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Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Handmade Gift for the Vintage Kitchen Swap, finally made it out the door.  Hope you love it Michelle!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Nest Scarves!

They are missing something??   Although I do love them as is.....   Hmmm? To list or not to list?

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Gotta organize

@inkbuttons spoke of a organization issue, tried to send some inspiration!
Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Punk ROck Tins - Flower Icing

Ready to use as is or you can make them even more exciting..

Who doesn't need more stash boxes?  A few wholesale ordered flowers, some E6000 and patience...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Custom Wedding Order

What do I like doing about weddings??  I have always been one who will never get married.  Proof is in the fact that I found it possible to have three baby girls all without being married.  Of course I didn't plan it that way.  But, I always said no one could love me that much.  My daughters, they will love me forever and they won't cheat on me. (My BF put it down better then I have even understood it "I was trying to fill a void". )
Matching Set for Bridesmaids and Maid of Honor, also a small ring for the flower girl.

Rose Gold with Matching Earring in Rose Gold...I comped those.

Amberingz TOWER rings MAde with Swarovski Crystals, Vintage Buttons, and a bit of Silver

I did one pair in Rose Quartz, to change it up a little

Each ring is about and inch and a half high.

I also Hand Stamped Gift Bags and Hand made Tags for the bride to fill out and wrap the rings herself.
.Point, yes I have a point.  Although weddings always irked me, they would make me uncomfortable to the point of exhaustion, I do enjoy the thought of them these days.  AND I love the idea of designing jewelry that will be a part of that splendid day. Especially when the wedding is being held in Hawaii...
5 Sets in Rose Gold..The wedding will be in White, Blue, and a bit of Fuschia.  Hopefully the girls wear them in the service and get a few customers for me..Oh they are in for a treat when they open their Thank You gifts.  I do hope they love them as much as I do..

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A piece of My Story - #2 Unedited

Inspired by: Pain, Heartache and a broken soul blessed back into life by a God that believed in me long before I knew him. ( I became a artist when my daughters were illegally ripped from me in 2003.  After I turned the man in who my 5 year old told me molested her.  And because he did not confess in the beginning but made up lies about me CPS took my girls and committed crime after crime to make sure they made there yearly bonus.) I picked up a paint brush and started painting my furniture, one thing after another. I had no clue I possessed a quality that could have changed the path of my life dramatically. I had no signs that I could draw and paint, never knew I was an Artist until at 28 Pain hit so deep into my soul that an array of Color was my only saving grace. I have finally found peace living to tell the stories that most would think have to be fiction..These days my Justice and my Random acts of Chaos keep me sane.  Justice would be the most amazing 3 year old little girl any one could ask for. Today I am on a path to make my craftiness my stage, i can finally admit to myself that there might be some talent here.

I was stuck in a awful job as a Personal Asst in Jan 2009. After having to quit my career as a makeup artist to be a single mom I worried and pondered over what I was going to do with my life.  That is when something greater stepped in my life to remind me that my creating is a gift and I am supposed to be using what I was given. I don't think I was given RSD by chance.  I woke up on a Saturday morning with my left hand from the elbow down to my finger tips completely numb and gray.  I knew something was really wrong.  Fast forward a couple months, my hand never recovered.  The tingle wore off slowly and left 4 out of 5 fingers in the strangest pain i could ever imagine.  Today, it has crept up my arm, 24 hrs a day of constant pain, burning into my wrists and I am even feeling and seeing signs of my right hand losing it's strength.  if you have not heard of RSD Reflex Sympathetic Disorder you can find out more here of boredom and trying to get comfortable with Chronic Pain I started wrapping a few rings, when another of God's gifts noticed my gift and through love and admiration forced me to believe in myself and my work. After choosing the wrong idiots for 33 years I got Dougie. An exception to all the man rules, a believer in God and a soul exactly as honest as mine.  He believed in me and here I am today. Wrapping rings came out of no where, the beginning of crafting came with a loss too deep, and an artist was born out of chance.   With Quotes of Justice, anything from the ocean, its waves or California Beaches, punk rock with reggae beats, the lord who believed in me long before i knew him, the rainbow of every color and a passion for making people find their Unique place in this world that conforms to each other I MAKE LIFE, I MAKE BEAUTY THAT LOVES LIFE AND I MAKE QUIRKY, because no one seems to laugh enough anymore. To be continued

Friday, October 15, 2010

ATC Display's - Slate and Podge

So a friend gets me the Slate, and the rest comes together..I used to see them as just Earring Display/Holders but now we are in the days of Artist Trading Card's and I couldn't find anything cool to put them on..So Here is my few launched specifically for Displaying Atc's...Enjoy

Design #1 ShabbyChic - Aqua and Baby Pink
With Wings

Design #2 Natural w/Enlightening Embellishment and Bird with Retro Fabric on Back

Design #3 Red.Yellow and Teal with Birdhouse and Bird. Red/White Striped Vintage Fabric and a Sheer Teal Floral Design on Back.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

My bedroom

bHow silly of me to join in on a Room Photo Swap....Figured i would be getting some photos of true competition..Oh boy...

