Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th - 2009

Happy 4th of July !

I am so grateful for all our Brave Men and Women serving in Iraq as well as other areas in the world ~ Thank you for protecting our FREEDOM !

The kids are out of school now as of last Thursday. Lacey will be starting Junior High as a 7th grader at Hunter Jr. High when she goes back to school in August and Cam will return at the end of this month as a 5th Grader. He is looking forward to being the only Paschall at Valley Crest at not having all of Lacey's friends scream out his name and give him hugs. Honestly I think he will miss them.

Mike got the boat out yesterday, checked out everything, made a couple of small repairs and cleaned it up. We are hoping to have it in the water in a couple of weeks.

Lacey will be at Girls camp all next week and Cam and I have plans to see movies, go to Hollywood Connection and the Centennial Park pool.

Next Month is Cruefest 2 and the Walk to Cure Diabetes at Wheeler Farm.
If you have made a Donation to JDRF ~ Thank you very much. I have had so much going on that I have not gotten Thank you cards out, but please know that we are very grateful !
I have tons of inventory and plan to have a fundraiser ~ I just need to set a date.

I hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of July !

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cameron has Swine Flu

Wednesday Cam woke up and said he was feeling achy all over. I kept him home from school but wasn't to concerned because he didn't seem terribly sick. He sat up all day playing computer games and watching TV. By the afternoon he seemed to be slowing down and started to run a fever. That bothered me a bit knowing that Swine flu causes a fever to come on quick and also knowing that it has not been a big deal for people with "regular" immune systems and that others with underlying problems were the ones having the most problems and even causing deaths.
I gave him some tylenol and told him to lay down and rest, his fever was 100. A couple hours later when I checked him again he was up to 101. I was starting to feel a bit more nervous but kept thinking maybe I was just being paranoid. He got up to 102.5 and I gave him some more tylenol. A couple more hours passed and he was 102.9, I decided I could no longer ignore that nagging feeling of dread in the back of my mind. We left about 10pm for Primary Children's and when we got there the Emergency room was packed with sick kids. My first thought was "we better find a comfortable spot to sit we are going to be here awhile". They called us up quickly to check his vitals and get a bit of info and then we went back to our seats. I was shocked when they called us back after only about 5 min. That scared me ! I know that they see patients in order of importance and they did not take us to an exam room, they put us in a trauma room. Now I was getting worried that my worst fears were coming true.
Before the Dr. even came over nurses were getting an IV ready and putting patches on his chest that hooked up to a machine. Once the Dr. came over he told us they were concerned because of his rapid heartbeat * 145 * which should have been around * 100* They needed to hydrate him and try to get his fever down to try and lower his heart rate. Then what we were afraid of, they were going to test him for swine flu. What an awful test, they put a bunch of saline up his nose and he was sreaming "I can't breathe" then they put tubes up his nose and started sunctioning. He was screaming out of pain and panic as I held his hand and quietly cried and Mike tried to hold his head still. Once that was over they told us we wouldn't get results til tomorrow. Now it was the waiting game. Why do these things always happen at the end of a long day ? By about 2 am his fever was starting to break but now he was vomiting so the Dr. wanted to continue to stay there. He started talking about keeping him for observation. By 3 am he was still vomiting but his fever had not come back so he gave the option to watch him at home and see our Dr later in the day or watch him in the observation area. We decided he would be more comfy at home so we finally left about 3:45. He continued vomiting and his fever came back..... To be continued later.

Utah child's death tied to swine flu virus - Salt Lake Tribune

Utah child's death tied to swine flu virus - Salt Lake Tribune

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Uncle Bob

My Uncle Bob passed away Monday after a short battle with Cancer. He will be missed by many. I am so Thankful for the time we spent with him last year in Mesquite Nevada and Brianhead Utah. We will always remember his quick wit Fondly. We were supposed to be with him again this summer in California and I'm sure as we gather with family he will be there smiling over us.

Robert Russell Proppe 1939 - 2009 - Obituary -

Robert Russell Proppe 1939 - 2009 - Obituary -

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

My First Sale !

WooHoo I made my first sale yesterday on FeltCHicks ! It was a custom order for a watermelon Snap Hair Clip. I am giving myself a pat on the back because i did it in less than a week of being open. I just hope it continues that way.
I just listed the cutest flip flop keychain/chapstick holder. I added velcro to the top to keep items safely stashed inside.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Banners R Us

I would just like to give people selling on ETSY a heads up about Sherry at Banners R Us. If you need a Banner or Business cards be sure and check her store. This is where is purshased my FeltCHicks Banner and Avatar. Her prices are Fantastic, Customer Service is the Best and most importantly Her work is Perfect !

