Sunday, February 17, 2013

God's Amazing.

It seems to be all working out! My items are now being sold at Boutique Carolina in Berkeley California. Thank The Lord for His blessings and answered prayers!
These are some photos she sent me from the shop display:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Making Small Business Tags

I have just signed a contract to sell some of my creations as consignment in a small boutique in California. I'm so excited! God has really answered my prays. This could be the perfect way to draw traffic to my etsy shop. Also, I'm going to put together a press release and try to sell as consignment at a few local stores.
Anyways. I didn't have enough time or money to order tags to price my items but I still wanted them to look semi professional. :] This is what I came up with:

It's pretty simple.
 I printed my shop name on plain white paper, using the same font as the banner on my store front...

I carefully burnt the edges using the lighter. This was a little harder than I thought. I burns fast! I think I might have burnt off my finger print on my right thumb... O.o


I bought some tag specifically made for jewelry from Hobby Lobby for $2.99
I really like these because they are neutral colored and they already have a sticky tab to hold the sides together. That was great. 

Next I simply smeared a thin layer of Mod Podge on both the tag and the label(-ish printed paper)
and wallah!
I did use a little bit of coffee to stain the paper but when I say little, I mean it! I dipped a cotton swab in the coffee and let it sit until almost dry. Once it was merely damp, I dabbed it on both the white paper and the tag. 
***Using too much coffee will cause the ink to run and doesn't allow the Mod Podge to bond.***

Below are the tags I use for my Owl Pillows and Bags

My sister bought this stamp from Hobby Lobby ($3.99) that is perfect for signing your work without just having a signature floating around. Plus, it shows that your item is homemade. (Obviously) 

Making my own tags was a lot easier than I thought and I'm pleased with how they turned out. I will still be buying some bulk printed tags for my items if this consignment deal takes off! 

Oh!! Look at the flyer Shelby made! I love it. She is amazing. 
Thank you love.

Have a blessed day and always remember life is beautiful.


Monday, February 4, 2013

God is mighty!

Our Creator is so magnificent! Early this morning, a friend and I went to the beach to run and watch the sun rise. I was floored at what I saw! The view was completely breath taking. No photo will do it justice, although I do have a few to share. ;)


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Amazing Friday Night.

Last night was so much fun. I spent the evening with one of my great friends Jami. We went to the mall for Chinese, to the park for an amazing sunset, to Walmart for a movie and some m&ms, and lastly to her house to watch the stars. I had a wonderful time with photos to prove it! :)

I hope y'all have an outstanding weekend!