Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Where Did January Go?

I'm not sure where the time has gone.  I don't really know what all happened.  We were celebrating Christmas and I was making Christmas cards and wrapping and suddenly it will be February tomorrow.  Where did January go?

I found myself struggling with posting photos of cards before they had been received.  I didn't want to ruin any surprises.  Well, this time around I did not post any cards early, but I did learn that I will not  be worrying about that as much in the future.  So, you may see your card posted here before it arrives at your door.  I think it will still be enjoyed and appreciated even if you see a photo of it before you get to hold it in your hands.  :)

As I plan for 2017, I need some feedback from you.  I am thinking about several options this year.  If you are interested in any of them, please let me know.

  • Monthly in-person card classes featuring 3 designs (making 5 projects)
  • Weekly videos (let me know what day would work best to watch LIVE)
  • Online classes corresponding with weekly video.  Each month will feature a stamp set you purchase to have at home and I send paper kits in time for you to be able to create cards along with me while watching the video.
  • Online Virtual Parties.
  • Quarterly Come and Go Classes making seasonal projects for under $5.00

Let me know if you are interested in any of the above and/or would like to receive a monthly newsletter or host a virtual party or RSVP for a class or want more information about any of the above.

Here is the gift wrapping I tried out for Christmas this year.  I did learn that rather than create a box out of DSP,  it works better to add DSP to a shirt box or a box created out of Cardstock for greater stability.
Neighbor food gifts in cello bags with Cookie Cutter Christmas tags
DSP added to shirt box
Gift Box with Top made of DSP
Gift Bag made with Punch Board

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Baby Cards Using GDP070 Sketch

I had such a good time working with the #GDP 070, I just can't stop using the sketch to make baby cards. Unfortunately, I didn't finish any more before the deadline, but I did finish a few more and I wanted to share them with you.

I also created this card for the Colour INKspiration challenge #02.  I used Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride, and Sweet Sugarplum for that Challenge.  I also got to use Blender Pens for the first time to add some color to my baby bear stamp.

And, then I had two more baby boy cards I needed to make and I was having so much fun with this design, I just changed it up a bit and used it for them as well.  Here are there pics.

Supplies needed to make these cards:
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock  #141418
            Emerald Envy Cardstock  #141415
            Whisper White Cardstock #100730
            Basic Black Cardstock #121045
            Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack #141657
Stamp Sets: Fa-La-La-La Friends (RETIRED)
                    Little Cuties #142990
                    Bookcase Builder #142906
                    Iconic Moments Clear Stamp Set  #143199
Ink: Tuxedo Black Mometo Ink #132078
Blender Pens #102845
Watercolor Pencils #141709
Playful Palette Washi Tape #141659

Friday, January 13, 2017

Unboxing from Occasions Catalog and Sale--a-bration

Here is the link to my video unboxing from the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration with a little Annual Catalog stuff too.  :)  If you saw anything you would like to order or would like more information about, let me know.  Also, if you saw anything you would like to play with at a class or have me use to make a card for class with or make a video of its use, let me know.  It'll be fun to play together.  :)

Unboxing Stampin' Up

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Exciting Start to 2017

I am back and going to do my best to create posts on a regular basis.  Christmas is over, school is back in session, and  everyone is finally well at this house at the same time. 

I have to admit I've been a bit confused about when to post Christmas cards and packaging, since I didn't want to ruin any surprises before people received them.  If you expected a Christmas card from me and have not yet received one, you might receive one yet.  I am finally getting my Christmas cards done this week and have about 30 ready to go out in the mail tomorrow.  I only have about ten more to finish this week and then I'll get to focus on playing with my new products. 

If you haven't checked out the new Occasions catalog or Sale-a-bration items, you'll have to make time to get that done.  They are AMAZING and I can't wait to play with them.  I should be receiving an order tomorrow with items from the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration items.  I want to share this excitement with all of you, so I will be doing a Facebook Live unboxing video tomorrow at 3pm (I hope it has arrived by then.)  If you can't join me live I hope you watch it later and see just some of the amazing products available right now.

Definitely stay tuned for announcements about more exciting events to come soon. 
Comment and let me know what type of card making events you would like to see happen this year.  If you haven't received a card from me lately and would like to, just comment and let me know.