Tuesday, November 30, 2010

a perfect stocking stuffer!

Just added to the shop...
gift certificates for the holiday season! :)

If you know someone who loves cards, gift tags, wrapping presents, creating, scrapbooking, paper crafts, etc etc etc.... this might be a perfect option to tuck in with their gift! :) Let the recipient choose what they'd like in the quiet coziness of their home after the craziness of the holidays!

Shop for them here!

And by the way...
Almost to 1300 sales in the shop, as well!
Lucky number 1300 will receive some yummy paper goodie freebies, for sure!
Will it be you?!

So sorry I have been absent around here.
Please forgive me.
I've been a happy & busy bee, let me assure you. :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

christmas cards...!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.
That means that this weekend kicks off the holiday season!
{Can it really be this time of year already?!}
I am in serious need of figuring out my Christmas cards for the upcoming season as well, so maybe you all could weigh in and help. :)

Shutterfly is amazing.
And yes, I know I run a shop full of handmade and super-unique greeting cards and I could whip some up for myself as well... but, that's not how I usually work. I like a photo Christmas card. {Am I being disloyal to my Etsy shop right now???!!} :) And when figuring out a holiday photo card, I turn to Shutterfly! I adore Shutterfly. I love the photo books and have used them for myself and my own photo storage, as well as for teacher gifts! SO cute.

But now I need help in the Christmas card department....
these are my faves so far. :)

1. bright colored lights christmas card
SO unbelievably cute. This card is one of my favorites- it evokes so much happiness and spirit!

2. holly and jolly christmas card
I love sharing more than one photo, and this is the perfect card to create those photo memories! :)

3. sweet and retro christmas card
The soft green makes this card so adorable. I love the swirly font and the retro feel of it is so super cute!

4. bright and merry christmas card
LOVE the colors. It is classic, but still young and modern.

5. merry zigzag christmas card
I adore this one. It definitely tops my list at the moment. I love the colors and the zig-zag provides a cute and whimsical touch!

6. berry merry photo christmas card
ADORE this. Maybe it is the addition of the "holly" berries that I like??? :)

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And of course, these holiday themed address labels are too cute as well.
I think I may have to snag a few of these, too.
On the top is the gift address label.
And on the bottom is goodwill to all label.
So perfect to add on to the holiday cards!

So help me out, friends.
Which is your favorite card??
I am having a hard time deciding on which one Andrew and I will be sending out!

If you are a blogger, go visit here to get 50 free cards from Shutterfly.
Amazing deal, right?
Happy Wednesday,
and a very happy Thanksgiving weekend to you all!

Mommy Holly is having a Black Friday sale!
FREE shipping to anyone who uses the code "blackfriday" in the message to seller area through Friday. :) Pay like usual and I'll refund you via paypal as soon as I can!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

the holidays are upon us!

And what better time to unveil some holiday items I've been working on! Some of you might have caught glimpses of these things at the Queen Bee Market, but for those of you who missed it, the shop is brimming with new things for Christmas! :)

eat, drink, be merry tags! {my current faves!!} :)

candy cane stripes holiday greeting cards!

sweet be merry gift tags!

funky and bright holiday greeting card!

As always, convo me through Etsy if you'd like to place a custom order or need more quantities of any listings like the holiday tags, brown paper tags, or my line of vintage dictionary cutouts. These little reindeer are the best-sellers at the moment, and are flying out of the shop like crazy! I haven't been able to stop making these, and it makes me so happy that lots of holiday reindeer cutouts are out and about in the crafty world now! :)

Please go visit the shop! :)
It would seriously make my day.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

the queen bee. :)

The Queen Bee is over???!
I can hardly believe it.
It is just like Christmas.
You work so hard for it, anticipate it, and then all of a sudden, you are on the other side!
It was so much fun.
Lots and lots of late nights and hard work, but so much fun. :)

My booth, in all of it's holiday themed glory! :)

Picnik collage
I will be listing the new holiday cards in the shop, as well as some new tag motifs today and in the next few days as well. I was so tired after the event, that I had to take a few days to recuperate! :)

LOVE how everything turned out though, and was so happy to share again in the Queen Bee crazy fun!!

I didn't get a chance to snap photos of all of the beautiful booths. And I mean, seriously BEAUTIFUL. Everything was magical and gorgeous and I wanted to buy everything. Here are some of the photos that I did manage to get. :)
Wendy Miracle - my sister's booth, full of whimsical children's items! :)

Mallory at her booth! :)

Heidi Devlin Design- my talented momma! :)

White Apple Threads - amazing bags & tshirts! :)

Joy's Hope. Who doesn't love Julie and her amazing booth?! :)

Whippy Cake, home of the cutest hair accessories ever. :)

An overview photo of the Queen Bee Market.
There is so much happiness in handmade. :)
Don't you think?

Thanks, Queen Bees.
I can hardly wait until May. :)


My shop is almost to 1200 sales.
Free goodies to that customer,
so hop over to the shop and take a peek! :)
Who doesn't love free things?!
I thought so. :)Align Center

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

only days away.

The time is finally here.
And if you live in my house,
you would most definitely know it. :)
We are busy, busy, busy with
Queen Bee Market prep!!

I am so excited to share with you the newest items to my shop, but am trying to keep my {secret telling} mouth shut so that the items can be a complete surprise at the market! Let me just say, I am oh-so-happy with the way things are turning out.

Are you going to be visiting me
at the Queen Bee Market?!
I hope so! :)

You have two days to shop this time around as well...
Friday, November 12th from 4pm to 9pm
Saturday, November 13th from 9am to 4pm

Let me know if you are planning on stopping in!
I will be out and about and around my booth quite a lot,
so I hope to meet lots of you. Come say hello! :)

And if you are not coming to the Queen Bee, {tear!}
new items will be posted in my shop on Monday.
Very exciting stuff, let me tell you. :)

OK, it's back to work for me and happy week, friends!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The blog in which I go on and on about Halloween. :)

Where have I been???
Yeah. I've been really busy.
As in, really, really, really busy.
Halloween took over my life for over a week and I needed a break. :)
But now I'm ready to share what I've been up to with all of you!

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Up first was Andrew's Halloween party at our house.
I decorated and baked and set up lots of crafts for them.
It was extra fun! :)

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They were so appreciative and all had such a good time. :)

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I adore this 99-cent store find. Glittered black skeleton? Awesome. :)

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The kids made lots of crafts and were able to play and eat and play some more. Happiness to the six-year olds, for sure! :)

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Then came Halloween.
We had so much fun carving pumpkins.
Andrew just couldn't figure out why the age limit was 12 on the carving tools, since he is such an expert. :)

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And of course, the highlight of Halloween? Costumes!!
{Forgive the slightly blurry photo- we were much too excited for trick or treating to sit still for many pictures!}

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Andrew was a "dragon-slayer"/"knight"/"ogre"!
Yes, we got a lot of odd comments asking "What are you?!"
I made the costume, and Andrew was so happy, so that's all that matters. :)

We had lots of festive fun.
And now I am so tired of Halloween.
And tired in general.
And I need to get ready for this.
So if you don't hear much from me, consider yourself warned! :)
Happy week, friends!
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