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November 16, 2010

Gifts for those that are hard to buy for

You know how at work we participate in those Gift Exchanges and some times there is even a price limit to them, well here is a few items made out of Polymer Clay that I think would be great to give out. I also found some great gifts for teachers! I remember when my children were in elementary school how hard it was to buy something for their teachers. I wish I would of had known these Smooshers  back then.

The next 2 items can be found on 11Bold Street
 
This Trinket Box Set is something great for those working behind a desk. The color is unisex which is a great thing since it's so hard to buy any man a gift.

Silver Copper and Gold


Dori with Sassy Clay Creations made this great item.
This item can be also used for someones desk. It can hold tacks, paper clips



Renaissance Gal of San Antonio also has a great item
Another unisex gift for a business person.... a Business card holder


Next are TEACHERS!!!! yes, some great gifts for teachers...


Another creation from Renaissance Gal from San Antonio
This is a great gift for teachers, mothers, grandmothers, or anyone with a great taste.



C Dowdle Creations also has some great gifts for teachers.

 I think these are so adorable for any cool teacher that LOVES her job....



I hope this blog will help anyone having a hard time, I know I had a blast looking through all the shops from the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild

Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Before I go into details I would like for all of you to take a look at the prices you could win. Bellow are the pictures of all the items to be given away to the winners of the scavenger hunt. All prizes are hand made by fellow Polymer Smoosher members; CDowdleDesigns, DesertWindDesigns, GingerBells, HaffinaCreations, LaurelSteven, MichiganMud and ValldawnsJewelryDesigns. All prizes will be chosen at random.

2010 Smooshers Holiday Scavenger Hunt Prizes



They are all awesome, aren't they? Well... You can win one of these prizes by going to Polymer Clay Smosher's Blog and following all the instructions.Good luck but best of all.... HAVE FUN!!!

Hope you win!!!

Merry Christmas!!!
Happy Holidays!!!
Feliz Navidad a todos!!!!

November 2, 2010

I really think this was a good move

After my husband got his promotion at work we had to leave the life we were all used to in Florida. They gave them the option to move to any major city in Texas, Nevada or Louisianan. I said, well, am not moving to Louisiana, Nevada is too far from Florida, I guess it's going to be Texas. I looked and looked and couldn't find anything in Dallas or Houston that could accommodate what we were used to and all the other places where out of the question. One week my husband had to present himself as the new Regional Director to the office in Denver Colorado, he took pictures and raved about how beautiful the Rockies looked and how he wanted me to come visit with him one week. After he got home he went into more details and showed me all the pictures. It didn't take long for me to say, forget Texas call your boss and ask if Denver would be a possibility. I must say, it didn't take long for the boss to reply back and say YES, if this is where your family wants to move to, I'd rather have you there happy than some where miserable with family problems because they don't like where they moved to. It was settled then, we are moving 1800 miles away from what we are accustomed to. Was I scared to move AGAIN? yes, but I did feel a certain peace that I did not feel while searching for a home in Texas.
The first thing we did when we got here... mind you, our things were still in the moving truck, was go to the foothills. OH THE VIEWS. I was in awe!


Idaho Springs where the Colorado Gold Rush began



That same week we couldn't help our self's but go deeper into the Rockies. As we were winding down a mountain we came to the most beautiful view I had ever saw. It was the town of Estes Park! My husband said I looked like a little girl with my mouth open and my eyes shinning. By the time that we got to the bottom of the mountain, into the town, I realized that I didn't take any pictures of the view. How could I, it was so much beauty for me to take in, it was like if I was inside a postcard. As we continued on to the Rockies our first stop was this:


A river formed by a land slide




Then we went higher up, we stopped at a land marker where it stated that the valley and the the mountain was carved out by an enormous glacier.


Here we go up to the mountain carved by a Glacier to see what we find. Here it is...










We have always went alone to the Rockies, the kids never wanted to go until this past Sunday. My son looked like a kid in a candy store running down the mountain through the snow. He hasn't seen snow in 7 years. I think he was a little excited! What you think?




Manuel going down the mountain




Boy, you can't beat me in a snow ball fight!




My husband got jealous and had to go down the mountain with Manuel.




I think he is happy!

Even though the Rockies are so beautiful and majestic, seeing this big smile confirms me.... This was a good move!

October 15, 2010

I think I can

I have been wanting to make Polymer Clay rings for a while now. No clue what so ever on how and these are not what I imagine I would be making but it's a start. I got a tutorial from Cindy Lietz a while back and just now got to try it. I think I did a fairly decent job keeping up with the tutorial. I will try my hardest to make more and actually follow what I envision.


7 1/2 Red ring

7 1/2 red with black swirls

October 12, 2010

Fierce!!!!

Hi Everyone, 

Sorry I haven't been on lately, I have been so busy with household and family things that I haven't had a chance to stop in and say HI or even talk about the new things that are going on in my life.

I, however needed to stop in and talk about this weeks Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild theme for blogring... the Theme is "Animal Instinct". When I read this, all I thought about was all those times that my daughter and I have sat together to watch a model show and the word that was used a lot on their shoots with animals or a wild, free spirit woman was the word fierce. Their make-up, facial expressions and body language all said fierce but in reality in did not quite YELL out the FIERCE unless the accessories were on the model. Those accessories were necklaces, necklaces that really brought out the inner ferocious aggressiveness of a woman.

Bellow are a few pictures of fellow guild members necklaces that I believe will make that inner animal instinct show in any woman.


Desert Wind


This Sun Pendant necklace would make anyone look fierce in or out of a photo shoot. I think this would look absolutely gorgeous in a swim suit photo shoot or just to feel fierce even in your back yard pool.

Another piece By: Desert Wind





Now this piece I believe will make any blue eyed person look fierce. The blue hues will make her eyes pop making her look gorgeous and bring out her animal instinct.

Next artist is: Heather Designs

This purple, amethyst necklace will bring the animal instinct out of you. The touch of pearl gives a touch of sophistication, soothing the rock like pieces making the amethyst marble effect pendant pop.



Another piece from Heather Designs

The animal instinct on this piece is on the pendant. By the looks of it, it seems like a scaly type design. I would like to think of it like a snake wrapped on a rock warming her self with the sun rays.

Next two pieces are by:
Emily Claire Creations
This piece will bring out the wild in any outfit. I can picture this necklace with a white blouse, jeans and some stilettos.

Marie Claire Creations

Imagine this piece on a photo shoot where the setting would be on a 150 to 300 year old Water Oak tree with Spanish moss hanging from every limb. The model posing, this piece would incorporate to the scene as one of the birds on the tree.

I hope everyone admires all these pieces and see the animal attraction that I find in them. All these necklaces will completely bring out the animal instinct in anyone making them look FIERCE...
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