Monday, November 14, 2011

EtsyGreetings Holiday Blog Hop

The EtsyGreetings team is doing a Holiday Blog Hop and the theme is My Favorite Handmade Holiday Tradition. I love decorating for the season as well as adding some handmade ornaments to our tree every year, as well as personalizing my gift packages

Friday, November 11, 2011

Holiday Boutique Featured Sellers Part 3

Here are a few featured sellers that are participating in the Holiday Boutique Event!
Which runs until November 14th! Be sure to check out these and other participating shops on

Killam Creative

Design Love Share

Southern Scraps

Handmade in Inisrael

Row House 14

Happy Shopping!

Holiday Boutique Featured Sellers Part 2

Here are a few featured sellers that are participating in the Holiday Boutique Event!
Which runs until November 14th! Be sure to check out these and other participating shops on

Cards by Carlos


Far Flung Cards

Elves In the Attic

Ann Designed

Bean Sprout Studio

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Boutique Featured Sellers

Here are a few featured sellers that are participating in the Holiday Boutique Event!
Which runs until November 14th! Be sure to check out these and other participating shops on

Seasons Greetings Card Penguin Friends Set of 10

Wreath Christmas Cards

Christmas Card set of 3

Christmas Tree Warm Wishes

Hanukkah Menorah Card with 3D

Happy Shopping

Monday, November 7, 2011

Holiday Boutique Event is Live

I'm participating in the EtsyGreetings Holiday Boutique Event!
Is starts today and runs until November 14th!
Please check out all participating shops as there is some awesome deals to be had and the selections are amazing!
You can view all selections on the EtsyGreetings Blog

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dollhouse Update 3

Well the painters came today, did a quick first coat on the upper floors, mumbled, complained and then claimed that this shit was too hard, and left.
In their defense, it was 5am and the rooms were pretty dark.
I hope they come back! I miss them!

Well my designer is coming today and hopefully we can hit the store and find some really cool items that won't break the bank.

Let's cross our fingers!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dollhouse Update 2

original color is a mahogany and I'm painting the pieces white and black for now!

Okay this shit is hard, and expensive!
I was thinking dollhouse, miniature, easy peasy.
It is fun, time consuming, exhausting, oh and did I mention hard!

With me being a full time mom to two little girls and wife to one big boy, finding time between hockey practice, homework, school, swim lessons, keeping up with the house and running my own business, has been hard work!

There are so many amazing tutorials, blogs and websites dedicated to miniatures, I can't wrap my head around the direction that I want my house to go!

I made a budget for each room, and I think I blew that with my first few online purchases. (pics to come once they arrive)

I was however able to find some really inexpensive pieces that I think will work well in the house for now.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

EtsyGreetings Front Page

My card is featured on the EtsyGreetings Front page!

Go have a look, then head to my shop to see what other fabulous things I have for sale!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Dollhouse Challenge Update 1

front of the house, needs so curb appeal
interior wallpaper needs to go, but I may keep the floors, they are in good shape, I really want to tile the entranceway!
the kitchen! LOL
little broken piece that needs to be fixed or I may see about taking down the wall and fix up the stairs
master bedroom which will be perfect for me to put in a kick ass closet!

Well my house has arrived! I'm super excited to get started right away, but I must pace myself, there is quite a bit of work that needs to be done first.
My kids were super excited to play with the house when it arrived but I politely told them to BACK OFF!

The overall bones of the house are excellent but it does need some work, there's a kitchen that's just way to small for entertaining, the wallpaper needs a fresh look and the exterior needs some curb appeal, but I feel that I'm on top of things. I've hired a contractor (me), a designer (me) and a painter (me)! So I feel that I'm ready to start with the de-construction of the house.

This house is a lot bigger than I would have thought, and although it only technically has 4 rooms, they are pretty big and there are so many other rooms that I want to incorporate that I need to figure out how to section off some rooms but still make it accessible for play, or do I???

My plans are to have a bedroom (or two) a living room/library, a dining room, kitchen, wrapping/craft room (how can I not) and a bathroom.

Wish me luck!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Houses

I may have bought a new house today! I know what your thinking, "WTF!$%"

You know how it is, you go into the markeplace just looking, then something catches your eye, and you feel you MUST have it, this is the one for me!
Well it was not quite like that with me, I've been searching and searching. I wanted the 10 room house, excluding bathrooms of course! My house would have a library maybe two because I love to read!, great room, dining room in which to feed 20 people or more, a walk in closet to rival Marah Carey's, a wrapping room, a man's den, a media room, a games room, a sitting room just becuase, you see where this is going. I would need a whole lot of other rooms, that I did not know about but I'm not sure how I ever lived without them.
Well it turns out that I can't afford that mansion in the sky, bummer!

For now I'm going to have to settle for my little diamond in the rough.
I'm unsure of the square footage, I have no idea how many bathrooms it has, I think that it only has 4 rooms, it needs a bit of work in the inside, who am I kidding, it needs a LOT of TLC, but I'm excited to transform it into my dream home!
BTW did I mention that this was a dollhouse!

Yes that's right, you heard me correctly, a dollhouse, and I could not be more excited!

I'm joining the movement, Emily Henderson has a fantastic idea to bring bloggers together to build a home in miniature. I've loved minitatures for a while now and have always wanted an excuse to lavish my two daughters with there very own play house and here is my chance to get them started.

2012 Desk Calendar

Well I'm not sure how I this happened, but I've finally completed my 2012 Desktop Calendar!

I've been wanting to do one for about 2 years now, and I always found that I did not have the time well I think that I was just too lazy to devote the time to create one!
When I went on vacation in July, I took it upon myself to at least start with an outline of what I wanted to create and voila, 3 months later, it's complete!

I'm very proud of my first entry into the desk calendar world, and I love it and personally can't wait to use it on my own desk.

You can get yours today in my shop!

Happy shopping as always.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's Back Mitten Holiday Garland

Yes they have arrived again for the holiday season, my ever popular mitten garland!

They come in a variety of designs and are perfect for decorating your home for the holidays. Hang on a mantle or over a doorway, this will surely put you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit.
Pick your up today in my shop. More styles are coming soon.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Milk Paint by Pinky Creations

New item added to my shop!
Milk Paint by Pinky Creations
This product is eco-friendly, non-toxic, and washable!

This is easy to use and so much fun.
Just add 1 tablespoon of water to powder, mix and enjoy.
This makes the perfect holiday gift, loot bag gift or birthday present.

I should also mention that you will receive 4 paint brushes so that your little one can get started creating fabulous masterpieces right away!

Check out my shop for more color combinations!

Enjoy and Happy Shopping

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Okay it must seem like I've fallen off the face of the earth, but good news, I'm still here!
I've been super busy with some custom work and I've only finally gotten a chance to post a new item, and surprise! it's not a paper product!

May I present to you Milk Paint by Pinky Creations!
I love, love, love this product. It is eco-friendly, washable and non-toxic.
The colors are incredible and it's super easy to use, did I mention that it is washable!
Simply add 1 tablespoon of water to the powder, mix and voila, your ready to paint.
They come in 7 different colors and I love them!

Check it out in my shop

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

EtsyGreetings June Challenge

The voting has begun at the EtsyGreetings Blog!

The June Challenge was to create a card using digital papers which was supplied by Katieswish, a fellow Etsy member and Canadian!
Your vote counts! Please take a few minutes and vote as well as check out the fablous blog!
P.S I'm number 24!

Happy Shopping!