............why, they are on "Bob" and "Joaquin"! ;)
I am always thrilled to see what fellow crafters do with the items from my Little Red Cottage!
I love what Kristy did with the pretty dark brown Espresso buttons from my shop.....she used them for ROBOT EYES on her sweet and silly tees! Super cute!
Kristy's handiwork can be found in her Etsy shop:
Hannalah -go check out all the wonderful and silly goodness there!
(Speaking of buttons............I was in a sorting mood last night.......and I found some wonderful muses for colorful combinations....I'll be listing them within the week in my Little Red Cottage!)
Friday, November 13, 2009
.............but don't they really look good enough to eat? I think so.....mmmmm....Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming........
and CHRISTMAS BUTTON PACKS are now stocked on the shelves in my Little Red Cottage!
Go check them out! CLICK HERE!
Tomorrow...........a Best Bettie's Crop and HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE! I've been a crazy busy Elf this week....and so have my Betties!
Coming soon....news about the next local crop, and a GETAWAY! ;)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Jumbo Rick Rack is now available in OLIVE GREEN! Just in time for Christmas crafting and scrapbooking projects!
I love this color of rick rack...I used it often in both my personal projects, and classes I've taught....convo me if you need a different yardage cut!
Needing Christmas buttons? They are on the way!! ;)
I love this color of rick rack...I used it often in both my personal projects, and classes I've taught....convo me if you need a different yardage cut!
Needing Christmas buttons? They are on the way!! ;)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Christmas Colors are creeping onto the shelves at my Little Red Cottage!! You'll find lots of new trims that will finish off your Holiday Handmade Crafts and Gifts beautifully!
Santa Claus Red Rick Rack Trim
Christmas Tree Green Rick Rack Trim
Vibrant Green Polka Dot Grosgrain Trim --this one was super popular last year, snag some for this year before it's all gone!
Double-Sided Red and White Polka Dot Grosgrain ---tie onto your mini album projects, and see sweet polkas peeking out at you from both sides!
Lime Green Jumbo Cotton Rick Rack --this gorgeous shade of green never stays in stock very long...want some funky, bright GREEN in your Christmas crafting? Hurry....this may be the last of this particular color...convo me if you would like to double your order!
Coming up this week:
Holiday BUTTON PACKS!! Some of you know that I was down for the count in August...but I spent my time wisely....I was mixing and matching my button packs for the Holiday Crafting Season...I'll be listing them soon!
Friday, October 23, 2009
I've just finished stocking 12...YES!! 12 new button packs onto the shelves of the Button Pack Shop Section of my Little Red Cottage......head on over, and take a peek at:
Think Pink (warm pinks)
Espresso (deep, rich browns)
Robin Egg Blue (pretty aquas)
Timberland (bright & olive greens)
Mardi Gras (BRIGHT aquas, orange, purple and lime green)
Snow White (PURE white buttons)
and so many more! There are currently 40 fabulous button packs to choose from!
Hurry for best selection, quantities are limited on certain packs. Please feel free to convo me if you would like a custom listing, or more than one pack of a certain color!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Be sure to stop by the Halloween Shop Section of my Little Red Cottage....lots of great crafting goodies have been marked down...........now through the end of the month, buy one item from this section, and get the second item HALF OFF!! Lesser priced item will be half off. I'll refund your Paypal account promptly, or send you a revised invoice if you would like.
So shop til drop dead, and let that be your Halloween costume! ;)
Stay tuned to the shop for new listings coming...........Mega Button Packs, New colors in Poly Rick Rack Trim, New Antique Ruler and Measuring Tape Twill Trims!! Fun new items for playing and creating!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Back in stock, just in time for your Holidays crafts and projects!
Fire Engine RED Think Christmas?
Black Licorice Think Halloween?
More buttons packs, including BRAND NEW never seen before packs, will be listed soon, so stay tuned!
