Sunday, August 30, 2009

More tags listed today. . .

at my Etsy store. This is one of my favorite. I just love the vintage images. I posted six new Halloween tags and one primitive image fall and/or autumn tag.
Today was beautiful. I hope everyone had a chance to be outside, even if for only a short time.
Had a great time yesterday cropping at Debbie's! I know my hand was sore today from coloring so many tags!! The food was GREAT also!! Thanks again!! It was great seeing everyone!
Off to do a few other little things before calling it a day. There is a lot going on this week for me!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just listed . . . .

One of the three sets of gift tags I just listed on Etsy. There is a similar set with light polka dots as well as a set done with a light brown tin plate background.
I am trying to get my house picked up. This will be a busy week and it may be the weekend before I post again. I have a new goal of trying to share more of what I make, so. . . . we will see.
Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weekend we have had!! Thanks for not giving up on my blog and coming back. . . just in case.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I have a NEW roof. . . .(finally!)

Doesn't it look GREAT?? I am so thrilled to finally have this done! I mean, the damage was sustained on April 2 and it has taken over 4 months to get to this point. Learning curves of this included (1) my insurance company was less than stellar and I now know certain things I will ask and/or watch for if I ever have to file a claim again and especially if I stay with my current insurer; (2) a certain adjuster - who remain nameless - will never step foot on my property again - even though the insurance company doesn't think I will remember their name - they obviously do not know me very well at all; and (3) random people who come to your door to solicit your business may be the best thing ever.
Just a short post for right now. I have a ton of things going on and need to stay productive. Oh - and yes, I realize my shrubs need trimming, but I am waiting for a little bit cooler weather!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Here is my sample. . .

This is what I sent in for my sample for the box for August! It contains about 2 ounces of wild song bird seed. I had already posted similar birdhouses at my store for sale, but I these were made for the box and the box alone! My business cards were made by a fellow Etsian as well! I hope people that get these in their box like them. I didn't get the tag on the house in this picture. It is of two birds facing each other with the saying, "You are so tweet." The birdhouse template and the stamps used to make the tag are all from Papertrey Ink ( The cardstock used to make the birdhouses is from AMuse ( The bags and leather ties were random supplies I had at my house! Thanks for letting me share!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Out of the Box Sampler. . . .

goes on sale on Tuesday, August 4th! Check out the following links for more information: (website) (Etsy shop)

From the above website's homepage (not the Etsy store), click on the "who's in the box" link on the left to see my ad button as well as the write up about what I submitted. You will have to scroll about 2/3 of the way down before you will find me. I will post pictures of my sample tomorrow. I have to let some anticipation build up!! I am really excited about participating in these boxes! I am already working on my September samples!

Just for the record, I do not get any monetary profit from the sampler boxes. My participation does get me free advertising and exposure! That is the same for all of the e-tailers who submit samples! I think it is a GREAT thing!

On my vintage front, I have developed a serious adoration for the "Dick and Jane" vintage readers/books.

I am working on new Halloween items that are soon to be listed on Etsy.

If the weather cooperates, I should be getting a new roof come Wednesday. Don't ask me for a referral for an insurance agency as we are continuing to battle some things. However, I will gladly share the name of my roofing contractor should you need one!

Not much else going on here. I am trying to straighten, organize, do laundry, cook (which by itself is scary enough for me), create, and watch TV all at the same time. I am headed out to water flowers now and then back to all the multitasking!!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend!