Thursday, July 30, 2009

She is getting ready ....

I have been very busy the past couple weeks getting ready for my Swedish Adventure, getting my new jewelry ready for Fall to share with you , and preparing some ideas for possible classes
that I would love to teach .... I have been so blessed and am so grateful for all of my wonderful support... words will never say what my heart feels .... thanks is never enough !! So while I am gone I have decide to take my webstore offline for a week while I freshen up the store - It will open August 11th back with LOTS and LOTS of new things , I also have plans for online trunk shows to get only one of a kind pieces!

SO if you are going to be in Phoenix on August 8th I will be at Art Unraveled selling my entire new line and new line of charms - so please stop by and say hi !!!! Would love to see you there !
Until next time !!

Friday, July 24, 2009

She loves her "new" studio....

I joined in on this little party "where bloggers create" in blogland hosted by My Desert Cottage- Wait until you see all the fab studios !!! So since we have moved into our new house I have made lots of changes - Constantly learning where to put my things so it will work for me until I can have my "dream" studio (which would be outside my home ) My old studio was featured in Cloth Paper Scissors Studios so
so i thought i would share also my old studio and my new one that way you can kinda see how things have evolved !!the photos above are my old studio - yes it had a lot of room - actually i had changed it quite a bit from the photo shoot but never got around to taking more pics - I moved the island against another wall and then had the table in the middle there to like in my new studio ! who doesn't love bling !!! i could never part with this box of treasures !!!
shelves full of lots and lots - In this house i had to build up so i bought storage shelves to put on top of my cabinets this time ! I will tell you though don't try to move ikea cabinets - it took almost a whole truck just to move my things for my studio -LOL and no i am not kidding ....
hope you enjoyed a little tour .... until next time ... have a wonderful weekend ... only 7 more days until i leave for my new adventure ... so the next week will be VERY busy ... I will see you when i return with lots and lots to share !!

Monday, July 20, 2009

She is blog host of a Spectacular Contest ..

Recently I was asked to host this wonderful event ( see below ) on my blog ... in addition I found a new wonderful website

Looking for a Few Good Featured Artists:
Do you do a happy dance when you come across a gemstone you don't already own?

Do you find that every conversation you have comes back to your latest jewelry project?

Do you love to help other people on their projects by giving tips or showing them step-by-step how to do things?

If you answered to yes any of these questions, we may have the perfect opportunity for you. If you answered yes to all three, then consider this destiny.

House of Gems is looking for Featured Artists to spotlight and promote on our website. In addition to the opportunity to present yourself as an artist, you will also generate traffic to your personal blog, Etsy store or social media profile. Artists may also be given opportunities to test new product, receive additional discounts and be the first to be informed of new releases.

Grand Prize (1):
$1000 Shopping Spree on
Runners Up (1):
$500 Shopping Spree on
Consolation Prize (5):
$100 Shopping Spree on

Contest runs July 18th-31st

Formal entry forms must be submitted here: Contestants must also upload a maximum of 5 original jewelry designs to the House of Gems Flickr "Featured Artists" group and add the link into their entry form. Any and all design types and styles are welcome.

In addition to completing this entry form, you must also upload digital images of your entry pieces to this Flickr Group:


Well good Luck with your entries ... would love to see what you create too on the flickr group !!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

She will be in Mill Creek ...

This weekend in Mill Creek Washington , my wares will be sold at the Mill Creek Festival by Haley's Cottage - Please stop by and say hello to Cindy for me, I have sent her a box full of goodies to be sold there !!! Sure to be a wonderful time !! The festival is Saturday and Sunday~
more to share soon,

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

She Dreams in white ....

There is something about the wonderful dreaminess of white and cream that brings inspiration for me ..... which may be why my designs and Scandinavia are an Awesome fit ..... (yes I will be visiting here , the above photo)
I will soon begin a new journey to another land very soon , my ticket has been purchased and in less then 3 weeks I will be starting a new adventure .... so I am sure the next few months will be filled with lots of excitement ....... Beth Quinn Designs next stop Sweden ...... stay tuned ....

Friday, July 10, 2009

What she has been Up to ....

Well between taking hubby to the Dr and trying to figure out what is going on with his back I have had little time for much else ..... this week has been crazy for me ... But last weekend I took the time to start painting some of my girls ... it was so fun and relaxing .. anyways here is one completely done ... well the others they are in process and hope to have them ready for Art Unraveled which is in August !! I can't wait !!!
Hope you have a great weekend !!! I am a huge fan of Harper's Island so we are having a little Harpers Island Finale "blood red " party !!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

She is Celebrating her birthday !!!

Yes today is my birthday .... I am turning 35 ... and actually i woke up today excited that it was my birthday ... I am not sure why but I have never been one to be fearful of getting older actually I am quite the opposite ... I LOVE it .... each year gets better for me , I love more, learn more and live more .... I wasn't a big fan of my younger years but as I have gotten older my life has gotten better and better ..... and I have soo much to be thankful for ! So I saw this on Carla Sonheim's blog a few days ago and I thought it would be perfect for my bday post ......

If you were going to write down the things you were about at this particular moment or day in time,

what would they be?

So here goes!

  • Right now I am about enjoying the summer with my children and trying to slow down a little!
  • Right now I am about settling into a new house and making it feel like home !
  • Right now I am about FINALLY reading a good book by James Patterson my favorite author !!! ( i haven't sat down and read a book in over 6 years )
  • Right now I am about being grateful that my hubby supports everything I do and is my very best friend !
  • Right now I am about making a new fall line of jewelry so my customers will LOVE it !
  • Right now I am about making some mixed media artwork and window to the soul Dolls
  • Right now I am about enjoying the little things in life instead of worrying about the big things that I have no control over ...
  • Right now I am about loving the fact that my 5 yr old and 7 yr old still love to snuggle with me and watch tv at night ! oh and laughing at the fact I still can get them to nap everyday for me !
  • Right now I am about organizing organizing organizing ... oh yes and setting a schedule
  • Right now I am about ENJOYING TURNING 35 and what this year ahead has to offer me!
I would love to hear what your thoughts are about where you are at RIGHT NOW too , so please feel free to share on your blogs too !!!!!
Well I hope you all have a very safe and Happy Fourth of July !!!! I have more to share very soon !!