Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I'm in the Februrary Sampler!

Just a quick note to let you know that I have stamped glass pendants and necklaces in February's Sampler. I had so much fun with these. I rubber stamped and embossed them. Next I sealed them and added a tiny sparkly to each. I save a few to put in my store later this week. If you already know you want one then you can just email me at aliciag (at) aliciag (dot) com. If you haven't gotten a Sampler yet, you're missing out, really!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'm on Whip Up!

Woo! I submitted a kids project idea to Whip Up and it was published today! It is an (almost) no-sew tutu. I also have kits available. Click here to read the project. Whip Up also has hoards of other projects to see!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

My interview at Indie Crafts at Craft Gossip.

Recently I was interviewed by Jamie over at Indie Crafts on Craft Gossip and the interview is up today! I donated some prizes for her February Indie Craft Giveaway. It was a bit strange to see my own words up on that site. I sounded really with it! You can read the interview here and make sure to visit Indie Crafts and watch for the giveaway. Jamie does a great job and providing info on new Indie trends, shows, and tons of info.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Do you Bzz? (How clean are your teeth?)

I am a Bzz Agent. That means that I try products and services and then share my opinions (via word of mouth) about them to family, friends, neighbors and people I meet when I'm out on my errands. I've participated in quite a few campaigns and a recent one has been my favorite. It was for the Sonicare UV Sanitizer.

Have you ever wondered how much bacteria is on your tooth brush? Do you toss your toothbrush after having a cold? I know I do. I used to rinse my brush in Listerine too and although I'm sure it's better than water, I still wonder how clean my toothbrush is. Well that worry is gone now, thanks to my new UV Sonicare Sanitizer. It kills 99% of bacteria and viruses in a 10 minute Ultra Violet cycle. I pop my sonicare brush head in, close the door and push a button. You can read all about the unit here.

Overall I am very happy with the unit. It was easy to set up and use. I hope you check it out. Also, if you would like an invite to become a Bzz Agent, email me at: aliciag (at) aliciag (dot) com and I'll send you a formal invitation.

Oh, we had more snow today! About two inches, then it rained. =( I did take my kids out to play in the snow before it started to rain. They had fun and built a mini snowman. It really brought back some memories of playing in the snow when I was little.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Snow and Packing

It finally snowed yesterday. We only got an inch that didn't stick much to the concrete, but there was enough in the grass to make a few tiny snowballs. Our neighbor's kids made a snowman. There hasn't been much creativity lately since I'm mostly packing and keeping up with my normal household stuff. I did send in a batch of ClinkIts pendants and necklaces for the February Sampler. So keep an eye on the gallery over there for a photo of what I submitted. There will also be a few of those necklaces on my website for sale early next week.

Another thought on packing all of my craft stuff. Can I just tell you that I'm slightly embarrassed at the amount of stuff I've collected? I know in the new house my studio will have room to really organize it all. There are so many things that I want to make that I just haven't because I can't easily find the supplies I've bought. I'm anxious for a fresh start on having a more organized home. The first step I've taken to doing that is to make sure what I don't need doesn't make the move. I've been taking lots of stuff to Goodwill, listing stuff on eBay, listing stuff on Craigs List, and giving stuff away. I have a month left to get it all done and I'm making good progress.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Where the heck have I gone?

OK, Thanksgiving? Seriously, how pathetic is that? I couldn't have posted once between Thanksgiving and New Years? I don't have any good excuse either. I was just selfishly absorbed elsewhere and now we're getting ready to move next month. I hope you had a nice holiday and happy new year to you!

I was trying to make some goals for myself for 2008. I'm sure some of these will sound run of the mill, but nevertheless, here they are:

1. Create More. - In our new house I will have my own studio! I'm so excited, it's big, has a large workbench and it's all MINE! Oh and it has windows! I'm thrilled to finally have my own room!

2. Promote Myself / Sell More. - I will finally follow through on selling jewelry to people I know who have been asking to see more of what I do. I also want to list more on Etsy.

3. Lose at least 30 lbs. - I would like to get a bit more healthier this year!

4. Be more organized. - How I desperately need this!

5. Practice more random acts of kindness.

6. Stay in touch better with family and friends. - I'm horrible at sending cards and returning calls, this year will be DIFFERENT!

7. Last but not least... Blog More! - I need to be more confident in writing.