Sunday, March 29, 2009

I Started Spring Break with some CREATIVITY.....

..........and good times with fun friends...and the most incredible potluck I have ever taken part in!! Yay! :)

Here is one of the layouts I created last was *mostly* with the super cool items to be found in one of Color Me Miki's April be released on 3/31...but I did digress on this one, I added some lovely GIRL FRIDAY from COSMO CRICKET on it....happy happy happy...LOVE LOVE LOVE that chipboard sheet....and sewing (of course!) and buttons.....this is a photo of Kristina holding her flower bouquets from her 8th grade promotion last June....she loved her flowers...and figures, we left for our family vacation the day I took photos...knowing the flowers would not look so hot when we got back! ;)

I did some other yummie layouts, and a very "green" little mini album with the April Kit......I'll be posting more after my girl Terri releases the kit for the entire paper crafting world to see! ;)

I am feeling so FREE being on SPRING BREAK now..........that I have another giveaway planned, I'll post it soon! :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Scrap Fx Chipboard Die Cuts available at Little Red Cottage!

This was one of my most anticipated orders from the tradeshow back in January....Scrap FX has the coolest naturally colored chipboard embellishments.....ever!! :)

It was hard to choose, they literally have 100s of great choices, but I finally settled on trees, apples, owls, birds, butterflies, cogs/gears (for the guys!), and bees and a few other goodies........go check them out in the Scrapbook Embellishment Section of the cottage!

Pictured is the "Medium Tree". (I saw the coolest layout with one of these trees in the Sassafras Lass booth...oh joy...I need to scrap soon!)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We definitely have Spring Fever....

....and I desperately need a trip. How about........
Catalina!!?!? (it's a fun li'l island off the coast of Southern California.) about a button pack named after the island in the meantime?? :) These would be perfect for your beach, sunset, or outdoors projects!
Check out my version of Catalina in the shop!
Off to child #2's school play...he is SOOO excited....

Monday, March 23, 2009

and The Best Betties Button Pack Winner is..........

.............I am a bit late in coming over here to do this...sorry folks.....I had my hubby pick a number ...and the winning comment is #4....

.........CHERYL!! :) Congrats, the Best Betties Button Pack is yours! I'll be contacting you for your mailing address!

I cannot thank you sweet people enough for all the fabulous ideas for button packs...the color combinations........the names, oh the names! You guys are good at this! ;) But it really does help to see what people are needing and wanting!

Shown up above is one of the newest button packs........Flower in North County San Diego we have the gorgeous Carlsbad Flower Fields to gawk at every spring..and my sweet friend Lindylou was inspired by them...thank you! It was a fun, bright to do!

Friday, March 20, 2009

If you have at least two bunnies............

............and leave them alone for a little while....well,'ll get more. ;)
These darling white plastic vintage bunnies are back in stock! They are beads, and so cute!
I am going out of town for the weekend.....a nice long weekend with the girls.....I'll be answering your emails, convos, relisting my famous button packs, and packing your orders on Monday!
Don't forget the Best Betties Button Pack Giveaway...just scroll down a bit to an earlier post, I'll be drawing a name on Monday night....I have been getting so many wonderful suggestions for color combinations and names! I have made up several new packs, I have listed one, and plan on listing more next week! Thank you!! Your feedback has been so useful!
Have a great weekend!! :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thank you!!!

Thanks so much for all your comments on the Little Red Cottage Button Giveaway post just below....I am enjoying all your comments on color combinations...and the names! They are fabulous!! I have so many ideas.....I am going to start sorting buttons this evening!

Keep the comments comin' girlies!!!!!!!!!!

**************I have more of the aqua and apple green vintage beaded trim in stock now!!!! And...I know where you can go HOP ON OVER TO for the same beading IN a gorgeous shade of PINK........... Details to come!!

