Wednesday, November 25, 2015

So Very Merry !!

The holidays are upon us .. I am still wondering how Thanksgiving got here so quickly !  I have been very busy crafting up an art storm and the shop is looking bright and cheery .  I have added quite a few new things .. some are pictured here .. and will be adding more tomorrow and over the weekend . There are tags sets which can be used as gift embellishments , in your December Daily albums or any holiday album you wish for that matter !  I have more ornaments coming to the shop over the weekend but I have a couple up at the moment.  There are new holiday themed altered matchboxes - you can put tiny little gifts in these in someone's stocking , maybe use them as special boxes in your Countdown to Christmas calendars ?

I love working small and these little shadowboxes were so much fun to create.  I love the gathering of the items just as much as putting it all together.  These would look so cute on a mantle - just one or in a grouping.

I have some Christmas / Winter themed mini journals in the works - they will be added in the next week or so.

And for the first time in my etsy shop I have a coupon code for you !!  The coupon is good from
11-26-2015  until 11/30/2015 at midnight.  If you use the code   soverymerry  you will receive free shipping no matter what or how much you purchase .. and you will also get a free handmade ornament!  These ornaments will be sold in the shop as a set after 11-30-2015 so be sure to use the coupon to get a free one !

Last but not least I have started a Facebook page for my shop - if you would take a moment and like my page that would be awesome !  I try to post here whenever new items are in the shop but I am usually quicker to post to my Instagram account and now will also update my facebook shop page as well.  Thanks and hope something catches your eye at A Sprinkling of Whimsy.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving !!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

My Moo's are here !

My tiny pieces of awesome arrived a couple days ago and I am finally finding the time to sit down and share them with you !  I think Moo cards are the coolest and cheapest way to design your own little business card.  There are lots of other designs you can choose from size wise and such but the "classic" Moo cards are my favorite.   They come in the box of cute pictured above .

All nice and tidy and waiting to be opened.

These are the designs I picked for this round...I like being able to put a few different options for the front of my card.  I think you can have as many different images as you would like. You get 100 cards for $19.99 so I have 20 of each of these.

This is the back of the card..they look much better in person than in the picture. The back is a light sky blue which did not photograph well with my studio's lighting.  You can choose from many different fonts and background colors.

I really like how they came out and will be placing these in my Etsy orders and possibly around town to get the word out about my shop.  So if you are thinking of getting some business cards you should definitely look into Moo .. so much fun and really unique .

Tomorrow I will be sharing some photos from our autumn filled weekend.  We went to Morris Arboretum and Linvilla Orchards.  I really love this time of year..such vivid colors and pumpkins everywhere !!

Till tomorrow :)

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 !