Tuesday, July 23, 2013

When Dreams Turn Into Plans



We are headed across the pond!  Something we have wanted to do for sometime!  We will be visiting the man's homeland - Denmark and while we are in the area - Norway and Sweden.  And research shows.... I am going to be in full on overload of artistic inspiration!  Design Design Design!!!!


Travel planning used to be calling your "triple A" guy and getting a trip tick or flip something like that.  Today... the sweet wonderful internet!  Google street maps allow you to trek down here or there
to take a peek into an area you might be considering.  Folks who have wandered in these spots
before, post travel logs, blog posts and feedback tid bits on various travel sites.
Here is a peek at what I found...
This next one happens to be about the street our apartment is on...
Check out the timely publication of this sweet little book of must see shops!
Planning... it may very well be my favorite part!  Well, I'll let you know after the trip.  Probably will not rank top of the list.... but it is on the list.  I love the research and discovery.  If I have some ground work done... I'm a little more prepared to "go with the flow" as things come.

Travel Book
Dispatch From LA - a wonderful blog by Mary Ann Moss
Wonderful posts on her art and her travels.  She also offers online classes.
I took much of what I used in this book from her "Ticket to Venice" class.
She also traveled to Norway just about a year ago... she stayed in Bergen and thanks
to her posts.... so will we!
If you are in or have traveled to these parts... send your - not to be missed - list!
I'll be excited to come back here and have new things to share!
It's nice when dreams turn into plans....

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Little Man

Corbin Richard Clark
May 1, 2013
8lbs 5oz - 20 inches
all adorable!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Made Fair This Sunday in Missoula.... BIG SALE!

If you're going to have a sale.... do it big! 
50% OFF!
Jewelry -  Originals - Prints - Journals
Come by my booth - Rusty Truck Design at
 The Made Fair Sunday June 30TH.
10AM - 5PM
Caras Park in Missoula
downtown by the river under the
big white tent
you'll find the BIG SALE!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Prairie Sisters Bound!

 I am so excited to get a spot at
The Prairie Sisters Party!
This Saturday May 4TH
from 10-4
I will have lots of fun jewelry and
old cases full of vintage bits....
I cleaned out the watchmakers cupboard....
and oh... my ... all kinds of goodness to be had!
So come on out to the Missoula County Fair Grounds this Saturday!
See You There!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Step Right Up! - Baby Shower Fun!

A Circus of Fun!
Planning a party is always fun... planning a shower for your first grandbaby... a blast!

A Circus theme brings with it all kinds of fun inspiration!
Color - Pattern - Animals - Bits of this and that...
What did we do before Pinterest?
Resources and Ideas at a "pin"!
Love it!
Candy and Cupcake Bar

Banners & Trays on upside down glittery planters - a great find
post holidays!  Once you have a theme... the little bits
just appear! 

Here she is... my little girl about to be a Mama! 
She has been one of my best teachers... this is one lucky little one!

The shower was held at A Carousel for Missoula
Missoula's very own hand carved (by locals) wooden Carousel.
It is a beautiful venue and the perfect backdrop for a baby shower!
Photo Booth Fun!


The Food Crew
Dad to be Tyler - Uncle Bryce - Good Friend Andy

Grandpa to be Toby & Auntie Annie did an amazing job on the food...
Yep... those are huckleberry scones and they were amazing!

Thank you to all the Family & Friends who joined us for this celebration!

Cousin Ali... guessing a date for the little man's arrival

The guest book above is a fun way to have everyone sign in!
You can find them here... on etsy.
A candy bar needs candy jars... these were so fun to make!

 Team Shower...  a crafty bunch....
We used all those kindergarten skills...
cut & paste...
 match a triangle to a triangle...
All to see this smile.... All day long!


Tyler had as much fun as Lauren!
It was heartwarming to have such support surround them
in welcoming this sweet boy!
Handmade gifts that will be a treasure for a lifetime.
Sweet toys... that may be played with before he arrives!


Welcome Baby Clark!

We'll be right here... waiting for you to arrive!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Make Room - A Little One is On The WAY!

 We are so happy to share in the news! 
Tyler & Lauren are having a baby!
Yes... that means what you think it means....
we will be Grandparents!
The search for fun, inspiring bits of goodness!
Just back from a few play days in North Dakota.
 "Save that for me"  - Lauren
"I'll need it someday".... that day has come!
Bigger than the Moon (elephant painting,) has found its home!


 Diesel is ready and so is the room!
Sweet little animal faces
 You can find them here...theanimalprintshop
She also has a wonderful book you can find here...
 We love you bigger than the moon!
Where to find the goods.... I have received some emails about where this or that came from so I
decided I should go ahead and add it here for everyone... all three of you :)

Pic 1. Orange Lamp - Ikea via amazon, Green Curtains - Room 365 Target , Giraffe Banner - Cori Dantini Makes , Vintage Book Page Banner - Made by Me , Book Ledge - Ikea (store only), Bears & Birds Plush - Woolsies , Moon and Earth - Amazon , Tables - Vintage, Books - Missoula Book Exchange

Pic 2.  The Fox - Layla Grayce

Pic 3. Whale Print - Urban Outfitters , Clock - Target , Rug - Urban Outfitters , Giraffe, Changing Pad - Amazon & Cover - Land of Nod, Swaddles by Aden & Anais - Amazon , Skip Hop Zoo Stack - Amazon , Birp Cloths - etsy here , Elephant Watering Can - Ace Hardward, Owl and Elephant - Woolsies, Crib and Hutch - Craigslist - a JCPenny Set

Pic 4 Bigger than the Moon - Elephant Painting - Etsy here , Lion Mobile - Layla Grayce, Mobile Jungle - Layla Grayce, Crib Bedding - Room 365 Target ,

If I missed anything just let me know.