Blogging is fun! Halloween Swap

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Just wanted to share this with ya in-case you wanted to join! Just one of those fun things you find while blogging. We are participating in our first ever Halloween swap! Hosted by Atlanta Yankee Belle. If you'd like to participate there is still time. Click on the image below to join in the fun! Deadline is Oct 5th!

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Delightful Designs by Robbon Winner

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We have a lucky winner for the $50 gift certificate to Delightful Designs by Robbon!

Delightful Designs by Robbon

It is ...
... Drum roll please...
...Comment #42! Who is Shannon!!!

Contact us Shannon to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone for playing along!
And don't forget about the giveaway going on over HERE!
Your help is needed to spread the word to make that adoption auction a success!
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Christmas Giving Giveaway Event

Monday, September 27, 2010

This giveaway is going on now! Click HERE to enter or participate!
Mark your calendar, Nov. 1st - 30th for our first ever Christmas Giving Giveaway! Hosted by Cap Creations.
A month-long, multi-blog event where bloggers will giveaway on their blogs, something they feel represents Christmas or something they feel would make an excellent Christmas gift! All are invited to join at any time during the month of November by linking their giveaway or entering to win the giveaways or both! (I'd go for both!)

An ongoing link list of the giveaways will be kept here at Cap Creations for the entire month. You'll want to come back each day to see what new giveaways have been added! On November 30th all bloggers will announce their winners on their blogs!

Shop owners and bloggers this is an excellent way to bring attention to your products so please be thinking about what you'd like to giveaway. What do you have to offer that would make an excellent gift? 

For everyone this is a great way to find new shops to do a little Christmas shopping from! Who knows you just may win a few gifts and get some names checked off your list!

More details to come but for now please snag the button below and spread the word!

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Last day to enter the $50 to Delightful Designs by Robbon Giveaway!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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Did you enter yet? You may want to do so now! Winner will be announced tomorrow! Click HERE to enter!

Delightful Designs by Robbon
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Did you notice...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

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...yesterday's post had a giveaway in there?

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(CLOSED) Adoption auction! Spread the word win a prize!

Friday, September 24, 2010

On Nov. 4-7, 2010, Worthy of the Prize will be hosting an auction to benefit adopting families. This would be a great way to do some Christmas shopping. You'll get some gifts for loved ones and at the same time help out some families that are trying to bring their children home! Which is the greater gift??? Mark your calendar and be there! You may want to follow them so you don't miss it.

Also if you have an item that you'd like to donate to this auction please contact Worthy of the prize at or find more info HERE.

Lastly, your help is needed to spread the word about this great auction. So PLEASE blog about it and post the smaller button (below) on your sidebar. It may be worth your while!

You could win a gift certificate for $50 to Cap Creations just for spreading the word! Here's how:

Blog about the auction going on at Worthy of the Prize on Nov. 4-7 using the larger button below. And since you're posting about it why not post about this giveaway too with a link back here? It is about spreading the word after all! Then come back here and leave a comment saying you did.


Post the smaller button below on your blog sidebar, then come back here and leave a comment saying you did.

That's 2 chances to enter! Please leave links so we can check them out and an email if not in your profile in case you win!

Button for your blog post.

Here is a smaller button for your blog sidebar!

Thanks for helping promote!! Good luck! Winner will be announced Nov 3rd!

Be sure to check back on Monday for another exciting announcement! :)
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A Long Awaited Return

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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After several months I am happy to say that the Beaded Circle Monogram Pendant is now back in stock! Yay! Ready to be engraved with your initial or monogram! Find it HERE.

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Prayers of a Little One

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Last night as I was putting my littlest to bed, he took it upon himself for the first time ever to say his prayers all by himself! It went something like this.

Dear God,

Thank you for today, thank you for a good day today.

Ummm Jesus, when does Santa come? Oh yeah, in the morning...
...of Christmas.

Jesus, please let the army men sleep good and protect them and don't let them fall...
... off a Cliff.

And Jesus I don't want to go to church anymore.


