Thursday, February 26, 2009

Look at this face...

Well, if you're a regular reader of my blog, you know we had to put our sweet Muffin cat down a few months ago when she got 'kitty cancer'.  It was horrible, fast, & untreatable. :(  We've been pondering a new addition to our family... and we LOVED that Muffs was an exotic shorthair.  She was the perfect little cat for our family: tiny (6 lbs. full grown), lovable, usually friendly, and a great indoor cat.  Not to mention that fact!  How could you not love that face?

And even though I still get a little teary-eyed looking at photos of our girl, we think it's time.  Our home just feels empty even with both of the kids running around like crazy people most days.  I just had to share... look at this face!!

And this one?!  Priceless.
 
We've thought about a kitten since Muffs was 5 when we got her.  But we're also chatting with a lady about a special little guy who lost an eye in an accident.  Seriously, how could you pass that up?!  We're so excited!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New! Printables from BitsyCreations


 I'm very excited to share with you my latest product:
Printable greeting cards!

Hooray!  I've been working on these for awhile now & have started listing them at BitsysGreetings.etsy.com.  As you may or may not know, I'm currently re-vamping my website and these printables will be available there shortly.

What's so great about printables?  For usually under $5, you'll receive a PDF file with adorable and original designs by BitsyCreations that you can print over and over and over... and over!  Give as gifts or keep for your own use. ;)  Or gosh, do both!

Come take a look!  You won't be sorry you did.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

50% OFF SALE!

♥♥♥♥♥SALE! BitsyCreations.etsy.com and BitsysGreetings.etsy.com are offering a BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF SALE! This includes every single item and graphic design service in my shops. Purchase two or more items and get the 2nd (lesser-value) item for 50% off! When you purchase, please wait for the revised invoice before you pay. Thank you!♥♥♥♥♥

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Valentine's Day


I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! I love that holiday! I've loved it since long before I had a sweetheart with whom to share the day. I just enjoy the pinks and reds, the hearts everywhere, the excuse to express your love. ;) And I'm not usually a mushy person!!

I thought I'd share a little fun Valentine memory with you! The photo above is my husband Joshua & me a few years ago... A few years before that when he proposed to me, he put the ring in a Longaberger basket. Each year for Valentine's Day, Longaberger has a "Sweetheart" basket.

Now, the funny thing about me is that I'm a pretty simple kinda gal. I'm easy to please. I'm not much for cutesy. I like simple & clean. But give me a Longaberger catalog and I will find an excuse to buy everything in it!! Luckily, I have something called 'self-restraint' and our home is not completely full of baskets.

Well, ever since the proposal, Joshua has gotten me a Sweetheart basket each year for Valentine's Day!! I love feeling spoiled for a moment when I get this beautiful treat--even though I'm expecting it! This year, this is what our home looked like for Valentine's Day. I think I'll probably leave the baskets out like this, though. It really doesn't scream V-Day, does it?!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fashion... puke.

Fashion really makes me want to puke.  Graphic, I know, but true!

Here's the thing... I was 100% tom boy when I was growing up.  I really didn't care about fashion.  I usually just grabbed something and stuck it on.  I loved unique & I loved getting a laugh.  Like... the Vans shoes I had in multiple colors.  ;)

It's still semi-true.  (Yes, I'm a mother of two and I have AND WEAR hot pink Chucks.... with my name embroidered on them, thank you very much for that fantastic Christmas present to my adorable hubby!!)  Anyway, it's semi-true.  I like to look nice, but I rarely CARE about fashion.  And now the problem is that after so many years of not caring, I DON'T KNOW about fashion.  Where do I even start?!

I've been telling myself and telling myself I need new clothes.  We just haven't had the money for awhile since my husband was in school full time for the past four years.  But now we have a relatively normal life and with a great tax return coming, I HAVE to get new clothes.

But where do I start?!  I've had a few suggestions from friends that I think I'll check out, but I'd love some input.  I think I need lessons.  Or someone to just do it for me--lol!  On that note, it reminded me of a client from quite awhile ago!  I created a logo package for a lovely lady who runs "Outfitkit" on ecrater.  Go check it out.  So fun. ;)  She has entire outfits put together ready for you to purchase--and at reasonable prices.  Most include a dress (or pants & a top) with a bag, earrings, bracelet... the whole shebang!  And she has shoes.  I'm drooling over these... if only they were half a size smaller.

http://www.outfitkit.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=931739

I know you're thinking I'm nuts at this point since I just declared I'm a fashion moron... but here I am drooling over shoes.  So the truth is, I LOVE bags & shoes.  My closet is full.... just not of clothes. ;)

So help!!  Help!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Free Valentines!


So the kids and I were invited to a little Valentines playgroup. I'm not much for store-bought valentines, so we whipped up a little card for them to take along with their treats.

And today I thought, why not share it? So here it is: a FREE printable just for you! Just click on the image below for the full size, save it to your computer, print, and cut! (I even included cut marks!!) You get a sheet of four valentines, each measuring 3.5 x 5 inches.

Now remember, I'm being nice, so please don't take advantage of it! These are for personal use only and may not be resold. These sweet little owls may not be used for your business (banners, business cards, logos, etc.). They also may not be used on the web without giving proper credit to me, the artist. I didn't put a tacky "made by BitsyCreations.com" or anything on these, so if you're feeling generous, just praise my name when you hand them out and people say, "Oh goodness! How cute!! WHERE did you get them?!" because you know they will. ;)

Enjoy!!
(And wish us luck at the playgroup! We really need some new friends!)

***Sorry, These are no longer available. Make sure to stop by BitsysGreetings.etsy.com for printable stationery.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hop on Over to Cuteable!

If you don't know about Cuteable.com, you're really missing out! It's been one of my favorite blogs to read for awhile. Lynsey shares the most adorable finds on the internet!

Make sure you stop by today to see some of my recycled stationery featured! Hooray!

http://cuteable.com/cuteable-finds-317/4615

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Bitsy Giveaway: FREE Banner Design

It's that time again! Time for the 2nd monthly Bitsy Giveaway!! *hooray*

This month's giveaway is pretty special. It's...

...are you ready?...

....it's pretty fantastic...

...it's a $25 value...

...it's, it's, it's... a...

Woohoo! This banner will be custom design from scratch by yours truly. Use it for whatever you want: your blog, your website, your Etsy shop, your... artfire, lov.li, shophandmade, ecrater shop! ;)
Here's what you do:
*Post about this month's BitsyGiveaway on your blog AND link back here.
*Tell me you did so by commenting on this blog:
http://bitsycreations.blogspot.com

Don't have a blog? No problem--tell your friends some other way. E-mail, post on a message board, etc.
Have any questions? Don't hesitate to ask. And enjoy!!
You can see some of my banner designs on my website here or in my Etsy shop here.
You have until Sunday, February 15th.  A winner will be randomly chosen from the comments & I'll announce the winner here!

We're Settled!

Hooray!!  The move was a success! :)  I guess it really helped that I have three brothers & a sister (with a big, strong friend) in the area to help us!  Wow, I couldn't be more grateful for them all!  AND the best news was that they didn't mind being 'paid' in cookies. ;)

So I'll be back soon with regular blog posts again.
Thanks to all my customers for their patience!

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