Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Wine Tags

I've been such a busy bee lately and totally in the mood for this holiday season.

On a recent my mom and I crafted up these tags for wine bottles. You can also put them on bottles of olive oil.

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We created a variety of them that I have in the Cards and Tags section of the shop now.

I'm also going to be including one as a gift with purchases over $20 from now till the new year.

Do you get snow for Christmas? I'm so hoping we do. Just a little. :)

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Hot Cocoa Gift Packs

The kids will be getting out of school soon for their holiday vacation. Before they're off they like to give a little something special to their teachers and school bus drivers. I love this idea I found through Pintrest and have added my own little alterations to these Hot Cocoa Gift Pocket Cards.

We got carried away making them this past week and so they're are some available in the shop made up and ready to ship here. 

Due to the cost of shipping, you have your choice to receive them with or without the hot cocoa packet already in them.

6 Hot Cocoa Christmas Pocket Card Gift  Favor - Polka Dot

I can't wait for the kids to share these with teachers, school bus drivers, and even their friends.

They're even great for a little something to share with your co-workers anytime of the year.

It's getting close to Christmas, now, are you ready?

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

100 Ideas For You To Write In A Coupon Book

If you love the thought of giving someone a coupon book filled with personalized coupons but don't know what kinds of things you'd write in those coupons to give to family and friends, I've compiled  a list here of things you can do for someone to put on your coupons.

For Kids:
1. An extra hour of computer time
2. Two hours of video game time
3. Stay up an hour past bed time
4. Movie Night - You pick movie
5. Skip One Chore
6. Lunch with Mom (or Dad, or Grandparent)
7. Sleepover with Friend
8. Take Roller Skating
9. 1 hr Craft Time
10. Build A Snowman Together
11. You Pick the board game for Family Game Night
12. 30 minute read together time
13. 2 hour play date with up to three friends
14. Trip to the park for an afternoon
15. Breakfast for Dinner
16. No Chores for a day
17. Ice Cream Date
18. Trip to Toy Store ($ limit)
19. Book of Choice
20. One Chance for a Do-Over

For Girls:
1. Style Your Hair Fancy one morning before school
2. Manicure or Pedicure
3. Manicure and Pedicure
4. Trip to the Mall ($ limit)
5. Favorite Food for Lunch or Dinner
6. Bake Together - Your choice of Cake or cookies

For Boys:
1. One hour Lego building or Knex Time with parent
2. Overnight Camping
3. Paintball or rock climbing at local recreating center for one afternoon
4. 1 hour bike ride with parent
5. Choice of game, craft, or cooking time
6. Snowball fight

For Him:
1. One Car Wash
2. Pizza and a Movie
3. You pick the Movie
4. Cook your favorite meal for dinner
5. 30 minute massage
6. One time allowed to be late pass
7. Wash and Wax car
8. Clean inside of car
9. 20 Minute Back Rub
10. A cup of hot chocolate and a cuddle
11. Night In - Your Choice
12. Foot Massage
13. Mowed Lawn
14. One Evening of Total TV Control
15. 10 Minute Back Scratch
16. Weekend Get Away
17. Night Out with the Guys
18. Taking Out The Trash
19. Bear Hug
20. Novel (Book) of Your Choice

For Her:
1. Three hours of YOU time
2. 30 minute massage
3. Dinner is on me tonight
4. 1 hr massage
5. Clean inside of car
6. Wash your car
7. Watch Movie of choice with you
8. Dinner and A Movie
9. Trip to your favorite store ($ limit)
10. Babysit for an afternoon or evening
11. Do the Dishes
12. Wash and fold the laundry
13. One  Manicure  or Pedicure
14. Manicure and Pedicure
15. Breakfast in bed
16. Eat At Your Choice of Restaurant
17. Vacuum the house
18. Girls Night Out
19. Evening of Star Gazing
20. Novel (Book) of Your Choice

