Today I have so much to be thoughtful and thankful for. Over the past
week my life seems to once again take on a life of it's own!! My
daughter Aye has been sick this week too, nothing to bad, the flu and
tonsillitis, but it has been a 'quiet' and very 'soft' week! Now that
she is feeling better we have also had some talks, small 'mother
daughter' talks, but they have been nice. My daughter and I have always
been very close, but like most kids her age (13) it is getting harder
and harder to just sit and 'talk'. So, between the success and great
moments in my Krafty Max Originals career, there have been s... » Read More
This is a auction to support Krafty Max Originals!
winning bid will receive an autographed copy of the Beadwork magazine
featuring a Krafty Max Original Creation on page 13 in 'the challenge'
section. A handmade pair of Swarovski Crystal earrings will also be
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So, how many of you saw my big news yesterday??? I have to say that I
am still blushing with pride!! For me - and Krafty Max Originals - this
is the biggest step ever!! I am now a published artist!!! I just
can't get over it!! IF you missed it, I'll show you again!!! (you can
click on the photo to read the whole story)!
On to some other news!!! Most of you have seen me talk about Ms. Lori's
7th Bead Soup Blog Party already, well, here I go again!! I was lucky
enough to get in again! This Blog Party started small, but has now
grown... » Read More
So, many of you want to know what the BIG news is that I posted last night about on my FB Fan Page.
I have been teasing you all for months now (and also myself) about
being published in Beawork Magazine. Well, I have the copy in hand
now!!! YEP!! I am so exciteed!! I can't tell you how many times I have
looked at it in the last 12 hours!!
I am sure you would like to see it now too, right?? Click on the photo
below to go to the post that explains exactly what happened and you'll
be able to see everything!!
Here is the current pro... » Read More
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 them
stating that I had finally made it!!
Then, I was sent this stash;
... » Read More
The weekend for us was full of fun and family! On Saturday we spend the
day at Hubby's Forida Nation Guard Unit helping out with a Homemade
Chili and Hotdog Lunch fundraiser!! It was COLD and WINDY, but so much
fun!! It is nice to be able to be around hubby's unit, they are so
friendly and so many of them are like family to us - we've been with
this unit for over 10 years!
I have announced the winner for my Book for Beaders give-a-way - it is Maggie Swanson Moody.
There was also a winner announced by Creati... » Read More
Originally posted on Monday, April 18, 2011
What a weekend we had!!
I'll try to remember everything that we did.... I'll try!
First, let me show off the SIX,
yes, SIX collections I was featured in over this past week.... my
goodness, everyone else was busy too!! Please go and leave comments,
'STARS' and look at the beautiful items/art that were featured along
with me. Please make sure you also check out the studio's that created
Ribbon of Courage Collection- Sexual Ass...
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Originally posted on Friday, August 5, 2011
It is time for TIME to stop moving so
quickly! Is it really Friday again? It is really only 17 days till
school starts? Is it really August?? When did this all happen?
Today I will be spending with my
daughter looking for that 'perfect' FIRST DAY OUTFIT! This year it is
really important to her, because it is the start of a new school too!
OH MY, this will be an ALL DAY event! We are taking her best friend
with us - moral and fashion support - of course!
Then somewhere in there will also be ... » Read More
On this wonderful Friday I would like to thank Ms. Linda Lewis - Creative Artworks Blog one more time!! She did such a wonderful review of my bracelet and then ran this amazing give-a-way for me!
A winner has been chosen and the creation will be on it's way to it's
new home shortly!!! I was also sent some of the comments that were left
- for the question of your favorite item in my studio..... just look at
these.... *blush* *blush* *giggle* *giggle*!!!
Talk about being flatt... » Read More
I actually have been thoughtful over this past weeks already. I have
been thinking of home (Northern California) and of my family who mostly
still live in that area. I know that with all the technology and the
wonderful photo services now, I can keep-in-touch with everyone, but it
is just not the same. With Airline tickets getting more and more and
more expensive it seems like getting from Forida to California (for 3-4
people) just gets harder and harder!! But I will keep 'smiling' and
keep up the phone calls and emails....for me, for now, that will be
enough!! But, I miss my home!!
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I have to tell you that living with a child who has mental 'issues' is
sometimes very hard. People on the outside - including family - look at
him and say 'he looks normal' or they think that we should treat him
'like normal'. First off, I have never really liked 'normal', but there
is something to say for trying to raise your children the way you were
raised and then being told that it is all wrong - for this child only.
Monster has his own rhythm and beat to life and although his looks like
every other 8 year old on the outside there is a little boy that
struggles with EVERYTHING on the inside!
... » Read More
Many of you know about the upcoming feature in Beadwork Magazine, but
what most of you know know is that I have been waiting for almost 4
months for this to come out..... I was asked to NOT show off the beads I
worked with, the design or even any working photos! For me, that has
been hard! This creation might just be one of my best creations ever
and I can't show anyone!!!!!! Well, the good news is that the publish
date for the magazine is March 7th and I am on the edge of my seat!! I
am not sure what was written, how the photos turned out, or even if they
LIKED the design!!! BUT, here is sit, waiting and waitin... » Read More
The weekend was a wonderful - fun - family event!! I spent most of my
weekend with my kids and hubby! We watched the Dayton 500 (yes, we are a
NASCAR family) and caught up on some gossip from both kids schools!!
:) It was a great weekend that ended with a game of Yahtzee that my
daughter won!!! There was some beading done, mostly on a BIGGER project
that I am working on to enter into some beading competitions, but
family was the focus!!
I have been working on a review item for Sweet n Sour Deals.
I was told that she liked purples, c... » Read More
Today I get to tell you about a little 'discount' I'll be offering
in my studio until the end of Feburary!!! Yep, it is FREE SHIPPING to
all US or CANADA residents. I am feeling very generous because of all
the support and orders I have been receiving since the begining of the
year! I have been so lucky to have some great reviews, some amazing
sales and even great give-a-ways!! What a year this has been
already......and there is MORE to come!!!
So, come on over and visit my studio
....get your shipping for FREE and see what you would like to add to your collection!!!
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A few days ago we got the 'cold weather' that everyone in the country
has - yes, even in Florida!!! And although we have kept our house warm -
of course - our dog Ziggy just had to make himself warmer!! We didn't
do this to him, he actually 'snuggled' in the blankets on his own....
And, by the way, he spent about 3 hours in those blankets....and then followed the sun across the floor!! :)
Here is my new creation, you can watch it 'grow' on on my Fan Page or Google+ page throughout the day. Working on the ends and... » Read More
Today I have to say I am BLUSHING again!!! Yep, once again Ms. Linda from Creative Artworks Blog has honored me again!! She recently did a review of one of my bracelets
( http://creativeartworksblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/a-very-special-gift/ )
I made for her, but then, she also purchased this bracelet;
And then, wrote an amazing review of it!! Please go check out her comments.... I am sooooo honored and thrilled!!!
Here is my new creation, you can watch it 'grow' on on my Fan Page or Google+ page throughout the day. This is ... » Read More