Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Just wanted to take a minute to wish all my new online friends a very very Happy New Year!!! I've met so many great people this year, all through the cyber world, and it's been a truly wonderful experience.

Take care everyone, stay safe and come back and visit me often! I'm going to be putting some more effort into my blog and my cards and crafts, and will hopefully be having something new to show everyone in the near future!

Let's ring in the new year with a big productive bang!!!

Till next time,

Monday, December 29, 2008

Just a quick Update!

Well we made it through Christmas!! Yippee!

I heard from the lady who purchased the word book, she recieved it and LOVED it! I'm so happy! I'm also thrilled that everything worked out for us both, you hear a lot of bad stories about people buying things over the internet, and this was one of those GREAT experiences.

With the kids heading back to school soon, and the cold winter months upon us, why not drop by my Stampin Up! website and check out all their great'll love their stuff, and they offer lots of accessories too......terrific punches, stamp pads, gorgeous paper........drop on by, just click on the link to my Stampin' Up! website on the top right hand side.

I'm hoping to be more crafty come the new lots of great new toys for my crafts from my darling hubby, now I just need to find some time!

Take care, till next time

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Custom Request - Name Book

My gosh, I'm so excited! A wonderful lady found my blog through Google (yupp it really works!) and contacted me about a custom order for a word book! I'm so thrilled! So here's a few pictures of what I came up with for her, hope she loves it as much as I loved making it!

Take care and thanks for looking!

Friday, November 14, 2008

My Favorite Christmas Card

I love this christmas card that I designed. The texture is so rich, the wreath just pops out at you. Unfortunately I noticed AFTER I made the card that the printing had smeared!!! Darn printer!!! Well I'll have to put some time aside and make a batch of these. Hopefully sometime in the near future you'll be seeing them in my ETSY shop - without the smearing!!!!

Here's a peek at a few other cards I have too!

Take care,

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Getting Excited!!!

I'm doing my first ever craft show this weekend coming up, and I've been working feverishly today trying to get some stock made to sell. I've worked on a few new items, gift card holders in a match pack style for one. They turned out pretty good, but I haven't had a chance to photograph them yet. I've also made a bunch of new christmas cards, some singles and some sets. I have to start thinking about my table and how to set it up! My DD is probably more excited than I am. She's my biggest fan, and always pushes me to sell, sell, sell!!! If it weren't for her I probably wouldn't even be doing the show, I love her to bits! She's volunteered to help me that day too, so it'll be doubly fun, spending time with my DD and selling cards, how great is that!!!

Well I'm off for the evening, creating can be very tiring.....LOL!!!!

Take care,

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pretty Little Birdy Notecards

I just loved this sweet little birdy stamp when I saw him, and thought he would do great sending a little message to someone special. I paired him up with some terrificly textured cards and voila, a cute little Notecard set.
This is a set of four notecards with envelopes, I'm hoping to get into my Etsy shop shortly.

In the meantime, I'm so excited today, my littlest one is dying to see High School Musical 3 so we're gonna give it a try! I hope there isn't too much of a crowd, guess maybe I'll get there about an hour early......just in case. Can't wait to see the look on her face when the movie starts! This is what I became a mom for!!!

Take care and see you again soon,

Monday, October 20, 2008

Birthday Wishes Card

This is one of my favorite cards that I have made, I'm actually quite proud of it! I love the colours, and using kraft paper lately has become my favorite also. Iused all my new stamps from Stampin' Up! and papers and ink. The main stamp on the front, I call wild flowers is probably one of my all time favorites. I love the simple, light and airy look of it.

If you ever want to purchase one of my cards, you can visit my Etsy shop, or just email me.

Enjoy and take care.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Custom Wedding Scrapbook Complete!!!!

Here's some photos (although not very good ones!) of a wedding album I recently completed! I'm so excited, I really hope she loves it. She had requested a tropical romantic feel, I hope I achieved that.
If you're ever interested in a custom order, you can just email me. I love doing anything paper related and you'd be surprised at what we can come up with!

