Menopausal, insomniatic, romantic, left handed,right brained & more than likely a bit ADD. Mother of two whom have left the nest.
I live in a little 90 something bungalow in a Historic district, with a heck of a commute to work (3blocks, all down hill.!!
Share my cozy home with 4 critters.Two dogs-Golden Retriever and Black lab & two Tuxedo kitties. They see fit to let me decorate however I choose and never question what's in the bags I bring home-unless it appears to be edible or squeaky.
The whole blog/art thingy started kind of by accident a couple years ago-it has just grown exponentially!Love it ALL,,women I've met, and trying new things! Not getting rich selling my creations, but again, it has grown exponentially and I have product in several shops in Washington-Too fun!
NOT doing Etsy right now, BUT if you see something you like, let me know, Happy to make something special.
Thanks for stopping by!
Since I often use Crepe Paper Garland, or festooning in my crafts, I played around a bit and made some of my own....Kind of fun to make and to mix/match colors! I'm going to try it with some other types of paper next.
Martha Stewart's multi-bladed scissors made it a LOT easier and consistent widths. Of course, I'll have to make a LOT of it to pay for the fancy scissors!
This is my first year participating in the One World One Heart Blog Giveaway, sponsored by Lisa from
A Whimsical Bohemian. This is a Worldwide event primarily for bloggers, although anyone can enter! Link onto Lisa's site (above) to see who is participating in the event! Last year she had close to 100 participants so make sure you check those other blogs out and enter to win there as well!
If you have never stopped by my blog before, my name is Shelly, but most people call me Shell and I prefer that actually. I LOVE to work with lovely papers old and new, crepe and crinkled. Ribbons of all sorts and wires and tinsels, vintage flowers and German Dresden, and I create little that doesn't involve a bit of glitter, crystals-also known as "Bling."
The name of this blog came from living in a little Craftsman Bungalow which always seems to have some "Sparkle" in it's midst. Hence the name "Bungalow Bling." This blog is primarily geared toward my crafting. I have another blog however, ShellinSnohomish, http://shellinsnohomish.blogspot.com/ which is my general blog about various aspects of my life and living in Snohomish, WA. Sometimes I think I should change the name of that blog however, to "SparklingShell" or "ShellinBlingland" because between my crafting AND my part time job I always seem to have GLITTER on me!!!
INFO about the Giveaway:
I will be giving away the little mixed media box shown above. This little box is made up of things that truly make me happy- German Dresen (The Gold hearts, little Cherub and wings on the back), Ribbons-new, stamped and crinkled and vintage (the gold). I also used Vintage lillies and pearls as well as Mica and gold glitter. Vintage sheet music and crepe paper fringe I made add the finishing layers.
I also always include a special "surprise" inside my boxes, so look forward to something tucked in!
And, please, please Please, leave me a note about WHERE you are from,,,,,,I think it is wonderful to see where all the bloggers come from,,,,for this event and otherwise! Take a moment to add you whereabouts to your comment!!!
Leave a comment on my website to be entered in the giveaway drawing that witll be held on February 15th. Please be sure to leave a link (preferably your blog) or and email to be contacted if you are the winner.
I'd love for you to follow this blog in the future, but that is entirely optional! I'll will be having an event on this site in February and a giveaway for that as well. (Click on "followers" in the sidebar if interested.)
Have fun exploring all the new blogs and good luck in the giveaways!!! Thanks for stopping in!
Back in the Craft room! Here are a few images of some little Heart Boxes I worked on today. Paper Mache' Heart Shaped boxes using various embellishments. This first one features scrunched acetate ribbon.
Bottom Looks Green, but is actually creme. I think the reflection from the paper I put underneath affected the photo......These are all about 3 across at their widest point and about 2 1/2" inches deep.
This little box feature Music paper/scrunched ribbon and other embelishments.
Little red box featuring musical birds, German dresden and a romantic message!
More scrunched ribbon, glitter and vintage music heart punch! Too fun to make!!
Monocromatic Heart "Happy Valentines Day"
More to follow in the next couple of days! Including a new cake topper and a new Valentine Crown!
Fun to be back creating things again!!!
(Will be available either through Joyworks or my Etsy site.)
"Last night, my kids and I were sitting in the living room and I said to them, 'I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependant on some machine & fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.'
They got up, unplugged the computer and threw out my wine!
They are SO on my sh*t list!'"
Seemed like a good ideat at the time
I'm part of
A Swap for all seasons
Kodi my Golden Love
My big Sweetie
Click Play for a Slideshow of some of my Custom Items
Thanks Karen for all the wonderful Graphics you share!
Bungalow Bling Badge
Badge for Hot Blogust Nites
One World One Heart Event Begins Jan 25th, 2010
Is this a BAD sign?
It's a Full moon tonight and my son brought over takeout Chinese food. Should I take it as a BAD sign that my dog ate MY fortune cookie,,,,fortune and all???
Decided I'd love the Job!
Ever thought about applying for the job to be the one who gets to design the new words that we type into the security code boxes to get our posts through?
I think it would be a whoot! I think my first word would be geebitz or whrylstra or bezanorz.
What would YOU dream up?
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