Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Wishes

I hope that everyone had a safe and happy Christmas!
My day was excellent.  I had family coming over for Christmas dinner, and I can honestly say that I awoke not feeling the stress of it all.
The house was in order, the menu was planned and the gifts were wrapped!
We awoke early and ate breakfast then tore into our gifts.  I must say that this was a very special day as my daughter was able to fully appreciate the day and was very excited to open all of her gifts, even the one with clothes in them.  We even got in a little wintery snowy outside time!
Overall my husband would say that I overdid it with the gifts, but I think that it was the perfect amount of toys.  There were puzzles and books, games, dolls and of course clothes.
There was one big gift that we waited to open as it requires assembly and I'm not sure which one of us is the mood to tackle that project! It's a play kitchen!
Now I know you must be wondering did I get what I wanted for Christmas, and I won't keep you in suspense any longer and I will let you know that I am writing this blog entry on my old PC! However I did get a MacBook for Christmas!!!!!!!!
It is 13", white and I love it.  I'm going to be the most stylish SAHM ever!
I have fired it up and had a look at it, but I need some software, internet hookup and some training.
I had planned to take care of some of this stuff today, but we had family over and I thought it would be rude to excuse myself to play with my Mac, so alas it will have to wait until tomorrow.
My shop will be unoffically closed until the New Year.  I have some exciting new items to introduce in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!!!
Enjoy this wonderful day

Thursday, December 13, 2007


I love reading other peoples blogs and seeing what interesting things they have to say!

To my surprise More Ways to Waste Time (love the name) has mentioned some of my holiday tags on her blog.

I am so excited. Have a look at the blog and check out all of the beautiful holiday tags.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Love-Hate Relationship

I'm have a love hate relationship with my PC.
I'm pretty sure that I have a virus even though I have the antispyware and firewall, and other add-ons.
My computer is slow, not clicking properly and my Outlook Express takes a vacation whenever it feels the need. I think, no I know!, that I am ready to make the switch to a MAC.
I've read the reviews, asked others opinions and been in the store asking a million and one questions.
My only issue now is convincing my PC loving husband that the switch on our home computer is the right thing to do.
The only saving grace is that he does not use the home computer and he's recently purchased a laptop, so he could work on that from home.
Christmas is coming, I only hope that it will come early for me!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Courtesy of mrstildos
Well I've had my eye on this beauty for a while now, but I could not justify buying it as I'm already married and really could not think of a use for it. Now with my mothers party coming up, I think that this would be the perfect item for everyone to put their cards in!

Afterwards I think that I will bundle up all of my holiday cards and keep them in there as well.

I'm so excited that I finally got my change to own this beautiful item!

This is located at mrstildos shop!

Happy Shopping

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Shhh...It's a Surprise

Well my mom's birthday is coming up on the 17th and my sister and I have deided to throw her a surprise birthday party. It is very short notice, but I know that we can pull it off. We already have a lot of the big details out of the way, so now it's time to work on the little things, and this is what I love!

The theme we've decided on is black, white and gold.
This is what the invite looks like, simple yet elegant.
More updates to come.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Busy Busy

This has kept me really busy, I had to make 100 packages!!!!!
I really do enjoy custom order.

Visit my shop for more.

Happy Shopping

Thursday, November 8, 2007

EtsyGreetings Holiday Promotion

Each week, EtsyGreetings features new artists ...and a new collection of holiday cards & papercrafts.
It's never too early to start thinking your holiday greeting needs, especially if you would like to take advantage of personalized options.
Check out this weeks collection at:

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Well I've decided to set a goal for my etsy shop.
I would like to have 200 sales by the end of the year.
I don't think that this is unrealistic, I just feel that I'm going to have to get off my butt and do some serious promoting and creating!
I think this is a great goal as I hopefully will not slack off. Especially now that it's in print, I really don't want to be a failure.
I know that this is going to be tough, but I'm positive that I can do it.

So visit my shop and help support my goal!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Shop Update

Here are a few new Holiay items that can be found in my shop!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Holiday Mailing

I know that it's crazy to already be thinking about the holidays and it's upcoming demise, but it must be done, especially when your customers are counting on receiving their holiday items before December 25th!

Here are some of the deadlines that Canada Post has set forth in order to receive items before the 25th.

