30 December 2013

printable thank yous!

our hearts are full, and now it's time to give our thanks. one of my personal missions this year is to send more letters. for little things + big things, for thoughtfulness and everything in between. every time i walk past the packs of thank you cards at Target i peek in and see what new designs they have. i won't lie, i buy them when i find a pack that i just can't live without, even when i know i could make something similar myself. but time always escapes me, so occasionally i give in and say, "fine! i admit it! i don't have the time!" in the post-holiday/new year spirit, i've been cleaning and reorganizing my studio. i needed a quick creative break, so i decided to whip up some quick thank you notes for the boys to send for their many awesome gifts they received. and because i want to foster the idea of others sending more mail, too, i'm sharing the file i made right here. i printed ours on some pretty and shimmery blue paper i had, and i have to say, i think they turned out pretty cute.

01 October 2013

Horseshoe Market!

I'm working my little fingers to the bone in my studio preparing for the fall Horseshoe Market. I'm super excited to be back in the craft market circuit after a tiny hiatus to have some babies. My studio currently looks like a mentally deranged crafter has taken up residence here; lots of scraps and way too many projects going at once, lots of swear words on paper. I love it. I love my space. See you Saturday!

28 June 2009

where in the world is carmen san diego?

I think I maybe forgot I have a blog? I've been so incredibly busy that that sounds like a logical excuse, it's just still so lame of an excuse.

Hoping to make some big comeback one'a these days. We'll see, right?

08 May 2009


come check out my sale!

Buy Handmade

buy two sets of stationery, get the third set of equal or lesser value free! holla!

shop to your heart's content throughout the merry month of may!


26 April 2009


KnitsYoursKnotMine was awesome enough to include me in this treasury, hangin' with my gnomies!

thanks, sabrina! you rock my socks!


12 March 2009

yo ho, yo ho

rachel was kind enough to feature my treasure map note cards with some other piratical listings on her blog, in honor of her son learning to say the word "pirate"! three cheers for daniel!

10 March 2009

dear x

dear manufacturers of 12x12 paper,

please cease and desist manufacturing paper. i have enough already and am not strong enough to resist the temptation of buying more. i need to use all the beauties that i already have, so back off.

dear paper handling clerks at michaels, jo-anns, hobby lobby, etc.,

please do not manhandle my individual pieces of paper like you are wrangling an alligator to it's death. they are sweet, innocent, defenseless pieces of paper who i'm certain mean you no harm. be kind. be gentle. put on your white gloves before you touch my paper and give me a nervous breakdown.

dear joann.com,

please find my two orders that i placed online THREE WEEKS AGO. what? seriously. whatever weird way you shipped them, no one can find them. i wish i'd known it would take this long, so i could have built my own machinery from scraps to manufacture my very own products that i tried to buy from you.

dear my homemade chocolate chip cookies,

please stop tempting me to eat two of you every day.

dear soon-to-be-born my goddaughter baby mckenna,

i cannot wait to meet you and dress you up in skull and crossbones gear and and black tutus. it will be just lovely.


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