Take care,

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Christmas is Coming.......well sort of!

I have officially made my first set of Christmas cards! I know, what was I thinking, it's only the beginning of October.
Well I was so thrilled when I received my new Stampin' Up! stamps that I made these cards with all my new stuff. I have to say I'm really impressed with the quality of the Stampin' Up! papers, and the colours are great. I used the Earth Tones, just love them.
Anyhow I'll be putting these up in my Etsy shop in a couple of days. Hope everyone likes them.
Oh and I'm doing my first ever Craft show on Nov 8th! I'm so excited! I really have to get working on making some stock to sell though. I have a ton of ideas in my head, but not a lot of crafting time.

Did I mention I'm half way through the custom wedding scrapbook that I'm making. I'm so happy with it, but feel so bad. I've taken so long to do this for a friend and feel awful about it......maybe I'll make a few extra goodies for her.

Take care,

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A few more items Added to my Etsy Shop

Well I forgot to check on my expired listings, and lo and behold I found two or three cards that I still had and was able to renew.

If you have a moment, come on over to my etsy shop and check them out.

I'm working hard on my custom ordered wedding album for a friend right now and haven't had a chance to list or design any new cards. But I expect to be finished the album in a week or so, so check back here and I'll let you see a sneek peek of the album when it's done.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Take care,

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Can You Believe it......I'm on YOUTUBE!!!!

Hi there, been a busy couple of days lately and haven't had much of a chance to blog!

Guess what!!! A wonderful friend I met an the Etsy message board, Paula, better known as UxCritter, made a video for my Etsy card shop and put it up on YouTube, how exciting is that!!!! She is super talented, so if you'd like the check out the video she made for my shop, here's the link

Please go and have a peek and tell me what you think, I'd be thrilled to hear any comments!

Been busy here running around with hubby and trying to organize the house, so I haven't had a heck of a lot of time lately to create some new cards. But I'm hoping to get back to creating next week.......crossing my fingers for luck!

And don't forget, you can also check out my Stampin' Up! website for some fantastic rubber stamps! The link is on the top right hand side of my blog.

Got to run, kids are calling, it's family time!

Talk to you again soon,

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hand made Gift Bag

I die cut this cute little gift bag from sturdy packing or wrapping paper. I'm really into the 'kraft' type paper right now. It's something a little different for me and was so pleased with it that I decided to put it up for sale in my shop. I think it's the perfect little bag for jewellery or gift cards. The bag is approx 3.75 x 6 inches. As you can tell I'm also still into the plum/berry colours right now too.

Visit my Etsy shop if you are interested in purchasing this pretty little handmade gift bag.

Oh and don't forget, if you love stamping as much as I do, check out my Stampin' Up! website, the link is on the right at the top of the can even order online right through my website. So exciting!

Take care,

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Cards for Charity

Loopy, this is for you!!!

Another friend who I've met through the message boards is doing the 60K walk for Breast Cancer in 2009 and I wanted to try and help her earn some donations for this wonderful cause. I decided to design a greeting card for her, and this is the result. I've made 10 cards in all so far. If they are a success, I'll gladly contribute more.

Just listed the cards in my Etsy shop now, so if you like you can go take a look at them, and maybe even buy one...... :)
I've always wanted to do something for this worthy cause, aside from just making a monetary donation, and now I'm very thrilled to have met Loopy and thought of a way of using my craft to help others.

Take care and thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Woohoo They've Gone Live!

I'm so excited!!! Stampin' Up! now offers ONLINE ordering......Yipee!!!!

When you visit my Stampin' Up! website (link on the right) you can now order directly on line! A few clicks of the mouse and you're Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories are delivered right to your door!

