08 November 2009


So, I didn't make any money at the show yesterday. But somehow I managed to spend money I didn't have! :) I LOVE books. LOVE.

As fate would have it, the table next to me was occupied by a bookbinder! Michael Greer of Leatherbound Book Works makes the most fabulous leatherbound book & journals. I held out till the very end of the show - then I just couldn't take it anymore!

He had a tiny Christmas tree on his table adorned with tiny book ornaments. I loved them and hoped they weren't for sale because I knew I just couldnt resist. Well, it turns out they were for sale so I bought two; one for each of my kids :P These tiny leatherbound books hold the story 'Twas the night before Christmas' complete with illustrations! They will definately be the keepsake ornament of 2009.

07 November 2009


I'm too tired to write but I just wanted to share some pictures of my table at the show today. I had lots of fun, met some great people, saw some cool stuff, heard some great music but I didn't make alot of (or almost any!) money. That's ok 'cause it was my first show ever and it was a great learning experience. I just want to give a big thank you to the Etsy community for making me look like a pro. I took all of the advice I found on the forums, made a list, checked it twice and it made me look like a million bucks. I love you, Etsians :)

So, here's my booth and stuff. I didn't buy anything for the display at all. I had the table, tablecloth, cake plates, display trees, easels & tray around the house. I had Henry go through the garage and find all unused pieces of scrap wood and used them as pedestals and a makeshift display for hanging my cards. I used a box that came with one of Ethan's toys to hang some dowels to display my ACEOs - I painted everything white. :) Having NO MONEY didn't stop me! Enjoy.

I think I'm going to bed now. Yes, I know it's only 7pm but I'm pooped! G'nite all!

05 November 2009


Mom has come and gone. We had an intimate little dinner party at my sister's house for Mom's birthday while she was here. Loads of fun and laughter and silliness. I can't wait for my Mom and Dad to move here. I wish they would hurry!

I'm so nervous about the ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS event this Saturday! I'm so afraid of not having enough stuff and that I'll forget something. I have my list of must haves that I've gathered from my seasoned etsy craft show sellers. Wish me luck :) I'll be sure to post photos and report back when it's all done!

If you're in the Durham, NC area this Saturday check us out - it'll be fun! And be sure to stop by the WhimsyPics table and say hi :)

27 October 2009


Thanks to MeliMelon who curated this treasury :) It was on etsy's front page this morning at 3am. I'll take it!

25 October 2009


It took just over a month and got me lots of new followers and now we have a winner! The rules were simple: re-tweet my contest as often as you want; the 777th RT wins any one album of their choice from my etsy shop.

So, here we are. We've arrived. First I want to thank everyone who participated! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for playing along. Besides the grand prize winner, I've chosen 2 random posters for a small prize :)

Ready for the winners? I guess I should tell you now. Ok, I've got sick kids to take care of and an online crop to get back to so without further ado.....drumroll please.......

RUNNERS UP: ScrapbookJournl, ThatTweetThing

*applause* Runners up, please send me your mailing address so I can get your prizes out to you. :) Grand Prize Winner, contact me for details! WhimsyPics@yahoo.com

K...got lots to do...have a great Sunday!

18 October 2009


I got accepted to my first crafts show! The Rock, Paper, Scissors Show is part of the Troika Music Festival, held in Durham, NC. The show will be on November 7th from 12p-4p so I have a little bit of time to prepare. I've never sold my stuff in person before and I'm so nervous! Thankfully, I've gotten LOTS of great tips from veteran craft show sellers in the Etsy Forums. I've printed a checklist based on the info I got from various threads and it is LONG! LOL I even have a banner - it's so pretty :) I got it for free from VistaPrint a few weeks back (gotta love the free stuff!) and I'm excited to put it to use. Ack! I'm so nervous!

Ok, moving on...

We went to a Fall Festival at one of the local churches yesterday. The kids had so much fun! Ethan & Ava got their first pony ride, their faces painted, made spin art, went on a hay ride - FUN FUN FUN!

I got one other layout done with my October LP Featured Kit and a little diorama. I got some other layouts done too but they're for my Crop Challenges so I can't show them yet :) I hope to see you at the LP Online Crop this FRIDAY - SUNDAY!! They're really so much fun. The members there are the sweetest, most supportive ever. Love them. So, stop by and join the fun!

