Monday, March 30, 2009

Loom Flowers

I Love the way these Loom Flowers came out! I will be adding them to my shop. they are great for scrapbooking add to hair or just pin on a shirt.You can also add to a nice straw hat or pocket book so many ideas .And they come in so many colors! I really like the sunny yellow.. vist my shop for

added a bunch of new items

These are just a few of my new items. I love to make and create new things for my shop , only thing I do not like is adding ,listing,uploading,pricing,item description----bluh,bluh,bluh, I wish there was a smart button like staples has,, press it and say "that was easy" whew, for a monday this is way to much stuff.... But this week end I did relax a bit.. so i guess today i needed to feel like I have accomplished something, I hate being lazy, It makes me feel guilty for some strange reason. Hope you enjoy a few new things....

Happy Monday! My Daily 5

I just love this photo!

Daily 5
81. Recycle old newspapers, bottles, and cans
82. Refill ice cube trays
83. Don't let anyone ever see you tipsy
84. Never invest more in the stock market than you can afford to lose
85. Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come ninety percent of all your happiness or misery

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I love getting mail from etsy

I would like to first thank Heather for her lovely card she made titled "Hope" she has so many other things in her shop . These are also so cute Go on over just to say hi .She likes to make custom orders too. this is what she sent me!!!!! with extras!!! Thank you Heather!!

starting something new

I just love the look of these bags! I went on over to 44th street fabrics and purchased a pattern. I also get a free fat quarter with the order!
I do not sew that often, my last project I did in high school Yikes! But I always love to try something new. I think these would be great for summer trips to the beach, a day at the park, you can stash any thing you want in them , so if they come out the way I hope they will, I will be adding them to my shop. Wish me luck! Have a great week end , and remember today is Earth Hour, at 8:30 pm shut your lights off .Lets all take part in a good thing...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Last friday in March,My Daily 10!

My Daily 5 plus 5!

71. When someone wants to hire you, even if it's for a job you have no interest in, talk to them.Never close the door on an
opportunity until you've had a chance to hear the offer in person
72. Don't mess with drugs, and don't associate with those who do
73. Slow dance
74. Avoid sarcastic remarks
75. Steer clear of restaurants with strolling musicians
76. In business and in family relationships, remember that the most important thing is trust
77. Forget the Joneses
78. Never encourage anyone to become a lawyer
79. Don't smoke
80. Even if you're financially well-to-do, have your children earn and pay part of their college tuition and have them pay for all their automobile insurance

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Daily 5

My Daily 5

66. Never forget your anniversary
67. Eat prunes
68. Ride a bike
69. Choose a charity in your community and support it generously with your time and money
70. Don't take good health for granted

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

For the spring

Here are two new additions to my shop. Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. My sales have not been good lately. I have been going through my styles of old jewelry and trying to come up with something bright and light for the spring.The two necklaces here you can wear together for a new look.

My Daily 5

Here is a image called "The white Hat" by: Sir James Jebusa Shannon

61. Demand excellence and be willing to pay for it
62. Whistle
63. Hug children after you discipline them
64. Learn to make something beautiful with your hands
65. Give to charity all the clothes you haven't worn the past three years

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"My Daily 5"

Here is a picture of my son and his wife. And yes thats me with the shades on.The reason why I wanted to put this picture up was, so you have a face to go with while you read my Daily 5. This picture was taken about 5 years ago. I usually do not like taking pictures. But I have to realize they are memories for my kids.So I need to start taking more memories soon..

Daily 5

56. Use your wit to amuse, not abuse
57. Remember that all news is biased
58. Take a photography course
59. Let people pull in front of you when you're stopped in traffic
60. Support a High School band

Monday, March 23, 2009

Stamps from owlbaby8069 Plus "My Daily 5"

First I would like to thank For these lovely stamps I bought from her. She Hand makes these stamps, she can even do a custom stamp for you , just let her know what is on your mind! This is just one idea you can do with them, she also sent me a necklace made by I love my necklace, I think I might try to make one myself. Now for "My Daily 5"...

