Please Help a Family Friend Dying From Cancer

October 11th, 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

This is completely off-topic from my normal posts, but a good friend and her family are in a rough spot and could use all the help and support they can get right now.  If you’d like to read more about her story, go here.

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One Crayon Color Challenge

May 5th, 2012 | Uncategorized | 22 Comments »

Welcome to my One Crayon Color Challenge submission.  I apologize for how short this is, but I’m really sick.  As you can see, my color was blue.  I would have liked to take more pictures, but I didn’t have the chance to, so I just wanted to make sure I at least had my submission up.  For this particular bracelet, I used blue goldstone for the focal.  For the rest I used a combination of Chinese turquoise, dark blue sodalite, blue agate, lapis lazuli, freshwater pearls, and blue magnesite.

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Red

Orange

 Yellow

Blue

Rebecca Anderson  http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache  http://allprettythings.ca
Sandi Volpe   http://sandivolpe.com

 Green

Jenny Davies Reazor   http://www.jdaviesreazor.com
Elizabeth Auld  http://beadsforbusygals.com

Purple

Jennifer Judd Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com

Brown

Black

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Messy Workshop Blog Hop Revisited

April 28th, 2012 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I had so much fun yesterday participating in the Messy Workshop Blog Hop put on by B’sue  (of B’sue Boutiques).  This was my very first blog hop and I am definitely hooked and cannot wait to participate in another!  Unfortunately, due to frequent stops to get one of my kids a glass of chocolate milk, a snack, let the dog out, and eventually meeting up with a friend, I wasn’t able to visit everyone’s page.  Today, I am determined to continue making my way through the list.  Armed with my favorite coffee cup filled to the brim with steaming hot coffee, I continue my trek.

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Messy Workshop Blog Hop Party :)

April 27th, 2012 | Uncategorized | 13 Comments »

Welcome to B’sue’s  (of B’sue Boutiques)  Messy Workshop Blog Hop!

So, here it is, the chaos that is my workspace.  Usually, it is in some state of disarray, but four times a year, my college textbooks get added to the mix.  Add to it having three kids ages five, four, and two and, well…you can see where this is going.

I do try to keep somewhat organized, as you can see, there are storage containers that house my beads, findings, stringing material, wire, tools, etc.  Buried under my books is my laptop I use when I’m on the go working on photography.  My kids’ Nintendo DS Lites seem to have found a resting space on top of my hot laminator.  I’m guessing they thought that was a great spot for them.  Under the pile of paper from all the IEP meetings I’ve been attending for my oldest, is my beading tray with several projects in various stages of doneness.  I also have a lot of my finished pieces packed away in the clear organizer under my husband’s camera bag that seems to have found a home in my work area.  Believe it or not, just a couple weeks ago the entire workspace was well organized and without the madness you see now.

So, what comes from all of this?  Here are a few examples:

 

 

 

MESSY WORKSHOP BLOG PARTICIPANTS

Brenda Sue Lansdowne

http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com/

Robin Delargy:

http://looloosbox.blogspot.com/

Kim at Cianci Blue

http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Jazwick-Smith

http://hudathoughts-jennifer.blogspot.com/

Mary Shannon Hicks

http://www.uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/

Tracy Swartz

http://tracyswartz.com/category/blog

Jacqueline Marchant

http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/

Lynnea Perry Bennett

http://designsbylynnea.blogspot.com/

Terry Matusyk

http://pinkchapeau.wordpress.com/

Laurel Steven

http://laurelsteven.blogspot.com/

Dr. Brassy Steamington

http://drbrassysteampunk.blogspot.com/

Pamela Takeshige

http://www.crittersandthings.blogspot.com/

Kris Lanae Binsfeld

http://www.cherishdesigns.wordpress.com/

Outre Art

http://theartistspaintbox.wordpress.com/

Linzi Alford

http://www.magpieintheskyspoilheaptales.blogspot.com/

Deb Davis

http://naturaltreasuresbydeb.blogspot.com/

Tamara Jones

http://irrysistablejewels.wordpress.com/

Harry Wood

http://www.oscarcrow.blogspot.com

Gerry Nickerson

http://gersgems1.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Owens-Dwy

http://www.thepolymergeek.blogspot.com/

Georgene Lockwood

http://sylvanavintagedesigns.wordpress.com/

Charisa Sloper

http://www.blog.obsidiansoda.com/

Jennifer Justman

http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/

Beanzie

http://the-vintage-heart.blogspot.com/

Mary Deis

http://mdeis.blogspot.com/

Cheri Reed

http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/

Sondra Kolner

http://scrappybydesign.weebly.com/index.html

Sonya Ingersoll-Stille

http://www.dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com/

Lori Anderson

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/

Sandra McGriff

http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca/

Shelly Joyce

http://www.aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com/

Joan Williams

http://www.lilrubyjewelry.wordpress.com/

Kashmira Patel

http://sadafulee.blogspot.com/

Deb Beechy

http://beetique56.blogspot.com/

Ginger Bishop

http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/

Kelli Jacobson

http://creativemoonjewelryandthings.com/

Natalie McKenna

http://www.grubbi.co.uk/

Andrew Thornton

http://andrew-thornton.blogspot.com/

Mary Govaars

http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com/

Kate Mulligan

http://mulliganstewjewelry.blogspot.com/

Lisa Lodge

http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com/

Tami Luchini

http://ssprocketsmetal.blogspot.com/

Monique Lula

http://www.moniquelula.com/blog/

Lee Koopman

http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com/

Jayne Capps

http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com/

Susan Lloyd

http://designsbysusan-dbs.blogspot.com/

Cynthia Wainscott

http://www.exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Amanti

http://www.stephaniesjewelrybox.blogspot.com/

Alicia Marinache

http://www.allprettythings.ca/

Sam Hamp

http://hampgirl59.blogspot.com/

Lennis Carrier

http://www.windbent.net/

ENJOY!

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New Winner Announced For the Earring Giveaway!

January 6th, 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A new winner was drawn for the giveaway, please join me in congratulating her! She has confirmed her shipping address and her prize has been shipped :) (more…)


Leap Into Action Giveaway

January 4th, 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Welcome to the “Leap Into Action Giveaway” – We are giving away a LeapFrog LeapPad With carrying Case (more…)


Giveaway Winner Announced!!!

December 31st, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The giveaway ended at midnight EST and a winner has been picked, check to see if it was you! (more…)


Win a KitchenAid Mixer! (Off Topic, but Worth the Read!)

December 23rd, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

This is a little off topic, but since I love baking, I thought it’d be nice to share this opportunity with my readers. Please take a moment to check out this (more…)


GIVEAWAY!!!

December 12th, 2011 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

To help promote my blog and shop, I am giving away one pair of earrings of the winner’s choice, up to $25 to one of my readers!!! Enter below:

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Been a Little Under the Weather

December 11th, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

My apologies for the lack of posting, I’ve been battling a four day long migraine. I am hoping to get some pictures taken of some gorgeous stuff I received in the mail on Thursday so I can show them off and help to promote a great Etsy shop that I adore :)

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