Saturday, December 11, 2010

Busy Days.......

Boy oh boy,have I been busy.Not quite too busy,though almost pushing that.

One of my friends let me borrow her camera,and I took at least 2,000 photos while I had it.I learned a lot of things,like learning how to shoot in manual.It was fun.I also got to do a photo-shoot with a friend.I'll be putting up pictures from that up on my new blog.

I think I finally have figured out my photogrpahy name,and I reserved a blog name for it on wordpress.It's "An Old Fashioned Girl's Photography".I have another wordpress blog,which was for my photogrpahy,but I didn't know what name I wanted,so i decided to make another,since I think I know now.So I'll just start all over,which is ok.i haven't gotten very far on the other blog.

And the giveaway ended a few days ago.I've been so busy i just remembered!
We have two winners,one for $40,and one for $15.
Congrats to Donna and Sally!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Etsy Treasuries

It's Team Discovery treasury time!Since joining this team,i have been included in a number of gorgeous treasuries.While I can't share them all on here,here's a few of my favorites,plus one that I made.If you want to see all the treasuries I've either made,or been in,click here.

cranberry gifts under $40

Tis the Season to be Golden
(I made this one)

I'm Dreaming of a Tropical Christmas

Saturday, November 27, 2010

How to Make a Button For Anything and Put it On Your Blog

Long title,isn't it?Ok,so I recently discovered how to make a button that I can put on my blog,and people can click on it and go look at my necklace on the Fire Mountain Gem website.
A lot of how I found out how to make one came from this post.But I found a bit of it confusing and decided to write my own.

1.First of all,what you're to do is find a picture you want to use for the button.What you want it to be will depend on whether you are going to make a button for your blog,your website,a picture,or whatever.
The size of the image should be no more than 150px wide,usually,so that you won't have a problem with the edges of it being cut off.But if you have more space and know how much wider to make it,then you can make it bigger.Mine is 150 x 150.I used to crop and size my pic,then used the "create" page to add text.Save it to your computer(don't forget to add .jpg at the end of the file name if you change the name).
Then you need to put your picture somewhere to create a link.Either photobucket or maybe flikr.I tried both of them,and for some reason that picture would not upload,so i gave up,and made a blog post with that picture.Then I could click on the photo and there would be a link for me to copy and paste.So keep that window up so you can copy and paste later.

2.Now onto the hmtl.I was having issues with the html showing up,but I googled and now i have it all figured out. :)
Here it is.Copy:
<a border="0" href="yourblogURL" target="_blank"<>img src="yourimagedirectlinkURL"/<>/a>

3.Once you've got that,go to your blog,and go to "Design",and then just make sure you're on "Page Elements".Find "add a gadget".Just make sure it's in the right place,though you can move page elements around later if it doesn't suit you.Then once that box pops up,go to "HTML/Javascript",and click on the plus sign.Paste the hmtl there.
Now see where it says "yourimagedirectlinkURL"?Erase that,while keeping the quotation marks.Now it's time to go to where you have your image and copy that link.Paste it there instead.
Then go your blog,or whatever webpage you're wanting to direct folks to,and put it instead of "yourblogURL",while still keeping the quotation marks as before.
Hit save,and you're done!

If you want to show me yours once you're done,or need any help,comment here,or send me an email at jennystreasuresforu(at)

And feel free to share this post with anyone who needs it.There are buttons on the bottom for twitter,myspace and such,too.

Now I just need to make a button for my blog and who knows what else.Maybe twitter,or facebook.Fun. :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

It Works!

I figured how how to make a button so that people can view my necklace that is on the Fire Mountain Gem website!How cool is that!
If anyone needs help making a button for their blog or whatever,I'm more than happy to help.I'll probably post a tutorial of how I did it later.
You can totally ignore this posting.I just need to do this to try to make a button.Let's hope it works.
Well,I changed my blog design once's lots of fun to do that.The design is a little springlike,but I decided not to wait.And once spring comes around again,I'll probably want to change it.
I made my own banner and the background is from the backgroundfairy.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


It has been freezing lately...seems to me like fall is already over.
We had a really hot summer and so it seems like we will have a really cold even snowed some the past few days!

