Thursday, August 18, 2011

Announcing The Sugar Kissed Cottage

We have exciting news to share with you all today!
We have opened a new etsy shop called The Sugar Kissed Cottage!  To accompany the new shop, we have also started another blog!

Right now our shop is full of vintage style digital stamps to use in your crafting!
If you've never heard of a digital stamp, it is a black and white image that is emailed to you, then once printed, use it in your everyday traditional crafting!
Isn't that cool?
As our shop grows we hope to add more items to fill your crafty needs!

I had heard of digital stamps in the past, but as soon as I would see the digital part I thought I wanted no part in it. I like traditional style crafting, but when I took the time to find out what it really meant and that it works with traditional crafting I was all in!

How great is it that you could have so many more designs to craft with for a lot less money, no shipping and you can print them at any size which is great for cardmakers and scrappers.

So come on over to our new blog, The Sugar Kissed Cottage, where you will soon see new designs, tutorials, crafty inspiration and more!

Wishing you much happiness, Lindsey

Monday, August 8, 2011

Altered Cigar Box

Hello friends!
This week I altered a cigar box.
These are fun because I create a more distressed and art deco style. 

For this one, I used Circa 1934 paper by Cosmo Cricket. This has been one of my favorite paper lines and I am excited that Moda will release it in fabric this Fall.

The 2 vintage ladies on top are from the Domestic Goddess paper line by Graphic 45.
I pulled out lots of Tim Holtz goodies to add to this box and one of my favorite items is the film roll ribbon. It's so cool! I was lucky enough to run across a pile of old metal clock hands at an antique store recently and added that to the bottom corner.

 A good way to use up leftover paper scraps is to cut them into 1" squares and piece them together. I love how it looked as the background on the cover and around the sides.

Wishing you a lovely Friday, Lindsey

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Exciting News!

Hello friends!
I have exciting news!
I have a card published in the new Cricut Cards Magazine!!!
For those of you that don't know, Cricut is a die cutting machine that cuts thousands of designs for crafting.

This was my first time submitting a card I've made to a magazine.
 I have always dreamed about this and now I finally can see my name in a magazine like this!!

The paper I used for this card was the extremely popular Early Bird line by Cosmo Cricket. It has a retro kitchen theme that is so cute for all occasions.
I was so excited when I found the issue on the newsstand!
I have not received my issue from Cricut magazine yet, but
I couldn't resist buying it anyway when it was right there in front of me!
Even though I have known about it for awhile, it was so
thrilling to see it right in front of me!

Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey