But it was just a paper bag...

As I was doing my daily rounds reading my fellow crafters blogs, I saw what I thought was a duck running around outside of my window. But it was just a paper bag. It resembled a mini tornado because it just kept going around and around and around. I tried to get a video of it, but it flew WAYYY up into the air just when I pressed record. What a tease. I took a pic anyway just to illustrate what it did haha!


Big Peanut Butter Cookie

Mmmm just look at that BIG tasty cookie! It is seriously larger than my hand! I made some really tasty Peanut Butter Cookies last night for my roomates and I. Didn't meassure a THING! Haha I love being able to do that. I just dumped a HUGE amount of crunchy peanut butter in a bowl with an egg, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, i-cant-believe-this-shit (its not butter), and a dash of salt and slowy mixed in some flour and VOILA homemade cookie dough! I know im weird, but I spread some butter on the bottom of the cookie sheet to give it a very slight buttery taste on the bottom of the cookies. I wish I made more, but it waas just enough batter for four REALLY LARGE cookies!


The post without any pictures!

As you can see (if you have been her before), I've changed my blogs layout. I originally just wanted to find a wider layout so that parts of my pictures wouldn't continue to get cut off in my posts, but all of the premade blogger layouts that I liked were the same size. So I ended up going in and changing parts of the HTML myself.

I also switched the order of things on my side-bar, took some annoying things off, and replaced them with slightly less annoying things. Like an RSS feed, that I don't really know too much about, but everyone seems to be into. I also added a few more people to the Blogs of Mention section (im sure that's not what I called it, but that sounds nicer, I should change it), as well as a donation button *GASP*

In the world of ETSY!
Today I've added a new listing in my shop, my first listing in a couple months actually. It is an over-priced Red Cross Friendship Bracelet. I just can't bear to sell it for 3 dollars knowing that I spent well over 3... even 4 hours tying knot after knot after knot AFTER KNOT to make it.

I also got a really cute message from Nancy at Circa Ceramics today in response to my feedback photos I also asked if they had a blog:

Thank you!!! We're back home, and I looked at our feedback & your pictures - those are FANTASTIC! You made our day lady!!! And sure, we can swap links for blogs! Here's ours:

We feel loved :D



Nancy :)

Haha, I made someones day, how awesome!

Lastly, I purchased some amazing Designer Scrapbooking Papers from Nicole at AmonetteN. I don't scrapbook, nor do I know how, but I can't resist pretty paper! I plan to use these as backdrops for my photographs, I think that is going to be pretty cool. I have a feeling the bright orange and green backdrop im using now is going to get very old VERY quickly.



Circa Ceramics @ Etsy!

Circa Ceramics My new mugs!
About a week or so ago I said to a friend
"You know what I want?"
"What do you want?"
"I want a new mug. A BIG ONE! I want... A bowl with a handle on it!"
Circa Ceramics
I bought these mugs from Circa Ceramics.

Simple Scrapbooks Resolutions Sweepstakes!


Entry Form: CLICK HERE
One grand-prize winner and a friend will win a 3-night scrapbooking retreat with Simple Scrapbooks editors Wendy Smedley and Angie Lucas at the Sweetwater House in Fort Morgan, Colo., May 28-31. Prize includes lodging, meals, and all class materials ($600 total value!). Travel not included.

First-prize winners will receive the following scrapbooking supplies:
# 3 winners: QuicKutz Silhouette digital die-cutter ($369 value each)
# 3 winners: 6-month subscription to ScrapJammies.com kit club ($250 value each)
# 3 winners: Free pass to the Photography 101 online class ($150 value each)
# 3 winners: Karen Foster planner and calendar kits ($100 value each)

Expiration Date: 2/29/2008


Nahia Creation’s Giveaway!

Yay, I won a giveaway!
I just got some YUMMY Chocolate Espresso Soap in the mail from Nahia Creations!
Defining Desire Giveaway
And she included some Peppermint Lemongrass Lip Balm!
I think im in love, I survive on Lip Balm and Chap Stick ^_^
Nahia Creations Giveaway
Check out Shelly Ann Jones': Etsy, Site, & Blog. THANK YOU!



Red Cross Friendship Bracelet



wohoo! I made myself a light box


IMG_3302 IMG_3303

I know it's cheap but it works!
I cut squares holes out of a box and covered them
with plastic garbage bags.

Wasn't too hard. Didn't even take an hour.



I just joined this site called Indepublic!

I don't know too much, but by the looks of it, it's like myspace for those who love to create and those who love to appreciate!

It was really easy for me to create my profile, no confusion there.
At Indepublic you can interect with others by joining groups, or getting involved in the forums. There you can meet new people to add to your friends list and invite people you already know to join in the fun.

One thing I really like is how easily you can upload photos. Not only can you send in photos from your computer or phone, but indiepublic is compatible with Flickr, so if you are already a member and have photos up, you don't have to go trough the hassle of uploading, sorting and describing each photo. You can even choose which galleries you do and do not want to share.
(I uploaded a total of 30 photos in about 2 min. full of descriptions and links that I had on my Flickr account)

I believe you can also upload videos and post blogs there, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. And now there is a Learning Library where you can read marketing articles, diy tips, inspirational stories and more!

All of this and I have been a member for less than 2 hours!
I can only imagine what else I am about to find out from this place...

Bat Necklace



New Pendant


Im making this into a necklace right now.
Will update pics later today

Etsy Favorites 02.11.08

Cuff Cult makes leather cuffs like this rockin winged star cuff by recycling vintage belts! This is my favorite cuff at the moment and im happy yet sad that it sold already, because I was planning on getting it for a certain someone I know.

All the way from Italy, these handbound journals are unique and hip. All the paper has been ripped and cut sheet by sheet and each book is glued and sewed with care. Kurberry has a very fresh personality and I know this just by looking at her colorful shop! She has prints available for purchase as well.

Samaria Project's precious little birdies can now guard your precious jewelry! Each paper mache box is hand painted with love and care (awwww). She also has jewelry, scarves and Rockies for sale.

Can you believe this electric blue tote bag is made out of duct tape?!
I can't either! It's got a very fashionable look, and has a magnetic closure, you can also get one custom made with pockets and pen holders if you choose. KMC Designs also sells really funky wallats and purses. There is a wicked Snoopy wallet that Im eyeing right now....

Have a nice day folks,
Peace, love, and sales!


Letter to one half of my new pair of earrings...

Dear Earring,

Why did you fall off? I JUST BOUGHT YOU! What the BLOG's wrong with you? Where are you?? Are you in my driveway? Are you on the floor of Fred Meyer? What the BLOG am I supposed to do with only one earring? It's not the BLOGGING 80's for christsake.


*curse words have been replaced