I very much miss some of summer and especially spring.Spring is my favorite time of the year,plus the early part of summer.Beginning of April to the end of June is heaven.
Well,I hope I don't freeze this winter!At least I know I have the promise of spring in a few months.

And I can stay holed up in my somewhat warm house and make things!I'll have to venture outside and go for walks in the woods once in a while,otherwise I'll go cabin-fever crazy.And bundle up as much as possible.

I have so many different styles and colors of hair things to head sometimes spins!There are a few of the new designs in the shop,if you want to take a look.I'll be adding many more options as I can get them done and photographed.I'm thinking pictures in the snow would be pretty neat,eh?Might as well take advantage of

Happy Thanksgiving,everyone! :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

My Zibbet Shop

Well,I have finally started getting cracking on my zibbet shop!Read on if you're interested in selling there,if not,just skip to the bottom for the link to the shop.

I'll be sharing as time goes by how I'm doing.And if you have any questions,feel free to ask.I may not know the answer,but I'll most certainly try. :)

I do love etsy,but I'm just not making any sales there right now,despite working on it a fair amount.So I thought it wouldn't hurt to at least try a new selling venue for a while,see how it goes.I signed up a while ago,in May.Just didn't really do anything with it.I'm not leaving etsy,by any means,but I want to try something new.I have a basic free seller account.I'm thinking of upgrading later,if it goes well,but there's still a good amount of tools without being charged.
One of the things i like most is I can import items from etsy to zibbet,edit it,and list it.That makes it sooo much easier.I don't have to remake a listing.Just deactivate on etsy,and put on zibbet.It'll be nice to hit a different market.At least,i hope and think it will. :) Or,at least,a bigger one,is more like it.
Meet new people,too!
(On a funny note,I sometimes get mixed up with all the different selling venues,artfire,etsy,zibbet.I was talking to my mom and said

Check out the shop!I made a new banner for it.How do you like what I have so far?
The first item I have imported from my etsy.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What I've Been Working On Lately

I used some of this fabric to make this hair clip,which can be bought in my shop.
I still have some of the material,and am thinking of lots of different ways to combine it with other materials,lace,maybe even some of the brown fleece.:D

A close-up of the fleece "petals".I cut out a lot of these while watching videos on youtube and such.You'd be surprised how long it takes to cut them all out!

Here you can mostly see the red/burgundy colored fleece.I've made three hair barrettes (with red crystals in the center!) in different sizes to put in the shop.Those will be up as soon as I get pictures.

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Jewelry Giftcard Giveaway!

So I'm finally running another giveaway!It's on the same blog i had it on before,Emmy's Boos and Rawrs.This time,though,there will be not one,but two prizes,so two winners!The first prize if for $40,and the other is for $15.(Shipping is free as long as it's covered by the amount of the giftcard,or $2 and under).It's open worldwide.You have one month to enter and tell all your friends and family who would be interested.
Enter the giveaway here at Emmy's Boos and Rawrs

This is just one of the pairs of earrings you could choose from if you win!
(And even if you don't win,check back every once in a while,since I will be doing these giveaways ever so often.It will be posted on facebook,twitter,and here when I do.)

If you ever need a blog person to host your giveaway,Emmy is great to work with.She's nice and pretty flexible.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A New Song (for me,that is)

I've never really gotten into listening to John Legend songs.But a few days ago,one of my fb friends shared the "Where Did My Baby Go?" song from youtube,and I fell in love with it.I love the piano,his voice,and the song lyrics.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Something Sweet and Encouraging

One of my friends posted this as her status on facebook today:
"Blessings, Favor & a Wonderful Husband!!Hubby left to work at the Healing Room today & was thinking how he wishes he could buy me some flowers today. $$ not there for it. When he left to come home, someone put $$ in his hand & said God told me to give you this to buy flowers for your wife. Thank you Honey and thank you Lord!
He went to Judy's Florist and they gave him double flowers for the money he had. Thank you Judy and also thank you to the kind person who works at the Healing Room and listened to the Lord."

