February 16, 2009


susietassel2 That is the warm welcome that you will receive when you visit Susie Harris’ fun and inspirational blog! 

I have been visiting Susie’s blog for several months.  I love her decorating ideas, the little peeks into her home, her crafty ideas and her genuine posting style. 

Susie is one talented lady!   She makes tassels and she also makes signs like the one the below.  She hand paints and distresses each and every sign!  *swoon*

Recently, Susie has been wanting a fresh new look for her blog.  susiesignShe had a vision of what she wanted but wasn’t sure how to fully execute her vision. 

Susie had a great banner idea that she was using and she found an ad that she wanted to pull some inspiration from.  I quickly realized that my “usual” design style was not going to work for this blog design.  I was excited that I was going to be stretched a bit creatively (and, I was also a wee bit intimidated…hee hee…right, Susie?)  We put our heads together and went to work!  Everything clicked and fell into place. I just love it when that happens!

The inspiration:

The “before”:


Purty, fresh and clean…just as it was!

The “after”:


Ooooolala!  We took what she had and made it extra wonderful.

Susie was as sweet and genuine in our telephone consultation as she is at her blog.  She was very patient with me as we dealt with sickness at our house this week and a bloggy glitch!  It was truly an absolute pleasure to work with her.  Thank you, Susie!!  CLICK HERE to visit her new blog!  And, while you’re there, check out the fabulous goodies in her Etsy shop!

God bless,


February 6, 2009

Sprucing Up

Please excuse my mess as I spruce things up a little bit around The Creative Blog.  I’m doing a bit of pre-spring cleaning!  : D

God bless,