Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ornament Swap Blog Hop

Sally at Wireworked put together an Ornament Swap Blog Hop. I have no idea how to make an ornament, but I will give it a whirl. Throw your winter hat in the ring and join the party!

Ornament Swap/Blog Hop

Sally is also having a giveaway...check it out while you are there!

Also, Erin at Elysian Studios is having a Giveaway of My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software. There is still time to sign up for it!

Hope you all have a great weekend and I hope you win :-D

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Got a Little Something in the Mail Today

I won a Simple Truths pendant from Erin over at Treasures Found!!! It arrived today and it was a nice reminder on a day that I was starting to let the little things bother be again. We do seem to get what we need when we need it, if we would just open our eyes and hearts a little more.
Please go visit Erin's Etsy Site to see more of her Simple Truths. Aren't the Owls ADORABLE?!?!?

Have a great weekend and as The Simple Truth reminds us, "every thing is beauty full". Make your life Beauty Full :-)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

And the Winner is.....

YaY Susan!!! You can have the earrings in the video or my version of sage and gold. Just let me know :-)

I wrote the names on a piece of paper and put them in a hat. I should have known Susan was coming out of the hat. Everything has been coming full circle lately, or at least 3/4 of the way around. And this giveaway is no different. Back in 2000, my dear friend Paul encouraged me to put a few pieces of jewelry out there for sale and see what happens. So the seeds of One Kiss Creations were sewn.
Fast-forward to this past April. That is when I first visited Windrock Studio's blog during the 7000 Bracelets of Hope Blog Hop. I had only started blogging a couple weeks before that. When I clicked on Susan's Bracelet, I was blown away. It spoke to me in so many ways. Because good things come in little packages. Because small things matter. Because one woman's small may be another woman's big. Because it is lacy and delicate and warm and loving. Because the details are simple but necessary and beautiful. Because it just spoke to me. In the following weeks, I checked in to Windrock Studio's blog and explored Larry and Susan's detailed sculptures, fabric frames, mud huts (LOVE EM!) and leather work (want to wear each purse!). Take the time to look at them too. They are just so earthy and uplifting and evoke feelings of true home, which is really in our hearts and not a physical place. And Susan has a great love of capturing town. People, animals, plants, structures. Her photos are a wonderful slice of life~in all it's beauty and brightness.
So as I was enjoying Susan's blog and feeling my way around the blogosphere, I decided to have my first giveaway. Paul won! Legitimately! I swear!!! For this giveaway, I decided to have the drawing today, on Paul's Birthday. Susan won. Paul and Susan live a stone's throw from each other and 2000 miles from where I physically reside. See?! Circling Around!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tomorrow's Giveaway

It is still not too late to enter tomorrow's giveaway!

The rules are simple:
*have your name on the follower list
*post a comment
*tell me what colors you like

I got my earrings back from Bead Trends today, so if you win, you can have the earrings shown HERE (at about 2:14 into the clip)


Earrings in some shade of the colors you like. The choice is Yours!

Did a little bead shopping this weekend :-)

Friday, October 7, 2011


Testing the waters...I have lots of Rocks and lots of Sari Ribbon.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lovely Blogs...15 of Them!

Janet, from Honey from the Bee, nominated my little blog as one of her 15 lovelies that she often follows. I was really surprised and giddy, as I hold Janet's blog, writing, jewelry, and photography in such high esteem. You know when something just speaks to you? That feeling you get? I get that feeling at Honey From the Bee. I don't comment a lot but I always visit. I like it there.
I will make a list of 15 shortly and would love to put Janet on my list, but instead of looping, I will continue to pay it forward.

So when you are nominated, the rules are as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated your blog. THANK YOU JANET!!! I appreciate your kindness and your warmth.

2. Tell 7 facts about yourself.

3. Pass the award on to 15 newly discovered blogs. Since I have only been doing this for 6 months, it is a sliding scale as to what I consider "newly discovered".

7 facts about me:

*I am a sucker for a redhead & a big, long, skinny nose. If he had red hair, I dated him. I cannot help it. When my husband grew his beard, it came in red and I was elated that I married a redhead and didn't even know it. JACKPOT!

*I have had the same haircut for 30+ years now. BORING, but easy. I hate spending time getting myself ready to go out, so it works well for me. And I love the grey color!

*I am not competitive in the least. Unless I am playing cards. Then I play to win.

*I have a scar at the base of my neck. I like it. It is turned up, like a smile :-) I love scars...they add character, tell a story, show resilience. I hate to have my neck touched so it figures I would have to have my thyroid removed and all sorts of people would be poking my neck.

*I never forget a voice. I may forget a face, I usually forget a name, but never a voice.

*I have 2 things I spend money on without thought to how much it and beads. I cannot get through the day without music. I recently noticed a pattern. I get completely immersed in a musician for a year or more-buy all their cds, books, dvds, pour over liner notes, go to shows (if they are still alive and touring in my area). Then after that, I still love them but can just enjoy them in the mix. Even when I am into my musician of the year, I still listen to others. My most recent string of Lust includes: Gram Parsons, Steve Earle, Leonard Cohen, Warren Zevon, Woody Guthrie, and Jackson Browne. Yeah, I know...all men.

*I do not work well with others. Give me the task and the deadline and LEAVE ME ALONE.

And now, the 15 blogs I am nominating and I hope you check out:

1. Sally ~ Wireworked

2. Mandy ~ Beads for Brains 365

3. Hope ~ Crafty Hope

4. Amy ~ Copper Diem

5. Susan ~ Windrock Studio

6. Erin ~ Elysian Studios

7. Erin ~ Treasures Found

8. Lori ~ Pretty Things

9. Doug ~ Dilettante Cocktailer

10. Heather ~ My Muse, Aquariart

11. Holly ~ Silver Rose Designs

12. Patty ~ My Life Under the Bus

13. Sharon ~ Livewire Jewelry

14. Therese ~ Therese's Treasures

15. Tamara ~ Vanishing Pearl

Happy Hopping!!! Hope you find a few more blogs you will be interested in following :-)

One last thing to say: My Giveaway event is still happening. I forgot to give a date for the drawing...October 11th. Paul's Birthday. Appropriate since he was the one who convinced me to start One Kiss Creations Beaded Jewelry back in 2000 and appropriate since he was the first winner of my first giveaway. So keep the entries coming!

Have a great week!