New Silhouette Wedding Art & More

Something we have been sharing by word of mouth and referrals is now available in our shop. We have created our own hand drawn artwork made into personalized keepsake prints. This one features a horse and carriage with a bride and groom. More themes will be added soon.

just married horse carriage 8x10 framed

These make excellent wedding and annniversary gifts. Options are available in framed and unframed prints as well as frame sizes and matting. The best part is that each is customized with names, date and banner wording. This horse and carriage is our one of a kind creation, making it the perfect unique gift.

The banner choices are either “Just Married”, “Just Hitched” or “1st Anniversary” (10th, 25th, 50th or number of your choice).

To see more personalized silhouette details or to order, visit the shop section here.

We also have a fabulous Spring cleaning sale going on here.

And if you haven’t noticed, we have an entire page of this blog dedicated to QUOTES. Check it out. These are some of the ones I’ve collected over the years to share. You are welcome to add yours using the comment section there. Just include the author, to give credit where credit is due. The quote page is here.

I also have a personal crafty blog Neat Nook Creations, where I share my creations in the bloggy world. Hope you’ll visit and follow there as well. http://NeatNook.blogspot.com

Happy Spring!

Welcome 2013

Happy New Year!

I wanted to share my handcrafted inspirational desk calendar with you. This took a while to make since there was so much detail and so many products used during the process.

Jan cal page 2013

There are twelve themed months on six double-sided calendar panels. Since I love inspirational sentiments as well as seasonal holidays, I incorporated both into this project.

Tools used include:

From Unity Stamp Company:
Welcome To My Life, Iron Orchid Designs
Thoughts of the Heart, Joslyn Nielson

From My Creative Time:
XL Label Die
Inspiring Words and Inspiring Words (Accents)
Just Simply Live
Turn That Frown Upside Down
Bloom Where You Are Planted
Teeny Tags
Floral Sentiments
All Around Everything Accessories

From Jaded Blossom:
Halloween Treats
Winter Candies
Thanksgiving Kisses

Cricut, distress markers and Archival ink, Bazzill cardstock, Prima flowers, EK Success ribbon, punches and rinestones, Karen Foster Design birthstone brads, glitter and stamps.

Thanks for visiting. Please follow our blog via email and “Like” our facebook page for more crafty updates. Happy New Year.

Distress Marker Basics & Video

For paper crafting, distressing is all the rage. Ranger manufactures an amazing line of products to help create the vintage look. The Tim Holtz distress markers and stamp pads are some of the new tools in the line. There are still questions on techniques.

Here is a Ranger youtube tutorial video showcasing techniques of distress markers with Tim Holtz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2hdyW2ikMKA

Currently, we offer the 37 dual tip individual distress markers, coordinating distress stamp pads & other Ranger products in our online store http://www.neatthings-boutique.com/category_80/Ranger.htm

Here is one marker followed by a color chart of others available.

broken china distress marker

distress marker color chart

Hope you enjoyed the video. Cheers!

Autumn Surprises

We have lots of handcrafted items for Halloween and Thanksgiving with coordinating decor including scrapbooking supplies for the season. Here is an Autumn set of pillow boxes for small favors like Hershey miniature chocolates or small wrapped treats.

Autumn pillow boxes small

Set of four handmade Autumn or Halloween treat pillow boxes. These are great for Thanksgiving or Halloween goodies, Autumn party or school classroom gift favors. They are decorated with an attached pumpkin tag with the sentiment “Wishing you a fall of sweet surprises”. Each include a tied ribbon. They are made with pumpkin print decorative paper. I used 3 Hershey miniature chocolates. Each box is approximately 3.5″ x 2.5″. Tools used include KCO decorative paper, cardstock, Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge, punches, My Creative Time All Around Halloween stamps, ribbon, scoring board, ink, adhesive, Ranger Tim Holtz distress markers in Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint.

We have a Halloween combo bundle set to jump start party and craft projects and it is a super deal (while supplies last). Our Labor Day sale is in full swing. We are offering free shipping for order $50 and over as well.

Halloween Bundle

Have a wonderful relaxing Labor Day.

Spooky favors

Witches Welcome Halloween box

I am ringing in the Autumn with some spooky favor boxes for Halloween. These were fun to make, using some of my favorite scrapbooking supplies. These are handmade Halloween themed favor boxes in the shape of a coffin. These are great for trick or treat goodies or Halloween party gift favors. The top is bright orange Halloween prints with bats and the bottom is solid black cardstock . Each box includes an attached Witches Welcome hat tag embellishment with black tulle. Each box approximately 5.75″ x 3″ x 1.5″. Tools used include cardstock, Karen Foster decorative paper, Cricut Artiste cartridge by Close To My Heart, punches, My Creative Time All Around Halloween stamp, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade distress marker, ink, scoring board and adhesive.

Happy crafting.