Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I just saw that you could make a banner in Power Point. As I have never used power point before I searched through out the forum threads and took from several posts, so thought I would combine all my steps into one place.
1. Go to Design tab. Click on page setup (located in left hand corner).
2. Enter Width as 27 inches and Height as 3.55 inches. Press ok.
3. Right click (outside of text boxes). Choose format background. I chose to use solid fill. But if you go to picture you can load any type of background you have. Hint - If you go to the paint program under accessories, (and have a scanner) you can scan any type of scrapbook paper and save in jpeg. This works well as a great background which you can retrieve by choosing picture.
4. Go to the Insert Tab. Chose picture to put in your pictures. Download picture(s) and move to desired place.
5. Go to Home Tab. Click on text box. I typed my shop name, font size, and the went to font type. Your font will change to each one of the different fonts you highlight, so you can preview them. I then changed
the color of the font. Hint - I used font size 150 (by typing in the size) and used bold, even though I thought it was a little blurry. Once I uploaded the banner I found I needed it bold to show up (and it wasn't blurry).
6. I then added the tag line by clicking on the second text box. I changed the font type, font size (70), and the color.
7. Once satisfied, I saved the finished banner in PNG. You can also save in JPEG. Hint - I found that when I saved, it asked if I wanted to export the slide so I clicked every slide. This is the only way that I could get it to save right.
I then downloaded to Etsy and voila! My new banner. I hope that this helps!
If you have any other hints to add, I would appreciate it!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thanks so much for taking the time to look!
My mom is doing great! She had a kidney stone that broke up and was easily passed so all is well, again.
I am off to York, PA for this coming weekend. I know, what was I thinking when I was scheduling this year? Your guess is as good as mine! lol
Hope everyone is doing well. Be blessed!
Friday, August 21, 2009
I just spent last evening learning about trading on Etsy! There was a Trade Frenzy that I went to check out and was hooked. I started looking thru all the shops listed and started to think about Christmas, and thought "What a great idea!"
So off I went and I made 3 trades! What a great way to share my product and get it out to people. I also got 3 Christmas or Birthday (the dreaded birthdays at Christmas time!) presents for both of my daughters!
I also joined the TradeAHolics Etsy Team. If you are interested in maybe getting your name out there and meeting some other great Etsians, you might want to consider joining. This is a blog that will give you information about the team. http://www.tradeaholics.ning.com/
Hope to see all of you on the trading list!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I'm traveling with my mom and we are now in St. Joe, MO. Since we've gotten here my mom has been to the ER 2 times. Once for a UTI and yesterday for a kidney stone. Didn't expect to spend hours in the ER waiting room but what can you do. I am now off to set up the next art show so I hope the weekend will turn out great after such a crappy week!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I just got back from a working vacation, and I had a lovely time. My kids and I went to Minneapolis, MN for the Loring Park Art Festival and decided to spend a few extra days at The Mall Of America.
The first day was the day to look around and shop. We went to stores like Best Buy, Marshalls, Barnes and Nobles, and a bead store that are not your typical fare for indoor malls. We found all of our back to school clothes all in one place, and all on sale, too!
The food is plentiful and varied. It has 2 full food courts along with a multitude of restaurants. Some of them are Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co., Famous Dave's BBQ, and Ruby Tuedays to name just a few. We enjoyed going more casual with Long John Silvers, ourselves.
The second day was the fun day, and the kids loved it! We bought all you could ride wrist bands and rode rides for the whole day. The park is amazing when you think that it is indoors and has a 4 story limit. It has 3 roller coasters, bumper cars, the log ride, swings, and so many more. It was fun for young and old. And the best thing was the lines weren't all that long! I think the longest that we waited was 10 minutes! The park stayed open til 10pm so we had plenty of time to do all we wanted.
This was the funnest mall that we have ever been to! Even my 16 year old son enjoyed going and had no lack of good things to say!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Snowman Ceramic Earrings
Christmas Tree Ceramic Earrings
I hope you all have enjoyed looking and have a great day!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
It's been a while since my last post. I've been so busy with making product, doing shows, and driving that I just haven't had the time. I just came home from Rochester,NY and will be setting up in Ann Arbor, MI later today. Things are just a little crazy right now!
This is the back.
I really love these pieces! I would love to know what you think. Please feel free to leave a comment!