And don't forget, if you've got a few friends who want to place an order, if you get more than $200 in sales it counts as a workshop and you can get FREE stamp sets. Give me a call or email me if you have any questions!

This is just such great news, did I mention I'm so excited!

Take care,

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I'm so Excited!!

A great friend I met on the message boards in Etsy helped me to put my little Etsy shop link up here on my blog!!! Thanks so much Nancy, it worked!!!!

I also was able to peek on Gillians blog and get the LIVE FEED application from now I can see where you are all visiting from!

I'm so happy! I'm on my way to blogging.......hopefully!

Oh and DD won her second game too! Yeah! They were supposed to play the championship game today, but got rained!!! So we have the playoff game tomorrow........let's hope for no rain and a dry playing field!

Take care,

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Busy Busy Weekend!!

Well it's very hectic here!

DD is in a baseball tournament, not much time to blog.......!

One game this AM, yeah they won! On our way to the second game name......crossing our fingers, they win!

See you later,

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stampin' Up! has Arrived!!!

Yippee! Yeah!!! I'm so excited, I signed up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and my new kit has arrived!

Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to play too much with my new stamps, so I don't have a new project to show you......yet!!

I did however get a chance to create my Stampin' Up! website, so please give it a visit at

If you are interested in placing an order for these gorgeous products, you can do so through my website above! Or if you prefer, you can book a fun workshop and earn free product!!!

So go ahead, take a look and tell me what you think.

In the meantime I've also been working on a few other things that I hope to be able to show you in the near future.

Thanks again for visiting my blog, and I will be doing my best to update this weekly, if not daily! in the future.

Take care, and keep in touch!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hello Again!!

Hey there, I've seriously neglected by blog this summer.......sorry!

With the kids home and all the stuff you try and cram in with them over the summer, things get pushed to the side, unfortunately this is one of them. But hey, things are looking up! The kids go back to school next week so I might get a little more me time. Time to create new cards for the shop, time to clean the house, maybe even do some laundry.......hehe!

I also need to spend some time on the blog and try and revamp it a bit. I have lots of friends with blogs now, new friends I've met through my Etsy shop, and I really want to be able to share them with everyone, and get links added here for them. I also realized I don't know how to use this blog that well. I've seen some beautiful blogs where the girls have been able to showcase their shop goods and I would love to learn how to do that as well.

So hopefully beginning next week, I'll be able to update more often, add the links that I want to and spruce this baby up a bit to make it more fun and interesting and informative.

Of course I'm always interested in any comments, so you can add those too if you wish!

Take care everyone and enjoy the last long weekend of the summer.

PS, did I mention I have family coming over for the weekend......yipee I get to spend a couple of days with my niece, we're all so excited to have them come and visit, and of course we're looking forward to seeing my brother and SIL too!

Bye for now!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hello Again!

Well its been awhile since I last posted. Things got really hectic and then we left for vacation. Well we're home now, disney was awesome, and I have a ton of laundry to do.

I've decided to change up a couple of my websites, I can't keep track of all of them and they are not getting used for the right purpose. So hopefully I'll be able to find some time to clean them up and start keeping track of them.

I'd like to make a website just for my cards and items that I carry in etsy. That's something I'll have to look into!

Anyhow laundry is calling! I'll be back again soon.

Take care,

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thank You

Just wanted to show a quick post of the rememberance cards we gave away at my daughter's confirmation. One of the sweet ladies on Etsy made the hanging bead charm for us. Party was wonderful, a great time was had by all I hope!

Here's the photo!!

I'm not that great at photography, but it's really quite lovely. Thanks ULI!!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I'm so excited!!

Guess what, a shop owner in Montreal has decided to carry my line of cards in her shop! Yeah!!! The shop is located on Cartier street, and the grand opening is in May. So if you live in Quebec and would like to purchase some of my cards, go check it out, it's called Boutique Mixi!!!

