Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve Everyone! is Wednesday's featured shop for's Great Marketing Exchange.........looks like there will be lots of adorable and unique handmade sock monkeys coming out of the UK soon! Very cool!

*************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

Seaglass BUTTON GIVEAWAY in my Etsy Shop!

I'm back! After taking my usual Holiday Hiatus...hehee......I am back with tons of projects brewing in my mind's eye for the upcoming year.....more yummie scrapbooking items, Garden Goodies, stitched button sets, handmade cards, organizers, baby boxes, and new button packs.........Whew! Just waiting to hit the shelves at Little Red Cottage!
This Seaglass Button Pack is one of my favorites....these buttons are BIG....they make a lovely statement on your projects....and the colors....oh my....just really pretty....and I want to GIVE THEM TO YOU!
Just leave me a comment here on this post..........tell me what you would do or create with these AQUA LOVELIES.......and I'll draw a random winner on...........let's say..............Sunday night.... January 4th....9:00PM Pacific Time! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you! Ready, set...............POST!

Great Marketing Exchange Posts for Monday and Today.....

Monday's featured online store is if your child is in is a wonderful place to get everything you need! features pop art by Jewels....lots of unique art pieces to be found here!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday's Featured shop....

...for the Great Marketing Exchange is: ...and they have an awesome end-of-year sale going on..check out their shop announcements! Check out all their pretty gold-toned jewelry!

Monday, December 8, 2008's Great Marketing Exchange Post of the day..... ....Evie carries all sorts of cool things you may need to create and craft.............brushes, rulers, scrapbooking punches! She has shipping set up for both US and Canada...go check her shop out!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Pink Paislee Acrylic Stamp Sets On Sale!!!

There are three different PINK PAISLEE ACRYLIC STAMP SETS in the shop right now at Little Red Cottage.............and they are all only $10.00 each for this weekend!!
I'm really starting to getting into the Holiday mood now.....lights are going up in our neighborhood....I'm hearing Christmas music everywhere I go....the Post Office is getting busier, lol!
There are three different Pink Paislee Stamp Sets available in the shop............Pop Fashion, Vintage Moon, and Fancy Frames! I do have more of some of these sets, convo me through Etsy if you would like to purchase more than one of them.
These would be a fabulous STOCKING STUFFER!!!
Sale ends Monday morning! (Literally when I get up and log onto Etsy.) Ha! :)
Have a fabulous weekend everyone! :)

Friday's Great Marketing Exchange Post

Friday's Great Marketing Exchange shop of the day is featuring adorable children's clothing with all sorts of unique and fun accents. Pictured here is an adorable vintage boy in a rocket! Bright and cute!

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

Muir Woods -- The Mini Album

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.
I did use just a few things from my stash, silver acrylic paint...a few extra buttons (same colors you will receive in the kit), bookrings, and Vanilla Bean Raffle Tickets from my shop....and as you can see.........I machine stitched everything, including the photographs, to within an inch of it's life. Sewing makes me happy. My daughter says it was noisy--that oddly made me even happier. ;) Enjoy................I'll post a few more photographs later this evening.

Wednesday & Thursday's Great Marketing Exchange Posts is celebrating their first Holiday Season on etsy with a HUGE SALE...go check out their shop announcments for all the deets.........I particularly like this print: Dragonfly Affection. is full of high quality handbags and zipper pouches........many in some of my favorite Amy Butler '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

Winter Whimsy -- Color Me Miki's latest kit!

I love this latest kit "Winter Whimsy" by Color Me Miki!! The colors and textures are perfect for Christmas projects...or just everyday events too! Very are two photographs of a layout I recently created with the kit............there's Jake with his fingers in the cookie bowl...he loves to help bake cookies....and Christmastime is a good time to do just that! These photos were actually taken a few winters ago...he is a big boy now....he gets himself up on the counter! I can barely lift him! If you love whimsical Christmas decor--go check out this pretty little pink and green kit.........and the add-ons.........oh my........lots of great sparkles! ;)

Tuesday's Great Marketing Exchange Shop!

Check out for unique jewerly items and mixed media artwork ...........and I also found a link to the sister shop for vintage items and supplies! Very cool!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Great Marketing Exchange Post for Monday..'s Monday already! How did that happen? We did have an absolutely wonderful time on our trip though! (More about that in another post...)

