Jan 30, 2014

Love is in the air... but Spring is around the corner

Woke up to snow... always lifts my heart in the winter. Everytime. If it's cold, we may as well have snow. It's light and fluffy. Downside, it does keep many home and away from Pebbles.

I know your minds are on Valentines and love at this time of year. Mine is now on Easter / Spring.  I have to stay one step ahead of the seasons (not always easy to do). Yesterday was my deadline to have our Easter / Wood designs completed and as usual, I gave myself the death penalty if I failed. It usually has to be something a bit drastic like that to get me through a late night. This morning I have a stack of designs I love, am a bit tired, but a stay of execution. I will live to see another day. Feels good. They should start coming into the store and online within a week or so... you will be the first to know.  Paper designs and kits begin today!!!

Meanwhile, our store is filled with some of the prettiest Valentine paper  and kits we have ever had... while supplies last for your day of love. Live away? Ashlee has gathered all Valentines together and you will find everything here to make your day extra special.

Have a wonderful day!

Jan 22, 2014

Can it get any easier?

Find our ready made Dictionary Banners here

Can it get any easier? The image of paper crafting can get a little easier in your minds when you think of it... we can help assemble. Yep. It's true. Ahhh! I can hear your relief from here. Who will tell? Certainly we won't. Many of you don't even know we offer this amazing service... hand crafted creativity just for you. We can also make a custom banner for you... just pick what you would like it to say and we will do the rest. We  know life is busy and now you can get by with a little help from your friends... at Pebbles in my Pocket (It's affordable too!) See the store for details or call us at 801.226.2632. 
Hope your day is wonderful... knowing it just got a bit easier too!

2014 Utah Paper Crafting Shop Hop

We are so excited to announce the dates for the Utah Paper Craft Shop Hop. This year we are giving you a whole week to visit the 9 participating stores and you will be so happy you did! Gather your friends and family and come join the fun April 28-May 3. Please come see us for details or give us a call at 801.226.2632.

Jan 21, 2014

New LOVE Wood Projects

Today, I am happy to show you some of our new LOVE Wood projects that are available in the store and also online here. You can buy them as a kit, or if you wish the unfinished wood. I love this season of LOVE. Each project is very easy and is guaranteed to make you happy. If you love this Pebbles Inc. paper, you can find it at Pebbles and online here. It is my favorite paper this Valentine season.

I would have to admit that being a small business owner is a juggle... seems there are always projects to create, product to order in, a store to clean, employee hours to oversee, creative displays to create and bills to pay. Most days, things go smoothly. Thank goodness for Ashlee and the girls at the store. Other days, like lately, it feels that I am dropping a lot of things and they are falling on the floor in a shattered mess. Hmmm. I know somewhere in my head that tomorrow or the next day is always a better day and my struggle lately may come from the fact that I am also beginning to plan a wedding and this is day 6 of my eating healthy (yes again.) I think over the past 20 years I have lost and gained the equivalent of a bus load of kindergarteners and That may be an overstatement, but today it doesn't feel like it.  Anyway, back to small business owners. If you see one today, give them your best smile and a thank you. Sometimes we just need it, until tomorrow comes.

Hope your day is a good one!

Jan 16, 2014

"How Do I Love Thee?" : Love Quotes for Valentines

Quote prints are a fun and easy way to decorate for any holiday...simply pop them into a favorite frame, and viola'! However, I think they are extra nice for Valentines day because it's the holiday of love quotes & conversational hearts. To display mine, I usually like to refurbish old frames that I find at a local second-hand store (they have more character), but any frame will do. It's so inspiring to daily read something that is cheery or thoughtful or even funny. Today, I've posted several of the new quotes we've created for Valentines this year. But, if you're interested in seeing more, click here. :)

Which print is your favorite?

Jan 14, 2014

Valentine Quote Tags

Here they are...just as I promised! Two of our newest quote card sheets. These have turned out to be so fun to make and I can't wait to share the rest with you (so stay tuned). Each comes as a 12x12 sheet of 3x4 cards printed on card stock. So easy to cut out and attach to a little Valentines Day treat. Love!

Jan 10, 2014

Tiny Heart Garlands

Ever since the holidays, things around here have been hoppin'! Not only have we had to get ready for CHA, but also my daughter Kelsie got engaged (see Birrell Family Blog). Excited and happy about both...but lots to do. I am so grateful for the wonderful people that I work with, who help me keep the day to day things running. Luckily, we were able to squeeze in several creations before I had to leave for CHA. Also, love has been on my mind (as you can only imagine). What better way to spread the love throughout your home than with heart garlands?
 TINY HEART GARLAND kraft |  Kit     Premade
TINY HEART GARLAND red |  Kit     Premade

These look fantastic pretty much anywhere, but I like them best when layered. Use 2 of the same together or mix & match (either way looks great). They make for easy storage too! Simply wrap around cardboard to avoid tangling, then place in a bag in a dark place.

Jan 8, 2014

Valentine Blossoms!

They say that the devil is in the details, and while true, I believe that it's also the details that create the atmosphere of a room.  A unique or funky room trimming can really brighten up a space. And, in my experience, you don't have to have a lot...just a few items will do. Take our newest creation, for example. These bouquets are made from the same beautiful paper as my Heart Wreath and are super cheery!

Remember, both bouquets come as either a Kit or Pre-made (for your convenience). I hope you like them. :) It was a very busy year for Pebbles In My Pocket. There are many more projects we worked on last year that I haven't even blogged about yet! (I can't seem to keep up). So, stay tuned...and get ready for more fun projects in 2014!

Jan 7, 2014

From My Heart To Yours

Good morning friends! Since being officially back to work, I have felt energized and ready to catch up! I love beginnings because it makes me feel like everything lays ahead and nothing is impossible. I am especially excited for 2014. I think it is going to be a fantastic year and can't wait to share with you all the incredible projects we have planned!
Come this May, it will be 6 years since I started blogging for my little store. I am so grateful to all of you who love what we create and continue to visit our little space here in the world.
Wishing all of you a new beginning that is bright and full of peace.

Paper Heart Wreath : Love

Paper and Valentine's Day seem to go together, don't they? As you can probably guess, I have many fond memories of cutting and glueing paper together to create something special. Looks like I never stopped!
Our coordinating designs of paper hearts all gathered together makes for one sweet wreath. It's perfect for celebrating the Valentine season! Also, assembly time is only about 20 minutes...so, no fuss. :)

Paper Heart Wreath | Kit     Premade

Jan 3, 2014

Love Is In The Air : Memory Banner

Love is in the air around here so I just had to spread some of it around. What better way than with a pebbles memory banner?
Pictures + quotes + doilies + hearts = the Love Memory Banner
So get your photos out of storage and start sharing them with your loved ones throughout your home! It is so easy to assemble and they will all feel special and loved.
Love Memory Banner  |  Kit     Premade

Jan 2, 2014

Happy 2014! LDS January Visiting Teaching Message

My long winters nap is finally over and I had a great break! Did you? I hope your holidays were wonderful and full of many warm memories. To start the year off right, today I am featuring our January Visiting Teaching Message and treat. It's a Reeses Stick in a glassine envelope with a snowflake embellished tag. The message is tucked neatly inside. They are now ready for pickup in the store or online. Group your orders together and save on postage ($2.99 each).
This month's message discusses the Divine Mission of Jesus Christ. Of course, the message can easily be removed if you want to just use it as a special gift for a neighbor or friend. Enjoy!