Sunday, October 30, 2011

I LOVE Being Creative!

Hello everyone!

Quick post today to let you know how I've been coming along with my crafts. Everyone loves to do crafts... there's just something so fulfilling about working hard on something, and then having it turn out to be something you're proud of. :) Yay for all of us who are creative!

So, I was looking through my craft supplies (here is a pic of just SOME embellishments I have...)

and I came across a piece that I'd completed a while back that I had deactivated from Etsy. Well, I took a good look at it, and I really still love the way it came out, and chances are more than likely that if I like it so much, others will, too. So I relisted it tonight! Here it is, my

Steampunk Butterflies Repurposed Jewelry for Your Hair

I remember making that piece was a lot of fun. Steampunk to me is a very interesting and intriguing style that keeps growing. I also like SOME Victorian... lacey patterns, but not huge heads... sometimes, it goes too far. LOL.

I work with a 98 year old woman (God bless her!) who lives in a retirement community. Every one who lives there has little shelves for decorative purposes outside of their respective apartment doors, and a lot of people put out candy in little bowls for tomorrow. The lady and I went around to these apartments and took a little candy. She asked me if it was stealing. I said of course not... they put it out for us to take. It's not for "kids", as no kids are allowed to live there. She is so precious and cute, the woman... she's an angel :) Anyway, I'm not allowed to post a pic of her, obviously, but I can of the candy!

And last, but certainly not least... I'm working on more magnets! I'm really liking the way these ones are coming along... any criticisms? They're always helpful!

And please don't forget about my wonderful giveaway!!! You still have time to
enter :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Etsy Down??

Is Etsy down?? *Looks around quickly* What am I going to do?

...maybe use my stamps?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Catch YOUR Eye?

Happy Thursday! I have been doing a little peeking here and there around Etsy on my off time for some interesting shops, and here is one particular that I've found that not only deserve a mention, but high praise, as well!

It is RandomlyGenerated, where you can find a wide array of very well-done peg people. Peg people, you ask? Yes... you read me correctly. But not just any peg people... there's peg people from the most popular movies, tv shows, heck, there's even a Ziggy Stardust David Bowie one! But I can ramble on all I want, you'll never get why I'm so excited about them until you SEE them... go take a peek! They've got everything from Ghostbusters to Galaxy Quest to Star Trek!!!

On a completely different note, I have found that (especially as the Christmas season draws nearer) that I have many products that I simply don't get to use. For example, most of my ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions, and Originals) are hand-illustrated originals, so I don't really get to use my stamp collection, although I've got a nice one, and many are wooden.

Well, I can't believe I actually posted a blog without pictures, but sometimes I think if you truly want to see something, then you have to go look at it. Seriously, take a look at the above Etsy shop... you'll be glad you did :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This Little Light of Mine

Some days are difficult. That's just the way it is. Today I found myself a bit under the weather. But you want to know what perked me right up? I began singing "This Little Light of Mine" to my baby girl, Jubilee... and it really improved my mood. That's why the Bible tells us to "put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness"... a lesson maybe we need to apply to our daily lives more often?

So after that, I was more motivated to take pictures of my latest creation, and to get the computer out so I could list it. Here it is, my first "official" Christmas item!

It is a Sculpey Polymer clay magnet that I titled "Christmas Frost". You can see more of it here.

If you are wondering, the above Bible passage was taken from Isaiah 61:3... a VERY uplifting read!

Have a wonderful evening, everyone!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What to Write?

I've been waiting all day in eager anticipation to write on my blog! Should I write about my kids? Or my latest art project? My favorite time of year (Autumn)? My favorite show, Dancing with the Stars? My mind is all a jumble with possibilities, but yet when I actually set fingers to keyboard, I draw a blank...

Nothing lasts too long anymore... on my birthday, which was Oct 10, I took my little kids (Kyle, 2 & 1/2 and Jubilee, 14 months) out for a walk. I bought them each little pumpkins (gourds?) as an Autumnal memento. Today, I found that Kyle's was mushy and white in spots :( Anyway, here is a pic of them the day they got their gourds.

They are getting so big. I am amazed at how fast time if virtually "flying" by... I know it says that in the End Times, that the days will be speeded up for the sake of the elect. Does anyone believe that we have entered the End Times? I know many probably thought they were in them when horrible things happened, like the Great Depression. But I'm really curious, does anyone believe we're there yet?

I've been trying (emphasis on "trying") to balance my time between every thing else and creating. I've been working on magnets and some really great ACEOs that I'm proud of. It's so good when you spend a lot of time on something and it comes out great. Too often I'll work hard on things that fail my expectations. But try, try again!

Here are Kyle and Jubilee the other morning, enjoying their breakfast :) I love them so much... I could write endless posts about them and only them... but I won't ;)

Well, before I forget, don't be remiss in entering my Giveaway! Go check it out :) And every one, have a great evening!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just a Moment...

...of freedom. At work currently, but wanted to stop in for a moment and show you all what I'm working on next. Opinions, as always, are always encouraged! :) Hope every one is having a great day!!! OK, take a peek: they're Polymer Clay magnets!

Friday, October 21, 2011

ACT Team Water Birds Submissions!

It has been too long, but finally, here are the submissions for the ACT Team "Water Birds" Inspiration contest... please, as always, email me your choice, 1, 2, or 3. :) I hope many of you vote! Here are the submissions... voting ends on Nov 11.

Please email me at: and let me know in the subject line that you are voting for the ACT Contest. Thank you to all of you who participate!

Wonderful Giveaway!!!

Yay! It's time for a really great giveaway that you're going to love:

No, the giveaway is NOT for the baby, she's MINE! LOL :) It's for this wonderful Lampwork Necklace from Halcraft USA! See?

It is a necklace that you make yourself! What a perfect gift (Christmas is coming!) for that special loved one... a beautiful necklace that you made yourself! Take a look at these beautiful beads...

This do-it-yourselfer comes with easy to read (and understand!) instructions and a list of everything that comes with the necklace. The only thing that does not come with it is the center pendant (they want you to buy one seperately), but it's such a beautiful necklace, you don't even need a pendant!

So, what do you have to do in order to win? It's simple! So many giveaways have detailed and time-consuming things to do in order to enter, but not me!

Mandatory Entry:

Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment indicating that you are. You MUST also leave an email address or subsequent way to contact you, so I can let you know if you're the winner! :)

Additional Entry:

Visit my ETSY SHOP
and check it out, then come back here and write a second comment letting me know what is your favorite item in my shop AND why.

See, told you it was simple! :) The giveaway ends on Friday, November 11, 2011. That still gives you plenty of time to create the necklace and get it ready to give to whomever you wish (even if it's to YOU!)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Creativity on the Wind :)

It's a breezy, blustery day here on Long Island. The leaves are falling, the trees are blowing, and my son is having a blast dancing around in all of it. Even the fallen leaves are leaving imprints on some of his toys... if you look carefully, you'll see what I mean:

I have been diligently working on some new ideas for ACEOs for the holidays. Every one seemed to be interested in my graffiti series so much (you can see some of them still here) that I decided to take the advice of some friends and begin incorporating the graffiti/urbanesque style of art into some Christmas gems. Here are two that I'm currenly finishing up... what do you think?

All comments will be greatly appreciated, as I'm really trying to make ACEOs that people will want to give to their loved ones/friends for the holidays!!! Thanks so much!

-Aloquin :)