Sunday, October 27, 2013

Something New in My Etsy Store

Hi everyone...whew, where did this weekend go??? Well, tomorrow is MONDAY and the beginning of a new week. I tell ya, life flies by so fast, what does that mean anyways?? Am I too busy or not busy enough??? I don't know, it's either one or the other. Sometimes I have so much planned (24 hours is not enough) I can't get everything done, then there are days I just back off from everything. I can't imagine when I was working....I must have found the time, but then maybe everything went half done....I don't's one of those mysteries!!!

So this weekend, JP and I went to Archivers....can you believe it? He went into one of my favorite stores. JP wanted some sheet music enlarged as some of the notes are hard to read. I wanted to print off some pictures from my camera disk and turn them into beautifully framed pictures, something I have been thinking of doing for awhile. Archivers has a section of the store available to work on their computers. You can pick pictures from your flash drive or disk that you want for scrap booking or framing, and make them any size you desire. I usually use a coupon from Achiever's for "10 free 4x6 pictures". I have decided to matte the pictures and sell them on my Etsy store.

So in the following pictures you will see some of the pictures I have chosen to matte and sell. Enjoy.
I really love the way this flower turned almost looks like a hand painted Zenia. There are a few more colored Zenia's to print off and matte. Will have to see how this print fares on Etsy. I will be selling the matted print for $5.50 + postage ($7.00). (a trip to the Post Office with a sample mailing to see exactly how much postage will cost is in store).
This is one of my Black Eyed Susans. I just love when they pop up in my flower garden. I always try to plant lots of or two of them will usually take. This picture shows that the black eyed susan is matted, but not in the frame. The picture will be sent like this with the clear plastic sleeve protecting it. A frame does not come with the pictures. The frames serve as a sample of what the picture will look like.
I just love my the above picture is my beautiful yellow rose pretty! Oh, about the frame...this was one of those little gems I picked up at a rummage sale. Fill a bag for $1.00.....there were about 7-8 frames in the bag...I think I got a good deal!!!
Here are my pretty white roses. This year the white rose bush had as many as 15-20 blooms at one time....gosh it was gorgeous!!! I have a pink-salmon colored rose...but for some reason, did not take pictures of them this year. I will have to go back into my files and find one of those roses.
Now this was an interesting picture of the pink Zenia and a little butterfly....I was told by a professional butterfly keeper, this was not a Monarch, which I thought it was, it is actually called a "Painted Lady" (Vanessa Cardui). This little butterfly visited while I was having my garage would stay the whole afternoon fluttering around on the Zenia's. It must have been having a ball, cause it visited 3 days in a naturally I just had to get some pictures of it fluttering around on different colored flowers.
Last, but not least is my "Volunteer Sunflowers" I am not even sure when we had sunflowers in the garden, must have been a couple of years ago. The seeds ended up in the Compost at some point. When we planted some daisies, JP got a couple of shovel fulls of "gold dirt" planted the flowers and up came these volunteers. Wow...they sure were fun to watch, as they grew and the bees would suck up the nectar. Fun flowers to have in the seeds for the birds next summer.

Well, there you have it, my new project for Etsy. As soon as the Packer game is over I shall add one of the pictures to my Etsy store.

Green Bay Packers are winning 31-17 in the 3rd with 23 seconds to go. On to the 4th...Ummmm...I think they have this one, Packers are looking pretty good...Oh, I am an Aaron Rogers fan!!! OKAY....FINAL SCORE PACKERS 44 - VIKINGS 31....GO PACKERS!! Next game is with Chicago in Green Bay....should be a good one.

You all have a great rest of the evening and hope your Monday is a good one. Keep looking up for your redemption draws nigh. Cheers ~ Louise


sweetvintageofmine said...

Your flower pics are so pretty! It's always good to try something new! Time does seem to fly's always nice to stop and smell the roses!! Blessings~~~Roxie

Attic Clutter said...

good job they are just lovely .. I bet you sell they come unframed..right ?
On the aliens-
The bag not packed
oh now Louise they might grab u up with lightening speed !!

Biz said...

I love your pictures!! I would have thought that was a monarch butterfly too!

My Mom says the same thing - the next time she's available to see me is November 10 - she says she doesn't know how she did it when she was working full time!


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