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Friday, October 29, 2010

FREE image Friday.............................






Hello Beautiful Bloggers!
It's another Friday! I am terribly behind on catching up with you. I hope to be able to spend some time this weekend catching up. I hope you like this weeks images. I tried to add a mix of tinted and antique. Remember if you want to share what you made with them, let me know and I would love to have you a guest!

Please be safe this weekend, especially with all the little ones who will be roaming about!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WHAT are you making Wednesday?.................



Hello Everyone!
I have been discovering some wonderful blogs, and am continually thrilled by what I see on the ones I visit often.
This week is more of the "little pockets" I have been emailed and and asked for the tutorial, but it was a limited giveaway I don't have permission to share. I respect the gift and the giver. However I can tell you how I made them! These were in a Stampington publication, also made with wax. I still haven't ventured there.

They are made from recycled paper towel tubes! Yep! You read it right!

1. Measure about 3 inches of paper towel tube, and cut. You can also add a curve to the top.

2. Pinch the sides so they form kind of a <> shape.

3. Cover them with paper and decorate how you like.

4. I glued fringe into the bottom, then pinched and glued it closed.

5. I punched holes in the sides, and threaded wire through the top, to which I added beads to, then twisted the sides around to hold.

6. Add a piece of tulle ribbon, gluing a button or other pretties, add glitter if you like.

7. Fill with a little gift and some crinkle shred.

I hope this makes sense, I didn't take pictures.

I hope you are having a wonderful week, thanks so much for visiting me!

Monday, October 25, 2010

FINAL Giveaway..............WAHOO!!!!!


It's time Dear Friends!!! The LAST giveaway of this set!!! I hope you love this necklace as much as I do!! It is named Winter Splendor. It's made of vintage jewelry, glass beads, pearls, and vintage rhinestones I set into bronze tone frame. This is my first venture into this type of jewelry making, and I want to share it with one of YOU!!!

Please leave a comment here for one entry. If you post the button one more. If you blog about the giveaway, a third. I have found some wonderful people whose blogs I really enjoy from this method.

I hope you are staying warm and having a wonderful week. Be safe and take care. Remember, there are people who love you!!

Drawing will be held November 22, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Winner's Are......................


Oh the excitement!!!! After calculating the winner's using a very technical and advanced method, (names out of hat) WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!!!

Thank you SO much to all of you who entered. I am happy to meet new friends, and overjoyed to see familiar faces. You mean so much to me. I appreciate all your thoughtful and encouraging comments as well. I wish I could send something to everyone. I will be hosting giveaways regularly.

So without further ado, the TWO winners of the Hands of Friendship Necklaces are:


Please e-mail me your addresses ladies so I can get them into the mail next week. Remember there is still time to enter for the BLISS bracelet giveaway, which will be on November 1st.

Monday I will be posting the final giveaway. I LOVE it so much ( if I do say so myself) it will be hard to part with it!! An all time fave!! Hey, you gals are worth it!!! So please watch for it!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

FREE image Friday....................................







Hello Friends!
October is flying by! We have been fortunate here to have been having some gorgeous Autumn weather. This weeks images are roses. I LOVE roses! ( And Lilacs, and peonies, and hollyhocks, and.......you get the point!) I am a hopeless romantic. Although I am on my second divorce, I believe in true love. It may not be for everyone, but I am glad for those who find it. Roses remind me of it. Love that is true, and although there may be problems, like thorns, the beauty of it always prevails.

Remember if you create something with any of the images here, and feel like sharing, I would be happy to have you as a guest. I hope your weekend is everything you could wish for!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WHAT are you making Wednesday?.................



Happy Wednesday Dear Friends!!
I want to thank everyone for your sweet comments, e-mails and entries on the giveaway!! I wish I had something for everyone!!! Remember there will still be ONE more giveaway. I will post it after the winners of the hand and heart giveaway is posted.

So what did I make this week? An apron card for a swap. It's pattern is from Stampington and Co.'s "Tempting Templates" , just click and it will take you there. I made a tiny tag that has a recipe for a happy family (Crafty Secrets) tucked in the apron pocket. The background is vintage wallpaper, the overskirt and ruffle are made from an old book.

