Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Purse

I'm head over heels with my new purse!

How to describe this cutie?  So cozy, so requiring a new pair of boots to coordinate!

I only wish I could have snagged the pillows!  But, the lovely & talented creator decided to hold on to them tightly.  I don't blame her!  So where are these fall fashions from?

Don't you just love that name?!


Check out her blog to see all the goodies she creates & then head to her Etsy shop to shop.

Natural Beauty Hair Barrette - Fresh Water Pearls - Medium Clip

Ocher and Navy Stripe - Artsy Hand painted Clutch

Her talent doesn't seem to cease.  I love this clutch!

Copper and Maroon Autumn headband


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Longing for Fall

I have to admit that I have not put out any of my fall decorations.  It is SO incredibly difficult to even think of fall when it is so unbelievably HOT outside.  Seriously, I may die of heat stroke if I open the door. Ugh.

I want cool breezes, jeans and a pair of fabulous boots.  I want to cuddle up with a cup of hot tea and watch my favorite show.  


Until that time comes, I'll live vicariously through the talented inspiring ladies of blogland.


Each of the photographs is linked to an amazing blog with wonderful fall tips.  Click on the photos and be prepared to be inspired!   unless its 105 degrees outside


Saturday, September 25, 2010

We've got a winner!

THE STORY SO FAR Magnetic Inspiration Memo Board made with Antique Ceiling Tin

Thank you all for participating in my first giveaway! 

It was really fun to read all the comments and visit all of your wonderful blogs!  
Custom Vintage Button Magnet Set for Magnetic Memo Board or Fridge 10pc Set

I won't keep you waiting....the winner is Stacy from Congratulations!!  Please contact me within 3 days to receive your gift certificate, or another winner will be chosen.

Rustic Coat Hook Rack made from Architectural Salvaged Wood Trim


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Joy Frameworks Giveaway

(c) Joy Frameworks
I think it's time for a giveaway. This is the first giveaway that I've hosted and am feeling a mix of excitement and nervousness. The unknown makes me nervous. 

So what am I giving away? A $40 gift certificate to my etsy shop,

HUGE Architectural Salvage Magnetic Memo Board from Antique Ceiling Tin  2ftx2ft / Only 1 Available /

The skinny on how to enter:
1. Become a follower of my blog. (1 entry)
2. Go to and then leave a comment here explaining which item you would choose & where you would put it. (1 entry)
3. Post about the giveaway on your blog. (1 entry)
4. Add to your bloglist. (1 entry)

BE SURE to leave a comment for each entry!

You have until midnight on 9/24 to enter.  The winner will chosen via Randomgenerator.Org and will be announced on 9/25.  The winner must contact me within 3 days of the announcement or another winner will be chosen.

This is so fun! My nervousness has disappeared and I'm now extremely excited!


Friday, September 17, 2010

A New Season

Even though I live in AZ and it is easily over 105 degrees, it feels like summer is over.  The evenings are cooling down, the pool water is cooling down and we're back into school mode.  I homeschool my kids, but there is something about the feeling of fall that puts you into school mode.

(c) Joy Frameworks

My online shop was filled with custom orders this summer.  People were buying items for room make-overs, weddings and new homes.  With fall, and their new busy schedules, the need for custom orders is slowing down.

(c) Joy Frameworks

Just like a good book, each page brings a new adventure.  I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to re-stock my shop.  My garage...and my husband...are thrilled that I now have time to re-stock my shop.

(c) Joy Frameworks

Whether you like to just browse on line for fun, find that unique item or be one of those amazing people who have their Christmas shopping completed in November, I'd love to share it all with you!

(c) Joy Frameworks

Here's to a new season and a new page.....and a clean garage!

(c) Joy Frameworks


{Photo Credits}
All photos are copyrighted by Joy Frameworks
Permission required for use ~ thank you

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dressing For Less

I love playing with the Polyvore site!  It's like shopping without a budget.  I've created a few outfits here and there to give you all an idea of my personal tastes & style.  

