Archive for “March, 2011”

Project Selvage Spoonflower Fabric Contest & a Giveaway

 (Giveaway now closed!!!! Winner is Jenette who said, “I voted! Very cute!”)

Here’s your chance to make a difference!!!

Out of over 1000 people who submitted for this contest , I was chosen as a semi-finalist into the top 75. Now it’s up to the consumers (YOU) to vote for your favorites!!

If I make it into the top 10, I will get to design 5 coordinating fabrics to go with my design. Then, there will be another round of voting (so you may be hearing from me again)…..The collection that gets the most votes will win a contract with Michael Miller Fabrics and an all-expense paid trip to the Quilt Market in Houston! This is a chance in a lifetime.

Please take one second and go and vote for me AND ALL OF THE OTHER AMAZING DESIGNS!!!

If you vote for me (AND ALL OTHERS YOU CHOOSE), you will be entered into a giveaway for a completely FREE product from paper coterie . (including shipping).

PLEASE GO AND VOTE FOR ALL YOUR FAVORITES (NOT JUST MINE). In fact, I have a friend who is also participating in the contest!!!

Here’s how to enter the giveaway! (there are 3 ways to enter the giveaway)
1. After you’ve voted, come back here and tell me you’ve voted.
2. Post this link on your Facebook page, telling your friends to go and vote, and then come and leave another comment.
3. Post about the contest on your BLOG, and then come back here and leave a comment.

This giveaway will close on April 7, 2011 (after this round of voting is closed).

I’ve attached a picture of my fabric for reference. Designs appear in a different order for each person who votes.

free Easter Card

Hello again!
I’ve just designed a fun FREE Easter card, for all of you chick lovers. The card is made using a fun watercolor texture.

This card is for personal use only and may not be resold. Download the card here {right click to download}.

You may also be interested in my new chirpchirp patterns that coordinate the card perfectly. Use them to line an envelope or make some Easter treats and label them with one of my patterns.

ChirpChirp {5 new patterns}

Hello Friends!
I hope you are having a good weekend. I know I am. I wanted to share with you my new paper patterns I designed for personal use. Most of the designs came to me in the wee hours of the morning when I got up to use the restroom. Seriously, the images just popped up in my head and I immediately found some paper and drew them, then attempted to go back to sleep. {which never happens because I’m a horrible insomniac}. I’ve been trying out the watercolors lately and decided to incorporate the watercolor textures into some of my patterns.

But other than not getting much sleep lately, I’ve had a terrific time crafting and using my new papers for Springtime fun! You can now purchase my new chirpchirp paper line on etsy . For only $10, you have unlimited personal use of these papers. Make pennants, cards, placeholders, name cards, party favors, notebooks or even gift tags out of these spring florals. Here are some fun ideas!

Cut out triangle shapes and glue them to string to make a pennant, then just add scrapbooking alphabet letters to make words. I also made tissue paper flowers using this tutorial. Cut out tiny tissue flowers and tape to branches.

Cut out paper and using a simple stitch sew the pages together, or just use staples. Cut out simple tags and use them on vases or for gifts.

paper coterie

Paper Coterie has finally launched (well the Beta anyway)! My husband’s company Rivetal created the website. And I helped create a few of their projects. I did a couple calendars and this Oh Baby book a super long time ago.

These are the original patterns and colors. It was so fun to create, because I had free rein on patterns and colors. So much fun! I used a wacom tablet to draw all the patterns. (click on images to make them bigger or visit Paper Coterie).

This is another calendar I did, probably 2 years ago. Wow, time flies.

These are my patterns, but in vintage colorways. I like it! It’s totally different from the originals, but so cute!

 This is a book that my husband created like 2 years ago as well. So fun to see it finally available to purchase!

project selvage

I just entered the contest for project selvage . If I make it into the top 75 (which I’m sure I will), I’m going to host a giveaway for those who VOTE for me. The rules will be simple. Vote for me and you’ll be entered into the contest!

I had so much fun designing this! Although, I must say, designing for a baby girl is much easier….maybe because I have one.

growth chart

Because my daughter cut up her other growth chart ( PetiteLemon sent me one of their testprints on heavyweight paper), I decided to order another one. I had recently designed this one and was waiting for it to go live on their website. I’m so glad that I got this one on CANVAS, so hopefully Char won’t cut it up this time. Plus, it matches the decor in her room perfectly! Thanks Paula for the credits, so it only cost me for shipping! Nice! Plus it’s nice to work for a company that makes such cute stuff!

I made that doll for Char out of vintage handkerchiefs when she was still in the womb. So fun! I also made the pennant to match her adorable bedding. I love having a daughter to sew things for!

And, here’s a few more details!