For Grandparents:
1. Bear Hug
2. 30 Minutes Garden Helper
3. Baked Good
4. Read You a Story
5. Tell Me a Story
6. Movie of Your Choice
7. Go For a Walk
8. Make Something Together
9. Picnic in the Back Yard
10. Tea for Two
11. Mow the Lawn
12. Shovel the Driveway or Sidewalk
13. One Household Chore
14. One Hour Coloring Time Together with Coloring Book or Coloring Pages
15. Homemade Dinner
16. Walk the Dog
17. Board or Card Game of Choice
18. Unlimited Hugs for the day
19. One Hour uninterrupted Nap Time
20. Special Treat

The list can go on and on. I hope this give you some great ideas on what kind of things you not only write inside the coupons for giving others, but an idea on what spending time together and how acts of service really are a gift to those who receive it.

If you have other ideas of what you can do as a gift for others to write on a coupon please feel free to share in the comments or on my facebook page!!

Coupon books are available in my shop and can be personalized.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Card Tag Gift Card Holders

I've been in a holly jolly mood this Christmas and I've been working on some new designs.
These are tag cards that I've added an extra piece to with tabs that you can slide a gift card inside.
There is still plenty of space to write on the inside  left flap of the card with your greetings and on the outside there is a place on many of them to write your "To and From".

They're great for those gift cards you're giving this season. They're designed so you can hang them on the tree, attach them to a gift, or just give them as a card.

I've already sold out of the red and green glittered ones and am working on getting some new ones made up again. I love the way these ice blue ones came out.

Snowflake Christmas Gift Card Holder Tags Set of 3 * Christmas Card * Tags * Gift Card Holder

I'm really excited about how these have turned out.

Tell me, is your holiday shopping all done yet?
Are gift cards on your list for giving this year?

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Personalized Coupon Books Holiday Designs 2015

It's that time again of not knowing what to give the person who has everything or wanting to give something that is little, but goes a long way.

This week I've added several new designs to my coupon books for the holidays. Including a new designed of Kraft coupons and instead of using 24 lb paper for the coupons, I've replaced the coupons with card stock.

You now have the option right when ordering for blank coupons or to have them personalized. And as always I'm happy to personalize the front cover with the receiver's name.

Here are a few of the new designs that are now available in the shop.

This is the HO HO print Coupon Books that you can find here in the shop. 

These ones are Christmas Present themed which can also be personalized inside to work for those December birthdays. You can check them out here. 

This snowflake print is also available in black and white. Not only for Christmas, but may Valentine's in the red print and also those winter birthdays. What do you think? It's available here.

If you're looking to stick them in stockings or give them this Christmas be sure to order before December 18th!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Grateful for All of You

I'm working today. Many of you are heading out to shop, or maybe you're just getting back from catching all those black Friday deals. Today's my day to stock up my shelves with stable supplies.

While I'm out doing that, what kind of business woman would I be not to offer you a special offer in the shop today.

I've got two for you:

All orders over $50 get free shipping. (US Residents only)
Just use coupon code FREESHIP50

All orders over $25 will receive a free pack of Christmas gift tags to assist you in your holiday shopping.

And... From now till Christmas, when you order from the shop, your name will be put into a drawing to win a free guest book album or gift certificate for up to $20 from my shop.

Don't forget, if you haven't already, hop over here and sign up for my newsletter. You'll receive a 15% off coupon code when you do.

Happy Shopping! May you find some awesome deals today. Feel free to share what deals you got and where here or on the facebook page.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Victoria Secret Inspired Lingerie Guest Book Album

This week's new design, you may have seen in the shop, but I don't think I've shared it with you all yet. This comes from a Victoria Secret inspired Bridal Shower request.

It's hard to see by the photo, the cover is using some new metallic cover stock I've recently added to my cover supplies. This one is plum purple. I've used some glitter embossed designer paper to accent the name card and the top of the lingerie.

With the evenings getting darker here in the fall I have to rely more on the ceiling lightening in my basement studio rather than the sunlight from the windows. My photo box was packed away a few months ago in anticipation of selling our home-- of which still hasn't happened and we've seen some great houses with wonderful spaces for my new studio slip away because our house hasn't sold yet.

So I hope you'll bear with me through some of my dark photos right now as we hope and pray for someone to come buy our house and are able to transition to a new space.

Hopefully, this close up is a better photo. Can you see the shimmer of the metallic?

This guest book is made to order, so you get choice of cover color, and your inside page design.

You can order it here.

Next week is Thanksgiving. We're staying home and enjoying some good ole family time together for the day and some good food. My husband cooks a mean turkey dinner, if I do say myself. I, of course, am in charge of the dessert this year. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie in our house.

Are you staying in this year or going out?

Either way, have a warm and happy gathering.
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Friday, November 13, 2015

NEW Butterfly Elegance Guest Book Design

Today's new design is inspired from a husband throwing his wife a 40th birthday party. The colors were inspired by green, teal, grey, and white party items and M&Ms. 

This is a new made to order design that is now available in the shop this month. 

I love getting custom orders and I love having so many new designs inspired by all of your requests that can be shared! 

I'm not sure if you can tell by the photos, but the butterfly wings pull up from the cover to give it that 3D effect. Down the center of these lovely butterflies are clear rhinestones. 

When you order this book, the butterflies are going to be flat against the cover, but you just have to pull up the wings to give them life since the packing and shipping make them go flat. 

The beauty of this design is in the elegance of those butterflies. 

This is a made to order guest book, so you get choice of your cover color and inside signature pages. 

Because Etsy only allows me two drop down options on the listing when you order, just remember to place your personalization request for the front cover of the book with the name(s) and dates in the Notes To Seller Section during check out. 

You can also drop me a note there, too if you'd like to specify your color scheme or request the butterfly colors. 

I know it's getting close to Thanksgiving now, I'm working on a custom coupon book, and I can't wait to share the design with you next. 

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Friday, November 6, 2015

The Baby Whale Guest Book has arrived.

I've got a new design for you all today.

Recently, I had a custom design request for a whale baby shower book. Since I can recreate this book and customize the colors of the design to match your baby shower, I'm happy to say I've added this book option to the shop this month.

It's inspired by the sail boat guest book that's currently available here. And like the sail boat book, I've designed some custom signature pages inside as well as a first page that can be personalized with name(s) and date or special saying.

This book is made using mint green cover stock and light blue.

The whale design may vary when I run out of the blue star burst paper and depending on the colors requested. As always I'll keep updating the photos on the listings in the shop to keep them current.

Right now my turn around time is about 3-5 days on orders.  With the holiday season approaching it may start to take longer during those months, so be sure to keep that in mind when needing to order. As always you can contact me and let me know your event date to be sure it will arrive in time.

You can find the whale book in the shop here!

Thanks for sharing and supporting my shop.
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New Fall Items in The Shop

I've been in a crafty mood lately and with Halloween and several birthday's this month,
I've been creating some new stuff.

I've added this hand stamped leaf place cards and tags. The baker's twine just really goes well with the tags. You can use them for tying on gifts or favors, but also use them for place settings.

It's only a few weeks away, but Thanksgiving is on its way. 
What are you planning for dinner? 

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Friday, October 23, 2015

9 Ideas for Using Tea Lights This Holiday Season

I've had tea lights on my mind this week.

Someone asked me for some ideas in a local craft store of what you can do with tea lights. Of course my mind was just racing with ideas and then I got to thinking I haven't made anything using tea lights before. So.... I did a quick scan on Pintrest. Okay, maybe not to quick, because who can get on Pintrest and not get absorbed with all the great things you find there.

But I did find these ideas that include tutorials.

If you're looking for ideas to warm up your home or special occasion with tea lights this holiday season check out these ideas from other paper bloggers:

1. Paper lanterns from Lia Griffith. You can download the tutorial on how to make these here. 

2. Tea Light boxed holders for gifts by Michelle Last. See tutorial here. 

3. Halloween #spook decoration. Find out how to make one here.

4. Floating tea lights in a bowl. Idea thanks to: theartofdoingstuff

5. Wine Glass Lamps with tea light candles and scrapbook paper shades. See how to create them here. 

6. Teal Light Card to "light" up someone's day. Instruction video here.

7. Tea Light Wall Hanging. I love this idea! It's my favorite of all. I'm currently saving my chicken cans to make one. You can probably us tuna cans, too. Check out how to make one here. 

