Apparently the history of the greeting card goes back to Egyptian and Roman times, clearly they had a different format though. Papyrus and coins respectively and given at the start of the New Year. Greeting cards, mostly in the post card format, started to become popular in the mid to late 1800’s and were hand… Continue reading Greetings – A short history of the greeting card.
Satellite Gal & Co.
Creative people quite often become obsessed about what style they create or what famous artist their work resembles. The easy answer to the “who am I like?” question is...wait for it...you may want to sit down...you are just like you! If you enjoy drawing stick figures, then draw stick figures. If you enjoy doing photo… Continue reading Satellite Gal & Co.
How many things can Mrs. Alfred Wells stuff into her station wagon?
Vintage adverts are just beautiful. I can't wait to have these printed for myself. Why don't ads look like this anymore? I would love to see a video of the process of making these ads, I am not sure I get the full effect just by watching Man Men. If you know where to find… Continue reading How many things can Mrs. Alfred Wells stuff into her station wagon?
May the Fourth Be With You
Sick of hearing about a movie that is decades old? Sick of hearing about some conflict in a galaxy far far away? Nope, neither am I!! This weekend I have watched all the original trilogy movies, and I watched it a little differently this time around. I watched it and judged the hell out of… Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You
Ruby Canoes New Etsy Shop!! Now Open!!
As my lovely daughter pointed out recently, I have not posted a blog entry for quite a while. So here it is... I have been very busy lately. Christmas orders, Wedding orders, end of school gifts for teachers. So, as you can see, my Etsy Shop Ruby Canoe Design is coming along quite well. So… Continue reading Ruby Canoes New Etsy Shop!! Now Open!!
Retro Rocket Boy!
I've always loved rockets. And how I wanted to be an astronaut, I particularly loved the idea of space camp...still do, truth be told. Oh, how about adult space camp, where we get a 3 course meal at the end of the day and a bucket of wine...oh yeah! (Take a moment to ponder the… Continue reading Retro Rocket Boy!
Psst! Have You Heard Of Scatterflies?
So, have you heard of Scatterflies? Probably not, cause I just made it up. I decided to do a new line of products for my Etsy shop. Complete with proper big girl packaging. And here is the completed product. Scatterflies. Hand punched paper cutouts of butterflies, dragonflies, and hearts...so far. There are currently 27 in… Continue reading Psst! Have You Heard Of Scatterflies?
Featuring: Diorama Man and Wild Girl
And you thought doing diarama's at school was a challenge. I took this photo when I was at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane last year. Simply amazing isn't it? I saw this floating around Pinterest lately and wanted to share it again. By Nguyen Manh Hung, Click to visit I haven't posted much… Continue reading Featuring: Diorama Man and Wild Girl
Butterflies, Books And Birdhouses, Oh My!
Two newbies at the Etsy store. Butterfly Cake Topper is only $7 for one Birdhouse and Books are $20 I am taking orders for these Birdhouse and Books Cake topper for Graduations. It doesn't take too long to make them but I have received a few orders already. So send me an email… Continue reading Butterflies, Books And Birdhouses, Oh My!
No Cake Decorators Were Harmed In The Making Of This Stunt Wedding Cake!
I wanted to revamp the Etsy store recently, so I decided to make a wedding cake...as you do. Not just a wedding cake, but a stunt wedding cake. Not for eating...although the icing is pretty damn good! (So I am told!) So I have created a whole heap of new cake toppers in the last… Continue reading No Cake Decorators Were Harmed In The Making Of This Stunt Wedding Cake!
And Loving It…
Well I actually made myself a little something last week. &! A paper cutout of and ampersand with a nice little spray of flowers. 🙂 Simple and lovely. When I actually go window shopping I always admire the big & that some specialty shops have on display, do you know the ones I mean? Big… Continue reading And Loving It…
Antique Birdhouse Plans
Some cut little birdhouse plans. I am pretty sure that if you print these you could just add a few tabs when you are cutting these out and have yourself some little paper birdhouses. Or you could print them out and make yourself some wooden birdhouses.There are quite a few patterns for birdhouses floating around… Continue reading Antique Birdhouse Plans
List of Kaisercraft Paper Names:
A very long list of Kaisercraft paper colours, for those that need it! Coconut Licorice Smoke Elephant Ears Steel Mineral Eggshell Coffee Bean Chocolate Mocha Cookie Latte Vanilla Forest Moss Khaki Olive Fern Avocado Willow Aloe Toffee Spiced Pumpkin Cheddar Sunshine Buttercup Tangerine Papaya Burnt Orange Blush Fuzzy Peach Burgundy Cherry Tomato Scarlett Watermelon Bubblegum… Continue reading List of Kaisercraft Paper Names:
Really in love with the chalkboard effect of recent years. It used to be all hand drawn and now most of it is digital. Which makes it way more accessible I suppose. You can get your own things done, invitations, announcements and everything in between. These are ones are available from Donna at Bubba Beanz… Continue reading Chalkboards
Write A List, Check It Thrice Or More.
I have a little business starting to kick off, a little, on Etsy. Finally. So much work goes into these little things. Many hours and lots of money too. But finally, finally starting to reap the rewards. I was starting to get so busy a week ago that I couldn't sleep due to all the… Continue reading Write A List, Check It Thrice Or More.
Dear Artist: This storage idea is too good to miss!!
Reposted this from July I think. This is way too good not to repost every so often. Simple to do. A board, nails, clips and paint. Your done. Share to someone that is in need of this kind of help. I am sure there are numerous uses for this. Have a great day! xx… Continue reading Dear Artist: This storage idea is too good to miss!!