Cute!!! This kid does not like going into the nursery at church. I love that he said his prayers all by himself! Awesome! So what do your kiddies pray about?
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A new adoption family!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Some interesting things with the adoption cause coming real soon. Until then meet the newest adoption family!

Chris and Nicole O'Meara
Hello. We are the O'Mearas. Chris, Nicole, and Joshua (age 9). We are going to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Our road to adoption has been long and personal. I think we'll shock a few people along the way with our news. But we're so excited to finally be doing it. Our three, will soon be four!

For us, adoption has always been an option. When Joshua was born, we found out he'd be our only biological child. We decided we'd leave the door to adoption open. But at the same time, we really like being a three-some. God had plans for us to be more and slowly but surely he revealed those plans to us.

Starting with a Steven Curtis Chapman concert in 2000 and progressing through the years, adoption become more and more real to us. In 2008, some close friends adopted a little boy from Ethiopia. We loved him instantly. And God used their adoption to encourage us to pursue international adoption.

Still, we were nervous about the costs (our adoption will cost around $25,000) and how it could work logistically with Chris' job. God was mercifully gentle as he tore down those walls of worry. Finally, this Easter, through a program at our church, the last wall crumbled. It wasn't very long at all until we were calling adoption agencies.

At first we thought we'd adopt from China. But again, God kindly and gently steered us away from China and towards his plan for our adoption. Ethiopia also interested us because of our friends' adoption but we never really pursued it. Then, a nice employee at our adoption agency said, "I think you guys would be a good fit for Ethiopian adoption." Wow! We'd never even mentioned Ethiopia to her. Her comment was just the confirming word we needed.

So, that's the very short version of how we got to where we are. Soon, we will be four. We'll look a little different. And, by God's grace, we will be a little different too.

Thank you, Erin and Worthy of the Prize Ministries for helping us bring our "new little guy" (as Joshua likes to call him/her) home.

Follow our story here.
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CSN Stores Review Coming Soon

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Oh my goodness! I can't believe CSN stores has offered the opportunity to do another review for them! Have you not checked them out yet? You should! You can find everything from a platform bed to fantastic fitness equipment to cookware in their over 200 online stores! The only hard thing about doing a review for them is what item to choose to review. One can spend days looking through their products.

Have you done a review for them? What did you select?

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eek! (Halloween) Necklace

Friday, September 17, 2010

The perfect piece to add just a hint of Halloween to your outfit! Get it now while it's on sale!
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Halloween Fabric Flower Hair Clips

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Remember the lovely Halloween fabric from yesterday? So what does one do when they can't sew but are surrounded with tons of lovely fabric??? Find something to do with it of course! Sometimes we just can't pass up those gorgeous fabrics, right?

I found this great tutorial HERE at Wise Craft for these awesome Fabric Flowers! It's dated back to 2006 but it is still awesome! Just look at the greatness that came out of it!

How cute are they?
Seriously??? I made those?? I still can't believe it! I'm kinda clueless with it comes to fabric (just so you know). These were so easy EVEN I COULD DO IT!!!

The tutorial is for a pin but I made them into hair clips instead. And because they are for children I shrunk the pattern to about 75%. They are beautiful, I can't stop looking at them!

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What ever will you do with that?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

You can't sew!!!
Check back soon to see what a non sew-er does with fabric and what becomes of these lovely Halloween prints!
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Adoption Cause Giveaway Winner

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Thanks everyone for entering our adoption cause giveaway! Bet you're all ready to see who won huh?

The randomly selected winner is comment # 60! Who is monapete!

Congratulations! Please contact us within 72 hrs to claim your wonderful prize.

If you didn't win that's okay cause we have another giveaway going on right now that you really should checkout! Good luck!
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(CLOSED) Delightful Designs by Robbon GIVEAWAY

Monday, September 13, 2010

Have we got a treat for you! What woman doesn't love her jewels? I know I sure do! And many a days, along side my Cap Creation you'll find me wearing a creation by my friend Robbon.

