Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Friday!

Even though this is still the middle of my work week, I still love Fridays! It's the end of most people's work week, everyone is happy and excitedly waiting for what the weekend may's nice.

I have been refining parts of my shop lately to make it easier to navigate. I have also began to shoot my photos with different backgrounds for different categories. For example, all my "Shabby Chic" tags are set against a black and white bird pattern background, while my "Vintage-Inspired" tags have a...well, vintage pale green and gold background. Well, this is as far as I've gotten right now, let me know what you think! :)

Also, one of my tags are featured in ThirtySixTen's Treasury these couple of days. Please check out her beautiful Valentine's Day collection! The items and colors are brilliant! Click here for the link to the treasury! :)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yay! Sunshine!

Finally! A little sunshine this early afternoon! It was getting a little depressing being grey here everyday. Sometimes I forget how much more motivated I can get when I get some sun! Today, I made three new tags for my shop, caught up on some chores around the house, cooked a couple of meals...all before I have to go off to work at 5pm!

My cat, Odin, was very excited about the sun coming through the windows too! He kept finding the warmest sun spots in the house and took very epic and comfy-looking naps. In fact, he's been in the same spot now for the last four hours!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fun Projects Ahead!

Even though the season is pretty slow for me at my Etsy shop, I was recently offered a few wonderful opportunities (hopefully!) to sell my goods. It is an amazing feeling, especially after I slave away at the restaurant five days a week, coming home knowing that this is my time to creative beautiful things for people, and that people like it! It's incredible! :)

I would like to share with you here a couple of these projects I'm working on. My very talented cousin, Sabrina, operates her own cookie business with her husband in Los Angeles called Sabrina's Sweetery, and she makes the most beautiful, gourmet, and tasty cookies! Recently, she has enlisted me to design some special bridesmaid cards to accompany her bridesmaid cookies to be display at a bridal show! It's wonderful for me to have the opportunity to work with a talented baker and family!

Another project I'm also participating in is being one of the sponsors for an online digital (scrapbook) layout competition for the months of Feb to Apr. They will be using my tags and others' to create their layout challenges. Sounds really fun! Prior to this, I didn't even know what digital stamps were! :) For those of you who enjoy scrapbooking, or just want to check it out:, and this is Sarabeth's blog (the nice woman that invited me!):

Read on if you want to see a sneak peek of the bridesmaid cards!

Monday, January 25, 2010

My Studio Space

I'm in the process of cleaning and organizing my studio space these couple of days. Well, I'm being generous when I said space, it's more like a 4' x 4' corner in my bedroom. So instead of expanding outward with my ever-growing tools and supplies, I must expand vertically upward. But what happens when I reach the ceiling!? Anyway, despite the tiny size of my work space, I'm happy to say that I have one.

I've posted a couple of photos of my work corner so read on if you're interested in taking a look! (Warning: it's messy!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Year, New Lines

I was playing with some of my new tools the other day while I was taking a break from all the Valentines card-making, and voila! I think I found a new line of tags I love to make! I named them my Shabby Chic tags and I see so many possibilities and shapes I can do. I have made a few SC-esque in the beginning, but now I'm really embracing the colors and different shapes I can use to create even more exciting ones!

I also spent a good amount of time today rearranging my etsy shop. Instead of grouping them by subject, I sorted them in terms of styles: ex> vintage-inspired, shabby chic, retro...etc. It feels more organized and I think it'll be easier for others to browse through my shop according to what they're looking for.

Anyway, back to work for me. I have a couple exciting projects coming up, and I would love to share them with you when everything is finalized! :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hmmm...Comments Welcome

I finally decided to take a couple of days off to catch up on some of my projects, especially after a very intense and busy week at the restaurant, I have been so exhausted that I was not productive at all. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I have been creating v-day-oriented tags and cards, and not leave me too much time for my other projects.

I would like to encourage everyone who reads this blog to leave me a comment about whether or not they want to see more valentine's day items, or other non-holiday-oriented items? And also, any other paper goods they would like to see more? As usual, any feedback, suggestions, or critiques are always welcome. I would like to accommodate everyone who visits my shop to have fun browsing around and maybe find something they love and find useful!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Little Preview...

It's been a little while since I've posted new items in my Etsy store. Holidays and New Year's had been a little hectic and crazy, but I'm ready to focus and create new items for Foxes and Robbers! I would like to give you a little taste of what's to come by posting couple of new items today, maybe in the early evening. If you're around, I hope you'll stop by and check them out!

Please don't forget that I always welcome any suggestions, critques, and even custom requests! Don't hesistate to drop me a line either on Etsy, Facebook, or here on my blog!

Hope everyone's having a wonderful new year!! :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wow! I can't believe 2009 is gone! It was an interesting year for me, many changes and making conscious decisions towards improving the quality of life. As I get older, I find that I treasure my time at home a lot more than I used to. With the little time I have when I'm not working, I love looking for and trying new recipes, reading a book on the couch with my cat, having little projects to improve the apartment...etc., basically trying to keep a simpler but fulfilling lifestyle.

In this coming year, Foxes and Robbers will be expanding our products from mainly gift tags to cards, invitations, and other paper products. I would like to thank everybody that has given me much love and support! Have a Happy New Year and may 2010 bring you everything you've ever dreamed of!