Thursday, April 23, 2015

Handmade at it's Best from the ArtFire Bloggers Guild

This is the third update for August for the ArtFire Bloggers Guild.
August is here and as you can see we are still going strong.
I would like to first do some Birthday shout outs:
August 3rd Jennifer of AZ Desert Creations had a Birthday.
August 23rd Angela of thecrochetcubby on ArtFire had a Birthday.

What happened on the 13th day of August? Well take a look and see:
Catherine shared with us Baked Stone Fruit. She found an amazing recipe over on Amazine and shared it with us in this post: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/ShadowDogDesigns/13874/baked_stone_fruit

Over on FaceBook:
Natalie shared:

Cute Owl Favor Tags for Boy Girl Birthday Baby Shower Party



Catherine shared:

Amethyst Geode Pendant Necklace Handmade Peacock Pearls Beaded Jewelry



Claire shared:

Safari Glass Animal Pattern Bead Bracelet



What happened on the 14th day of August? Well take a look and see:
Julie and Blu shared with us Shooting Stars and Shooting Flames. In this post we get a look into what could happen when we do not have the proper insurance to cover our small business. You can read about it here: http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2013/08/shooting-stars-and-shooting-flames.html  Catherine shared with us Like Golden Sunrise - A Short History of Yellow. In this post we see some amazing finds of yellow and learn a bit about the color. A wonderful post packed with great information and you can read all about it here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/ShadowDogDesigns/13883/like_golden_sunshine_-_a_short_history_of_yellow  Anna shared with us Lap up the Compliments When You Wear Lapis! Amazing finds and information about Lapis that I never knew. Read all about it here: http://facingeastdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/08/lap-up-compliments-when-you-wear-lapis.html  

Over on FaceBook:
Cathy shared with us:

What happened on the 15th day of August? Well take a look and see:
Christie shared with us Thursday Thoughts Scent of the Rose. You can read all about it here: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/thursday-thoughts-scent-of-rose.html  Anna shared with us Symbolism in a Pre-Literate Society. You can read all about it heere: http://bactria-margiana.blogspot.com/2013/08/symbolism-in-pre-literate-society.html  

Over on FaceBook:
Anna shared with us:

Lapis Lazuli High Grade Nugget Bead Necklace with Lapis Silver Pendant



What happened on the 16th day of August? Well take a look and see:
Christine shared with us Friday Fun $4 gallon gasoline. You can read about it here: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/friday-fun-4-gallon-gasoline.html  Angela shared with us Healthcare. You can read about it here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/Thecrochetcubby/13907/healthcare  Julie and Blu shared with us Falling Colors. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW must read!! I am not going to spoil it by telling anything about this post here. You will have to see it for yourself: http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2013/08/falling-colors.html  Catherine shared with us Fabulous Friday Finds #4. Amazing finds in this post a must see: http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2013/08/falling-colors.html  

What happened on the 17th day of August? Well take a look and see:
Anna shared with us Polly Ceramica Likes Clay Artisans of ArtFire. Amazing finds and a must see: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/craftsofthepast/13913/polly_ceramica_likes_clay_artisans_of_artfire  

Over on FaceBook:
Angela shared with us:

Really Big Crocheted Unique Blue Tote



What happened on the 18th day of August? Well take a look and see:
Dawn shared with us Nicker's Bead Challenge. You can read all about it here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/JewelryArtByDawn/13922/bead_challenge  

Over on FaceBook:
Cathy shared with us:

Hand Knit Cable Autumn Red Scarf


She is having a shop wide sale for 5% off!

Cathy shared with us:

Black Bronze and Pearl Bracelet



Cathy shared with us:

Hand Knitted Dark Sage Infinity Scarf or Hooded Cowl



Cathy shared with us:

Peacock Potato Pearl Bracelet and Earrings



Jennifer shared with us:

A Little Bit of Love Hair Bow with Alligator Clip Handmade Hair Clip




What happened on the 19th day of August? Well take a look and see:
Anna shared with us Antique Silver Bedihi Beads from Yemen. I am always in aw of the information and hystory behind items from the past. You can read all about it here: http://antiquesilverjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/08/antique-silver-bedihi-beads-from-yemen.html  

Over on FaceBook:
Jennifer shared:

Here Kitty Kitty Hair Bow Boutique Stacked Hair Bow Handmade




What happened on the 20th day of August? Well take a look and see:
Christie shared with us Two for Tuesday - Featuring Two Shops. Some wonderful finds featured in this post and you can check it all out here: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/two-for-tuesday-featuring-two-shops.html  

