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Monday, November 15, 2010

A New Look

I finally got a chance to update my blog to a fancy 3-column style.   Considering how technologically challenged I am, this was kind of a big deal.

Hubster is working on my new website.  After it's all set up, he's going to hand it over to me.  That should be all sorts of fun.  He bought me a new computer (well, new to us) over the weekend which he is currently re-building (I don't know what that means, but he's pretty excited about it).  All I asked for was a new mouse, but who am I to argue??

I am very, VERY excited that the Gypsy now works with my new Imagine.   I actually used my new "I" to make a baby shower card - my first real project with this machine.  I think it came out pretty cute:

My very talented and generous Stampin' Up demo Lisa has offered to take some of my jewelry to a craft fair she is doing this weekend, so I've got to get to work while the chicklets are in school...

Thursday, November 11, 2010


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(Three years later and Breena is still making Baylinn cry.)

I usually don't read the paper that comes to our house Thursday thru Sunday. Well, except for the circulars on Sundays (read: Joann's and Michael's coupons). But Brian brought it in today and set it on the kitchen counter so I looked through it while sipping my first cup of coffee. As I read just the first section, I was reminded why I tend to avoid it and the t.v. news.

It's Veterans Day so the front page article is indeed about a man who is a vet in the Iraq war. He came home with all his limbs, without a bullet wound, without any shrapnel in his body. Instead he suffers from a cancer that was caused from toxins he was exposed to during one of his Iraq tours of duty.

Also on the front page: a local guidance counselor in our neighboring town arrested for possession of child pornography. Lots of it.

Then there is the snippet that says "Injured triplet comes out of coma" - which I suppose would be the good news of the day, if I didn't already know that her sister had died in the tragic accident that put 5-year old Gabrielle in a coma in the first place. The triplets were playing in their neighbor's yard when a woman driving carelessly after a fight with her husband ran them down.

I don't know why I kept reading. Maybe I was looking for something good, something positive. Instead I came across the article about the 9th graders who took guns to school for "protection." A mom from my scrapbooking group has a daughter who is in the same class as these boys...a mom who spent hours scared for her youngest who was on lockdown while the school was searched and the guns were found.

Should I continue? There was the story about Elizabeth Smart testifying against the deranged man who kidnapped her at knifepoint from her home when she was 14. Then the one about selling a book offering advice to pedophiles.

Finally the obituaries. Amongst the paragraphs noting the long lives of area residents, was a tiny pic of a bald, smiling little boy. Ezra David Matthews lost his fight against neuroblastoma on November 8. He was 2 years old. I looked up at my 3-year olds, who were pouting because I had just yelled at them - again- for fighting over toys (we have 2 of just about everything but this doesn't seem to matter.)

My girls drive me nuts. They are the reason that a glass of wine and a bubble bath is part of my nightly routine. But they are healthy. Happy.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wanna Shop??

Here's the link to my etsy store:

Or if you see something here on my blog you like, just send me an email. I accept paypal and ship for FREE in the United States.


I love custom orders, so if you want something in a different size, shape or color... email me and we'll chat!

A new website is in the soon you will be able to shop right here at my TwoataTime website.

All of my jewelry and hair accessories are hand-made by me... from paper. Each piece has been sealed several times to make it durable and water-resistant, yet it's extremely comfortable and light-weight. Treat it like you would any costume jewelry and remove it before immersing in water.

Below is some things that I have for sale but that haven't made it into my etsy store yet.Everything is available in other colors by request & at no additional charge.
Blue bird on 18" snake chain, $10

Gray flower bracelet, $15

Pink & Brown Owl on adjustable ball chain, $10

These flower rings are one of my most popular items. They are hand-dipped in enamel to make them durable (and shiny!) and adhered to an adjustable silver band. All rings are $7 and available in other colors by request and at no additional charge.

These rings were custom made in burgundy and dark brown to match bridesmaid's dresses.
(Thanks Christy - not long now!)

All of my earrings are super light-weight...I have a customer who has a torn earlobe (ouch!) and had not been able to wear earrings for 4 years, until she found my earrings at a craft fair. She's now the excited owner of 4 pair.

Necklace ($10) and earring set ($5). Available together for $15 or separately.
Copper earrings, $5
Double drop earrings, $6
Embossed flower earrings,$5

My girls have long hair and I never know what to do with it. That's what inspired these hair clips and barrettes. Some are ribbon covered metal clips, others are attached to a black barrette. All are $3 each.

Monogrammed clips available in any color combo and with your choice of initial.

Shiny star, green butterfly, pink tiara with rhinestones, yellow bird, AND LOTS MORE designs and styles!
All $3 each.

and coming soon.....

The Bridal Collection

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick or Treat?

Apparently last night's answer to the age old question "Trick or Treat?" was treat because the two fairies pictured above came home with 7 pounds of candy...