Wednesday, December 31, 2008
*************Don't forget to leave a comment to enter yourself for the BUTTON GIVEAWAY...see Yesterday's post just below!****************
Have a great time..........and be safe! I am going to spend my day cleaning, crafting, and sleeping! ;)
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Juliafinucane.etsy.com features pop art by Jewels....lots of unique art pieces to be found here!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Andrea has international shipping all figured out and ready to go for you.......and she has excellent feedback!
What a cute idea for the Holidays....a unique handcrafted piece of clothing for your child or grandchild!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Nothing like an overdue assignment to make you get photos printed! I just finished designing this mini album for my good friend Terri's scrapbook kit club, Color Me Miki...I ran to the nearest CVS drugstore yesterday and popped the memory card right into the machine, and voila...a few buttons later....PHOTOS. Easy......and I knew our recent photographs from our Thanksgiving Day hike at Muir Woods would go so well with this latest kit, Winter Whimsy. Terri's kits are packed...and I loved how versatile this one was...I easily used it for something not-so-Christmas.
AbbaDabbaBags.etsy.com is full of high quality handbags and zipper pouches........many in some of my favorite Amy Butler prints....love 'em! I adore this Weekend Tote in Amy Butler's Gothic Rose Print. International shipping is all set up for you...and the shop's feedback is excellent!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Monday's Great Marketing Exchange Post Shop is GaiaTroveChicago.etsy.com featuring all sorts of cool accessories to wear in your hair! I love this Urban Black and White Polka Dot Fascinator Sleek Feather Headband! Go check out this fun li'l shop!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday- No feature today............HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Friday- StrangeChild.etsy.com ...a unique collection of Dragon and Imp sculptures!
Saturday- LunarraStar.etsy.com ...... has a huge selection of gift ideas ..I especially love this Alice in Wonderland DRINK ME Vintage Charm Necklace! Lovely gift for a daughter or niece. Gift wrapping sounds so pretty....glittery stars? Nice....at no extra cost.
I love the banner for Sunday's shop.... JenniferLadd.etsy.com ..one of my favorite combinations of aqua and red.....gets me all wondering what could be inside the shop?? Let's see...... Oh...lovely things such as this Sakura on Red Clutch Purse ....just too pretty. I'm definitely bookmarking this shop......lovely photographs, lots of eyecandy, and international shipping all set up and ready to go for you.
(All these shops brought to you at once, by Moi....who doesn't trust the compose draft/post later portion of her blog..... yet.)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Yesterday's shop was moodygurl.etsy.com featuring "smell-good products for a mood altering experience"!! Sounds like fun..........sign me up! Who couldn't use a little mood altering now and then? The Moody Scrub in Pink Grapefruit sounds especially nice! Check out moodygurl's BIO -she really knows her smell goods! :)
Today's shop is greencard.etsy.com featuring cheeky and contemporary greetings! Check out Funny Notes Between Friends and this set of four cheeky apology cards is perfect........cuz you know if you have to apologize to one person...there are probably three more to take care of! ;)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I was lucky enough to see just exactly where some of my lovely buttons ended up when I strolled back into Rachel's shop, TICKLEWORM, on Etsy awhile back! I met Rachel during a "Sneak Attack" (Check out HandmadeMovement.com to learn all about those fun events where we sneak up on unsuspecting shops and BUY from them!)
She recently received some lovely pinkies from Little Red Cottage. :)
She used the pink buttons to accent the front cover of her handmade Lemon Rasberry Orange Sorbet Pouch! So very pretty..and just the right little touch!
....and OH!!!......Looks like Rachel is having a SALE! Check out her shop announcements!
*****Don't forget that I am having a BUTTON GIVEAWAY!! Check out and comment on my blog post on November 19th to be entered to win! :)
Today's featured shop is: littlepinkplum.etsy.com ...an adorable shop and perfect place for finding those STOCKING STUFFERS we'll be needing very soon! :)
I recognize so many of the gorgeous papers used in the products! This darling little cherry blossom pocket mirror is one of my favorites!
The shop ships internationally, and has excellent feedback...........so....GO! Take a look and stock up on some fun things to fill in those empty stockings soon to be hanging over your mantels! ;)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So....in between listing many, many new colorful button packs....I reached my 100th sale!! WOOHOO! :) I am so excited...and THANKFUL!!
I've decided to do my very first giveaway...I just listed this gorgeous Thanksgiving Button Pack in the shop....and I'll be giving one of these packs away to a LUCKY WINNER!
Just go take a look at Little Red Cottage, and come back and comment on your favorite item in the shop....tell us why it's your favorite!
