Friday, March 13, 2009

WAHM Spotlight - Arlene @ Votre Vu

Please read the bio from Arlene with Votre Vu!

Hello! My name is Arlene Lizarraga and I am blessed with a loving husband and two beautiful girls, ages 5 and 4. As a family, we enjoy baking cookies, reading books, walking around the neighborhood, and attending church. I am also an elementary school teacher in Orange County here in California. In my free time, which isn't too much time, I love promoting my new home business, Votre Vu, which offers all natural beauty care products shipped from Paris, France. Once sold exclusively in European spas, salons, and boutiques, these wonderful products, which are the top of the line in quality and results but at reasonable prices, are now offered at your doorstep. Take a moment to see how give your skin a radiant and vibrant look the French way! See why these products have won prestigious European beauty awards.

View our on-line catalog at

Thank you,

Arlene Lizarraga

Votre Vu offers the Finest French-made, spa quality, naturally based skin care products and an outstanding compensation plan!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring Fling Giveaway Reminder...

Our Spring Fling Giveaway is almost over. If you haven't already been put into our drawing, make sure you do that before March 19th! Our drawing will be held on the first day of spring, March 20, 2009. There is no purchase necessary and you have a chance to win a FREE MOM BAG. The best part about it is YOU get to pick out your own fabric. This bag will be especially made just for you!

To see how you can participate, please click the link below to read our contest rules:

We have also been featured on the Frugal Fancy Blog this week. Please check them out for other great deals!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

WAHM Spotlight - Kristina @ A Little 2 Sassy

Our WAHM Spotlight this week features my fellow Mom Packer! Kristina from A Little 2 Sassy. Welcome, Kristina! Thank you for sharing your business with us!
Hi! I’m Kristina, wife to Cody and mom to Mackenzie my boo bear who is 8, Chase my Bagheera and Austin my bean head my 5 yr old twins. I love being a wife and mother…..
As a child I grow up with my grandparents after losing my mother in a car wreck at the age of 8. My grandmother was always doing crafts of some sort and of course I was right by her side making them with her. She is one of the most talented people I know and my best friend still to this day.

Now that I’m grown and have kids of my own, I have found myself making crafts for them. My daughter Mackenzie, is my inspiration behind the hair bows. I started making hair bows for Mackenzie a couple years ago when she started playing softball and cheerleading. I received many requests from the other mom to make hair bows for their daughters. I have always dreamed of using my creative talents to start my own business, so here I am today with my own website A Little 2 Sassy. Thanks to my grandmother and my daughter I’m doing what I love.

Each item here at A Little 2 Sassy is meticulously and lovingly made with your little one in mind.... I Hope you and your little one enjoy our Sassy products as much as I love making them.


Aren't these bows adorable? I can see why Kristina's friends started asking her to make them some! So cute!

Visit Kristina's website at:

Bows,Bling and Sassy Girl Things
Where Sassy is just a way of Life!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Care Instructions

Most of our tote bags and purses are made from machine washable, 100% cotton fabric. Each product will mention the cleaning methods in the item description and also with your bag when you receive it. Please read instructions carefully.

For our machine washable items, please follow the following directions:

Machine wash cold in gentle cycle. I do not recommend putting our bags in the dryer. After washing, HANG TO DRY. After drying, iron and starch lightly for a crisp appearance.

Please email me if you have any questions. Thanks!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

WAHM Spotlight - Marlene @ Radiant

This week's WAHM Spotlight goes to my Artfire Buddy, Marlene @ Radiant. I purchased a beautiful shirt from her last month and I love it! I have enjoyed reading her bio and I am sure you will too. Thanks, Marlene ~ Crystal
Marlene's BIO:

My mother was an award-winning painter, knitter, needlepointer, and designer of many a hand crafted item. She taught me to knit at a very young age,and when my older sister and cousins started their families, the baby would receive a knitted sweater, jumper or snow suit. Every now and then I'd sneak in an adult sweater for other family members or myself. Later on, I learned to needlepoint, crochet, paint and hand craft toys.

In 2008 I created an online shop called YaYa Marsy. The shop was born out of my love for babies, toddlers and children. I have been handcrafting for this young, sweet age set since I can remember. These little ones will always hold a special place in my heart. In fact, I refuse to accept that my two teenagers are not babies anymore. Later in 2008, word was out that the laws would be changing for products sold for the 12 and under ages, and I knew I had to take my business in a new direction.

Enter Radiant, my online shop created in late 2008 on the ArtFire website. Thankfully, my tastes in art media are forever expanding, so in Radiant I am enjoying highlighting humor and art with the sparkling intensity of Swarovski crystals. Please vist my shop at

One last tidbit. I donate 10% of all proceeds from Radiant directly to the lab of Dr. Denise Faustman at Massachusetts General Hospital. She isfeverishly working on a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and her work is solely funded by private donations.

