Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Yep it's me again

I know I haven't been around lately and I am sorry about that.  There have been sicknesses and drama floating around my home and mind for this entire month.  I don't know what it is.  I have a good life with great kids and an amazing husband so why is it that the forces outside of this what to keep throwing crap at me or my family.  So I have been quiet.  I have sat here a number of times to start a post but either I have just been too sick to think straight (yep I had strep, sinus infection and inflamed vocal cords) or the phone rings with something new for me to worry about.  Speaking of that the phone just rang.  So I am not going to whine or rant I just wanted to let you know I am still here (for those of you that still follow...LOL)

So my tray has been full....

I have to tell you about a couple of beauties on my tray.

First there is my April Echo Creative Club yummy for this month.
Don't you just love her packaging!

Jeannie's creations are so beautiful to me.  I have played with polymer clay and I still have no idea how she can make it so amazing.  This is one of her Cherry Blossoms in butterscotch.  I am soo over the top thrilled with this.  I hope my vision will do her justice.  Really if you have the budget please get one for yourself....you totally won't regret it.

Here is the Spring Fling challenge kit I got from Amy at Amybeads.  I love love love this woman.  We have been friends almost since the beginning of this awesome journey and I am so lucky.  So of course when she put this kit out ( I actually missed that post because of the new Blogger format ) I messaged her that I totally needed to be part of it.  All this kits were pretty much gone but she sweetly gathered some yummys up for me and I snatched it up as quick as possible.  I have gone on a journey of new explorations with it so I hope it also turns out to honor her and her friendship.

And last but not least at all I received theses gorgeous cabs from Lyn Owen at Silvermoonlyn. They came all the way from Queensland!  Yep they are orange!  You know I am in totally love with them!  So I have a few ideas poppin around in my head to make these into a treasured creation for me.

Oh and I was told that I should brag a bit.  Not good at bragging but here it goes.  I had a necklace published in Beadwork.  The "what our readers did" section along with 2 of my awesome Beading Babes friends.  Karyn at Releases by Rufydoof did a sweet post about it so I want you to check out what she wrote!  If not for her this would not have happened and for that once again I am forever grateful.
Yep that is my "Turtle's Paradise" Necklace in the upper right!

So that is about it for now.  I did mention that I have had trouble with the new Blogger layout right.  I have missed alot of posts and I am sorry for that.  I will try to get over my complete aversion to it and get back on the ball...K?

Hugs and Blessings


  1. Hey!! Snap out of it!! Life's too short. Don't let the crap get you down. You'll feel pretty good again as soon as you make something. Right? Right!!
    xx, Carol

  2. I'm sorry you've had such a hard time lately... you know I have too, so we're in things together, lol. I hope that things can improve around both of us, and our creativity can save the day yet again. Awesome awesome awesome bead tray = as usual!!! :) xxx

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  4. I was sick too. Even now I am not well. You are amazing,optimistic,creative person. I know we'll see fabulous works soon!

  5. You go girl!!! I am happy for you being published - isn't it a rush :)
    Hugs to you!!!!!! You take care and I hope you are feeling better!

  6. I hope all of those beautiful things distract you from the crazies! Seriously, I hope all the troubles go away and let you have fun again - being sick stinks.

  7. Congrats on the mag! glad you are back and hope things settle down soon :)

  8. Hi Kristen,
    I hope you get back to 100 percent soon, it is horrible being sick when things need to get done. Oh I am loving all the pretties on your bead table and can not wait to see what you have done with your kit. I was going one route but did not like how it was turning out so yeasterday I decided to do something different with my kit from Amy. I am so proud to be in your's and Amy's company in the Beadwork magazine article. You are so right a huge thanks goes to Karyn.

  9. Huge Congrats on the feature! Oh, and what an awesome stash you have there!

  10. I was beginning to worry about you, Kristin, and was thinking of emailing you to see if you were okay. Glad to see you back. Life can be awful sometimes but you have a great attitude and you'll get through it. Your bead table looks awesome. Isn't Amy's kit great! Can't wait to see what you do with yours!

  11. Really....could you be any sweeter?!?!? My heart is about to burst out of my chest!

    I couldn't have been any happier when I saw that it was you and Therese in the Beadwork magazine piece!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  12. Yeah! I mean YEAH for the pretties you're working on and getting published... BOO to the serious case of the "ick" you had. NOW that you're feeling better the Queen of Creative can re-join her regularly scheduled beading!


  13. Hugs! I know just what you mean! Hope things starting going more smoothly for you and your family.

    And it looks like maybe they are, based on the second half of your post. Such beauties on your beading table and many, many congratulations on making it into Beadwork! You should be proud! :)

  14. I'm sorry you've been having a rough time (and that I've been so enmeshed in the horrors of moving that I have been incommunicado, too). I hope you're feeling better and that nothing new bothers you or your family for a long long time!

  15. I hear you girl.. been in the same boat...I seriously need to catch up on everyone's blogs....which I will be doing starting with yours :)..i see some comments about you being published?? so I have some serious catching up to do..



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