It taught me that the "Here is my Room" stuff might be a little to juvenile for me. To spare those that were confidant enough to want to show off disastrous pictures of their bedroom i wont state names.  I will be nice I will be nice..Wait?? That was not very nice, was it?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

All better - Phew- All Justice is REALLY Sick

Off the colorful happiness for a sec.  Justice was diagnosed with Spinal Meningitis tonight, they put her out, did a spinal tap, and sure enough...I knew she was really sick!! I knew it!  They will be transferring her from Hoag to Fountain Valley Pediatrics.  God bless the little angel.  Gotta go pack her favorite pillow and head to the hospital.  Prayers.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Business Cards - Sweetie Cakes

I couldn't be more satisfied.  I have had a rough time coming up with a business card design that was worth placing a large order for.  But my friends, thanks to good old DEVIANT ART I found this tiny girl who makes big kawaii art.  Sweetie Cakes - and oh my, look at what she did.  We went back and forth a few times but for $25 she conquered my design.  She was trying to charge me only ten.  If one of you use her and try to get away with giving her only $10 ill come find you to steal your wallet for her.  She deserves the world for her talent and sweetness.  And she is in High School,  THANKS MEGAN I can't wait to add my font and get them off to be printed.

You can find her here, tell here i sent you!~  She is working on my Etsy Banner now...

My deviantart is:

and my artfire of course is:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thought I should share some of my rings with my blog..hence possibly getting a few people a little more curious about these gorgi extravagant things I manage to make. I do it with basically one hand, well my right hand does the detail work and the stuff that takes muscle. My left RSD hand just assists, i hold the tools with my palm and my thumb in the broken hand. There has been nights that i have stayed up working, wrapping away, just to see how much pain i could mentally take. It's a fun game, but i always pay for it the next day. Self induced physical therapy

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stencil Princess

OOOH MY!~ I found the best stencil site! This girl is amazing and she has the best collection of print and cuts I have found thus far. I feel the inspiration flying! Her work stenciling images of people is up there with Dougies. She does the ful figure though not so much the face details. You have to check it out if you are at all "tagger"

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Swap Bot - Ooo Swap

So I sent my first package today, received my first plethora of envelopes and finished my very first ATC...A bird of course. Spray Paint, Water color Pencil and so much love, now off it goes to Korea..

I have sprayed the envelopes that all the ATC's in the mEga Atc will be sent in and I must say...

I will take on an extra job like this any day. I do feel a little guilty when i should be on EBAY LIST LIST LIST. Oh yes, i must design business cards that i have already paid for in China. They are waiting..

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Handmade Brown Bag "just Amazing" Albums

This craft must be the most amazing feeling at its completion..Maybe because there are so many pages to be proud of?? You can see them as i post them for sale on etsy or on my flik account or just visit them here...Thanks DOugie Fresh for Busting out the Paint Can for your girls scrappies...Now that is a good guy

Monday, August 30, 2010

How I became the artist again..