I am hoping you all have a beautiful and safe week, filled with joy and love. Thank you so much for stopping by!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

More GIVEAWAY goodies! UPDATED




Hi!
As I was looking at my "Hands of Friendship" Giveaway, I decided it needed a little 'something'. You know, like when a recipe needs a pinch more salt, or a papercraft need just one more thing.
SO I added another charm, and these cute little pouches to put them in. I was fortunate to get a wonderful Tutorial from Robin on how to make these with wax, although I haven't tried that yet!!

You still have until OCTOBER 23rd 2010 to enter!!! Thank you again for your kind comments, support and inspiration!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

FREE image Friday..and a GUEST BLOGGER










Hello Dear Friends!
Another Friday is here, and time for more images!! This week I would love to share with you an AMAZING blog Petite Michelle Louise . She has used some of the Free Image Friday images and turned them into some GORGEOUS Items!!! Please go and visit her and prepare to fall in love with her wonderful gift bags, tiny boxes and other goodies!!


If you use the images from here, and would like to share them and be a guest blogger, I would love to share your work! Please let me know!

I also have giveaways going if you are interested, just check my sidebar.

I hope you are all happy and healthy, and I hope your weekend is wonderful!! Now for the goods.................................................................

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

GIVEAWAY~Bliss for you...........


Hello Dear Friends!
I love to create, but I love to give even more. The joy in giving, and the warmth of friendship, is well... bliss. So because my followers are friends and dear to me, this is the first of two giveaways just for you!! If you aren't a follower, I appreciate you too. Thank you for your visits and comments all!! Please click on the "Hands of Friendship" link at the top for a giveaway open to everyone.

The bracelet is in bronze tones. It has a small resin rose hand set with a vintage rhinestone from my collection. Glass pearls, crystal beads, and some vintage pink shell buttons too. I included a key for all of "friendship's doors" and butterfly charm for the changes life brings. The bliss tag will be sent too!!

So please just leave a comment if you would like to be entered, and because I also love new friends, if you add my giveaway button to your blog, you will get an extra entry. If you blog about it, you will get a third.

I hope you win!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WHAT are you making Wednesday?.................




Hi!
I have temporarily have use of a camera! No, I still haven't purchased one. Talk about commitment issues! :-) This is a cuff I made for my partner in Honey Lamb and I's cuff swap. I had the sweetest partner! I will post pics of what I received soon.

The cuff is made from a vintage crochet piece. I hand stamped and used the burning technique on the flower. It is trimmed with freshwater pearls and vintage rhinestones, and crystal beads. I also included a charm bracelet for her.

Watch for more giveaway goodies in the next few days too!!!

I hope you are having a good week, thank you for stopping by!

Friday, October 8, 2010

FREE image Friday.........Autumn Colors






Hello Dear Friends!
I love the bright and sunny days we have been having. The air is chilly at night, and often accompanied by the scent of woodsmoke. I recently purchased the ingredients to make mulled cider. A favorite with my kids, it wouldn't be Fall without it!! I love to hear about your Autumn enjoyments.

I wanted to post some images whose colors reminded me of the leaves that drop from the trees, to take their turn dancing in the wind. What a beautiful gift this season is, all wrapped up in it's amber, gold and orange finery.

What are you making?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WHAT are you making Wednesday?.................



Hi Friends!
I hope your Autumn has been as lovely and sunny as mine! I love the sunshine, but hate the heat so the weather has been perfect for me! This weeks project was sent to Lisette in the Netherlands as a thank you for a lovely ribbon giveaway I won. A big thank you to her for the use of the pics!!
She is a sweetie, and you can visit her blog LIZSHA'S SCRAPPY WORLD by clicking on it!

I made her a bronze pendant with a resin rose. Handset with my favorite vintage rhinestones, and
rhinestone and glass beads. I am constantly being AMAZED by everyone's creativity! I think crafters and artists must be keeping the economy going!!

I will be posting part two of the giveaway in a couple of days!!! Yippee!

Big hugs, and much joy to all!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

FREE image Friday...Beauty In Black and White






Another week passes Dear Friends. Time flies so much more quickly now. My age is marked by the growth of my children. Why is it that when my son learned to walk, it was it my back aching?? Where did these grey hairs come from??!!! (Teenagers, I am SURE!!)

One of the things I still think look wonderful no matter how old, are antique black and white images. They are all the prettier devoid of color. I love them made into iron ons and stitched to pillows, book covers, or bags. They also make beautiful notecards. I hope you like them.

Happy first day of October!!