( you can erase if you need to)
Paint the pot, depending on your color choices, you might need two coats. Let dry completely.
Fill pot with about 2" of soil, add bulbs, cover bulbs with remaining soil. Fill to rim, leave green new growth exposed.

Water well. Put in a bright spot in your house and wait for the blooms!

For after care of your bulbs and getting them ready to bloom again next year check out this site: