Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Studio Peek

Sooooo....you wanna see behind the curtain do you? You wanna see "where the magic happens"? I dunno...can you handle this much excitement?

Ok....I'll give you a peek into my design....ummmm....let's call it a studio. It's really a table in the guest bedroom in my current temporary house but I pack a lot of creatin' into this little nook.

I took these pictures while I was working on a big custom baby shower invitation order. Look how sad my beads look in their boxes! They must be jealous of all the time I spend with my new friends paper and ink. Wow, this is sounding a little kooky...I blame the sushi high I am on.....mmmm....crunch rolls....

So that was just a little peek into the process....you get to see some of my tools, the table my in-laws let me borrow that is now mysteriously covered in ink, my husbands guitar amp that also serves as a spot to throw a tarp to spray my glitter inks all over the place and if you look close enough, you can see all kinds of little paper bits working their way into the (ink stained) carpet....don't worry...my in-laws told me they want new carpet anyways!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Line of Custom Baby Shower Invitations

I am having so much fun with my new custom invitation line that I have just launched in my etsy shop!

These invitations combine handmade crafty beauty on the front with fully customizable insert for all your party details. All the papers are torn, distressed and inked in my signature style. I use stamps to create the designs and then I color in the designs with markers, chalk or glitter. I accent them with ribbons, rhinestones and brads.

The inside is a fully custom...I can use pretty much any font (thanks graphic designer husband lol), you tell me what you want it to say or I can help you out with the wording and I even add a hand stamped design as well. I have three options in my Baby Shower line that I will feature here right now and am working on a few new designs for other types of celebrations too, let me know what I can do for your event!

I also have gift tags that match with each of these designs so you can have a totally coordinated event. I can also make menu cards, place cards or name cards :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Soggy Southern California

I haven't seen rain like this since the early 90's. It's all over our news and the hot topic in every conversation. Looking forward to another wet day, I thought I'd check out some cozy warm and fuzzy stuff over on etsy......

First up is a cup cozy to keep your drink nice and hot- I bought these for all my friends this Christmas. ocstylecreations.etsy.com uses the absolute cutest fabrics and buttons!

Next up.....how about a snuggly scarf from efiafair.etsy.com? This seller uses the most feminine and ethereal fibers and makes gorgeous and truly unique fashion!

And finally, some pretty in pink fingerless gloves from ohmay.etsy.com. I love these- they keep your hands warm while allowing you to have full use of your digits!

So enjoy the wet days Southern California!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Caught With Handmade Goodness Part 2

This installment: adorable owl stuff! I know, I know....you etsians are all thinking noooooooooo! Not owls! Are they wearing cowls? Are they moustacied? Well suck it. My kid loves owls! She'd be pleased as punch to see all owl front pages on etsy so you are lucky she is not an admin :) Anyways, here she is wearing the cutest koo-koo (she calls owls koo-koos lol) hair clip from etsy seller RileyBowtique.

And here she is wearing her adorable handmade owl skirt from etsy seller Creativebee706.

More to come...including more koo-koo cuteness, some kitty cat cuteness and more :)