Wednesday, August 5, 2009

new item an giveaways

Hello everyone!

Well I have a new item listed at my etsy shop be sure to check it out cause they are super cute!

Also for those of you who don't know Robyn AKA the pink stamper she is having some fabulous giveaways this week to celebrate her millionth hit on her blog! WOOHOO way to go Robyn! Here is the new link to her (she changed her blog name and look)
Have a great week and I will see you again soon!

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Quilt Listed

Well I finally got this new quilt listed on etsy. Mom and I worked on this one together! I love it!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


I have been working on several new items for my etsy shop ( Just haven't finished any lol. I am listing some new items today though none are from the new lines I am adding. Keep an eye out for original paintings in my etsy shop.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Birthday Box from Kim!!

Ok first I would like to say a big THANK YOU again to Kim for all the wonderful goodies she set me!! I got it today and had a BLAST going through all the WONDERFUL things she sent me!!! If you haven't been to her blog you need to check it out She is an awesome artist and sculpts some of the most BEAUTIFUL Faeries and Babies I have ever seen. I am BLESSED to own a few of her pieces and they are treasured items kept in a safe place where they can be admired by others.
Here are just a few pics of my new playthings!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

What I need.....

Ok I have figured out what I really need when working with the quilt stamps...a smaller acrylic block! I am working with my big one (well ok the only one I have lol) and it is so hard to work with cause the stamps are 3/4 of an inch big!Oh well you deal with what you have I suppose.
I finished a card yesterday and will post pics later today. I am just too wiped out from grocery shopping to even think lol.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me

I finally got pics taken of my new "toys".

Yep Today is the DAY!! Happy Birthday to me..... I got some really nice things. I will post pics of them later. I got a Xyron Design Runner with the Xyron Disc Maker Which is fabulous! I also got a stamp set that looks like quilt blocks. I got the movie Transformers (I love that movie). I am getting dinner made for me and lunch too!!! Talk about a good day!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Been Busy

I have been busy making things but nothing completly done yet. Can't wait till tomorrow cause it is my BIRTHDAY!!! YAY!!!! I will post more later today and tomorrow I will post pics of my birthday goodies!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Red White and Blue

I really need to get ahead of the game on Holidays. I am sooooo late getting 4th of July cards done. Oh well if they don't sell this year there is always next year. What do you think of my red white and blue?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Watercolor Rose

I did this card today. My first watercolor card!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Christian/Scripture cards

Here are two examples from the new line of cards I am adding. All the cards are going to be scripture or Christian related. I hope that everyone likes them. The first is a set of 8 mini cards. The second is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 size card.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Introducing Etsy Artist Papermockingbird

I would like to introduce our Feature Etsy Artist for the week......Papermockingbird. You can find her beautiful jewelry at

1. When did you start crafting?

Well now...I've been making things nearly all my life! I think someone told me I was good at art when I was very young and I somehow beleived them enough to carry on with it! But my serious jewellery-making business started about a year ago when I was unemployed in France and the risk of going hungry pushed me to start making and selling jewellery in local markets. I would set up my little table and sit there freezing whilst trying to make stuff and earn enough at least to pay for the plot... and then when xmas came along I started to get a lot of sales and a few people asked if they could have some of my stuff in their shops! That encouraged me to start my own Etsy shop and learn about promoting myself.

2. What is your favorite crafting tool?

I love re-using things! nearly all my jewellery is made from old and broken or out-dated jewellery and people's old button collections that they dont want anymore.....I take pride in the fact that I rarely buy supplies (apart from the wire thread to hold it all together). So you know that you will almost never find the same beads or buttons on another necklace! It's what helped me build my little business from nothing!! Oh and I would be lost without my trusty pliers!!! They're really old but so sharp and pointy that you can do really intricate stuff with them - I don't think they make them like that anymore!!

3. What do you like to make the best?

I love making necklaces! They take the longest but I really get into it and I'm nearly always pleased with the result. There's something about the symetry of a necklace that can really change someone's look. I often imagine the woman (or man) who would wear it...or what sort of dress it would go with.

4. How did you discover etsy?

A friend of mine told me about it and I just clicked online expecting to find some quaint & humble little site full of grannys selling knitting and jam and (no offense intended grannys).....WOW!!! -I've never looked back! It was as if I discovered a whole other world with thousands of people like me in it! that's part of the attraction - meeting so many other creative people who I would never meet in everyday life and lots of cool grannys too lol. And the selling part is just an added bonus...

5. Tell us about yourself...

Well I'm 29 and I'm from a place called Rochester near London-England. I spend a lot of time in France with my very supportive partner Aymeric and our dog, and I'm studying an Msc in Environmental Architecture in Snowdonia, Wales. So basically I do a lot of travelling around! I'd like oneday to build a beautiful house (or houses) in a French woodland somwhere and turn it into an Artists retreat or something....and have lots of tree houses and ...I'm a real dreamer! I love cycling (& I'm curently designing a fold out bike trailer to sell my jewellery out of and become a real-life "peddler" -as I'm always on the move), and I can get very passionate about food when prompted ;¬)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Featured Etsy Artist/Crafter Fashionfauxpas!

Here is our very first featured Etsy Artist /Crafter Bethany of Fashionfauxpas! You can find her shop here Go visit her!

Q. How did you start making crafts?

I started making cards because I was frustrated with the poor choices of mass produced cards. I got so bored of what they had to offer and nothing really stood out for my friends and family. I think it's really important to have something special for a greetings card, and so I started making my own.
Q. How long have you been doing crafts?
I started dabbling in card making about 3 years ago, but it was nothing serious - just foam shapes glued onto cards! I started to discover some really beautiful and fun supplies about a year and a half ago and my cards grew into something much better. Around February of this year I thought I'd really make a go of it and started selling on Etsy.

