Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop

Of Teacups, Ideas, & Zero

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What a wonderful quote by Ray Bradbury & it’s so true. Many times after accomplishing something I’m proud, I fall into a malaise.  I just can’t seem to get the teapot to tip it’s wonderful contents out into the world.

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There’s  no lack of inspiration & oh how the ideas bubble up in my head:

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Yes, it’s been busy around here and nothing much to show for it…yet. Life is like that sometimes. Bogged down in our heads, routines, & insecurities we spin the tires & forward motion comes to a halt. One of these days something will flick on,

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like a lightbulb. In a creative frenzy all those ideas will come to fruition & look fabulous on the workspace.  Eventually, listings will once again be the talk of the blog.

 

 

 

In case you were wondering, yes the stacked teacups are my own drawings decorated with snippets of old images & tweaked as only a digital artist can.

Hope you’re enjoying your day whether it’s sunny summer or down under winter, it’s all simply wonderful!

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Friday Ramblings

Good Morning… I’m at sixes & sevens this am. Actually, I’ve been a good share of this week. Do you have weeks where you feel disordered, not sure which direction to head? I’m still working on a tutorial for putting together a junk journal & adding text in Adobe Reader. Then there’s the Boom! Party Accessories Kit that need to be listed NOW! If I don’t get that listing posted on Etsy, I’ll miss the Fourth entirely! How embarrassing. Summers are crazy like that when my space is not my own for 8 hours a day.

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img55 A fun illustration with a Fourth of July poem began in a book called Children of Our Town that was published in 1902. When I lived on Cape Cod, July 4th meant parades with children waving flags as they walked or riding bikes decorated in red, white, & blue. This was the parade of my childhood in nw Ohio, too. Somewhere along the line, we lost that charming tradition, but it’s good to know it survives somewhere in the US.  BTW… you are welcome to the illustration above.  It’s just too cute to keep to myself.

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Yes, I will have the Boom! Party Accessories listed in my Etsy shop before midnight! I am determined to get it done….

There’s some fun stuff to create a cohesive Fourth of July celebration in the kit like:

  1. Water bottle Labels
  2. Table Tents
  3. Napkin Rings
  4. Candy Wrappers with a small topper
  5. Firecracker Covers to create silly firecrackers for your tablescape
  6. A PDF with all the directions to create the items plus some ideas for pulling it all together.

Don’t forget that the Boom! Party Accessories kit goes right along with the Boom! Banner & Invitation.  What? It’s too late to send off an invitation? Be spontaneous & go ahead, plan a last minute Fourth of July soiree with a vintage theme. In a few hours you’ll have invitations sent & all the trimmings that make parties something special.

Boom! Invitations HERE

Boom! Banner HERE

Kinda short today, but if you’re in the US I know you’re busy getting ready for the upcoming holiday! Have a happy & safe Fourth of July!

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Good Morning, friends! It’s raining, dark, cloudy & warm rather like a tropical forest in NW Ohio. The gardens & flowers needed the rain, so I’m not complaining. Did you decide to take the junk journal journey? Have you downloaded the kits? I hope you checked out the videos I shared, they’re easy to follow & inspiring…at least they were for me.  I’m gathering up lots of ‘junk’ for my journal & planning the next one, two, better make it three journals. After Flower Gathering I’m moving on to a reading journal & a travel journal. The journal journey is some kind of wonderful.  In case you missed it, you can download the kits by clicking on the links below:

Kit #1       

Kit #2 

I’m working on the PDF Directions for creating junk journals along with a tutorial for adding text in Adobe Reader all while creating printables for Studio on the Corner Etsy shop.  Wheewwww….everything takes time.

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Speaking of SotC Etsy shop, there’s a fun, new listing, BOOM! Yep, that’s the title & if you’re planning a July 4th get-together & thinking this is the year for a vintage vibe you’ll want to check it out…

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There are 6 flags all together, 2 have old-fashioned firecrackers on them. Each flag is about 8 inches wide & 10 inches long. Expect to see distressed bits & grungy parts all added to give an aged appearance. The images were drawn from an old Type Foundry book. Love the twinkler border!

The banner is listed, but more will be coming along this weekend.  An invitation with an adding text via Adobe Reader (PDF) option. . .

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along with party decor like napkin rings, food tents, water bottle labels, & candy wrappers will be available. Look for the Boom! invitation later today. Once everthing in the Boom! colletion is listed, it’s all about options, you can purchase just the banner or invitation or party decor or purchase all in one big party package. BOOM!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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