Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Handpicked Addiction

Bonanzle has a very addicting past-time they offer to their site members called handpicked lists. These were fun when first introduced, but a few months ago they began using them for their front page, thus engaging the members in showing off favorite items.

Here are just a few of my recent creations:

It is all in the Trunk (Elephants and trunks)
A Cardinal Sin (some suprises in this one)
Froggy Went a Courtin' (Frogs are fun!)
Pop Art Kitty (love the kitties!)
Watercolor Wash (Watercolors on Bonanzle....mmmmmm)
Full of Hot Air (can you see the humor?)
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Carousel Horses)

Over the past month I have noticed that I actually have become a fan of certain list makers!!! Eyecatchingbeauty has to be one of the most prolific list makers and the creator of some of the most stunning lists I have ever seen. Hers often end up on the front page. She is very creative and has quite an eye for the classy look. Where does she get these ideas?!!! They are gorgeous! Here are a few of her recent ones:

Love My Mama
Under the Boardwalk
Imortal Beauty
Save Me A Seat

Should we start a fan club?!!! "did good" by making these the front page views.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wanna Trade?

Something new to me is online trading. Around Christmas, money was tight...well...actually, it was pretty much non-existent! I had just gotten a job after being out of work for nearly 2 years (and out of ebay since Feb.) I was playing catch-up with everything and yet...Christmas was coming!

As we all talked about being in this meager boat together, fellow Bonanzlers started doing the old swap meet idea online! Something I had never done before! I acquired some wonderful and unusual gifts for my mom and other friends and family members by swapping fabrics with other sellers. I acquired a couple of handmade dolls including this one named Nancy for my niece, soaps, and several other items.

Recently I swapped with Beach Cat Rescue ...loads of fabric for one of her high quality handmade wreaths. This will be a Mother's Day gift (don't worry...Mom doesn't read my blog, or Facebook, or Twitter.)

I have been very impressed with not only the traded items, but also the other handmade gifts I have picked up on Bonanzle. They have been high quality, unique, and loads of fun to share with others. It has been fun trading!