Friday, June 12, 2015

Exciting new ventures !!

Wow , long time no see!! I really do keep meaning to be more attentive .. like really attentive .. with posting at least twice a week to my blog but as always life gets in the way . Work, Sleep, Work .. and spending time with the love of my life, my furbabies and fitting in some fun creative time always come first.  I do have quite a few blog posts swirling around in my head with cool stuff we have done over the past couple months so I am determined to post some of those this coming week.

For now I wanted to share some new crafty goodness that has been happening in my lil studio and these pretties are now in my Etsy shop waiting to be snatched up and sent to their loving abodes.

I love creating and I am always trying to come up with fun little projects that could easily turn into ideas for items for my shop... which is one reason why the name of my shop is A Sprinkling of Whimsy. Because I am not one who can sit and churn out the same old idea .. time and time again just to sell them... though these little gems may be the contrary .  So much fun and so many color and theme options can be created with these so you may see many different alterations of these in the upcoming months :)

Please be sure to go to my shop page and get all the little details on these .. and as always if you have a color / theme idea that I have not created yet hit me up with a convo and I am sure I can personalize something for you !

Thanks for looking and check back early in the week for a post on the latest Clover Market that I attended !

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sweetheart Books and more to come ....

I know Valentines Day is just a "Hallmark" day to get people to spend money (because you should always let your partner know you love them .. regardless of the day!)  But being the hopeless romantic that I am .. and loving all things Pink, Red and White  I just can't let the day go by without creating some cute and fun things to add to my shop !
So....I created some pretty scrapbook albums / journals / photo albums to start off with ! I created the books using my spiral bookbinding machine and handmade the covers , and added little embellishments to some of the pages .  I have always loved making little books and have been chomping at the bit to create more of them ever since I bought my little "Cinch" from We R memory keepers. I will definitely be adding more mini books / journals to my shop with all different themes in the coming months.

I will also be adding Valentine themed matchboxes to my shop tomorrow night .. just putting the finishing touches on them and they will be ready to go !

Monday, December 8, 2014

This is December

I have finally started on my "This is December" album ... I love the idea of the December Daily and have done it the past couple years but this year I wanted to change it up a bit so as not to stress myself out .  I am just going to document the important events and moments of the month instead of trying to take a picture each day fully knowing I will not be able to finish the album till .. probably 2 months later!  I am also going quite small this time around .. I am using the We R Memory makers 4X4 gold album.  I may change back to the 6X8 for next year but I really like the idea of small and easy this year.

Decorating, cutting down our tree , trimming the tree , time with my daughter , opening presents .. I will be sure to capture these and any other meaningful moments of the month .

So far I have the cover and my title page completed.  I will share that page tomorrow.  I hope to have a couple foundation pages started this week as well.

So .. what are you creating for your December album ?  Are you doing the daily or just certain events of the season ?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Getting our Christmas on ....

Making it merry , festive and bright ... putting up the decorations and creating my little "scenes" is one of my most favorite parts of the holidays.  I love to get all of our treasures out of storage and have everything up thanksgiving weekend.  You really only get a few weeks a year to enjoy these pretty things so I make sure that we can enjoy them for as long as possible :)

Basically if it sparkles , is white / silver / red , and has to do with snowmen or deer .. it's perfect in my book.  Every year I tend to add a few things to our collection , and working part time at Michael's it is very hard to not indulge in the holiday section ... Target is pretty awesome as well as Pier One.  I think I got a little something from all of them this year.

We have quite a few decorative tealights (the deer cutout above is one of them) and with the lights tuned low and the candles burning it sets off a magical glow all around the room.

I put this little scene together with a couple different items that I bought at Michael's.  I love little wintry scenes underneath cloches so I gathered the wood slice, the glass cloche and the cute little cottage and created my own .  I will definitely be adding to this little collection each year.

This is my Doe from Anthropologie that my boyfriend gave me for birthday last year.  I totally adore her and of course make her all pretty for each season.

Pier One has some of the prettiest ornaments and though I can't afford to decorate our all whole tree with them I bought a few to put into a little arrangement on a silver tray.

One tradition down ... a couple more to go .  We are getting our tree next weekend and we are going to cut it down ourselves like we did last year.  It was so much fun so we are looking forward to doing it again .  And I really need to start on my December Daily!  Though I think I will be doing it a little different this year and I will not be making it very "daily".  I will be documenting the special parts of the month / holiday and putting those pictures in the album so it will be more of a Documenting December album :)

I have my album picked out and most of my supplies so when I have all of those things together I will post here with pictures and hopefully a couple foundation photos as well !

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Merry and Bright

Black Friday is here and gone already .. if you went out and braved the crowds I hope you got some great deals !  I did go out ..not at 6 am but I did venture out into the craziness and I was able to get quite a few things .. for myself included :)  The mall was crazy but I haven't missed a Black Friday outing in over 10 years .. it actually puts me in the holiday spirit . The energy of the crowd, the decorations all around the mall , the store windows filled with pretty things , the christmas tunes being sent out over the airwaves. You can't help but feel a little merry :)

And I created a little something in honor of feeling Merry .. little wood blocks dusted with snow that can be placed anywhere you want to put a little Merry into !

I also made some gift tag sets ..

Everything will be in the shop by tomorrow so come and check them out !

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Holiday Shadowboxes !

Shadowboxes are so much fun to create .. and the holidays make them even more so !  They started out as plain little wooden boxes and became cute little wintry scenes .  I think they would look adorable just about anywhere you want to add a bit of sparkle and merriment .  They will be in my Etsy shoppe tomorrow night !

I will be making a few other designs as well and they will be added to the shop by next weekend :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Twinkle Twinkle ....

Something new will be coming to the shop this weekend .... perfect little pieces to add sparkle and merriment to your holiday decor this year .   Be sure to check back here on saturday for the full sneak and the update of when they will be in the shop !