Sunday, February 20, 2011

Seaside Living


This week, I hope that you will enjoy a fun excursion to “seaside living.” So, if you’re ready, put on some flip flops, pull up an Adirondike chair, and enjoy my new guests!

My first guest is Debbie from Love of the Sea. Debbie has a natural flair for decorating, impeccable taste, and enjoys creating vignettes that are positively beautiful AND she lives on the water...So, how fantastic is that? When I’m missing the sand, I just grab a soft drink, turn on my computer, and visit her blog--pure fun!


Cameron from Paint Myself Pretty is a wonderful painter with numerous original works on her blog and in her online store. Here are some examples of her dreamy mermaids. She has natural talent and a style of her own that is soothing and truly speaks to the soul.


Brenda is a mixed media artist who created this beautiful piece. When I saw it, I just knew that her work would be a treat for each of you to see. Every day, she has new work to share on her blog and is full of inspiration for those of you who love to create art.

And I knew that this edition would not be complete without introducing you to Donnie of New Blessing Every Day. She is a very beloved person in the blog world who has a zest for life. Her blog is filled with good times, including a visit to an aquarium where this picture was taken.

Here is Donnie outside of the aquarium posing as a mermaid--don’t you just love it? I know that this picture just has to put a smile on your face!

For the past couple of weeks, I have had a contest on my personal blog for someone to win this vintage necklace....The winner was picked randomly and it is Heather--Congratulations, Heather!

I have put together this Beach Party blog candy that will be sent to one lucky winner.

Just leave a message if you would like to be in the drawing to win this “treasure chest” of crafting fun.

It includes handmade tags, as well as stickers, glittered shells, party confetti, and genuine seed pearls to use in your creations. If you would like to be in the drawing, just become a follower and leave a message on here and let me know if you’d like to be in the contest. Easy, peasy. I will announce the winner in 2 weeks, so come back to see if it is you!

If you would like to try your hand at decorating with a seaside motif, I wanted to show you this latest tag creation that’s in my Etsy shop--It’s entitled “A Walk on the Beach.” (I love burlap and I love the beach--so this is a piece that was created with two items that I adore!)

And with the springtime ahead of us, what could be dreamier than a seaside tussie mussie? This “Nantucket Cottage” piece combines shabby goodness and seaside decorating possibilities. You will find it in my Etsy shop.

Special Note: Although I don't usually add to my posting on here, I would love for you to visit Joanna! This wonderful artist just happened to leave a comment on here, I went to her blog and I know that you will LOVE her amazing seaside card--it is gorgeous. You can find her blog here. Her work is also on my sidebar.

Wishing you a happy week and the sand between your toes!

Linking this to Blue Monday!

and Coastal Charm!!!


  1. Cindy- you are just the sweetest person ever. Thank you so much for featuring me with all these talented and lovely ladies. I am honored.

  2. So not fair, Beautiful pieces of the sea and warm weather while I'm sitting here watching the snow fall. UGHHHHH .
    great work from some very talented ladies and what a gorgeous giveaway Cindy. Your amazing
    hugs Lynn

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. Cindy, we have it made with our weather. ;) Problem is those humid summers but I'm good with my Florida and I love the south.

    You know I'm loving all these beautiful creative strolls you offer us here every week. Love that Walk on the Beach tag (you know me and tags).

    Enjoy a gorgeous Monday.

  5. Cindy thankyou so much for featuring my blog and my work, I truly appreciate your comments, your visits and your inspiration. I am not sure I should be amongst such talented ladies as their work is phenominal, a delight to see.
    I love your seaside tag, and thankyou for the opportunity of winning some fabulous candy.
    Have a great week. Spring is definitely on its way here in the UK.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  6. Oh, boy , oh boy, oh boy, oh boy...squeals of delight. I love surprises. This is gorgeous. Thank you :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :) :)

  7. oh, I'd love some Beach Party Blog Candy of my own! Thanks for the opportunity. Now I'm off to check out all these blogs!

  8. Cindy - thank you so much. You are so kind to have featured me along with all these other wonderful blogs. I really appreciate your thinking of me...thank you so much. Have a wonderful week!! XOXOX

  9. So many great blogs to visit. LOVE the mermaid photo. That made me smile:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  10. Oh Cindy Sweetie...
    Yes I am a follower, and who wouldn't love a little Beach Party Blog package. I mean after all, I was born in Charleston, S.C. Does it get any beach(ier) than that.

    Many thanks for the wonderful opportunity. Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

  11. Thank you so much for the fabulous feature, Cindy....I've been waiting most anxiously and am super thrilled to be chosen to keep company with these fantastic talents :)

  12. Ok, I am in love with all things beachy, so I especially love your post today, Cindy! Yes, Debbie does have impeccable taste, and her vignettes look like they came straight out of a magazine! Looking forward to checking out all of the other great talented ladies. I especially love the mermaid paintings, and Donnie the Mermaid is so fun!!! Oh, I also adore your tussie mussie, it's gorgeous!!

