Wednesday, December 28, 2011


With the sweetest holiday of the year coming up, I decided to dedicate a post to some of my adorable items that make me think of love... baby love!

Be sure to check out my shop for these and more sweet items for Valentine's Day!


This is a fun custom I finished recently for twin boys. How cute did it turn out?!
Custom colors available! E-mail me at for more information.

Here are some brand new items in my shop for spring... be sure to stop by and check out all of these sweet little bunnies! 

Tate, Tessa, and Trixie are the most adorable brother and sisters trio!  My Sweet Spring Bunny Rabbit is an adorable traditional take on spring.


Have a fabulous New Year sweet fans... I'll see you in 2012!

xoxo, Lisa

Monday, December 26, 2011


I must say that 2011 has been a great year! I've been very blessed to watch my business bloom and my family grow.  My life is beautiful and blessed in every way. I was just reflecting on this past year and looking forward to seeing what 2012 holds for me. 

Of course everything is always more fun with photos so here's my year in review:

Although I'm not a lover of cold weather or snow, I do enjoy seeing my kids play in the snow!

The sweetest holiday. Valentine's Day!

Spring time is so beautiful!

Looking forward to the sun and the sand with my family this coming year!

Celebrating our beautiful country and life.

Pure summertime.

Visiting with dear friends.

Fair time... the official kick off to fall!

My beautiful babies enjoying the fallen leaves.

One of the kid's favorite holidays: Halloween!


A beautiful end to a beautiful year.
All of the above photos were taken by me. :)

With spring time fast approaching here are some of my goodies available:

Also keep your eyes open for these cutie pies!
I'm going to start making batches of them very soon!!
They will be made ready to ship and I will post them on my facebook page or in the one of a kind/ready to ship section of my shop.

I hope all of my fans had a great 2011 and here's cheers to an even better 2012!

Cheers! Lisa

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cute Custom

I so need to be going to bed right now, but before I do I HAVE to share this ah-dorable custom!

I was contacted by the lovely Jen over at Jen Rinaldi Photography to make a fun custom skull hat for a baby girl.  She had photos of mom's baby shower cake and some bibs she received for her sweet little princess so I eyeballed them and took of designing!

 How cute!

Even cuter on baby!

Thanks so much Jen for sharing with me and thank you for the great custom, I had a blast designing this one!  Jen is also the owner/operator over at Photo Prop Floors and Backdrops which is the hugest vendor for backdrops for photographers so I'm absolutely grateful for the exposure to my target crowd!

xoxo, Lisa

Thursday, December 22, 2011

What happened today? Something sweet!

Okay... this is sort of one of those I have to tell you this story to tell you that story things, but it will all make sense in the end! Read on!


So I was having sort of a rough morning today.  Last night I received an e-mail from Etsy that was questioning the integrity of my items being handmade.  

It was sort of a threatening feeling e-mail saying if I didn't fill out a long inquiry within a week that my shop would be suspended.  

Of course all of this comes at the worst possible time with Christmas only a few days away! I'd much rather be baking cookies then taking photos of my workspace and filling out long questionnaires on how I make my items.  The person I spoke with at Etsy told me this is a process they go thorough with a lot of shop owners to make sure their products are, in fact, made by hand.  She assured me that it was routine...

I was just a little upset because I work very hard at making sure that my products are not only handmade, but original, stylish, and great quality. I wondered how they decided to throw this my way. 

Did someone come across my shop and personally decide that they didn't feel my items were handmade? Did someone report me? No answers!

ANYWAY. So I thought if I have to fill out this big thing for Etsy in order to keep my shop open, I would share it with you too. :) It's not quite finished yet because of all of the photographing of my work process involved.  I'll be finishing up over the next few days and will share here on my blog as soon as it's finished!

I have always enjoyed selling on Etsy.  I have a lot of really great customers that have come back to me again and again through that website.  I'm taken aback by this whole out of the blue e-mail questioning my product integrity. So, of course, I'm going to comply with their wishes and we'll see how it turns out.

Here's a photo my husband took of me working away:

This is usually where I am! In this chair with my giant basket of yarn or on the couch with my hooks and needles near by... and the baby monitor, of course. :) 

The start of a crocheted flower embellishment. I do, in fact, make these by hand!

I'm going to post a pattern for my crocheted layered flowers so you can try them yourself! That will come in the near future... keep your eyes open!