Please be sure there is a way to contact you! I'll be drawing a winner on Tuesday, November 25th, at Noon PST. :)
Looking forward to your comments..............and sharing some AUTUMN BUTTON GOODNESS with you!
Shupg.etsy.com has some of the MOST UNIQUE and PLAYFUL handmade items, ever!! Check out this Charm Necklace with a French theme...so many wonderful elements going on! Puffy stitched clouds, bicycle charms, a fabulous blue, white and red ribbon....all holding a carousel to die for.....just absolutely charming.
The Red Watering Can Pendant is my personal favorite....too charming, a cottage on the puffy bit, and a RED WATERING CAN... it's too perfect, I want it!
This is a perfect li'l shop to search for unique items for those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives on your Holiday List!
PS: Their shipping is very reasonable too! :)
Go check 'em out!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
...... ThreadedGoodness.etsy.com ---is a shop you will definitely want to add to your favorites with the cold winter days ahead! Check out these Turquoise Wrist Warmers and this Merino Wool Newborn Sweater.....just makes me wish I had a newborn to put into it! She has reworked her international shipping...check her shop out!
.... UniqueGarden.etsy.com ...ohhhh I just wonder how the Pear Berry Spectucular Spritzer smells? Wonderful I am sure! Go check out this unique Etsy shop for lots of aroma-filled products!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday- Paintingsbyjude.etsy.com Some of the most gorgeous, and VIVID artwork I have seen on Etsy...beautiful work!
Tuesday- Craftilycharms.etsy.com Really pretty silver charms.......my favorite is this Starfish!
Wednesday- Norakaren.etsy.com I am really starting to notice all the wonderful shops that carry clothing on Etsy.....such unique items....like this fun pair of beaded jeans!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This cutie is showing off THE SNOWFLAKE tutu in the lovely etsy shop BabyMakesThree!
So many sweet little things for your princess to twirl around in....custom orders too! :)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Deckled Edge Bindery is having some really lovely giveaways right now....they are celebrating their one-year anniversary on Etsy.........I won this adorable Disney book!
Go take a second to check it out, and say Happy Anniversary! :)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I truly had this song in my head the ENTIRE time I was creating this mini album.....this was with the Special Edition Color Me Miki Kit... Sassafras Lass Life at the Pole kit!!
Such fun papers.....Sassafras Lass never disappoints...such cute little characters, and unique color combinations...these papers and coordinating embellishments are FUN to work with!! Go check out the kits at Color Me Miki! Terri has posted all the photographs, including the ones showing my complicated tri-fold design...ehhehe!
I used a few things in addition to the kit....green grosgrain ribbon from my etsy shop, buttons, raffle tickets, and silk flowers!
This album is blank and ready to go for all my winter photographs!
This sweet little album was created by a good friend and neighbor of Little Red Cottage!
I just the love what the stamped image on the front cover has to say:
i love you more than....
Too sweet ......this adorable li'l mini album is filled with simply embellished pages just waiting for your precious photographs! Go check out the details at my Little Red Cottage! :)
My favorites from today's pick: randomscraps.etsy.com
Dinosaur Tracks Card --so stinkin' cute!! Perfect for a baby shower!
Merry Christmas Cards --set of adorable Christmas cards with glittery birdies! Tweet Tweet!
Happy Birthday Set of two cards --simple, sweet and elegant...and more than one! Now....we all know more than ONE person having a birthday soon right! ;) I love that randomscraps carries many sets of cards!!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Here is another layout I created last week for the 'Ohana Kit.....this one shows my more linear side...straight lines, even borders, etc.
No worries though....I ran this through my sewing machine...it's hard to see in the photograph, but there is a nice zig-zag line going all around the Cosmo Cricket paper on the left...and some nice, big, funky handstitches with a nice, warm shad of embroidery floss actually sewn through the photos themselves.
This is my nephew, Joshua. He is a lot older than these photographs...he is a Freshman is High School just like my daughter. He lovessssss Wasabiiiiiiiiii!!
That's my kitchen in the background...we have those white square ceramic tiles that are so hard to keep clean...........but they they are almost starting to look vintage to me....especially with all the bits of aqua that I like to keep in there...I am almost sorry to think about redoing them someday.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Love the warm colors in this kit...they all pop with the aqua colors in the cardstock ...the fabulous aqua canvas Thickers in the add-on kit.
The 'Ohana kit included an ENTIRE PACK of dark brown Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards.....so I sewed each of them onto a piece of the aqua cardstock. I am noticing that lately I really love to cut out bits and pieces of the ACTUAL PACKAGING and/or LABELS..hehe..of products to use in my work....Jenni Bowlin products have been particularly fun for that, and I cut apart the tiny examples of each bingo card from the insert within the pack so I could use them in my work.
