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.