Over on FaceBook:
Cathy Shared with us:

Amethyst and Silver Beaded Bracelet and Earrings




What happened on the 21st day of August? Well take a look and see:
Christie shared with us Win It Wednesday - Vintage Copper Pendant Ends 9/4/13. You can go over and enter to win and join in on the fun here: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/win-it-wednesday-vintage-copper-pendant.html  Catherine shared with us My New Handmade Jewelry - August. Featuring 9 of her newest creations. Amazing work pop over and see them here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/ShadowDogDesigns/13930/my_new_handmade_jewelry  Jennifer shared with us The Joys of Hair Bows For Girls! You can read all about it here: http://azdesertcreations.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-joys-of-hair-bows-for-girls.html  

Over on FaceBook:
Jennifer Shared with us:

Polka dot Bonanza Boutique Stacked Hair Bow with Mini Bows Handmade



Natalie shared with us:

Race Car Happy Birthday Banner for Boy's Car Racing Party



Angela shared with us:

Handmade Blue Trick or Treat Bag with White Ghost on the Front




What happened on the 22nd day of August? Well take a look and see:
Over on FaceBook:
Roxanne shared:

Candy Corn Earrings, Fused Glass, Handmade Sterling Silver Ear Wires



What happened on the 23rd day of August? Well take a look and see:
Angela over at thecrochetcubby on ArtFire Happy Birthday!!!
Catherine shared with us Fabulous Friday Finds #5. You can read all about it here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/ShadowDogDesigns/13936/fabulous_friday_finds_5_on_artfire 

Over on FaceBook:
Jennifer shared with us:

Cupcake Stacked Loop Poof Hair Bow with French Barrette Handmade



What happened on the 24th day of August? Well take a look and see:
Over on FaceBook:
Jennifer shared with us:

Breast Cancer Awareness Survival Bracelet in Black with Pink Ribbon


30% of each bracelet sold is donated to Breast Cancer Research!!!

Jennifer shared with us:

Amethyst Tree of Life Necklace with Humming Bird Charm and Satin Cord




What happened on the 25th day of August? Well take a look and see:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

ArtFire Bloggers Guild August 2nd Update

This is the second update for August for the ArtFire Bloggers Guild.
August is here and we are off to a GREAT start.
I would like to first do some Birthday shout outs:
August 3rd Jennifer of AZ Desert Creations on ArtFire had a Birthday.
August 23rd Angela of thecrochetcubby on ArtFire had a Birthday.

What happened on the 8th day of August? Well take a look and see:
Michelle shared with us a yummy Ginger Peach Cobbler recipe. You can read all about it here: http://polkadotorchid.blogspot.com/2013/08/ginger-peach-berry-cobbler.html  Christie shared with us Win It Wednesday. She is giving away a lovely necklace on her blog. Pop over and enter to win it! http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/win-it-wednesday-japenese-coin-silver.html  Christie also shared with us Thursday Thoughts. This is a post about what it was like for her growing up and it brought back memories for me and I am sure you are going to truly enjoy it. You can read all about it here: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/thursday-thoughts_8.html

Over on our FaceBook guild page:
Jennifer shared:

Dragons Tongue Paracord Survival Bracelet Military Grade 550 Cord



Anna shared:

Golden Tone Cross Genuine Crystal Gemstones Carved Jade Roses Necklace



Anna Shared:

Lapis Lazuli High Grade Nugget Bead Necklace with Lapis Silver Pendant



Jennifer shared:

Gray Red and Black Survival Paracord Bracelet Military Grade 550 Cord



What happened on the 9th day of August? Lets have a look:
Christie shared with us Friday Fun - Time for a Smile. She posted a joke that is sure to get a chuckle out of you. I know it did me. You can read about it here: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/friday-fun-time-for-smile.html  Julie and Blu shared Dog Days and Violet Flowers. In this post she shares with us some new amazing polymer clay creations. A real must see and you can read about it here: http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2013/08/dog-days-and-violet-flowers.html  Catherine shared with us Fabulous Friday Finds #3. It is a must see and again they are some fabulous finds. You can read all about it here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/ShadowDogDesigns/13827/fabulous_friday_finds_3_on_artfire  Angela shared with us A Few More of My Favs. In this post she has an insect repellent recipe that you may need with all the BAD bugs we have biting us LOL you can read about it here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/Thecrochetcubby/13805/a_few_more_of_my_favs  

