Monday, August 30, 2010

A whole week?

Can't believe it's been a whole week since I last posted here. And I'm still gonna do a post and run. We've had car troubles, we've had microwave oven troubles, but most of all, we've been getting ready for the big day -- less than two weeks now 'til we're Mr. & Mrs. In the meantime, here's what else I've been working on:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Teeny tiny miniature envelope marathon: Up to #84

Well, it was a busy weekend. My car broke down -- the clutch cable snapped about a mile from home. We went to pick up my wedding ring for the fourth time, and it still wasn't ready. Sigh. However, I have been a listing fool, and have lots of new teeny tinies to show you:

Aren't these just the cutest little monkeys you've ever seen?

And I fell in love with this pretty daisy card stock.

And this beautiful card stock made lovely envelopes, great for a wedding (not that I have that on my mind or anything)

And finally, today's late afternoon listing:

As usual, you can click on any of the images to visit my shop or learn more details about these latest offerings.

Friday, August 20, 2010

#81 and #82

Nearing the finish line with one very cute and one very delicate design. I love them both, but #82 has the prettiest paper I've ever seen. Judge for yourself.

Today I'm picking up my wedding dress. Only 23 days to go.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Only 10 days away? #79 and #80

Just to bring you up to date, I've entered myself in a one-person 100 mini envelope marathon. The goal is to have 100 sets of mini envelopes listed in my shop before I return to card making after my upcoming wedding. I've found so many cute papers to use with lots of different themes, and have lots of holiday envelopes already in my shop. But today, I'll just show you the two latest I've listed on Etsy.

#79: Beautiful blue Asian style ocean waves

#80: Lots of shoes

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

#76, #77 and cutest of all, #78

I skipped a day of blogging, but I didn't skip a day of listing new teeny tiny envelopes on Etsy.

FIrst is #76 in my 100 mini envelope marathon -- these lovely and very trendy peacock feather envelopes in teal and purple

Next, #77, has a stylized butterfly design in orange and white on purple

And last, and perhaps cutest of all, is #78, decorated by pink grinning Cheshire cats and tiny little mad hatters

If you want more detail, or want to visit my shop, just click on one of the photos! Thanks for coming by today.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Butterflies are free except when they're on envelopes

Today, I posted #75 in my 100 mini envelope marathon. I figured everyone would love butterflies.

Summertime reading

Every month, EtsyBloggers have a blog carnival. It seems that there's a topic or two each month about which we all blog. Pretty fun stuff. One of the topics this month was books we read over the summer. Well, my summer's been filled with wedding planning, and most of my reading has been related to that -- it's only four weeks away. I didn't have a favorite book, but I did find the latest one I read to be very helpful: it's I Do! I Do!: The Marriage Vow Workbook, designed to help me create inspiring marriage vows that will sustain my marriage now and in years to come. I got it on Amazon. Hopefully, it will help me do exactly what it say. Thanks for stopping by!

Patch: EtsyBloggers Featured August Seller

This month, I renewed my membership in the EtsyBloggers team. Every month we feature a team member on our blogs. This month, our featured member is Patch, who has three Etsy shops, one for her jewelry creations, one for vintage, and one for supplies.

Since I'm still new at this, I'm just going to show you some of my favorites among her listings:

FIrst, I just love these beautiful origami flowers from her supply shop

She also makes gorgeous jewelry, like these peridot earrings

And you can find wonderful vintage items from Thailand like this lovely matador jacket

Just click on any of the photos for more details or to visit her shop!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

#73 and #74 Vintage-look and oceans blue

#73 is sweet and feminine, perfect for bridal shower favors

#74 would be perfect for someone who is an ocean love like me

Just click on the photo to visit my shop or to get more details.

Friday, August 13, 2010

#71 and #72 blue and pink, teeny and tiny

Yesterday I listed these beautiful teal envelopes that measure just 1.25x1.25

and this morning I listed these vintage look envelopes

Last night I found out that I'm the newest member of Etsy bloggers, so keep an eye out here for some new and interesting shops to visit. And as always, if you'd like to see more about these envelopes, just click on the photo above. Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

#70 and a beauty

These teeny tiny miniature square envelopes are made with some beautiful butterfly- and flower-patterned paper that has just a hint of glitter. Just click on the photo to get more details or to visit my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

#68 and #69 Christmas and tiny-ness

This marathon of envelope-making has been a lot of fun. Last night I broke into my most favorite papers and will have a lot of new theme-related envelopes that I can hardly wait to show you in the next few days -- monkeys, zebras, measuring tapes, butterflies and more. Today, however, I listed a new set of Christmas envelopes in magenta etched with silver

and some more of the teeniest imaginable envelopes in a beautiful green swirly card stock, weighing in at a mere 1.25 inches square. As always, you can click on the photos to get more detail or to visit my Etsy shop.

