Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pinterest Finds!

So here I sit two months after trying to jump-start this blog and there's this big gap of about 60 days between posts. Life got in the way. My daughter graduated high school (yay!) and just had her last  recital after 14 years of dance. May and June have been very, very busy.

I had a case of the lazies this past Sunday and did nothing but tweak my Etsy shop, surf the net and poke around Pinterest. I've been on Pinterest since the early days when you needed an invite to join and I can still spend an hour just looking at stuff for my home!

Here's some of my old favorites and new finds...

Simple mason jar vases

painted vases...
and paisley vases and bowls...

That's it for now! I'm off to go explore Pinterest again!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Three years later...100+ items on Etsy!

It's been so long since I've done any sort of blogging that I had to search for this post from October 2012 to see how far I've come with my Etsy card shop. I still remember the excitement of starting with three sets of flourish die cuts made with glitter paper from JoAnn's and my Silhouette. Within three weeks of listing them I sold my first set! My Etsy shop has been plugging along ever since and I now have just over 100 listings!

My Etsy shop has evolved over the past 3.5 years with lots of experiments. I've sold dancer die cuts, plain tags, cards, gift card holders, paper flowers and clothespin magnets. The dancer die cuts were very popular but man, those were tedious to make! Their little hands would crumple up on the mat and curse words would fly out of my mouth! I got tired of getting angry and making things that don't bring me joy so I gave up the die cuts. I also gave up plain tags when I started having the same issues with the die cutter. Some of that was operator error and it took me awhile to figure out my machine (four years to be exact!). After a long break from selling tags, I introduced some mini baby tags a few months ago. The baby boy favor tags are the most popular so I imagine there's going to be a baby boy boom this year!

baby shower tags, baby boy tags, baby shower favor

So now onto the cards I've made that really make me smile.

This orange polka dot paper purse gift card holder is so bright and cheery!

paper purse, gift card holder, orange polka dot

Simple but straight to the point. Who doesn't need a little Woo Hoo in their life?

woo hoo, graduation card, congratulations card

And one more because I'm really happy with how this Father's Day card came out. 

fathers day card, old blue pickup truck, happy fathers day

That's all for today! Thanks for reading!

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