Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hannah Montana Flip Flops Done!!!

I finally had a chance to get the Hannah Montana Flip Flop Album Done this week :) I just got them added to my shop today!
These were so fun to make! Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus are so popular right made me feel like a kid again to do these :) You can see them in my shop here:

Friday, August 29, 2008

Labor Day Weekend Is Upon Us!!!

It is officially here! Labor Day Weekend! They say this is the end of I thought I would live it up this weekend :) This morning we had coworkers and friends out to our house after work...yeah, we work graveyard! We had a lot of fun chatting, playing cards, grilling out, and even having a couple of beers! Essex, the town I live in (and grew up in), is the Southwest Iowa hub for Labor Day action. Tomorrow Jesse is golfing in the annual tournament (only his second time golfing!) and I am working at the event. I'm excited to see lots of old faces back in town :) Then tomorrow night they are having 4-wheeler and dirt bike races that we will attend. The best part about local events is that you know almost everyone participating, so you can cheer every time someone races :) Sunday will be a great rest day! We will probably need it by then! There are tons of events scheduled, but we will mostly just relax. I am going to try and make the all school reunion...which is an event held for anyone ever graduating from Essex High School. I think it will be a good time to catch up with some old classmates :) I also have a wedding reception I will try and go to that afternoon as well. Monday is the BIG day in Essex. There will be a big parade full of fire trucks and marching bands :) And then in the afternoon there is the demolition derby! My cousin is entering a car for the second year and we'll all be anxious to watch! There is also a poker run, a scavenger hunt, three street dances, kids games, and much, much more to do over the weekend in Essex! If you get a chance, stop by and check out all the other great events going on this weekend! In a small town, you find entertainment where you can...and you enjoy every minute of it :) I couldn't imagine it any other way!!! Have a safe and enjoyable weekend :) Edi

Thursday, August 21, 2008

EtsyBloggers in the Storque

WooHoo!!! My team, the EtsyBloggers Street Team is featured in the Storque at Etsy this week!!! How cool is that! Our team has been super busy lately! Our anniversary and sale last week and now our feature in the Storque! Yippee! Stop by and read the great article and drop off a quick note to give us some love :) Have a great day!!!

August Featured Etsy Blogger-TulipsTreasureBox

TulipsTreasureBox is our August Featured Etsy Blogger!!! Congrats Tulips :) Tulips is a great part of our team! She is involved all the time in the forums and stays active with our team on a regular basis :) Anywhere you see Etsy Bloggers, you will see TulipsTreasureBox! Here are my favorite items from her shop: I am usually a teal and pink kind of girl, but who can resist this glorious green!!! It drew me in the minute I saw it! Check it out here: And these totes are TOTE-ally cool! (sorry for the pun!) It's so great that everyone is all about going green these days :) These totes are such a great way to take a small step to make a big difference in our world! So cute...and at such a great price! Check them out here: Check out all her great items here: and her blog here:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Sale Is On!!!

Okay, thanks all for waiting for the info for the EtsyBloggers 1st Anniversary Sale.
My sale will include:
Buy one Custom Name/Word Album, get $5 off a second album
Buy two Custom Name/Word Albums, get $15 off a third album!!!
What a deal :) These albums have been such good sellers, I wanted everyone to get a chance to have one!!
And here are the links to the rest of the sale participants as well:
http://www.abracapocus.etsy.comDigital Illustrations, Photography and Note CardsFree Shipping on all items
http://AKeepersJackpot.etsy.comAll items except custom orders:Spend $10-19.99 save 10% on your orderSpend $20-29.99 save 20% on your orderSpend $30 or more save 30% on your orderFree domestic shipping (US) on all orders over $50*If paying with PayPal, I will refund your savings after purchase.
http://ametista.etsy.com20% off everything!Specializing in Custom Photo/Art Magnets and Pendants
http://aprettyrock.etsy.comHandcrafted Limited Edition JewelryBut One, Get One 1/2 half off (of equal or lesser value - no custom items, please)
http://aromaticbodyoils.etsy.comSoaps, Lotions, Skincare, The Works20% off any order
http://beadedtail.etsy.comJewelry for animal lovers!10% off all items (excluding shipping) with code "Bloggers sale!"
http://bfbeads.etsy.comBreastfeeding jewelry, necklaces & braceletsFree priority mail shipping on orders over $25
http://calkat.etsy.com20% off everything!Unique Artisan Jewelry
http://CandyStickLane.etsy.comSee sale section for specials.Free shipping on all orders
http://www.chicycreations.etsy.comA free gift with all orders over $10.00 (before shipping)
http://colorfuldayz.etsy.com25% Most ItemsPillows, Cases, Cards and other Fabric Goodies
http://cozy.etsy.comI will refund 20% of purchase price to all sales from August 13th to August 17th.(excluding shipping which is flat rate fee by Priority Mail no matter how large the order)
http://CraftyChefGraphics.etsy.com250 free business cards with a pre-made or custom design package.
http://createathought.etsy.comAll buttons $1.00 a piece and lowered shipping prices!
http://dizzydragonflies.etsy.comFree shipping and an extra 10% refunded if you mention that you heard about the sale from etsy bloggers!!
http://donnapool.etsy.comAll Pocket Mirrors and Puzzle Ball Toys & Christmas Ornaments50% off
http://www.dorsethillbeads.etsy.comUnique handmade lampwork beadsFREE SHIPPING on all purchase...Special SALE section with already Reduced Priced items
http://FaerieRebecca.etsy.comNatural dolls and playthings10% off items in sale section
http://FaerieWaldorf.etsy.comInspiration and supplies for the homeschooling familyFree shipping on all items
http://goldtonedesigns.etsy.comAccessories, Luxury Lounge Travel Wraps10% off all items with code Bloggers10%
http://homemadeoriginals.etsy.comSee special sale section in my shop
http://impawsibletoresist.etsy.comSee Sale section in my shop
http://joeyandaleethea.etsy.comSuper cool baby and children's onesies, monster jeans, Ankle Biters...FREE SHIPPING plus 10% OFF everything in our shop!!"Handmade Items for Everyday Use."See My Special Sale Section.
http://LazyTcrochet.Etsy.comMany items on SALE now, plus get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $40.00 or more.(Custom orders not included.)
http://www.lieblingdesigns.etsy.comjewelry25% off in SALE section, free shipping on orders of $50 or more using promo code EB08 in notes to seller!
http://macaroniandglue.etsy.comTake $2.00 off any boxed blank note or thank you card set!See SALE sections in my shop for all the designs to choose from
http://madebymelissa.etsy.comJewelry, Vintage, Supplies, CrochetBuy any 2, get the 3rd half off"Fraternal earrings" and dragonfly suncatchersFree priority mail shipping on orders over $25
http://memoriesforlifesb.etsy.comBuy one Custom Name/Word Album, get $5 off a second album.
Buy two Custom Name/Word Albums, get $15 off a third album.
http://miesmama.etsy.com10% off everything in my shop, to be refunded through paypal.
http://myaphrodite.etsy.comPassionate Jewelryfree shipping
http://www.pinetreedesigns.etsy.comHand Stitched Paper Art for You and Your HomeFree Shipping!
http://www.rockababyclothingco.etsy.comVintage inspired clothing for children and their dolliesFree Shipping (Sale items included)
http://rockstash.etsy.comGemstones, beads and more!Free Shipping on orders over $20
http://roseworksjewelry.etsy.comFree Shipping and 10% off - jewelry.
http://scottieacres.etsy.com10% off on all orders.Discount will be refunded or you can convo to have price adjusted prior to checkout.
http://shellmitchell.etsy.comcute fingerless glovesfree shipping!
http://spottedcowsoaps.etsy.comHandcrafted soaps & toiletries, Crochet Bath Accessories, Soy Candles & MoreCheck out our sale section for reduced price items.
http://storybeader.etsy.comSpecial EtsyBloggers 1st Anniversary SaleGreat jewelry and beaded items, ½ off regular priceLook in Section: Anniversary Sale
http://stormydesigns.etsy.comFREE shipping on orders of $10 or more.Your choice of a FREE pair of earrings with order of $20 or more.
http://sugarlovehoney.etsy.combaby shower items, wedding items, tutus, pillowcase dresses, tote bags10% Off All Items in my shop!
http://thefabmissb.etsy.comFind Your One of a Kind!Free shipping on all vintage and original greeting cards for the Etsy Bloggers Team Sale!
http://thejumpoff.etsy.comSee sale section for specialsFree shipping on all orders
http://theophany.etsy.comOriginal art, photography, hand painted bags, and more..Free shipping during sale!
http://ToteNTots.etsy.comFree domestic and international (Australia, Canada, Europe) shipping on orders $40.00 and more.
http://TulipsTreasureBox.etsy.comSee my EtsyBloggers 1st Anniversary Sale Section
http://twozanyzebras.etsy.comFree shipping on all itemsSpecializing in all things zany for babies including: blankets, bibs, stuffies and clothes.
http://weeoneslittlethings.etsy.comBoutique Baby Essentials, Blankets and Baby CarriersBuy one item, get the 2nd of equal or lesser value for 50% off!!!!
http://wylesstyle.etsy.comSee special sale section in my shopI have an assortment of items on sale, including purses, totes, wristlets and clutches
★ The above shops are participating in the SALE. But you can always find the beautiful items from our team members, at any other time, by searching for "etsybloggers team":
★ We also have a BNR TREASURY open to everyone - so come join the fun!
Stop by and see all the great items on sale until August 17th!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

