Sunday, October 31, 2010

Note Cards with ♥

Introducing my latest creations: la Naváa Note Cards!

Pictured here are my Orange Maple Leaves on yellow.

 Hand-stenciled Maple Leaves.  Matching envelopes for each card.
Coming soon to my Etsy shop!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Flirty!, originally uploaded by la Naváa.
This Turquoise colored choker necklace was made especially for kellieshops on Etsy.  It was modeled after my Flirty Blue Necklace currently available in my Etsy shop.

Large Mother of Pearl 12mm coins are separated by matching glass seed beads. Sterling Silver spring clasp and components finish off this fun and flirty piece.

Enjoy Kellie!

Much from la Naváa!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Downtown for the Holidays

Join me November 13th, at Appleton’s Downtown for the Holidays festival. Carolers will bring you the sounds of the seasons. Enjoy free cookies and refreshments as you stroll down the Avenue. Local shops and independent businesses will be providing Art demos, displays and make & takes. There are over 60 unique shops and 70+ pubs, clubs & restaurants to visit. Come make a day of it!

You will find me at Studio 213 demoing alongside Kate Stelow of Crimson Sky Designs.  Stop in, say hi; I've love to meet you... or see you again!


PS... Be sure to check out Downtown Appleton Coupons before you head out!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Utterly Impressed

, originally uploaded by exxonvaldez.
God's beauty is absolutely amazing. Also amazing is this shot taken recently over San Fran.


semi-blank, originally uploaded by exxonvaldez.
Quite remarkable. Check out this pic I stumbled upon on Flickr.

Posted a year ago today by exxonvaldez.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

An Orange Maple Leaf

Orange Maple, originally uploaded by la Naváa.
One of my autumn themed gift boxes, the Orange Maple Leaf was hand-stenciled. The box itself is an origami designs hand-folded by me.

Made with 100% recycled construction paper, and a little up-cycled too. :) The yellow box top was wrapped in sheer brown ribbon.

The bottom is a brown shade to match the leaf embellishment.

I made my gift boxes to be durable and strong. This is no one-time-use keepsake box.

Gift your gift... with love.

♥la Naváa

A new Etsy Banner?

I've been meaning to create a new banner for my Etsy shop for a while.  I finally got around to making one. 

It's really simple; I actually used the Etsy Banner Generater to start, and threw in a few extra touches to make it more my own.  Certainly not the final project, but enough to change it up for a bit.

So I'm wondering, where or how other Etsians go to find and create their banners?  There are some GREAT ones out there.  ZoeTropa of Etsy has a simple but fun banner.  SnuggleBebe has an absolutely adorable banner that fits her baby boutique quite well.  Incorperating your work in your shops banner is the way to be I think; see photographer ShannonLeighStudios banner.

Sometimes I'd love to be my own little graphic designer, but that's not where my business is taking me... yet.  ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!, originally uploaded by la Naváa.
Candy Corn Gift boxes by la Naváa! This set of six boxes feature a candy corn theme. Each tri-colored box top was hand stenciled.

Inside each paper treat box is more candy corn!

Perfect for treat boxes for your Halloween party!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Polka Dot? Polka Dot!

I was so excited to recently be commissioned to create custom Polka Dot gift boxes- large ones! The task was to construct a matching Blue on Blue polka dot gift box, in a larger size than my current Polka Dot gift boxes.  One box turned into two, which turned into three and then four! Obviously I was in 7th heaven.

The result included a super sized Dark Blue on Light Polka Dot gift box, with matching tiny box. And… another super sized Purple on Pink Polka Polka Dot gift box, with little guy!

I think they turned out to be Super Cute! Much ♥ to you PineappleLover123!