Thursday, September 13, 2012

In the Pink

I belong to an  amazing FB group called  Bead Soup Café that was started by Lori Anderson approximately 7 months ago.
 Lori is the creator of the very fun and now extremely popular bead soup blog party.  I have made some really wonderful beady friends.  I call us all friends because even though we have not met face to face we all cheer each other on and encourage our growth and success as artists. Two of the ladies that also belong to the Bead Soup Cafe  group, Shelly Graham Turner and Sandra McGriff created a very secret and closed group on FB called In the Pink.  This group was for those of us in the bead world that wanted to thank and show Lori a little love for organizing the blog parties, the  face book group, and so many amazing and fun bead swaps. 
Lori has some beautiful pink in her hair.

  Shelley and Sandra thought it would a fun and cool idea for us to go a little pink for Lori!   


Sorry my picture is just photo shopped but I just could not get a decent picture of myself with the pink I put in my hair….I am going to keep trying, I know....vanity is a horrible thing.....but I really do hate to have my picture taken, I am sure some of you can relate, and I do like this picture of myself.  I love the hot pink too!  I do really like the pink in my hair and I think I am going to  do it often during the month of October in support of breast cancer awareness month. 

So I really want to take a minute to just tell Lori THANKS!  I have participated in BSBP #5 (this was my first) and BSBP #6  with 2 reveal dates.  During BSBP 5 I was paired with a wonderful lady from Canada.  We both sent our soups to each other on the same day but it was taking sooooo much longer for the soup to get to me from Canada.  We were quickly approaching reveal day and perhaps my soup was out there lost....well the very sweet and generous Lori sent me another soup.  This is what I created with the soup Lori sent me.  I just LOVE that amazing focal.  The only thing I added was the wire and a few round Czech glass beads, the rest was from Lori.  Thanks!  She. did not have to send me anything, and I am sure mine was not the first soup she sent or even the last.  This to me just shows her kind and generous heart.

By participating in these challenges I have really grown as a designer.  I have created things I would probably never done with great beads that I would not have bought for myself, I love it!  I have since really jumped on the blog hop bandwagon and I am having the best time.  I love the FB chat group and have learned and been inspired by all the amazing ladies.  So Lori keep up the hard work, I really do not know how you do it but there are so many of us that do appreciate it!

Look at this amazing bead the extremely talented  Lea Avroch created for Lori!  How sweet.

Please visit all the others and see them  In the Pink!

Gail Vanderster-Zwang
Lea Avroch
Leslie Wayment
Kelley Katherine Hagerty-Fogle
Sheila Davis
Amanda Effron 
‎Solange Collin
Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten
Isolina Perez
Toltec Jewels
Sherri Stokey
Mary Howell Govaars
Bee Kuhlman
Lynnea Perry Bennett
Alicia Marinache
Heather Otto
Kimberly Flood
Courtney White Breul
Lisa Liddy
Marlene Cupo
Marianne Baxter
Mária Horváth
Andrea Beth Trank
Heidi Mansfield Kingman
Emoke Schmidt 
Sandra MrtzDiaz
Lupe Meter
Tanya Boden
Ambra Chicandfrog
Kumi Fisher
Sandra Young
Sandi Marinaro Volpe
Gretchen Nation
Mimi Gardner
Marian Hertzog
Sonya Ingersoll-Stille
Terry Matuszyk
Audrey Belangér
Sandra McGriff
Shelley Graham Turner
Sally Bohner Anderson
Mowse Doyle
Judy Daly Reganti
Brenda Lee Sigafoos 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lark Book Giveaway!

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things blog is giving away some amazing books this week....there are three this round and I would love to win at least 2 of them.....go check out her blog for your chance.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Creative Bead Chat

·         What is CBC  you say?  It is an awesome group on FB.  It was created by Melinda Orr owner of Melinda Orr Designs about six months ago.  CBC is a place where people can gather and share ideas, show off their creations, etc.  It currently has 1,108 members.  We are using today as a day to show some love and appreciation to the amazing administrators of the CBC group:  Melinda Orr

Melinda Orr

Marla James

Karen Totten
Marla Gibson

Keirsten Giles

I   I personally would like to thank them for all the hard work they each do to keep this group going.  I have made some new friends, been inspired, shared some ideas, and learned many new things.  THANKS!!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Time to Stitch 2

Therese of Therese's Treasures is hosting a blog hop called "A Time To Stitch". 

She and her friend Christine have done one before and his one is number 2.  I am participating this time.  The rules are as follows:
you must choose from two stitches, Right Angle weave and St. Petersburg.  We can do one or both of the stitches.  I have just recently learned how to do cubic right angle weave. 

I have done St. Petersburg stitch once. 

So I am excited to choose one, maybe both and make something else.  Please come back on October 25th, 2012 and see my reveal.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

October Fest Blog Hop

Tolec Jewels is hosting a October Fest blog hop.

 Here are the rules to join in the October Fest fun:
1) Leave a comment here that you're in.

2) Grab the October Fest button and link back to this post.

 3) Create an Autumn Inspired Treat!
* Make a Fall craft
* create a cool bead  
*design Halloween jewelry
*design Autumnal jewelry
*decorate your home or yard 
 *write a poem, dance or sing
 *share a recipe, share baking tricks or treats;
*celebrate and brew up something fantastic!

4) Share your Autumn inspired jewelry, beads, recipes,
treats, poems, pictures, crafts and boo-ti-ful creations
on October 28th

5) Fly by everyone's creations to comment & share the love

6) Check back on Halloween, October 31, 2012 to see if you've won in the random drawings!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pay it Foward.....Handmade!

I saw this on Mandi's blog and joined not only in this fun, but I am also now a follower of her blog.
Here are the rules:
I will send a surprise gift to the first three people to comment on this post. The gift will be a handmade surprise by me and I will send it to you sometime in the next 365 days. All you need to do is the following: 
Leave me a comment and include your email address (if your profile doesn’t link back) so I can get in touch with you about your mailing address and some other information about yourself. 
To complete signing up, you must play along too by blogging a similar post and pledging to make a surprise for the first 3 people who comment on it. 
So, do you want to play along? Comment below, and I’ll send a thoughtful gift to the first three people who do.