Friday, June 22, 2012

Shabby Chic Headband and Giveaway Winner

Shabby Chic Headband with Fancy Blooms from the Curtsey Boutique

I found a great dress on the clearance rack at Target today!  I love it when that happens.  I threw together this matching headband using an ivory fancy bloom and elastic from the shop, plus a bit of lace, feathers and trim I had lying about. It took only a few minutes, and I think I will be making more to match other outfits.  The fancy blooms come in over 40 colors so there's sure to be one to match every occasion (and pair of shoes :) 

Set of 4 Medium 2.5 - 3 inch Vintage Inspired Fabric Flower Embellishments - You Choose Color
Fancy Blooms from the Curtsey Boutique

The winner from this week's giveaway was picked by random number generator (read here - my sister selected a number at random). The number was comment number 8.   Miriam Pranter please contact me at with your email address so I can send you the details!

We'll do another giveaway at 200 hundred sales (so soon!)

Have a lovely weekend,


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gift Certificate Giveaway and Freckled Fawn Kits

Curtsey Boutique Paper Bows and Rosettes in Freckled Fawn's June Kit

I am so thrilled with the warm reception the shop has been getting. Every wedding, baptism, birthday and graduation that my little products from the Curtsey Boutique participate in is just delightful experience for me. I love it when customers share pictures of brides wearing my hair flowers or layouts with my paper bows on them.

To celebrate our milestone of reaching over 100 sales (that happened a bit ago, but we are playing catch up!) and to share some exciting news we are giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to the shop. You can use the gift certificate towards merchandise and shipping. All you have to do is comment on this post.

To see what you can use the gift certificate on (which is everything in the shop) visit the Curtsey Boutique here:

The exciting news is that our paper bows and rosettes will be sold as part of the Freckled Fawn's Indie Kits! I am so honored and excited about this kit which contains items sold by artists like myself - one of a kind, from the heart and all hand made.  The picture at the top of the post is June's Kit which is available for sale starting today. Here is the link to the Freckled Fawn's blog: sharing more about the kits.

Here is the direct link to her shop homepage:

In addition to her kits she has the most AMAZING inventory of washi tape including a weekly special which I love to snatch up whenever I can.

Thanks so much for all the support and don't forget to comment to enter. The  giveaway closes on Friday, June 22nd.


Friday, June 1, 2012

Scrapping Summer Vacation (from last year)

Curtsey Boutique Disney "Family Fun" Glassine Bag

The weather is warm, the sun is shining and I'm dusting off my suitcases in preparation of participating in that most noble of American traditions - the road trip. I'd love to smack (I mean shake the hand) of the man who thought this one up. I know it wasn't a woman. What woman said you know what makes family fun time amazing:

Pit stops in the middle of no where with gas stations that look like they came from an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

Campgrounds that have very loose definitions of the words "private showers"


Theme parks which cost more than the Gross National Product of Liberia.

I know I'm whining, but I'll probably have fun on my two day road trip to Indiana - right? 10 hours in the card with 4 kids, piece of cake. 

I can hear the snickers already so stop it!

With this in mind, I've been crafting vacation themed embellishments and pages this week. I'd love to say I'm getting ahead for this Summer, but the truth is I'm shamefacedly still scrapping last Summer. I hope to share a couple of Project Life layouts with you next week from our trip to New England and to Disney.

This year we are heading to Indiana (in fact we are heading out next Friday) so I thought I better get those pictures in books before they become lost in the ever growing pile of photos on my scrap table.

Curtsey Boutique Disney Label Journaling Cards

For our Disney trip I put together a few following journaling cards and a cute glassine bag to hold our ticket stubs and other bits of memorabilia.

The labels are available in the shop here: 

and the medium sized glassine bag embossed with polka dots can be found here: 

Planning to hit the road soon,