Australia Dec. 3
Caribbean Dec. 3
Central/South America Nov. 26
Europe Dec. 3
New Zealand Dec. 3
U.S.A. Dec. 10

Mail within Canada usually takes 4 days, but during the holiday season, however, I wouldn't count on that, the mail tends to be quite slow as you know during the rush of the holidays.

You can find full details here:

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Featured Artist

I was featured on the etsygreeting blog back in October.

Have a look, let me know what you think. I really like the simplicity of this card, however my photography skills could use a bit of work! Just one more item to add to my LONG list of things to do.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Mail's Here!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm going to start launching my mailiing list.
My new mailing list is for all my fans who want sneak previews of upcoming items, special discounts for my shop as well as some freebies!
Please sign up to your left and keep your eye out for the first issue.....
BTW these cute envelopes can be found in my shop!
Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Holiday Pledge!

I took the Handmade pledge and so should you!

I vow that at least 50% of my holiday gifts will be handmade.

That should not be too hard to do with a wonderful site like etsy!

I think that my friends and family will appreciate the gifts more.

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I really can't belive that it's been this long since I've blogged!

I do have a really good excuse for not being around, well probably about 50 great excuses, but the one that really matters is that I've taken on some really big wholesale orders and this has kept me REALLY busy, along with everyday life.
I do pledge to blog everyday and keep it fresh and exciting.
I know this may be difficult with the upcoming holidays looming around the corner, but I will try my best!
There's some fabulous new products in my shop, and I will try to do some shop updates to keep everyone in the know!
I also plan to get my newsletter out to everyone that requested to be on my mailing list!
I would like to run a really special promotion for that, but now I think that I'm getting ahead of myself.
I'm looking forward to re-entering the blog world!
Happy Shopping!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Rest and Relaxation

Well there is a lot that can be said about a vacation!
I planned to do a bit of work, spend some time in the lake, spend a lot of time in the sun and just overall relax, not in any particular order.
Well I accomplished 3 out of my 4 goals and I'm not upset to say that I did not do nearly enough work, but that's okay, sometimes a girl just needs a break.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Vacation July 2 - 13th

I'm glad to say that the family and I are off on a much needed vacation.
With no access to a computer!
I'll probably go through internet withdrawl for the first couple of days.
I'm sure it will be well worth it.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Happy Canada Day to all!

I hope everyone has a great Canada Day!

Saturday, June 30, 2007


Well the iphone has hits the streets and there were long lines and cheering which accompanied the sales of this beauty.

Unfortunately I will have to wait a while before I can own one, but I'm sure that it will be well worth the wait!

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Shopping bug!

Courtesy of allysonhill

Courtesy of theblackapple

Well the shopping bug hit me over the weekend!

I've been sick and unable to actually hit the shops, but I had an incredible urge to spend some money, so I turned to my new best friend etsy!

These are my recent purchases. There was about 3 other items I would have purchased, but alas they did not have exactly what I was looking for.

I'll defiantely check back again soon.

Be sure to check out these shops and many others on etsy
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Going Green with Anna Hindmarch

Well this bag seems to be all the rage in both the US and UK. This was re-released in the US and Canada on June 20th and was quickly sold out!

I’m Not A Plastic Bag is a reusable bag that can be used for shopping, the gym, the beach, school etc.

They are trying to make it fashionable not to use plastic bags, to raise awareness of this issue and to encourage people to make small changes in their behaviour.

I for one think that this is a great idea and I hope to see lot's of people carrying this bag at my local grocery store!

£7.50, $15.00US, $18.00CND

Check out anyahindmarch for more details

Thursday, June 14, 2007

EtsyGreetings Wedding Promotion

Hey everyone,
Please check out the latest promotion from etsygreetings.

We are highlighting beautiful handmade cards especially for weddings... you will be sure to find something wonderful for that upcoming shower or wedding!

Don't miss out!

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Note Card Sets

Here are some new note card sets currently in my shop!

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 3, 2007


Here is another great on-line selling venue, and that's me!

Dawanda is the online marketplace where those who love uniqueness meet people with a passion to create.

This is based in Europe and is along the same lines as Etsy.

There are some wondering items on this site, so be sure to check it out

Friday, June 1, 2007

From the Eyes of a Child

Well my daughter loves anything electronic and her new favorite "toy" is mommy's new camera.

