Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Look What I Won!!!! Yippee!!

I can't help myself! I just can't keep it to myself!! I finally won a giveaway!! Wow! Never happens to me. I'm so excited! And the photo at the top of this post is what I won! I showed the photo of it to my 5 year old grandson and he said "Grandma, where are you going to put it?" I said "I'm not sure yet." He said "Well, you can give it to me!" Ha ha ha! He loves it too! And I can tell you that in person, it is just as beautiful if not more than what you see in the photo!! Thanks so much Cathy of Artsy Butterfly! Check out her blog HERE! Also if you want to see all her pretties, how about checking out her Etsy SHOP! I LOVE her artwork! I know you will too! Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Beads, Beads And More Beads!!!

That's what I did this weekend! Went crazy online and bought MORE beads!! Can you believe it? It's not like I don't have enough, LOL! I just have a weakness when it comes to beads!! I guess I just spent way to much time online in a bored state of mind, although I wasn't a bit bored!! Whatever the problem was, I did get a bit carried away.... not only on Saturday, but then again on Sunday too! Will this madness ever end???

Anyway, the bracelet you see at the top of this post triggered a bit of the spending. I loved the beads so much in this one, as well as the charm, that I simply HAD to order more! You understand, don't you? The sad part is, I just received those in the mail on Friday!! The Etsy seller beadsnsupplies has wonderful beads! I love Czech beads! So I did stay busy over the weekend and created several things. Stay tuned for more new creations being listed in my shop! I'll be adding all week!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Getting Creative......Again!

These earrings are so cute!! I love the copper hearts and the silver together, don't you?

The last few days have been extremely busy for me. No...not because of Christmas. As Jehovah's Witnesses, we don't celebrate Christmas. But we have been providing snacks, baked goods, coffee, tea, etc. for a special school that is going on this weekend! A LOT of work. But even though it has been busy, I have managed to find some time to make a few new items for my shop, and I thought maybe I'd let you all have a sneak peek at them. I'll be listing them as the week goes on.

These earrings are beads from an older pair that I decided needed to be updated. Gunmetal!!

I love the pinkish colored coral beads in this one. I know....they look more orange! Even in my light-box I was not able to capture the exact color! But I love this one!

This bracelet is AWESOME!! The focal bead is so pretty! I hope someone falls in love with this one!

These are really cute! I used Lapis nuggets for these and Swarovski bicones in dark indigo blue!

If any of these appeal to you more than others, leave me a comment below and that will be the first item I'll list.....tomorrow!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

That's What Friends Are For!

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked

Bernard Meltzer quotes

Yesterday I experienced that first hand. I was distraught due to a lack of sleep and I dumped on my friend Deb. She didn't judge me...she just listened and then simply told me I would feel better after getting some much needed sleep! What a wonderful friend!!! Thanks Deb!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Turtle Tuesday

(Here's a sneak peek at a new bracelet I haven't listed yet! Do you like it?)

So dubbed because I know for a fact that I will be moving VERY slowly today. Didn't get much sleep last night. Guess maybe it was the eclipse or something...I don't know, but I'm going on about 5 hours of sleep for today. Blaaaahh!

I hope you all have a wonderful day today!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wordless Saturday!

Not much to say today, so I dubbed it wordless Saturday. I wanted to share this cute photo of my granddaughter eating an orange!! She was really enjoying it wasn't she!

"Grandchildren are the treasures of a long life."
Don't know who wrote that, but it fits!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Wonderful Giveaway By A Wonderful Photographer!!

I just wanted to announce a wonderful giveaway going on from now until next Wednesday!! Wouldn't you just love to win the above photo?? I would!! So I entered too! If you want to enter, please click HERE to connect with her blog and get the details!!

Have a wonderful day and weekend too!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Blast From The Past! And We Have A Winner!!

Sometimes we feel we would love to leave the past in the past. Well, in many ways, I agree with that. The past brings up sorrows as well as happy times too. But one of the turning points in every young person's life, is graduating from high school and getting on with their lives. So I decided to show you all my senior picture, when I was ready to "get on with my life!"

A year after graduation, I married my high school sweetheart and we've been married for 38 1/2 years now and have 2 children, both boys, two wonderful daughter in laws, and 2 grandchildren, a boy and a girl. It's been a lot of years, but I can honestly say that we've been happily married all these years. I do think it's because of the fact that shortly before we got married we learned what God's standards are for marriage and families. Any time we do things God's way, we succeed!

Okay, enough of that. You're all probably wondering who the winner of my giveaway is and which earrings they won. Well, here we go.......(drum rolls)....and the winner is:

Peggy Goodin!! Yay!!! And these are what she won:

I love having a happy winner!! And I know she will be a happy winner too!

