Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pretty in Pink

So I've added a handful of new items to my website this weekend. There are some pretty pretty pink things!

I got a couple more fan embellishments done. Wouldn't this be pretty on your little girl's scrapbook page? You can get any letter. If you would like a number or shape (like a star!) just let me know! They are $1.97 each.

These stickers are on a
6x12" sheet on 80lb cardstock. Acid & lignin free. And only $1.50!!

Don't those letters work perfectly with this paper? This paper is called Big Cherry and is 65lb stock.

These opaline pearl embellishments have an adhesive on the back for easy application. They are only $1.80

This journaling set includes 5 coordinating printed journaling sets, 2 sticky note pads, 2 die-cut stacks and 1 mini-memo pad. There are so many things you can do with these!

I've got a lot more items coming in so check the site everyday! Click on any of the pictures to go to their page!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Paper Cone Wreaths

So while virtually thumbing through pinterest the other day I came across a paper cone wreath. I tagged it in my I will make these one day folder. Well the day came and here one that I came up with. I'll have this one and others available at Handmadens this November.

Green beans anyone?

So I've actually kept my garden up this year, and have started to reap the benefits. My peas didn't do so good, but the green beans have more than made up. We have been eating fresh green beans for weeks now. Luckily the kids LOVE them! It was time to pick them all though. I've never canned green beans, actually the only thing I have canned is tomatoes. Once.

So I researched quickly on the internet. Realizing I need a pressure cooker, I ran to Wal-mart. Why is everyone afraid of pressure cookers? Seriously, people online mention them exploding, even checking out the guy behind me in line told me I must be daring.

I decided that since I'd never heard of someone dieing by pressure cooker they must be semi safe to operate. Even by a novice such as myself. And after spending the entire day in the kitchen I ended up with canned and pickled green beans to enjoy in the future.

Very worth it!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shadowbox Ornament Tutorial

Before I get to the shadowbox ornament, here is a small book I put together using the Cosmo Cricket Little Boy Biography Collection I have for sale on my website. There is a you tube video of the paper pack and of me putting together this album. Click on the photo to go to the page:

Now on to the tutorial. I made these darling little ornaments the other day! So cute and so easy to put together. Click on either photo to go to the video. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Here We Go!

So I've been getting some things done! I got an order in from Cosmo Cricket the other day as well. Beautiful stuff! Check out this lacing card kit:

Super easy to put together! Click on the photo to go to the website to purchase the kit. I also made a video of the one I put together, check it out!

Dreams Video

Here are some of the items that I've made and added to the website. The fan embellishments come in various colors of paper and glitter. There are 3 different fonts to choose from as well. I'll be adding additional colors in the future.

The bag of tags is another new thing I'm working on. I'll have different colors and shapes as fast as I can get them done and added!

This paper pack from Cosmo Cricket is absolutely gorgeous! The papers have a vintage flair and there is also a Little Boy set. I've made a video of the contents of each pack. I'm working some photo books with the papers that I'll show you when I'm done. Click on the picture to purchase either pack!

Little Girls Video Little Boys Video

I've also added some Halloween papers and stamps. I'm going to be putting together a Haunted House album kit once I get all of the supplies in, so stay tuned for that!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I need a Vacation! I think...

Actually, I just don't know. Where in the world are the days going to? They are flying by so fast. If I think about it I get overwhelmed. Maybe if I took a vacation when I got home I'd be refreshed and able to collect myself? Or maybe I would feel even farther behind. Behind in what? I don't even have an answer for that! I feel like a hamster on it's wheel going, going, going. And I don't seem to accomplish a thing. What's up with that? I feel like I need a giant to do list to keep me inline. I suppose this all has to do with the new thing I'm working on. I've been developing a new line to launch under my business. The Olde Scrapbox. I am going to offer handmade supplies & embellishments for crafting, scrapbooking, etc. I'll be putting project kits together for sale and I've also ordered supplies from some great companies that I'll be offering on my site. I've got quite a few things drawn up and only a couple finished right now. I'm adding them to the site as I get them done. Here are just a couple examples:

These fan embellishments are great for adding to scrapbook pages, banners, party hats... They will come in different colors and fonts.

I will also have packages of premade journaling tags. This set features black ink on kraft card stock. I also have a bright colored set available and others in the mix.

I do enjoy what I'm doing, but right now my mind is working way faster that my body can process, so hence the overwhelming feeling. I need to tell myself, you don't really have a deadline, take your time!

I'd enjoy any feedback! Let me know what you think of the new line. I realize there isn't a lot on my site yet. It's coming along slowly but surely!