Friday, January 21, 2011

Lori's doing a giveaway!

On my list of things to try is metal stamping. The supplies are quite costly though, so it's been put on the back burner for me. However, Lori Anderson is giving away a set of stamps...and I want to WIN!! If you want to try to win too, here's the link to her website:
Lori, thanks for doing such an awesome giveaway! :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Oh my...the snow is coming!!!

I'm not a big fan of winter, I don't like to be cold! However, we got some snow over the weekend and when I woke up, it actually looked very pretty on the trees, untouched by the sun yet and there were no footprints to be found. It inspired me to grab my camera and go on a little scenic car ride.
This is what I found:
Isn't it just beautiful? I couldn't believe it myself. I actually enjoyed freezing my butt off to get these great shots. It also inspired me to come home and make some jewelry! In my nice warm office with the heater on! LOL!
And here's a couple of the earring pairs that will be listed on Etsy later tonight! 

More designs coming as we are expecting another foot to perhaps two feet overnight tonight and tomorrow! Which means no school, and a nice comfy warm office to lock myself away in! 
Stay tuned!

Monday, January 3, 2011

"Nice Party"

I have so many good things that I can say about my Grandmother. So many good memories! We were fortunate enough to have her in our lives until now. She got to enjoy her 6 great-grandchildren. What a rare opportunity, and how lucky are our kids to have had a Great Grandmother that played with them and spent lots of quality time with them. Always smiling, and offering a kind word. Her contagious laugh, cheating at games because she liked to "win"...and we let her, because she played with us. She taught us to play golf in the backyard when we were kids. She spoiled us...but not rotten. She fed us candy behind our parents back...oh lets get real...she fed us candy right in front of their faces! But she fed us well. Best Italian cook there was. There was love in the food. Sat in the sand and played with the grandkids at the beach every year. She loved the beach. Loved her family, and we knew it. All of us. We knew it. What an impression she has left on me. 
We lost her on Sunday. She went peacefully and comfortably. 
The world was a better place with her in it. But I know she has now been reunited with my grandfather after he waited 22 years for her, and perhaps they are playing a round of golf together. I can only hope! It's a nice thought though. 
Love you Gram. It's been a "Nice Party". Miss you so much.