  13. The Beach Party Blog Candy sounds just like the perfect thing to win! Congratulations Heather on your big win! Beautiful necklace Cindy! You are just the greatest.

    Hugs XX

  14. It still amazes me to see of of the wonderfully talented people. I have been so encouraged to try new things by all of the talent I see while visiting blogs. Thanks for sharing links to some great blogs.

  15. Congratulations Heather! You won a treasure! Just love seeing all the amazing creations and talented people in blogland! Beautiful work!

  16. Oh my goodness -would I like to win? you bet! what a great giveaway.

  17. All of these girls do beautiful work especially with this seaside theme. Fantastic!
    That tussie mussie is just divine. Were'nt they
    originally made for carrying fresh herbs?
    Just gorgeous!!
    Hugs, Suzy

  18. What talented and creative features this week Cindy. Looking forward to visiting their blogs.

    Enjoy your day,

  19. Oh, joy! Thank you again Cindy, what a pleasure and privilage to be featured here, especially amongst such talented artists! And if my name could go in the hat for that gorgeous candy, that would be just lovely! This is my best Monday ever!
    I look forward to visiting the rest of the featured blogs!
    Joanna x

  20. Wow. This really made me want to go to the beach. Thanks for sharing more of your friends with us. I am trying to make more time for creating and would love to win this giveaway to create something with a beach theme.

  21. What a lovely post, Cindy...such beautiful inspiration from the sea and these wonderful artists...thanks for all you share, my friend!


  22. Hi Cindy, Thanks for another lovely issue. I just finished visiting everyone and soaking in all that lovely warm seaside eye candy. We had a little snow again during the night and I so needed a trip to the beach. Perfect timing! Thanks and oh I really would like to win the beach party blog candy too. Thanks for the daily fun. Hugs, Linda

  23. Thanks for spreading some Blue Blogging Love.

    Happy Blue Monday, Cindy.

  24. Lovely sea inspired post, if only it was warm enough here to sunbathe on the beach, sigh.
    Gorgeous tag, but then your tags always are. I love all the fabulous elements you have used on it.
    And did you mention blog candy? Lol, yes please! xx

  25. Cindy_ I love it!! All of it.. you have some of my most fav girls in there!!!!
    And Donnie looks so fabulous as a mermaid..I am jealous!!!

    Happy Blue!

  26. Some great pieces and particularly loving Brenda's fabric flower


  27. Hi My lovely friend, once again you have charmed us with your beautiful magazine edition. thank you.
    Your beach tag is exquisite too and thanks also for the chance to win the beautiful candy. thats so pretty please count me in my friend
    big hugs
    June xxxx

  28. I found out about your lovely online magazine via blogging friend Brenda and came over for a peep. So glad I did as the artwork is so beautiful.
    The seaside theme is fabulous and I so love mermaids.
    I'll now be looking every time new work is featured as it's so inspirational.
    Thanks Cindy!
    Fliss xx

  29. Hi Cindy,thanks for sharing your wonderful work! The seaside is always an inspiration!

  30. Love that Journey tag, great post!!!:)

  31. How pretty! Love the mermaid pictures!

  32. What a wonderful work of art...

    Your newest follower,

  33. Oh Cindy! I love the beach theme! I just got back from Lincoln City, OR where the weather was just beautiful!
    Please enter me in your drawing!
    xo, Karen

  34. Hi Cindy, Thanks for visiting my blog. I just joined this new endeavor. You are such the prolific one, good for you. You can enter me in your fun drawing, but mostly I just wanted to stop by. We are on furlough now traveling the states. Been from Texas to California and now in Colorado heading east again soon. May the Lord bless you with joy as only he can give.

  35. I too love the beach theme - I live 2 kms from a beautiful beach so salt is in my veins LOL
    Cheers Britt in West Aus :-)

  36. Hi Cindy,

    Congrats to Heather -- the necklace is gorgeous, and she will surely love it. :)

    Thanks also for the chance to win some crafting goodies to create a beach party -- so cool! :)


  37. I would love to be on the beach right now instead of watching the snow coming down outside my window. It's always such a joy to visit here. Lucky Heather on winning the necklace! Take care, Connie

  38. Love visiting here every week and seeing all the talent. Donnie dressed as a mermaid is hilarious! Thanks for posting that Cin and if Donnie reads this, thanks for posing ;)

    Love your newest giveaway!!!

  39. Sunshine on the beach sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post.
    Take care.

  40. Cindy, I an so unobservant!!!! I didn't realize you had an E-zine! duh.
    Think I'll start an E-zine list on my sidebar.
    See ya there!

  41. would love a chance to win your giveaway...

  42. I love your beachy post - makes me long for summer - I'd love to win your blog candy x

  43. I'm basically a card maker burned out on making cards, and am looking to branch into new areas of creativity. I have one significant problem in that I'm not an artist. But I am inspired by those who truly are, like you. Thanks so much for the chance to win your candy!