Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tomorrow is the Big Day!!!!!


OH BOY, OH BOY, we are celebrating our grand opening at our new location in Dexter tomorrow morning at 10am. 3238 Broad St. Right across from Cottage in and Snap Fitness. We’re new and improved with a great new decor and new products!!! We will be open until 6pm. Hope to see you all there.

And the winner is…


Hi, this is the #1 son Alex. I’m taking over my mom’s post because she had a little mishap cutting potatoes for dinner, and she can’t type. I drew the prize number again, and the lucky winner is #94. That’s you, Jean Stutz. Congratulations! Please email my mom an address to send the prize package to. Thanks to everyone who played along.

Quick Reminder for Pink Paislee Give Away


I just wanted to give a quick reminder that there are only 4 days left to enter our great Pink Paislee giveaway : ) We are celebrating our 100,000 th visit to Yay !!! If you want to get in on the action just scroll down til you see the giveaway post and follow the easy peasy rules. Good luck to everyone who enters : ) Here’s another look at the prize ↓

Sorry the cake plate is shown for the purpose of display only and is not included in the prize.

Go enter now before it’s too late : )

We are getting very close to our opening date also and all the details are falling into place. This week I’ll be waiting for the sign installers….but the rest of the businessy stuff is done….and most of the stock is place so I get to start making it look pretty with all my vintagy treasures. D.H. Kenny did raise his eyebrows at the vintage snowmen I added to the top of the hutch. I know it’s spring…but I just have to have them out. LOL We will be opening April 1st…Yay… I heard a rummer that there will be Costco cake. Double yay!!!

Eiffel Tower with Banner Card



Sheeew I’ve been working my tail off and totally forgot to post the last project I created before moving mayhem started.

I’m really enjoying all the yummy little bits and pieces from the London Market Ephemera Pack. I still have quite a few left so it seems like a really good value to get so many projects from just one package.

For some reason I am really into craft paper with vintage shabby chic layers. There’s a fair amount of detail work on this card. I did ink again with my Tim Holtz Distress ink in Walnut. I also punched a really pretty little scallop border at the top and bottom. I sewed around the edges also. I was a bit concerned that the machine would not stitch through so many layers…but it worked just fine : )

There’s an inked doily and tag created with more of the craft paper to help anchor the die cut pieces. You can never go wrong with buttons and ribbon bows.

These are the last of the banner pieces. I topped them off with the rose ephemera. They were really much too bright to start with…so I inked the entire surface to tone them down.

Okay….back to work for me. All the hanging stuff is mostly done and I worked until 9 pm last night starting to fill in the paper racks. It’s all coming together. : )

Pink Paislee Tag Inspiration


I just have a minute today to pop in and share a sweet tag I created with my Pink Paislee papers and ephemera pack.

As you can see I’m up for layering again : ) I added a lovely image from Graphics Fairy of a French label that I printed on soft blue paper. There’s also a well inked doily for a lace look.

Another hand painted flower with a Pink Paislee spool top. There’s real vintage buttons and blush colored pearly accents.

There’s lot’s of inking here with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink.  A sheer bow makes a pretty final accent.

I’ve been super busy today working at the shop. Still seems like a lot to do. I have my work cut out for me. The boys helped me get all the fixtures and stock moved in so I’m just getting everything set in it’s place and making it look pretty.

Sneaky Peek


As promised I’m posting some during shots of our shop.

First another look from the beginning.

Here is the during pictures. The pink paint did not come across well from the corners where I had to stand to take the pics. I was trying to stay out of the way of the guys who were putting the finishing touches on things.

The pink is really much softer than it’s showing here. I just love how the ceiling turned out. We elected to leave it open instead of dropping it in lower. The sprayed finish shows a lot of textures and brightens everything up. It’s quite a transformation so far. I’m really pleased with the work the crew did…I think it’s beautiful. It won’t be beautiful for the next week or so while we move in. It’ll be a lot worse before it gets better….you know moving lol.

Early Bird


Morning to all. I know this is early for me to post…but I’m a busy little bee today I  don’t want to forget or run out of time.

Still playin with my London Market goodies. This is a really sweet card with a ton of details. The papers are all from Pink Paislee. This whole line matches and works together beautifully.  I cut some lovely scallops for a girly look.

Anything with flowers and banners and birds is for me!!!! Put all three into one project and I am in love.

I inked the already ready already banner pieces from the ephemera kit and added a ruffle of doily at the top. They’re strung on twine for a natural look and finished off with some pretty little hand painted roses is a pale creamy beige.

More of the painted flowers : ) Just a little added fiber to soften the edges. I really love the spool tops with the coordinating decals. I’ve been using them in place of buttons. I did add an additional button to round out this corner.

Okay that’s all for me today….gotta get going running errands. A few final measurements from the shop and move in a few items so we can get to work this weekend. Yayyy. I should mention that I am really  grateful for all the time and hard work from my little family crew. I couldn’t do it without them : ) If I have time later I might give you all a little sneak peek picture before we move everything in.

London Market Pocket with Tags


This was a super fun project to make with more of the London Market ephemera pack and papers from Pink Paislee.

I really loved the little hearts with the flag motif so I gave them a good inking with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink, then sewed them to the banner die cuts with a map pattern. I curled up the edges to give  a very dimensional effect.

I created this sweet little tag by layering on lot’s of the ephemera pieces over a small doily. I added Liquid Pearls for embellishment and some tiny vintage buttons. I love that little bird : )

The companion tags are actually finished off with a vintage image from Graphics Fairy of the London Tower. How fun is that????

The inside of the pocket if finished with Pink Paislee paper with a lovely butterfly pattern so it looks just as good without the tags inside : )

To cover the back of the bag I choose the companion floral print.

Quick shop update…..all the construction and finish work is done and I’m pretty excited to be getting the keys tomorrow. I’ve been very busy wrapping up all the last minute details and we plan to start moving in this weekend : )

If you haven’t yet entered the giveaway for our 100,000 blog visit you should do so now by viewing the previous post and following the super simple rules. This pocket and tags were made with the same papers and ephemera pieces from the prize so if you win you can get started creating your own fabulous projects.

100,000 Blog Hit Giveaway Update


Wowzers what a great response I’m getting from our giveaway post!!! I really have the best followers : )

I just want to take a sec to respond to some of the comments.

Every single person who enters has the same chance of winning. I do not filter out any comments from anyone who is international. In fact….one of the last prizes was shipped to Ireland! What fun to think that paper from my shop is being used by someone so far away.

So don’t let your location stop you from entering….you can’t win if you don’t enter : ) If you haven’t entered yet….check out the previous post and follow the super easy peasy rules. Who knows….you could be playin paper with our fabulous prize!!!

Good Luck to all and thanks from the bottom of my heart for all your support….I wouldn’t be blogging if it were not for you followers : )

100,000 Hits Yay!!!! Blog Giveaway : )


I’m so very very excited to reach the huge milestone of 100,000 visits.  What fun it is to create projects and share them with so many people. I’ve learned a lot along the way and I can truly say that the best is yet to come.

Help me celebrate by entering our giveaway. I’ve been super inspired by the beautiful papers and ephemera from Pink Paislee so I thought I’d share some with a lucky winner.

↓Here is the prize↓

The prize includes 12 sheets double sided Pink Paislee paper and the 66 piece ephemera set from the London Market line.

The card in the previous post was created with these beautiful papers and die cuts. I’ve got lot’s more projects to post for inspiration.

So here is how you get your name entered to win this great prize….

1.   Leave me a comment on this post.

2.   If your not a follower yet….hit the sign me up button. You must be a subscriber to be eligible to win. 

3.   Facebook fans….you still need to subscribe to

4.   Let’s make this a fair game so no entries for your pets, invisible friends or long passed relatives. Only 1 entry will be allowed per IP address.

5.   Will begin as soon as this post appears. You can enter your name until March 28th at midnight.

6.   We will announce the winner of the giveaway March 29th.

Good Luck to everyone who enters!!!!!

Sorry the cake plate in the picture is for display only and is not included in the prize.