Tallula Moon Designs

Friday, December 18

I've MOVED!!!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to do a quick post to let you know that I have my website up and running. From now on, you will find my blog and all my other stuff here: http://tallulamoon.com/blog/

Come and visit, I'd love to have ya!

Wednesday, December 2

Just a Quicky...

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Tuesday, October 27

Buy My Store and some new goodies....

I finally decided to go ahead and do a "Buy My Store" sale at Divine Digital. Personally, I think it's a great deal. You get all of my product, Personal Use & Commercial Use for $25.00. Here's how it works....

You purchase the $25.00 download and in the download is the code and instructions on how to use it. The coupon code is good for 6 uses and 30 days. What this means is you could log in, purchase 1/4 of the products in my store and then start downloading. It's a good way to do this because you don't have to try to download all of my products in 7 days AND, if you hold on to one of your codes right up to the end of your 30 days, you will also be able to get whatever I put into the store that's new. I have a few new products that will be going up, and at least 5 in the next 30 days (but my plan is more like 11). If you have any questions about my "Buy My Store" offer, just email me at kelli@tallulamoon.com and I'll do my best to answer them.

I'm also selling something that I started last year, and maybe it was just a little bit late in the season when I got the idea. I made a downloadable product for "Shopping Books."

You could purchase the downloadable product, print everything and put it together by the directions that I included. I made one for all the women in my family and they loved them. So this year, I decided that I wanted to get started earlier. I also made a decision to sell them completed as well as in a kit that you can do it yourself with. I have 4 different styles (so far) and I'm working on a 5th one now. If you would like the downloadable product, you can either get it at DivineDigital (of course it's part of my sale) or you can purchase the download or the finished product in my Etsy store HERE. It's really great for keeping straight what you have purchased for who and also, when you fold your inside pieces, it makes pockets for your receipts. It's a handy little book. There are Penguins (shown above) Snowmen, Beary Merry Christmas and Santa's Workshop.

I've also gotten a couple of new PU/CU products up in my store. They match my Polka Dot Espresso Kit that I launched last Friday. They are styles for PSCS3. I created a felt style, a crayon style and a glitter style.

Well, I guess I covered everything.....for now. HAPPY TUESDAY!


Tuesday, October 20

Breast Cancer, Halloween and new stuff

It seems like it takes me forever to post to my blog and then when I do, I have about a million things to talk about. I need to stop waiting so long...

There are so many things going on for me in October this year. Normally, this is a time that I can just relax, enjoy the fall weather, have some hot cocoa and visit apple hill. This year is a little different. We've moved into a new house and unpacking is just a major pain, I have several new ventures going and I'm going to be a grandma soon. It's a lot.

First, I'm part of the Download a Day at Divine Digital. I love doing this because you get a chance to work with 2 other people on one swatch to create something within the same theme. It's just a cool way for everyone to show their individual creations from the same idea. So for October we picked "Falling Into Autumn" for our theme. Here is a mini preview of the kit and below it is the full preview:

Overall, the kit is pretty cool.

Divine Digital has also started another new, cool project. It's called PROject COLOR and it takes place every Monday. Basically, all the designers recieve the same swatch, but we make whatever we want with it. I went nuts. I thought I would really have a hard time with this, but it was so easy. So every Monday, watch for a new color swatch and a whole group of new kits.

And lastly, here is a sneak peak at what's coming to Divine Digital in November....
Now on to other things...

I have my Etsy store that has been keeping me pretty busy lately. Actually, I have 2. My pendant shop has been doing pretty well the past few days. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I want to put up some previews of a few charms that I have been selling since I opened my store. $1 of each sale goes to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

They are just fun and meant to be worn on a bracelet. They are double sided (which you probably already figured out from the pictures)

I also have 70+ new Halloween pendants out....

I figure in about a week or so I will be uploading all of my Christmas pendants. I have a LOT of different styles and they are very reasonably priced. Personally, I think they are great for stocking stuffers! AND....I take special requests like names, photos, vacation photos, weddings, etc. You name it and I'll get one together for you!

So check out my Etsy Stores: tallulamoon.etsy.com & tallulamoonpendants.etsy.com

Tuesday, September 1

It's all about the real life....

Life has been difficult lately. I mean REALLY, honestly difficult. Over the last several months, I have realized a lot of different things that have caused me to reflect on my life and how I live it. I realized that I blog a lot more for my business than because I have something to say. I used to blog all the time about my struggles with my weight and my life. I have a pretty good idea why I stopped writing about things that were personal .... I was so concerned about what someone else might say, or how they might think of me as a person or how I deal with my life. Generally, I don't care what people think.....generally. So I honestly can't figure out why it was so important for me to start censoring what I was typing and never even consider what I would say to people that were standing right in front of me.

After several days of pondering this, I have decided to go back to blogging about myself. I'll still add my sales and new stuff on ETSY, but I want to be able to let it all out and say things I need to say. Blogging is therapeutic for me and I'm sure a lot of people feel the same way.

So for my very first "I really am a person, not a business" blog post....I want to put in my disclaimer.....

