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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bracelet Giveaway Winner... and What Are You Making Wednesday

Before I announce the winner, I just want to thank everyone for the words of support, encouragement and comfort. I was especially touched by your own stories. You all need to know how much it has meant to me. Thank you everyone! SO without further adieu, the winner of goodies is................... Marsha of Sassy Mini Dolls!!!! (I still have to figure out how to make a clicky link!!)

I will mail your treats this weekend, and will post the rest of the items that went into the giveaway package at a later date.

Now "What are you making Wednesday" will not be nearly as exciting!!! SO what am I up too? First off, finishing up some treasures for Bryanna of the fabulous Canary's Cupcake as well as mailing off
the last goodies for my Swap-Bot Group.

I love many different styles. Mary Engelbreit is one. I adore how she took inspiration from the 20's and 30's and made them her own. Her work is just "happy."
This tag and pin are part of a "Thank You" going out to a special person. Keep watching, as I post more info!! I hope you are having a crafty week! xoxo

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Pink Friend~ Little Pink Studio

I don't know about you, but I don't take pictures of 90% of the items I make. I am not a good photographer, I HATE to scan. Luckily for me there are wonderful people out there who can, and do!

I started getting to know Cerri of the "LITTLE PINK STUDIO" about a year ago on Flickr. I sent a small "feel better" to her mom, and a similar set to Cerri.

If you haven't gotten to visit Cerri yet, you should!!! She makes and sells the cutest things. Among them her fabulous "Joli Paquets" and other craft goodies.
Just click on her button to the right!

So thank you to her for the wonderful photos, and her kindness!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

DRUMROLL PLEASE...............................The winner is...

Here it is, the moment you have all been waiting for! I used a very high tech method of calculating the winner. You know, names in a hat??!! The lovely winner of the giveaway is Nancy of Nancy's notes.

Our sweet founder Karen has decided to let the drawing winner decide on which piece she would like. Pieces will be sent at the end of week.

Thank you to everyone who visited me and entered the giveaway. What a bunch of talented women and amazing inspiration. I am honored to be included among you!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

FREE Image Friday (okay.. Saturday!!)

I am a bit late posting Friday's usual images. I have spent the last several days with out of town family sorting through my mom's stuff. She was a bit of a hoarder. Oh, not your old string, plastic pop bottle, and used napkin kind, but we she had at least 40 pairs of glasses. Who needs that many, besides an optical store??? My not-so-happy-to-help-sons have decided they are going to call me each year and say "Okay... your another year older, get rid of some crap so we won't have to when you're gone!!!" Don't you just feel the love??

I posted this image of the tinted photo of the girl with the pink cheeks about a year or so ago on Flickr. I have seen it in lots of places since then. I have more images on my Flickr stream too, if you are interested. Some may get posted here!!

On a side note I haven't had enough time to check out ALL fabulous Sorority Sisters Blogs!! I hope to catch up on Sunday or Monday!! I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

SORORITY RUSH!!!!! In Washington State (and SURPRISE giveaway!!)

The lovely Karen at Some Days are Diamonds has started a wonderful blog sorority!!! We all had a challenge to use this image in some way. I FORGOT the take a picture of the item with ourselves part. Since no one of camera operating age is home now, I am sorry it will have to wait!! (My youngest takes great pics of the floor and ceiling!!) Okay I cheated and added a tiny pic of the item to a photo I already had!! (It's not obvious is it??) Tee Hee!

I made a pin using Tim Holtz acrylic pieces, and adding a resin rose which I hand set a vintage rhinestone in, as well as glass beads, and pearls.

The pendant is actually a laminated image that I soldered. I didn't have a glass piece big enough. Then I added glass beads, a broken jewelry piece, rhinestone spacers and a Czech glass bead. I made FOUR pieces. One came out okay. Needless to say, I am new at soldering. I have RUINED a ton of things practicing!!

Now for the SURPRISE part!! I am going to send one of these pieces to Karen and the other to a lucky Sorority sister who participated in todays Blog hop. Just leave a comment saying you want to be in the drawing Sunday Night June 27th.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What Are You Making Wednesday?

I made this bracelet with a blogger I admire in mind. However, I recently put it away somewhere where I wouldn't lose it. Now if I can only remember WHERE that is???? It must be with those socks from the car keys....and what is left of my mind!!!

