Friday, July 31, 2009

Pink Saturday in August

Welcome to "My Song Within" and Pink Saturday. I decided to show one of the pictures I made for my website. It's cheerful, pink and I love the message.

Have a wonderful pink day!
Hear the music!

A close up of a bit of bling.....

Be sure to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound more Pink Saturday treats! Thanks, Beverly, for hosting another pink day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I won a drawing

I can't believe it! I never win anything!

Lynn Stevens at Trash to Treasure Art, creator of gorgeous art pieces drew my name for her give-a-way at the "Where Bloggers Create" party hosted by Karen at My Desert Cottage on July 24!

Be sure to go to both spectacular blogs. I'll post a picture of my prize (a beautiful bracelet) as soon as it arrives!

Thank you, Lynn! You're the best!

Blessings, Jayne

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Where I create

Welcome to my creating place! I love to be in this room, and I hope you enjoy a a little glimpse into my studio.

Well, I make (Scripture) greeting cards - lots of greeting cards - too many styles of greeting cards - way too many styles! So, what's a girl to do with all of them before they are sold or sent? This has plagued me for 10+ years. FINALLY! Just recently I ordered a floor-standing, spinning rack that holds 84 cards! FINALLY! I have a place to put them all so I can see what I have in stock while working on more! This has been a wonderful addition to my studio and my life.

Here is another addition - a wall mounted bungy cord that holds 10 cards; styles that are a work in progress hang here close to my work area. So, I now have two great, new additions to my studio!

A little bling on the corner of my desk - kind of hard to see, but some of these items will be on my "soon to be advertised" website - interesting picture frames, nickle items, etc. It's nice to have pretty things sitting out to enjoy while working, don't you agree?

Shown next is a very important piece of furniture in my studio - this metal-topped table is one of my favorite things and I've had it for years. It's a great height; I stand at it to do a lot of paper cutting for my cards as well as other projects. It is actually a kitchen island on casters. Love it! (Notice my fabulous Santa keeping watch over things! I found him in Wichita, KS, a couple of years ago and he is always hanging somewhere in my house - he's just too wonderful to pack away! His beard is about four feet long.)

Below is a set of metal, snap-together shelves that hold lots of stuff. I also make Scripture pictures and needed more shelving to store extra product. These shelves are from the Container Store. I live upstairs and needed something I could manage alone. They are 17 1/2 inches deep, easy to snap together and no help needed! They can also be added to and come in different depths and witdths-sturdy, yet light. I highly recommend them!

Not very glamorous, but there is a walk-in closet in my studio, and I lined all three walls in brackets and adjustable shelving from Home Depot. This closet holds all my paper, cardstock, ribbons, embellishments and assorted (necessary) junk. Shown here is just one wall-the other two are crammed, also.

Thanks for visiting My Song Within. I hope you got an idea or two! See you at your blog! For more creative ideas go to the "Where Bloggers Create" party at


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Blog Installed Today!

Today my new blog was installed and it called for a post! I love the header and my new look! This will definitely inspire me to write more!

My thanks to for this lovely blog!

She also designed my website (which is still under construction, big time). I still have dozens and dozens of products to load, but it's at least started!

More on that later.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy (Pink) Independence Day!

Happy Pink Independence Day!

Too bad we don't all have a pink flag to post today!

This little gravy boat was my mom's and is over 70-years-old (and it looks it!). I remember it from my childhood. Over the years of my adult life it's been used for food, for a tiny little planter and now just sits quietly on a shelf as a reminder of another more peaceful era.

Have a happy, safe, blessed pink holiday weekend! Jayne

Be sure to check out all the Pink Saturday posts at How Sweet the Sound!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy July 4th!

Happy July 4th!

Celebrate America!
Remember our past and who we are as Americans!
Thank God for Freedom!
Love That Same Freedom!
Love Family!
Hug a Friend!
Eat some delish American burgers, tater salad, chocolate cake, and lots of ice-cream!