I love being featured in blogs :O) I especially love this blog called, “Cakes likes a Party”
Click on the above picture to see my blog feature!
One of the best perks about having an Etsy shop is getting to meet new people from all across the globe who share a passion for trend, fashion and paper crafting :O) I recently got a message from, Stephanie, a writer for,
Traumhochzeit.com , a German online portal “all about weddings”. She was so kind and generous and featured many of my items. Click the photo to see the online mention:
I’m back from wonderful West Virginia(will blog w/pics soon) and added new pinwheels colors to my shop! They are divided into 4 color categories:
You can purchase them from my Etsy shop here:
You really can’t go wrong with this list! Have fun :O)
MY FAVORITE IS NUMBER SEVEN
I read this post a few weeks ago from from Ali Edwards’ blog: http://aliedwards.com
I loved it SO much I wanted to share with you.
The article is about scrap booking and memory keeping but it’s good advice for the crafter/artist in general especially if your life is busy and you need a few guidelines to encourage you and let you know that we all struggle with managing time and creativity. I’m not a scrapbooker but I got a lot of helpful tips from this post! ENJOY
“How does she make it look so easy?” you often wonder when reading scrapbooking magazines and blogs. Pages and projects appear to come together effortlessly for some memory keepers, yet you sometimes struggle with designing an attractive page and feeling in control of the process.
There’s something you should know. Appearances are deceiving. Every scrapbooker has been in your shoes, tossing aside a page that just didn’t work and feeling like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. However, there are common threads that help the most active memory keepers stay creative and productive.
You’ve heard it right here before – sometimes we leave dishes to the next day or forgo a favorite TV program in favor of finishing a page. If you want to make progress in your scrapbooking, then it needs to stay at the forefront of your life, even integrated into it. This means that other items will slide down a notch and be of lesser priority. That’s OK, because it’s your decision, but you must make the choice to have memory keeping be a part of your life.
As creative people, we are stimulated by colors, patterns and textures. We gain inspiration from seeing our supplies. However, we also live in the real world, where too much clutter can add to an already overwhelming day. Let yourself play, but try to set boundaries (time and space) and make sure to pick up what you get out. If you need to, use pre-designed or self-created kits to help manage projects.
Once you’ve coordinated a selection of products, put away the excess for enhanced focus and efficiency.
It’s far too easy to get roped into a test of mental fortitude with lining things up just-so. But life isn’t that way – it doesn’t come with perfect focus or hospital corners. Life can be messy – so why should your scrapbooking be anything else? The easiest way to make memory keeping feel like a walk on the breach to treat it with the same easy, breezy attitude.
The most productive scrapbookers never run out of ideas but also do not let too-many-ideas feel overwhelming. They soak up inspiration and let the excess run off, knowing there will always be more to come. You can achieve this balance by selectively consuming information, keeping track of ideas that stir your soul, and then consciously saying “no more”.
Every expert began as a novice and every great discovery started as an experiment. By trying new techniques and approaches to your craft, you sharpen your creative saw and gain even more experience. Also, in knowing that things will be OK if your experiment flops, you’ll develop an essential confidence to keeping trying new things and always be in learning mode.
Rulers are there for drawing straight lines and album templates to help you quickly create a beautiful photobook. You don’t lose brownie points for leveraging solutions and tools that make scrapbooking easier. In fact, you gain time for recording more memories. Shortcuts can help you navigate mojo-drowning creative and logistical hurdles.
Always be on the lookout for simple solutions, such as printing multiple photos on one sheet.
Every day as we live life and strive to document it, we’re evolving and growing as photographers and scrapbookers – as documentarians. Challenges and roadblocks are a certainty. With simple mindset shifts, however, you can leave behind feelings of anxiety and self-doubt and feel more joyful ease in your memory keeping.
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I’m introducing a new pennant banner option for my customers THIS WEEK that is personal(and customizable) yet has that vintage touch we have all come to love.
I think I’ll call it the “Vintage story book banner”
The pinwheels in this picture collage along with the die cut” Happy Birthday” will be available for purchase as well. They’re new too!
Thank you for the amazing response to my humble blog! I’m not the best at it…..this I know….. but I’m glad to hear your positive feedback and see your numerous clicks :O)
Last night after a bath and instructions to get dressed for bed, my kids decided instead to wear bath robes (mine), sit in front of the fireplace and pretend it was Christmas. I promptly grabbed their new library books and made hot chocolate. Stolen, unplanned moments like these make me enjoy motherhood the most. We didn’t get to the books but watching them lay on the floor sipping hot chocolate from stirrer sticks, and offering me a straw to sip in tandem made me feel a little Christmassy. T’was a night in July