Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The biggest goal, ever!

I've set a HUGE goal. I mean ginormous. Like out-of-this-world kind of goal. Ready for it?

Okay, so here it is...

30 new designs in 37 days..

That's a lot of new designs but I can do it! I've been needing to get some new listings in the shop so now is the perfect time. They may be completely new designs, variations of old designs.. wall quotes, childrens wall decals, modern wall decals.. anything!

This goes along with another goal I have which is to lose weight! I've got to get that baby weight off (okay baby-ish weight, she is 19 months old now) but if you are anything like me you can look at a cupcake and gain 5 pounds. Both goals are set to end on the same day. Smart? I'm not sure but we will see!

I've already gotten a head start today and put 2 variations of my favorite tree in the shop. I'm loving the tree with the butterflies and plan to do that one in my little girls room.. Hmm maybe I should set a goal to get that done too!

Woodland Friends Tree Vinyl Wall Decal, $85 
Tree with birds and fawn Vinyl Wall Decal, $80
P.S. I'm only 3 sales away from 1000 in my Etsy shop. So so excited!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Organization & goals!

Being organized is not something I'm good at. I want to be good at it. I really really do. Sooooo, I set a goal to get better organized when it comes to my design studio and this is the first thing that I came up with..

Ta-dum! It's not quite done. I originally wanted more paper airplanes to go around it.. but now I'm thinking I want to add a quote instead.. we shall see! The words along the top say "low", "order" & "inventory". This will help me keep track of what colors I have on hand and what I need to order. I like it already! This thing is huge, like 45" across. And I put it up all by myself. And no, it is NOT crooked and I would never strategically place a paper airplane to make it looked balanced. Give me some credit!

P.S. I set another goal (go me!) to be a better blogger. So I have to be now that I have set a goal. Isn't that how it works?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Random Projects

I've been working on a couple of projects around the house & I'm pretty happy with the way they've turned out. I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't take pictures throughout the process. Darn it!

I bought this knife block from Sam's Club and wasn't impressed with the color of the wood block. So I spray painted it black, distressed the edges but it still needed something more. I'm redecorating my kitchen in a vintage-y farmhouse look so I came up with the cow cuts logo to stick on the front of it. I think it turned out cute!

The plate is from Wal-mart and I think I paid a couple of dollars for it. It used to be white with a black 6 decal but I spray painted it black too (I have lots of black accents in my kitchen) and removed the 6 so that the white would show through. The jar is from Ikea, the grater was just something I had and the apple was a yard sale find.

I fell in love with this butterfly collage from Ali Edwards. So I thought I'd make my own. I bought a frame from Ikea, a butterfly punch from Amazon.com (Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch) and some scrapbook paper that I liked. I also punched some butterflies with text from an old catalog and bought some glittery scrapbook paper. I'm in love! It turned out just the way I was hoping it would. Luckily, considering I probably spent 5 hours working on this thing. No joke.


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