Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Busy Week!

It has been quite a week here! Getting the new site ready, the holiday coming up, running around like crazy doing errands and beginning designs on new lines for Halloween and Christmas, I am ready for a break!!

I was so excited today when these beauties arrived today! I grabbed the box which smelled divine and opened it to find a wonderful array of hand stamped trims and stunning, sweet smelling lavender sachets.

These lovelies have just listed, here . . .

and now it's time for a break, and a little late night movie with my hubby.

~ Carrie

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Time for a makeover!

I am so excited I can hardly stand it!! I have wanted a new look to our website for so long. One that I feel really reflected us and our creations. Well that dream has come true! Hop on over and see our new site design!

~ Carrie

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tuesday Treasures

I was having so much fun with this new sheet music stamp I was stamping everything I could get my hands on!

I love this dyed muslin.

This is a sweet little bag of paper goodies to play with.

We have been spending a lot of time in the creamy beige zone so we thought a little pop of color might be fun!

Happy creating!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create Party

Well the time is here! Welcome to the Where Bloggers Create II Party! I am really excited to see all the amazing work spaces of so many creative women out there in blogland. Thanks so much to Karen of My Desert Cottage for hosting this fabulous event!

I guess I should start by saying hello and thank you for visiting. My name is Carrie and I am the owner/designer of a vintage inspired paperie called Noelle Garrett Designs. We have been around for over 2 years now and enjoy creating a mix of unique paper goodies and altered vintage pieces. I live in sunny southern CA with my hubby, 2 kiddies and 2 kitties!

My creative space is not very large but I make due with what I have and find inspiration in whichever current muse is hanging around. For now it is St. Joan. I usually have 2-3 vintage dress forms in varying stages of transformation at any give time. Though they are hard to part with it is exciting to think they are out there in the world making someone else smile.

Fresh flowers are a must and I usually have a little bouquet lying around. They just make me smile and I love bright colors, especially in the summer!

This was my daughter's changing table. It works well to keep me semi-organized. We aren't having anymore kids, are we? (wink wink)

Because space is so limited I make use of many trunks, boxes and baskets to store oodles of lace, flowers and more.

Yet more bowls and boxes of stamped muslin.
I love this little wooden tote. It is perfect for taking tiny projects with me.

You will find all sorts of dress forms as my collection is steadily growing.

Tags and bottles are always in abundance in all shapes and sizes.

This great old desk is where I do my paperwork which from the looks of it is long overdue! Yikes!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my little creative corner. Oh, and this is Leo, he also frequents my boxes of lace as they are perfect for naptime. I hope you will take the time to visit more bloggers beautiful creative spaces!

Happy Creating!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Little Treat

So I finally found a free hour in what has been a ridiculously busy week and took a little time to treat myself to some new summer pretties. My sweetie gave me a gift card to my favorite boutique for my b-day and I couldn't wait to spend it! I found way too many things. Here are a few of my favorites. I love these soft vintage inspired blouses!

I also snatched up some cute sundresses.

Finally, I just had to have this bag. My hubby didn't quite "get it" but I love it! It is so girly. What do you think? Now all I need is a cute pair of sandals and some summer fun! I have one more day to go in this crazy marathon, but tomorrow I will be able to get back to creating and doing what makes me smile!

Happy Sunday!

~ Carrie

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday Temptations

These are a few of my favorite new lovelies just added to the shop. I love these muslin shopping totes. . .

and these fun little pillows!

There are oodles of tags,

lots of pretty new cards and so much more!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hoping to Find Some Bliss in a Very Busy Week!

This coming week is going to be an extremely busy one for me. I start off my Monday by turning the big 35! I have to plan a birthday dinner . . . for myself. That is, I have to cook one. I am thinking dinner out sounds like a much better idea, don't you? Moving on. . .

There are also a gazillion and one things happening as it is my son's last week as a 2nd grader! There are parties, picnics and the list goes on. . .

It is also my little one's Ballet recital, and rehearsals of course, and her last soccer game of the season. My 4 1/2 yr. old is a very active little girl! Mommy. . not so much, give me a magazine, a glass of iced tea and a nice breeze and I am happy as can be!

We may also be taking a little road trip up north, I have a Mom's night out as well, and then there are the wonderful goodies coming in this week! New cards, tags, and yummies for the home! I can't wait for my mail to arrive tomorrow!

Whew! I am tired already! I was thinking when I started typing that I hope I can find a bit of bliss this week, but after looking at the things I have going on I realized I will be overflowing with bliss all week long! :)


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Back From a Break

I took a little break and got some much needed rest. I had such a nice little vacation relaxing with my hubby and the kiddos. Now I am back to work and just listed the first of three new vintage dress forms. This one is St. Joan and she has my heart! Parting with her will be bittersweet.

We also got a wonderful new shipment of Prima flowers in.

The colors are so beautiful I can't wait to play with them!

Look for these and many more new things listing this week!

Ah June is here. . my favorite month!