Friday, August 21, 2009

Stationary Giveaway

I personally love stationary. I love to send cards, get cards, look at cards, you name it, and I love it when it comes to cards. What's better than giving someone a card that is personalized for you? Nothing thats what! Amy at is doing a feature for Tricia's Hand Crafted Monogrammed Note Cards you can find her Etsy store at

So it's pretty simple. Go to Amy's website, follow her instructions on how to enter and leave the rest to fate! Good luck!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Gemstones and Crystals, which one would you require?

So I have recently been reading up on gemstones and crystals and what their “healing powers” are. I found that Rose Quartz is a common crystal among those with multiple healing powers.
I have put together a little bit of information and I have cited all references in this blog so you do your own looking as there are tons of ailments; crystals and gemstones can help people with.
With Rose Quartz being the most common among my reading – I thought I would list its healing powers first.
Rose Quartz can help a person with – Ease of Aches and Pains, Anger, Illness in Animals, Angina, Anorexia, Asthma, Bruises, Burns, your Central Nervous System and the list goes on and on. The most efficient source of information that I found while researching common ailments for Rose Quartz was at This website was the easiest to maneuver around as I have found the resources of Gemstone and Crystal information to be a little overwhelming.

I have decided to retain a few crystals and gemstones for my own use. The ones I will be using in my own home and on my person will be Rose Quartz (obviously), Carnelian, Blue Tiger Eye, Amethyst and Aquamarine.

Another thought you should put into the gemstone you purchase, is where on your body will it lie. There are 12 major Chakra’s within your person. Chakra – center of spiritual power in body I found useful information regarding this at

One final note you might want to consider is the Cleansing of your crystal or gemstone. I had never heard of this, but have watched The Green Mile a few years back, I can certainly see where this would be needed. I found the most useful information regarding cleaning your gemstone or crystal at

Now that I have armed you with a new education… I highly recommend you think about the possibility that these things can work. We should quit turning to pills and start turning to natural cures whenever possible.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FREE FREE, did I mention FREE?

You asked for it, so you got it. Amy Sims at is doing a feature on me! So you ask yourself, what does this mean for you? It means, go check out her site, follow her instructions and be entered to win (your choice) a piece of my jewelry!

Good luck to all!

Friday, August 7, 2009

August Birthstone - Peridot

Good day everyone! This months birthstone is Peridot. The vivid green of the peridot, with just a slight hint of gold, is the ideal gemstone color to go with that light summer wardrobe. No wonder – since the peridot is the gemstone of the summer month of August.

Recently peridot deposits were located in the Kashmir region; and the stones from those deposits, being of an incomparably beautiful colour and transparency, have succeeded in giving a good polish to the image of this beautiful gemstone, which had paled somewhat over the millennia.

With Peridot being the Gemstone of the month, take a moment to go to my Etsy page and check out my sales on Peridot jewelry for the month of August!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Does anybody but me even read these post I am making?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Childrens Craft Making beads

Believe it or not, Christmas is quickly approaching. I usually like for my children to try to make something hand crafted or decorated by their little hands to add a little extra flair to packages for Aunts, Uncles, Grandmas, Grandpa’s and other close friends. Last year, we made individual Gingerbread ornaments to tie onto the ribbon of the gift we were giving.
With everyone’s budget being negatively affected here recently, I think it is important for us to try and hold onto as many pennies as we can, therefore, I share with you, our Christmas gift for our friends and family this year. This year, Jacob and Wylie will be making beaded bracelets or necklaces for Aunt’s, Grandma’s and other female friends. To give their gift a more personal touch, we are going to make our own beads as well! I know you gasp thinking this is going to be messy and difficult, but if you follow the recipe below, you will have a recipe for smiles and success on Christmas morning.

Learn to make your very own homemade beads with this family craft. Turn plain bread into colorful masterpieces and create necklaces, bracelets, holiday themed gifts and more.
What you'll need:
· one loaf of white bread
· white craft glue
· acrylic paint
· podgy or acrylic sealer
· plastic lacing or yarn
· straws
· bowl
· paint brushes

How to make it:
1. Begin by having the children tear the slices of bread into really small bits and placing them into the bowl. (Note that the crusts should be taken off before you begin to tear the bread up). After all the bread slices have been shredded, pour the white glue into the bowl with the bread and form a dough -- mixing with your hands. I recommend that an adult do the mixing (and yes it is really gross but just remember that the finished product is quite nice). I also recommend that the glue be added a bit at a time so as not to add too much glue to the dough.
3. Once the dough is mixed, divide it among the participants and have them form small balls for beads or any other desired shape. If you are making beads, use the straws to poke a hole into the balls for string to be put through.
4. Let the modeled dough sit to dry for about 1-2 days.
5. When the beads seem hard, use acrylic paint to color. When the paint is dry, glaze with either craft Podge or a spray acrylic sealer.
6. String with plastic lacing or yarn(I prefer the plastic lacing because it is more durable.

Thanks for reading and happy beading!
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Laura Robinson