Marlene Eldemire

Monday, February 9, 2009

Fabric Choices - Non-Toile

Don't want toile fabric for your bag? No problem. We now offer many non-toile fabrics! Handmade Tote Bags/Purses: $30 each

Our Tote Bags Make Practical Gifts!

Standard Tote Bag Size: 12"x14"x4"
Standard Inside Lining: Solid matching fabric with 2 inside pockets and snap for closure.

Want a fancier Bag? Try using 2 different fabrics or a coordinating fabric for your inside lining for only $5 extra!

If you have a particular theme in mind, but don't see it here, please email me. I may be able to find it for you!
Thank you!

To order your Custom Made Tote Bag please go to our website at under "custom made bags" or email me at
All of our non-toile fabrics are 100% cotton and machine washable!

Love & Hope Scattered Pink Ribbons:

Love & Harmony Floral Awareness Ribbons Pink:

Faith Hope & Love Pink Ribbons:

Covered Bridges/Antique Bridges Blue:

Romancing the Rose:

London Cats:

Football Blue:

Football Vignettes:
Football Touchdown:

Footballs & Helmets:

Football Collage, Cinnamon Brown:

Football Bright Green:

Football Game Day, Grey:

Soccer Love of the Game:

Soccer Balls Flying through the Sky:

Soccer Balls:
Sports Report Cream:

Wonder Dots, Pink & Brown:
Soccer Around the World:

Eiffel Tower - Pink: Eiffel Tower - Black:

Eiffel Tower: Spa/Cocoa

Eiffel Tower: Pink/Brown:

Hot Dot, Blue:

Girl Athletes: Wing & A Prayer Crosses Black:

Mocca Flowers - Chocolate:

Western Wild Horses:

Beautiful Horse Portraits - Nutmet Brown:

Petal Flowers, Silver Blossom:

Country Apple:Apple Orchard:
Yui Kokeshi, Black:

Yui Kokeshi, Pink:

Baseball: American Past Time - Bases Loaded:

2-D Zoo, Blue:

2-D Zoo, Primary
Stripey Stripe, Spring:

Garden Collage, Cocoa

Garden Tour: Watermelon

Garden Tour, Cocoa


Tumbleweed Tots, Natural:

Incredible Journey, Cream:

Petal Stripe, Multi.

Russian Floral, Sunny:

Sweetheart Stripe Pink: Coordinating

Mod Swirls, Kelly:

Boho Blossom, Retro:

Meadow Retro Floral:

Meadow Floral Paisley, Coordinating


Cabana, Resort, Coordinating:

Lolli Dot, Baby, Cocoa

Lava Flowers, White:

Lava Leaves, White, Coordinating:

Bungalow Stripe, Kiwi:

Par Avion, Spring:

Eiffel Tower, Ocean:

Eiffel Tower, Turquoise:
Juicy Jungle Bright Pastels:

Juicy Jungle Stripe, Coordinating:

Pod Posey, Chocolate:

Antique Clocks:

Dahlia Lime:

Lovely Lilac:

Cha Cha Stripe:

50's Kitchen Collage:

Daisy Dreams Retro Brown:

Floral Charm, Natural:

Flower Crystals, Pink:

Hula Hut:

Peace Flowers, Cocoa:

Village Stroll:

Peggy Paisley, Watermelon:

Dandy Damask, Spa/Cocoa:

Dandy Damask, Black & White:

Dandy Damask, Pistachio/Cocoa:
Dandy Damask, Candy Pink:

Pirate Party:

Boho Bandana, Red:

Feeling Groovy, Orchid:

Feeling Groovy, Spa:

Boho Blossom, Orchid:
Patty Paisley, Kiwi:

Patti Paisley, Candy:

Dot Tastic:

Ginger Blossom:

Dress Forms:

Carnival Bloom, Brown:

Think Pink Camouflage:

Las Señoritas, Blue:

Vintage Golfing:

Paris Holiday:

Travels in Paris, Blue:

Travels in Italy, Blue:
Travels in America, Blue:

Flag Assemblage:

Old Glory Collage:

Pink Camo Girl:

Camouflage Khaki:

Antique Americana, Blue:

Bluebonnet Trail, Sprigs Blue:

Bluebonnet Trail, Texas State, Blue:
Let's Do Coffee:

Vintage Postcards:

Postage Stamp Blue:

Afternoon Tea, Victorian, Buttercream:

Afternoon Tea, Grandma's Good China, Crystal White:

Afternoon Tea, Grandma's Good China, Cream:

Afternoon Tea - China Tea Cups, Sky Blue:
Afternoon Tea - China Tea Cups - Petal Pink:

Kitchenette Teapots:

Vintage Pacific:

Polly Goes to Paris:

Poodle Skirts:

Don't forget to check out our fabric choices for our Little Girl Purses!

Photos used with permission.
Courtesy of Lady Button Fabrics.