Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
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Back with more tomorrow
Friday, April 23, 2010
So here is some of what I have been drooling over this afternoon whilst loading on site and simultaneously thinking what I can create with this lot, female mulitasking at its best. LOL!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Products used for this card can be found in the links below
Punch Bunch Super Giant Flower Punch 50mm Middle sized flower
E.K Success X Large Flower Paper Shaper Punch Large sized Flower
(Other items used are not available on site)
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I received this gorgeous print from Meri for my birthday. I just love it and need to find the perfect place to hang it up. It's called Floral Love by Anahata Joy Katkin. Her artwork is amazing. You can take a look at her website http://www.papayaliscious.com/. Thanks Meri I love it.
Also woke up to these signs on our big double doors that lead to our meals area, the kids were busy creating signs and making pancakes for breakfast whilst I had a little sleep in.
So I just thought I would pop in to say it was my birthday, because usually on my birthday part of my celebration is offering my customers something special. So you will have to wait a little longer though because its a Sunday and I plan on spending time with family I will send a newsletter out tomorrow with my special giveaway for everyone on my email list. You must be a subscriber so head on over to the home page and pop your email address in at the top and you will also recieve the email with my special birthday giveaway.
Hope you have a nice Sunday
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I have purchaed some of my favourites from these collections and they are all on site.
Links to where you will find these items in store are below photos.
Can't wait to create with this goodies they are even more beautiful in real life.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Well I'm off on another tangent about the self. Have been contemplating things lately (as I so often do) and I am beginning to think that thinking excessively about things doesn't necessarily bring any sort of divine answer any sooner. Sometimes you just have to follow your path little by little and hope that answers begin to reveal themselves.
I noticed that having the kids home for the last two weeks meant really being in the present because there is no quiet time to think. You are just doing and being and interacting constantly and really there is hardly any space for wandering thoughts. Probably a good thing short term, maybe not so good long term.
It never ceases to amaze me how some people around me are not mindful at all. They just go through life never really contemplating their actions, their journey in life, never really stopping long enough to analyse it all. Just reacting and never really seeing the part they have played in where their life is today. I guess I am the complete opposite, I probably over think a lot, which often means wasted energy spent on things or people you just can't change.
I guess it's all about finding the perfect balance for yourself.
I came across this blog maybe over a month ago and I thought I would share it. Simple Balance for Busy People. The blog post specifically I am referring to here is 3 pillars of Life Balance. Do you have them in your life?
I think this post says exactly what I am trying to say here. Anastasiya Goers talks about 3 pillars being: Patience, Mindfulness and Moderation. This is a really great blog post like most of her others and I suggest if you have a spare 10 mins to have a read and find some inspiration. My favourite part of this post is
Patience gives inner calm and lets you flow through the waves of life. No goal is too distant, no task is too complicated, and no journey is too long for a person who has mastered patience. Sometimes we just have to wait patiently in life to get where we want to be.
This really resonates for me. Being an Aries Sign the last thing I am is patient. So I know one of my life lessons is indeed patience.
Maybe something in the blog post will strike a cord with you and perhaps it is something you can be mindful of bringing into balance.
Tomorrow I will finally have my first day with all the kids back at school and I plan to ignore housework for a little while anyway and spend time creating. A New Card Kit which is loooooong overdue is on the horizon.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Trio of Stunning Vintage Butterfly tags in store now. These tags are ideal for any gift or great for adding to customer orders.
Butterflies are one of the easiest and most beautiful images to create with. In store we have a huge supply of butterfly inspired products from punches to stamps, papers and more.
Here are just a few
Not limited to these items above there are plenty more in store, but this is just a sample of the gorgeous array of butterfly supplies.
Of course if you love purchasing ready made papercrafts then take a look at our handmade papercrafts for plenty of butterfly themed cards, tags and home decor. You will even find bags of ready punched butterfly shapes to use on your projects.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I really would love to write a wonderful post and show you some of the beautiful creative things I have been working on but truth be told I am in the thick of school holidays and most of my days are consumed with entertaining kids and then for the last two hours of the day madly packing orders to get them out. Is this crazy or what?
I have been thinking that most working mums offload their kids to holiday programs or family or friends etc etc, so why is it that WAHM's try and do it all. Its a no win especially if you have perfectionstic tendoncies like me where I love taking the kids out and making sure they have a fun day and enjoy their holidays and then I am rushing to get my business side of things done and finished before 5pm only to then rush and get dinner organised and wash up and clean up only to collapse in a heap around 9pm. Absolute madness!! No wonder I dread the holidays.
So I am promising myself that next holidays I am going to make sure my kids are booked into holidays programs or spending at least a day here or there with grandparents. I guess its all about taking your business seriously and treating it as though you are at work even though you are working from home. Self Care above all is even more important as trying to paddle upstream is completely useless, so why even attempt it. I am sure I wrote a similar post like this last holidays, I guess eventually I will get the message and make the change.