Delightful Designs by Robbon creates BEAU-T-FUL custom lampwork jewelry. I am very intrigued by the fact that when Robbon plays with some glass and some fire the result is some beautiful works of art beads! Take a look at some of her gorgeous work!

Don't you just love all that color? You can bet if we ever get a chance to hang out in real life she'll be teaching me a few things! ;) I hope! lol!

Not only does Robbon have some lovely pieces in her shop but she will also work with each customer individually to create a design that is unique and something they will enjoy. In fact she worked with me awhile back to create the perfect teddy bear pendant with a pink breast cancer ribbon on the back in memory of my mother in law Ella.

Guess what! Robbon and I are doing a joint giveaway! Enter here to win a $50 dollar gift certificate to Delightful Designs by Robbon, then click on over to Robbon's blog and see what prize you find over there! (It'll be posted sometime today.)

To Enter: Go explore Delightful Designs by Robbon, then come back here and let us know which piece is your fave. It's gonna be hard to pick just one!

Extra Entries: (leave a separate comment for each)
• Follow Delightful Designs by Robbon blog HERE.
•Purchase anything from Delightful Designs by Robbon for 5 extra entries, leave 5 comments.
• Follow this blog.

Open to US residents through Monday, Sept. 27. Winner will have 72 hrs to respond and claim their prize. Make sure we have a way to contact you if you should win.
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It makes my heart smile...

Friday, September 10, 2010

4 comments meet all of these families that are ready and willing to adopt!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway HERE in the name of adoption!

Meet Joshua and Hilary Helms
We have a three year old biological son, Jude- who brings more joy to our lives than we could have ever imagined! I'm blessed to be a stay at home mom to Jude, and Joshua is an AP World History teacher and soccer coach at McKinney High School. Several months ago, after praying that God would break our hearts for the things that break His, our lives radically flipped upside down with the burden of adoption heavy on our hearts. In truly seeking God's will for our lives it has become overwhelming clear that His truth calls us to care for the orphans. We are in the early stages of an international adoption from Ethiopia with All God's Children International, and we are desperately seeking to be obedient to this God given burden to live out of love... and sometimes out of our comfort zone! We are in uncharted territory and are entirely relying on God in ways we never have before- it's a great place to be in life! He is blowing our socks off in the way He is unfolding this story of bringing home our child! We are humbled at how He is using His people to write His story in our lives through financial generosity, encouragement, and prayers! We cannot wait to tell our sweet Ethiopian boy of the amazing, faithful ways God brought him into our family! We'd love to have you be a part of this story as well!
Check out more about us at: An Inexhaustible Love
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hi friends! Today we have a fantastic giveaway for you in the name of adoption! Can you say fantastic?! Three wonderful prizes and all for one lucky winner! What's up for grabs you say? Glad you asked!

A Chosen Child Adoption Band from Worthy of the Prize! These are super for your keys!

Winner's choice of Chosen Child Adoption T-Shirt from 517 Creations! These are so neat! Your state or country is appliqued on and a heart marks your town or state.

And a $40 Gift Certificate to Cap Creations to buy yourself some new jewels!

Winner gets it all!

Remember for each Chosen product 50% of each band, $5 from each shirt and $10 from each necklace sold is donated to help a family raise the needed funds for their adoption.

To Enter: Simply leave a comment on this post.

Extra Entries:
- Spread the word about the adoption cause and include a link to HERE. Blog, tweet or facebook it, leave a separate comment for each that you do.
- Follow any of our blogs and leave a comment for each that you follow.
  Worthy of the Prize
  517 Creations
  Cap Creations

Open to US residents through Monday, Sept. 13. Winner will have 72 hrs to respond and claim their prize. Make sure we have a way to contact you if you should win.
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Bottle Cap Magnet Tutorial

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thanks for all the great comments on last week's Bottle Cap Necklace tutorial! Remember I said I would also post a bottle cap magnet tutorial? Well, here it is!