The Best Betties Crop held on October 10th, was a huge success....our betties created layouts left and right, shopped, ate, visited with their friends! If you want to read more about it, visit Erin's Best Betties blog HERE. :)
And........if you want in on our next event..... it's on Saturday, November 14th.........cropping from 10 til 5pm, and a special Holiday Boutique set up....email me if you would like more information regarding the crop! Shelebythesea at roadrunner dot com!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Check out all the fun Halloween Button Packs in my Little Red Cottage!!
Like this super popular one...
Looks good enough to eat!
Let me know if need a custom mix for halloween invitations or crafting at Thanksgiving...I'd be happy to create a custom mix just for you!
************Giveaway...............a wonderful Etsy friend of mine is having her first giveaway on her blog.... if you love or collect Hello Kitty items, check it out...and be sure to check out her shop too! Lots of fun jewelry items! Click HERE to go to her blog....or HERE to go to her shop, Leakhena.etsy.com!
And.............for all my local girls here in Southern California......just a reminder that Best Betties is having another fabulous crop on Saturday, October 10th. Email me for more details or to sign up!!! Shelebythesea at roadrunner dot com!! :)
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I love to see where all the beautiful buttons from my Little Red Ccottage go to live!
TuTuSFactory.etsy.com sewed buttons all along the waistband of this darling Melon Sherbert TuTu!
Check out the the other gorgeous handmade items in her shop...and read her profile for the back story on how she got started making custom TuTus!
Find a button pack with just the colors you need in the Button Section of the shop...or convo me on Etsy, I would love to create a custom mix for you!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
......are being added to my Little Red Cottage right now! I have tons of awesome little goodies in fun piles all around me right now! I'll be listing them all throughout the day....you'll find all sorts of fun things for creating Trick or Treat goodies bags, invitations to ghoulish parties, and for scrapping all those spooky photos after Halloween night!
Coming soon.....stamps, Heidi Grace Halloween embellishments, flowers, chipboard titles, ribbons, masks...etc!
Check out the Scrapbook Embellishments and Destash Yard Sale sections of the shop!
A special newsflash for my local girls throughout Southern California............Best Betties is having another fabulous crop on October 10th! We love our new location! So much room to breath, scrap, eat and talk to more of our best betties! Don't miss out on all the fun! Contact me at Shelebythesea at roadrunner dot come for more information on how to sign up!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Oh...my! I've been busy! Haven't updated in a wee bit......
I have lots of brand NEW button packs in the shop for you though! Six fun new Halloween, Autumn and Thanksgiving mixes! I know it seems early....but it is Sept 1st today, and October 31st will be here before you know it! Get a head start on Halloween crafting and treat bags now! Let me know if you need more than one bag of a certain color, I will set up a custom listing for you.....there are limited quantities of each button pack I just listed...so don't hesitate! Click HERE to be taken straight to the BUTTON section of my Little Red Cottage, there are 30 button packs currently listed, including the six new ones!
Just wanted to thank the lovely BETTIES who gathered together this last past Saturday....I was so pleased with the fabulous response to our crop!! :) Hoping you can make it to the next one! I'll do everything I can to rearrange the weather....however, everything else was fab, and I promise not to change a thing! Read more about my best bettie's crazy weekend, including our crop here on her BLOG!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Hubby took me to the GREEN DAY concert down at Viejas Arena in San Diego last night...........wow, wow, wow...what a show! He thought tickets were sold out, but he snagged two of them a couple of weeks ago...we thought we would way up in nosebleed...and we were...oh! those bleacher seats just do not leave much room.....but it's a great arena for a concert! To celebrate my GREEN BUZZ.......take 20% anything GREEN in my shop today.....just send me a convo on Etsy, and I'll refund your Paypal account! That's anything GREEN....find a bit of green in something, or something ALL GREEN, like the vintage trim in my last blog post.....20% off!
Speaking of green vintage trim...........here are two more photos of the layout I used the vintage green trim on.....you can see the orange paper posies also available in my Etsy shop...check out the Flowers Section for these darling little posies in ORANGE, HOT PINK, BLACK (think Halloweenie!), BLACK with ORANGE, and BLACK with GREEN (oh! there's something green!).
