Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mini Vendor Goodie Bag Event!

ORANGE CITY, FL   12- 4 P.M.



You will need to send your 25 or 50 samples for this event prior to the event date.  This event is unique in that you do not have to attend to participate.  
You can sign-up with the application once you sign-up you must pay to hold your spot.
I will be promoting in the news papers to draw in more customer's to the location.
I will hand out all 25/50 swag bags at the event.  Be sure to include all of your information with each item in a clear plastic bag so they may shop with you and call you to place an order.
**All payments are due July 31st to hold your spot! 
Leave a comment below to hold your spot!!!

See the Advertise with Us page to pay your vendor fee for this event.
Sign up in the comments section and pay your vendor fee to be added to the list of vendors for this event.

All vendors may send 25 or 50 samples and sign-up for the $15 vendor fee.
I will also accept direct sales vendors for the  for the swag bags/goodie bags!
***No refunds if you cancel or don't show up! ****
Avon, Tealightful vendors spots taken.   7 spots left!
First to pay gets the spot.   Sending You Sunshine,


Monday, June 16, 2014

DIY Altered Book And BOGO Contest

I thought we'd make this week's blog post a little more exciting and get you all to participate in a fun contest I came up with to go along with my DIY project for the week.

                                             A Buy One Get One Free Offer!
                                                             (BOGO Contest)

I'm going to show you how to make your own altered book that you can use as a scrapbooking, as an art journal or even a save the date book for important events of family and friends.

Here is how to play the game and enter the contest.

1.  You'll need an old book any size will do, just keep in mind what you want it to be used for and then you'll know what size to get.

2.  Gather all your craft supplies you have on hand now such as glue, scissors, paper, ribbon, brads, paint, mod podge, gesso, buttons etc...

3.  A camera and your imagination.

4.  All entries must be submitted by June 30, 2014 to qualify for the contest.

5.  Prizes:  Each participant and winner will receive a free $5 or more gift with purchase! 
                 1st place gets free shipping from any of the vendors on our Vendor Classified page
                 2nd place gets a 10% off coupon to use in any shop on our Vendor Classified page
                 3rd place gets a 5% off coupon to use in any shop on our Vendor Classified page
                 The remaining participants will get one sample product from each shop at the price
                 posted and a coupon for a future product discount.

Instructions to make your altered book:

Start by removing every 3rd page from the book right at the binding using a sharp cutting tool.  If you are good at tearing, then score the  page by the binding and then tear it off as straight as possible.

This will allow room for embellishing each page and gives room for the book to expand and still close.

Mixed Media Art Scrapbook and Journal - Pockets For Filing

Now, just start adding embellishments to one side of the page and on the other fold the corner down to make a pocket as shown in these pictures of a book I altered.  This book was sold to a lovely lady in Japan!

I laid the book flat and took a portion of the middle pages and folded them over to make more pockets.  Glue the ends together using a glue stick.  These make perfect places for small mementos like ticket stubs or receipts from vacations etc....

You can even add fabric like I did on these pages and then layered with ribbon and trim.  I used calendar pages that were glossy to cover some of the pages as you see in this picture.  I used a thick tacky glue such as Aleen's to make sure they stay in place.  I also use a paint brush to smooth out the glue.
You can also use Mod Podge by Plaid and a sponge brush if you don't like the tacky glue.

Another, technique that I use to make pockets is to punch holes in the bottom of each page and then thread a ribbon as you see here in this picture.  The pink ribbon was then tide and had a charm attached with about 2 inches hanging out.

So, what will you use your altered book as?  Maybe, an altered book journal?  Or, how about an altered book scrapbook?  Oh, I know, an altered book save the date book!

I've been working on a few for children and will be putting the finishing touches on them and adding them to my Etsy shop this month.  Visit my shop on our Vendor Classified page along with all of our other great artist's shops.

Sending You Sunshine,

Monday, June 9, 2014

DIY: Cute and Creative Journal Cover

      One of my goals is to keep a gratitude journal.  I visited my local
     Michael's Craft Store and bought a hard cover journal that 
is bound, not a spiral journal for under $2.

Using Aleen's Tacky Glue, Fiscar scissors, Plaid chalkboard
paint and vintage book pages from Nancy Drew books is all I needed to
 turn a plain journal cover into my own cute and creative journal cover!

For the back of the journal I also covered it with torn pages
 from the Nancy Drew book.  I then put a coat of Plaid Mod Podge
to seal the paper and prevent any damage as I use the journal.

You can put the torn pieces on in rows as I did vertically
or horizontally.  Just use your imagination and have fun!

Start off by taping off the area for the chalkboard paint.
Next, apply according to directions and let dry 8 hours.

Now, the fun part begins.  Add your torn book pages
to form a border around the chalkboard paint.
Glue in place and let dry for 1 hour.  

Apply paper to the back cover and allow to dry another hour.
The last step is applying the mod podge.  This needs to dry
overnight before you begin using the journal.

Before, you can write a title on the chalkboard you need
to prime it by applying chalk in a vertical direction and 
then erase and then in a horizontal direction and erase.

My DIY Cute and Creative Journal Cover takes less than
30 minutes to make (for each step) and costs only pennies!  
Now, that is my kind of DIY project!

So, head to your local used book store or check out what
you have in your home library, gather up these few simple
supplies and make your own DIY journal cover!

Next, week I'll show you how to turn a book into an
art journal!  Subscribe to our newsletter so you don't
miss these fun and easy DIY projects.

Speaking of DIY projects, I am taking donations for my foster 
families so the children can have fun craft projects for the
summer months.  If you would like to send me DIY kits
for children ages 13 and up, I'd be happy to accept.

The top of the list is jewelry making kits for the girls.  If you
can come up with some great DIY kits for boys, please share
your ideas with me in the comments section.

Sending You Sunshine,

Monday, June 2, 2014

Graduation Gift Samples

                                   Graduation Gifts are here at Markets of Sunshine!
These cool key chains will make the perfect gift for anyone graduating in 2014!  Compliments of CJW Design Village, a Markets of Sunshine vendor.  You can visit her on Etsy by clicking her shop under our sponsor section in the right side bar. >>>>>>>>>>>

Sign-up for our weekly specials newsletter and get five free gluten free recipes delivered to your inbox as our way of saying, 'Thanks'! Use the form on the right of this page >>>>>>

We are giving away 10 samples of each product on the list.  Leave a comment with your selection and we will reserve that item for you for 7 days.  Mail your money order promptly to us at the address below.  Make money order payable to: Marsha Jaramillo
Orders will be shipped within 5 business days of receipt of your payment and coupon.  We will email you a shipping tracking number.  Copy the coupon and print it out to mail.

Try a sample of our handmade Graduation Products for just $5 each!
Mail this coupon and money order to:
Markets of Sunshine
c/o Marsha Jaramillo (money order name)
1132 Michael Ave.
Deltona, FL 32738

NAME: ______________________________________
ADDRESS: ________________________________
EMAIL ADDRESS: ____________________________

_______ 2014 Key Chain

 ______ 3 SOAP SAMPLES

Sending You Sunshine,