Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cupcake Altered Lunch Box Tin Keepsake Box

This adorable tin is perfect to adorn the top of any girl's dresser. Makes a great keepsake for jewelry, pictures, notes, or anything else she needs a special spot for. 

Sealed to protect against normal wear and tear. Made in my smoke free home.

Available in my Etsy shop for $10.00.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Purple Photo Frame Altered Clipboard

Attach a photo inside the frame and keep your loved one close always. Clipboard measures approximately 9x12. Has a hanger on the back so you can hang it up. Use as a picture frame on the wall or as a regular clipboard. Perfect for teachers, students, or anyone who works at a desk.

Available in my Etsy shop for $10.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Friday Favorites Cupcakes Edition!

Who can resist this adorable fad?  Not me!  All the ooey, gooey cuteness with zero guilt.  

Here's an adorable pair of cupcake earrings from FauxFoodFun.  While you're there, check out the rest of her shop, she makes lovely items.

Another lovely shop with the cuuuutest hats, this cupcake hat is from Artology.  I'm seriously eyeballing one of these hats for my 1 year old.  Hey, I can only get away with a hat like that for so long I should go for it, right?  Let's just forget about the other 5 hats I bought her on clearance last year.

Cupcakes and Halloween?  Together?  But....how...???  Leave it to an Etsian to mix the two and have it turn out great.  Here's an original painting by jessieoleson.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

10 Things Tuesday

I remembered but I don't have a topic.  Eek!  


Top 10 Favorite trends right now
  1. Cupcakes.  Who can resist?  All the cuteness, none of the calories!
  2. Birds.
  3. Owls.  This took a while to grow on me, but they are kinda cute.
  4. Pink/brown.  Well anything and brown really.  Hated pink before, now I love it with brown.  Go figure.
  5. Square photos.  Love this look.  Love it.
  6. Eco friendly.  I love that we're putting the earth ahead of showing off or doing it just cuz we can.
  7. Handmade.  Not just on Etsy, but there's a definate trend towards the higher quality and not made in China.
  8. Kitch jewelry.  At 28 I shouldn't be attracted to it, but it's too darn cute!  
  9. Wooland creatures.  Again, cute as can be.  As long as my husband doesn't have them in the freezer!
  10. Repurposed items.  I've been doing this for years.  I guess I was a trend setter and had no idea LOL
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New Look

Love it?

Like it? 

Hate it?


I thought it would look better.  I can't see the design on the outside even though this is made for three columns.  Oh well, it took forever to make the header and siggy line so it's staying for now 
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Kitty Cat Treat Canister Container

We all love to spoil our furry feline friends with a treat now and then. This cute altered quart sized paint can makes a stylish way to store your treats on the counter.

The inside is clear plastic and unaltered so it won't affect Fluffy's treats. I used lots of ribbon and lots of ink to distress the paper on this can. There's kitty cat paw prints going around the back as if Fluffy just can't wait to get her paws into the treats. 

Sealed with acrylic sealer to withstand normal wear and tear. Made in my smoke free home but I do have a cat.

Available in my Etsy shop for $10.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Baby Girl Word Book Premade Album

I designed and cut out the pages myself using acid free chipboard. The pages spell out "baby" and the last page has "girl" vertically. Beautifully coordinated pink, purple, yellow and white with chocolate brown distressing. Some embellishments are 3D and raised off the paper. 

There is plenty of room for photos and journaling in this adorable mini album. Perfect for a baby shower gift, new mom, new grandma, brag book or keep at work to keep your new baby girl's pictures close at hand. 

Album measures approximately 6x12. All materials used are acid and lignin free. Created in my smoke free home. I do have a cat, but he doesn't like to scrap much.

Available for $20 in my Etsy Shop.

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Friday Favorites

Just some random things I've heart-ed on Etsy recently.  

This adorable bracelet from topaz08 is so cool!  It looks so good I think it might give me an energy boost all day long.This shirt from fatamerican pretty much sums up my feelings of the House of Wal.  While you're at the listing, check out the rest of their shirts, there's some good stuff.

Sorry its a small edition.  I was up late with a teething baby.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

10 Things Tuesday Wednesday Edition

Yesterday was my birthday, I forgot about 10 Things.  I was a Tuesday baby (full of grace....I think not!) so it was cool to have a Tuesday birthday.  

