Monday, February 23, 2009

The Spice of Life

I've been a scrapbooker for as long as I've had children. I'm definitely one of those moms who always has her camera on her at all times just in case cuteness is abound. I take all of my pictures and preserve the memories that they hold in sweet little books that tell the tale of my life, my children's lives, my interests and the people and things that hold special places in my heart. If someone really and truly wanted to catch a glimpse at the inner mechanisms of my mind and of my heart all they would have to do is open the cover of one of my scrapbooks.

Over the last couple of years I've tried a myriad of all sorts of different arts & crafts and have had various etsy shops to support the ideas and the love behind them. I've opened and closed shops and divided my time and focus between different genres over and over again, always trying to find my niche. And yet, I still have these gears turning in my brain that keep coming up with new ideas that I want to try, new mediums to fall in love with, new things that I want to create - taking a bunch of nothings and turning them into something.

One of my biggest weaknesses in regards to what I've purchased in the last year and a half that I've been on etsy has been paper crafts, fitting because I work with paper myself when I'm making journals and matchbook notepads. I have a serious passion for bits of paper put together to make sweet little tidbits such as cards, tags, and scrapbook embellishments.

I've always viewed my scrapbooks as an extension of myself, holding inside of them the person that I am. So when it comes to what I pick and choose to put in them a lot of thought and love takes place. I've bought more little paper doodads from etsy sellers than I'm willing to admit, and I'm sure that I won't be stopping anytime soon in the near future. But I thought that I'd try my hand at making a few of my own.

You see, I have two wonderfully amazing little boys. And my personal paper bits and creations certainly reflect that. So breaking out some pink papers and making little cupcakes and ice cream cones has certainty been fun! And I'm beginning to see just why I fell in love with paper in the first place.

So that's right, new things are abound for my etsy shop! Variety is the spice of life after all :)


Whimsical Creations said...

I adore those cupcakes and ice cream cones!!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh yay, and super cute! Now I have even more cute stuff to buy from you!!