Sunday, September 6, 2009

New Giveaway

Over at Paper*Cakes! I would love to win this one! Such cute scrapbook things, I know I could find lots of uses for these Christmas lovelies from Elle's Studio.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Rainy Days

We were supposed to be getting some rain this weekend here is San Diego but I don't see a cloud in the sky. I'm kind of sad, I was looking forward to some cooling rain and a break in the temperature. Instead, I had to turn on the fans at 8:45am and it looks like it's going to be HOT again today.

So, I made my own rainy day.

Rainy Day Mate by remarkablebird (middle picture)

(clockwise from upper left)

rainy day print by missbrigette

Rainy cloud - Hand painted polymer clay rain blue pendant by joojooland

Rainy Day. Pick Your Palette Scrapbook Sheet by studio71design

rainy days by stripeymonkey

Rainy Day Fun print by artsyorange

Rainy Day gift card set of 6 by RedLetterStudio

RAINY DAYS SCARF by pukashell

Rainy Day In Lollipop Land - 20X16 acrylic by SEJartist

Puddle Jumper by paxattacks

Rainy day chrysanthemum - Art Print by crimsonpeachyart

Squirrel In The Rain Brooch by humblebea


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Introducing my new line of cards!

I'm debuting my new line of cards this week: Wedding Cakes
I've been playing with the idea for these cards all this last week. I was finally able to get into the craft room on Friday and put them into paper. I'm very pleased with how they've turned out and plan on making more soon. Definitely a Fall and Christmas one. I can pretty much make them in any color or theme. It's a very versatile design.

I can't recall ever seeing a Halloween wedding card so I made one!

This card is a special one for a baby shower at work this next week. I might make some Baby Cakes cards for the shop though!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mini File Folders and Memo Clips: It's time for back to school!

My mini file folders were recently mentioned on this beautiful blog: The Sunshine Studio.

My memo clips have really taken off recently. I've sold 4 sets in the last couple of weeks! I have to get in the craft room to make more soon.


I've been lucky to be in some gorgeous treasuries lately!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Winner winner winner!

We have a winner! Lucky number 31. Thanks to all those who entered, please look for another giveaway soon!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Giveaway!

It's time for another giveaway!

I'm giving away a set of my Grandma's Kitchen notecards

Here's what to do if you would like to enter:

1. Please visit my shop and pick the item you like the best.
2. Come back here and tell me which item you picked.
3. Make sure I have some way of contacting you! (if I don't, I'll have to delete your entry!)

This giveaway will run until midnight (PST) August 9. I'll use a random number generator to pick the winning number on Aug 10 and will contact the winner. The winner will need to supply their shipping address to me by Aug 12.

Extra entries! Extra Entries!

There are a couple of ways to get extra entries in this giveaway:

1. Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter, linking to my blog and then come back here and leave the Twitter link
2. Blog about the giveaway, linking back to my blog. Then come back here and leave a link to your blog (are you sensing a theme?)
3. Post a link on your Facebook or MySpace. I'll have to trust you on this one. Or post a link on your Facebook Fan Page and then come back here and leave a link (heck, I may even Fan you!)
4. This is the big one! Buy something from my shop and let me know that you want your 10 extra entries in the Notes to Seller section. Yes, 10 extra entries! Woohoo, if I do say so myself!

Please, one comment per method of entry

Good luck!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Huge news!

About 2 weeks ago, I was contacted on Etsy by a local vendor here in San Diego. She is opening a new space at a kind of co-op called The Grove in South Park. She ended up purchasing 5 different items from me and if they sell well, she'll be back for more. She's also checking into selling my cards there. They already have a vendor who sells cards but mine are a completely different style so she's hoping that she'll get the ok. I'm so excited! I've never approached a store about selling my items and to have one approach me, well, I'm just over the moon.

So, if you're in San Diego, visit The Grove at Juniper & 30th!

Some recent treasuries

My crumpled Flower card in this one

You Make My Heart Soar in this one

Just a Little Doodle tags in this one

Chocolate and Peanut Butter buttons in this one

Can I just say how much I love being on the Etsy Twitter Team. It's thanks to my teammates that I was in all of these fabulous treasuries!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Team Challenge!

The SDEC team is having a 4th of July team challenge. My blue quilted card is #5 and I would love any votes you might want to throw my way!

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Fun Finds from the Etsy Twitter Team

Here are a couple of favorites from my fellow Etsy Twitter Team members!

