30 June 2012

Creative Life Week 26 –Coffee Can recycled into gift-can with leather strap handle

Still into cans and tins, this is one of the tins I recycled last year as a sample for mother’s day tins. I decided to recycle it again this time as a carry-all can with a leather strap handle. You can use it for packaging your gifts for mum for any occasion. With the tin cover, your secret is safe to carry around. 
Or you can use it as a vase to store flowers you bought for your mum and carry it easily using the handle. The flowers I have on the tin are made of japanese papers. The leather strap handle I recycled from a pack of bitsy pieces of leather that I bought from Spotlight about four years ago. I wasn’t sure what to do with the bag full but it was on sale at that time for less than $5.00 I purchased a pack. Now am putting it to good use. On both sides of the tin I made two very small holes big enough for the strong brads to fit in to attach the leather to the tin.
These tin cans make good packaging for any gifts and the labels can be customized to reflect the occasion or event being celebrated. They come in round tins too. All tins are limited in quantity available for purchased in my on-line shop

For custom orders, please send an email to softtreasures@bigpond.com or click on 'Contact Me' on the left navigation bar.

25 June 2012

ClipArts and Digital Images for Sale

This article is a repost from another blog that I write - 

About six years ago I was really into papercrafting and did a lot of cardmaking, I used to buy cliparts and digital images from the original designs of Cheryl Seslar Designs to use in my cards and other projects. It was quite addicting. One day she came up with an offer to allow some of her customers to resell her images on the condition that you buy the license to resell. Being able to resell what I purchased was such a good idea that I saved up some money to afford the professional license.
Anyway, that's how I started my cliparts and digital image business. I ended up buying more images for six resellers only and sometimes would buy images that was sold only to one person and that meant I was the only one who had it and can resell at my own price. And I think I was the only reseller from Australia then.This kept me busy promoting new images to sell and by this time I had almost given up on my cardmaking and also decided it was time to go back to the workforce, get myself another full-time job. After about three years the website I created needed a big change as processing was still done manually but I could not find the time to sit down and make the necessary changes so I decided to temporarily stop selling.
Three weeks ago(after almost two years of doing nothing with it) while cleaning up my hard drive I saw all the files again and an idea hit me. Why dont I try to revive my cliparts business and this time whatever sales I make I save it for Dress A Girl Australia. Selling these images is not that much but earning a few dollars a month is better than nothing. Besides these images were meant to be sold.
After some research I found the right site and software needed and my cliparts business is back in action....and I have pledged that all proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to Dress A Girl Australia's postage fund.
Here is the link to my new digicraft shop. Check out the shop - 
If you know of anyone who might be looking for cliparts and digital images for their personal and commercial use, please share them the link to the shop. They may find something they like and make a purchase. I am slowly uploading all the files I have so more choices are available.