Wednesday, October 7, 2015

How do you Moo ?

So....this just happened !!!   I created a set of Moo cards quite a few years ago to hand out with my trades at Artfest . They were so much fun , I wish I would have kept a few but I wasn't thinking and wound up giving them all away.  I received an email from Moo today and thought ... you know .. I could use some cute lil' business cards.  They would be great to include with orders and maybe place around town to get the word out about my fun little online shop .  These really are fun cards to make and not very expensive either.  100 cards for $19.99 that you basically designed all on your own !
Once I get them I will be sure to show them to you on here  and if you order from my Etsy then you will get one with your purchase :)

Monday, October 5, 2015

A small canvas that's big on inspiration...

These journals may seem small but they can pack a punch when it comes to your creativity , especially if you are like me and are slightly intimidated by the large blank canvas,  These can be perfect little vessels to write down your thoughts , ideas and desires.  Maybe they are for remembering a special day or week . If you are an art journaler than you are bound to have those tiny images you have been holding onto that would be perfect for a mini book this size... add some pen work and journaling , maybe even more paint or ink sprays if you choose.

These books can be pretty much anything you want them to be .. and each one is one of a kind. I will be making several more books in the near future but the only thing that will stay the same is the size.

If you are looking for something with a Christmas or Winter theme there will definitely be some of those in the shop in the coming weeks.  I also do take custom orders so if there is a certain theme or color scheme you are interested in start a convo with me on Etsy and we can create something together !

This is a wood veneer house that I have painted with acrylic paints and  paint pens. This is actually probably one of my personal favorites :)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A bit of Spooky and Mini art too ...

I know it's been awhile .. but if you have been following my blog you probably aren't suprised by that!   I have finally uploaded quite a few fun goodies to my shop and I have so much more that will be added in the next few weeks for Christmas and Winter in general.  So many ideas .. so little time .. such is the problems of the 9 to 5 'er that is an artist as well :)

My awesome boyfriend created the little animation video you see above .. it is just one of the mini art journals that are now available in my shop !  They are all one of a kind and there are many more to come so be sure to keep checking here , my instagram account or my actual shop to see what I've been up to !

I've also created some neat little Halloween shadowboxes .. in case you didn't know ... I LOVE halloween . It's truly my favorite day of the year  so I couldn't help but make some things to honor this very cool holiday.

I hope that something catches your eye and you know you just have to make it yours :)  I will be back later in the week to share some photos from the summer .. I took so many but just have not had the time to share here .

See you soon !

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 !