So anyway, as I'm feeling a little blue this morning, I hop on over to my facebook page to see what's going on over there today and find this:

It's a sweet comment from my lovely friend Melissa over at Missy B Photography that says: 

"I just wanted to stop by and tell you how hapy I am to have found you! Your hats are so perfect and I'm so happy to call you a friend too! :)"

Talk about perfect timing! Melissa is absolutely the sweetest girl who I've had the pleasure of working with many times in the past year. She does beautiful photography work and beyond that is a truly sweet and enjoyable person to know. I'm blessed to know her and call her a friend! Thank you for the pick me up, you must have just known I needed it today. You're the best Missy B!


Thanks for listening... I feel so much better! Happy Thursday!

xoxo, Lisa

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fun FREE Printalbes!

This is a fun and easy DIY project! My son had his Christmas party at school today and we were in charge of bringing little favors for each child to take home. As busy as I am with my shop and everything else this year, I opted for something e-a-s-y! I'm sure many of you can relate. ;) 

Here's what I did:

I headed over to Pixel Stix Graphics' website and looked over her entire tab of FREEBIE printables! There are a lot of tags and other goodies to choose from so your options are endless.

I downloaded my chosen tags and printed off the desired number of tags.  I cut mine with scissors and wrote the names of the kids in by hand. 

I bought these adorable candy cane sticks at my local Sam's Club which came attached with a holiday themed gummy and a little ribbon. They were super adorable, but I thought it would be extra special for the kids to have their names attached.

After getting my tags all cut and written out, I punched a hole in one of the upper corners to thread the ribbon through.  The ribbons were on twist ties so I removed them from the candy cane and threaded my tags on.

Like so. :)

Then it was time to reattach the ribbon with its new beautiful tag. I simply twisted.

Then pushed it down so it laid flat against my candy cane.


I put them back in their original box for a beautiful display. How cute and easy are they?!
Of course the kids were excited to have something that belonged just to them to take home.  

I'll have to say, it's definitely worth your time to head over to Pixel Stix Graphics to check out these tags which could have a million uses around the holidays! She has these and many more totally FREE printables available.
Also find her on facebook!

Here's a sneak peek at some more of her amazing freebies:

Some adorable displays to place in a frame... class up any party table in an instant!

FREE scrapbook paper?! Woo-hoo! The possibilities are endless!

The oh-so-cute and ever popular cupcake toppers! I also like to use these as favor tags or to stick on to silverware as a faux napkin ring. Again, your imagination is the limit!

Thanks for all of the fun and free holiday inspiration Val!

Happy Holidays!  I'll be back soon with some fun Tri-Bec Creations news for 2012. :) Great giveaways and new products coming... I can't wait to see what the new year brings! Until then I will be enjoying the last days of 2011. What a great year!

xoxo, Lisa

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tri-Bec Creations + Pixel Stix Graphics

Happy Monday! 

It really is a happy Monday! Different from regular Mondays. It's the Monday before Christmas! There's definitely holiday cheer in the air and the hustle and bustle of  preparing to celebrate is upon us.  I know at my house we're busy baking, decorating, wrapping, watching Christmas movies, reading Christmas books, and doing lots of other fun things. :)

The sweet and lovely Valerie over at Pixel Stix Graphics has been kind enough to feature me on her blog today! Check out her Spotlight on Tri-Bec Creations

Where should I start with Val? She is fun, funky, hilarious, and an absolute breeze to work with! She has an absolutely amazing eye for graphic design which is her speciality.  She designed this blog plus all of my shop and facebook graphics and business cards. On top of doing that, she does great custom work like this flier she designed for me:

And my facebook graphic:

In addition to business design she does those always adorable printable parties! Cupcake toppers, invitations, bottle labels, favor tags, you name it! As if that weren't enough, she is giving away 12 different designs for FREE during her 12 days of Christmas!

Over on her blog,, she has a tab just for freebie printables that can be downloaded.

 Adorable bottle wrappers.

So sweet cupcake toppers. Val recommends a 2" round punch for these which can be purchased at your local craft store.

Head over to her website to check out these and the rest of the free goodies! You'll be so glad you stopped by!  While you're there check out her adorable shop: and find her on facebook:

Happy Monday all... and you know I couldn't leave without sharing another adorable photo from Photography by Jessica Rivera:

What an adorable little pixie! Coming soon to my shop.

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you are having an amazing holidays season!

xoxo, Lisa