8. Another recycle can project using tea lights. Click here to check out this one. 

9. Spruce up your home this fall with tea light pumpkins! Check it out here.

Got other tealight inspired ideas? Feel free to share them in the comments or over on my facebook page. Can't wait to see them all!

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

At Summer's End

The summer has just flown by and I swear I don't know here it went!!

Has school started where you all are at?

Just a few more days and the kiddos will be back in the education system during the day and mom here will have some more time to write and get some books made.

I know it's been a while since I've posted. I've been quite busy I assure you.

And I've made some more updates.

I've reinstated my newsletter. So if you were an old subscriber it will be coming back out here in September. For those of you who would like to join my mailing list you can do so by entering your email address on the sign up at right side of this website. (Note: Your email is safe with me. I respect your privacy and I do not share this information with anyone for any reason.) New subscribers will receive a 15% off coupon for subscribing. Previous subscribers, I've got you covered, you'll be receiving a special coupon in the next day or two before the new September newsletter goes out.

In the meantime, I'm preparing for upcoming events over the next few weeks.

August 28th - Muncy, PA - Fourth Friday Event 6-9pm Main St Muncy Open House in an old Victorian House.

August 29th - WBCW Book Fest at Memorial Park in Watsontown, PA.

September 12th - Beaverdale Book Fest - Beaverdale PA

September 19, 20 - New Germany Arts and Craft Festival, New Germany PA

I'll be adding October and November dates to the newsletter and updating the site with these soon.

Hope you all can come out and say hi if you're in the area. As always, thank you so much for your support over the years.

As always I'm working on some new designs for in the shop as well as a new novel that I hope to share with you all real soon. But please keep the custom orders coming, I love working with you all and making that special book that is just for you!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Money Cards Make A Gifting Easy

I've been trying out some new designs and ideas for in the shop.

In my family putting money in a card is still a popular way of gifting for Birthday's, Weddings, Baby Shower's, and Graduations.

Money Cards are nice, but cash still is #1 if you know what I mean.

I found this template design for making a card with a pocket for slipping your money in. There is still room to write a note inside and sign it, or it can be personalized for you to save on the hand writing.

These are just a few of the many designs I've been working on. My mom pitched in to fold these for you. They come with an envelope or a belly band. 

I've got them scattered through the shop, so just click here to go to the shop and choose a section for the event you need. 

Tell me what you think? Do you still prefer the traditional cards or do these money cards work for you? 

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Lace Birthday Cards

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Got this idea off Pintrest.

Another beautiful card by my sister.

They come in a variety of colors and you can choose your birthday sentiment or personalize it with one of your own.

She made me one that was purple and white for my birthday a few weeks ago. It's so elegant and pretty!

She's also working on some for baby showers and will add them to the shop soon.

In the mean while, I'm thinking this layered paper lace technique would look lovely as well on the cover of a book. Can't wait to try it. I show you how it comes out soon.

You can find these lace birthday cards in the shop HERE

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Design In The Shop: Lingerie Shower Guest Book

I recently had a request for a lingerie guest book album for a bridal shower. The colors were dark purple and pink. I used my cricut to create the cut outs for the lingerie.

Inside the pages are labeled "Best Wishes and Advice"

In all the years I've had custom request and making books, I don't know why I didn't make one of these sooner.

This is totally customizable in the shop. You can choose the main color of your cover and the color of the lingerie. Your ribbon color will coordinate and be the same as the lingerie color. And as always you have the option of the free name card on the front of guest book cover.

While I can't add the addition choice of page design without taking away the second color design option due to the set up of the shop through Etsy, feel free to convo me to choose another page design for your inside pages.

What do you think? Victoria Secret worthy?

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