Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hand Crafted Scrapbook Corner Bookmarks

For the past few days we have been working on Scrapbook Corner Bookmarks.  Timely item given its almost time for school to go back in for another year (can we say YEAH!!!!).  Teachers and students will hopefully find this very useful.  We are working on a few sets to donate to local school library's.  With any luck they will sell them or offer for free with the option to donate.  I am sure all library's could use donations to help increase shelf volume as well as an extra offering for literacy nights.  We hope to have enough to made so it can have an impact for them.  As avid readers we know the use of a good strong bookmark, to have it custom made with the extra touch makes it more special.  It is a nice addition to our currently growing Etsy shop.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Star light star bright....

So, I thought I would try my hand at making some Christmas ornaments using the Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy, (exclusive through CTMH) and I cut some star shapes.

The stars by themselves are great, but as I started gluing them together it just wasn't looking right.

So, there they are, little star ornaments.  I think they are cute, but not what I was aiming for.  So I looked through the cutting guide and found another star that I liked much more.  If you want to see the finished product you can find them in my Etsy Shop along with the other 2 matching ornaments, and my other designs.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Yes, more Design's by Danielle!!!

So, Danielle has been working on a few projects as you can see.  She is experimenting with stamping, ink markers, pastels, ect.  She will be releasing some every day packs soon I am sure.  As always, stay tuned for more new releases.

Is it Christmas yet?

It's a Critter Christmas!  These are a few designs we are working on.  They include heat embossing on the stamped images and flocking is used on the accessorized items like scarves, hats, ect.  Again, we are open for comments and suggestions on our test designs.  Let us know what you think looks good or critique to your hearts content.  We will not take offense, a little constructive criticism is not a bad thing.  So feel free!

Still working on Floral Art

So, we continue on the floral kick.  We are including heat embossing on this series with the hand quilling.  The flower centers are also heat embossed in the same color as the stamped decoration.  As this was a test we have a few others to come with this same style.  Stay tuned.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Now we are off and running!  The first floral series is ready and the
upcoming possibilities are endless.  We are thinking of incorporating
some swirly stamping/embossing on some of the next ones so stay
tuned for sure.  But the best part of today, we even have a bit better
hand on photography....amazing! Can't wait to see what comes next...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Introducing the Quilled Christmas Series

Finally, and honestly I am not sure what took longer, the debates on
design or actually twirling the coils and making the cards.  But we are
pleased with the results.  Of course, as we all know the only thing
constant is change, this will likely be improved even more over time....
only time will tell.

But to begin with, each of these Quilled coils are hand cut, hand
curled, and hand glued.  All paper is acid free and scrapbook friendly.
We are leaving them blank for now so the buyer can fill with their
own personalized message but we think offering the option of a
stamped greeting would be a possible idea....messaging, just one more

Please contact us for further info, this is a customizable set as you can
see so just let us know what you would like and we can see what we
can come up with. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We are calling this the "Burst Series" for now but it is a Design by Danielle ultimately.  The paper spray of color will be used on more than one of our cards for sure.

Medallion Card Series - #1

This is our first "Xmas Medallion" Card.  Quick create to see what the
double layered effect looked like on the card itself.  So far it seems to
have possibilities but does not quite look right red-on-red.  I am sure
we will debate this for awhile so we are calling it a "Medallion Series".

The beginning.......

We started this quest with a dream and too many ideas.  Now here we are, day one of launching the blog and do we have any clue what we are doing yet, NO.   But, honestly that is just going to add to the fun.  So, with 1000's of ideas and stacks of paper our adventure begins.