Monday, November 24, 2008

Get your cards...

Christmas is fast you have your Christmas cards yet? If you take a look around in my shop, you might find the cards that you want! I have several listed, and plan on listing more in the next week.

I am going to be seeing family for Thanksgiving this week! Lots of packing to be done...the only thing worse than that is the unpacking! ;) I will still be keeping my shop open though since cards are reletively easy to take along!
Also, don't forget your table...these place cards are really pretty for your Christmas get together. I am willing to make custom orders. I just Thanksgiving place cards for a customer who wanted some phrases about each family member attatched to each of the place was a wonderful idea, and they turned out beautiful!

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What do you think?

I was told 2 times in the last couple of days that I should sell some of my photos. While I really appreciate the compliments, I have a hard time thinking that my photos are good enough for that! Especially after seeing some of the wonderful and talented photographers on Etsy!

At the same time, I am wondering if there really is a market for my photos. At this time, I am going to get some of the printed up at a quality place, and see how they turn out. I do love to take photos, it's actually on my mind a lot! And I really hate it when I don't take my camera along with's those times when my "photographer's eye" is working over time!

So, give me your opinion, if you would. Should I?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How do you shop?

When you are shopping online, do you use Ebates? My sister actually got me signed up, and it actually saves you money! Every once in awhile you will get a check in the mail!

First, sign up.
Then, any time you are going to purchase something online, take a look to see if that store is on Ebates.
When you click on the store you are shopping at, you will get a percentage of your total given back to you!

It's pretty simple! Almost like getting money for free.

There are a few sites that are running a holiday special so that you will get a higher percentage back. I know I'm loving it! (And I am really mad when I forget, like that camera my sister had me buy for her...arg!) Most of the stores are from 2-6 percent, but there are some on there for 10 and over!

Check it out!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Cards

I am making all my Christmas cards this year again. Last year I did it myself, and even though it was a lot of work, I decided that it was worth it! I don't know, maybe I am crazy, or maybe I like to be rushed around the holidays? Who knows! I do have good intentions to get them done early! Right now, the only problem that I am having is finding envelopes that will fit. If I order from the internet, will they make it in a week? (We are heading up to see family next week Monday.) Hopefully so!

I took some photos of the process:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Favorite Friday

This week's favorite is a shop that I have bought a few things from. MadisonReeceDesigns has a lovely shop filled with some really pretty pendants! Maybe I really like her shop because she shares the same love of paper as I do!;) She is wonderful to work with, and like it says in her profile, she is willing to do any type of customized pendant. Her pendants would also make wonderful Christmas gifts! If you would like, take a peek at her blog also.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New, New, New!

How are your shops doing for the holidays? Have you gotten stocked up...changed your photos if necessary...really spruced up your shop? I am going through some of that process. Not an easy task! At least for my shop!

I just listed some more place cards for Christmas!

I also changed my avatar to another little birdie! This set of cards is really fun and I love the colors of them!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I've been Featured!

It's not that much, but still kinda cool to see my item! Take a look:

It's a spot about my Brag book that I have listed.

Monday, November 10, 2008

My time

It's Monday! Time for a new start to the work week. My goal is to spend a little less time on the computer this week, and get some more work done! In the past coupld of weeks I have done the minimum here at my house it seems like. I have to remember that my family comes first.

On Saturday I spent 2 whole hours in my scrap room! I thought I had lost my creativity, but once I was down there, I did end up making some pretty cool stuff. I am hoping to post some photos, and get a couple more listings up in the next couple of days.

Today though, I bake.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Favorite Friday

This week I am doing something slightly different...I'm displaying some of my favorite doors this week! There is something about doors that I like. Take a look!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

These days...

I wish I had a day where I could sit and create all day long. Of course, while I am wishing, the ideas would just flow that day too, and I would never run out of supplies that are essential! (Right now, I am almost out of tape runner, so that creates a problem for someone who uses that for everything I make! The call is in to my local Creative Memory supplier, but so far, no phone call back...grr.)

We are busy harvesting these days. Hopefully we will get done soon because there is snow in the forcast. I'm actually not one of those good farm wives out there hauling loads to town. All I have to do is get some food out for my hubby once in awhile, and make sure there is enough baked goods in the house!

I hope you are enjoying your day! I feel like I didn't get enough done today, but there is always tomorrow! ;)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Place Cards

Aren't these place cards fun? We are going to travel to see the rest of my family for Thanksgiving this year. I come from a very large family, and it's growing every year! I know how crazy it gets to set the table with the right amount of plates, and finding a place for every one. Using these place cards would sure fact, I think I will make these for my family this year...anything for less chaos!

The Christmas ones are in the works.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Who Would've Thought...

This is my 200th post! Wow! That just kills I am doing something I never imagined that I would do, and 200 times at that!

Thought I would let you know that I am listing a bunch of new Christmas cards this morning. It's time to get rolling on that! I made up a new design for my family's Christmas card this past weekend, so I will have to get my butt in gear! I make about 100 of them, and I want them done by Thanksgiving!

I also have these great name tags for your Thanksgiving table, but as I was attempting to put some names on them this morning, I found out that my printer is out of ink. I guess I will have to get some shopping in today too. I am very excited about them!

And I took some advice of a fellow Etsy Greetings Team member. I am now listing card sets, and so far that seems to be going well. Of course, the price is better too, so check it out!