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..


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.

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!

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 

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 =)

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 /Africa Burkina 
FasoNiky Sayers Africa Egypt
Therese Frank Africa Kenya
Raychelle Heath Lesotho
Joan Williams Africa Mauritania
Sherri Stokey Africa Senegal
Regina Santerre Africa Seychelles
Raida Disbrow Africa Tanzania
Kristi Wodek Africa Zimbabwe
Sally Russick  Americas Brazil
Melissa Trudinger Americas Mexico
Tracy Stillman Americas USA
Sandra Wolberg Asia India
Tanya Goodwin Asia Japan
Susan Kennedy Asia Japan
Tanya Boden Asia Japan
Inge von Roos Asia Laos
Erin Prais-Hintz Asia Nepal
Dee Elgie Asia Phillipines
Carolyn Lawson Asia South Korea
Lisa Stukel Asia Sri Lanka
Shelley Graham Turner Europe Austria
Mallory Hoffman Europe Bosnia
 HerzegovinaPaige Maxim Europe France
Jenny Davies-Reazor Europe Germany
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson Europe Greece
Evelyn Shelby Europe Iceland
Holly Westfall Europe Ireland
Rebecca Siervaag Europe Ireland
Toltec Jewels Europe Ireland
Lee Koopman Europe Ireland
Laren Dee Barton Europe Italy
Cindy Wilson Europe Norway
Kathleen Lange Klik Europe Poland
Shaiha Williams Europe Portugal
Jennifer Justman Europe Romania
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca Europe Spain
Lola Surwillo Europe Sweden
Kim Hora Europe Switzerland
Leanne Loftus Europe The Netherlands
Patti Vanderbloemen Europe The Netherlands
Marcie Carroll Europe Turkey
Marlene Cupo Oceania Federated States of MicronesiaIne Vande Cappelle Oceania Fiji
Tammie Everly Oceania Guam
Alice Peterson Oceania Kiribati
Elisabeth Auld Oceania Nauru
Susan McClelland Oceania New Zealand
D Lynne Bowland Oceania New Zealand
Denielle Hagerman Oceania New Zeland
Rebecca Anderson Oceania Papua New Guinea
Mischelle Fanucchi Oceania Samoa   *thats me*
Kari Asbury Oceania Solomon Islands
Cece Cormier Oceania Tonga
Emma Todd Oceania Tuvalu
Debbie Price Oceania Vanuatu