Past blog hops and challenges

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog

My name is Carolyn and I have joined Vicki of 2 Bags Full and 595 other bloggers in this yearly event that Vicki has started as a way to "grow your blog".  Please join the rest of us as we visit each other's blogs and find new blogs to follow thus "growing our blogs".

Again, my name is Carolyn and I live in the Pacific Northwest where I reside with my chow mix dog Hank.  We live in a nice residential area where we take lots of walks even in the rain and snow.

I blog because I design and make jewelry and the blogging allows me to enter blog challenges where we receive beads and design jewelry from the beads received along with beads from our own stash.

I try to blog at least once a week but it has been hard going as the computer is in one room of the house and by the time I relax enough to want to blog it is time for bed.  I got a tablet for Christmas and I haven't figured out how to use Blogger on it.  Any suggestions are welcome.

I will be having a giveaway along with some of the other participants on February 15th.  I haven't made a final decision on what it will be.  Please leave your name and email address along with whether you would like to win beads or a pair of earrings.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you consider following my blog.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Anyone use Blogger on a Kindle?

I got a new tablet for Christmas and would like to do my blogging on it but haven't found the Blogger app in their store.  The one available does not have any good reviews and I hate to purchase something that is not going to work.  Any suggestions?

I do see that Wordpress is available but I hate to have to start a new blog but that may be what I will have to do as I have time when I am relaxing before bed to write a short post.  Otherwise, I have to find time and go to the computer and then type it.  Once I am in front of the computer it is not a hardship but finding the time to do it is.

I will be involved in a blog hop on the 24th to help build my blog.  Please be sure to come back then.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Into the Forest" blog hop reveal

Today is the reveal day for the "Into the Forest" blog hop sponsored by Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist blog.  I got a kit from Lisa that included

faceted rounds, bicones, seed beads, nuggets and a pendant. 

It took a little thought about how to proceed and I made the following:

I used the green bicones, faceted peridot rounds and the seed beads.  I had a brass leaf that I used as a backing for the pendant.  I made matching earrings

Sorry for the picture quality but it is raining outside and cannot get a good picture.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the other participants:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations  you are here.
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Janet Bocciardi, Honey from the Bee
Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Elizabeth Engriser, Bead Contagion
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Focus on Life Week 1

Happy New Year, everyone.  I plan to be more active on my blog this year.  I have joined several groups and challenges that should get me going. 

The first one is The Studio Sublime's Focus on Life postings.  Once a week Sally sends us a challenge to take a photo that meets her challenge and post it on Saturdays.  I have my photo so let's begin.

January's focus is: minimalism: there are many definitions of minimalism but the most prevalent is bare mininum.

Week One: The Minimalist Photograph - Focus on one object

I was leaving work one day last week and saw this little fellow by the bus stop.  He is very tiny compared to other birds around.  I actually thought he was a leaf and almost stepped on him.  He does not seem to be afraid of humans as I was able to walk by him and he didn't move a muscle.  Does anyone know what kind of bird he is?

Please stop by the other blogs that are participating.  Here is a link to Sally blog where we all link up to our blogs:  Focus on Life Week 1

Be sure to come back next week to see what the next focus is going tobe.

Thanks for coming by.