My business up to this point has been built on word-of-mouth referrals. I decided this year to step it up with some advertising. I’m starting small…small is definitely the key word here. Grabbing someone’s attention with a 125 by 125 pixel ad is not an easy thing to do. Here’s … Continue reading →
Yes, I’m getting ready to think pink. October is almost upon us which means it’s breast cancer awareness month. One of my Etsy teams, The Etsy Angels, raise funds for various causes throughout the year and every October we raise funds for breast cancer organizations. It takes on a new … Continue reading →
It’s back to the basics with a new line of polymer clay pendants, beads, jewelry, etc. that I’m currently working on. Often, less is more. Basic colors and shapes combined with simple lines give way to a crisp, clean look. I decided to make the first pendant using the colors … Continue reading →
In between the multitude of back to school related errands (how can it possibly be back to school time already?), I’ve been working on my website. I switched webhosts a couple years ago and have never gotten around to setting my website up again. It’s been on my to do … Continue reading →
The month of June was spent running the teen around….driver’s ed., license, test-driving a car, licensing said car, job application and interview, second job interview and drug test. Then there was time spent looking at houses with the daughter….they should be closing on their house sometime yet this month, so … Continue reading →
What? Flowers and pirates don’t go together? Maybe not, but that’s what has been happening in the studio. Studio time has been sporadic at best lately. Sometimes life just gets in the way, but I’m trying to get back on track. So, let’s take a look at what has been … Continue reading →
The fall/winter 2011 Premo polymer clay recipes ebook is now available in my Etsy shop and ArtFire shop. This year’s color trends include more of what I consider to be traditional fall colors….the muted green, reds, oranges and browns of fall leaves along with some bright pops of color and … Continue reading →
It’s supposed to be 67 and sunny today!!!! The hubby and teen hauled the patio furniture and grill out the shed last night and we are going to fire up the grill tonight. Well, I’m hoping there’s some propane in the tank yet. 😉 So, even though I want to … Continue reading →
Creativity runs in cycles. When you are in the creative flow life is good. Then sick kids, appointments or simply the business side of things intrude and that flow comes to a halt. Often, it’s not other things that get in the way of our creativity…it’s ourselves. We let our … Continue reading →
My word for today is breathe….. When one gets busy or stressed it’s easy to forget to take a moment to just breathe. I know the whole copying issue has been talked to death, but this isn’t about copying a specific design. Sometimes the copying comes in a more subtle … Continue reading →
Polymer Clay Color Recipes for Premo, FIMO Professional, and Kato brands of polymer clay and tutorials.
Other Products To Check Out
I love tools that serve more than one purpose. Lee Ann Armstrong's Simple Slicer not only allows you to achieve thin slices of polymer clay canes, it can also hold your 3 x 5" color recipe cards.
Marcy's Signature Clay
If you work with Kato polymer clay, Marcy of Marcy's Signature Clay has some beautiful flower canes. And those of you who use my color recipes will recognize some of the color names....