Thank you all for your kind thoughts, and comments on my dear girl's ankle....she is now in a short-leg walking cast.....not really thrilled about it, but she does have a tiny fracture that needs to heal properly....thank you!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Best Betties...........Button Pack Giveaway!! of the newest button packs at Little Red Cottage, and one of my favorites!! These three colors are the best of friends!
Would you like to have these sweet little beauties come visit you (permanently)??
Just take a look over at Little Red Cottage's Button Packs Shop Section.....come back here and post what new color combination you would like to see in the future!! I have buttons waiting to be hand sorted, and I need your help! I have some beautiful mixes in mind...."Pacific Blue" is one coming up.....but I would LOVE to hear what you want or need or want. So let me know! I'll pick a random winner from the posts next Monday Evening, March 23, 6pm Pac Time, and I'll send them a Best Betties Button Pack! Be sure to leave a way for me to reach you with the good news!
Tell me. What sort of BUTTONY GOODNESS DO YOU WANT!? ;)

Friday, March 13, 2009

A sweet link for ya! --Check out a friend of a friend's brand spankin' new Etsy shop....I just fell in love........she is going to carry Sassafras Lass. Good girl, Erin!!! ;) Best of luck to you sweetie.............her banner is so cute, go check it out!

As for me........spend a long time the doctor's office slash x-ray office today.....child #1 hurdled a little too hard during warmups last night, and twisted her ankle really bad...........x-ray doesn't show a fracture, but doc is concerned because it's very swollen in the spot typical for ankle fractures...sigh.....we'll spend all Monday afternoon with the ortho. She is a trooper though!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Color Me Miki's .....March Kit "Scarlet" ....

.........was so much fun to work with! You'll find lots of black, white, tan, and RED patterned papers by Prima and other manufacturers to create with, as well lots and lots of fun embellishments......Thickers in one of my most favorite fonts, and in RED, (hmmm.........I'm starting to wonder why I loved this kit so much!).
Here I created a 6x12 layout...I found a bit of yellow on the back sides of one of the patterned papers, and it just went perfectly with some Mayfield Diary Farm photos we had from our trip to Tennessee last the way, Tennessess is soooo green.....loved it there!
Check out "Scarlet" at Color Me Miki.......and while you are there take a peek at her kid sister, "Ruby"...she is the perfect add-on work in a splash of pink and lime green with all the terrific basics in this kit!
(Just wait til you see April's Kit(s??) Oh, my, my.........LOVE THEM!!!!!!) Lots of precious goodies from a very sweet company to love them...they are "little" too. ;)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Easter Bunny (Bunnies?) arrived early!

And he brought three brothers and sisters with him! I keep thinking of Beatrix Potter's stories when I go into my shop.. :)
These darling little Vintage White Bunny Beads (yes, they do have a hole right through their midsections..awww.) will make a sweet little addition to your next project for Easter or Spring.
Check them out at Little Red Cottage.... here!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

7Gypsies Vintage Ephemera stacked on the cottage shelves....

....and just waiting for you to take it home!
These packs are SO versatile:
1. Add a few pieces to a layout, whether it be heritage or photos you shot yesterday.
2. Use a smaller piece, and make someone special a greeting card.
3. Use the ENTIRE package (I am liking this one already!) and create a fabulous mini album!
4. Hoard them, sort them, hold them, love them!!
The images on these are fantastic, and they are doublesided...the weight of the cardstock is nice and sturdy..........Little Red Cottage has BOTH collections available: Vintage and Gypsy. Go check them out!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Button Goodness Arrived at Little Red Cottage's Doorstep......

............and now it's ready to go spend some quality time at YOUR house! ;)

Big Top Button Pack (shown)

Tangerine Dream (it's so fun naming these cuties!)

Sesame Street (can you show me how to to get to Sesame when I was little, I thought they were singing, "How to get to Stephanie Street", and it thought it was sooo cool that there was a TV show named after my sister. Hee!)
Go check 'em out..........more will be listed tomorrow! Vintage whites, blues, a fun Retro mix, and more!