Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Because sometimes you just need something sassy...

You know how sometimes you get up & just barely have time to get dressed because you're getting the kids ready for their day, so you get dressed in your mom duds (read: jeans & T-shirt if Spring/Summer or jeans, a T-shirt & a cardigan if Fall/Winter) & you think, "I need something sassy today."?

Well, here it is--a little ring with a lot of sass. I love these wee flowers--they make me happy & they make a nice ring that just makes me smile when I see it throughout my day. Sometimes it's the littlest things.

What are your "ordinary" day pick-me-ups?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Family Jewels...

So, I made this for my mom--shhhh--she hasn't seen it yet. It has initials & birthstones for my brother & me. I thought about making one to include her grandchildren as well-that would make for 4 initials & 4 birthstones.

I'd like to make one for my mother-in-law, but that would involve 18 (eighteen!) initials & 18 birthstones if I count children & grandchildren. Can the necklace--can her neck--handle it? That is the question. :D

Friday, October 21, 2011

Who doesn't need a little reminder to find their joy?

Life can get so busy. We may find ourselves sometimes thinking, "Wait, where did my joy go...It was right here a minute ago...Have you seen it? Has anyone seen my joy?!"

Oh, there it is. :D

So, what does your joy look like?

Right now, mine is a nice, long weekend, kicked off by Date Night.

Find your joy!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Te quiero dos

Putting Sam (5) to bed & asked him about his new Spanish teacher & his first Spanish class of the year---they just started this week. They learned "me llamo..." (my name is ...). We then went through introductions in Spanish.

I said, "Buenas noches, Sam...that means, 'Good Night, Sam'." Then I said, "Te quiero, Sam...that means, 'I love you, Sam'."

Sam: "How do you say 'I love you too'?"
"Me: "Te quiero tambien."
Sam: "No, mom...how do you say the number 2."
Me: "Dos."
Sam: "Te quiero dos, Mom".



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Come on in--We're Open!

See more of my designs at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandstampedOriginals?ref=si_shop


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Girly Gifts/Party Favors

I just finished resin-casting this super-cute personalized initial pendant finished with a sassy, sparkly pink ribbon & a sweet pink crystal. What do you think? I know a few young ladies who would enjoy these as birthday gifts--& some who would like a bunch for their girly-birthday-party favors to give to guests! Perfect for the tween scene!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

How it all began...

I wanted an affordable handstamped necklace with my boys' names and birthstones--so I made this. Then I thought, maybe other people just want the same thing. I'm a stay-at-home mom & for the first time ever, I now have half-days free to work. I decided to put this time to use creating handstamped originals. Being able to craft pieces for others fills my creative needs & feeds my spirit.

What will you create today?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Almost ready to go live...

Working on the new etsy shop. Almost ready to go live to the world.

Check it out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandstampedOriginals?ref=si_shop

Back soon.