Monday, December 26, 2011

Paper Explosion!

These are the finished mini scrapbooks that I made for my niece Angel and Nephews A.J. and Brandon. I made the basic books, gave them all the same supplies and let them go nuts!

And did they ever. For about five hours!!! They are ages 10, 9 and 7. Fun paper, stickers, photos, pens, markers, tape and glue was all they needed to create their masterpieces!!! It was sooo much fun.

It was really great to see the crazy unguided messy creations they came up with! The books are truly all their own.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Smarvelous Swonderful

I received the most surprising and heart warming gift this early Christmas Eve morning!!!!!! My new pen pal and Blog reader Chrissy sent me a sweet little package and a lovely letter! I hadn't heard from her in a while but we all get busy from time to time and especially during this season. It was great getting to catch up with her on her life and I can't wait to write her on Monday.

As for the wonderful gift I received some crafty ephemera goodies. And. A. Mini Smash Book!!! I've never even seen one before! I have now decided I am going to write in it every day of January. It's going to be my "New Beginnings" sort of book. I may start it early actually because I don't know if I can wait...

Thank you so much Chrissy! You'll be hearing from me via snail mail next week. Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Its Begining To Look

A Lot Like Christmas!!!

I get to go to Disneyland for Christmas!!! Needless to say I am very excited. To celebrate I have made little 4x6 autograph slash scrapbooks fit all the kiddies!!! I used binder rings once again for convenience and customization. I'm so excited for the kids to get them!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Journal Madness

Well. I decided for my Christmas Twilight Mom Gift Exchange that I would send off one of my already made Twilight Journals. But then I decided to vamp it up (pun intended). LOL. So I gave it a hard cover made with Twilight themed scrapbook paper and already used some of the afore mentioned goodies from Sarah. I love how it turned out!!!

Lovely Package

I received my first package exchange gift last night!!! Sigh. It's absolutely lovely. My exchange partner was Sarah from

Isn't it silly that two Sara's were matched up? Even odder... I knew someone in high school by her exact first and last name!!! (shivers dramatically). Any who back to the lovely goodies I received. Sarah was generous and sent me a lot of fun paper treats. Two note card sets with gold envelopes made me smile with glee. Two types of scrapbook paper. Some washi tape and divine twine (which I kept wanting to buy and hadn't yet)! Some gorgeous velvet ribbon and craft stickers. Oh. And the best odd bit was the mini burlap bag!!! I love that it has an image of an Amish horse cart and that it once contained Amish popcorn. How neat!!!!!! Sarah has a lovely Blog and everyone should pop over and check her out.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hot Glue Guns

I LOVE them! Oh and buttons of course. The person who invented the hot glue gun was a genius! And I've been using mine ALOT lately. For making one of a kind hair clips!

Merry Christmas!!!

Or Happy All Those Other Fantastic Holidays!!!

Printing on Tissue Paper

Is pretty awesome! These are the finished journal covers. The green one came out more transparent because it was all dark colors. It's a print of woods with my favorite Frost poem. First time trying my hand at tissue paper worked out pretty well! I'm not one for wasting time and supplies by practicing so I went straight to decoupaging? them to the journals! LOl

Monday, December 12, 2011

Handmade Hardcover Journals

Well by golly I've finally done it!!! I've made my first Hardcover Journals. And they're great! These are basically the same as my Twilight Journals. They have personalized lined pages, journal prompts, quotes and scrapbook paper all bound with binder rings so the owner can reorganize, add and take out as she pleases. But these have hard cardboard covers! The blueish peacock feather one I'm keeping and the red one is for a friend. I'd like to put some in my shop but there are so many fabulous journals already on Etsy I'm not sure if anyone would bother. These are super durable, pretty and easy to make!!! I think I want to spruce up the covers even more though... Hmmm.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Felling Accomplished

I have officially finished almost all of my gift exchange packages! As well as my cousin Jessica's who will be Croatia for the next 18 months! I can't post pictures of the gifts just in case the girlies peek at my Blog but here is some of what I've been a busy little bee working on!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Garden

Is Open!!! Yayee

I now have sixteen fun frilly beautiful Paper Flower Hair Clips in my Etsy Shop!!! Oh how I love them so. Especially when I'm wearing like three at a time. They just make me feel so happy!!! And silly and girlie... LOL.


I did it! I've finished about fifteen flower clips and they'll be available in my shop in just a few hours!!! So exciting. Plus I have like three in my hair right now... It looks like a garden. Love them! Cheers!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Busy Little Bee

Look what I've been up to!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Busy Morning

I woke up today to a request via Twilight Moms for a Twilight Journal! Super flattered, I popped outta bed and got to work! There are now two of the large 5x7 ones and two of the smaller 4x6 ones. I wonder if it's too late to add an Xmas one? Gosh I still have to get my two package exchange gift goodies together as well. Thank goodness school is basically done for the next two months!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Outgoing Goodies

Zoom! Off go my Twilight Mom card exchange Mini Journals and Chrissy's Etsy order!!! I hope everyone loves their goodies. I know I do!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Twilight Mom Card Exchange

Ok. So technically they aren't "cards". But they are fantastic!!! These three little mini Twilight Journals are going out in the mail Tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It is Official

The first Twilight Inspired Hand Made Journal is now in my Etsy Shop!!! More to follow.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Twilight Journal Kit

Sneak Peek!!!

Whatcha think?