Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Party!"...Brand New Handmade Mini Album in the Cottage!

What's Black and White and Pink all over!?

The newest mini album over at Little Red Cottage--"Party!"

This one is really cute for those birthday party, dance, homecoming, prom, or just the girls getting together photos you have! The album features Making Memories Sabrina patterned stitching...Prima rhinestones....Thickers letters.....and lots of label stickers and journaling notes. There is a luscious Midori pink satin bow tied on the outside....YUM!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

CHA was a blast!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot believe how much pure DELIGHT and FUN CHA-Winter was...... there is just nothing like seeing everything. in. person. all. at. the. same. time.
Overwhelming in the best sort of way!
Sassafras Lass has been one of my favorites for a long, long time is a photo from their site....these new lines are gorgeous in good friend Terri ordered some lovelies from here, and I can hardly wait to get my hands on those particular Color Me Miki kits! ;)
The Prima, Maya Road, and My Little Shoebox booths were really gorgeous....Mr. Jeff from the American Crafts booth was so helpful, and generous, thank you!
Sunday was spent just taking everything in, gathering catalogs....meeting up with friends....splitting off in different directions...meeting up again.....squealing....drooling....(wanting to) lick the papers. Yes. I said that. Monday was all business........we had a map, a gameplan and our running shoes, and boy, oh boy...did we run.....we accomplished all of our missions, and now....just waiting for the boxes to arrive.
I scouted out some fun new items for Little Red Cottage...........loads and loads of ribbons, fresh new buttons for spring and summer button packs......vintage ephemera (OH! MY! The flowers.....) and I am inspired to no end right now.....a million ideas, and two hands. More pics from CHA to come...I need to find my little camera, I think he's stuck under a stack of catalogs!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Two More Stamping Kits added to the Cottage.....

Here are two photos of the next two stamping art kits I have listed in Little Red Cottage this evening.....the first one is "Green is Lucky"...a full stamp set, ink pad, journaling spots, tags, chipboard yummies, buttons, photo corners....just lots of fun stuff to play with!
The second one is a larger kit, with a full set of Birthday-themed Autumn Leaves stamps....and a full set of acrylic blocks....loads of yummie goodies like buttons, tags, stick pins, journaling spots, ribbon, jumbo bookplates, and chipboard embellishments. I had so much fun putting these kits together! Enjoy! :)

Stamping Kits available again at Little Red Cottage!

I've just listed this "Memories" Stamping Kit over at Little Red Cottage.....lots of fun goodies to get you moving on your next scrapbooking or mixed media art acrylic stamp, an ink pad, vintage lace, ribbon, chipboard embellishments, lots of metal doo-dads, stick pins, clips and buttons!

I'll be listing two more before the end of the day, "Green is Lucky", and a Birthday-themed kit with a complete set of acrylic blocks!'s Great Marketing Exchange...

posts for....Thursday: featuring carvings and knitting....and today's shop..... .....featuring lots of great jewelry designs, and a sale going on! Check out the shop announcements.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

....and the Valentine's Embellishment Pack Winner is....

.............................Comment #2, LindyLou!! I caught my daughter just as she was going to bed, and she handpicked the winner for me.

Thank you all soooo much for participating! I really loved reading your comments about what you would like to see in Little Red Cottage....I'm so excited about CHA...just a few more days! FUN!

LindyLou---I'll contact you! :)

Valentine's Day Tags!

Are you preparing goody or candy bags for this coming Valentine's Day? Little Red Cottage has lots of pretty Red and Pink items such as tags cards for you to share with someone special come February 14th!
Go take a look at these Love Ya Tags in the cottage!
Just a few reminders:
1. I'll be drawing a winner for the Valentine's Embellishment Pack tonight!! You still have time to enter....just scroll on down to the January 13th post, and let me know what sorts of new goodies you would like to see in the cottage....I'm going to the tradeshow this weekend!
2. Everything in the Destash Yard Sale section of the cottage is marked down an extra 20% make room for new items! There are some some really good deals in there....lots of fun things to use for Valentine's paper crafting too!'s Great Marketing Exchange....

Monday: Gorgeous mosaic art pieces, and lots of smaller affordable items too!
Tuesday: A blast from the past! Lots of fun recycled items!
Wednesday: I've had this shop in my favorites for quite a long time....very pretty bracelets and other jewelry...check it out!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Pre-CHA Sale going on right now at Little Red Cottage!

