Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I Am Gearing Up For Spring!

Christmas isn't even here yet and I've already turned the corner and hit the gas toward spring! I saw the cutest ribbon sculptures a little while ago and had to try them out so what better time than the busiest time of year right? They took a bit of practice but I love the outcome. They measure approx 2-2 1/2" and are mounted on a partially lined, non slip alligator clip. I want to try all of the princesses, but since Ariel is my favorite I HAD to try the mermaid first :) Let me know what you think!

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Bows and Holiday Events!

Hey all! I have been so busy making hair bows and Christmas gifts, it was a welcome surprise when I was asked to set up a table at the Duvall Civic Club's Santa Sale-abration! It will be a fun holiday event including a bake sale, craft tables and Santa pictures. The event will be held in the Rose Room below the Duvall Library on December 4th from 10am-4pm. Hope to see you there!

Also my Santa Tags were featured in an Etsy Treasury today, check out all of the fun Santa themed items. I love the dog outfit, the puppy in it is so cute!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Game Time!

I had a request for Seattle Seahawks color Korker Bows so here they are! I made some for my girls too to go along with their "Sunday best" Seahawks jerseys! GO HAWKS!
If you aren't a Seahawks fan (shame on you!) and would like bows to support your team, I can do any color! Either message me on Facebook or my Etsy site. I would love to help you show your team spirit!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Another Treasury!

Another one of my bows was featured in an Etsy Treasury, check it out! This one really makes me realize the snow is on it's way!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Piggy Pair Korker Bows

Here are some examples of my new "Piggy Pair" korker bows. They measure 2 1/2" and are perfect for pigtails or to wear one at a time. For the little ones with hair not quite ready for bows, they can be clipped on a hat or headband. They are sewn together for extra durability, heat treated at the ends to prevent fraying, attached to a partially lined alligator clip and lined with a non-slip grip. Check them out on my website
They make great stocking stuffers for only $5.00.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hairbows Online and Ready!

I posted some of my hairbows last night on my Etsy site and this one was included in an Etsy Treasury!! Check it out along with some more amazing holiday gifts included.

If you see something you like, just want different colors, I can always custom make one for you! I have a lot more coming so keep checking back.

Also right now until Thanksgiving I have decided to give away 1 mini korker bow FREE with every bow purchased! That's a $2.00 item FREE with every bow purchase! (If you buy 2 bows I can make 2 small ones the same colors for pigtails too!!) They are so cute in my girls hair I want everyone else to have them as well.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

So I Have A New Obsession...

I kept seeing these cute hair bows all over the internet and decided to try it out on my own. My girls had a few sets I got at the store and love putting them in their hair, I figured if they can glue some ribbon together and sell them like crazy, so could I! I found a DIY tutorial and started just making the Korker style bows and setting them on lined alligator clips. Those were the style I had purchased at the store. They are pretty simple to make and being the overachiever I am, I had to find the hardest style and try it out. I have found a few different names for the style, but I like Funky Loopy Bows. There are many tutorials out there for purchase, but I just made mine up as I went along and it turned out great. It is just a whole bunch of different ribbons in different textures and any other type of colorful decorations you want to put in. The first one I made has 9 types of ribbon, some curled, some short lengths V cut at the ends and some looped. I added some short pieces of tulle and little pearl strands. It is all attached to a lined alligator clip. I tried it in my oldest daughter Natalee's hair and fell in love! The pictures don't do it justice.

If anyone is interested in purchasing them, I am making a flyer with the different styles I can do and also putting them on my new etsy site as soon as I have enough stock. If you want one custom made with specific colors before I put them on the website just email me and I can make one just for you!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas Is On It's Way!

Oh boy, only 8 weeks until Christmas! I have been so busy coming up with new ideas and working on gifts, I haven't had time to get them on here to show off! Oops! Here is one of my new creations I thought everyone would enjoy. These will spruce up any gift bag or package with the sparkling red and white cardstock I used. If the paper isn't enough, they are embellished with black glitter dots for the buttons and rhinestones on the belt.

I have a lot more gift ideas coming so stay tuned!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall is here, so are some new embellishments!

It's been awhile since my last post, that has to do with my new 8lb 8oz bundle of little boy that joined us on August 24th. Since then it has been a chore getting everyone accustomed to our new life with 3 kids under 4.

Last week I stepped back into my world of crafts and got started on some cute pumpkins to add to my embellishment category. I hand punched them out of textured cardstock, dabbed each piece on an ink pad to give the edges some emphasis, then dotted a bit of glitter glue on the edges (for the needed sparkle that is my signature!) I made some with a foam square on the back for embellishing cards, scrapbook pages or anything else that needs a little fall color and also mounted some on black tags with bright orange sparkly ribbon. I have them listed for quantity of 3 on my Etsy site so check them out!

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Few Days Left

Since I have a few days until baby comes I decided to post some of the stuff I made for the festival and didn't get up on the website. I made these really cute gift card holders/greeting cards, perfect for birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, anniversaries, etc. They are made from heavy cardstock and decorated with really cute paper flowers and rhinestones. I left them generic, but can stamp any type of sentiment like "Congratulations" or "Just for You" inside. If you need one for a certain occasion or in certain colors, let me know. I'm sure I can come up with something perfect for you.

Friday, August 13, 2010

I Made It Through the Weekend...

What a weekend! I had so much fun at my booth in the festival, I definitely want to do it again! Maybe not 9 months pregnant, but soon! Friday started out kinda slow, after setting up the tent I had people stopping by to check out my stuff and by mid afternoon I had a few sales. Toward the end of the afternoon a customer came by and asked for a chipboard album in certain colors and since I brought most of my paper, I was able to make it for her on the spot. It was hectic, but worth it and I am so glad I had my support team there to help me out with other customers while I worked. Saturday morning had a great turn out until the rain came about 1:00. We were able to take down our tents and get out of there by 7:00. I had so many people helping me load up it only took 15 minutes!

Thanks to everyone who helped me make my first festival a success!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's Show Time!

The Sumner Arts Festival is this weekend Friday and Saturday so make plans to come down and check it out. I am going to be in booth #66, close to the food and bathrooms (good for me!) The weather should be pretty good and there is going to be a lot of fun things to do for kids and adults. Check out their website for info. See you there!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Tags Were Included In A Treasury!

My new gift tags were included in a treasury by GlassnMore on Etsy. I love all of the oranges and yellows. Check it out, the colors sure fit the hot weather we've been having!

Thanks to for including me!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Gift Tags For Any Occasion

I have been spending the last couple of weeks filling my big plastic tote with finished product for the Sumner Arts Festival so I decided to share a few of the things I have been working on. I feel bad for neglecting to post for almost 2 weeks! A few days ago I made a Little Girl scrapbook album like the Little Boy one I posted last and I had a lot of leftover scraps, so I decided to make some gift tags with them. They are too cute and would go with any plain colored gift bag or wrapped present. I love the fact they are so versitile, you can use them in a scrapbook as a journaling tag or on a little thank you gift. This is just a taste of the tags I have made, I have some for holidays also. Those I will post when the time comes!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Little Boy Scrapbook Album

I know it has been a few days since I posted anything, but I have been working hard at getting my stuff ready for the festival in 5 short weeks! AAAAHHHH! I did come up with a new scrapbook album I thought I'd share with everyone. It is a 5 page little boy chipboard album, ribbon bound and has some really cute embellishments. I didn't think my flowers would quite work with this one so I had to come up with some different ones. It is a pretty easy layout with plenty of room to put pictures and journaling.

I hope I keep getting these bursts of inspiration so I have some variety at my table!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Some of my creations were featured in a Treasury by I was so excited I had to put up the link for everyone to see! For those of you that do not know Etsy, Treasury is a page a shop can create with a grouping of similar items of their favorite things and put it up for everyone to see. Some of them get chosen to go on the front page of the site. Here's the link, check it out!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cute Gift Card Holder

I found this really cute purse gift card holder when I was surfing E-Bay a couple of weeks ago and had to see if I could re-create it. My cousin's bridal shower is this weekend so I figured this was a good time to try it out. I think the one I saw was made with different punches and stencils because I saw a few different people selling them and they looked like the same pattern, but I came up with my own version. I made a template so I can make more, but this one took me a little while to get all of the measurements right. I put a few of my little butterflies and flowers on it and used my new bakers twine to tie a little "for the bride" card on the front like tying a gift tag on the front of a present. I think it turned out pretty cute, let me know what you all think!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My New Found Craft Supply