51. Make the best of a bad situations
52. Always accept an outstretched hand
53. Live so that when your children think of fairness,caring,and integrity, they think of you
54. Admit your mistakes
55. Ask someone to pick up your mail and daily paper when you're out of town. Those are the first two things potential burglars look for.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Daily 5

46. Avoid overexposure to the sun
47. Vote
48. Surprise loved ones with little unexpected gifts
49. Stop blaming others.Take responsibility for every area of your life
50. Never mention being on a diet

Be sure to visit to enter her giveaway , Quality Handmade Cards...

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Daily 5 with extra's!!

Daily 5.

41. Don't waste time learning the "tricks of the trade." Instead,learn the trade
42. Keep a tight rein on your temper
43. Buy vegetables from a truck farmers who advertise with hand-lettered signs
44. Put the cap back on the toothpaste
45. Take out the garbage without being told

I enjoy looking at every ones blog and reading all the wonderful story's. I came across this beautiful image on the right , and wanted to share with all my readers... They say today is the first day of SPRING! well here in Jersey it is SNOWING! can you believe this or what! So when I came across this water color of flowers , I just had to smile....... I hope I put a smile on your face as well...... Have a Great Day!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Daily 5

36. Don't postpone joy
37. Write "thank you" notes promptly
38. NEVER GIVE UP ON ANYBODY. Miracles happen every day
39. Show respect for teachers
40.Show respect for police officers and firefighters and Military personnel

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My five new words of the day

36. Donate two pints of blood every year
37. Make new friends but cherish the old ones
38. Keep Secrets
39. Take lots of snapshots
40. Never refuse homemade brownies

What a treat!

This morning I'm going though my mail and received this lovely message...
hi Barbara,
I've been needing a better system for drying my freshly-varnished stamps, so I did a little woodworking this morning and made a rack using your clothes pins--I was using those metal office supply type clips, but they're too slippery and hard to open when I've got my hands full of a varnish brush and a stamp--the clothes pins are perfect for this, and glued up securely to the wood just great. Just tought you'd like to see--


Thank you owlbaby8069 for showing me what you did with the clips you bought from my shop!
And , since you were the only one to buy these clips while my free giveaway was going on you have WON!!!!!!!!
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ChromaSmear for all her help in putting the word out!!

CONGRATS!!!!!! and I'm so glad you love your clips...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Living a Good Life

Here are Five more:

31. Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yard
32. Once in your life own a convertible
33. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated
34. Learn to identify the music of Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven
35. Plant a tree on your Birthday

Happy St. Pattys Day!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I found this great give away I love candles!! and when i came across this free give away I was so excited.. Love free items! try it out you might also win! Good luck!!

words to live by

Here are my 5 new sentences for the day:

25. Ask for a raise when you feel you've earned it
26. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard
27. Return all things you borrow
28. Teach some kind of class
29. Be a student in some kind of class
30. Never buy a house without a fireplace

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Looking for a new banner?

If you ever stopped by my shop you will see my lovely banner.And if you are looking for a new look and do not know where to begin this lady is sure to help , and the most wonderful person!here is what she left for me.....A gorgeous banner set for a wonderful lady who has such a warm spirit - a wonderful experience and I am so glad that a banner set I like so much went to just the right person - thank you for choosing my store MareeGraphicS - I look forward to working with you again soon :)
This is the feed back for me.. You have to check her out , and her prices are awesome!!

A reminder to bracelet giveaway ends on the 18th

Here is a reminder for my free "chocolate pearl" give away- only 3 more days left- whew time went fast.. Buy any clip in clips category and receive a free pearl bracelet. Good Luck!!

My Next Words of a Great Life

21. Learn three clean jokes
22. Wear polished shoes
23. Floss your teeth
24. Drink champagne for no reason at all

Will be adding more.....

