Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thanks for your visits!!

Thanks for your visits to my blog and then to the i heart handmade virtual craft, I was listed as the third most popular way to bring in traffic. When considering how big the web is, I find that mind boggling, to say the least. ***I have a new special for February--Buy any Valentine card, and I'll give you a free handmade paper card from my stock, my choice for FREE (value $3).

Thanks again for your support!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blockhead Radio

I'm really jumping in on all etsy and internet marketing I can. On Saturday, I joined the etsy papermakers guild on Blockheadradio. I signed up and listened in on the conversations. I also chatted with other artists as they were listening. I met elagancebymode there. It was delightful, relaxed atmosphere. Try it for yourself! Here's the link--

PS--Don't forget--I have a stationery give-a-way contest below.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I heart Handmade Show

I'm so excited...I'm in the I heart Handmade Show sponsored by the American Craft Council. The show runs from Jan. 24-Feb.8. Click on the link below to visit my space. You'll see my beautiful valentine cards.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cattail Stationery Contest

I am having my first contest on my blog site. Look at my site and tell me your favorite item here or at my etsy site at and comment on your favorite product. The contest starts tonight and will end on February 7. My son will select the winner from all comments left on my site. Make sure I can contact you.

The winner will receive 5 handmade paper notecards with cattail seeds in the pulp. A sizing has been added to the pulp so you may write on the paper and send a special note to a friend, family member or teacher. Look at the photo for the gift.
Don't forget to look at the Valentine cards below!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day!!

I'm home from school because of snow and what a historic day to be able to watch history!! Hope everyone is able to do the same!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Valentine's Day is Coming


I have made some Valentine Cards for the upcoming special day. Each card is unique and different. How many of you remember doilies?? Here is a doily on top of the handmade paper heart for contrast. Next is a card with with lace which I imagined as cupid's arrow through two hearts. The last one is hearts framed by lace.

Look below for a slideshow of my Valentine Cards!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Well, I'm taking the plunge. I just started on etsy in November and I am totally addicted (ask my 17 year old son). I was recently featured on a blogspot and was totally blown away with the looks, so now I want to start my own. Be patient as I try new things and hopefully get better with this new tool. My etsy site is

I have many handmade valentine cards for that extra special someone to whom you want to write a memorable note. Every purchase receives a free gift.



What kind of seeds would you buy in a handmade paper card?