Thursday, September 25, 2014

1 Traditional Thursday 9/25/14 (Bugs and Ghosts, Green and Silver and Blocks from the Heart)


Yesterday was NOT a happy day!! My beads kept me calm and helped me 'carry on', but other than the beads....well, it wasn't a good day! My printer wouldn't work to make shipping labels, my camera wouldn't work to take photos, my cell phone had trouble making calls and I stabbed a needle through my finger - pretty badly - that made me stop working on something I was doing 'on the side'! 

But, today, is another day!! I woke up this morning rested, happy and inspired!! I have designed my first beaded sun-catcher this morning...still need to bead it, but the pattern is done!! 

Ever had those days....not just does everything go wrong, but EVERYTHING goes WRONG?? Glad it is over now!!

I was unable to get photos of my Yellow and Black necklace yesterday - I'll try again this morning!! But, I still have a few bracelets to show off!! Remember, click on the photos to purchase or just see them!!

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3656555

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/4834153

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/1356672

Can you see it yet?  No, I can't either!! But, what I can tell you is that I have this vision in my mind of how all these stones (and there will be crystals) are put together.  The first step is to frame them all!! So, here is where I started and where I am today..... come on over to my Fan Page, Google+ Page, or my Instagram Page; I post 'working photos' throughout the day!


 

There are several artists that have already committed to be in my 2014 Gift Guide and for $5 you can have your business card in it too!! Here is a sample of last years guide!!


$5 for Name and up to 5 lines of text (or business card copy)
$15 1/2 Page of your artwork (or I can help with that) Tall or Wide
$30 FULL Page of your artwork (or I can help with that)
$50 2 Page SPAN and business card copy in the directory

Tell me which one(s) you would like and leave your email address and I'll send you an invoice via PayPal. HURRY, first in get closer to the front!! :) 


Over the past 2 days you have gotten to know Ms. Katie Patton from Blocks From TheHeart.  So have I! And over the past few days she has suffered a loss of her own.  Amazingly enough, she has made some memory boxes for the family of the child who was taken to early! And for me, personally, this had touched me even more now.  I had looked at her boxes and could easily see the attention to detail and love she puts into each one, but now, I see the heart! 

When I looked through her creations to find my favorites it was easy to see that I was gravitating towards a 'family' theme....not a bad thing!! So here they are, my absolute favorite is the Calendar...I might have to get one of those!! 

www.blocksfromtheheart.com
 
www.blocksfromtheheart.com

www.blocksfromtheheart.com






Today I would like to leave you with thought;

Change you thoughts and you change your world.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2 What's New Wednesday 9/24/14 (Yellow and Black, Autism Speaks and Blocks from the Heart)


 What's new?  Well, LOTS!! I will be finishing one creation, starting another, doing a mini photo shoot, editing and listing a new creations....boy, lots to do!! I also hope to be able to work on the tutorial some more today!!  Plus, it is the last day of my sale, so I hope to be busy packing and shipping even more orders!! I am happy to say that this week I have shipped (or will be shipping today) 9 creations off to their home and 1 to it's place to be auctioned off for a charity event!!   HAPPY DANCE all around the house!

For those of you who read my blog regularly you'll know that I on occasion have a mini give-a-way or drawing for those who REALLY pay attention/read my blog.  Yesterday I asked for comments and each of the 3 people that did it will receive a FREE pair of Beadwoven Earrings.  So, make sure you READ the blog - all the way through - for random chances of certificates or free gifts!! ;) 


I am ALMOST finished with this one, and then I'll get to start something new.  You can come on over to my Fan Page, Google+ Page, or my Instagram Page; I post 'working photos' throughout the day!



The Puzzle of Autism is a VERY dear to my heart subject. My son has #Aspergers and so when I created this I was thinking of him!! I will donate $50 of the sale to Autismspeaks.org in the name of the person that buys it, so hurry, you can support me and #Autism awareness today while my sale is still on!! 

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/4096681

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/4096681


Want to be in my 2014 Gift Guide? Prices range from $5 - $50!! 
(already several artists signed up)!
$5 for Name and up to 5 lines of text (or business card copy)
$15 1/2 Page of your artwork (or I can help with that) Tall or Wide
$30 FULL Page of your artwork (or I can help with that)
$50 2 Page SPAN and business card copy in the directory

Tell me which one(s) you would like and leave your email address and I'll send you an invoice via PayPal. HURRY, first in get closer to the front!! :)



Don't forget, the 30% off sale in still on - but only for the rest of the day, then it is back to regular price!!

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/KraftyMax


Yesterday I introduced you to Ms. Katie Patton from Blocks From TheHeart.  Today I am honored to tell you a little bit more about her!!! This self proclaimed 'handmade perfectionist' makes not only her creations very personalized, but they are also made to be handed down for generations!  

She may be self taught, but she has really made a name for herself and even being published in the
June issue 2014 of the Cincy Chic magazine in the Spotlight section!!!

Here are just a few more of her creations for you to look at!! 


 www.blocksfromtheheart.com

 www.blocksfromtheheart.com


Come back tomorrow and I'll show you a couple of MY favorites from her creations!! 
But for now, check out all her links!! 


Today I would like to leave you with thought;

For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

6 Talented Tuesday 9/23/14 (Tutorial Update, Purple Dragonfly and Blocks From TheHeart)


Is it really Tuesday already?  I am not sure where yesterday went...I guess I was so 'stuck' in the bead piles I didn't even notice!! But I was able to finish one creation, start a new creation and work more on my tutorial.  I can' believe how long that has taken me.  The tutorial has to be PERFECT if I am going to sell it!  And, I have found that I didn't get photos of EVERY step, so I have to go back and get a couple more photos now too!!  I am making it for someone who is a beginner to be able to use!! Want to see what I am making it for??  These earrings....


So please stick with me, I think once I get one down the others will go easier!! :)  


And look what I finished yesterday!! I just love the way it turned out!! THANKS to Ms. Elfie - Painting from the Heart it was easy to create something beautiful to go with her hand painting!! Click on the photo to go to the listing (remember, everything is on sale)!!

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/10171569


Then, because I was able to finish one creation....I got to start another one!! WHOOO HOOOOO! Here you go, yellow and black.....but beautiful!! 

 

There are only a few hours left to my #The Next Step #Kickstarter Campaign, and I wasn't able to secure funding, however, I want to still say the biggest THANK YOU to everyone who Pledged, Shared and commented on my campaign!! 

 

Remember, I extended my sale until tomorrow night, so if you want to save 30% off anything in my studio, now is the time!!

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/KraftyMax
 

Oh my goodness, today I have a very special featured artist for you!! Ms. Katie Patton from Blocks From TheHeart.  To look at her creations you just have to be inspired.  These amazing customized creations speak from her heart!! She takes your photos and turns them into your life moments memorable forever! 

www.blocksfromtheheart.com

She also does wonderful  Pet urn boxes that can keep your special family member close to your heart forever!! 

www.blocksfromtheheart.com

Please check out her sites and come back tomorrow and to find out how she started and what inspired her to do these (and her many other creations).




Today I would like to leave you with this thought;

For every comment there are many smiles!! ~KM 

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