May 22, 2014

Thursday Treasure /// Studio 266 + Giveaway

At Thursday Treasure, I will share a product or Etsy shop that I love! Do you think you have a product in your Etsy shop I would love? Feel free to shoot an email to If it floats my boat, I'd love to feature it here!

Happy Thursday!

Confession time: I am not a card giver. If you receive a present from the Winslett family, odds are it won't have card. If it does, it's probably a blank note card I scribbled on. Yuck.

This happens for two reasons. First, I hate giving mass-produced, Hallmark-like cards. Besides being grossly over-priced, they're just not personal enough for me. Especially if I made the present I'm giving, I want an extra special card that reflects my gift. In my mind, a homemade present should equal a homemade card which brings us to reason number two. I can make clever or quirky cards on the computer all day long for craft shows, but I'm just not good at handmade, paper-crafted cards.  

However, I found my solution! When Allison Dale from Studio 266 contacted me about a possible feature and giveaway, I got very excited because she sells handmade cards and they look sooo much prettier than what I can do. 

When she sent me a package full of her beautiful cards, I knew instantly we had to do a giveaway. Ally puts so much detail in her cards and the camera just can't do it justice. For example, all those hexagons are cut and glued by hand. The two little red flowers have rhinestones in the middle. Loving it! 

Here are more of her beauties...

Ally was gracious enough to provide six hand-crafted cards for one lucky winner most of which are pictured here. So, enter and give Studio 266 some love!

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May 13, 2014

Updates + Free Printable

Give it all or nothing! That's the motto I'm going to be living by the rest of this year. After two years of hard work and a little luck, I will be working at PaperLark Studio full-time! If you've been following along on the blog, you know this has been my dream for quite some time and it's actually coming true. 

The downside is that I have to leave my precious students at school. After having them for a year and a half, my heart is really saddened by the thought. In fact, I was talking with my husband about having to leave them behind during date night and started crying in the Mexican restaurant over my fajitas. The last week I'm with them is going to be tough! I'm already dreading it. 

However, Mrs. Uh-randa has taught them just about all I can in the two-year-old class. It's time they move up to the "big kid" class and get ready for preschool, so I've got to get out of there before I get attached to another class!

Isn't my husband a hunk? He really stepped up the plate for Market Day a couple weekends ago. I was feeling terribly under the weather and he took over for me. Not to mention, he sold all of my Mother's Day cards and almost all of my graduation cards! Apparently, his sales pitch of "we are cheaper than Hallmark" worked. Which reminds me: I need to start working on some Father's Day cards for next Market Day!

Also, I have a new monthly newsletter now! If you haven't, you should definitely sign up. It has some different content than what you'll find here. And it will have some free printables and coupon codes that you won't find here as well!

Lastly, to give you little taste of what you'll find in my monthly newsletters, here is the free printable that was in this month's newsletter. 


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