Monday, October 31, 2011

Pick Your Plum - Free Style


Today, Pick Your Plum has a Halloween banner pdf for FREE. Need to do some last minute sprucing up for your spooky Halloween party? Perfect! Go to Pick Your Plum and add the FREE banner pdf to your cart. It will be sent to your email. Print. Cut. Staple/Glue. The End.

Have fun Trick-or-Treating and be safe!!!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Etsy Treasury: colour palettes to inspire

Collette Howie's treasury colour palettes to inspire included some of my rosebud earrings. This is a beautiful treasury full of purples, periwinkles, and blues. I just can't get enough of all the color!

Collette's shop Poppy and Poochie has lots of quilted goodness in fabrics to die for! Some of my faves:

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Etsy Treasury: Prim and Proper Pink Piggie

Prim & Proper Pink Piggie Need I say more? Love the name! Love the treasury as well. And it just so happens to feature one of my items.

TackyPinkFlamingo has some awesome treasury lists that you should definitely check out here.

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Martha Does Halloween III

Halloween is sneaking up on us so this will be my last spooky Martha post. Sad, I know. Enjoy!

Vellum Table Lanterns

Spooky Crepe-Paper Curtains

Paper Mice

Flying Bat Mobile

Clothespin Bats

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Party Pics

Now that I've gone through all of my pictures I realize that I completely forgot to take pictures. Yeah, my memory is horrid. I took some awful pictures of some of the crafts before the actual party but they're really craptastic.  Now that you've been warned, I'll share some of the decorations.

I found a lot of my decorations at Dollar Tree and Dollar General. There were so many cute things that I could have taken pictures of but I had a major brain fart instead. These spider webs crack me up. I put them in the corner as well to disguise Jared's Xbox and Shooter keeps getting stuck in them. He's funny like that.

Dana from MADE inspired these spooky paper bats. Country Living has the template for the bats HERE. You'll need lots of black cardstock. The thicker cardstock is better to keep the "bat" shape. I used double sided tape to attach them which has worked GREAT but the bats are starting to fall off the wall and stick to other surfaces which is really confusing the furbabies. Milo, the great protector that he is, watches them fall and then sniffs them for 30 minutes until he gets bored and moves on.

The skulls are my fave!! I waited until they went on sale at Michaels and swooped them up. They're papermache skulls that I painted black and then painted over with purple glitter.

These Google Eye Frames were inspired by this post. Michaels has all kinds of different shaped wood frames for $1. Paint em up, let it dry and glue some googly eyes to it. I'm obsessed with LocTite and its awesome so that's the glue I used. {Really, it only takes the tiniest drop...ahem, Steph. Talking to you!}

The free printable for this Happy Haunting banner was featured on Tip Junkie a little while ago. Isn't it the cutest?! The banner was cute on it's own but I had to add some glitter. I just painted some Elmer's glue on different sections of the paper with a stiff paintbrush and tossed some glitter on it. I found the super fine glitter at the Dollar Tree. They have packs of glitter with 5 or 6 coordinating colors for a dollar!!!! Greatest find EVER. I've been crushing on Martha's Glitter Set and finally bought it the other day when it was on sale at Michaels just to come home and find my Dollar Tree glitter that's just as awesome. I'm too much of a freak to use the Martha glitter anyway. It's like when you buy some really cute fabric and it's so fantabulous that you don't want to cut into it. Does that just happen to me?? Anyhooo.  After playing in glitter, I found some old twine and taped the different triangles to the twine with double-sided tape. I'm not going to lie, whatever is easiest is what I'm going to do. I'll tape the crap out of something as long as it keeps me from having to spend too much time on it.  Where the twine was taped to the wall, I painted some small wooden pumpkins and scaredy cats and double-sided-taped them over the twine.

For my loverly guests I stole profile pics from Facebook and made them super spooky. Skulls, lightning out of eyes, bloody wounds, etc. Then put those on some cute Halloween cardstock and gave them away as party favors. If you're interested in totally destroying Halloweenifying some pictures of your own you should definitely check out Picnik.

And last but certainly not least: Proof of how "different" my little furbaby Shooter is. He's laying on top of the couch like Milo the cat does. Getting him down was hilariously irritating. To the left you can see Bella's SpongeBob blanket that I continue to put on the couch hoping she would lay on it instead of in my seat. Yeah, doesn't happen.

