Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Feature: final turquoise and red fall

Thanks so much to everyone who linked up with me this past week for my Friday Feature link up!  Here are just a few of the great finds that were featured.  Click on the photos to check out the item listings, blog posts, etc.

I put together one last turquoise and red fall feature for 2012. Enjoy!

Leather Double Wrap "Aqua Terra" Turquoise Red Bracelet by ALadysBliss

Woodland forest, autumn, fall, nature photo, blue turquoise sky, home decor wall art - Red leaves 8 x 10 by gbrosseau

Knit Hat Red Tweed Adult Fall Hat with Detachable Aqua Wool Felt Heart Pin with Buttons by 

Fall TUTU Baby Red, Orange, Turquoise, Blue, Brown, Gold with Flower Headband - Newborn to 2T- Thanksgiving, Autumn, Pumpkin Patch photos by TutuCaChu

Raku Maple Leaf Button, Turquoise with Red/Yellow Variation, Black Crackle on Frost Porcelain by FawnArrenCreate

RED with WHITE DOTS - Covered Button Wrap Bracelet - 1x wrap, Swarovski crystals and beads - red, turquoise, white, aqua by AncaPeelma

Trio of Turquoise and Red Felt Hair Clips by WeveGotTheBead

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

I won a giveaway!

Earlier this month I won a giveaway from Michelle at Delicate Construction. The prize was an apron from Amanda of Kaleidoscope of Colors. I was really excited about the apron, but I was also blown away with the entire package and wanted to share it here.

I firmly believe that all handmade Etsy sellers should go the extra mile with their packages, as people who order from a site like Etsy are looking for that extra touch. Amanda definitely went that extra mile.

The little flower is a pin! She also included a gift tag and a business card.

The biggest surprise of this package is that Amanda included one of her brand new items: a bag! I immediately put the little flower pin on it.

I am super picky about bags, but I love this little one. The only thing that it doesn't have is any kind of closure on the top. I think that I'll be able to rig something up so I can use this during the spring and summer.

And of course, the apron is wonderful. I love the fabric, and it fits me perfectly. I tend to make a mess in the kitchen, especially when I'm baking anything with dry ingredients (i.e. flour). I've never worn an apron because I've never been able to find anything affordable that fits me well. I've already worn this a couple times and love it.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting this giveaway and to Amanda for sending me such a generous package!

Has anyone else won a giveaway lately?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November Color Combination Inspiration, Round 2

Welcome to another edition of color combination inspiration!  I hope that you're able to find something here that sparks a new idea of some sort for your creative endeavors.  As always, I've done my best to mix up the subjects that I feature.  You can pull color combinations from any source for literally any type of creative project.  Click on the photos to visit the original sources.  Enjoy!

First, let's bring on some turquoise and brown!

White / Gray repeat from Duni

Brown / Red from Elise

Brown / Green from Elise
Black / Gold from Paige
Monochromatic Gray from Ann

Monochromatic Green from Ann

 Coral / Gray from Sharla

Purple / Gray from Edi

Let's keep it going!
What color combinations are you loving right now?  Have you experimented with any new color combinations recently?

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

winter rock garden in progress

My mind is still on fall colors even though there aren't many of them left in this neck of the woods, but I'm working up some new winter designs, too. I got so excited about my fall rock garden design that I had to make a winter one right away.

As I mentioned yesterday, I haven't been listing a lot of new items online with everything that I've had going on for shows, but I have this available in two sizes. If you're interested, let me know. As always, I also take custom requests for this design in other sizes and color combinations.

Has anyone else been working with winter color palettes lately?

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Scavenger Hunt on Monday (11/25/12)

Welcome to another edition of the photo Scavenger Hunt!

1) Home or Thankful
This month I had an 8 day stint where I went to the movies 3 times. I think that's a personal record. I am so thankful to have great friends in Milwaukee.

2) In the Kitchen
I recently won an apron from an Etsy giveaway! More about that soon. You also get to admire our crazy decorated fridge. I'm very proud of it.

3) Couple
Whenever I make a new button charm bracelet, I try to work up a pair of coordinating dangle earrings. I have been really slow listing new items during show season and don't have these up yet, but if you want to reserve these, let me know.

4) Bubbles
I'm revisiting a few old favorites for this prompt.

5) Trees
I had a couple great opportunities to take pictures of real trees this past week, but of course I'm leaving you with my crafty trees. I bought three papier mache cones from Michaels (less than $2 each) and am decorating each one differently.

Check out Ashley's blog to see what other people submitted for the themes this week.

Here is your weekly does of Angel.
She hasn't given up her beloved pole yet, but among other spots, she also loves this pile of garbage that we created just for her. Now that I work from home, she spends a lot more time with me than Jake, so petting from Jake is almost always a special treat.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Treasury Round Up - 11/25/12

It's been another good week of treasuries! Please help me thank the curators who featured my work this past week by visiting their shops and checking out their treasuries.

Edi (memoriesforlifesb) included my Button Charm Bracelet - Christmas - Gold Bells in her All That Sparkles treasury. Who doesn't want to add a little extra sparkle to the holidays? Check out Edi's Custom Personalized Wine Bottle Stopper Engraved Crystal.

Jamie (PoppyHillCreations) included my Button Charm Bracelet - Maroon in her Fun Gift Ideas treasury. There certainly are a lot of fun gift ideas here. Check out Jamie's Printable Chilly Bird Digital Paper Pack.

Thanks to those who linked up with me last week! Here are a few of the items they featured last week. Click on the photos to check out the product listings.

treasury round up