Taking a Breather

I made it on the other side of a huge goal! I’ve always wanted to get my Holiday shoppe makings finished well before the Holidays, as opposed to during, and I’ve done it!

I could stay busy till I drop with what needs to be done outside of making things for my shoppe, but I decided to push through and get it done. If you want to see what I’ve been up to, hit this link. I have a few more ideas I’d like to work on, but I’d really rather relax and have a little fun……case in point.

How cute is this? It’s a gift to me for a job well done! I’ve tried making nature themed journals in the past, but they always seemed to fizzle out, I’m hoping this one will stay the course. Actually, art journaling in general has fizzled out as of late, hopefully that’s behind me.

This page looks a bit “Spring-y”, with a little fall thrown in, but it ticks all the boxes: flowers, birds, washi…insect?

I found an old paper pad where I had jotted down some quotes quite a few years ago and decided it was time to give them a home. Another piece of flotsam put to use.

This page has been hanging on my wall waiting for a home for too long! I may color it in with pencil, but I love it just how it is. Again: mouse, bee, mushroom…sweet!

This is an example of some of the ephemera packs I made for my shoppe, I call them “Flora and Fauna”.

If you decide to visit my shoppe, and find a few things you can’t live without, be sure to use the coupon code CUSTOMERLOVE20 to receive 20% off your order.

Here is my latest page, I pulled a junk journal insert out of my shoppe. I think I may have to make more of these, they’re super fun!

It’s rather strange how relaxed I feel right now, it was totally worth all the hard work, and my studio is that much more organized too!

As per usual, I feel pretty guilty ignoring this old blog, and my Youtube channel, but there is only so much time in the day.

I signed up for the iHanna postcard swap again, so I need to get started on those now, I’ll be sure to take process photos to share.

If you’d be interested in receiving one, sight unseen, just post a comment and email your address to me by November 1st and I’ll get one out to you, international addresses included, (my email is at the top right).

Until next time,

Thanks for the visit,

Have a great week,

~Patty

 

 

Another Shameless Plug!

Along with keeping up with everything else that’s going on in my life, I’ve decided to take some time out to work on a few things for my shoppe.

My blog, my art, and my shoppe are things that I decided I needed to set aside for my self (sanity). I’ll try not to let them get in the way of the “rest of my life”, but the “rest of my life” will also have to make room for my “creative life”!  It’s been exhausting at times, but I haven’t been this happy in a while! 🙂

First, I want to share a couple of art journal pages I did last week, then a few new goodies from my shoppe (with a coupon, so stay with me!)

I start thinking about Fall on the first day of August. Red has been a huge color for me lately, and it shows on my pages. There’s something about a vintage table setting that just gets me. I love vintage home decor!

I received this stamp from one of my favorite Etsy shops PreciousOwl. Every time I visit her shop I see something new, she probably thinks I’m stalking her, it’s really more of a crush!

That beyond cute vintage playing card is from another favorite shop called VintageScrapShop. I follow her on Instagram too, LOVE! There are so many shops I love on Etsy, I’ll try to share them more often.

Now to mine…

We’ll start with Fall Decorative Clips. I decided to mix my Decorative Clip packages up a bit. Instead of all Floral Clips or all Tassel Clips, in each package you’ll get a variety of each one, along with a Button Clip and a Yo Yo Clip, this is an example. It’s a bit hard to see, but that Button Clip with the little bird has a mini doily on the back.

I went a little nuts on the ephemera packs, but they seem to sell, so what the heck. As you can see, it’s quite a mix of things old and new.

Halloween Clips, a different selection with these, Tulle Clips and a Double Ribbon. I made a super cute Halloween art journal for my shoppe, but it’s already found a forever home.

But there are plenty of these Halloween ephemera packs available. I haven’t started working on my Halloween pages yet, but I set aside a few goodies of my own to work with.

So, the shoppe‘s up and running at full speed! I’ll be filling it with Christmas goodies as soon as I’m organized.

But, if your ready for fall creating, and you can’t resist, please be sure to use the coupon code CUSTOMERLOVE20  at checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase!

Until next time,

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Have a great day,

~Patty

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And Then There Was One…

This post was supposed to be written yesterday, announcing the new Mini Journals in my shoppe, but I just didn’t have time…

…I was too busy wrapping and sending them off!!!

I made 10, and within 12 hours, sold 9 of them!

So, what should I write about?

Well, after the giveaway and shoppe makings, I managed to keep one for myself…

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 I wasn’t quite happy with the messy layering I had done, so I covered most of it up with this vintage book image.

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I thought this might be an awesome opportunity to work in it along with the people that have purchased them from me. So, once in a while I’ll be sharing some of my page spreads.

Some of the pages may seem too pretty to cover up…

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…but others are perfect! I love those vintage illustrations, but the rest of the page is text. I’ve been using this mini journal to document the surprise visit from my daughter and grandson. He ate banana for the first time today and I thought that monkey eating a banana was a nice touch.

It’s time to back to my visit, I just wanted to check in and let you know that as soon as my loved ones head back home I will be starting on a new batch of mini journals for the shoppe. In the meantime, there are still a few list journals and “regular” sized journals left in my shoppe, some marked down even!

Thank you so much for supporting my shoppe!

Have a great day,

~Patty

Shoppe News!

I thought I would stop in quickly and talk about some newness in my shoppe!

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In the form of 4 new List Journals

In case your new to my blog, these are made from mid-century “Nancy Drew” mystery books.

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At 6″x 8″, they are the perfect size for art/scrap journaling or list challenges without feeling overwhelming!

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I use quality, double-sided scrapbook paper for the pages in gorgeous colors!

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With lots of decorating goodies that match the decor in style and color!

If you would like to see more details of these cute list journals, head over to my shoppe: RadishBlossoms

Thank you for stopping by,

Have a great day,

~Patty