Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jumbo Ric Rac...more colors now available in the Cottage!

Check it out!
Orange, Caramel Light Brown, Chocolate Dark Brown, Red, and Mustard Yellow.......all available now in the lovely jumbo ric rac that I love so much........check out the
National Scrapbook Day is quickly approaching.............check out the fabulous SALE SALE SALE shop section of my Little Red Cottage for great prices on all sorts of lovely things for scrapbooking, mixed media and paper crafting............everything from completed mini albums to button brads, and lots of acrylic stamp sets....I'll be marking down and moving things into that section all weekend, starting today! I'll continue to mark things down throughout the check back often!
Happy National Scrapbook Day! Happy May!! What are your plans for the weekend?!?! Let me know...I would love to hear them!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Button Packs & a chance to get away from it all!

New button packs were stocked on the shelves of Little Red Cottage late last night, and they were going as fast as I could put them up!! :)

Check out the new packs: Wonderful creams, tans, and brown in CAFE LATTE.....always needed primary colors in PLAYGROUND (shown at left)......pretty peach colors in the PERFECTLY PEACH pack......did you just get your Easter photos printed? SPRING LEAVES...such pretty light green buttons......SWEET BERRY FARM...oh, a punchy collection of hot pink, light pink, blue and green new current favorite! Check them all out in the button section of the shop! There are 22 different button packs to choose from right now! :)

Need to getaway from it all?!? My good friend Christi from is having a Scrapbooking Retreat at the San Diego Scrap Inn on May 15, 16, and 17th! The San Diego Sscrap Inn is located in the North County/Escondido area, central to the San Diego, Orange County, and Inland Empire areas. She has some room for daytimers if you cannot get away for the entire weekend......I love it at the Scrap Inn!! Contact her at for more details!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Jumbo Ric Rac and Polka Dot ribbons ...back in stock!!

Ohhh my.....a large box full of wonderful cotton ric rac goodness arrived at Little Red Cottage's door step this afternoon.......I knew when the guy in the Brown Truck did his little honk honk signal that something GOOD was waiting out there!

Check out the ribbon and trim section of the shop to see all the gorgeous restocked colors of jumbo ric rac and polka dot ribbon! Light pink, hot pink, denim blue, lime green, oatmeal, black, lavender and apple green!

Then check back soon.......because there just might be some brand new colors on the shelves......oh yeah.... hehe.... :)

We are celebrating the boy child's 7th birthday this weekend........the grab bags are full of whoopie cushions, big plastic bugs and other fun goodies--thank goodness...the dollar section of Target was just waiting and ready for a little boy's birthday! Everyone have a glorious weekend!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Handmade Silk Flower Tags!

I had such a good time creating the tags to showcase the LOVELY silk flowers that came in recently.....I wanted something that would keep the dozen layers of silk petals in place, and be just as fun and useful as the flower itself...........voila! Manila shipping tags, some paint, and my sewing machine to the rescue....

Use these beauties as they are for a wonderful (and useful!) gift tag several different colors and mix and match the petals for all sorts of different looks on your next scrapbook layout, mini album, or collage artwork project. Each set of flower petals is only attached to the tag with a brad, so they are easily removed for other projects..........................the garden is definitely blooming behind the picket fence at Little Red Cottage! :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Button Packs at Little Red Cottage!!

I've been super busy sorting through hundreds of buttons to create brand new button packs for the shop!

Among the new packs are some monochromatic choices....all wonderfully GREEN buttons in the GREEN GRASS BUTTON PACK. Dozens of bright and shiny YELLOW buttons in the SUNSHINE BUTTON PACK.........lots of luscious LAVENDERS and PURPLES in the LOVELY LILAC BUTTON PACK!

Go check them out in the Button Packs Shop Section of the Cottage! :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

.....and the Scrap FX Chipboard Die Cut Giveaway Winners are.......

...comment numbers 4 and 10, picked by my hubby and my son.....
Nathalie and Melanie Stanczyk!!!
Congrats, girls!! If you read this before I try to contact you, please send your snail mail info to my email: LittleRedCottage at gmail dot com
Thank you for all your kind comments....I will definitely consider obtaining some sort of Pom-Pom the meantime, you can check out my friend's shop for just that thing!!
I leave you with a photo of one of the newest Button Packs at the Cottage.........Lagoon!! Pretty sea green, aqua water, and white foam colors....check them out in the BUTTON SECTION!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Take a SPRING BREAK With SCRAP FX Chipboard Die Cut GIVEAWAY!!!

I'm still enjoying Spring Break immensely here...just such a lovely break from the homework-filled evenings, and some of the taxi service I provide for my daughter! Whew!
I am loving the new Scrap FX Chipboard Die Cuts I just got in.....they are a wonderful company from the land down under...our lovely Australian neighbors. The die cuts are all so wonderfully detailed, and relevant for fun trends going on right now in the paper crafting world. It was really hard to choose! But make a choice I did, and you can see what I ended up with in the Scrapbook Embellishments shop section of my Little Red Cottage.

To celebrate Spring, I'll be giving away two Scrap FX die cuts, a butterfly, and a bird to two lucky winners.... all you have to do is go visit the shop, and tell me either:
1. What your favorite Scrap FX die cut is?
2. What sort of ribbons or trim would you like to see in the future from Little Red Cottage?
I'll pull two winners randomly from the comments next Thursday evening around 8pm Pac Time, April 9th!!
If you want to read more about my fabulous SCRAP and EAT weekend, go visit the Best Betties' blog, and scroll down to the March 29th post........and then be sure to bookmark that blog, you will want to go back. Every day. I promise. It's good stuff. :)