Thursday, September 23, 2010


I, Karen, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!

I'm looking forward to Etsy boot camp and here's my pledge!
Let's get started!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Another Mini Pillow

Here's the black cat mini pillow. It's made with gem brads and hand stitched felt.

Pumpkins and Spiders and Stuff

I'm so excited with the new things I've created for my etsy shop. I sketched out a few designs I've been working on for a few weeks now and pieced them together. Then I went back to one of my favorite hobbies and started sewing and stitching them together. The result is some adorable new mini cushions for Hallowe'en and some flowers in bright cheery colors for the fall and Hallowe'en season as well. I hope you enjoy the new accessories I've put together. This is what I really love doing - working with fabric and paper to make some really unique creations.
The felt pieces can be used for ornaments, for card making, for gift tags, for scrapbooking accessries for pretty pages, anything you can imagine. I can't wait to make a Hallowe'en tree this year and hang my ornaments from them. I'll be sure to post pics as soon as I get it going.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Stamping Bella Card

For this card I used another stamp from Stamping Bella (one of my favorite stamping places). This cute little stamp is "Ella Lollipop". She is so adorable with her paper pieced polka dot bow and polka dot dress. She is on a background that is die cut with Nestabilities. The butterfly is from Jenni Bowlin and sheer polka dot ribbon from Michaels. Of course Ella is colored with Copic Markers.

I really love the pink and brown combination. I'm sure I'll have more for fall with this combination.
I'm looking forward to using pumpkin and scarecrow stamps that just arrived!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Summery Card

I found this awesome fishy paper that I had to make a card with. I love the cool blues and greens and I also had a My Cute Stamps fish to work with. This is what I came up with. I stitched some of the paper to the background with my sewing machine using the zig zag stitch. I coloured the fish with copic markers. The Feeling Fishy stamp I found at Michaels - it's part of the their Recollections collection. If you are a card maker or a scrapbooker that is a good and very well priced collection. They have lots of embellishments for decorative pieces and they have a line of really cool stamps.

Hope you like my summery nautical card.
Ciao for now


Still Stampin' Away

Yes I am still stampin' away...I love the new Your Next Stamp stamps that I got (well, they're new to me)! There has got to be a mini Fiona for every occasion.
I've been busy with a bunch of new cards and I've even started on some fall ones.
This one is made with some Quickutz dies (the scroll, the round scallop is actually an old flower die and the felt piece is a sticker and a scallop die that I cut.
I always use copic markers and on some I have used watercolour pencils for a softer look. The first card I made here is with the Mini Yipee Fiona stamp from Your Next Stamp. I'm sure I've said a million times how happy I am that they are local - right here in Kitchener, Ontario.

Enjoy my new cards. I'll try to line up the description with the actual card this time!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More baseball pics