Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Beer Labels

Thanks goodness its cooler today only 100...
I know 100 doesn't sound cool but it's all relative
to what your use to LOL I've been busy designing my
beer labels I enter each year in the fair. Hubby
enters his beer he makes and I enter my labels.
Label Theme: My Party Style

The theme is: Recycled Fun

Theme for the above label is: Exhibitors Choice

I'll let you know how they do, the
fair is at the end of July so stay tuned.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cool Crafty Blogger Blurbs!

Sorry Blog buddies for the late post of the Crafty Blogger Blurb links, I was busy melting....yes you read right..melting as in it's flippin' hot here 108 Ugh! Oh but it's suppose to be cooler today only 106 *wry grin* It always amazes me that after 100+ degree days that suddenly the 90's will seem so cool....I'm sure it's all in my head, no doubt...but hey don't burst my bubble just let me go on believing the 90s are cool!! So without further ado here are your COOL Crafter Blogger Blurb links....Surf the Internet from the comfort of your cool living room, no sunscreen needed!

About Family Crafts What are your cleaning tips for crafting with kids? Please take a moment to share your tips and then browse through tips shared by others.

Cathie Filian If you are wondering what to eat, craft and play on the 4th of July then head over to Cathie's blog for ideas.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world This week at Craftside you can watch the latest Look, Learn & Create video that includes tips on drawing, two techniques and projects for cutting photos up, a bit of fabric eye candy, and a free paper stencil and project from the new book The Art of Decorative Paper Stencils 2 and if you leave answers to the day's questions you are entered to win free books!

Crafty Princess Diaries Tammy uses her jewelry making skills to create some beautiful and functional stitch markers.

CraftyPod Sister Diane reviews an intriguing new book: Micro Macrame, by Annika DeGroot

Cross Stitch at About.com Work at Your Own Pace - An encounter with a critter in the yard has Connie thinking about Cross Stitch (imagine that!) and speed.

Mixed Media Artist Have you been wondering what happened to "Layers Upon Layers"? Cyndi's still hard at work, but has moved to "Mixed Media Artist". This week she's got a a round-up of fabric painting ideas for you!

Naughty Secretary Club Arty Masterpieces are overrated, it's all about the Glittery Crafterpieces! Take a peek at the handmade art around my house and try your hand at making a fun glittery deer picture!

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery See how to make a card and card album themed for a rock and roll mom to be that uses cute die cuts in a cool way.

The Artful Crafter “Panadieres for Zambia” is a neat story and one small example of crafters helping crafters – all around the world. As Eileen likes to say, “Crafters are just the nicest people.”

The Crochet Dude Read Drew's first installment supporting the 3/50 grassroots project!

The Impatient Crafter Madge shares a technique in this post about embossing on slick surfaces!

Vickie Howell-Craft.Rock.Love Keep your kids busy this summer by setting up a Crafty Challenge for them!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Blog Giveaway Part 2

Blog Giveaway Part 2
(click HERE to read about part 1)
Boy its sure has been hard to narrow down my favorite sayings everyone posted for my recent curvalicious series giveaway. The fact of the matter is I loved them all and thought each one was clever, so thank you all who posted them!!
Okay now I need your help again...let me know out of the following sayings which one you like the most...here they are not in any particular order:
A. I feel a binge coming on!

B. Hmmmm...if I eat them in the invisible plane do the calories still count?

C. Wonder girdle, don't fail me now!

D. Don't you dare look at me like that. They're mini cupcakes.

E. Cupcakes are a girl's best friend.

F. No one knew Wonder Woman's secret weapon was cupcakes...

Leave a post with your letter choice and don't forget to include your name and email

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Boys will be boys...

You know that old saying "Boys will be boys..." this is definitely true in my household of 4 boys (counting hubby!). The other morning my youngest son decided to play a practical joke on his brother. What exactly did he do...
...he filled his brother's car up with disposable gloves he blew up with the air compressor and then held the air in with little clamps on each one (ahh good to see he found a use for that tube of clamps his dad bought him for Christmas!). I have to admit it was pretty funny and once big brother thought a moment he admitted it was a pretty good practical joke! This is something I might add that big brother would have done in a heartbeat had he thought of it first....WHY you ask did he do it?.....if your asking you must not have boys because there doesn't have to be a reason...it's no wonder I have white beautifully colored hair!

