Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Prima Gold Galaxy Star the shop...and in my own creations!

I was at my good friend FrogFeather's Scrapbook Getaway Weekend last Saturday, and I had the chance to actually CREATE something....good times, good times!

I took a Prima Gold Galaxy Star Vine right out of my inventory and USED it. Right away...first thing I "played" with. Here is a scrapbook layout of my daughter (on the right) and her best friend right before they took off to the Homecoming Dance last fall.

The layout also has Hot Pink Jumbo Ric Rac and Prima Center Kisses in Ivory from the I took a *few* things out of my inventory...but there is still plenty left.......go check them out at the Cottage! :)

I was also able to finish three layouts for Terri's scrapbook kit club...Color Me Miki......the March Kit is love love lovely!!! All reds, blacks, whites and tans........yummie! Fun to work with. I'll be posting those designs after she posts them on her site on the 28th.

Here is an up close and personal picture of the Gold Stars...soooo pretty and sparkling....they will add a special touch to any of your projects! They are also available in Silver!

I'm going to DISNEYLAND!!!!!!
Very last minute.
Just decided.
It's my birthday.
So it's free.
I am going. With one of my Best will be so much fun.........even if for a few hours.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Polka Dot Ribbons at!!

I can't get enough polka dots in my life.......timeless, classic, whimsical and fun! I have worked with this ribbon before, and it ties like a dream, perfect for adding to the rings on your mini albums, or tying onto projects!
Just listed yesterday in the shop, and already going going going....... only $2.00 for 3 yards.
So good you could spin it off the spool, put it in a bowl, twirl it up like pasta, and EAT IT!!!!! ;)
Don't forget...........raffle ticket 3, get the 4th one FREE! :) Just let me know which color you would like in the notes to seller or in a convo!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Maya Road Stitched Suede Flowers.......bloomin' in the garden....

Maya Road Stitched Suede Flowers just came up behind the white picket fence in the Garden at Little Red Cottage!

You'll find these adorable, and soft little flowers in assorted and separate packs of these colors, Aqua, Brown, Tan, and Pink!

Hurry, there is only pack each available of the individual colors, and two of the assorted mix!

Raffle Ticket Special: Buy any 3 sets of Raffle Tickets/Journaling Spots, and receive the 4th one FREE, just let me know which one you would like in a convo, or the notes to seller! There are now 6 different colors available, French Blue, Ireland Green, Lemon Yellow, Vanilla Bean White, Magenta Pink, and Orange Crush! Offer good through the end of February!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Leaf a big red tomato!

.........I love how this photo turned out..I was a bit worried how to photograph these, but it turned out nicely!

Spring Green Leaf Pins ....just listed last night at Little Red Cottage...I also have Triple Pearl Pins available!

Imagine how cute these would be with a shanked button threaded onto it, and then stuck through a flower or a bit of fabric on scrapbook layout or mini album cover? Cute..............!

(PS: Tomato pin cushion not included.......hehe)

Last Great Marketing Exchange Post! features handmade items of durable, fashionable fabrics, and practical accessories for posh tots! Some very nice items in this shop! This is the last post for's Great Marketing Exchange.........many thanks to Amy who kept everything organized, and to all the other shops that promoted during these last few months! :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday morning update.............

I've been marking down lots of items in the Destash Yard Sale and Scrapbook Embellishments sections of Little Red Cottage........need to make room for all the new things coming in! Go check it out, lots of good things to be found, like flowers, button brads, epoxy stickers, and handmade posies!

I added Lime Green and Oatmeal Jumbo Ric Racs to the Ribbon Section this love love it!!

Off to enjoy my Sunday afternoon...and celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday this evening.........Italian food here we come!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Jumbo Hot Pink Ric Rac now at!

I am adding some LOVELY SOFT COTTONY Ric Rac to the Cottage tonight before I hit the hay....we had some beautiful sunlight peeking through the clouds this morning, so I ran to get my camera and I started staging photographs of new items until the sun went bye-bye again....and apparently, it is supposed to be cloudy and/or raining cats and dogs here again soon.....
Perfect for scrapbooking, sewing, crafting....or just to look at. ;)
More colors to come tonight, and tomorrow...Denim Blue, Lime Green, Oatmeal, and Light Pink!

Great Marketing Exchange Posts for this Valentine's Day Weekend!

Saturday: features "just fun stuff" according to their byline, and they sure do! I adore this Home Sweet Home - House Pillow sweet!

Sunday: ...I've had this shop "hearted" for quit awhile.... I love their entire VINTAGE KITCHEN section! Fun things and memories ...go check it out!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! Wishing you much chocolate today! ;)

7Gypsies Letter and Family Flashcards!

These flashcards are so versatile...and they are just begging to be....
...and become part of something special!
Check them out at Little Red Cottage!

Friday, February 13, 2009 just came across this wonderful shop...

