Saturday, August 27, 2011

More Halloween Goodie Packets Available in My Etsy Shop!

These are so fun to create!  Remember to make a comment because I'm giving away some Halloween-themed packets in September!  (See previous post.)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Halloween GIVEAWAY coming soon!

Okay, so it's only the middle of August.... but I'm making my Halloween stuff!  As I posted my "treat packets" in my Etsy store (see sidebar) I started to thing "It's time for a giveaway!"  So leave a comment and YOU COULD WIN 6 TREAT PACKETS!!!  Here's an example of one of the Halloween-themed packets (yours will be Halloween-themed too, but you'll receive a special bunch, different than these!)!

Drawing will be held at Sept. 17th.  Winner will be announced shortly thereafter!

Head on over to my store and see a variety of other goodies!  

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fawn & Magpie

As a retired photographer, my dad continues to take awesome pictures.  I think this was an example of good timing and patience!

Tapeswell Decorative Packaging Tape -- It's Swell!

Here's my first attempt at using Tapeswell packaging tape to decorate a package.  One thing's for sure, once you get started there's no going back!  I even made a gift tag!  Hope my mom likes it!  Happy Birthday Mom!

Sold one of my favorite cards

Sometimes you make a card and fall in love with it.  This is one of those cards!  Thanks to Jennifer for purchasing it recently!  Enjoy!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Blue Ribbon!

At the end of last year, I posted pictures of a small metal pail that my mother handpainted.  Recently she entered it in the local fair.  She won a blue ribbon!  How exciting!  Congrats mom!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

My cards are on the shelf in Helena, MT!

Recently I told you about a store, Birds & Beasleys, wanting to buy my cards!  Well, they did (just got the check!) and I can't wait to see what the future holds!  My mom sent me a recent article, "Hitched to a Train", featuring Birds & Beasleys.  It was so fun to see the store featured and to know that they are doing well in this recession.  Hope you have a chance to read it!

One of my photo cards
Birds & Beasleys is a unique art gallery and gift shop featuring numerous Montana artists and a variety of fun gifts!  If you're ever in Helena, take the tour train and check out the fun Made in Montana items including my cards!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My great-grandfather gets his 15 minutes of fame!

I LOVE old photos especially if they're from my ancestors.  I decided that this photo deserved to be on a card.  Don't know why but the expression on my great-grandfather's face suggested he was thinking, "Was that a gnome???".  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lilacs in bloom!

Spring, and almost summer, is in full bloom!  Had to snap a few shots of my lilac bushes!  Hope to make some cards soon!  Check my Etsy shop soon...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New 5 x 7 Scrapbook For Sale... with water spots... aahhh

So I just got back from Seattle and was inspired by the flowering trees!  This album was a result of that inspiration:
Front of album when folded.

After I made it and took pictures, I layed it on the dining table.  I picked it up to find some water spots on it.  Dang!  So I reduced the price from $6.50 to $5.00.  Quite a deal!

Here are the water spots (hard to capture on film).  You won't see them once you add pictures.

Anyway... here's what it looks like hanging, with and without pictures:

Hope it finds a good home!  Makes a great birthday, graduation or Mother's Day gift.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Great News! Coming soon: my cards will be sold in a gift store!

I'm so excited to share my good news!  A store specializing in bird feeders and wild bird supplies is going to sell my bird cards!!!  It's all due to my family.  I gave each of them a packet of bird cards and my mom suggested that I show them to the bird store.  Since the store is located a couple hundred miles away, where my mom & dad live, my mom offered to take them in to the store.  Long story short, the owner agreed to buy some of my cards!!!  I'm using photos taken by my father, a retired pro photographer.  I feel very fortunate!
An example of one of the many photos used on my cards.

Thanks Katie!

  Enjoy The Moments, 5 x 7 Card

I have to be honest, it has been awhile since I've sold something in my Etsy shop.  So... I wanted to send out a special thank you to Katie for her recent order!  The "Enjoy The Moments That Make You Smile" card has always been one of my favorites!  Now it goes to a law school graduate!  Sounds great!

Monday, February 7, 2011

New Record! I sold my Valentine's Day album!

I sold the album that I just listed yesterday!  Goes to show, you never know what or when you'll sell something!  Thanks Rosana!  I know you'll enjoy it!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine's Day Album For Sale!

Although I had hoped to get this album posted in my Etsy shop long before now, at least I got it done before Valentine's Day!  Check out my Etsy store to see more details on this 5" x 7" album.