I made these little treat bags for the boys party. I topped off the bags with adorable gift tags from Shabby Princess...So cute!
Valentine's Day Bingo Cards
I made these bingo cards for my boys Valentine's Day party at school. I had them laminated at Office Depot so we could use them again next year. We used candy as markers. The kids loved it! I used the free template generously shared from Crafting Chicks. Here's the link to the free download. http://www.4shared.com/file/37440398/a99cd2ec/Bingo_Card_Template.html
I created these cards on photoshop, and used various papers and elements from www.shabbyprincess.com
Cupcake Pops...Yummy...and just so darn cute!
As soon as I saw these, I knew I had to make them! If you haven't found the Bakerella site, you have to check it out! (www.bakerella.com) I used a marble cake mix, with vanilla icing. I dipped them with Wilton's Candy Melts in white and pink and topped them off with pretty sprinkles. I used the same bags from the chocolate shop and a pretty ribbon to finish them off. Yummmm....they were good.
O.k. I know there are tons of these out there. I also know I had this done waaaay too early, but what can I say, I had the crafting bug, and craving some pretty things. I printed out the monograms that are available on the Martha Stewart website on some paper I had tea stained. I cut out the background papers and foam circles with my making memories circle cutter-punched some holes, laced it together with ribbons, added some more ribbons and VOILA! a pretty banner. :)
I have always wanted to ask people about this and now I have the perfect forum to reach alot of my customers. A big part of my business is providing the average person the ability to own and wear custom quality and affordable pieces of jewellery.
While my jewellery will always be made with the best of my ability and skill, there is the choice of using base metal (silver plated/gold filled), or sterling silver findings. Findings are the pieces of the piece that keep it together ie. the clasp, beads, and decorative metal pieces incorporated into the piece. Sterling silver is .925 pure silver. Bali silver is made by skilled artists in Indonesia using hand tools over an open flame. This silver is higher in content-usually .999 pure silver. The price of the components are higher due to the labour intense process, and are each unique and individual. These are absolutely stunning, and I usually incorporate them into designs that have semi-precious stones.
In the past I have offered two lines- Diva'z featuring sterling silver and semi-precious stones, and Diva'z on a dime line featuring base metal findings.
Sooooo, my question to all of you is what would you rather have incorporated in your jewellery pieces, sterling silver /Bali silver, or base metal findings. Your input is greatly appreciated and will help me in my design process and inventory purchases.
I spent the morning with Aiden and Alexander and their kindergarten class at the Hazelmere pumpkin patch. What a great day. I didn't get into any jewellery tonight...working on this blog. I hope it finds you all well.
It was a funny thing today at the pumpkin patch. I have a habit of calling my children pumpkin so I had a little chuckle to myself when I caught myself calling out 'come here pumpkin...' Got a little giggle out of that one.
Well here I am delving into the virtual world of blogging. Thanks to my lovely sister in law, I have found a new way to provide information about my life and my passion....Creating! I have had many requests to see a display of my pieces that are available to purchase. I will post pictures of the pieces that are available now, some that I have made in the past, and some pieces that are made to order. If there is something specific you are looking for, or something very individual (ie. one earring hole is lower than the other and some custom alterations need to be done) tell me what you need, and I would be more than happy to help you achieve your vision.
Here is a little information about me :) I live in Beautiful British Columbia with my husband of 15 years, and my 3 active boys-twins (5) and my youngest son (4). I am a newbie to this beautiful province and am constantly in awe of the wonders it offers. I work part time in the evenings and weekends as a Registered Dental Hygienist (with some great people who by the way also love jewellery;), I am a full time mom, and part time jewellery designer and fabricator. I also love crafting and surfing other blogs. In my spare time (hah!) I try to keep up with the housework but I must confess if anything falls behind-this is it! My husband is trying to be patient with me but unfortunately doesn't share my obsession with all things sparkley and shiney and beautiful.
The things that I treasure the most in life are my family, our friends and creating. You see, if I am not able to create, I go a little crazy, then end up in a frenzy into all hours of the night like a chorus of Santa's Elves getting ready for Christmas. But alas, reality is I am only one person and there are only 24 hours in the day.
I hope that you will find some little gems to appreciate, perhaps purchase and if you don't see what you are looking for please ask me. I am more than happy to do custom pieces.
I feel the beauty and value of having something handmade is that you have a little piece of the artist in every item you own. Take some time for yourself and feed that inner Diva that lives inside each and every one of us.:)