Friday, November 30, 2007

It's Here! It's Here!

is TOMORROW, Sat. Dec. 1st! WOO HOO! Deena Warner and I have been working like crazy to create this online handcrafted marketplace. The site is beautiful, easy to navigate and chock full of the loveliest of handcrafted goods. Sign up for our newsletter to be entered for prizes and take advantage of the specials that each artist is providing for the Grand Opening! Thank you for supporting the independent artisan.

Deck the Blog

What a great idea! A deck your blog for the holidays contest!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Very Vintage Christmas

I altered this cigar box for a vintage Christmas feel. It will be listed in my shop in the new CREATIVE CALL STUDIOS MARKETPLACE during the grand opening on Dec. 1st!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Cottage Christmas

I love to see how other people decorate their homes for Christmas. Here's a few snapshots of mine.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Grand Opening ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

Creative Call Studios:

A gathering of Christian Artisans

Creative Call Studios has done what no other internet art site has done: brought together a diverse group of independent artisans whose work reflects their Christian beliefs and offered that work for sale to the public in a unique virtual market setting.

At Creative Call Studios, you will find the best work of juried artists in a variety of genres, including mixed media, collage, altered art, dolls, bears, primitives, folk art, contemporary art, wearable art, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, and pottery.

If having a “safe” place to buy your art isn’t enough, shoppers will also find shopping at Creative Call Studios is easy. Artisans accept a variety of payment methods, including, and most preferring, PayPal. We have created not only a beautiful website, but a user friendly one as well.

Creative Call Studios plans to launch the website with their Grand Opening on December 1. Make a point of putting
on your list of favorites. On December 1, grab a cup of coffee, pull up your chair, get your mouse finger warmed up with a few flexes and be prepared to admire and shop at the newest art studio on the ‘net. The artisans at Creative Call can’t wait to share their goodies with you!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

She is Pretty in Pink

My beautiful new friend, Deena Warner, has started a new blog journaling her fight with breast cancer. She was just diagnosed in late Oct. If you have or know anyone who has breast cancer, you should visit this blog. She offers a candid yet optimistic dialogue about her journey. And while you're there, lift her up in prayer. Visit her blog at

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A New Adventure!

Exciting News!!!! Deena Warner and Lennea Truesdell have collaborated to create the first online marketplace for independent Christian artists and Crafters.

The new website is called Creative Call Studios and you can preview it here at Each artist will have their own page to sell up to 8 items. You may preview a sample artist page on our website.

The mission of this new website is to
1)Offer consumers one stop shopping for handcrafted arts and crafts from some of the best Christian artists in the country.
2) Shine Christ’s light in the handcrafted marketplace.
3) Provide Christian artists another low-cost venue to market their goods with the benefits of pooled resources for advertising, access to press releases for your local newspaper or church newsletter and banner, hotlink button, avatar, and business card design. Creative Call Studios also has it’s own blog and private Yahoo group for members to share information and ideas.

If you are interested in having your own shop at Creative Call Studios, please e-mail Lennea Truesdell at And I will get you more details on how you can join us in this exciting new venture! Your first month is FREE! to give you a chance to try out this new venue and give us the chance to work out any kinks and get the word out about our site!

I consider this to be a ministry. I have previous experience in owning my own brick and mortar boutique, website, etsy and Ebay shops. I am a design team member for ZNE and a moderator for ZNE network as well as owner of a Yahoo! Group for Christian artists “Art in the Word”. I am volunteering my time and resources to establish this new website and am not looking to make a profit but only to cover ongoing expenses.

Lennea Truesdell

Friday, November 02, 2007

A couple more blog banner designs

A couple more blog banners. These will be listed on Etsy later today.

New Blog Banners

I've been having too much fun creating blog banners, so I'm offering my bog banners to you! The blog banners below are currently available and one-of-a-kind. No one else will EVER have your banner! All banners measure approx. 800pixels by 330 pixels. I'll be adding new ones to my Etsy shop frequently.

These banners are easy to install or I can install them for you on blogger ( blogspot).
The banners shown above are on Sale for the introductory price of only $8.00!
Many more styles and colors to come!