Sunday, September 28, 2008

7 things you don't know about me:

I was tagged by Sarah to do a meme.

7 things you don't know about me:

1. When everyone is hot I am cold and when everyone is cold I am hot. haha
2. I can't drink coffee or tea because caffeine makes me shake. Literally shake.
3. I don't know how to put on makeup. Really, I hate the stuff and the only time I've ever put any on is for weddings and graduation.
4. I love to watch tv. You name the show I probably watch it.
5. I have 10 orchid plants that NEVER bloom. So sad.
6. When I was in highschool I took about 8 blocks of graphics class in 4 years but before I ever set foot in graphics class I taught myself how to use photoshop.
7. I've worked in a flower store, 2 clothing stores and a bakery before starting my Etsy shop. Very random right?

I'm suppose to tag 7 people but I'm lazy so if you're reading this you are tagged. :P

Friday, September 26, 2008

It's amazing

what you can accomplish when you wake up early! Today, I made about 30 pairs of earrings for stock, designed new packaging for my stickers, went grocery shopping, and still had time to update my networking sites and finish up some other projects I started and left a while ago.

I love creating packaging. I thought about making tags for each different set of stickers but then I thought about how crazy and time consuming that would be so I made them nice and simple.
The packaging photos are taken by my sister while I was working.
She helped me fold some of them :)
they've got my website on the back :)
This is my earring board aka how I keep track of what I have in stock and what needs to be made! I made it out of some foam board I had left over when I made my light box.
I've been playing with my clay more now that the hot summer is over!
okay, I'm pooped. I'm going to bed.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I need a new camera!!!!

AHhhhhhhhh no matter what I do I cannot photograph the color green on my plastic items and even on my paper items i'm having a difficult time. I never had this problem in the past... I can't figure out if it's the plastic or my camera.. maybe it's the shade of the green?! I know it's old.. I got it in 2004 maybe for my birthday I'll pick out a new one. It's a business investment right? haha who am I kidding... I can't afford to spend any more money on fun toys I already have too many. Anyways, here are the newest items in my shop incase you haven't seen them already.

I added a snowflake to the weather set :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It seems like I'm always busy.

I got featured in a cute treasury on the front page the other day! The one day
that I spent away from Etsy haha well, thanks to cassowaryjewelry for taking a screen shot of it.

Since Saturday I've been cleaning my workspace, organizing my stock, doing inventory, ordering supplies and cutting lots and lots of stickers. I love cutting stickers but it hurts my hands... :( I must have cut hundreds of stickers by now considering I now have over 60 sets of stickers in stock. I hope that it will be enough for a while so I can take a break from cutting. (Not really lol I hope they sell out like lightning).

but now that the stickers are at an okay stock level I will move on and finish bulking up on my stock of earrings, hair pins and if I ever get the chance to I need to start screen printing some new designs since my zippy pouches and wristlets are selling at a steady pace now :) Oh and I still need to cram in a photo session... I blame the tv for all the distractions along the way. I can't wait to watch Greys Anatomy tomorrow!

Cheers to being busy!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

It still doesn't work.

but I haven't given up yet! However, I have thought of something else I can do with my machine. hehe so I am feeling much better :)

So since I can't get my machine to cut my stickers I've been hand cutting the new designs so I can atleast photograph them and get them up in my shop before the end of next week. Here's a quick snapshot of the new holiday designs. I have to say that after fiddling with that machine for 2 days hand cutting them was actually kind of nice.

Friday, September 19, 2008

It's here!!!!!!!

I've been waiting all week for this thing to arrive! After a lot of thought I invested in a cricut expression to help with my cutting because cutting by hand is going to cause me injury if I keep doing it. Anyways, the machine arrived today!!! It cuts 12 x 12 inches and 12 x 24 inches! I was so excited I tore it out of the box and put it to the test... I downloaded the demo SCAL software which lets you cut custom designs and I am having a lot of troubles..I'm so frustrated lol.. no matter what I do I can't seem to get it to align with where I want it to cut... I am trying to get it to cut my sticker designs. I can't figure out if it's something I'm doing wrong or if it's something that the software is doing but I wasted a whole lot of cardstock and I pretty much ruined my first cutting mat.. good thing it came with 3 mats. Officially sad and very very tired.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mooncake :)

Sunday was the Moon Festival. It's not widely celebrated here in Canada like it is in Asia but we still have moon cake and lanterns for the kids.

For those of you who don't know what moon cake is it's basically the yolk of a preserved duck egg inside a casing of lotus paste and a soft outer shell. Imagine salty and sweet at the same time. Personally, I don't really like the stuff but it's once a year so what the heck.

We're not kids anymore and we didn't buy lanterns so here's our home made lantern made out of a pomelo skin. hehe :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm up for the challenge.

Are you? I'm taking up AlwaysAmy's blog challenge and posting this up to help spread the word about Etsy :) I hope you are up for the challenge and post the video on your blog too.

Friday, September 12, 2008

So much for building up stock.

haha so I thought for sure by now I'd be up to 150 items in my shop but nope. I realize it's important to have a variety to choose from but what's more important is how fast I can keep up with the demand. I think right now I'm at a good place. Of course I'm still not done introducing new items in my shop for the holidays but I'm nearly there and I'm pretty satisfied with my turnover. Bring on the holidays :)

Oh, I keep forgetting but I got my spoonflower invite after 2 months of waiting and now I can't decide what characters I want to print onto fabric. Any favorites?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I'm Taking a Stand.

As you may already know on Friday Sept 5th, 2008 all of the major television stations across the U.S. and Canada donated 1 hour of primetime television to support StandUp2Cancer. Today I'm taking a stand as a cancer survivor, a family member and a friend who has been affected by this disease and I am challenging you to do the same. Join me and make a donation to so that the cure will one day become a reality. So that no one else will have to suffer the loss and pain that this horrible disease has brought upon millions of families. STAND UP.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I need sleep.

It's 9pm and I can hardly keep my eyes open. I've been waking up at 8am everyday because my dad wakes up to go to work at 6:30 and then my sister wakes up to go to school.. and today I woke up automatically. Okay I know that's not really that early but I haven't woken up this early in over a year. I usually wake up at 10 or 11am and this is killing me. I bet I sound really lazy don't I? haha Well, the reason I wake up so late is because I've pretty much taken a year off of school, when I was in school I only took afternoon/evening classes and I don't have to be anywhere in the mornings. Gawd, I don't know how I ever woke up at 5:30 every day to go to school when I was in highschool. I love to sleep. I NEED to sleep. Give me my sleep back please?

Friday, September 5, 2008

My imaginary friends.

I'd like to introduce you to my imaginary friends. :)
Buboo, Momo, Flo, Guma and Pax.