Just shows how if it's important to us,it's important to Him.Nothing too little or too great.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Singin' the Blues,part 1

I'm going to have to do the blue beads in two parts,since there are so many different shades of pretty blue beads.Part one will be more medium and dark blues,part two will be lighter blues.And I think I will do a section with periwinkle,since there's some beads that would fit into that category.

Beautiful sapphires in different shades of blue.I love strands like these,cause with all those colors,it's very versatile to design with,you can get totally different looks from the same strand.
AAA Translucent Sparkling Natural Colombian Shaded Blue Sapphire Micro Faceted Rondelle from finegems

Two kinds of lapis.
Denim Lapis Lazuli Round Beads from lorettamazzo

Lapis Large Pear Briolette Focal from skyvalleygems

I think this one speaks for itself.

London Blue Topaz - Star Hexagon Faceted Step Cut Solitaire Style Gemstone Briolettes
from GemGourmet

Blue goldstone reminds me of stars in a midnight sky.
Blue Goldstone 6mm Faceted Coin Shape from FavourJewelry

Classic form for Kyanite,a nice,organic look.
Kyanite Rough Drop Beads, 15 - 65mm, Natural, Thin, Drilled, Free Form from oOdeFunktOo

Blue Freshwater pearl Cultured Pearl Baroque from backgard

Faceted pearls are the best.

Pearls faceted bright navy blue
from paintedpinochle
SWAROVSKI 5000 ROUND 8MM SAPPHIRE BLUE from crystalgemsupplies

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Items in the Shop!

Wirework Branch Pearl Crown

Wirework Fall Gemstone Bracelet (Dragonfly Wings Whimsical Bracelet)

All the Colors of the Rainbow

A while back,(can't remember if I talked about it or not),I thought about writing and showing pictures and links to all the different gemstones that could go in each color group,blue,red,green,peach,etc.I'll probably add some pearls,and Swarovski crystal,too.So I think I'll start doing that.
One of my favorites stones, sapphires,come in an array of different colors,not just blue,did you know that?

This is a Rainbow Mystic Quartz Gem.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dresses Made Entirely Out of Beads!

(click on image to make it bigger and see more detail)

I saw these amazing dresses on this blog post from "The Forney Flyer".The traditional attire is all,or almost all,made from tiny little beads.This was at a wedding in Northeast Kalimantan,I believe.

Changin' Up the Blog

Oh boy,I almost killed my blog with messing around with you looked at it in the last half hour or so,you probably was a mess.I didn't even mean to change the whole look,I was just going to try to make the layout bigger,and then the template I tried got it all askew,and so I tried a bunch of different things,including a new background,doing some different things with the layout(which I had no idea what I was doing).Finally I found where to get my old template,Mimina,which put everything back in order.Rather liked the new background,so I'm keeping that.Then I thought I would make a new header,went over to background fairy again,got the natural linen header,did a few things to it on,and there you go!

So now it seems like my theme colors are tan/beige,gray,and yellow.All very nice.I heard on a bridal blog that gray and yellow are really in for I don't think I'm going to play around with redesigning my bridal blog for a while,though.And I totally did not get a screenshot of my blog,so i could have before and after.Bummer.

Well,the real question is,how do you like it?Is it easy to read,any requests to change the text size,or anything?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Cute Poem About Selling on Etsy

Dadswoodentoys shared this little poem in the etsy forums and it made me smile.:D
Here it is!

