Sunday, July 31, 2011

Treasuries and Collections of the Week

Been a wonderful week of Artfire Collection features. Quite a variety below from the hot summer oranges to the cool blues. Enjoy!
Artfire

Vintage Inspired Jewels by earthlypossessions

Beautiful shades of blue by JKs_Creations

Sizzling Hot Summers by dianesdangles

Merry Christmas in July! by TheCurator  This Collection was also the Artfire Daily Email. 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

VOTE FOR ME! I've Been Added to Great Finds

I'm so excited! I've been chosen as a contestant on Great Finds this week. The theme is Desert Sunset. I have just the necklace that reminds me of a sunset. Check out my necklace and then scroll down until a grey voting box appears on the left and vote for me! I appreciate the help and support.

Simply click the Great Find graphic and look for this necklace!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On Fire For Handmade Feature Artist: SebSurer

This weeks' Featured Artisan is Seb - Knit and Crochet Touches by Seb!
Beautiful and Delicate fashions for you! A Must have for every ladies closet!
You can find SebSurer on:
Are you On Fire for Handmade? http://www.onfireforhandmade.com


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Treasuries and Collections of the Week

I was included in some great black and white collections, a fresh peach, and an earthy touch. The treasury has a lot of life to it...after all, it is charming

Etsy

A Charming Life! by rainieone

Artfire

Red Black and White Delights by SlouchyBeanie

Peaches and Cream, What a Dream by PlatinumMonarchDesign

Classic Black and Gray by StephanieRonnyeknit1bead2

Beautiful Earthy Turquoise and Brown Jewelry by bluewaveglass

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Etsy Blogger of the Month: Tam Doll

I was looking around the Etsy Blogger of the Month, Tam Doll's blog, and I came across this funny picture of her and her daughters. I think it says a lot about her sense of humor. It cracked me up.

Her blog is a place where she shares her creativity.  She's been sewing, knitting, and crafting for nearly 30 years she says.  But one of the coolest places on her blog/site for crafters everywhere is her tutorial - how to section. Over a dozen to be exact and the triangle bag is my favorite. So unique! 
 
Tam Doll does have a shop on Etsy. And because I'm slow to the punch to get her featured, her shop is currently closed for a few weeks while she hangs with her family this summer. But please hop over, and ask for an email to let you know when she's back open. You'll love her bags, gadget bags, and more!

Follow Tam Doll on Twitter as well to make sure you're up to date on your next new bag.



*pictures are property of Tam Doll


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

On Fire For Handmade Feature Artist: Euphoric Charms


This weeks featured artisan is Mary - Euphoric Charms!
You can find Mary at:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Treasuries and Collections of the Week

What a complete contrast of the two features I got this week. One is full of color and the other is black. Kinda reminiscent of the long week I had I think. Enjoy, I hope you find something you like.

Etsy

Blended seasons by lunaessence 

Artfire

Black Beauty by ButtermilkSkyDesigns

 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

EtsyBloggers: June Blog Carnival - Favorite Summer Recipe

Our Question - What is your favorite summer recipe?
This was hard. I tend to be a light eater during the summer. I also have a hard time with inventing recipes and just making them up as I go.  But then I thought of this versatile quick, easy recipe that can be used as a salad, dip, appetizer or on pasta.  You can adapt this to fit any of your favorite tastes.

BLT Salad
crispy bacon - use as much as you want!
1/2 c mayo
1/2 green onion (sometimes I use white)
3T Parmesan cheese
2T Parsley
Cherry Tomatoes*

Mix all the ingredients together. Toss on a salad or pasta.  I think this could also be used as a dip with your favorite crackers.  Just cut up the cherry tomatoes small.
* cut the middle out and stuff the cherry tomatoes with the mixture to make an appetizer.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

On Fire For Handmade Feature Artist: Bowquet




This weeks featured artisan is Vivian - Bowquet! Darling bows for your Darlings!  You can find Bowquet on:







Sunday, July 10, 2011

Treasuries and Collections of the Week

Another grateful week of Treasuries and Collections. Wonderful Christmas in July sales. Made a sale as well from the features. Also made the Daily Artfire Collection emails again (*). This has been wonderful exposure.

