Thursday, July 29, 2010

Little Boxes on the Hillside, Little boxes made of ticky tacky...

I've been busy... making birdhouses for etsy and the Muse! They would make a great gift for a new house, new baby, birthday, teacher... and more.
Here's a peek... They all need extra touches, and some are just at the beginning of their journey...
These should be ready by Tuesday~ I'm excited!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I've been featured on ETSY Treasuries!

In the past week I've been featured on a few etsy treasuries.
These are items selected by fellow Etsians as their picks in certain categories.




I'm so honored to be among these selections!

Check out a treasury I made yesterday!:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

another new addition to the fall line up

This simple card is stamped individually in 3 colors and a vintage button is added for detail. Clean, smooth, simple card for any birthday!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

get well card

Spent most of today designing new cards for the new fall line.
Here's a get well card... straight, clean lines with floral focus.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

new birthday cards and a new home!

it feels nice to get back to making cards. sometimes when you are away from it for so long, it's hard to get back in the "groove" of it. Lately I've been noticing how beautiful fabrics are and they feel so cozy. It's nice to try and incorporate them into my papercrafts. Here I used a green scrap I found in my bin. Used permanent ink to stamp on it and sewed it with my machine.
This next card uses a vintage fabric scrap from a friend and the small pieces are perfect for making the houses out of.
And finally I used a quilting idea to use many scraps of designer paper I had to make mini squares and border this image. A little ultrafine glitter in the window really makes it pop!

This birdhouse was one I made as a birthday gift. (Whitney @ the Muse!). I have found that I love collaging on birdhouses and other 3D items. I have decided to make some for the store as well. so stay tuned in the coming weeks for available houses!

So that's it for now. New cards will be available soon on Etsy. Thanks for visiting! See you soon!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Back from MAINE!

It's been about a month since I last posted... We've been enjoying our start to summer and took a trip to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor in Maine! What an incredible place to vacation. This was our first time going north for the summer... we usually go to NC or FL. And we will go back again for sure!

We spent days hiking, kayaking, swimming and taking in the Bar Harbor bustle...
Highlights: Climbing the second highest peak on Acadia (Dorr Mountain), gathering wild blueberries on our hikes, enjoying the crystal clear waters of Jordan Pond (I mean CRYSTAL!), and spending time in our beachhouse and on our sandy beach searching thru tidal pools for starfish and other amazing creatures.
Oh, I almost forgot, LOBSTAH!

So now we are back and the 4th of July festivities are ending... it's time to get back to work.
I have to admit... I'm a bit lazy today. But I do have some new designs on the drawing board and some new goals set.
Stay tuned in the coming days for new ideas...

Stay cool! (Whew... 101 today!)