Friday, December 10, 2010

Urban Barn and Christmas Sale

Urban Barn Holiday Faire Today!

I sold some of my handmade wares at today's Urban Barn Street Faire! So much fun and all the vendors are so talented. My cupcake toppers are now available for sale in the Urban Barn as well!

Plus starting next week all Christmas items will be on sale! Applicable in all of my etsy shops!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Front Page Treasury and Cyber Monday Coupon Code

I was on the front page of Etsy...well not me but one of my items! So thrilled its only happened one other time and its sooooooooo fun!! Thanks to the curator and all the clicks that made it happen.

Plus having a Cyber Monday Sale! Just enter this coupon code for 20% off...expires Monday at 11:59pm.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale

I'm having a sale in my Etsy stores Thursday & Friday! Starts right now!
20% off the Sale Section!
$5 off any $25 order (before shipping)
$10 off any $50 order (before shipping)
$20 off any $100 order (before shipping)
Includes custom orders! Discounts and Refunds will be sent via Paypal after payment is made...otherwise wait for a revised invoice. Applies to all my stores!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cupcake Topper Sale This Week

Running this week only Nov 14-Nov 21
All Pre-Made Cupcake Toppers are marked down 50% while supplies last.
Custom Order Cupcake Toppers are still full priced. Check out the shop!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Urban Barn Holiday Fair Kick Off

Urban Barn Holiday Fair

This Friday my sister and I will be selling our handmade wares at The Urban Barn in Escondido.
155 W. Crest St.
Escondido, CA 92025
From 9am-3pm

Come visit!! Would love to see you there!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Craft Show Circut

Busy Busy Busy!

Did I mention that I'm very busy at the moment. Just found out I'll be in the next Take Ten and Green Craft Magazine. Plus I've got my upcoming 12 Tags of Christmas Tim Holtz style at The StampinPost in Temecula. Tommorrow my sister and I will be sporting our wares at the Great Oaks High School in Temecula near Pechanga. The week after we will be at the Urban Barn Street Faire on Friday. I've included a couple pictures of some of the goodies I will be selling. If you're interested in any of these events or hosting a party let me know!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Does life ever get so busy you don't know how you could possibly cram one more thing in? That's is what the rest of this year already feels like to me. We're moving, camping, holidays, two street faires, oodles of classes and then the usual household items as well! Plus play dates, preschool, bible studies and oh my goodness. So last night I created for myself and of course for the street faires but it was nice to cram a couple of projects in there for me. Thought I'd share!

Monday, October 11, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas Tim Holtz Inspired

12 Tags of Christmas
Inspired and Using Tim Holtz Products
Class November 13th @1pm
The Stampin Post in Temecula
To sign up and for more info check out this website:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wicked Cute Card Class Thank You

Wicked Cute Card Class
Thanks to the ladies that attended class at the Urban Barn. I still have a few kits left over from class. Price for the Kit is $20 (that includes shipping within the US). Included is everything you need except scissors and adhesive.
You will get instructions and everything needed to create four adorable handmade cards with a "Wicked" twist!

To purchase click the paypal button below.

Monday, October 4, 2010


We are in the middle of moving yet again and I was cleaning out my room and stumbled upon this fun little fabric brooch that I made. How would you like to win it and a bunch of goodies along with it? I'm creating a special basket filled with handmade loveliness for one random winner on October 15th.
Here's how you can enter to win:
1. Check out my shop find your favorite item and leave a comment telling me what it is.
2. Check out my destash shop find your fav item and leave a comment telling me what it is.
3. Check out my eco friendly shop find your fav item and leave a commment telling me what it is.
4. Buy anything from my shops and you get an entry for each item just leave a comment for each one.
5. Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me and you get another entry.
6. Purchase one of my kits from my blog and you get two entries.

Best Wishes!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wicked Cute Card Making Class

"Wicked" Cute Card Making Class

Come create four adorable handmade cards for the upcoming Halloween season! Included are door prizes and a vintage halloween treat bag!
October 6th @Urban Barn
Cost $25
Pay and sign up here:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

An Urban Street Faire

So thrilled to be attending my first Street Faire. My sister and I are teaming up to create a bundle of goodies! She creates leather purses and bags. Here are a few little trinkets I've made up and will be featuring at my booth.

