Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm almost out of pictures to share!

I didn't intentionally do so, but it turns out I have just enough pictures edited to have a post for every day this week. Today I will finish up sharing the pictures I have so far of the stuff I've been making for the holiday expo and tomorrow I'll share some pictures of our master closet (the very last of the apartment pictures - for now at least.... I may let you see the spare room one day ;0) )

Anyhow, I only have 5 completed so far, but I've got one done except for the sentiment and a ton of notepads left to work with... so I think I will try to make about 20 of those. I figure whatever I don't sell at the Holiday Expo I can put up on Etsy or give away for Christmas presents... Either way, might as well make um while I'm in mass production mode. ;)

For the base of these magnetic notepads, I used brown card stock, cut to size. I also made the cardstock a little long so that I could score about 1 1/2 inches down on the top and fold over in the back to re-enforce the area where I put the magnet. The notepads I got from CVS and Dollar Tree - You'd be amazed at some of the random things you can find in CVS's seasonal aisles sometimes.... and the Dollar Trees down here are great... full of cheap organizing solutions and stuff for crafts. I used a Martha Stewart punch and a Fiskars scallop punch to give some dimension to the tops of the notepads. For the more masculine/fall looking pads, I used some chipboard letters that hubby got me for my birthday and a Fiskars notebook edge hole punch. The lettering for the other masculine notepad came from a travel paper pack set I got a couple of years ago.


  1. Wow, they look great. I love the orange notepads! I also love dollar stores. You won't believe the nice things I have found there!

    I recently found a DVD with four Christmas movies on it...I guess it's from last year, but I don't care. =) for $1, I was excited. =)

    Have you been thinking about prices? That's always a fun thing...NOT. =) Well, I never enjoyed it. I was always looking for a price point that meant I made back what I spent - at least - maybe some profit (usually not anything compared to the time I spent)...but mostly I didn't want to bring stuff home. =) It's nice that you can use what you're making and since it's smaller, it won't take up a ton of space.

    I've totally enjoyed your creativity this week!

  2. Thanks Anita... I have been bouncing prices around. I don't want to make stuff too expensive, but I would like to at least make enough to cover the cost of materials!!!!!

    I'm always up for a bargain ;) Can Christmas music ever go out of style? lol....

  3. Those notepads look great. I was just scrolling through your posts and your Christmas planner is adorable, and nifty too.

  4. I think you're going to do very well at your show. These look amazing! You've been quite the busy blogger lately too:) Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Thank you ladies! Yes, I guess I have... :) I made myself sit down and get my pictures all edited up last weekend so that I could post throughout the week. :) Hope you all had a splendid weekend!

  6. These are adorable, Ashley! They turned out so cute!