  1. I used to write a blog called "My Butt Looking Cookie Day" on AOL, which can no longer be viewed.....probably a good thing though. It was about the way I envisioned myself and how very delusional I really was. I knew I was overweight, but for some reason, I had it stuck in my head that it really wasn't that bad. Gimme a break. Anyway, one day I purchased a new pair of jeans. I was getting ready to go shopping the following morning and went into my bathroom to finish up right before I left. I had full length mirrors on my closet and for whatever reason, I truly have no idea, I pulled out a mirror and decided to look at my butt in my new jeans. I was thinking.....these jeans are cool, they must look really hot..... I held the mirror up, positioned it just right and realized that my butt was HUGE. I could use it for walking billboard space and probably be able to pay my rent every month just off of that income. I just stood there, dumbfounded. I set the mirror down and tried to figure out in my head where I had come up with this deluded thought of what I really looked like. I was sad, I was dissapointed, and I was angry. So I marched myself right into the kitchen and ate a cookie...the only thing that would sooth away my frustration. And that's when it donned on me....this is NOT going to help the size of my butt nor is it going to help me feel better about myself. After that day of feeling miserable and having one cookie filled pity party after another, I decided that the only person that could take control of me was me. That's where my story started.....
  2. I don't general censor myself and I'm not really for the faint at heart. I say what I feel in my life and that's what I am going to be doing here as well. Censoring myself is why I closed my blog and started holding in all of my frustration. That stops now.
  3. I get wordy. I don't know how to stop that, it just happens.
  4. I sometimes can share too much information....TMI. I'll try to post a warning first and I apologize in advance if I can't remember to do that.
  5. I cuss. I'll make a big attempt to keep it to a minimum or not at all....but I cuss.
I'm open to comments, critiszm, and opinons. If you say something that pisses me off, don't be surprised if you are the topic of my next post. Generally though, this is just about me and what I'm doing and getting out whatever I feel like I need to talk about.

So here it goes, todays "Real Life" post.....

Since March of this year, my life has been turned upside down, shaken, not stirred. It's been many many things, nothing catastrophic, just stuff. My brother and my son both moved in with us just days apart for different reasons. I don't have issues with that at all....it's just stuff. Then my daughter graduated high school and told me a week later that she was pregnant. I tried to be very supportive by not throwing up in her hair while I hugged her and told her it would be ok. It's her life, she can do with it as she pleases, but I know from experience the struggles she is facing. The bank that holds my home loan has been more than just a little difficult to deal with. When all of this stuff started happening with the housing market and the banks stopped lending we got caught up in a mess. A year later, we are still dealing with it and getting no where with the bank. At this point, I just want them to tell me what my house payment it so I can make it and move on with my life. They can't seem to do that so I have taken a step in a different direction to force them to do that. The stress from that alone is unbelievable. How hard is it for a bank to say "You pay us X and you still live there?" Seriously???? It doesn't seem like rocket science, but what do I know?

So that's my mini version of the messes that are currently working. I wanted to give a rundown so that when I get excited about something or go off on a rant...you could have a clue about what I am talking about.

To answer your question....yes, my butt is still there...nothing has changed and maybe it's gotten a little larger, a little flatter or a little lumpier. The cookies are still there occasionally too.

So I ask you....

When you know that you can't control everything in your life, how do you get motivated to work on the one thing you CAN?

Sunday, August 23

Some AWESOME Sales on New Products

Well, I'm back. I keep trying to get better about blogging, but it always seems like the last thing I seem to get too...when it really should be the first.

There are some AMAZING new things in my ETSY store!! I'm really excited to show them off. First though, I want to promote a book that I think isn't getting nearly enough attention....

Most of us on this planet have had issues with our weight. I'll be the first to admit, I'm one of them. I've struggled most of my adult life. I've done all the weightloss programs with some success, but never followed all the way through. So when Tallula MOM came up with this wonderful idea for a diet journal, I was completely on board. The journal has everything. Places to log your progress, areas for photo updates, measurements and plenty of room to journal how you are feeling when you are having trouble or maybe when you have found something that tastes amazing and have few calories. No matter how you track your diet journey, this book will be a wonderful addition.

You can click on any of the above pictures to go to the journal.

Now I want to show off my new creations. Just like the journal above, you can click on the photos to go to the product.

These were probably the most fun to make out of everything so far! There are 2 different sets of Monster Magnets and I also have 2 sets of Garden style magnets. One of the Monster magnet sets has reminders for clean & dirty dishes, dr. appt., don't forget and others. They are a cute little gift.

I've also been busy sewing. I've only managed to create a tote and a wristlet, but they are both wonderful. The tote is great for small craft projects that you want to take with you someplace or you could easily use it to take your lunch to work with you.

And finally...this is very cool. If I had a sister, I'd keep this book for myself. It would make a great Christmas gift. Fill it with wonderful pictures and memories and give it to your sister or take a weekend and fill it together. Either way, it will be a wonderful memory keeper for years to come. I'm only posting a few of my favorite pages and closeups. You can check it out on my store for more complete, full page pictures.

Happy Shopping!!!


Saturday, August 8

I made it!

So I skipped a couple of days, but I had good reason.

I've added several new products to my Etsy store, I've been working on a new Digital Kit and then there is some general life stuff shoved in there too.

My Etsy store update has probably been the most time consuming, but totally worth it! Rather than trying to show you everything, I'm going to give you some sneek peaks instead....plus it takes up less room LOL.

This is an AWESOME album called "Memories in the Making." There are a lot of photo mats, journal spots and clips, just in case you need more room. If you want to check it out, click HERE.

This is a Birthday card that I made from an idea I saw in the book. Of course I took the idea and turned it into something totally different, but I was still inspired by the book just the same. If you want to check it out, click HERE.

The cards below come in a set of 6 with coordinating, handmade envelopes. All of the birds have been colored by hand. This set was a lot of fun to make. If you want to check it out, click HERE.

This has been one of my favorite projects to work with lately. It's a set of 5 Disney Tags (3x5) with embellishments and ribbon on them. If you are interested and want to check them out, click HERE.

These are some other cards that are in my store that are hand colored and they are HERE & HERE

These little star albums are really cute. They are in my store HERE and HERE

Another star album HERE and a REALLY COOL Diet Journal HERE

All these things and a bunch of others are in my store HERE!

Happy Scrapping!