EtsyBloggers 1st Anniversary Sale

★ SALE!! EtsyBloggers 1st Anniversary SALE!! *5 DAYS ONLY* 8/13 thru 8/17 ★
Hello All!
I just wanted to tell you about a great sale getting ready to begin on Wednesday! I belong to the EtsyBloggers Street Team and we are celebrating our 1st Anniversary with one amazing sale :) There will be several shops participating in the sale, including myself of course!
I will be posting an update first thing Wednesday morning to let you all in on my special sale. I'm keeping it a surprise until then...keeping you all guessing :) I will also post a list of the other shops participating so you can check out all their cool sale stuff as well!!
Hope you can all stop by my shop for the sale :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Photo Purse

I'm so excited! I finally got layouts done for my new purse! I am so happy with them too :) It's kind of strange scrapping in a different size than I am used to...these are 8x10 and I am used to 12x12. It keeps my creative juices flowing!
The purse isn't exactly what I was looking for, but how can you pass up a purse you can scrapbook on :) Now I just need to try and keep up with changing the layouts every month or two!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sturgis Begins!

I thought with it being the first day of Sturgis and all, I would post some layouts of last year's rally. We had such a good time and the scenery was just amazing. It's really surprising how much more you pay attention to your surroundings when you're on a bike compared to in a car. It sounds corny, but you feel like one with nature on a bike!

We got to see all the great South Dakota tourist attractions: Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Spearfish Canyon, Custer State Park, and much more. It was a nice relaxing vacation and it makes me want to go back. So for those of you already there or on your way...have a blast :)

I had a lot of fun collecting ephemera to go in my Sturgis mini album. On the first page shown, I used a patch and a magnet...also shown in last photo. These things may not always be archival safe though, so keep an eye on that if that is important to you. Some things can be sprayed with archival mist, but others will have to be left as is.
On the second 2-page layout, there are three different shots of Mt. Rushmore. I used a post card, a photo I took, and a sticker all of the same sight...just with different perspectives. Post cards are great in scrapbooking because they usually feature an uncluttered shot that you may not be able to get from your view. Not having other tourists in your shot is nice too :)
So next time your on a vacation, look at all the things around you and see a whole new world of scrapbook embellishments!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Disney Princess Flip Flop Album

I just added another flip flop album to my shop today :) This one is a Disney Princess one. I think it is something every little girl should have!!! What better way to display those adorable dress up photos!

I am having so much fun making these albums...I just can't stop :) Up next: Hannah Montana flip flops!!! They'll be in my shop soon!

This album is embellished with 3-D princess stickers on every other page. The other are embellished with Disney word stickers, paper flowers, rhinestones, and buttons. This one really came out CUTE!

And see the whole album here:

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