Monday's Great Marketing Exchange Post Shop is 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

My Thanksgiving Button Pack Giveaway winner is...

............................... MademoiselleChitChat!!! :)))
My dear son picked a random number for me just now........
I'll be doing lots more giveaways in the future!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! :)
Little Red Cottage will be open during this Thanksgiving Weekend....I'll be right smack in the middle of the gorgeous Muir Woods on Thanksgiving Day....can't think of a better way to spend that day actually............being in the middle of beautiful California Redwood forest with my loved ones........................ but I'll be back to take care of orders and your convos by Sunday night.
Hug your loved ones.......and wear loose pants so you can EAT! ;) gobble, gobble, gobble...........

Great Marketing Exchange Posts for the Holiday Weekend....

Wednesday- ....featuring lots of pretty items. I love the colors in this Blue Fused Striped Plate!

Thursday- No feature today............HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday- ...a unique collection of Dragon and Imp sculptures!

Saturday- ...... 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? no extra cost.

I love the banner for Sunday's shop.... 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.)

Tuesday's Great Marketing Exchange Post

The adorable Green Apple Earrings are definitely my favorite item in this unique jewelry shop.... shipping is nicely laid out at the both of each listing...and she is accepting custom orders all the up til December 10th. :)

Monday's Great Marketing Exchange Post is a darling little shop full of button-goodness! Buttons! One of my favorite crafting items.....glitterstar has transformed them into fun bracelets such as this Blue Button Bracelet. Check out the shop announcments..........glitterstar is offering free shipping on jewelry, clothing and supplies until November 28th.

Sunday's Great Marketing Exchange Post!

I just adore Sunday's shop.... adorable collection of handcarved stamps and all the little goodies that you can create with them. This Sewing Machine Stamp is one of my favorites! Be sure to check out the shop announcements for lots of information regarding ordering custom stamps and timelines. Craftpudding also has a lovely and informative blog...lots of free tutorials to be found. :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Great Marketing Exchange Shops...

...for yesterday and today!

Yesterday's shop was 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 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

So...where do the buttons go??

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 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! :)

Great Marketing Exchange Post for Thursday!

Today's featured shop is: 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! 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

I am so very Etsy Giveaway!! 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!

Wednesday Great Marketing Exchange Post! has some of the MOST UNIQUE and PLAYFUL handmade items, ever!! Check out this Charm Necklace with a French 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


I am so excited....I have listed many new button packs in Little Red Cottage today!
Here is a photo of one of my favorites..... Seaglass. Such pretty colors....these would be great for so many different projects!
Click on the link above to check out the rest of the newest button packs... Wedding Day, CORAL REEF, BaBy Doll, Whimsical Christmas, Playground ............and more to come soon!

Tuesday Marketing Post!

Today's Great Marketing Exchange Etsy shop is ! Check out the fabulous finds in this shop....lots of goodies saved and ready to use as ephemera in your next art project! :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Great Marketing Exhange Featured Shop for today.

Monday's featured Etsy shop is !! This shop features exquisite handmade personal favorites are the White Coin Pearl and Crystal Y Necklace and the Freshwater Pearls Collar ! So pretty to take something so classic and put a new twist on it!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This Weekend's Great Market Exchange shops are....

...... -- I just adore the Eco-Friendly Kid's Art Smocks and the Market Tote Bag!! Really fun items in her shop!

...... ---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!

.... ...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

Lots of new goodies in the destash section!

Like this lovely crepe ribbon paper by Jenni Bowlin....go check it out at Little Red Cottage! :)

Thursday's Great Marketing Exchange Post has oodles and oodles of gorgeous vintage jewelry pieces....perfect place to go Holiday shopping for that hard-to-buy for person on your list!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another quilt giveaway....

........over at at the Old Red Barn Co. Blog.......use the blinkie on my sidebar to go check it out.....

SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!'s Great Marketing Exchange (catch up post!)

Ok...........I did get woefully behind on my Great Marketing Exchange here it goes...catching up all at once! :)

Monday- Some of the most gorgeous, and VIVID artwork I have seen on Etsy...beautiful work!

Tuesday- Really pretty silver favorite is this Starfish!

Wednesday- I am really starting to notice all the wonderful shops that carry clothing on Etsy.....such unique this fun pair of beaded jeans!