It's that time of year again....the Craft and Hobby Association Tradeshow is just around the corner. To prepare for this event I have manually marked down all the great scrapbooking and paper crafting items in the Destash Yard Sale by 20%!! Prices are as noted in each listing....hurry for best selection! :)
I noticed that these fun hot pink Heidi Swapp Foam letters were featured in the most recent issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine, looking very groovy in a Valentine's Day card....I have one set left in the Yard Sale....go snag 'em at a terrific price!
Still time to enter the Valentine's Embellishment Pack giveaway....scroll down to the post for January 13th, just post what you would like to see in the cottage in the future! Thank you for all your comments!

This weekend's Great Marketing Exchange Shops...

Saturday: lots of unique jewelry items!
Sunday: "art and photograph that favor nature".

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Is there Some Bunny who is Deer to you??

Then send them a card! :)

I just listed four darling cards in a brand new shop section of my Little Red Cottage! adorable Vintage Bingo card paper by Sassafras Lass...and as always, lots of machine and hand stitching...there are four one-of-a-kind cards, go check them out!

There is still time to enter the Valentine's Embellishment Pack drawing...Check out and Post a Comment on the January 13th post. I am LOVING and APPRECIATING all your thoughts and comments! Thank you!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Great Marketing Exchange Shops...

Wednesday: Gorgeous jewelry designs!
Thursday: Bolts and bolts of pretty fabrics!
Friday: Vintage clothing and accessories, check out the banner! Fun!

************Don't forget to enter the giveaway!**************** (the post below!) ;)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Little Red Cottage is having another giveaway........

.........this lovely little Valentine's Embellishment pack over here....small sets of raffle tickets in Magenta and White, buttons, buttons, buttons....two yards of one of my most favorite ribbons ever, Pink Checker.....and some Bazzill flowers.....good, good stuff.
I'll be attending the Craft and Hobby Association Tradeshow here in California in less than two weeks now...I'm so excited! I was all set to go last January....and I got so very sick...the type of sick where you can't even walk across the room...and so I missed it...but I am going this year, for sure, even if they have to take me in on a stretcher! This year...I'll be looking for brand-new goodies to stock the shelves at Little Red you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a post here on this thread telling me what you would like to see here in the Cottage........................More ribbons? If so...what sorts? Funky? Vintage-looking? Familiar manufacturers? Buttons??? Do you like them in bulk or would you like to see more speciality ones? Scrapbook Embellishments? Has there been anything that has caught your eye? Please let me know!! I'll be drawing a winner on Wednesday, January 21st at 9PM PST.
I really do appreciate your input! Thank you!

"Hugs & Kisses".....another darling Valentine's Day scrapbook mini album!!

I painted this one last night, and put the finishing touches on it this morning...and just got it listed here at Little Red Cottage!
I left the outside of the Maya Road chipboard album that lovely kraft color it came in...but I added Pink Polka Dots with glitter to the front and back covers, and the insides as well.
Many of my friends know I was on a major POLKA DOT kick about a year was fun to do some more!
The inside pages are painted that same lovely shade of pink...and I used Doodlebug Valentine's Day stickers to embellish it.....cute things like hearts, and sweet things like cupcakes...yummie...............this would make a sweet little gift for someone special come February 14th! :)

Great Marketing Exchange! was Monday's featured shop......and is today's featured shop with some really adorable crocheted baby items!! Cute!

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Lucky"....the Cottage's latest Scrapbooking Mini Album...

........and Oh! It was a blast to create this....I just love this time of year, everything has a touch of RED or PINK in it.....I love Red..and Red is Pink's's all good! ;)

This album was created with Maya Road Scalloped Chipboard.....acrylic paints....patterned papers by Making Memories, Daisy D's and Basicgrey (love to mix up those manufactures!) and plenty of darling little embellishments....glittered hearts, a glittered title....and a touch of machine sewing!

Feel Lucky in Love? Go check it out at Little Red Cottage..................also being listed today: Button Packs and Garden Goodies!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Valentine's Scrapbooking Mini Album on the way!

Here are the weekend's shops for the Great Marketing Exchange...... is the featured shop for Saturday................and Sunday's shop is! Both have really cute items!