Hey, at least he left room for him to drive LOL
On a creative note if your ever in need of balloons
and run out just grab a box of disposable gloves ;-)
Click HERE to view past boys will be boys escapades

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Fiber Tree Collaboration Project

International Fiber Collaboration
to read more about this awesome project click HERE
My friend Kathy was a part of this amazing project, you can click HERE to view her leaf she made.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dreamy Gift Baskets

Here's a link shout out! If you need a gift idea how about sending a gift basket? Check out Dreamy Gift Baskets to do just that! They have baskets for all occasions, but even cooler Dreamy gift Baskets donates 10 percent of each order to help foster kids, how awesome is that!
Give a basket and help a child!
Click HERE to visit Dreamy Gift Baskets
Don't forget to save this link for the next time you need to send a gift

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Happy Father's Day

Here's my newest drawing I did for hubby for Father's day. He truly is a MacGyver who can fix anything, AND he use to love wearing a hat just like the one in the picture just to embarrass me LOL

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Crafty Blogger Blurbs

Mixed Media Artist Here's a way to combine planning with serendipity when you paint fabrics!

Naughty Secretary Club Think all the marketing at a craft show is already taken care of for the vendors? Think again. Jen shares some marketing tips.

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery Another of Stefanie's Happy Bunnies-This one created using the help of the cool book: Stray Sock Sewing

The Artful Crafter What new mom would not be delighted with this precious keepsake pendant? Eileen gives you step-by-step instructions for making it using polymer clay and decal paper.

The Impatient Crafter Madge went on a bead buying trip to NYC! Get the scoop!

Vickie Howell Craft Corps Stencil Kits are in! Check out Vickie's How-To on making your own, stenciled gear. Stand up, shout loud, you've joined The Corps and you're proud!

About Family C rafts What is in your craft cupboard? What craft supplies can you not live without? Has there been a craft item that your purchased thinking it was the greatest invention of all time and then never used?

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner Create fun and graphic letter & number decopauge jars in a flash!

Cathie Filian Recycle old jeans and fabric scraps into a quilted 4th of July Table Runner in under 2 hours!

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world This week at Craftside there is Jenn Mason's episode of Look, Learn & Create where she shows us how to make a fun matchbook card and dyed plastic tube necklace, a window-screen art journal tutorial from the new book Re-bound and a mini journal with a recycled scrapbook paper catalog, a discussion of rule breaking in logo design and a recipe for roasted chickpeas.

Crafty Princess Diaries Cat Domination at Jewelry Bench! Where or where can I work on jewelry, Tammy asks?

CraftyPod Take a handful of buttons and some craft wire, and make charming button monograms to wear as jewelry.

Cross Stitch at About.com Dinosaurs rule in the Land of the Lost and they also rule at About.com Cross Stitch. There are three of them stalking through Connie's latest free pattern collection.
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Friday, June 19, 2009

Make it a Creative Day!

Where has this week gone to....another run away week! Somehow I've been a day behind and this morning I woke up and realized it was not Thursday but Friday! That's better then thinking it was Friday and then it turning out to be only Thursday....er I think. LOL

I was awarded another Kreativ Award by the lovely Maidenshade (Thank you!) she makes handcrafted lights & lamp shades. Please take a moment to check out her beautiful work on her website Maidenshade.com and Etsy site and enjoy her creations.

I pass this blog award on to all of my Kreativ Blog friends! Now go out and make this a creative day!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Words for Women to Live By

A friend sent this to me and it made me smile and chuckle so I'm passing it on, enjoy! :-)

1. Aspire to be Barbie - the bitch has everything.

2. If the shoe fits - buy them in every color.

3. Take life with a pinch of salt.... A wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila.

4. In need of a support group? - Cocktail hour with the girls!

5. Go on the 30 day diet. (I'm on it and so far I've lost 15 days).

6. When life gets you down - just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.

7. Let your greatest fear be that there is no PMS and this is just your personality.

8. I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.

9. Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself.

10. Don't get your knickers in a knot; it solves nothing and makes you walk funny.

11. When life gives you lemons - turn it into lemonade then mix it with vodka.

12. Remember where ever there is a good looking; sweet, single or married man there is some woman tired of his bullshit!

13. Keep your chin up, only the first 40 years of parenthood are the hardest.

14. If it has Tires or Testicles it's gonna give you trouble.

15. By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong.

'Good friends are like stars..........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there' 'Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live for today'. Now smile and send to any girl wasting time at work, suffering from a hangover, or just suffering from life , that might need a reason to smile!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Blog Giveaway-I need your help!

Here's my newest character Diana
Diana is a real curvalicious woman who
juggles it all....she doesn't need a magic lasso,
gold deflecting bracelets or even an
invisible jet like Wonder Woman!
I need your help blog buddies, I'm stumped!

I'm in search of a funny, snappy, witty,
and/or sarcastic saying to go with her.

Here's the deal...

1. Post your suggestion

2. MAKE SURE to include your email

(even if you have a blogger account since blogger doesn't show me email addys).

3. I will then pick my favorite.

Here's what the winner will receive:

A curvalicious coffee cup with the above
image and your winning saying
on it from my

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Crafty Blogger Blurbs

Mixed Media Artist Let's do the twist! Cyndi demonstrates a fun way to paint fabrics with a surprise ending.

