Tuesday, April 13, 2010


We are in the process of moving (TODAY!!!!!) to a "second home" and I don't yet have a computer or internet service at our new apartment, so I won’t be doing blog posts for a bit. Here's the situation: we have been trying for a very long time to figure out a way to eliminate the loooong drive my husband has to and from work every day (56 miles, (one hour) each way). By the end of the week he's so exhausted and stressed! God has provided us a way to get an apartment in town (Phoenix) that is only 4 miles from Ralph's work. We will stay down there during the week and come home (Black Canyon City, north of Phoenix) on the weekends. I hope to have a computer and internet service at our new home soon so I can keep up with blogging, my online friends, and my etsy shop, but until then, I probably won't be around much. I will post again as soon as I am able.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Favorite: Alicia of "Anycards"

Today’s favorite shop "Anycards" is one in which I could go crazy buying up everything in the “organizer” and “trinket/jewelry boxes” sections. I love having little spaces for everything to keep things neat and tidy…”a place for everything and everything in its place”.
By featuring her on my blog today, I’ve gotten a chance to know a little more about the lady behind the shop. Alicia lives in sunny Florida with her wonderful husband of four years and, in her words, “a pack of dogs…3 to be exact. All rescued and all sizes (small, medium, large).” Both she and her husband are very involved in church ministry, serving as leaders and doing a variety of other things including praise and worship. Her interests include a love of photography and anything to do with nature, walking, bike riding, being outside in general....even if it means napping out there.
Alicia has been crafting for close to 8 years and has been an etsy seller for 2 years. Regarding the source of inspiration for her work she says, “Since most of my crafts involve paper, that seems to be where I find my inspiration. I love standing in the paper section at my craft store or browsing paper selections online until something really catches my eye.” As far as her favorites she states, “I love my poppy pieces. They aren't my big sellers, actually they rarely sell, but I love forming them together and seeing what the final product comes out to be. I love that no matter how hard I try I cannot make two exactly alike.”

Some of Alicia's personal favorites from her shop include:

As I said earlier I like all of her organizer and trinket box items but here are a couple that top the list for me:

And this adorable frame would look great in my living room or on the night stand by my bed:

Come visit Alicia's shop Anycards and find some special treasures to brighten up your home.