Sunday, October 28, 2012

Octoberfest 2012 Blog Hop



Happy Octoberfest 2012!
Rita from Toltec Jewels
announced she was hosting a blog hop that had to do with Octoberfest, 
I wanted to get in on it..
October brings lots of fun to our household...
Halloween,  The World Series, Fall & Friendship.
I wanted to share two things that I love but have come together as one.
I have a love for horror films and graphic designs.
So I decided to share some of my fav tags that either I have made or have been made for me.
I hope you enjoy them as I enjoy making them.


 A good friend of mine Dina made this for me as I love 
Jack Skellington :)



Saw is definitely one of my fav movies.. 

 The Walking Dead is a fierce tv show about Zombies.


A tag collection is not complete without a
Halloween taggie.


Halloween without Thriller is like
trick or treating without candy.. lol

A few Frankenstien taggies



 I hope you enjoyed a few of my tags.
I know I enjoy making them.

I also wanted to share something I made
with some seed beads..

I know it is something small, but this is my first attempt at using a pattern..

::Here are the other participants of the blog hop::

HOST:: Toltec Jewels            http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com  

Heather Otto                     http://www.thecrafthopper.com
U HERE:: Mischelle Fanucchi            http://www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
Marlene Cupo                   http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com
Shaiha Williams                  http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com 
Shelly Graham Turner        http://shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com/ 
Shelly Joyce                       http://www.aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com/
Charlie Jacka                     http://clay-space.com/blog/
Pam Sears                         http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Margareta Saari                 http://magsinhelmet.blogspot.com/
Marita Suominen                http://momentofjewelry.blogspot.fi/
Lisa Posthumus                  https://www.facebook.com/lisa.posthumusharper
Jeannie Dukic                     http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog 
Cheri Reed                         http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Arlene Dean                       http://aglassbash.blogspot.com/
Duffy Blevins                      http://bubbasjewels1.blogspot.com/
Susan Kennedy                  http://suebeads.blogspot.com/
Dita Basu                           http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com/
Sonya Ann Stille                 http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com/
Audrey Allen                      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wrapped-Up-In-Magic/145456948869148
Kashmira Patel                   http://sadafulee.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer                 http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Kris Mattingly                    https://www.facebook.com/kris.h.mattingly
Lennis Carrier                    http://www.windbent.net/
Shannon Hicks                   http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/
Paula Hisel                         http://simplybeadiful.weebly.com/simply-stated.html
Karin Slaton                       http://backstorybeads.blogspot.com/
Shirley Moore                    http://www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache                http://www.allprettythings.ca/
Valeria G. Rome                http://fancysphynxdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lo                                     http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.com/
Zoe Marcin                       http://beadsteaandsweets.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Lawson                http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Kimberly Booth                 http://thepinkmartiniboutique.blogspot.com/
Sherri Stokey                    http://www.knotjustmacrame.com
Tanya McGuire                  http://www.tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/  
Debbie Rasmussen             http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com/
Christine Stonefield             http://sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com/
Tanty Sri Hartani                http://tjewellicious.blogspot.com/
Sandra McGriff                  http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano              http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Evelyn Shelby                     http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/
Colene Waltermire              https://www.facebook.com/groups/426147797447039/?fref=ts
Lee Nova                           https://www.facebook.com/groups/426147797447039/?fref=ts



Happy Halloween
&& 
Happy Octoberfest
hugs..
Mischelle

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Holiday Bling Blog Hop Reveal




A day late and a dollar short.
Lately since I got sick, that is how my life has been.
So yes I am late with my reveal, I went to the hospital
because I was getting tired of laying on my couch.
I could tell the boys were getting restless with one another.
And when I am sick, you know nothing gets done around here.. lol

Anyhow, Marlene and Shelley hosted a Holiday Bling Blog Hop and I had
to get in on it.  I was partnered with the wonderful Shelly Joyce

So I got on it and was going to go one way with what I had in mind.
But then my daughter found these cute gingerbread man beads, so I had to use them.
When I received my package from Shelly, I fell in love with the bracelet..
I love everything about this bracelet.. 
Take a look for yourself :)




Also included in my package was a lovely pair of earrings.


And here they are together :)



I would love to thank Shelly for such a beautiful gift.
I will def be wearing this alot.

I would also like to thank Marlene and Shelley for hosting such a fun blog hop.
Here is a list of the others who participated in the hop.
Check them all out.