Something New At Ruby Canoe
Check out the new additions to my Etsy Shop, and buy lots or even all of them if you would like. Go on you know you want to! If not just go and have a look and keep me in mind for any weddings or parties or such. Hope you had a nice New Year.… Continue reading Something New At Ruby Canoe
Bird House Party Favours
Well school is ending here in Australia, for another year. The grade 12 "kids" finished up a few weeks ago, the grade 11's and 10's finished yesterday and I think most of the other grades finish this week and next week. This year has gone so fast, says everyone over 35. It certainly has. I… Continue reading Bird House Party Favours
Ferris Wheel Fun
Spent a fair bit of time on this and I love it. The carriages are little bird houses tied with red ribbon. Just posted it on my facebook page, I just wish that I could have taken some outside shots of this but mother nature had some other ideas. We have just had a… Continue reading Ferris Wheel Fun
Using My Silhouette To Cut Transparencies
Well, I took the plunge a few hours ago and finally used the OHP transparencies I had bought last week. I was terrified that the transparencies would ruin my laser printer...my new laser printer at that too. So I hummed and harred (is that really a word?) for about an hour, loaded the feed with… Continue reading Using My Silhouette To Cut Transparencies
School finishes, in Australia, in the next few weeks and I have been asked by a few people to do some little teacher thank you gifts. Here is the 5 that are for sale in my Etsy Shop. So why not visit sometime.
Teacher Owl Gift
A special gift for a special Prep teacher. To be delivered this week. You can find it in my Etsy Store. Australian school will all be finishing in the next 4 weeks and these Teacher Thank You Gifts are selling like hot cakes...I love hot cakes! And I love to sell things on Facebook and… Continue reading Teacher Owl Gift
Vintage Origami Dresses
I love vintage dresses and patterns. A few days ago I scored a little pad of beautiful vintage papers just the right size for origami. I had all intentions of doing some origami dresses all week but was just too busy...I have sold quite a few of the Teacher Poem Paper Art piece and it's… Continue reading Vintage Origami Dresses
Have I told you lately that I love you..oh Silhouette Cameo machine how I love thee. Can't wait to see what this looks like in a frame. This reminds me of sitting on the banks of a river with willow tree branches hanging down behind me. ❤ Enjoy your life, it ends too quickly...even when… Continue reading Gone Fishin’
A new listing on my etsy store. Australia only, unless you're desperate...money talks 🙂 I received my Silhouette Cameo this week and this is my first piece. Hopefully many to come. I have found this machine to be wonderful, so far. The software is easy to use and the outcomes limitless. It's also great that… Continue reading Love Tree
Sent With A Loving Kiss…
Just listed on my Etsy store...Air Mail mini envelopes...with buttons and a few stamps and ribbons and stickers...and da daaa I give you a cute little bunch of gift tags! I personally am going to use them as Christmas decorations on my Chrissy tree but you can really use them any time of the year… Continue reading Sent With A Loving Kiss…
Tag You’re It…
Just listed a pack of 10 gift tags in my Etsy store. I have decided to try a few new things in the store, and they should all be listed by Sunday, hhmm that's if I don't get the flu that is bouncing of every human in my house at the moment! Unfortunately these are… Continue reading Tag You’re It…
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No Milk In These Milk Bottles
Remember the days of the glass milk bottles? Clearly this week I have a thing for glass milk bottles...see yesterday's post. I remember the sound of the milko delivering the milk in the wee early hours of the morning, the sound of the bottles clunking together, waking me up... Just recently a local company has… Continue reading No Milk In These Milk Bottles
Tag You’re It…
Well I had a wee bit of spare time yesterday and decided to work on a few things to add to my Etsy store. So for the next week or two I am going to be working on a heap of paper products like the cute little birdie gift tags, my first attempt at a… Continue reading Tag You’re It…
ELVIS MONTH Day 5 G.I. Blues (1960)
Year: 1960 Age: 25 Movie: 5th Oh yeah. G.I. Blues! In fine colour in a fine uniform. What a treat. They are all colour from here on. And we also get the fabulous Juliette Prowse. Just love her. Juliette and Ann Margaret are the top 2 without a doubt. Elvis is 25 years old here… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 5 G.I. Blues (1960)
ELVIS MONTH Day 4 King Creole (1958)
Year: 1958 Age: 23 Movie: 4th Beautiful opening scene with the wet streets of New Orleans and songs about gumbo, which apparently is good enough to be in songs. Must find out what gumbo is...did find out what gumbo is and it looks pretty good. click on the above link for a recipe. Edith Head… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 4 King Creole (1958)
ELVIS MONTH Day 3 Jailhouse Rock (1958)
Year: 1958 Age: 23 Movie: 3rd Ah Vince Everett in trouble over a girl, who would have seen that coming. And those juke boxes are great for catching Elvis fight victims. So off to jail for you young man. Which is really good for us, cause we get a few good songs and Vince gets… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 3 Jailhouse Rock (1958)
ELVIS MONTH Day 2 Loving You (1957)
Year: 1957 Age: 22 Movie: 2nd Elvis gets his first on screen kiss. Second movie and the first one in colour. Beautiful, wonderous, 1957 colour. Just brings out the costumes, those Edith Head costumes. It doesn't take long to meet young Deke Rivers (Jimmy Thompkins) (Elvis) at the 5 min 30 mark he comes rockin… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 2 Loving You (1957)