Tuesday, June 23, 2009


OK, I admit it.....I am obsessed with http://www.picnik.com/. I had stumbled across it once before, but never really messed with it much. After taking 700 + pictures at the wedding Saturday, I wanted a program to edit them with. I did a google search and came up with PICNIK! I upgrade to the "premium" membership (24.95 a year), and it is SO worth it! They have great tools and affects.....and I am able to make a photo b&w, and return the color to the area I choose!! (MY favorite thing EVER, and the main reason I chose the program.) The only drawback so far is that you can only hve 100 pictures uploaded at a time. It will have to to, I guess!!

Now if I could only talk my Father-in-Law out of his fancy camera I used!!! (Yeah, right!)

Pretty Petals

Gracie had been picked by my cousin to be the flower girl in her tropical themed wedding. (And I was going to be the photographer!)
She had a cute floral dress to wear, but I was perplexed about how to fix her hair. I finally decided to curl it the night before and she could wear a headband. The headband looked terribly boring, so I got out my stash of polymer clay and began playing. Hours later, I ended up with a try full of pretty petaled flowers! I put three on her headband, and made the rest into pendants.

Her headband turned out great and she received lots of compliments. I even wore a Pretty Petal pendant to the wedding myself!

Here are some pics of some of them! They are hand formed from polymer clay, and hand painted with cute little polka dots! Enjoy!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fellow BEST team member Give Away!

Kellibeans, one of my fellow BEST team members has posted a Give Away on her blog! Check it out! http://kellibeans.blogspot.com/2009/06/whats-in-box-blog-giveaway.html?showComment=1244993412489#c3230976286097798129

It is very cute, by the way!

Maybe once I have enough followers, I will do the same! Sounds like fun!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Feeling Crafty

I spent the evening last night watching the Mtv Movie Awards again (to see the New Moon trailer & Rob Pattinson!) while online shopping. My favorite supply shops are http://www.artbeads.com/, http://www.fusionbead.com/, and of course http://www.etsy.com/!! Both Art Beads & Fusion Beads offer free shipping with no minimal purchase!!! Both beads sites have a great selection & good prices, but fusion have a virtually endless amount of glass beads! I could search thru it for hours. Anyway, I scored some beautiful beads & baubles, and can't wait to get started when they arrive!!!

I have some sketchy ideas in my head for some new Twilight jewelry, as well as some other possibilities...........I'm just so impatient!!! (The drawback to free shipping is that it is also the slowest method!!!)

Anyway, I'm "Crafty" and can't wait to get my goodies & get my fix!!! I know all of you other crafters understand!!! :)

Monday, June 1, 2009


So, I have to admit......I LOVE Twilight! Mostly Edward, but I think the series is a perfect mix of a love story & a horror story! It is balanced pefectly! I know my husband finds it annoying! He actually suffered thru the movie with me, but only half pays attention when I update him on the continuing story. My daughter, on the other hand, insists that she likes it (she's 5 btw) even though I won't let her watch the movie! I have the soundtrack on my ipod & she does listen to that, though!

My lastest focus on my craft business has been Twilight inspired quote magnets.....I've taken qoutes or pieces of quotes, stamped them into polymer clay, and embellished them. I'm really happy with how they've turned out so faf. Here are some pics.

They can be found for sale at my store at http://www.gracieluv.etsy.com/.