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Recently, I used some of the Apple Green Vintage Beaded Trim on a scrapbook layout, and I thought you would like to see it!
This trim can get kind of roly poly on the layout, so I sewed it on with DMC floss, I laid out the trim along the bottom of the layout, used a paper piercer to punch two holes every inch or so...and the combined to sew...it's really quite hidden...and there are no adhesives showing!
So many uses for this awesome trim! Check it out, and it's friend, the AQUA color in my Etsy shop! Stock up for that home decor or sewing project!
Check out all the new lovely trims, battenburg laces, and velvet goodness now listed in the shop's Trim Section!
This brown is just begging to be put into a scrapbook page...imagine the lovely border it would make, you could embellishment it further with buttons or brads!
I love red! The Red Venice Trim up above is no exception, I love the delicate loops and scallops along the edge...more must-haves for your scrapping and papercrafting!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I love unique trims! I have been adding new trims to the shop in the last few days........go check them out in the Ribbon/Trim Section!
You'll find wide grosgrain with fun patterns, and color combinations you'll find in scrapbook collections.....scalloped lace just begging to be added to your next shabby chic or heritage project.......and this sweet daisy chain.......white daisies and dark, dark, navy blue middles!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Yesterday, Estee, a fellow button-lover, sent me a message via Etsy that she was going to have a giveaway on her blog........and here's the kicker! She is giving away 3 of my button packs from Little Red Cottage!! Including this one pictured here, SUNFLOWERS! So RUN over to her blog, One Ginormous Adventure, read the post for today, July 31st, and enter to win!!
While you are there in that post, be sure to also follow the link that will lead you to GCD Studios (Estee is on their design team, and does beautiful work!). GCD is having a giveaway, their entire summer line!! I am really loving GCD's releases....fun, and lighthearted, and the color combinations are amazing!
Keep checking back! I have new button packs coming soon........"Blooming Posies" --this button pack coordinates with one of My Little Shoebox's new releases, "In Bloom", I got inspired after seeing my best bettie, Erin work with "In Bloom"! Also..."Road Trip", "The Woodlands", and "Fun in the Sun" (a little something to celebrate the end of summer with!)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Another scrapbook layout from our trip to the Big Island of Hawai'i! This one shows us at South Point, the Southernmost point in the US...it was sooo windy there, and barren, dried yellow grasses caught in the dark reddish brown lava flows, and the ocean was blue as a sapphire!
I used some of the items from my Little Red Cottage on this layout.....I used a flower tag (sadly, this one is out of stock at the moment!) but you can see the other four delicious colors available right now on the front page of my shop...just click HERE. Each tag has 12 to 14 layers of beautiful silk flowers just ready to be taken apart and made into lots of other flowers for your paper crafting..........or leave the entire handmade tag as is, and it's a wonderful addition to a gift bag, I have used them just like this, and they are a huge hit! Also.........you can see how I used the tiny orange posies in the centers of the other flowers....I just took a pair of tweezers, and rolled up their wire green stems into a swirly vine shape! For the big flower on the layout, I layered with some extras from my stash, and a nice chunky rhinestone!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
My daughter and I get to hang out today!! Just the two of us, here she is with her brother and Dad a few weeks ago at a black sand beach at the south tip of Hawai'i......I'm thinking pedicures, lunch, and the mall....?? How does that sound? :)
The boy child just left with Dad to catch the train to Comic-Con down in San Diego....I think he is going to FLIP HIS LID!! I hope Dad remembered the camera!
I have new button packs to share with you guys!! I will list a few before I leave today......yummy "flavors" like Strawberry-Mango Smoothie (Smooth pinks and peachy colors!)...and Hot Tamales (Fiery Reds!)...........one that being in Hawai'i inspired me to mix together.....Hawaiian Sunset (Blues, Aquas, Pinks, and Oranges!)!
You can find these three new packs in the Button Pack Section of the shop! Remember that you will receive a FREE Primary Button Pack for every 10.00 you spend, offer good until this Sunday. Enjoy!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I just adore these sweet orange posies!! I just added to them to the shop a few minutes ago, you can find them by clicking right HERE.