I have been checking out different things that are becoming popular craft supplies and I came across Bakers Twine. What is Bakers Twine? It is a 100% cotton twine, usually white striped with a color, used to tie bakery boxes. It is FDA approved for packaging and cooking so you can use it for just about anything. It has become all the rage in the crafting world and even has people finding string manufacturers to create new colors for them to sell in bulk like Divine Twine. You can use it to tie gift tags, decorate cards, scrapbook pages and so many other things! Even tie up pea plants in your garden! I had seen other shops on Etsy selling it and was interested in it, but thought if they could find it in a large roll and spool it in smaller quantities, so could I! I finally got 3 of the 8 colors offered at an online bakery supply shop yesterday and was so excited. I started measuring and wrapping right away so I could get it up for sale! Check it out on my site

I have been really busy getting ready for the festival in 6 weeks so I may not post every day, but when I come up with something new I will get it on here to share!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

The day has come to announce the winner of my giveaway for the Black and White Greeting Card Gift Basket. Congratulations to Stase L. of Milwaukee, WI! Since she is also a follower on my Etsy site she gets a free pack of embellishments of her choice! Thank you all for entering and since I have been making so many different things for the upcoming festival, I will be doing more giveaways so keep checking back. Thanks again!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Easy Father's Day Present

Shhh...Don't tell my husband because this is his Father's Day gift from our girls! They love coloring, so I gave each of them a few pieces of white cardstock, some markers (washable of course!) and let them go to town. I let my 2 1/2 year old punch shapes out with my punches and use a glue stick to glue them to her pages. They had so much fun, I think this is going to be an every year thing for Daddy. I printed out some pictures of each of them with Daddy, made some simple layouts on different colored cardstock to kind of coordinate with the girls colorings, punched some holes, added eyelets for some durability then sandwiched them all together between two pieces of black chipboard. I found a really cute picture of all 3 of them together so I antiqued it on my computer, printed it out on cardstock and decoupaged it to the front chipboard page. I used a thick paper type ribbon to bind it together, weaving it in and out of the eyelets and tying it on the side. I loved how it came out and I think my husband is going to enjoy it too!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gift Tags

I have been making gift tags like no other, for showers and birthdays. I even make thank-you's out of them to put in my packages when I send out an item I sell. I can make them in coordinating colors to put on a scrapbook page for journaling, or write names on them for place cards. I have seen so many different uses for them I just had to give them the spotlight!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I have found so many uses with these little butterflies it's unreal! I have decorated scrapbook pages, made tags, picture frames and so much more. There is enough room on them to journal in a scrapbook, or put on a small dowel and put in a vase of flowers. I started out this group by finding scraps of things I had already done and put the remnants to good use. I am an avid scrap keeper (aka hoarder of paper!) and I wanted use it up, since I know I will be making more scraps in the next few months for sure. I had a lot of yellow so that's where I started. Since I did one color group, I found a few more I had enough for, green, purple and orange. Since I am very OCD about things in groups, now I have to do all of the colors, so watch for more to come!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Last Week to Enter the Giveaway!

For those of you that aren't entered yet, I will be picking a winner of the greeting card basket giveaway on Sunday the 20th and announcing it on Monday the 21st! On the back of these little crown circles are the names of the people entered. I had to make them cute and official with my logo! Go to the GIVEAWAY page for the instructions and links on how to enter. Good Luck!

Monday, June 14, 2010

1st Birthday Scrapbook Album

My niece Payton celebrated her 1st birthday this weekend so as for all the kids, I made her a scrapbook to show her growth for the year. I used a lot of pastels and little embellishments here and there. It turned out 20 pages measuring 8x8, with a lot of room for journaling and more pictures. This picture shows 7 pages that I really liked. Some of the pages have pictures on them already because I wanted it finished for her, but didn't have all the pictures I needed. It will be fun for my sister to finish it and get all emotional about how big her precious one is getting!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Out of This World...

I stayed up until all hours of the night last night making this birthday card for my husband's co-worker. She is really into astronomy and stars so I found this really cute decorative star paper and glued it inside some black cardstock, which I folded like an envelope. I used a textured cream colored paper for the moon and some extra stars, and a really fun Star Wars font for the wording. I stamped Happy Birthday on some cardstock, glued down a few stars then added a bubble to seal the card/envelope. I had to add some little crystals to the inside for some sparkle, since it is kinda my thing! I really liked how it turned out, even though my camera battery died before I was finished and got a decent shot.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Don't Pet My Dog!

After posting my "No Soliciting" sign yesterday, my sister told me she needed a sign to keep people from trying to pet her dog. He is a very sweet dog to family and friends, but is very protective. Their beagle Tinkerbell would probably just lick someone to death, but try and pet Skider and you could lose your fingers!