September 24th & 25th
Morning till 3pm
155 W. Crest
Escondido, CA 92025

Friday, September 10, 2010

October 3 at the Stampin Post In Temecula

Come create this adorable "JOY" christmas banner and candlestick holder. The class will be at The Stampin Post in Temecula. If you can't make it and would like to purchase th
e kit for this class you can pay via paypal at the end of this post.
Class Info:
October 3rd, 2010
@ 3pm
The Stampin Post
Temecula, CA

If you are buying the kit but not attending the class your kit includes:
Everything you need except for the adhesives & scissors. Will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Limited kits are available so purchase now. $15 plus $4.95 shipping. Candles Included!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Burlap is So In!

I love Burlap and I realize that its extremly popular right now. But I can't help it!! I've created all kinds of goodies with this amazing textile!! Plus I've been browsing and I've come across this fantastic creations created with none other than....BURLAP!

French Ticking and Burlap Pillow Cover by

Burlap Bag by

Burlap Gift Card Holder by

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pinwheel Party

Recently I created a bundle of spinning pinwheels for a 4th Birthday Party. In bright blues & reds to go with the spiderman theme. The party looked like it was a blast and was coordinated by Lindsay Landman Events in New York. The event coordinator kindly allowed me to post pictures of my pinwheels at their party on my blog. Go check out their site if you have the time!

Pinwheels are available in my etsy shop!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Snips and Snails

When we had our second boy (7 weeks ago) I was thrilled but at the same time I was a little let down...only because I love little girls apparel! Today browsing on Etsy I found some adorable baby boy items and fell in love!! Thought I'd share them with y'all.

David Bowie Onesie by trulysanctuary

John Deer Rompery by Strollerblanketmom

Jack Baby Booties by sugarplumbtree

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Celebration Time!

My darling husband insisted that he take a photo of me with my recently published artwork. This month I've rec three seperate magazines each featuring some of my artwork. Needless to say I was thrilled but my hubby went crazy. Took me to dinner and even got us a babysitter!
Check out my work this month in:
The Stampers' Sampler
Green Craft
Crafts N Things

Monday, August 9, 2010

Artful Thursday on a Monday

I actually did create these on Thursday but just now getting around to posting them since our internet decided to go kapoot over the weekend.

Guest Towel Holders

Packaging Tape Rolls (I have so many of these its crazy)
Vintage Sheet Music
Rubber Stamps
Assorted Goodies

Step 1: Paint edges of the rolls with paint. Let dry.
Step 2: Adhere sheet music around roll and decorate as you want. I used vintage paper, rubber stamps, wax, buttons and some netting from a babybel cheese package.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Building Blocks

I am obsessed with Blocks!! So here are some of my favorties today!

Super cute natural looking blocks!

Another adorable etsy shop filled with handpainted blocks

This is my favorite!! So cute and the rest of the shop is equally as adorable!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Artful Thursday Found Paper Notebook

Artful Thursday

Since we just gave birth to our little guy two weeks ago I've been slacking on the artful thursdays! But I've finally had time to finish a project...I apologize ahead of time for the lack of photos.

Found Paper Journal
First gather your materials:
Vintage Paper
Two Rings for Binding

Step 1: Cut cover, back cover and pages to 4x6 or smaller.
Step 2: For the cover: Cut 4x6 of slightly heavier cardstock or cardboard. I used a vintage steno notebooks cover. Next cut fabric to fit with about 1/2" overhang. Apply adhesive to cardboard and lay fabric over it, smooth the fabric so its nice and straight. Then use adhesive on the overhanging pieces and adhere to inside of the cover. Next cut piece of vintage paper to fit the inside of the cover...adhere to inside of cover. Be sure to cover the edges of the fabric.
Step 3: Stack book as you'd like it then using Crop-A-Dile punch the holes for the binding rings.
Step 4: Assemble pages and covers with binding rings.
Step 5: Create embellishments to adorn the cover. I created a couple of felt and fabric posies and then printed out the words "hope springs eternal" on iron on fabric labels.

A few of the inside pages. I used postcards, lined paper, ledger paper and more.
Also tried Julie's mini notebook! So cute!

Friday, June 25, 2010


I apologize for the lack of photos for this post. However its really easy and I think easy to follow the instructions...however probably not my instructions.

