Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Paper Beads!!! Plus Free SVG

Good morning. I just want to show off one of my new obsessions. I am now making paper beads. What a great idea.. I can combine 2 of my favorite crafts into one .... jewelry making and paper crafting. Below you will find pics . The first one is a new batch drying and the second pic is a couple finished beads. They feel almost like glass. People at work couldn't believe they were made of paper. As you can see by the picture, I turn a styrofoam plate upside down and put the beads on toothpicks and stick them in the plate to dry.  Plus as a bonus I have a svg file of my paper bead template to cut out of either chip board or what I did was cut 3 copies and glued them together. Makes it easy to just trace and cut your beads instead of having to measure every time. I am offering it for free.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thank You To My Followers

I just want to post a thank you for all of your prayers and condolences sent over the past week.  Some posted publicly and I received several private messages and emails.  It is greatly appreciated in our time of loss.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blog Candy

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My Cousin Daryl

I am posting today to explain my MIA status lately.  My cousin had been battling leukemia for over 2 years.  I had posted a mini book that I made of our childhood.  He and his brother, Travis lived next door to me growing up and they were more like brothers to me then cousins.

I am sad to say that we lost Daryl this past weekend.  He lost his battle with leukemia.  Daryl passed on Saturday, May 15, 2005 and will be sadly missed.

Monday, May 3, 2010

To Tweet or Not To Tweet??

Good morning everyone.  I have just posted a poll  on the right side bar.  I am curious of how many people use twitter and if it has helped increase sales and exposure.  Honestly, I have had a Twitter account for nearly a year but have only published 6 tweets.  I may use Twitter more once I see the results of the poll..  so cast your vote!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Checking In

It has been a while since I have posted anything.  I have been busy..  I got changed to a different dept at work and have been in training for the past 2 weeks plus I started my next set of classes.

Lastly, I am working on a quilling project.  My mother gave me a quilling kit last year.  It was a bit too advanced for a beginner.  I started it a couple days ago and am half way done.  It is a sampler of different herbs.  I am shooting to finish it, mat and frame it and give the finished project to my mother for mother's day.

So, I have had many irons in the fire and haven't been able to do much posting in April.  I am hoping to get back on track in May.