I came up with this saying, and I had to make something from it! I wanted to make it look rustic or like burnt parchment, so I printed the words in a distressed font on heavy cardstock with a burnt looking background, then tore the edges and rubbed it with some pigment ink. I didn't have a piece of wood, which is what I wanted to use, so I messy painted a framed canvas, then glued the paper to the canvas and let it dry. I used satin Mod Podge to seal the paper onto the canvas and around the edges, so she can hang it outside if she wants to. I wouldn't recommend putting it in the full weather since the back isn't sealed, so if you wanted to try the project, either make it for inside or do the same thing, just with a wood plaque.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

No Soliciting...

I understand people need jobs right now, but when they wake up my kids during their afternoon nap, I get really irritated! I have been wanting to post a "No Soliciting" sign, but wanted something cute. I came up with this slogan a little while ago and have been looking for a way to display it. This one turned out pretty big and really had nowhere to post it, so it ended up at the beginning of my long walkway so when people pull in my driveway it will be hard to miss! I used vinyl for the letters and put a vinyl butterfly at the end and some little paper flowers across the top for some cute little decorations. I hope they get it and not just think it's funny, because the first person who rings my doorbell with no good reason and wakes up the new baby will get the wrath of no sleep Mama!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Father's Day is Approaching

Since Father's Day is just a couple of weeks away, I came up with a cute card idea for my Dad and Father in Law. Since I love the tri-fold card, I wanted to change up how it ties in the front, so I made up a belt and buckle to hold it together. When I think of a Dad, I think cars, building things and outdoors, so I took a cute stamp I had with a bear holding a toolbox with a hat that says "fix it". I needed something else around it, so I put the bear in the woods! I made some trees and grass to fill in the rest of the card. I loved the way it turned out!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Over the Weekend...

Well over the weekend I wasn't going to start any new projects, then I decided to make my niece's scrapbook for her first birthday next weekend. That took up part of Saturday (the not so sunny part of it!) and the time my husband was watching some shark show on the Discovery Channel. I got most of it done, all it needs is a few more pictures, but I won't reveal that until she gets it next Sunday. I didn't have much time for anything else, so this morning I had an idea while I was waiting for the girls to wake up. I have had this basket stamp for a few years and I don't think I have ever used it! I got these tri-fold cards a few weeks ago and I have been trying all kinds of new things with them. My favorite thing to do is punch a couple of holes in the front and put in rivets so I can tie it closed with a ribbon. In this one I stamped the flower basket in brown pigment ink, rubbed it a little so the basket looks colored in, then used my little flowers to fill the basket. It can be a nice get well card, thank you card, or just a hello! I made a matching purple envelope and 3 coordinating butterfly stickers to either seal the envelope, decorate the front of the card or whatever else you can find to do with them. All in all it was a productive weekend and I will reveal the newest scrapbook next week.

The giveaway entries are starting to pile up, so make sure you get your name in all the right places to enter!

Friday, June 4, 2010

My First Giveaway!

This little card basket is in no way my own creation, I give full credit to my sister-in-law and her sister, Tanya and Sonja. I received one similar for my birthday filled with random cards in it and I thought it was so cute and a great idea. I have been wanting to re-create it, so I found some paper that would make some cute cards and used the same line to create a basket too. It is filled with 3 tri-fold cards with different sayings inside, Thinking of You, Have a Nice Day and Just for You. They come with handmade black envelopes and 3 decorative stickers to seal them. The front of the basket is decorated with a large flower print and embellished with little aqua blue rhinestones. The whole theme throughout is black, white and aqua blue.

Check out the giveaway page for more info on how to win this cute little basket!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Graduation Picture Frame

I have been working on a few things so far this week and I finished one of them so here it is! I just posted this cute graduation picture frame on my Etsy website and had to write all about it. I have been in the painting mode if you all couldn't tell. My cousin gave me the idea of painting frames and personalizing them so I started doing some generic ones and like how they are turning out. I recently got some that I can put larger things on like this graduation frame with the bigger letters and embellishments. I have a lot more ideas so keep checking back!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Graduation Caps Made to Order

Since it is June and graduation is just around the corner, I decided to try my hand at making some little graduation cap embellishments. I of course made a generic girly theme, pink and white, but I can make them in any color! The tassels were the hardest part to come up with, but they turned out pretty cute, I made both paper and string ones. Still not sure which nes I like best. They have a little foam dot on the back so you can use them really easily on a scrapbook page or card. I had my Goddaughter in mind when I made these since she is "graduating" from kindergarten this year. Congratulations Mya and all of the other Grads this year!

