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I’m So Crafty…

 

 

Where have I been the past couple months? Now you know! 🙂

{As some of you mothers may know, the first trimester can be a doozy!}

Between juggling my two part time jobs, supporting my husband during his internship, carrying this lil one and prepping for (yet another) move, it has been and will continue to be super busy! Despite this busyness, we are so very excited to meet our lil one (“fire cracker”)  in July!

Pieceful Joy will be on a hiatus until further notice. I may pop in every once in a while and share some creative thoughts, ideas and perhaps some new additions to piecefuljoy.etsy.com. Until then, blessings on your 2012 and happy crafting! 🙂

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Vacation!

Hello, dear followers!

The piecefuljoy.etsy.com shop is on vacation and so is this blog. My summer will be full of moving boxes, road trips and other festivities.  Because I will not be 100% available for the Pieceful Joy shop, I feel that it’s best to put the shop on “vacation mode.” I will be back late summer!

Have a fabulous summer full of fun, friends, family and sunscreen! 🙂

Sarah

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Pieceful Joy’s Blog: Year 2010 in Review

Hello, my dear blog followers! This post is year 2010 in review for the Pieceful Joy blog!

The fun began on August 18th with the very first blog post.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

In 2010, Pieceful Joy wrote 45 new posts {not bad for the first year!}. I uploaded 322 pictures, taking up a total of 216mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

One of the more popular posts is this one here.

Other most popular posts:

Need some gift wrap ideas?

Blog Feature: McPeek Smith Photography

A Piece of Autumn in an Envelope

Halloween Can Be Even More Fun With…

 

Vintage Card from Custom Order

Vintage Card from Custom Order

 

Christmas Tag Assortment

Christmas Tag Assortment

 

 

 

House Warming Card

House Warming Card

 

 

Very first Etsy sale!

Very first Etsy sale!

 

 

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Cyber Monday!

Looking for some special Christmas items?

Visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/PiecefulJoy?section_id=7537658 for some special sales –  especially for the remainder of this weekend and Cyber Monday!

Click “Christmas Sale” category on the left sidebar for great deals!

Vintage Ribbon Place Cards

Vintage Ribbon Place Cards

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Some People Have Wondered…

…”Why is it that many hand-crafted items cost more than the cards in the card aisle at the store?”

Making cards by hand is a process: percolating ideas, deciding on a theme, driving to and from the store to purchase the items (paper, embellishments, adhesives, blank notecards, etc), “drafting” the card (putting it together before adhering the pieces), then piecing together the card’s elements (sometimes the theme/idea changes in this stage), measuring, cutting, gluing, final touches (brads, glitter, etc) then signing the back of the masterpiece. And then if the artist is going to sell the masterpieces on Etsy, there’s setting up to take photos, taking the photos, editing the photos, posting the photos on Etsy, writing the description, posting the item, publicizing, then selling the item, packaging it and shipping it…then balancing the checkbook. Whew!

Here is a series of photos taken when I was working on some “Thanks” cards for this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Some of the work was already done before I took these pictures (i.e. the measuring, cutting and adhering of the background papers) but take a look at this process for 6 cards:

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In Case You’ve Noticed…

As you may have noticed on my Etsy shop {PiecefulJoy.etsy.com}, there have been some price changes. As a seller, there are fees for etsy.com, paypal, the cost of shipping materials and then mailing the item itself.  PiecefulJoy’s prices are competitive compared to many other Etsy sellers. I am going the extra mile and making sure that these quality little masterpieces are carefully shipped in cushiony bubble envelopes.  If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

On another note, I posted some adorable “Chipper Chirpie Birdie” tags on Etsy. No later than a few hours after posting these cuties, all four of them found an excited owner!

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Etsy Shop Has Arrived!

Hello, my dear readers!

My Etsy shop (PiecefulJoy.etsy.com) has finally been set up and stocked! Please take a look at what’s currently for sale:

Happy Hope Tag

This hopeful tag is 4 7/8” tall and 3 1/2” wide. Whether you are striving to pass along some encouragement and hope or would like to accent your gift wrapping with this heart-felt tag, “hope” is sure to not disappoint. This optimistic tag is crafted from three different patterns of paper and accented with a deep brown ribbed ribbon. The letters that spell this reassuring verb are excerpts from vintage paper – 1st grade flash cards from the 1960s. Order a hopeful tag and pass along some encouragement today!

Happy Hope Tag

Happy Hope Tag

Polka Dot Party Tag

This eye popping polka dot party tag is 4 7/8” tall and 3 1/2” wide. Looking to brighten up your presents with a pop of personality and color? Look no further! This delightful tag is great for children or adults. The cheery combination of not one, not two but three polka dot patterns is a fun accent to your gift wrapping. The festive 3D party hat (that comes in a variety of colors)is perfect for any birthday or party occasion. Hand crafted with love and care, this peppy tag can perk up your gift wrapping today!

Polka Dot Party Tag

Polka Dot Party Tag

Terrific Teal Tag

This cheerful tag is 4 7/8” tall and 3 1/2” wide. Looking to brighten up your gift wrapping with a pop of fun color? Look no further! The funky combination of teal, lime green and the classic black and cream script is sure to give your gift wrapping the punch it’s yearning for. The energetic 3D daisy is a great compliment to the ensemble. Hand crafted with love and care, this work of art can be yours today!

Terrific Teal Tag

Terrific Teal Tag

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