Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Flower Collection launched!

(The Lady Flora)
Perfect as a gift embellishmnet!

For a while now I wanted to created new designs of paper flowers...They are finally here!!! I'm very pleased with the outcome! The funny thing is, as I was working on designing "The Lady flora" husband suggest to make one a little more flat! So...The Rosalyn flower came to life!!! What a great guy!!! Not only he's very supportive of my craft...He enjoy being part of it!!! 

The Lady Flora Collection!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rendez-Vous with Jessica - The designer of Rags To Riches Jewelry...

Jessica...The woman behind Rags to Riches  jewelry  kindly agree to answer a few questions for us...How wonderful it is to get to know in a more personal note our talented Etsy sellers! Enjoy this warm rendez-vous with  Jessica!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your work. How did it all start?

My name is Jessica Ragsdale, I live in Marshfield MO. It is a very wonderful small town in Southwest Missouri... about 60 miles from by Branson MO for those of you who are for sure where in the world Marshfield might be. Our little town is full of character and charm. 
I have been making jewelry for about 5 years. I have always been artistic and I have always loved to paint and draw! After having my daughter I was needing something to do to relax. I stayed home with her for 4 years. After about a month of those 4 years I needed something to do with my time when I wasn't taking care of her. So I went shopping one day and there was a very expensive piece of jewelry I loved and wanted. I couldn't afford it but my hubby said I could make something just as great or better. (Great to have supportive hubby's, huh?) Of course I had never made any jewelry before but I have always been artistic so I bought some beads at a local hobby store. I made a necklace and my mother in law liked it and asked if I could make her one. So I did and then her friend asked for one and it all began! My mother in law would take my jewelry to work and would sell it for me. That's how it started. I have taught myself everything and I enjoy trying new and different materials. 

Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired by something as simple, yet as interesting a button. I can “hear” a story from it and see the design in my head. (Yes, I hear voices!) Everyday items can be very interesting, like the color of a platter or the design/pattern with in a leaf made by the veins. Really, I am inspired by many things. Of course my daughter, Madison, is a big one! She is always cutting and gluing. The colors she picks are so interesting! Nature would be another big one. I love the seasons changing and the different moods it brings. I base my designs off my mood and I am a moody chic! 

What do you love most of what you do?

I love taking something raw and making into something that is unique. It brings joy to others and gives me room to use my imagination.

You can see more of jessica's creations here:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Warmer whites in a winter wonderland...
A collection of fantastic Etsy shop selling elegant winter inspired items...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Pear Affair...

"A Pear Affair..." 
This treasury made it to the first page of Treasuries!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Another successful treasury!

Last night I had put together this winter theme treasury...I was so surprise to see this morning that it did made on FIRST PAGE - FIRST SPOT of treasury list!!! Go check it out!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Creative Paper Artists January Challenge!

As we enter into another new year, we always start out trying to set goals. Some of them last and some of them don't make it to the next Well, I wish everyone good luck with their resolutions and hope they make through the year!

The requirements for this project are:

Paper Tearing

 My January project

So, This Month the challenge for you is : "New year resolution".
Lets see what you are gonna come up with!!!
Go check out our Blog for inspiration...The team had made many wonderful projects to help you get inspired to come up with something spectacular!
Can't wait to see...Don't forget to post your own project here: Creative Paper Artists Blog
Have fun!!!