Q. What is your favorite medium to work with?
I'm a paper person! I'm a bit of fiend when it comes to pretty papers - if something catches my eye then I have to have it and turn it into a card. It means I've always got some ideas of what I want to make - papers are instant inspiration for me!

Q. Tell us a little bit about you, your family,your hobbies?
I'm 21 years old - turn 22 next month - and I currently live in Edinburgh, Scotland. I graduate next month with an MA in philosophy and English literature. I'm currently looking for a job to help pay for the Masters I'm doing after the summer in Creative Writing. But everyone knows that the job market isn't so hot right now so I've got to concentrate on my craft as much as possible - sometimes it literally does put the bread on the table!When I'm not making cards I'm usually writing some description of short story. I also like going to see my favourite bands live, I like really bad horror movies, all things kawaii, I have an obsession with Japan, Thomas Hardy, Hello Kitty and Miffy. I'm a fan of good comedy - Flight of the Conchords, Black Books etc. And I enjoy a good cup of hot tea with some chocolate biscuits; such a treat!And I suppose that's all there is to say!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

feature days

Well this week I will be starting a few new things on my blog. I want to start featuring etsy artists/crafters on here atleast one day a week. I will choose atleast one person to feature and have a little Bio on them then I will have some photos of their etsy items and a link to their shop. If you are on etsy and would like to be featured please leave a comment.
I also want to do some give aways so I need some volunteers to donate an item to be given away. I will host the giveaway and then send you the winner's contact info in order for you to send them thier prize. What a wonderful way to get more exposure to your site/etsy shop. So if you want to donate an item again leave a comment with a way to contact you and we will get it set up.

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Card Monday listing

I listed a new card today. I was busy all weekend making cards and dealing with a dead refridgerator! I did manage to post my sale at my etsy shop this morning. I hope it drives sales cause I really need them now thanks to the aforementioned refridgerator.

I am still excited about having sold a card on etsy this weekend. Hope it is the beginning of many more.

SALE Buy 2 get 1 FREE Now on Etsy

I have decided to run a Buy 2 Get 1 FREE sale on my cards at my Etsy shop Head on over to take advantage of fabulous cards and get your free card!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Two New Cards today

I just finished these two cards today I am on a roll today. I of course have them listed on etsy, I am feeling creative today so no telling how many cards I might complete and list today. I guess my card selling on etsy yesterday has really boosted my mood tremendously. I am hoping that more are to follow. I sure can use the boost in income this summer, during off season when I am not working any income is welcome.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Two new cards using dry embossing

Well I had a real good time doing these two cards. They are dry embossed, each dragonfly and heart done by hand using a stencil and a light box that I made. I think they turned out fantastic! I love my light box too and it cost $0.00 to make yep that is right ZERO dollars FREE WOOHOO!! I had a plant stand that Shilo (big dog Akita she is naughty sometimes) broke the tile out of so I taped a glass plane (out of a picture frame) to the top and clipped my lamp under it and Voila a lightbox! It works great with stencils and any kind of paper. I love it!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New set of Mini Cards

I finished these today. I love love love the way they turned out! As always they can be seen at I am definatly going to do more of these they were so much FUN!! Leave a comment please I love feedback and you never know when feedback coud be rewarded lol.

Busy week

Well I have been busy doing other stuff this week but I did get these cards done. I like how they turned out. They are mini cards 3x3 and you can find them on They were fun to do.

Got the grass mowed today too. So it has been a good day!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I got a gorgeous set of bird gift tags from Anastasia yesterday in the mail. I had won them in a giveway. I can't believe how nice they are. You should visit her etsy site at Believe me you will not be disappointed in whatever you purchase. Show some love and buy handmade.

Get a little bling cards

I worked on these mini (3x3) cards last night. I love the bling that the rhinstones give them. This is one of my newest stamps and I love it. I don't have very many stamps to choose from but did just add 3 new ones that came in the mail the other day. I will be making more sets of mini cards I like that size. I also pierced the corners of this set in a triangle pattern.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Featured in a treasury!!!

This is the very first treasury I have ever been in and I am so excited!!!! Hope it brings traffic and sells my way!!! I am pumped today for sure!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Well today is organizing day for me. This crate holds patterned paper, cardstock, and precut card blanks. Eventually I will spray paint them chocolate and add wood dividers. I have 2 or three more to hang today. I use hercules hooks and it works fine. I have a closet that has shelves that need cleaning and I need to unearth my tables. Lots to do yet today.
My walls in this room are going to be aqua in color and all my storage stuff will be chocolate and the bedding and curtains chocolate too (this used to be the office/spare bedroom now it is my room/craft room I have a bed in here but my other stuff is in my now guest room).

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

party invititations

So after doing my niece's card I decided to make some cupcake party invitations. I have listed them in my etsy shop. I think they tured out nice but they were a lot of work. The pattern had to be tweaked majorly as nothing lined up right at all. It was a major modification on every single card.

cupcake card

I did this card for my cutie pie niece Ivorie who graduated PreK yesterday. Yeah I know it is going to be late. But isn't it cute?

miss u card

I really like how this card turned out. I did end up cleaning the "i" up a bit as the map didn't cut quite right on the cricut. Of course that was after I took the pictures go figure.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Revised memo station

I thought this needed something more added to it. So after much trial, tribulation, frustration and errors this is what I came up with. Simple yet adds another element and fills in the blank space that was glaring at me. I don't like empty spaces. lol.