Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September Challenge

Ahhh, September. My favorite month of the year. Cool days, cooler nights, crisp air, changing leaves, sweater weather - what's not to love about it! OK, so it's still 90+ degrees here with high humidity and wearing long sleeves could cause heat stroke. We'll just have to use our imaginations.

I was looking for some unusual fall-feeling colors when I saw this ad from Macy's several weeks ago. In addition to the colors, I also liked the variety of elements here - flowers, diamonds, birds. Lots to inspire (hopefully)!



And here's a closer look.



And the color pallette? I see Plum Pudding, Ocean Tides, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Kraft and white in the inspiration picture.



Care to play along? You have all month. And maybe it will be cooler by month's end.

You can check out my card on my blog. http://pat-commonthreads.blogspot.com/

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's in the Bag!

Hey Pixies!

I hope this is OK to post this...seeing as the ol' blog hasn't been updated since {gasp} June! So I figured the perfect time to tell y'all about my new shoppe - heh!

Today is the grand opening of my brand new ETSY shoppe: It's in the Bag!

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The shoppe features all the cute little bags needed to present heartfelt & handcrafted gifts in a special way. To start, I've got 3 different sizes of glassine bags, 2 different sizes of white paper bags, and 2 colored paper bags. And because I'm not out to be a millionaire *yet - wink*, you'll find that my prices are competitive and in some cases lower than what you'll find elsewhere.

Come check me out sometime; oh and I've already got new product coming in next week.

Hope you're all well!