10 things I want to create soon:
  1. Prayer altered tin
  2. Name/Address altered tin
  3. Recipe altered tin
  4. Teacher clipboards
  5. Books to Read mini notebook for myself, possibly to sell
  6. Baby's First Christmas mini album
  7. Travel word book
  8. Baby Boy word book
  9. School mini album
  10. Perpetual calendar book
Can you tell I stocked up on altered tins?  I think they will be great for Christmas gifts so I'm hoping to get some made up soon.  Lots of ideas, now if the kidlets will cooperate and let me get something done :)
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Monday, September 15, 2008

As Promised!

I took pics of all my paper scrap packs and I am slowly listing them.  I wanted to list them all at once, but until the categories get "unstuck" on Etsy, I'm waiting a bit.  Currently I have available:
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Christmas/Winter
  • Stack 5 DCWV
  • Buttons and Stitches
  • Amy Butler Sola
  • Amy Butler Belle
  • Baby
  • Pastel
  • Shades of Brown
And more!  Some are 6x6, but most are 4x6.  There are 12-24 in a pack.  Most packs I have many, many available.  

Now for the special: buy 4 packs and get a surprise pack free!  Specify cardstock or patterned paper.  It could be one I have listed, could be new, could be a combination!

Stay tuned because tomorrow I'm having a huDge sale.  I mean big.  Let's just say a sale like this only comes once a year :)
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Time To Destash

I am out of room for paper.  This means I spent the better part of an hour tonight making paper packs and will photograph them tomorrow and list this week.  I'm also going to do a special buy 4 and get one free!  My Stack 5 packs are already on sale since I found about 100 extra sheets of paper (that's about 600 sheets of 4x6 papers, 20 to a pack) Oopsie!

So yeah, lots of paper and supplies being destashed this week.  If you need anything in particular convo or email me and I'll get it up sooner.  I like to list one new thing a day or every other day but if there's a demand for it, I'll get it up sooner.  

I think I can also destash some eyelets and brads.  Possibly some stickers sets.  I have tons of partially used alpha sets I'd love to destash.  

So keep an eye on my Etsy shop for lots of great prices on scrapbooking and card making supplies.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Baby Girl Photo Album Altered Tin

Is it a photo album? Is it a keepsake box? It's both.

This adorable altered tin has 10 file folder type tabs to hold pictures and journaling. There's also plenty of room left to put keepsakes.

Perfect for a new mom, baby shower, gift for grandma. Fill with pictures and send to and out of town grandma for a brag book she can really brag about.

Available in my Etsy shop for $15.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

10 Things Tuesday

Ten Things I have waaaay too much of:
  1. Patterned paper
  2. Metal words, sayings, shapes
  3. Small brads
  4. Ribbon
  5. Buttons
  6. Different adhesives
  7. Cardstock
  8. Stickers
  9. Mini Albums
  10. Eyelets
Um, yeah, that's about all my stash.  Basically I have too much of everything *blush*
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Word Books

I did it!  I finally made a word book out of chipboard.  Problem was, I couldn't find any chipboard locally and shipping it was $$$.  I finally found some locally- YAY- so I made a book today!  Now I can make them nekked to sell or have them ready made.  I can do any name or word.  When I get this one finished with embellishments I'll post it.

This also means I can do chipboard embellies!
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday Favorites

Two weeks in a row I remembered!  Who else is shocked, show of hands...


This week's theme is Back To School!  My 6 year old is finishing his third week of school today, but I know a lot of schools are just starting.

And just how cute is this bookmark from Ametista?  At only $6 for a handmade polymer clay piece, it's a bargain as well.  Don't raise the price on us, it would be a perfect stocking stuffer for my son.  If you get an order from S. Claus, it's for us, k?

Here's a reusable shopping bag from jenhintz.  She claims to get two loads of laundry in it so it would be perfect for your college student to bring laundry home on the weekends.

Here's a cell phone case on a caribeaner from FullHouseCrafts to attach to a bookbag, belt loop or laptop case.

Last, but certainly not least, is a cute school themed scarf from Handmadecrafter perfect for a teacher or recess monitor.  It gets cold out there in the winter!  

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Scrapbook Supplies

I had known about Etsy for a few years now but I never thought of buying supplies there. I wish I had known much sooner! Paper packs seem to be more popular that whole sheets. There are handmade embellishments, buttons, brads, tins, ribbon, and sooooo much more!

In the search bar, you have to drop down to supplies to search supplies. It's not the best system, but it doesn't clog the handmade with supplies so they should be easier to find.

I sell paper packs, die cuts, silk flowers, and sometimes some extra eyelets and brads. I love to destash on Etsy. I love to buy as well since the costs seem to be lower than ebay and the shipping prices seem to be a lot more reasonable.
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