"Etsy is a place where items can be bought
but shoppers who come here look beyond the things you've got

They like to meet the maker of the many things
there is a satisfaction that this connection brings

It's true that all your pictures need to be real nice
But often its more than pictures that makes them come back twice

If they only want a thing and wanted nothing more
they would likely shop at some other big name store

The shoppers here on Etsy buy things that is true
but most of them want to feel somehow that they met you

When reading your announcement especially your profile
They want to meet the maker they hope you make them smile.

Are you a witty person who likes to laugh a lot?
Do you let that show in the descriptions that you've got?

When visiting your store do shoppers see your passion?
Or will they only find accessories for fashion?

Do you love to build or make the things you sell?
How long have you been learning to craft your things so well?

Do you make your items in a loft 10 stories high?
or on a distant ranch beneath the open sky?

Your personality is unique to you alone
I suggest you put forth effort to ensure that it is shown

Your goal is not to be exactly like a store
shoppers here on etsy are seeking something more.

Don't be afraid to say things in your own special way
Its often that uniqueness that makes the buyers stay "

What do you think? Do you think it's so,did it make you smile,too?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Man,I sure do take a long time between posts,don't I?If I blog every week on here,I'm lucky.I think I shall abandon the schedule part that I blogged about earlier,but not the themes.I like being spontaneous too much.

So what I have been up to in the way of my etsy shop is finally listing 100 items(and over!,),and joining a team,which has been lots of's called "Team Discovery",and the main purpose is to make treasuries comprised of part team members,and new/undiscovered shops(new or undiscovered is having sold under 20 items),in hopes that they will make the front page.Already a few of them have!if you would like to find out more about it,here is the Team Discovery - Official Thread for September.I've been in many treasuries since joining.

Another thing I've been up to is natural dying.I was tea dying some tulle,and I Googled tea-dying tulle(after having put the tulle in tea,lol),and found a blog where someone used natural dyes on silk,muslin,and tulle.Here is the blog post that inspired me.
Onions and cabbage and tea, oh my!
I then boiled red cabbage,red onions(both the skin and onion part),and salt.I added a little bit of tea to it,too.There was some silk that I had for a while,so I cut a few snippets of it to try.What i didn't know is that red onions make green!So i got kinda a light green with a purplish with with those samples.With the tulle,it just made a very light green.And,of course,tulle and all synthetic fabrics will dye differently than natural materials.The other dye I tried was turmeric.And that not only made some very nice yellows,but is pretty colorfast.I dyed all of my silk fabric in that the following day.I was really nervous,but it turned out pretty nice.Now I just need some silk chiffon to dye...
I'm sorry i don't have any pictures,but I'm still camera-less.When I can,I will take pictures of both the process and the final results,and probably post a tutorial.

Well,I think that's it!And to cap it off,here are some pictures from my trip to Bend.

Denny,the horse I rode.I was so scared! I hadn't been horse-back riding in 4 years.My left leg was shaking so bad after i got on,I couldn't get it to stop till about half-way through the ride.I sang during part of it to calm myself,and my freind said Denny liked it when her mom sang to her.That was a lot of fun,real freeing for me,to sing out in the open air while riding a horse..

Back from the second horse ride.And the goat in the background,lol.I was a lot less nervous this time.Plus,Denny doens't go more than a walk.And I sag again.One of the songs was Jake Hamilton's "Watch Out Heaven".that was so funny to sing that while riding on a horse.It would have been much more dramatic if we had been trotting.

Denny's baby,Darby,and I.

A baby parakeet.

Alex,my friend's Quaker parrot.You can see more pictures in this blog post here. Alex-Parrot Portraiture

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sharing From My Journal

Something i found that I wrote in my journal two years ago:
"I was thinking about how this one book says we are to worship God and think/know He is wonderful,and that's part of what we are made for,even though it may sound conceited of Him.
I was thinking ya,it does(lol,just being honest here),when I realized that if we don't know how wonderful He is,and since we are made in His image,we can't see how wonderful we are because of Him and His great plans for our lives.I think I've hit on something very good."

