Thursday, November 03, 2005

Bling! POD # 3

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My photo of the day for today is the results of the jewelry party I went to last night. I didn't buy this all last night, though.....she had another party last year where I purchased most of it, but the 2 necklaces & the earrings that are hanging on the card in the back of the picture are new. I also purchased some angel earrings as Christmas gifts for each of my sisters since I love the pair that I bought for myself last year (you can see them inside of the silver & purple drop necklace above).
Cindy, owner & creator of Foxglove Designs, is a very good friend of mine that I've known for about 7 years now. She started making jewelry about 2 or 3 years ago & she just found out last week that she's going to be laid off from her current job of over 18 years, so now she's going to be putting her jewelry business into full-swing. I went over to her house one day last week to help her for her show last night & I had a lot of fun making some bracelets. It really got me to thinking about my own goals in scrapbooking really the only thing I should be doing? Should I maybe start expanding my horizons a little? Quite honestly, I don't even feel like I'm a very good scrapper anyway, especially since I still haven't been published. I know we're our own worst critic, but maybe scrapbooking just isn't really my thing afterall? God gives us each a talent (or two or three), but I honestly don't think I've found mine yet. How does one find out what their talent is? I know while I was growing up, I wanted to be either an Architect or an Interior Designer, but I never went after either of those goals. People tell me all the time that I have a nicely decorated home, but I honestly don't know if I could decorate someone else's home to their tastes. I know I am a perfectionist (part of being a Virgo), so that could be a good thing......or not, lol.
I'm rambling now......seems like my mind is going a mile a minute with everything I'm thinking about. Thanks for all the suggestions on what to do with those canisters I purchased......I have decided that I am going to alter them. But now I just have to decide what paper & embellishments to use on them :) Once I get them done, I'll be posting a pic.
Have an awesome fall afternoon,
ETA: A perfect ending to a beautiful day......a gorgeous sunset! The high temperature today was 71 degrees.....not what I would consider fall at all, but I'm also not going to complain one bit because I know that colder days are just right around the corner. I definitely love these Indian Summers! I took this picture from my scrapbook room window (again) so it's not the best pic, but I just knew I had to capture this sunset today:
And now I'm off to bed. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next Photo of the Day.


Julie Ann said...

Great shot!

Wendy Reed (Wishin4MoreTime) said...

Oh my, don't you just love those parties??? I can't control myself.

Breanne said...

wohooo!! love this! What fun bling!

Nicki said...

Love the bling and that sunset is gorgeous

SageHen said...

Oh wow. This is just beautiful.

Sophia said...

I've never been to one of these parties but it looks like MY kind of thing! Very fun bling! And isn't "bling" a great word!?


Cindi said...

Benita, Your friend's jewelry is beautiful! Does she have a website?

And STOP with the thinking that you aren't really a good scrapper! Your work is gorgeous!