Here is an example of what you can do with them......I tucked just two of these little paper flowers right next to the journaling area on this layout. I taped them down with a bit of Prima decorative tape.
I also used buttons, and 7Gypsies Vintage Ephemera from my shop...you can see the vintage piece right underneath the flowers, and the buttons all in a row.
Go check these goodies out in my shop, and remember! You'll receive one FREE PACK OF PRIMARY-COLORED BUTTONS with every 10.00 you spent at Little Red Cottage!
Vanilla Cream Button Pack ..........a wonderful mix of white, clear, and vintage-looking buttons!
7Gypsies Vintage Ephemera Pack.....an awesome and inspiring mix of reproductions of vintage ads and labels on heavyweight, double-sided cardstock!
7Gypsies Ephemera Pack Gypsy Collection
These darling paper posies are also available in a luscious deep pink!
These darling paper posies are also available in a luscious deep pink!
I plan on working on a few projects today.........and listing some new trims in the shop.................see you soon!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Little Red Cottage is excited to be featured on ScrapScene.com again this week! ScrapScene.com is a wonderful place to keep up to date with all the goings-on in the scrapbook world. So I have decided that this week's promotion is..
Receive one free pack of Playground Buttons for every $10.00 you spend in the shop until Sunday, July 26th 9PM PST. No limits, while supplies last! So stock up for Back-To-School, end of summer, sewing, and upcoming holiday projects...or replace those buttons in your button jar that you have used!! Please convo me if you have any questions!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
These hand-dyed teal, aqua, and light green button packs have been HOT over at my Little Red Cottage.....they have been flying off the shelves as fast as I can relist them. I couldn't resist the temptation any longer....so I grabbed a pack of them for myself and took them to a friend's recent fabulous crop down in East County.......oh fun!! I hand sewed them onto this layout about the end-of-year pool party Jake's kindergarten class had....so cool, I love this color!!
Go check them out in the cottage......... Totally Teal Button Pack!! Grab 'em while you can!
Just a reminder!
Everything in the cottage is 20% off until 9pm PST today.................so go stock up on button packs (did you know LRC currently has over 25 different packs available?), flowers, posies, vintage ephemera, and other fabulous goodies for your scrapbook pages! See shop announcements for details! Little Red Cottage
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Remember that everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is on sale right now at my Little Red Cottage until the end of Sunday, July 19th, PST! See shop announcement for details. I can either send you a refund via Paypal, you can wait for an adjusted invoice.
Check out the pretty Princess Button Pack in the Button section of the shop! Now is a great time to stock up on buttons for your scrapbook layouts, mixed media, collage and crafts! If you want a bigger mix of buttons, or only need a certain color that is not listed, just convo me! I would love to create a custom listing for you!
For some Entertainment, My Little Shoebox Design Team style.............check out the latest video at my friend Erin's blog, Best Betties!! FUN! So many pretty things coming out!
Remember that my friends at FrogFeathers, WeeTreasures1 and ThePirateChip will combine shipping on orders from our shops! Save some money, just send me a convo on Etsy for more info!
For sneak peeks of another fabulous kit, check out my friend Terri's Color Me Miki blog!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Enjoy 20% off storewide in my Little Red Cottage from July 13th to July 20th! I am happy to be featured on ScrapScene's wonderfully informational blog and newsletter!!
Go check out the shop, lots of great goodies already marked down in the Destash Yard Sale section of the shop.....and lots and lots of new trims, and fabulous new button packs will be added this will be added this week. I recently added my popular Rhinestone Posies to the shop....check them out ---they look adorable on the front cover of a mini album, so versatile and unique!
Stayed tuned for photos of our Hawaiian vacation (Yes, we surprised the kids, they had no idea we were going to the Big Island til we were at the airport....that secret nearly killed me! But it was so worth it!)....and pictures of recent projects featuring fun new items in the shop!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I am so blessed............my hubby is taking the kids and I on a wonderful vacation beginning this Thursday......here is the kicker....hehe...the kids think we are going to Oregon...a gorgeous little state right above us, somewhere we have been before...and somewhere we have talked about going back to....BUT....my hubby got the "Let's search for a travel deal bug..." and instead we are going to...... Can you guess??? I can't give it away just yet...but I'll be back with lots of pretty photos by the end of the month! It's been killing me keeping this secret..........sigh!!!!