You can find these and a few others on my website. http://firedupladies.weebly.com/reversible-pendants.html
I hope you all are doing well!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I finally have my house wired for wireless internet! After weeks of frustration with internet problems, I will finally be able to connect at any time!
It has been awhile since I have been able to make a new post on the blog here, so I wanted to show one of my newest designs.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
I just thought I would stop in and write a little.
I am in Wilkes-Barre, PA for the Arts Fiesta. It was beautiful weather today, so The crowds were good size. Tomorrow has rain chances so those can stay away!
Wanted to also tell you about this great little onesie that i just received! It is made by a great Etsian by the name of PrincessDoodleBeans. Go check out her fun shop! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6192257
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Be blessed!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Brand new bracelets!
All one piece attached through the permanant wires that go through
the kiln! Just have to figure out the clasp now!
Wow! One of my favorites! I love the multiple pieces.
Please let me know what you think. I always enjoy your input. I am constantly experimenting an working to create new designs.
Have a great night.
Friday, May 8, 2009
I thought I would take a break and blog a little. I am packing to go back to Ohio. I am leaving from Florida tomorrow. Heading home to Toledo to drop of my cat and pick up my mom. I have an artshow in Wilkes Barre, PA that I am setting up for on Wednesday. So lots of driving in the next several days! Busy, Busy, Busy!
It is going to be a few days before I am able to find the time (and internet) to blog again. I hope everyone has a great weekend.
I also wanted to show my newest face earrings, I think they are adorable!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Are you searching for a spectacular Center piece? Well here it is! I hand craft each piece out of a high fire paper clay. The paper clay makes the bead lite and sturdy. (Not nearly as heavy as you think!) Not a lot of breakage with this ceramic piece! All of my Portrait Bead Series are one of a kind beads. I will not make another like it. So you won't meet your self walking down the street. It will look great in your next project! This is a great center piece for those with metal allergies!
The piece is a heart that is 2 inches (5.08 centimeter)in height and 1 3/4 inches (4.445 centimeter) in width. It is a emerald green in color with cream and yellow accents.
It has a horizontal hole 1 to 2 mm and can come on a waxed cotton cord with a lobster claw clasp in any length ($4, available in many colors)! Convo me with details.
I’ve previously matched these beads with this coloring - Hematite beads or Clear Crystal Quartz beads. I have included a picture with matching bead selections (not included in listing).
Thanks for looking!
Convo Me if you have any questions.
By the way - The lights reflect on the piece because of the glossy finish of the glaze that is on the bead. The picture doesn't do them justice!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
I hope it helps!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I am being featured in a blog for the first time! It is tomorrow, Monday May 4. I am being featured on www.etsyprofiles.blogspot.com. Come take a look and learn a little more about me and many other great etsy sellers.
I am in 2 Treasuries! Thank you both OneClayBead and HeartsaBustin! The links are below:
You can take a look at their great shops at www.oneclaybead.etsy.com and www.heartsabustin.etsy.com.
I also received a award this weekend at Art in The Park in Brooksville,FL. 3rd place in fine craft. I am very happy and excited.
I am having many good things happen to me and now it is time for the sales to follow! lol :0)
Have a spectacular week!
Friday, May 1, 2009
I've not made a sale on Etsy for 21 days!:( I'm not sure what's going on! I know that I've only been on since the first of April, but I was hoping for a little more response. I did have a sale in 2 days (Thank You, Shanon!). Once she received the piece she came back and bought 7 more pieces! But from then on I haven't done anything! I just feel like I'm sitting here and not getting much response. I guess I just keep pressing on and don't give up! Just keep listing new items and the will come. Remember the Kevin Costner movie "Field of Dreams" about the baseball diamond "create it and they will come"? I think that is my new modo "List it and they will come!" Thanks for reading, just needed a minute to vent! lol
I did have some exciting news just recently! I'm to be featured on a blog! It will be on Monday May 4! The blog is about etsyprofiles. They have also linked one of my pieces as an etsy fav. So that is good. Here's the link ifyou would like to check it out. http://etsyprofiles.blogspot.com/
Well have to go for now.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Remember - LIST IT AND THEY WILL COME!
fyi - this spacing thing is driving me batty! Sometimes my paragraphs show and othertimes they don't! If anyone can help PLEASE let me know! I'm pulling my hair out!
Another casual necklace but fully beaded.
Can be dreesed down with jeans or dressed up on that special occasion!