Splash of Grapefruit Gift Set Trio by soaprehab
I've bought this set, it's fabulous!

Five Peas in a Pod Necklace in Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearls by ThatsHeadley
How great is this necklace? I just love it!

Bird Earrings by Sumikoshop
The photos in this shop is just stunning

Monday, June 1, 2009

3 new treasuries

My Magnolia Buttons are in this one

I've been featured in 3 new treasuries today. I feel so loved : )

My Chocolate & Peanut Butter Buttons are in this one

Melody the Fancy Bird is in this one

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cute clothes!

How cute are these little girl clothes! Amievoltaire is a fellow Twitter team member and she makes the most adorable outfits. I love the colors and patterns of the fabric she uses.

What little girl wouldn't love to twirl in this skirt?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Our new family member!

Introducing our newest family member! His name is Smokey and he's almost 10 weeks old. He was my Mother's Day present this year.
It's been a long time since we've had a kitten in the house. I had forgotten how cute they are. I'd also forgotten how annoying they are! He got a manicure tonight so hopefully I won't be covered in little scratches anymore.
Our older kitty, Killian, is tolerating him alright. Although, he does give me these sad looks that seem to say "Why? Why did you do this to me?"
The kids are completely enthralled with him. Even my husband, who really did not want another cat, is taken with him. Me, I'm totally in love!

Friday, May 29, 2009

I've been featured!

Jennifer, over at Jennifer Magnesi Designs, was kind enough to feature me on her blog today. It made my day : ) She makes beautiful jewelry, you should go check it out by clicking here

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Two more treasuries

My Beautiful Blossoms were recently featured in 2 very pretty treasuries.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fun Finds on Etsy!

I had planned on doing featured sellers posts on here but I just never seemed to get around to it. So, I'm going to start doing Fun Finds, just things that catch my eye that I find on Etsy. Here's hoping I can remember!

Up first, rubber stamps by AsspocketProductions. I know, the name cracks me up! There's a great story behind how this shop came to be called that, it's in her Profile. Great stamps, very unique!

Next up, buttonsbyrobin. I found these beautiful buttons because Robin has joined my Embellishments group on Flickr. I'm so glad she did! I'm so drawn to the birds but she has tons of designs and they are all as beautiful.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Etsy Twitter Team

I joined the EtsyTwitter team a while back and we know have a web ring. Click on the web ring icon in the right hand sidebar and visit the web ring for lots of other great blogs by my fellow Etsians!

Friday, May 8, 2009

My best Etsy week ever

I have had an amazing week on Etsy. I'm so thankful for everything that has happened this week. I'm still a little stunned by it all.

It started with a 7 item sale on Sunday. That's the biggest number of items I've had in one sale. Then I found out that my Mini File Folders were in this Monday Morning treasury

On Tuesday, I found myself in 2 pretty treasuries. My You've Got My Heart All Laced Up card in this one

and Melody the Fancy Bird in this one
As if that wasn't enough, I then found out that my Mini File Folders were picked for the Teen Gift Guide on Etsy. The Gift Guides are picked by Admin and are pretty highly coveted. I can see why, since I relisted them on April 29th and to date, they've had 342 views and 15 item hearts. I'm pretty sure that they were picked because of their appearance in the Monday Morning treasury. I just about passed out when I saw them in the Gift Guide.

Also on Tuesday, both of the Mother's Day cards that I had listed sold. I normally only have 2-3 sales a month so to have 2 in the same week made my head spin.

On Thursday, my Roses Are Red card was picked for this romantic red treasury

And I got a convo about a custom order of my Mini File Folders that lead to another sale. This has been, by far, my best Etsy week ever. It will be hard to ever top this week.

Thank you to all the treasury makers for thinking my items are good enough for your beautiful treasuries. Thank you to the admin who picked my file folders for the Gift Guide. Thank you to my customers this week. You've all helped make this my best Etsy week ever and I am humbled.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Huge blog giveaway

The SDEC team is having our first team blog giveaway. We've got 18 shop participating and 18 prizes to giveaway. What did I tell you, it's massive. You should check it out. Who doesn't like to win free stuff.

This is my prize for the giveaway

Cute, aren't they? If you can't wait to win them, just click on the picture and you can buy your very own set. But if you win them, I will mail them to you for free. So go enter the blog contest.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Here are some of the treasuries I've been in recently.

This one was an April birthdays treasury

And this is one that I made featuring hydrangeas, one of my favorite flowers