Michelle Fanucchi http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
 Monique Urquhart http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Therese Frank http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Heather Otto http://www.thecrafthopper.com
Jo-Ann Woolverton  http://itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.com
Linda Florian http://lilysofthevalleyjewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Rasmussen http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Lo/  Lynn Jobber  http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.com
Leanne Loftus http://firstimpressiondesign.blogspot.com
Rita/Toltec Jewels http://www.toltecjewels.blogspot.com
Shelly Joyce http://www.aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Lennis Carrier http://www.windbent.net
Marla Gibson http://spiceboxdesigns.blogspot.com
Mary Howell Govaars http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Linda Younkmann www.lindysdesigns.blogspot.com
Shirley Jones Moore http://​www.beadsandbread.blo​gspot.com
Melinda Orr http://www.orrtec.blogspot.com
Marlene Cupo http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com
Shelley Graham Turner http://shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Sonya Stille  http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com
Dyanne Cantrell http://deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Anindita Basu http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
Dee Elgie  http://cherryobsidia.blogspot.com
Gina Hockett http://freestyleelements.blogspot.com
Lori Jean Poppe http://lorillijeanscreativecorner.blogspot.com
Charlie Jacka http://clay-space.com/blog
Stephanie Stamper (Woods) http://skwds.blogspot.com
Mary Hicks, Shannon Hicks http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com




Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sequintastic:: The Reveal





Finally I am back on the net.  I had been away for a bit (2 weeks) and was hoping that I would make it in time
to do the blog hop and guess what??  I did =)  
Sarah from Saturday Sequins is hosting her first blog hop.
I love crafting and stuff and really have not gotten a chance to make anything revolving sequins.
I had been wanting to make some ornaments for Christmas for a while now.
The templates I made are not exactly what I envisioned, but they came out great.
I am still working on a few of them, so I will be posting the ones I finished.
I decided to make snowflakes and Christmas trees.
Here are the flakes


I loved the silver but wanted to switch it up with some color...
This resulted in.......


All together....


I was not sure if I liked the red back ground, and being a newbie still to the whole 
photo taking scene, I changed it up a bit and tried the white background.


Ugh..... too dark.
I guess more practicing is in my future.. lol
Now for my trees, because I don't want to leave them out....


I just need to add the sequins and I will update those looks hopefully tomorrow or Monday.
So that is what I did with the sequins...
Here is a list of everyone who joined in the fun.

Have a great weekend..
Mischelle


Participants!!!!









































Friday, September 7, 2012

Creative Chaos: 'sockapalooza' Results & F.F. #9!

 Hey everyone....
Just a short blog for now to let you all know Skye is having another contest and did announce the winners of her socks contest... Check it out here..... Creative Chaos
Good luck because that is one nice helping of soup :)
Have a great day.
Mischelle

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cloudy with a Chance of.........



Every morning before I get my coffee on & settle in to read blogs 
& stuff, I love to go out & see what the day has in store.
There was just something about the clouds today that 
brought back some great memories for me.

I remember one time my brother and I were playing near a creek
& it had stepping stones.
I was going from stone to stone and I missed one.
Feel right into the water.
And it was VERY deep.
At the time I did not know how to swim. 
Lets just say that creek turned into a river for me and 
I almost drowned that day.

The clouds in the sky reminded me of the stepping stones.

::Here was my view this morning::


I also want to start taking more photos to
get better at it.
Before I would just get candid shots of 
my mom on the toilet, my aunt when she would first wake up
or the dogs fornicating.
I know weirdo.. lol
But I am now older & wiser.
Guess that is a good thing for the family.. HA!

Did anything today remind you of  a happy memory? 
I would love to hear about it.
Have a great day!
Mischelle

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pay It Forward Handmade


Hey Hey everyone.
I know I have not been blogging as much as I would like to. With the boys going to school && looking for a job, I really have not had time.
Anyhow, today I was in the Bead Soup Cafe && 
I was going through the posts when I came across this post from Terra Beadworks && her latest blog sounds 
cool.



Here are the rules:
I will send a surprise gift to the first three people to comment on this post. The gift will be a handmade surprise by me and I will send it to you sometime in the next 365 days. All you need to do is the following: 
Leave me a comment and include your email address (if your profile doesn’t link back) so I can get in touch with you about your mailing address and some other information about yourself. 
To complete signing up, you MUST play along too by blogging a similar post and pledging to make a surprise for the first 3 people who comment on it. 
So, do you want to play along? Comment below, and I’ll send a thoughtful gift to the first three people who do.  

