Friday, July 31, 2009

Sunflower Buttons.....and Two Giveaways!!

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, 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

Using the Flower Tags to Embellish Scrapbook Layouts.........

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 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! 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

Mother-Daughter Day.......New Button fun fun!

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!) 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

Orange Paper Posies!! I love these petite flowers!

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 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 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!
I plan on working on a few projects today.........and listing some new trims in the shop.................see you soon!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Free "Playground" Primary Buttons This Week At Little Red Cottage!!

Little Red Cottage is excited to be featured on again this week! 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

Totally Teal Button Packs......Totally HOT Item!!

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 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 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 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

Everything at Little Red Cottage is on SALE!

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

Little Red Cottage is happy to be featured in ScrapScene's Pre-CHA Sale Section!

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!