Hope this encourages you,and that you got to go to church and spend time in His presence!:)

Oh,I also wanted to share this video from Bob Jones."Don't Quit"

In Him,we can conquer mountains.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hello,Ya All

Ok,so sorry for not blogging these past weeks,I went to go visit some friends and family(pictures to come),and did not have time to blog.But I have many things to blog,including some shop features on my wedding blog.I have been seriously thinking of switching Jenny's Wedding Dresses to wordpress,but can't make up my mind.
I recently blogged on my photography blog,and here's the link.Alex-Parrot Portraiture.If you like birds,be sure to check out this post.

And I'm also featured on a blog(Ya!).You can see it at Being Tazim.There's an interview,too.I love how she put my pictures together.

I made a new shop banner for fall.

It took me hours,of course.I don't see how anyone can charge $5 for an intricate banner.I used two programs to get it done,picnik and gimp.

Well,I guess that's all for now.I hope everyone is doing well,and I look forward to blogging again.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Two Posts in One

Ok,so I'm going to combine both today's and tomorrow's post,since I will be busy tomorrow.I have a test I have to take for school,so I'll be studying for that.

This week's music pick is "All Who are Thirsty" by Misty Edwards.If you are tired,this is a great song for you.I really love it.And it has lyrics,if you want to sing along.

And now for the Bible verse,this is psalms 32,from the Message Bible,one of my favorites.(I like it in the NKJV,too).
1 Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be— you get a fresh start,
your slate's wiped clean.

2 Count yourself lucky—
God holds nothing against you
and you're holding nothing back from him.

3 When I kept it all inside,
my bones turned to powder,
my words became daylong groans.

4 The pressure never let up;
all the juices of my life dried up.

5 Then I let it all out;
I said, "I'll make a clean breast of my failures to God."

Suddenly the pressure was gone—
my guilt dissolved,
my sin disappeared.

6 These things add up. Every one of us needs to pray;
when all hell breaks loose and the dam bursts
we'll be on high ground, untouched.

7 God's my island hideaway,
keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.

8 Let me give you some good advice;
I'm looking you in the eye
and giving it to you straight:

9 "Don't be ornery like a horse or mule
that needs bit and bridle
to stay on track."

10 God-defiers are always in trouble;
God-affirmers find themselves loved
every time they turn around.

11 Celebrate God.
Sing together—everyone!
All you honest hearts, raise the roof!


Here is my Tuesday post,a little late,I know.I discovered Princess Fi's blog a while back,not sure how,and tonight when I read this,it really struck a chord.Perfect for me right now.What it called a timely word.The link is here,but I'm going to copy and paste below,as well.
YOU CAN FLY WITH BROKEN WINGS: YOUR HEART IS HURTING: "During the last couple of weeks I’ve been walking through possibly the hardest days of my healing journey so far. All I’ve been able to do ..."

Your heart is hurting. Fear is creeping toward you trying to confront you full face. Do not let that happen. Stop it in its tracks in MY Name. Trust ME with your whole heart. Bring to mind when I’ve brought good things in the past when you saw no way for them to happen. I will bring the full weight of MY glory to the situation. I always do the best. I always cause all things working together for good. I am God and there is no other. You are MY child and I will never leave or forsake you and yours.
Up until now you haven't seen yourself as being very strong, but that is changing. I’ve never seen you the way you have seen yourself because I’ve seen your heart. Now you are beginning to see yourself as I see you. I’ve seen you relying on ME through hard times and that pleases me. You have been thinking harder times are coming. No, not at all, good times are ahead. Ready yourself for what is coming. Anticipate what I am bringing. Allow your mind to be filled with MY blessings and goodness. You become stronger believing in MY goodness.
There are thoughts rumbling around in your head that are not good for you or anyone else. The only thing that will work is forgiveness. Yes, I know you’ve done it but do it again, make your choice to forgive again. Ask ME for cleansing. MY blood was shed for you and you do not have to carry it around in your mind. It is detrimental to your health and well being. Dump the load that was dumped on you. Forgive again. Stay free precious one. Forgive again and again each time you think of what happened or any of the surrounding circumstances. Your forgiveness does not in any way excuse the one who hurt you. Keep on forgiving and you will be free. That is what 70 x 7 means in Scripture...keep on forgiving. Don't choose the way of bitterness or unforgiveness. Choose MY way of faith, hope and love. MY way is the way of peace and joy.
Confusion has come and has affected your peace of mind. Rely not on your own thinking or wisdom. Precious one, don't worry. I know circumstances are difficult, you will make it through. Even though you don't see a way now there is a way. I have the way, you will weather it. Keeping a positive mindset will help keep you stable. MY Spirit keeps your positive mindset stable, if you focus on ME. MY Spirit communes with your spirit and peace results in your centre.
Relax and be at peace. I am with you. I know it is hard to keep your mind trusting. Keep your mind focused on MY love, care and peace. Tell ME your deepest thoughts and fears. Believe in ME and MY goodness. Thank ME for delivering you in times past. Those are the things you need to focus on, that is the kind of thinking that will get you through. You are hidden in ME and I live within you. Settle down here beside ME. Everything is alright, you are here with ME and I am with you.

