Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Holiday Gift Tutorials and Supplies From Fire Mountain Gems

Hello My Beauties!

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I have recently been presented with some adorable and easy holiday gift tutorials, as well as some excellent jewelry supplies to make your own gift creations.  Check them out!

Holiday Projects 
Click through for step-by-step tutorials on how to make each of the projects listed below! 

Tutorial: Christmas Tree Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads 

Tutorial: Christmas Tree Earrings with Swarovski Crystal and Antiqued Brass Cones 

Tutorial: Sterling Silver and Swarovski Dreidel Earrings 
Tutorial: Steel Snowflake Ornament 
Tutorial: Gift Box with Swarovski Crystal and Pewter Charm 
Shop Holiday Charms and Components 

Thanks for reading!
<3 Myria

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Celebrate Halloween with Fire Mountain Gems

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Halloween is fast approaching, and Fire Mountain Gems has a wonderful selection of fun and frightening items to celebrate the event! Resin dragon eyes, gemstone skulls, crystal spiders, we have everything you need to add a creative, personalized touch to your costume. You could also create Halloween-themed jewelry, or even buy several charms to hand out in lieu of candy. Please note that some of the items listed below may contain affiliate links. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Perfectly Posh - I've Made A Change In My Skin Care

Hello Preciousnesses,

Because I live in New Mexico, where it is hot and dry in the summer, and cold and dry in the winter, I am very concerned about the condition of my skin.  Earlier this year I became a Seacret Agent, which is an independent sales representative for Seacret Skin Care, a company that sells Dead Sea Skin Care using the salts and minerals from the Dead Sea in Israel.

I absolutely LOVE these products, and the company has a wonderful compensation plan, has its downsides as well, which I felt made it hard for ME personally to market to potential customers.

After a long personal struggle trying to decide whether or not I should keep it up or quit, I ended up switching to another skin care company:  Perfectly Posh!

Reasons why I joined Perfectly Posh:
1.  Made in the USA - yep...that's hard to find now-days!
2.  Sulfate-free and Paraben-free products - just like the ones you'll find at Whole Foods
3.  Mineral Oil free and Lanolin free!  (lots of people are allergic to Lanolin, and Mineral Oil is just a filler that doesn't absorb into the skin)
4.  Phthalate-free too!
5.  They only use Rainforest Alliance Certified Palm Oil
6.  No animal testing
7.  Recyclable packaging (this is VERY important to me...there is way too much plastic in the world)
8.  No minimum monthly PV (personal order)
9.  Generous compensation plan with big $$ earning potential
10.  No requirement for customers to sign up for auto-ship
11.  Every product is UNDER $25! (plus there's the buy 5 and get the 6th FREE deal)
12.  Get paid weekly
13.  Free replicated website and Virtual office

and lastly...

14.  The Best Face Forever Night & Day Exfoliating Face Wash.  Yes, this is the product that convinced me to join Perfectly Posh.  I tried it at the Lovelace Women's Hospital Girls Night Out and after that it was practically all I could think about!  My skin requires a microderm abrasion at least 3 times per week in order to look its best, and this was the product that I had been searching for!

I have received my kit and started to sample all of the other products that I received.  So far my other favorites are the Moisture 911 Caffeinated Face Cream, and the Firm Believer Firming Body Cream (which was an exclusive gift for joining during September).

In addition to Perfectly Posh being dedicated to producing environmentally friendly, affordable skin care that actually works, they also support small business and American manufacturing.  In their words, "We are proud to partner with mindful manufacturers and promote various internal practices to support sustainable business."

"Perfectly Posh is proud to support causes and organizations that promote the growth and independence of women with its You Deserve it Charitable Foundation.  See the current projects at"

And because my friend Michelle is still a Seacret Agent I'd like to recommend the following products:
1.  Body Butter in Ocean Mist
2.  CC Cream
3.  Mud Soap
4.  Essential Moisture Face Cream
5.  Mineral Rich Peeling Gel
6.  Mineral Rich Clarifying Mud Mask
7.  Foot Cream with Tea Tree Oil
8.  Salt & Oil Scrub in Ocean Mist

If you live in New Mexico I hope you will consider scheduling a Perfectly Posh party with me, as I look forward to sharing the Pink with all of you!  Everyone should be taking a little time every day to take care of themselves.  A great place to start is with your skin!


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sweet Cupcake Cards

Hello My Sweets!

In my last post I went through my favorite items in the latest Stampin Up Catalog and one of my favorites was the Sweet Cupcake Bundle.

In this post I will show you how I made this lovely card:
I used some retired Stampin Up paper and cards that I had on hand, but you can use literally ANY coordinating paper set for this project.

I first started with my stamp and dies set.  You will also need a Big Shot Machine

I also decided to use these pretty (retired) Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Circles, but you can also use these Layering Circle Framelits Dies instead.

I've selected these 3 colors for the frosting part of the cupcake:  Summer Sun (#1), Archival Brilliance Pearlescent Orange (#2), and Watermelon Wonder (#3).  
The idea is to use the lightest color on the stamp that covers the most area 1st, medium goes 2nd, and darkest goes 3rd.

I've selected these 3 colors for the cup part of the cupcake:  Creamy Caramel (#1), Tip Top Taupe (#2), and Close To Cocoa (#3)

I will also be using my Misti Stamping Tool to help create perfect stamped images every time, and to help line up the stamps properly

Here's a shot of me using my Misti Stamping Tool with the 3rd whipped cream stamp.

And here's the finished whipped cream stamped image

Next I took my image over to my Big Shot Machine to cut the whipped cream out using the corresponding whipped cream die

After that I started stamping the cup part of the cupcake.  Here is what it looks like after the 1st, lightest ink is stamped

Here's a photo of the 2nd, medium colored ink

And here's what it looks like after the 3rd, darkest ink

I took it over to the Big Shot Machine to cut it out using the corresponding die

Then I decided to use the Sweet die and the banner die that is included in this set. 
 I cut out 2 banners and stamped the darker one with the sentiment "The Best Things In Life Are"

The banner die has little slits which I assumed are for the die cut words to be inserted in.  My Big Shot Machine machine didn't cut the slits so I took some scissors to the lighter colored banner that I had cut out.

Next I cut out 2 nesting circles, using different prints of coordinating paper.
Here's a photo of the smaller circle.

Here is what it looks like before I adhere everything.  
I ran out of the card stock that I used when making the initial card so I used this card stock instead...for a different look.

Then I decided to flip over the larger circle, because the print on the other side was really pretty...

I couldn't decide which one to use!!!!  
So I decided to put it up for a vote on Facebook

Here's a shot of the inside of the card.  
The sentiment says "The Best Things In Life Are Sweet, 
And You're One of the Sweetest.  Happy Birthday"

Here's a photo of the finished product.  "A" won!

Thanks for reading!!!  I'm really looking forward to getting another tripod so I can just film a YouTube video or Periscope (@belovedbijou) this sort of thing... :-/
<3 Myria