I've been BUSY!!! Tomorrow I'll be listing an adorable Valentine's Day mini album, special edition button packs in pretty red, white, and pink colors, and more Garden Goodies--and this time I added some machine sewing to them!

Everyone have a good night! :)

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Yard Sale is just full of new scrapbooking embellishments...

....and other goodies! Yummie things for Valentine's day like Making Memories Glitters in Pink Purple and Red!! Destash items like Stitched Button Brads by Bazzill to make your crafting go much more smoothly, and faster!
<-----Unique items like Love Market neat...just like the little tabs you find in the produce section!
I've been doing lots of housekeeping in the cottage today....and I have permanently reduced prices on many items on the Destash Yard Sale and the Scrapbooking Embellishment shelves!
Go check 'em out, and snag yourself some good deals! :)

Friday's Marketing Exchange Post is the Great Marketing Exchange featured shop for today....lots of lovely handpainted goodies in this shop...and there is a sale, check out the shop announcements!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Silvery Collection of Christmas/Winter Scrapbook Mini Albums!

These are a bit late ....Yes, I know. :) Remember that whole Holiday Hiatus bit....but all these lovely chipboard albums were already painted, and much of the paper was already measured and I decided to bring them to life and list them in the cottage....and now my work table is cleared off for the next event!
These albums are perfect for putting all those lovely Christmas photos into.....go check them out in the Handmade Scrapbook Mini Album fixture in the Little Red Cottage. I've priced them to GO, GO, their new homes!
I've destashed some more while clearing off my work table....and I have found some lovely pink, red, purple, and heart-themed goodies for you and your upcoming Valentine's Day projects...I'll be listing them throughout this evening and tomorow morning.
Thanks for coming by the blog to see what's up..........see you soon!

Thursday's Great Marketing Exchange Post! is the featured Great Marketing Exchange shop of the day! Go check them out.....lots and lots of lovely gift ideas.....bound journals, pendants, and gift tag booklets....c'mon! You know you know someone that has a birthday coming up! (I know mine is!) ;)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Color Me Miki Gretel Kit......Take 2!

Here is the second layout I designed with one of the current Color Me Miki's paper arts kits..."Gretel".... ("Gretel's" twin kit is named "Hansel", and is quite handsome with his more masculine color theme!) This kit was full of double-sided papers....and I was happy to find some really lovely BRIGHTS on the "backs" of some of the papers...I decided to sew them all up, layer them, and highlight just one of my favorite pictures from our most recent little vacation. I also added some handsewn accents with embroidery thread. Fun, fun, fun!!!! Go check 'em out!

Monday's Great Marketing Exchange Post is the featured Great Marketing Exchange Etsy Shop for Monday......lots of unique and hand-fabricated silver jewelry...check out the shop announcements for the sale!

Hansel and Gretel....a scrapbooking kit by Color Me Miki!

Here is one of the layouts I created with Color Me Miki's current kit... "Gretel"... I used Em's recent challenge sketch to get me going on the layout for the photos, title and placement of layered patterned see what else Em came up with for this kit, "Gretel", and also the "Hansel" kit...go check out Color Me's now a totally made over, ravamped website...complete with a Miki-Mart...LOVE that name...Miki Mart..ehhe...makes me giggle....I'll post the other layout I created later today.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

And the winner is..................

The winner of the Seaglass Button Pack is............ OLEXER!! Congratulations!! Olexer....please contact me so I can mail out your button pack soon! :)

Sunday's featured shop for the Great Marketing Exchange is: right out of Central California with cute items!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Marketing Exchange Post for Saturday! is the featured shop of the day for the Great Marketing Exchange....go check it out! I love all the variety in the Scrabble Tile Pendant Section of the shop!

(Just about 24 hours until I pull a name for the Button sure to leave a quick comment on that post!)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Button Giveaway & Great Marketing Exchange Post

Friday's Great Marketing Exchange featured shop is featuring lots of gorgeous handmade jewelry! My personal favorite is the Pearl Petal Triology Necklace! So pretty....she has excellent feedback and international shipping is covered by the Everywhere Else category.

*****************Don't forget to leave a comment on the Seaglass Button Giveaway post two posts enter yourself to win a gorgeous pack of big buttons! A winner will be chosen Sunday evening. :) *****************