Isaiah 26:3-4 (Amplified Bible)
YOU will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on YOU, because he commits himself to YOU, leans on YOU, and hopes confidently in YOU. So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to HIM, lean on HIM, hope confidently in HIM) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting rock

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Thoughts and My Life-Bunny Rabbit

Today I'm going to share with you some photos of our new bunny rabbit.My mom and I have not had a pet for over two years since my bird died.I used to have a rabbit in Kindergarten.

It was a friends of ours,but he was like "You can have it!".Haha,he's cool like that.He has three lovebirds,a few chickens,a dog,some Guinna pigs and more rabbits,anyways.Oh,and did I mention he has a snake?

So we ended up taking her home.Her name is Pistachio,but we call her Bunny,as well.And I like to call her loves to lick people,it is so funny.They say that's because we taste salty.And I found out that rabbits can sleep with their eyes open!How weird is that?But I've noticed that she does sleep with her eyes open a lot of times.

These pictures are from a few weeks back,and she's a bit bigger now.

Got a bit of a sun flare going on there.I took a lot more with more sun flares.I really love sun flares.

This one's just a goofy picture that I love.

Eating a maple leaf.

These ones are a little more recent.

"I see you!"

P.S.I had posted this earlier,but it was a draft from a few days before,so it was published as if on that day.So I wasn't sure if it would sure up in the feed.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Starting a Blogging Schedule?

Ok,so I have been thinking I may start a blogging schedule of sorts,flexible,of course,since I sometimes get random ideas that I feel need to be put out there right away.

Here is a tentative schedule for my Life Is More Than Beads blog.
Monday:My thoughts and My life-Just whatever has been going with me,I'll just write,post pictures,etc.
Tuesday:From One Person to Another-I will share something inspirational or good I found on another blog or the etsy forums,whether it be a whole blog post or just a picture.I might just share the blog for you to go check out.Or perhaps someone could guest blog?
Wednesday:Thoughts from the Book-A Bible verse,probably from Psalms,since the Psalms are so amazing.And my thoughts on it. :D
Thursday:Song Pick of the week-I will share a music video or lyrics,since I just love music.
Friday:My Corner of Creativity-I will share pictures of whatever I am working on,or items that I just listed.Maybe a tutorial,or some business advice,if I have any.
Saturday.Random or a Shop Feature-Um,whatever I want to write,maybe a poem,or just my thoughts.I may start featuring etsy shops,one a week,or an item,but we will see.I'm not sure which day to do it,though.It may just end up being any day that I choose to do that.If you have an idea as to what day would be good to have a feature,let me know.
Sunday:I will probably not be blogging on Sunday,but it depends.I may just do a cross-over from my one of one other blogs.Or maybe I'll feature a shop on this day,as well,or instead of Saturday.

