Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Birthday Present to Myself!

My birthday was last weekend, so I made a birthday present to myself.  Ha!  Have you ever done that before?  Why not?  At least you'll get exactly what you want, right?  The pearl chain was handmade by yours truly.  I love this little angel with rhinestone bling attached.  She's my new best friend.  Happy Birthday to Me!

You can see more of my handmade jewelry at  What can be better?  I love to stamp and make jewelry!  I'm a happy girl!

A Small Business-Card Birthday Card

Hello!  I've been doing a little more stamping, so I thought I would share another one of my "business-card-sized" cards with you.  This is the latest - an adorable birthday cake card for a friend who has a birthday tomorrow.  Isn't it cute?  The cake is coated with Crystal Effects (which I was horrified to learn that Stampin' Up! no longer carries.  WHAT?  That was an amazing product and I don't get that logic at all!)  I'm in love with these little cards, so I'm sure you'll be seeing more.  I like them because they're different - not what someone would be expecting - so I think that makes them fun!  I love the two rows of embossed buttons at the bottom, along with the frilly flower and a pearl.  Have a good day and we'll talk soon!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

I've Been Stamping Today!

Hello to my blogger friends!  Believe it or not, I've been stamping today!  Even though the cards are tiny - they're only 3-1/2 x 2 - I think they turned out so cute and I've had a lot of fun making them this morning.  I consider myself to be one lucky gal because I enjoy making jewelry AND stamping, both of which are incredible creative outlets.  I get up every day and decide whether I want to make a piece of jewelry or make a beautiful card!  Making jewelry has won out lately because it's a new hobby for me and I'm still learning so much about it, but today, I wanted to make cards!  Thought you might enjoy seeing what I did.  Isn't it pretty?  It opens up so you can write your message inside.  Now my mind is racing with the possibilities of "tiny" Halloween cards, Thanksgiving cards, and Christmas cards.  I'm really attracted to the smallness of this card - it's the size of a business card - but it takes just as much time as a regular-sized card.  Adios - have a good night!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

More Spooled Rotten Necklaces!

I'm on a roll!  Here are more of my Spooled Rotten necklaces!

I'm having so much fun with these little spools!  Visit for information!  They make great Christmas gifts!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Spooled Rotten!

Hello, friends!  Well, I'm at it again - making spool necklaces this time.  They are absolutely lovely and I just can't get enough of them!  This one is one of my favorites - it has a nice vintage feel to it - and it seems to look good with no matter what I'm wearing.  I have made about six other types of spool necklaces that I'll share with you soon.  I hope you're all doing okay.  I've been busy like a little bee making my Scissor Babies, which has become quite a popular item!  I'm glad to see it.  They are so cute and fun to make - and they make wonderful Christmas presents for your crafting and scrapbooking friends!  All is well on the homefront - just busy, busy, busy making jewelry. 

Our Second Annual Crafting Getaway Weekend is coming up soon and I'm hoping to get my Christmas cards made.  I'll share them with you when they're finished.  I'm really looking forward to that three-and-a-half-day weekend with my crafting buddies.  It's nice to catch up with all of them and just enjoy the time - uninterrupted - crafting!  Have a good day - and onward through the fog!!!  My Etsy Shop will give you the details - - about my spool necklaces and my Scissor Babies!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Falling for Fall

Yep, I'm definitely in the mood for fall!  I want some hot apple cider and a great big caramel apple.  So why, then, is the temperature still in the 90s here?  That's not fall, that's summer.  I've had enough!  I'm in the spirit, though.  Here's a fall necklace that I just put in my Etsy Shop.  Tell me what you think!

If you look closely at this black patina connector, you can see acorns throughout it.  I'm in love with this!  It looks so pretty on.  Would someone be so kind as to pin this to Pinterest?  I pin it, but it just goes somewhere that's NOT on the main feed for everyone to see.  I'm not good with sad!  Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Have a luscious day - I'm off to Wal-Mart to purchase a big white pumpkin!

Monday, September 21, 2015

My Long Window

Greetings!  I recently purchased an old window - it's over 100 years old - to hang above the fireplace.  I had originally wanted a door, but my husband wanted a window.  We were lucky enough to find a long window that was sort of like a door - with glass - so we were both happy!  I posted a picture of the window on Facebook right after we purchased it and some of you have asked what the final outcome was, so here it is!  I'm very happy with it.  For 16 years, there was a birdhouse quilt up there that my mom made - and it was beautiful and I absolutely love that quilt, but after 16 years, I was ready for a change.  I'm going to have fun changing out the wreath for all of the seasons and holidays with this window!

Lizette, you were asking about the birdcage.  I've got pumpkins in it right now!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Boo With Bling!

Hello!  I'm so excited that fall is almost here - it's only two more days to be officially considered "fall."  That means Halloween is just around the corner.  You know that I absolutely adore Halloween.  The candy, the costumes, the crazy decorations - and the fact that it kicks off the upcoming holiday season.  I've been wanting to make a nice Halloween necklace and earrings - and here it is.  I'm in love with the little guy dangling from the bottom - and this necklace is full of bling, another of my favorite things!  If you'd like to see more of this little guy, he's in my Etsy Shop at  You'll be the envy of all of your friends.  He's spooky, blingy........and classy!