Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Have A Blessed Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a devine and most delectible Thanksgiving Holiday!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Crepe Glitter Candle Tutorial...I've got that Christmas Spirit!

A little embellishment goes a long way!
These candles can be found on my etsy store, Whim & Fancy Designs, However I have this simple little tutorial for you to make your very own Glittered Crepe Candles for this Holiday season.
This crepe embellishment is quite simple and makes for a terrific girls night out and super gift giving.
Supplies needed:
1. Taper candles (any size)
2. Glitter(super fine) it makes for a prettier candle! I love Martha's glitter, an array of colors to choose from
3.Aileen's Super tacky craft glue
4. 2 yards of creped ruffle available on my etsy site or your own
5. Embellishments of your choosing, vintage flora, mini ornaments, ribbons, etc.
6. Paint brush for glue
7. Hot glue gun & glue sticks
First you begin with glittering your candles, you will have to do this one half of candle at a time, unless you have a vice , which makes your task much easier.
Once you have the entire candles glittered and thoroughly dried, which takes up to a couple of hours. You will hot glue the crepe ruffle (not the candle), wait a few seconds then begin to twirl your crepe ruffle around the bottom of the candle as you go ( an inch above the vertical ridges where the candle sets in the candle sticks).
Once you have twirled desired amount around the candle, you can begin to embellish the top edge of creped ruffle.
Voila, you have a glittered creped candle!
I hope this inspires you to create an inspirational holiday treat for yourself or loved ones!
~Happy Holidays~

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

BuddyWalk 2008!

Hi everyone!
I would like to introduce you to someone who holds a very special place in my heart....My nephew Cruz! He will be turning two this weekend and he will also be taking part in very special event called the Buddy Walk 2008.
The Buddy Walk is DSNetwork's biggest fundraiser and it's largest annual event. It raises funds necessary to support the programs of DSNetwork and the research, education and advocacy efforts of the National Down Syndrome Society. The primary goal is to raise awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome in our community. The walk will take place this Saturday and will start at the same time as the ASU Homecoming Parade on November 15, 2008 in Tempe Arizona!

Cruz's Mommy and Daddy are huge advocates for the DSNetwork and have setup a special place for anyone who wishes to donate whatever they can to help the cause.
Because I know I recieve alot of traffic through my blog, someone will help! All donations are welcome, no donation is ever too small.
Cruz's Link at DSNetwork!

This is my sister Jennifer and superboy Cruz!

That's my brother-in-law, Raul with his boy!

Cruz loves the water and especially his duck!

Cruz is a very happy boy with lots of support and a big loving family who loves him more than the world!

For future updates on Cruz and his progress please visit his blog Cruz's Chronicles.
Please don't forget to go to the above link and donate to the DSNetwork today!
I thank you from the bottom of my Whim & Fancy Heart and so does Cruz!
Happy Holidays, Good Karma & God Bless!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Oh! Jackie "O"

I know Jackie "O" would love these pill box hats! These little beauties are my tribute to her! They are all hand creped and machine sewn. Each design was done with love and inspiration that my daughters gave me everytime one of them tried one on and asked me how they looked...."Lovely, just lovely", I told them. ~ Ann-Denise, Queen of Crepe
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Vintage Indie Studio Sneak

With the holidays quickly approaching, I have neglected to share a bit of delightful news with everyone! Gabreial Wyatt, Editor and Writer for,Vintage Indie Mag, Vintage Pulse,and Indie Wedding Guide has written up a studio sneak on me! Stop on over and take peek and while your at it, check out Vintage Indie's new marketplace and what goodies they have to offer this holiday season!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

~Dia De Los Muertos~

Welcome to the Bloglandia party hosted by Rodrigvitz Style!
It's in celebration of Dia De Los Muertos also known as The Day of the Dead. One is to take time and honor those that were near and dear to you by creating an altar of the loved ones' favorites foods and items.

Hand Creped Flowers

Pan Dulce

My loving grandmother Lucinda

Thank you Stephanie for hosting a lovely party! And an opportunity to honor my grandma, Lucinda Silva Fuentes!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Marie Antoinette!

I feel a birthday party coming on! I wonder for who?

It must be for Marie Antoinette!

Oh my! What a beautiful headpiece! White paper curls and a rhinestone and crepe paper tiara
made especially for the birthday girl!

I think the fireworks are about to begin! Marie loves fireworks!

The King of Spain sent this bottle of bubbly over to tickle our noses!

A toast...To the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette!!!

England has sent the lovely party favors for all of the guests!

Marie's husband has spoiled her again with the finest and most elaborate
shoes that the shoemaker could create!

Happy Birthday Marie!
Thank you to our wonderful hostess and very talented artist
Joy Jones of Cupid's Charm.
Please visit her blog and fancy yourselves to all the other beautiful birthday
wishes created just for Marie Antoinette!