Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Peter Rabbit & A Scratchy Throat!

When will it be spring? We have been bombarded with snow for way too long! I can't wait for the weather to change - well at least get slightly warmer. The kids at school are coughing and sneezing all over me during story time. Hand sanitizer has become my new best friend. With that said - I am still getting sick! Not full fledged cold - just that irritable scratchy throat and cough. I guess I should be grateful that it hasn't gotten worse - knock on wood!!

I have been pretty lazy with this blog recently I've noticed! I think it's because it takes me a little longer to create 12x12 layouts instead of cards. They are so fun to make - it's like creating a whole new world sometimes! Plus I have so many ideas flowing - wish I had the time to just do it all!

For this layout I decided to go down a slightly different path. With my longing for spring, I couldn't help but think of Beatrix Potter and good ol' Peter. This layout was drawn and cut by hand - I just love the soft, subtle feel. I think mama rabbit is my favorite piece of this layout. Her basket lined with vintage lace really makes here "pop".

Again this layout is listed HERE on Ebay with many more detailed pictures to help inspire your own creativity. For all you Ebay members out there - I would greatly appreciate it if you can put my layout in your "watch list" for the week! It helps me get more traffic!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Once Upon a Time...

(more pictures on Ebay)

Hi all!! Here is my layout for today titled - Once Upon a Time. There are three main piecings to this creation, four large photomats, and two journaling tags. I just love how the papers worked together with the embellishments. Isn't this dragon the cutest?! Look at those eyes! Make ya melt! I had so much fun with this one and it didn't take me too long to make - once I decided on the paper. Sometimes that can be the hardest part!! It is listed on Ebay with many more detailed pictures. Here is the direct LINK. If you have an Ebay account and don't mind adding it to your "watch list" I'd really appreciate it. The more watchers I have the better chance I have on getting on Ebay Pulse which really helps with my sales. I was in the top 5 with my Chickadee layout - so a big THANK YOU to all my watchers - you're the best!!

Now I'm trying to decide what to create next - I can use your vote! Here are your choices: Fairy Strawberry; Great Outdoors; or Tea Time.

Leave a comment with your vote!!

Off to watch Idol - I just love Ellen!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Elephant Birthday Layout

Back to school tomorrow after a MUCH needed three day weekend. I went on a little shopping spree this Friday - a local scrapbook store is going out of business which spells TROUBLE! Although - how often does that opportunity come around - right!? So I loaded up on tons of stuff - and unloaded it in my scrap room. I have stuff everywhere and need to spend a good part of my free time this week organizing and rearranging.

I finished another 12x12 premade layout for Ebay. It is an Elephant themed around a circus. I just love how it came to life. So many favorite parts to this layout I can't even begin to name them. You can bid on this layout or add it to your "watch list" HERE. There are MANY more pictures listed on Ebay. Also, don't forget to search "TWAG" for all of the artistic listings within my design team!

Thanks so much for looking - feedback is greatly appreciated!

Have a great night - and stay WARM!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow Day and New Layout!

Whoopee! I just love snow days! Mainly because I can spend the day in my sweats locked in my craft room designing away! I finally finished a new scrapbook layout that I put on Ebay. It took me about two days to finish because I just couldn't stop adding things. LOL! I am really excited how it turned out - aren't the little chicks just the cutest?! You can find the listing HERE. There are a ton of more pictures to look at!

Now I am off to eat a little tomato zucchini stew and clean up my mess so I can start a new layout. I have a few cute cards to share too....maybe I will put them on later tonight.

Stay warm!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Designer Baby Girl Diaper Bag Album

Welp I finally finished my listing for my Baby Girl Diaper Bag Album. Boy does it take me FOREVER when I take a ton of pictures. But I did want to show every nook and cranny of the album so buyers know what they are looking at! I just love this paper set - isn't the elephant paper just the cutest? I have it listed for $29.99 and FREE SHIPPING - so be sure to bid bid bid if you are interested ;o) You can find the listing here. (and also more pictures!)

On another note, I have GREAT news! I was accepted into "The Working Artist Group" or "TWAG" on Ebay!!! This group is FULL of the top designers/artists in the field of paper piecing and scrapbooking. I am so honored to be a part of their close knit family and can't wait to build friendships and share ideas! I encourage everyone to just take a peek at our work. You can find a listing here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Boy am I beat! I just got home from a long night at the library and have a 2 hour Bachelor episode to watch before tomorrow - so we can gossip about it at lunch :o) I hope Jake gets rid of Vienna soon!

So I do have a cool project to share but only have time for one picture - you will have to wait for the rest tomorrow!! The suspense I know!!