Wednesday, May 15, 2013

a special custom order --

a childhood friend asked if i would design 5 magnets around her favorite bible verses -- thought i'd share them with my readers.  i love how they turned out -- should have made 2 sets so i could keep one ;)

Photo: Spent the afternoon working on a custom order of magnets for a friend.  I LOVE how they turned out, should have made 2 of each to keep for myself! ;)

the verses were printed from the computer onto white card stock.   i masked the words off on each verse with painters tape so the image would appear behind the words.  i used a sponge to color the background with ink colors by SU, then put each on a coordinating paper.

thanks for stopping by!  happy stamping!  see you next time!

Friday, May 10, 2013

some new designs --

coasters, natural stone, tumbled tile, - poppies reverse silhouette,  set of 4 -

i recently went to a rubber stamp and paper show in allentown, and i came home with a few new stamp sets --- i made a few new coaster designs for my etsy shop -- i really like how they turned out.  what do you think?

these are fun  -- poppies.

coasters, natural stone, tumbled tile, - ladybugs and blueberries,  set of 4 -

love the ladybugs too!  these i colored in with a blender pen and stazon.

coasters, natural stone, tumbled tile, - dragonflies,  set of 4 -

and dragonflies!  this came in a set and has a die to cut this one out --- i love the set - bet i'll use it alot!

all of these coaster sets are available in my etsy shop  -- there is a link at the top of this page - and on the right sidebar.

thanks so much for stopping by!  stop by again to see what's happening around the craft table!

happy stamping!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday Spotlight - D'Lites by Dorene

Welcome to the Sunday Spotlight!

I love great smelling candles, and today's spotlight is sure to offer just that --  D'Lites by Dorene.  Dorene's shop offers a candle scent sure to please everyone!  But don't forget to check out the body products too, in many of the same great scents!

Doesn't the fragrances of the month sound great -- orange blossom, and lily of the valley.  great spring scents!
Orange Blossom tea lights - May fragrance of the month
Orange Blossom Tealights
Let's find out more about Dorene, and D'Lites by Dorene

Dorene - tell us about yourself.  Do you have any other hobbies?
It seems I've been creative most of my life. I remember learning to knit and to crochet at six, and I haven't stopped! When my day job ends, I spend a good amount of my time working on my garden, playing with my puppy, and running or doing yoga. Unfortunately, my "boys" do not live with me right now, and I don't cook as much as I'd like to do.
 Tell us about your shop --
My initial motivation to start a business was purely economical. Having my child move on to college meant a loss in income related to child support.  Additionally, my child’s moving on meant I had additional time available.  About the same time, I had started making candles as a hobby and found I had too many to burn myself or to give away. Opportunity presented itself, and I decided to take advantage of it!
I’ve now been in business for two years and have found my creativity for this business has only grown over time! There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything!
D’Lites by Dorene is your source for highly scented, hand poured candles and home fragrances. Candles range from 7 oz and 12 oz container candles, votives, tealights, and fragrance melts, and are complemented by products available in diffuser oils and fragrance sprays. My candles are a custom blend of paraffin and soy waxes. Paraffin is used to hold the strong colors you see and scents you smell. Soy is used to create a product more eco-friendly to our environment. Together, a quality product is created and tested to be the best possible for you and your home. Additionally, many of my fragrances are custom blends from core fragrance oils.
 What are your favorite items and top sellers?
While also create unique gift items such as rose petal soaps, all natural hand & foot balm, body sprays, and pine cone firestarters, my favorite products to produce by far are candles. I've recently started to focus on creating custom blended fragrances which may be familiar, yet unavailable in most retail locations.
My top sellers are tea lights, and my best selling fragrances in 2012 were Lavender, Cinnamon & Balsam, Cranberry Pomegranate, Home for the Holidays, and Stormy Weather.
Here are a few of Dorene's awesome creations ---  clicking on the caption will take you to the listing on Etsy.
Coconut Green Tea 12 oz. candle
Coconut Green Tea 12 oz. candle

Strawberry  Jasmine 12 oz. candle
Strawberry Jasmine 12 oz candle

Blueberry Muffin 12 oz. candle
Blueberry Muffin 12 oz. candle
Indian Healing 12 oz candle
Indian Healing candle 12oz

Key Lime 12 oz. candle
Key Lime candle 12oz

Catch up with Dorene and D'Lites by Dorene here:

Thanks so much for stopping by the Sunday Spotlight! Want your shop featured here? Click here to find the application -- i'd love to check out your shop and feature your great items! 

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hope to see you again -- happy stamping!

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