Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lisa, here...

It's me, the paper crafter, with some exciting news...

My Etsy shop is now open! It's a work in progress, as I will continue to add items, but you can visit to see all of the items I have listed so far!

Of course, for my blog readers, I set up a special deal! Use the code BLOGFRIEND to get 15% off your order! If you don't see what you want, feel free to send me a message!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Has it really be almost a year since either of us posted last? I think life got busy and time got away from us. I'll get back on the blogging bandwagon now, though.

Since last post, I have done two craft fairs. Both were very stressful, but they were a lot of fun. I'll just post a few pictures of my favorite items here.

First, we have post-it desks with matching pens. At both events, people generally thought these were cute, but they were uninterested in buying them.

Next we have post-it books with matching mini-gel pens. These sold well at the first craft fair, and then I gave a few away as gifts. I only took the razorback one to the second fair, so it kind of got lost in the mix.

These covered notepads I made for the second fair. I like them, and they got a lot of attention, but most people at the second fair were not buying, they were just looking, so none sold. People commented on them a lot, though.

These magnets and paperclip bookmarks were a big hit at both fairs. I still have some custom orders to fill. They are one of my favorite items as well!

I made this teacher gift for a coworker to give her son's kindergarten teacher. The "cupcake" is a pair of fuzzy socks, and the tag is a gift card holder. Word is that the teacher loved it!

Coasters are one of my biggest attractions at all craft fairs. I sold a few at each show. For the second show, I also made some larger tile trivets, which sold a few, and some tiny tile magnets, which also sold well.

I made these Angry Birds for my husband, but they were too big for him to take to work, so I ended up selling them. I'm planning to make him some small ones for his desk at work.

This Mickey art was a thank you gift for a friend that works at Disney World. I used acrylic paint and vinyl cut out with my cricut to create this look. I plan to do a tutorial on this method soon.

That is pretty much everything I have been up to for the past year. Hope you enjoyed the recap!

If you are interested in buying anything from me or seeing more of what I make to sell, hop over to It's just a blog page right now, but I'm working on improving it!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Would you like a little peek....

at my current project?

Mini-Tutorial coming soon!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Buttons? always cute.

I've been seeing button headbands...
um, well...

I'm thinking that I'll take a detour from my crafting plan and take a crack at one of my own.
Without a tutorial, so...
Maybe you'll get a new tute!

We'll see.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Felt Crafts

Yesterday, I started experimenting with my felt materials to come up with a bag I could make 30 of for my classroom. (I'm a high school math teacher and need bags for each seat containing rulers, calculators, etc.) I came up with one, and when I finished the prototype, I added a handle so my 2 year old daughter could use it as a "purse".

Being the girly girl that she is, she loved having a purse of her own. She carried it around and put a book in it. Then, she went commercial. "Backpack?" she asked. Ah, Dora... we don't even watch you, yet you still control our lives. I tried to make the purse into a backpack but the strap just wasn't long enough.

Then, I had an idea. If I make a backpack that has a little more room, she can carry her own diapers, wipes, and snacks! So, off to work I went. The "A" on the front isn't straight, but that's okay with me. In hindsight, I wish I had used fabric glue instead of stitching on the "A" because it became too busy... but over all, I like it a lot. She was pretty excited about it, but I haven't made her carry it anywhere yet.  Here is the finished product.

I don't have a tutorial for it, but if you are interested let me know. I am also considering listing them on etsy once I get the kinks worked out, so if you want something specific, contact me!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Just stopping in.

Pictures coming soon.

Busy, busy.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

I know today is Mother's Day, but we had a different holiday recently... Our Anniversary!

Let me start off by saying that I have now been married to my wonderful husband for two years! For our anniversary, we didn't do anything big, but I did make him something, so I thought I'd share it with you. He loves beef jerky, so I used a round can of slim jim for this, but you could really use anything. First, I created "slips" for the beef jerky sticks. I started creating one for each stick, but quickly realized they wouldn't fit in the can, so I started putting 2-3 in each envelope. On the slips, I wrote reasons I love my husband!

I made the slips by cutting a strip of paper and folding the edge over. I applied glue to the folded edge and lined up the opposite edge. Then I creased the folds.

I then wrote a reason on both sides of the slips. 

This is what the beef sticks looked like in their slips. You can see I tried a different method at first (the bottom beef stick), but it was too space-consuming.

I wrapped the cannister in striped paper and used 3-D adhesives to attach a square with a rub-on that says "What I LOVE About You".

I added a circle of paper in the lid, and wrote a message. I also covered the top of the lid in the same striped paper as the cannister, but I didn't take a picture.

Here is a picture of all the pieces together!

And in case you are wondering, In return, I got....

FLOWERS! Daises are my favorite, and carnations were our wedding flower, so this bunch of flowers is way better than roses! :)