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“FLY” Glass Locket

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I love making jewelry.  Whether it’s beading, metal stamping, clay, or something entirely different, I love finding new techniques and tools I can use to create one of a kind accessories.  Today, I want to show you a necklace I had a lot of fun making using a glass locket from Goody Beads.

GLASS LOCKET
locket7TIME REQUIRED: 20 minutes
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: very, very easy
SPECIAL SKILLS/TOOLS: none

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#NewSaladCollection Polyvore Contest with Wendy’s!

Special thanks to Wendy’s for sponsoring this contest and giveaway!

Hey, friends!  Remember when I shared with you about one of the fun pre-Lucky FABB events hosted by Wendy’s?  We had an opportunity to sample the new Asian Cashew Chicken salad while having our hair done at the Blow Me Away Dry Bar.

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Stamped Textured Keychain

Friends, I’ve got a very special project to share with you today!  Of all the kinds of crafting I do, one of my absolute favorites is metal stamping.  I love how easy it is to personalize a project, and how many different things you can do to create a totally unique look.  Today, I want to share with you something I made using a new “toy,” a texture hammer from ImpressArt.  This is a gift for my friend and mentor, Sarah.  I’ve already made her stamped jewelry, so I thought this time around, I’d create a keychain so that she can carry it with her all the time.

Stamped Keychain

 

TIME REQUIRED: 20-25 minutes
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: intermediate
SPECIAL SKILLS: basic metal stamping
SPECIAL TOOLS: stamping tools, see materials list

 

Before I list out all the supplies, I used, I just want to note that once you purchase most of these things {the block, the hammers, the stamps, the punch, etc}, you’ll always have them on hand to use and re-use every time you want to create a stamped project.  They really do pay for themselves in no time when you start using them to make all kinds of personalized gifts!

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BBQ, Memories, and Messes #ShowUsYourMess

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All three members of the Artsy Family love warm weather and being outdoors!  But for me, Spring and Summer also come with an extra benefit.  You all know I’m not a chef, and when it comes to cooking things in the oven, hubby isn’t either.  Give him a grill, though, and he turns in to a cooking machine!  He loves to grill all kinds of delicious meals for us; everything from hamburgers and hot dogs to grilled garlic shrimp with fresh vegetables.  I love it, because I get a break from being on dinner duty every night, and his meals are absolutely delicious!  From time to time, he even tweaks or invents a recipe of his own.  Today, I thought I’d share one of those original recipes with you; Hubby’s Seasoned Steak Fries!

SEASONED STEAK FRIES

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You’ll need:
- potatoes
- vegetable or olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Emeril’s Essence
- basting brush

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Easy Family Meals and Summer Treats!

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Nestle Americana Summer

The weather is finally starting to warm up a little bit here in Maryland, and our family is taking advantage of every beautiful day by spending as much time outside as possible!  We’ve been taking walks, playing soccer, heading to the playground, and doing Little Crafter’s favorite thing, mini-golf.  All of which is making us look forward to lots of outdoor summer fun.  Nothing says “American Summer” to me like having friends over for dinner in the backyard and then just chatting and letting the kiddos play until the sun goes down.  I mean, who doesn’t love easy family meals and summer treats?!  With the help of Stouffer’s, Edy’s, and Wonka Peel-a-Pop, we can get a head start on summer fun a few months early.

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