Max & Whiskers Picture Holders

Last week my mom sent me a box of things to alter for upcoming craft shows.  One of the items in the box were these giant clothes pins that people use to hold pictures.  I altered the first three using Basic Grey’s Max & Whiskers paper and chipboard.  I wanted to keep the design fairly simple since the paper is pretty busy.

I started by taking the clothes pins apart and painting all the wood using Claudine Hellmuth’s Studio Paint in Sable Brown.  After it dried, I reassembled the clothes pins and set to work on the tags.

The tags were cut out using my Silhouette SD then distressed using Tim Holtz ink.  I adhered the chipboard pieces and tied the tags on with bakers twine from my Etsy store. Easy peasy!!

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Max & Whiskers collection
Cardstock: Clear & Simple Stamps (a blanc check)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Accessories: Basic Grey Max & Whiskers chipboard, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint (sable brown), bakers twine

Fall Lollipops

I found this idea while perusing Etsy one night.  Paper-covered lollipops – I love them! They have a matchbook-style opening to them and are SUPER easy to make!  Here are some I made for a craft show a couple weeks ago.  They sold really well and I only have a couple left!

Last Weekend – Craft Show Pics!

I’m busy working my little tail off on this month’s Dirty Dozen gallery (only 1 more week until it opens!!) so I don’t really have much to show on my blog right now, so I thought I would post a few pics of the craft show I did last weekend.

Here is the banner I made for my booth:

Here is my card spinner:

And here are some of the things I sold:

I hope you are having a GREAT weekend!

Happy Easter!

Hello and Happy Easter!  I hope everyone is having a fun holiday weekend.  I had my craft show yesterday which was a total bust!  I made a whopping $6 after the entry fees, lol.  I did get to spend time with a friend of mine who also had a booth there, so that was nice.  I sold some cards but most things didn’t sell at all.  I know it didn’t help that the show was completely dead – no people!  I don’t know if there just wasn’t enough advertising or the fact that it was the day before Easter.  I will give it one more time before giving up on this particular place completely.

I made these treat toppers to sell with the clear bags.  All the buyer would have to do is fill with candy of their choice.  This was my sample.  I like that it’s simple but still cute (I think!)

I forgot to bring my camera to take a picture of the booth, but my Paper Crafts pennant banner looked so cute when it was hung up.  I have it decked out with polka dots, butterflies, and buttons.  Love it!  I will be sure to take pictures next month.