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Felt CHicks

I am so excited that I have another ETSY store now ! It's almost up and running ~ YAY
For about a month now I really have not been feeling to well (Gallstone issues) I have rarely been up to sitting in my studio and working with clay, so I have been going a bit crazy. Anybody that has spent any time with me knows I love all kinds of crafts and have tried many.
I needed to think of something I could do to pass the time since I am no good and just sitting and watching TV or even just sitting still, so I started making things with felt and they turned out really cute. My partner in Crime (Jade) ...I mean crafts will be joining me soon, making Felt creations for the Felt Chicks store. I am making snap clips, headbands, keychains and more with them. I have checked out what others are doing on ETSY with Felt and there is tons competition with this type of item, so hopefully mine (and Jades)will be good enough to stand out and attract buyers. If not I guess we will just have a bunch of cute felt items to give out as Gifts ~ LOL

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I don't Believe it !

I can not believe that Kris Allen won American Idol !! I think I stopped breathing for a minute.

Adam Lambert was the winner in my opinion ~ He is Amazing and he is going to have a Phenomenal career and well....He ROCK's !!!! I LOVE ADAM !!!!

Aside from my shock the Finale was Absolutely Fantastic ..... Queen, Kiss, Santana, Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper, Keith Urban, Lionel Richie, Fergie and the Black eyed Peas, Queen Latifah and even Steve Martin ~ WOW

I still Love American Idol and Look forward to the next season : )

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Live Life to the Fullest

I was saddened today when the kids got out of school and told me that Cam's reading teacher Mrs. Crofts passed away this past Friday Suddenly and Unexpectedly. She was only 55 years young and will be missed by all those that knew her.

I think we all need to be reminded to live every day as if it could be your last and NEVER Sweat the Small stuff (I Don't)! Life is way to short.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Polymer Clay * Alice Cullen Pendant

This was my first Alice pendant from Twilight (I have created several Edward, Bella and Jacob)and I think it turned out really pretty. The silver plated bail makes it ready to hang on any necklace. Available on ETSY * Search KBCC

Polymer Clay * Retro Owl Ring

I created this really cute ring using kato polymer clay, an image of a cute retro owl, an adjustable ring and a recycled scrabble tile for the base. Available on ETSY * Search

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Had a Good Cry Lately ?

I had a good cry last night, at the end of the movie 7 pounds. If you enjoy a great story ending with a good sob be sure and watch this one. It stars Will Smith and Rosario Dawson.

Need another good tearjerker to add to the list ? Nights is Rodanthe is another must see. I really didn't know anything about this movie when I started watching it, but knew I wanted to see it because I loved the Stars ~ Richard Gere and Diane Lane. By the end of the movie I was sobbing, not just a few tears rolling downing my cheeks but honest to goodess crying.

If you are done with the tissues and just want to see a cute movie that's kind of silly I recommend Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler. I bought this one and my family and I have watched it a few times already in the last month.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My New Walk Team pendants turned out so cute !

I am just loving the way these turned out so I am offering them on ETSY with customized team names. Cam snatched the first one I finished and put it on right away. I am only charging 3.50ea for them to cover supplies and anything left over will be donated to JDRF.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Have been really productive ~ YaY !

I feel so much better about myself when I am productive ! Yesterday I spent quite a while cleaning up my studio and even did a little rearanging. I also go caught up on some housework and still had some time to play with clay. This morning I got some listings done on ETSY and hope do get a few more listed later. I am really pleased with how my first ever bottle cap pendants turned out. If not later today definetely tomorrow. For now the weather is nice and I want to get out and enjoy it with the kids !

American Idol

I know it's that point in the Season where only 4 people are left, They are all good and someone has to go........ I just can't believe it was Allison. Allison rocks and no matter what she is going to Have a Huge career, It was just sad to see her go. Good Luck Allison Iraheta !

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sun and Moon Craft Kits

MAKE THESE YOURSELF - Glass Square Pendant Kit with Gift Tin - Includes Free Tutorial and all Supplies

Yesterday my new craft kit from Sun and Moon Craft kits arrived. I am so excited to try something new. I wish I was feeling better, I have been having a gallstone attack almost a week now ~ I'm tired of the pain and have no energy which really sucks when I have so many things I want to do. Anyway, I came accross this Etsy store ~ Sun and Moon and she sells everything you need to make glass pendants and scrabble tile pendants. I am thinking I will make a couple the way the instructions tell me and I will use the rest of the supplies to experiment with ~ YAY ! I would recommend to anyone that wants to try making these to purchase one of her kits. They come with everything you need, instructions and Excellent customer service. Great party idea too ! Simply click on the title above and it will take you right over there to her shop.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

So far so Good.....