Etsy

Tranquil Trance by lisanew

Artfire

More Combos From Queue! by StephanieRonnyeknit1bead2

Steel Blues and Grays by AyaDesigns

The Glass Menagerie by TimelessVintage

*Cream & Green by NicheStitch

Teal Treasures by NicheStitch

Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day by MarquisCreations

Heres to the Red, White and Blue by BernoullisAttic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Safety Notices & Warnings - Important Info to save your life

I received this email from Uniquely Designed. I wanted to share this dangerous situation with others to make them aware of unusual activity going on.


A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF MISSISSIPPI , JACKSON , MS
SITUATION...
While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is
what the Police advised even before they went out there to check...

"There are several things to be aware of ... Gangs and thieves are now plotting different ways to get a person (mostly women) to stop their vehicle and get out of the car.

"There is a gang initiation reported by the local Police Department where gangs are placing a car seat by the road...with a fake baby in It...waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned Baby.

"Note that the location of this car seat is usually beside a wooded or grassy (field) area and the person -- woman -- will be dragged into the woods, beaten and raped, and usually left for dead. If it's a man, they're usually beaten and robbed and maybe left for dead, too.

DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON!!! DIAL 9-1-1 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW, BUT DON 'T EVEN SLOW DOWN.

"IF YOU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WINDSHIELD, DO
NOT STOP TO CHECK THE CAR, DO NOT OPERATE THE WIPER AND DO NOT SPRAY ANY
WATER BECAUSE EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOME MILKY AND BLOCK YOUR VISION UP TO 92.5%, AND YOU ARE THEN FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A VICTIM OF THESE CRIMINALS.

THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS, SO PLEASE INFORM YOUR FRIENDS
AND RELATIVES.

THESE ARE DESPERATE TIMES AND THESE ARE UNSAVORY INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL
TAKE DESPERATE MEASURES TO GET WHAT THEY WANT."

Please talk to your loved ones about this. This is a new tactic used. Please be safe.

Get started NOW -- SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES
TO BE CAREFUL AND AWARE OF EVERYTHING AROUND THEM SO AS NOT TO BECOME A VICTIM.

WARNING # 2

Some knew about the red light on cars, but not the 112. It was about 1:00 p.m. In the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren's parents have always told her never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.
Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called 112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren't, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.

Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.

I never knew about the 112 cell phone feature, but especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a safe place.  
*Speaking to a service representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it's your turn to let your friends know about 112.
You may want to send this to every woman (and man) you know; it may save a life.
This applies to ALL 50 states

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

On Fire For Handmade Feature Artist: RSS Designs in Fiber



This weeks featured artisan is Ruth - RSS Designs in Fiber! Beautiful Creations! 
You can find RSS Designs in Fiber on:


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Treasuries and Collections of the Week

I have been fortunate to be featured in another round of Treasuries and Collections this week.  One in particular was special. Stones, Metallics and Greens, this collection was the emailed Featured Collection selected by Artfire - The Daily News. I wondered what was up when my emerald green jewelry set was hotlisted by so many people. Further down in my emails, I saw the email from Artfire. I thought that was super cool. 

Hope you find a gift or two for you or someone special!

Etsy

Old Glory by Folk

Artfire

sunshine on a cloudy day by Poppy

Lilac Purple by PolkadotOrchid

Purple Makes Me Feel Like Royalty by PrettyJewelryThingsStore

Red and Torquoise by luvncrafts

It may be July... by RagWreath

Christmas in July Sale! by thecrazyelephantboutique

Sweet Land of Liberty by BeadSouk

Stones, Metallics and Greens by TheCurator

Red and Black by luvncrafts

Wheels of Pink  by DesignsbyMiyu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

VOTE FOR ME! I've Been Added to Great Finds

Please vote for Finding Charm on Great Finds. Once you land on the page, scroll down the page until the grey voting box appears on the left. Click on Finding Charm and then Vote and you're done! Thank you for the support. You can click on the link above or click on the button!

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