July 31, 2009

Beachy Gift Set - Giveaway

Hi Friends! As you know Summer is in full swing and there is fun giveaway from Mommy Pastrami! The deadline is August 14th!! She has a super blog full of lovely ideas! Kristine

A Gift Wrapped Life - Giveaway

Hi, I wanted to share with you a great giveaway from A Gift Wrapped Life. Her blog is gorgeous and very inspiring! You could win one of these!! Kristine

July 29, 2009

Upcycled Calendar Collage

I wanted to share with you a bit of upcycling that I did in our house. The story is we had this huge vintage re-print poster that was faded from being in a place where the sun was on it all the time. And I had a great reprinted antique map calendar from the 1600's. Both items were there and I just need the time to put them together.
Using a pencil to make a grid and using gel medium, a mini iron, the calendar, some papers, a good paper cutter and the old poster and frame this is what I now in the breakfast nook. There is a larger than life gold frame that surrounds it.
This idea can be used for a number of different points inspiration!
Have a great day and thank you for all the comments from past posts!!

July 28, 2009

Craft Encyclopedia

When I get a new magazine or book I like to bring it out with me while I am watching the kids. The sticky notes tell me where there is some good eye candy and I can return to it later in the studio. Here are just a few of the pages that inspired me! ~Kristine

July 25, 2009

Goal of 200! Thank you!!

What a great surprise after returning from Costco to see that my little shop had made 200 sales! Astonishing.
This journey over the last year has been so interesting. There have been sales all over the US including Alaska. International sales have come in from Ireland, Australia, Italy, Turkey, Finland and England just to name a few. The new friendships over the last year have been amazing!
Etsy has changed my life and I am grateful! It is fun to post something new and see what it inspires in others. This blog and Etsy are far above and beyond what I thought was possible!!
Thank you again (and you know who you are!)
Have a great weekend! ~Kristine

July 23, 2009

School Supplies! I'm In Love

This time of year is great. Even though we are in shorts, and flip flops the school supplies are hitting the stores! A few of the last posts reflect this adoration of new school supplies. I love to stock up for the year and know that there are things in the studio to work with as all of us Etsians get closer to "Black Friday"!

July 22, 2009

Goal: Etsy Sales

Hi, Today I was looking at when all of this fun started and found that Aug. 2nd was when my first sale came through. It would be great to have reached 200 sales through Etsy by Aug.2nd of this year! Oh to dream...

July 21, 2009

Butterlies in flight!

Wow! A super busy day at the shop. All of the paper butterflies have sold and off to Australia, Ireland, California and Mississippi! There is a new set posted and hope to get a few more sets up in the next days!!

July 20, 2009

900 Etsy Shop Lovers

Hi, I just wanted you to know that there is a great site where you can check all things Etsy that pertain to your shop!

Have a great week!

More Pencils and Custom Butterflies

July 16, 2009

Just Listed

July 14, 2009

Tag Extravaganza

Hi! Look what Mom and I put together for all the girls at school! Beyond fun!! ~Kristine

July 12, 2009

Life Dream - Check

Hi! Wonderful news this week!! The decorated stemware that I sent to Somerset Life Magazine was published. Since 1999 I have had a dream in my heart to send them some of my creations and see them show up on the glossy pages inside.

Last Summer I sent in 3 different things and one was selected. Wow!! It was hard to believe and I am still tickled about the whole thing. Stampington & Co. is where you can find all of the art challenges for the publication's that they print.
This decorated glass is in the Summer 2009 issue of Somerset Life magazine page 54-57!

There are a few of these decorated martini glasses at my Etsy shop to give you some more ideas. If you are looking for this publication to purchase try here: Petite Bookstore

Thanks again for all of your kind wishes!

July 5, 2009

Butterflies Oh my!

Hi! Seriously, I can't help it right now putting all these little sets together! It is so fun to hear about what people do with them!! ~Kristine

July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Have a great time! ~Kristine

July 3, 2009

Pretty Patterns

The paper butterflies were featured at this great blog! Urbanic Paper Boutique is simply devine! Thank you!!

July 1, 2009

Heidelberg Paper Butterflies

Good Morning! To put these paper butterflies sets together is my favorite part! They are all on a silver platter and with my color wheel as a guide and I pull them out one by one. A few adjustments go into each collection and I always include extras in case there are one or two that someone would rather switch out. Take care and don't forget the sunscreen :-) Kristine