Teachers Gifts & Updated Etsy Shop!

Hi all – I’ve been able to get some crafting done these last few days (yay!) I find that it keeps my sanity 🙂 I love being a Mom, but let’s face it – we all need some down time every now & then, right? Even if it’s just a half hour here & there – I’ll take it. I’m trying to be better about letting myself take a break when I need to.

And what’s more relaxing then making fun handmade gifts? I know I said I was getting away from all this stuff but the truth is that I love doing it. So I decided to make some Teacher Gifts and list them for sale in my Etsy Shop. If you’re interested in any of these, please stop by there & check ’em out.

These are some post-it stands. If you’ve seen my craft fair stuff, you are familiar with these. They make great gifts. I’ve included a matching RSVP pen. What I like about these is that they are re-usable. When the post-it is done, you just slap a new one back on!

These are some magnets that I created using the “Teacher’s Apple” stamp set from PTI. They measure 3.5″x2.5″ (sized for a wallet size photo). They are also another great way of thanking a Teacher:

I hope to list more items in the next few days in my shop, so check back soon for blog posts about that.

My Etsy Shop!

OK so I’m finally ready to come out with it…I’m on Etsy!

Click HERE to go to my Etsy shop. I have loaded just a few cards for now, but plan on loading more soon. If there is a card that you’ve seen on my blog that you would like to purchase, let me know & I will list it on Etsy ASAP 🙂

I am hoping I sell some of my cards, ya never know how these things will go. We will see! Thanks everyone for taking a look!

Baby Shadow Box

I’m back with another Baby Shadow Box!

This one is for one of my favorite co-workers, Tina. A few months back I made Tina a shadow box for her new baby, Daniel. She decided she liked it so much that she wanted to order one for her cousin 🙂

Here are some photos of the box I created for Baby Milo. He is adorable! I really enjoy making these – each one is a little different and it’s so fun to create something personal.

Getting the photos with the glass in the box is a challenge due to the glare. So here are some photos without the box. You can get a better idea of what it looks like:

These are some closeups of the embellishments & lettering. You can see the mini-clothespins here which are clipped to the side. All objects are “popped up” using foam adhesive to give the Shadow Box dimension.

I am selling these for $50 each – that cost includes the Shadow Box Frame, all supplies used, plus my labor. If you are interested in one of these please contact me. I can customize these for ANY occasion – wedding, baby, graduation, etc.!