Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Featured On The Eclectic Element

I'm featured today over at the Eclectic Element blog! I'm so honored and Kayla did such a fantastic job of writing me up. Thank you so much! So be sure to read the article, Paper Paper and More Paper-Confessions of a Scrapaholic and then stop by Kayla's shop, The Eclectic Element on Etsy, for your fix of gorgeous jewelry.

NOTE: My shop The Beehive is now Papercut Kitchen! Please visit my shop Papercut Kitchen by clicking here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

All Coming Together

Things are slowly coming together. The paper order that was MIA and then arrived only in part is hopefully being fixed and then some. Hard to make paper crafts without paper! I am getting some paper bead bracelets whipped up, perfect Earth Day craft! And keeping busy with some other little crafty things. Today I'll be getting ready for the family invasion happening this weekend, I'm so excited to see everyone! Saturday Mr. Golden Curls has a party in celebration of his 5th birthday! So I'm doing the cleaning. Not just the normal, keeping the house from total chaos cleaning but the oh my goodness family, friends, and new neighbors we barely know will be in our house kind of cleaning. Huge difference!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sneak Peak Sunday

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NOTE: My shop The Beehive is now Papercut Kitchen! Please visit my shop Papercut Kitchen by clicking here.

Slowly, ever so slowly I'm receiving the supplies I ordered online. The handmade supplies I purchased from Etsy sellers arrived super fast. The non-Etsy paper orders, not so much. And there's one that's still MIA that I'm getting a little concerned about. I'm whipping up some fun stuff for The Beehive so keep your eyes peeled for shop updates. I also have some promo and giveaway ideas in the works that I hope to be throwing out there in the next week or so. Though I'm having trouble with orders, I did get a fantastic surprise in the mail! An interior designer friend of mine sent me some really cool fabric swatches that I hope to turn into something equally cool. I love suprises in the mail!

Hope everyone has a fantastic week. Happy Crafting!

ARETsy And Friends Treasury

My Pink Button Constellation paper bag album is in an adorable brightly colored treasury by fellow AREtsian, bmacre. It's called AREtsy and friends, give it some love here and visit bmacre on etsy here. Thanks!

NOTE: My shop The Beehive is now Papercut Kitchen! Please visit my shop Papercut Kitchen by clicking here.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Day For Honors

NOTE: My shop The Beehive is now Papercut Kitchen! Please visit my shop Papercut Kitchen by clicking here.

Last night I got to create my own treasury for only the second time ever! It's a lot of fun and I really think this one turned out lovely. View my treasury, Lepidoptera, here. The more clicks a treasury gets the better chance it has to make it to the front page!

I also found my You Rock My Socks Off appreciation box is part of a great treasury, Follow Your Dreams! curated by Oakleaf Hollow. Thank you! And be sure to check our her lovely shop here.

As a fantastic little cherry on top I received this blog award!

It's from Hilary over at Gold Button Studio! This is apparently a new award and here are the details:
'This Renee award was created by Bella and Ces in honor of their friend Renee. In Bella's own words "this is a brand new award and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds it's way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak, giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns..."
So here I am giving away some acorns, these are my nominees:
Keep It Simple Sarah
My Daddy's Daughter
Idyll Hands
A Muted Palette

Friday, April 17, 2009

Weekend Feature: CupCake Tree Hand Carved Rubber Stamps

It's that time of the week again, time for my Weekend Feature! This week I'm featuring Olga of CupCake Tree, an Etsy shop full of adorable hand carved rubber stamps perfect for all your scrapping, card making and paper craft projects. She'll even personalize your stamps! These are all so adorable I had trouble choosing just a few favorites. As always, click the image to be taken to the item's listing where you can purchase the stamp and read her interview below. You can also read all about her stamps and see them in action on her blog, CupCake Tree Designs. Enjoy!

All photos used with the permission of CupCake Tree

Interview With CupCake Tree

What do you do for a living in the daytime?

I am lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful kids, one is 3 and the other 9.

Tell us a little about your Etsy self

I love Etsy! I am amazed at all of the talented people that have found this incredible website.

Tell us a little about your non-Etsy self

I feel like I am almost always my Etsy self - trying to find new ideas for stamps and how to use them! I am kept very busy with my kids and their activities - being a mom is the hardest job and I have just added another job to it!

What do you make and why did you start making it?

I make hand carved rubber stamps. I have always loved rubber stamps, and I discovered that carving my own has allowed me to be the most creative I have ever been!

What inspires you?

Everywhere I look I see something that could be made into a stamp. I look at magazines, books, walk around craft stores...

What advice do you have for people trying to sell their crafts?

Do what you love, the rest will just follow!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Eagerly Awaiting Their Crafty Fate

NOTE: My shop The Beehive is now Papercut Kitchen! Please visit my shop Papercut Kitchen by clicking here.

When I sold a 12x12 album I was so excited to be able to go supply shopping. I think The Beehive is in need of some new, super fun items and I just happen to have some ideas rolling around in my head! I went immediately to the Etsy shops I had just featured and bought my favorite things from all three shops! I am not disappointed, every single item is even more gorgeous in person. Unfortunately they are getting a little lonely in the drawer because I also bought supplies off of two non-Etsy sites, important supplies, paper, and though it's been a painful 13 days since I ordered I've seen neither hide nor hair of them. Paper would be a pretty important part of what I do so I wait. I don't like to wait and I really hope they get a move on it or I won't be waiting any more. I can't stand to see adorable embellishments languish in darkness, pining for the day they become a full of cuteness scrapbook layout or adorable kitchsy spiral bound album. Fantastic paper, we eagerly await your arrival.

Monday, April 13, 2009


NOTE: My shop The Beehive is now Papercut Kitchen! Please visit my shop Papercut Kitchen by clicking here.

I got my own Easter treat yesterday! My Moroccan Night appreciation box was in this fantastic treasury by Five Forty jewelry called Primarily Primary. I don't think of primary colors as being something I'm fond of but this treasury is beautiful!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Put Down The Chocolate Bunny

Lest we in our caramel-filled chocolate egg, sugar-induced stupor forget, something really cool happened today! Now, where did I put that Peep?!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Shadow Of A Man: Silhouettes Are At The Beehive

NOTE: My shop The Beehive is now Papercut Kitchen! Please visit my shop Papercut Kitchen by clicking here.

I've been wanting to make these silhouettes of the boys for awhile now and I finally did it. I love the way these look using pattern scrapbook paper instead of just the classic black and white. The silhouettes are raised a bit from the background and the frames are like shallow shadow boxes, perfection! As a matter of fact I love them so much I'm offering them as a custom order item in my shop! You can have me make you a framed silhouette of your beloved people or pets that matches your decor by visiting here. Or if you'd like just the die cut so you can make your own special project visit here.

There's a chance you could be seeing my framed silhouette on the newsstands in a few months! I was contacted by At Home In Arkansas magazine about featuring some of my items alongside the work of others in their upcoming article on Arkansas artists on Etsy! I'm so excited and even though I should probably keep my mouth shut until I see it in print I'm blabbing it here. I sent my items off to Little Rock this morning so wish me luck!