....while checking my Etsy stats on , they have a lovely banner across the top of their website that you cannot is the information regarding this wonderful cause straight from's shop announcement:
"This shop has been set up in response to the Australian Bushfire Tragedy. Australian and other Etsians have donated items for sale. All items have free International Shipping. NEW ITEMS listed almost around the clock right now, thanks to the generosity of Etsians from around the globe. Please visit us often. Sales from all items will be donated to the Australian Red Cross every MONDAY.
To donate - please see information in our Profile. THANKYOU to everyone who has both donated and purchased. So far we have raised around $5,000 Australian!!! Truly Fantastic! Shop is currently run by: and the awesome members of the DUST team."
Above is a photo of one of the awesome items for sale: Beach Huts at St. James Beach (5x7)
If you have a moment, please go check out this shop.....having lived near several horrific fires in Southern California, I can only too well imagine what our Aussie friends are going through right now.

Great Marketing Exchange Posts....

Thursday: ...If you LOVE vintage patterns, you must stop by this etsy shop, and at the very least *heart* it! Hundreds of patterns...all well organized, and buy three patterns, receive free shipping!

Friday: .....after you are done searching through vintage patterns, hop on over to this awesome fabric shop for fabrics from today's top designers, including Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Heather Ross, and Alexander Henry!

Thursday, February 12, 2009's Valentine's Day Workshop!

I always wonder what becomes of all the buttons, paper, chipboard accents, and other fabulous goodies that I sell from Little Red Cottage.....
Well....Marionette from (who does beautiful paintings of gorgeous island scenes!) and Schar from (Marionette's friend, and another lovely artist living on the beautiful island of Kauai!) made some lovely Valentine's Day themed cards and tags for a local paper crafting workshop.... using patterned papers, chipboard hearts, and lovenotes stickers purchased from my shop! So cool to see my supplies come to life in creative hands! You can find Marionette on her blog,, and you can find Schar on her blog,!

Great Marketing Exchange Posts...

Wednesday: features a large selection of handcrafted jewelry, bookmarks, magnets and keyrings!

Thursday: features oodles and oodles of Vintage Clothing three patterns, get free shipping!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Great Marketing Exchange shops for the beginning of this week.....

Monday: features FIVE full pages of lovely scarves and hats, warm, cuddly and GORGEOUS work! She has international shipping all set for you, and many items are Ready-to-Ship! :)

Tuesday: features "all things vintage, and more". Lots of lovelies to be found in this shop..... I am definitely bookmarking both of these shops for further window-shopping!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Boy-themed embellishments and acrylic stamps...

....can be hard to find, but Little Red Cottage has a nice selection right now!
Check out the KI Alphabet Soup Acrylic letters, the KI Dude Stamp Set, or my current favorite...the Newport Button Pack to put some pep into your next boy-themed scrapbook layout, mini album, or mixed media art project!
They are all featured products in my shop right now, right under the shop announcements!
Don't forget the Button Pack Promotion, one free pack of buttons, YOUR choice (while supplies last) with every $10.00 you purchase now through Sunday, February 8th!

My Little Shoebox Giveaway!

My Little Shoebox is having a wonderful giveaway.......hurry to go enter it! :) They had the cutest paper lines at the recent CHA Trade Show....loved, loved, loved them.......especially the "Neighborhood" line..I just have to love the Little Houses don't I? :)

Color Me Miki will feature some of these sweet paper and embellishment lines in upcoming kits soon..............Terri spent quite a while in the booth...ehehe.....

I found a really fun Etsy Giveaway Blog...from has recently started a super fun "Etsy Finds and Giveaway" blog....there are lots of great giveaways already listed, and lots of ways to enter more entries...go check it out!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What I did with the latest Color Me Miki Kit--Sweet Thing!

February's Color Me Miki Scrapbooking kit was LUSCIOUS, and just chock full of delicious crafting calories..........the best kind..the kind that make your projects FAT, not YOU!! (I still *want* a cupcake though! Where's my local cupcake guru when I need her the most?)
Check out all the contents of the kit at Color Me Miki, there are just a few kits left...and some addons available. Check out the Miki-Mart for Kawaii (CUTE stuff) and necessities!
Just have to tell you one quick thing before I check out for the night (read: PASS OUT! It's been a long, good day here!)....
It's hard to tell in the photo (and I'll post some more tomorrow) but I stuffed a bit of tissue paper in between the two layers of fabulous patterned paper.....and then I machine sewed it securely shut..........the pages are wonderfully fluffy and padded....just like a Sweet Cake.......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........
Don't forget about the BUTTON PACK PROMOTION! Receive ONE FREE pack of buttons for every $10.00 you spend at Little Red Cottage until Sunday, February 8th! Buttons are flying out the front door, hurry in and get yourself some buttony goodness!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Who Wants Some Free Buttons?!?!

Little Red Cottage is having a BUTTON PROMO! I love buttons, just can't get enough of them, and I know most of my friends feel the same know who you are! We all have our button stashes! So I'm going to help you expand those fabulous collections.....
...You will receive ONE FREE BUTTON PACK!! of your choice with every $10.00 spent in the shop. Just specify which button pack you would like in the notes to seller or convo me. Hurry in so you can get your favorite button packs! Offer good until 2/8/09, and while supplies last, hurry for the best selection!
You can check out the available button packs in the Buttons Section of the shop!