Friday, July 2, 2010

Home Tweet Home Scrappin' Photo Canvas

Hello again :)
It's been a few weeks since my last post & quite a few good things have happened.

I have accomplished a few goals...the first being that I got my business name registered :) Woo Hoo!
I also purchased my website space and I am currently waiting on my first wholesale order to arrive :)
It will be here tomorrow.  I have also designed my website header, which took me a few days but I finally got it done & looking the way I wanted it to :)

I bought myself a sewing machine which I got on discount & saved myself $100.  Oh, the fun I'm having trying to use the damn thing lol. I've never used a sewing machine before, well I did way back all those years ago at High School, but never on design paper. However, I am determined to conquer it & use it to its best potential.  It has 14 different stitches, two threads/needles, pink & it can even go into reverse lol. It made me jump when I put my foot on the peddle for the first time lol. So needless to say, if any of you have any advice, tips or tricks on scrapbook/card sewing please feel free to tell me as much as you can :)
Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

My next goal is to make another wholesale order this week & to design my website background. Another goal is to design the front page of the website & decorate it with lots of candy give-aways to all of you & your friends :) So feel free to either sign up for my blog updates or become a follower.Totally up to you of course but I wouldn't want you to miss out.  Besides, why wouldn't you want to know all my updates anyway? lol  Anyway, onto my designs & creations :)

Do you remember this little tweety bird of mine?
He was on my Home Tweet Home a few weeks ago.  However, now he has a total new make-over. He has new eyes, a better hair and he's isn't sooo glitzed up as before.  His eyes are a bit googly but he looks kinda unique, don't ya think? lol  I call him Funky Bird lol.  Yes, I gave him a name lol.

Do you remember the birdhouse that I paper pieced?

Well, I kind of made four of them :)  Only because I've had the idea of selling them on Ebay & now have opened a little shop on Etsy.  As they say, you can't have too many eggs in one basket lol.  So anyway, this is one of the creations that I have put together with the new bird & the new birdhouse :)

I had to give Funky Bird a better & more colourful environment :)

Not only that, but I had to provide a photo mat where someone could place a 6x4" inch photograph of that someone special or even a photo of their home.

I decided to go ahead & create this one on a canvas.  It has ribbon attached so that it can placed & hooked easily on someone's wall.  I figure, rather than getting those photo's out of the box & putting them into an album that only comes out once in a while too, why not have your photo's on the wall whilst still being presented with the scrappin' concept & better yet, for everyone to see the photo's on a daily basis :)

Of course, I have entered this one into the following challenges :)
Friday Sketchers - #108 - Sketch (looked at upside down)

Creative Inspirations - #37 - Paper Piecing
Incy Wincy Designs - #48 - Wings (Funky Bird :)
Kaboodle Doodles - #34 - Celebrate Summer
Pollycraft - #50 - Pinkalicious
TSG - #61 - Colour Green & a Plant
A Spoonful of Sugar - Animal
City Crafter - #11 - Shades of Green
Paper Take Weekly - In Stitches
Delightful Challenges - It's all about Summer
Play Date Cafe - Pic Colour Combo
Stampavie & More - Sparkling (used Stickles)
Stampin Royalty - Seeing Doubles
The Pixie Cottage - Paper Piecing
Charisma Cardz - Something Metal (Eyelets & Button)

Thanks for coming by everyone :)  It's great to have you here.
Don't forget about new business website candy that will be announced here very, very soon :)
Take care & come back soon :)


cnelson said...

Oh so cute and tweet!! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Davi said...

Such a fun and cute card! thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week. :)

Faye said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at Charisma. x

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

Katie said...

What a "tweet" project!! I love little funky bird.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Becky said...

Aww, this is so adorable Lisa!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft!
Love Becky xx

cheryl said...

oh this is so cute,gosh lot of work must have gone into this love it bless you for joining us over at the pixie cottage this week,hope to see you again soon,hugs cheryl xxxx
oh and creative inspirations,too xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Pretty card with lots of details! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Unknown said...

so cute, I love birdhouses, thanks for joining us at the CCCB

Cor* said...

Wowzers, you have been a very busy girl! Betcha can't wait til your all done hey|? & Don't worry bout the sewing machine...I chuckled as I too only used one back in 'home-ec' class!! LOL Great paper piecing and what a fun little addition to someone's home! Thanks for joining us at Creative inpsirations for this fortnightly challenge. Hope to see you at the next one! Good luck.

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Verry pretty card, I love that bird house. :))
Thanks for playing with DS.


Sarah Anderson said...

Oh I do love this bird and his little house - he's so cute in a mad way lol Thanks for playing at the play date cafe, and good luck with the rest of your website, sounds like you're busy, busy, busy!!

Shanda Stirk said...

Adorable little bird - your card is really lovely with so many colors! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty.

Chelsea said...

Hi Lisa,
Wow your work is really stunning!
The paper pieced bird is so cute.
So happy to hear you got great saving on the sewing machine! yeah!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This is one TWEET card! Love the paper piecing. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Beautiful Greetings said...

Awesome project! That bird is just wonderful and I love all of the detail that you have added. Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week!

Ruby said...

Aw, this is lovely, so cute! It must have taken you ages! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

All the best with your goals, and business venture. It all sounds really exciting!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

A very pretty card. Your papers and embelishments are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage.
Sharon xx

Erin... said...

So creative!!! Love the paper piecing!! Thanks for sharing with us at Pixie cottage this week!! Good luck and hope to see you again soon!

Sabriena Satchwell said...

Great take on this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge :-)

savvy teaching tips said...

Wow - what great projects. Great job with the doubles challenge here at Stampin' Royalty.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This bird is super tweet! Love how you have combined lots of challenges together;) Great job on all--thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:)

kaylou said...

what a stunning card, so beautiful, thank you for joining us at Stampavie and more.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo