Romantic Blush with a Beach Twist

Romantic Blush mug

Side view

Good day everyone and thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane today.

I’m not really a beach person, but I do like the sea-foam blues and greens that give a “down the shore” feel (but without all the sandy cleanup). Added with the pink blush of roses and you get that romantic blush touch with a twist of beach.

The newest design in my LeisureLane1 shop is perfect for the romantic/shabby chic lover.

Spiral notebook

Postcard

To see any of the above products and more, click images.

I hope you enjoyed my newest design. And if you’d like to check out the many designs in my shop, click here. There is something for everyone – fairies, floral, funny, holiday, birthday, romantic, shabby chic, and so much more. Today, find something to laugh about, smile at a stranger, and expect good things to come your way, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1
Amazon Author

Tea and Friends

Teapot - good friendsHello friends,

You are invited to join me for a cup of tea while we visit Terri at Artful Affirmations for Teacup Tuesday.  Terri was one of the very first lovely ladies to welcome me in blogland.  Thank you, Terri.  And while you’re there, pop over to say hello to Martha, Terri’s tea-time partner.

teacuptuesday

I’ve been working on a couple of projects…sketching out the illustrations for the first of the Penelope Pumperschnook story book and paper doll series, and I recently recreated the cover for my second novella, “The Heart of Annie…The Strength of God.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

Note: Above altered teapot and rose photo by Marianne Coyne.  All rights reserved.

Roses In The Rubble

Roses In The Rubble

 When lives need to mend
God sends a friend.
A friend we’ve known for years,
Or one new to calm our fears.

When everything seems lost
They help to count the cost.
They never come too late,
To help with life’s harsh fate.

 God shows His love and care
By sending human angels where,
Amidst the toil and trouble
We find roses in the rubble.

 

 copyright©2008 Marianne Coyne

Until next time, may happy days abound!

 Marianne

Joining Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

Love and Blessings Rose Journal

Rose Journal 8aGood day, friends…

I’ve been wanting to transform a mini composition journal I’ve had for quite some time.  I had some ideas in mind, but nothing seemed to motivate me to really sit down and pull the ideas together.

Then a few days ago my neighbor’s mother passed away.  We’ve known our neighbor and her family for 19 years.  My son grew up with her eldest son and daughter (twins), and I’ve watched all four of her children grow to be fine young adults.  I wanted to do something special for her, so I sat down and worked on the journal.

Rose Journal 11

I painted the binding, and used some lovely scrapbook paper for the cover.  Then I decorated it with some lace and leaves from a wonderful package I won from Terri at Artful Affirmations.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

I added some roses I had sculpted many years ago using polymer clay.  I also had quite a few rose petals I had also sculpted and incorporated some “falling” petals on the journal.

I thought that she might like to use it to write down some memories of her mom.  Upon giving it to her, and to my surprise, she said that she was going to use it for the very thing I had in mind.

Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane.  I hope you enjoyed the little rose journal.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

A Little Something Extra

If you’d like to see more creatively designed mini books, stop by and visit Florence at Florence and Freddie.

Joining the following:

Pink Saturday
Mosaic Monday

Stargazer and Hydrangea

Hello friends…

Some people bring home stray animals, I bring home stray clearance plants.  Like this beautiful Stargazer Lily!

Only one flower was opened when I brought it home a few days ago…look at it now!

The flower is lovely and the fragrance is divine.  I slipped off the pollen pads which doesn’t affect the fragrance at all.

I also brought home this beautiful hydrangea plant.  I just transplanted it in the front where it will get lots of shade.  Remember I live in good ole’  (SE) Texas where everything’s big including the heat and humidity index.

I paid only $5.oo each.

I also finally transplanted the miniature rose bushes I bought last year.  I hope they bloom better in the ground.  They didn’t do very well in the pots.

I am blessed because God has favored me with these beautiful flowers to nurture and enjoy.  What unexpected surprises did you bring home this week?

Joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.  You’re welcome to join the fun.  Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

A Little Something Extra

A quick sketch I made last night to keep the creativity flowing.

Roses In The Rubble

Hello Friends, and welcome to Leisure Lane…

I’ve written quite a few pieces on friendship.  The following is another one of the 15 minute poem exercises…this one about friends in our lives.  Enjoy!

Roses In The Rubble

When lives need to mend
God will send a friend.
A friend we’ve known for years,
Or one new to calm our fears.

 When everything seems lost
They help to count the cost.
They never come too late,
To help with life’s harsh fate.

God shows His love and care
By sending human angels where,
Amidst the toil and trouble
We find roses in the rubble.

copyright©2008 Marianne Coyne

Thank you for visiting today.  Until next time, may happy days abound.

Marianne

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