Here is a sampling of her picture taking skills!
Did I mention that she's only 2.
Enjoy the day!

Saturday, May 26, 2007


For me inspiration can happen anywhere and comes from various different sources and materials.

I was at a local shop and the detail and colour on this tea cup caught my eye.

I am not a collector of cups but I do enjoy a nice cup of vanilla herbal tea every once in while (shhh.... don't tell vanilla cappuccino!)

I have not created anything yet with this cup, but it's in my studio on a shelf and I glance at it every once in a while and know the perfect project with come out of it.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Weekend Madness

Well it's been a very full weekend!

I celebrated my birthday on Saturday and then on Sunday we celebrated Mother's Day.

For my birthday my husband and daughter took me out for a wonderful lunch and I recevied these great pair of Chanel sunnies!!!
They have a pink frame!!! Me Loves!

For Mother's Day we went for a filling brunch at our club with my Mother-in-law as well as some of my husbands siblings.
These were the flowers I received.

The brunch was fantastic! I started with a mimosa, then the assortment of food was unbeleivable! Anything from eggs to roast beef, potatoes to a chick pea salad and desserts to drool over.
I went up to the buffet 3 times, not counting dessert!!!!
Needless to say I was STUFFED after this.
Then we went flower shopping to finish off my hanging planters and then spent the day playing outside with our daughter.
Overall it was a great weekend!
I wish they could all be like this!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Turks and Caicos

Well we were going to vacation in the Turks and Caicos this past December during the holiday season, but the decision was made to late and unfortuantly there were no flights available.
We ended up spending the holidays at home which was fun!

I know that summer is only 40 days away and the weather is starting to get warmer but I would love to be able to sit on a beach drinking margaritas and having someone cater to my every wish.
Maybe because my birthday is tomorrow and then it's Mother's Day is why I'm thinking I need to be pampered.
Let's see what the next couple of days brings!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Noteworthy Note Cards

Well I just can't stop creating!

The newest addition to my shop are notecards!
They measure 5.5" x 4" with Pinky Creations signature rounded corners.
They come in packs of 6.
Check out my shop for an added bonus for May!!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Update on The Birds

Well the birds have hatched!

When I took this picture it reminded me of the scariest movie of all time in my opinion

The Birds (1963) which is a modern Hitchcock thriller/masterpiece.

Every since watching this movie as a young girl I've been terrified of birds.

I love nature and am not one to leave some birds homeless, but I can't wait for them to fly away.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

By the end of the summer I've got 3 baby showers and 1 wedding to attend. Which means that I'm in need of some gifts!

Well rather than give what everyone else is giving, I like my gifts to be an original, so what better place to find something original and fabulous than etsy.

These are some fabulous items that I just LOVE!!!!!
LilBDesigns - DINE-n-DOODLE Crayon Keeper(tm)
LEquipeBoutique - Luxury Gift Ensemble in Chic Designer Print, reverses to Plush Vanilla Minky -- Adjustable Bib, fits Infant to Toddler
munkerdoo - Burp and Bib sets

SerendipityCrafts - Fabulous plates
I could keep going but that would take me all day.
Be sure to check out these shops!
Happy Shopping

Monday, May 7, 2007


Well I've oh'd and ah'd over so many amazing banners on etsy but alas I just did not find one that suited my needs. So being the computer wiz that I am (well not really but I can usually stumble my way through to success) I created my own banner, check it out My Shop!
I'm very pleased with the way it turned out especially after so many trials and errors.
Since I've figured out how to create banners and being the entrepreneur that I am, I've made a couple more banners for my etsy shop.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

The Big Day Cometh

That's right I've got a birthday coming up in a couple of days.
After searching and thinking of what I would like for my birthday this burberry umbrella really caught my eye!
I love the nova check pattern and it's small enough to fit inside my purse.
It's funny how as you get older the things you want for your birthday becomes simplier.
The ultimate gift for me this year would be a big hug and a smile from my daughter and spending some quality time with my family...
Well and maybe this umbrella as well.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Did Someone Say Custom...

Well I've just completed a rather large custom order for Greeting Cards.
It was a lot of fun coming up with some creative birthday and thank you cards.
Doing a job like this just re-confirms why I love creating and playing with paper.
Have an outstanding weekend