Saturday, January 31, 2009

Awesome Dinosaurs on Etsy!

My 2-year-old son Owen is a huge fan of dinosaurs - so much so that we are planning a dinosaur themed birthday party for him. Browsing through Etsy, I found so many wonderful handmade dinosaur items, from T-shirts to toys. Here are some of my favorites - enjoy!

Cretaceous Shadow Puppets from orangemoontoys:


Stegosaurus Softie by CarrotFever


Linen Dinosaur by areathrifyone:


T-Rex earrings by Jennifermruiz


T-Rex T-shirt by happyfamily:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Black and White Thank You Cards

Two new black and white thank you greeting cards posted on Susan's Greetings today. Only $2.50 each.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Brrr.....ice storm!

I'm working from home today because of the ice storm that has hit north Texas. So I thought I'd post some pictures of my favorite cold weather items from Etsy!



and these darling Polar Bear Scarf, Hat and Mittens by Donnascrochet

Stay warm!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Better than an Apple for Teacher Gifts

My best friend Ami is a teacher...and I know she's love to get some of these fabulous teacher gifts from Etsy! I've included a photo of some of my newest note cards, which include cute little school bus charms I bought from another Etsy seller.

Don't forget to thank those great teachers in your life!

Little Apple Brooch by Smeeta


Teacher's ABC Cuff by aquabeet


An Apple A Day Altered Art Clipboard by Brendaswhite

Apple Note Card Set by Susan's Greetings

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Beautiful Birds on Etsy

I'm so ready to see my feathered friends reappear at the birdfeeder outside my kitchen window. Until then, I'll have to be content with the beautiful birds on Etsy!

Bird Feathering the Nest Bracelet by FernStreetDesigns


The Free Bird Sings upcycled story book pillow by Ravenwren


Birds on Blossoming Branch original painting by artrussell

My tags featured in a BnR Treasury on Etsy

Thanks to Wimsy for including my Dainty Blue Flowers Scalloped Circle Tags in her Buy and Replace Treasury on Etsy!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

More Easter Egg Tags

Lots more Easter Egg tags coming to Susan's Greetings!
These handmade tags are super easy way to add a little fun to your Easter gifts or packages.
Prices start at $1.25 for a baker's dozen.





Friday, January 23, 2009

Winter Wedding Package

My dear friend since 5th grade recently asked me to create her Save the Date Cards and invitations for her January wedding. I was so thrilled! She gave me complete creative control. Since she was also born in January, I chose the main color to be garnet, the month's birthstone.

For the Save the Date cards, I wanted to capture the beauty of winter time without making the cards look too much like Christmas greetings. So I hand drew bare winter branches and embellished the limbs with garnet rhinestones. Here's how they turned out:



I then created a multi-layer wedding invitation using the same chocolate brown and garnet color with a touch of icy blue. I topped the invitations off with vellum and a sheer chocolate brown bow and enclosed each in a shimmery blue envelope.



Thanks for letting me be part of your special day, Bethany! Good luck on your wedding day.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More Easter Egg Tags Coming Soon!

I just listed my first set of Easter Egg shaped tags on Susan's Greetings today. More designs coming soon!

Sophisticated Red and Black Note Cards

This set of 8 hand-crafted mini thank you notes and coordinating tags would be perfect for letting your friends, family members or customers know just how much you appreciate them.

These cards, trimmed with satiny black bows, measure approximately 3 inches by 4 inches and are blank inside for your personal message. They can be stamped Thank You inside in black ink at no additional cost - just convo me if you are interested in this option.

Sophisticated Red and Black Mini Thank You Note Set - $5

Valentine Hearts Glassine Favor Bags

These hand-decorated glassine paper bags from Susan's Greetings make pretty packaging for your jewelry, charms, soaps and other sweet treats. These bags are also perfect for Valentine goody bags!

Black and White Glamour Hearts Favor Bags - $3.50 for 12

Pink and Platinum Heart Favor Bags - $6.50 for 25

Custom orders welcome.