Monday, November 30, 2009

What's that Button?

Have you noticed that new button on the top right hand corner of my Blog? ---------> 

If you click on this button, it will confirm the personal information from my blog profile. This company, Identity Profiles, allows you to provide proof of identity once, and then apply that proof to all of your personal web pages or blogs in the form of an "identity seal".

When I am online, sometimes I wonder if people really are who they say they are. There is so much deception online, I think the identity seal provides a nice reassurance for people who are surfing the web.

Click on it to see the confirmation page, and you can learn more!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Etsy Shop- Karisma's Jewelry and Gifts!!

I just wanted to let everyone one how excited I am about opening my NEW Etsy shop!!  I have been making lots of rings, necklaces etc. for friends and family and I have really enjoyed making them, so I thought.....why not open another shop?  It's not like my life is not busy enough as it is...he he!  

My 15 (almost 16....yikes!) year old daughter makes adorable earrings and she is trying to earn money to go to San Francisco with her Choir at school, so I have listed some of her earrings as well under the section Nat's fundraiser earrings.  I hope you all will go check them out.  She does a great job!!  I will include some pictures here of some of them.  

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  I have so much to be thankful for....especially healthy kids, a home that's paid off and no debt!  Thank goodness for this, since my hubby is out of a job right now. 

We have been so blessed though and I am truly thankful for our life together!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tutorial How-To Scrap paper Ball Ornament

WOW! I can't believe what a slacker I am. Life has been so crazy lately, it hardly seems like there is time to do everything I want to do, so something got put on the back burner and yep, it was my Blog!

Well I am back and I have a fun Ornament you can make with a plain ball ornament and scraps of paper! Here's how it goes:

First go purchase some of those clear balls at Micheals, Joanns, or your local craft store. They aren't very expensive, especially if you have a 40% off coupon!

Next find a bunch of scrap paper (I used scrapbook paper) and cut them into long thin strips )about 2 x 6 inches.

Take each strip and roll them into a circle. It's kinda fun!

Now take the top of your ornament off, and stick the paper inside the hole at the top. You have to roll the paper really tight to get it in there, but it will loosen up once it gets in. It is fun to use lots of different paper, that coordinates, but you can pretty much use any colors. I usually use about 6 or 8 strips of paper. Use enough to fill up most of the inside of the ornament.

Next, put the top of the ornament back on, and tie some cute ribbon onto the top where there is a loop for hanging. I put 2 or three different colors of ribbon.

I love these ornaments and think they are so adorable! They are a great gift. You can personalize them for someone special, by using their favorite colors, favorite sports scrapbook paper, holidays, etc. The possibilities are endless! I hope you will try this out and let me know how it went.
Good Luck to you and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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