Of course you can always order my cards online from my etsy shop

And if you're a shop owner and wish to contact me regarding carrying a line of my cards, please don't hesitate! You can always reach me at

Have a great one, and take care!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008's been a few days!

Good morning, just realized it had been a few days since I blogged! It's been a bit crazy here, and it's going to get even more crazy! Went away for a weekend for my birthday, that's always fun, now it's catch up time.

I volunteered in Jan to make invitations for the school for my daughters graduation. Now in April when I'm swamped I realized it's for 100 invites and RSVP's and they finally picked the colours, now I have to get them done in about 4 weeks!!!!!

If you come on by to my etsy store I've posted several new cards, including more for mother's day.

Here's a picture of a card that's also on etsy. I think it's really cute, and the black and white make it quite bold.

Well I'm off, got to run and watch Hannah Montana with the little one before she's off to school!

Take care,

Monday, March 31, 2008

Mother's day.

I wanted to show you this card I had made for Mother's day for my online shop. I had just put it for sale late yesterday afternoon and when I woke up this morning it was sold!!! I'm so thrilled!!

I used flowers I had cut out and material flowers. Along with some buttons, brads and chalk, this card had great texture. You could feel everything popping off the page.

Thanks for looking, and if you have a minute pop into my shop and check it out And if you see anything in my sold section that you like, just contact me!

Take care and have a great day!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

She's Expecting!!!

Just found out a cousin is expecting her first, and I just HAD to run and make her a card. This little mommy to be is too cute, I just love her and am thrilled to be able to use her! I loved this patterned paper too. The inside reads.....a big tummy! I thought it was cute! I'm thinking of putting one similiar in my shop, what do you think?

Good nite!

Busy Times

Well things are getting busy here, lots going on with the kids! Having a party for my daughter's confirmation and just finished making the invites! Now to get them mailed out to everyone, then start working on the decorations, thank you's......etc. But I have to say...I LOVE IT!!!! at least it keeps me crafting!

I'm posting a picture of the invites, and I'm working on a thank you/momento thingy. Once I get those done, I'll post again. I'm very excited about the momentos, a new friend I met on etsy is helping me out, can't wait.

Visit my shop if you have a free minute

Take care everyone!

Monday, March 24, 2008

More photos of my paper bag album.

I decided to post a few more photos of the paper bag album as I have entered it into a design challenge. We had to use one cut from a cricut cartridge (I used PS for the letters and TBBM for all of the tags inserted in the album), green and blue paper, and ribbon, which I tied all the safety pins with ribbon and placed ribbon on several of the album pages. Wish me luck! Hope everyone had a great easter.

Friday, March 21, 2008

New baby paper bag album gift set

Just finished this cute set last nite. I loved the paper and decided to use it in a bit of a different way, for a baby book. This would make a great gift for the parets, grandparents, aunts, uncles anyone. You can put photos, comments, momentos anything. Check it out at for more photos.

Hope everyone is enjoying family time this easter weekend.

Take care,

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Couple of new Stamped cards.

I made this 2 card set using a stamping tecnique called rock and roll. Sweet simple cards with a bit of bling by glittering the centre of some of the flowers.

These are available at my shop

Thanks for looking, I'm off to bed!

Happy Easter everyone!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Criss Cross cards

I love making these cards, they are really quite easy too! I chose this one for the fun spring colours I had in the patterned paper. You can write whatever message you want on the insert, it gets pulled out by the large green button. They really are a fun card!

I'm putting this one up for sale in my shop. Don't forget to go over and take a peek, I'm always adding new stuff.

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy Easter

A card I made for family for easter. Although it would be easier to make one card style for all my family, that wouldn't be any fun! So I usually make a few different style cards for holidays. More fun that way and I get to play with my crafts more!

Hope your weekend is going grand!

Oh and by the way......YEAH I made my second sale on my online shop!!! If you're looking for any cards, take a peek at my shop.

