Some of you may or may not know that I have another studio on ArtFire, it is my kraftymaxdestash
studio. It is full of Magazines (for all types of art/crafts), beads,
findings and many things from my Grandmother's DESTASH listed.
Yesterday I had a bit of insperation and throughout the day I listed
over 30 items!! They are all bead(s) and they are all under $3.50 per
listing. For me, I get to clean out my stock and add to my 'ordering
fund' and for you - well, you get a GREAT deal on many items!!! Please
come on over and check it out!!
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Oh my, what a weekend it was! Aye was at a Teen Challenge Weekend - and
came home with a sunburn and sore - perfect weekend for her! Monster
and I spent the weekend together doing things outside and with him off
playing with his friends! As you know, I did a lot of beading!! And
hubby, he was being a soldier all weekend!
Now, it is Monday and we have to get back to the real world!!
Yep, I finished it, did a mini shoot and listed it... I think I might
have been a little bit excited about show it off!!! So, here it is, what
do you think??
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Originally posted on Friday, December 21, 2012
Yesterday I went to the mail box (I almost didn't) and when I got there
there was an envelope from Fire Mountain Gems. I knew I hadn't ordered
anything (this week), so I was very interested to see what it was. When
I opened the envelope there was the January 2013 issue of Beads and
What a great bead magazine. But then, I turned it over.....and I lost
my breathe. No, that isn't right, I couldn't breathe!! I am not sure
if I have ever been that excited.... want to see what I saw???
Yes, that is my beautiful
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Originally posted on Monday, March 4, 2013
Beadwork April/May 2013 'the challenge'
Once again I am speechless!
Yes, I know that is hard to believe, but it is true.
As with my last great surprise it all started with a trip to the mail box!
I opened the box and there it sat....
Yes, this is the issue I have been talking about for some time!!! I can now show it ALL to you!!
It started out as an email entry into 'the challenge' email - I have
been trying for about 2 years to get in - and a return email from t... » Read More
Today my computer and I have been waging war
against eachother... I THINK, I have won... we will see after a day or
two free of 'issues'!!!
On a happier note I am so excited, all my
winners have contacted me and their prize packages are on their way
out! I can't thank everyone enough that helped support me over the past
years. Your comments, shares, LIKES and all the wonderful things you
do mean so very much to me!!
Here are two great collections I am in... THANK YOU!!
Just A Little Bit of Red
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Today is the day!!!
I am so excited!!
I have picked my winners
- well, actually rafflecopter has chosen the winners!!
And here are they are.....
Prize Package #1 WINNER: TERRY SPEARS
Prize Package #2 WINNER: MISCHELLE FANUCCHI
Prize Package #3 WINNER: DEANNA TOUSIGNANT
GRAND Prize Package WINNER: AMY REMIG CAMPBELL
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Last night I just couldn't sleep very well, so I beaded!! I had a
couple of 'insperational' moments where I drew out some designs too.
Every once in a while I get these 'moments' that are just pure wonder!
My insperation book stared out in a spiral note book, and I am now onto
my 3rd one!! I often don't draw out my designs, but when insperation
hits.... I do! Then, usually I don't go back, like you would think, I
just have them there....if I ever need them!!!
How are you inspired???
A couple of friends and I started a little group to inspire others and
it has grown, from just the 3 of us to a wonderf... » Read More
Today is the day!!
I get to reveal with I made with the beautiful Bead Soup that Secret Song Designs
sent me. I was so excited when I received this package. For me, when I
took it out I was instantly struck with the thought that there was 2-3
different creations here. I always try to use EVERYTHING from the Soup I
am given - for me, that is 1/2 of the challenge. So, here is the Soup I
Then I was able to create, create, create!!! I came up with
and here they are!!
First one I created was this beautifu... » Read More
Oh my, is it really Tuesday already??? This means that the kids are
back to school and life is back to - sorta - a routine!! The kids were
very heartbroken last night when I told them that tomorrow was back to
school!! They have enjoyed this spring break so much!! We didn't do
all that much, but the rest and family time was so wonderful!!!! But,
life must come back to reality....right??
Yes, I am still working on the MOM bracelet!! With Easter and the
weekend I have go slowly on this one!!! But, here is where I left off
yesterday.... a... » Read More
Today is April 1st, and for me, that doesn't mean April Fools Day it
means - Spring is here and I am happy!!! We had a wonderful Easter
yesterday with Mom-In-Law and our family eating way to much Chocolate
and having great fun!! The kids searched and found their baskets and
eggs and we sat and watched with lots of smiles and laughs!!!
Over the weekend was our BIG REVEAL for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party.
WOW, is all I can say! With over 500 total participants it is no wonder
that Ms. Lori had to break it up into 3 reveal dates!! If you would
like to se... » Read More
As many of you know I have had a very busy week! To add to everything
yesterday we went to the zoo and had a wonderful day. Talk about a
great way to spend a 'family day'!! Here are just a couple of photos
What a fun day!!
Here is where I left
off last night - what do you think - any guesses yet??? You can watch it 'grow' on my Fan Page or Google+ page throughout the day.
I will be starting wit... » Read More
Well, yesterday I spent the day getting all the detail finished on the
big PARTY!! I am so excited to be giving away these great prize
packages!!! I am going to make 4 people very happy - hopefully!! As I
was working on the Party I did a lot of thinking about how far things
have come! I have actually been in 'business' for almost 9 years, but in
the beginning there wasn't any social media work. I started out doing
local Art/Craft shows. As word spread, my creations improved and my
reputation grew I started doing more and more shows. There were
'in-work' shows, 'at home' shows and even a couple of mall show... » Read More
Today I have some amazing news for everyone who likes my creations and
my featured artists!! I have got all THREE of my prize packages
together and ready for you to look at - TOMORROW - for my anniversary
party!! As you can tell, we are ALL just exghausted with all this work!!
They are GREAT prize packages and FUN too!! I am going to do some BASIC
entries and then there will be some BIGGER entries!! Just wait, I am
sure you'll like it!!
BUT, you'll have to wait until tomorrow... mid day!!!
If any of you have been watching, I ... » Read More
The past weekend was wonderful - as always!!! I had so much fun beading
and being with my family!! For those of you that missed it, I have
also been working on getting thing ready for a HUGE Anniversary contest -
my blog is now 4 years old!!! I will be announcing it later in the
week. I also have been trying to get the newsletter together and ready
to go out. So, as you can see, BUSY!!!
I started and PUT AWAY a new creation of the weekend. Here is the NEON Swarovski Crystals that I started with;
And I got THIS far.... and then put it awa... » Read More
Originally posted on Friday, August 28, 2009
Frantic Friday I want to show off my kids even more! This is from
Monday, Aye's first day of 4th grade. She is beautiful, I am biased,
but I am supposed to be! So, here is Aye and Monster....Monday was the
Frantic day, today, not so much.... -KM
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