Naughty Secretary Club Jen gets crafty with wallpaper! A review, how-to project and contest to win a copy of Wallpaper Projects.

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery Modern Sweater Surgery Toilet Paper Cozy Inspired by the new book- Felt Furnishings by Anne Kyyro Quinn

The Artful Crafter Eileen helps a reader who needs to start her Christmas crafting early with instructions for a beaded glow-in-the-dark star ornament.

The Impatient Crafter Ranger has a three day intensive university and Madge has the 411 after spending a weekend getting fully certified! Inky and crafty goodness was enjoyed by all!

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world Craftside has the latest episode of Look, Learn & Create featuring William F. Powell showing us some great methods of mixing paint colors, and there is an explanation of the different types of clay, how to plan a business, draw an outline for an illuminated letter, and finally how-to's for beading and embellishing filigree jewelry from Karen and Ann Mitchell.

Crafty Princess Diaries Have you heard of the book Weekend Sewing? Tammy offers some tips for making copies of the patterns in this new book by Heather Ross.

CraftyPod Sister Diane's latest podcast is all about how to write a great craft blog.

Cross Stitch at About.com An unsettling project has Connie in a contemplative mood. What do you think of this project?

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner Alexa shares several craft projects that she has every intention of eventually making.

About Family Crafts Check out photos of home-made Father's Day cards and submit your own photos to this gallery.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Freebie Word Sheet

I don't know about you, but I'm always in need of words & sayings to go with my microscope slide & charm sheets when I'm making collaged soldered charms. Here's a freebie sheet I created for you to download and use (click the image above to save and download to your computer and print out).

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Zazzle Store Opening!

See my store at Zazzle

I'm excited to announce the opening of my Zazzle store featuring my whimsical characters. Please take a moment to check it out and bookmark it for new editions :-)

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Crafty Blogger Blurbs

About Family Crafts Have you played along with my Make-It-Over Craft Challenge yet? What would you make out of this ordinary object?

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner Swelldesigner shares all week on her blog tales from SF Bay Maker Faire 2009 starting off with her Bizarre Bazaar experience!

Blisstree Arts You can never know too many tricks for painting background fabrics!

Cathie Filian You still have time to whip up a handmade gift for your Pop, Grandpa or Hubby and Cathie Filian has over 12 ideas!

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world Craftside wins Editor's Choice at Maker Faire-see lots of pictures from the fabulous event, the latest episode of Look, Learn & Create has a tutorial on how to make needle felted flowers from recycled wool sweaters, some excellent exercises to relieve back stress (what crafter couldn't use those), a free knitted leaf pattern and some cool quilt dish!

Crafty Princess Diaries What are your thoughts on retail and the off-line world today when it comes to craft stores and just in general?

CraftyPod Sister Diane muses on how we crafters can help keep our favorite websites, magazines, and TV shows alive in a tough economy.

Cross Stitch at About.com Check out Connie's Photo of the Week - it's one of her recent finishes and in her favorite medium - variegated floss.

Naughty Secretary Club It's terrarium week over at Naughty Secretary Club and Jen is celebrating with a kitschy terrarium style picture frame tutorial! Grab your mini garden gnomes and glitter and stop on by!

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery Recycled Sweater Necklace brought to you by the new book-Feltique and the letter "O"

The Artful Crafter How to make a wall hanger for a heavy plate or tile.

The Crochet Dude Drew reviews Vickie Howell's new book "Pop Goes Crochet" and shows off his design for a driver's cap from page 18.

Vickie Howell Hey, stitch fanatics! Dig movies? Love knit & crochet wear? Check in with Vickie's blog every week for Movie Mondays; posts with pictures from your favorite flicks and pattern suggestions for making similar, show stopping pieces. This week's feature: The Shining!

Bubbles The Mermaid

Mz Bubbles the Mermaid sings a story
through her bubbles....where those
bubbles come from is the question at hand...

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ties That Bind Art Doll Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!

I'm so excited to announce that the

Ties That Bind Art Doll Raffle has begun!

It was one year ago that we began this project. Everyone pitched in with their art. Now it's time to pitch in again by donating and spreading the news!Remember this is a tax deductible donation! Give big. Give often.If we can get 500 people to donate $20 over the next 4 months we will raise $10,000.How awesome would that be???????We can do this. If everyone here gets just 6 people to donate $20.....we can go beyond that goal!

Tickets are 1 for $5 or 6 for $20

You can now purchase tickets

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Meet The Lamp Ladies' Brigade!

Introducing The Lamp Ladies' Brigade! I think the quote says it all about them! Big thanks to my friend Judy for sharing her funny idea with me!

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