Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free Owl Printables

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Today I'm sharing these adorable, FREE 8x10 printables.

I have owl illustrations in my Etsy shop, Perfect Printables. They're only $3 and they match these free printables!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Cheap, Cute, and Easy

This week I am really getting the spring cleaning bug. Normally I am not a "neat freak" person. Honestly, I'm usually mildly disorganized. I hate it when things are gross though, so this week I decided I needed to tackle cleaning my bathroom... Then I went in there, looked around, and decided I needed a little decor change. Nothing big, just a little rearranging.

I decided to do a little project, too. It took me less than 5 minutes. All you need is a frame, a piece of patterned paper, and a 3D object that is light enough to be held by hot glue.

First, I grabbed a frame and took out the glass. I buy a lot of frames at DI (Deseret Industries, for you who don't know, it's a thrift store kind of like Salvation Army) because they are cheap and you never know when you'll need a frame for a craft project, so I keep a little stash of cheap DI frames.

I cut out a piece of paper to fit the frame, and then I grabbed a sand dollar I had around, and hot glued it to the paper. Then I put the whole thing in the frame.

Easy, huh? There are TONS of things you could do this with, not just sand dollars. A couple things I want to try later are letters cut out of foam core, and paper flowers.

Hope this gives you some inspiration for you own spring cleaning/redecorating.

Next on my list: Touch up all those places on my bathroom wall where the paint is chipped. Yikes!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Free Images!

I stumbled upon this blog one day, and I just have to tell you about it. I have been looking for a place like Graphics Fairy FOREVER. It is a fantastic source of vintage images, if you're into collage or design, or whatever it is. They check on copyrights so you can know that you're not violating any laws using these images. Plus they post craft projects, too. It is AWESOME! I can't say enough good things about this blog!

So here's the link, go check it out!

Friday, April 15, 2011

New Shop!

I am so excited to announce my new Etsy shop.

My old one will still be up and running, but I decided to open a second shop, too. I considered combining the two, but ultimately decided that it would be better with both.

My new shop will be dealing EXCLUSIVELY with digital downloads. You don't know how excited I was when I discovered this concept. It started with me stumbling upon a wedding site that designs wedding invitations and sells them as digital files, and the buyer gets to choose the mode of printing. Little bells started going off in my head... What a brilliant idea! The wheels started turning and I realized that this concept could be applied to a LOT more than just wedding invites, I could do art, like the ones below, or stationary or digital scrapbooking supplies. The sky is the limit with this shop and it makes me so excited!

This new shop will be a win-win situation for customers, too. With my old shop, I felt bogged down because my ability to produce new things outpaced my ability to stock them. I want my customers to get a full range of selection, and my new shop will enable me to do that. Since I'm just selling the files, it cuts out the overhead of printing and shipping, for me and for shoppers.

Printing sites like www.snapfish.com, or iprintfromhome.com, make it so easy and SO affordable to print your own things. And since customers will already have my artwork, they can choose whether they want a photo print, a gicleƩ, or even a canvas done. And they can always print on their home computers if they want.

See? It opens up a whole new world of possibilities!

I hope you all check back often to my new Etsy shop. I have all kinds of awesome plans and things are rolling out as fast as I can make them (during naps and in between other jobs). The first things to go up in the shop are these 8x10 LDS temple pieces-

But this isn't all. There will be LOTS more to come! In the meantime, go check out the temples, they're ONLY $3.00. Even considering your printing costs, that's a steal!

Perfect Printables

I hope you check out my efforts to make more of my work available. I only create designs that I would use in my own home and life.