Over on FaceBook:
Melissa shared with us:

Melissa also shared with us:

Emerald and Garnet Swarovski crystal Bicone Choker with Pewter Clasp



Melissa also shared with us:

Drawstring Bag Backpack with Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Fabric




What happened on the 10th day of August? Lets have a look:
Christie shared with us Presents Under the Tree. In this post she reminds up there is only 136 days until Christmas and to start our shopping you can read all about it here: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/presents-under-tree.html  Claire shared with us Seashells. In this post she shares some amazing sea shell finds and you can read all about it here: http://clairescraftroom.blogspot.com/2013/08/seashells_9.html  Debbie shared with us Perseid Meteor Shower. In this post we learn about the meteor shower and we get to see some amazing star finds. You can read all about it here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/EweniqueEssentials/13837/perseid_meteor_shower

Over on FaceBook:
Debbie shared:

Quilted Zipper Pouch Civil War Reproduction Fabric Small Toiletry Bag



Melissa shared:

Crochet Pet Mat or Pet Bed Orange and Blue featuring Paw Print



Laura shared with us:

Loss of Pet Sympathy Hand Made Greeting Card



Angela shared with us:

Handmade Crocheted Really Big Red Bag



Lisa shared with us:

Merry Christmas Gingerbread Men Set of 6 Handcrafted Greeting Cards



What happened on the 11th day of August? Lets have a look see:
Christie shared with us Sunday Spiritual-The Old Paths. You can read about it here: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-spiritual-old-paths.html  Catherine shared with us Sunny Sunflowers. In this post we learn about the sunflower and get to see some amazing sunflower finds. You can read all about it here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/ShadowDogDesigns/13844/sunny_sunflowers  

Over on FaceBook:
Lisa shared with us:

Set of 6 Handcrafted Merry Christmas Cards With Green Glistening Tree



Jennifer shared with us:

Two Faced Paracord Survival Bracelet in Hot Pink and Pink Camo




Catherine shared with us:

Paua Shell Lampwork Handmade Earrings Lavender Beaded Jewelry Unique



Laura shared with us:

I'm Sorry Loss of Dog Pet Sympathy Hand Made Card



Claire shared with us:

Ceramic Tile Coasters in Seashell Print Set of Four



What happened on the 12th day of August? Lets have a \look and see:
Michelle shared with us Using the Clone Tool or Rubber Stamp to Remove Distractions. This is a GIMP you can read about it here: http://polkadotorchid.blogspot.com/2013/08/using-clone-tool-or-rubber-stamp-to.html  Julie and Blu shared with us A Blog on Blogging. You can read all about it here: http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-blog-on-blogging.html  Anna shared with us Stone and Metal in Human Adornment. In this post you will find some amazing finds and some fantastic information. A must read: http://stoneandmetalarts.blogspot.com/2013/08/stone-and-metal-in-human-adornment.html?showComment=1376861417813#c3484776710415057761

Over on FaceBook:
Melissa shared with us:

Halloween Gemstone Sculpture with Adventurine Labradorite and Obsidian



Laura shared with us:

Halloween Party Place Cards Food Tents and Bag Toppers with Raven



Linda shared with us:

Bracelet - Black, White and Red Euro Beads - Stretch


Well everyone stay tuned for the next update to see what else is going on this month and to take a look at some more new amazing finds.

ArtFire Bloggers Guild

Thursday, August 8, 2013

ArtFire Bloggers Guild Update and a bit of Fun

This time I want to make sure to get the updates out more often for everyone :)

August is here and we are off to a GREAT start.
I would like to first do some Birthday shout outs:
August 3rd Jennifer of AZ Desert Creations on ArtFire had a Birthday.
August 23rd Angela of thecrochetcubby on ArtFire will have a Birthday.

What happened on the 1st day of August? Well take a look and see:
Dawn shared with us a blog post about Improving her studio and I know that is something that we all need to do on a regular bases. I know I do any how. lol You can find her post here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/JewelryArtByDawn/13706/july_blog_carnival_-_improving_my_studio  Gunilla shared that for a limited time she will be offering her hand painted pendants just the pendants. You can read about it here: http://www.gunillawachtel.com/limited-time-offer-jewelry-painted-beach-rock-pendants/  Christie shared Thursday thoughts with us and you can read about it here: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/thursday-thoughts.html  Michelle shared her latest post about her new product line of embroidered ornaments and baby items. You can read more here: http://polkadotorchid.blogspot.com/2013/08/gift-for-new-baby.html  Linda B would like to get some opinions on a new product line she may add to her studio on artfire. You can give your feedback and read about it here: http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/2013/07/survey-on-new-holiday-items.html

