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Month: November 2009

A Little More Jewelry

A Little More Jewelry

It seems that I’ve got the jewelry bug.  I’m smitten with making handmade jewelry and trinkets.  Over the past week or so I have whipped up a few more necklaces and a bracelet and some charms (which I’m still working on tweaking a little). Here are some photos of what I’ve been making. Red & Gold – a gift for my grandmother (who doesn’t have a computer, so it’s safe to post) for Christmas.  I used FOUR strands of beads…

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Leftovers

Leftovers

We’re coming up on one of the holidays that seems to have the BEST leftovers…  stuffing, turkey (or HAM in my case), mashed potatoes, rolls, and PIE…  Often in papercrafting and scrapbooking we have TONS of leftovers.  Remember that Christmas album that you only used 75% of the entire kit to make?  Or that super cool Basic Grey pad that you used most of and have bits and pieces left, but the paper is so darn cute and you just…

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It’s Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas

It’s Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas

This year the “holiday” season has really snuck up on me and caught me off guard.  I am soo not ready!   Last night Brent and I went to the Payson Charity Ball/Holiday Ball – it’s a ball that gives Christmas to families in our area who would normally not have a Christmas.   The decorations were absolutely fabulous and festive and really got the wheels turning in my mind to get ready for Christmas!   Brent and I danced our feet off…

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Crocheted Jewelry

Crocheted Jewelry

In my efforts to get back into crafting again (now that I am feeling better and HUMAN) I have decided to take a few classes here and there as I find interesting ones at the local craft stores. Last night I went to Roberts craft for a fun jewelry class. We learned to make necklaces by crocheting wire and interweaving beads. It was so much fun! And… it was relatively easy. If you can crochet a single stitch chain from…

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Happy Veteran’s Day!

Happy Veteran’s Day!

(My dad, Daniel Stieler, Army, Vietnam, living) Today I am grateful for ALL those who have served and still serve in the various military branches of our GREAT country, especially my grandfather (Marines) and my father (Army). Without the service of these amazing veterans we would not have the wonderful freedoms that we have today. God bless America & Happy Veteran’s Day!

Never Leave You Hanging…

Never Leave You Hanging…

Today I have spent hours sorting out photos on my computer so that I can get ready to back up my entire computer to my EHD and then do some serious digital scrapbooking. As I was sorting out photos I realized that I posted this sneak peak ages ago: But I never got around to sharing the full card. Well, the full card went to my girlfriend, Judy, for her birthday a week or so ago. Here’s the full card:…

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, friends! It’s been a looong day, today we were up bright and early to do a final blitz of fliers/flyers (can’t decide on the spelling, but I really ought to look it up, lol) on our good city. Several friends met us here at the house for hot chocolate/wassail/oj/milk at the house early this am and then we all set out to hang the last of the fliers/flyers. I had a carful of young ones and we hit…

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