Saturday, September 25, 2010

Enchanted Forests

It is still hot here in Arizona even though it is the end of September. I really do not deal with the heat very well. I dream of the day I can escape again to a cooler climate and take adventurous, magical hikes through a beautiful cool forest. I love the forest! It is on my list to get to the Redwood forest someday soon. With such giant-sized trees, I imagine I will get a chance to feel what it would be like to fairy-sized! Miniature in comparison. Watch this video I found on Youtube and imagine yourself in one of these majestic giants.

The best memories I have of heavenly hikes through forests and nature are from my 2 years living in southeast Alaska. I was living in Haines which is part of the temperate rainforest that covers the inside passage of Alaska. Unfortunately I didn't have a digital camera back in 2000 and I don't have a scanner to show some of my own photos. So I found some from other travelers. This first picture is of the amazing flower called Fireweed. They grow in thick fields at least 6 feet tall! There was this gorgeous patch of Fireweed in the park of Haines where I lived. They had this little pathway carved out to walk through. So Beautiful.

Then from any number of spots around town you could step off the road onto a trail through the enchanted forests surrounding the town. I used to collect twigs and then tie or glue them into fairy-sized furniture. Some were doors. Then I tucked them into some of the nooks and hollows peeking out of the thick mossy carpet that billowed up from the forest floor.

For now I must just dream and imagine that I am there.  Somewhere cool, green, and rejuvinating.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dark Night Collection

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mini Treasure Hunt is a Gift Certificate!

I just wanted to share this fun idea I had for a Gift Certificate for my store.  I made it through Smilebox.  It is an animated mini treasure hunt!  When you get to the "treasure" the recipient finds out that it is an e-gift certificate for Gypsy G Designs.  It's adds that extra "something" when giving a gift over the internet, making it more festive, fun, and unique.  You can find the link right on the home page of my website.  Click on the PLAY button below to view the mini treasure hunt for yourself.  Let me know what you think.  If you want a different dollar amount just email me and I'll make one up for you. 

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

How Many Can You Find?

The Summer heat is making me Crazy!

How many of these "summer heat" banners can you find on my website?  Look for the red hot flames and then tell me how many you have found when you place your order.  You will recieve a "FREE" gift just for having some fun!