Oh and P.S. It's made with vintage buttons, glass beads in red and opal white, as well as glass pearls, vintage plastic fruit, a kitschy candy piece, as well as some gingham pieces I made from brads.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Face of Dwarfism

I LOVE the happiness my youngest son exudes. He is well loved and knows it. We have no history of dwarfism on either side of his family. The experts at Children's Hospital told us that they found that 80% of children with dwarfism were born to fathers over 40. True in our case. Still, I have never felt ashamed of him. To the contrary it makes him all the cuter. Being a "little person" or "LP" really has never been much of an issue yet. You run into the occasional "uneducated" (a nice way to say rude) person. I hate the word "midget" however. It is hurtful and derogatory. I am not really crazy about "dwarf" either. He is just a little boy....... A short little boy. Not a caricature from a Disney film. The LP community accepts that "dwarf" is an acceptable title. If anyone has a right to decide, they do. As he gets older though, it gets a bit tougher. He is the height of an 18 month old child, even though he is 6. He is little among the little!! I worry about when he starts school, his safety, other kids, other parents, well, EVERYTHING!!

I LOVE this picture taken last year with a clown at the Thomas the Tank Engine event last year. He was SO happy. He is crazy for Thomas!! He looks so much like my dad his grandpa. My little guy has to have an operation on his eyes. I have also decided as I get older, I am going to become a professional clown. I can wear LOTS of make-up, so people have to work harder to guess my age!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

FREE Image Friday

Here it is, another Friday! I am terribly behind on everything. I have my own house to move, as well as my mom's stuff. I am feeling just a bit overwhelmed. Forget a bit, it's more like the the difference between a slight breeze and a tornado!! I hope you can use an image or two in your crafts. If I have been remiss, and accidentally post something not in the public domain, please let me know! I will remove it ASAP.

I hope you have a fabulous and fun weekend!! I am so happy to meet new friends and peruse such awesome blogs! Take good care!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What Are You Making Wednesday?

Happy Wednesday to you all!!! Last night my son had his graduation ceremony. I was so proud!! However even though I knew the day was coming, and it's a good thing, it was still painful. Kinda like a shot in the rear end!!

On a different note, I started a Somerset magazine inspired group on Swap-Bot.
These are some pendants I made to give to the wonderful gals who host some awesome swaps!! I hope to be posting a lot more craft ideas, goodies, and decor in the near future!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another Giveaway Peek!

Here is another goody that is going in the bracelet giveaway! The pendant looks a bit lavender, but is actually pale pink! Keep watching as I add more giveaway fun! Thank you too for the nice comments, and my followers!! I appreciate you all!

Friday, June 11, 2010

FREE Image Friday

Wow! How time flies!!! A week has flown, EIGHTEEN years have flown!! Yesterday was my oldest son's last day of school. *Sigh* Here are some images I hope you like, and congratulations to all the grads out there!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sneak Peak For Bryanna

One of the sweetest people I know in Blogland is Bryanna of The Canary Cupcake. I have had her Blog followers send me messages saying what a sweetheart she is. Not only is she nice, but she is one of those blonde lovelies you'd have to hate if she wasn't such a sweetie!! If you don't know her, check out her blog. It's on my side bar. I am putting together a RAK treat for her. To show my appreciation, just because she has been there for me, offering friendship and support.

If you are interested, I will post the the rest of the surprise at a later date!

What Are You Making Wednesday?

Another week has passed so quickly!! I hope all of you are having a wonderful Spring so far!!! Here is this Wednesday's post. However I made it about two months ago, so I am cheating a bit!! (Don't tell anyone, okay?) I have no idea what to do with the stuff I make. I just enjoy creating. I may get brave and try Etsy. If you have any advice, I'd love for you to share it!!
Also, please keep watching because I am going to be posting sneak peaks of extras that will be sent with my bracelet giveaway. If you haven't commented for a chance to win, just click my giveaway button on the right!! See you soon in this amazing place called Blogland!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

FREE Image Friday

Here are more images for you to enjoy, including a label or two. So much has changed in just a week. Hug someone you love!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What Are You Making Wednesday?

I just love the wonderful names and themes Bloggers use for the days of the week. Tag and Teacup Tuesday, for example. So I thought I would coin a term for Wednesday that shows something I've been working on. I LOVE seeing all the beautiful creations being made by others!!

Thank you so much for all the kind words of support I have been receiving, as well as new friends, and followers. I will have a great time "meeting" you and exploring your Blogs!

This is a bracelet I finished a few weeks ago. I named it " Marie's Lady in Waiting" It is made with a vintage earring, vintage buttons, glass pearls, vintage rhinestones I hand set into resin roses, a few Swarovski crystal beads, a few framed charms I made, as well as a few crown, fleur des lis and Eiffel Tower charms. Even if the famed Tower was built after Marie's time, I had to add it! It circles one of my very first roses.