Sunday, September 28, 2008

Christmas Take out Gift boxes

I have been trying to come up something new to take with me to Glendale.I had these Take out boxes in my craft closet and decided to experiment with them.This is what I came up with.This in a mini take out box,Design to give small gifts or to fill with candy for employees or for someone special. I am hoping to get bigger take out boxes and make different designs.Coming soon(Christmas, New year, birthday , thank you, valentine's and Easter take out boxes.)Keep checking back for updates on new take out boxes:0)

Friday, September 26, 2008

The race to October

I've been franticly trying to build my stock up for Glendale. I have been working on filling up my new card rack that I got from The hometown coffee house. I am kinda of sad because the coffee house is where my family and I go for lunch at least once a week and they're closing down shop. But I was glad to be able to pick up the card rack for just $15.00. Now I'll have a memento that I can take with me to all my shows.

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Card For Fall

Happy Fall everyone.Since today was the first day of fall I decided to make a new card in honor of it.This is my new Halloweens card.This card features glitter scrapbook paper on top and watermarked candy corn paper designed and hand stamped by me.The spider web and spider is stamped on handmade paper and was burned with burning tool and aged with color pencils and shading.The web and spider is popped up for 3d effect.The inside read Happy Halloween.I hope everyone had a wonderful Day.Thanks for reading

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Mommy to be cards

Here are my newest creations.They are my Mommy to be cards.I made a brown headed ,and blond headed pregnant woman,I am currently working on a black headed. when it is finished i will post it.The ladies are die cuts that have been layered several times with card stock.The ladies outfits are in embossed with glitter and are popped up for 3d effect.All the details on the ladies are designed and hand made by me.I am very pleased how they turned out.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Feature Blog On Etsy Seller: Birdwatching

1)How did you first hear about Etsy?: I think I saw it in a craft magazine, actually. I put it on my favorites list and came back to it a few months later after I found out my aunt had a shop on here.

2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!: Well, I have a B.F.A. in art, which has pretty much only been used to make things for etsy. haha. I taught art for 3 years so I guess it got used for that too. I LOVE sewing, but lately I have been drawing a tiny bit more.

3)How did you get started as a designer?: I have always liked making things, and I figured selling them was the best way to keep them from piling up around the house!

3)What inspires you to create?: Sometimes just having a good day makes me feel like making something. Or reading a craft/decorating magazine can do the trick.

4)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy? Word of mouth at work and to my friends...I have a myspace, blog, a decal from CeeJay77 on my car, I do business card swaps...whatever I can that is low-budget, at this point!

5)Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?: Get to know other etsians!
Network and trade business cards!

6) Where can people find your work? and very soon I will have a store front on!

Please visit her shop at
Also visit Birdwatching's blog at

Monday, September 15, 2008

New cards

Here are two new cards I made today.I am hoping to put them on etsy in the next couple of days, so you are getting a preview.Tell me what you think!!
On your right is my new
"shake that booty" there is embossed glitter on the diaper, the picture is popped up and has a real button on it.
The card on the left is my new little diva card
diaper and hair bow on
baby is embossed
with glitter.The baby is popped.Little diva
held in place by two copper brads and is
popped up on the paper also.

Each card has congrats stamped inside.Keep checking back for more new cards.

Glendale's Fall Crossing Festival

I am super excited to announce that Expressions by Devin will be set up at Glendale's Fall crossing festival.October 18,2008 7am to 5pm. It has over a thousand arts and craft booths.If you want a great parking stop make sure you get there early,The parade starts at 10:00 am. Expressions by Devin will be set up in the True Kentucky shop field. Thanks for all the support and hope to see you there.

Expressions By Devin : Update

Hello everyone here is an update on Expressions By Devin. As you all now I am currently on Etsy. Coming this fall I will be on a new web-site called It is like etsy but the administrator is a little more picky about who gets to have a shop. Thanks for all the continued business and I hope you check out Lollishops when it opens in a couple of months. Keep coming back and I'll keep having new stuff on all three sites. Thanks for helping the business grow.

LolliShops is a juried, online selling venue for talented artists, collectors of vintage and art supply vendors

New blog

Hey everyone I finally got the nerve to make a Expressions by Devin blog. I hope this blog will keep my family and friends updated on my growing business.I will post new cards and other items that I may create.Thanks for your on growing support.