Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I have been, yet again, reading the forums and other blogs like crazy. Tons of research has been going on.
The outcome has been much better. One great forum thread said to stay back several feet and use your zoom so you aren't interrupting your light. I refused to try it for the longest thinking that:
A. I needed to be close to my subject for my flash to work right
B. My zoom goes into digital mode after so far and my photos would distort
Well guess what....I was mistaken..not wrong..but mistaken. The zoom is GREAT! The flash doesn't need to be on all the time. When it is on, you don't want to be close to your subject. If you are, the light is only in a small area. Let the flash do its job! In order to do that, you must back away so the light can bounce and hit all around, not just in a small area. Ok so enough babbling..here are a few pics for you to see. The before photos are below on the old post. Tell me what you think.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Ok, so we all have read in tips and tricks about Etsy that the forums are a great way to help with sales and getting noticed, right? I never thought about it being a great way to meet great people with great items. One night I was in the forums and came across a deal I couldn't pass up! The title said ~FREE~ !! What? FREE? Guess what..it was the best thing too. Candles! Who doesn't love Candles? Who can have enough candles? To top it off..the scents offered are fabulous! This post was from The Shabby Shop.
I came across the post June 27th and decided to try the plumeria since I knew I liked that scent. I was so tickled as I always am to get a package and knew I had a few coming but WHAT? My candle just a few days later? What? Wait! Not one but 2! The other was a gift and YUMMY. I not only got my plumeria but I got a tropical fruits soy tea light candle too. I can't decide which one I want to eat, I mean light first. They came in this cute little package with a bow. I could smell the aroma as soon as I opened the package. I looked at my husband with a big grin. I was giggly like a kid in a candy store and knew I had tons of money to blow. I know it sounds a little exaggerated but again, YUM!
I have only lit the plumeria so far. I couldn't stand the thought of them being gone. The great thing with soy candles is that they take FOREVER to burn. That one little tea light burned for hours and still can keep going (thank goodness). The aroma of them just sitting around the house is wonderful. I am thinking of hiding my tropical fruit one for a while.
When you stop by The Shabby Shop you will find tons of fragrances, sizes, shapes, and great prices. There are hearts, cupcakes, sundaes, 2 wicks, tins and the list goes on and on. You will be amazed at what is in this adorable store. Just don't eat the candles when you get them ;)
psssst~Be sure to mention Ann with Love2BInspired sent you when you purchase!! You may be the next one I Spotlight!
Monday, July 6, 2009
SALE SALE SALE
Who doesn't love a sale? As I stated in my TAGGED post, saving money excites me. This time it's not me saving, it's me clearing out some supplies. Oh how I love to buy them but I have several things I need to clear out to make more room in my shop and for storage sakes. I want to really focus on creating and making pieces again. I have so many pieces I have not photographed or posted. I really need to focus on getting that done.
However, check out the list of items on sale currently. I am going to try to work on getting the rest marked down by this evening. I hope you will take advantage of the savings. Don't forget to check out my DESTASH items too.
Pink Crazy Lace Ovals
Pink Crazy Lace Coins
Diamond Shaped Florite
7mm Wood Beads w/Design
Sodalite Square Pendant
Red and Green Agate Rondelles
12mm Wood Bead Strand w/Design
8mm Wood Bead Strand w/Design
8x12mm Leopard Print Wood Bead Strand
Stabilized Turquoise Pumpkins
8mm Wood Bead Strand w/Design
Amazonite Pendants Set of 4
16mm Yellow Quartz Beads
UPDATE! ALL SUPPLIES ARE CURRENTLY MARKED DOWN!!
Check out the website!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
BareMoose has tagged me! I have to tell you 10 facts about myself and then tag 10 other blogs. Here is goes:
1. I am a mother of 4 boys, 14, 13, 10 and 9.
2. I just got a new boxer puppy, Zoey (pix are on my blog).
3. I have 2 other rescue dogs, Zack a German shepherd and Lily a Dashund.
4. I love all kinds of music, but prefer alternative rock; you would never know looking at me.
5. I drive a Chrysler Pacifica that I wish was a mustang and sometimes drive like it’s on
6. I get overly excited when I save a lot of money, especially with coupons.
7. I enjoy camping and any other activities with my guys.
8. I am from Florida but do not like the beach or staying in water for long.
9. I have a large Italian family that includes 2 sisters and 3 brothers, I am the oldest.
10. I am overjoyed and excited my husband got into RN school after 2 years of being in school. It’s almost over babe! Where is my new house?
Here are the 10 blogs I have tagged:
Big Doggy Bling
Pink Lily Creations
For the Love of Cute
Going To Graceland
Handmade Baby Love
Please visit these blogs. When you do, please check all the beautiful Etsy shops. You are sure to find something wonderful!!!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
A little old lady answered a knock on
the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man
carrying a vacuum cleaner. 'Good morning,' said the young man. 'If I
could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to
demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners.'
'Go away!' said the old lady. ''I'm
broke and haven't got any money!'' and she proceeded to close the
door. Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and
pushed it wide open..
''Don't be too hasty!'' he said. ''Not until you have at least seen my
demonstration.'' And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure
onto her hallway carpet. ''Now, if this vacuum cleaner does not remove
all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will
personally eat the remainder.''
The old lady stepped back and said,
''Well let me get you a fork, 'cause they cut off my electricity this
Sunday, June 28, 2009
There are several other great posts to read on there that are related as well.
Here are a few of my newer pictures. They still need some editing. I am still learning but they are better than what I had.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I also played around with some more rings. They are not finished but coming along nicely. Don't mind my makeshift ring holder. I think we all have things like this. It saves money! Recycle and Reuse.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I have wanted a boxer for a very long time...all my life. You know the saying, "be careful what you wish for"? Well, I did all the research on this breed and NOTHING can prepare you for not just a puppy, but a boxer..lol. She is a great addition and I look forward to coming home to her everyday. She's so much fun. Our other dogs, who are rescues, have really taken to her and her craziness. Even at 11 yr old, our German Shepard, Zack, lets her bite his ears and his tail as you can see. Lily, our Daschund, at first was a little skeptical of her new sister but now plays every morning until they are wore out.
I will add new pix soon of our new addition.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I am so happy to get this award and meet other great people on Etsy. I am passing this award on to some great blogs listed below:
I also made some elegant earrings out of purple Quartz faceted rondelles. I added crystals and some sterling findings. I love them too. I may be keeping a pair of those;)
Today I plan to make several more items, but my head it going crazy with all my ideas. Enough to give me a headache..time for some Ibuprofen. I also have to run to Virginia to pick up my oldest son. Back to having all 4 of them for a day. Tomorrow the youngest leaves for a week. Never ZERO! I wouldn't know what to do w/out someone asking for something.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
I am using E6000 glue for these. Seems to be the best glue, so the majority says. Seems that everything I have read says the same thing. I got the Quick Hold Craft glue too but I have not tried it yet. It is by the same company and came in the same pack. They are little samplers. I will let everyone know how these turn out and what I think of the E6000.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
How do you feel about ordering online? I just hate paying those bead store and bead show prices. Just knowing that they are charging for their gas to travel the shows, hotels and their food...forget that!! No overhead here..lol