I am a makeup artist by trade, was forced into a "norm' job in 2007 to be able to take on being a single mom and being around for my daughter, not off on photo shoots or movie sets. I tried retail cosmetics PLPH! I was the white girl working at the Shiseido counter. but after they refused to move me up because I could not communicate with the asian client that frequented Bloomingdales South Coast Plaza. I was done with my year of retail, (what a step down that was) and began working as a personal asst.. at a small start up company that was run by an on fire black woman who delegated what we did each day for our 10 or so richer then rich clientele. An office of cute girls, rich peoples money to spend and beautiful houses..Well for awhile, then the economy crashed and we lost clients...We had a few still but not enough to keep us from getting laid off for awhile. I was back in a month on a "move" my boss called them.. it set the stage for the most demeaning job i have ever had. Yes more demeaning then being a "stripper" Packing, unpacking, cleaning up Rich peoples garbage that they somehow walk around, through, and lived amongst every single day. They know how to make money, that is it. GROSS! So here i am, forced to wear a red polo and black slacks everyday and what used to be kind of a glamorous job was now "hell". I was an under paid maid in a polo shirt and slacks. Did we get any credit for the stuff that my boss "squeezed" into an action for us, desperate for billable hours? Nope! Not even a Christmas bonus from these people- Anyhooo point being this. That is where I found my self in January of 2010, miserable, and praying to God that there has to be another way! Well, i woke up on a Saturday morning and my left arm from the elbow down decided it all by its lonesome would get me out of that job. It was numb tingling fingertips and it felt wrong. VERY WRONG, more so then any sleeping on a limb wrong could feel like. It didn't come back.. Here I am 33 years old, HEALTHY, single mom with absolutely no assistance financially or otherwise with only one functioning arm. And that is how my Art was blessed back into my life. With out this disease that snuck quietly and faster then lightning into my life I would still be working as a "fancy" maid praying for a way out. So it is not the ultimate way to undergo a life changing career move. Nor is it any where near something pleasant. I have RSD Reflex Sypathtic Dystrophy. 24 hours a day my arm and alot of the rest of my body is in pain. And ill throw this out there, I have state insurance because I am a single mom. If you don't know how awful that is, well you just fell blessed my friend because I dont wish it on anyone. I will not go into specifics to my testings and treatments I have had or not had since february but it is a nightmare. At this point, i am used to the pain, it was a hard journey though, to get to this point. I am a bit OCD and to not be able to brush my hair, do the laundry, the dishes, or give my baby a bath was killing me. My house that i was a FREAK about keeping clean and organized was slowly rustling into tiny piles of shambles and I had no answers. They knew through Neurology tests and such what it wasn't. And the strongest of the pain meds didnt work. Morphine, Oxycontin, Methodone (puck), Pot! Ugh! So as of today my family practitioner and my pain management doctor both know the truth of what is happening in my body. No one else seems to care in the medical world..So i am taking a break from the desperation of trying to get a "formal" diagnosis from a Orthopedic Dr. I know what i have, i know more about the disease the the PA knew when i went into Gateway Medical in Anaheim. Maybe they don't want to diagnos RSD because they would lose money, there is no cure and you cant have surgery so what do they care about giving me answers, They are not going to make any money giving me the answer. Ughh. GOD BLESS YOU! TBContinued LALALA!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Girl learns Spray Paint

  • So I didn't end up laying in the sun it was just too hot....I really preferred the June gloom we had thus far this summer. So here I now hide inside attached to the AC..

  • This is my Custom piece that I am doing for above a Girlies Cal King bed (we will call her Candi) She is a friend of a friend and had been noticing my art I would post on FB. And as easy as that, I am in the game. How awesome right? She requested Skulls, Stars and Wings. So Candi of course will get what she wants and I am along for the ride.
  • And I will admit the journey to achieving her likes has been a challenge.. One that has broken me out of my Girly Whimsical Style and made me include a skeleton head in my art, or as Justice calls it; "It's a PIRATE ME LAD." Which is something I don't think I would have ever done unless it was requested.
  • Her color requests were Gray, Black, Purple, and pink but not alot of Pink. Don't let me forget to mention that this is the first time using Spray Paint!
  • YES the very first, how hard could it be? This guy I have been hanging with does it. Sometimes he even gets paid to do it, he makes a living out of it (almost).
  • When I heard him speak of such wonderful outings and the freedom that a simple clankity clank can holds, I had to try it. And for a piece as big as my winged skull, I thought this be the perfect time. so while "he" was out of town, I purchased my first cans and went at it.
  • He told me to "black it out" , so i blacked it out and from that point on I was like a fish out of water.
    Oh and the stenciling that most tagger's use and cut themselves is an art form all in itself. One that I should have taken a class on..
  • So my new medium did'nt turn out to be as quick and easy as I had hoped for but the learning process is making me want more which is always good with a hobby.
  • I created a few layers of Black, yellow, purple, and a nude champagne kind of color and from there I drove 2 hours to meet up with the BF when his band was as local as they were going to get on their tour. with my Canvas in tote, oh size?! It measures...ahh. what am i doing talking about this rigght now...Remember!!! Craft Show! Like 7 days away! YIKES!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Here I am a week or so away from my first show and as confidant as I am in my product the normal Amber Chaos is kicking in. On a Tuesday I just created a new Tutu Ring, going to reshoot a few pictures, need to hit my custom canvas for a hour or so and start a couple Paper Bag Scrapbooks (I am trying to have 10 done for the show, and I have three:). I will be in touch to let you know how much of this i really did and how many times i get sidetracked with another project. Story of my days. Although the sun is blazing outside and I do have my bikini on...Ahh maybe ill lay there for just a little while.