Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog...Plus a Giveaway!


2 Bags FullHello bloggers! Welcome to the 3rd Annual 2015 Grow Your Blog Party hosted by Vicki Boster from 2 Bagsful.  I am new to the party this year...my first time participating. This is a fantastic way to meet and greet other bloggers!

I would like to introduce myself since I am a newbie to this party. My name is Lupe Meter and I primarily love creating jewelry. I have always been crafty and picked up beading many years back but never got into it seriously. It wasn't until I became a volunteer at a local bead museum, that I became acquainted with polymer clay. Soon after, I joined a local guild (AZPCG) and that is when my love for polymer clay took off. Shortly after that I started a blog so I could share my love for polymer clay with other bloggers. I have been a polymer clay artist for about 7 years now. I have also been blogging for awhile but life got very busy for me in last few years such that I just didn't have time to blog on a weekly basis. I am finally back to blogging regularly and it feels good! I am hope to make some new friends at this party. Thank you Vicki for giving me the opportunity to share my blog here at this party!

Polymer clay is a great art medium to work with, it is very forgiving and is very versatile. I love that I can create something that is one of a kind.

Polymer clay is great for creating covers on journals.

Polymer clay can be used to cover tins,
in making masks and ornaments.

You can transfer images onto polymer clay
 and you can create some beautiful canes
 which can be used as veneers in creating
one of a kind jewelry.

You can create wearable vessels like these Inros
which are fun to make.

And these are just a few things that you can make using polymer clay. You can sculpt with it, create vessels and plaques, and cover glass with polymer clay, even "paint" with polymer clay...the possibilities are endless! I have only shown you some of the things that I have created over the years with polymer clay. There is still much to learn in the art medium of polymer clay. It is certainly a learning process for me. New techniques and tutorials are always coming up in the polymer clay community. I don't think I will ever get tired of playing with polymer clay! So you can see why I love to sharing it with others. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my blog!

GIVEAWAY

And what's a party without a gift...just for stopping by, I will be giving away this faux shell polymer clay necklace! All you need to do is leave your name, blog and email address in the comment section before February 15th. You don't need to be a follower of mine. I will announce the winner on February 15th!


Thanks again and have a great day!! Enjoy the party!


                             




65 comments:

  1. Good Morning Lupe! WOW you make some amazing things with your polymer clay! I no idea you could do so much with it. I'm the assistant for the blog hop out making my rounds. On Vicki's behalf I would like to welcome you to the blog hop. Have fun!

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  2. Good Morning Lupe! I too have been working with polymer lay..and other media to create jewelry. I am just stating to get a handle on all of the techniques you can use for PC. Would love to have you visit at my blog, Strining Fool http://stringingfool.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog.html

    Thanks for offering a giveaway. My Email is betihorvath@gamail.com.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello, Beti! :)

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  3. Nice to meet you! Blog hops are so much fun! :)

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    1. Nice to meet you too! Yes, blog hops are FUN! :) Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  4. Hello. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have bookmarked yours so that I can have a really good browse. I love the Inros and hope to make one or two

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    1. Thank you, Cherie! Would love to see your Inros when you get them done! :)

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  5. Your polymer clay creations are beautiful! I'm now a follower and will be visiting often to see what you've made!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! Thank you for becoming a follower as well! Come and visit anytime! :)

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  6. Wow! I love your clay skills. You are truly talented. Your faux shell pendant doesn't look very faux. It is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog. My jewelry blog is in the hop as well. I hope you can stop by. www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com.

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    1. Thank for your lovely comments, Jennifer! You create beautiful jewelry too!

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  7. I just stopped by through the Grow Your Blog. I am a new follower and will definitely be visiting again. Your items made from polymer clay is beautiful. If you would like to visit my blog at www.ColourfulCrossStitches.blogspot.ca
    email CrossStitcher@rogers.com

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    1. Thank you, Ann! Glad you became a follower of my blog! :)

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  8. Hi, Lupe!

    Welcome back to blogging.
    I, too, took a long break and started again in 2014.
    This is my first time joining this party.
    I was a little confused about what to write.
    My interests are cooking and books.
    However, my blog is basically book reviews.

    I hope you stop by again.
    I wish you had a way to get your posts through email or G+.

    Your craft, polymer clay, is very beautiful!
    I would love to win.
    moma3homeschool(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! I will have to look into getting my posts on G+. I am just getting back to the swing of things here. I was a little confused about what to write as well and how much to say about myself too!

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  9. Hi Lupe..
    I'm so excited that we're neighbors! Your jewelry is very unique and beautiful. And I love the way you used the clay for the front of that journal.. Wow.. that is soooo pretty. Thank you for the visit and for following.. I'm joining along with you as well. I look forward to seeing more of your creative talents!
    Blessings,
    Tamara

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    1. Thank you, Tamara! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  10. Hi Lupe! I am really enjoying your blog and viewing your beautiful jewelry designs. Just gorgeous!
    Heather
    Gunterheather at yahoo dot com
    www.peachypages.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Heather! Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

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  11. Hi Lupe
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I had to come to check you out. What beautiful creations you make with your polymer clay! You are very talented. I have sculpted doll heads and a few little things over the years but have not become so involved as you have. I am a happy new follower. Hoping you are having fun visiting with everyone.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog, CatieAn! Thank you for your nice comments and for becoming a follower of my blog! :)

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  12. Hi Lupe!
    Your work is wonderful! I would to enter your giveaway!
    This is Judy, over at Christ in me.
    My email addy is judyagoddard@aol.com

    I bet your clay work gives you lots of pleasure. It shows!