I was surprised at how much fun it was.  Then I was surprised that I was surprised.  Did I loose you yet?  What I mean is that fashion is a creative expression of who we are and being that I'm a creative person, why was I surprised that I enjoyed this creative outlet? I've grown into my style (and age, ahem), I've come to realize that I shouldn't just purchase some random shirt because it's a bargain.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE a bargain, but I should also LOVE the shirt.  Get it?  Okay, I digress.  

So, the other day I created an outfit on Polyvore & posted it on my blog.  Normally the enjoyment and the process ends there.  However, I happened to go shopping shortly after creating the online outfit and happened to stroll by the coat on the left.  
Dressing For Less

So cute!  The picture really doesn't do it justice.  It has an adorable ruffled collar which counteracts the biker feel and I just fell in love.  I thought, I'll just check it obligations.  Then I saw that it was on sale for $40.  I was hooked!  A coat I loved and a bargain?!  Who could argue that combination?  

All of a sudden, the Polyvore site took on a whole new light.  Sometimes, it's overwhelming to shop and pull together multiple pieces for an outfit.  Typically when I shop, I find a pair of shoes on one outing, a pair of jeans on another outing and so on.  Then I try to pull together pieces later at home.  Sometimes they work and sometimes I find out that I need to purchase an additional item to complete the outfit.  With Polyvore, I can create an outfit (at least something similar) and then have a goal in mind when shopping. Can you tell I'm a task oriented person?  

Breaking it down, the faux leather jacket I bought was $40.  It is a soft leather that could compete with the texture of an older real leather jacket that I own.  The inspiration jacket is made by JCrew and is real leather, but the price tag is also real...$595.  

Dressing For Less

Something about Fall makes me want to toss the flip flops & make-up-less days and be a little fussy.  In a good way.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall Outfit

Fall Outfit
Fall Outfit by joyframes featuring stud earrings

A mix of rough & feminine ~ my kind of style!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Oh, to rest that weary head...

LOVE the combination of contrasting textures & colors
+ sometimes art is all you need!

Did someone say "art"...check out that headboard!

Clean, eclectic, modern, it all!

Now, go rest that weary head. 


Monday, September 6, 2010

Marble Magnets Tutorial + an Etsy Update

If you haven't made Marble Magnets before, they are way simpler than you may think.  

The materials you need:
craft punch
glass marbles
scrapbook paper
scrapbook glue (Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents)
Rare Earth Magnets
Super Glue


1. First, I prefer to wash my marbles because they sometimes have a coat of dust.

2. Use a paper punch that is about the size of your marbles and punch the scrapbook paper.  

(Sorry, I don't have photos for most of these steps) 

3. Place 1 drop of your scrapbook glue on the paper circles that you punched out.

4. Place a (dry) marble on the paper & push down to work out any air bubbles.

5. I add an extra step of trimming loose paper ends from around the marble.  A little time consuming, but they look much more finished.

6. Place 1 drop of super glue on each magnet.   
 I prefer the rare earth magnets because nothing bugs me more than a magnet that falls every time I try to hang something up.  What's the purpose of a magnet that won't stick?

7. Take your completed glass marble w/ paper from step 4 & press it firmly on the magnet.

8.  Let dry and you're done!

Here are a few coming soon to my etsy shop:


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lost my marbles + an Etsy Update

I was working on a custom set of marble magnets to compliment one of my Antique Ceiling Tin Memo Boards for a wedding when I lost my marbles.

I've desperately needed to stock up my Etsy store and I love to offer marble magnets to compliment my memo boards.  So, I thought, I'm already making a few sets for this wedding, why not add a few more.

Well, these critters multiplied and I ended making well over 200.  Maybe even 300.

 Yep, lost my marbles.  

I would compare it to knitting (though I must admit I've never knitted).  From what people have told me, it's not complicated, just time consuming.  But, you get in a rhythm and before you know it you have a scarf.   Or, in my case 200-300 marbles.

I've added several sets to my Etsy shop, but need a break before I add the rest :|