Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
Here is a little look at the first of my 2018 Christmas cards:
These 8 cards use paper from
LET IT SNOW by American Crafts.
It is an older pad (2015) and is most likely no longer available.
This paper, with its updated retro vibe,
was a perfect challenge for me this past weekend.
I was excited to use my Christmas supplies,
and decided I would make 8 unique cards
using a different stamp and/or die set for each.
I used half the paper pad
(I line my envelopes,
so at least 2 sheets of paper were used for each card)
With the other half paper pad,
I created this little paper crafting kit.
It's perfect for card making,
Thanks for visiting today!
Warm Autumn Hugs,
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
I worked on this special order for a customer this past week.
She wanted an advent calendar made up of little bags filled with trinkets.
These are some of the bits I gathered from my stash to include,
but truthfully, some of these were too large for the bags
and were returned to my stash.
I began by creating these tags,
die cut from old manila file folders,
and embellished with wood cuts from last year's Target Dollar Spot,
and vintage Bingo numbers.
My lovely customer requested muslin bags
that she intends to hang from twine with clothes pins.
I found a nice piece of cotton calico fabric,
which I liked better than the muslin,
and went about sewing 25 bags.
Each bag is filled, tagged and tied.
I was so happy working on this project,
it was actually something I had been thinking of for a few years,
but never had the opportunity to make.
It may be early,
but I am still about to say it,
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
I was in the mood to create,
so I grabbed one of the kits from my shop.
(there is still one just like it available)
These 4 fiber and paper
mixed media pieces were fun and easy to create.
There is something so sweet about these little doorknob-size
Layered paper and fabrics
with a bit of machine stitching
were all it took to make the greeting card
and the hanging pin thingy
(that's the technical term).
Then a couple pieces of salmon-pink craft felt
were die-cut into tag shapes for the pages of this petite needle and pin book,
and a few tiny flowers scattered on the cover.
I started this 2 page layout for a journal project.
It is in need of a lot more embellishment.
This is what still remains from the kit.
My kits have been so well received,
that I thought it time to share a little inspiration
for using them.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
My handmade Etsy shop is stocked,
and everything ships free
in the continental US.
you can find my curated
They sell fast,
so grab them when you see them.
A note about shipping charges,
every item in this shop will ring up with a full shipping price.
Some of these kits are heavy,
and most of my customers purchase more than one,
which makes it difficult to estimate a combined shipping price.
Etsy has increased fees and now charges fees on shipping.
Shipping overages are refunded to the buyer at the time I prepare
a package for the mail.
July's giveaway winner was
She has already received here gift,
a colorful mix of vintage goodness,
just like this one.
I have more of these sweet confections
I hope to be back soon with some fun shares.