Saturday, August 21, 2010

Getting your Crafty Projects Published

Oddly, I've had two inquiries recently about how I got my work published in magazines and books. With little time to respond, I forwarded this blog post from over a year ago. I am reposting for those who may also be interested.  Part two of my interview with Pat contains the basic information and my suggestions. There is also gobs of similar information online if you take a bit of time to research.

Quilling with Whimsiquills

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

More denim paper bead jewelry ...

I know, I know ... if you have seen one, you have seen them all. BUT each set has differences and major improvements have been made in making the beads; stronger water-resistant finish, bead holes are hidden, better quality of charms- Jolee's, shiny finish, tarnish-free bead spacers, to name a few.

My niece rides Harley's and she wanted something strong and durable to wear with her biker wear. I made her this Gemini theme bracelet and matching long earrings. Check it out!

(click to enlarge)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Operation Write Home card project

I recently joined the group Operation Write Home on Facebook. It is so inspiring to see what amazing cards others make to send to our troops (to send back home to their loved ones).  Below are a few pictures of my very first All Occasion batch of cards. The paper on the front is folded over about an inch at the top, there is a matching message inside and I embellished with puffy paper flowers. I will send these to a volunteer shipper in Kansas where they get counted, inspected, sorted and then they are sent on to Afghanistan.  I hope to get started on a Christmas batch at the next Michael's crop night .. the shipping deadline is October 30.

Here are instructions for the puffy paper flowers (go down to the middle of the post).
Thanks for dropping by!