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Many thanks to all Feedback

I would like to thank every one who has left feedback to my shop here is just a few....You're such a sweetie! Did you know its the most wonderful surprise package I've ever received? I love your little surprises with you packed along with the tag. I felt so special. You have to know that you sold more than tags to me, I'm excited to send you something soon. Cheers! Chyrl...............Very nice anklet, pretty packaging and a very dedicated customer-oriented seller. Included a very cute pair of free earrings also. Will buy again from LilDab!.........................These are so nice--I love the paper! They were even gift-wrapped, and came with a free gift--fantastic! Highly reccomended!..................
Now I would like to add more sayings for a Good Life.......
16. Be the first to say "Hello"
17. Live beneath your means
18. Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford
19. Buy great books even if you never read them
20. Be forgiving of yourself and others

Friday, March 13, 2009

Here is one for the wrist!

I am currently on a kick with these crosses I just got in the mail! I love the way they look . I made a few bracelets. Here is one of them. I will be adding more, love to see your feed back on them!!

Ugly , Beautiful

This picture is so Beautiful but also Ugly at the same time. What i mean is the picture symbolizes Cancer, It is a ugly part of my life.. Cancer took some one in my life.. I am now lost... I am trying to find that road to Beauty.. It will take time.. But one day the sun will shine....

5 more things to do in living life well

11. sing in the shower
12. use the good silver
13. learn to make chili
14. plant flowers every spring
15. own a great stereo system

Lovely earring cards from Heather

Just want to show off my Lovely earring cards I just got in the mail via Canada. These lovely earring cards were made by non other then hdawnparratt. You can find her at If you are looking for Quality cards she is the one to go to. Very nice to work with and very fast shipping. THANK YOU HEATHER!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mother's Day is coming in May

Think early for shopping for Mother's Day. I have great ideas in my shop take a look.
And here are my next five things to do.
6. Have a firm handshake.
7. Look people in the eye.
8. Say "thank you" a lot.
9. Say "please" a lot.
10. Learn to play a musical instrument.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

how to live happy

here are five things for a happy life: I will be adding more about 500 more . So come back often
to read what I have next
1. Compliment three people every day
2. Have a Dog
3. Watch a sunrise at least once a year
4. Remember other people's birthdays.
5. Overtip breakfast waitresses.

Here is a lovely picture for thought

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Swarovski Anklet Rosary Bracelet

I love to work with rosary's it is so relaxing , and the end result is beautiful! I love the way these came out!! will be adding more to my list. Please feel free to leave a comment.I would like to know what you think..

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Buttons Buttons and more......

I went to this really neat trinket shop on saturday,I came across a large jar of Buttons mostly shell buttons , I was so excited because shell buttons are becoming rare. I have decided to list just a few in my shop , here is one listing , they are mostly white , I have other colors also , in black, some dark blue and a couple red ones.

A few new items in my shop

Her is another bracelet to add to my collection. There is 10 days left to my give away, be sure to enter to win a free bracelet.Just buy any clip from my shop to be entered . Good Luck all!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

what next!

i thought this was to funny! i wanted to share for every one to see

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

After the snow

As the snow fell I stayed inside to make these washer pendents, I think they came out really nice for the first time at it The day before I added about five pairs of earrings to my site, here is just a look at one of them

Monday, March 2, 2009

First to be entered

Last night I could not figure out why I was not getting any one to buy my clips .I am having a give away, free bracelet when you buy a set of clips. So what I did was think , who likes my clips? I checked to see who hearted them, then went to write a nice note to them explaining what was going on. Well to my surprise this morning I checked and WELLA! my plan worked. I finally sold my rose clips, to a lovely person Owlbaby so far she is the first to enter, she could win the lovely bracelet.. Good Luck Owlbaby!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Knitted bag-purse

I recently added these knitted bags to my shop I will be making more of them. Easter is just around the corner.Great little bag to hold your tiny treasures, to keep in your purse with your keys. This knitted bag was not from a pattern so it is one of a kind.I placed the Rosary's next to the bag just to give an idea what you can place in it.