Monday, March 14, 2011

Recent creations

Hey! Here are a few items I've made recently for customers. I started making my pacifier clips out of fabric instead of ribbon. That way I can coordinate them with other items I'm making. It's nice to have two coordinating items...makes for a really nice gift. If you'd like me to make a custom monogrammed/embroidered pacifier clip for your little one, or for a gift, let me know! I have several fabrics to choose from. And I can make coordinating burp cloths (as shown below), bibs, or rag quilt lovey blankets as well! Oh, and these pacifier clips are universal, they even work with Soothies (as shown). The only ones they don't work with are some Mams without a loop or hole...however, I have attachments I can add so that they work with them as well.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My new Etsy shop is now open!

A little over a week ago, I posted my first few items on Etsy. In just a few days, I sold my first 2 items! Very exciting! I'm hoping to add more things to my shop as I make them. I will be selling handmade cards, baby bibs, burp cloths, pacifier clips, rag quilt loveys, and whatever else I feel like making. So check it out here.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas filled with joy and surrounded by family and friends. We went up to New York to be with my husband's family and enjoyed lots of cold weather and snow!

Well, it's time to get ready for Valentine's Day already! This is one of my favorite holidays, anyone know why??? Here are a few little cards I've done in previous years. I had supplies left over, so I just made a few more this year. They are tiny 3"x3" note cards, perfect for a little love note to your special someone!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's a little card I've created for you using "My Digital Studio." Enjoy! By the way, the "My Digital Studio" software is half-price right now, only through Tuesday, Nov. 30! It is only $39.98 instead of $79.95...that is a huge savings on this impressive software! There are several other things that are 50%, 40% and 30% off, including digital downloads. Check them out here. You can only order these things online or directly through me. I am submitting a demonstrator order on the 30th, so let me know before then if you'd like to order something. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Baby "sprinkle" invitation

Last month I threw a baby "sprinkle" for a good friend of mine in Colorado. Since this was going to be her second little girl, she didn't need much, so it was not a full-out baby shower. It was small, but enjoyable. My friend actually delivered her baby girl today! Happy birthday Emma!

This is the invitation I made for the party, made with the "My Digital Studio" software from Stampin' Up! I found a card I liked on a popular baby shower invitation website, then re-created the design with some digital graphics in My Digital Studio and had them printed out on pearl linen paper, which gave them a nice shiny, pearly look. I even decorated the back with some patterned paper and a little scallop punch with my name. The poem is a blend of things I gathered online and a few of my own thoughts as I tried to personalize it. I was really happy with the final product!

Friday, October 22, 2010

WCMD Cards

I finally got around to taking pictures of the cards we made at my World Card Making Day event on Oct. 9th. I didn't have as great a turn out as I would have liked (I had card stock cut for probably about 200 cards), but a few of my neighbors and friends showed up, and everyone said they had a great time. I decided I'd use the left over materials to do Christmas cards with my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group, since my friend and I are in charge of creative activities. Then the CSC (Columbus Spouses Club) asked me if I would do Christmas cards with everyone for part of the December social. Of course, I agreed. So now I might have to cut some more card stock for all these people! Anyway, I did a few of these cards for my WCMD event 2 years ago...I just figured nobody around here had seen them, and I was really trying to get rid of some of my retired card stock colors. One or two are CASEd from current or retired catalogs (CASE=copy and share everything). So here they are.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Did you know such a day existed? Well, it does! World Card Making Day started in 2006 by Paper Crafts Magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year. I hosted an event for my neighbors and friends in 2007, and it was a great success. I didn't do it the next two years because I was working and not spending much time stamping and card making, then I had my baby boy. Well, now I'm getting back into card making full-force and hosting another WCMD event for my neighbors and friends. WCMD is always the first Saturday of October. However, I'm hosting my event the second Saturday (Oct. 9), since my babysitter (a.k.a. my hubby) will be out of town on the 2nd. I hope I get a good turnout and people have a really fun time! It will be from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, drop-in style, and we will be making Christmas cards. To cover supplies and my preparation time, I'm charging $5 for 3 cards. Let me know if you're in the Columbus, MS area and want to come (a link to my email is in my profile).