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Monday, June 23, 2008

Creating so many things, but in a different way :)

Hello :)

Sorry I have been so scarce with my posts and they have been totally lack luster in pictures and inspiration. Gotta fix that, huh?!

I have been creating very few layouts lately, because I have been doing so many fun things for my Etsy shop...........which surprisingly is really taking off. When I started this fun little journey I had NO idea people would actually like what I made.

My LSS, where I work part time, Scrapbooking Outside The Box's owner Suzie Webb has kindly allowed me to merchandise my products at her store. They are resting adorabley next to the KI Memories new line Bloom. It's really fun that they whimsy frames, handmade buttons and flowers actually SELL! So cool :) The buttons and frames have been the most popular, as you can see I need to replace some of the flowers......um, those orange ones...no so popular...haha ;)

I worked all day at my LSS last Monday, so I thought I would take advantage of the down time between customers and create a few more goodies for both the sotre and my shop. Steve came by and thought he *needed* to take some pics of me creating my goodies ;)

(( disclaimer: Yes, this is not my best weight, but ah, well. We are all a work in progress, right?! I am what I am :) ))
Oh, yeah and I totally looks like I am getting ready to say something...haha :)
Here are some of my favorite goodies I make :) I love, love these fun, whimsy frames. They are the perfect size for framing a photo and perfectly dressing up a page in a funky way :) I handcut them and paint them and dot them by hand. I even added one of my handmade polymer clay buttons to the center of the flower.

These little yummy cupcakes were inspired by a custom order. I made a few extra and wanted to share them with you! Aren't they sweet!

These aqua/red/white jeweled buttons ARE by far my FAVORITE ones to date. I was totally just playing around with my clay and came up with these little gems. I have them up for sale in my shop right now, but I've got to tell ya.......these will be hard to part with. I just adore them :)


I have had the opportunity of being asked to be the guest designer for the fun new blog called, The Design Experiment. Last week Leah Fung was their guest designer......so as you can imagine this was quite an honor for me!

The challenge this week was about song lyrics. The prompt to be used as a Title and Subtitle was by the Supersonics called, Closing time. The lyric was: "Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginnings End." At first was like.............uh, what do I scrap about?!? Then I remembered I had a pic of me leaving on a plane to go on my honeymoon with Steve and thought that would be perfect for those lyrics.

Here is that page- (Yes, you totally need sunglasses to view this one *wink*)

My new HP photosmart scanner isn't working out so well. Because my layouts tend to be so thick, I can't get clear scans............so for this page I had to take a picture, and as you can see there was a glare. No matter what I tried, I just couldn't get it right.
If anyone has any ideas on how to take nice pictures of layouts, I would so appreciate the suggestions!
Well, I better wrap up this post.
I hope you have a wonderful week and are able to find time to create beautiful things!
Tessa Ann