Melissa shared on our facebook group page her new:

Catnip Squid Shaped Cat Toys Set of 2 with All Natural Catnip




What happened on the 2nd day of August? Well lets have a look:
Gunilla shared the name for her new pendant. Introducing Rising from the Depths you can read all about it here: http://www.gunillawachtel.com/rising-depths-painted-beach-stone-pendant-shop/  Catherine posted her Fabulous Friday Finds #2. I am not sure how she is able to find the great items in her posts for this series but boy does she. Great gift ideas from amazing artists and you can check it out here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/ShadowDogDesigns/13735/fabulous_friday_finds_2_on_artfire  Nat shared some wonderful collections that have her work included as well as some other amazing ArtFire Artists and you can see it all here: http://adorebynat.blogspot.com/2013/08/collections-of-week.html

What happened on the 3rd day of August? Well lets have a look:
Happy Birthday Jennifer of AZ Desert Creations.

What happened on the 4th day of August? Well lets have a look:
Christie shared with us her Sunday post called Sunday Spiritual - Cab Ride. This is a very touching post that I know I enjoyed greatly. You can read it here: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-spiritual-cab-ride.html  Gunilla shared with us Serene Sunset. In this post she is sharing with us her newest hand painted pendant. You can read about it and see it here: http://www.gunillawachtel.com/serene-sunset-hand-painted-beach-stone-pendant-marine-life-artwork/
Debbie shared one of her new creations on our FaceBook group page called:

Primitive Sheep Fabric Tablet Sleeve for iPad Mini Kindle Nook Case



Debbie also shared:

Kitchen Dishcloths Set of Three Cotton Cleaning Cloths Red Yellow Blue



Cathy shared with us:

Crocheted Sleeveless Baby Dress



Cathy also shared:

Cranberry Quartz and Swarovski Pearl Bracelet



Jennifer Shared with us:

Motherly Love Mom Hand Stamped Necklace with Heart Charm Handmade



So what happened on the 5th day of August? Lets have a look and see:
Angela shared with us her blog post: A Few More Favs. You can read about it here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/Thecrochetcubby/13748/#comment_form
Over on facebook Melissa shared with us:

Emerald Siam and Erinite Swarovski Crystal Shimmering Cluster Earrings



Melissa also shared with us:

Adult Drawstring Backpack Black Fabric with Skull Print



Linda shared with us:

Jewish Wine Charms Set #2 - 6 wine charms



What happened on the 6th day of August? Lets have a look and see:
Linda shared with us:

Women's Wire Beaded Kippah - Green Wire & Green Glass Beads



Angela shared with us:

Crocheted Granny Square Tissue Box Cover



What happened on the 7th day of August? Lets take a look and see:
Gunilla shared with us her new blog post introducing her new pendant titled On the Fly you can read all about it here: http://www.gunillawachtel.com/painted-beach-stone-pendant/  Catherine shared with us her new Blog post Magnificent Mexican Jumping Beans. A great read and interesting facts about the Mexican Jumping Beans you can read all about it here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/ShadowDogDesigns/13813/magnificent_mexican_jumping_beans  Linda shared with us her new post August Birthstone - Peridot. Wonderful information about a beautiful birthstone and you can read all about it here: http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/2013/08/august-birthstone-peridot_6.html
Over on facebook:
Laura shared with us:

Santa Checking His Listing Merry Christmas Hand Made Card



Laura also shared with us:

Checking His List Santa Hand Stamped Gift Tag or Party Favor Tags Set



Debbie shared with us:

Hand Knit Hot Pad Sunset Orange Raspberry Yellow Cotton Kitchen Trivet



Debbie shared with us:

Pamela shared with us:

Minimalist Design Copper Wire and Tumbled Stone Necklace Leather Cord



Melissa shared with us she is having a giveaway over on her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SmokyMountainAccessories/posts/624833674207226 
She is giving away a pair of earrings. Pop over and enter to win them. :)
Jennifer is having a giveaway for a pair of earrings on her facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152451616770616&set=a.405664295615.204361.404970300615&type=1&theater 
Pop over and enter to win them :)

Well everyone stay tuned for the next update to see what else is going on this month and to take a look at some new amazing finds.

ArtFire Bloggers Guild