I am happy with my decision to re~open my ETSY store. In less than a week I have sold 2 items and I am pretty happy about that : ) I forgot just how quick and easy the listing process was, due to a far more simple layout. Another plus is definitely the cost to list !

I just listed(on ETSY) a M2MG (Made to match Gymboree) Jungle Gem Polymer clay Dog tag. I have not made any of these in awhile but was inspired by their latest line because the monkey is so darn cute. I think it turned out pretty cute.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Etsy Store

Due to my annoyance with Ebay, I decided to re ~ open my Etsy store. Selling on 2 different sites had gotten to be to much for me about a year or so ago and I went back to strictly selling on Ebay. Besides my Ebay annoyance I have recently noticed that more and more people are becoming familiar with Etsy. When I had first started with them very few people had ever heard of it. Hopefully I will be as successful this time around as I had been before ! FYI my stores name is KBCC/Kellee's Beaded and Clay Creations. You can check it out by clicking on "My Etsy Store" or with the link on the right side of the page.

Annoyed by Ebay Sellers

I am so annoyed this morning to see that my Twilight bracelet listing was pulled from Ebay. This means some other jealous Ebayer turned me in for using the words Twilight * Edward * Bella in my listing. This is not the first time this has happened to me and I'm sure it won't be the last. I just can't imagine someone so worried about competition that spends their time getting other listings pulled. Some people have way to much time on their hands ! Well I guess I will go edit my listing now .....

Friday, April 24, 2009

Here it is.... My Twilight Bracelet

I just got my bracelet listed, I just love it. If you'd like to see more pics just click on the title (Here it is....My Twilight Bracelet)and it will take you directly to my Ebay listing.

Twilight Charm Bracelet

Chances are if you are not a Twilight fan you know someone who is. Due to the popularity of the books and movies I decided to create a Twilight movie themed charm braclet. I have not taken any pics yet, but will post some soon. I am really pleased with how it turned out and will be listing it on Ebay later on today. I started it off with 5 of my own Polymer clay image charms featuring images of; The Twilight Book Cover, Edward, 2 Edward & Bella & Wolf in front of the moon. I then added pewter charms and Sparkling Swarovski Crystals. It is Truly a OOAK/One of a Kind.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lucky Ladybug Lanyard/ID Badge Holder

I just listed this fun Lanyard today. I love making these but don't make them as often as I used to because I don't purchase as many beads as I once did. Now that Spring is here I was in the mood to make some Ladybugs and once they were finished I knew I had to make this. I even made a matching ring to go along with it. If you want like to see more pics it's listed on Ebay, just search KBCC.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sassy Swirls Refillable Pen

This Fun and Funky Refillable Pen is listed in my ETSY store(Search KBCC to check it out)SOLD. I love making these pens and I have gotten so much positive feedback from my customers ! I think the Swarovski Crystals that dangle from the top make them Extra special and Unique.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Do you Love American Idol ?


I have to admit that I Love American fact I call myself an "American Idol Geek". I was so sad to see Megan Joy leave 2 weeks ago and so Happy that Matt was saved by the judges last night. Later today I will be listing an image Pendant on Ebay with the face of the American Idol contestant that I predict will win ..... Adam Lambert. I Love Allison as well but think Adam will be the next American Idol.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

A bit of info about JDRF

About JDRF:

JDRF was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes -- a disease that strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Since inception, JDRF has awarded more than $1.16 billion to diabetes research, including more than $137 million in FY2007. More than 85 percent of JDRFs expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In FY2007, the Foundation funded 700 centers, grants and fellowships in 20 countries. JDRF's mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

JDRF continues to make progress toward a cure for type 1 diabetes. Your donation will make a dramatic impact as JDRF moves life altering research out of the lab and into human clinical trials. Typically, more than 85 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. By supporting JDRF's mission to find a cure you won't only be saving children, you will be saving childhoods.

For more information about type 1 diabetes and research efforts for the cure, please visit

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

HOPE Bracelet

This is my Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Bracelet.
The Red signifies the blood from the numerous daily finger pokes * The cloudy beads represent the insulin * The clear Crystals represent the many, many tears shed by children and parents because of this horrible disease.
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a bracelet like this from me.

Polymer clay & Swarovski * "Hostess" Cupcake Cell Charm

Search KBCC on Ebay to find this Yummy cell charm.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Golden Retrievers are like potato chips ~ you can never have just one !
This pic was taken tonight after the pups had dinner and were waiting to come back inside. (L to R) Remmie, Betsy(foster), Amber(foster), Max

There are many Wonderful, Loving Goldens looking for "Forever" homes available at the Rescue including Amber (shown above).
Interested ? Look for the link on the right * Companion Golden Retriever Rescue of SLC
My recent image pendants ~

Click here to donate to JDRF for Cameron * 2009 Walk to Cure Diabetes