Saturday, December 29, 2007

All Seasonal Items on Sale in my Etsy Shop!

Yep, you heard right. In an effort to get rid of the last craft show items, all back-to-school, Halloween, and Christmas items are on sale in my Etsy shop. They'll only be on sale until New Year's Day though, so if you see something you like, get it soon.

I'll be adding new spring items in early January, as well as new card and invitation designs, so if you need anything for Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, etc., check it out!

I hope that everyone had a great holiday!

Monday, December 17, 2007

More things are happening around here!

I just got an order for 2 explosion albums, had a banner/ avator created for online and print use, and have a friend advertising for me in Alabama! Yippee! She may take a few of my things to a bridal show there, too, and I need to find a way to advertise for her up here. It seems like a perfect fit to showcase our two business adventures together. :)

Let me know what you think of my new banner.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

My first big custom order!

I've been busy this week working on a custom order for a shop in Roscoe Village. The owner wants one dozen journal jars, one dozen tri-fold frames, and some explosion albums! Yippee! There's candlelighting again this weekend, too, so hopefully, a few of these sell.

Once I get through this week, I'm so ready to take some time and scrapbook in my own albums for a little while. Sophia's album is looking a little neglected right now, as I'm just starting in October in it. :( I hope to be current in her album by Christmas so the relatives can browse through it while waiting on the yummy food that my hubby always makes for Christmas.

I'll post pictures later once I finish this order.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Last post of pictures from craft show items

I promise!

Overload of pictures from the craft shows!

I'm taking orders at Santa Fest this Saturday, then I'm almost officially done for the holiday season. Whew! Enjoy the pictures! I'll try and post the altered gift cans and star album later. The star albums are my new favorite. :)


Tuesday, December 4, 2007


I promise I'll post more pictures soon, but I thought I'd update everyone on the craft shows. I got lots of great feedback which is promising, and I almost sold out of my post-it note holders! I've also sold 2 paper bag albums since then.

I may take a few items into my old school for their Santa Fest and advertise some things as teacher gifts. I think the altered clipboards and bandaid tins would really go well, in addition to the post-it note holders and gift tins w/ teacher materials.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New Craft Show Items for Saturday!

I've been busy working on explosion albums and gift tins this last week with more to come in the next few days. Wish me luck that they sell well on Saturday!


It's been forever since I've posted, but I've been busy!

I just finished a premade baby album for a friend of mine that is due in early December, and I love how it turned out. She doesn't want to know the gender, so I stuck w/ greens, browns, and cream to keep it neutral. I had a hard time giving this one away (I love it!), but I really hope she enjoys it w/ her little one. I also included pull-out tags for the title page to record hospital facts (weight, height, etc.) along w/ monthly tags to record milestones or favorite memories from each month. These are just a few of my favorite pages.

I've also been working on lots of new things for an upcoming craft show on Saturday, December 1st, but I'll post those pictures in a new post.

Once I get through this weekend, I'll finally get some time to scrapbook our own family photos again! The little one has been busy, so we've got some great new photos of her!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Just a few new layouts

These are for her 1st year album, and both came from sketches. I'm really starting to love sketches and online challenges! Anyways, I'm happy w/ how they both came out.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Nothing new on the scrapbooking front

I'm getting ready for a few craft shows that are coming up--one on November 10th (hoping to get in that one) and one on December 1st. I need to really get busy so I can space things out more this time, but I took a few days off to enjoy Halloween w/ the little one and take care of some house issues w/ the new flooring. I'm also creating a baby's first year scrapbook for a friend's baby shower next week.

I have worked on a few new things for Memory Works, and I've decided that I really love this company and their products. I'm waiting on my first order now, and it should arrive soon!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Checkbook Covers

I finally got some time last night to work on altering a few things. My latest project is altered checkbook covers/ personal calendars. These were really easy and fun to make, and I think they'll be nice because you can always change out the insert to match the season, mood, etc. Anyways, I'm really happy with how they turned out. I'm planning to customize them to include names, favorite quotes, etc. and papers can include favorite colors, patterns, teams, etc.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My very first post

As many of you know, I've spent the last month and a half coming up with a plan to start my own custom scrapbooking business. To this point, I've created an Etsy store, advertised a few free places online like BBC's Bargain Hunters Board (Market Yourself Monday) and craigslist, and participated in a craft show to get my name out there. I've worked on business cards, a few flyers, and told my friends and family what my goals are for this. I recently signed up to become a Memory Works consultant, too, so I'm now able to get great products to use at a discount for my projects. Whew! It's been a busy month and a half!

I'm still very excited about the possibilities for this, especially w/ the holiday season here. Now, I just need to come up with a few creative marketing ideas for holiday gift-giving of albums....