Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beautiful Thought

Every once in awhile I'll come across something that's worthy to share.

I don't know who wrote this, but I wish I did so I could give them credit. It's a beautiful thought.

There comes a point in your life when you realize:
Who matters,
Who never did,
Who won't anymore...
And who always will..

So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Etsy Jewels

I have had an opportunity browse other Etsy shops that have wonderful, creative items to sell. I haven't seen all of them, but will feature a few of my favorites: Miss Pretty Pretty ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/missprettypretty) offers this great idea to foster young imaginations. Just throw this over a card table and you have a great little playhouse!

I have also begun using digital images on some of my cards and have found some really adorable ones at some Etsy shops:

GingerWorld (http://www.etsy.com/shop/gingerworld?ref=seller_info) has really cute ones, some of which I've already used and others I can't wait to try!

I'm going to be doing some thank you notes for kids to use and I'm planning on using some of these images for that project.

Of course, I have many more favorites to share, so keep checking back.

Friday, March 25, 2011

More About Ladybug Lane and Co.

Within the last six months or so, I've been more involved with true papercrafting -- that is, cardmaking. My good friend, Tiffany Temple in Baton Rouge, subliminally inspired me by exposing me to her amazing creations. Her cards are so amazingly great! I love her work, but I think our styles are just a little different. Her blog, The Joy Inside of Me, features her work, so check it out. I'm displaying some of my cards and hope you like what you see. The sign up on the sidebar is for my upcoming etsy shop newsletter that I'll be launching in a couple of weeks. Hope you sign up so you can get in on some really good

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ladybug Lane and Co.

Today I will shamelessly promote my Etsy shop - Ladybug Lane and Co., formerly Ladybug Lane Designs.

I started working with paper out of necessity. I already was in love with it, I just did it from afar, capturing each cute paper thing I saw and putting it away to be admired over and over at a later date. I digress - I needed a baby gift and while out shopping, I naturally gravitated to my local scrapbook store.

This particular store featured items that had been made using scrapbook materials and that is where I saw IT. The cutest doorhanger, just perfect for a nursery door!
I examined it closely and decided "I can make this!" And so I did!

It was a hit and soon I had a few requests for others. And that's how it happened. Just like that.

Here are just a couple from my shop, ladybuglaneandco.etsy.com. There's more to see so please visit.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Down But Not Out

At this time I am battling evil and evil has a name -- ALLERGIES! I know I'll be preaching to the choir (I love that saying) when I complain, so I won't. But this too shall pass, so for now I'm going to take my meds and rest.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Do you Etsy?

If you're a crafter, you know what I'm talking about. If not, then, according to Wiki, Etsy is a social commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies.

Okay, trust me, the site is way more fun than this definition would have you believe. It's HUGE! International, in fact, with over 150 countries participating. If you want a handmade scarf, there's probably hundreds of shops to choose from.

And it's easy to get to. No gasoline or traffic involved, no long check out lines, AND you'll be purchasing something handcrafted, so you know it's special. Check out etsy.com, and especially, ladybuglaneandco.etsy.com.

So, do you Etsy? I'd love to know!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Today's To Do List

Today I'm going to put myself out there and try to get folks to pay attention to me. I'm friendly and not too shy with strangers in real life, so let's see how it goes in my cyberlife. This "to do" item will probably take awhile because the weather here is way too pretty to stay behind a computer for long. My rose bed is calling my name (and has been for days now).

Friday, March 18, 2011

Here We Go

Always trying to get better. Have something to say about just about everything. Love to papercraft. Hoping for grandchildren soon. Grateful that I am retired. Am happy to have God in my life. Am blessed with wonderful family and friends. Trying to live healthier. Am an animal lover to a fault. Love chocolate to the point of danger. Could go on with this list forever.