Le Jardin Stitched Button Collection....

.........and other new goodies just listed at Little Red Cottage!
Check out the newest stitched button collection... Le Jardin! I have many more to come! Prestitched with embroidery thread, coordinated and ready-to-use!
Also...more goodies in the Destash Yard Sale.......there are FLOWERS growing in the yard of my Little Red Cottage.....go peek over the picket fence and take a look at!

Sunday, November 9, 2008's Great Marketing Exchange Post of the Day...

Today's Great Marketing Post of the Day features one of the cutest little models I have ever come across whilst browsing on Etsy!

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 Great Marketing Exchange Post of the Day!

Mermaid Inspired Seaweed Tea and Bubble Gum and Starfruit Vegan So Smoochalicous You ll want to give all the Fishys Great Big Kisses Lip Conditioner Duo......
mmmmmmmmm.................LOVE LOVE LOVE the titles on these items!!
Today's Great Marketing Post of Day is:
This shop features gobs of lovely vegan lip conditioners, body mists, room sprays, and a generous section full of gift sets (perfect for the Holidays!) Go check her shop out....the photos are bright and cheery, and the item'll love them!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Giveaways at

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

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland....

......sleighbells ring........are you listening? In the lane snow is glistening....a beautiful sight.....we're happy tonight.........walking in a winter la laaaaaaa la la laaa...

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 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! Great Marketing Exchange Post of the Day!

For Friday, November 7th, the Great Marketing Exchange sponsored and organized by will be featuring GoGoKioko a fun shop featuring dozens of unique pendants (ones of my favorite searches on Etsy, btw!!)

Let's go shopping! How unique is this Popcorn Pendant? Or these Map Earrings? Perfect stocking stuffers for your friend that loves movies or the one that loves to travel!

Kioko is a Japanese means beautiful child (got that from the profile! hee!)....this is a great li'l shop for the child in all of us!

So? Who do you LOVE more than CHOCOLATE??

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! :)

NeatoStuff Great Marketing Exchange Post of the Day!

Little Red Cottage will be participating in the Great Marketing Exchange...sponsored by, a super fun place to find a nice collection of unique things for sale from around the web! Well over 100 Etsy shops have signed up to help promote one another over the upcoming weeks, including myself! So each day all the participants will be sharing a unique Etsy shop with you!

My favorites from today's pick:

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

California Rolls!

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'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.

Here is a closeup of the title, and subtitle....adore those Canvas Thickers in aqua......
Can you tell I love aqua??
I wonder if Little Aqua Cottage would of worked??
Nah........Red is still my first love! :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Home ....a recent creation....all ready for Thanksgiving!

Here are some photographs of a mini album project I created with the latest Color Me Miki kit....'Ohana. :)

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 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

Ohana means Family.....

........and it's quite the coincidence that I used the title "Family" on this layout with the Ohana Kit .....I didn't even know what Terri had named the kit until this evening!
<-----This is my family...a few summers ago, on a beach in Oregon. We had a fantastic road trip....the light was so pretty this evening on the beach in Lincoln City....I just keep creating layouts and projects with the photographs from this trip. That's ok...good memories can be revisited, over and over and over again.. :) I'll be posting more pics of the things I created with the latest kit from Color Me Miki this weekend.
Happy Halloween everyone! :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sneak Peek of Color Me Miki November Kit... 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

New listings at Little Red Cottage....

.............raffle tickets in set of 80! These little things are so versatile...............use them for journaling spots....borders........stamp on them all around the edge of a scrapbook layout.......use them as tabs on the side of a mini album...........put the sentiments of your handmade cards in them.............add an eyelet and some baker's twine.......voila........a unique tag..............There are four different colors available at Little Red Cottage......... MAGENTA PINK ......................... FRENCH BLUE (shown) ...................... LEMON YELLOW (a really pretty pale shade of yellow, very Spring-esque)................ and VANILLA BEAN WHITE (reminds me of Breyer's Vanilla ice cream for some reason...and thus the name!
Also check out the Destash Yard Sale............still goin' on...hehe......snag a couple of different items and save a lot on shipping.
Speaking of shipping.............I have recently improved the shipping section of my listings, and now shipping to Canada is shown in most of them.
Coming soon: MINI ALBUMS INSPIRED BY MY RECENT "JOURNAL DE JARDIN" and some more mini albums with a GIVE THANKS or ThanksGiving theme!