In the meantime, I have been loading up the shop....with new button assortments, and 8 gorgeous colors of Bazzill's paper flowers........Candle Yellow, Red Kisses, Orange Creamsicle, Parakeet Green, Chocolate Brown, French Vanilla Cream, Petunia Pink, and Brisbane Lavender!
Check them out here in the Scrapbook Embellishment Section of the shop!
Here are the individual links for the ones pictured here in this post:
These flowers are a perfect size, 1 1/2" wide...just put a button into the center, and your paper crafts are embellished! :)
Friday, June 12, 2009
Here are two of the newest button packs in the shop at Little Red Cottage...I have been knee-deep in buttons, sorting, fondling, and just generally loving every minute of getting them ready........I listed about six new ones throughout the day yesterday, and another 8 new ones will be listed today and tomorrow...so check often!
Black Licorice Button Pack...by high demand, a solid pack of lovely black buttons, some of them have a really cool dark gray pearl look to them, almost like Mother Of Pearl...great for your shabby chic work!
Rainforest Button Pack..... I was so happy when I saw what pretty shades of green this pack had! I just listed, go check it out!
More fabulous and NEW button packs to come! Right now you will receive a free Primary button pack for every four button packs you purchase...offer good until Sunday, June 14th.
Don't forget about the Etsy Yart Sale!! Yard + Art = YART! I have an entire section in the shop stocked with GREAT DEALS.....button brads, acyrlic stamps, chipboard, rhinestones, woven ribbon.....check it out! The YART Sale ends on Sunday, June 14th.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I have just finished getting my Little Red Cottage ready for Etsy's Second Annual Yart Sale sponsored by the ESST Team..........it's happening from June 10th until June 14th.........so you ask what's happening? Deals like you won't believe, all over the place, just like at a real yard sale in your community!
Yard + Art + YART!
I have an entire shop section devoted to the Yart Sale.....feel free to come check it out...and be sure to come back as I will be adding goodies throughout the four days of the sale!
Button Yart! Because I love buttons so much, and I know that you do also.....(yeah! You KNOW who you are out there!!) ..... I have a button special going during the Yart Sale........buy any FOUR button packs from the shop, and I'll send out a Primary Button Pack FREE with your order! You'll receive over 55 darling red, yellow, blue, purple and green buttons for every four button packs you order....no limit! So stock up now for summer projects!
I loved this kit!! "Surf City" was such a joy to work with, so many pretty bright papers and embellishments, and yet, flip over the paper to just the right side, and you could really get a wonderful old time vintage beach look too. Loving the My Little Shoebox chipboard letters!! Here is a layout I created with the kit............my son and my nephew out in the warm sun at our favorite little spot at Carlsbad beach.....how spoiled are we? :)
Check out Terri's June Kits here at the Color Me Miki site............
and check out what my friend and partner in Best Bettie Craziness, Erin, did with BOTH kits during her guest designer gig for Color Me Miki... here at her blog.....scroll on down to the May 31st post!! She ROCKED BOTH KITS fiercely!!
