Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just some updates

Nothing too interesting here, but I survived my first Christmas in July sale last Saturday. It was a fun way to get some sales while chatting w/ new people on Etsy. I definitely plan to do it again on Black Friday and next year.

I'm currently filling orders, planning items for upcoming fall craft shows, and trying to squeeze in some time to reorganize my scrapping space. It's so much better already!

I'm hoping to get more fall/ Halloween/ Christmas stuff listed soon, as well as some new items. Looking for anything in particular--gift tags, premade pages, holiday cards, etc? I'd love to hear some requests!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

One More Week Until the Big Christmas in July SALE!!!

I'm participating in the big Christmas in July sale organized by Kimberley at the Little Black Box. It's huge! She literally emails 8000 customers and has organized a big ad campaign for this year's sale. Here's the list of shops participating:

There are soaps, candles, and a little bit of everything in between that would make great Christmas presents and stocking stuffers! There will be door prizes every hour from 12am, Sat. July 26th through midnight on her blog:

Get ready because it's going to be a big day to go shopping next Saturday!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Featured on two blogs recently!

Ok, so I get really excited about stuff like this. I'm thrilled that others like my work and want to share it with others. Here are my first two blog features!

Blog giveaway winner--Catherine!

Thank you everyone for your words of advice and ideas for my new line of fairy tale die cuts/ puppets. I'm so excited to start these, and I love the idea of having an entire line of them--the bakery set, the library set, etc.!

Little S picked the winner, so Catherine, please let me know which set you would like, and Stella & Amp--you can pick a mini set (jobs).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My first fairy tale set--The Three Little Pigs

I'm so excited about the possibility of having my own line of fairy tale puppets/ die cuts on Etsy!! Here are some photos of the Three Little Pigs, my first set, with more to come throughout this week and weekend.

Options include--

1. adding a magnet to the back of each diecut to use on the fridge or a cookie sheet

2. adding a velcro strip to the back of each to use w/ flannelboard

3. adding a hole at the bottom of each to use as finger puppets

4. adhering each to a craft stick for puppet use

5. "naked" characters w/ extra sets of clothes to have the option of use as a paper doll set.

Please let me know what you think!


Monday, July 14, 2008

New ideas, Christmas In July, etc.

First, look for big sales in my shop the last week or two in July. I'm participating in Etsy's and The Little Black Box Christmas in July sale! I have lots to finish up and list still, but it's coming! It's a great way to get started on gifts (or cards or gift tags for yourself) while saving some $$ early.

I have a few new ideas, but I'd love to know what people think. I just got a new Cricut cartridge that cuts paper dolls, fairy tale characters and scenes (3 Little Pigs, Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.), and I'm really excited to play with it! I'm thinking of making the characters along w/ the settings (straw house, etc.) in a few different ways, but this is where I need your opinions. Here are my ideas:

--make them and paper piece them w/ cardstock, mat on chipboard, then adhere them to craft sticks for more of a puppet show feel
--make them as above, then add magnets to the back to be used w/ cookie sheets or on refridgerators
--make them as above, then add velcro on the backs to be used w/ flannel boards
--just make the characters and sell as sets for classrooms, etc.

Any thoughts? I'll give a free set to someone who posts a comment offering advice. :)

All around town...

So, Little S and I went to the Pink Moon Cupcake Bakery in Powell, Ohio today to take some onesies for consignment at the Circa Circus shop. I loved it! I'm very excited for the opportunity to try onesies on consignment, and especially, in Old Powell. I've included some photos of the display inside the shop.

If you're around central Ohio, I now have..

--Journal Jars and Trifold Frames in Roscoe Village

--Cards at Smoothie Brews coffee shop in Pataskala

--and now Onesies at the Pink Moon Cupcake Bakery in Powell

Thursday, July 3, 2008

New items for kids!

I'm not sure about listing all of these on Etsy due to licensing issues, but I wanted to let you know that I'm currently working on invites and paper bag albums for Thomas the Tank Engine, Dora the Explorer, Diego, Blue's Clues, Disney, and Superman.

If you're interested in any of these, I can always do a custom listing for you. I'll post pictures when I get a chance!

Thanks! Have a Happy 4th of July!