Art for this tutorial needs to fit in a 1-inch circle. It can be printed on an ink-jet printer although I highly recommend using a photo lab as the image will be much clearer. Thank you Sincerely Susan Designs for donating the bottle cap art for this tutorial. 


Bottle Caps

Rubber Mallet

Bottle Cap Art

1 Inch Circle Puncher

1 Inch Page Pebbles

Glue Stick

E-6000 Adhesive


Place bottle cap on a hard surface (concrete works best for me) and lightly tap it with the rubber mallet to flatten it a bit. Tap turn, tap turn until you get it sorta even.

As you can see in the photo below, the one on the right has been flattened just a bit.

We do this so when the magnet is attached to the back it will extend beyond the edges of the cap like photo below. Don't want bottle caps scratching up any refrigerators! Yikes!

Use a 1 inch circle punch to punch out your bottle cap art.

Once punched out, place a page pebble over the front of the cap art. These stick on like a sticker.

Peel off the back layer of the photo lab paper. (For some reason I have it in my head that it will glue better to that surface rather than the slick backside of photo paper. Don't know if that's true.) Skip the step if using regular paper.

Apply glue from glue stick to the backside of your cap art.

Stick art to the bottle cap and apply pressure for a few seconds.

Place a dab of E-6000 to the backside of the bottle cap.

Attach magnet.

And you are done my friends!

How cool are these?!

Made these adorable owls too. Also from Sincerely Susan Designs.

Don't know if you can tell in this photo or not but the owls were printed on an inkjet printer and they are just not as clear. The page pebbles seem to magnify things too, really making those pixels stand out. Highly recommend using a photo lab for your art.

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New in the shop! Message Necklace & Simple Pearl Earrings

Friday, September 3, 2010

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More new items!

These are cool! The Message Necklace is available in 20 different designs! Simple and pretty and all sterling silver.

Freshwater pearl earrings with sterling silver posts click HERE!
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The Legend of Saint Christopher

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New in the shop is the sterling silver Saint Christopher necklace.

Legend has it that Christopher was a giant of a man who made a living carrying people across the river. One day a child he was carrying became almost unbearably heavy and he feared they would not make it across. The Child revealed that he was Christ and the weight of the world was what he bore. The name Christopher means Christ-bearer.

Did you know St. Christopher is know as the patron saint of travelers and is called upon against dangers from waters. Very popular among surfers as a good luck piece to protect them while surfing. Click HERE for more info!
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New Items

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Several new items have been added, many are Christian inspired. Come check them out, images are linked.

We've also added a silver polishing cloth to give your jewelry a little shine!

Silver Polishing Cloth
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A new adopting family! Yeah!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27)

Hey there! Have you looked around you lately? If you do you just may notice that there are a lot of people tyring to adopt! It makes me happy! How about you?

Meet Matthew & Sarah Rideout. They are one of the families that we are helping to raise money for their adoption. Matthew and I have been married for 2 and a half years and live in Asheville, NC. I am an RN, and after the earthquake this year, went down to aid in disaster relief at a clinic in Penier, outside of Port-au-Prince. Once arriving, God had other plans for me that specific trip, and I ended up at Children of Hope Orphanage and Hospice to take care of the little ones there that hadn't had a check up in a while. There, I met Ashley, and our world turned upside down. Since then, we have been pursuing her adoption as the process of patience grows us stronger as a family.

Adoption was always "plan A" for us, we just didn't know it was going to be God's plan for our first little one until now. As you can imagine, we are thrilled to be chosen to be Ashley's parents, and despite the hardships, we press on, knowing that His plans are good and His timing is perfect, no matter the outcome. The greatest thing we are learning in this process is that she is HIS and not ours...and that even if she never gets to actually be in our home due to some unforeseen circumstance, she is always HIS and always in our hearts. And she will always be HIS even if she gets to be ours legally someday. We have committed to love her and support her, no matter what the outcome. The products you are buying are bringing us one step closer to having her in our arms. Thank you for supporting us and helping us to love her!!!!
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