So that was part of my Halloween-themed jewelry party. There was more but my brain farted. Toodles ;0)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Etsy Treasury: Lemon Drops

Plum Tuckered (what a cute name) featured a pair of my Canary Yellow rosebud earrings in the treasury: Lemon Drops.  Who doesn't love yellow?!?! It just so happens to be one of my favorite colors right now and a wonderful color for fall.

Plum Tuckered Designs is plum full {I couldn't resist} of vintage goodies and "Plum Designs".


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Etsy Treasury: Am I blue? No, periwinkle to be exact

My Periwinkle Flower Earrings were featured on License2Spell's treasury: Am I blue? No, Periwinkle to be exact. 

License2Spell's shop is full of awesome license plate art like this:


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Monday, October 24, 2011

Etsy Treasury: Delicate

Sharon featured a pair of my earrings in her treasury: Delicate.

Her shop Studio Sharon has some great handmade beads. I am a lover of color and therefore instantly became obsessed with her enameled copper bead caps that come in a variety of colors.

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Etsy Treasury: Beautiful Turquoise

Imagine my surprise and utter school-girl joy when I signed into Etsy yesterday to find that several of my earrings had been featured in treasuries. YAY! I want to be fair to all the great treasuries so I'm going to do my normal post on one treasury at a time. I might have to throw in a couple of posts today to catch up. I've got pictures from my jewelry party and DIY links for the Halloween goodies I made. Lots of potential posts for me to ramble.

Ashliia Sendek featured my Turquoise Mum Earrings in the Etsy Treasury: Beautiful Turquoise.

Love all these items!! I seriously favorited 90% of this treasury. I wonder if there is a limit on the number of items you can favorite on Etsy? I'm probably super close to hitting that mark. BTW, if you're an Etsy stalker like me you should check out Ashliia's favorites. I was smitten just from the first page. She has Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired items in her faves. Swoon. I LOVE that movie!! Audrey Hepburn has been a favorite of mine for a long time. She's so beautiful.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I was super busy but managed to sit around in my pj's all day Sunday. I'm pretty sure I've gained 10 lbs from the junk I consumed but it was well worth it.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Partay Partay!!

Tonight is my Halloween-themed jewelry party with my good friend Mandy of Premier Designs. I have been one busy crafter these past few weeks. I can't wait for all the ladies to come over tonight and party with us!!! So excited! Here's a little preview of the decorations.

These were taken with my phone as I was walking out the door so they're not the best but you get the picture :)

I'll be MIA for a couple of days. My Pop turns 80 this month and we're having a huge party for him on Saturday. I'll be recovering Sunday from all my debauchery and hope to post tons of pictures but no promises.

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Peacocks are the!

Ok, so I don't really say "the" but I really wanted to use that phrase so....

I just ordered something from Pick Your Plum and I'm super duper excited to get it in the mail. Tell me, what would YOU do with these beauties?!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Etsy Treasury - Savory

My grey and yellow bobbypins were in the Etsy Treasury Savory by Jude.

Jude's Etsy shop judemcconkey is full of awesome photographs. Not even venturing from the first page of images, there were several photos that caught my eye. This Autumn Photo being my fave...

And to make my heart swoon even more -  Photos that would be PERFECT for Halloween!!!!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

JennP's Destash

I finally did it! I really cleaned up our house and organized my jewelry and craft supplies. I'm attempting to unclutter my hoard so I've opened another Etsy shop. JennPDestash is the name of my new shop which you can get to by clicking HERE. I am so ashamed (not really) to say that I found tons of beads and treasures still on their original strand in the same packaging I bought it in. I go through phases of accessories and jewelry making. I was making bookmarks and wine charms at one point and I think a lot of the beads were intended for that but when I moved on I stashed the beads and tools.

Here are some of the beads that I've gotten posted so far.

As you can see, the prices are still on the beads. Of course I'm trying to sell them for much less than what I bought them for AND offering free shipping site wide to the US and Canada. Shipping everywhere else is only a dollar. Good right?! So when you get a minute hop on over to JennPDestash and check out the new beads and supplies I'll be posting daily.

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