Friday, May 28, 2010

My Take on a Lamp Shade...

So when I was asked if I could decorate lamp shades, I looked into it of course! I'm always up for a new challenge and love interesting projects. I found a couple of DIY websites that had pretty much the same directions, water based acrylic paint and have fun! I used my girls new room as inspiration for this one and decorated it with everything girly, princess crowns, butterflies, ladybugs and since I love my bees, a few of those went on it as well. I heavily embellished this one, but they can be done as simple as painting a name on it or tying on a matching ribbon. I have to say I had a lot of fun making this and it will look so cute in the girls room.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rainbow of Butterflies

I love making these cute butterflies and you can use them to decorate just about anything! I have been mostly using them in scrapbook layouts, but I put some on a couple of picture frames and I loved how they turned out. I can punch them out of any color to coordinate with the project I am working on, usually a printed or textured background and a white or light colored front. For most of them I use some glitter glue for the body to give it some sparkle and definition, it just depends on the project and what looks good at the time. For the picture frames I doubled up on the back paper to make it a little thicker to withstand some abuse. I am working on a lot of them right now for the festival in August so you will be seeing a lot more and in a variety of design in the next couple of months!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gift Cards, Tags and Stickers... Oh My!

My dad and stepmom got me these stamps when I was about 13 years old for my birthday and can't believe I'm finally using them in a project! They are the type you stamp and color in, which I have never really been into. When I saw the idea of old fashioned looking cards and tags, I pulled these out of the drawer and wiped off the dust! I loved how they turned out in the brown ink and I even tried my hand at scuffing the edges with the ink pad. I think they turned out really cute! They even come with their own little envelope. I made some gift tags as well, so you can tie one on a gift bag and put a little card inside the present that matches. The stickers can be used to seal the envelopes or decorate a gift bag.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Customer Thank You!

I had a custom order for 28 bees and 2 beehives a couple of weeks ago for a customer making a thank you for her childs preschool teachers. She wrote all of the kids names on the bees and the little Thank-You note on the beehives. Here is the picture of one of them she finished up and it turned out so cute!
I love all of the ideas others come up with from my little creations. Thanks Deanna!

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Little Idea I Had...

This weekend was mostly spend hanging out with the family and organizing my craft room, but I found some little picture frames along the way and got a creative spark! I painted one of them pink and added some little letters to say Princess across the bottom. I covered it with sparkle Mod Podge, then a few layers of satin finish Mod Podge for extra durability of the paint. I used my paper embellishments, a butterfly, a crown and two flowers, along with some acrylic crystals to decorate it. I love how it turned out!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Custom Crowns

I love it when someone comes up with a different way to use my little creations! I had an order yesterday for 24 pink crowns personalized with a date for a party. The customer forgot to put a date on the invitations she ordered, so these crowns will take that place. I printed the date out on the pink paper, then handpunched the crowns and put all of the tiny crystals on the top. We both loved the way they turned out and I hope they help make her invitation fun!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Little Ladybugs

My little ladybugs were the second creation in my lineup. I had just finished up a ladybug theme birthday party for my 1 year old daughter and made some up for her birthday party scrapbook page. They came out so cute and simple to make, I started creating them for a lot of my pages. I can make them in any color to match a project so I never have to run to the craft store if I run out!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Little Spots of Color: Paper Flowers

I thought I would continue today with my first scrapbook embellishment I made myself. I was contacted by a guy from the east coast last November to create a custom scrapbook for his girlfriend. What started out as an 8 page layout book turned into a 40 page masterpiece! I had just signed up to sell my crafts on and started looking into different company's policies about reselling their products in my own projects and a lot of them say no! I was horrified since everything I had here I needed to use for this huge project! I started by finding a paper company that graciously allows reselling their paper in crafts and went from there. Most of the sticker and embellishment companies still had a very strict Angel Policy about resale. I saw this cute little flower in a pack of 20 at the craft store I really wanted to use. It was white with a yellow center and the customer loves daisies. I came home and found a small flower punch, punched two flowers, glued them together for the 3-D effect and put a small yellow rhinestone in the center. Viola! I had my little flowers and they only cost me the price of the yellow rhinestone since I had plenty of white paper here! I was able to use them throughout this huge book and not worry about copyright laws on resale.

I was so proud of them I made them in all kind of colors and packaged them up. Within a day I had my first sale on them! Since then I have made them in every color and use them on almost all of my layouts.