First gather your materials: Vintage Paper, Vintage Lace Trim, Mini Buttons, Cream Cardstock, Vintage Netting, Needle, Thread, Poly-Fil, Martha Stewart Scalloped Circle Punch, Sizzix Large Scallop Circle Die Cut, Glue.

Die cut four large scallop circles using Sizzix Big Shot & Sizzix Large Scallop Circle Die Cut.
Sew two circles together and leave a bit of allowance for stuffing. Stuff with poly-fil and sew up the rest of the way. Repeat with the other two circles. Stack on top of each other (I used a little glue in between to keep them from shifting).
Handcut two flowers out of vintage netting, adhere to top cirlce.
Tie vintage lace around and knot at top.
Using cream cardstock, punch with Martha Stewart scalloped circle. Adhere/sew mini buttons to the little circle. Adhere to top of the vintage lace.
Trim Lace.

This fun little pincushion isn't exactly meant to last a lifetime but its soooo cute!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Artful Thursday #7 Baby Shower Door Hanger

My sister is having her baby shower this weekend and I am in charge of decorations. So I've made my pinwheel cupcake toppers, banners, a cute centerpiece and this adorable door hanger for the front door.

Gather your materials:
Various size circles cut from patterend paper (I used my sizzix big shot)
A Children's Hanger
Alphabet Stickers

First step: After cutting out the cirlces...using alphabet stickers spell out the word you'd like.

Next step...tie ribbon around the hanger and glue the long edges together.

Next step...Attach the BABY Circles with glue and add a few other circles for embellishment.

Finish with the rest of the letters and perfecto a cute and easy door hanger!!
Here are some of the other items from the party!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Featured in a cute Blog today!

Just found out I'm featured in a fun little blog today!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Artful Thursdays #6 Happy 4th of July Card

Artful Thursdays Post #6
Happy Independence Day Card

This card is so incredibly easy to make and its so incredibly easy to find someone to give it to as well.
Materials: All products Stampin Up except for the cute little flags.
Directions: Cut Brilliant Blue cardstock for base, fold in half. Cut 2" strip of Real Red cardstock, using Brillian Blue ink and Stampin Up Stampin Around Wheel stamp image onto red cardstock. Using your scissors create a rough edge on the top and bottom of the cardstock. Glue onto card base. Using Sizzix Stars die, run brilliant blue, real red and whisper white cardstock scraps through the Sizzix. Stamp with brilliant blue ink pad and gratitude stamp onto largest white star. Insert large star brad into the star. Layer everything including little flags onto the card with foam dots adhesive.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Card Making Classes Scheduled

Want to learn how to create some adorable handmade cards? I've got a few classes coming up where you will learn some new techniques and go away with handmade cards that you created!

June 4th
Fallbrook, CA
We will create 4-5 handmade cards!
Class Cost $20 or $20 in product.

July 24th
Catalog Release Stamp Class
We will create 12 handmade projects!!
Class Cost $35
Plus Prizes Every Half and Hour!
Plus spend $35 dollars in product and receive the brand new catalog for free (a $10 value)

Email me if you are interested!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Artful Thursday #5 Better Late Than Never

Artful Thursday Post #5

So late but I figured better late than never. My husband and I recently went to a wedding and there were a bunch of the little bubble containers left over. So I snagged a few to create a little bouquet of fun!!! Super easy and you'll need a few supplies:

Shrinky Dink Plastic, Colored Pencils, Vintage Paper, Scenic Sand (I choose blue), Empty Mini Bubble Container, Vintage stamens, leaves and seam binding, Ribbon Scraps, Piercer, Heat Gun, Sand Paper, Florist Wire, Butterfly Stamp.

Step 1:
Punch out three 2" scalloped circles out of shrink plastic.
Sandpaper the circles then color with colored pencils.

Step 2:
Punch hole into the scalloped circle with piercing tool and then heat with heat gun. The plastic will shrink and create a gorgeous little flower.

Step 3:
Thread each shrinked plastic flower with vintage stamens & wire.
Then create a cute mini bouquet by adding leaves and twisting wire to bind together.

Step 4:
Fill tube with scenic sand and seal with glue & topper.
Glue bouquet to the top of the topper.

Step 5:
Create cute little butterfly tag to attach to tube by stamping image on vintage paper, cutting out and then adhering to bubble tube.

Final Step:
Tie seam binding and ribbon around the bouquet! Give this adorable little vase to a friend or attach to the top of a gift for a one of a kind gift wrap!