Thursday, July 29, 2010

Giveaways

Just a little reminder that the Kidlet Stationery & Plate giveaway ends THIS week! So go enter if you haven't already.

Also this week, you can win a $25 gift certificate for BitsyCreations on Soap Deli News!


I'm having fun with my Kidlet launch, as you can see. Enjoy!

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Logo Design

(Logo design by BitsyCreations. Please visit our site for more details.)

I've had the wonderful opportunity to work with Ceci from PheePhee Bowtique to create a new logo package for her business. We're so pleased with the end result of a new logo, business cards, stickers, Etsy banner, and bow cards for her absolutely adorable hair accessories.

Have a look at the new designs & make sure you stop by her Etsy shop to see her fabulous work! PheePhee Bowtique can also be found on facebook here.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

If you just can't wait...

...then you're a lot like me. I was going to wait to start listing my Kidlet products until I was ready to list EVERYTHING, but then I thought, "Why not list a little at a time?" Spread things out.

So our very first Kidlet item ready for purchase is a sheet of PRINTABLE Mommy (or Daddy) Cards! I just love printables. Purchase once & keep on printing!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Daughter's Room: Why I Love Etsy

As I'm sure you've read, our recently purchased first home is quite a fixer-upper. We are in love with it despite the amount of work needed. Luckily, most of the projects can be done little-by-little, one room at a time.

We have Bitsy #1's room almost there! The big project left is to replace the closet doors. All the closet doors in our house are full length (up to the ceiling) sliding particle board. Yuck.

But as I looked around the almost-complete room, I realized how much I love Etsy. Let me show you what I mean:
Embellished lanterns from the lovely Chic EMbellish. (You can sort of see those nasty closet doors.)

Adorable artwork from Electric Bluebird, found so long ago I don't think she even does artwork anymore--awesome clothes, though! (And the sweet little dancers are from the Kennedy Center--not Etsy.) ;)

Awesome and ridiculously functional hair bow holder from Princess MiMi Designs! Not to mention it's filled with tons of bows & barrettes from Etsy shops like Love 2 Sparkle Boutique and Celeste & Co.


And we had so much fun with this project! We grabbed some old picture frames from Grandma & covered them with fabric from This and That From Japan. We had such a hard time deciding on fabric because her selection is HUGE and very, very unique.
(The middle one is actually some extra we had around here, though. We have red toile curtains in other parts of the house, so we thought the pink toile here was an excellent way to tie things together.)

I'm so happy with how everything came together. I honestly didn't expect to love all this pink, but a beautiful dusty rose shade changed my mind. (My photos and a cloudy day did not do this color justice.) It's so wonderful to think back on how I met some of the women behind these Etsy shops. A few came to me for design work & we became fast friends and I get to enjoy the amazing talent out there every time we're in this room now!




Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kidlets Giveaway


Some of you may have been around as I've been hinting at my latest project! They're almost ready to go and I'm more excited than words can express.

Introducing...
Customizable Kidlets from BitsyCreations is a new line of--you guessed it--customizable products!

They're not quite ready for public purchase & I need your help to get to that point! What better way to do that than host a giveaway? ONE winner will receive a set of stationery including 10 greeting cards and envelopes. ANOTHER winner will receive a customized plate! The best part is that the winners can customize even more than just the characters--I can add balloons and make them birthday plates, I can add a polka dot background, I can add another character if you'd like these for your children & you have more than one.

(*Please note: Greeting cards are printed on heavy white linen cardstock with matching envelopes, plates are custom printed melamine and take a bit longer to get in the mail to you.)



You can click on any of the images to view them at a larger size.
Now, TO ENTER, each comment counts as one entry:
(1) Make a comment here & tell me what type of product you'd like to see me create with the Kidlets--greeting cards, mommy cards, plates, placemats, invitations, you name it!
(2) Follow my blog & comment here
(3) Post about this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or twitter & comment here WITH A LINK.
(4) Become a fan of BitsyCreations on Facebook.
Giveaway ENDS July 30th.

Monday, July 12, 2010

SuperMom: Jaimee of Bushel and Peck Paper

As part of our 2010 SuperMoms of Summer Feature, today I'm excited for you to meet Jaimee of Bushel and Peck Paper (very recently formerly http://www.modernclassicskids.com/) Jaimee, mom to a wonderful 6 year old son, is a woman after my own heart as she shares my love of paper!


Jaimee always knew she wanted to stay at home once she and her husband had a child. She says, "My husband and I knew before we started a family that I would stay home with the baby. It's how I grew up and with my Mother and I wouldn't want it any other way for my child. We were lucky enough that it all worked out and I'm able to stay home. BUT, I'm one of those people who can't sit idle. I NEED a project at all times...it's how I relax. Actual "Relaxing" makes me anxious! (I need to work on that :) So, with the encouragement of friends and family, I decided to start my own little business."


I feel like it happens this way for many moms who are either already stay at home moms or are working full time outside of the home and would rather be home with their children.


Jaimee is inspired by her little man who just graduated from kindergarten. He enjoys sitting with her in her studio as she creates. With dreams of one day opening her own brick & mortar store, she has the support of her loving husband and knows to put her family first.

Have a look at Jaimee's wonderful work and I assure you, you will be inspired & understand why she says, "if you can dream it, you can do it!"



www.BushelandPeckPaper.com

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

A love-hate relationship

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I never thought I'd have a love-hate relationship with electricity, but lately I've noticed I do. I guess it started last week. Our power went out a few times during the night. Just flickered on & off, but it was enough to have to reset all the clocks, the baby monitor, etc. Then we noticed electric company trucks all over our neighborhood the whole week.

Followed by the air conditioner breaking, the microwave taking out the entire kitchen's power whenever we used it, and one of our heaters being stuck on the on position...

Then yesterday, we got a notice on our door that the power company would be turning off our power between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Yes, that's right. In the middle of a heat wave. Sure it's at night, but it still only gets down to 75 degrees. Our neighborhood is full of elderly couples and lots of small children. I'm worried that many will get heat-related problems.

And while that makes me so grateful for what I do have in electricity, sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I didn't have to bother with it, either. I mean, I do already fall asleep when the sun goes down & wake up with the boy at 4 or 5 a.m.! What difference would it make to not have lights after dark!? ;)

Yes, my favorite things all use electricity. I'm addicted to my computer. I love my t.v. And I sure love not sitting out in the 105+ degree weather this week.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Toys, toys, toys

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Sounds like a lot of us will be playing catch up this week after Canada Day and Independence Day! With 100+ degree weather, we didn't last too long outside... our house was starting to look like this...
...so one of the projects on our list is to go through the toys. I keep wondering if the toys multiply overnight. We have way too many. The kids insist they play with all of them, so our project will most likely be akin to pulling teeth.

Wish me luck!

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