Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
In order to participate in this, there are a few requirements:
1. I will choose an undisclosed number of people who comment on this post to send a gift to. This gift I have made with my own hands, and with love.
2. If you choose to comment, and you receive a gift from me, you commit yourself to Paying It Forward.
3. You must then make a post on your blog, making the same offer to your readers.
4. On your blog post, you must include this list of requirements (basically, all the text between the asterisks). You choose how many people you Pay It Forward to – though it would be nice if it was more than one. However, I realize that some of you make high-end or expensive wares, and I don’t want to exclude you from participating by setting a minimum number above one.
5. In each of your packages, as well as your gift, please include a minimum of 5 business cards (if you have them). Also include the business cards that you received in your gift – this allows every recipient to visit the people who’s generosity brought Handmade Pay It Forward to them.
6. Finally, in your PIF blog post, include the history of your gift – i.e. the name and blog of all the people before you in the journey.
7. Please only participate once. Obviously, if you haven’t received a gift within a few weeks of leaving a comment on a PIF post, you can probably assume you missed out that time, and try again if you see it elsewhere This keeps the PIF goodness spreading to new people! I think I will start a new one once a year… but we’ll see how this evolves!
Please use this button on your blog to share that you have participated!
Well, there we have it! I don't have to many followers yet, so hopefully this will also get the word out about my blog here as well! Let the fun begin!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Anyway, I've gotten sidetracked. So, I was outside pulling weeds this morning and I mowed the lawn once the kids went down for naps. All this time outside today got me looking around and finding inspiration. I've always loved the outdoors. Nothing it ever perfectly symmetrical- which I love. I find much inspiration outside. Not in literal interpretations of things, but in patterns, textures, colors, designs, shapes, etc. I got so many ideas today. I just wish I had time to try them all. Shoot. I wish I could even REMEMBER them all!
Where do you find your inspiration for your creations?
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
As for where the name Beautiful Schlopp came from... that has to do with my kids also. Mainly my first, my son, Liam. After having him, I changed all my online IDs (e-mail address, MySpace, etc.) to Mommy2Liam. Once I had my daughter, Lyla, I was no longer ONLY Mommy2Liam, so I decided to change all the IDs again. I didn't want to continue with the whole Mommy thing, so I started looking around and thinking of another title. The inspiration came from both my son and Dr. Seuss. Enter this book:
Beautiful Schlopp with a cherry on top."
And THAT is where I found Beautiful Schlopp. I actually had claimed it before I even started working with glass (we'll save that for another blog), but I have come to embrace it and feel that it represents me and what I create perfectly.