I punched holes with my trusty crop-o-dile....and used silver book rings to hold it all together.
I placed the Scenic Route stickers onto a nice brown cardstock, and cut them out...leaving a bit of a chipboard edge to them....this gives the stickers a little more punch.
I stapled vintage-feeling cream ribbon onto several edges of the pages to create some soft "tabs", and then added buttons, velvet flowers, and other little embellishments.
I can hardly wait to fill this up with little photos from Thanksgiving! :)
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
....here is a teeny-tiny sneak peek of a layout I created with Terri's latest Color Me Miki Kit. It's another AWESOME kit......wait til you see the tiny mini book made from the J___ B___B___C___'s..hehee.......This November kit is available starting tomorrow..........and that is when I'll be posting the rest of the photographs of what I created! :)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
What is a Sneak Attack? Here is what the Handmademovement.com website has to say:
What's a Sneak Attack? Every weekday at an appointed time, an Etsy shop with few or no sales is announce on this site. As many people as possible then buy items from that shop, resulting in a frenzy of surprise business to the unsuspecting shop! Want to join in? I bet you do! Read on...
Below is the current Sneak Attack schedule. To participate, show up on this site at or soon after the time of the next attack and you'll see the chosen shop name. Then go to that shop and purchase an item, making sure to include the words "Sneak Attack" in the "message to seller". The shop owner will also be informed of what is happening so they know just what is going on. Think you're too late for today's attack? Wrong! If the shop name is still up below, please go and make a purchase!
There is always a corresponding thread in the Etc. section of the Etsy forums to go along with the current Sneak Attack, click HERE to go visit the current one, for today, Monday. Please go take a few moments to go check it out or bookmark it for later.....it's a fun, positive, and SNEAKY thing to do! :)
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
........finished off two mini albums, "Things I love About You", shown here to the left.....a lovely, girly-girl, book, with gold-edges....loved creating this.........and a Thanksgiving mini album, which.....is already spoken for! :) Wow, love days like this..........making lovely things for people who appreciate, and want them!
Also today, lots more destash, and judging from the searching I did while putting the finishing touches on the latest two albums, LOTS MORE TO COME!
Are there any themes you would like to see in a mini album? Any seasonal events, travel? Baby? Girl? Boy? Teen? Leave a comment! Thanks!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
......by The Copper Cauldron! Thanks so much, agoodwitchtoo! :)
And these are the rules for the Butterfly Award:
1. Put the logo on your blog. 2. Add a link to the person who awarded you. 3. Nominate 10 other blogs. 4. Add links to those blogs on yours. 5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs....
...so I would love to pass this Butterfly Award on to some of the fun blogs I have just started following recently:
........and a huge THANK YOU to my Blogger Dashboard, this post would of be truly impossible without it! LOL :)
Friday, October 10, 2008
I recently read about shophandmade.com, and I was pretty impressed with what I saw. I really like that the sponsors are paper crafting or rubber stamping online websites. Paper is what I love. It's what I DIG. So LRC built another cute little red cottage on the next block over. The website is still in beta mode.....I am hoping there will be forums? a way for customers to contact me? a way for other sellers to contact me?
It's good to have your eggs in more than one basket. Or...maybe have TWO baskets.... ;)
I've added a clickable blinkie down on the right-hand side there, it will take you to my newly acquired little piece of real estate over on shophandmade.com ....feel free to click on it and look around...whew....another something to keep track of. :)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Just listed this SPOOKY HALLOWEEN MINI ALBUM at Little Red Cottage this afternoon......what a wonderful way to keep all those Halloween photos together....this is a not-so-mini album, it's a 8" x 8"...and full of plenty of room for those snapshots of pirates, monsters, gory guys, and fairy-tale princesses!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
.........did you do anything fun? creative? did you get to sleep in?
I did all three!
My weekend started with scrapping and creating with my good friends at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks, my favorite scrapbook store ever.....here is a layout that Terri created to display in the store....she asked me to create some Garden Goodies , or paper posies for her layout....so I obliged her! You can see them in action in her layout, "Cute Friends".
Saturday.....we headed down to MCAS Miramar to watch the Air Show ....we met my sister and her family down there, and had a great time watching all the awesome airplanes and jets........the Blue Angels and Fat Albert were mind blowing! We plowed through bags of kettle corn, and walked it all off by walking instead of taking the shuttle bus back to the parking lot! Go us!
I slept in this morning. Way in. Caught up on some badly needed REM sleep with some really crazy dreams. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.....
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
....this is going to be one of those on-going yard sales...you know the ones....the ones that are set up every single weekend.
But it will be good stuff, so check back often! Here we have PINK CHIPBOARD LETTERS! So come on through the picket fence gate and see what goodies await you!