Saturday, October 31, 2009

October Winner! FB follower- Bea from Brooklyn!

I messaged you through FB last night Bea.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

~*SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR SOPHIA!*~Click to read more closely...

This poor kid is SO cute, but not well at all.
She is in need of a life saving procedure that Insurance will not cover.
If you are in the area on Sunday November 8th, you are welcome to join the family for this event.
If you are unable to attend, the family asks for your prayers and good thoughts.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


So, here is some inspiration for you!
I am not done with any charms just yet, but here is a shop on Etsy that has PERFECT images for this sort of swap! Most have RED in the coloring!
~*Click here to get to Brendee's shop*~

I will be adding a button for all participants to share on their sites and blogs.
Please, if you are interested, leave a comment and or email me.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The storybook charm swap is not a book charm swap.

The charm can be made of any sturdy and clean material that is not going to rot, rust or fade when worn.

This is not a book charm swap. It is a charm swap based on ideas, people, characters and things from storybooks.
RED must also be a part of your charm as well.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Beau Ideal will be making a come back in 2010!

Issue #4 is being reworked (for the 3rd time) and I really hope to have it ready prior to Valentines day!
I am pretty thrilled about my layouts and have been working hard on the boarders and inserts!

~*~ It's just lovely and fun! ~*~

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I need ideas, help and prayers!

Someone I know needs my help to organize a last minute fundraiser.

I need your help!

A girl who is less than 4 has advanced aplastic anemia.
It's not getting better. $30,000.00 needs to be raised ASAP and if you have any great ideas, please let me know!
I want to help her in any way possible!
Nov. 8th will be the event. Not yet sure what will be going on, but any ideas or help is appreciated!!!!

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A winner!

I will be picking another winner from my FB list soon.

For now, here is the winner from my Google followers list, from the box to the right-


You won some goodies that are PERFECT for ~*you*~ this time of year!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hollywood RED carpet STORYBOOK charm swap!

I will be hosting a charm swap this fall-winter for the Life Through Art foundation.

The theme will be story books, however each charm must have RED as the focal color.

Red Shoes?
Red Apples?
Red Riding hood?
Red Wagon?
Red Dog?
Red Hearts?
Red Sky?
Red Dress?
Find a story book you love and incorporate your spin on the imagery, characters, objects within the book etc. Add a tag or print up mentioning your inspiration and be sure to make your charms with the color RED as the focal or main accent color.
The size of each charm MUST be smaller than 1 inch including the jumpring and any extras you might like to add. 1 inch in total size.
The number of charms to swap will be 5-10 pieces per person with a commitment to send an extra charm as a donation. Depending on the number of people who sign up, the number may be slightly higher or perhaps more than one group per skill level will be set up.
There will be 2 groups, advanced charm makers and beginner charm makers.
The quality of both groups will need to be your best work because the charms that are sent as extras will be auctioned at a fundraiser in HOLLYWOOD!
Ooh so glamorous!
More details will follow, I am just getting you warmed up to the idea.
Please pass the word on.
The swaps will be due the first week of December so you have time to think about this one.
Please leave me a comment or email me to let me know if you would like to join in.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

When I first saw this I was mesmerized... I am still transfixed!

When I first saw this I was mesmerized... I am still transfixed!

Sunday, October 04, 2009


Keep this seller name handy!-


That is where Kelly Snelling, co-author of "A Charming Exchange", will be listing the collaborative pieces from the book for auction on Ebay!
100% of the money will be going towards Breast Cancer research.


~*Thank you!*~

Saturday, October 03, 2009

To sleep? No, not to sleep...

What do you get when you live in a very
noisy place and not much sleep? Me, on
the computer, sitting in the dark, messing
around with images... :oD
I can laugh at and WITH myself.
Thought I would share this with you too...
Laugh at me or with me, it's up to you! XD

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Think Pinks! (((:::Pat Winter Posted!:::)))

Sorry to be behind on posting a picture but I just found one on Pat Winter's blog!
(((:::Thanks for sharing Pat! --- *smiles* :::)))
Some of my charms varied so some may post fabric or metal cage charms too.
The one pictured here is made with an antiqued gold button with embroidery, porcelain and Swarovski crystals along with pearl dangles and a gold plated finding.