But wait...........what's this???? I have 2 winners!! Yes, I said 2!!! I decided as a surprise, I would select 2 winners, and I hoped they would select different earrings too! The second winner won these:

Align CenterOkay.....I'll quit teasing now. Who won these?? You won't believe it, but it was Deb Malloy!!! Also know affectionately as "Wug!" Yippee!!!

So for the winners, I will need your approval and address information. Congrats to you both!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LAST DAY!!! GIVEAWAY --- In Celebration Of My 200th Sale!!

This is absolutely the last day for my giveaway!!! If you haven't entered yet, there is still time!! Please check out the rules HERE and feel free to enter!!! Tomorrow I will announce the BIG WINNER!!!

GIVEAWAY --- In Celebration Of My 200th Sale!!

My giveaway continues!! Only today and tomorrow left to get in on it! If you want to enter, please go to the rules HERE and let me know which ones you would want! Time is running out and I know you don't want to miss it!

Monday, December 13, 2010

GIVEAWAY --- In Celebration Of My 200th Sale!!

My giveaway is still going on! There's still time to enter! Check out the rules in yesterday's post! I wish you all the best on this one! The earrings up for grabs are also in yesterdays post. HERE is the link. Hope to hear from you soon. You can comment on this post as well! Thanks everyone.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

GIVEAWAY --- In Celebration Of My 200th Sale!!

Yep....here it is.....a giveaway!!! Not just ANY giveaway, but I'm celebrating my 200th sale!! So rather that choosing 1 pair of earrings to giveaway, I'm giving the winner a choice of 3 different ones! So now you're probably wondering...'what are the rules?' Well here's the list!

1. Leave me a message here and tell me which ones you would love to win! Leave me a way to contact you too!

For additional entries:

2. Promote this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and come back here and leave a link. If you promote on both, leave me 2 links and I'll add you 2 more times!

3. Follow my blog.

Easy rules aren't they? Now the drawing for the winner will be Thurs. morning. I will mail out the winning earrings either Thurs. afternoon or Friday morning depending on when I get the winners information.

So here are the earring choices. I hope you like at least 1 pair.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


You may wonder, "what was fast??" Well maybe you remember the other day when I listed this new necklace. Yesterday it SOLD!! I love that when that happens, don't you!! I know it will go to a wonderful home too!

Now I'm wondering why some of my other items haven't found a new home yet. Like this gorgeous bracelet:
Or how about these earrings?? :

They've been in my shop for awhile, and they're getting lonely!! I thought they were pretty, but I could be wrong.

I have a new pair of earrings I'm considering listing in the next day or two, but I don't want them to sit there forever. Do you think these will?

I guess the only way to know is to try it, huh? I'm going to be doing a giveaway in a few days. I'll let you in on the details soon! Stay tuned, okay?

Friday, December 3, 2010

This May Bore You, But.......

HERE is the link to visit this gorgeous treasury and click and leave a comment.

This post may be boring to you and if it is, I'm sorry. But a friend on FB and Twitter who also has a shop in Etsy, littlefoxphotos, put my earrings in here gorgeous treasury! I'm so proud to be a part of it! She made everything look so pretty and appealing too. Please take a look and leave a comment or two!

As you can see, I also added my latest treasury too! I made this one about an hour before I found out my earrings were in the above one. Once again, take a peek at it HERE, and please click on it and leave me a comment or two! I would very much appreciate it!!

Have a wonderful day and weekend! Keep warm!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Sale Is Over.......Now What???

As you are probably aware, my sale is over (no more pestering everyone about it!)......now what??? It was exciting to do that sale since I did have several sales from it! Yay! Thanks to all who supported me! I even got a custom order from it. Someone asked me to turn one of my purse charm/dangles into a long necklace with matching beads interspersed throughout the chain. You can see from the top photos how it turned out. Never mind the fat model or that photo....it's hard to take a photo of yourself! LOL Anyway, I loved the necklace so much I'm thinking of making more for my shop! What do you think??? Is it a good idea??? I would love your input!

Also, yesterday we got our first snowfall. Hubby put new tires on my car a couple of weeks ago so now more slipping, sliding or spinning! That would make a great song wouldn't it!! Oh, that's right the first part of it IS a song by Paul Simon, "Slip Sliding Away!" <<"Slip Sliding Away!" Click on it! You'll love the song!

Well I'm running out of things to say, but if you're in the mood, check out my dear friends shop, Wuglyees! She makes the most beautiful crocheted items! Look at this for example: If you want to look at it closer, click HERE. She has a matching hat too!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and I look forward to reading your blogs too!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Here is a sample of what I have. I renewed these this morning! View them HERE

I've sure been having fun with this sale! I have had several takers! I like that so much! But unfortunately all good things must come to an end and today IS the last day! Please take a few minutes and see if there's anything you might like! You can enter my shop HERE. Tomorrow I'll write a REAL blog post! LOL I want to show you something I've been working on for a customer. I love it! Till then, happy Wednesday!