Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Quick update... more to come later!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to check in quick and let you know that I haven't fallen off the face of the planet! I have been really busy getting orders together for all of my wonderful customers who have been ordering lotions and scarves from me! YAY!

I started selling my hard lotion bars on facebook right after my craft fair and they've been a hit ever since! Never heard of a hard bar of lotion? You can check them out HERE and feel free to ask any questions that you might have!

I just learned how to crochet some super awesome ruffled scarves as well! I have been selling them on facebook (of course!) for about 2 weeks now and they are doing great! You have probably seen someone wearing one around... they are very popular! You can check them out HERE! Let me know what you think and if you've seen them before!

I FINALLY got my supplies ordered so that I can make my own all natural soap and lip balms! Unfortunately, because of the popularity of my lotion and scarves lately (because of Valentines Day) I haven't had a chance to make any of it! Soon though, very soon! And I will be posting LOTS of pictures of the soap making process!

Thanks for stopping in to check on me! Visit me at my facebook page (click on either one of the links above) and let me know that you follow me here and that you saw my updates!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hard lotion bars, lip balm and more!

I'm back! As I mentioned before, I am so excited to be selling my hard lotion bars now! I am also going to start selling a variation of the lotion bar as a.... lip balm! It is made from the same ingredients, but with less beeswax so that it is softer and easier to apply to the lips. It works just as good as the lotion on the hands, and it is great for this dry Colorado weather! I am taking some pre-orders for the lip balms, but I won't have them for a couple weeks yet because I am still trying to find the best place to order tubes from (but it is looking like the lip balms will cost about $2 each).

Looking ahead, I have some other recipes for these hard lotion bars that I will be selling closer to summer time. One will be a harder bar (more beeswax) so that it won't melt as easily in the hot summer temps. The second one will have some added Zinc Oxide (non-nano particles) for use as a moisturizing sunscreen bar! The third one will have Citronella EO (EO = essential oil), Cedarwood EO and Lavender EO in it for use as a bug repellent bar! I am so excited for these! I have't yet tried them myself because I've only just found them, but if they are half as good as the plain lotion bars I think they will be great!

Are you interested in any of the alternative lotion bars? I'd love to hear which one you are most excited about and which of the scents is your favorite!

This isn't about lotion, but I am also going to be making some of my own homemade, all-natural soaps soon! I can't wait! It is quite expensive to start the soap making process (not melt-and-pour soaps, but lye-based soaps), that I've been putting it off for quite a while now in hopes of saving enough money to try it. Well, thanks to the popularity of the lotion bars, I am finally able to buy everything I need to get started! I hope to be ordering the supplies needed this weekend! I will keep you updated on my progress and if all goes well I should have some soap for sale when it is done!

Thank you all so much for your support.... I couldn't do it without you!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Well, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I can't believe how fast this year has gone by! It feels like it has only been a week or two since I did the craft fair and now had Christmas! And now the new year is just around the corner.... wow.

My husband and I have been engaged for 5 years as of Christmas Eve this year! Talk about time flying by.... I can't believe it has already been 5 whole years! And this summer we will have been married for 5 years. Just doesn't seem possible! :)

In other news, I have been having so many people interested in the hard lotion bars that I made for the craft show that I have been selling out! I've decided to put them up for sale on here as well to help get the word out about them. For the moment I will only be selling to local people because I am not sure how they will ship (they are heat sensitive). However, I an going to send a 'tester' to my sister and if it arrives intact I may start offering them to those outside of my immediate area. So, stay tuned! For those of you in and around Southeastern Colorado that are interested in a lotion bar, let me know!

I will post pictures and prices soon, but for now I am still enjoying my Christmas! :)

I'll see you all next year!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Craft fair today!

Today was my craft fair and it was great! I am so glad I decided to try it out. I had a great time and I actually sold a few things! I was very pleasantly surprised to find that my hard lotion bars were wildly popular! I nearly sold out of them and I brought 40 of them with me! I will be making several more batches now for sure!

I will post pictures and more info soon, but it's time for bed now!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Craft fair projects and more cards

That's right! I am going to be in a craft fair on Dec. 8th! WOOH HOO!! I have so much to do still! I have started working on some craft ideas that I think might sell.... but I have to think about how many I can make before I run out of time and everything thing that I have to get done before then! Here are a few of the things I've been working on this week...

by Kj.etienne

And I have, of course, been making some cards. Here they are....

As always, please let me know what you think and if you would like to know what I did, and how I did it, click on the picture and it will take you to my album on scrapbook.com and the picture there has the description and instructions. Please ask if you have any questions!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 15, 2012

The "use something 3x" Challenge!

Here is the card for this week..... I went crazy with the purple!

Christmas Card Challenge - Use something 3x challenge
by Kj.etienne

As always, if you want to know what I used and what I did, just click on the picture and it will take you to my scrapbook.com gallery with my detailed description.

Thanks for looking! Please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My Latest Christmas Card Challenge

I finished another challenge for the forum that I started. This last week's challenge was actually continued from the week before because we needed more time for it. I LOVE the way it turned out... I used GLOW-IN-THE-DARK sparkly glue on it! Check it out!

This is the inspiration photo....

This is the card I made....

Christmas Card for the 2nd Photo Inspiration Challenge
by Kj.etienne

If you want more details on how I make them and what I used, please click on the title link below each picture and it will take you to my gallery at scrapbook.com and I have written a more detailed description of each card there. Also, clicking on the picture should take you to a bigger image so you can see the details.

I would love to read your comments (either on here or at my scrapbook.com gallery) about what you think about my cards!

See you next week!