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  • Crafts,  Creative,  Gel Press Creations,  Jewelry,  Mixed Media,  My Breast Cancer Journey

    Using your Gel Prints in Projects

    During this month of October, Gel Press is doing a fantastic print-a-long. Check out all the fun HERE. Different mediums, techniques, and substrates, this fun Print-a-long, is sure to inspire you. Gel Press shared a video today that I creaded using fabric as texture. What do you do with the prints? For me, all kinds of things, but in this case, I created a jewelry bezel with the print. The print adorns the inside of the resin bezel seen below. Of course I had to use some pink, as it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Additionally, I’ll be sharing some projects for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Gel Press ribbon…

  • Jewelry,  Life,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Identity ~ As We Enter a New Year

    As I had a little quiet time this morning, I was thinking about entering the New Year and how important it is to remember my identity. I don’t mean my name, where I was born, etc. but rather who I am – deeply rooted who I am. Some things that came to mind and apply to you as well is that you are loved, cherished, unique, have purpose that only you can fulfill. You have the ability to have an impact, are valuable (no matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, the mistakes you’ve made). For me my faith plays an absolute role in who I am. Because I am a…

  • Jewelry,  Mixed Media,  Thoughts,  Tutorials and How to's,  Uncategorized

    Word of the Year – Good Expectations for 2015

    This past week it was so appropriate that I received an early copy of Jewelry Affaire that contained an article and necklace tutorial on my word of the year for 2014. 2014 was a year of sadness, uncertainty, and challenge filled with some times of joy, accomplishment and celebration as well. My word of 2014 was TRUST and I created a necklace to remind me of just that. My word for 2015 is COURAGE and my verse, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men (and women) of courage; be strong.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:13. I enjoy creating something as a reminder throughout the year of my word and goal. I want…

  • Art,  Artsy Adventures (Outings, Flea Marketing and More),  Jewelry,  My Breast Cancer Journey,  Uncategorized

    Boutique for a Cause

    tis’ the season.  I hope all had a lovely Thanksgiving.  I did although I have been struggling with a bug.  But I’ve been trying to push through it and I’m gearing up for a boutique that will be held at Voyager’s Church in Irvine on Saturday the 6th.  It will be a wonderful day of inspiration both while singing some carols and listening to a funny, lighthearted speaker.  I’m hoping I may be able to raise some funds so that our sweet girl can participate in a trip to Washington D.C., where her chorale group will compete as well as a trip to Costa Rica ~ she was chosen by…

  • Art,  Jewelry,  Leather Working and Chip Art,  Mixed Media,  Tutorials and How to's,  Uncategorized

    Right Now Monday – Ringing in the Season – Some Ideas from the Archives

    Hello all .  . . Right Now, on this Monday . . . I am thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday and Christmas.  I’m getting excited about some familiar traditions and new ones. I hope that you all enjoyed the 2014 annual Handmade Holiday Blog Hop.  What inspiration!  With that in mind . . . Thanksgiving is on the horizon and Christmas not too far off. Today I thought I’d share a few projects from the archives that might inspire you as you craft Christmas. Here’s s Joy wall hanging tutorial decor to ‘Deck Your Halls’ . . . This can be a gift for your Shabby Chic friend.  An…