This was the last month I am "officially" designing for Color Me Miki...........it makes me so sad, but I'll still be around "unofficially", naming kits when begged...hehe....and working with the super shabby chic ones, cuz I just shab chic really easily! ;) THANK YOU, TERRI! It was the best DT gig ever!! :)
Monday, June 8, 2009
...blooming over at Little Red Cottage! Go check out all the wonderful FLOWER embellishments in the SCRAPBOOK EMBELLISHMENT SECTION of the shop.........you'll find wonderful pink floral vines by Prima.....fun felt flowers in beachy colors....and handmade silk flower tags.....a dozen layers of luscious petals attached to a groovy shipping tag....use as is for a gift tag or take apart of the layers of flowers for lots and lots of great embellishments for layouts!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed creating some luxe gift tags for my Little Red Cottage.....Just tie these sweeties onto the handle of a gift bag, and you are set to go to a birthday party or shower! I found some wonderfully colored shipping tags, and they are a great size, 6"x3", so there is plenty of room to do all the things I love to do...layer patterned paper, layered die cuts, fabric, ribbon, sewing on buttons....oh..Thank You, Miss Frog Feathers, aka Blonde Bettie, for showing me how to use my sewing machine to sew on buttons...wow, that was one terrific sewing lesson!! :)
These tags are all one-of-a-kind, so if you like 'em, snag them up! Baseball Bettie has already snagged up the darling pink and green one............there are currently three in the SCRAPBOOKS EMBELLISHMENTS section of my Little Red Cottage.................don't delay, go check them out!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
.........straight of out the kitchen were I concoct fabulous button packs in Little Red Cottage!! Yummie!! Check them out in the Button Section of the shop!
Moving from the kitchen to the living room of the cottage.........we turn on the TV and find out some fabulously exciting news about my Best Bettie Erin.........go check out her recent blog post........Erin and another local friend, Heather made a crazy video as part of their entry for the My Little Shoebox Design Team call..........and they made it! They are the My Little Shoebox newscasting team!! Stay tuned for more episodes!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
........ I love love love the color aqua...I think if Red did not exist, aqua would be the one for me! :)
Check out some of the lovely new aqua/blue things at Little Red Cottage:
You'll find a listing with five different packs of Bazzill Button Brads in the SALE SALE SALE section right now...just $4 for ALL 5 packs, wow! I have been putting together more "lots" of certain items...and pricing them to go go go...so keep checking back often!
Jenni Bowlin Crepe Paper Ribbon........awwwwww...so many things you can do with this fabulous product. I do have more than one of some of the colors listed, just send me a message on Etsy if you would like a custom listing for more than one pack.
Prima Chipboard letters in a super fun color combination.......aqua, blue, and yellow..these chipboard letters, numbers and symbols are self-adhesive, just pull off the white back, and they are SUPER GLOSSY and bold! Send me a message if you would like to buy more than one set.... it's only a DIME per letter...can't beat that!
Coming soon................MORE BUTTONS....more colors, more assortments...and bigger packs! More button love goodness...who can resist?
Everyone have a great weekend! :)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
............May's Flowers, one of the new button assortments! Check out May's Flowers, and the rest of the new assorted button packs I recently created in the..
of my Little Red Cottage!!
Also, check out those sweet TINY buttons up above....now is the time to stock up on those hard to find bittie baby buttons! :)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Ok...........so how many of you were tired of coming through the front gate of the Little Red Cottage blog, and looking at the ORANGE RIC RAC over and over and over and over??? How did it become May? And not just May...but the MIDDLE OF MAY? Where is my time?? Who took it!? ;)
I solemnly promise to update more often........
So what is new at the Cottage?
INSPIRATION DESTASH KITS....I just have too much scrapbooking goodies to list one at a time...so I am going to be doing some kits....all coordinated and fun and ready to go! I love putting these together...I love mixing and matching up the colors...themes, etc...so much fun! Just grab one of these kits, your tools and adhesive..and you are READY TO GO...to a crop or your best bettie's house..anywhere! Speaking of Best Bettie's...check out the sweet blog post Erin wrote for me on her fabulous (and So Funny You Might Pee Your Pants Blog!)....after kindly letting me know it had been ALMOST TWO WEEKS SINCE I HAD POSTED TO MY BLOG!!! (Thanks Girlie!)
Here are pictures of Daydreaming Is My Favorite Pastime, just click on this link, and it will take you directly to the listing in my Etsy Cottage. I have another one listed right now....all sweet and girly and shabby sweet.... Isn't It Romantic?
Coming up soon....more Destashing Kits....more BUTTONS.....brand new ones are currently listed....I'll be introducing you to those tomorrow...and vintage trims......I'll be busy the next few days, and I'll keep you posted. I promise. ;)