Take care,

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Some funny cards

I had posted these cards a few days ago, but some dumb person made a comment linking to another inappropriate site, so I had to delete and repost. AAhhhh, hate those dumb people, don't they have anything better to do!

Anyhow for anyone who missed them here's a couple of funny cards I put up in my shop the other day!

Come on over to my online shop and take a look. Everyone needs a card for some occassion right!!?? I'll be adding some Mother's day cards shortly once the kiddies are back at school!

Take care,

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Getting Ready for St. Patty's Day!

So here are a couple of cards for my Irish friends and family that I'll be sending out. I would never of thought of Mickey and Minnie with St. Paddy's day, but saw this idea on a mb that I go to all the time. They are too cute! I have an extra set if anyone wants one! Just email me and I can even send them out to your loved ones! The Good Luck is on the inside of the Mickey card.

Take care and have a wonderful day......oh and don't forget to check out my online store for some great cards!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I'm starting to get into SETS

So I have started listing items in my new online ETSY shop ( and have been leaning towards putting "sets" of cards up instead of individually. I think it's more fun to recieve a few things at once than just one card!! I really love the fleur de lis, and the colours in the patterned paper - what do you think??
Anyhow, come over and stop by Harvest Moon Paper and check out all the cards I've put on the site, especially my very BRIGHT and colourful wedding card..........I'm fed up with seeing white everywhere you know what I mean!!!
Take care and enjoy the weekend!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

OMG I did it!!!!

I finally did it!!! I have opened up my own online "shop"!!!

So I have been looking into being able to sell my crafts online, and found this great community called ETSY. I wasn't too sure about them, but when Martha Stewart features them on her show, who am I to disagree with Martha!!!

It's this wonderful place where everything that is for sale is HANDMADE and you can find unbelievable stuff. And guess what, I even accept all major credit cards!!! WOW.

So here is the link to my very own "shop"

I've always been in love with the name Harvest Moon and now I finally get to use it. Please come by and visit, oh ya and SHOP too.........LOL!!!

So tell everyone you know, no matter where they are located, there's a new cardshop in town and it's called HARVEST MOON PAPER CREATIONS!!!!

Take care everyone,

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Another card challenge !!!

I went to a great new website I had heard about and noticed that they had weekly card challenges! WOW there are some really talented ladies out there! I love looking at all their stuff, and as a bonus I get to challenge myself with all their weekly themes.

So here is my entry for their challenge this week - Friendship. I just loved this paper and had to buy the whole stack just to get this one patterned paper! Thanks for looking! Take care, Melissa

Friday, February 22, 2008

Exploding Box

Here a cute little item that can be used for lots of different occassions. I made this for my dad's birthday and put photos of the kids from the past year. The box is really cute, and when you take the lid off, the box "explodes" (not really!!!) and opens up to reveal the inside. You can also put a little something inside, chocolates etc. Thanks again for looking, have yourself a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My first easter card......ready!

This is gonna be for my son, shhh don't tell him!!! Things are so crazy here, got to get a head start on things, so at least one easter card down, only about a dozen or so to go........LOL!!
I also entered it into a contest again, wish me luck.........I need it!!! Thanks for visiting! Take care,

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I entered a little contest!!!

I'm so excited! I actually entered one of my cards in a contest. One of my favorites sites is having a contest and we had to make a card with the spring colours of green, yellow, orange, hot pink and a bit of brown, so this is what I came up with. I'm dying to get my hands on the Paper Dolls cartridge for my Cricut machine, and that happens to be the prize!!! Have to wiat till Feb 29th before they choose a winner. Cross your fingers for me!!! Take care everyone!

Friday, February 8, 2008

More little goodies for Valentine's

So I had made these previously for someone else, and decided they would be cute as little valentine favors for my kids. The turtle has a glittered shell, and the butterflies are for the girls. These would be great for many different occasions. You can buy as little or as many as you need! Leave a comment, and I'll get back to you! Thanks.