I had high hopes that I would find a new scrapbook store over on this side of the Caldecott Tunnel -- I love exploring my new home -- but like many other scrapbook stores, it's closed now. That means, however, that I get to keep going to Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley for my paper-buying excursions. And that means a chance to eat my favorite apple salad at Fatapples.

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

#66 In the pink

Feeling in the pink today with this new listing -- these teeny tiny miniature square envelopes are adorned with stylized pink Christmas trees. Charming. Just click on the photo above to go to my Etsy shop for more details or to purchase these.

Monday, August 9, 2010

#63 & #64 Vintage roses and Christmas trees

All the advice I've heard on Etsy is to list a couple of times a day. And with the wedding only 34 days away, that seems like the best way to reach my 100 mini envelope listings by then.

I listed these pretty vintage rose envelopes last night

and these cute little Christmas tree envelopes this morning.

Just click on the photos for more details or to visit my shop. And have a lovely day!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

#62 all over again - delicate Christmas tree scrollwork

This is some of my favorite Christmas paper, and it made up charming little envelopes. Click on the photo above to find out more about them.

On another note, Mr. Quirk and I went to see Inception last night. Started out hating it, enjoyed it immensely by the end of the film. Highly recommended.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Moving right along: #61 and #62

Today I listed two new sets of teeny tiny envelopes -- one sleek and sophisticated, the other quaint and vintage-look. Just click on the photo to learn more!

Friday, August 6, 2010

#59 New York City street sign envelopes

I liked this paper so much I couldn't wait to make little envelopes with them. And they turned out mighty cute. I'm thinking they'd be a great way to commemorate a summer trip to New York -- a perfect place to store ticket stubes and memorabilia. They'd make a great bon voyage gift, a nice surprise for a transplanted New Yorker. The possibilities are endless. Just click on the photo to find out more about them or to make a purchase.

#58 Pink and black stripe envelopes

This slightly sophisticated color combination lends itself to many uses, for the winter holidays or during the year. They measure 2.25x2.25 inches, and come in a set of 18. Click on the photo above to visit my shop or to learn more about the envelopes.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Halloween?

As the summer days grow a little bit shorter and the morning air carries a chill in it, we all feel the stirrings of autumn in our blood. Halloween is just around the corner, and here's a pretty card to send to someone who just LOVES that holiday. Just click on the photo above to find out more about it.

#57 Festive red and magenta Christmas stripes

What a good morning it is today! Last night Mr. Quirky and I went to see Machomer for a nice mid-week break.

Today I'm offering #57 in my 100 mini envelope challenge -- simple red and magenta striped festive Christmas envelopes for a very modern Christmas feel during your holiday celebrations. Just click on the photo above to visit my shop and learn more.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

#56 and #57 Argyle and stripes for Christmas

Yesterday evening I made up a new style of envelope -- 2x3 inch rectangle. They're made in Christmas stripes, and come with a blank note.

This morning, I'm introducing cheery argyle square envelopes. It's been a busy 24 hours, but I'm getting closer to my goal of having 100 sets of envelopes listed in my shop. Can't wait to show you what I've got in store next.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

#55 Teeny tiny snowmen

Okay, okay, I know the temperature outside is still hovering around the high double-digits, but did you know that Christmas is only 143 days away? These charming little envelopes can serve a multitude of purposes -- place cards, gift tags, promotional thank you notes to clients, party favors. They come with a folded white note inside, so you can write your own message. To find out more about them, just click on the photo above.

Oh, and the #55? I'm on a mission -- one new listing of teeny tiny envelopes a day until I have 100 listings in my shop (or until my wedding)...

Monday, August 2, 2010

#55 Wonky spotted teeny tiny miniature square envelopes

These spotted envelopes are only for the seriously playful person. They're lots of fun and very colorful. And they come with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING.

Why #55? I'm having a self-imposed challenge: Have 100 sets of teeny tiny envelopes listed in my shop. Don't think I'm going to make it before my wedding, though.

Oh, yeah -- if you'd like to know more about these envelopes or visit my shop, just click on the photo above and it will take you there. Thanks for coming by today!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

#55 Deck the halls mini envelopes and FOUR YEARS ON ETSY

Well, the Christmas in July promotion is over, but I've decided to extend WORLDWIDE FREE SHIPPING through the month of August to celebrate my four years on Etsy. I've made a lot of new friends during that time, many of them have become old friends. They've supported me in hard times, cheered me in good times, and offered advice and counsel when asked. I love my teammates. Thanks to all of you.

Anyway, today's offering in the 100 miniature envelope challenge is Christmas-themed, with Deck the Halls written in red and green on a white background. Just click on the photo above to find out more about them and to visit my Etsy shop.