I think that's all the excitement I have to share for now. Have a wonderful Sunday night! See ya soon :)

12 October 2009


I went with Ethan's class to the local firehouse last Thursday. We had so much fun! I made sure to bring my camera with me, of course. Except I left it in the car :( BAD MOMMY! BAD SCRAPPER! I did take some pics with my cell phone. I know, that doesn't make it ok. :P

I got my LPSC October kits on Friday - OH. MY. GA. They are so beautiful!! Thank you, Von, for putting together the best kits EVER. xoxoxoxo So after sniffing them and fondling them a little, I got to working. I've used my card kit and some of the featured kit so far. So much more to do yet!

All of the cards shown here can be found in my etsy shop!

Don't forget to enter my twitter give away! You can enter to win ANY ALBUM from my shop - there's still time: www.twitter.com/WhimsyPics

Have a super duper week, everyone!

06 October 2009


Just wanted to say HI! I've been a busy little bee this last week. I agreed to consign with a shop in California, met with a local shop whose owner also wants to carry my cards and sent out a bunch of postcards to local businesses letting them know I'm willing to consign/wholesale. I'm so happy with the way things are going for WhimsyPics right now. I've been approached by so many people lately and sales are starting to pick up. I'm so thankful.

I wanted to show you what I did with my kits and some random things I've been working on. Also, don't forget the LP CROP is October 23-25! It's always so much fun!!

You can see more in my etsy shop!

30 September 2009

Etsy Front Page 9/29/09 Admin

I made the front page again! It's so exciting -I wondered where those 30 new hearts came from! Thanks Etsy Admin for choosing my work again :) WOOHOO

27 September 2009


OK, peoples. One of my NC Triangle Teammates, LuckyGirlTrading is hosting a giveaway! You could win a FABULOUS pair of earrings from her shop. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on her blog (see detailed instructions here: LuckyGirl Blog). You can earn extra entries by tweeting and blogging about her giveaway! Check out her blog for all the details :)

Don't forget to tweet my promo for your chance to win any album in my shop! Type this as your twitter status to enter:

@WhimsyPics #win any album in my etsy shop www.WhimsyPics.com. 777th RT wins!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

26 September 2009


I got through two of my LPSC Kits! Yay me :) The vintage inspired graphic45 papers are TO DIE FOR. I have not a shred of paper left of that kit. It broke my heart to cut into it but I'm really happy with the way my projects turned out. I made 3 altered jars and filled them with vintagey gift tags. I'll be listing them this week - so keep an eye out!

Not too much going on otherwise. I'm going to clean clean clean today - especially my work space. Just so I can mess it up again :)

I've got a contest going on twitter right now! You could win a FREE album of your choice from my shop. All you have to do is re-tweet my promo. The 777th person to re-tweet will win! Sure, it might take a while...but won't it be worth the wait?? :) It's super simple to enter.

If you're already a tweeter on twitter, simply follow me (WhimsyPics). If you're not a tweeter, sign up at www.twitter.com, then follow WhimsyPics. All you have to do to play is type the following into your status box:

@WhimsyPics: RT to #win a #free album of your choice from my #etsy shop! 777th RT wins!

Even if you're not the grand prize winner, you have a chance to win a smaller prize. Every re-tweet will be entered into the drawing! So, sign up and play - it's FREE and super easy!

I'm off to finish cleaning. Have a super duper weekend, everyone!

21 September 2009


I can't believe Fall is here already! It's my absolute favorite time of year. I'm just itching to get into my Fall decorations but I'm determined to have everything on my 'to do list' done first. And I've got alot of 'to do's :) . So let me start knocking them out by updating my blog :)

I've gotten through 2 of my September Kits; the card kit and the featured kit. Still have 2 more to open PLUS a couple of the August ones! I have no control when it comes to these Life Preservers Club Kits - none. In another few weeks I'll have my October kits and I'll be even more backed up! Oh well, I must feed my addiction. Here's what I made with my September kits:

You can see more cards on my Flickr page. I made a ton and I still have some of the paper left! It's endless :)

I participated in a couple of ATC swaps recently and I received them in the mail last week. OH MY WORD, I LOVE THEM!!! I've got to get pictures of them up. Right now I'm working on ATCs for a Halloween Swap (2 of them actually) and I'm having so much fun! ATCs are such a great way to be creative on a tiny scale :)

I'm thinking a giveaway is in order. I'll be announcing on twitter this week what the prize will be. If you're not a twitter-er - go sign up! Follow me at www.twitter.com/WhimsyPics to find out how to win.

I'm off to finish killing some kits. Wish me luck!

PS. Did I mention we're having another crop over at LPSC?? It'll be October 23-25, so be sure to sign up ASAP and become a member of THE BEST message board online. Bar none. Truly. Hope to see you there!