Thursday, March 29, 2012

hey momma

Another new card design to share today... this one for Mother's Day. Ok, that day is still a ways away, but I just finished these last week and am kind of excited about the cameo design and needed to do a show-and-tell. I had trouble choosing which colour would be best, so I decided to offer it in both yellow and pink. Check them out in the shop here. Now, to brainstorm some ideas for Father's Day ones...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

touch of sun

This past weekend was full of sunshine here in Vancouver, and now it is gone.... forecast is rain and clouds all week... sigh. :( Well, at least some of the flowers are out. Here is a pic of some sunny blooms I saw over the weekend... ahhh, seems like a distant memory.

Friday, March 23, 2012

making his mark

With this wacky weather lately, we have been spending some cozy afternoons inside this week. To keep the wee one occupied, I decided to to break out the 'ol crayons and coloring book. Here is one of Jasper's lovely pieces... he is currently fanatic about purple, I think in part because that is one of the few colors he can actually say. If he were to title this piece it would be called “Puh-pul Meow-Meow” (yes, he hasn't figured out how to say the word Cat yet either). ;)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

rain or shine

The weather here in Vancouver has been all over the map lately... rain, then snow, high winds, and sunshine... and that just happened in a course of one day! So as an inspiration, two new weather-inspired greeting cards in the Tiny Cub shop. Am thinking of turning these into larger prints for the wall as well... will wait and see what the feedback is first! ;)

Monday, March 19, 2012

new greetings!

I have been busy working on some new greeting card designs for the spring season... so this week I will be posting them here on the 'ol blog and listing them in my Tiny Cub shop. Here is the first batch... larger versions of my mini cards. Plus the larger cards now have that additional wooden touch... hooray for woodgrain! Will post more of the new designs Wednesday... stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

laser show

I have been waiting for the mailman to come and deliver this package all week... and it is finally here! Seeing as how I like burning wood (as in wood burning crafts... um, not just random things, cause that would be bad), I thought I would take a stab at some wood laser cutting. Of course, this had to be sent out to be done, so I sent a test sheet... and, hurray, the sample is back! Here is a sneak peek at some of the designs (soon to be brooches, earrings and possibly pendants). Still some tweaking to do... will post more progress soon!

Monday, March 12, 2012

branching out

Some good news today... I have gotten the green light for two craft shows this spring season... yay! They aren't until April and May, so I will post news about them closer to the date. Riding on the wave of excitement, I was busy yesterday burning up a new batch of cork coasters... burn, baby, burn!

Friday, March 9, 2012

these boots are made for walking

Shoe shopping is one of my weaknesses. Happily, I get to have double the fun lately since now I get to buy shoes for the wee one too.... hurray! Which leads me to this post ( I could not resist, since these pair of boots are waaaay too cute). Got these from Joe Fresh – Jasper's first pair of rain boots. I am kind of wishing they made these in adult sizes. But maybe it is for the best that they don't... perhaps having matching boots for mom and tot would cause too much future embarrassment for the wee one. :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

mellow yellow

Spotted... some cute yellow crocus flowers lining the streets by our house. Ok, so spring does not officially begin until March 20th, but seeing these, in my mind, marks the official time when it is ok to be munching down on chocolates shaped like eggs and bunnies... too early?... nah.

Monday, March 5, 2012

the bird has landed

The bird has landed! New in the etsy shop this spring are the bird mini cork boards I have been wood burning last month (see the old post here). I have finally got around to photographing them and listing them in the store. The little boards come with a matching wooden easel stand too! Fingers crossed these "fly" off the store shelves (sorry for that lame pun, but I couldn't resist). Happy Monday!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

hot dog... a winner!

Apologies for the late post! Having little Jasper help me pick a random giveaway winner took longer than I thought. After some multiple attempts of grabbing fistfuls of names, he managed to finally just hand me one. Thanks again to everyone who entered!

The winner of the wiener dog bookmark/bookplate giveaway is: Maegan Morin.... Congrats! Here is her answer to what her have dog breed is: “My favorite kind of dog is Blue Heeler or Australian Cattle Dog. I have had two in my life and they are a special kind of dog because they are so protective but both were the best friend I could ask for and I felt safe when they were around.”

Didn’t win this time around? No worries, there will be another giveaway around the corner, so keep checking back. :)