Some of you have been asking (and thank you for asking) a few questions about my new Etsy store and I have answers for you!
Store name: Sooofullofcraft2012
Type of items to be sold there: paper goods like scrapbook albums, cards, card sets, tags, altered projects, vintage treasures, curious finds and possibly some older/cool clothing.
I currently have 20 items up and continue to post things for sale weekly. Thank you all for your support and sweet comments and liking my posts, I value your attention and feedback!
Etsy Store Link
This Mermaid album is full of vintage buttons, distress techniques and styles, rich color schemes, pockets filled with tags and photo mats with enough room for pictures of beach fun! Tim Holtz distress ink, stickles and clip, Creative Imaginations Beach Cottage paper, a collection of different trims, twine and buttons, embellishments complete from K&Co., Jolee’s, Sticko, Recollections, Prima, Martha Stewart, TJ Maxx, Webster’s Pages, Glossy Accents were all used to create this album.
I made album this as a gift for a true mermaid fan.
So I had a conversation with my girls this evening about the “feeling” of working in my PJs and how it is to be “unwound” and no longer doing the “grind”, “working for the man”, “climbing the corporate ladder” and I must say, for me, it’s all about trusting in the Lord. He has a plan and I’m not quite sure what it is, I DO know I’ll give Him all the credit though. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more relaxed and focused all at the same time (and driven). Well… that’s not exactly true, January 1996 I felt very similar when my son was born – calm, relaxed but focused and driven — to be a mom, not sure what kind of mom, but a mom that: loved, provided and taught her child in the best way she knew how. He’s a great teen now and I couldn’t be more proud. OK, back to the topic at hand, I have been unemployed for about 4 months now and it was almost as if a light switch flipped on in me with the crafting game and I must say, I am absolutely loving it. The saying if you can do what you love and make a living at it, you’re doing it right”, ya, I’m hopeful this is how my story unfolds. I’ve climbed the corporate ladder since ’99 and fulfillment was scarce [if at all] in the work I did. However, crafting, creating, designing, collaborating, sharing and even teaching, well… that brings great joy to me. So I must Thank you Lord for your gifts, provision, and love for me and for always providing in spite of the harsh realities of life. I am following my passion to create!
Thank you dear girlfriends, I love you deeply. Mom, thank you for helping cultivate this new adventure and supporting the inner workings of what it takes, I love you all dearly. Your sooofullofcrafter here. LOL
This was my first attempt at making a (toilet paper roll) mini album. I really like the personal touch put into the album because it has a bracelet of my mom’s, an old family clip earring and a vintage shoe clip added to the album. You can see the rough design elements with the hand drawn lines for the journal spots. It was meant to be a keeper so I had my friend Amy (THANK YOU AMY!), make the adorable pouch to keep it in. Result… My mom loved it! It’s displayed in her living room :0) I used DCWV paper stack and distressed the edges with acrylic paint (gasp) before getting any distress inks. Then I completed it by fashioning the album with some scrap fibers.
So mama was a crafter too! Bead work, leather, drums, jewelry, masks, paper crafts, baking, etc.
Sooo… After receiving HER mini album, she was sure to send me home with a bunch of suede scraps, beads, shells, ribbon, old calendars and other tools and goodies for my awakened passion! THEN — (dun, dun, dun) we’ve hit up the craft store a few times (okay, more than a few times); well it’s close to the Petco and their new puppy needed treats, ya that’s why.
BIG THANK YOU MOM!!! I plan on using all the supplies to create, create, create (hopefully with you too)!