January 28, 2009

Butterflies flittering away to the four corners...

Hi! There is a funny thing happening with the paper butterflies. The last few sales that I have had they are going to Australia, United Kingdom and last night Finland! So Cool!! ~K
PS - Here is Minna's Etsy site from Finland: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5616292

January 26, 2009

New Item

Hi! We had a great weekend and now this new week is off and running :-) More butterflies and a Monday treasury. Midori is handing out the ribbon bookmarks at the trade show this week and I must get busy to fill the shop. All the best! ~K

January 23, 2009

Ta Da! NYC

Hi! Here is the Midori custom ribbon bookmark project that I completed for the company. I was in heaven with all the gorgeous ribbon and loved every moment of putting them together! They will hand them out as promotional material at the NYC trade show over the weekend. Wish I was there to see it in person. Exciting!! ~Kristine


January 22, 2009

New Items

January 19, 2009


Hi! There is a chance of snow here in Charleston SC and that could be very fun! ~Kristine

January 16, 2009

Fun Friday!

Hi! There is a treasury for this morning so you know things are hopping! http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=39804
Here is a fun quote. “Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” ~Bo Bennett

Stay warm this weekend! ~Kristine

January 14, 2009

Big Idea

Hi! Last night there was a very intersting program on HD Net about women in Uganda that are making paper beads to support their families and move out of the slums into real brick homes that they own. You can buy their gorgeous products from this website and all profits go direclty to the women.
Here is what they have to say from the website.
"BeadforLife eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens. Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful beads, and people who care open their hearts, homes and communities to buy and sell the beads.
The beads thus become income, food, medicine, school fees -- and hope. It is a small miracle that enriches us all.
All profits from BeadforLife are invested in
community development projects that generate income and help people work their way out of poverty. "


January 13, 2009

Great Design

This is such a great pattern that it is a must have item for Spring. I think I will see how it feels at the Pottery Barn on King Street here in Charleston.!

Vintage Clip Art

Hi! I had to share a great resource with you for free and gorgeous clip art. http://thevintagemoth.blogspot.com/ All of the good stuff we love! ~Kristine

Tuesday Art Challenge

Here is the Tuesday Art Challenge for this week. The goal is to use the word love in your art work. All details here: http://createdbyhandchallenge.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/440/

January 12, 2009

Midori Update

Tonight there was an express box full of ribbon! This evening I will start to work on the ribbon paperclips for NYC. Heavenly!!

Quote of the day

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein

Treasury CSST

Good Morning! This week is off to a great start with a treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=32518 It is a really nice combination of shops and reminds me that Valentine's Day is our next holiday! ~Kristine

January 10, 2009

Butterfly Cards

Hi! It is so wonderful to see what customers do with things that you think of and sell. The final project is always so creative! Here is Eve Brown at Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5538488 She has some beautiful butterfly cards made with those that she bought at the shop.

January 9, 2009


"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." ~Goethe

Today I am adding a one of a kind collage to my Etsy shop. The main illustration is a house on the waterfront in Charleston. It has gold foil overlays on the top! ~Kristine

Signed and Sealed!

Hello! Midori Inc. is ending a box of ribbon from Seattle to Charleston today. Very exciting!! I will make a custom collage notebook for the owner Midori with her paper and ribbon. All of the lines that they have are gorgeous! You can see where Midori products are carried here by selecting the state you live in: http://www.midoriribbon.com/index_c.cfm?page=_retailers

Of course I will post pictures of my Midori ribbon project. I am looking forward to it and wish I could be in NYC at that show!

Have a great weekend! Off to the studio... ~Kristine

January 8, 2009

Midori Ribbon

Hi! Well the New Year is off and running!! This week I had a surprise phone call from Midori Inc. They are a wonderful ribbon company out of Seattle and I LOVE the ribbon that they design: http://www.midoriribbon.com/index_c.cfm?page=_c1&c1=64 . At the end of the month they will be in NYC for the big International Gift Fair and would like to have me put together some ribbon paperclips to give out as a thank you for their customers!

This is one of the goals I had for this year and I am so loving it. Along with showing my creation to the people at the convention they will be passing out my business card too! If there are any pictures I promise to post them here.
Very exciting! ~Kristine
Quote of the day: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

January 6, 2009

EtsyMom Treasury

2009 is off to a fantastic start with another treasury! Check it out at: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=38661

January 4, 2009

Thank You Notes

January 3, 2009

Quote of the day

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau

January 2, 2009

Treasury Hearty Party!

A great treasury that makes me think of Valentine's Day coming up! http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=30408

January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce