Thursday, December 31, 2009

I love my customers :)

I haven't had a chance to update my "In Action" page yet but I couldn't resist sharing these with you. One of my best customers sent me these photos from the holiday season/ her birthday. Thanks Juls you're awesome! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Arrivals

In case you haven't seen them yet here they are some jewellery and some paper goods available at

Monday, December 28, 2009

Out with the old and in with the new!

The new website is live just in time for the new year! Yay!

Over the past 6 weeks or so I have worked very hard to create a brand new website. While the old one did it's job there were a lot of issues that I wasn't happy with because I was in a hurry to get it done and rushed through the process. Now that I've taken the time to consider what went wrong the first time, I'm very happy to say that the new one is 10x better than it was before! I have switched from Mals E-cart to Paypal Cart and can finally stop worrying about selling inventory I don't have!

I've uploaded a few screen shots of the new website highlighting all the changes and updates. You'll notice that there is a brand new Printables section that I plan to fill up starting in the new year. You can click to zoom and see all the new and updated features.

The shop banner:

Individual category page:

Individual item page:

I hope you stop by and browse around! I'd love to get your feedback!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Website Re-launch Monday Dec 28th.

It's about time! I am currently putting the final touches on my website. I am super excited and want to show you all right now but there are just a few minor details that need to be fixed and a few more photos to take. I will have new Valentine's Day paper goodies and some new acrylic jewelry available as well so be sure to drop by after 12pm PST on Monday Dec 28th for those!
Here's a preview:

Friday, December 25, 2009

Look what santa brought!

Santa a.k.a Dad :) Oh... I can't wait to try out some of Ree's recipes!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

My tree and a few vintage ornaments. Seriously they're older than I am.Except for the last one hehe I made that when I was 10 or 11 at a school holiday craft event.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I am slowly but surely making my way

through the massive cookie/candy recipes I keep printing out. lol

Here is a recipe for icebox cookies that I would recommend trying. They're from the Martha Stewart site so obviously they are good! It's a basic dough that can be frozen and made a gazillion different ways. Here's the link to ideas for different variations. I made the thumbprint ones with half the dough and then for the other half I mixed in some cranberries, made a log and rolled the log in chopped almond slivers. Both variations were very good!

All in One Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)


  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy. Add yolks, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Add vanilla. With mixer on low, add flour; mix just until combined. Wrap in plastic; chill until firm, about 1 hour. To make ahead: Refrigerate up to 2 weeks, or freeze up to 3 months.
  2. Citrus or Spice: Whisk 1 tablespoon grated lemon, lime, or orange zest (or a combination), or 1 tablespoon pumpkin-pie spice into the flour before adding it to the butter mixture.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Website Update

The website is coming along nicely at this point. I know I haven't been updating the blog much lately but that is because I haven't been feeling 100% and because I've been busy busy with all the projects I am working on for early 2010.  The website should be up and running *fingers crossed* next week. There were a lot of things I wish I did the first time around that I skipped because I was in a such a rush to have it completed. Well, that wont happen this time because over the past 8 months I have taken lots of notes and have very patiently over the last few weeks been upgrading and implementing those things into the new site. Anyways, the point of this post is because I wanted to share with you the new "In Action" page which is basically a fan photo page. If you've got any photos that you haven't sent me yet and don't mind being include please email them to me at

Monday, December 14, 2009

Good Morning!

Just wanted to let you know that the Etsy shop is re-opened and that the website is still down for reno's here's a quick peek at the new homepage. :D I just need a few more days to get everything up and running! It's 10x better than it was before!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Shop is temporarily closed

I've been super tired the last few days so I've closed up my etsy and webshop and am taking a few days off. Hopefully I'll be reopened bright and early on Monday :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner!

I have spent most of this week re-photographing my items and making sure that things are clean, crisp and bright. One thing I discovered was that my scanner is awesome for doing photos of my paper goodies. I didn't even tweek any of these photos. I just cropped and resized. If you've got a scanner you should give it a whirl!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


These cuties have been out of stock for a while but they are back and here to stay!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


This weekend only!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

1 day left for Free Gift with orders!

After sorting through all those initial charms to pick out the bad ones and a very long photoshoot, I am in the process of listing them up in the Etsy shop along with those cute clippies seen in the last post. Remember, there's only 1 day left on the free gift with all orders deal in my shop!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Something new out of something old.

You might remember a few months back I was selling hair pins with these charms on them. Well, I ran out of hair pins and was left with all these charms. These guys have been sitting in a box waiting patiently to find good homes until now. I re-sealed them with resin and they are even better than when they were new! So, after that I still wasn't quite sure what to do with them especially since I am not buying any supplies at the moment! After some more cleaning (yes,  more cleaning... It's never ending!) I found a  pack of these cute mini clothing pegs in my supplies. I originally bought them because I use to have a mini peg with a wooden red heart charm that I clipped on my blazer but I lost it and I wanted another one (I never did end up making it because I was so busy). Anyways, I  now have something fun to pin on my collar again and they make great little clips for the office too :) There will be a couple sets available in the Etsy shop when I have time to photograph them. Keep an eye out!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Free Gift With Purchase!

Just wanted to remind you that there are 11 days left to take advantage of my free gift with purchase offer so stop by the shop now!!!

If you're wondering what the free gift is you'll have to purchase something to find out :P Originally I planned the sale to end on the 30th but because I decided to do another promotion for the weekend of Black Friday I have moved the end date to Nov 26th.

What to do with these?

I'm a little bit obsessed with alphabets lately.. I made these for fun and because I wanted to try out the ice resin I bought a few weeks ago and now I'm not really sure what to do with them. They are one of the few things I've made during "project clear out". They are paper decoupaged onto a polymer clay tile and sealed with a coat of resin. The original plan was to make them into small pendants for the shop but when I was baking them they paper turned yellow around the edges of the letter and so I peeled all the letters off and re-did them. Good news is I didn't have to throw them all out and I do like this new resin a lot despite the horrible smell. Bad news is that a few of them don't fit the tiles perfectly. Plus, it's kind of hard to sell an entire alphabet in the shop when these are not exactly "made to order" friendly.  So, what to do?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Please Vote for Me!!!

My Green Ornament Gift Tags are in the Voter this week! Please vote for me if you can! Thank you :D

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just Listed

I cleaned out my storage boxes yesterday and found all these goodies that are not listed in my shop. Well, I just spent about an hour listing them in the Etsy shop and there are only 1 of each (except for those charms) so go get them!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I finally bought a shipping scale

after two years of going to the post office. I might have to return it though because... I bought some stamps yesterday and then I realized that the stamps are for lettermail only and don't quite add up to the light packet amount when you stick on 2 or 3. So I took it to the post office and they added the extra charge for me and then the clerk told me that I can't ship via light packet using stamps and that I have to line up and have them print out the label and such (which is what I was trying to avoid). Is this true? Can't I just buy a bunch of 1, 5 and 10 cent stamps to add on what I am missing?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Project "Clear Out"

It's official! I like to hoard my supplies. I buy and I buy and I buy.... with no real project in mind and I have a gazillion projects "in the works". Of course I live in Canada where shipping costs and arm and a leg and maybe some organs so destash is out of the question. What to do? This weekend I decided to start project "Clear Out". I seriously need to get rid of all this stuff so until I get rid of a decent amount I will not buy any more supplies unless absolutely necessary (meaning I ran out of it). So, over the next few weeks hopefully you will see new goodies in the shop made from extra charms, polymer clay, felt, yards and yards of fabric, stacks of paper, stamps, screen printing supplies, plastic...... I can't even name all of the different supplies I have. lol these are made from some extra charms I have lying around and are going up in the shop this week.