Have a wonderful week =)
Mischelle




Saturday, September 1, 2012

Challenge of Travel Blog Hop

The Island of Samoa




When I think of Samoa, I automatically think of WWE wrestling.. LOL
Seriously.. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Samoa Joe, Umaga
But after reading  a bit, I found that the people are very giving people and love to
use a lot of coral, abalone, tortoise shell and mother of pearl when making just about anything.
Here is what I came up with.



(My photos do not do them justice.. Something I need to work on)



::You can find the other participants here::

NameBlogRegion ChosenInspiration Nation
Monique Urquhart http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.ca /Africa Burkina 
FasoNiky Sayers http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk/ Africa Egypt
Therese Frank http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com Africa Kenya
Raychelle Heath http://abeadloveaffair.blogspot.com/Africa Lesotho
Joan Williams www.lilrubyjewelry.wordpress.com Africa Mauritania
Sherri Stokey http://www.KnotJustMacrame.com Africa Senegal
Regina Santerre http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com Africa Seychelles
Raida Disbrow http://havanabeads.blogspot.com Africa Tanzania
Kristi Wodek http://livedinlife.blogspot.com Africa Zimbabwe
Sally Russick http://www.thestudiosublime.com  Americas Brazil
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com Americas Mexico
Tracy Stillman http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com Americas USA
Sandra Wolberg http://city-of-brass-stories.blogspot.de Asia India
Tanya Goodwin http://pixiloo.blogspot.com Asia Japan
Susan Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com Asia Japan
Tanya Boden http://fusionmusebangkok.blogspot.com/ Asia Japan
Inge von Roos http://ingetraud.wordpress.com Asia Laos
Erin Prais-Hintz http://treasures-found.blogspot.com Asia Nepal
Dee Elgie http://cherryobsidia.blogspot.com Asia Phillipines
Carolyn Lawson http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com Asia South Korea
Lisa Stukel http://carefreejewelrybylisa.blogspot.com Asia Sri Lanka
Shelley Graham Turner http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com Europe Austria
Mallory Hoffman http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/ Europe Bosnia
 HerzegovinaPaige Maxim http://www.pmaximdesigns.blogspot.com Europe France
Jenny Davies-Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog Europe Germany
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com Europe Greece
Evelyn Shelby http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/ Europe Iceland
Holly Westfall http://silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com/ Europe Ireland
Rebecca Siervaag http://www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com Europe Ireland
Toltec Jewels http://toltecjewels.blogspot.com Europe Ireland
Lee Koopman http://StregaJewellry.wordpress.com Europe Ireland
Laren Dee Barton http://larendeedesigns.blogspot.com Europe Italy
Cindy Wilson http://www.mommysdreamcreations.blogspot.com Europe Norway
Kathleen Lange Klik http://ModernNatureStudio.blogspot.com Europe Poland
Shaiha Williamshttp://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/ Europe Portugal
Jennifer Justman http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/ Europe Romania
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com Europe Spain
Lola Surwillo http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com Europe Sweden
Kim Hora http://www.kimmykats.com Europe Switzerland
Leanne Loftus http://firstimpressiondesign.blogspot.com Europe The Netherlands
Patti Vanderbloemen http://myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com Europe The Netherlands
Marcie Carroll http://labellajoya.blogspot.com Europe Turkey
Marlene Cupo http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com Oceania Federated States of MicronesiaIne Vande Cappelle http://jewelsbyine.blogspot.com Oceania Fiji
Tammie Everly http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com/ Oceania Guam
Alice Peterson http://www.alice-dreaming.blogspot.com Oceania Kiribati
Elisabeth Auld http://www.beadsforbusygals.com Oceania Nauru
Susan McClelland http://mistheword12.wordpress.com/ Oceania New Zealand
D Lynne Bowland http://islandgirlsinsights.blogspot.com Oceania New Zealand
Denielle Hagerman http://somebeadsandotherthings.com Oceania New Zeland
Rebecca Anderson http://songbeads.blogspot.com Oceania Papua New Guinea
Mischelle Fanucchi http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/ Oceania Samoa   *thats me*
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com Oceania Solomon Islands
Cece Cormier http://www.thebeadingyogini.com/ Oceania Tonga
Emma Todd http://www.apolymerpenchant.com Oceania Tuvalu
Debbie Price http://greenshoot.blogspot.com Oceania Vanuatu