More Seaside papers and stickers, shell is from my stash, mother-of-pearl button from etsy. Source for mini gel pens: overstock.com. Thanks for stopping by and it's almost Friday - yippieee! Hope my friend Karen won big in Vegas!!
Adding the participation in a weekly artisan market to my schedule has been keeping me out of trouble. It forces me to create new goodies (to replenish what sells), and has taught me to use my crafting time during the week wisely.
Post-it notepads are pretty popular - these are 3x3 inches square with a mini-gel pen. Pattern can be found in this post.
I recycle my strip scraps (and extra pages from October Afternoon's Flashcard Books) - notch one end, adhere vertically and randomly to a horizontal, narrow (one inch wide typically) scrap of cardstock that is slightly shorter than the width of the bag. Run unit through sewing machine. Adhere unit to bag. These bags with handles are for multiple card purchases (I wrap purchases in tissue paper first, then insert into bag) or larger items. Bags are roughly 8x10 inches.
These bags are non-gusseted, and about 6x10 inches - for single card purchases. It's a great way to get rid of scraps quickly and effectively, and customers absolutely love and rave about them. Hope you're having a great week!
The clear-lidded box (nashvillewraps.com) that houses six cards and six clear envelopes, so the recipient (and postal carrier!) can view the lovely butterfly. No matter what quantity of these I bring to the artisan market I sell out. Last time I attended one lady purchased all four that I brought - and I enjoyed telling her the pretty papers and dies were all made here in the USA.
5.5 x 4.25 card made with scraps from die-cutting the butterflies above. Crochet trim in natural, Farm Girl Label and Shape Stickers. Thanks for stopping by!
October Afternoon Cakewalk gift ensemble - youngest daughter's friend Kayla (hence the initial k) is turning eleven - notebook and earrings pic...
Memory Box Heart Pocket die created the enclosure for a pair of earrings I quickly assembled using a few Swarovski and sterling silver products. The birthday girl loves the color orange...so I obliged.
Close up of the notebook front. Finished size of notebook is 5 x 8 inches. Cute mini pom pom trim in white was machine-stitched into place.
Was a good day at the gym this morning - looking forward to warmer weather though - it was eight (Farenheit) this morning. Miss being able to run the hills in my area.
Those that know me know I do not watch television - at all. This evening I am going to view my first episode of Downton Abbey, thanks to my mother loaning season one and two on dvd to us - everyone says it is a wonderful series. Happy Friday!
Both these lines from October Afternoon are arriving in the store this week - Make It Merry is arriving tomorrow and Farm Girl is arriving Friday - looks like between carving a Thanksgiving turkey I'll be carving out playtime with paper...
October Afternoon Midway Tin Pins and circle tags (Staples store) used with colorful hair-ties. I made a set back in 2008 here and they lasted a good while. I made another set two years ago, and the kids fought over whose was whose.
Well I fixed that problem this time...
...monograms for everyone. Thank goodness their middle names are different. ;) Alpha letters from October Afternoon. Happy Friday!