Whimsical Meaning

The word "whimsical" (or whimsy) means amusing, fun, fanciful or even playfulness. To me it just means JOY! I try to make each day joyful by filling my days with goodness.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Stickers Galore!!

 Do you love placing stickers on water bottles, laptops or other fun things? I’ve got lots of stickers in my Etsy shop. I’ve had a ball making them lately! I’ve got hedgehogs, llamas, geese, succulents, flowers, sloths and Virgin River stickers for starters… I’ll be making more. They are water-resistant and have a protective laminate overlay.

Below are links to the ones I have so far!

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Christmas Ornaments Using Walmart Wood Tags

 It's not too early for Christmas, is it? ;) When you're a crafter, you just have to make things all year long to have enough inventory for craft fairs in the fall. I made two of these today and will be making more. I think they're so pretty and the possibilities are endless. I still haven't decided how to embellish them... something rustic, I'm sure!

I bought the unfinished wood tags at Walmart. They measure about 4.5" x 7" and the inner, raised part measures just shy of 4" x 6.5". I printed these rustic images on Mulberry paper. It really gives it a vintage feel, I think.

I then mod podged them on to the middle part (making sure to get right to the edges) and let them dry. 

Once they were dry, I lightly sanded the edges to get all the extra mulberry paper off. This is when you would normally put a top coat of mod podge on but I didn't want the shiny look of that so I opted to go without. I really like it this way. I then painted the edges black. I was going to stain them a dark brown and will probably do some like that in the future.

Once dry, I sanded the edges to make them look more worn because that is the look I like, but it is optional, of course. After that, I took my sharp exacto-knife and cut the paper out of the circle. I then put some macrame cord in and that's it so far!! I will put some greenery, vintage ribbon of some kind and some rusty bells on later!!

Monday, March 11, 2024

Grandma Tees

 I just love the two Grandma tees I've recently designed and added to Etsy. Hope you do as well :) I posted them to my FACEBOOK PAGE so that is what the words THIS and THAT are on them. Click each picture to view the Etsy listing!

Friday, February 23, 2024

Darling Skinny Notepad Cover/Folios

 I took some 5" x 8" Junior legal pads to a local copy store and had them cut them at the 1" mark and the 2" mark. So I have two 2" long pads and one 1" pad. I will post later what I decide to do with the 1" pads but for this, I used the 2" pads.

I made these darling cover or folios for them. I wrote up a tutorial with lots of pictures, exact measurements and detailed instructions on how to make them. You should try it out ;) It's super fun! I'm making a bunch for a craft show. You can purchase the digital tutorial HERE

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Mini matchbook-style photo album or folio

 I love how this turned out. It works up fairly quick but writing the tutorial was a little time-consuming ;) That's okay though! I've got it finished and it's added to my Etsy Shop!

Wouldn't this be fun to add small photos and notes to? Maybe some fun ephemera and/or decorative paper clips and added pockets. Would be so cute in a junk journal!! Would be fun in just about any paper design - Even Christmas would be darling!! I used Stampin' Up! paper and cardstock but you could use anything you have on hand. 

So check out my tutorial (digital download) by clicking HERE!

Friday, February 9, 2024

New Freebie - Reading Bookmarks/Reading Logs

 Hey, I just added some cute printable reading bookmarks to keep track of all the books you'll read this year. There's a variety of styles and comes in a .PDF file. Click on the FREEBIES tab above and click on the download link there. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Stickers Galore!!

  Do you love placing stickers on water bottles, laptops or other fun things? I’ve got lots of stickers in my Etsy shop. I’ve had a ball mak...