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    1. And thank you for stopping by my blog too, Judy! :) Thank you for your nice comments!

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  13. You are ONE serious polymer clay artist, unlike me, since I merely dabble in it. You create beautiful pieces and great jewelry. I really enjoyed this first time visit to your blog.

    Loved the visit from GYB. http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog-blog-hop-event.html

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Elizabeth! :)

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  14. I didnt know you could do so much with polymer clay! Your creations are lovely.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments, Mokki! :)

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  15. Hey, Lupe. After reading your comment on my blog I had to come over to meet you. We lived in Glendale before we moved to Denver. And I worked in Surprise at Needler's Nest before we closed. It's a small world. Your jewelry is lovely. You are quite talented. Thanks for visiting me at my blog.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Bette! It is a small world at that! Thank you for your nice comments! :)

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  16. I love that hop, I enjoyed reading through your posts and will enjoy following you!

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    1. I am enjoying this hop too! :) Thank you for stopping by and for becoming a follower of my blog, Karin!

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  17. I've got all the clay and all the tools but haven't ONCE tried to make anything with it. Oh well ... in time, right?

    Lupe, you throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!
    SuZeQ

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog. You make very beautiful things out of polymer clay! Wow, what talent!

    I would love to be a volunteer in a bead museum. Actually, I would love to even visit one, I've never seen a bead museum.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Cat! Thank you for your comments! I loved volunteering at the bead museum. Unfortunately, it ran out of funds and they closed it down and shipped the majority of the beads to a museum in California. I was lucky I came across it before it closed. They had some beautiful bead collections from all over the world! They offered classes in beading and some in polymer clay. I miss it!

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  19. Thank you, Sue for stopping by blog and for becoming a follower of my blog! I just visited your blog and I will be following you too! :)

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  20. Followed you over from GYB... wow... your polymar clay talent is amazing! I have done alot of mediums...but never clay... looks like I have missed out! Your's are beautiful!

    Cheri, the quilting nanny
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Cheri for stopping by my blog and for you nice comments! Nice to meet you! :)

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  21. I love your clay work! Amazing colors and details, especially on that journal! Wow... I've not delved into the art of sculpting yet, but I sure would love too! Cheers from your fellow Grow Your Blog blogger!

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  22. Your clay creations are amazing, I never realised what a versatile medium it was

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your nice comments, Christine! :) Nice to meet you!

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  23. Beautiful clay creations. Thanks for sharing and having a giveaway. Love the necklace. Visiting from St. John's, NL Canada via GYB.

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    1. Thank you for your comments, Judy! Nice to meet you! Just stopped by you blog...beautiful fiber art!

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  24. Love your little raccoon creation in your previous post - he's a cutie! I've dabbled with polymer but haven't done much more than that. There are so many beautiful things that I see others doing. Thank you for inviting us to visit!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Mary Anne! Glad to meet you! Just checked out your blog...awesome work! :)

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  25. Your creations are simply beautiful! You definitely have a great talent! Glad that I found your blog via the GYB Party. :)
    -Brittany @ Pickles Quilting

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    1. Thank you stopping by my blog and for your nice comments too! Just went over to check your blog! :)

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  26. I have a box of clay and do not use it I do paper clay want to transfer pictures
    I will be following and watch what you are making love your things.
    Laura

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Laura! Just went over to check out your blog! Love your creations! You will have to practice transferring pictures on clay...I bet you would do some amazing work since you paint as well! :)

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  27. Thanks for visiting my blog, Lupe. I'm already a follower and glad to hear you're going to blog more regularly since I have become a total pc addict and am always anxious to learn more and to see what everyone else is up to.

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  28. Good to meet you Lupe , I'm visiting from the UK
    You make some amazing things with polymer clay

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    1. Thank you Gill for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! :)

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  29. Stopping by from GYB, lovely work! You are so creative!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your comments! Just headed over to your blog! :)

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  30. Hi I am Carol and I am visiting from GYB. Admire your polymer clay work. Hope some day to give it a try.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! :) I hope you do give polymer clay a try one of these days!

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  31. I just realized I neglected to comment on this GYB post... I've had a disorganized week Lupe LOL.

    Would be thrilled to win your beautiful design!

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  32. Your polymer clay creations are lovely! Greetings from the Pacific Northwest!

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  33. What a beautiful blog. I also work with polymer clay but I sculpt creatures :0) It is such a versatile medium! I'll be back often, I really enjoyed poking around :0)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Debbie! :)

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  34. Oops, I should probably leave you my info just in case.. Debbie, SunflowerHouseArt.blogspot.com, sunflwrHouseArt@ Aol . com

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