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[sticky post] Find me here, there and everywhere! [Oct. 17th, 2015|06:40 pm]
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Just a good old fashioned sticky post :-) I will have to update it later with Instagram and Pinterest.


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New Cardinal Christmas Card Printable on Etsy [Nov. 5th, 2017|06:14 am]
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My goodness, this fall has been busy! We had our first major snowfall of the year here in Canadaland, so I have a rare moment to sit down in front of my computer and tell all y'all about my new Christmas card printable. It's based on a real paper design that I made for this year's Christmas card - more on that later!

As an international seller, it is often difficult for me to get physical items out the door - the standard delivery window for international is 21 days. With printables, you can print when you want, which is a very win win solution. The cards are compatible with Avery or Word quarter fold card templates, so you can personalize your cards on the inside and print on the other!



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Hooray! [Jul. 25th, 2017|08:44 pm]
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Sorry for the disappearing act, but I have been sick for months and I hope I get the rest in August to feel 100% again. I think I was trying to do too much and my body just c-r-a-s-h-e-d! Anyway, some good news - earlier this month, my Etsy shop celebrated 300 sales! No small feat as I opened it in 2005 and didn't really take it seriously until 2015. So far I have had 10 digital download orders in July and I'm so happy!

My sales went through the roof after converting to digital downloads in 2015. Here's to the next 100! #shoplocalyyc #yycartist #etsyyc #etsyab #calgaryartist #etsyseller #milestones #etsycanada #etsyseller #etsycalgary #calgarycrafters #etsy #etsycanada #handmadeyyc
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LJ 18th anniversary [Jun. 3rd, 2017|10:09 pm]
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#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

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More Animal Crossing Characters [Mar. 18th, 2017|02:36 pm]
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Funny how the closer the comic expo gets, the more productive I also get! Here are three more - Bob, Ruby and Blaire.


Bob shows off a red snapper! #acnl #animalcrossing #animalcrossingnewleaf #cats #cartoon #fanart #calgaryartist #Calgaryexpo #drawings

Finished Ruby! Unfortunate tree placement gives her a broccoli wig :D #drawings #cartoons #calgaryartist #animalcrossing #animalcrossingnewleaf #acnl #purpleponyart

ACNL Blaire. Originally she was was Mint, but a green squirrel was a bit much! #squirrel #cartoons #drawings #Calgaryexpo #yycartist #acnl #animalcrossing #animalcrossingnewleaf

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I drew something! [Mar. 10th, 2017|10:32 pm]
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One of the problems with crafting and making is that you can spend so much time assembling. I haven't drawn anything in quite some time - I was sick in January and February was kind of wrecky for me. But, as I hurtle along towards another turn in the artist alley at the comic expo, I did end up drawing an Animal Crossing character, Winnie. I expect I will whip out a few more pretty soon!



ACNL Winnie by calzephyr on DeviantArt
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Nuffin But Muffin [Feb. 2nd, 2017|09:46 pm]
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I made a little Facebook page for my bird! It updates on Sundays and Wednesdays. As you can imagine, I have a lot of photos of the chaos cockatiel :-) Click the picture to visit and like.

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Happy New Year! [Jan. 2nd, 2017|09:29 pm]
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Happy new year! I made it through the first couple days of the new year. 2016 was good for me and bad in some regards. Some years are "gut punch" years and maybe it was too easy to feel constantly kicked with all the celebrity deaths and whatnot. Maybe "transitional year" is a better way of putting it.

I didn't produce a lot of "art art" in 2016, but I was still plenty busy. I expanded my selection of digital download files in my Etsy shop and hit over 200 sales. I love making SVG cutting file packages, but they do take a lot of work. Not only do I have to design them, I have to test them (and sometimes redesign them) and make samples to show off how they can be used. It takes me 2-3 weeks to make a cutting file, but once it's done, it can sell many times :)

I put a lot of extra work into my Etsy shop and it was my best year yet in all regards. If you don't use EtsyRank to fine tune your shop - check it out right now!





I was pleased with the amount of things I got done although I wish it hadn't been such a rainy summer so more photography could happen :) My plan for 2017 is to make more art. Already I have applied to a few different things already and I have the comic expo to look forward to again. Stay tuned!

Here are my most popular Instagrams from last year by the way. Click here to make your own and if you don't follow me, please do so or share your link below. Best of luck to you all in 2017!


My #2016bestnine! Thank you so much for your love, comments and support over the year! #papercraft #paperart #yycartist #yycblogger

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New Horse Scherenschnitte or Papercut [Aug. 29th, 2016|09:10 pm]
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Purchase the original on Etsy :-)



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SVG Cuttable Files on Etsy [Aug. 29th, 2016|09:46 am]
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What are cuttable files or cutting files? They are usually SVG files that can be used for laser cutting and digital die cutting machines. They can also do double duty as clip art or embroidery patterns.

I have been filling my Etsy shop with them over the summer and they have all sorts of uses for cardmakers and scrapbookers. So far I have some frames, birds and feathers. We'll see how the collection grows. The great thing about them is that you can scale them up or down or all around. Whatever you want to do to make your project special. I have a Pazzles, but Cricut and Silhouette are two other popular brands. And with third party software like Make the Cut, digi crafters aren't limited to certain file types like days of yore! It's kind of cringe-worthy to think that the original Cricut came with cartridges...you couldn't use your own designs back then.

Each cutting file package comes with a PDF, an SVG file and a WPC file for Pazzles. Even if you don't have a digital die cutter, you can use the SVG to scale the pictures to size, or you can do it the old fashioned way with a photocopier with the PDF. Sometimes I forget that you can use a cutting machine to draw too. Clip art, embroidery patterns, laser cutting, stencils...cuttable files have tons of uses :-)



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