Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A friend sent this to me today and I thought it was great.. Thanks Jerry.

> When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my Dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my Dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!
When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my Dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits." Later that night, I went to kiss my Dad good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Mom put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"
You know, life is full of imperfect things......and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. What I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each others differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!
We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New 40x30mm Setting Samples are here..YAY

So, yesterday I was like a child on xmas morning.. my new setting samples have arrived! YAY!

They are just Soooo beautifully detailed.I've had these made in sizes to fit 18x13mm cabs as well as 40x30. Some colors I'm not too crazy about..would love to know what you think.

I'm not loving the next two colors and may have to nix them.

I also got the baby ones to match these too, but haven't taken photos of them yet

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Flowers

New Flowers are in..they are just beautiful! To my blogger friends..i am offering 10% off the new flowers for a limited time (until 12/15/09) - Just mention this post when checking out. See below for Flowers included in this special.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Finally here...

Yay, my new settings are here and I'm stoked..they turned out beautifully.

Monday, November 2, 2009

November's New Items for the shop

Hey y'all - just an update with the new goodies I got excited :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Time for a new FUN contest - $10 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate to any of my stores on Etsy or Artfire

I'm in need of some inspiring pieces of artwork for my creative workspace.. so I figured why not hold a fun contest.. so here are the rules..

1. Follow my blog
2. Take a look at my photos below of my space and post a link to an item on etsy (for clarification..not one of my items..something from someone else that I could potentially buy) that you think would be a great addition.. It can be anything from a set of coasters, to a painting, to a sculpture, to wall decals, to a stuffed doesn't matter.. I'm looking for some fun stuff.. and what better way to get help than from some fellow etsians..

You may suggest up to three items.
Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on 10/17/09
Winner of $10 GC will be responsible to pay any additional costs over $10

I'm looking forward to seeing some fun pieces :)
oh and if I actually buy the item you suggest I will give YOU (the person who suggested the item) a $10 GC also.

Please excuse the mess.. i'm not totally settled ;)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

$25 gift Certificate Winner

Thank you all so much for joining.. the Contest for the $25 gift certificate is now over

and the winner is....

Shrimp Salad Circus ... congrats!!!

You guys have been awesome and I really appreciate the support with this contest.. I had a lot of fun so I will be posting more be on the lookout :)