Monday, October 20, 2008 & Sneak Attacks!

Just a little while ago Andrea from asked me to help keep a thread in the etsy forums "bumped" up to the top............well, I've been happily helping to bump up, cheer on, and participate in SNEAK ATTACKS ever since!

What is a Sneak Attack? Here is what the 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's a fun, positive, and SNEAKY thing to do! :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Quilt Giveaway at.....

.... PIGTAILS and SNAILS.... go check it out, it's one of the most lovely quilts I have ever really just want to wrap yourself up in it, grab a cup of tea, a good book, and go away for on the blinkie on the right-hand side there. Entries are being accepted until 7PM MST today, the 17th. Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Having a blissfully blessed day......

........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, 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

The Butterfly Award has been bestowed upon me.... 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.... I would love to pass this Butterfly Award on to some of the fun blogs I have just started following recently:

I Dare Say

The Whole Kit and Caboodle

Bumblebee Studio




Kimiko's Bloggity Blog

Sew Happy Designs

Nicki Leigh

The Beehive Store

........and a huge THANK YOU to my Blogger Dashboard, this post would of be truly impossible without it! LOL :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Little Red Cottage is expanding. Already. Goodness.

I recently read about, 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 ....feel free to click on it and look around...whew....another something to keep track of. :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Frankenstein!

Mr. & Mrs. Frankenstein are just two of the fun characters in this FUNKY HALLOWEEN MINI ALBUM. I put together a fun mix of basic orange polka dot paper by Doodlebug, and Cosmo Cricket's latest Halloween collection to create this mini album. All the layers of paper are distressed and machine sewn. (You would be so PROUD of how fast I can load and change out the bobbin now!) You'll find them in the Little Red Cottage ....along with some fabulous SPOOKY and TRICKY Halloween Tags.
I had help in decorating the house for Autumn last crafty and design-minded daughter unloaded the fall decor bins, and really set everything up in a fabulous way. The acorn doesn't fall from the tree. :) I'll snap some photos to share soon!

Little Red Cottage is featured at.....

....Sheila's blog.... wrappedNwarmth ! I am happy to be among some other really terrific Etsy picks this time around! What a terrific idea....I may have to do that very, very soon! :) Thanks so much, Sheila!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Journal de Jardin.....Created with a Color Me Miki Kit....

This garden journal was created using the most recent Color Me Miki Kit.... Vintage was SOO fun to make....the mix of Webster's Pages patterned papers...and Sassafras Lass patterned papers.......just to die for! The bazzill cardstock included in this kit was yummie......those of you that know me...know that it takes a lot for me to get excited over cardstock..I am pattern girl. ;) I plan on putting photos of our backyard landscaping (before & afters) that was completed this summer.... I used a method to make the back and front covers that I learned while taking an art journal class of Terri's...I hope to perfect it a bit more and make some unique journals to list in my shop soon.
On the way: MORE SPOOKY THINGS!!!!!!!! The sewing machine has been running all mornings....tags & another hauntingly cute Halloween mini book coming to the shop....SOON!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Let's Go A Haunting............

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!
I also listed some freshly cut Garden Goodies made with the lovely Dill Blossom Collection from SEI....and the Yard Sale destash table has a few new additions to it!
Go check it out! More Halloweenie Goodness to come!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

So what did you do this weekend?

.........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 is a layout that Terri created to display in the store....she asked me to create some Garden Goodies , or paper posies for her 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

Yard Sale--Cottage Style!

I've been meaning to set up a destash section ever since I opened Little Red Cottage, and today was the day that finally got accomplished. Go me! Let's face it, we scrapbookers and paper crafters are constantly stashing, restashing, and

....this is going to be one of those on-going yard 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!

Vintage Lass! the name of the newest Color Me Miki Kit! I designed two layouts, and a mini album using both the main and add-on kits ...........and it was SO FUN! My friend Terri just keeps outdoing herself with these kits....the color selection of bazzill cardstock was just spot on for this kit! The clouds and owls in the Sassafras Lass chipboard sheet, oh my! fun and easy to work with! There are yummie buttons, a Jenni Bowlin vintage sticker sheet, pearl ribbon, and lots of other fun goodies to play with! I'll be posting more pics of what I did with Vintage Lass later on this week!