Monday, November 10, 2008

Do you remember??? And other randomness...

Do you remember when you first started blogging? I do. I don't even know what made me start. Probably just to show off my crafting, mostly. I loved the Pioneer Woman and wanted to share what life was like up here in the North, and I love how she presents her way of life. It was off and on at first. I have found that it is definitely something you have to work at. I still have a few dry spells now and again, but I finally feel like I have a pretty good, established blog, heck, I even have 5 followers now! The one thing I always live by is that I have to put in as much as I receive. That being said, my friend and demo Judy has jump started her blog. IF YOU CLICK HERE you can see her blog, her latest creations, and how talented she is. Mosey on over and give her a shout out. Tell her Keri sent you. She is a great gal, friend, and now my demo for SU!. She has some great ideas!
Okay, now, on to more crafting topics. My first craft camp was on Friday night! I have to admit, I had not had a very good afternoon-you know, one of those days where bad news hits you from every angle? That kind of day. But I pulled up my big girl panties and everyone arrived despite the horrible fog we had! We made the reinker/glitter glass ball ornaments, and I taught the Magic Colored Pencil Technique. Both projects were well received, enjoyed, and boy was it crazy with 10 women here all let loose on a Friday night!
So, I am happy to announce another craft camp! For all my faithful readers who are also members of my stamp group, it is scheduled for Nov. the 28th, (black friday) at 6 pm. We will be doing two projects again. The folded German star ornament, and the paper pine cone ornament.
I think many of you will remember this little project of mine from last year!?

I actually found an online source for the paper strips-I have never ordered from them before, but they seemed reliable, quick to respond to my inquiries and I am hoping that this will solve my problem of making my own strips. I will keep you updated on that!

This is the paper pine cone ornament-I made a few of these last year, and had some express an interest in learning how to make them. So two ornaments, using folded paper! So that is that! I hope that the second workshop goes as well as the first one did-everyone seems excited! Have a great Monday everyone-I have a guest here with me today-my dear hunter husband got a layoff-hoping that it is only a short one-and he has a LIST of things to do-so if I am not back in a day or two, come find me? Please??
Have a great day!
**Keri**

15 comments:

Heather said...

Great blog! I love Pioneer Woman's blog - I always head over there if I need a laugh! Love the Christmas ornaments - they're great! Your stamp night sounds like a lot of fun.
Heather

Stampin' Meg said...

What fabulous ornaments- you really went to town with them!

Lesly said...

This is fabulous! Thank you for sharing. You should write a tutorial for those of us who are challenged.

JACKIE said...

These are all wonderful...I really love them

Lisa said...

LOVE your pinecone ornament, Keri! I love pink used with red and green for the holidays... the girly-girl in me I guess. LOL ;)

I rememeber when I started my blog. And although my attitude toward blogging has changed a lot since then, I'm still glad that I started it 2 years ago. :)

Leslie said...

WOw, great paper crafting. You are just awesome!

Tiffany Bauer said...

I just love that pine cone ornament!!! I want to try and make some of those sometime!! TFS!

Lorraine said...

love the pine cone ornament. I've been meaning to try this, but just haven't gotten around too it. you colors are lovely! tfs

Babsarella said...

Your ornaments are FANTASTIC! WOW!!

Lisa Renéa said...

Keri--you know how much I looooovee those stars! Very cool, those cones are super, too. You've got to check out Y & R from today...check the room Phyllis is in..the lamps have the same style star..but huge & gold. FAB! Glad to here camp was a success. I sure wish I could come. =)

glitzen said...

They are both wonderful! Wowzers. I don't think I would ever have the patience to do that pine cone, it looks hard to my widdle brain. LOL.
Gorgeous!

JudyB said...

Hey, Keri...thanks for all of the kind words! I love the stars, although you know that I am not brave enough to try them...they wouldn't come out near as wonderful as yours do! Keep up the inspiration...it's obvious many of us enjoy it!!

Loretta Rodger said...

OMG! These are great! I hope for those of us who aren't local you'll share step by step instructions == tutorial style!

These are just fantastic!

Loretta Rodger said...

OMG! These are great! I hope for those of us who aren't local you'll share step by step instructions == tutorial style!

These are just fantastic!

Stampmouse said...

had to go past the animal shots fast not really my thing you see but these ornaments are great