As for my wedding blog,Jenny's Wedding Dresses,I have been trying to figure how to do that one.I think I will blog at least every other day.
A dress pick of the week.
Have a jewelry pick of the week.
A photo of the week,though we'll see how that goes,since you usually have to get permission.I do know of some wonderful wedding photographers,and I want to feature their work.So I may feature a photographer every once in a while,as well.Hopefully I'll get some interviews,too.:)
I will put a an outfit together,either for bridesmaid,brides,or any time.One a week.
Every other week or every two weeks do a feature/interview with an etsy bridal shop.
Every other week,or every two weeks,pick a color,(maybe two or three),and search out the prettiest items to feature for that color.
And any other random thing I love.

If you have any other things you would like me to blog about,let me know.

It will probably take me a few weeks to get into this schedule,and I may have to change it around a bit before I decide on a semi-permanent one.Right now I'm lucky if I blog twice a week,but I figure if I pick something for each day,it'll make it easier.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Sharing Feature

You may have noticed some little buttons at the bottom of every post,it's a new feature for you to be able to share that post with twitter,facebook,just to name a few.I also added a rating system,so you can say if you think it was "funny","interesting",or "cool".

If you would like to add this to your own blog,here's a link with instructions.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Song Pick of the Week


Ok,I haven't blogged in a while,so I thought I would just post a little update.I'm also excited becasue I have 20 followers,thanks everyone! :)

I had a custom order for a bridal hair clip,and that's one thing that kept me busy. Here's a picture of it,and I'm going to call it the Joana hair clip,since that's the name of the gal who ordered it from me.

My church had a 24 HOP this weekend,so I'm very tired from that.I think after writing this I'm going to take a nap!HOP stands for hours of praise.So we had worship going on from 9 am Saturday to 9 am Sunday,then we start church at 9:30.
I didn't stay for the whole thing.I was there from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm,then from 5 pm -9 pm,went back home for an hour,then cam back and stayed till 2 am.

I worked on a prophetic painting that I started back in October.I've worked on it 5 times so far.The first was at Jesus Culture in Ashland(on Halloween,lol),the the HOP last year,then at home two more times,then at this HOP.I'll post pictures when I can.The camera that I'm borrowing is having issues,the usb part will not connect,and I have have a slot for the memory card.

Ok,I think that will have to be it for now.As for my other blog,I should be putting an interview of a seller on etsy who makes silk wedding veils,so stay tuned.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Everything Skit

A few years back,my youth group did this drama.There is so much anointing in both this song and skit.It's about how this girl has this lovely relationship with Jesus,and then different things of the world come to detract and destroy her.A boy-freind who's heart is not following God,money,jealousy,drinking,and finally,she's so broken,she's on the verge of suicide.Then she's like "I've had enough of this",and starts running back to Jesus,who has been waiting for her,and the demons try to kept her away,but of course He defeats them,and welcomes her back with extravagant love.

My lovely friend Renee directed this.And all of the amazing people in the skit:Andy,Joy,Tom,Hannah,Anastasia,Mariah,um,I forget the other guy's name.I've seen this live several times.It was so much what I was going through when I first saw it.Man,so many memories with this song.Anyways,I hope you enjoy it,and that it touches your heart with God's presence.

(Disclaimer,I do not own this song.)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jewelry Giftcard Giveaway

Ok,I am finally doing my first giftcard giveaway!It's for $35,plus free shipping,open worldwide.It ends on July 25.You can view all the details and enter at Emma's Boos and Rawrs blog
Have fun!
(This pair of Pearl branch Earrings are $35,one of the many items you can choose from if you win!)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Beautiful Picture of Deer and Sun Flare

Yesterday I went for a walk,and as a deer was crossing the road,I snapped a picture.I didn't even notice till I put the picture on the computer,the beautiful sun flares.I really love sun flares in pictures,and when I take photos outside,I try to capture as many as possible.(If you click on the picture,you can see it bigger).