Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nature is the Art of God

How is everyone doing this very hot hot summer? We've had so many fires and since we live in the Sacramento valley the smoke all settles there and therefore here. The fires are from all over northern CA and we seem to get the bad air and smoke. It's the pits!!!
Sneezing, headaches, itchy skin and eyes and for me vertigo and tonsil problems is all part of the fun. I have vertigo all the time, but it was better last year but again I have back now.

Update on Midnight ---- I have not seen her at all. I don't know if that is good or bad.

I have been learning to stamp on metal since last fall. I have not been doing it as much as I would have liked because of my daughter having the baby last year, but he is 1 year old as of Sunday. So Happy Birthday to Rylan.

He really likes this batman ride that my son and DIL bought him.

Mixed together or alone they look fab!
I used a garden theme and sayings for these, tell me what you think of them???

The one with the light orange flower is made of felt, my felt flowers, it will be cute for fall/autumn and says "Bless My Bloomers"

The first bracelet closest to my hand is made with Vintage Bead Caps and rivets and says "Gather Seeds of Love"

The last one the furthest from my hand is made with flower bead caps and rivets and says "Nature is the art of God"

Practice makes perfect with hand stamping and it's not as easy as it looks, definitely a learning curve that I hope to accomplish as I go forward. I have been purchasing the supplies to do this for a year. It's a big investment all at once. I never knew how many tools I would need to use and learn to use. I love that!! 

 a bit of a vintage feel and look to this brass hand stamped bangle bracelet in copper

I love taking photos of all the angles, this one has the look of old but it's not, I like that it is brass

This one is obviously silver with a orange felt flower and a Swarovski Crystal Stud in the center

cute, cute, cute,

I am finally into the 21st century technology and broke down and purchased a smart phone. I bought a Samsung Galaxy S III, it's awesome...I love it. 

I am going to hand stamping this week like crazy because I am going to sell some bracelet bangles I have made, this is just a few of the styles I have made so far.

I have not been blogging as much as I would like to or I could show more things I have made lately, like paper beads and more cards. I don't craft everyday but I guess it must seem like it. :)

Perhaps when I come back again I will have photos to post of our trip to San Francisco again and Half Moon Bay with a lighthouse. We are getting ready to take a little 2 hour drive into San Fran. 

Have an Awesome Week

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  1. Hi Kat! What a cute photo of Rylan! Happy boy! Is he a redhead...looks like it in the photo? All your crafty projects are cute and creative! Sorry about all that smoke...just heard this morning it is the worst fire season in history! The north has had it really bad... our tun here in LKA is probably coming. We get a lot of problems in October with the Santa Ana winds.

    Yes, they have the Concours d'Elegance every year in Pebble Beach and it's always the 3rd week of August. They have many car events all week in Carmel and Monterey with the main event at Pebble Beach on Sunday. If you can get free tickets, go for it! :D They are pricey!

  2. oops- typos... should say "our turn here in LA..."

  3. Hi Kat, I am not supossed to be on the computer, but thought I would come say hi. Thanks for your sweet and kind comments to me. I am sorry about that whole cat story. Happy Birthday to your cutie grandson! We been having a lot of the smoke settle here in our mountains as well. There have been so many fires this year, it is awfully sad. But it has been a lot cooler lately. I will check in on you again, but it is reallt too hard to even see right now. tslk soon have a fun trip

  4. Sorry to hear about all the fires and all that it causes, I pray that it will be over soon. We are finally getting more rain, very little at a time but at least we get something at least once a week now.
    Your bracelets are so cool, I don't wear things too big so the felt flower one would probably be too much for me but the other two are neat, it's fun to learn a new craft :)

  5. Happy Birthday Rylan!
    Sorry to hear about all the fires. That nust screw up your air for sure. We have had a very mild Summer here all of July was cooler than usual we just heated up a week ago.And today is overcast and cool like living at the beach. I guess not seeing Midnight is a good thing huh?? I would be so traumatized over that situation. I once stole a starving Doberman that someone had chained up in their backyard for s guard dog and nursed her back to health and got her a home. My parents weren't happy at first because we had 3 shelter adopted dogs and 4 cats and a bird lol The bird flew into my Mother's office on Hollywood Blvd and she brought him home. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs, Dru

  6. Hi Kat,
    Sorry to hear about all those fires, it really would make it annoying, all that smoke, to say the least. I do hope the air and fires clear up soon. Those bracelets you made are really, really beautiful! Happy belated birthday to Rylan, he's sooo adorable! Wishing you a wonderful week and weekend. ((hugs))

  7. Hi Kat,
    It has been so long since I posted or caught up. Good to catch up here and I hope you are doing good.
    Sorry to jear about the fires and praying all clears soon.
    Enjoy youe evening.

  8. Happy Birthday to Rylan! I love your beautiful bracelets, you are very talented!

  9. Hi Kat,
    I hope you are feeling better. I haven't been very consistent on the blogosphere lately either. Rylan is so cute. Boy, time sure does fly. I love your stamped bracelets. You are so talented. I hope the fires are somewhat under control. We get them a lot here too. Mostly from the Okefenokee Swamp area. The smoke is just horrible. That is a pretty nice phone. Looks like it would be fun to use.

  10. Hi Kat! Wow, it's been a long time since I've talked to you. I love your new jewelry. I bought some stamped sterling silver jewelry recently, and I really like it. I didn't even know that you were a grandma. Congrats! I hope all is well. God bless!


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat