Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday Sale!!

Don't miss my Cyber Monday sale already in progress!  Save 10% off your entire purchase using coupon code CYBER10 at the time of sale! 

And...with each purchase you will be entered in to win a free pocket size Moleskine cahier notebook featuring one my designs - you choose which one!

So head on over to my shop and get that Christmas shopping out of the way!

The better view

What goes better with a notebook when you are out exploring the wilderness (aside from trail mix and water)?  You got it...binoculars!  And what do we usually forget when head out for our little treks?  You got it...binoculars!

Well, this handy little notebook will help you to remember to add those binoculars to your pack!  What a great gift this will make for anyone who enjoys the outdoors!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Discover Paper 2011 Holiday Guide

I am currently drooling over all of the wonderful finds in the first ever Discover Paper Holiday Guide!  The setup is just beyond beautiful and I just cannot believe that this is the first time that they put a holiday guide together.  While I suggest that you browse through each and every page, clicking on the items to link to their shops, I really hope that you will take a look at page 38.  Yep, you guessed of my own items has been given a very lovely space in the guide!

Right now, you can sign at Discover for a special holiday giveaway to celebrate the release of the holiday guide!

So take a look at the guide, drool a little, and then sign up for the giveaway!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Book Review on Indie Foxx

Anyone that knows me knows that I have a slight addiction to books.  When my husband and I moved across the country, we brought 42 boxes of books with us.  And that was after selling back a truck load of books to a used bookstore before we left.  In our little house in the woods, we have a weird little room in the middle of our house that goes between two hallways.  While not all of our books fit in this one room, this centrally located spot has made the perfect little library.  I would be the happiest girl in the world if my house was wall-to-wall built in bookcases filled with a plethora of books.

One of my favorite places to be is in a good bookstore, and one of the things I most miss about living in Seattle is the Edmonds Bookshop, the best little bookstore in the world that also happens to be independently owned by one of the smartest, genuinely nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working for.  I love this place!  And I loved being a bookseller for such a great bookstore.  Talking books, meeting fellow book lovers, and learning about books other people love...who could ask for more?   Oh, how I miss those days!

When the opportunity to put together a book review for Indie Fixx, I jumped at the chance!  Sharing with other book junkies about some of my favorite reads was such a fun, fun thing.  Picking out five books to write about was, let's just say, quite difficult.  But I managed and now you can read all about the five that were chosen by going over to Indie Fixx.  Leave a comment there about your favorite books if you get a chance!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A stamp for my husband

I am very fortunate to have a wonderful husband that is not only very supportive of my time spent creating, but also happy to sit with me at craft shows, give me valuable feedback on my designs, and encourage me to grow my shop even more. Since I have a day job, most of my free time is spent working on my creations and keeping up with my shop.  Through it all, Jeff has been 100% behind me.  So with a little free time today, I carved his image into a stamp.  No more need for him to sign his reports at work with his name!  He can just stamp his image on the signature page and call it good!  :) 

Carving it out.

The progression of the stamp as I work it out.

The final product!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fashion and Textile Museum of London

I am very happy to announce that several of my card sets and journals will be in stock at the Fashion and Textile Museum of London starting November 17!  So, if you happen to be in the neighborhood, please stop by, check out the museum's latest exhibits, and stop by the gift shop to check out my work!