About the Award:
Thursday, April 30, 2009
About the Award:
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
1. How did you decide on your shop name?
My shop name was a direct result of my upcoming wedding in July. I was in the process of designing my wedding invitations which have a strong floral influence. I love flowers and the word blissful pretty much sums up the way I am feeling as my wedding gets closer! And thus....Blissful Blooms was born :)
2. When did you start crafting?
I have been crafting for as long as I remember. I come from a long line of crafters and learned many of my talents from my mother and grandmothers. From cross stitch to sewing to scrapbooking to card making...I have pretty much tried it all however my true love is paper goods and sewing. By the time this feature is published, I will have opened my second Etsy shop which caters to infant and young boys clothing. It is called Little Fish Couture and will be found at http://www.littlefishcouture.etsy.com/ !
3. Are there other crafts you would like to try?
There is so much that I would like to try and Etsy is such an inspirational place to be! I admire everyones creativity and visions! I would really like to try my hand at glass blowing and dying/creating my own fabrics.
4. What or Who inspires you?
I am inspired by so many things! I spend a lot of time outdoors in the spring and summer months and get a lot of my creative energy from the environment around me. Another HUGE inspiration is my baby boy! He turned 1 in March and everything I do - I do with him in mind! Each day it amazes me just how much I love him and how he affects each and every decision I make!
5. Do you have a day job?
I have the absolute best 'day job' ever! I am so very fortunate to be able to stay home with my son and take part in his every day! Prior to getting pregnant I worked in the corporate rat race for 15 years and I wouldn't trade my job now for anything in the world!!!
6. What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
My "All Wrapped Up" Greeting Card is probably one of my favorite items! I love the colors that I incorporated and the ribbon flower is so whimsical! It was a lot of fun to make and each time i see it i smile and hope that the recipient of this card will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
What a lovely card shop!! I have just started making cards and hope to be as innovative as Joanne one day. She has cards for every occasion and they are just lovely. This card is my favorite - it's a Mother's Day card. Would love to receive this for Mother's Day.
Here are some more lovely cards form Joanne's shop - Please check them out!! Just click on the picture and it will take you to her shop.
Monday, April 27, 2009
I won't show everything - that wouldn't be fun! Hopefully everyone has mailed their bags! If you are ever having a swap - let me know. They are a blast & it's fun getting gifts in the mail!!
If you love to enter give aways - you really need to check out this Spring Give Away Carnival. Last I checked there were 40 give aways listed, and some of them are amazing!!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I should have taken before and after pics of the quads. They were clean going onto the truck - but boy were they dirty when we loaded to go home. We might have been dirty - but we were happy!! Had a great time again.
Friday, April 24, 2009
1) Tapestry 316
2) Bluebird Country Crafts
3) Creative Crafts 2009
4) Huayruro Peru
5) Arelel Designs
6) Percival Road Designs
I've also changed the Etsy mini's on the sidebars. Some awesome shops have donated their mini - Please take the time look at the mini's and look at their shops!!
Have an AMAZING day!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"this is a brand new award and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds it's way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak, giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns..."
I made a new bag today - thought I'd better post a pic before I package it and mail it!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
#3. What or who inspires you?
*or an upcycled bag
*or a hand painted ornament
*or scrap booking supplies
*or something I haven't tried yet.
*or any combination of the above.
Please state your favorite color at checkout.
You can make requests, if I have it or can make it - it's yours.
Items will not be like those in the pictures, these are examples only.
Our youngest son had some excitement this week. Logan was taking Diesel Mechanics as a vocational course in school. He is in Grade 11 this year, but has gone as far as he can with the mechanics courses, and is now a Diesel Mechanic Apprentice. That means that he now has to buy a tool box and his own tools. So on Tues. Brad and Logan met the local Snap On dealer to check out tool boxes and Logan bought one!! Very exciting stuff. He had the Snap On dealer deliver it to work, so we went to town today to take some pics of it. I haven't seen it yet and Luke wanted to see some pics of it too.
Did you have anything exciting happen during the week? Tell us about it.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Now - without further ado - Friday's Finds:
Ashlawn Farms is a wonderful shop with rag quilts, bags and patterns. I bought one of her patterns to make raggedy bags! Ashlawn Farms is having a sale on rag quilt patterns until the 20th.
Creative Spirit Too is an amazing bead shop. They have polymer beads, handmade raw canes, jewelry, and supplies.
Hollyz Hobby has the most beautiful handmade quilts. They are also quilted the old fashioned way - by hand.
Lady Jane's Emporium has a variety of wonderful chic, whim, vintage, and prim items. These are my favorites.
Polka Dot Candle is a lovely smelling shop!! (I can imagine - can't I?) This shops carries, candles, and home frangrance sprays in wide range of scents.
Soft Pencil is a shop full of original art, prints, printable designs and more. Amazing talent.
I have a birthday at the end of the month, and have been collecting items from some awesome shops, willing to donate their product, for a really big give away!! 14 shops have made a donation! Following is a picture of the bag I am donating and also a picture of all the other items that will be part of the prize. This is all for ONE person!!